Bohemian Mountain-ing 

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HAPPY FRIDAY!

The week is almost DUNZO. The month is almost dunzo. The SUMMER is freakin’ DUN-ZO.

Must take advantage of the final days!  That being said, last weekend my beau and I went to the mountains for the first time!

For those of you not in the know– we have just moved from D.C.to Denver in July. We made the mistake of getting rid of my car before moving here thinking it would save us money, but Denver is NOT D.C. and you def need a car here.

So for the first month and a half we have basically been confined to our apt or places that are close/uber-able or close to the light rail. Not to mention, feeling icky about bumming a ride from our new friends to go places with them.

But alas! We both got cars and last weekend was the first that we could go exploring off our own.  Josh (my beau) took us to Golden, CO and we drove through and up Lookout Mountain. HOLY BEAUTY!  It got us so excited for more mountain adventures. And camping!

We definitely weren’t dressed for mountaining but we got out and saw all of Denver from the “lookout” spot.

Of course I had him take a few shots of my outfit from the day because I felt boho mountain chic. And I’m a HAM.

Here are a few outfit shots from the trip:

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↓ S H O P THIS LOOK ↓

.01// Jumpsuit from Marshalls | Similar HERE and HERE| Similar in PLUS HERE

02.// Black and White Kimono from TARGET | Similar HERE

.03// Sam & Libby Arianna Gladiator Sandals from Target

04.// Turqousie Tassle Necklace from Charming Charlie | Similar HERE and HERE

Apple Tip :  I  feel so comfortable every time I wear this outfit.  It is a similar take on the other kimono outfit I’ve shared in THIS post.  I think it’s safe to say this outift works for the same reasons: ” The jumpsuit is black and sliming, but for me I feel a bit too exposed wearing it solo during the day.  Adding this kimono hides any lumps and bumps and also covers the arms.”

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Wednesday Wishlist: Marble Sunglasses

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Happy Mid-week!
I have been lusting after a pair of marbled sunglasses for so long–since March to be specific!  I love marbled EVERYTHING.  Why? Who freaking knows where this obsession comes from.  All I know is that it is alive and well.
I typically keep things simple and have just two pairs of sunglasses.  Over-sized black and gold tinted aviators. Recently I have really wanted to expand my eyewear and I think a pair of these bad boys are a great place to start!
Out of all the ones listed, I think I like these from Torrid the most.  Can’t wait to check those off my list.  Which are your fav??
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Transformation Tuesday: Crocodile Dundee

Happy Tuesday!

This week I have chosen to “transform” into Crocodile Dundee.  Why?  Well, I am sorry to report that I do not have an affinity for crocs OR for the Crocodile Dundee movie series.  However,  I do love this shirt and was trying to think of creative ways to wear it.  ENTER 80’s inspo!

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For those of you not familiar with the movie series, Crocodile Dundee is about a wild Australian man who is introduced to New York by a hot reporter who is quite taken with him.  Admittedly, I barely remember this movie and don’t recall watching the sequels but apparently Mike Dundee left an impression on me because I remember him and he his this week’s fashion inspo.

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In my version of the story, we will just say I am a wild flower that was plucked from Washington D.C. to live in the mountains of Colorado by her hot boyfriend 🙂

Putting this outfit together was pretty fun, not gonna lie.  The only thing missing was a tooth choker, but I mean…..I just couldn’t go there this week.  Ha!  Instead I wore my wooden moon earrings because they look similar to teeth.

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↓ GET THIS LOOK ↓

.01// Lizard Tank by H&M

.02// Black Chiffon High-low Skirt (THRIFTED) | SIMILAR HERE and HERE, in PLUS HERE

.03// Blackburn Fedora in Honey by Bailey Hat Co.

.04 // Black Gladiator Sandals by Target| SIMILAR HERE and HERE

.05// Wooden Crescent Earrings (purchased in Adams Morgan, D.C.) | Similar HERE

.06// Black Horn Bangles from Proper Topper | Similar HERE and HERE

.07// Leather Cognac Crossbody Purse (THRIFTED) | Similar HEREand HERE

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↓ S H O P THIS LOOK ↓

01// Water Color Dress by H&M | Similar  HERE and HERE| Similar in PLUS HERE

.02// Black Cardigan by H&M | Similar HERE and Here, PLUS size HERE

.03// Faux Suede Boots in Gray by Maurices

Apple Tip :  Being apple shaped I love to show off my legs, but this dress is just too short for day-time wear.  Quick fix?  Tie a cardigan around the waist to give booty coverage and some coverage in the front!  Nobody is tryin’ ta pull a Britney when they leave their car ha ha  ADDED BONUS: Tying the cardigan at the smallest part of the waist helps to define it!

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↓ S H O P THIS LOOK ↓

.01// Jumpsuit from Marshalls | Similar HERE and HERE, PLUS size HERE

.02// Turquoise Pendant Necklace by Charming Charlie | Similar HERE by Kendra Scott

.03// Black Wedges by Blowfish

Apple Tip :  Pulling off a jumpsuit or romper is always pretty challenging for me.  I loved the shape of this romper and purchased it a bit over sized.  I then altered it in the back to be tighter from my natural waist up to create the illusion that I was smaller on top.

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↓ S H O P THIS LOOK ↓

.01// Striped Mock Neck Tank from Target| PLUS size HERE

.02// Keyhole Leggings from Target (Available in PLUS)

.03// Peep Toe Bootie in Brown by Maurices

.04// Faux Leather Backpack in Grey by Target

.05// Faux Fur Pom Pom Key chain in Grey by Target

Apple Tip :  This is one of my most comfortable and flattering outfits!  As an apple, you know that jeans kind of suck but leggings are EVERYTHING.  Wearing them as pants contours the legs and doesn’t get all loose in the booty area.  The length of this turtle neck helps to lengthen the torso, and ALSO covers the bum.  The bootie has some heel which also lengthens the leg (our best asset).  I tied this cardigan around my waist to accentuate it as well as to complete the casual vibe I was going for.

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↓ S H O P THIS LOOK ↓

.01// Studded Collar Dress from Kohl’s |Similar HERE, PLUS size HERE

.02// Micki Pointed Toe Ballet Flats in Multi-colored by Target

.03// Faux Chanel Cross Body Purse (Thrifted)

Apple Tip :  This outfit is a perfect way to look and feel rock star chic.  The dress cinches at the natural waist and is black, causing a slimming affect.  The studded collar brings attention up to the neck and away from the belly.  The exposed legs also bring attention down, where you can shoe off these killer shoes!

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↓ S H O P THIS LOOK ↓

.01// Lace and Embroidered Mesh High Neck Tank by Maurices | PLUS size HERE

.02// DemiFlex Jeggings by Maurices | PLUS size HERE

.03// Kady Pointed Lace Up Ballet Flats in Cognac by Target

Apple Tip :  The star of this outfit is the top.  I know most apples wont like showing off their arms, but this baby doll top is empire cut and hits right where it needs to.  I went up a size in this to create more of a flowy and comfortable fit.  For those of you that are arm-conscious, throw a fitted blazer or adorable cardigan over this top!

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↓ S H O P THIS LOOK ↓

.01// “Sundaze” Graphic Tee by Maurices | Similar HERE and HERE

.02// Neon Pink Bib Tassel Necklace by Charming Charlie | Similar HERE

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↓ S H O P THIS LOOK ↓

.01// Floral Kimono by On The Road | Available HERE | Similar HERE (Fits PLUS!)

.02// Jumpsuit from Marshalls | Similar HERE and HERE| Similar in PLUS HERE

.03//Peep Toe Bootie in Brown by Maurices

Apple Tip :  I  feel very LA and cool when I wear this outfit.  This is a great transitional outfit!  The jumpsuit is black and sliming, but for me I feel a bit too exposed wearing it solo during the day.  Adding this kimono hides any lumps and bumps and also covers the arms.

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↓ S H O P THIS LOOK ↓

.01// Cold Shoulder Dress by Target

.02// Black Wedges by Blowfish

.03//Zia Leather Leaf Earrings in Silver by Raven and Lily

04.// Bohemian Pendant Necklace by Maurices | Similar HERE

Apple Tip : I’ve shared this look before in a casual style and here it is dressed up.  This dress is awesome at hiding the tummy and is super comfortable.  The cold shoulder design is a great way to show off a little arm without exposing all the trouble areas!  This dress follows my apple tip of drawing the eye up to shoulder and down to legs, distracting away from the tummy area.

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↓ S H O P THIS LOOK ↓

.01// Mock Neck Tank in Black by Target | Plus size HERE

.02// High-Rise Jegging by Target | Similar in PLUS HERE

.03// Jen Western Style Heeled Ankle Bootie in Black by Maurices

04.// Rope Necklace (Thrifted)

Apple Tip : This tank is the same as the striped one at the beginning of this post.  I love it so much I bought two!  Again, the length of this turtle neck helps to lengthen the torso and ALSO covers the bum. This outfit is so simple and very flattering.  The booties help to lengthen the leg and the color and distress of these jeans help to draw the eye down.  Always wear a lighter wash jean with a dark top if you want to look smaller on top!


Happy Monday!

Can you believe we are approaching the end of August already?  WHERE DOES TIME GO?  I am trying super hard to balance life right now and get it together in time for Fall.  Not to add any stress to your life, but have you realized ALL the holidays are coming up soon?  I’m freaking out!

I suppose we can discuss that later, and for now stay focused on my FAVORITE part of Fall—THE FASHION!

I am super duper excited for fall fashion but kind of sad that summer fashion is slowly fading out.  I feel like I didn’t get to explore enough of the fashion trends this Summer that I really loved.  There were a few things I did explore however, like cold shoulder and off-the-shoulder tops and dresses as well as the mock neck tank!

The outfits in this post represent my end-of-summer style.  I am totally appreciating the love on Instagram I have been receiving and I feel like my “page” is finally coming together aesthetically. If you’re not following me, PLEASE do at @thehoneygoldguru !

Have you noticed something different about this post?  I’ve added links to PLUS size!  I really do want this blog to help all apple-shaped women, and I realized that I have been excluding the larger apple in my links to items.  APOLOGIES!

I hope the detailed “Apple Tip’s” I’ve included have been helpful.  I am always down for suggestions.  Please let me know of any other ways I can be helpful.

What Fall trends are YOU the most looking forward to?? Any trends you’d love to see me style?  Leave a comment!

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