If I was shopping the NSALE | Tops Under $100

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Hello Beauties,

If you follow a lot of fashion blogs you have probably already been bombarded with many posts about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  For those of you who DON’T know about the sale, it is Nordstrom’s biggest sale of the year with deep discounts on brand new Fall merchandise.  Nordstrom card holders got early access to the sale.  However it is currently open to the public and goes through Sunday August 6th.

I am obviously late to the game posting about this, BUT ALSO I am not shopping the sale.

Say What? | Here’s why…..

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|| Sunday Funday Tee Time||

Happy Sunday Chicas!

If you are like me, it was a little bit harder to get out of bed this morning but it happened and I made damn sure it was a t-shirt and jeans kind of day.

Sundays are officially my favorite day of the week, so of course I had to own this shirt.  I literally threw on this outfit this morning, accessorized, and rolled with it.  #Noregrets!

I felt really laid back but still adorable.  Which seems to be the current mood I’ve been drawn to.

Check it out :

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Beachside Bohemian + T-shirt and Jeans Kind of Girl

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BIG STATEMENT | Adding this necklace did two things for this outfit.  1.) Boosted its personality 2.) Made it look like I tried (and let me tell you, I literally didn’t).  Adding this necklace really took the look from super casual to and actual outfit.

POP THOSE LIPS | I REALLY didn’t want to do my hair and makeup today but it had to be done.  I great way to make a casual outfit look better is to make sure your hair and makeup look good.  Adding this lipstick took the look up a notch

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Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and are ready to take on Monday!  Will be sending more outfit inspiration your way 🙂

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||They Call Me Mellow Yellow ||

Hello My Pretties!

Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend so far.  Today I am sharing an outfit that I wore to a movie date night with my boyfriend last night!  I remember in my younger teen days ALWAYS dressing up super cute to go the movies.  It was a big deal back then because that’s all there really was to do as a teen other than go out to eat.

These days, all I care about is being comfortable.  Sure, I will always opt to look put together but for now my number one priority at the movies is being cozy.

And so this outfit was born…..

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Date Night Casual + Tropical Summer Vacay

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LOOSEN UP | If you looked underneath my shirt there is a whole mess hidden!  Luckily for me it is hidden because this shirt is so loose and flowy.  What kind of mess? Well, my shorts are too big so they are rolled once and admittedly they are not the most flattering. In general, soft shorts seems to accentuate my belly fat but with a top cut just right.  No one has to know.

DON’T BE AFRAID TO POP | The connection that makes this outfit work is the matching of my earrings and shorts.  For anyone who LOVES to wear black sometimes branching out to bright color can be scary, but black literally goes with anything so I loved pairing black with these shorts and adding fun earrings as my accessory color pop.  The earrings really helped complete the look.

CAME HERE TO CARDI | I personally don’t like how thin-strapped tanks look on me so I went for a thin cardigan to cover my arms.  I also love how long it is because it covers my booty in the shorts.  Additionally, I always get cold in the movies so something comfortable and slightly warm was a must to finish the look!shop this look click memellow_yellow_widget_THGG

This outfit was super cozy and I still felt cute and like I tried!  I challenge you to find a go-to cozy date night outfit.  Would love if you shared it with me in the comments/email/or on Instagram!

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Instagram Roundup: Bohemian Americana Rebel Romance

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I hope everyone has had a wonderful week so far.  I’m excited to share this post with you and introduce a bit of a different approach to it’s structure.

I really want to give you all a chance to get into my brain when it comes to my styling process.  I will discuss a bit like my “apple tips” but more geared towards discussing how I have taken my pieces to make them work for MY body and style.  In turn, inspiring you to figure out how your outfit pieces will work best for YOUR body and style.

Let’s face it.  No one has the same body and even if you are here for apple shaped outfit inspiration, chance are there are differences between our bodies and how they should be styled.  I want to EMPOWER you to strategically think about how you are dressing yourself.

Not everyone can just throw on a piece and look put together.  I personally have to REALLY think about my entire outfit.  Especially when using on-trend pieces because they are typically NOT geared towards apple shaped bodies.

More fun new features: I’ve named my outfits and given them “moods” !  That is literally how I decide what I’m going to wear.  What mood/vibe am I trying to portray? How am I feeling? I think you’ll find them enjoyable and it will make sense!

I’ve also added product widgets for you to shop my looks.  Note: Nothing I link is the EXACT piece I’m wearing.  Most things I purchase are either on sale or thrifted therefore I can’t find them online to link to….So I do my best to link items super similar!!

Got it? Good. Let’s do this!!

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// Vintage Classic Rebel Romance //

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Comfortable and casual + Ultra rebel fem.

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KNOT THAT TEE |I am not a huge fan of tees on my body because they tend to lay in a way that accentuates my stomach. HOWEVER, I have found that knotting them in certain areas helps ruche the shirt and distract from my mid section.  PLUS it shortens the shirt for this particular outfit so you can see the layers.

ADD A FEMININE LAYER | If you haven’t noticed, I am pretty in love with lace layering tanks.  Adding this layer adds that perfect feminine touch without making this outfit overtly “girly”.

DISTRESSED IS BEST | These jeans have got to be the best pair I have ever owned.  I get so many compliments on them and they are so freakin’ comfortable.  They really help pull this outfit together for that grungy/rebel/relaxed look. 
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// Black&White&Boho //

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Classy Bohemian + Adultin’ but still vibin’

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MAKE A STATEMENT | The pieces that really pull this outfit together are my accessories.  Instead of layering with multiple necklaces I chose a simple yet “boho” style necklace.  I ALWAYS get so many compliments on this necklace!  Adding bracelets and a statement shoe complete this look.

LAYER TO LENGTHEN | The shape of the kimono cardigan is not very flattering for my figure.  SO, I added a lace layering tank underneath to lengthen the look.  It still looks a little funky with the kimono open so I decided to safety pin it shut in the front.  This also camouflages my tummy fat.  I love a good DIY alteration!shop_this_look_THGG
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// Rise & Shine, Wine & Grind //

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Casual Wino + Cool girl swag

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TUCK IT |So, here we have an alternative to the tee knot I am so fond of.  If a tee is loose enough and just long enough, I can get away with doing a subtle front tuck!  This is another great way to hide some of my belly.  HOWEVER, the type of jean is integral.  Doing a front tuck into a jean that accentuates my lower belly fat is a NO-NO.

PULL IT TOGETHER |I took this look from super casual by layering some simple necklaces.  This is a super easy step to take this look to the next level and show effort without looking like I tried hard!

KEEP IT CHILL| A darker wash jean and cute flat could actually dress this look up a bit, however I think it is best served chill with a pair of distressed denim and sandals.  I love the laid back vibe!shop_this_look_THGGwine and grind_widget_THGG. . .

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// Sin City, LBD //

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Effortless chic by day + Casual ready to party by night

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MINIMALIZE |I brought this dress on a trip to Las Vegas and literally wore it everyday!  It can easily go from day to night and needed very minimal accessories.  Perfect for vacation but also just an easy go-to LBD.

KNOT IT | This dress flares out a bit at the bottom and due to my short stature it definitely made me look heavier and shorter as-is.  HOWEVER, I tied a knot at the bottom to create a bit more structure and show some leg to combat looking frumpy!

SHOES MAKE THE LOOK | Most women already subscribe to this type of thinking….SHOES ARE EVERYTHING.  The reason this dress is so easy to style is because all it needs are a certain type of shoe to create the look you are going for. I wore sandals throughout the day for a casual look. You could also do cute tennis shoes.  Then at night throw on the heels or strappy espadrilles and you have an evening look!shop_this_look_THGG

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// American Woman //

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Patriotic cosplay + Feminine Americana

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 COPY CAT |If you’re like me, you love to dress up for holidays the whole week before! OR maybe you have multiple events to attend and want to wear the same outfit, but don’t want to risk it.  I have this dress in two colors so I literally wore the same outfit twice for July 4th weekend.  It just looked different because yes, they were two different dresses, but the EFFORT of styling a whole new outfit was thrown out the window!  Note:  When you find a dress that fits perfectly…..BUY EVERY COLOR.  You won’t regret it.

KEEP IT THEMATIC | There is a fine line between looking thematic and looking like you are going to a cosplay convention or themed bar crawl.  As I’ve gotten older I still enjoy looking festive but try to keep it classy!  This outfit could easily have looked like a costume had I chose different jewelry but I tried to be very mindful about my selection.shop_this_look_THGG

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// Made in America, Army Strong //

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‘Murica Beauty + Weekend Warrior

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HERE COMES THE KNOT AGAIN |Admittedly this tank is not the most flattering on me, but I just had to have it because I love it so much.  The color, font, saying, detail on the side.  EVERYTHING speaks to me.  So I kept trying to figure out ways to make it look good on, and sure enough ol’ faithful came to the rescue!  I decided to knot it directly in the front BECAUSSSSSE it actually helped to accentuate the fun criss cross detail on the side.  Luckily, this shirt is long so by accentuating the detail on the side it actually made me look like a had a bit more hip….which for us apple shaped girls is a PLUS PLUS  + +

SUBTLE THEMES | Adding the army camo jeggings to this outfit made a bit of a subtle political statement which I love! Made in the USA vs US ARMY…..creating themes to my outfits always makes them more inspiring and fun to wear!  I was also trying to recognize the people who fought/fight to make/keep this country FREE ❤

LIP TIP | The finishing touch to pull this look together was adding a red lip!  It makes the outfit more feminine and festive.shop_this_look_THGG
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// BOHO AMERICANA //

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Bohemian Fem + Native Americana

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ACCESSORIES MATTER | I absolutely adore this look! The accessories are what REALLY tie everything together and give it that BOHO feel.  I was lucky to have found this top and necklace at Goodwill the week before the 4th (I was looking  for a red shirt as I don’t own very much red) and they just so happen to go together nicely!  The necklace really inspired the entire look.

WHEN THE LAYERING IS EVERYTHING | As I was so inspired, I kept trying on things to make this outfit work and of course my cream lace layering tank helped create my vision (as it does with most outfits)!  Without this layer the outfit would not be the same.

CHOOSING COLORS, KEEPING THEMES | This outfit was intended to be worn the week of July 4th so I was very careful about my color choices.  To keep the red, white, and blue theme I simply transitioned those colors over to “like” colors in different tones! Transitioned the red to orange-red, white to cream/off-white, and blue to turquoise.  This was an experiment that worked and I love this outfit thematically and in general 🙂shop_this_look_THGG

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Fin! I hope you enjoyed this little roundup and it inspired you to really think about the pieces you put together.  Have a wonderful, easy, and safe weekend!  Hit my up below with any questions you may have 🙂

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