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How To: Look Expensive For Less

Hi Guys! So excited to be back working on the blog and sharing what I’ve been up to! January has been filled with lots of planning and, like most all of us, writing out our goals for 2017; don’t worry, I won’t bore you with my 7 pages. An exciting new year starts new trends, therefore I’m mixing it up a bit on the blog in a new ‘How-To’ series.

Today’s How-To is how to look expensive for less. We all know, when you look good you feel good, and you can do that with just a few basic pieces in your closet. Yes! With pieces you already have!!!

Today, I’m pairing this black bell sleeve Madewell turtleneck with the Madewell “nine inch high-riser skinny skinny” denim. LOL, say that three times.

Having reliable basics is a must for any wardrobe!

Here are a few ways to elevate your basics…

  • Accessorize: These olive tassel earrings are the ultimate grab in my jewelry box right now. The bolder the better with your basics to make that statement, girl! I paired this gold brass cuff over the sleeve with the matching brass ring. A clean black turtleneck is exactly what I wanted to show this gorgeous horn pendant necklace. Love the contrasting color.
  • Repetition: This is something I do in a lot of  my outfits, and something I’ve learned over the years. I love playing off existing elements in an outfit. The tassel earrings pair perfectly with the tassel bag.
  • Tuck it: Tuck your blouse to give your outfit a completely different look. Here, I wanted to accentuate the high rise of the denim, tucking the sweater all the way around. You can also do a half-tuck or a side-tuck dependent on the blouse and/or outfit.

Whew! Lot’s happening and we’re just getting started. Stay tuned for next weeks ‘How-To’ series and stick around, check out some of the newbies on the site or say hi below. Xx

Photo credit: Todd White



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top EXPRESS | denim ZARA (similar) | shoes ZARA (similar) | bag MICHAEL KORS (similar) | sunglasses RAY BAN | earrings EXPRESS | bracelet H&M

Today I’m wearing a new addition to the wardrobe and the perfect go-to for those “I have nothing to wear” moment. This bodysuit comes in two colors and something you can pair with any bottom from a skirt, to pants, or shorts.

The jewels that I’m wearing are some of my favorite dainty pieces and have been wearing non stop because less is always more! Xx

All in the Details


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similar styles below

heels ZARA (oldie but goodie!- similar here)
pants TARGET
bag MICHAEL KORS (similar here + here)
sunglasses RAYBAN

Black and Gold

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Black and gold will always be a chic combo in my book. It not only spruces up your outfit but also carries a classic vibe. Pairing high-waisted jeans I score last at Nordstrom Rack and I love the fit! This is my first pair of Topshop denim and can say from this pair and another pair I tried on, I highly suggest sizing up in this brand (wearing 26 but could easily wear a 27).

Top: Banana Republic
Denim: Topshop
Purse: Michael Kors
Heels: Zara
Sunnies: Fossil
Belt: Forever 21
Bracelets: H&M