Thursday, April 16, 2015

Friday Fringe

With the start of the music festival season, this has me reminiscing about the time that I actually went to a music festival.  The year was 1999 and I was still in my 20s.  Back then, I listened to music that was much less kid friendly and loved Alternative music.  I still love alternative music but with little ears now, it's a lot different with my choice of radio stations.  I remember how excited that I had won tickets from a local radio station.  They sold out so quickly and never thought I would have a chance to go.

I honestly don't remember much about the festival other than it was super hot in the day and cold at night.  I did not care about fashion back then and have no clue what I wore.  I did get a chance to see Rage Against the Machine and Tool who were great performers and got the crowd energized.  

Seeing all the bloggers sharing their music festival fashion style, I have been wanting to dress a bit of boho even though it's not really my style   One things I have been wanting to try is something with fringe.  Fringe kimono, sandals, bags are typically seen at music festivals so here are some of my ideas to incorporate fringe in my life.

Fringe Purse

I think a good way to try fringe would be would an accessory like a purse.  I like that this one can be a clutch or a cute purse. This color is neutral which is perfect for the boho look.

Shop this Sam Edelman Clover Fringe Clutch and similar fringe clutches here

Fringe Jewelry

If I was going to the music festival, I would probably be in a basic white tee.  I add some fun with a necklace like this which still offers the fringe look.

Shop this Jules Smith Imitation Pearl & Chain necklace and other options here.

Fringe Shoes

These are not shoes I would wear to a music festival but they are just so pretty! Another great way to incorporate some fringe on a night out.  These would be perfect with a pair of distressed jeans with a basic white top.  These shoes make a great statement entrance.  

Shop the Schutz Carmen Fringe Sandals & others here.

Fringe Jacket/Vest

If this doesn't scream music festival ready, I don't know what would.  At Coachella, the temps are pretty high in the day and drops down 20-30 degrees at night.  Very important to dress in layers.  I love this outfit that the model is wearing this vest.  

Shop this One by Lamarque fringe vest and more here

Fringe Skirt

I have been wanting a fringe skirt forever, I think it would be so fun to wear one for a night of dancing.  I love seeing the movement for the fringe.  This is probably too dressy for a music festival but a date night or girls night out would be a perfect occasion to wear such a fun skirt.

Shop for this One by Lamarque Frida Fringe Skirt and similar here

This rounds up my picks for all things fringe.  Are you a fan of fringe? Are you attending any music festivals this year?

**This post was compensated by Shopbop.  All written content are opinions of my own.**

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Throw Back Thursday Fashion Link Up: Blush Blazer

This week's Throw Back Thursday item is my blush blazer. Technically, it's not old at all (it's about a month old) but I wanted to wear it again and share it on the blog.  I wore it with similar colors as last time of black and white and added the touch of color with the necklace and it felt so much more spring like.

What do you think of these stripe pants?  Too crazy for you?  I thought it were so cute but at the same time a bit frightening to have all these stripes across the biggest part of my body!  I tried them on and fell in love.  I just got them about a week ago and have already wore them twice.

WHBM Blush Blazer Similar
Loft Lasercut Scallop Shell Same
Loft Denim Riviera Pants Same
Charles David Sway II Heels Similar
Banana Republic Necklace Similar
BaubleBar Crystal Mason Ring Same

This was how I wore this blush blazer about a month ago.  (original post here).

Linking up with these fabulous ladies:  

Time for the link up.  I can't wait to see all the great styles out there! Please also link back my blog page to your post.  I really appreciate it and thank you so much for linking up! Please make sure you stop by and check out all the great styles that are linking up too.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Business of Blogging with Pinterest

This post is for fellow bloggers out there.  I wanted to get some feedback on the business of blogging and Pinterest. I have read from several bloggers how Pinterest has increase traffic to their blog.  I remember reading this post from Audrey of Putting me Together that a big portion of traffic to her site is directed from Pinterest.  

That got me thinking, what is the best use of my time when it comes to blogging?  Granted I know not everyone blogs to get rich and it's a great hobby and an awesome way to connect with people that have the same passion as you.  

For me, my blog is hobby first and earning some money is more a fringe benefit.  However, with only 24 hours a day that I need to work, take care of my family and myself that leaves me with little time left.  I do make some money when you click on the links for things I link up to (not enough to live off on, just enough to buy lunch once a month).  I don't get a ton of companies reaching out to me to pay me to evaluate their goodies or receive free goodies. I have accepted that but I don't want to waste my time going in circles either.  I probably spend way too much time online each night reading a lot of blogs and leaving comments.  

I just recently learned that there is now Pinterest for business and started creating boards and pins.  I am probably doing the most inefficient way to repin all my outfits by each post onto my new account.   I started with most recent and I am only in mid March.  I probably won't go through all my posts since that's about 3 years worth of posts.  You can follow me here.  There's not a whole lot there yet because it's a pain in the you know what to add pins.   Do you know a quick way to transfer pins from one account to another?  

As a blogger, do you feel that Pinterest have help grow your blog?  If you do, I would love to hear what type of pins drives the the most traffic.  What social media site do you find is the most beneficial to you to increase blog traffic?

In my desire to grow the blog traffic, here's 3 ways that I've worn this floral skirt for the office that I will pinning.

Outfit Details:
Loft Sweater Similar
WHBM Skirt Similar
J Crew Sunflower Necklace Similar
J Crew Strappy Metallic Pumps Similar
BaubleBar Crystal Mason Ring Same
BaubleBar Lighting Teardrop Cuff Same

Outfit Details:
Ann Taylor Tie Blouse Similar
Nine West Authority Heels Same in different colors
WHBM Bracelets Similar
J Crew Venus Flytrap Necklace Same
Kate Spade New York Cobble Hill Little Minka Satchel Same in current colors

Outfit Details:
WHBM Pink Tweed Jacket Similar
WHBM Necklace Similar
Ann Taylor Lace Top Similar
J Crew Bracelet Similar
J Crew Quinn Heels Similar

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Fear of Missing Out

In my previous post, I talked and encouraged everyone to shop their closet and make use of what they have in their closet.  So I guess today I may be a hypocrite on this post.  I will be the first to admit that I am easily influenced by what I see around me.  Just call me a marketer's dream.  I am still very impulsive with my purchases (even though I am trying) and this impulsive behavior goes beyond shopping.  If you call me to say let's go to Vegas, I would say yes in a heart beat.  I think it's called the fear of missing out (FOMO) syndrome.  

When I get invited to parties, I rarely so no because I don't want to miss out on the fun.  And I am always bummed if an event conflicts with another.  I think this translate to why I shop the way I do.  I always feel that if I don't buy it now I may be missing out on this ____ and never find anything like it again.  Of course it's a silly rationale and I need to shop thinking this way.  

This leads me to dress.  I saw it on Tara of Mix and Match Fashion and love the color and the fit of it.  A few days later, I got an email from Banana Republic that select items were 50% off.  Thinking about this dress, I of course clicked on the email and the dress was one of the full price item at 50% off. With my mentality of FOMO, I thought if I don't buy it now, I will miss out on this at a great price.  My thought process was, even if it went on sale, the first slash won't be that steep and it could be out of my size.  

So yes my FOMO thought process caused this purchase.  I love the dress so much more when I got it because it had pockets and a fun slight high low hem. 

Do you ever have a feeling of FOMO?  If you do, how do you control these urges?

Banana Republic Floral Fit and Flare Dress Same
J Crew Factory Pearls Similar
The Limited Ashton Blouse Same in Different Colors
The Limited Belt Similar
J Crew Isabelle Printed Bow Pumps (worn hereherehere & hereSimilar
Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather Flap Purse Similar
BaubleBar Lighting Teardrop Cuff Same
BaubleBar Crystal Mason Ring Same
BaubleBar Gemini Beaded Tipped Open Ring Same

Linking up with these wonderful ladies: Sunday Sunday Link Up, Funday Monday, Mingle Monday, Not Dead Yet Style,  Fizz & Frosting, Corporate Chic, Pink SoleOn the Daily ExpressA Touch of TartanWhitney Nic JamesMahagony Closet and Rhea Et Cetera.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Throw Back Thursday Fashion Link Up: Blue Midi Skirt

When I started this link up, I wanted to do something throw back so that I would use what's in my closet and reduce the amount of shopping I do.  I love fashion blogs but sometimes it feels like you have to the latest and greatest out there to be awesome.  By doing a throw back, I feel it's a gentle reminder that's not reality to wear new clothes each post and most people reuse their clothes ALL THE TIME.

I want to say from the bottom of my heart, how I love seeing everyone's outfits and I appreciate you taking time out to share your looks here.  It is so nice to see so many outfit inspirations from all the fashionable ladies out there.  

This week's Throw Back Thursday look is inspired by Liz of Downtown Demure.  She linked up a few weeks ago this look and I fell in love with her look.  It was an outfit I would totally wear and I wanted to recreate it.  Lucky for me, I actually had the same skirt in my closet.  

Outfit Details:
The Limited Blouse Similar
ASOS Midi Skirt Similar
J Crew Factory Necklace Similar
BaubleBar Crystal Mason Ring SameSimilar
Prabal Gurung X Target Heels Similar

I added the polka dot belt to bring out the polka dots on my shirt collar which you can't see in any of the pictures.  You can see just a smidgen of it on the photo below.

This skirt was first worn on the blog about 9 months ago (original post here).  This skirt began my love for midi skirts.

Linking up with these fabulous ladies:  

Time for the link up.  I can't wait to see all the great styles out there! Please also link back my blog page to your post.  I really appreciate it and thank you so much for linking up! Please make sure you stop by and check out all the great styles that are linking up too.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Shopbop Friends & Family Sale

I love me a good sale since I always feel ripped off buying anything at full price.  I love sites like where they have a good variety of brands, prices to browse. is currently having their friends & family sale off their site and for me it's the best time to shop these type of sites. Right now you can get 25% off with code SPRING25.

I have been lusting over this tote.  I just adore the color and the scallop detail which is so perfect for spring.  So I put together an outfit thinking how I can wear this tote.  Don't you think it would be so pretty with some gingham and lace?

The sale ends on April 10th at 4 AM EST so don't delay!  I would love to hear if you pick up something for yourself.

Shop bop Friends & Family Sale

Wildfox Tee  - Similar / Otto D'Ame Skirt - Similar / Kate Spade Tote - Similar
Kate Spade Fedora - Similar /Chan Luu Bracelet - Similar / Gorjana Ring - Similar
 Ray Ban Sunglasses  - SimilarAsh Sneakers - Similar

Monday, April 6, 2015

Pastels & Brights

With the arrival of spring, the stores are now stocked with so many pretty colors.  I am a sucker for pretty colors and prints so this dress just sort of drag me to the cash register and begged me to take it home with me.

This dress has a very sweet print and the cut is also very feminine which is right up my alley.  This time, I paired it with an equally sweet cardigan and some pearls to feel ultra girly.  Next time, I will need to try and balance the sweetness of it with some black.

Any recommendations on how I can tone down the sweetness of this dress?

See you Thursday for Throw Back Thursday Fashion Link Up!

Outfit Details:
J Crew Aquatic Floral Silk Dress Same
Loft Cardigan (worn hereSimilar
J Crew Belt Similar
J Crew Factory Necklace Similar
BaubleBar Gemini Bead Tipped Open Ring Same
Tory Burch Robinson Middy Satchel Same in current colors
Charles David Sway Heels Same in curent colors

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