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Campus Casual

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This post is for all you college students out there! We all know the struggle of having to choose between getting yourself dressed and ready for class in the morning, or sleeping just a little bit longer. I admit most of the time I have just rolled out of bed, brushed my teeth and threw on some shorts and a T-shirt. This semester I’m going to attempt to look like I tried a little when I go to class. This doesn’t mean that you have to put on a dress and full makeup. You can make sweats and a T-shirt look fashionable if you do it right. In this post, I’ll be giving you examples of some looks that I think would make great causal class outfits. Check them out!


The Dressed Up T-Shirt

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A great tip to easily dress up any casual look is to add a simple necklace. Long, thin chains, like in the picture above, work perfectly.

Big, Comfy Sweatshirt and Jeans

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For those cold fall days, throw on a big sweatshirt over your stretchiest jeans. Not only is this look super comfortable, the jeans make it look more put together than leggings.

Old, Torn Up Shorts

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Disclaimer: This look does not promote wearing tiny daisy dukes to class! Instead, get a pair of baggy, ripped up jeans shorts (that cover up your rear-end). These will replace your running shorts and make you instantly look more fashionable, without sacrificing comfort! Pair these with a baggy shirt, sweatshirt or sweater.

Sweats On Sweats

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Sweats don’t have to make you look sloppy. A simple crewneck paired with some jogger sweatpants and tennis shoes can make for a chic athleisure look.

The Quirky Graphic Tee

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When you’re tried and not in the mood to talk on your way to class, your graphic tee can say it all. Quirky sayings like “I’m not a morning person” or “I need coffee” are really appropriate for an early morning trek to campus.

Sweater/Jean Combo

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Just like the big sweatshirt/jean combo, a big sweater/jean combo can look even more put together. Match this with a cute combat or chelsea boot.

Big Knit Cardigan

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Lastly, something you can throw over anything, a big knit cardigan. You can pair this item with several looks that I’ve already described. The best part about this is that it’s not too heavy so it’s perfect for those days when it’s cold in the morning and then warm by the end of the day.


That’s it for casual campus outfits.  Grab some of these looks before it’s time to go back to school!

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Pantone Color of the Year 2015: Marsala

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Pantone, for those of you who don’t know, is a company that works with anything and everything that has to do with color. Every year they gather a group of industry professionals to pick out which color they think will represent the upcoming year. The color for 2015 is Marsala. This color resembles a dark red wine shade. In this post, I will show you a couple of examples of how Marsala has been seen in clothing, accessories and cosmetics. This fall would be a great time to insert this color into your wardrobe. Check it out!

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That’s Marsala! Do you love it?! I certainly do. If you want to test out Marsala, try painting your finger or toenails in this color to see if you like it. If your ready to try it out in your wardrobe, find a pair of Marsala skinny jeans or a trench coat, both of these items are very versatile.

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Cute Swimsuits for Every Body Type

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It’s summertime which means many of us have gotten back in our swimsuits or have had to go shopping for a new one. Trying on swimsuits can be one of the most excruciating things ever. It’s important to know your body type before you go into the store to try on. This way you can immediately know which suits will work best for your shape. This can eliminate the number of suits you try on that make you think, “yikes!”. So, which shape are you? Hourglass, Inverted Triangle, Rectangle, Pear or Apple? I’m going to be giving you an example of a swimsuit that will work best for each body type.


1. Hourglass Shape

The hourglass shape has a reputation of being one of the most coveted body types. Not all of us are fortunate enough to be voluptuous in all the right areas. For those of you who are, a simple bikini is perfect for you. The straps provide support for your bust and you get to show off your tiny waist. Kim Kardashian has one of the most popular hourglass figures. Here she is wearing a bikini with some cut outs.

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2. Inverted Triangle

An inverted triangular body shape means that you carry most of your weight in your bust area. This can be a blessing to some and a curse to others. If you want to cover up your bust instead of showing it off, you can try the halter bikini. The halter top covers up any cleavage that you might have. It also provides a lot of support.

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3. Rectangle Shape

A rectangle body shape just means that you carry your weight pretty evenly throughout your body. This could mean that you don’t have much shape in your waist area. This strapless one piece pictured below would be perfect for you. It is made to cinch in the waist to give the illusion of a slight hourglass figure.

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4. Pear Shaped 

Pear shaped means that you carry most of your weight in your thighs, hips and butt. The difference between hourglass and pear shaped is that pear shaped individuals do not have a large bust. Thus giving the shape of a pear, small on top and wider on bottom. Although most pear shaped women do not look like this Victoria’s Secret model, the swimsuit is a great example. It looks almost like a skirt, the ruche fabric fully covers the butt. This gives more coverage than a typical “V” shaped bikini bottom.

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5. Apple Shaped 

When you carry most of your weight in your belly area, you are considered to have an apple shaped body type. The best swimsuit for this shape would be a high waisted bikini. This suit will cover up your problem areas and cinch you in at the waist and belly. It’s super cute too!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about some swimsuits for different body types. Don’t be afraid to try on suits! Own your body and know what styles will work best for you! Good luck!

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Flashback Friday: 70’s Bell-Bottoms

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What trends come to your mind when you think of the 70’s? Platform shoes? Jumpsuits? Hot pants? Probably the first thing that comes to your mind are bell bottoms. Both men and women rocked this style of pant, a rarity in the fashion world. You know the saying, “What once was old is new again”. Bell Bottoms are making a comeback in today’s fashion. I’ll be showing you a few ways to effortlessly pull of this look.

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Ladies in the Seventies wearing several different styles of bell bottoms.


The Boho Chic Look

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The Chic Casual Look

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The Hippie Look 

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The Classic Look

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I hope you have enjoyed this blast from the past!

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Travel In Style

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Are you taking a trip this summer? Do you ever wonder what you should wear to effortlessly combine comfort and style? It can be tricky. You don’t want to be that person that looks like they’re trying too hard to look good, but you also don’t want to look like a slob. I have come up with a few outfit options that exude class, comfort and ease. Check them out!


The Athletic Look 

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Athleisure has been a huge trend for the past couple of seasons. This look is great for a trek through the airport. The tennis shoes offer comfort and practicality. The big bag is useful for all of the small things you need to throw in for a trip. Headphones are a must for a trip on an airplane, whether there is a crying baby behind you or if you want to fall asleep listening to your favorite tunes. This outfit screams travel chic!


The Boho Traveler

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This look has a more boho west coat vibe to it. It would be a great choice if you were traveling from a cold to warm place or vice versa, because there are layers. This look is just plain cool and versatile for any destination.


Pretty in Pink

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This outfit is great for a tropical getaway. The dress is comfy for the plane ride and also keeps you cool when you reach your destination. The flats add more comfort for walking from gate to gate. This fun, flirty look is a great option for any summer vacation.


Back to Business

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For all of you business travelers, this outfit it for you. It is professional, comfortable and practical. The monochromatic color scheme is so chic and understated. The trench coat adds warmth for those cold drafts on the airplane. The bag is also big enough to fit all of your business accessories in. The headphones, again, a must-have for any plane ride.


Thanks for reading and happy travels!

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