Threads of the Day: Effortlessly Chic

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Hey love bugs! If you follow me on Instagram, I’m always talking about the ease of effortless style. I admire women who dress with class, are still on trend, and pull it off seamlessly and tastefully. 

I’m the type of girl who doesn’t like to put a lot of thought into her outfits, and doesn’t bother purchasing anything that is too fussy. I like to feel comfortable, chic, trendy, and of course effortless.

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You would be amazed at what you can do with a simple approach to your wardrobe, piecing fits together that are simple but still make a statement. To keep from being too plain, I love to jazz up a minimalistic look with accessories and the right shoes! 

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Thread list:

Zara sleevess blazer
Abercrombie & Fitch jeans
Forever21 basic tank
Zara heels
Topshop necklace 

When shopping, I’m always keeping my eyes open for timeless pieces like this off-white Zara sleeveless blazer (which I snagged the last one on sale! Yay!), and a great pair of strappy black sandals. These are the kind of pieces that will go with everything and last you years longer than a trend. But don’t get me wrong, I love trendy pieces as well, but I believe you should always invest in timeless pieces over trendy ones. 

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Keep it effortless.

xoxo

Get The Look For Less: DIY Topshop Crop Top

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Ok let me set the scene…

I’m walking through the entrance at Nordstrom the other day and noticed they totally changed the layout of the entire floor. So instead of my preferred shopping area being in the back, it was pushed to the front, starting with the Topshop display welcoming me right into store.

So, I’m on the phone, casually perusing through the racks, and I notice this plain white, I mean regular as hell, white crop top t-shirt. I’m turning the shirt around to find the graphics, the detailing …something! I find nothing, and flip the tag over that reads $20. For what? For a plain white t-shirt that’s been cut in half with a Topshop label sewn in on the collar?

No need to pay a dub for a plain white tee ladies. Here’s how to make it yourself in four easy steps, for less than $4!

Step 1:

First find the desired style and fit of your t-shirt. You can go for a bigger tee giving you a roomier crop fit or go for something smaller and fitted like I chose, and head to the little boys section (that’s the secret…wink).

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I picked a crew neck style in a size medium by Faded Glory from Walmart. It came as a pack of three t-shirts for around $4 or $5. So that means you have 2 extra shirts to play around with! Here is the fit of mine before cutting it.

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Step 2:

Now this step is crucial for your top to be how you like it. Put the shirt on and mark a spot with a pencil on where you want your shirt cut. REMEMBER, it’s ALWAYS better to start longer because you can always make it shorter, but you can’t add fabric for length once you’ve already cut it. ( I layed my shirt out for the picture but I highly recommend you do this with the shirt on).

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Step 3:

Now that you’ve marked where you want your shirt cut and cropped, it’s time to get to cutting. Take some fabric scissors (or regular scissors if you don’t those), and cut a straight line all the way across the t-shirt. Make sure your scissors are sharp because you don’t want any jagged seams. 

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Step 4:

Almost done! After you’re done cutting, take the shirt and try it back on to be sure it’s at the desired length you want your crop top. If you need to make it shorter, then repeat steps 3 and 4. Cuff the sleeves twice and if you want a really crisp look, iron the sleeves down after you cuff them.

That’s it! Here is how mine turned out and I’m completely satisfied with it :) 

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Original Topshop Crop Tee: $20

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DIY Crop Tee: $4 (be better than me, and give your shirt some love with the iron lol)

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Ladies you can follow these four easy steps to create a crop top with any t-shirt you have! Sometimes it’s just easier on your pockets and way more fun to do it yourself! 

Threads of the Day: Panels, Crosses, & Gaudy Jewelry

When you don’t have your camera with you … there’s always Instagram :) This was actually a look from this past Saturday while just running errands on a beautiful day in the A. I wanted to wear something comfortable but still cute for an easy transition from day wear to cocktails with my girlfriend.

Who said you can’t be cute on a budget?

What I’m wearing:

Topshop wedge sneakers
H&M army green jacket
Forever21 black cross t-shirt
H&M black panel leggings
Urban Outfitters tortoise shell framed glasses

Aaannndd a closer look at the accessories … my favorite Michael Kors watch, and 2 costume rings I picked up at a boutique here in Atlanta. You can’t see that well from the view in this picture, but it’s an elephant on my index finger … hehe it’s the details that matter!

My inner kitten came out to play later on that night. Here’s a glimpse of what I wore to dance the night away :)

Decided on a blow out and vampy lip for the evening …

(White cut out dress: Topshop , Lace thigh highs: can’t remember , Sam Edelman vixen boots (not pictured). ) 

And I can’t forget to leave home without my Gucci Premiere fragrance. Such a sexy scent!


 What do you have planned for this weekend?

Threads of the Day: Neon Love & High Tops

Sometimes I like to just keep things casual (with my own little twist of course)! It was a beautiful day, so I threw on some cool leggings, an oversized cropped t-shirt, my FAVORITE BAG at the moment lol, and my new high top kicks that just came in the mail.

What I’m wearing:

-H&M Leggings
-Vintage Journey crop top shirt
-Steve Madden neon satchel
-Wedge sneakers from Topshop 
(I put them on Instagram a while back (below) & couldn’t wait to wear them)

Wearing my fav OPI polish in “Mod About You”, MK watch, stacked rings, & bracelets made by a friend.

xoxo

Solange Knowles looked gorgeous at the opening of Salvatore Ferragamo’s 5th Avenue New York Boutique. Everything from her hair to her makeup was flawless!
Aren’t you absolutely in love with her lip color? Here are some alternative options to get the same hot pink/fuchsia lip!
1. MAC “Show Orchid”, “Rebel”, & “Girl About Town”2. NARS “Schiap” Matte Lipstick 3. Topshop “All About Me” Matte lipstick4. L’Oreal HIP Shine Struck Liquid Lipcolor in “Arresting”

Solange Knowles looked gorgeous at the opening of Salvatore Ferragamo’s 5th Avenue New York Boutique. Everything from her hair to her makeup was flawless!

Aren’t you absolutely in love with her lip color? Here are some alternative options to get the same hot pink/fuchsia lip!

1. MAC “Show Orchid”, “Rebel”, & “Girl About Town”
2. NARS “Schiap” Matte Lipstick 
3. Topshop “All About Me” Matte lipstick
4. L’Oreal HIP Shine Struck Liquid Lipcolor in “Arresting”