T he beauty of neutrals can be appreciated when enjoying natural surroundings. Although I love deep burgundies and blacks, I am opening up to some lighter colors as spring approaches. For my third #CharlotteLook (head-to-toe Charlotte Russe outfit), I styled a soft, over-sized, high-low sweater with shredded jeans that I rolled at the ankle, and the prettiest, distressed brown booties. To accentuate the boots' gold accents, I added a gold bag and gold cross pendant necklace. As I said in my previous post, I'm trying to experiment more with my hairstyles and had fun with a half top knot. I'd love to hear what hairstyles you are liking for winter going into spring. Have a wonderful Friday. TGIF! Xoxo, Shelly
January 23, 2015
January 18, 2015
A fter a couple weeks of snow showers and cold winds, northern Arizona was blessed with a beautiful weekend. The perfect weather was great for my second #CharlotteLook (head-to-toe Charlotte Russe outfit) of January! The scarf-print romper with bell sleeves paired with the over-the-knee boots make a lovely combination. After searching for black, over-the-knee boots for some time, I was stoked when I found this pair. They are so comfortable and look like real leather. I love how the intricate design of the romper really stands out against the monochromatic accessories. Also, I had fun trying a new hairstyle. I loosely curled my hair to create a beach wave effect and simply added 4 small braids throughout. As you can tell, I am still loving edgy bohemian style! I hope the warm weather is here to stay soon. Anyway, I'm off to study for a quiz and finish up some other homework. Hope you're all having a great weekend! Xoxo, Shelly
January 14, 2015
T his past weekend I traveled to California for my older brother's wedding. This is my first January #CharlotteLook and I was so excited that I got to shoot it at a beautiful resort in Southern Cal. I teamed up with Charlotte Russe to style head-to-toe looks. This velvet dress was a perfect choice for the trip. It was comfy for traveling and exploring the city and then stunning when dressed up with heels for the rehearsal dinner that same night. I got multiple compliments from fellow bridesmaids and family members. The studded fringe purse, moto jacket, and boots were also a hit during the day. The whole wedding weekend was lovely and the wedding itself was a true fairytale. I can't wait to share photos from all the festivities. My welcome back to Arizona after the best weekend was spring semester of college starting. Talk about UGH. haha Hope you're all staying happy and healthy being back at school or work after the holidays. Xoxo, Shelly
January 8, 2015
Whether you're a newlywed or a single lady, it's always nice to feel confident and a little sexy. A lacy set of lingerie that fits perfectly sure does the trick. I collaborated with the lingerie company ThirdLove (ThirdLove.com) to review a bra and panty this past month. Although I don't have a special someone in my life, I was excited to try the lingerie for myself. Like I said before, it's nice to feel your best. I was blown away when my package arrived. I have never owned such luxurious, beautiful lingerie. I feel like I am wearing French, expensive lingerie, but what's so great about ThirdLove is it's affordable, quality, and comfortable.
A unique positive about the brand is their bras come in half cup sizes. I have never seen that before. You can mix and match cute bras and panties together. Many options are available on the site from simple and wireless to lacy and intricate. Personally, I love having a wide selection, so I enjoyed looking through all they have to offer on their website.
Now for the fit of the lingerie, I am very pleased with both the bra and panty. The bra is surprisingly comfortable. I went with my normal size and it fits perfectly. I normally wear simple bralettes for comfort and convenience, but I can totally see myself opting to wear this cute lacy bra all day instead. The panties are skimpier than I am used to in the front, but they cover everything just fine. It's definitely a bikini fit and the back coverage is flattering.
All in all, I am very happy with my ThirdLove pieces. I definitely recommend them to any woman looking for pretty lingerie for a special occasion like Valentine's Day, an anniversary, or a honeymoon or just the perfect everyday set of underwear. Xoxo, Shelly
January 6, 2015
Staying warm on a snowy day, while being essential, can be enjoyable. For this look, I teamed up with The Classic Brand, a brand I have loved for years and shopped at local boutiques but they now have their own online store! I have to recommend checking out their site, theclassicbrand.com. Their clothes are great quality and so adorable. To achieve a winter chic look, I recommend layers like this sequined sweater and trendy fur vest. Also, a warm beanie and comfortable boots are a must. Although snow can be fun, I escaped to lovely Palm Spring over the weekend and enjoyed sunny, blue skies and the company of close friends. Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and, again, I wish you a happy 2015! I would love to hear about your New Year's resolutions in the comments. Xoxo, Shelly