Monday, May 25, 2015

Sensible Stylista x Danice

Alright everyone, I'm extra excited to share today's post with you guys because I messed around with my photo settings!  What do y'all think of my new pictures?  How's the lighting - is it better than usual? Sorry to grill you all, but you know me.  I'm always looking to improve!  Any feedback would be helpful.

Anyway, let's get back to fashion.  I centered today's OOTD around my new crop top courtesy of Danice.  Unfortunately, this particular top is no longer available online.  They may still carry it in stores though.  If you live in NY, NJ or Long Island, make sure to check 'em out.  If you're a fan of Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe, I guarantee you'll adore Danice.  They're very similar in quality and style!  This top was $5 (!!!)  Clicky here to see similar options.
A full body shot for y'all.  I absolutely adore this top!  It's such a great basic, and I LOVE that it's affordable. To be honest, I would NEVER spend more than $10 or $15 on a basic like this.  Why spend $300 on a top that looks EXACTLY the same as one sold at the Gap for a fraction of the price?  *shrugs* I personally recommend splurging on "forever pieces"  (classic items) or truly unique items that you adore.
My look sans cardi.  I love crops so much - they look awesome with everything!  I paired it with a high-waisted skirt (scored from Madewell while on clearance) for today's post, but I could have easily styled it it out for a fun night out with frands or a casual OOTD. I'm sure I'll re-style it in the future so keep an eye out!
A close-up shot of my necklace.courtesy of Lemon Drop Boutique!  One of my fave pearl pieces for sure - available here for $32.  A girl can never go wrong with pearls.  They're timeless!
Necklace:  c/o Lemon Drop Boutique ($32)
Skirt:  Madewell
Top:  c/o Danice
Cardigan:  Madewell
Bag:  Louis Vuitton - borrowed

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Spring Flings

Partnering up with Trixxi again on SS.  Feeling super summery with this fab floral number.  This adorable piece is currently on sale HERE at Kohl's for $21.99 (originally $48).  FYI:  also available in navy w/ white & pink flowers if you prefer that over my periwinkle version.

Y'all know how much I love skater silhouettes.  They're super comfy yet form flattering.  This piece features an elastic band that highlights the small of one's waist, creating the illusion of an hourglass figure.  Let's get to the nitty gritty: 

Fabric: polyester/spandex blend
Care: machine wash so...super easy, ha
Quality: comparable to Banana Factory Outlet clothing
Perfect for: everyday wear, brunch, lunch dates, church
Vibe: girly, playful, flirty
Length: 34-in. from shoulder to hem
Bag:  Deb Shops (similar)
Dress:  c/o Trixxi (on sale for $21.99 - originally $48)
Cardigan: JYJZ (similar)
Necklace:  c/o Hanuel
Shoes:  Kate Spade (similar)

I styled the piece with a crochet cardi because I wanted to cover my shoulders - hey, AC's cold yo - and threw on a beachy starfish statement necklace and called it a day.  TIP: nude pumps elongate your legs like whoa and they (obviously) match everything!
Oh, and in case you're not a fan of this particular number, here are other adorable floral dresses for y'all (all under $50 of course):
PS.  Don't forget to enter my US giveaway with Cleavitz HERE to win a crop top in the style of your choice!