The first day of spring is FINALLY here, and I've been stocking up on spring shoes more than anything. I've been bringing out some old faves as well as trying new trends for the first time (hello Who What Wear mules above!) Today, I'm going to share a little bit of each, so let's jump right in!
I've never loved the look of a short heel, but I made an exception for these since they're more like a sandal. They're comfy, easy to wear, and you can dress them up! The first pair are the ones I'm wearing above (:
I love a platform espadrille because they give you height without hurting your feet! The ones I'm wearing are from Charlotte Russe, so sadly they are no longer sold. However, there are so many different styles to try and they can be dressed up or down!
Okay how cute are the Old Navy sandals? I love all the colors! Spring is the perfect time to add more color to your wardrobe (hello yellow!) I think this style of shoe is so cute and feminine.
Yes winter is over, but don't get rid of those boots just yet! They go so well with light-wash straight leg jeans and midi skirts in the spring. Plus, you can wear them in a classic spring pattern to make them more appropriate for the season!
Okay, so I saw those white Converse and had to make this category because I need them and had to share?? lol aaanyways, these are not only great for giving my fellow shorties some height, but they also elongate your legs when wearing all those maxi skirts and dresses we see in the spring (win for everyone!)
Thanks so much for reading (: What is your favorite spring shoe trend? Let me know in the comments!
Happy Friday! It has been such a long week, but spring is only five days away and I am so excited (even though I started dressing for spring on the first lol). I don't think I've ever been so eager for a new season to begin. I think it's because the trends for fall trickle down to winter, so much of what I wear is similar, but there is such a huge difference between winter and spring fashion. More importantly, the weather is finally warming up which means dresses, skirts, and shorts!! In addition to my regular blogs, I want to start sharing some of my favorite spring looks where I talk about one outfit and why I picked each piece. As always, I will link the look at the end. Today, I'm sharing a look I wore earlier this week when the weather was warm, so if you're interested, just keep on reading (:
I'm really loving neutral tones this year and I've always been a huge fan of rust. These petite culottes are a linen blend from ASOS and they are so comfortable and lightweight. I bought the petite size and they fit me perfectly (I am 5' for reference). I loved them so much that I also bought them in beige because, if you love something, you should buy it in every color, right?? Sadly, the beige pair only come in a regular length, but they are still slightly cropped on me. I wanted to pair the rust color with all neutral tones, so I wore this beige crop from Forever 21 (linked a similar one), my knotted tote in the same color and tortoiseshell earrings. I completed the look with my white mules that I've been obsessed with lately. They're just so easy and versatile! You can shop the look below as well as the culottes in other colors (:
I hope you loved the look as much as I did! It's one of my favorites from this year. Thanks for reading as always (:
Happy Monday to all of you! This past weekend, my sister and I finally took photos in a flower field by my house. It bloomed soon after all the rain we got here in Corona, and it's perfect because it's hidden and not a lot of people know about it. When we arrived, there was only one other family which is pretty great as far as flower-field-photoshoots go this time of year. I kept my look simple with a white, crochet-lace dress which got me thinking about how much I love white for spring. A simple color (or lack thereof) is easier to wear than another trend or type of clothing because you can wear it in so many ways. Today, I'm sharing some of my favorite white pieces to buy to complete all your spring looks!
Denim, Tops, and More...
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Hello all and happy Friday! I recently went to San Diego for the day and, just before leaving, decided to spontaneously cut these jeans you see here! I bought them because they were supposed to be straight leg, but were much longer than I expected when they arrived in the mail (short girl problems!!). I had to roll them all the time, but I kept the jeans because I loved how they fit around my waist. Even then, I did not wear them all that often. Since I've cut them, I wear them a lot more and with many different styles of shoe that I could not wear before! In today's post, I'm sharing how I achieved the 'after' look in less than ten minutes. So, if you're interesting in taking some old jeans and making them new, keep on reading!
I started by taking a ruler and measuring up the seam 10 cm on both sides of the pant leg. You might want to try them on for this part, so you know how high up you want to cut. I just took a guess and got lucky (you probably shouldn't take this risk since I could have cut way more than I intended which would have been bad!) I drew a small dot in pen on each side (you can see the mark at the end of the scissors). I then lightly drew a line to connect the dots. This ensures you will have a straight line across! Next, take a deep breath and start cutting! I did one leg at a time because the denim was thick, but as long as you measure, the cuts will be in the same place (:
Lastly, take the two ends of your jeans and rub them together until you get your desired look. This gives your jeans that raw hem as opposed to the clean cut look you see in step 1. If any strings are too long, you can always cut them. Keep in mind that your jeans will continue to unravel a bit when you wash them, so don't rub them too much!
I hope you enjoyed this short tutorial! If you like this particular pair of jeans, you can buy them here. Thanks for reading (:
Happy Friday, loves! As the rain pours outside, I can't help but think about how excited I am for spring/summer. While I do love the rain, the gloom is not the best for shooting and it's getting harder to drag my sister outside to take my pictures (blogger problems lol), so I've already begun thinking about spring outfits! One of the resolutions I made this year was to spend less on clothes, especially those pieces I only wear a few times. Instead, I'm choosing to focus on re-styling pieces I already own. Today, I'm sharing my top five items to help you transition to spring using pieces you may already have.
Mid to Light-Wash Denim
Personally, I've always loved the look of light-wash denim in the winter, so I've purchased quite a few lighter wash denim pieces these past few months. I think this trend transitions in to spring really well. Think light wash denim jackets paired with floral dresses or t-shirts and midi skirts! With the weather heating up, it may become difficult to wear those extra tight skinny jeans, so try a cropped cut or straight leg instead!
While I do love funky, colorful, and the occasional fruit earrings, gold earrings are great year-round pieces that go well with any look. Layered and minimal necklaces continue to be one of my favorite trends that I will continue to wear this spring as well.
Animal print made a big comeback this winter and I think it will fit right in this spring. Think snakeskin ankle boots with denim and maxi leopard skirts with graphic tees! Animal print is also a great alternative to the same floral print we see year after year.
Another reason I'm excited for spring is to bring out my no-nonsense shoes and sandals. Mules are another shoe you can easily slip on in seconds plus, they come in so many styles and prints! I say continue wearing those everyday mules you may already have, or try one of the pairs below that give more of a spring vibe.
A Light Perfume
I took to my own perfume collection for this category and linked all of my everyday favorites below. None of these are too fruity or floral, just soft, subtle smells that are great year round.
I hope you enjoyed this post! Have a great weekend (:
If you follow me on Instagram, or have read my about page, then you already know I am a HUGE fan of Disney! I've wanted a Disney patch jacket for a while, but couldn't find the right one, so I thought I would make one myself. Keep reading to see more photos of this lovely jacket, where I bought everything, and how to easily apply patches to your own DIY jacket!
STEP 1: Picking your Material
Not all materials work well with iron-on patches and certain delicate fabrics such as nylon, spandex, and polyester may be damaged by the heat of an iron. The best materials to use with iron-on patches are cotton, denim, and work-out material. I chose to work with this Levi's boyfriend jacket because I've had experience working with patches on denim before and loved how it turned out! This boyfriend jacket in general is also just really cute and I love the oversized fit (which also gives more room for patches!)
STEP 2: Planning
If done right, these patches can stay on for years (and even permanently if you take care of your item). Therefore, you'll want to plan out where all your patches will go before you apply them and they can't be moved around. I knew that I wanted the Baymax patch on my sleeve, so I put the jacket on and held my arm in front of me moving the patch around until it was where I wanted it to be. I then marked this area in pencil, so I would remember. Next I placed the two largest patches in the middle (Jack and the pansy) and then moved the rest of the patches around a few times before making my final decision. Don't forget to snap a pic before moving them all!
STEP 3: Applying your Patches
Now for the fun part! You'll want to start by removing the patches so you can work with one at a time. I applied my two largest patches first because I wanted them to be perfectly in the middle. I used a ruler for this part and measured from each edge of the jacket to the center of the patch moving it slightly until the numbers were the same. You should put a press cloth between the patch and the iron to protect the fabric from the heat and the iron from the patch. If you don't have a press cloth, a sheet works perfectly! I had my iron on the cotton setting and switched between circling around the patch and holding the iron in place for about one minute and then going over the edges for another minute. Finally, make sure to iron the inside of the your jacket, t-shirt, etc. on the other side of the patch using similar motions and simply repeat this step until you've applied each one. It took me about an hour to apply every patch.
Step 4: Final Touches
Once you apply all of your patches, you'll want to check that the edges aren't lifting and re-apply the iron where necessary. I also turned my jacket back over and ironed the entire inside one more time just to be safe. Remember that ironing a thick denim will take more time than a cotton t-shirt, so make sure to take your time with this to avoid your patches falling off later. I linked as many patches I could find (I've had some for awhile) and a few more favorites below!
*My ears were purchased from the park and you can purchase the fanny pack here.
As you can see, there's still plenty of room for more patches and I'll continue to add more as I find them. I bought all of mine at either Hot Topic or BoxLunch, but you can find great patches in Etsy stores as well that not many people will have. The more unique, the better! I hope you enjoyed this DIY pictorial!
Hello everyone and happy Saturday! The rain has been crazy this past week and many of the streets near my house are currently flooded. However, on Wednesday, it finally calmed down long enough for me to go out and shoot! Keep reading for outfit details and a 'Get the Look.'
While it was raining, it wasn't exactly cold, so I didn't have to layer up as much as usual. I really took advantage of this by wearing my chelsea rain booties from Kate Spade! I love these boots and I rarely get to wear them because it either never rains (socal problems) or it's raining too hard and short boots don't cut it. I folded up my Topshop jeans to show off the shoe which also gave me a bit of height. These jeans are so comfy and come in petite (hellooo) and tall sizes, so you're likely to find a pair that fits you. I went with a bright blue denim to bring some color to my outfit (and the gloomy day, ha!).
I added a high-neck top as I've been loving them lately. These tops easily transform any look to make you appear both stylish and sophisticated. As a bonus, your necklaces will stand out and you won't have to worry about them sneaking underneath your top. Whenever I wear this cut, I like to wear my hair pulled back either in a low bun or ponytail. This way, you won't lose your neck (If you watched America's Next Top Model, you'll understand the importance of not losing your neck!) I always wear a statement earring with this hairstyle as, one, you can actually see them so why not take advantage and, two, it adds something to an otherwise simple look up top. I chose a pair of gray oval earrings to complement the weather. Finally, I completed the look with a black moto jacket and a clear bubble umbrella to show it all off (:
Get the Look:
Thanks for reading and I hope you all have a lovely weekend!
Hello, everyone! Today's blog is my first of the new year and I'm so excited to share my first winter look with you. This post is all about upping your sweater game. Sweaters are easy to throw on when it's cold out, but year after year can become a little tired. One easy way to switch up your look is with a detailed sleeve. Keep reading for outfit details and more unique sweaters to stand out this season.
Get the Look:
I got this sweater for Christmas and immediately fell in love with the bow sleeves. I styled it with my forest-green, corduroy skirt (similar). I've been obsessed with corduroy lately and the material makes a skirt appropriate for winter. It also looks great with tights if you desire a bit more warmth! I wanted to tie in the green with my earrings (a subtle, yet necessary addition to the look). These green-tortoise shell earrings from Amazon were perfect! I completed my outfit with my favorite pair of black boots to dress up the look and my clear mini-tote (matches everything!)
Try One of these:
Above are a few more great sweaters to choose from, but the mint color of the first sweater makes it my favorite! Would you try one of these? Let me know in the comments!
Now that it's finally cold in Corona, Christmas music, hot chocolate, and cozy sweaters are in FULL effect. I'm happy that I can now get into the holiday spirit and dress for it too! I was feeling inspired by all the fall/winter booties dropping on my favorite sites, so today's post will be all about sharing my favorite pairs and how to style them. This post is a long one, so go grab a cup of hot chocolate (or coffee), snuggle up with your favorite fuzzy blanket and keep on reading...
Wear Everyday & Every way
From warm browns and solid black to snake and leopard print, everyday boots are easy to style because they go with everything! My favorite way to wear them is with jeans, but I also love how they look styled with a skirt and tights. Below, I show you I styled them each way (:
For my first outfit, I wore this pair of brown chelsea boots with an olive green, corduroy coat and jeans. I like to fold my jeans with these boots because they aren't long enough for my pants to stay in them which can cause them to scrunch up at the bottom and you don't want that! Folding your jeans so that you show a little skin also makes your legs look longer (WOOP!)
Button Up: Shein
For my second look, I styled a pair of black boots (similar) with a skirt and tights. I chose denim to dress down the look for a weekday, but the skirt can be switched out for a black, dark green or burgundy one for a holiday party or weekend outfit this season. I love the fun print of these tights and they keep me warm! You can shop them and the rest of my look below.
Sweater: MISSEE (use my code 'eclectic40' for 40% off!!)
Skirt (similar): ASOS
Shop my everyday boot picks below!
From classic holiday colors and bright jewel tones to velvet and suede, these bold boots are perfect for holiday parties and New Years (but don't let that stop you from wearing them other days too!)
For my final outfit, I styled a pair of velvet boots and you can find a similar pair here. I love velvet for the holidays and my forest green moto jacket went perfectly with the boots to create a low-key holiday look. I wore black denim so that the boots would really pop, and, since these boots are a bit taller, I was able to tuck my jeans into them. Try styling your boots this way for a clean, sleek look.
Sweater (similar): Forever 21
Jacket (similar): Nordstrom
Shop my favorite holiday boots below!
I hope you enjoyed today's post! Which pair was your favorite?
Black Friday is finally here! While many sales have been going on throughout the week, I wanted to wait until after Thanksgiving to go crazy (haha!) In today's post, I will be sharing some of the sales I know I'll be taking advantage of as well as some gift ideas for everyone on your list! You may even find a few things to spoil yourself with because, let's be honest, we have to take advantage of these great deals, right??
Nordstrom is a great place to shop for everyone all at once and they are having up to 60% off many of their clothing, home, and beauty items now through Monday. I've linked my favorite pieces from every category below!
For The Kids:
Everyone Else on your List:
Urban Outfitters is another store that offers everything from clothing to beauty to home and they are having a buy one, get one for the entire store (ends today!!) They also have an Afterpay option (which I looove), so you can spend a little more and split your purchase into four payments due every two weeks.
If you're looking for the most popular street brands and trendy clothing items, ASOS is the place to go! Currently, they're having up to 70% off their biggest brands and 25% off the entire site!
The fine print: Of course there will be terms & conditions for each of these sales. I linked each home page for every store mentioned, so be sure to read the site for more information! I also included a few things that weren't on sale just because they were too good to pass up (:
As always, thanks so much for reading! I hope this post makes your holiday shopping a little bit easier. Good luck!
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