Blue & Billowy

     There’s something about a piece from a boutique that just makes it special, especially if that boutique is out of town.  The look I’m sharing today features one of my all time favorite tops – one I purchased from a boutique in my favorite beach town in Texas last year.  The great thing about boutiques is that it’s hard to find any one piece anywhere else, making it unique (and hard to link on the blog – sorry to tell y’all the top I’m linking today is not so similar to the one I’m wearing).  Finding creative ways to style unique pieces is strangely one of my favorite things to do, but today’s ensemble is a little more simple.  Enjoy!

     The cut of this top is so unique – I guess it’s technically a poncho, but the soft fabric is super flowy and yet somehow a little flattering at the same time.  Since the top is almost a denim blue color itself, I like to pair it with other dyes, like these grey jeans.  The shirt’s free spirited aura made for a perfect opportunity to wear my key necklace and some other fun jewelry like my star earrings.  I haven’t had the heart to part with my friendship bracelets from the summer, but I’ve kept on my MantraBand, cross bracelet, and simple rings as usual.  As far as shoes go, I opted for my gold Jack Rogers sandals to give the look a polished finish.

top (similar) // grey jeans // sandals // earrings (similar) // necklace (similar) // watch // MantraBand // cross bracelet // personalized beaded bracelet // rose gold ring // gold stacked rings

Thanks for reading!

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Victory Vibes in Jadelynn Brooke

     Ah, game day.  No matter who you’re rooting for, choosing an outfit is almost as fun as the game itself (maybe that’s just me?).  Some school colors can be harder to find than others, but luckily Jadelynn Brooke has us covered with some adorable football themed tees!  Today I’m sharing a cute and comfy look featuring their “Victory Vibes” long sleeve tee as well as one of their game day bags, which you can purchase 15% off with my code “FLHS”!  Enjoy!

     I adore this tee not only because it has the sweetest little phrase across the front, but also because the sleeve details (jersey stripes and footballs!) and super soft material make it both cute and comfortable.  Not to mention, the simple grey, black, and white color scheme makes it perfect for almost any school.  I dressed up the tee with a denim skirt but kept my feet comfy in my black Vans sneakers because we all know how much we’re on our feet during, before, and after games!  I accessorized with my favorite Kendra Scott Danielle earrings, a few white and gold bracelets, my gold Kate Spade watch, and one of Jadelynn Brooke’s stadium approved game day bags.  I especially love this crossbody because it follows the new clear bag rules without being ugly or plain thanks to the iridescent material and precious pompom – way to go Jadelynn Brooke!

tee (15% off with code FLHS) // skirt (similar) // sneakers // bag (15% off with code FLHS) // earrings // earrings // necklace // white and gold beaded bracelets (here and here) // watch (similar) // MantraBand // cross bracelet // rose gold ring // gold stacked rings

Thanks for reading!

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I received the tee and bag from Jadelynn Brooke as well as the beaded bracelets from Sashka Co. in exchange for features in my blog.  However, all opinions are honest and my own.  I don’t feature products I don’t truly love!  My blog contains affiliate links, meaning I may earn commission from your purchase of the products mentioned.

An Outfit Inspired by Brooke Miccio

     Today’s outfit post is another installment in my “An Outfit Inspired by…” series!  This look mimics the style of one of my favorite YouTubers, Brooke Miccio.  In case you’re new to this series, in these posts I tell y’all about one of my favorite influencers then share an outfit I created inspired by them.  If you’re interested in reading some of my previous posts in this series, you can find them here.  Without further adieu, let’s get on with an outfit inspired by Brooke Miccio!

     Brooke Miccio is currently a sophomore in college studying business at the University of Georgia but is originally from New York.  She’s had her YouTube channel, Brooke Miccio (formerly BrookexBeauty), since high school and over the past few years it’s blossomed into a 152,500 subscriber name that has given her lot of opportunities.  She also has a 42,000 follower Instagram, @brookemiccio where she frequently posts photos of her outfits and travels, as well as a 12,500 follower Pinterest, @brookemicc.  Her content frequently includes fashion, lifestyle, college, and travel videos as well as vlogs.  Brooke loves to travel and has taken several trips to Los Angeles, the Caribbean, and Europe.  She’s close friends with Danielle Carolan, another popular fashion and lifestyle YouTuber who attends the University of Georgia (I styled an outfit inspired by Danielle too, check it out here!).  Brooke’s style is trendy and minimalist, typically including lots of neutrals and chic jewelry.

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(The images above are from the @brookemiccio Instagram page and belong to Brooke.  Their respective posts are linked within the images!)

     In my attempt to imitate Brooke’s style, I chose to create an athleisure look, similar to outfits Brooke wears to class or to the airport.  She’s no stranger to ripped jeans, so I borrowed a pair my younger sister recently ripped to achieve the trendy, edgy look.  I recently purchased this grey lace-up sweatshirt from Old Navy, which I could totally see Brooke wearing, so I paired it with the ripped jeans.  Brooke, like me, adores her trendy and chic sneakers, so I opted for my white and gold New Balance for J.Crew sneakers.  As for jewelry, I chose a simple gold choker from KyzBeadz to match the shoes (plus I think Brooke has a gold choker like this one!).  I love all my KyzBeadz jewelry and I’d recommend checking Kylee’s Etsy shop out for more fun and trendy jewels!  The long and comfy sweatshirt sleeves cover my wrists and Brooke’s ears aren’t pierced, so I decided to leave my jewelry there.  Enjoy!

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top (similar) // jeans (similar; the rip in mine is actually authentic!) // shoes // choker

Thanks for reading!  How did I do imitating Brooke’s style?

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The choker from KyzBeadz featured in this post was sent to me in exchange for a feature in my blog.  However, all opinions are honest and my own.  I don’t feature products I don’t truly love!

A Tee Shirt Dress & A Double Wrap

     A few years ago we were introduced to the ultimate combination of comfort and versatility: the tee shirt dress.  Tee shirt dresses can be found just about anywhere at this point and are so fun to dress up or down!  Today I’m sharing one of my favorite ways to style tee shirt dresses for fall.  Enjoy!

     I picked up this comfy grey tee shirt dress at a boutique while on vacation a couple years ago and I’ve loved wearing it ever since.  This dress actually laces up in the back, making it the perfect blend of two of the biggest current trends.  To keep warm, I topped the dress off with an army green utility jacket.  This pair of booties has definitely become one of most worn this fall, the taupe color matches everything!  I added a fun touch to the basic outfit with a trendy jewelry set from High Strung Jewels, including a black double wrap necklace with turquoise tusk charms and a matching black beaded bracelet with a little turquoise skull charm.  I love High Strung Jewels’ selection of jewelry and art and I’d definitely recommend checking the Etsy shop out here!  I layered that black and turquoise bracelet with a few gold and white bracelets from Sashka Co. to match the gold hoops, rings, MantraBand, and watch I wore with the ensemble.

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dress (similar) // jacket (similar) // booties // necklace (similar) // hoop earrings // watch (similar) // white and gold beaded bracelets (here and here) // black and turquoise skull bracelet (similar) // MantraBand // cross bracelet (similar) // rose gold ring // gold stacked rings

Thanks for reading!

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The necklace and black beaded bracelet from High Strung Jewels as well as the white and gold beaded bracelets from Sashka Co. featured in this post were sent to me in exchange for a feature in my blog.  However, all opinions are honest and my own.  I don’t feature products I don’t truly love!

A Long Cardigan

     Y’all know better than anyone that I love jumping on trends and trying out new, funky items of clothing.  I’ve loved the big, cozy oversized cardigan look but didn’t have any, so I asked my stepmother if she had any she’d be willing to pass down to me.  What she handed to me definitely fit what I said but wasn’t quite what I had in mind…when I said “oversized” I meant about mid-thigh, but the two Old Navy cardigans she gave me come down past my knees.  I was determined to style the cardigans but it took me a couple months to figure out how.  Today I’m sharing my new favorite way to style my long grey cardigan.  Enjoy!

     To offset the extensive length of the cardigan, I wore a somewhat short maroon button down skirt.  I brought a little white into the look, to prevent it from looking too dark, with one of my favorite embroidered tops from Loft.  I love adding a little pop of color, so I decided to wear this yellow beaded choker from KyzBeadz.  I love all of KyzBeadz’s products and would definitely recommend checking the shop out for more fun and trendy jewelry!  I saw the simple top as a canvas for longer jewelry, so I thought this simple, gold, vertical bar necklace from Aqua Kiwi would complete the look.  I coordinated the rest of my jewelry to this necklace and choker pair by keeping it all gold, including some Sashka Co. bracelets, my MantraBand, gold hoop earrings, and my watch.  Finally, I tied the pop of color back into the ensemble with my favorite multi textile TOMS booties.  What do you think, did I manage to pull off the long cardigan?

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top (similar) // cardigan (similar) // skirt // booties // choker (yellow choker from linked set) // necklace // earrings (similar) // MantraBand// beaded bracelets (here and here) // cross bracelet (similar) watch (similar) // rose gold ring // gold stacked rings

Thanks for reading!

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The choker from KyzBeadz as well as the necklace from Aqua Kiwi and beaded bracelets from Sashka Co. featured in this post were sent to me in exchange for a feature in my blog.  However, all opinions are honest and my own.  I don’t feature products I don’t truly love!

An Outfit Inspired by Dani Austin

     Long time, no installments in any of my fashion-related series!  Today I’m excited to share a new post in my “An Outfit Inspired by…” series featuring an outfit inspired by the Texan YouTuber and blogger behind Dani Austin (Dani Austin herself, ha!).  It’s so fun to experiment with different pieces in my closet until I create a look that truly reminds me of these influencers, so this series is definitely a favorite of mine.  My other “An Outfit Inspired by…” posts are here if you’d like to read more inspired by Danielle Carolan, Kate from Lonestar Southern, Carly Heitlinger from Carly the Prepster, and Abigail from Belle of the Ball!  Enjoy!

     Dani Austin graduated from the University of Texas a couple years ago and currently pursues her blog, thedaniaustin.com, and 141,200 subscriber YouTube channel, Dani Austin, as a full time job.  She also has a 135,000 follower Instagram, @daniaustin, and 8,400 follower Pinterest, @daniaustin.  She started her YouTube channel in 2012 as a college sophomore under the influence of her brother, YouTube singer Landon Austin, and it’s grown exponentially since then.  Now engaged, Dani has YouTube friends across the country and travels constantly for different events and brand deals.  Her content frequently includes outfits, travel related posts, sales guides, and faith pieces (read her Christian dating advice post here, it’s so good).  She collaborates with tons of companies, including beauty and fashion brands like Smashbox and Nordstrom, regularly.  As she plans her wedding, Dani is constantly sharing updates on dress shopping, sticking to a budget, and premarital counseling with her followers across all of her platforms.  One of the things I definitely love most about Dani is how real she is with her followers.  She’s constantly sharing on her Instagram story, from hauls to “retainer talk,” a little “series” she’s begun where she gets real with her followers from the comfort of her bed, retainer in mouth and all.  Dani’s style is funky and chic, often experimenting with the latest trends in the girliest hues.

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(The images above are from the Dani Austin blog and belong to Dani.  Their respective blog posts are linked within the images!)

    When creating an outfit inspired by Dani Austin, I knew I had to include this lavender bell sleeved sweater because I actually purchased it from Nordstrom after she linked it on her Instagram story (I swear I’m not always that easily influenced, but it was less than $40 and look at those sleeves!).  Since I purchased this sweater fairly recently, I was actually able to link the exact product for y’all, and I think you will love it’s soft material, flattering side cuts, subtle high low detail, fun sleeves, and gorgeous color as much as I do (it also comes in burnt orange, perfect for fall)!  I decided to pair it with a simple denim skirt that actually buttons down the side (same one I wore in my Thanksgiving outfit post, before I cut it!) because wearing a unique spin on a basic trend is not a far reach from Dani’s typical ensembles.  These fun TOMS booties were a no brainer, Dani’s constantly wearing brown booties and I could definitely see her loving the bright pop of color on these (plus the purple matches the sweater)!  Since the shoes and sweater were already pretty loud, I opted for some simpler jewelry including my gold Kate Spade watch, a pair of thin gold hoops, and a white and gold choker from Beads by Syd on Instagram.  I adore this choker for its larger, bubbly white beads and dainty little gold triangle charm.  Plus, it has a toggle closure in the back which makes it so much easier to put on than typical lobster claw clasp chokers.  All of my pieces from Beads by Syd have proven to be amazing quality, so I’d definitely recommend checking her page out!

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sweater // skirt (similar) // booties // choker (Shop Sydney’s Instagram here!) // hoop earrings // watch (similar) // rose gold ring // gold stacked rings

Thanks for reading!  How do you think I did imitating Dani Austin’s style?

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The choker from Beads by Syd featured in this post was sent to me in exchange for a feature in my blog.  However, all opinions are honest and my own.  I don’t feature products I don’t truly love!