5 Outfit Ideas for a Summer Wedding to Not Upstage a Bride and Still Look Hot in the Process

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Hi lovely readers! Wedding season is well underway, and while it may have some of you shook with excitement as shown below, like me:

It may have some of you wanting to crawl into the nearest hole and die due to not having an outfit, being a bridesmaid, not having a date, not being in a relationship, being in close proximity to a bff turned a bridezilla…etc. As someone who has been in four quinceaneras and one wedding (not that many of my friends are married, but if anyone needs a bridesmaid hmu) I am here to make wedding season a little easier! The key? Looking hot without upstaging the bride on her day. 

Think elegant and sexy; no bodycons or crop tops, unless they’re paired with culottes. See below.

Truth be told, I am a sucker for weddings and a mild wedding crasher. I will cry at them all and will jump at the chance to attend them, whether my friendship with the bride and groom (or groom & groom, bride & bride) is questionable or not. I just love being around love. πŸ’•

Here are my 5 outfit ideas:

1. Midi dresss with tasteful slits

From Tobi.com

This gorgeous one is from the brand Tobi. You will look hot without trying too hard. This cut is is ideal because it exposes just the right amount of skin.

A choker, block heels, a clutch, and a kimono for when night falls are the perfect accessories.

From Target.

From Asos.com.

From Nasty Gal

By the way, right now everything is 50% off Nasty Gal’s website with code Get50. 😩

2.Drop Waist Dress with Pop of Color

By Tommy Hilfiger. On Macys.com

The same hemline makes it possible to show some leg in an appropriate way. This color is so summery and gorgeous too.

Pair the dress a clear, nude, gold, or floral encrusted clutch, strappy heels to elongate your legs and a coral lip for an additional complementary pop of color

From simmi.com

From lightinthebox.com

3. Off the Shoulder or One Shoulder Jumpsuit 

From Forever 21.

A lot of people forget shoulder cleavage can be sexy. It’s not all about legs or actual cleavage.

From H&M

Lace up sandals or mules are a perfect shoe choice.

From DSW.

By Jeffrey Campbell. Sold at Urban Outfitters.

4. High Waisted Culottes & Crop Top

Found on Pinterest.com.

Crop tops can be classy when paired with culottes and dressy accessories. I think this is my favorite outfit out of this list. πŸ’•

These pairs are good culotte options:

From Asos.

Set from Forever 21.

5. Tuxedo Dress

From Tobi.com

Though this dress is certainly sexy, the long sleeves and tuxedo vibe make it dressy enough for a wedding. Gold accessories and a gold clutch would match the luxe vibe.

From Nordstrom.

From weddinghigh.com

Those are my suggestions & what I’d wear to summer weddings if I had been invited to to any. (Hint) Get married people! I need to wear these outfits!

If you are a bridesmaid and do not like your dress my suggestion is to customize your accessories to match your personality as much as possible so you’ll at least feel somewhat comfortable with the outfit. If you don’t have a date, wear a cute outfit & find one at the wedding!

Love you all!

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5 Ways to Make Basic Clothing Items Un-Basic

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Like you, I get tired of the same basic items in my closet, yet I like to be comfy at work and need those basic items. I also would like to avoid spending my whole paycheck every week to look on-trend. Here are 5 ways to upgrade the basic items in your closet:

Bodysuit + maxi skirt

From sustainablesiren.com

Muted tones tone down the sexiness while the shilouette keeps the look feminine & sexy. Gold layered necklaces would complement the look ideally.

Delicate,beautiful, gold layered necklace from Etsy.com

Simple staple bodysuit from Americanapparel.com

Jeans (any style) & a T-Shirt + mules 

Jeans will never get old, but after wearing the same pair to death, they can seem old and routine. Pair yours with a white or cheeky t-shirt and adorable pair of very fashion-forward mules.

Swap out your sneakers for mules.

Aliexpress.com

Nastygal.com

They also have them in gold πŸ˜©πŸ’«

Nastygal.com (Cinderella vibes 😍)

Found on Pinterest



A leather jacket & banging sunglasses couldn’t hurt either. Cute outfit found on Pinterest.

Jean jacket + jean dress

Found on Aliexpress.com

From Topshop

I absolutely love denim on denim and I’m a firm believer the all-American material will never get old. Even when it does, it looks sexier, and denim on denim is a chic way to re-wear the jeans items in your closet. A bright lip and chic white sneakers can keep the look tidy and prevent it from being drab.

Does Cara Delevigne keep getting prettier or…? Living for this lip color. πŸ’

Utilitarian khaki + a pop of color

Kenzo runway

I love the utilitarian khaki cropping up on SS 2017 runways. You can add a bold lip or eye look as shown here as on the Kenzo runway, or pair a trench jacket with a bold colored dress, top, or pant. A pop of color from accessories like purses or shoes would be cute if you want to keep all clothing in the khaki or olive family.

From Ali express.com

From chicnovafashion.com

I love the offbeat cuteness of this dress. Plus, let’s save the honey bees! 😊🐝🐝🐝 Extra Tip: Keeping the dress under the jacket in the same color family keeps you from looking like a clown. πŸ˜‰ Yellow is also everywhere right now.

Sundress or slip Dress +Mesh top

 You love that sundress or slip dress you’ve worn a million times, but you can’t wear it again the same way right? That’s okay. Pair a cute on-trend mesh top like the one below by Urban Outfitters under it and you have a chic look for any night out.

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Love Urban Outfitters’ mesh tops. 

Too too freaking cute. Love this look. Found on Pinterest.com

I hope you enjoyed this post & it gave you some summer outfit inspo.

Have a beautiful day!

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Finding Yourself in a World of Options (Fashion & Otherwise) // Shoes I Can’t Wait to Wear This Spring

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Kick-ass Chloe boots from a few seasons ago. Hands down one of my favorite fashion companies ever.

Finding yourself can be like finding the right shoes; oftentimes long-winded and at least a little painful. It can take years.

It’s always worth it though. There’s nothing like stepping into the right pair of shoes or knowing who you are and what you want. In light of yesterday’s holiday, dedicated to womankind, this post is dedicated to why and how you should pursue whatever you want.

Jeffrey Cambell x Anthropologie. I need these in my life.

It took me years to realize it’s okay and cute to wear comfortable shoes. Don’t get me wrong, I love my towering sexy heels as much as the next fashion-junkie girl. I love my Vikky Soft Pumas maybe just as much though. 

Heaven on your feet & equally cute. Obsessed with this color.

I spent my high school years thinking I had to wear flats or Converse or inexplicably painful sandals almost every day and have the blister scars to prove it. On the other days I’d wear Keds or Vans. Thank God, otherwise the bone on my foot which protrudes would probably be worse off.

If you forgot to get me a birthday present, I’ll take these in an 8 or 8.5 please.

I feel like we as women put ourselves through the hoops to be some better version of ourselves and will stop at nothing. In high school we need to fit into a specific category and be zitless and never boyfriendless. At least that’s how I felt. In college we drink ourselves into oblivion and forge friendships based on shared goals of pushing the boundaries of whatever we couldn’t do in high school. At least, that’s what I did, in addition to really liking college and my classes. (Honestly). After that, we still try to emulate Instagram makeup and hold ourselves to some degree of presentability if we want to retain any hope of making a living and being a contributing member of society.

Free People. Presentable for work yet cute enough to go out.

At every stage in our lives as women we must find our way amongst categories and expectations, career-wise, socially, and yes, even within the realm of fashion. As a teenager, I looked ridiculous some days, and others I could pass for a model in some cool zine. I don’t regret looking ridiculous though. I was finding my voice, my identity, and my fashion sense.

Erdem. Seriously? How can you not be a shoe addict with so many gorgeous options?

I have realized that I need creativity and freedom in my life and I also need comfortable sneakers. To paraphrase Eva Longoria, in college I didn’t know what I want to do for the rest of my life, but I knew what kind of woman I wanted to be. This interesting article/interview is about why Eva decided to get a degree in Chicana/o Studies at CSUN while doing Desperate Housewives. Loved it. That’s my alma mater.

I feel as though fashion gives us the liberty to be whoever we want. Especially during spring, anything goes. One day you can be a futuristic moon dweller, another an austere modern lady in a monochrome utilitarian outfit, and the next an ethereal bohemian princess. I love that. It lets us find play around with who we want to be until we want, and one day we discover who that person was all along. So never stop playing dress up girls. It’s more important than the world thinks. πŸ˜‰

Love you all,

Maggie

My 10 Fall/Winter Travel Essentials

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I’m so ready for a trip somewhere with trees that actually shed during the fall and that has a real winter with snow.

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This is what fall looks like in my imagination when I’m daydreaming of traveling. Pic found on http://www.destination360.com.

I guess it’s a result of living in Southern Β California my whole life. I’m thinking Big Bear, and since my bf and I are planning a trip there, I thought it’d be the perfect time to put together a f/w trip essentials post. So here are my must haves for traveling somewhere chilly in the autumn and/or winter;

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As you can see, I am very excited for my trip and for an excuse to shop. πŸ˜πŸ‚πŸŒ²πŸ‘’

  • 1. Turtleneck / chunky sweaters. You can’t go wrong with a comfy chunky-knit turtleneck. Plus I adore this dusty rose color. It’ll keep you warm when you’re out and about roaming around town and through all of your adventures. This one is from Forever 21.

 

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  • 2. Corduroys. The ones above are also from Forever 21. I love this pine green color. They’re stretchy and comfy yet super flattering and cute.
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Photo from Levis.com

I love all of Levi’s corduroys. Comfy, cute, and flattering. πŸ‘Œ

  • 3. An anti-theft backpack. The last things you want to be thinking about are losing your things or having them stolen. Not only is it heartbreaking, but it would seriously ruin your whole trip. The Travelon anti-theft backpack is top-rated and is versatile/small enough to not be a hindrance when walking around.
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Pic from Amazon.com

 

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I’ve been into corduroy in general lately…a lot. The velvet top is by Lucky Brand & the skirt is by Celebrity Pink..$11!

 

  • Β 4. (faux) Leather jacket. I am obsessed with the one above by Free People. It’s a little pricey but durable and well made. This jacket goes with literally everything and makes any outfit instantly cuter.
  • 5. Scarf. I am a huge scarf fanatic. You should see my closet.

 

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This one above is from Urban Outfitters. They have some of my fave & most versatile scarves in my opinion.

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This adorable chunky one is from Forever 21. Throw a scarf over almost anything and add an air of chicness plus an extra layer of warmth.

  • 6. Comfy shoes. These are an absolute necessity for walking around and taking in all the sights while not hurting your feet.
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Picture found on http://www.otrendy.ma

 

 

I am in love with Rhianna’s Fenty line. They’re the perfect walking around shoe for traveling since they’re comfy yet fashionable. I want them in every color.

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  • 7. Booties. These are from…you guessed it, Forever 21. They’re the perfect shade of tan and height and I love how they go with everything.
  • res_1476169737491.jpg8. Little black dress. The one above is also from Forever 21 (sorry they have too many cute things!!) and has a mock turtleneck and long sleeves so it’s perfect for fall/winter.Β I think this would be a perfect date night look.

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9. Mini versions of your fave beauty products. (Shampoo, toothpaste, foundation, perfume, etc) They’re just easier to travel with. My top 3 are Johnson & Johnson’s shampoo, Physician’s Formula BB Cream, & NYX Lip Lingerie in Teddy, which isn’t mini but would fit in your purse.

This is the best BB Cream I’ve tried so far. The coverage is great, yet it’s light and moisturizing.

10. An open mind and heart. Honestly, the best things to have when traveling aren’t things. They’re the people you love and who you’re traveling with and the willingness to have a good time and overlook the jet lag and small details that didn’t go your way. There are no perfect trips, and of course you want everything to go as planned after spending your hard-earned money but, oftentimes, spontaneity can be a good thing. πŸ˜‰

That concludes my post. I hope you enjoyed it! Maybe it helped you a bit with your upcoming trip! Happy travels! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

Love,

Maggie

The 5 Shoes That Will Get you Through the Whole Summer

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There’s so many shoes in this world and so little time to try and buy them all up. In the words of Carrie Bradshaw, “Men I may not know, but shoes I know.” Really I know enough about men, (sort of) and I love them, but I may love shoes just a tiny bit more. Yes, shoes won’t hug you, but they’re always there to brighten up your day when you need them. Men too..sometimes. Haha!

Anyway, with so many options today, it can be hard to decide what to buy and where to buy it. Yes, we want to spend, we have that part down, but if you’re like me, and you have to shop wisely in order to still be able to eat, you can’t buy any shoe that strikes your fancy. πŸ˜’πŸ˜¬πŸ‘›πŸ‘ 

To be honest, you only need 5 pairs of shoes to get you through the summer. They go with everything and they’re easy to pair up with outfits and accessories. Here are my Β top 5 picks for the summer:

  • 1. The lace up sandal, as shown above. These are by Steve Madden. I’m so in love with this sky blue color right now. I painted my nails that color and have bought so many blue things this summer. Serene and beautiful. πŸ’™ The sandal looks great paired with jeans and dresses.
  • 2. The slide sandal.

 

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These sandals look great with literally everything. Mine are from Gap. They have an easy casual cool that’s so perfect for the summer. Here’s how I styled them:

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As you can see, pink jeans, slide sandals, and flowy tops make me very happy! You can find them at gap.com. πŸ˜‰πŸ‘‘

I also love this simple and cute slide by Michael Kors & here’s how I styled those. (Digging tropical vibes right now.) 🌴 ; You can buy the sandals on Macys.com & the romper at UrbanOutfitters.com.

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  • 3. The espadrille. These cuties are by Sam Edelman. Funny, comfy, and adorbs. What more do you want? Espadrilles in every color? Me too. 🌈 You can buy these at shoebuy.com.
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RosΓ© all day? Yes please! Wait..

  • 4. The espadrille sandal. Seafoam sandal and all accoutrements by Urban Outfitters.

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I love this pretty seafoam green color. Gorgeous and so summery.

5. Vans Authentic Low.

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Nintendo is a throwback to my childhood and Vans are a throwback to my high school days, not to mention being forever cool. Pefect with shorts and a t shirt.

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Loving the simplicity of this look. California through and through.

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Cute & whimsical. πŸ˜€πŸ’œ

So those are my 5 summer shoe picks. Is my list different than yours? If course there’s always room for more…πŸ˜‰

Love,

Maggie ✌❀