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{ Dare To Wear } 3 Tips To Dressing Warm

This is my first outfit post of 2016. Whoa. Does it count if the pics were taken last year? Of course it does!

A flannel shirt is a serious Jessie staple. Wear open, buttoned, tied, tucked, or even around your waist if you get a little hot. I usually fall in love with one, wear it to death, then get a new one and keep the oldie as my bumming-around flannel.

Since getting this one I’ve styled it for the blog and have worn it a ton in real life, hence why I bought it. Flannel can get a little fancy if you’re creative, and I love it for casual dressing. For this look I went for a more outdoorsy vibe, with thin layers to keep me warm without looking puffy. Hope you like and that you are staying warm! Style tips + more pics await those who scroll.  ;)

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{ Style Tips }

1. Add warmth without bulk by wearing thin layers, like a flannel top over a tee shirt, and then topping it with a quilted vest. This vest is light and pretty much made for layering.

2. Oversized scarves = extra warmth. I hate a cold neck and a scarf really does keep in the heat. If you get hot take it off or wrap it looser.

3. Keep toes toasty with weather-proof boots. This practical tip is obvious and yet I see so many women wearing open-toe booties and super high-heeled styles, which is totally cool but not for being out and about (especially when it’s icy!) and staying warm in style. This year I made sure to get some practical boots and I must say that it’s a decision I’ve been extra happy with. Me cold = me miserable.

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{ flannel & scarf, Nich Boutique | Lilly Pulitzer ‘Blake’ vest | Rock & Republic boyfriend jeans, Kohl’s | Ugg ‘Kesey’ boots }

Like this look? Check out the similar styles below that I’ve hand picked. Happy styling!

Dare To Wear } a blog series dedicated to “dare to wear” the same thing three ways. If you’re gonna buy it, you better be able to wear it at least three ways, right? Photos by Audrey Gallagher

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Dare to Wear, Fashion

{ Dare To Wear } Knot Styled

Hello to waking up an hour earlier and spring so close you can taste it. I love this time of year. It’s finally feeling acceptable to leave the house without a heavy winter coat, and so that’s why this month’s fashion find on repeat is a jean jacket. Last week I decided to Dare To Wear the jacket with a colorful maxi to make it feel more casual, cool and spring apporpriate. This week’s outfit post is continuing with the theme of transitional style that this season brings. Continue Reading

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Accessories, Celebrity, collaborations, Designer Collaborations, Fashion

Ashley & Mary-Kate Olsen Create Cosmic Jewelry Under $40

If you’re a fan of Elizabeth and James jewelry get excited. Our favorite fashion twins and CFDA designers, Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen have an affordable line worth adding to your Christmas list.

AMK x SM is a limited -edition jewelry collection for StyleMint. The out-of-this-world designs are inspired by constellations — hence the names Ursa Major, Hydra, Pyxis, and so on. The line really resembles the Olsens’ Elizabeth and James jewelry line. Both collections are simplistic and have a gorgeous cosmic theme. The main difference being the price — Elizabeth and James ranges from $95 – $395, whereas everything in the AMK x SM collection is either $29.99 or $39.99.

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The accessories in their latest collection have a luxe feel, but all are extremely affordable, especially when you compare to one of their bags from The Row. Get ready to indulge and don’t wait, as past StyleMint jewelry collabs have sold out.

AMK x SM includes necklaces, earrings, rings, clutches, bangles, hand chains, and clutches. The collection is part of StyleMint’s limited-edition Studio Series, so you may not want to wait.

Another plus, the Olsens said they created “versatile pieces that transition easily from day to night”…can you say “Dare to Wear” worthy?

Style Tip: Because these accessories are minimalistic and dainty, it’s easy to stack and layer pieces. Pair jewelry with Flash Tattoos for a boho-chic look that not everyone will be sporting this holiday season.


{Shop It} Serpens Choker, $29.99 |  Pyxis Earrings, $29.99 | Hydra Bangle, $29.99 | Ursa Major Ring, $29.99 | Luna Pouch, $29.99

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Which piece do you love most? Share in the comments below!

Celebrity, Fashion

Sexy & Sheer: Steal RiRi’s Grammy Style (Under $40!!)

 

If you didn’t catch the Grammys last night, you missed a night full of stellar performances, surprise wins, and of course, jaw-dropping fashion! It’s official – skin is definitely in…I mean did you see J.Lo’s dress?!?! From midriffs to cut-out dresses and plunging necklines, the stars were definitely showing off their beach-ready bodies. But our favorite look by far was the sheer. It’s practical, sexy, and gives coverage with a little bit of tease. Just make sure you don’t go sheer from head to toe – that’s a major NO NO.

 

What celebs stole the show in sheer? Ashanti, Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys and of course, Rihanna – this girl can do no wrong!
Rihanna rocked the red carpet in her long, sheer dress matched with a matte red lip. The cut and length of the dress covers all the right areas while still encompassing some playfulness and sex appeal.

Steal the look in time for Valentine’s Day! Opt for a cocktail dress with sheer details.

Our recommendation: Pins and Needles High-Neck Chiffon Dress  $109.00 $39.99 at Urban Outfitters.

 If that’s not your style…

Snag a skirtThrow on some heels and elongate those legs! Red is always sexy and this leaves room for the imagination. ($26.99)

Shop the trend. Scroll through the showroom below and tell us how you’d rock the trend!