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 { Trend Hungry Tuesday } Tips To Mixing Prints Like Beyonce

Have fun with fashion. This trend requires it. It’s mixing prints together. So plaid and polka dots is a now a fashion DO as are stripes and floral designs. This is one trend you have to try to for yourself and a few celebs are showing us how it’s done.

Gwen Stefani always looks so put together but always with a cool, rocker edge. This past weekend she rocked striped sunnies with a dotted top and plaid pants.

Beyoncé is another who’s been into pairing prints lately and posted a few different outfit pictures on Instagram.

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{ Trend Hungry Tuesday } Two Easy Outfits for New Year’s Eve

In less than 48 hours the ball drops and a new year begins. So the real question is, what will you be wearing to ring in 2015? I’ll make it easy for ya with these two quick outfit ideas.

{ Opt for embellishments. }

Why? Styles with sequins or beadwork, or both add the those special touches so require little accessorizing. Let the dress be the statement. Celebs opt for embellished looks all the time and know not to overwhelm the look with too much jewelry, including Taylor Swift and Beyoncé.

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{ Dress up your jeans. }

It’s easy, comfy, and warm — three big selling points. Keep it cool and classy by taking a cue from Kim Kardashian West and opt for all-black everything, black jeans with a black shirt and top with a blazer or leather jacket. Keep the look from feeling too casual and by adding a red lip and chandelier earrings. Hair, makeup, and accessories play a major part in glamming up your laid-back look.

{  Forever 21 Sequin Embroidered Lace Dress, $24.90 | Charlotte Russe Refuge “Hi-Waist Super Skinny” Slashed Black Jeans, $35.00 | Forever 21 Chandelier Earring,  $5.90 | Forever 21 Lace Knit Tee, $14.00 | Nicole by Nicole Miller Faux Leather Jacket, $49.99 | NYX Simply Red Cream, $6.50 }

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{ Dare To Wear } One Sweater, Three Ways

The title speaks the truth. Over the last few weeks this TOMs For Target Sweater (now sold out online, check your local Target) has been put to good use. It’s been belted, layered, and even tied around my shoulders to act as an impromptu shawl. All three of these looks are stylish enough to wear to a holiday happening and this knit is so cozy that it adds a little relaxation to any look.

Click the title for the full posts, including more pictures and styling tips. Happy Holidays!! – XO, Jessie

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{Dare To Wear} Match Your Bag To Your Beanie

Deck the halls, darling! For this photo session it was simply too freakin’ cold to shoot outside. Heck, it was too cold for tights. So we moved it indoors and I made myself comfortable at my lovely photographer’s place. She made me dark coffee with extra sugar and then snapping began, not a bad way to start the day.

Okay now, let’s get down to the outfit. If you haven’t guessed, the Dare To Wear item on repeat this month is the sweater. It’s TOMS for Target and so this gift I treated myself to also gives back. For items sold TOMs and Target are donating meals, blankets, and shoes to those in need. This blog has no affiliation with TOMs for Target, I just dig their vibes and philanthropic business model.

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{Style Tips}

1. Sweaters and leather play nice together. Knits give the cozy feel, while leather (faux in this case) adds a sleekness. United they create a balance look — not too dressed up or edgy, or too relaxed. It’s the right amount of casual comfort with holiday sparkle.

2. Match your bag to your beanie. The beanie is on the casual side, while the clutch feels more polished. By both items being in the same color, it he3. Accessories with your hosiery. This is one are you can really have fun with and turn a drag dress to fab. I have tons of tights – colors, polka dots, stars, and more. Sometimes I go nuts looking for the right pair when getting dressed (I need to give them a proper storage space) but a certain tight can really tie a look together or add an unexpected element.

3. A little monochrome goes a long way. When people meet me that know me from the blog and on TV and social media, they are often surprised that I’m only 5’3.  This even happens at coffee dates with new clients. I’m actually flattered, as it’s a compliment to my styling skills. A black skirt + black tights + black boots = long lines. Elongate with this tip in any color. It even works with jeweled pantyhose.

4. Accessorize with your hosiery.  Add some fun hosiery to your style arsenal. The right tight can make the whole outfit. Don’t be afraid to try a print, color, or even bejeweled tights.

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{Details} TOMS for Target – Women’s Crewneck Sweater | Vegan Leather Skirt, ℅ Lulu*s (similar)| Hat, Old | Rings, Vintage | Giles & Brother Cuff, ℅ | Shashi Bracelet, ℅ | Mid-Calf Boots, JCPenney | Urban Expressions Crocodile Clutch, ℅ South Moon Under | Pretty Polly Black Embellished Tights, ℅

{DARE TO WEAR} a blog series dedicated to “dare to wear” the same thing three weeks in a row. If you’re gonna buy it, you better be able to wear it at least three ways, right? Each month a new item is featured and will be styled three ways over three weeks. Photos by Audrey Gallagher.

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Three Ways To Wear Flannel

I didn’t think I could love it any more than I already did, and then November happened.

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A flannel top is one style staple I can’t live without. I’ve been wearing the same one throughout the month on the blog, and even more in real life. It’s comfy, easy to wear, adds warmth, and is also crazy versatile.

See for yourself. Here are three outfits and a bonus look from Instagram. For more pics, styling tips, and outfit details, click below for full posts.

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{Dare To Wear} a blog series dedicated to “dare to wear” the same thing three weeks in a row. If you’re gonna buy it, you better be able to wear it at least three ways, right? Each month a new item is featured and will be styled three ways over three weeks. Photos by Audrey Gallagher.

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{Dare To Wear} Falling For Flannel

It’s that time, time for the third dare-to-wear look of November and this one may be a personal favorite that I rock often. Comprised of a flannel top, jeans, booties, and a scarf for warmth, this look was made for fall and takes me from running errands to lunch dates with my boo. I’ve worn this shirt a ton this month, but this combination is one I could live in everyday. 

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Styling Tips

1. Let the sleeves go long. Your mother will ask you to roll them up if you dare to wear this to Thanksgiving, but the unbuttoned sleeves make for a flowy and casual ensemble.

2. Big scarves and top knots play nice. Wearing layers near your hair plus dry winter air equals tangled tresses. Avoid the mess and opt for an updo when wearing bulky scarves or lots of layers near your hair.

3. Wearing the top untucked? Unbutton the bottom,  one of two should be good. Leaving a button or two open can prevent pulling and will keep the complementary lines flowing. 

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{Dare To Wear} a blog series dedicated to “dare to wear” the same thing three weeks in a row. If you’re gonna buy it, you better be able to wear it at least three ways, right? Each month a new item is featured and will be styled three ways over three weeks. Photos by Audrey Gallagher.

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{Details} Mossimo Flannel Top, Target | LuLu*s Infinity Scarf, (℅), similar | Elizabeth & James Jeans, (℅) | SONOMA life + style Women’s Ankle Boots,  Kohl’s | Swarovski Earrings, (℅) 

For more flannel style inspiration see last week’s look and the week before.