One of my girlfriends thinks this t-shirt is absolutely awful.  Personally, I think it’s so over the top that it’s supremely cool!  I found this little gem in the boy’s department at WalMart last summer and I had to have it.  I brought it home and did a little minor surgery (sleeve and collar removal) on it and…voila! Perfectly fabulous!  I’ve been known to wear it to work with a blazer and pencil skirt, trust me, no one else is ever rockin’ the same outfit.  I love things that are quirky and different; things you wouldn’t necessarily see someone else wearing, at least not in the same way.  And how about these shoes?! I just got them and I’m in love.  I also got a pair in bright pink…they’ll be making an appearance later this week.
     Today’s link ups are DC in StyleNot Dead Yet Style, and Clairejustineoxox. Click the links and take a look!

Style Tip:  Don’t be afraid to take risks and be different.  Something that might seem to be too much at first glance might end up being the one piece that makes the outfit.

                            

       

T-shirt: The Mountain;  Jeans: JCPenney (no longer available online, available in-store);  Vest: JCPenney;  Shoes: Windsor
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     I’ve had this dress for a couple of years. I scored it for $10 on clearance at Old Navy.  It has become one of my favorite things to wear in the summer when it’s ridiculously hot like it has been lately.  What is up with this heat?! And the humidity…enough already!  I styled it two ways; one a little bit dressier and one casual.  I did a little print mixing with the casual look and paired it with my butterfly Vans, which I love.  They might seem a little too girly, but I don’t care!  If it hadn’t been so crazy hot, I would have thrown on a belt to give my waist some definition.  Honestly, defining my waist was the last thing I was worried about when it was 92 degrees and 1000% humidity!
     Today’s link ups are:  Two Thirty-Five Designs Casual Friday Link UpClairejustineoxox Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop, Rachel and Lena’s Passion For Fashion Link Up, and Lauren’s new Friday’s Fab Favorites at Style Elixir.

Style Tip:  Horizontal stripes, especially on a loose fitting shape, can be a little tricky for curvier girls.  Throw a vest, jacket, or belt over top to nip in your waist and give you some shape.

                    

               

Dress: Old Navy (no longer available) similarsimilar;  Vest: Old;  Shoes: Van’s via Amazon

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     My little girl has wanted to make an appearance on my blog since I started it a few months ago.  We went to a bridal shower last weekend and both of us wore neon lace dresses.  Of course in my mind, that was a blog photo op!  Isn’t she just too cute?  The dresses were actually bought on separate occasions, months apart, but once the similarities occurred to me I thought, “So nerdy, it’s cool, right?”  My dress has already made an appearance here before, but this time I switched out the shoes and accessories to dress it up a bit.
     I’m linking up with Tara at Mix and Match Fashion for her Summer Style Link Up and Leslie at My Fashion Forward Blog for her All Things Pretty Thursday Link Up.  Click the links and take a peek!

Style Tip:  Don’t be afraid of color.  Neutrals are great, but color can really liven up your closet.  If it seems too overwhelming, start with something small like bright shoes, a handbag or other accessories.

                                                                                   

       

                 

                                         
Dress: WalMart (no longer available);  Sandals: Sears;  Necklace: Sassy Steals

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     I’ve had this skirt for probably a hundred years…well, maybe not a hundred exactly, but a really long time!  It’s kind of difficult to style because of the top color on the skirt, so I usually stick with white, chambray, or denim on top.  It’s comfortable to wear while running around town or just chillin’ at home, but it still looks cute.  I finished it off with my turquoise flower sandals…kind of like a statement necklace for your feet!  Today I’m linking up with Alison for her I Feel Pretty Link Up over at Get Your Pretty On and Share Your Style Saturday…swing by and take a look!

Style Tip:  Even a super casual look can be prettied up with the addition of something simple, like shoes or accessories.

Skirt: Victoria’s Secret (old);  Top: Old Navy (No longer available) similar;  Sandals: Payless (no longer available)

                                                                                                                                                       

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     I’m not sure what it is about galaxy print, but I love it! Maybe I was an astronaut in a previous life…or an alien…hmmm, something to think about.  Anyway, over the last year I’ve managed to pick up a few  galaxy print pieces. I’d kinda like a purse, but alas, no luck yet… This skirt is stretchy and lightweight, perfect for the summer heat.  I’ve also worn it in the winter with a chunky sweater, tights, and boots and it looks just as fabulous!  It could also easily be mixed with other prints, for example a floral or striped top or blazer.  This time I went with a basic white tank because I wanted to showcase the galaxy print.
     Today I’m linking up with:  Trend Spin Link Up “Prints and Patterns”Real Girl Style Link Up, Style Elixir: Style Sessions and the Anything and Everything Blog Hop. I’m also linking with Share Your Style Saturdays. Click the links and visit some of the other great fashion and style blogs!

Style Tip:  When you’re thinking about wearing a print, try something outside of the ordinary.  If you typically go for stripes, polka dots,  florals, or animal prints (those are the easiest prints to work with), try something geometric, galaxy, or maybe even skulls (!) instead.

                        

                           

Top: Sears;  Skirt: Nordstrom (No longer available) similar;  Shoes: Victorias Secret (No longer available); Necklace: JCPenney (in store purchase)

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