what the !@$# do i wear wednesdays: counterpoint 2014

what the !@$# do i wear wednesdays: counterpoint 2014

ATL music fest season kicks off this weekend in a major way with Counterpoint. this is a festival where anything goes! neon, prints, graphic tees, cartoons! here are some of my picks for weekend wear. 1. tribal leggings, forever 21 … Continue reading

what the !@$# do i wear wednesdays: st patty’s inspired

what the !@$# do i wear wednesdays: st patty’s inspired

    i feel like one of the first signs that spring has arrived is when you spend that weekend afternoon on a patio in green, celebrating st. patrick’s day. so naturally i cooked up a little what the !@$# … Continue reading

what the !@$# do i wear wednesdays: 2014!

what the !@$# do i wear wednesdays: 2014!

well now that the holiday parties are behind us, next fashion dilemma immediately on our minds, is what the !@$# do i wear for new years!? now because its NYE, doesn’t mean you have to don the usual cocktail dress. … Continue reading

one skirt three ways: holiday edition

one skirt three ways: holiday edition

(click photo for detailed shopping) i am sure all over your inboxes/mailboxes/texts are filling up with wonderful holiday party invites! sometime we have more than one holiday shin dig to go to, and during the busy holiday time who has … Continue reading

what the !@$# do i wear wednesdays: water sportin’

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this what the !@$# Wednesday this week is for your sporty girls hitting the waves, lake, beach this summer but still want to look stylish.

you can wear a two piece just be sure the bottoms that have some coverage in the important areas, but you don’t have to wear a full on wetsuit.

one-pieces aren’t out either, they are very much in vogue right now and will definitely provide you with the coverage you need to be breaking a sweat out on the water.

brands like Billabong and Roxy (who just did an awesome collaboration with DVF) have complimentary and stylish accessories for the water sport including some shorts, and a wet suit hoodie.  neoprene is all over the fashion world right now you shouldn’t be hard up to find some cute and water sport inspired accessories such as this Kate Spade Neoprene Pouch to hide your goodies in.

what the !@$# do i wear wednesdays: memorial day weekend

memorial day weekend is upon us (yes three day weekend!) and i know you all need some help on what to bring to your boat trip, pool party, and/or bbq.

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keep it light with some airy white pants.

a pair of cut offs will be good after a swim.

a one piece can serve as a top later on in the evening with your pants/cut offs.

cute and comfy sandals for night time walks.

retro shades for photo ops.

a light sweater for a night cap.

crushin’ on: festival bags

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continuing on with our hangout festival theme, this week i’m crushin’ on festival style bags! last year i took a fanny pack and it was great. this year there are so many different style bags perfect for festivals. while you do not want to lug around a huge, nice, designer purse it will get dirty, it will get stepped on, but it doesn’t mean it has to be a trash bag either! bring something practical and suited for the beach.

 fanny packs, cross bodies, or even a small back pack are all great. with a bigger bag you can hang a towel or your water bottle on it. cloth is great because the sand won’t be as much of a pain but whatever material you choose, remember there is a high possibility it will get wet. fun prints, fringe, and vintage inspired are great to look out for.

don’t break the bank, there are plenty of decently priced options suitable for a beach or any festival you attend this year!

what the !@$# do i wear wednesdays: rainy days

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i do not know about you guys but this rain is killing me!? when will it stop?! i thought we were done with april showers?!

sure doesn’t make you want to get decked out for the day.

thought i’d do this wednesday’s post about how to dress rain chic. my go-to’s on a dreary day:

1. fashionable tunic

2. ponte pants (for you ladies in the office)

3. chic rain/rubber boots you can wear anywhere

4. a classic trench

5. umbrella small enough to toss into any bag

6. thin socks to keep your feet comfy and dry

7. nylon-esque tote

what the !@$# do i wear wednesdays: meet the parents

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meeting the parents can be a big deal! (i guess depending on how much you like the person haha) but we know first impressions are everything. i put something together for two possible “meet the parent” scenarios.

this maxi dress is pretty versatile. you could dress this up or down depending on whether you will be going to a brunch, dinner on a patio, or even over for a family BBQ or dinner. be comfortable shoe wise, don’t be that girlfriend who can barely walk. a crossbody is perfect for your essentials to touch up but you’re also not lugging around a huge bag. dainty but fun earrings will keep you classy with some personality. bring a jacket or light sweater depending on where you are going.

i love this nautical striped jacket, i feel like you could also have some versatility with this. if you want to pair this with denim, try a neutral such as a gray or black to dress it up a bit. a black bag is classic for any occasion. again keep the heels simple and small, love these nude pumps. the mint colored earrings add to your neutral outfit. you could wear this to a dinner, family gathering, or a wine night with the family.

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what the !@$# do i wear wednesdays: coachella

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this week’s what the !@$# do i wear wednesdays is all about coachella outfits!

yesterday i gave you accessory options. today let’s talk about the clothes. anything goes at coachella, but think hippy, desert, california!

coachellatopsyou want to be comfortable during the day while the sun is out but be sure to have some layers when the sun goes down. start the day off with a fun bralette or bandeau. you can put a tank over it or a cool denim vest.  you can continue to layer with a cool kimono or crochet top. also take a break from the shirts and throw on a cute mini dress.

bottoms

bring a lot of bottom options, anything goes here. maxi skirts are a MUST. palazzo pants as we all know are my favorite. cut offs are also a must bring piece. crocheted and light weight printed shorts are also good alternatives.

we are almost complete with our outfit options for the coachella weekend!

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