Q&A: Fashion Dilemmas

Q&A: Fashion Dilemmas

You Ask, I Answer

I asked you guys on Instagram a while back what your fashion dilemmas were. Whether they were about styling or shopping, I gathered a few of the best questions to answer for you here today! Let’s see if we can solve some of your fashion dilemmas…


Q&A: Fashion Dilemmas
Q: “Packing for a trip is always difficult. How can I be stylish without bringing too many items?”

A: Packing for a trip is definitely a challenge, but it can be really run too! My biggest tip for this dilemma is to stick with a color palette.

Think about where you are going & in what season. What colors will either go nicely with your surroundings or fit that season well? Sticking to a color palette of 3-4 colors that all go together will ensure you will be able to mix & match the items you pack for your trip. Also, be realistic when it comes to shoes. Shoes can often take up so much room in a suitcase, so if you won’t actually wear them, don’t bring them.

Q: “What tips do you have for accessorizing with scarves for the upcoming fall season?”

A: Wearing scarves is one of my favorite ways to accessorize during the fall season. They are so versatile & there are so many ways to personalize your look with them.

Square silk scarves & bandanas are my go-to’s for an effortlessly put together look. I like to fold two opposing corners into the center & then roll the folded ends together. Then I tie the scarf around my neck in a simple knot. This floral silk scarf is the newest in my collection & is under $10! Its colors will perfectly go with so many looks I’m planning for the fall season.

Long silk scarves like this burgundy one I recently added to my collection, are another great layering piece. I like to fold & roll the larger scarves just as I would with the smaller square ones, but then I will either leave them draped around my neck untied, tied in a loose knot at my sternum level, or tied in a bow around my neck. Unless it’s really cold, I like to reserve lighter scarves such as these for the fall & my thicker wool, blanket scarves for the winter season.

Q: “My fashion dilemma: How can I explore new trends without compromising my personal style/aesthetic?”

A: This is a tricky question, because certain trends can often clash with your style or aesthetic. I would again bring it back to color.

Take the animal print trend for instance. I personally do not wear black very often, yet many times, animal prints come in black or are in combination with black in the print. However, finding items like this green croc-style round bag or these feminine blush, croc-style block heels can make this trend fit in with my personal style.

If you are wanting to try out a new trend, try finding pieces that display that trend in colors already found in your current wardrobe. Also, I highly recommend finding “trendy” pieces at stores with affordable prices so that if you don’t end up getting on with them, then at least you haven’t spent loads of money on them.

Q: “I love the prices at online shops like Shein, but I’m nervous about purchasing from them. Is it safe?”

A: The short answer is, yes.

I have actually been shopping on sites like Shein for quite a while now & 99% of the time I have been happy with the products I have purchased. One of the main tips I have when shopping on sites like this is to avoid items not worn by a model. I always like to see what something actually looks like on a human before buying it. That way I can see how it hangs & fits on the model & can make a guess based off the measurements given in the description as to whether or not it would fit me well.

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Why I Love Fashion

Why I Love Fashion

Why I Love Fashion
Why I Love Fashion

A Life Long Love

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved fashion. In fact, even before that, when I was just a tiny thing, I was known to say things like, “I really neeeeed jewelry.” (when asked what I wanted for Christmas), & I always chose a dress over pants or leggings when given the option because I always needed to “spin”.

In high school, I had a couple of friends with whom I decided to make a true fashion statement everyday at school & not care what anyone else thought. We would look through fashion magazines & find trends or accessories that we thought we could DIY at home, since we didn’t have any money. We sewed buttons on shirts, made hair clips & headbands, distressed our own jeans, etc. I’m sure people thought we were ridiculous (my boyfriend at the time definitely did), but we didn’t care. Fashion was a bond we shared. It gave us confidence to be whoever we wanted to be. Of course, I have had my share of terrible outfits, but that’s all part of the process.

This is why I love this beautiful thing we call fashion. It shapes you, expresses your mood & feelings, as well as holds that moment to a time in history.


Why I Love Fashion
Why I Love Fashion
Why I Love Fashion

Why I Love Fashion

My Daily Masterpiece

How cool is it that we can literally wear art on our bodies every single day?! Not only do we get to wear art, but we get to create art by piecing a look together bit by bit. Each accessory creating more depth & meaning to the daily masterpiece. A new creation each day! Isn’t that an amazing thing? Choosing colors by mood or season to make a statement.

I love that an outfit can say so much with no words at all. Your daily look can say, “Look at me”, “Don’t look at me”, “I’m so happy”, “I’m quite sad”, “I just want to be cozy”, “Don’t take your eyes off me”, or it can even be the most subtle & perfect form of rebellion. Even not trying to make a statement is making a statement. Whether you think so or not, YOU are an artist, cultivating your craft one day & one outfit at a time.


Why I Love Fashion
Why I Love Fashion


Why I Love Fashion

No End In Sight

Another huge reason why I love fashion is that it is always evolving & changing. There are always more colors & prints to mix, more ways to combine what I already own, more accessories to play with, & more silhouettes to discover. I love that while some pieces are classic & timeless that will be worn year after year, others are trends that fade with each new year. There is literally no end in sight for fashion & what will come next.

Fashion gives so much room for play & individuality, while also being a common ground for each & every one of us. I love that just switching one article of clothing like a coat, a handbag, or a pair of shoes, can completely transform a look. There is always more to discover, rules to learn & then to break, trends to love & trends to hate, a time to purchase & a time to donate.

Overall, I love fashion because of the joy & confidence it brings me. Each day I choose to dress up for me. A fun & bold outfit makes me walk proudly, laugh often, & be the best version of me that I can be.


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A Girl & Her Pearls

A Girl & Her Pearls

A Girl & Her Pearls
A Girl & Her Pearls

A Girl & Her Pearls

Wearing/Hoarding All The Pearls

Lately my eye is drawn to one thing, & one thing only…pearls! It’s safe to say, if any accessory or any item of clothing has pearls on it, I want it (or I already have it!). Pearls are the epitome of classic elegance. They are timeless, & therefore it is a no brainer that my wardrobe has gladly welcomed a few new pieces I know I will wear for years & years to come. This look came together like a dream & just begged for one pearl detail after another.



A Girl & Her Pearls


A Girl & Her Pearls
A Girl & Her Pearls

A Girl & Her Pearls

Live A Little!

Maybe it was the pink suede mini skirt, or the fluttery sleeves, but these gorgeous Chicwish pieces gave me new life! I was dancing on the streets, feeling confident, & even a bit sassy. This outfit gave me the much needed reminder to just live a little sometimes. I know how easy it is to get in a rut & stick to what you know, but fashion is a great way to step out! It’s just clothes! You don’t even have to wear an outfit for an entire day if you don’t want to! Take the risk. Be someone else. Our better yet, be your true self. Dress exactly how you’re feeling & just live a little…pearls & all!


A Girl & Her Pearls

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A Girl & Her Pearls

My 2018 Lookbook

My 2018 Lookbook


Bye, 2018!

As 2018 comes to an end, I can’t help but look back & reflect on all of the amazing moments from this year. For one, I got married & went on the dreamiest honeymoon EVER! Also, I turned 27 & have never felt truly me than at this point in my life. I’ve learned a lot, created a lot, & dreamed a lot this year. I’m walking into 2019 full of creativity & courage. 2018 taught me that I can literally do anything I set out to do, & you can too! Dream big, & let nothing stand in your way!

As we jump into 2019 head first, let’s take a look back on the outfits of 2018. Click on the photo to check out the blog post that look is featured in. I would love to hear which looks were your favorites from this year, so don’t forget to comment below telling me which ones you loved!


My 2018 Lookbook
My 2018 Lookbook
My 2018 Lookbook
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My 2018 Lookbook
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My 2018 Lookbook
My 2018 Lookbook
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My 2018 Lookbook
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My 2018 Lookbook
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My 2018 Lookbook
My 2018 Lookbook
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The Jennifer Dress
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My 2018 Lookbook

Don’t forget to leave your favorite look in the comments below! xx


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Affordable Classic Fall Pieces

Affordable Classic Fall Pieces

Affordable Classic Fall Pieces
Affordable Classic Fall Pieces
Affordable Classic Fall Pieces

T h e   C l a s s i c s

Fall brings about a sort of nostalgia for me. It takes me back to classic styles, traditional fall tones & a cross between Parisian & preppy style. It’s the chilly football games with friends, or the hot coffee on my morning commute in the City under the changing leaves. Fall means cozy, effortless, closeness, warmth, crisp air, joy, & romance. I want my clothes to embrace all of those things during this season & today I’m rounding up all of my favorite fall classics at the most affordable prices. There is something for everyone here. Let’s dive right into that classic feel.


Affordable Classic Fall Pieces
Affordable Classic Fall Pieces
Affordable Classic Fall Pieces

O u t f i t   D e t a i l s

White Crochet Dress (similar here), Burgundy Heels, Scarf, Camel Beret, Crossbody


Affordable Classic Fall Pieces
Affordable Classic Fall Pieces

A f f o r d a b l e  

F a l l   P i e c e s

I tried to stay under $50 in this round up, there are just a couple over but I had to still include them. These are all such gorgeous pieces, & if you hover over each picture, you can see the amazing price point they are at. 

I actually own quite a few of these pieces. The picture of this navy & gold tweed skirt definitely doesn’t do it justice, but this has been in my wardrobe for over a year now, & is one of my fall favorites. Also, just purchased 2 new pairs of boots for the season (here & here) that are both under $45! Let me tell you, they are gorgeous! My green long sleeve dress (seen here) is under $25. You’ll be seeing this tweed jacket & this ruffled skirt here on the blog soon. Lastly, this super cute crossbody bag received so many compliments last season & I’m thrilled to see it around again.


Affordable Classic Fall Pieces
Affordable Classic Fall Pieces

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The Co Ord Trend

My 2018 Lookbook

The Co Ord Trend

Hello Everyone!

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already April! Since it’s finally starting to feel like spring, I’m here to chat with you guys about a big trend this spring/summer: The Co Ord Trend. This trend comes in a variety of shapes & styles making it so easy to find one that works for you. Let me tell you my thoughts on this trend & show you my favorite pieces on the market now.

The Co Ord Trend

The Co Ord Trend

The Co Ord Trend

My Way To Wear This Trend

I feel like you either love or hate this trend. Like, it could be a jumpsuit…or a dress…but it’s cut in half & shows a little skin? Idk, I’m really loving it right now, but I’m picky about which styles I prefer. Finding the right co ord for me means finding a tasteful & feminine silhouette while still displaying that fun & flirty side. I love this set I found while on my daily ASOS scroll. The blue & white stripes are so my style & I’m obsessed with the tie details on the sleeves as well as around the waist. I find pieces that cinch in at the waist like this to be extremely flattering. This co ord trend piece fits perfectly into my feminine wardrobe because even though it shows a little bit of skin, it’s loose silhouette keeps things fun & tasteful.

This is such a wearable set, & perfect for your spring/summer wardrobe. It’s great for a date night out, drinks with your girlfriends, shopping at your local farmers market, & it’s light enough to bring on a beach holiday. To shop this look, click here or the images below!

The Co Ord Trend

The Co Ord Trend

The Co Ord Trend

The Co Ord Trend: The Felix & Flora Edit

These shoppable images are a fast & easy way to add this trend into your wardrobe!

The Co Ord Trend

The Co Ord Trend

So what do you think? Do you love or hate this trend?

Will you be rocking one of these pieces this spring/summer? xx

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