April 30, 2014

My Style: Little Miss Sunshine


Today's Look:  features one of my favorite spring wardrobe additions, a Charlotte Russe sunflower printed crop-top.  When I first saw this top, it was love at first sight.  The happy colors of the flowers contrast against the dark brown and navy in the top, creating a beautiful combination!  I paired the flowy top with some high-waisted, acid washed shorts, taupe Litas, and an ivory kimono.  For accessories, I kept with the earthy vibe, adding multiple bracelets, infinity stud earrings, Tree of Life necklace, and tarnished gold rings.  My other favorite part of the outfit includes a vibrant, artsy cellphone case from Clique Shops.  Don't forget to use promo code "arizonagirl" to get 20% off any product from cliqueshops.com!  Next week will be the official start to my summer, so I will hopefully be sketching again. :)  Xoxo, Shelly


Outfit Details:  Top courtesy of Charlotte Russe ❤ | Cellphone Case courtesy of Clique Shops ❤ | Earrings courtesy of VanessaReneeStyle.com (at Phoenix Fashion Week) ❤ | Shorts by Sneak Peek at Love Culture | Kimono by Mossimo at Target | Shoes by Jeffrey Campbell at NastyGal.com | Necklace from Foot Fetish | Bracelets and Band Ring from Aéropostale | Stacked Ring from World Market | Nails by Kiss


Beauty Tip:  Some of you have asked me how I do my hair, so here is my secret to obtaining the perfect curls. Instead of using the classic curling iron with a clasp, I use a curling wand.  I really like how the wand allows my curls to look more natural and have a beach wave appeal.  Normal curling irons are great at creating stiff ringlets, but I prefer soft, loose curls for everyday casual. Wands take a little getting use to, due to the fact that you have to be careful not to burn your fingers.  Once you get the hang of it, the curling wand is a miracle worker.  Specifically, I use the Plugged In Tourmaline Cone Curling Wand from Sally Beauty.  







   




April 28, 2014

My Style: Blurred Lines


Today's Look:  is perfect for a fun girls' night out!  A rich royal blue crop-top paired with a printed chevron body-con skirt makes a stunning pair in this sexy ensemble.  When thinking of what to wear for a night out on the town, think chic and think bold.  For this outfit, I chose soft materials and unique prints.  The top features an interesting perforated texture while the skirt is a snug cotton - perfect for dancing the night away.  Accessorizing, I wore a beautiful black and gold necklace, stacked bracelets, numerous rings, and gold earrings.  And of course I couldn't leave the house without a bedazzled clutch and my cellphone looking fab in a "Sweet Pastel Aqua (Clip Case)"!  BTW, if you're on lookout for a new phone case or tech accessory, use the code "arizonagirl" to get 20% off any item from www.cliqueshops.com!  Hope you're all having a great week.  Mine is kind of crazy with finals, so I wasn't able to do a fashion sketch.  Luckily, summer is so close I can almost taste it!  Xoxo, Shelly 


Outfit Details:  Top, Skirt, Blazer, Heels, Necklace, Bracelets, & Earrings courtesy of Charlotte Russe , Phone Case courtesy of Clique Shops , Purse by Street Level from DailyLook.com, Rings from Forever 21, Nails by Kiss.


Fashion Tip:  For a girls' night out, be sure to wear soft materials that let your skin breath and are soft on your arms for when you're dancing and having a good time.  Nothing worse than sequins or beading rubbing you raw while you're trying to seem alluring!







   
                


April 23, 2014

My Style: Daisy Dukes


Today's Look:  showcases a pair of acid wash cut-offs and a loose crop-top.  I love the flowy, flared cami in daisy-printed jersey knit, and I couldn't wait to add the daisy embroidered, high-waisted acid wash cut-offs and daisy stud earrings.  As you can tell for this spring, I am enjoying crop tops and shorts.  Making the outfit more tomboy chic, I wore simple, white Converse sneakers and edgy aviator sunglasses. I finished the look off by dressing up my phone in Clique's "Gold Dust (Clip Case)" which matched my gold accessories perfectly.  If you didn't notice, I kidnapped my brother's longboard as a photoshoot prop for fun.  And yes, I did try to cruise around a little bit, but let's be honest, I am no skater girl.  haha  Hope you all are having a wonderful, adventurous week!  Xoxo, Shelly


Outfit Details:  Top, Bracelets, & Sunglasses courtesy of Charlotte Russe , Phone Case courtesy of Clique Fashion Case & Skin Boutique ,  Shorts by Vibrant at LoveCulture, Converse Sneakers at urbanoutfitters.com, Rings and Earrings from Forever 21.


Fashion Tip:  Daisies are a major trend this season.  Whether its on a graphic tee, embellished accessories, or embroidered shorts, daisies are a definite must!






   



April 20, 2014

My Style: Back to Reality


Today's Look:  is all about enjoying a beautiful spring day.  I started the outfit by thinking of what to wear around town on a sunny, breezy day and the transition from festival wear to street style.  Now that Coachella is over, city slickers and suburbanites must go back to their day-to-day lives, leaving their boho-decked out selves behind.  I personally love both festival and street style, so I decided to make a look that transforms into each, wearing a bright pink crop-top and black, shredded cut-offs and styling them a little differently.  For the festival look, I wore a floral headband that I made and it was meant to be because it matched this beautiful Ali & Kris pullover to a T.  For the street style,  I put on the pullover and removed the floral crown.  Simple yet effective changes transform the look.  Of course, I had to add some edginess by wearing black, cut-out ankle boots and black galaxy nails.  Now, one of my personal styling philosophies is that a girl's phone should always be as fabulously dressed as she is.  For the perfect finishing touch, I turned my iPhone into a fashion accessory with a beautiful "Mini Dot Pink" case by Clique Fashion Case & Skin Boutique.  Hope you all had a wonderful Easter!  Xoxo, Shelly


Outfit Details: Pullover courtesy of Ali & Kris ❤, iPhone Case courtesy of Clique Fashion Case & Skin Boutiqueat cliqueshops.com ❤, Top from Wet Seal, Shorts and Bracelets from Forever 21, Booties from stevemadden.com, Sunglasses, Earrings, and Black Ring from Earthbound Trading Co, White Ring from nastygal.com.


Fashion Tip:  This spring, enjoy mixing different shades of one color.  In this look I had fun with different pinks throughout.  It makes a simple outfit more exciting!







   





April 16, 2014

My Style: Polka Dots & Chevron


Today's Look:  is all about a flirty, dotted chevron shift dress made of micro-satin.  Spring is definitely the season to wear fun dresses that flow, swirl, and attract.  This little gem is the perfect spring staple.  To complement the black polka-dotted, chevron print, I styled the dress with a black belt that has sparkly crystal embellishments.  The shoes are my one indulgent purchase for this photo shoot; how can a girl resist block heel sandals with ankle straps?  Literally impossible!  Besides feminine, flirty dresses and strappy sandals, spring is represented to me by two types of flowers--tulips and daffodils.  If you look carefully, you can see some of them peeking out in the background.  I couldn't resist showing off how beautiful the neighborhood looks in my recent photoshoots.  I hope you’re loving the season whatever it may be for you right now :) Xoxo, Shelly


Outfit Details:  Dress courtesy of Charlotte Russe ❤, Lipstick Cinnamon Swirl courtesy of N°7 (at Phoenix Fashion Week) ❤, Hairspray courtesy of Bumble and Bumble (at Phoenix Fashion Week) ❤, Heels from Zara, Purse and Black Stone Ring from Sage Brush Trading Co., Bracelet and Belt from Charming Charlie, Earrings from betseyjohnson.com, Gold Ring from Premier Designs


Fashion Tip:  Adding a thin waist-belt to a simple shift dress not only adds a personal touch, but it also compliments the feminine figure.