Maxi Dress Madness

Good Morning Fashionistas, incase you didn’t know, ITS MAXI DRESS SEASON! Here are some different types of maxi dresses that you can search for in the desired store you wish to shop at, as well as some maxi dress wearing tips. Maxi dresses are the absolute trendiest apparel item that you can wear to a more-than-casual but less-than-formal occasion. For example, last Saturday was my friend’s graduation party, and I wore one of my maxi dresses to the event. Since the dress is cotton, it definitely dresses down the look, however, the fact that it is a dress spices up the femininity, establishing the ideal look.

There is only ONE rule when it comes to donning a maxi dress: DO NOT PAIR WITH WEDGES!

When pairing this elongated dress with elongated shoes, the look becomes completely warped. The shoes do not compliment the dress (or vice versa), because they both are huge fashion statements that do not work well together. So keep the shoe game simple wearing flat sandals, and you can never go wrong.

The following are a few different maxi dress styles that are up for grabs under several various brands. Take your pick!

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Flower Power

One of my favorite warm weather hair accessories is the flower hair-piece. I feel like it can pull together any outfit. I have a lot of clothes that consist of strictly one solid color, and sometimes if I have trouble finding the perfect jewelry item to wear, I’ll wear a flower to accent my outfit. Here are some flower color ideas that will work for your specific hair hue:

  • Black hair/Brunettes: In this case, red and white flowers look the best. The red goes gorgeously when wearing red lipstick, and the white contrasts with your dark hair instantly drawing attention to your lovely locks.
  • Redheads: White and blue are the best colors to accent your unique hair color. The white will pop against your hair, and a bright blue shade will draw instant attention to your rich, ruby red hair.
  • Blondes: Lavender and black are ideal colors for floral hair accessories for you guys. The lavender will add a subtle color to your already bright and lustrous locks, and the black flower will once again, create a contrast between the dark flower and your radiant hair color.

FlowerYou can purchase these hair pieces at most department stores (H&M has super cute ones), but I purchased both of mine at Claire’s!

Summer StateMINTs

Mint

My absolute FAVORITE trend that hit stores and runways this past spring is MINT! The glamorous color goes wonderfully with every skin tone and hair color. You can also wear any colored accessories with this trend as well. Whether it be silver, gold, black, or even red, mint looks perfect with just about everything. Thank goodness the Pantone color of the year is green (Emerald), because it has allowed me to incorporate green pieces into my wardrobe and become acquainted with my new favorite obsession, MINT!

Mint Pants

Do you believe that I don’t own a pair of mint skinny jeans?!?! I know, right? Don’t worry, because my whole spring/summer wardrobe consists of this green-ish hue. I am currently on a mission to find the perfect tone of mint skinny jeans that I could wear to death this season.

Alessandra Ambrosio

Even supermodels, like Alessandra Ambrosio (pictured above)

are flaunting the popular trend.

Criss Cross – The Crossbody Bag

Crossbody Bag

Crossbody bags are my new favorite style of bags! I always loved the big, bulky purse (I still do), but these are so much easier to carry, and they are so fun! Since a majority of these bags are cheaper because their overall size is smaller, you can accumulate a ton of them that portray several styles, colors, textures, sizes and brands.

The picture above includes celebrities such as Rihanna and Kristin Cavallari sporting their crossbody bags! These bags are the latest trend that are taking over the world! (or maybe just Hollywood ;))

Crossbody BagsTory Burch

Sources: www.stylewgrace.com & www.lyst.com

In the first picture above, there are four DVF Mini Harper Bags in these four vibrant colors. The second picture consists of a Tory Burch Neon Snake Bag in “Flash Yellow”. These five colored crossbody bags display ultimate neon colors that will spice up any wardrobe, and create optimal focal points for any outfit!

Red, White, & Fashionable

So here’s to the official start of SUMMER!!! Happy Memorial Day to everyone and a quick shout out to all of the men and women who continue to support our country! With Memorial Day comes tons of social events, so here are a couple of cute outfits and ideas that you can sport on this fun, yet meaningful holiday!

Red, White & Blue

Source: www.fashion-isha.com

For a classy/preppy look, pair a solid colored blazer with a printed dress for an instant and stylish ensemble. Be sure to make sure your accessories are not too gaudy, because the print of the dress, and the vibrant colored blazer will add enough spice to this look. A few arm candy pieces, along with a bold time-piece, and a classic crossbody bag, instantly pull the look together, and will have everyone gushing over your chic and sassy outfit.

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This striped crop top is essential for this summer season’s wardrobe. It can be paired with virtually any bottom, and would look especially fabulous with this pair of studded jean shorts below!

studded jean shorts

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So there you have it, a couple choice outfit ideas for this holiday season. And with that being said, enjoy your day and make sure to HAVE FUN!!! 😉 xo

Rainy Day Couture?

Rainy Day Couture?

Unfortunately, with the SPRING season comes a little bit of rain, such as today. BUTTTTT, rain should NEVER stand in the way of dressing your best. Here are some style options that are especially cute on dreary, rainy days. PS…with … Continue reading

The Beginning of a New Chapter

Hey Everyone!!! I am SO unbelievably excited to publish my first blog! I am an avid fashion lover who just graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, and did I mention that I am OBSESSED with the fashion industry, and EVERYTHING and ANYTHING that has to do with fashion and style? (Because I AM!!) I was lucky enough to score an internship with Paula Hian, an internationally renowned fashion designer who dressed several notable celebs such as Carrie Underwood, Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen, and E! News host Catt Sadler, among others. I learned a great deal about the fashion realm and what it takes to succeed in such a competitive industry. I also had the opportunity to intern with QVC, which truly allowed me to realize that the fashion industry was where I want to be submersed in 24/7. I absolutely LOVED working in the corporate headquarters and being in the same building as celebrities including Nicole Richie, Isaac Mizrahi, Rachel Ray, and Jennifer Hudson…just to name a few! Fashion is my life. I eat, breathe, and sleep fashion. I am so excited to start this blog and share with you guys everything that I know about style, trends, celebrities, and beauty that will make anyone more fashion saavy. So keep on stopping by, because I will be constantly updating my blog with only the HOTTEST trends in the fashion universe.

xo Bianca