Fashion Friday: Midi Rings

Midi RingsHave you jumped on the midi ring train yet? What’s stopping you? For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about – midi rings are rings that are designed to stop above the knuckle on your fingers.

This is probably one of my favorite accessory trends right now, it’s so fun to layer a bunch of different rings together and decorate your fingers. I found most of my midi rings on Etsy for under $7 for sets of 3 or more. I will say as a person that doesn’t normally wear rings, it felt strange the first few times, but now I forget that they are even on. My favorite right now might have to be creating the chevron design with multiple rings.

What’s your favorite midi ring?

Miss Fashionista Nadia

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Summer Meets Winter Fashion

Is this never ending polar vortex killing your style? Are you tired of wearing sweaters? Why not mix it up! While I’m lucky enough to live in one of the few states that never really gets cold, it still has its “winter” moments. Without tons of winter clothes to make it through this unusual weather, I decided to layer some of my summer clothes and make it winter wear. For example, today I have on:

  • Sleeveless summer dress
  • Black Blazer
  • Flats

If I lived somewhere cooler, I would add tights, scarf, and possibly boots to replace my flats. This look is not only comfortable, it cheers me up thinking of summer and is unique. This is a great way to re-purpose clothes that you once only designated for a particular season.

Not me but illustrates the idea perfectly. Feminine, classic and sophisticated wrapped in a warm bundle.

Not me but illustrates the idea perfectly. Feminine, classic and sophisticated wrapped in a warm bundle.

Another great option, she added a button up on top of the dress, under the jacket for an extra layer.

Another great option, she added a button up on top of the dress, under the jacket for an extra layer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s your favorite “unusual” winter outfit?
Miss Fashionista Nadia

Summer Means Gold!

And we’re not talking about the Olympics, although we do hope our country’s athletes bring home some bling!

I’ve always lived by the rule of thumb that if it’s summer, I’m rocking gold accessories. I don’t know if it’s all the sunshine in summer playing mind games on me, but gold just seems right. Here are a few of my favorite gold accessories:

Michael Kors Oversived Gold Watch

Etsy: Gold Ring

3-Tier Gold Necklace

What is your favorite gold accessory?

Sling Purses

Sling bags are one of our “must-have” accessories for summer – and for good reason! They are cute and totally functional. Sure, i love a great clutch or shoulder bag, but let’s be honest, ladies … don’t you just love to have a bag that you don’t have to worry about carrying?

If you’re anything like me, you tend to have large purses and then fill them with things you probably don’t need to carry around. It can be such a pain in the shoulder to carry such a large and full bag around. Not to mention the fact that you’ll rarely have both hands free because you’ll constantly holding onto your purse. The sling bag allows you to carry everything you want and need and have two free hands at all times!

What’s your favorite type of purse?

Maxi Dresses

Have you been searching for the perfect summer outfit that is both stylish and comfortable? The maxi dress is the answer to your prayers!

Don’t know what a maxi dress is? Really it’s exactly what it sounds like – the opposite of a mini dress. Take a mini and make it long and flowing and you have a maxi! This is one of my favorite trends for this season because it is so chic with all the comfort of your favorite pair of sweats… and how often do you come across a fashion trend that can promise both?

And don’t worry, ladies, just because it is a long dress doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice looking sexy. These dresses may cover up your legs, but can still be incredibly sexy. Go for a maxi with spaghetti straps (or go strapless) to show off your arms and shoulders. Keep in mind – a classy and sexy look doesn’t show off everything all at once! It’s best to choose one feature and highlight it. Let your man’s imagination do the work sometimes and enjoy this fabulous fashion find! You will surely fall in love with it!

Have any of you already fallen in love with the maxi dress?

Trend Shopping

Shopaholic: don’t let this be you!

Think you have to pay big bucks to keep up with fashion trends? Wrong. I actually think it’s a best practice to not spend a lot of money on things that won’t 100% become a staple in your wardrobe. For a fashionista, there aren’t many things worse than a closet full of designer duds that you can’t wear anymore because they were just a passing fad.

The best way to keep up with the trends without getting carried away is to create a set a strict budget for yourself on how much those yellow skinnies or nude wedges, are really worth to you. Personally, I’d rather skimp on the yellow skinnies to add more to my nude wedge budget. Why? Once summer passes, I’m not sure I can see myself rocking yellow pants, and next summer colored jeans may no longer be in style. Nude wedges on the other hand, they will always come in handy. Who doesn’t want to look like they have long, lean legs?

Another trick to use, once you’ve decided your price points for the items on your “must-have” list, adjust your list of stores to hit accordingly. For example, my yellow skinny jean budget is between $20- $30, so I’m not going to visit stores like Express, Guess, or BCBG. I would, however, check out stores like TJ Maxx or Target. These stores are surprisingly on-trend with their merchandise and reasonably priced.

Shopping online is becoming more and more common – and with certain sites offering free shipping and no-hassle returns, what do you really have to lose? I found my amazing Jessica Simpson Nude Wedges for a great price on Zappos.com. Another one of my favorite sites for shoe shopping is Endless.com, both of these sites offer free 2-day shipping, no hassle returns, and they pay for the shipping on those returns. How can you go wrong?

I want to leave you all with a general rule of thumb: in season or not, never buy something that isn’t flattering on your figure. Sounds like common sense, but you’d be surprised how many women ignore this rule just to keep up with fashion trends.

What have been your fashion finds this season?

Shorts: This Season’s Most Versatile Piece of Clothing!

This season, shorts aren’t worn just because of hot days. If done right, shorts can be super chic and very much on trend! Of course they will always serve the purpose of being easy and comfortable, but the other great thing about them is how easy they are to dress up! With simple changes, you can transition your outfit from day to night without missing a beat.

Here is a great outfit for a day of shopping: 

…And with a few changes, you’ll be ready for a fun girls’ night out! 

With your on-the-go lifestyle, it can be a real timesaver to make your outfit work for the whole day – no matter what is on the agenda! And shorts are this season’s key to versatile outfits!

What is your go-to piece of clothing when you need an outfit that transitions from day to night?

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