Thursday, June 23, 2016

Your Life Styled


Summer has been hot in Kansas City! It's been a steamy 95 to 100 degrees almost every day this week! Whooo! It's so hard to be stylish and comfortable in these insane temps! To stay cool I've been wearing some of my favorite summer dresses with simple jewelry styling. I love a bold dress that makes a fun statement without having to add too much to it. This Banana Republic floral midi dress is light weight, easy-breezy, and I love the flowy skirt and sassy slit! I always gravitate towards a dress with a vintage flare and this one has a bit of a fifties glam girl vibe! It seems like as soon as summer hits I live in dresses like this one. I love the girly feeling of a full skirt and heels.

Things I look for when shopping for the perfect summer dress:

·        * Versatility – I love a dress that can be worn for several things, weddings, lunch with girlfriends, to the pool, etc. If I can wear a dress for several different events or occasions and style it up several ways; that makes it a keeper for me!

·         *Fit & Style – I have a few favorite dress fits that make me feel my best.  Empire waist, wrap dresses, and a dress with a thicker straps or sleeves tend to fit my body shape best.  Finding what styles fit me and make me feel comfortable is the first step in knowing where to start when shopping.

·        * Color & Print  – I am a girl who loves to play with color and print. Although it’s easy for me to gravitate towards black and white, summer is the perfect time to add some new colors or patterns into my wardrobe. I always try to keep that in mind when shopping. This pretty floral print stood out to me when I was shopping online and I loved that it still has a sophisticated look. 




Dress {c/o Banana Republic} Purse {c/o Banana Republic} Shoes {thrifted Savers} Necklace {Wild Juniper} Sunglasses {Quay Australia}



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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Summer White on FOX 4 KC | Summit Fair



This morning I stopped by the FOX 4 morning show to talk all about wearing white for summer! I pulled three looks perfect for a casual day out, going to work, and a night out on the town with your girlfriends! Don't be afraid to incorporate white into your summer wardrobe and have some fun styling these pieces with your favorite summer accessories! 

Looks c/o Summit Fair Shopping Center 

Outfit #1: Little White Summer Dress -- {LOFT} Necklace {LOFT} Shoes {Charming Charlie}

Outfit #2: Wear to Work -- Lace Top {Macy's} Wide Leg Dress Pants {Macy's} Jewelry {Macy's}

Outfit #3: Dress Day to Night Look: Top {White House Black Market} White Denim {Buckle} Silver Sandals {Buckle





Hair by : Roxana Dolson


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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Summer Black & White Classic | Summit Fair


Summer is in full swing! It's been hot, hot, hot, in Kansas City the last several days. Nothing but blue skies and early 90's temps..I love it! To keep cool I've been styling some of my favorite summer dresses with simple statement jewelry for an easy breezy look and some extra comfort during the warm days. Maxi dresses are always a summer favorite for me, but finding one with great fit can sometimes be a challenge. I'm short and I have a shorter waist also so a long maxi dress can sometimes look like way too much on me. Here are a few tips when looking for the perfect maxi to fit your body type. 

*Length - For me this is the most important factor because I'm shorter, but it can also be important to think about the length if you are taller as well. A maxi dress that falls right below your ankles is ideal. You don't want to trip on your skirt, but you don't want to look like your dress shrunk in the wash either. 

*Defined the Waist - Make sure your maxi dress has some kind of waist detailing. A drawstring cinch, a belt, or a seam, helps create balance in your proportions and will keep you looking slender. 

*Neckline - the neckline is another factor that makes a big difference when it comes to creating body proportion. A v-neck elongates your torso and it's important if you are shorter like me and want to pull off a long length dress. Another tip for elongating is to wear a long length necklace that will also pull your eye downward creating the illusion of a longer torso. 





Dress {Maurices} Purse {Charming Charlie in store} Necklace {Charming Charlie in store} Sandals {Charming Charlie in store} Sunglasses {Maurices}




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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Cold Shoulder Trends | Summit Fair



Hey, there! I'm back after a bit of a blogging break last week. It's been pretty busy over here getting ready for my August wedding, doing some photo shoots, and working with my amazing clients on remixing their summer wardrobes. I've been scouting Summit Fair too, looking for the hottest trends in the stores right now. The cold shoulder trend is not going anywhere! These super cute tops and dresses are on display in just about every store and they are so adorable! I couldn't help but snatch-up this one from the buckle, and how amazing is this minty color! Anything that's comfortable and stylish is always on the top of my shopping list. What I love about this trend is that it comes in many different styles and silhouettes and I feel like anyone can pull it off! Give it a try next time you are out shopping! 


Shirt {Buckle} Jeans {Buckle} Necklace {Buckle} Purse {Charming Charlie} Shoes {Charlotte Russe} Sunglasses {Maurices}





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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Tropical Prints | Summit Fair


Happy Thursday and Happy Memorial Weekend! Today I am sharing a little tropical print inspired look to get you ready for the summer weather! :)

Open shoulder or "cold shoulder" tops are a huge trend for the summer season. This one I found at JCPenney while shopping at Summit Fair is perfect for the warm hot weather. It's light weight and breezy with the most amazing print! I paired it with these "smart" capri pants from Maurices. These pants are Ahhhmazing! They are made out of ponte cotton, which is super comfortable, washes up well, won't fade, and has just the right about of stretch. Lace up shoes have also been a huge trend this spring. I've seen many variations in styles at several stores. These crop pants are perfect for showing off the details of my sandals and still looking polished. If you are looking for a pair of pants that will get you through the summer season I highly recommend these and you can't beat the $34 price point! 





Shirt {JCPenney} Smart Slimming Capri {Maurices} Necklace {JCPenney similar} Gold Bangle Bracelets {JCPenney} Shoes {DSW} Handbag {Macy's similar here and here}




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Friday, May 20, 2016

Mingle With Martine | VIP Styling Event


Last week I attending a glamorous VIP styling event with bridal dress designer Martine Harris, Chief Executive Officer of Martina Liana! It was such a fun event and I was so excited to see several other blogger friends there too! We sipped on two signature cocktails, the "Spicy Haute" cocktail which was pineapple, serrano pepper, champagne and the "Berry Noir" which was blackberry, ginger, and champagne! Yum!!!
Passed appetizers circled the room as we oooohed and ahhhed over the gorgeous dress designs! A mini bridal fashion show and inspiration board for this season's collections were presented by Martine and then we were all challenged to create our own unique looks by mixing and matching the pieces from the "Martina Liana Seperates Together Forever" collection! You can see all of our unique styles by searching the hashtag #MingleWithMartine on instagram. There was a styling bar with jewelry, head pieces, and even flower bouquets to complete our bridal look! Martine is so generous and gave each of us some unbelievable gifts; a silk robe, tote bag, nail polish, facial mask, lipstick, and an our very own Sorella Vita gowns, which you will see very soon!!! 

Thank you so much to the ladies at Belle Vogue Bridal and Martina Liana for hosting such an amazing blogger event! It was definatley a night I won't forget! 








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Thursday, May 19, 2016

S/S '16 Handbag Guide | Summit Fair




Happy Thursday friends! Today I wanted to put together a fun handbag guide that featured some styles I think are great to invest in for the spring/summer season! Handbags are such an easy way to change any look and wearing the right styles really makes a big difference when it comes to creating the perfect warm weather looks! Summer is the perfect time to try new styles and add some color or pattern to your wardrobe. This season is all about making a statement through details. Some of the most dominant trends that I've seen while shopping the stores at Summit Fair this season include watercolor prints, chains, hardware, tassels, jewels or beading, and crochet detailing. It's finally warm weather season and it's time to have some fun with your wardrobe. Find a few styles that work well with your existing pieces and have fun styling them!


Watercolor Prints:
1. Floral Stella Clutch - DSW - $35
2. Liz Claiborne Envelope Clutch - JCPenney - $27

Canvas Totes:
3. To The Beach Tote - JCPenney - $37
4. T-Shirt and Jeans Pom Pom Tote - DSW - $20
5. Lilac + Black Striped Canvas Tote - JCPenney - $23

Wristlets: 
6. Catie Crossbody Wristlet - Chico's - $80
7. Lemon Clutch Wristlet - Francesca's in store only - $24

Moon Shaped:
8. Mix No. 6 Crossbody Bag - DSW - $30
9.Moda Luxe Nola Crossbody - DSW - $35
10. Micheal Kors Shoulder Bag - Macy's similar (pink in store) - $158

Jeweled: 
11. Lillian Crossbody Bag - Chico's in store only - $80


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