Fashion

What Does It Mean To Look Like A “Blogger”

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When I got out of my car to meet my photographer to shoot this outfit she kept complimenting me on how cute I looked and how much she loved my outfit. It was a totally confidence booster and I was ready to strut and smile and show off my outfit. Then she made a comment “you look like a blogger!”. Was it my Gucci bag, the high waisted jeans, the tied top, the statement earrings, I’ll never know. It was in a positive way and I said thank you but it got me thinking. What does a “blogger” look like. There are definitely certain things I think bloggers and influencers wear that most other do not, as well as a certain look they have. Bloggers in Memphis look one way, bloggers in Columbus and LA and New York all look a certain way too.

What I really want to know is if you think bloggers and influencers have a specific look. A few things that come to mind that I personally feel are very “blogger-ish” are… Gucci belts, Cult Gaia bags (or the knock off version), tiered tassel earrings (last year that is, those seem to have died down a bit and this style has picked up), some type of braided pigtail, bandanas tied around like a headband with the ties out (I love using bandanas to hold back my baby hairs, I choose to tuck in the ends so it looks more like a turban headband). I’m sure by the time I end this post I will think of a handful of others. Oh, another is heart shaped sunglasses, which can run over $400 for the Saint Laurent version or under $10…for a trend like this, I’d stick to the $10 but then again if you love hearts you’ll be able to see out of the more expensive version much better.

I love my job, I love the community I am a part of and I love everyones unique style and sense of fashion. Lately I have been wondering if bloggers have a certain look or not and I’d love to know what you think!
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The Breakdown:
Shopping at American Eagle is a hit or miss for me. I think they have really cute things but are aimed for a younger age group than I fall into which is why it is sometimes a miss for me, except for this top. I love how it’s slightly cropped but with the right high waisted jeans you won’t have to bare any skin. I chose not to wear a bra but bralette would look cute also. Luckily I had a pair of jeans with the perfect high waist for this top. I do really love this outfit and look forward to wearing it again!

top | American Eagle ’Smocked Tie Front Top
jeans | Abercrombie ‘High Rise Mom Jeans
shoes | Giuseppe Zanotti
bag | Gucci ‘Marmont Min Quilted Bag
earrings | LambFish Designs
bracelets | J.Crew
choker | Gorjana ‘Chloe Choker Necklace

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Fashion

What Is Too White to Wear to a Wedding?

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When I first saw this white striped ruffle dress I thought it was a jumpsuit. The way the bottom ruffles and slits form make it look just like a jumpsuit. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried it on and it was a dress. The bow detailing on the sleeves is so darling and really made this dress standout. I got this dress days before I would be attending a rehearsal dinner and it got me thinking, is this dress too white to wear and what is too white to wear to a wedding?
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Bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and weddings are the three events that women have to be really thoughtful with what they wear. It’s always up to the bride to decide if you can wear white, cream, ivory, off-white, etc. to their big events. If you don’t know the bride don’t even think about wearing any shade of white. If you are friends with the bride or she is family ask if her she cares what you wear.

For my wedding, I wanted my mom and mother-in-law to wear cream with gold or silver undertones because they looked tied in with the bridal party and made pictures look great. If a wedding guest wore white I would have been like “what the heck?” but I would not have let it bother me because it really doesn’t matter. For my rehearsal I didn’t wear white myself and it didn’t bother me one bit if anyone else wore white.

One time I wore a cream lace dress to my friends bridal shower. I asked if she cared and she said she didn’t. She was the type of friend I knew wouldn’t mind but I wanted to ask anyways. I also attended a wedding where the bride walked down the aisle in a stunning red Vera Wang gown and the wedding guests were required to wear white or black!

You’re better safe than sorry and I’d stay aways from white, cream, ivory or off-white when attending anything wedding related unless you are given the OK from the bride! Beware, she may be offeneded by just you asking if you can wear white.
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The Breakdown:
This dress is so much prettier on than hanging on the hanger. Once I had it on I felt like I had to have it. I wasn’t sure where I was going to go in it, but somewhere. I didn’t end up wearing this to the rehearsal dinner but I had my birthday and our anniversary in the same week and knew I’d wear it to something! I stuck with nude shoes to help elongate my legs and a simple earring. There is a lot going on with the strips and ruffles so the dress doesn’t need much. I thought I wanted to wear a necklace but none looked right, I think it was because the bow detailing on the sleeves. Sometimes you need to try a few things on until you get the right feeling.

Would you wear white to any wedding related events??

dress | Misa Los Angeles ‘Rosa Dress
shoes | Alexander Wang (similar)
earrings | from Rowe Boutique  (similar)
ring (on index finger) | GorjanaSkyler Cuff Ring

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Fashion

Summer Chic In Stripes


For some reason I have had a difficult time finding weather appropriate clothing this summer. The biggest challenge for me is finding lightweight clothing that I can also nurse in. All of my short summer dresses have made their way to the back of my closet because in order to nurse in them I have to hike the whole dress up which cannot be done in public and not easily done in the car (a place I find myself nursing too often). A lot of my jumpsuits don’t work either becuase I can’t pull the straps down and most of my button up rompers and dresses are denim which is too heavy for this hot summer we are having. Insert this striped button front culotte jumpsuit. This jumpsuit has come to the rescue so many times this summer. When I want to wear something on trend but have my baby with me this jumpsuit is a no brainer.  The Breakdown:

I’ve been on the hunt for new wedges this summer and have yet to find a pair until now. I was searing for something similar to what I’m wearing in these photos but since these shoes are 3 years old they are no longer available. I did find these leather wedges by the same designer but only 3 sizes left! Luckily they have a pair in my size, woo hoo! Anyways, I just love this outfit. I wear this often with flats but it felt nice to dress up a little. This oversized denim jacket is perfect for summer, it had been too hot to even wear it but it’s perfect for those me when I’m with those that blast their AC.

jumpsuit | American Eagle ‘Button Front Culotte Jumpsuit
jacket | American Eagle ‘Destroy Denim Boyfriend Jacket’ (in white)
wedges | Aquazzura (similar)
necklace | Zenzii ’Triple Tassel Fringe Necklace’ (from Rowe Boutique)
bracelet | Gorjana ‘Hanna Drusy Wrap Bracelet
ring | Gorjana ‘Skyler Cuff Ring

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