Favorite Look this Week + 3 More Shoe Options!

This is my favorite look this week! It’s not hyper glam (my usual fave), but it’s casual-chic, comfortable and super easy to put together! Even if you don’t have these exact items and brands in your closet, you can get this look too… long-sleeved shirt + vest + skinny jeans + boots + statement earring = BOOM! You’re rockin’!

DETAILS: White shirt is Mossimo from Target // Vest is OLD NAVY (current, click link) // Jeans are (maternity jeans, but they sell the exact same style in non-maternity wear) // Boots are FRYE (current, click link) ***commentary below***// Earrings are KENDRA SCOTT (current, click link) // Leather Wrap Bracelet is MRS. HIPP DESIGNS (current, click link). 20140416-104048.jpg

The boots, Melissa Boot by Frye, are in the cognac color, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this riding boot. Incredible! First time I saw them were on Jennifer Aniston! I thought “OMG THOSE BOOTS!!!! MUST HAVE!” For the longest time I couldn’t justify the price…I waited and waited for a flash sale, and when the time came I pounced on them! (Trust me, they were still expensive.) However, in having 1 PERFECT pair of riding boots in a classic color, I’ve avoided the pitfalls of buying tons of wannabe boots that don’t last as long, and aren’t as high of quality. These have lasted me for years, and I can probably get over a decade’s use out of them. Doesn’t seem too expensive when you look at it that way, right?! Believe it or not, this is part of being a BUDGETISTA!!! (That’s one of the things I call myself…a fashionista on a budget.) I mix a lot of my outfits with hi-end, low-end, like this one. An $8.00 shirt from Target, plus high end boots.

MY BIGGEST TIP FOR BIG-BUDGET ITEMS: SPEND ON THE LONG-TERM CLASSICS, NOT ON THE TRENDS!!!!!!!!! If there’s something trendy (even if it’s a 5-year trend, to me that’s NOT LONG-TERM!!!) don’t spend the crazy $$ on it! You’ll regret it later on when you realize people stopped wearing palazzo pants, and you’re stuck with your overpriced leg parachutes. That’s why I got these boots – riding boots are timeless…from the 1800’s til now, and in the future, they will always be around! Trends: go lower end. You’ll feel proud of yourself for having self-control in the spending department too!

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Alternate Shoe Ideas

1. Motorcycle Brewzzer Boot by STEVE MADDEN (these are going fast, on clearance everywhere…I love mine)

2. (MY PERSONAL FAVORITE ALTERNATE OPTION) Cognac Angellica Lace Up Booties by NINE WEST

3. Chestnut Suede Desert Wedge Booties by TOMS

Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing it for you! Would love to see the ideas you come up with out of your own closet, as inspired by this look! Tag me on Instagram! Have an incredible week, and remember that your SMILE is always your best accessory!

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Pics of the Week!

Hello my fabuLASH Glamazons! If you don’t follow us on Instagram (which you should!), here are some of my favorite pics and posts you missed this week.

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LASHES! I started off with this selfie, showing the Ardell 109 lashes. I love these! They are the exact length of my own natural lashes, so they add the perfect fullness I need when I know I will be taking a lot of photos. Make sure to try the awesome lash applying tip I shared in this post! Crystal hoop earrings are by Tasha.

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MEETING THE ONE AND ONLY COACH GLITTER!!! I got to meet Tiffany Lee Bymaster this week, and she is LITERALLY as amazing as you would think she is from all her social media sites and blogging. She made my whole week! We met up at my fave nail spot, Zen Nails in OC, and talked about everything under the sun for a couple hours. Felt like I’ve known her forever. She taught me a lot about social media, blogging and branding. She’s INCREDIBLE! Like her FB page at Coach Glitter, and follow her on Instagram @coachglitter. You’ll be amazed by her great make up, workout and fashion tips! (The collage pic above is from her personal Instagram, the nail design is hers…looks awesome!)

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I loved this chic pregnant outfit I saw on Pinterest. Something about the leather, the hat and the scarf got me. It inspired this look! I don’t go for an exact match when I’m looking at photos for inspiration- I pick the textures and pieces that I love, and go from there. Hat is from Shop Primadonna (THEY HAVE THE BEST ACCESSORIES FOR SO INEXPENSIVE). I get asked about this jacket all the time…People are shocked when I tell them it’s Forever 21! The quilted leather shoulder accents and zipper details make this jacket look really expensive. Jeans are AG, and shoes of course are Aldo.

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This spring blazer + wedges look was 100% inspired by this Kristin Cavallari pic! She’s sporting her bump, a colorful blazer, jeans and wedges…I don’t look cute in mustard, so I went with a blush pink blazer that I already had in my closet. It’s also from Forever 21, and shoes are Steve Madden. Skylar earrings in slate from Kendra Scott. I LOVED this look. Felt feminine, pretty and bumpalicious!

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MY NEW, FAVORITE EVERRRRRR FOUNDATION!!!!!!! This Bobbi Brown long wear even finish foundation is so amaze that I actually took a pic with NO other make up on just to show you the texture and how naturally it goes on. No filter and no edit on this pic. I have no mascara, no concealer, NOTHING besides moisturizer and foundation. Love love love.

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This was my outfit on Saturday for a friend’s baby shower! Entire ensemble is Forever 21, and jewelry is Kendra Scott (of course!). The hairstyle was inspired by a recent Maria Menounos look she sported on TV. I had a BLAST that day, and felt perfectly spring-like in this dress. I tied the vest up to accentuate my growing bump, which is my favorite accessory, and fills my heart with love and joy!

Hope you enjoyed my fave pics from this week! It was a fun one!

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Celebrity Look for Less: Kristin Cavallari!

It’s time for another Celeb Look for Less!!! Time to match up with my fave Chicago Bears wife and shoe designer, Kristin Cavallari! For this look I used things that I already have in my closet- So you see how fun and easy it is to remix your wardrobe without shopping or breaking the bank!

20130617-091349.jpg She’s rocking her blazer, skinnies, and Louis Vuitton Classic Speedy Bag. I added the shades and pendant necklace. Details on my look: BOYFRIEND BLAZER: H&M London (about $20), SHIRT: Victoria’s Secret PINK (about $12), JEANS: William Rast by Justin Timberlake ($30), SHOES: Jessica Simpson (and they are SO comfortable, $30), GLASSES: SALT. optics, NECKLACE: Max & Chloe, RING: Kendra Scott, Cora Ring in Ivory.

Below: Fun Instagram pic! Follow @fashionbeautysisters.

20130617-092709.jpg I loved doing this look for less! So fun, and super comfortable!

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“You Look Like a Rocker Girl Today!”

My friends said “You look like a rocker girl today!” This outfit was DEFINITELY werkin’!!! (“Werk” with an “e” because it’s more fierce than just ‘work.’) I told you I’d post my outfit with the Skylar Earrings that I got from my special day with Kendra Scott. Here it is!!!

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Above: EARRINGS: Kendra Scott, Skylar in Slate // JACKET: Leather moto jacket I found at a great shop in Rome, Italy! You can find plenty of style stealers at Zara // SHIRT: Target // PANTS: Old Navy, Rockstar in Curry // SHOES: Target // PURSE: Michael Kors, Bedford Satchel.

Celebs love these earrings too…

Below: Celebrity Maria Menounos wearing the exact same earrings! (Alongside fashion mogul Rachel Zoe.)

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I am crazy about these hidden-wedge, hi-top sneakers! It’s easy to rock these, as long as you have the right outfit. Most celebs wear the famous Isabelle Marant “Bekkett” hidden wedge sneaker, which cost $640.00 (net-a-porter.com). Not kidding on the price tag! Mine were $24.00 at Target, and look nearly identical, plus they are SO COMFORTABLE! I walk around all day in them. Check out some celebs in the original Isabelle Marant kicks…

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Consider this a celeb look for less post, because the hidden wedges I’m wearing look just like the celebs’ and they are super comfy. Enjoy this trend!

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Celeb Look for Less: Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria (once again) looks fabulous running errands around town!! Here’s the Celebrity Look for Less that I threw together. *REMEMBER: I only use pieces that I already have in my closet for Celeb Look for Less; I don’t buy new things for it. I hope it gives you fun ideas for how to remix your wardrobe, and look like a star too!

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I’m so happy with how well-matched the outfit came out! Details (prices approximate)… SHIRT: Old Navy, $13 // PANTS: Bebe, Matte Coated Zipper Skinny Jean, $129 full price, but I bought them on sale, with a promotional discount, and gift card, so they were much cheaper (always work a deal, ladies!!) // SHOES: Ivanka Trump, wedge sandal, $135 full price, but again working the deal, I found them at both on amazon.com and DSW for $40.00. // ACCESSORIES: Glasses, Dior. Earrings, Kendra Scott, Heather Earrings in Slate.

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Celeb Look For Less: Eva Longoria

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I’ve been SUPER excited to start posting Celebrity Looks for Less!!! I will put together my own outfits, modeling after what I like on a certain celeb…and let you know where it all comes from so you can put your own looks together too. In this pic (above LEFT, found on Pinterest) Eva Longoria has her casual, cool and CUTE airport style down to a chic ensemble.

My outfit (above RIGHT // prices approximate):

SHIRT: Target, Mossimo $10
PANTS: Old Navy, Rockstar corduroy in coral $13
SHOES: Jessica Simpson @ Haute Look $30
ACCESSORIES: Scarf- Forever 21 $8.80, Sunglasses- SALT. Optics, prices available from high-end optical retailers. (I consider the aviators an investment piece to go with countless outfits. SALT. Optics makes incredibly high-quality, unbelievably amazing sunglasses & optical glasses.)

Who are some of your favorite celeb style icons? I would love to know!

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