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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Remington Curling Wand!

I really wanted a non-tapered curling wand with a wider barrel for a more relaxed wave look. This 1.5″ Remington wand from Target is AWESOME! Here’s the look:

**FYI: I curled the hair from my natural, curly style to keep the volume! If you want a sleeker, flatter look, curl it from straight hair.

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Scarf from Zara, Jacket is A&F, Grey Shirt is Isabella Oliver (fave of pregnant celebs), and of course the Frye boots! Jewelry by Kendra Scott.

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What’s your favorite hair styling tool? I would love to know!

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Getting Your Best Hair Cut!!

I cannot say it enough: The KEYS to a fab hairstyle are healthy hair AND a great haircut!!! A hair cut completely transforms how a person looks.

Some people rock several different lengths, colors and styles, รก la Emma Stone or Jessica Biel. Others look fierce with a tried and true hairstyle, with hints of variation every now and then- like Sofia Vergara and Blake Lively!

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I am part of the latter group: A consistent style through the years, with hints of changes! Pics of my most recent cut **THANK YOU ISABEL, MY STYLIST**!!!

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20130922-103040.jpgI will take be sure to take photos from the front next time.

THINGS TO REMEMBER FOR YOUR NEXT HAIRCUT:

1. Be SPECIFIC about what you want. Don’t be afraid to communicate. Too many people leave it up to the stylist, and are disappointed with the results. They aren’t mind readers!
2. BRING PHOTOS! Give visual examples of what you want! Look below for ideas of who to bring photos of.
3. Ask for a haircut that will look good strait, wavy and/or curled. Most people overlook this detail.
4. If your stylist doesn’t do what you ask for…don’t feel bad about moving on to someone else! Ask your friends for a good referral.

CELEB HAIR EXAMPLES: Google these stars’ hair for pics to show your stylist (example: “Jennifer Aniston hair”).

SHORT HAIR:

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-Julianne Hough
-Katie Holmes
-Emma Thompson

MEDIUM HAIR:

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-Jennifer Aniston
-Jessica Biel
-Carrie Underwood

LONG HAIR:

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-Jenna Dewan Tatum
-Blake Lively
-Jennifer Lopez

This is how my hair looks styled from the front. Photo by Arina Borodina.

20130922-115538.jpgThank you so much for reading!!! Submit any hair or beauty questions, and I will get back to them!

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Get Your “Wavy Curls” Today!

20130515-173610.jpg My hair is naturally curly (a beachy easy type of curly), but here I styled it wavy/big curls. This look is so easy, fast, and lasts for a couple days.

I use the 1.5″ piece on this AMAZING Herstyler 3p curling wand. Seriously it’s the best curling wand (not to be confused with curling irons, but that’s another story)! It’s the same brand as a lot of those $200 mall kiosk wands, but sold at approximately $40-$50 on amazon.com. I never go on a vacation without it because its a super fast way to get salon style!

20130515-175249.jpg How To: I hold my hair in 1″-2″ sections, wrapped around the barrel for 8 fast seconds. You’ll have to experiment how long is good for you- we all have different hair! Be careful, if you hold it too tightly or too long, the curls will be too tight like Prom Hair circa 2003. Really important: I always use a flat iron to quickly straiten the very most front pieces of hair, and the roots by the edge of my face (don’t straiten the ends just the first few inches from the root to mid-section), because “curly bangs” aren’t cute with this hair style.

If I style my hair like this starting from straitened hair, I get more sleek, polished looking waves. If I do this starting with my naturally curly hair, I get large, very voluminous hair. I enjoy both looks, just depends on what look I’m going for.

Gorgeous celebs rocking this exact hair style (Take Note! These leading ladies’ hair stylists also do the straiten-the-few-inches-of-hair-around-the-face move! It’s important!):

20130515-175923.jpg Top to bottom, Left to right: Selena Gomez, Lauren Conrad, Katie Holmes, Jessica Biel, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Beckinsale.

If you have any hair product questions for styling, send them to us by tagging us @fashionbeautysisters on Instagram! We would love to answer them!

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