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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The LBD!

“One is never overdressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.” -Karl Lagerfeld

As promised on our Instagram @fashionbeautysisters, the details on this outfit! Read below for my commentary on these fab heels!!!

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20130929-191611.jpgI love these shoes!!! Not only for the style, but they are surprisingly the single-most comfortable pair of heels in my entire closet! NOT KIDDING. Didn’t even need to break them in. They don’t have a platform, which typically makes a heel less comfortable, but these are pure perfection! I definitely recommend the Guess “Lala” shoe!

Dress up your LBD any way you please, because this classic style is sure to be a hit!!

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Running Errands: Easy & Fab

Woohoo! Back from an amazing trip, and feeling refreshed! Let’s talk fashion!

There’s no reason you have to look shabby running errands! Don’t get me wrong, I wear gym clothes to run around, get groceries, and make that last-minute run to Home Goods for a picture frame that I “need” 😉 …but for the days you’re not coming from a work out, keep it fresh with a super easy outfit. I wore this while getting some things done for our vacation.

20130712-215316.jpgBAG & SHOES: Jessica Simpson // SHIRT: Old Navy // EARRINGS: Kendra Scott, Heather Hoop Earrings in Slate

Stay fresh, joyful and positive! There’s much to be grateful for in this life.

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Date Night: WHITE HOT!

Looking for a fresh take on an outfit for date night? I had fun with this look last week for my date (with my one and only hubby of course). If you’re going on a first date I always recommend a great LBD, there are ways to dress it up or down depending on where you’re going… Once time passes and you’re switching up the look, get fun with some new ideas. ALWAYS remember that the best look on a lady is joy and self-confidence, and your most fabulous accessories are your SMILE and sincerity.

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The pants are WHITE white, while the top is a light eggshell color. The strappy heels are a white snake skin print (faux skin).

What is your favorite date night outfit?

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