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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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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Pinterest Pick of the Week 5

Pinterest Pick of the Week 5

Hello again readers! Ready for your Weekly Pinterest Pick?

This week’s pick was inspired by a guest that my family is housing for a while as he is visiting our sister, Kara. His name is Alex Ross and he is originally from England, but is currently residing in New York. While visiting us, we got talking about the fashion world and all the amazing designers and we got onto the topic of Christian Louboutin Shoes. Now I don’t know about all of you, but if I was able to chose any shoe to own I would chose these shoes hands down.

Look at how beautiful they are in all of their perfection. I chose the classic black stiletto with the red sole because I find that to be the signature Louboutin shoe. These shoes are timeless and without a doubt will remain in style for more than a life time. And if you recall, (or are a total movie lover like me) Sandra Bullock wore a pair of stunning Louboutin shoes in the movie The Proposal with Ryan Reynolds. Loved that movie, and also her shoes!

Let us know who your favorite designer is! And for more fashion finds or outfit inspirations go follow us on Pinterest!

Till next time Fashionistas!

Laura Flynn

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Summer Wedge Sandal!

20130519-223809.jpg This gorgeous wedge sandal (featured above in the neutral multi color) is PERFECT for summer.

Goes With: Everything from your coverup mini at the beach to a pair of skinny jeans. I would wear it with shorts, skirt, dress, and more. You can easily slip these on all season, and look like a shoe diva! The faux snake skin leather foot strap gives it an extra punch of glam.

COMFORT: I wore them the other day with a 1940’s style casual skater dress. Walked around all day…no discomfort. Love them! Found at Steve Madden stores, Steve Madden online and Nordstrom, these shoes are the perfect summer staple.

What shoes are you hoping for this summer? Find any fab ones lately?

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