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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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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Mother’s Day!

I LOVE celebrating family! Naturally, Mother’s Day was so much fun. I wore this, and I almost DON’T want to tell you where my dress is from! It is so well-tailored (the pleating is so good), and material feels so luxurious- you’d believe it was strait off the Bloomingdales floor. However, I love helping all of you get fabulous fashions for less…so here is the info!

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If you don’t follow @fashionbeautysisters on Instagram, then you’re missing out on a lot of real-time fashion! A couple of the Insta sneak peaks I posted yesterday:

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Casual Date Night!!

Date Night with the amazing hubs! It was 90 degrees outside at 6pm; so hot!!! I chose this fun, easy, and cool outfit!

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We had an awesome time. Great food, good laughs and even better company.

What are some of your fave things to wear on a date? If you’ve got one coming up, check out our other looks for some ideas!

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Chiffon Dress // Day & Night

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Above: Dress: Forever 21, hi-lo chiffon leopard tank dress, Necklace: J Crew, bubble necklace in Kelly green, Shoes: Steve Madden, Tampaa in black.

This was a really fun day dress! To shift into evening I added the J Crew Bubble necklace*, and revamped the hair and make up a little. I had a work event, and people went wild for this outfit (no pun intended). It’s so easy to pump up an inexpensive dress from Forever 21 with some fab accessories and styling. The necklace was the perfect pop of color. I had to walk all night, so wedges were the clear choice!

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Hope this gives you some ideas for your next day dress look. What are your favorite accessories to take an outfit from cute to FAB?

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*J Crew Bubble necklace: I have one of these from amazon.com, and one authentic J Crew (pictured above). Get the real one, it’s WORTH IT! My other one is pretty, but it doesn’t even compare in quality. I’m all for a great “replica”- but I have yet to see a good one of this piece. If you don’t want to pay the hefty price tag on this necklace, get it barely used and truly authentic on eBay. That’s what I did! It was a steal! In case you want to know the giveaway of the imitations on eBay: the hardware holding the bubbles on. It’s a different shape than the J Crew hardware.