Fashion

Accessorize Like a BOSS Without Breaking The Bank

ac·ces·so·rize | verb
to provide or complement (a garment) with a fashion accessory.

We all know that accessories can make or break an outfit. Whether it is a necklace, ring, purse, hair wrap, or whatever, it’s super important. It doesn’t matter if your style is over the top but well done like Rihanna and Beyonce, or minimalist and clean cut. There is always something for you.

 

I personally prefer to be savvy with my accessory purchases because trends come and go everyday, and I don’t want to regret my decisions later. My favorite places to find hot, affordable items are: H&M – New York & Company – Belk – Charlotte Russe – and stores like TJ Maxx & Burlington Coat Factory.

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Tips to find deals, deals, deals:

When I’m looking for more minimal accessories the first place I will go to is H&M. If that doesn’t work out then I’ll go to NY&Company, depending on what accessory sale they are having. Both stores have their items separated by metals which makes it easier to find what you’re looking for.

For the more colorful and fast fashion pieces then I usually luck up on Charlotte Russe’s – 2 for $10 jewelry. The two for ten is great for pulling a full look together because you can buy a set of rings and a necklace, or a set of earrings and a pack of bracelets. You can get a real bang for your buck!

Don’t shy away from getting items with small imperfections.  Small imperfections can lead to minor mark downs in the final cost. So you have the item you want and a few more dollars in your pocket.

Always, and I mean always, check the clearance and sale section. Many of the items pictured above were purchased for under $10 dollars.

 

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A|W ’17 Shoe Wishlist

This wishlist was inspired by my shoe collection needing a serious update. Since I LIVE in tennis shoes and booties, when I’m not wearing UGGs (how dreadful? I know!) I thought it would only be right to share what I’m currently coveting.

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Nike Prestos in Olive Green | Pom Pom Pointed Toe Flat Mules | Jessica Simpson ‘Teddi’ Bootie | Snake Embroidered Lace Up Sneakers | FentyxPuma Ankle Strap Creepers | Vans SK8-Hi Core Classics | Almond Toe Cork Heeled Boots | Faux Pearl Ankle Boots

 

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DIY Aquazurra Raffia Pom Pom Heels | Under $30

One of my favorite places to find a super stylish DIY is on LocksandTrinkets blog and YouTube channel. Sometime last year she had posted a video where she recreated the most amazing pair of shoes by Aquazurra. I instantly fell in love and decided that I would try it for myself. Shortly after I purchased a pack of pom pom balls and a pair of open toe wrap around heels from Madden Girl. This project took no time to complete and I couldn’t help but love the finished results. For comparison:

Aquazurra Raffia Pom Pom Stilettos | $825 USD vs. DIY Madden Girl Pom Pom Stilettos | $27 minus tax

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What you’ll need:

80 Pack Assorted pom pom balls | $1

2 Pack of Superglue | $1

Open toed strappy heels | Madden Girl | $25

When recreating this DIY I didn’t do everything exactly the same because 1. I couldn’t find my hot glue gun 2. I used one size pom pom balls and 3. I covered the whole strap in pom pom balls instead of focusing on the center.

This took no more than 20 minutes to complete because it is so easy. To help cut down on the production time I laid my pom pom’s out in a sequence that I liked so I wouldn’t have any difficulties when gluing them onto the shoe. This isn’t really necessary but I was going for a more uniform look considering I had eight different color pom poms to choose from. After this I glued the pom poms down and waited for them to dry. The dry time doesn’t take very long but you may want to wait a few minutes before wearing them out to make sure the balls set.

 

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#OOTN | Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

Recently I was challenged by Dia&Co, a curated shopping experience that’s exclusively in sizes 14+, to step out of my comfort zone and try something new with my style. Every Friday in their office they celebrate Try-day which is a day where they challenge each other to step out of the box and try something new. Because of their challenge I was also able to participate in Try-day, and I must say it was a good day!

Stepping out of your comfort zone can seem like such a task, especially when it comes to wearing different styles of clothing. With my small shopping problem (depending who you ask) I’ve acquired a bit of clothing that I’ve never worn because I didn’t feel confident in them. Crop tops, dresses, high heel shoes and shorts galore – this behavior has to be put to an end. To get a jump start on this I created an outfit with this super cute black and white off the shoulder crop top that I’ve had for over a year and never worn. I would always take it out as an option when getting ready for a night on the town but I’d punk out and decide to wear something more “comfortable”. Comfortable meaning something I’ve worn several times and I know it would look good on me. This mindset has really hindered me from stepping outside of the box and trying something different with my look. Wearing this top is just a small step because I wear a lot of off the shoulder tops but a crop top that highlights some of my insecurities.. no it hasn’t happened.

TODAY IS A NEW DAY THOUGH!

I’m getting out of my negative head space by doing what feels right and what looks good.

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Outfit details:

Crop Top | Forever 21 Plus | $5

High Waisted Cropped Jeans | Gap

Faux Leather Jacket | New York & Company

Ella Lace Up Sandal | New Direction | $50

So don’t be like me and hoard clothes you’ll never wear in your closet. Try something new and rock. it.

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5 Swoon-Worthy Valentines Day Outfit Ideas

Ladies, it’s almost time to stunt on these men for Valentines day. Whether you are single or in a relationship you have to slay!

Last year I created a guide on the perfect lippies for V-day and an anti-valentines day outfit idea post – this year I decided to create another valentines day outfit idea post. The inspiration for these outfits came from my love of pale pinks, florals and a popping lip. Who can honestly say they dislike those things? And there isn’t a better time to wear them.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a date because I sure don’t. I’m just waiting on the candy to go on sale and for the new 50 shades of Grey movie to come out. The first one was terrible but it is what it is LOL. Let’s get into these looks!

Look cute and casual in this floral off the shoulder shirt, boot cut jeans and a stylish pair of booties paired with rose gold accessories and a gorgeous lippie.

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Kill the scene in this cropped white off the shoulder shirt, a pair of fire-red high waisted pants, and a pair of classic black heels. You can add a leather jacket for a bit of edge.

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Show your date that you have a different side to you in this dressyandalittlesexy look. This look features this gorgeous little black dress, wrap up heels and your favorite Olivia Pope style jacket. Add a light pink or nude lip with your floral Kate Spade and you are good to go!

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Having a girls night out and you want to make a statement? Wear this. You may be called a badass or a heartbreaker but it is so worth it. This look has three of my wardrobe and beauty staples: A white t-shirt, a pair of skinny midwash jeans with a few rips and the Always Red (01) cream lipstain from Sephora which was also mentioned in my 14 lippies for V-day!

The jacket and heels just give it THAT badass – i may break your heart but you’ll love me anyways – feel

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Going dancing or on the cutest date you could ever imagine? Yeah, me neither but this is what I would wear.

Another black dress (because who can’t get enough of those?) paired with a colorful purse and heels with multi-color pom poms. Add a sleek gold choker, black sunglasses to hide your shady looks and a metallic plum lippie. Voila! A masterpiece.

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If you are dressing up for Valentines day or any other occasion, I hope that this post can give you a little inspiration or a laugh because I went a little over the top on the outfit descriptions lol. Much love.

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My Holiday 2016 Wishlist

In case you haven’t picked up on this, I really enjoy making lists whether they’re music playlists, clothing/item wishlists and whatever other types of lists there are. It’s just something that I’ve found to be really calming and it also helps me put together my thoughts… and things I would like to spend money on LOL.

So here I am writing another wishlist, for the 2016 winter holiday season. Some items featured are for going out, lounging around the house and everything in-between.

If you would like to check out other bra & panty sets from AdoreMe then click here. Each item listed will be linked below!

Night out on the town:

Sequin Cami Dress in Black | Forever21 + | $30

Sequin V-Neck Romper | Charlotte Russe + | $50

Shimmer Strappy Caged Jumpsuit | Charlotte Russe + | $35

Crushed Velvet Dress in Pink or Wine | Forever21 +| $25

Bell Sleeve Dress in Mauve or Hunter Green | Forever21 + | $18

Lounging around:

Violet Unlined Plus Bra & Underwear Set | Adore Me | $40

Ellis Plus Long Sleeve Robe | Adore Me | $40

Lareen Plus Cami and Jogger Set | Adore  Me | $40

Isobel Plus Pajama Set | Adore Me | $40

Zaylee Unlined Plus Bra & Underwear Set | Adore Me | $40

Getting Ready:

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer | $27

Becca Glow on The Go Shimmering Skin Perfecter Set in Moonstone | $20

Sephora Collection Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer | $14

Jetsetter Makeup Case | ELF | $8

Velvet Matte Lipstick in Dark Brown | ELF | $3

Beautifully Bare Stipple Brush | ELF | $4

Selfie Ready Powder Brush |ELF | $6

Highlighting Brush | ELF | $3

Have a happy holiday season!

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Friday’s Finds at Walmart

Because I am writing this post on Thanksgiving I would like to say that I am thankful for three things. Warning, these three things may sound shallow but it is what it is LOL!

I am thankful for:

  • My friend posting about these chokers from Walmart on Snapchat
  • for Walmart having these bomb chokers at such an amazing price point
  • for my local Walmart for actually having these in stock

I probably wouldn’t have remembered to check the jewelry section of my local Walmart if my mother hadn’t asked me to purchase a few Patti Pies for our Thanksgiving feast. Honestly I was shocked to see them sitting in the jewelry section because it is rare for me to find cool items in-store after seeing them online or on social media, so I grabbed two of the shiniest ones and headed to check out. There were #NoRegrets especially since they were $5 each.

So here I am to share the “wealth” and a few pictures of my new shiny chokers from wally world.

Details:

They’re also great because they come with extra links to hook your choker. You won’t have to worry about them fitting too tightly because there are so many link options!

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Ressurection Sunday #OOTD

Hi guys, today I wanted to share my outfit from Easter which was on this past sunday. My outfit was inspired by the beautiful flowers of the spring which can be seen in my dress. I hope you all enjoy and can even find some inspiration. If you would like to share your outfits with me on Instagram you can tag me @xoxoselenanicole

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#OOTD //

Maxi Dress – Old Navy (Currently on sale for $15!!!)

Jellypop Soho Wedge Sandal – Belk

Jean Jacket – SONOMA life + style

Choker Necklace – H&M

Lippie – NYX Intense Butter Gloss in the shade Funnel Delight

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A Lovely Day in May #OOTD

I was absolutely in love with my outfit that I was wearing on this past Saturday and I could not wait to share it all with you all. Details will be posted below.
 
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#OOTD // 
Jean Jacket – Gap
Black “Wifebeater” Tank – Gap
Palazzo Pants – Belk
Sandals – Belk
Bag – Kate Spade
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