How to take your Booties into Summer

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Part of being a budget-conscious shopper is stretching your closet staples to fit into more than one season. Booties are so great for this! These faux-suede lace-up cut-out booties are from Fashion Junkee and also come in gray and camel brown. They are SO trendy right now the way they wrap around your ankles with such fun tassel ties. Take them from fall into spring and summer with these style tips: Find an ankle style with some openings in the design whether with a peep toe, cut-outs, or lace-ups. Pair them with shorts. Find some frayed, distressed denim in white, black, or blue jean. Make it a boho look with a summer vest or kimono, duster, wrap, or oversized sweater (for those cool nights). Match them to one of … Read More

Floral Swing Dress

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Today I am featuring Fashion Junkee, a company founded with “a vision of providing fun and flirty styles for every woman.” Their swing dress will be a fabulous fit for any body-type out there! I love the floral pattern because it’s such a trend right now. The choker neckline with a button closure gives the dress a unique spin, and the causal sleeveless top makes it look effortless. I chose to bring out black as an accent and paired this swing beauty with a black bandeau, black wallet crossbody, and black lace-up sandals. For those of you that are more of an average height like me, you can take this dress to work! Add a denim jacket or vest, a black blazer, or a flowing boho vest and you … Read More

Hot Pink Shift Dress

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Hot pink will brighten up anyone’s day! Today I am featuring a dress from The Mint Julep Boutique. It has a light, airy material and a nice bright hue… pair it with neon accessories like this necklace, and you are ready for summer! I wanted to style this dress for work, so I chose calmer colors to pair with it. I wore some neutral tassel sandals by Sshoes.  (Read more about these comfortable, quiet heels in this post.) This dress is comfortable and modest for work with the higher neckline and the length hitting near the knee. It has the cutest criss-cross design going down the sides. I always love little details like that! I could also see myself throwing on a jacket over … Read More

Grace & Lace Ikat Wrap and Lace Extender

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Today I am featuring the beautiful boutique Grace & Lace. The story behind the start of this shop is so touching, and I am honored to style some of their pieces. They have been featured on shows like Shark Tank and The View – so fans – check them out! Nothing welcomes spring like bright colors! Their Ikat Wrap comes in two colors and can be worn as a wrap, vest, scarf, or swimsuit cover-up. Anyone who knows me and my budget-friendly “hunts” all over the web knows I totally enjoy pieces that are versatile – so I love this wrap! I styled it a few different ways and thought the colorful pattern went so nicely with stripes! _________________________ Worn as a Wrap Outfit Details: Striped Dress  |  Ikat Wrap  … Read More

Scalloped Dress + Tassel Heels

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I have seen a number of beautiful scalloped skirts, dresses, and tops, but have not found a dress with beautiful scallops quite like this one! I think this navy dress is perfect – long enough to be professional for work, and pretty enough to take out for a Sunday in church. I paired it with these cute tassel heels! They are crafted by Ssh Shoes to be comfortable and quiet. This is just great for work because they have a non-slip, sound absorbing rubber sole, and a noise reducing heel so they do not make as much noise when you walk. There are multiple styles and colors – see more of their collections here. Outfit Details: Scalloped Dress  |  Ssh Shoes  |  Bracelets here and here  |  Earrings The scalloped … Read More

Short Spring Shift Dress

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Today I am talking about this colorful number from She In Clothing! I LOVE this dress. The reviews were raving and I am joining right in there with them! This is a short shift dress – perfect for a warm spring or summer date night or perhaps a wedding or special event! It is made of thick material and is also lined. I wore a strapless bra under mine so the straps and bra wouldn’t peep out the sides, but you could also do a stick-on bra or something similar. I spruced up the look with black accessories. My sister was so sweet to give me these fun fringe heels to use for a few months before spring hits Minnesota, and … Read More

You had me at Brunch…

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Happy Saturday, all! Today I’m featuring a casual tank from Shop Sunday Brunch! This is a new boutique, and I have enjoyed getting to know Angie – the gal behind it all – through Instagram. This racer back tank finishes off a perfect weekend look. I love, no, I mean loooooove going to brunch and I love all brunch foods and drinks, so this tank speaks to me! Styling my “You had me at Brunch” Tank It looks adorable with distressed skinnies, and it will flow right into summer with denim or colored shorts, too. The material is rayon and spandex, so it is soft and comfortable. Outfit Details: Distressed Silver Jeans  |  Brunch Tank (I’m in a Medium)  |  Bucket Bag  | … Read More

2-Day Tote Sale!

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To all of you fashionistas out there – here’s a wonderful deal from Ooh Baby Designs!  For the next 2 days (Tuesday & Wednesday, March 15-16) you can use the coupon code TEACHERFASHIONISTA for 20% off a TEACHER FASHiONiSTA teacher tote bringing them from $62.99 down to $50.99! (Coupon code is valid on TEACHER FASHiONiSTA Totes only.) If you were holding off, now is the time to get one for yourself, or as a gift for someone else! I use my tote daily, and cannot tell you how happy I was to find a tote that carries EVERYTHING I lug around – because let’s face it – teachers are always bringing things home to prep or finish up after the work day is over. Whether it’s taking two pairs … Read More

TEACHER FASHiONiSTA Totes

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The day is finally here! The TEACHER FASHiONiSTA Line of totes is now available to shop at Ooh Baby Designs! We have partnered together to develop a line of high fashion teacher totes.  Here’s a design you’ll love – reversible, multiple pockets, wide straps, durability, roominess – all made with fashionable fabrics for a gorgeous functional bag! These totes are designed specifically for teachers! TEACHER FASHiONiSTA Totes A Partnership My goal has always been to share more than just daily fashions. I want to help teachers (and others) find budget-friendly fashions and useful pieces for their everyday lives.  Ooh Baby Designs (Stephanie) has a family full of teachers – eight to be exact – and her goal has been to design the best possible teacher tote.  The TEACHER FASHiONiSTA Line marries these … Read More

Pastel Pink Blouse

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During our transitional months from “winter” into spring in Arizona, our evenings are still pretty cool. So, when I look for something to wear on any given date night, I gravitate toward light long sleeves, and sometimes will tote a jacket along just in case. This pastel pink top is from She In, and works perfectly for a spring night out! Styling a Blouse for a Night Out I decided to wear it tucked into some slightly distressed skinnies, and then paired it with some ankle-strap pointy heels. I wore a cami underneath the blouse, as it is shear. The bottom edges of the blouse are straight and flowy, and should you decide to wear it untucked, it flows loosely. The … Read More