Monday, June 20, 2011

Sister Style: Summer Edition

My younger sister, Brooke, and I are both fashion-aholics. We love wearing cute clothes whenever possible (you'll never see us in t-shirts or sweats except for bed!) and going shopping at our favorite stores. However, we don't always share the exact same taste in styles. Here are our takes on 6 different summer styles!


 What Brooke's Wearing: green silk daisy, purple plaid scarf (American Eagle), green V-neck tee (Gilly Hicks), woven brown leather belt (AE), denim cut-off shorts (AE), brown leather sandals (AE)


What I'm Wearing: silver bow headband, turquoise sunglasses (Target), Soft Drape Sunset T in neon lemon lime (AE), silver bangles (AE), silver hobo bag (Target), Meg cuffed denim shorts (Abercrombie Kids), silver ruffled wedges


Wearing: maroon glasses (mine), turquoise floral cardi (Hollister), royal blue babydoll tank (Abercrombie & Fitch), khaki pants (HCo.), mixed bangles, beaded necklace (AE)


Wearing: brown/red/orange striped scarf (as a wrap; Charlotte Russe), dark brown lacy cami (Abercrombie Kids), brown woven bling bracelet (AE), brown woven leather belt (A&F), khaki twill shorts (HCo.), brown printed wedges


Wearing: light blue floral dress (GH), mixed bangles (AE), hot pink Gianni Bini purse (Dillards), pink bow flip-flops (HCo.)


Wearing: light yellow floral dress (A&F), Suede Ring T-Strap Sandal in pink (AE)

What styles are you wearing this summer?

Friday, June 10, 2011

OOTD: Indian Summer

AE "friendship bracelet" crop top (similar here), HCo. orange cami, A&F woven leather belt, HCo. destroyed chambray trim denim miniskirt (similar here)

Bracelets: American Eagle and Aeropostale, mixed

Necklace: American Eagle

If you took a quick tour through my closet, you'd probably see a lot of pink, bright and pastel colors, florals and quite a few pairs of sandals. What you might not see is a few boho/Navajo pieces that I've come to really love. Like some poncho-like thick knit short-sleeved sweaters or a bright red blouse with "native-looking" aqua and white trim. Or this cropped top I bought this spring from American Eagle. I instantly fell in love with the pattern, the silhouette and the pop of the bright colors on top of the charcoal grey. I knew I had to buy it, and I've loved wearing it ever since. It's one of my favorite new additions to my closet that's helped to transform my wardrobe from mainly girly to girly with a hint of boho flair. I paired it with a simple orange cami that I got a few years ago and haven't worn much since. I'm glad I found a use for it. On bottom, I chose a destroyed denim mini I bought last summer. I love its edgy, worn look. I kept the jewelry simple: a few coral beaded bracelets mixed with metal charm bracelets and a beachy shell necklace. Usually, I like to wear my hair wavy with this top but I decided to rock the straightened second-day hair look with a messy side ponytail. It still worked to pull the whole outfit together.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Bold Summer Lusts

Summer is the season for bright colors and bold patterns everywhere! The colors of nature--from the vibrant blue of the sky to the emerald green grass to the brilliant orange sunsets to the rainbow of hues seen in wildflowers--can inspire a wardrobe change during the warmer months of the year. I always look for bold shades and daring patterns during the summer and rely less and less on neutrals. After all, summer only lasts a little while...why not make a statement?

Bold Summer Lusts

What are you wearing this summer?