Chevron Pants

These past few weeks of summer have just been so CRAZY busy between birthday parties, soccer games and t-ball games, plus the regular every day life, that I just haven’t had much time to put into blogging. We’re all done with the birthday parties and games, so hopefully I’ll be able to squeeze in a few posts here and there this summer.

I have really, REALLY been loving the jogger pants this summer (as I’ve said before), so I just couldn’t resist when I came across these adorable chevron pants on Poshmark that have a similar fit for just $7!!! The light weight fabric is just perfect for hot summer days. Especially on days I didn’t have time to shave, but don’t wanna wear a heavy jean pant.

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I love the fun print on these pants!!! I can see me doing A LOT of print mixing and matching with these this summer just like I like to do with printed skirts. I did a slight print mixing with this look with a subtle polka dot chambray top.

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The black in the pants pair perfectly with the On Weave Sandals by mark. T-strap sandals are a huge trend this season and these are definitely adorable! I LOVE the basket weave details on them too! They can so easily be dressed up or down and they would also look great with skirts and shorts! Plus they’re so easy to walk in since they’re flats.

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Please disregard the dirt on the heel of my sandals. That what happens when you live in a small town with lots of dirt. I didn’t realize the dirt was there till after taking the pics.

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I like to do just a half tuck in the front with my shirts. This helps to define my waist, but still keeps the look on the casual side.

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Top – Thrifted / Pants – Poshmark / Sandals | Necklace | Watch | Bracelet – mark

Spring Styling Tips: Spring Colors

Spring is the time of year that everyone wants to start freshening up their wardrobe. Everything around you feels fresh and new which makes you want to feel the same. A good way to start is with Spring colors. For this edition of Spring Styling Tips, Alicia from Word of Alicia, and I are sharing tips on adding Spring colors into your wardrobe.



Start With a Spring Colored Skirt

A good way to start is with a Spring colored skirt like the Dark Endings Maxi Skirt by mark. I’m not big into bright, bold colors for Spring. I like the more muted colors like the mauve pink in this maxi. It’s the perfect way to start breaking away from those darker colors of Fall/Winter and start brightening up your wardrobe. The black fading on the bottom of the skirt creates the perfect ombre effect which is right on trend right now. Speaking of on trend, the accordion-pleating on the skirt not only adds a beautiful detail to it, it’s also right on trend! The long flowy chiffon maxi skirt will also make you look tall and slender and feel beautiful at the same time.

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Add Some Print

To add some visual interest to your look, pair the skirt with a printed top that goes with the black in the bottom of the skirt. A black chiffon top with off-white polka dots is the perfect choice. The fabric is flowy like the skirt and the polka dots add just the right amount of contrast without being over powering. Plus the off-white dots are in a similar color tone as the mauve in the skirt so they compliment each other perfectly.

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 Go Light on the Jewelry

With colors getting lighter, so is the jewelry. Put away your big statement pieces for now and go with simple layered necklaces and bracelets. They not only look simple and elegant, but they also give you a lighter look and feel. The Three Of A Kind Bracelet Set by mark makes the perfect simple bracelet set for Spring and into Summer.

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Finish With Some Strappy Sandals

Finish your look with a pair of black strappy sandals. It’s Spring time, so that means it’s time to start showing off those pretty painted toes. The best way to do that is with an adorable pair of strappy sandals. They’re also perfect to wear with a long maxi skirt.

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And finally, to pull everything together……

P.S. The day I did this shoot, it was a pretty windy day. It was quite the challenge to keep my hair outta my face AND keep the skirt from flying up too much. Haha! I think I was able to come up with a few shots that turned out decent and show off how beautiful the Dark Endings Maxi is.

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Top – Kohl’s (LC Lauren Conrad) / Skirt | Watch | Bracelets | Necklace Set – mark / Sandals – DSW


Alicia’s Tip:

“Lighten and brighten with classic spring pastels in pieces you love!”

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“Come spring all we want to do lighten and brighten everything!  Easiest way to do that is work in a little color.  Color isn’t really your thing?  Just a pop of pastel jewelry like the Avon Fancy Flora Collection Earrings and Statement Necklace are all you need!  Go all over color or just a little bit, but the easiest way to wear color is with pieces you love.  Try going all over with a pretty pastel blouse in a lightweight fabric.  Pastels pair perfectly with lace and crochet so try it for spring and summer!”

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Go to Alicia’s blog at Word of Alicia to read her full tips and see more of her pics! I really adore the Fancy Flora Collection she’s wearing in today’s post. She styled it perfectly!



High Contrast Skirt

I’ve been meaning to write a post about the High Contrast Skirt since I got it about a month or so ago (I think that’s how long I’ve had it). I just hadn’t got around to taking some pics. Then about a week ago I was asked by an Avon/mark PR Rep if I’d be interested in styling an outfit to be featured on the Avon Facebook page. Well, of course I said YES!!!!

I LOVED the High Contrast Skirt from the first time I saw it because of the black and white chevron stripes. I’m kinda a sucker for the chevron. Then the cute little zipper pockets sealed the deal for me! I HAD to have it!!!!

I LOVE a great pencil skirt and this one definitely is! The fit is comfortable, not too tight or loose. It’s made of a heavier fabric with quite a bit of stretch to it. Then it has a satin lining on the inside. I like that the length goes just above my knees. Not so long that it looks awkward, but still not too short to where I don’t feel comfortable wearing it. Pick one up for yourself at my Avon/mark eBoutique.

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The most obvious way to style the skirt is by dressing it up, so I wanted to go the opposite with it and show how to dress it down. I paired it with a chambray button up top, a cute little turquoise and royal blue beaded necklace and a gold watch stacked with a gold chain bracelet.

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Then I added a cute little pair of cognac brown sandals. I love the look of pairing black with cognac brown shoe.

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And now to see the complete look. 🙂

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Chambray Top, Gold Chain Bracelet – DownEast, Skirt, Watch, Earrings – mark, Necklace – Walmart, Sandals – Payless

P.S. Please leave a comment and let me know watcha think of how styled the High Contrast Skirt or let me know how you’d style it. Thanks for reading my lil blog! 🙂