sparkle and shine

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‘Tis the season to wear all things shiny and sparkly. Seriously, I can’t even stop myself. But really, why would I even want to stop myself? I say, bring on the bling! It’s totally the season to sparkle and shine.

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Dress: c/o Oasap , available here

Leggings: Banana Republic ($17 marked down from approx $90)

Shoes: Vera Wang for Kohl’s via Savers ($8, retail for approx $90) IMG_2926

Fashion Huntress tips:

1) Long sleeve dresses are totally where it’s at in fall and winter, though they are a bit difficult to find. Personally, I like long sleeve dresses versus cardigans so that you can see the full shape and style of the dress. However, when a long sleeve dress is not an option, you can always opt for layering under and over with your spring and summer dresses. I always love to layer under dresses with long sleeve tees and denim (of course). There’s also a huge selection of long sleeve dresses for great prices at Oasap.

2) For dresses that are on the short side, I always opt for leggings instead of tights. Even if your tights are completely opaque, they are still tights, and may not really work with a shorter dress. In more conservative work environments, I always opt for thick leggings when wearing anything that doesn’t meet the “hands down by your sides” rule. When you put your arms by your sides, if your dress hemline doesn’t go past your fingertips, I opt for leggings or pants instead of tights. 

Anyone else have rules of thumb for leggings versus tights? Loving long sleeve dresses? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it! Happy Monday!

day dreaming (in prints)

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“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau

If I could live in one clothing item forever, it would have to be printed dresses. I adore whimsical, dreamlike prints and the memories and thoughts that prints can evoke; this print is absolutely no exception. This whimsical print has me dreaming of days past, vacations to come (hopefully), evening walks in Venice, and all-around adventures that have yet to be experienced. I’m day dreaming in this dress…heading towards the direction of my dreams.

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Dress: c/o Oasap

Denim shirt: thrifted via Savers ($3)

Leggings: TJ Maxx ($5 marked down from $15)

Boots: DSW ($15 marked down from $50)

Necklace: Banana Republic ($12 marked down from $80)

Ring: Anthropologie ($5 marked down from approx $35)

Scarf: c/o Oasap

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) I love a printed scarf with a statement necklace and printed dress. For me, it’s just enough of a good thing. If I’m going to wear a scarf with a necklace and printed top, I generally wear a thin scarf versus a heavy flannel which can weigh down the look. You can see here how this Paris scarf gave the look a breezy feel and nice depth without looking like “too much.”

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2) Oasap has really great pieces for amazing prices. You can find this dress here. I also adore this version here. For $15-$25, you cannot beat how unique the dresses are. There’s currently a sale for an additional 20-25% off all items, including sale prices. In order to ensure the dress would fit (as I was shopping online), I pulled out my tape measure and, sure enough, the dress was definitely the size that was listed online. Additionally, I found the quality of the fabric to be quite good. This dress has a nice brocade/stiff feeling to it that gives the dress great shape, while still being comfortable. A special thank you to Oasap for the opportunity to check out their amazing clothes. I’ll definitely be back for more unique finds!

Anyone else have a love of romantic prints? Tips for styling? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it so much!