How to be Fashionable on a Tight Budget.

How to be Fashionable on a Tight Budget

Striped Boatneck Top / Color Block Skirt

Tips & Tricks – How to be Fashionable on a Tight Budget.

There’s a slight chill in the air, indicating that fall is just around the corner. I love this time of the year – pumpkin candles, light jackets, wide brim hats, I’m all for fall fashion trends. Despite what you may have heard, your fall outfit doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Today, I’m sharing how to be fashionable on a tight budget, the tips and tricks that I use every day to make inexpensive finds look like high end pieces.

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Feminine & Edgy + Sequin Tops under $100

Mixing together feminine and edgy pieces is one of my favorite things to do. It’s easy to pull off and can instantly take your daytime look to the next level. There are 3 simple ways you can do this, each one is from a look that I’ve recently worn. Keep in mind, that feminine and edgy pieces can range anywhere from a simple lace cami to your favorite biker jacket that you already have in your closet. There isn’t a right or wrong way to mix the two but I’m hoping my outfits will serve as inspiration the next time you try it out. After reading, I’ve also shared my favorite sequin tops under $100.

Sequin Tops under $100

Sequin Top & Distressed Denim: If looking for holiday outfit inspiration, this Anthropologie sequin top is one of my favorite pieces this season. I’ve also shared a few more sequin tops for you below but what I love most about this top, in particular, is that even though it’s filled with sequins, it isn’t itchy. It’s lined on the inside to ensure a comfortable fit. I chose to pair it with my distressed denim jeans from Gray Monroe. This is the first way that you can mix feminine and edgy together.

Bell Sleeve Sweaters

Lace Tank & Oversized Sweater: How do you take an oversized sweater and make it more chic? Add a lace cami or tank underneath and let it peek through at the bottom. This is one of my favorite things to do because it follows the third piece rule and can make any sweater look more stylish.

Shimmer Knit Pencil Skirt

Metallic Skirt & Leather Jacket: There are plenty of ways to pull off a metallic skirt during the day but one of the easiest ways is to pair it with a more masculine piece like a leather jacket or chunky black boots. These pieces will tone down the metallic, making it a chic daytime look.

What are your favorite ways to mix together feminine and edgy? Check out my favorite sequin tops under $100 and be sure to subscribe to my blog if you haven’t already.

With love,

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White After Labor Day + 3 Simple Ways to Always Look Chic

First, I’d like to wish you all a very Happy Halloween. Although today is my favorite holiday, I just didn’t get as into it as I normally do. Of course, I threw on the basic animal ears and ate about a dozen Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, like any other year, but it still didn’t feel like Halloween. I didn’t even get as many trick or treaters as I usually do, which didn’t help add to the excitement. While it may not have felt like a holiday, it certainly felt like fall. Unlike the unbearable humidity and torrential downpours yesterday, today was a beautiful fall day. While many may not associate fall weather with white pants, I’m trying my best to embrace the idea of wearing neutrals this season. I was inspired by this outfit that I wanted to share how to wear white after Labor Day and my 3 simple ways to always look chic, even if you choose to wear basic items from your closet.

1.) Embrace wearing white after Labor Day. Yes, it’s not that common and yes you will turn heads but in a good way. There are plenty of ways to wear white after Labor Day and my favorite is pairing it with gray or brown booties. Wearing white with neutral tones won’t make it seem as harsh (aka pairing white pants with black booties is a no-no). You’ll look stylish and chic if you stick to gray booties and white pants.

2.) Don’t be afraid to tuck in your shirt. For some reason, we all followed the rule that if you tuck in your shirt, you’ll look like Steve Urkel. Not that there’s really anything wrong with that, the adorkable look is totally in. Yet, for some reason we still followed along and spent most of our life never tucking in our shirt. If you’re looking for ways to elevate your style and look chic, tuck in your shirt. Just give it a try once. It’s a surefire way to look put together.

3.) Follow the three-piece outfit rule. I learned about this rule a while back and still try my best to follow it every time I get dressed. Simply put, it means you wear three articles of clothing such as a top, jeans and jacket or top, pants and hat. Follow along with this rule and you’ll feel much more stylish, I guarantee.

Shop these items and similar options below! Have a wonderful Halloween 🙂

With love,

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Layering Made Easy. Fall Wardrobe Basics

When it comes to fall, many of us get excited by the changing of the weather. The humidity goes away and the crisp, fall air blows in, making us more than happy to store away our flip flops and break out our favorite sweaters, hoodies and jackets and of course, our best booties to take on the day. If these are a few of your favorite fall wardrobe basics then keep reading!

If you’re like me, fall is YOUR season. If you’re really like me, then you love to layer but are leaning towards the lazy size when it comes to actually putting an outfit together. Scrolling through your Instagram feed or flipping the pages of your favorite magazine, you take notice to how chic and put together everyone looks in their oversized sweaters with a white sheer blouse peeking out underneath and a stunning overcoat draped on their shoulders. It’s no secret that layering is the key to staying ultra chic this fall/winter. However, pulling it off the right way can be more challenging than you may think. If you’re wondering how to layer in the fall, these options below are the perfect fall wardrobe essentials. Why? They all give the illusion that you are layering two pieces of clothing when in fact, it is a sweater with a blouse attached!

My favorite is this sweater from Gray Monroe which includes a plaid underlay, giving the illusion of layering. How simple and chic. Visit Gray Monroe to shop this look! Here are a few mock layered sweaters below.

With love,

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Cozy Blush Pink Cardigans under $100

Blush Pink Cardigan from Anthropologie

Pink and Blue Pumpkins

When the sun is finally out after a few days of rain, there are a few things that run through my head. Where’s the nearest pumpkin patch? Is it sweater weather? Does Dunkin still put caffeine in their coffee? Actually, the last question runs through my head every day. Not sure what’s going on with their coffee but it isn’t doing anything for me lately. Well, I’m happy to report that despite the sunny day it was still sweater weather, which meant that I could wear my blush pink cardigan from Anthropologie and these amazing ripped jeans from Gray Monroe.

Usually, when the weather starts to turn, I turn to dark colors. When fall hits, it takes a lot to pry me away from my black leather jacket but this year, I’m trying something new. I’m shifting things into neutral and opting for lighter colors all around. Even when it comes to pumpkins! How do you feel about neutrals in fall? If you’re unsure, these cozy blush pink cardigans under $100 are a good place to start. Shop my favorites below and don’t forget to stop by Gray Monroe for affordable fall options, including these ripped jeans that I’m currently obsessing over.

I’ve shared a few great blush pink cardigans for you, all under $100. Don’t forget to take advantage of the Anthropologie sale that’s taking place right now, all full-priced items are 20% off.

With love,

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Hazel and Mae + Farewell to Summer

Fall Wedding Guest Dress

Wedding Guest Dress

Hazel and Mae

The Mills Dress

Happy Labor Day. Hurricane Hermine missed us and it ended up being a beautiful weekend. As I celebrated the last wedding for the season, I thought it was appropriate to share with you today a gorgeous dress that would make the ideal fall wedding guest dress. The Mills Dress from Hazel and Mae is such a stunner in person that the pictures rarely do it justice. If attending a fall wedding and looking for what to wear, consider this your something blue.

When shopping for a fall wedding, I always love to check out the local boutiques first. The gorgeous detailing and pop of blue make it such a unique piece and you are guaranteed to receive endless compliments the entire night. Make sure to check out Hazel and Mae, you’ll love the price tag.

While summer is coming to an end, I’m very much looking forward to the fall season. Football games, pumpkin spice lattes, Halloween, hoodie weather, leather jackets – what’s not to love about fall? As I make the transition over to fall, I’m excited to have a dress with long sleeves in my closet. No jacket necessary! Check out other long sleeve maxi dresses below and be sure to follow My Chic Sunday for more of my fall favorites.

With love,

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Outfit Ideas for a Warm Fall Day!

Outfit Ideas for a Warm Fall Day!

Fall Outfit Inspiration

Leather Jacket (similar) / Flannel Shirt (similar) / Green Mini Skirt (similar) Black Booties (similar)

Hi all! It has been so gorgeous out this November that today I wanted to share one of my favorite outfit ideas for a warm fall day. But, first I have to confess something to you. I can’t believe that I’m about to tell you this but I’ve already started decorating my apartment for Christmas. Has anyone else gotten into the holiday spirit yet? I usually wait until after Thanksgiving but for some reason, this year I’ve already put up my Christmas tree and began hanging the decorations. And, of course, I’ve listened to the Christmas station on Pandora, err I’m listening to it now actually. Okay, let’s just get back to the real reason you’re here, outfit ideas for a warm fall day!

Even though the weather has been so gorgeous this fall, there’s still a little bit of a chill in the air so it’s important to layer up. My favorite fall staple is a leather jacket. It doesn’t matter how much you spend on it, (mine was less than $100 and has lasted years!) Black booties are also a must-have in your closet (I wear mine nearly every day) and they can be paired with jeans, skirts or dresses.

For this outfit, I chose to pair my black booties and leather jacket with a tight green mini skirt from Forever 21, my favorite flannel shirt from Target and a basic gray tee from Triple Thread Co, making it one of my favorite outfit ideas for a warm fall day. Shop a similar look below!

With love,

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