Monday, September 22, 2014

TRENDING: Top Fall & Winter 2014 Hairstyle

Fall 2014 Top trending hairstyle - short bangs cropped at ear - Nasty Gal

Each season Nasty Gal continues to blow us away with style and trends...including hair. This hair cut is everything and it has bombarded viewers in the latest new arrival photos for NG clothing. The style is so fresh, distancing us from the old and setting a clear path to move forward. I love this look, no outdated hair will do!
(Original photos from Nasty Gal )

Friday, September 19, 2014

DIY: Concho Belt

Diy Concho Belt - southwest style
leather strand concho belt DIY
DIY southwest style concho belt
Diy concho accessories - put a concho on it

New obsession: Concho evvverything. There are a ton of accessories out for fall featuring these shiny silver, domed pieces. Instead of paying a hefty price, just try this super simple concho belt diy.

All you need are silver conchos from your local craft store and whatever color of leather strands you'd like to use. (Both can be found in the leather goods section.) For my belt, I used two strands of leather to add some thickness and two different shades of brown for variety of color. Cut your leather so it's long enough to comfortably tie around your waist. Once your have the base of the belt ready, all you need to do is slide on the conchos. It's up to you how many you'd like to use and how you'd like to space them. Experiment to see what you like!

There are so many other applications you can use this "belt" on as well. Try adding it to different accessories! I had fun tying it around a hat and a fringe purse...which leaves me starting #putaconchoonit. We'll see if it catches on ; )

Thursday, September 18, 2014

LIFESTYLE: Simplify Your Closet

Simplify Your Closet - Less Mess = Less Stress
Organize by De-owning
The Challenge: Only keep items you wear and love

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Vinted Giveaway - contest

De-Clutter Your Closet

I have a healthy and bold challenge for you all. You know your messy and overflowing closet you keep trying to ignore? Let's dig deep and actually take a look at what we've got...and nope this isn't your normal organization post...I'm just flat out encouraging you to simplify your wardrobe. Time to de-own the unnecessary.

I mean, let's be honest, your closet could use a breather anyhow. Besides, the seasons are changing and it's the perfect time to take a good hard look at what we should keep and also items we don't need. Getting rid of the items you don't wear will also help you to easily find & locate the ones you love, (sad but true).  Remember, The less external clutter in our lives = the less internal clutter.
If you want to read more about why it's good to simplify your closet, check out what cool dude, Joshua Becker has to say.

Vinted - Buy, Sell & Trade Clothing

Another HUGE plus, here's where Vinted comes in, you can sell your rad items you used to love but just don't wear anymore! De-owning is the easiest way to organize and you'd be making money selling your clothes on Vinted! Also, you can get rid of a handful of items and then maybe buy a great neutral fall sweater or denim from a fellow Vintie. Win - Win!

My Fall Style

This season I'm trying to focus on a limited color palette, neutrals (as pictured above and here). This makes it easier to mix and match my clothing. I also, picked up a great pair of Free People bells on Vinted from Vintie, Heyitsaprilll. Absolutely perfect!
Free People on Vinted

Monday, September 15, 2014

INSPIRATION: 80's Madonna Style

80's Madonna Style & fashion
80's Madonna Fashion - wear black
80's Madonna Fashion - head scarves & crop tops
80's Madonna Fashion - short messy blonde hair
80's Madonna Fashion - oversized jewelry

I keep being told that I look like Madonna from the 80's. To be honest, all I can remember about her from that time was her cone bra...and well, I don't rock one of those so I haven't thought too much about it. After countless comments from people, I finally researched her 80's style and was intrigued by how my current look is quite similar to hers (without even trying)...I'll thank NastyGal & Asos for providing awesome inspiration and clothing. Now of course, I totally get it, dig it and I want to share some rad Madonna style you can snag for today's fashion.
Original photos:  1  ///  2  ///  3  ///  4

Thursday, September 11, 2014

TRENDING: Double Sided / Front & Back Earrings

shop Front and back earrings / where to get them
Shop these killer earrings here: 1  ///  2  ///  3  ///  4

trending: double sided earrings / front and back earrings

silver mirror front and back earrings

double sided earrings - silver Minkpink sunglasses - Cleveland Fashion

Never thought I'd like such a simplistic earring. Simple yet different...which actually makes them  quite bold. This double sided earring style has been quite popular since spring and will still be the trending item for fall.Thankfully, I was able to find these locally at Aldo accessories...saves me some waiting and shipping $. I'm totally digging the wing pair from Nasty Gal in the top photo...i mean, c'mon, so cool.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

MY CLOSET: Splatter Painted Fall Fields

fall fashion in Ohio - maxi dress

cutout metal sunglasses - Cleveland Ohio fashion
Fall splatter paint maxi dress - Staring at Stars Clothing
Boho Grunge style - Cleveland Ohio fashion blogger
 Boho Grunge style - Cleveland Ohio fashion blogger
Glam & Grace local handmade jewelry - Cleveland Ohio fashion

Fall Fields - casual maxi fashion style in Ohio
Zero UV - Vintage Inspired Laser Cut Metal Criss Cross Cat Eye Sunglasses
With all new adventures and new challenges in my life, I'm *actually* looking forward to fall and the change of seasons. That *never* happens...I'm not a chilly weather chick at all. Attempting to minimize my wardrobe along with all the color it contains will be 1 of many exciting challenges.

Here's another simple & favorite fall color palette, black and a warm brown. This look features a fabulous throw on dress by Staring at Stars. (Urban Outfitters carries a lot of pieces from this brand) It's casual and comfy yet so, so hip. The dress actually had short sleeves when I purchased it. (wasn't in love with that) A little snippy snippy easily took care of it and now it's styled in a way I love.

Also, these sunglasses tho...just look how rad they are. They're a vintage inspired pair with cutout metal frames from Zero UV. Those guys really feed to my unhealthy love of sunnies.

Hat: Jcrew  ///  Sunglasses: ZeroUV  ///  Jewelry: Glam & Grace  ///  Vegan Lipstick: Monsta Cosmetics  ///  Dress: Similar here  ///  Belt: Express (old)  ///  Sandalds: Aldo (old)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

TRENDING: Simple Fall Colors

2014 Fall Color Trends
 ( original photos: 1  ///  2  ///  3 )
chambray and black - Cleveland Fashion
polka dot - crop top over chambray tee
Black and blue fashion

Get ready for some mixing of neutrals this fall. It always seems to be the season that's best to get back to basics. Blacks and blues are some trendy (& perfect) hues to indulge in right now. The simplicity in colors will make your wardrobe versatile by being able to easily mix and match...not to mention, add a huge level of sophistication to your look.
My wardrobe is focusing on black & white pattern tops, simple ankle boots, chambray tops, crop tops, and some funky jackets...including this fun gray & black color block. I'm looking forward to exploring this palette and creatively layering items together.