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May 2015

Gucci Shoes

May 19, 2015

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German Village is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Columbus, I could spend all day just walking up and down the streets, looking at the perfect brick houses and the beautiful landscape. I spent this past Saturday morning doing just that and then some! This Saturday was Village Valuables, essentially a huge neighborhood yard sale. Almost all the houses in German Village participated, which made for a great day of bargain hunting. After I finally found a parking spot, I threw my hair up in a bun, slung my purse over my shoulder and grabbed my reusable shopping bag- soon to be very full. I was ready. Yard sales can some times seem overwhelming, but go into it in the mind set that you will be digging and that it is ok to leave without anything. Make sure you have cash as well. What is great about yard sales is the stuff that is out, the owners are most likely just trying to get rid of, so the prices are low and they probably will be willing to bargain. The beginning of my morning I found a Zara jacket, H&M shirt, repurposed necklace, Alice and Olivia dress, and a beautiful silk scarf all for under $10.

As I started making my way back to the car, I decided to explore one more street of sales. And boy am I glad I did. Right as I was walking up to this house the owner was dumping out a huge bag of men’s shoes onto her lawn. I hurried over and grabbed as many size 11s as I could hold and began texting my boyfriend to see which ones he wanted. I grabbed these brand new never worn bronze Gucci loafers as well as a pair of lightly worn Alejandro Ingelmo tux shoes, both were only $15 a pair! What a deal, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I couldn’t stop looking at them they were beautiful and shinny and only $15. I’d like to say my morning at village valuables was well spent. And my boyfriend is pretty happy as well. ūüôā

Outfit breakdown below:

Sunglasses: Warby Parker. Similar: Blenders Eyewear

Shirt: Ralph Lauren. Similar: HUGO

Monogramed Belt: borrowed from grandfather. Similar: Engravable Buckle

Watch: Daniel Wellington. Similar: River Island

Pants: Similar: Scotch & Soda , Scotch & Soda

Shoes: Gucci from yard sale $15. Similar: Kenneth Cole Reaction, Gucci

 

Water Gardens

May 12, 2015

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Growing up, my sisters and I would always borrow each others’ clothing. Yes sometimes it turned into an argument or the other would claim they were going to wear that first, but in the end we’d hand it over in hopes the favor would be returned. More than half of my outfits, if not handed down were borrowed from my sisters. I loved borrowing from them because it saved me a trip to the store, saved me money, and pushed me to get creative with outfits. When my oldest sister, Gibson, came to me and asked if I would style her for the weekend in Dallas, I was thrilled. With just my carry on for the trip, I went to work styling. I played around with the clothing I had already brought and what would fit her well. She is tall with long legs so I thought these pants would be gorgeous on her, especially when she walked in them. She wanted something a bit more sexy, which is where the crop top came in and worked perfectly with the pants. Threw in my vintage gold opera coat for when it cooled down at night and she was all set to go.

Outfit breakdown

Top: Rowe Boutique. Similar: Minty meets Munt , BCBGMAXAZRIA

Pants: Target. Similar: Oasis , Chelsea28

Shoes: Target. Similar: Strap Sandals , Mercer Emme

Coat: Vintage. Similar: Maje ,  Carolina Herrera

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Similar: Steve Madden

Necklace: Banana Republic. Similar: House of Harlow, Banana Republic

Bangles: borrowed. Similar: Express , Kate Spade

 

 

 

Havana Nights

May 7, 2015

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And the last outfit styled with Vernacular for the Dine Drink Dress event benefiting Dress for Success June 18. This beautiful spring dress is flattering, comfortable and perfect for a night of dancing. It has a full bottom that is so much fun. I paired it with Vernacular tortoise statement necklace which is also a favorite of mine.

Tickets for Dine Drink Dress can be found at www.d3cmh.com

Outfit breakdown below:

Dress: Vernacular. Similar: Issa Palm Dress, Jcpenney

Necklace: Vernacular. Similar: Kenneth Jay Lane , Asos

Shoes: Target. Similar: Hugo

Sunglasses: Sperry

The Cherry Blossom Top

May 6, 2015

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My second outfit with Vernacular for Columbus’s upcoming Dine Drink Dress event benefiting Dress for Success on June 18. I’m in love with this cherry blossom floral crop top. It is even more beautiful in person and is very well priced. Here I’m wearing it with a high waisted pencil skirt, but can be more casual with white jeans and flats or even with a pair of navy or white shorts.

Tickets for Dine Drink Dress can be found at www.d3cmh.com

Outfit breakdown below:

Top: Vernacular. Similar: Saloni , Pleione

Skirt: Vernacular. Similar: Asos , Charlotte Russe

Necklace: Vernacular. Similar: Lucky Brand, Lulu

Shoes: Tory Burch. Similar: Nine West, Tory Burch

 

Little Black Polka Dot Dress

May 5, 2015

IMG_4942 IMG_4946 IMG_4963IMG_4970 IMG_4983 IMG_5004I’ve teamed up with one of my favorite stores in Columbus, Vernacular, to style outfits for Columbus’s upcoming Dine Drink Dress event benefiting Dress for Success. This dress is so much fun to wear and great for an evening¬†event. The dress would also be perfect for weddings! So if you are looking for a dress to wear to all your events this summer, look no further.

Tickets for Dine Drink Dress can be found at www.d3cmh.com

Outfit breakdown

Dress: Vernacular. Same one from Boohoo. Similar: Neiman Marcus

Necklace: Vernacular. Similar:  Carolee , Express

Clutch: Henri Bendel iPad Case

Sunglasses: Cotton On. Similar: Forever 21, Le Specs

Shoes: Forever 21. Similar: Steve Madden, J.P. Original