Friday Flare… Casual take on flare denim

Today’s outfit is the definition of “casual Friday.” The weather around here has dropped dramatically, with temperatures getting down in the single digits, so I have spent my days bundled up in my warmest sweater. Today is no exception, but I am adding a little more flare (heh, see what I did there) to my typical winter get-up. In a world of skinny jeans, flare denim is slowly beginning to claim its territory in our closets. I have been stalking this trend on Pinterest, but being as short as I am, I have been afraid of trying it. But, when I passed this amazing pair of jeans at Forever 21 (I know, right?!) I just had to have them. I am absolutely loving the tailored twist they give to my plain-jane outfit. I am slowly discovering that adding flare to your jeans can add flair to your entire day! I can’t wait to experiment more with this growing trend!

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All photography by Laurence Tan Photography

Jeans: Forever 21, Top: American Apparel, Sweater: Old, Necklace: Stella and Dot

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Dresses for Days

I love fall and I love fall dresses even more! I love the feeling of breaking out a fall dress at the end of a long summer. Cycling my closet through the seasons is an easy way to keep my looks fresh without breaking the bank. However I still find myself longing for new items every time the season changes. Here are six dresses I am currently crushing on!

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1) I love a good t-shirt dress! It is super comfy and easy to style.  I love being able to throw it on for a day out without feeling too dressed up! This plaid Forever 21 dress (found here) is so perfect for fall and is under $25! If you are wanted to spend a little more on yourself try this dress from Urban Outfitters!

2) I am obsessed with the drop waists on these two dresses! Both of these are stunning alone and perfect for layering! I love the versatility of both of theses pieces! The Pop, Fizz, Clink Peplum Dress is the perfect fall LBD, you could seriously wear it anywhere, and is under $50! Well worth the money, considering how many times you will be able to wear it! If you love the style but want to treat yourself to something special check out this dress from Anthropologie. If you happen to snag one, make sure to grab an extra one for me (size small please)!

3) Who could survive without a fall maxi? I couldn’t! I am a sucker for boho styles and these two dresses are simply perfect! Want a little pattern in your closet? Definitely grab one of these floral maxis from Forever 21! This style is only $22 so you might as well grab two! Want something more basic? I love this dress from Free People! This dress will last you a lifetime so if you’re willing to spend the money on this gem, it will definitely pay off!

Falling in Love

Fall is officially here! Fall in Arkansas is gorgeous, but I am not ready to give up my favorite summer items! Everyone has their own secrets when it comes to transitioning between seasons, here are mine!

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During the work week I like to keep things more a bit more structured. A fitted blazer and a neutral pair of heels are the perfect way to dress up this romper! A natural stone necklace and a bright lip add a bit more interest to my work day, while still keeping my look professional.

(Blazer: H&M, Romper: http://www.shopriffraff.com, Shoes: Steve Madden)

weekend

Weekends are the perfect time to play with color! I layered a flowy maxi-skirt over my romper to create the illusion of a shirt and skirt. I love the combination of teal and red and this romper makes the perfect base! This outfit is perfect for a trip to the farmer’s market and lunch with friends!

(Maxi skirt: American Eagle Outfitters)

sunday

Sunday is here so I am keeping my look casual and comfy! I LOVE the mix of subtle stripes and the vibrant floral pattern. This oversized sweater is perfect for cuddling up on the couch or a quick stroll around the block!

(Cardigan: Pacsun, Necklace: http://www.shopriffraff.com)