Monday, October 30, 2017

Fangs A Lot


If you've been following along with us, you know that we love a reason to dress up, and we especially love a theme. So, it stands to reason that it doesn't take much persuading for us to not only dress up for Halloween, but also for all of the days leading up to it. 




When I saw this fang tee, I couldn't pass it up. I knew it would be perfect for those days leading up to Halloween where a full on costume isn't necessarily what you need, but your Sunday best doesn't cut it either. 


I paired it with these sweet suede booties, jeans with a fun hem and a moto jacket to play up the spooky edgy factor. Since the outfit is heavy on black, I made sure to add in lots of pops of red, including a red lip, to break up the monochromatic look.  



Do you just dress up for Halloween, or do you dig dressing up for the holiday all month long? 






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Friday, October 27, 2017

Wear it Two Ways: Berets


Fall is officially in full swing, and we're thrilled to be busting out some of our cold-weather pieces. Keeping your noggin warm is key to not freezing, and berets are a totally stylish way to do that. Don't worry, they're not just for mimes and French citizens toting baguettes.We'll show you a couple of different ways to style these trendy toppers this season below. Be sure to check out our other favorite Fall Trends of 2017 here, and scroll down to #3 for lots of beret options! 

MOLLY

For my beret look, I went for a total mix of '90s and '60s vibes. These were both decades where berets were trending, so I thought it would be fun to channel them for a throwback feeling.


Chenille is shaping up to be the hot sweater material of the season, and I love this mustard-y yellow chenille sweater for chilly days. It's almost like a beige neutral that's amped up. It's also v 90s in material and cropped cut alike.


A faux leather mini skirt and over-the knee boots give a nod to mod '60s style and large white sunnies really play up the vintage vibe. I love when you can mashup decades and also be totally on trend. I mean, that's pretty much what Mod Circus is about in a nutshell.


Molly's Outfit Details:
Faux leather skirt
Over-the-knee Boots (similar)
Sunglasses (similar)

JODI



For my beret look, I decided to really go all out with the French vibe and cut my hair! Just kidding, but really, I was a little concerned about how my new short 'do would look because I was used to having longer hair, and I was pleasantly surprised to find out it looks super chic! 


I really wanted to play up the chic french vibe with my look, while also incorporating a lot of fall style. Naturally, I went with a cape, because duh, fall and me = capes. I really love this cape because it ties around the waist and it super warm! I mixed patterns and textures by adding very french stripes under the plaid cape and faux leather leggings under blue knee high boots. By the way, these leather leggings are THE.BEST.LEGGINGS.EVER. 




Are you trying the beret trend this season? If so, what is your favorite way to style it? We're excited to style ours in more ensembles. The possibilities are endless! 


Cape (sold out, similar here)
Leggings (these are so amazing, seriously!)
Tee (similar)
Boots (similar, similar)



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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Fall in Northern Michigan



A couple of weekends ago, my mom and I spent a long weekend in northern Michigan visiting dear friends. This fall has been a little disappointing in the Midwest because it's been very warm, so the leaves haven't really started to change and we've still been wearing our summer clothes until just a week or so ago. So, when we went up to Michigan and saw all of the beautiful fall foliage and got to actually wear our fall clothes, we were ecstatic! We decided to do all the fall things over the weekend and proceeded to dive face first into apples, pumpkins and cider. 



We started by visiting Apple Fest in Charlevoix, MI. It takes place right on Main Street overlooking the marina. There are tons of vendor booths and apples galore (obviously). We ate our way down the street, perusing the goods and eating cider donuts, meat pies and crepes. 









On the way back, we stopped at King Orchards in Central Lake, MI. You can pick your own apples and pumpkins there. I stocked up on Honeycrisp apples, cider and more donuts. They also make great baked goods and other goodies. In the summer, you can get your fill of Michigan cherries there as well! 







We rounded out the weekend by carving pumpkins, looking at the beautiful scenery, eating homemade soup and just having a great time! I'm so glad we got to make a trip to see our friends and experience fall in northern Michigan. Where is your favorite place to experience fall? 




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Monday, October 23, 2017

Pumpkin Spice featuring GCGme


Have you heard of GCGme? They're an online retailer specializing in maxi dresses and clothing items for special occasions. They offer a ton of different styles that are perfect for every body type and personality including extensive options for modest dressing and plus sizes. Be sure to check out Jodi's GCGMe red jumpsuit here.


I saw their collection of cape dresses, which includes a whole array of colors, and I was smitten. (I mean just LOOK at that cape!) Given that fall was coming up, I went with the orange one and I had so much fun styling for a Halloween look! With nude heels, this dress would be perfect for later in the season, but I really wanted to up the spooky factor.



First of all, this dress is so comfortable! Like ridiculously comfortable. I mean, just look at the flowy fabric of my cape wingspan there. I was really impressed with the quality of the dress and the unique factor as well. It also came with the belt, which is adjustable. The super good news is if you check out GCGme before Halloween, you can use the code "PUMPKIN" for 20% off your order!


Spook Factor 101: Dark blue or black lipstick is the easiest way to turn an outfit to the dark side. 

I also accessorized with fishnet socks and bejeweled ankle booties for an edgy yet dressy vibe. A black tassel necklace and raw crystal necklace combo adds a fortune-teller-esque feel to the ensemble. A black clutch and cateye sunglasses add more pops of black to even out the sea of orange. 



Remember to check out GCGme before Halloween and use the code "PUMPKIN" for 20% off your order! Creep ya later.

-Molly

Outfit Details:
Dress: c/o GCGMe
Booties (similar)
Black Tassel Necklace (similar)
Raw Crystal Necklace (similar)
Clutch (vintage, but similar here)

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Kansas City Fashion Week S/S 2018



If you follow us on Instagram, you've probably seen my coverage of Kansas City Fashion Week over the past week and weekend. I had the awesome opportunity to cover KCFW with a media pass and I'm so excited to finally round up all of my favorite collections and photos from the Spring/Summer 2018 season!


First up, I went to the KCFW Kickoff event, the Garden Party at Van Noy Mansion. It was uncharacteristically warm and lovely outside and I met the tres cool bloggers behind Sophisticaited and Le Stylo Rouge and chatted with the incredibly talented couple behind Colors of Costa Rica, who I met last season. Now, on to the shows!

THURSDAY NIGHT SHOW 


On Thursday night, I wore an amazing gold feathered top from Andrea Marie Long Designs. Metallics and feathers are hot, hot, hot right now, so I thought this fashion-forward piece would be a perfect look to hit up Fashion Week. (Get all the outfit details at the end of the post!)



A collection I absolutely loved and would 100% wear came from Rebekah Lux. Her collection is full of punchy metallics, flowy retro cuts and featured a delightful mix of socks and sandals. Sign. Me. Up.



Miranda Hanson Designs put together an incredibly well-made collection full of lovely pastels, flowy silk and frilly tulle. And...she's 17 years old!!! She really held her own among more seasoned designers and knocked it out of the park.



Travis Cal put forth a collection that was equal parts edgy, elegant and fun. From bright, fun patterns to sheer sparkly numbers, the mix of textures and patterns made it a total delight to watch. 

SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW


For my look on Saturday, I reprised one of my favorite dresses, this lovely pink frilly number. I couldn't pass up wearing it to Fashion week and it was a hit. Pictured are fellow bloggers from Sophisticaited and Le Stylo Rouge.


Saturday's show kicked off with the coolest kidswear ever from Ethel and Dean, which took inspiration from the movie Hook. The collection, called Lost Boys and Mermaids, included grungy jackets with "Bangarang" printed on the back and playful velvet and tulle in pink. This collection left the audience smiling and about ready to start chanting "Rufio, Rufio!"


The last collection before intermission could be described in no other way but "magical." A swamp-inspired show from Enve Designs was backed by a soundtrack of bullfrogs and a live harp was set the stage for a breathtaking show. Embroidered tulle dresses complemented cascading and intricate jewelry so perfectly. Holy wow.


The structured collection from Nataliya Meyer of Lucia's Sarto was awesome. A capelet dress and separates were so elegant and well-made, but the icing on the cake was a gorgeous red suit with a gigantic red bow on the shoulder that trailed behind it like a train. Look at that baby fly!


A menswear-heavy collection from Joshua Christensen, Project Runway Designer from L.A. was my final favorite collection of the night. Activewear mixed with loud patterns and elegant metallic florals made for a perfect juxtaposition that was equal parts edgy and playful. 

Kansas City Fashion week was an absolute blast and I'm so happy to have been invited to cover it again! Hope to be back again at it next season!

-Molly 

See past KCFW posts here:



Garden Party Outfit Details:
Green Heels (similar)
Sunglasses (similar)

Thursday Outfit Details:
Gold Feather Top from Andrea Marie Long Designs
Black Bell Flare Pants (similar)
White Booties

Saturday Outfit Details:
Pink Dress (sold out but similar here and here)
Earrings (similar)
T-stap heels (similar)
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