Friday, April 17, 2015

Festival Style with DSW

Living in Austin, The Live Music Capital of the World, home to the ACL Music Festival, SXSW and hundreds of other ongoing live music events, festival style opportunities never cease in our area.

I love a good boho, free-spirited look any day of the week, but get especially excited when I have the chance to put together an outfit for a local music festival. In fact, I plan on wearing this dress again for Lone Star Jam next month. I usually opt for my cowgirl boots when attending music festivals, but as the temperatures start to rise wearing boots is too hot and not as comfortable than say, a great pair of wedge sandals.

DSW has been one of my go-to sources for shoes since I was in college. I remember when they first opened a store in my area and I thought I had died and gone to shoe heaven. DSW is definitely your one-stop shop for shoes, no matter the occasion. I've featured several styles I have purchased from DSW in past posts. A true believer and fan here!

With spring festival style in full swing and everyone craving to get outdoors to embrace as much as live music as possible, it's time to start thinking about fun and affordable ways to incorporate your own festival style twist.

Below are a few trends to keep in mind for staying cool and stylish if you plan to head out to a musical festival in you area:

1. Fringe...lots of fringe!
2. Floral
3. Kimonos
4. Hats
5. Lace
6. Wide leg pants
7. Rompers
8. Flowy maxi dresses or skirts
9. Wedges, ankle boots, gladiators or espadrilles
10. Suede incorporated into hats, bags, belts, jewelry and shoes.

Stopping by DSW can meet almost half of your musical festival style needs with not only shoes, but hats, bags and lots of other accessories too! If you don't have a store near you, make sure to shop their online selection.


Altar'd State Dress (sold out: option here  here and here) // Crown Vintage Wedges c/o DSW // Fringe Bag (option here and here) // Kendra Scott Rayne Tassel Necklace

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by DSW through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write this post about DSW, all opinions are my own.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Small Break

blush and camo

I am not sure what's come over me lately. Oddly, I haven't been doing much shopping except for in my closet. No, I didn't put myself on any sort of shopping ban/freeze. I just haven't felt the need, urge or desire to spend money on new clothes. Now, I am not saying that I haven't purchased any new items lately because I have. I grabbed a few Spring accessories, sandals and a couple of basic tops here and there, but for the most part I've been restyling pieces I already own.

I want to show you guys new items, styles and trends because well, I write a personal style blog, but right now my focus is on other things. I have plenty hanging in my closet and unless I come across an item I absolutely LOVE, I've been passing on the majority of things. 

I am pretty positive this shopping rut/downgrade won't last long, but honestly, I am okay if it does. Blogging and reading blogs can play tricks on your mind. You see something on someone else, on Instagram or in a promotional email and automatically think you NEED it because it's on sale or sooooooo cute. Believe me, I do the same thing.

I just have taken a few steps back, been enjoying the clothes I own, styling them different ways and making the most of what I've spent money on. Take for instance today's outfit...the white denim were last seen on Friday, the blush vest a few weeks back and this top I've owned FOREVER.

Again, we'll see how long this small break lasts. Ha! 

outfits with white denim

Forever 21 Blush Vest // J.Crew Factory Denim // Camouflage Top (old: option here) // Gap Factory Wedges (not online: great option here and here) // Sole Society Satchel (sold out: love this and this) // Forever 21 Collar Necklace // Zara White Frame Glasses (option here and here) // Michael Kors Watch 


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Casual Spring

Outfit ideas with white shorts

I am already in Summer mode and it's only April. The temps here in Texas are heating up. In my mind, sunny and 85 degree weather correlates to Summer; even though it's still a couple months away. I feel like the kids and even a few teachers have already checked out from school. The days are longer, outside hours are extended, homework is lighter and each week has gotten more carefree. I am not complaining one bit because I live for this is the time of year. 

Ahem, the very reason for my absence yesterday. We spent a full weekend, starting on Friday, with friends and family. I might have extended the weekend past Sunday to embrace the "so called" Summer mode. I have a feeling this won't be the last time my posts are sporadic. After all, enjoying the people and times presently in front of you are the most important.

Just so you know, the closer we get to Summer the more you will be seeing laid back, casual styles. I wanted to get another wear out of this floral blouse before sleeveless tops become my only option. I styled it with colored denim a few months back on Instagram, but loved it just as much with my Old Navy white denim shorts. It was an easy and comfortable style for the weekend. 

I am still sticking to my guns by saying that these gold metallic slider sandals have hands down been my most FAVORITE purchase for Spring. I literally wear them every single day...whether I slide them on to take out the dogs, check the mail or actually leave my neighborhood for a day of volunteering, shopping, lunching or spending time with family & friends. The.Best.Purchase!

SheInside Mustard and Blue Floral Blouse
Spring Floral Blouse

Gigi New York Madison Crossbody

Casual Spring Outfit Idea

Mustard Floral Top for Spring