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Pretty Dresses

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It doesn’t fail when it comes to one question I get asked constantly on a daily from my 2 girlies…”Mommy, can I wear a dress?” A dress, a dress, a pretty dress, a fancy dress, any kind of dress, they want it. During the summer, it’s clearly much easier to always be putting them in one, but now once the colder weather has hit, so do the big sweaters and warmers pants. But since no snow has made it’s way to our grounds yet, why not put these lil cuties in some fall dresses along with fall tights? Even children’s wear transitions from summer to fall ;)

Let’s all jump for joy as it’s Friday and the weekend is here! Have a great one, and stay classy!

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SONY DSCYounger Cutie: Cardigan: Children’s Place, Dress: Joe Fresh, Tights: Gift, Shoes: Payless

Older Cutie: Dress: Gap Kids, Tights: H&M

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My Little Pony

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As I showed on a sneak peek in my previous post here, I finally got my hair did. It’s my first time experiencing with pastel colors, so I must admit that I wasn’t too fond of it at the beginning. I’m so used to bright colors that the pastel chalkness going on in my hair was throwing me off. I’m happy to say about 2 weeks and many compliments later, I am absolutely in love with it!!! It’s a very different look from what I’m used to, and again as I mentioned previously, it’s nice to get out of your box at times and try new things :)

Have you recently stepped out of your box and tried something new? Comment below, you know I love to read what all you Realists have to say! Have an awesome day and stay classy!

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SONY DSCHow awesome is my, as a co-worker put it, my “My Little Pony” hair?? A nice mix of pastel purple, turquoise and coral. Click on the pic to zoom in and see it even better :)

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SONY DSCBlazer: H&M for Fashion Star, Bodysuit: American Apparel, Pants: Levis, Shoes: TOPSHOP, Sunglasses: Diesel

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Ankle Booties

Fall is here and taking over any little heat we thought we had left. Time to put away our opened-toe shoes and pull out our socks again because we gotta keep our little toes warm.

There’s so many ways to keep our feet warm and stylish when it comes to fall fashion. You’ve got knee boots, over-the-knee boots, sneakers, combat boots, etc., but one trend being seen alongside all that’s been mentioned is the ankle boot. This type of footwear keeps your feet warm, all the while still staying on current fashion with showing a little ankle.

I myself have many pairs of shoes, but I must say, most of them are pretty much only summer-friendly. I’m currently shopping around for a great fall boot within my budget. One comfortable enough for everyday, and of course, one with a high heel ;)

Realists, have you invested in any ankle booties this fall? Or are you like myself and still shopping around? Below, I’ve posted up a few styles, with and without heels, to help give you some inspiration. Now, start shopping!!

Have a great Monday and stay classy.

Ankle Booties
Sergio Rossi ankle booties, $940 / Modcloth Laced up ankle boots, $46 / Rag & Bone heel booties, $510 / Sam Edelman beige suede boots, $165 / MICHAEL Michael Kors heel booties, $200 / Topshop ankle booties, $78 / H&M ankle booties, $41 / Report boots, $72 / Acne Studios ankle booties, $575

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Charcoal & Leather

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Ladies & Gents, I’ve officially come to accept the already known fact that summer is certainly over. As sad as I am, because who doesn’t love to bask in the sun with some booty shorts when that Jay-Z song is on, fall fashion is, without fail, one of the most perfect seasons to dress for. I’ve mentioned previously, and I’ll mention it again; you’ve got stylish booties, perfect bottoms (and by bottoms I mean pants, get your minds out of the gutter), amazingly-comfy oversized sweaters, and a huge trend this season (which I can’t wait to find one I like and pick it up), androgynous styled coats. Bring it on, fall. I’ve got this.

I picked up this blazer along with my many other items I recently purchased a few months ago from a Zara sale. I fell in love with it online, and even more in love once I put it on. I love the combination of the dark heathered charcoal body, accompanied by the faux-leather sleeves and under-collar. It’s edge meets class, something I really love.

I really am a huge fan of blazers, and blazers pretty much paired with anything. So here, I paired this lovely one with some boyfriend jeans and my high-top chucks. An outfit you can really do anything in, except maybe attend a wedding, I’m not down with the “jeans to weddings” thing. Go to school, shop around, grab a bite, hang out, etc, etc.

Tell me, Realists, do you love blazers as much as I do? I hope you really don’t mind looking at them because trust me when I say you’ll be seeing a nice variety up on the blog during fall ;) Have a great day, and stay classy!

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SONY DSCThat faux-leather detailing, love it! And of course, my new favorite piece of jewelry, the ear cuff ;) On another note, I really need to get my hair done! September 26th can’t come any faster!

SONY DSCHad to add a little color somewhere. Not the brightest of purples, but purple with polka-dots none-the-less ;)

SONY DSCBlazer: Zara, Top: H&M, Jeans: True Religion, Shoes: Converse, Ear Cuff: Aldo, Sunglasses: ZeroUV

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Mad for Plaid

It’s no secret that the 90’s has made a comeback in fashion the past few months, and following months as well. With crop tops being seen everywhere, grungy styles, flatforms/platforms, shirts/sweaters/anything that has sleeves wrapped around our waists, and I can go on and on mentioning the many influences being seen on the streets, in magazines, and websites galore.

The one 90’s trend I’m posting about today is plaid. A print that was first introduced at the end of the 16th century, then later popularized in the 60’s, huge in the 90’s, and now back in the…well, 2013.

You can find plaid shirts, pants, bags, scarves, etc. Looking for a specific item in plaid? I guarantee you can find it somewhere, somehow. Here I put together a few different items that sport the particular pattern, and pieces that I fancy. I actually purchased my first (that’s a lie. I owned a couple of plaid shirts way back when while sitting on my bed listening to none other than Nirvana…ok, and BSB….that’s right, BSB over Nsync anyday!), plaid shirt since forever ago and will happily be featuring it tomorrow! For today, hope you enjoy the chosen items seen below!

Are you a fan? Not so much? Own an item, or two, or three, of the mentioned pattern? Do tell! Have a wonderful day, and stay classy!

P.s. How awesome is that plaid bra?? Worn under a muscle tee, with a little peek of the print = hot! And I need those jeans in my life!

Mad for Plaid
Equipment long sleeve shirt, $260 / Forever 21 lace bra, $10 / H&M sleeveless shirtdress, $25 / Forever 21 hair clip, $1.89 / Forever 21 backpack, $26 / Paige Denim jeans, $200 / Alice + Olivia skirt, $210 / NIKE sneaker, $235 / Chinese Laundry flat shoes, $63

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Belts & Sunnies

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I can’t help it. I’m such a typical mom when it comes to taking pictures of my girls and wanting to show them off. As hard as I try not to, because, you know, those people can get a little “too much” with it, I couldn’t not take any pictures yesterday to post about them today.

Once again, I had nothing to do with whatever fashion choices they made that day. It’s all whatever their little brains wanted them to put together, Mardi Gras beads and all. They’re clearly too cool for daycare ;)

Seriously, as much as we all complain that the weekends always come to an end and we have to begin all over again on Monday, days go by so fast!! It’s Wednesday already! Happy hump day, and stay classy!

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Older cutie: Romper: Gap, Belt: H&M, Sunglasses: Children’s Place, Shoes: Winners

Younger cutie: Top: Joe Fresh, Shorts: Wal-Mart, Shoes: Disney, Sunglasses & Belt: Children’s Place

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A Week of Style; Satin Cargo Trousers – Day 4

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Day 4! One more day to go ;)

The last time I wore this top here, I had it buttoned up to the top, but had also mentioned that this blouse can also be worn unbuttoned. I wanted to see what it would look like paired with these trousers, and I’m happy I did! I love a loose on loose combo. Don’t get me wrong, you’re more likely to find me in a skinny pant and loose top, but sometimes it’s a nice change to pair together something like this. Allows you to eat more and not worry :P

Obviously I had to add some epic, sky-high heels. It wouldn’t have beeen me had I done anything less ;) I love these heels!!! I first (and only) featured them a while back during my DIY;Muscle Tank week here, and this past weekend was, so sad and true, the first time I actually wore them “out-out”. As in a night-out out. I was quite worried that my feet would kill because the last time I wore them out quickly after that post, I wanted to DIE! They were so uncomfortable and thought to myself “Omg, I just spent x amount of dollars on these shoes and can’t stand them!” I couldn’t let that one time be the deciding factor, and I’m very relieved to say that they are actually not bad!! Just needed some stretching, I guess ;)

Realists, do you have a pair of shoes that literally make you cringe every time you walk in them, but still hold onto them because they’re just too gorgeous to give away? Please share your stories! ;) Have a lovely Thursday, and stay classy!

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Graphic Tees

Looking for a new way to spice up your outfits this summer/fall? Something to replace a basic tee? Why not try out one of the hottest trends out there right now; graphic t-shirts. They’re literally popping up everywhere so don’t tell me you don’t know what I’m talking about ;)

We’ve got designers on end putting out their version of the perfect graphic tee. Comme Des Garcons, Maison Martin Margiela, and Burberry, to name a few, have all taken on this course of putting out some fine graphic prints. From shirts with writing, to animals, to just overall crazy prints, whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it. If not, don’t worry, there are plenty of either online shops or pop-up stores that you can print on your own graphics. I for one am all down for this trend. As much as I love a plain tee, ones with pictures or writing always have a way of making your outfit that much more interesting. I love that you can take something so simple like an animal print tee, and make it look perfect and not childish (Aimee from songofstyle does it perfect here!). 

How do you feel about this trend? Have you already jumped on board, or are you still looking into it? I’m definitely planning on getting out there and looking for a few myself. Although, I should really just go through my own closet first because I know for a fact I’ve got a few awesome ones lying around. I’ll make sure to dig them up and do some posts on them! Until then, here are a few styles I’ve chosen that I think would fit perfectly in my closet.

Have a wonderful rest of your Friday, Realists, a beautiful weekend, and stay classy!

Graphic Tees
Comme de Garcons PLAY red heart tee, $125 / John Varvatos Motley Crue Burnout Tee, $115 / Givenchy black union jack t-shirt, $610 / Proenza Schouler graphic t shirt, $345 / Adidas flamingo heart tee, $21 /  H&M printed t shirt, $21 / Forever 21 diamond muscle shirt, $14 / Forever 21 comic tee, $13 / Nine West indian pony t shirt, $31

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Gladiator Heels

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Yesterday I wrote about my navy blue dress I wore out in the morning here, and today, my lunch outfit from the same day!

The hubby invited me out for lunch that day, so I took advantage of it and made sure to pull out some heels. I’ve been meaning to wear these for a while now, since I’ve yet to wear them this summer, and worked my outfit around them. I felt this skater skirt worked great with it because the flirty-ness of the skirt toned down the edgy-ness of the shoes. Had I worn these with something tighter, it would give off a whole different look. A more “night-time” look ;)

You’ve seen this skirt previously here styled for a late winter/early spring day, and here is a variation of how you can style it for summer!

Do you own any gladiator sandals? Better yet, how do you feel about this trend? I love to know!! Have a wonderful day and stay classy!

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Red, White & Blue

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If you’ve been following me for a while now, you would know that I’m far from American, but I do have family, friends & readers who are, so I thought I would put together a little 4th of July outfit to help celebrate!

If I were taking part in this national holiday, this is an outfit that represents the country, without being too literal. You can always be passionate about what you’re dressing for, it’s just always good to keep in mind not to be “crazy” ;)

To all my fellow Americans, have an enjoyable 4th of July, and to all my Realists, stay classy!

P.s. Please don’t mind all the scratches and bruises. Those are all the after-effects from the race ;)

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