Today's Everyday Fashion: Personalized Necklaces

Inspiration: Lamixx

Inspiration: Lamixx

This top is the prettiest blush pink color, the photos don't really do it justice. I bought it back when I first started my clothing budget seven years ago, and was testing the waters on "spending more for what you really want." I still believe in that principle, just don't think I would spend $50 on a t-shirt again! Learning what to buy and what's a good investment is something I've been trying to perfect for years and am still learning as I go. Have you ever made a purchase and questioned why you spent that much later?

Top: J.Crew, $50 (similar)
Pants: LOFT, $30 (similar, similarsimilarsimilar)
Shoes: Nine West/DSW, $17 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Purse: Calvin Klein/Saks Off Fifth, $130 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Bracelet: My Stella & Dot
Sunglasses: Banana Republic, $50 (similar)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Top is 7 years ago. Sunglasses are 4 years ago. Shoes and purse are 2 years ago. Pants are this summer. 

Necklace: My Stella & Dot, $69
Personalization included, five different fonts/styles to choose from.
Mine says "JJJ" in cursive - our initials once we get married this spring!

Also - I am crazy for these new engravable necklaces - they are cute, sentimental, and make a great gift. And quite possibly my favorite thing about Stella & Dot: the jewelry doesn't tarnish like almost every other piece of costume jewelry I own.  These are the two I ordered - the website lets you preview exactly what it will look like before you order!

 

Necklace: My Stella & Dot, $59
Personalization included, up to 8 characters.
Mine says "Faith" to remind me of where I want my focus to be.

Today's Everyday Fashion: Neon Accessories

Animal print dress with neon accessories
Inspiration: Stella & Dot

Inspiration: Stella & Dot

Black and white dress with neon accessories

I've worn this dress a lot, but I've always paired it with neutral shoes and accessories. When I spotted the inspiration photo I couldn't wait to try it with neon pink and orange! I love the end result and overall color scheme. (I think this dress got shorter in the wash though, so I would probably stick to flats. Total bummer because it's one of my favorites.) What color accessories would you use to dress up the black and white dresses below?  

Dress: H&M, $30
Shoes: Missguided c/o
Purse: My Stella & Dot
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Dress is 2 years ago. Everything else is this summer.

Animal print dresses on a budget

Today's Everyday Fashion: Holiday Weekend

F21 tribal print shift dress
Forever 21 tribal print shift dress

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone! This is what I hope to spend most of my weekend wearing: a swim coverup and sun hat! My swim coverup is listed as a dress online, but it's more of a tunic length on me so I'm planning to wear it solely over swimwear. I got it about a month ago, when I wandered into Forever 21 looking for a swim coverup for my birthday and decided on this little number that reminds me of the Mara Hoffman prints that are usually out of my budget. I wound up being sick on my birthday and didn't wear it, so I can't wait to bust it out this weekend! 

Coverup: Forever 21, $23
Hat: Old Navy, $20 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Old Navy, $8
Bag: Banana Republic, $17 (similar, similar)
Sunglasses: Call It Spring c/o, $12
Approx. dates: Bag is 2 years ago. Everything else is this summer or new.

F21 eyelash lace tea dress

Forever 21 dress, $27.80

And speaking of Forever 21, I noticed this dress (or one very similar) is back in stock! I purchased mine last winter, and have worn it twice this summer as pictured (see original blog post). It's part of the Love 21 line, which generally means a misses fit and higher quality fabric!