Key Statement Pieces

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When it comes to creating a stylish look, one must realize the most important component in doing so is through the finishing touches. This is my favorite part of fashion; accessorizing! Yes, I love mixing and matching clothing to create other looks but one of the easiest ways to transform a look is how you accessorize it. Take for instance this look. I went with a wider leg white pant from Talbots, a wide-armed black sleeveless top layered with a stripe tank to give a surprising peek-a-boo detail and my black loafers. I wanted to dress up this simple look to show how a casual look can look oh so chic when you step outside the box with your jewelry.

I teamed up with the lovely, Cathy Richardson of Sabika jewelry to demonstrate different ways to accessorize. I absolutely adored all of these beautiful jewels and how versatile they are. The images above show different layering techniques that I enjoyed pairing together. The far left picture shows an elaborate mixture and you’ll see I remove a layer in each image to show how many different looks you can create with statement pieces. That’s what’s so amazing about this jewelry collection, you can be your own designer or stylist when it comes to how you want to pair the pieces together.

Sabika is new to the Mid-Ohio Valley and is handmade, exclusively designed jewelry, limited edition crafted from Swarovski crystals made by women in their homes. Visit here to find out more about the history of Sabika and more about Cathy.

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When I was searching through the Sabika collection and what I wanted to pair with this dress, I was immediately drawn to this layered piece. The amber colored crystal, along with the perfectly coordinated colors and multi-layered style was stunning paired with this rich colored maxi dress. I have worn this dress to weddings as well as casually.  This specific look would be quite adorable for the upcoming fall season with a leather jacket to edge it up even more! <3. The tones are absolutely breathtaking.

Here’s a few up-close shots of some of my other favorite pieces. There’s truly something for everyone with the Sabika jewelry line. A big thank you to Cathy for letting me showcase her beautiful jewels! If you’re interested in seeing more make sure and contact Cathy Richardson at: CathyRichardsonSabika@gmail.com or find her on Facebook.

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I think my daughter, Harper approves. She’s making a comeback in my fashion shoots. Which layering piece was your favorite?

Your Faithful Dreamer,

Courtney

Pin-Stripes? Don’t Mind If I Do!

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When I think of springtime the fashion color palette in my mind always floats towards pastels.  Now, with my fair-skin and blonde hair, I tend to get a little squeamish because I can easily look washed-out in a lot of pastels.  BUT, with that being said I am not afraid to push myself to make it work for me.  You can do so by adding brighter accessories.

I recently did an article for Clutch MOV on the collaboration of modern and vintage styles.  I loved this article because it really married the two styles together and made vintage relevant with modern fashion.  The dress you see in this post was featured in this article and I must say, I AM IN LOVE!  The light fabric and off-the-shoulder look made it so easy to wear this dress and so comfortable.

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I loved pairing a bold red shoe with the dress; nothing wrong with going a little patriotic now and again 😉  I also like to mix and match my accessories.  I loved utilizing a cognac colored handbag.  This neutral color honestly works so well with ANY and EVERY color!  I love it with black, yellow, red, brown, green, etc.  I haven’t seen it with a color that I don’t like.

When it came to accessorizing this dress, I kept it simple.  I selected a bold shoe which was enough of a statement for me when it came to introducing a color.  How cute are those tassels?!

These pieces are found locally at some of my dearest friends’s shop, Twisted Sisters Boutique in downtown Marietta, Ohio. If you are located in the Mid-Ohio Valley make sure and stop by and say, “GIVE ME THESE PIECES” lol!

If you like the look that you see here, I have teamed up with an online retailer to offer you some limited-time savings! You can find this dress by visiting this link and receive a special  discount of 50% off when you use promo code; RANDOMOSITY740.  You can also shop some of my Ran.dom.o.si.ty 7.4.0 approved accessories. For a limited time you can receive 15% off your order on the entire website.  Images and links are below:

NEWBARK Elegant Double Layer Necklace With Friendship Circle Pendants

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50% off for limited time!  Shop here 🙂

I teamed up with some fabulous peeps including the photographer and make-up artist listed below.  Make sure and scope out some of their work!

Photographer (for dress look): Andi Roberts of Hot Tomato Studio

Make-up Artist: Tonya Winebrenner

Your Faithful Dreamer,

Courtney

Wedding Fun

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This weekend my husband and I traveled to Chicago to celebrate some amazing life events for some wonderful friends. We got to spend some time with one of my friends from college that is expecting a child and watch one of our other friends get married. Two of the best things that can happen to couples. ❤

The above image was a dress I bought from Francesca’s Collections and was the inspiration for what I wore to the wedding but I added a few layers since we were in the “Windy City.”

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Here I am with some wonderful women I get to call friends. I loved getting the texts from each of them asking for fashion advice prior to the wedding. It means the world to me when women reach out to me. I love any opportunity I get to help someone with their confidence, even if it’s in a slight way.

As you can see in the image above, I styled my dress a little differently. I threw some black tights, red shooties and a statement necklace on to create a slightly different look.

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Here is one other look I used with my dress. I used my leopard print button-down as a way to cinch my dress up to make it look more like a tunic. I then paired it with my frayed denim. I’ve also worn the button-down top underneath the dress to create a really unique look.

Always try to have a different perspective when looking at your clothes. What ways can you accessorize a basic item to make it look different? Share your look with me 🙂

Your Faithful Dreamer,

Courtney

Family Date Night Attire

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Today my little family and I  had a date night and went to go see the Lego Batman movie (Batman is my family’s favorite comic book character <3). So what do you wear on a family date night?

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It was quite windy today so I decided to wear a hat to block the wind, a graphic tank layered with a denim shirt and some fun accessories.

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I wore my necklace and earrings from Wit & Whimzy. I am obsessed with these leather fringe earrings from Lynne and Lucille as well as their necklace. I paired this necklace because it didn’t take away from anything.

Since I was wearing a graphic tee I didn’t want to layer a heavy necklace with a dramatic earring; it was the perfect set. I also liked that the earrings tied in the black denim.

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These slip ons are a definite favorite of mine. With the hair-on-hide look in leopard print and the rich colors, this makes and effortless look. AND they are comfortable! I also wore my handy Fossil crossbody bag because it was the perfect neutral.

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Oh, and by the way…you’re never too old to wear a graphic tee if you style it with the right pieces. Let’s face it, when you’re a mom there are times you crave comfy attire and this look works out perfectly.

Try not to let the stress of the world keep you from feeling confident in your clothing. Even on those days you throw dry shampoo in your hair, you can still look your best without anyone knowing you skipped washing your hair 😉 lol.

Your Faithful Dreamer,

Courtney