Lady in Red

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Not too long ago a good friend of mine gave me a sweet “just because” card with a gift card in it to H&M.  Talk about a nice little surprise!!  I wanted to share one of the tops I had been eyeballing on the website and got to purchase this weekend.  I liked this top because I thought it was a unique take on a mesh top.  It also came in black which is what I typically would go for because I am a sucker for black clothing.  I decided to be different and just go for it.  This shade of red is a lot of fun because it is nice and bright and has an orange undertone which I feel is a more flattering shade of red with my skin-tone.  It also matched a pair of shoes that I already had!  Typically, I don’t go for matchy-matchy but I liked it for this specific look because I paired it with the black bralette to help break up the red along with my new dark jeggings from Talbots (my new denim obsession-seriously, go try a pair on because you won’t regret it).  I would wear this look for a night out with the ladies or a date night with your significant other.

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I also liked the challenge this top gave me to style it differently.  Here, I decided to pair it with a black tank for a more casual look and my go-to leopard-print slip-ons.  I also threw on the lace kimono and black fedora to show different layering techniques.  I would wear this look multiple places such as a downtown art fair or a day of shopping (a great look that can mask a bad hair day and provide a trendy look without much effort.

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Lastly, this shows the look without the hat in case you aren’t a hat person.  Simply by taking off the hat it transforms this look.  What color would you like to wear more?

Your Faithful Dreamer,

Courtney

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A Nautical Twist

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The past three days have been unseasonably warm.  It inspired me to do a spring fashion post.  Most of you probably know what I mean when I say, “nautical,” but if you don’t it’s a type of fashion that is inspired by being on the water.  For instance, since I live by a river this is a nautical look you might see me wear on a boat (without the heels of course).

img_7349 I love different hues of a deep blue.  This color is key when it comes to styling a nautical themed look.  Stripes, polka dots and of course anchors all work wonderfully to pull a nautical look together. Different shades of red work really well too.

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This striped scarf is a silk, light-weight piece to add more pattern to the look.  **Warning**  This does not provide warmth, trust me! (lol)  I loved the way it was blowing in the wind to show the bold stripes and beautiful hue.

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I’m not afraid to add patterns on top of patterns, so I paired these beautiful earrings from Permanent Baggage, which I found at Wit & Whimzy.  You’ve probably seen me wear the necklaces below that are also from Wit & Whimzy. I love representing the “740” stamped necklace for so many obvious reasons. I lived in Columbus, Ohio for 5 years so I was excited to learn that we had access to Red Giraffe Designs here locally!

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Here you can see my oh so famous leopard accent 🙂  I also love any reason to sport my lynne&lucille bullet necklace from my husband.  I may love fashion but I know how to hang with the boys too when it comes to shooting 😉  Feel free to share your favorite nautical look with me 🙂

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If you haven’t noticed already, I decided to include the new fringe denim trend into this look for fun.  I had two pair of white denim and I decided to cut them at the bottom myself to see how I liked them.  Well, I LOVE them!  I’m not surprised I do since I love any type of fringe or tassel detail.  Get brave and try a new style yourself.  Rip up some old denim and get crazy! ❤

Your Faithful Dreamer,

Courtney