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Beret This Way


Don't you just love those tops that you can consistently wear with just about anything? Whether it's layering, dressing it up or dressing it casually, or simply wearing it by itself, this sequin top just does it for me. AKA sorry if you've seen this top plenty of times. I wear it so often that I just can't keep count.
Also, can you believe January is already over? I'm so shocked by how fast time flies. Tomorrow marks the first day of February and there's nothing better than kicking off my birthday month on a weekend.
Who's with me?


Wearing: New York & Co. button-down shirt (similar here) | Forever 21 sequin tank (similar here) | H&M beret (similar here) | Ann Taylor LOFT denim pants (similar here) | Karen Walker sunglasses | Etsy tartan gloves (sold out) similar here | Benevolent Jewels monogram clutch c/o | BeMonogrammed necklace (similar here) | Revlon lipstick | Stella & Dot necklace (similar here) | Forever 21 boots (very old) similar here + here |


Pops of Color


Ever since this LuLu*s dress arrived, I have been compiling different ways to wear it. Remember how I layered it here?
Color inspiration? This color combo came together when I was pairing my tassel bracelets and wanted to somehow match them to my outfit. Because that's just my specialty (like here).

Also, I mentioned before in my Hunter boots posts that I'm wearing a kid's size 6 because well, the originals are too big and even these are pretty big for my feet. AND, it's only $75 compared to the regular price and let's be honest: what's better than that? #itsawinwin

P.S. it's SNOWING here in Chapel Hill, NC right now. I'm taking a snow day photo-shoot with my gal pals today and I'll even post a sneak peek on instagram!
( are you following along? @bygracelee )


Wearing: LuLu*s dress (similar here + here + here) | Versona Accessories denim vest (similar here + here) | Love Andrea's Closet tassels | iKen watch c/o | Our World Boutique necklace c/o (and in more colors!) | Calico sunglasses (sold out) similar here | Hello Fab bow ring (similar here) | Nordstrom Hunter Boots | Stella & Dot band rings c/o | Revlon lipstick |




Instaglam


This past weekend was a good one. I spent the majority of my time relaxing, hanging out with friends, and attending orientation for The Daily Tarheel on campus. I can't believe it's already Monday.
Can we vote to have three-day weekends? #butreally

For those who are following me on instagram and are curious where to shop my looks. . . 

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 { shirt: White Plum Boutique c/o wearing extra small || sweater: Impressions Boutique c/o || booties: Bluetique Cheap Chic (currently out of stock) || Ann Taylor LOFT denims (similar style here) || pearls: Hello Fab (similar here) || hat: Forever 21 (sold out) similar here + here }

{ shirt: White Plum Boutique c/o || hat: Forever 21 (sold out) similar here + here || sunglasses: Karen Walker || lipstick: Revlon } 

{ booties: Impressions Boutique c/o || faux leather leggings: Charlotte Russe (similar here) }

{ sweater: Francesca's (similar here + here + here) }

{ skirt: G by Guess -- sold out (same skirt but in black AND for $15!) || fleece tights: Kushyfoot c/o || shirt: Ralph Lauren (similar here) || plaid button-down shirt: Forever 21 (similar here + here) || heels: Target (old) similar here + here || watch: Timex c/o || lipstick: Revlon }

{ plaid button-down shirt: Forever 21 (similar here + here) || sweater: Impressions Boutique c/o || watch: Timex c/o || nail polish: Essie's 'Blanc' || rings: ASOS + XO ring from Forever 21 (similar here) || bracelet: Benevolent Jewels c/o || necklace: Benevolent Jewels c/o (sold out, but similar here + here) }

{ tassel bracelets: Love Andrea's Closet || pants: Ann Taylor LOFT (similar here) || gingham button-down shirt: Gap || silver bracelet: vintage (similar here) || leather jacket: Forever 21 (old) similar here || watch: Timex c/o || bow bracelet: HighsandBows c/o || pumps: Target, but swooning over this: here }

{ skirt: J.Crew Factory (sold out -- even in this color) || shirt: Forever 21 (last seen here) }

{ shirt: White Plum Boutique c/o || brooch: vintage Chanel || jacket: Everbuying.com c/o }

{ gingham button-down shirt: Gap || gingham button-down shirt: BowTyThrifter || sequin-sleeve jacket: similar here + here || necklace: Francesca's (old) similar here || booties: Impressions Online Boutique c/o (similar here) || sunglasses: Karen Walker || faux leather leggings: Charlotte Russe (similar here + here) }

{ sunglasses: Karen Walker || hat: Forever 21 (sold out) similar here + here || lipstick: Revlon || vest: Forever 21 (old) love this one here || shirt: Forever 21 (similar here ) }

{ sunglasses: Karen Walker || lipstick: Revlon || shirt: Forever 21 (old) similar here || faux fur leopard vest: Uniquities (similar here + here) || nail polish: Essie's 'Blanc' || silver bracelet: vintage (similar here) || watch: Timex c/o || bracelet: Benevolent Jewels c/o || spike bracelet: Urban Outfitters (old) similar here }

{ shirt: White Plum Boutique c/o || red peacoat: Forever 21 (old) similar here || nail polish: Essie's 'Blanc' || rings: ASOS + XO ring from Forever 21 (similar here) || bracelet: Benevolent Jewels c/o || renegade cluster bracelet: Stella & Dot c/o || pumps: Target, but swooning over this: here || monogram necklace: Onecklace || lipstick: Revlon || red necklace: Nordstrom (similar here) }

Blog Collab: Black + Gold


Today, I am teaming up with Elle from Living in Color Style to show you how we style the black + gold combo. I'm a sucker for leather so I just love how Elle and I both opted for faux leather leggings and a leather jacket. Great minds think alike, right?

I just adore Elle's style and the way she styles her looks. Everything looks so crisp and well-put together. I've been keeping up with her on instagram and I couldn't be more excited to be collaborating with her today.

It was absolutely freezing that day and when Ginger offered to lend me her faux fur vest, I couldn't say no. Basically, I'm layered up in two chiffon blouses, a vest, and even faux leather leggings.
B R R is right.


I'm wearing: Uniquities leopard vest (borrowed from Ginger) similar here + here | Forever 21 sequin-collar chiffon blouse (similar here) | Forever 21 black chiffon blouse (on top) similar here | Charlotte Russe leather leggings | Amazon tote bag similar here | Revlon lipstick | monogram necklace c/o Onecklace (similar here) | Karen Walker sunglasses | 'Soho Fabulous' black booties c/o Impressions Boutique (similar here + here + here) | ASOS rings | Benevolent Jewels pave link bracelet c/o (similar here) | silver vintage bracelet (similar here) | Urban Outfitters spike bracelet (similar here) | Stella & Dot renegade cluster bracelet c/o |