Sporty vs. Baby - If The Spice Girls Styled a Denim Skirt In 2018

Having some fun over here at BTFL (whilst on a break from studying for NBDE Part 1 Boards Examination) channeling my inner Spice Girls in order to bring you today's post. With some help from my friends over at Emmer and Oat and EGO Shoes, I was able to take one old denim skirt and style it two very different ways -- 1) the sporty look, as Sporty Spice would have it and 2) the girlie look, as Baby Spice would style it. Truth be told, growing up I was the biggest Spice Girls fan out there. I had the Spice Girls Barbie Dolls, I collected Spice Girl lollipop rappers, and of course I watched the Spice World movie upwards of 20 times. My two favorites were always Sporty and Baby so it should come as no surprise that I've identified with them while styling today's ensembles. 

1) Sporty

One would think that styling a skirt (especially a denim one) in a "sporty" yet trendy manner would be somewhat impossible. Well now days, with all the sneaker trends going on, I found it quite simple using these chunky Kim sneakers from EGO, featured above. By the way these, on-trend kicks are only $28 right now! Obviously, Sporty Spice was almost always in athletic gear, but at the same time she liked to show off a little midriff using a cropped top or sports bra. I've mirrored a similar, albeit less sporty, look using this adorable Ruffle Crop Top, from Emmer and Oat. This scrunchy top trend is a huge throw back to the late 90's (A.K.A. the Spice Girl era) and I'm loving it! 

2) Baby

Short skirts, platform shoes, pastel hues. Baby Spice was by far the girliest of all the Spice Girls! And if she were to style a skirt today, I could definitely see her using this top and these chunky sandals. This Rose and White Ruffle Top, also from Emmer and Oat, is such a sweet little number with lots of girlie detailing like it's pink hue and ruffle straps! And can't you just see Baby wearing these Rebel Chunky Sandal, from EGO?! Platform/chunky shoes have been a very popular lately and I'm more than okay with it. Maybe it's because they help add some height to my short stature?

If you're on the lookout for some unique and quality-made apparel, I highly suggest you check out the rest of the Emmer and Oat collection. And as for footwear, EGO, which is one of my go-to places to shop for shoes, is offering 50% off select styles right now!

Outfit #1 Details:

Top // Purse // Sneakers // Skirt (similar) // Apple Watch Band // Bracelet // Necklace


Outfit #2 Details: 

Top // Sandals // Handbag // Skirt (similar) // Ring // Bracelet


Photographer #1:

Bill McGuiness (BF+BFF)


Stylist, Model, Photographer #2, and Writer:





Creating The Perfect "Day Off" Outfit

Sometimes you just need to take a day off, am I right? After 7 days of 9am-7pm training for my Graduate Associate position, I'm in serious need of one! And thus, I got inspired to do this blog post. There are three important steps for creating the perfect "day off" outfit that is both stylish and comfortable..


1. A Baseball Cap

First up, is my Day Off Lounger Hat, from Kittsona! On my day off, I don't want to worry about styling my hair, so a baseball cap is key. And what better hat than one that describes your day perfectly? I love love love, this cap, and not only because of the cute phrase it features, but also because it's an awesome color. By the way, Kittsona has an awesome collection of hats which I suggest you take a gander at.


2. The T-Shirt

My definition of the perfect "day off" tee is one that is soft, loose-fit, and my go-to color (black). The Heartthrob Distressed Tee, also from Kittsona, has all these qualities, as well as a few signs of "distress" making it all the more care-free-themed.


3. The Kicks

On any given "day off" I may have to run a few errands, and therefore sneakers are my go-to choice. One little tip I have for you is to check out kids sneakers! That's right, kids sneakers! For example, the Nike tennis shoes that I'm wearing today are actually a "big kids" size 5.5. I'm usually a women's size 7.5 so the general rule of thumb is to subtract 2. Why buy children's shoes? Because they're usually much cheaper for the same exact design!


Hope this inspires you to kick back and relax in a fashionable but comfy ensemble! And with that, I'm off to treat myself to a delicious dim-sum dinner and enjoy the rest of my day off.

Outfit Details

Hat // Tee // Jeans // Sunglasses // Sneakers


Stylist, Model, Photographer, and Writer







Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - The Best Of The Best

There are only two days left until the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends! Can you believe it? I sifted through all the accessories and shoes and rounded up the best of the best to make your shopping experience a little easier during this time crunch! Hope it helps!