Taking On The Leopard Print Trend - Yay or Nay?

Leopard print shoes have been a hot trend this fall season. Actually, animal print apparel in general is popping up everywhere! I decided to try out this trend with the help of my friends over at Restricted Shoes and their super cute loafers, the Myria in Camel. While styling these shoes, I learned that leopard print goes best with with the basics - white, black, grey, and denim. Because the leopard print is already making quite the statement, it’s best to keep the rest of the outfit simple. Therefore, I paired these beauties with my favorite jeans and a white button down. Due to the print’s color scheme, it also helps to pair the outfit with some black and gold accessories, like this Kate Spade bag for example! Lastly, to contrast the warm tones of the print, I’m sporting this light grey J.Crew Factory coat (which by the way is on sale right now!). All in all, I’m a fan of the leopard print trend that’s been going on but I prefer to keep it as simple as possible. I’m linking up a lots of other animal print pieces for you to shop below in case you’re interested. But, if you’re like me and just want to dip your toes in (figuratively and literally), I highly suggest purchasing the Myria in Camel to start off with. The Myria features just the right amount of leopard print so that it makes a statement without being in your face about it. Additionally, these flats are both comfortable and affordable. Be sure to use code BESTTRENDSFORLIFE25 at check out so you can receive 25% off your order!

Outfit Details:

Flats // Coat // Jeans // Blouse // Purse

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Photographer #1:

Bill McGuiness (BF+BFF)

 

Stylist, Model, Photographer #2, and Writer:

Yours,

Priscilla

 

 

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The Official Color Of Fall 2017 + The Greatest Boot Sale Ever

The Official Color Of Fall 2017

So apparently the color red is kind of a big deal this season. Elle magazine says it's "officially the color of Fall 2017," which is proving quite true on both the runway and on the street. But these ensembles aren't featuring just a touch of red. NO NO! They are all-red! Take for example these 4 red ensembles featured on Man Repeller. Lovely right? And so I went on another mission, this time to style together an all red outfit. I have to say, it wasn't that easy, especially considering the fact that I had no red apparel in my closet. Seriously, the only thing I had was this maroon mock neck sweater (and red lipstick) that I'm sporting. So I took to zaful.com to find some more red apparel -- namely this red blazer and these red shorts! I found out the trick to putting together an all-red outfit is to work with different hues and throw in some non-red accessories to tone it down. I'm linking up some more red pieces below!

 

The Greatest Boot Sale Ever

Many of my shoes are from the online shop, EGO. It's one of my top favorite footwear brands because their designs are fashion-forward, comfortable, and insanely affordable. And in the spirit of Black Friday, EGO is offering 50% off all their boots with code COSY! Can you believe it? Looking for a suggestion on what to get? My number one pick would be the Maxi Over The Knee Boots in black, which is the boot that I'm wearing in today's post. These bad boys are the ultimate OTK boot -- they feature a pointed toe and moderate block heel, making for a sexy but comfortable design. And with the current sale that's going on these boots would only be $27.50!! Just as a heads up, if you're a half size like me (US 7.5) I'd round up to the next size (US 8). Happy shopping everyone! (Will be back soon with more black Friday sales to share with y'al!!)

Outfit Details

Blazer // Top // Shorts // Boots // Bag // Sunglasses

 

Photographer #1,

Bill McGuiness (BF+BFF)

 

Stylist, Model, Photographer #2, and Writer

Yours,

Priscilla

 

 

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5 Reasons Why Palm Print Is So Popular

Okay so clearly the tropical palm leaf is a really popular print -- it's everywhere, from home decor, to footwear, to clothing! You may have seen my Instagram post where I proclaimed my love for The Palm Leaf Pillow Cover, by A Piece of Bella, and for the palm print trend in general. Just recently, I've added this Palm Perfection Romper, from The Mint Julep Boutique, to my wardrobe and now am even more in love with the trend. So I started wondering, what makes this tropical pattern so special? Here's what I came up with..

1. It's a reminder of tropical getaways: Wouldn't you rather be by the beach on a beautiful island instead of at home or at work? I know I would! And what reminds you more of a tropical island than palm trees and palm leaves?!

2. It looks fresh: Literally, the print is riddled with representations of fresh-cut plant leaves. 

3. The color scheme is striking: You generally find the green/blue leaf pattern against a bright white background creating a beautiful, color contrast.

4. It has a calming affect: The print is nature-related and we all know that mother nature has that calming affect!

5. It gives off a sophisticated but relaxed aura: Much like the tropical islands we all love to visit, this design is classy but also laid back, which is the best of both worlds in my opinion!

As you can image, I'll be bringing this Palm Perfection Romper (which is super comfortable) with me on my trip to Lisbon/Rome/Amalfi Coast. This will be my first time visiting Portugal and Italy so I'm beyond excited. I'm jetting off tomorrow night and would love for you follow along on my journey as I document it on Instagram! To anyone else vacationing soon, I wish you safe travels!

Outfit Details

Romper // Earrings // Sandals // Sunglasses

 

Stylist, Model, Photographer, and Writer

Yours,

Priscilla

 

 

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The Winter Grunge Look

I love the grungy chic trend, but for a while I found myself struggling with the balance between the grunge and the chic. So I slapped together a few tips for how to successfully pull off this look. Here's what I've learned.. 

1. The Ultimate Beanie

The simple slouchy beanie is key to the winter grunge look. While there are tons of beanies to choose from, I went with one from the Etsy shop, Iveta Stasiulioniene, known for their quality handmade products. I have absolutely no complaints about this hat -- soft, durable, and no shedding. I couldn't ask for a more dependable winter staple that goes with quite literally everything. And for even more edge, I'm also sporting fingerless mittens, which came with the hat as a set!

2. The Flannel Belt

Fashionistas left and right are tying flannels around their waist like a belt for a casual, layered look that screams grunge. Believe it or not, I found this (men's) flannel for $4 at Forever 21 on Black Friday! Sadly, I couldn't find this exact one online, but here's a similar one!

3. The Right Boots

The trick to grungy chic is not going over board with the "grunge" part. That's why I like to pair my grungy ensembles with a pair of classic boots. The Daphne Bootie, by Rhea Footwear, is the epitome of "little black boot." On top of the sophisticated design, comfortable fit, and use of quality leather, this shoe also comes with non-slip technology, something Rhea Footwear is well known for. These bad boys will keep you looking stylish and slip-free during those icy winters! Here's a video for more info about their non-slip technology. If you're curious about fit, I can assure you that their boots are true to size. I'm almost always a US 7.5 in boots, which is the size I went with, and they fit like a glove.

Hope these little tid-bits helped. Grunge away, gorgeous!

Outfit Details

Boots // Hat + Mittens // Top // Flannel (similar) // Jacket // Jeans (self ripped) // Bag // Sunglasses

Stylist, Model, Photographer, and Writer

Yours,

Priscilla