2018 Summer Style Series: Splash & Swim

2018 Summer Style Series: Splash & Swim

Happy July Everyone!

We are back and better than ever today with a new style series I want to do just in time for summer! So sit back and get ready to pack your beach bag because today we’re talking swim suits! Let me know in the comments below what you’d like to see next! Beachwear? Going Out? Casual? Summer shoes? The possibilities are endless and so are the swim suits I picked out for today’s post so let’s jump right on into it!

Get Yo ‘Kini On!

Up first I want to feature some of my favorite two pieces! You’ll probably notice a theme.. I’m REALLY into high waisted bottoms, I just can’t help myself. I’ve been obsessed with that trend for the past like 4 years. *insert cringey picture of me wearing the same American Apparel high waisted shorts every day circa 2015*

That being said, if high waisted isn’t your thing (even though it’s super flattering.. just saying), these swimsuits are still worth checking out and maybe getting some inspo from! I know it’s already July and it’s certainly not too late to snag the perfect swimsuit for your next beach trip!

1. Triangl – Famous Moody Skies

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Moody Skies

This is a black velvet two piece. A true stunner right? The bottoms come in two options, regular or cheeky, so you can choose what works best for you! I think this bikini is so sleek, modern but still retro, and so on trend for this summer.

A simple, but unique piece that I’m totally OBSESSED with to be totally honest (:

Fun Fact: I fell in love with Triangl bikinis years ago. They’re an Australian brand and made their swim suits with neoprene.. my all time favorite fabric.. I’m not totally sure why.

2. Triangl – Pacha Scarlet Red

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Pacha

This is another stunner. I love the simplicity of it and how flattering the cut of the swim suit really is. I love that the top is a cut that goes straight across and the bottoms have a high rise and will sit on the hips perfectly. Also, who doesn’t feel like a boss babe in red? It’s perfect!

3. Onia x WeWoreWhat

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I love a good collaboration and that is exactly what this is. Of course this set comes in a variety of colors but I really think the orange stripes are my favorite of all favorites.

I love that the high rise cut and high waist of the bottoms work together to create something a little conservative but totally not at the same time and then are brought together in perfect harmony with a cute belt (something I’m normally not into because I think it can make your suit look a little cheap, but here it works)!

I also surprisingly love that the top is more structured. Normally an underwire is something I would protest about under every circumstance but I like that in this case it makes this swimsuit stand out to me against all of the others that I’m digging.

4. Lazy Oaf – Frilly Black Daisy

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Lazy Oaf

For those of you that know me, you might know that I adore this brand. They’re based in London and I think that the pieces they come out with are always so quirky, trendy, and wonderful and I couldn’t not include something from their swimwear, because of course they knocked that out of the park as well (:

For my Americans, this is a brand you can get from ASOS or Dolls Kill so always keep your eye out for sales etc.

I love that this is a girly little number. I think the pattern adds something fun while the black fabric of the background keeps the two piece from turning totally juvenile. Frankly, it’s adorable.. how could you resist?

5. Albionfit – Breezy Stripe

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Breezy Stripe – Top, Breezy Stripe – Bottom

Isn’t this just to die for? I love the combination of high waisted bottoms (we know Britani, you’ve already mentioned this like 10 times) and asymmetric top. I think the one shoulder strap makes this so unique!

It’s cute and simplistic but still something I can picture lots of girls strolling down the beach in with confidence. Not to mention the fit and quality is just amaze x 1000!

6. Albionfit – Black Check

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Black Check – Top, Black Check – Bottom

Yes, another number from Albion but can you blame me? They’re just so good! Although this has a similar vibe to the previous one, I really enjoy the pattern of this one. Even though it’s called ‘Black Check’ I’ll be forever thinking of it as gingham and I can’t picture anything more perfect to arrive in for a pool party with family or friends.

The top has the perfect amount of coverage and I really like the tied detailing on the front. All in all another win-win for me! (:

One Piece Wonders

Okay so there’s nothing better than the classic Baywatch one piece, right? Well since I think that a sleek, red one piece is no longer the world’s best kept secret, I figured I’d spice it up a little bit with these options next! (:

1. Topshop – Straight Ribbed One Piece

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This color though, right? I’m obsessed.

Normally, I’m not crazy about a ribbed fabric. It gives me weird wife-beater/tank top vibes and I’m not really about that on the daily, but I’d be lying if I said the trend hasn’t started to grow on me just a little.. and that’s where this one piece fits into my life perfectly.

Again, I love that the cut at the top goes straight across and could see this honestly doubling as the cutest bodysuit under a pair of shorts as well. Overall just super flattering and fun for those sunny days!

2. ASOS – Mixed Mono Polka Dot

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ASOS

To me this is kind of like a 2-for-1 hybrid and I totally love it. I love that you get the gist of a one piece with a little cut out that low-key settles it a two piece. Despite this really bringing back the 80’s, it is a true show stopper. I also love that although you’re opting for a quirky, unique, crazy print, the monochrome brings it right back to Earth. It’s fun but most importantly.. WEARABLE!

Mix n’ Match Mania

So because everything I’ve shown y’all thus far seemed to come in a set, I thought it would be fun to show how I would choose to mix and match tops and bottoms across the interwebs!

L Space – Top, J Crew – Bottom

When I saw this lemon print, it immediately made me feel so happy. It’s kind of a busy print and not something I would want to wear on both the top AND bottom so pairing it with a cute solid is the perfect way to complete the look. I love that together these pieces create a ‘girl next door’ vibe but still manage to be trendy and mega cute all at the same time!

I know y’all don’t need me to point out how adorable the combo of high waisted bottoms and a tie/cut out top are but I feel obligated to anyways.. really, they are best pair! (:

Summary

Although all of these pieces are partial to my personal preference there’s a wide range of variety here and I hope there’s something that can be found for everyone!

Let me know what you think about these picks! Was there anything you really liked? Hated? Give me some of your summer suggestions down below! And..

Until next time,

xx.Britani Skye

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Disney Designs: Fashion Inspiration for Your Next Vacation

Disney Designs: Fashion Inspiration for Your Next Vacation

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

This week on the blog, I’m tickled pink to be telling y’all that in t-minus 4 days I’ll be on my way to one of my all time favorite places: Disney World. And with that, I’m giving you all the 411 on some of the cutest things I found to wear on your next trip to the parks (or on the daily if you’re a die-hard Disney fan)!

So let’s get right into it!

Up first I want to show off some of the shirts that I just fell in love with! Some of which I actually purchased, and others that I just admired and will keep on a watch list for the next trip!

1. Voguing with Villains

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As soon as I saw this, I practically fell over. I immediately thought it was so chic and I knew that this was one I would have to have! I saw other shirts kind of similar with princesses but I just thought the villains added something a little extra and edgy to it. Like obviously the Disney princess girl squad is goals for life, but I guess I just resonated with these rule breaking, powerful women more!

It comes in both white and grey and all of the shops/links will be listed below!

FandomJungle | Etsy

2. Agrabah Always

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This is another one that I knew I just needed in my life. There was something unique about this that I knew not everyone would be wearing. And not only that, but it’s beyond adorable too! Not to mention this one comes in purple and blue, and although black is my power color, nothing can replace the special place purple has in my heart.

Magic Threads Co | Etsy

3. Hakuna Matata

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Okay so yes, this shirt is super simple but isn’t that kind of the point of hakuna matata? No worries? Keep it simple? That’s the vibe I’m picking up from it anyways. I just loved that this came in a heathered green! I feel like this would be the cutest to wear for a day in Animal Kingdom and it’s a color that (for me at least) would spice up the rest of my wardrobe. I feel like it can be dressed up or down with plaids and dark denim and all in all is just very cute, classic, and a staple for all of us Disney lovers (:

Zmunki | Etsy

4. Destination: Mickey Mouse

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I found this one scrolling through Instagram one day and again just fell in love. I’d not seen a shirt similar to this and knew that it was one I really wanted to sport around the parks. I mean yes, Florida is known for lots of good stuff but if I’m being frank with you all? If I’m in the state, I’m there for the Mouse and I can’t wait to be Soarin’ through Epcot smelling the oranges with this one on!

The Magical Trading Post

5. Mommy and Me Moments

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My mom actually found this one and believe it or not I was really into it. I’m not normally the type to be into matching t-shirts but something has inspired me for this upcoming vacation, what can I say. Not only this, but we’re actually going on Mother’s Day and we’ll be sporting matching tops for the occasion.

I think the design is so special as well. I’ve only ever gone to Disney with my mom and she manages to make every single time memorable and is most of the reason I’ve fallen so in love with the place to begin with. From our first trip when I was 3 to our most recent now that I’m 21, I can’t wait to see what it will bring!

Goin Tutu Crazy 4 Tutus | Etsy

6. Never Grow Up

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This is another one that I feel like would break up the monochrome looks that I’m always drawn to. Not only does the color attract me but so does the saying and design. Peter Pan is one of my all time favorite Disney characters and reading ‘Never Grow Up’ brings the movie full circle to me. I feel as though when at Disney, we all are back in touch with the kid that still lives inside us, and that is something so special to connect with. Plus I love that the design incorporates little elements from all of the parks and I think this would just be an all around cute t-shirt to pair with high waisted shorts, Mickey ears, and matching peachy/pink sneakers for any day!

LBF Magic Co | Etsy

Next, I want to highlight some Disney denim that I think is just the absolute cutest! These are probably a little less practical than a simple t-shirt (especially in the hot weather) but still very fashion forward nonetheless!

1. Mickey Embroidered Shorts

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Okay, I live, breathe, and DIE for these. They were originally sold from Zara about a year ago and apparently I missed the memo so until recently I thought I had missed my opportunity to ever get my hands on these. But never fear! I’m hear to give you the 411 on where you can get dupes!

There is an etsy shop that is currently selling them and I think that’s totally awesome considering I highly doubt Zara will ever bring them back to market! So check them out and I’m just gonna throw it out there.. 10/10 WOULD recommend for these! They’re high-waisted, perfect for summer, and can be worn either at the parks or on the daily for a quirky spin on a more classic style!

Hidden Mickey Ears Co | Etsy

2. Mickey & Minnie Jacket

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Okay, I’m not sure if this is even still sold any more but I remember seeing this in the Gap around January and really loving this! I think it’s super cute and although I know it’s hot in Florida, I thought it would be the perfect piece for night time activities or if there was just a random cold day in the forecast. The fact that it’s white denim too makes it so unique and a piece that I would love to add to my wardrobe on any day!

3. Mickey Overall Dress

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This was once upon a time made by Lazy Oaf and if you’re lucky, might still be able to find it from second hand sellers! It’s seriously the cutest overall dress that is literally made for the best day at Disney! One of my regrets is not swiping this up as soon as I saw it, but the practical side of myself said.. ‘Britani, are you really going to be running around the parks comfortably in a dress??’ The answer to that question is no. And sadly this was a pretty penny just to get for an Insta pic (:

That being said, I would definitely still recommend! It’s so cute and I love Lazy Oaf as a brand. It would be a piece to add to your wardrobe that is perfectly unique and will add so much fun to any day!

And finally, to end this Disney masterpiece off right, I wanted to show you all some of my favorite ears/hats for the day!

1. Classic Minnie with a Twist

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Okay, this is not revolutionary like, at all. But it’s also a staple! I love me a cute pair of ears and these are right up my alley. They are sequined (hallelujah) and can go with seriously any outfit! Other than that, there isn’t much to say!

You can opt for the sequins in a variety of colors (rose gold is a close runner up for me) or maybe just go for Minnie ears without the glitz. Either way, you’ll rock the parks with whatever you chose!

2. Floral Festival on a Headband

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These are so so so so so to die for. Especially right now since the Flower and Garden festival is still going on! I feel like these are so special because you get to spice up a simple (or Disney-ed out) outfit in such a unique way!

I love that the ears are hollowed out and the flowers are really what take the stage in these. They come in lots of color combinations and can be co-ordinated with your favorite princess/Disney movie! Pixie Supply Co is the shop I’ve found that I like the best but of course you can find lots of Etsy stores online doing their own version as well! I would have to say these are a show-stopper and a must have when it comes to your next Disney adventure (:

Pixie Supply Co | Etsy

3. Monsters University Always

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Because I like to have the option to switch it up a little bit, this is the perfect way for me personally to accomplish that! Despite Peter Pan’s special place in my heart, I also love love love Monsters Inc. and I was so thrilled when Monsters University was released around the same time I was moving on to college.

Either way, this hat is perfect. I get to rep some Pixar, protect my face from the sun, AND look cute while doing it. I feel like this is perfect for a day at Animal Kingdom (or any park, really) when you just want to look a little more dressed down and earthy for the day. That probably doesn’t make a lot of sense to anyone, but to me, I’m getting the vision perfectly. Needless to say, this is another little accessory I had to have for my Disney vacay. Sometimes it’s the little things that go the furthest distance and I think doing something as simple as wearing this hat will really pull together an outfit!

And that about sums up some of the things I think are most necessary when trying to look your best (while also remaining practical) on your next Disney adventure. I know I’ll be sporting most of these things over the week that we’re there so of course, stay tuned for all of the insta pics and story time posts to follow!

What do you guys think about all of these options? Are they overrated or totally necessary? What would you bring in your suitcase for a day in the parks? And most importantly.. which park is your favorite? Mine is Animal Kingdom (: Let me know in the comments below!

And..

Until next time,

xx.Britani Skye

My Top 5 Style Influencers

My Top 5 Style Influencers

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

First things first, let’s address the elephant in the room.. I’ve been MIA for like a month, I know. I’m sorry because obviously that is never my intention, but sometimes ‘real world’ responsibilities creep up on you and a break is suddenly in the forecast. BUT we are back and better than ever (hopefully), so let’s get right into this post!

Okay so for those of you that know me, know that I really love some good fashion inspo. and that is pretty much what I’m picking up from these 5 ladies! So today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite influencers and why I think they’re style is 100%!

1. Arielle Charnas from ‘Something Navy’

This one should NOT come as a surprise to many of you. I’ve been following Arielle since I was in high school. For a quick frame of reference, I’m a junior in college now, so at the very least, four years. I’ve even gotten the chance to meet her and spoiler, she’s nothing but sweet, wonderful, and everything in between. But okay, enough gushing..

What I love most about Arielle is that her style is so classic. She keeps her daily outfits simple combining skinnies, a sweater, a blazer/jacket, and a killer pair of shoes and then struts her stuff all over the greatest city in the world (NYC). I think it manages to be youthful but mature, effortless and so chic all at the same time!

And one thing that I think she’s taught me over the years is to love your shoes. She has quite the collection and although I might not be buying Christian Louboutin’s or Jimmy Choos (yet, anyways), I’ve expanded my options quite a bit.

I think there is so much coming from her in the future and I can’t wait to continue following her journey. If you aren’t following her, do yourself a favor and start. Adorable pictures of her daughter, Ruby, included (:

Instagram, Blog

2. Kristin Johns

I’m a new follower of Kristin’s, and I truly adore her and her style. She brings something different to my style inspo than anyone else on the list. It’s more feminine and flow-y and there is a softness that comes along that I kind of love.

She’s very inspired by unique, thrifted pieces as well as higher end options from Anthropologie or Free People. Her vibe gives me carefree and youthful and although I’m only 21, sometimes I still feel way old, so holding onto as much of that youth is totally up my alley now-a-days.

Honestly, ever since watching her YouTube videos, I’ve been scouring ThredUp and ASOS for new pieces (specifically dresses) that I can add to my wardrobe. It’s been fun and refreshing to feel inspired again after a long winter!

Bonus Jonas: This is kind of irrelevant but she has two golden retrievers, Camper and Honey, and if that’s incentive enough for me to check her out, y’all should too! (:

Instagram, YouTube

3. Lauren Elizabeth

This is another girl I discovered through YouTube and have been following for quite some time now.

Her style is very very chic, and dare I say trendy? Yet at the same time, she’s taught me to invest in quality over quantity, because it is the staple pieces in your wardrobe that are going to go the furthest. She’s also taught me to embrace a good leopard print piece, which I never in a million years thought I would ever be saying, but here we are.

I find that she’s always trying something new and usually is really ahead of the times which I love because sometimes I feel like I’m getting a little sneak peek into what the future of fashion is going to hold.

Not only that, but her approach to a simple, but contoured, make up look is something I’ve been living for since again, my high school days.

She’s another gem, 10/10 WOULD recommend (:

Instagram, YouTube

4. Zoella

Up next, our THIRD YouTuber of the day.

Something that Zoe adds to the mix is a quirkiness that I don’t get from any one else. She has a very vintage/90s inspired style that is somehow modernized and ALWAYS super cute! She can rock polka dots and colored pants for days and I seriously adore it. She also has a very distinct style and that consistency is something I definitely appreciate.

I love that she shows how to really mix and match things you might not expect, and that she also shows clothing that may have been originally thought as ‘ugly,’ totally transformed into the exact opposite.

Be on the lookout, I know she can rock a pretty adorable ASOS outfit, only giving me MORE of a reason to constantly be checking the ‘New In’ section. If you haven’t already, check her out (:

Instagram, YouTube

5. Kim Kardashian West

Last, but CERTAINLY, not least.. My hero, Kimmy K.

Kim is my favorite Kardashian and I live every day for the West family. Seriously, North is already so fashionable that she could have even made this list.

I truly feel that ever since being with Kanye, Kim has elevated her style to an entirely new level. It’s so modern, fresh, and for lack of a better word.. COOL. Yes, it’s sometimes simple and the colors are dull but it’s a look and I’ll practically fight anyone who says otherwise.

She rocks anything from basics to bedazzled and I am seriously so excited to see what else she can bring to the table next.

No matter where she goes, she’s killing it and has definitely taught me that even if you’re just stopping off at a random gas station for gummy bears, you can still do it with high fashion. *Hair flip necessary*

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And that concludes this short and sweet style inspired blog post! I have so many influencers that I look up to, but these are some of the ones that came to mind first. If y’all liked this type of post, I would love to do more in the future so let me know in the comments below! I’m happy to be back and I really want to give you all the best content (:

Who are some of your every day style icons? What kind of fashion makes you excited? Let me know your thoughts!

And..

Until next time,

xx.Britani Skye

An Anti-Valentine’s Guide to Fashion

An Anti-Valentine’s Guide to Fashion

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

On this week’s edition of ‘Valentine’s Obsessed’ posts I’ll be sharing with you all some looks you can wear if you aren’t totally into the season, but also low-key still want to acknowledge that February is still a thing.

I think you can find a look in here for anyone, whether you have a S.O. or not. There is casual, cool, and chic all bundled into one here! And to be totally honest, you will definitely see me rocking the leggings and sweater look to bed on more than one occasion this month!

So enough of the chit chat.. let’s get into it!

Look #1 — My Date is Me, My Couch, and an XL Delivered Pizza

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I love that this is an outfit you can wear anywhere (except maybe not somewhere you have to be majorly decked out for). But seriously, you can run to the store, to class, to bed, to the gym, ANYTHING in this look! Is it the most chic thing in the world?? No. But it’s cute, snuggly, and also serving major truth… In other words? Pizza, always.

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I also love that this is a look that you can make your own with so many different types of shoes. Obviously here I paired it with some Dr. Martens and some cabin socks, but it would work with sneakers or Uggs too! And yes, I did just say Uggs.. I know they’re total space shoes but I can’t deny their convenience sometimes!

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My sweater is from Wildfox (seriously, it’s my favorite thing ever) and is an XS.. it’s totally huge though so maybe keep that in mind if looking for one for yourself! And my leggings are Lululemon (: I would definitely recommend!

Look #2 — In Your Dreams

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This is another outfit that is serving truth but also in a cool girl way. I love that the jumper is baby pink and has a peplum, but then is contrasted by the text saying something a little more edgy. I think that it’s really cool paired with black ripped jeans and the pink shoes really tie the whole look together!

This is another one that you can pretty much wear any time. It’s like you really put minimal effort into your look but still look put together!

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My jumper is from a UK company called Lazy Oaf. They are seriously so unique and cool, and if you have never heard of them or checked out what they have to offer, I would DEFINITELY recommend doing so! Their sizes tend to run big, but for the price and individuality this brand is a must!

My jeans are from Topshop and my shoes are Adidas, both of which are staples whether in the month of February or not (:

Look #3 — Burgundy

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This is for the girls out there that just live for a skirt/dress moment. I love that this is a super cute, but simple outfit and it’s versatile in so many ways! You can add tights, boots, sneakers, heels, etc. and make it a totally new/spiced up look!

The colors in this one aren’t ‘In Your Face’ Valentine’s, but still stay true to the reds and whites of the season (:

It’s a very crisp, classic, and wonderful outfit idea that you could wear seriously all. day. long. It’s THAT comfy!

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Both the sweater and skirt are from American Apparel (my tried and true), and my shoes are my classic white vans (which spoiler alert, are not white anymore).

And that concludes this week’s ‘Anti (but still kind of pro) Valentine’s Day Lookbook’! Again, these are all looks I can see myself wearing all month long! And the best part about all of them is that they can easily transition into something totally different just by switching out a piece or two!

What did you guys think about another one of these short little outfit posts? I love getting to show off things from my closet and give some inspiration to others as well! Let me know in the comments below!

I hope you are all having a fabulous week (and if you’re on the East coast, are maybe enjoying a snow day too!)!

Next week I have something special planned and it MIGHT involve some Fifty Shades.. but until then,

xx.Britani Skye

OOTD: 3 Valentine’s Day Dress Ideas

OOTD: 3 Valentine’s Day Dress Ideas

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

I hope you are all finding yourself happy and healthy on this hump day! Today on the blog I wanted to share three dresses I styled for a cute Valentine’s Day pick me up. In case you didn’t know.. I actually LOVE Valentine’s (hence the early holiday post)! I just wanted to give you all some inspo for whether you’re just trying to look like you have your life together during the day or need some day to date night inspiration. Either way, I think these outfits will work for you! And that being said, let’s just get right on into it!

Up first is this classic (but edgy) red and black combo! It doesn’t scream Valentine’s Day fanatic when you pair it with a cool jacket, but could easily transition into a more feminine night time outfit without it.

I paired it with a cute pair of boots but it could really go with anything! Heel? Flats? Sneakers? You name it! And that’s something I love so much about this one. It’s just so versatile (:

Unfortunately I can’t say much for the outfit details, but the dress is one I bought forever ago from American Apparel, the shoes are from ASOS, and the jacket is from Express! All very affordable options that will keep for months if not years!

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Next up is kind of what I like to refer to as the ‘Cool girl celebrates V-day’ look (: Like she doesn’t care about the mush and gush, but also totally does. It’s like she asked herself the question: ‘How can I indulge my guilty pleasure but still keep up my street cred?’. Haha, I’m joking of course but that’s how I picture it going down.

I love the crushed velvet and that the color is much deeper than a traditional cherry red or a bubblegum pink.

Of course you can also make this more feminine with a pair of black tights and some peep-toed heels, but I love pairing this dress with platforms. I think it really drives home the edgy vibe and whether you’re going out with friends or your S.O., everyone knows you’re a force to be reckoned with!

Again, these were items I’ve purchased quite awhile ago so the exact thing isn’t out there, but the dress is from Forever 21 and my boots are from H&M (both a total steal, seriously this outfit was probably less than $50. Bless.)!

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And last (but obviously not least) is a lighter take on Valentine’s Day.

I seriously am obsessed with this one. The dress is super feminine and paired with the pink jacket, still manages to feel delicate. I think the jacket adds a really nice element. It doesn’t overpower the look or make you look tough, but actually brings to light a softer side.

I love that this is a look you can pair with sneakers too because although you could totally rock this on a night out, it brings a casual-ness to the outfit and is something I could totally see myself rushing off to class in!

Again, the dress was from American Apparel, the jacket is from ASOS, and the shoes are my tried and true Vans (seriously, you’ll see these in everything I wear) (:

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And that’s the end of the show! A short one this week, I know.

I really hope you enjoyed this super short and sweet little Valentine’s themed OOTD! Like I said, I really enjoy this holiday and wanted to put together a few (kind of stereotypical) looks!

What are you planning to rock this February? Let me know what you think of these looks in the comments below and..

Until next time,

xx.Britani Skye

NYE OOTN: Blue Velvet (+ My 3 New Year’s Resolutions)

NYE OOTN: Blue Velvet (+ My 3 New Year’s Resolutions)

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I can never believe the next few days when all of the preparation and anticipation is just, done, like why can’t Christmas come every month, right??

But now, down to business. I wanted to show you all a quick little ‘Outfit of the Night’ to inspire any of you that might still need an outfit for New Year’s Eve. And, if you’re interested, stay tuned until the end to see my 3 (actually attainable) New Year’s Resolutions!

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Dress

Normally, I just have a pretty casual night in on New Year’s with a few friends, but this year, I’ll be totally honest.. I’m just chilling with Sethy and stuffing my face with lots of food.

But for those of you going out and ringing in the New Year with a big ol’ celebration, this outfit is the idea for you!

It’s edgy, festive, AND super cute. What more can you really ask for? Oh, actually it’s even a romper so you don’t have to worry about flashing anyone at any time in the night! (: Seriously, it doesn’t get much better.

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I picked this blue velvet romper up from Urban Outfitters a few weeks ago when they were running one of their sales. Not only that, but the romper itself was already discounted and that’s what I like to refer to as a super sale, yes please!

Normally I would gravitate towards red velvet so I love that this is something new for me, and I feel the color makes it wearable for more than just Christmas. I also love that it has little details that make it really tie together, like the deep V, the ruched sleeves with little ties, and the faux-wrap. It all just comes together so sleekly.

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I paired the romper with black tights and black boots, they could even be platforms if you’re looking for a little extra something on your night out!

You could also go for a nude lip (or even red), but I went with a blue/grey matte lippie which I also think really helped to make the entire outfit come together.

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Of course because it’s also New Year’s Eve, and it’s all about the glitter, I think this outfit would look great with either gold or silver accents as well! There are just so many possibilities, and it really gives you a lot of room to make it your own! (:

And now onto the fun stuff.. The New Year’s Resolutions!

I normally am not a fan of these, but hey, why not turn a new leaf and go for some small changes that I can make to make 2018 one of the best years yet?!

1. Wear more lipstick.

Yes, I love makeup, but my heart lies with lipstick, and although I continue to add to my collection, I don’t actually get to wear it that much. And so this year, my goal is to try to incorporate more of my colors into my daily routine!

2. Give up pizza for Lent.

I give something up every year for Lent, but this year I’m going to challenge myself to give up the one food that always manages to make me feel better. I’ll update you all when the time comes (:

3. Spend. Less. Money.

It is not an unknown fact that I love to spend. And I think I’ve finally hit the point where I’m realizing that if I don’t make changes sooner, rather than later, that I’m going to be an unhappy camper. And so here’s to probably the hardest resolution of my life, let’s make it a good one, and NYC apartment? This is for you (:

But anyways, I hope you all were able to get some inspiration from this short little OOTD/OOTN! If anything, you’ll get a cute outfit that is wearable all throughout Winter, and that’s good enough for me (:

What will you all be doing on NYE? Will you be dazzling up your outfit with lots of glitter or are you going to keep it more casual? Let me know your thoughts! And..

Until next time,

xx.Britani Skye

4 Ways to Wear Your Holiday Sweater This Season

4 Ways to Wear Your Holiday Sweater This Season

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Today, I wanted to post a quick little ‘Outfit of the Day’ inspired post but better, because it’s all about the holidays! Yes, that’s right. In case you needed a reminder, it’s literally less than a week until Christmas.. So, if you haven’t already gotten all of wear out of your ugly (or cute) holiday sweater, or maybe you’re just in a festive funk and need some inspiration, I’m here to show you a few different ways to style and show off all of that spirit that is just DYING to get out! (:

Up first is the ‘Business Casual’ look

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Not only is this actually comfy AND practical, but it’s super cute as well! You pretty much have it all with this one. The flats are simple but will make your life so easy for the day while the high waisted pants keep everything looking sleek. And of course, you still get to have some more fun with whatever type of sweater you choose to rock! And yes, believe it or not, this sweater is from Boscov’s from like 3 or 4 years ago. And it’s STILL one of my favorites (:

Also for those of you that are curious, my pants are from American Apparel (unfortunately, I don’t think they make them any more) and my flats are Jeffrey Campbell!

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Next up is the ‘Christmas Party’ look

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Again, this is so simple, but super chic. I love the combination of the high-waisted skirt, sweater, and heels. I feel like it’s sophisticated, feminine, and festive (but not like in your face festive). Plus, in this one, it’s really all about the details. The skirt’s mesh cut-outs add a little something extra, and the gold detailing in the heels really pull it all together. And although I’m not always the biggest fan of jewelry, I feel like it would be so cute to pull it together even more with a pair of earrings and a simple chain necklace! (:

For this outfit, my sweater is from Wildfox Couture (my mom got it for me as a Valentine’s Day present a few years ago because I’ve been dying to get my hands on this ever since I saw it), the skirt is from Express, and the shoes are from J.C. Penney (Cosmopolitan brand I believe).

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Third up on the list is what I like to call the ‘New Year’s Eve Recovery’ look (:

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If any of y’all are going to be having a long night on New Year’s, this is perfect for the day after. And, although I call this a ‘Recovery’ look, it’s totally for anyone who just loves to be comfy. It’s also for my athleisure lovers out there as well (:

It’s super simple, but again, cute (are we sensing a theme here with these outfits?). I just paired my Adidas joggers (literally my go-to staple in my closet), with a pair of sneakers (Adidas, in my case), with a black turtleneck underneath a pullover sweatshirt.

Obviously, you don’t NEED the turtleneck, but I think it looks cute and extra cozy underneath the sweatshirt.

And yes, my friends, you read the saying right. Happy Kanyear 2018! I’m not sure if they will still have this but, I purchased it a few years ago from Rad.

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And last, but certainly not least, is outfit number four.. the ‘Last Minute Holiday Shopping’ look (:

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I love that this look is 98% black (my favorite color to wear), but still keeps with the holiday spirit! You might be wearing black to mourn your bank account, or you might be wearing black to mourn your sanity while trying to tie up all of the odds and ends before the big day, who knows, but you look cool while doing it! And sometimes that’s all that really matters, right? (:

My fuzzy black sweater is from Target (seriously, it was so freaking cheap and is one of my favorite things), the jeans are BDG from Urban Outfitters (ADORE the little zip details at the ankle), my boots are Doc Martens (invest in these if you haven’t, they’re a staple and the most comfy, like, ever), and my beanie is from Aerie (the pom pom at the top is interchangeable!).

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And that about sums it up for my mini holiday sweater inspired lookbook. Although I categorized each outfit into what I thought it could function best as, they are outfits that could seriously be worn for any occasion. I hope you all enjoyed and managed to get either some inspiration for yourself or a small break during this amazing (but sometimes hectic) time of the year!

What was your favorite look? Would you add or do something differently? Or are you all holiday-sweatered out by now? Let me know what you think! And..

Until next time,

xx.Britani Skye