Happy 4th of July!!! Thankful that Hurricane Arthur has passed and left us here in Atlantic Beach with a beautiful day. I hope fireworks and cookout plans carryout today! Let me go ahead and get started on this star spangled outfit. These jeans are something I have been searching for high and low and finally just gave up thinking every other girl in the world had every pair leaving me vintage jean-less. Then last week a post from a fellow blogger Top Knots & Polka Dots inspired me to go out hunting again. Luckily I was fortunate enough to find me a pair of Coldwater Creek high waisted jeans (hehe) and cut those suckers up into the perfect pair of shorts. They are my new babies, and they only cost $4. The top was $5.00!! and the bandana was just $1. I have to say this was the cheapest outfit I have ever created. I hope everyone has a safe Independence Day. Do it for 'Merica.
The look: Cole Haan leather mustard crossbody bag // Citizens of Humanity rocket cropped jeans in a light wash // Tom Ford milan sunnies // Target leopard hair belt // Abercrombie & Fitch maroon long sleeve tee // vintage cocktail ring
Happy second day of Spring! I love being able to retire the winter coats and boots for a few months and cuff up my sleeves and jeans. I've recently caught high-waisted jean fever and I've got it bad. They're comfortable and give your outfit a whole new look. I cannot wait to add more to my collection. Now that warm weather is here, I will have motivation to put together fun springy outfits so more to come!
With the combined help of my Mom & I's Valentines themed Pinterest boards, I have created for you the ultimate Pinterest Tuesday for the love struck, or the ones who just adore the red//pink color combo as much as I do. Some say these colors clash. Since they are analogous colors, meaning they are next to each other on the color wheel of fashion, these shades can definitely be paired together to complete some totally hot looks. Red and pink create a warm, exciting color palette that is bold and noticeable. On a scale of school uniforms to Lady Gaga's entire closet, it falls right in the very middle of exciting enough to turn heads without being called crazy! (psssst... You can absolutely still wear pink and red together even after the heart shaped candies go 50% off) Go be young and in love in style <3
The look: Faded Glory men's long sleeve navy plaid flannel // Joe's Jeans the skinny in dark indigo stretch // Kerisma red infinity scarf // cowboy boots
My first real flannel shirt! A mens shirt can look silly if you don't get the right size. I got a small and have to roll the sleeves up, but when you find the right size it should have that perfect slouchy fit that doesn't look too frumpy. I also am now on the flannel-wagon because not only is it cute, but it is super comfy. This is the perfect, little effort outfit for going to class and still looking like you put yourself together. I am a huge fan of infinity scarves, they're my number one go-to accessory to complete an outfit; plus they're insanely cute. Hope you have a great weekend!
The look: Land's End shimmer down parka in black // Joe's Jeans the skinny in dark indigo stretch // Cynthia Rowley gray and yellow striped cashmere sweater // Kerisma red infinity scarf // Kate Spade small square studs in yellow // cowboy boots.
This outfit is just a big mix of clothes, all different colors but they complement each other. I've tied together the outfit with my yellow studs to match the yellow in the sweater so there is some color coordination. Going to school in Boone, NC means the followers of Overdressed Always will definitely be seeing this coat a lot. It has already snowed here and October is barely over. Pray for me, I'm a coastal girl.
The look: J. Crew red summer scarf / Hollister calabasas tank in heather grey / Hollister high-rise short shorts / Urban Outfitters plimsoll saddle oxfords
To obtain this look I put a base of liquid coverup (Maybelline mineral power concealer no. 40 "sand") on my upper & lower lid and blended them into my skin. Then I took a light tan colored eyeshadow and covered my whole lid, below my eyebrow, and inside the corner of my eye. After that, I took a goldish-brown eye color (Bare Escentuals java) and went back and forth along the crease of my lid until i was satsfied with the color. I finished off my eyes with a brown liquid liner (Maybelline master duo no. 525 bronzed shimmer) halfway across my upper lid as well as my water line & swept it into a small fishtail, followed by my mascara pictured below. Of course, my look is completed with my bright red lipstick which is also pictured below.
The look: Bare Escentuals bare minerals matte finish is medium / Maybelline great lash in dark brown / Maybelline mineral power blush in gentle pink / Maybelline color sensational lipstick no. 625 "are you red-dy" / Cynthia Rowley black and gold eyelash curler