Pink Foil Pleats

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This skirt makes me feel so feminine and is the focal point of this look. The flowy pleating along with the pink foil color scream romance for me. Another versatile piece that can be styled with pumps or Adidas. I chose to wear these Dior inspired slingback heels I found after days of searching for my size! Kitten heels are often a fashion faux pas but these beauties get a pass. ย I would suggest looking into Zara’s fall shoe collection because they have some bangers this year.

I intended on taking photos of this look at my local sunflower field, however, by the time I finally had a minute to go, they were all picked…nonetheless, enjoy the look

Poplin and Platforms

Top: Leith| Jeans: BDG| Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell| Bag: Gucci

Taking the poplin trend into fall with ruffle sleeves and ribbon suspenders. Absolutely loving my Stella McCartney look alike platforms by Jeffrey Campbell. I’ve been looking for this style of shoe for some time now and couldn’t bring myself to purchase the Stella’s. Although they are white, I plan to where these babies year round if weather permits. Polished the look off with my go to BDG high waisted jeans and this gorgeous velvet Gucci Dionysus super mini cross body in the color berry. This will be my statement bag for fall. I needed parts of the Gucci Dionysus trend but could not spend upwards of $2,000 on the bag. This super mini was a fraction of the cost but still gives all the feels. IN LOVE. 

The Midi Skirt


Shoe:Occasion Ratio

There’s so much to be said about the perfect midi skirt. The versatility is matchless as a different shoe can change the trajectory of your look. My current favorites to pair with my midi skirts consist of a closed toe pump for work, an open toe sandal for date night/evening, slides for brunch, and tennis for Saturday errands. 

Designer vs Standard

Through my shopping conquests both in store and online I have noticed the difference in midi skirt length given price point, designer, etc. I prefer a midi skirt that hits right below the knee to the shin area and it seems that only designer or higher priced skirts fit that description. A standard  (non designer) midi at best will come directly below the knee. Am I the only one who’s noticed this? For example, here is a standard JCrew midi skirt…notice length


Skirt: JCrew

…now observe this midi skirt from JCrew Collection, a higher end designer-like sector of the brand…


Skirt: JCrew

Do you see my plight!? I don’t know why this is but it seems that the standard midi skirts I purchase rarely come in the correct “midi” length (that perfect below knee to shin range) 

Current Selections

As frustrating as this can be fortunately this seasons fashion has taken a slight shift. I have discovered several purse-friendly “perfect length” midis that I wanted to share!


Nordstrom: Chelsea28


Zara


JCrew


ASOS

And finally, the perfect designer midis that are currently out of my price range but won’t be for long ๐Ÿ˜ Gucci everything


NOTICE THE LENGTHS! I’m just sayin…lol

How are you styling your midi skirts this season? Let me know in the comments!

JCrew Girls


Me: Dress: JCrew| Shoes: Zara similar here| Bag: YSL| Bandana: Madewell| Earrings: JCrew

Ma: Dress: JCrew| Shoes: Vince Camuto| Sunglasses: Kate Spade

Hey Ma! Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! It’s a special day so I had to get my mom right. We are both garbed in cotton JCrew dresses that are light and perfect for spring/summer weather. We aren’t into matchy matchy styles so we decided on similar color and material. We are enjoying brunch at a Baltimore favorite, Bond Street Social today. Both of our dresses are 25% off today so happy shopping! What are you doing special for your mom? 

Trending: Gingham

Shirt: Madewell| Skirt: Topshop| Shoes: Steve Madden| Bandana: Madewell| Bag: YSL

Gingham is everywhere right now! As we all know fashion is often recycled and what goes around always comes back. I recall wearing seersucker gingham as a child but the updates like this ruffle skirt are too good to pass up. Pretty much any store you go into today will have a taste of this trend. The light, airy weight of the fabric makes gingham perfect for spring/summer. What are your thoughts on this trend? Do you think the popularity will last? Let me know in the comments.

Canadian Tuxedo ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ


Overalls: Zara similar here|Shirt: Free People|Shoes: Steve Madden| Sunnies: Urban Outfitters| Bag: YSL
By now you all should understand my love for denim on denim, also known as the “Canadian Tuxedo.” I’ve really been feeling this trend lately because it’s such an easy way to look incredibly put together whilst being incredibly comfortable. How do you feel about the trend? Let me know in the comments and post your favorite denim look with the hashtag #expertamateur 

Shout out to these iPhone 7 Plus photographs! Better than my Cannon quality ๐Ÿ™„. And shoutout to my photographer ๐Ÿ˜

Preppy Denim

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Dress: Asos similar here| Jacket: JCrew| Shoes: Converse| Glasses: Firmoo

Today’s look features a few year old western denim dress I caught on super sale at Asos. In college I was a faithful Asos shopper but since have fallen off, I have recently rediscovered the gem because you really can’t beat the prices AND free shipping…Topped the look off with my denim JCrew jacket because the weather is a little more chilly than it has been and my grungy old converse. It seems the older they get, the more I love them.

Printed Tunic x Thigh Highs

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Tunic: Free People similar here| Shoes: Steve Madden| Belt: Gucci| Bag: Zara sold out| Jacket: JCrew| Sunnies: Ray-Ban

I know it has been a while but this Baltimore weather has me so confused. I don’t know whether to wear flowy printed spring tops or to keep out my suede thigh highs…so I did both. As you (should) know I am trying to go a few months without putting heat on my air hence the 70s puff balls. The Gucci belt has been on my wish list for months so I decided to treat myself for my birthday. The hair and belt tie this look together perfectly!

Shout out to today’s photographer and creative director #inspire