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The Super Easy Way to Wear Floral Print

The idea that bright colors should be saved for summer should be tossed away and I am glad that the fashion world has come on board. It used to be that white and other bright colors are not to be worn after labor day. Granted warm tones like brown and plum look good on fall jackets and winter coats, however mustard yellow jackets and blush blazers look just as great in the cooler weather. Today the focus is on the floral print and how to wear it.

The Super Easy Way to Wear a Floral PrintThe Super Easy Way to Wear a Floral Print


Oufit Details:

 Casual Ruffle Floral Top: Gozon, Blue Jeans: Fat face, Michael Kors Yellow Cross Body Purse (Similar): Macy’s, White Classic Petite Bondi Watch: Daniel Wellington, Bead Bracelets: EvaDane


The Super Easy Way to Wear a Floral Print

Its the beginning of fall and I am rocking florals and yellow! What can I say Iike to live on the edge. This outfit includes a very bold mustard yellow color from the blazer and purse while the blue jeans balance out the look.

The casual ruffle floral top from Gozon, is the star and anchor of this outfit therefore I selected the accessories, shoes and pants around it. This is a good way to figure out how to style your outfits, find the item that anchors the look and style with items that complement it. When it comes to wearing a floral print like this one it is important not to overdo it by mixing it with another print. Best to pair floral prints with solid prints like I did with these blue jeans. Because the weather is getting cooler in the evenings the mustard yellow blazer was the perfect fit to provide a layer of warmth.

Accessories play a key role in completing this outfit. Bead bracelets, a layered necklace and the Instagram famous Daniel Wellington White Classic Petit Bondi Watch. You can get the same watch or any watch of your choice on the Daniel Wellington website for 15% off! Just use the code STILETTOS at checkout.

Style Question of the day: 

How do you like to wear florals and bright colors? Do you like to mix them up or do you like a hint of them?

Please share your thoughts and ideas in the comment section below. I am always looking forward to hearing from you! Like this post on the floral print and are looking for more fall style inspiration? Be sure to check out my post on how to wear a black sweater dress. 

Big thanks to Gozon and Daniel Wellington for providing elements of this look. As always, all text and opinions are completely my own. 

Style Spotlight: Blue Floral Embroidery Dress

What do people say about your style? Are you usually dressed in black or are you the one in vibrant colors all the time. I am definitely the black clothes kinda girl but I have been making a conscious effort to add more color to my closet. Colors can brighten your mood and make you more approachable from what I have read. I have certainly noticed the difference color makes which is why I am rocking this Blue floral embroidery dress today.

Style Spotlight: Blue Floral Embroidery DressStyle Spotlight: Blue Floral Embroidery Dress


Outfit details:

Floral Embroidery Dress: Gozon  Blue Heels: Nine West (Similar here) Frankie Zebrawood and Champagne Watch: Jord


Style Spotlight: Blue Floral Embroidery DressStyle Spotlight: Blue Floral Embroidery Dress

This floral embroidery dress which I chose from Gozon, a clothing website that I am currently obsessed with comes in black and blue. I was very proud of myself for choosing the blue color which is pretty groundbreaking on my part. Blue tends to go well with dark and olive skin tones and I loved that it blended well with my skin. People who also look good in blue are brunettes however most people can rock this color.

One of my favorite things about this dress is floral embroidery detail. It almost reminds me of some beautiful African designs that we used see a lot back home. The fact that it is a bodycon dress and features off shoulder, a short sleeve and a left side slit makes it very flattering and perfect for a summer date night.

Speaking of the off shoulder look I am sure you have seen so many bare shoulders out there and wondering if this trend is still hot. Well it still is and because I loved the off shoulder style of this dress I figured I should share some tips on pulling this look off.

3 Tips to pulling  off the off shoulder look.

  1. Invest in a good strapless bra: Yes, I know they are not the most comfortable bras to wear but they are absolutely necessary for an off shoulder dress or top. Straps showing on a off shoulder dress is a big no!
  2. Make sure the elastic is tight: If you are going to be very active or will be moving your hands a lot, then you definitely want to make sure the elastic is tight and will not let the sleeves fall completely off your shoulders. I have heard of horror stories where a girls off shoulder dress just completely slipped off.
  3. Keep it stylish: Off shoulder tops look great with high waisted pants and the dresses look great with flat summer scandals. If you are going for a more fitted style like the bodycon dress I have on then you want to pair it with some fab heels.

Still not sure about blue, check out my Royal Blue Jumpsuit post and tell me what you think. I would also love to know your thoughts on the off shoulder look, do you like it or despise it?

Thank you to Gozon for partnering on this post

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4 Fun Ways to Announce your Engagement:

The day my Fiancé proposed was easily one of the happiest days of my life to date. It was a magical moment that I will always cherish. The second after he proposed I was in a happy daze but I do remember being so excited to share the news with my family and friends. The first call was to our immediate family who had been waiting to hear the news since he already told them that he would be proposing. The next day, I told my friends and workmates but there was the official announcement to the world that needed to be made.

Fun Ways to Announce your EngagementYou would think a creative soul like me would come up with a fabulous way to announce my engagement….wrong. My engagement announcement was through the good old Facebook status update from ‘in a relationship’ to ‘engaged’. This may sound boring but it worked for me and I found it to be a quick way to spread the news to my relatives around the world without having to make a million phone calls. The response was instant, everyone was very excited for us and we received tons of messages, it was great.

If you are looking for fun ways to announce your engagement other than a Facebook status update I have some fabulous suggestions for you today!

4 Fun Ways to Announce your Engagement:

Fun Ways to Announce your EngagementWearing: E.B. Horn Jewelers: Oval Diamond Engagement Ring Designed by Christopher Designs

1. Mug it out: I am sure you have seen this coffee mug on instagram and there is a reason why it is so popular. It’s so darn cute! Take a photo of yourself holding the engagement announcement mug with the ring in full sight, because what’s the point if people cannot see your new bling right. Isn’t it hard to miss the stunning oval diamond engagement ring that’s on my hand on a picture like this. This fab ring is from New England’s oldest and trusted Jeweler E.B Horn. I still can’t get over their beautiful pieces.

Fun Ways to Announce your EngagementWearing: E.B. Horn Jewelers: Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring

2. Do the Starbucks coffee cup toast : The beauty of this shot is that it is faceless. If you have a private and non picture loving type of partner like mine then this is your best bet. He will love that he will not show his face bust still be there with you. I have to say I was pretty surprised that the Barrista at Starbucks did not think I was crazy when I asked for a Mr and Mrs on the cups. Maybe they do this more than I thought.

Fun Ways to Announce your Engagement

3. Say it on a board: A handwritten message on a cute chalkboard or a simple dry erase board is super cute. You can write anything you like for example you can say ‘He put a ring on it’ or ‘I said yes’. I have seen some that say ‘I am engaged’ Whatever you do always remember to keep that ring in full sight.

Fun Ways to Announce your EngagementWearing: E.B Horn Jewelers – Platinum Natural Fancy Orange Brown Asscher Cut Diamond Ring

4. Spell it out: Using letter blocks is such a fun and playful way to announce you engagement. You can either place the ring on the blocks or besides them. Another way would be to place your hand next to the blocks spelling whatever you want. You can spell the word love, engaged, hitched or anything that feels right to you.

Now that you have some good suggestions for your engagement announcement, I hope you get to try them or tell your newly engaged friend. At the end of the day it is important that whatever you decide to do makes you happy. Its your moment and you should enjoy it as it is usually a once in a life time experience.

Check out more E.B Horn engagement rings by clicking the link and be sure to read my Blissfuly Blinged Out post were I talk about my engagement story.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of E.B Horn Jewelers. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Hot Fashion Find: Bronze Blazer

Ok, I know its like 80 degrees outside but the evenings still get a little chilly so layering is still going on except its on a lighter level. This bronze blazer is probably one of the best fashion finds I have made recently. It has the fitted and well tailored look that I love. Made by Tahari, a brand that makes good quality and classic clothing there is so much to love about it. If you are thinking of getting a blazer, I am sharing some fun ways to wear them today.

Hot Fashion Find: Bronze Blazer Hot Fashion Find: Bronze Blazer Hot Fashion Find: Bronze Blazer

Hot Fashion Find: Bronze Blazer

This is the kind of look that you can rock at work and after work.  The combination of bronze and black or black and brown used to be frowned upon but that has since changed. More and more people are pairing the two shades together like I did with this bronze blazer outfit.

I recently posted this look on my Instagram and people went crazy over this blazer. Blazers are the one closet staple that will easily transform your look from frumpy to well put together in a second. There are 3 other color blazers that are a must in every closet…black, white and navy blue. Here are 3 ways to wear them. You can also read my blazer basics post here

3 ways to wear blazers;

  1. White blazer with, blue jeans nude heels. Make sure the white blazer is fitted for a even more slick look. There is something about a crisp white blazer that looks elegant.
  2. Wear a black blazer with a pair of blue jeans, white tee and white sneakers for a very casual and chic look.
  3. Navy blue blazer, white jeans and white tee. This very nautical combination is crisp, clean and works all the time. You can rock it with nude, blue and brown shoes.

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Jord: A unique watch for all fashionistas

Being a big unique watch collector I am always looking for a great watch to add to my collection. When the Jord team reached out to collaborate I was extremely excited because I had been eyeing their fabulous watches on Instagram. After browsing their many styles, I selected the Frankie Zebrawood & Champagne watch which has become my favorite watch to wear this spring.

Jord: A unique watch for all fashionistas Jord watches are the epitome of fashion forward, luxury and stylish watches. What makes Jord watches unique is that they are made of natural wood. My watch is made with zebra wood which is a exotic hardwood with a stripe pattern. This unique watch has a simple but elegant face made with sapphire glass and a champagne color that goes with any outfit. I love how the watch looks so good with my white blazer. I have noticed that the wood looks amazing against denim so you know you can’t go wrong with it.

Jord: A unique watch for all fashionistas

The Jord Watches come in a wooden box with a little drawer underneath which I think is pretty cool. I really love that they give you the option to customize the watch by sizing, engraving the watch as well as engraving the box. The sizing service is awesome for those with tiny wrists like I do. You have the option to size the watch before you receive it which is super convenient.

Jord: A unique watch for all fashionistas

Jord: A unique watch for all fashionistas

Giveaway!

Now here is some exciting news; I have partnered with Jord watches by hosting a fabulous contest to give you a chance to win a $100 gift code to use on the Jord site. There will be one winner only, however everyone who enters will receive a $25 consolation code when the contest ends. This means you will get something just for participating. Click HERE for your chance to win a $100 gift code! and remember the contest ends on August 31 at 11:59pm.

FYI: This post is in partnership with Jord watches and the product in this post was complimentary. 

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