Taking Fashion Chances…

Hello out there!

It’s been four months and 18 days since my last blog post…YIKES! I’m embarrassed and to be honest have been in a creative rut. Every time I sit down to write, I prioritize something else as more important – the dishes, the yard work, the laundry, the house needs re-decorating, etc. And most importantly, the fact that I posted my fashionista content for the day/week on Instagram and my social accounts already, because who doesn’t love a good outfit of the day post #OOTD! Also I’m terrible at patience and have the tendency to share, share, share! My point is the two looks I’m about to blog about may look familiar…as in I just posted them over the weekend, but I’ve been taking more and more chances with my wardrobe and am extremely happy with the results!

First look:

The sassy back twist top – Shop Bow N Arrow Clothing! Last year, I read an article about a young gal who opened a boutique in downtown Cotati on the main strip (Old Redwood Highway). The shop is called Bow N Arrow Clothing and the owner is Mercedes Hernandez. She cut the ribbon on her first store front in the summer of 2016, and has gone on to open a second location in San Rafael and is looking into a new spot in Santa Rosa. She’s young, super hungry and quite the fashionista! Not to mention her shop is stocked with amazingly cute things, all at at reasonable prices. Gotta say I love that! Sometimes you think fashion is going to be expensive, but in all honestly, it doesn’t have to be. I’m a big proponent of finding good deals and layering pieces and looks to achieve my desired result. Any who, I was in Cotati this past weekend and paid her store a first visit! This black and white striped tunic caught my eye and has a fun twist detail in the back. When I first tried it on it scared me because I didn’t have a cami on that day. I’m not a fan of my back features at all – broad shoulders, not always toned, okay okay you get the drift, but when I put this top on I felt sexy and fun! I ended up pairing it with white skinny jeans and a cami tank underneath where you could still admire the style of the shirt, but the tank provided a little more coverage for me…win win! Thanks Bow N Arrow clothing!

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Feeling flirty for my Sunday day date with my hubby!

 

Second look:

The designer farm girl look via overalls – Buy My Overalls! I know what you’re thinking…how on earth are overalls trendy again?!? This style was popular in the 80s and early 90s and in my opinion, sort of looked funny on everyone. They were baggy and not very flattering, but alas they’re back and more trendy than ever!

Back story – I recently fell in love with a clothing line called Shop Stevie. Its similar to LuLaRoe in the sense that consultants carry inventory that you can buy at pop-up parties. You can also host a clothing party and get free pieces based on what you sell. Awesome right?!? I hosted my first Shop Stevie part back on February 11th and since then, I’ve followed the trends on the website and tried to dress like them! A pair of distresses skinny overalls popped up in the Facebook group and almost instantly sold out. The gal had the overalls styled with a long sleeve white cotton top and vans like sneakers. It was such a cute look, so I Googled distressed skinny overalls and wala! I was directed to the Charlotte Russe site and searched denim overalls – Shop Trendy Denim Overalls! They come in all shapes, sizes, colors and styles…so cool right?!? I ordered two pairs and decided to keep these. What do ya’ll think…yay or nay?

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I liked them so much, I tried different angles and lighting!

 

Bonus look:

More Shop Stevie love <3!!! This gorgeous floral maxi dress was a bonus reward from my pop-up. I’m wearing a size large and it’s pretty true to size. I think my gal Melissa still has a few on her website, check it out – Get This Dress!

 

That’s all I’ve got for now! Stay tuned for a post about flannel tops and how to style them. And Justine, I’m about three months late on this promised post…sorry 😦

XO,

Amanda