Best Dressed

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Dress:Nordstrom / Shoes:Michael Kors / Earrings:J.Crew /

Summer is always packed with many fun events and parties. Looking forward to special occasions is exciting but can also be overwhelming for those who don’t necessarily enjoy putting outfits together. Don’t worry, I have got you covered! The look featured in today’s post is sure to get to you voted best dressed at any summer soiree. This gray dress is under $50 from Nordstrom and looks very sophisticated and chic. The crossed back detailing is visually stunning. The earrings I am wearing have been my summer go-to earrings this summer. They are beautiful and the perfect statement maker for any look. The powder blue heels complete this look in an unexpected, yet effortless way. Cheers to all that there is to celebrate this summer, (and to YOU winning best dressed)!  😉

More is More

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It is safe to say that I am no minimalist. When it comes to personal style, I tend to stick with the principle that more is more! Often, I focus on having one piece of clothing or an accessory be the centerpiece of a look in which all of the other elements compliment nicely, while solidifying the focal point as chosen item. Then I have days like this….It all started with this fun, feminine bright lilac dress. Next, I opted for these lovely, colorful earring from J.Crew to add to the look. They are extremely versatile and vibrant. Then, I applied some hot pink lipstick because why not?!? 🙂 Finally, I topped it all off with my new sunglasses from Hashtag Sunglasses. They are super colorful and reflective, making them a ton of fun to wear! My 5 year old son told me I look like a pop star in them! 🙂 (You can get 10% off of your order from Hashtag Sunglasses with the code: newshades4you.) This bold, playful, and colorful look makes me so happy! When in doubt, always add more because life is too short to wear boring clothes! 😉 xoxo

Shady Lady

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Top:Nordstrom Rack / Pants :sold out- similar style- Hudson Jeans/ Shoes:Tory Burch / Sunglasses:Prada / Earrings:Nordstrom Rack /

The summer sun sure is gorgeous, but it can also be OH SO HOT!  Scorching hot weather can make it difficult to look “cool”.  A not-so-secret, secret summer hack I have is to always (even if cloudy), accessorize every summer outfit with sunglasses! Not only will you look and feel like a fashion maven, but you will fight off headaches caused by squinting at the sun’s powerful rays, and conceal any makeup that is sweating off of your face! Whenever I throw on a pair of shades I still seem to look put together, even when I am a hot, sweaty mess.  😀 Lightweight fabric tops like the tulle one featured in this post are key looking cool while feeling hot this summer! Have a sunny Wednesday! xoxo

Summer Vibes

06.01.2018

Dress:Nordstrom Rack / Shoes:Tory Burch / Sunglasses:Quay Australia / Earrings:J.Crew /

Are you feeling those summer vibes?! I am! It has been so hot in Chicago these past few weeks that it does not feel at all like it is spring. I am ready for spring to wrap up and to soak in the summer sun! This dress, and whole look, screams summertime. The bright colors and light weight fabric make this dress a colorful statement piece while being practical for those hot summer days. Not to mention, this dress is the perfect shade of sunny yellow! Throw on a sundress and your favorite shades and step into summer a bit early with me! Stay cool! xoxo

May Flowers

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Sunglasses:Prada / Coat:Eva Franco /Jeans:Banana Republic / Shoes:similar-Nordstrom / Earrings:Baublebar / Purse: Tory Burch/

It is true, April showers do bring May flowers, and the fashion industry is no exception! I know, you must be thinking of that famous line from The Devil Wears Prada, “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking”.  Obviously that is pure sarcasm coming from Miranda Priestly, but there is no doubt florals always reemerge in a vibrant, fresh way with each new spring collection. It is actually difficult to not wear anything floral in the springtime. So enjoy this beautiful trend and enjoy seeing the flowers bloom this May! Have a wonderful week! xoxo

 

Spring Colors

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Happy Tuesday, and Happy(belated) Mother’s Day to all of the moms! Today’s outfit post features the beautiful color combination of aqua and dark green. I love to play with color combinations while putting together an outfit.  It is fun to mix and match pieces in your wardrobe to create a variety of looks with what you already have! The oversized aqua sweater featured in this post is extremely comfortable and adds a great shape to this outfit with its silhouette and bell sleeves. The white skinny jeans in this look keeps it fresh and bright for spring! The heels I am wearing in this post are very, very comfortable. They are the Madison 12-hour pumps sold by Banana Republic. They are sold in a bunch of different colors and patterns! Have fun this spring by playing with color combinations!  Let me know, what are your favorite spring colors??

Met Gala Monday

05.07.2018

Dress:Sold out, similar Dillard's and ASOS / Earrings:Givenchy / Floral wall: I made it with silk flowers from Afloral/

 

Hello beautiful people! I have missed you all! A buildup of several life events, obstacles, and stressors caused my unplanned hiatus from Girl With All the Curls. I hope to be back to posting once a week and reconnecting with you all. I  deeply appreciate your loyalty and understanding.

On to today’s post…Today is the 2018 Met Gala also known as the Met Ball. This event, also known as the Super Bowl of fashion, is hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Since ticket prices for the event start at $25,000, I will be celebrating the occasion from Chicago with this post! The blush dress in this post is one of my current favorites and was purchased for less than $50 at  TJMaxx! The intricate details of this dress are what struck me most about this piece. The lace, pleats, and tiers of tulle are ultra feminine and beautiful. This dress by Heartloom looks expensive but was bought at a bargain price! What dress will you be throwing on this evening to celebrate this Met Gala Monday?

Fresh Florals

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Hello again! I cannot believe it is already August! This post features three of my newest and favorite purchases from Nordstrom. All three pieces come from different labels and designers, but I knew they were meant for each other, and for me, the moment I spotted them! The color of the top matches perfectly with the center of the daisies on the ever-so-feminine skirt! The ruffle detail on the top of the skirt adds a sweet, playful element to the look. The Tory Burch Minnie ballet flats in Retro Pink reinforce the light pink background of the skirt by presenting that same color, a few shades darker. The straps of this Trouve top dangle in the front and back which move as you do, and draw the eyes to the outfit! This look provides a fresh, unique spin on the classic floral trend. Some might say, ” as fresh as a daisy”. 😉 Speaking of fresh…there will be a new post up on Monday! Until next time!…XOXO

A Splash of Color

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Welcome to a new week! This week’s post was photographed at one of my favorite places…Oakbrook Mall! The endless stores, gorgeous flowers, and vivacious fountains provide visitors with a luxurious shopping experience. All of the items featured in this post were all purchased at this very place! This look features several of my current favorite pieces, (from my favorite mall ever)!  I wear the Tory Burch Minnie ballet flat in the floral print every single day. The vibrant yellow shirt and colorful statement earrings both from J.Crew have been staples in my summer wardrobe, especially for summer parties. The colors in this summer outfit are the perfect summer statement pieces that can be reinvented in many different types of looks! Statement pieces like these are all the rage right now! Go bold and have fun with your summer outfits!

Sizzling Summer Style

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Hello everyone!! I have missed you all so much! Time sure does fly when life gets hectic…I never intended to step away from Girl With All the Curls, especially not for several months. A lot of unforeseen events have occurred within these past few months that threw me off balance. As a mom, wife, sister, mentor, friend, daughter, and young woman, I, among many other women, am attempting to find a balance in my life. This site is such a part of who I am now, and I feel most like myself and most happy when I am posting! It is not an option for Girl With All the Curls to be put on my back burner anymore. Get ready, I’m just warming up…

Thanks for stopping by! Check back next Monday for another sizzlin’ summer look!

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