Easter Outfit Ideas

No matter your age, as soon as a fellow fashionista spots Easter on their calendar, the first thing that comes to mind is pastel colors and springtime fashion!  It’s also the welcoming of  April and Spring! It’s finally time to break out the lightweight sweaters and flowy dresses.

We have rounded up a couple of style tips to help you find the perfect outfit for you fashion-lovers to stuff your face with jelly beans and chocolate covered eggs!

Dress – Who doesn’t love a maxi dress in Spring?! I’m sure we all have terrifying memories of our parents dressing us up in frilly dresses that were “Easter appropriate”. Luckily, we are old enough to dress ourselves and have now realized that dresses don’t have to be formal or “holiday appropriate”. They should be fun and fit your personality! The best thing about Spring dresses is that they come in all different patterns and styles.

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Pastel colors – What’s Easter without a little pastel fun?! Pastel colors are the staple color wheel of Spring! Whether it’s pastel blue, pink, purple and yellow, have fun and release the pastel princess within you!

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Light weight accessories – Less is definitely more when it comes to accessorizing! Whether it’s a pair of earrings, a lightweight necklace or a fringe purse, make sure you choose wisely on the accessory you want to include. Or maybe you would like to pay homage to the happy childhood memories of you wearing a sun hat? Of course, we advise you to put your own style and flare into it!

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Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your background?
My name is Evelyn Madera. I’m from Los Angeles, Ca. I studied Biology and History at Cal State Long Beach. However, after graduating I decided to pursue a career in the fashion industry.

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If you could sneak into anyone’s closet whose would you peek at?
I would definitely sneak into Rihanna’s closet. I think her style is so edgy, chic, yet sophisticated when need be.  

What style rule do you always follow?
I always highlight one body part at a time. For instance, if I wear a mini skirt then I make sure to keep the focus on my legs and cover up everywhere else by wearing long sleeves and a high neckline.

What is your favorite quote?
“Everyday I advance confidently in the direction of my own dreams, endeavor to live the life which I’ve imagined. I will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

H.D. Thoreau

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What inspired your blog?
My blog was inspired by the countless women I started noticing on the web writing about their personal style. I thought, wow this is so great! I want to do that too!

Three things that are always in your purse?
Powder, Lipstick, hand wipes.

Where do you find inspiration for blog posts?
I find my inspiration from my surroundings. It can be the bright colors of a blooming tree, to the feeling I get when the ice cold air hits my face early in the morning.

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Best style advice you’ve ever given or received?
The style best advice I’ve ever received was to balance my outfits and accentuate my best features.

What’s the one thing in your closet that you couldn’t live without?
I cannot live without my skater skirts. I’m seriously obsessed.

In your opinion, what separates a great blog from an unsuccessful blog?
What separates a great blog from an unsuccessful one is the person behind it. The writer has to not only love what he or she is discussing in their website, but also go above and beyond to get their name out there.

To read more about Evelyn visit her blog here!

Spring Break in Style

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Spring is almost in full swing and all we can think about is Spring Break! It’s the most anticipated week all year! Fashionistas all over the world get to sit back, relax and possibly travel to a fun destination. In our opinion, grab a couple of friends and flee wherever your wanderlust desires take you! No matter what your plans are for this fun-filled week, we have you covered with the perfect outfits to break into fashion-and they are all from our Sable Sky Line!

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1. You can’t beat a pair of vintage jeans, a cute tee and a pair of sneakers! Spring Break is about being fun and adventurous and this outfit is perfect to take on any adventure!

2. You can also go for the festival-style tribal shorts with an embroidered top and your favorite boots! Whether you’re at a festival or on a road trip with your girl friends, this outfit will have you looking and feeling great!

3. A little red dress is perfect for a tropical location or a girls day out! Throw on some boots and go paint the town red!

Best Dressed from Oscars ’16

First, we would like to thank our amazing followers and readers for your constant support! We couldn’t go through this crazy fashion life without you guys by our side.

Oh, the joy of award season! The Oscars have come and gone and we are still lusting over the gorgeous gowns and attire we got to see on the red carpet. For us fashionistas, the real show happens on the red carpet! We get to see every detail from head to toe. Yes, it’s all about the details! Although there were many Oscar-worthy fashion moments, we have compiled our top three best-dressed actors from the Oscars.

Rooney Mara

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Excuse us, while we sit back and admire this masterpiece by Givenchy. Rooney Mara looked beautiful-the hair, makeup and shoes were perfect! The cut-out in this dress was everything we never knew we wanted.

Lady Gaga

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We’ve seen many stages of Gaga, from meat dresses to this gorgeous jumpsuit by Brandon Maxwell. Safe to say that we prefer this look. Lady Gaga looked classy and stunning in this lovely combination of modern and old Hollywood!

Rachel McAdams

pasted image 0-2I mean, who doesn’t love Rachel McAdams?! We adored her in The Notebook and we love her on the red carpet! She was wearing a gorgeous emerald gown by August Getty Atelier. Rachel looked stunning in emerald! Not to mention, this look was so classy and simply elegant that it radiated throughout!

Top 5 Things Fashionistas do to Stay Stylish

Plan Out Your Outfits

 

Fail to plan, plan to fail. That saying is definitely relevant in the fashion world! Far from popular belief, your favorite style icons don’t just “wake up like that” they actually tried to look that way. There’s no magical skill to look well put-together, you just have to plan ahead!

 

Give Yourself Time to Get Ready

 

How many times do you recall waking up in the morning and storming out of the door wishing you had more time to put yourself together. When fashionistas are rocking their outfits from head to toe, it’s because they’ve given themselves enough time to get ready. Looking good is a process, you shouldn’t rush it!

 

Look for Style Inspiration

 

Some of the best outfit inspiration can be found in the blogs of your favorite style icons! Scroll through your Instagram or Pinterest feed for the best style inspiration. Treat your style like a test, you can’t ace it unless you do your studying.

 

Know When to keep it Casual

 

Although we do love a pair of pumps and a little black dress, there is a time and place for everything. If the occasion is right, never be afraid to rock your favorite sneakers and a t-shirt. Always consider where you’re going to see if your outfit is appropriate.

 

Don’t Overdo It

 

Choose your statement piece(s) very carefully, you never want to overdo it with the accessories. It’s true, less is more. Although accessories are a great way to spruce up an outfit, they can also overwhelm an outfit. As Coco Chanel once stated “when accessorizing, always take off the last thing you put on”. So proceed with caution when layering accessories.

Must-Have Items From New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week has officially ended, yet we’re still lusting over the some of the newest trends presented by our favorite designers. Some of our favorite pieces from New York fashion week were seen on and off the runway. Attending a fashion show is basically a runway in itself.

Luckily for us, it means we get to see double the fashion. If you’re a fashionista like us, then you know that’s a godsend! So we’ve compiled our top 5 fashion pieces from New York Fashion Week! (Spoiler alert…they all consist of handbags or shoes!) Do we all agree that you can never have enough bags or shoes!? Never.

Knee-High Boots

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Thank god for thigh-high boots!  They’re great to keep warm while rocking a dress or skirt! Not to mention, they bring any outfit to the next level!

Patched Jacket with Pink Bag

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We absolutely love everything about this outfit! The pink bag patch work on the jacket make this outfit adorable and trendy! Also, we salute whoever wears Chuck Taylor’s to fashion week!

Givenchy Booties

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These studded Givenchy boots are an edgy girls dream! We love the buckles and the studs which make these shoes the ultimate show stoppers!

Proenza Shoulder Bag 

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This  Proenza Schouler bag is so chic and neutral we would love to get our hands on it! It goes perfectly with a fur coat and printed pants!

Sable Sky is Taking Over Spring Fashion

We are so excited to introduce our new fashion line, Sable Sky, which arrives just in time for Spring! Sable Sky represents everything that is young, vibrant and free! Since Spring fashion is almost in full swing, and wallets may still be suffering from the holidays, we are pleased to announce that Sable Sky will only break necks, not banks.

Whether you’re in search for perfect festival outfits or Spring Street Style, we have you covered! We did some serious scoping to find perfect comparisons to fashion pieces from some of the most coveted fashion brands. Because let’s face it…who can resist a good bargain?! If you ask us, we prefer the steal over the splurge.

Strappy Maxi Dress:
 

Crochet Shorts: 

Print Tee:

Embroidered Top:

fashion spotlight

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your background?
My name is Grace Lee. I am a junior currently studying journalism with a specialization in public relations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Besides being a full-time student, I am also the curator behind the fashion blog, Gracefullee Made. I started Gracefullee Made five years ago, in hopes to inspire not only myself, but also others through my personal style and life tidbits.

If you could sneak into anyone’s closet whose would you peek at?
Olivia Palermo. She never ceases to amaze me with her style.

What style rule do you always follow?
I don’t follow any style rule in particular because I like to expand my limits when it comes to fashion. One rule I do follow is preference and flattering first, trends second. To reiterate—I think it’s important to buy items that you like and what suit you first before indulging in trends.

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What is your favorite quote?
“Life is tough my darling, but so are you.”

What inspired your blog?
I aspired to be a writer when I was younger, but I was also infatuated with fashion. In high school, I carried around a design book with sketches and trends that I would jot down. My friends and family encouraged me to blog about it, and so here I am. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve made.

Three things that are always in your purse?
iPhone, sticky notes, and a portable phone charger.

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Where do you find inspiration for blog posts?
Pinterest, mistakes I make in life, other bloggers, and holidays

Best style advice you’ve ever given or received?
Best style advice I’ve ever received is to be original. It’s cliché, but it’s the most important advice that reminds me time and time again. You know yourself better than anyone, so listen to what you think is best when it comes to style. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone, but also never forget what your standards are.

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What’s the one thing in your closet that you couldn’t live without?
My leather jacket. I own several leather jackets, but it’s definitely an item that I could not live without.

In your opinion, what separates a great blog from an unsuccessful blog?
A great blog is consistent. Whether it’s content or style, the gist of the blog should always remain consistent. A great blog interacts with its readers and does its best to put aside enough time to bring every post to life. Meaning, hard work is shown through the content and every post is written in the best of its ability.

To read more about Grace visit her blog here!

Super Bowl Outfit for Every Type of Fan

Whether you’re a diehard football fan or you simply want to socialize with friends, chances are you will end up at a Super Bowl party this weekend. Far from popular belief, you can be both fashionable and sporty-it’s why athleisure is so popular! Not to mention, this is the perfect excuse to wear that sporty chic outfit you’ve been dying to show off. So whether you bleed panther blue or denver orange, we have the perfect outfit ideas for you. Don’t worry, we also have tips for those non football fans halftime enthusiasts. Here are some touchdown-worthy outfits for every type of football fan!

I’m Here for Fun – We get it, you’re there to socialize and enjoy the endless amounts of chips & dip and pizza. We don’t blame you! Athleisure is the perfect fit for you. Sneakers, yoga leggings and a basic tee make a cute and comfortable combination. Take the outfit to the next level by adding small jewelry, a cute bag and a comfy cardigan.

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Only here for Queen Bey – The great thing about Super Bowl is that there is something for everyone. Funny commercials and a half time show can be just as entertaining as the game. So roll up the partition because we are being graced by a performance from the Queen Bee herself, Beyonce. We’ve got the perfect outfit for those of you who are crazy in love with Mrs. Carter. It’s casual, fabulous and edgy enough to represent the beehive

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Super Fan – For those of you who bleed your team’s colors, we have the perfect outfit ideas for you. So here are some outfits that will keep you cheering your team on whilst looking fabulous.

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Wedgie Fit Jeans to be the Newest Denim Trend

Levi’s has officially released their new denim line, “The Wedgie Fit Jean” (Yes, we’re completely serious). When we first heard the name of the newest denim trend from Levi’s we were confused, yet intrigued. A fashion style is not what usually comes to mind when referring to a “wedgie”. For most people, that term reminds us of the dreaded distress from a hungry derriere, for lack of better words, and of course a 3rd grade act of violence. Levi’s is really changing the game with this new line that is designed to show off a woman’s assets. The wedgie jean was made to mirror the aesthetic of the original 501 Levi’s jeans by embracing a vintage look. The denim jean is high-waisted and hugs the hip and accentuates the waist for a flattering fit. The back pockets of the Wedgie Jean are tilted slightly inward to “create the allure of a mom butt”. That’s definitely something we never knew we wanted.

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Despite the comical name, these jeans actually depict everything we look for in a pair of jeans this season. The jeans are available in two different mid-wash blues: Classic Tint and Coyote Desert and an off-white version: Vintage Chalk. They come in sizes 24 to 32 and are predicted to be a popular denim trend for Spring 2016. Celebrities and fashionistas are already strolling the streets in these accentuating jeans.pasted image 0-1