Dainty in Lace

Summer nights call for rompers.  I love that cute shorts onesie more than anything because not only are they cute, but they are comfortable.  They also save time from having to decide what top you are going to wear with shorts or jeans.

I am really feeling the boho vibes this summer and this romper screams boho to me with the lace detail and bell sleeves.  I constantly get asked, “where do you get your cute outfits, and where did that romper come from?”  Well the answer is either Forever 21, Nordstrom, H&M, or even those special boutiques that you can stumble across on instagram.  I know, shocker, I actually save time from my busy schedule and just online shop cute boutiques like Vici, Breezy Hill Lane, Shop Hello Honey, or even Shop Maude.  To find those cute unique finds that you cannot find anywhere else in your hometown, it requires you to branch out and search the web a little.  Welcome to the 21st century my little fashionistas!

A huge trend that is going on right now, too, is booties with not just dresses, but rompers, jumpers, and even high waisted shorts. I am personally obsessed with this trend.  I have never been a sandals fan, I wear them but they are not my first choice, so I am loving this trend right now.  I found these at Forever 21, but you can find them literally anywhere.  Either wear them with a flat heel, 3 inch heel, or be bold and get that 5 inch heel girl!  The sky is the limit with this one, so enjoy!

xoxo,

T.

Photos By: Foxtog (Foxtog.com)

Aww Chucks

Summer time is perfect for dresses.  I love dresses, especially this one.  I, for some reason, do not like dresses that are tight on my body.  This style is perfect for girls, like myself, that do not want that hip hugging dress.  You can wear this dress by itself, throw on a denim jacket and converses, or you can dress it up with a cute suede biker jacket and brown booties.  Every girl needs a dress like

this in her closet. The possibilities are endless.

I love a dress that can be worn multiple ways, especially if you are busy like myself with either work or school.  Wear it with converses during the day and change into your booties at night with it if you are a girl on the go.  Altar’d State has hundreds of these style dresses.  I am rather tall for a girl, but I love showing off my legs and this dress does that for me.  I really emphasis on the importance of feeling good about yourself and finding that one thing you love about yourself, whether it be your arms, legs, neck, check bones even, and just showing it off.  It took me a long time to realize  we all deserve self love and it is important mentally and physically to feel good about yourself, so if it’s a dress or a pair of shoes or even earrings that make you feel like Beyonce walking down the street, then girl say no more just flaunt your stuff!

xoxo,

T.

 

Photos by: Foxtog (www.foxtog.com)

Phoenix Vibes

Back in March I took a trip to Phoenix, Arizona for a conference I was presenting at for a research study I had conducted during my undergrad years at Shepherd University.  To my surprise, Arizona stole my heart with the dry heat and crazy fit people.  I looked at my dad, who came to support me at the conference, that these are my kind of people.  Everyone had a unique style, the food was crazy good, and the weather was amazing.

Now if you know me or follow me on my two instagram accounts, both @levi_amour or @tessington95, then you know I am obsessed with hats.  I think they can add an extra flare to your outfit for both day and night.  So long story short, I stumbled upon this hat shop called Aztex Hats in Old Town Scottsdale that just so happens to have people like hat designer, Nick Fouquet come in.  His hats are amazing and is a hat designer for the stars, so to speak.  I have never had a custom hat done before, so you can guess my reaction to be like a kid in a candy store.  I literally spent three hours in the shop discussing hats and what exactly I wanted.  The cool thing is that this hat shop is run

by two women.  Many times people think hats are made by men, but not this place.  So this made it extra special because I am a huge supporter of empowering women, because lets face it, who runs the world? Girls! Sorry guys.

Like I said, I love hats and this hat can certainly be worn in Summer, but it was designed more so for Fall and Winter, so details on the hat will be shown then.  For a more darker look, such as this outfit, throw on some cut high waisted shorts, a flowy boho top, wear your hair with a natural beach wave, throw on a wide brim hat, and hello gorgeous! It is great for concerts, a night out with friends, or even wear it during the day when you’re at the beach.  I love a good boho look, especially with my hair.  I don’t know about you ladies, but I look for the easy way out.  My hair is naturally curly so I look for products that are going to save me from frizz and keep my lions mane in check.  Girls with curly hair or wave definitely need a good boho look in their closets, much like this one.  It’s easy, affordable, and quite simply cute!

xoxo,

T.