Tribute to Pretty Little Liars, Jenna Addition

Many know of the Freeform TV series, Pretty Little Liars, and for me this show has been a hit ever since it premiered back when I was a freshman in high school.  Let’s flash forward eight years, now I am graduating college, and this series is still a smash hit.  Sadly, it is coming to a close, but fear not… this post is all things Pretty Little Liars fans will love.

I am obsessed with shades.  Now when I say shades, I mean sunglasses or sunnies, whatever you call them, I am obsessed.  Some of the looks you will see are somewhat similar to what the character Jenna would wear.  Below you will see a slide show of this Jenna inspired look.

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I am a firm believer that every outfit you wear, have one item that is your splurge item.  For this look it is the Tiffany & Co. sunglasses.  However, you can find a similar look here.  They are black, everyone needs at least one pair of black sunglasses.

I love a great high waisted skinny jean as well.  These have a straight across knee cut on each leg, adds more of a rocker distressed vibe to them.  You can find them just about anywhere, but these specific ones are from Express.  I love Express, H&M, Forever 21, any of those kinds of stores, even ASOS, are great to find similar styles for a reasonable cost.  Black skinnies can go with just about anything, much like what I paired it with, which is a white T and a long grey sweater.  It is simple, yet the boots and shades really make the whole look pop.

Now the boots that I have on in this look are Michael Kors, but I did tag a different brand as well.  Any black bootie is great to have and can be worn with so many different outfits and looks.  I think booties are something everyone needs in their closet.  The great thing about this look, too, is that you can wear each item with so many different looks.  Each piece is simple and so diverse.

I hope you all enjoy this Jenna inspired look, more Pretty Little Liar outfits to come as the series comes to a close.

Xoxo,

T.

Olive

Something about the color olive just makes me smile.  It is a color that, I believe, anyone can wear.  You can see in my previous post with my oversized deep olive green sweater with my faux fur vest.  It brings a glow to everyone, and a good glow at that.  There are different shades of it, yes, which is why I also believe finding the perfect shade of olive green is key.

Countless times I have gotten compliments on this long peacoat, that coincidentally I bought at American Eagle.  It is amazing what you will find at stores where you think they only print their logo on the clothes, tribute to the middle school days, but you will be surprised that you can find very cute and flattering pieces in these stores still.  For me personally, as I have gotten older I have noticed that Abercrombie & Fitch and even American Eagle have done away with a lot of the printing the logo of the store on items.  It is appealing to the older demographic and I also have to state that the jeans featured in these images are American Eagle.  They are the jeans that work for me.  I have tried other name brand jeans and designer jeans, but American Eagle fits my body type.  I love clothing, I love designers, obviously, but if you find a store or brand that works for you, stick with it!  No shame in sticking with the brand of jeans and even clothing that I have been faithful with since freshman year of high school.

Now let’s breakdown this outfit.  This outfit falls under layers because when the winter months come my way, the sweaters are broken out along with my suede boots, peacoat, and hats.  I love a long peacoat, in fact I have a longer peacoat then this one photographed, and it works for taller girls.  I do not advice petite girls to wear a long peacoat because it can distort your look, and you want something to elongate the leg.  Like I said, I bought this peacoat at American Eagle, and I linked the site for all of those interested to see, but you can also check out this peacoat, it is a military style peacoat that is much similar to the one I wear.

When it comes to hats, I love simplicity.  This basic black felt fedora can be found at Forever21, but you can find one similar from here from TopShop.  The black fedora helps tie my black suede buckle shoes together.  It causes the human eye to work from the top and go all the way to the bottom.  It helps unify the look, which is what you want to do.  I found these, again, at Forever21 by chance when I was in Washington D.C., but you can find a pair very similar at Nordstrom .  The buckles make up the excuse to not wear any jewelry with this look.  You do not want your outfit to be super flashy or make it out like you’re trying to hard, don’t do that!  Be simplistic, just like your hat, and let the statement boots speak for themselves.

Until next time…

xoxo,

T.

Faux Fur is Purrr-fect

Style varies with everyone. It is a way to express yourself the way you see fit. For me when the weather gets cold, I love to layer. Nine times out of ten I am dressed in layers with an oversized sweater, vest, boots, hat, and I will even wear my signature long pea coat. The winter months are my favorite because it’s my excuse to wear boots and sweaters everyday. Plus the right set of boots can turn any average girl into her super model alter ego.

Olive greens are a nice winter season color that should be in everyone’s closet. It has the power to give everyone a certain glow and I can guarantee you will get compliments wearing it. This specific sweater has slits up the side, allowing the back of the sweater to be longer than the front. This feature makes the sweater look less bulky, plus gives anyone wearing it a waistline. Now you can wear it by itself, but I like to pair it with a vest.  The specific sweater I am wearing is from Express, however I tagged one very similar to it that will work just as great.

I strongly believe that every girl should have a nice faux fur vest in her closet. It can change the entire dynamic of any girls outfit. You can wear them with dresses, sweaters, or casual shirts. If I wear my vest with a casual top, I will often times pair it with a statement necklace, but since I am wearing a hat with this look, that is my statement piece.

Hats are my all time favorite fashion piece and I am not talking about ball caps. Hats are just as important as any other piece of your outfit if you wear them. Here I have a soft grey, round top, floppy hat with a laced leather band around it. The hat helps tie together my sweater and vest. It is just a nice touch to have, especially when you pair two dark clothing pieces together, a lighter piece of apparel can help soften the look.

Footwear is important as well. I love pairing looks with tall boots, such as the ones in this piece. I do not wear a lot of silver jewelry, gold is my go-to and when I saw these boots, I knew I had to have them. The gold touch to the boots can help make-up for the fact I did not wear any jewelry with this look. There is something about an understated look that just makes my heart skip a beat. You never want to be to flashy, but little accents are a must, much like these boots.

xoxo,

T.

 

Photos taken by: Free Floating Media