What I’m Wearing: TJ Maxx Blouse (Similar HERE), Urban Outfitters Skirt (Similar HERE), DSW Wedges (Similar HERE), BCBG Bracelet (Similar HERE), Lia Sophia Necklace (Similar HERE).
I’m thinking in pink, feeling girly, and oh-so-ready for a little summer fun. When an outfit makes you feel this good… we CELEBRATE! Or at least I celebrate, if that counts? And the best part of all, I found this amazing top for the bargain price of $17. Yes, I said $17! If you give this girl a bargain you better believe she’s gonna take it.
Remember: style isn’t always about how much money you spend, it’s about you look and feel! You know how the old phrase goes… “You don’t have to spend a million bucks to look like a million bucks!”
Write that down and shop by it. It’s better to buy the things that make you feel pretty, and tickled pink!
What I’m Wearing: Zara Top (Similar HERE), Lia Sophia Necklace (Similar HERE), Zara Shorts (Similar HERE), Lia Sophia Bracelet (Similar HERE), Jessica Simpson Heels (Similar HERE).
I’ve grown to L.O.V.E prints of all kinds, and I absolutely adore this fun, flamingo summer top from ZARA. In fact, my Dad actually picked this one out and it hands down has become one of my season favorites. Not to mention that when paired with these AH-mazing leather shorts, it becomes one of my most-loved ensembles for day or night. The hemline of these shorts is crazy-cool, and I love the flowing shape it provides, along with the cinched leather waist. To top it off, I paired this combo with a strappy J.Simpson heel and a colorful necklace from my girls at Lia Sophia. Thanks Dad for the great selection with this shirt, it’s a HIT!
Have fun with your prints ladies! Send your style pics to email@example.com or @LexWhatWear on Twitter & Instagram!
This weekend was dedicated relaxing, blogging and enjoying this amazing city I live in… and I did just that! It was a nice break from crazy weekends, late nights, and lack of sleep. FACT: this gal needed a little R&R and city-life detox. So, I figured why not make the most of a gorgeous sunday morning. If it were up to me, I’d declare Sunday’s as the BEST days for exploring the streets, playing in Central Park, and photographing the craziness around me. Let’s face it, some days are just meant for moments like these. And don’t worry, I still got a dose of style on this “selfie” sunday. There are so many do’s and don’ts in fashion for exploring a city like NYC. #1 Please wear a bra for goodness sakes. You realize you’re going to be walking about 12 miles a day in this city, right?
#TGIF GREAT NEWS: Nothing over $50 and NEW pieces added weekly! All items I L.O.V.E. but it’s tIme to make room for new things in NYC. Even if you don’t buy, it gives you something to distract you from working on a Friday, of course. Don’t tell your bosses I say it’s okay to read blogs instead of work, but IT IS TOTALLY OKAY! Click the images below to shop the sale.
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Slightly scandalous? Well, Maybe…
At times this asymmetrical trend can read bold, edgy and slightly over-the-top, but in fashion it’s making all the right moves to be a carry-over trend for fall and winter (think: tights, booties, etc.). I am quite obsessed with the funky edge of the asymmetrical hemline, especially on pocket shorts and mini skirts for summer. When styled carefully and tastefully, this look is will have you making every possible best-dressed list around.
My Asymmetrical Tip:
Have fun with this trend! It’s a simple way to do the “body-con” style without looking overtly sexy. Make sure you pay attention to the fit and length of the shorts/skirt. You want to make sure the points of the asymmetrical piece hit at the right spot on your thighs. You also want to pair this piece with a fun blouse. I prefer a printed, flair top with a solid bottom. You can do a partial shirt tuck or leave it all hanging out. Also, pair your outfit with shoes that lengthen your legs. Try any of these styles pictured above, too!
“From the Marc Jacobs spring 2013 runway to the red carpet at Cannes, the graphic color combination is having a serious sartorial moment” – ELLE
I love, love, love this color combo (obvi) and I am so thrilled to see it having major impacts on fashion designers, the celeb scene, and the every day gals like me. You may already think that this color pairing is simple to style, but choose wisely and dress responsibly with B&W. I get so many “how to wear” questions from readers, so I’ve put together 3 complete B&W looks that anyone can try. Most of these outfits are compiled from your closet basics to make it simple and cost friendly. See what you have hiding in your wardrobe, and try a head-to-toe B&W look on your own.
Send your questions & looks to share: firstname.lastname@example.org or @LexWhatWear on Twitter & Instagram!
SHOP SIMILAR LOOKS: MAXI – SANDAL – BAG – SCARF – BRACELETS
SHOP SIMILAR LOOKS: SHORTS - TOP – LOAFERS – EARRINGS – BAG – HEADBAND
SHOP SIMILAR LOOKS: NECKLACE - TOP - SKIRT – SHOES – BAG – SUNNIES
Sweat In STYLE… That’s What I’m Talkin’ About!
Athletic shapewear and stylish activewear are flooding the aisles of nearly every marketplace in the U.S. Whoops! I guess my college tee and cheerleading shorts don’t cut it anymore! They’ll be making the “Lex What NOT To Wear” list this season.
Most of my running partners or gym buddies would know this already, but I’m afraid my workout wardrobe is calling for some major improvement. Frankly, before moving to NYC, this girl hit the gym or the in-home treadmill with some pretty unflattering ensembles. So a big thanks goes out to Old Navy for hooking me up with some of the cutest gym duds ever. I mean EVER!
Active by Old Navy emphasizes great fit and feel with every garment and works for strong, beautiful women of all shapes and sizes. After trying on several tops and pants, I selected this workout combo because it was most like me. I prefer loose over fitted and I HAVE to match my pink Nikes. The capris fit my legs perfectly and even give me a little bootie (A+ for effort). I absolutely recommend any of these Active by Old Navy selections for your next trip to the gym.
P.S. – I had a little fun with this post, so please don’t take me too seriously. But, for my cheerleaders back home in Kentucky, now you see I still got it (that good looking scorpion, y’all!!)
Here are the products I’m wearing below *Click to SHOP*
This post is sponsored by Old Navy. Check out Old Navy’s latest fashion lineup in store or online at oldnavy.com.
What I’m Wearing: Lia Sophia Earrings (Similar HERE), Forever 21 Scarf (HERE), Old Navy Maxi (Similar HERE), Lia Sophia Ring (Similar HERE), Express Sandals (Similar HERE), Steve Madden Bag (Similar HERE).
Toss it on, accessorize it and you’re ready to go!
It’s the staple of the season! The maxi dress is having a major moment this summer and gals like myself couldn’t be more excited. It’s easy to wear, casual and chic, cost friendly, and it’s perfect for an evening out. These flowing-maxi dresses are super-feminine and provide a flattering silhouette no matter your shape or size. You want to focus on purchasing a maxi that fits your frame and flatters your figure. You’ll want to consider style, print, color, etc. when maxi dress shopping. Ask yourself what are 3 items you already have in your closet that you can style with your maxi. I pulled out 3 pieces to style with my simple black maxi, and I added a long scarf, a bold earring, and a color-block bag. For evening, I would consider a motto-vest, an embellished shoe and a cool statement necklace.
How would you style it? Send your ideas or pics to: email@example.com or share on Twitter/Instagram @LexWhatWear.
Who’s ready for the last leg of the Triple Crown?
(Follow America’s Best Racing for schedule of events, tips, and all the good info.)
The Belmont Stakes takes place this Saturday, June 8th at Belmont Park in New York. So of course I’m covering a few trends to follow over the weekend and at the races. What Kentucky fashionista wouldn’t? If you ask me, we know our horse racing attire better than anyone. Similar to the Kentucky Derby, the Belmont Stakes calls for big hats, bow ties, and men and women dressed to the nines. If you take a look back into racing history you’ll see that the fashion is rich, elegant, and of upmost importance. Fast forward to today and this still holds true, however, as fashion has changed and evolved, so has the definition of racing style. If Belmont Fashion 2013 we’re solely up to me I’d bet on my tips and tricks to get you ladies through the day looking fabulous and finishing first!
My Belmont Fashion 2013 Tips:
1. Go for COLOR – it photographs better!
2. Keep with clean lines – streamlined dresses/skirts with trim are a must!
3. Shoot for a big-brimmed hat or a medium size fascinator – GO BIG OR GO HOME!
Here’s a few ideas to get you started. Don’t forget to share your race-day fashion with @LexWhatWear on Instagram or Twitter…
As summer starts to heat up, so are our favorite seasonal fashion trends!
Many of you may be wondering what’s #TRENDING right now and I’m answering a few of your questions with 3 trends I can’t live without this summer season. If you like one of the trends below you can shop my selections beneath each trend report. Don’t be afraid to share these trends either… Pin It, Tweet It, Facebook It if you LIKE it @LexWhatWear!
SHOP THE TREND: Top Shop – ASOS - Free People – Buckle – Urban Outfitters
SHOP THE TREND: Bloomingdales – ELEMENT – DKNYC – Guess – ASOS – River Island – American Apparel – Calvin Klein
SHOP THE TREND: Barneys – Juicy – The Trend Boutique – TopShop