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April 2013

4.29.2013 ~ OUTFIT POST ~ Black & White Print Pants…Plus Exciting News!

So as you may know if you read my Want It Wednesday post last month, I’ve been on the hunt for a great pair of black and white print pants.  I’ve tried several brands from Lane Bryant to Target, and after much searching, I found a pair in the most unlikely of places…Walmart!

After ordering the pants online, I was a bit skeptical.  I told myself I would just wait it out and not get too excited about them until I actually received them and tried them on.  Could a pair of pants from Walmart with a price tag of only $15.88 really be the answer to my black and white print pant conundrum?

Turns out, they were perfect!  The ones I purchased are a knit slouchy pant with a graphic tribal print from Walmart’s Plus Moda brand.  I paired them with a white slouchy tank and sunglasses that I thrifted from Savers Value Village, a denim jacket from Dressbarn, a funky geometric necklace from Forever 21, Steve Madden wedges, and perhaps one of the greatest finds ever, a classic fedora that I found at the Dollar Tree off 291 Highway in Independence for $1!

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This was the perfect outfit to wear today as I headed out of the house, not just because it was a beautiful 80 degree day, but because I wore this outfit somewhere special.  For those of you who haven’t followed me on Facebook or Twitter yet, I am pleased to announce on the blog for the first time that I am now officially a part of the Bohme team as a Stylist at their Independence boutique.

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Bohme is a special boutique, and its models of merchandising and customer service are two of the reasons why I was extremely happy to become involved.  I was also excited to get involved with Bohme because of their back story.  Bohme was started by two sisters from Rio de Janeiro, Vivien and Fernanda Bohme, who started their first store back in 2007 in Salt Lake City.  After just six years, the sisters have expanded across the country, with seventeen stores altogether as of today.  The Independence location is the first Bohme Boutique in the State of Missouri, and is located inside Independence Center.

Bohme specializes in stylish and trendy boutique wear, from chevron prints and colorful skinnies, to blingy denim and edgy tees.  They do carry some plus sizes up to size 3X in tops and up to size 21 in denim (including denim capris).  Plus when you walk into Bohme, you won’t just be greeted by your run-of-the-mill mall store clerk, you’ll be greeted by someone like me – a Stylist – who will work with you throughout the shopping process if you’d like and make sure that you find that perfect outfit.

I’m really looking forward to this new adventure and I can’t wait to see what the future brings!  If you haven’t stopped in to Bohme yet, be sure to head over there soon and see all the spectacular pieces they have in stock!

4.1.2013 ~ OUTFIT POST ~ April Color Combination ~ Neon Yellow & Navy

The sun is shining.  I’m able to go outside without a jacket or coat.  I don’t have to scrape massive amounts of ice and snow off of my car, and shovel a foot of snow from my driveway just to leave the house.  There’s no blizzard-like conditions, so really, I can actually leave the house if I want to.

And I can wear neon.  I can wear as much neon as I’d like…blue, orange, green, yellow and beyond.

Neon yellow is my favorite neon right now, and thanks to a little inspiration from Diane Kruger who appeared on Good Morning America in a navy mixed print and neon yellow Preen dress, I’ve got one amazing color combination – neon yellow and navy.

I had some fun over the weekend with my husband taking these shots on Easter of me in a very simple take on the color combination.

Trying out some new pink lips...what do you think?
Trying out some new pink lips…what do you think?
I like the simplicity of a pop of color over the denim shirt.
I like the simplicity of a pop of color over the denim shirt.
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Top: JCPenney, Jeans: JCPenney, Flats: Steve Madden, Necklace: Target, Sunglasses: NYCO

To get the look, you can also try these pieces from Dorothy Perkins.  Plus, for a limited time only, you can get 20% off denim and jersey tops at Dorothy Perkins.

If you’re looking for more ways to style this neon yellow and navy color combination, I’ve put together the look – 3 ways, from a comfortable and casual work look to the ideal outfit for shopping with the girls.

1. Evans Morph Print Jersey Top, 2. GAP Skimmer Khakis, 3. Forever 21 Ikat Print Flats, 4. J.Crew Citron Bubble Necklace
1. Evans Morph Print Jersey Top, 2. GAP Skimmer Khakis, 3. Forever 21 Ikat Print Flats, 4. J.Crew Citron Bubble Necklace
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1. Old Navy Crepe Shirtdress, 2. Cambridge Satchel Neon Bag, 3. Old Navy Flats, 4. AntoniaBee Dots Scarf
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1. Old Navy Printed V-neck Dress, 2. Loeffler Randall Wedges, 3. River Island Statement Necklace, 4. Gap Leather Stripe Tote

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