THE PERFECT PLEATED MAXI SKIRT

I LOVE the maxi skirt! I love even more the pleated maxi skirt. It's fresh, light and you can easily dress it up or dress it down. Pleated skirts come in short and long lengths. You can wear a pleated skirt in the fall and winter by dressing it up with a cardigan, sweater, hoodies, tights, boots...honestly.. you can dress a pleaded skirt with just about anything! We will worry about fall LATER... and still enjoy all that is left for Summer! This is my favorite way to dress a pleated midi skirt for the season.

I decided to tuck in my racerback tank top because I wanted to identify my waist. You can technically wear a tank untucked, however keep in mind that you may lose your shape. Wearing a tank tucked in with a pleaded skirt can work with any body type.

I kept my sandals VERY simple as I want to keep this look laid back and comfortable. The black criss-cross straps on the sandals, also match the elastic band the pleated maxi skirt provides.

I really enjoy accessorizing! I added my this leopard print cross body to add a bit more personality to this look. Without this print bag, the outfit would look too simple. My advice? Always add something that is eye catching to a simple look.

Shop the Look!

Malibu Beach Muscle Tee

Racerback Tank

Guess Sheer Pleat Maxi Skirt

Coach Crossbody Pouch

Forever 21 Criss-Cross Sandals

Square Cuff Bangle

XOXO Vanessa

KIMONO INSPIRATION FOR YOUR NEXT SUMMER OUTFIT

The best part about owning a statement Kimono, is that is can go over anything! Jeans, pencil skirt, shorts, and that is not all! They also make for good swimsuit cover ups! Get in on the trend and get your Kimono cover up today!

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XOXO Vanessa

ROCKIN' A CROP TOP

Howdy all! I recently got into crop tops, and have felt comfortable the more I wear them! How did this happen? I guess it's just the fact that it's getting warmer outside and its OK to show a little skin. I won't show "a bare stomach" unless I had awesome abs, lol....so for now a crop top that peeks at my waist will do ;-) If you are like me (who does not typically wear crop tops), this length may be good for you too. Here is a  crop top outfit idea!

My flowered print crop top sits directly ON the waist. Meaning, the moment I lift up my arm at the slightest... I will be showing some skin. Since I'm not 100%  comfortable with that idea, I threw over a blazer. That way, should my blouse rise up due to movement, I won't BARE IT ALL ... so to speak.

I paired high waisted, distressed jeans because jeans that sit below the waist often create muffin tops. With a crop top, that is something you want to avoid as it can cause an unflattering figure.

I went with a sandal wedge to give it a casual and laid back look. Another color that would look great with this outfit are nude heels (to make it look more dressy), OR brown wedges paired with a cross body bag.

I love this new necklace I recently purchased! You can also pair a long layered necklace which will make you look long (tall) and lean, but for this look I wanted to keep the necklace close to the collar bone. If you don't have a big, bold necklace... you can also pair this top with big statement earrings.

I hope you feel inspired! Shop similar items below! 

Foral Print Crop Top 

Cuffed Knit Blazer

Distressed Skinny Jean

Black Wedge Sandal

Art Deco Statement Necklace

Etched Faux Stone Necklace

XOXO Vanessa