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Fanny Packing

Hello 2018! I'm excited to see what this New Year brings; new opportunities, trends, and a whole lot of outfits. I'm excited to share my styling and help inspire your wardrobes. Fashion and style to me is all about having fun expressing who you are. So, let's have fun this year!

One of my favorite trends this year is the belt bag also known as the fanny pack. Whatever you like to call it, it made a slight comeback last year but its coming full throttle in 2018.  This bag is so versatile and comes in so many styles; round, square, casual, dressy and in different colors. 

I have a few fanny packs but my favorite one is my Michael Kors bag. It has a square shape and MK written all over it. These bags are fun and can be worn casually or dressed up. I absolutely love them and I want to share with you a way you can rock the fanny with confidence.

A fanny pack is a great way to show off your curves or create a lovely shape. The bag acts like a belt and cinches at the waist creating an hourglass figure.

You can never go wrong with a monochromatic outfit. Black is chic and the fanny pack ads an interesting appeal to the overall look.

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Forever 21 bodysuit / JCPenney blazer / joggers (similar) / Michael Kors fanny pack (similar) / sunglasses (similar) / heels (similar)

mesh dress, beach wear, pool side, dress, black dress

3 Looks 1 Mesh Dress

Lately, I've seen this mesh dress everywhere. I first saw it on Kim Kardashian at the MTV VMA's and now in stores. I've seen in red, white and my personal favorite black. I thought it would be a great idea to show you how versatile this piece can be. I put together 3 looks styled completely differently.

Since its still summer, I thought a swimsuit look would be ideal. A mesh dress is one of my favorite layer pieces for a fun poolside outfit. You get the coverage you want but still get a little sneak to what's underneath. 

mesh dress, beach wear, pool side, dress, black dress
mesh dress, beach wear, pool side, dress, black dress

A dress doesn't necessarily need to be worn as a dress. I paired this little number with a pair of distressed shorts. I accessorized this outfit with a double buckle belt, a wide fedora hat, and super tall platform heels. With these accessories and shorts this dress has a fun boho vibe. 

mesh dress, black dress, boho, casual, denim shorts
mesh dress, black dress, boho, casual, denim shorts

Be a little daring and wear just your bra and high waited panties under the mesh dress. Layer a floral print duster to elevate the look. The little black dress never looked so edgy and sexy.

mesh dress, black dress, duster, floral duster
mesh dress, black dress, duster, floral duster

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dress (similar- use code XOCID) / shorts (similar) / Pop Up Plus duster (use code CID) / belt (similar) (option 2)

corset, all black, jumpsuit

The Corset

Looking to give your closet a little update? You may want to look for a corset. The corset has made a big comeback this season. Its less burlesque dancer and more street wear. You see it worn over almost everything from white tees to over-sized button downs. The corset comes in many styles: denim, lace-up, a thick leather design, and strappy details. It's a sexy staple and it's here to stay.

corset, all black, jumpsuit
corset, all black, jumpsuit
corset, all black, jumpsuit

This has to be one of my favorite trends for spring. I love that it defines my waist and adds a feminine touch to anything I pair it with. I styled this lovely jumpsuit with a corset belt and a mesh bra. I instantly felt sexy in this combination. I opted for a relaxed shoe and wore my double strap sandals. Overall this outfit had a hint of couture fashion (well at least in my head I thought so).

corset, all black, jumpsuit
corset, all black, jumpsuit

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jumpsuit (similar) / corset belt (similar) / bra (similar) / sandals (similar)

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rebdolls, all black, casual

Simplicity is Everything

Simple is not always boring. It can be chic too! These days I've been gravitating tours comfortable clothes. I love sporty outfits that I can dress up and girl up.

I'm keeping things simple today in this lovely cropped jumpsuit and cardigan set from Rebdolls. This set is comfy, versatile, and stretchy- all the things I love in my clothes.  Rebdolls has great collections that consist of effortlessly chic separates. I like that I can wear the cardigan with a tank top and jeans and the jumpsuit with a moto jacket and sneakers. 

‚ÄčThis outfit was simple to put together. I tied a skinny scarf around my neck like a choker and threw on a pair of single strap heels. I pulled my hair back to show off the scarf and put on a little eye liner and lipstick. I love that I combined all these simple pieces to create a chic outfit.

rebdolls, all black, casual
rebdolls, all black, casual
rebdolls, all black, casual
rebdolls, all black, casual
rebdolls, all black, casual

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Rebdolls set / skinny scarf (similar) / heels (similar)

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culottes, all black, moto jacket

Culottes?

Culottes were a short girl's nightmare once upon a time ago. Now I feel anyone can wear them with just a simple trick. I tend to break fashion rules because I can and you can too! One of those rules are that short women should not wear culottes because they can make you look shorter. The trick is so simple- the best way to add height is with a pair of heels or wedges. The heels elongate your legs and balance out the length of the culottes.

I've always been curious about culottes. I love the wide flowy design and they can be super casual or can also be dressed up. I instantly was drawn to this jumpsuit from ZARA. I scored on a great deal during their semi-annual sale. Only $7.99! It's not available online, so I found two options down below that I know you'll love.

I wore this beauty recently at a spring collection preview for James Jeans. The event was fun and casual. I wore the jumpsuit with a denim jacket and a pair of perspex heels for an edgy touch. I kept the accessories simple with a watch and dainty necklaces. 

culottes, all black, moto jacket
culottes, all black, moto jacket
culottes, all black, moto jacket
culottes, all black, moto jacket

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jumpsuit (similar 1) (similar 2) / jacket (similar) / A'Gaci heels

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