casual

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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jenas, tee, t-shirt, blazer, casual

A Simple Classic

There's nothing quite as all-American than a white t-shirt and blue jeans. Separately, they're versatile pieces but together they make a simple yet classic outfit that will never go out of style.

I was in LA last week and wanted to wear something simple and casual. I took a modern twist on this American classic by pairing my white crew neck with cropped wide leg jeans with a distressed hem.

jenas, tee, t-shirt, blazer, casual
jenas, tee, t-shirt, blazer, casual

The white tee and jean combo is effortlessly chic and is a combination that can be worn any day of the year and season. It's also very easy to layer over like I did with a blazer. I threw on a black blazer over my shoulders and finished the look with loafer mules.

jenas, tee, t-shirt, blazer, casual
jenas, tee, t-shirt, blazer, casual
jenas, tee, t-shirt, blazer, casual

These jeans were a fun DIY project. I bought wide leg jeans from Target and then cropped them. Here is a DIY video that helped me cut and distress my jeans (click here).

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silk dress, Charlotte russe, dressy, casual

Silky Satin Dress

So many dresses so little time. Some dresses are casual and others are dressy. Sometimes you will find a dress that can be worn both dressy and casual. I love when I find dresses like that because I love a versatile piece. 

This silky satin little number from Charlotte Russe makes a sexy statement. I love the wrap dress design and especially one with a tulip shape. I'm also obsessed with the lace detail; it outlines the shape of the dress very well.

A silky satin dress usually can be very versatile and be dressed down or up. I put together two different looks. One is casual- perfect for on the go with a little style and the other great for a dinner date with a alluring appeal.

silk dress, Charlotte russe, dressy, casual
silk dress, Charlotte russe, dressy, casual
silk dress, Charlotte russe, dressy, casual

Nothing is more casual then a white crew neck. That is why I layered mine under my dress. It instantly made the dress look casual. I love that by layering this top the outfit automatically has a 90's throwback feel. I completed the look with matching purple sunglasses and slip on sneakers with bow details.

silk dress, Charlotte russe, dressy, casual
silk dress, Charlotte russe, dressy, casual
silk dress, Charlotte russe, dressy, casual

This dress by itself is a knockout. It's sexy and feminine. I love the wrap design because it is very flattering. I wanted the dress to stand out on its own. That is why I didn't over accessorize. I put on a pair of single strap heels, a black clutch and delicate jewelry. The outfit overall is simple and chic.

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black and white, sporty, casual, sneakers

Black & White

Summer is here and with summer comes many new trends. One of my favorite trends for the season is rocking black and white. The possibilities are endless- you can wear fun patters like stripes or checkered print or all white with black accessories. Remix your look with classics, easy-to-pair pieces like I did with black skinny jeans and a white blouse.

However you want to wear this trend JCPenney has you covered. They have all of this summer's trends. I honestly love my outfit. I love these skinny jeans that fit so well and are stretchy. I can't get over this blouse with cold shoulder cut-outs and a chiffon design on the back. I also can't forget these comfy Adidas also from JCPenney.

black and white, sporty, casual, sneakers
black and white, sporty, casual, sneakers

Not only is black and white my favorite outfit combination but also mixing high and low fashion. JCPenney has a variety of trendy, affordable pieces at great prices. My outfit was about $100 including the top, jeans and sneakers and my backpack was a little under $300. 

black and white, sporty, casual, sneakers
black and white, sporty, casual, sneakers
black and white, sporty, casual, sneakers

Shopping at JCPenney is always worth my time, money and effort with styles that are priced to buy and guaranteed to love. I can honestly can say its #SoWorthIt.  Shop this season hottest summer trends including black and white here at

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Rock the Skort

Many trends from the 90's have made their way back like chokers and slip dresses. One of the 90's biggest trends that we tend to forget about is the skort. It's both a skirt and shorts. The design is unique with the skirt on the front that overlaps the shorts. They're fun and functional. You can dress them up with a pair of heels or dress them down with sneakers.

I honestly love the skirt design on the front because it hides your shorts when they start to rise up. The flap over the shorts kind of acts like a cover up (haha).

I wanted to bring back the skort this season and put together a dressy yet casual outfit. I paired my skort with a pinstripe button down blouse and tucked in the front. I completed my look with peep toe booties and aviators. This combo was easy to put together and very stylish.

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