Bandage Me Forever

 

Neon Coral Bandage Skirt and Crop Top

1. Blink Boutique Crochet Trim Crop Top | 2. Blink Boutique Neon Coral Bandage Skirt | 3. Outrage Fashion Crossbody Bag | 4. Rebels Footwear Platform Sandals | 5. Outrage Fashion Earrings | 6. Ellie's Sparkles Tassle and Monogram Bracelet (All c/o)

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Have you ever put together a top and a skirt and it came out like a dress? Well, it just occured to me while editing these pics that this outfit came out like that! This is actually a 2-piece outfit – a crop top with crochet hem and a neon coral bandage skirt. The skirt is high-waisted so it met perfectly with the crochet hem. How cool!

This is my third bandage skirt so far and although I'm not a big fan of the material I do see the purpose for using it as a skirt material. It puffs it up without having to put additional materials underneath. It's not flowy obviously but it's puffy if you like skirts like that. This neon coral one is just the perfect color for summer. It's just as bright as you can be. Although I styled it here in a more casual way, it can be used for a night out too. Think black sequin top with it and a hot sexy black stilletos! Ahhhhhh. So good, so good.

As if neon coral isn't already bright enough but adding a pop of color to your outfit is always fun. I really do like this aqua statement necklace from Charlotte Russe and of course they do have more statement necklaces in store and online so be sure to check them out. What sayeth you, ladies and gents?

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Turquoise Statement Necklace

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Rebel Footwear

Watercolors

 

Watercolor Cut Out Dress

1. Darling Disposition Cut Out Dress  | 2. Paris Hilton Shoes via Lady Outfitters | 3. Kitty Chic Accessories Earrings | 4. Charlotte Russe Necklace | 5. Urban Peach Bracelet | 6. AMI Clubwear Neon Lace Clutch (All c/o)

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How about a sexy dress with a fun abstract print for today from Darling Dispositions? Someone has the nerve to wear another dress with cut outs on the side…it doesn't matter if there are some "excess" sticking out of the sides. It's a fun dress and this girl can't help it! I love the flare of the bottoms because it has a tulle inside to make it puffy. However, the v neckline is a little too low for my liking just because I'm a little "challenged" in that area, if you know what I mean.

Nevertheless, I like the dress for is a night out look. Of course there's a way to dress it down but for a dress like this, I'd keep it for a night happening. There are so many colors in its print palette to choose from for your accessories but thought that fuchsia and neon would pop it off. Kept it simple with the jewelries also. You can always wear a statement necklace in this but wearing a statement necklace will definitely draw attention to the chest area. Wearing a bandeau bra would solve the low neckline if you prefer a little cover-up right there.

As always, if you see anything you might want to buy for yourself, please check out the Outfit Recap section at the top of this post! xo

Watercolor Cut Out Dress

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Paris Hilton Shoes

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Derby Diva

 

Red Polka Dot Vintage-Inspired Dress

1. Avenle Dress | 2. Deb Shops Shoulder Bag (Sold out in white, but check out pink, black, and teal) | 3. Style Up Girl Bow Heels | 4. & 5. Annie Jean Apparel Necklace and Earrings Set | 6. Non-Branded Pearl Bracelets | In Addition: Dynamic Asia Hat (All c/o except bracelets)

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First of all, please allow me to give a shout out to my MOMMY (a.k.a. my photographer) who takes pretty photos for me! She's truly the backbone of this blog and in case you're wondering why the big smiles lately…it's because she makes me make big smiles now in the photos, haha. Grateful for a very supportive mom, even though we get on each other's nerves sometimes during a photo shoot. (True story!)

Secondly, as much as I would like to promise that this will be the last outfit with a wide-brim summer hat, I couldn't because there is one more before I end the hats numbers here. I must admit I've gone a little crazy over hats, especially the ones from Dynamic Asia,, including today's. I cried and make sure I get this red hat! I think subconsciously I dream of becoming Kate Middleton or some Kentucky Derby Diva. Made me laugh just typing that one.

Anyway, so this polka dots vintage-inspired dress from Avenle is pretty cute. The polka dots in red and white print got me at hello. I also like the black and white polka dots collar coordinates. However, I had a major issue with the sleeves constantly falling off my shoulder and you can probably see it in some photos. The back has a low V cut but it does not have a strap that will hold both sides so the tendency is for them to fall off. I think it needs a major repair or you can tuck them with a safety pin. Unfortunatly though, the dress I believe is already sold out. But if you've got a heart for vintage-inspired style, then check out them out because you might just find something that you might like.

So what do you think of this look? Classy and sassy or not?

Red Polka Dot Vintage Dress

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Pearl Bracelets

White Quilted Shoulder Bag

Red Bow Heels

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Flowers and Wine

 

How to Style Floral Jeans

1. Tangerine NYC Top | 2. Pink Slate Boutique Floral Pants | 3. AMI Clubwear Handbag (Sold out but check out this Celine-inspired handbag) | 4. Venus Platform T-Strap Shoes | 5. CC Skye Earrings via RocksBox | 5. Gorjana Necklace via RocksBox | 6. House of Harlow 1960 Bangle via RocksBox (All c/o)

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Thought I'd share the sign below at one of the parks in Pearland. Thought it was funny. Of course, there was no camera…other than what we brought to shoot.

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It's been awhile since I styled a pair of jeans on my blog so thought it's about a time. Have you ever styled a pair of floral jeans (or in most cases, jeggings)? It's realy not complicated to style them but I know that it's not for everyone. Not every girl can confidently pull them off. Honestly, it's really just wearing a printed skirt, only they're covering your legs fully.

I like this pair that I'm wearing particulary because the base color is white so it's easier to find colors that will match with it. It's also available in cobalt blue from Pink Slate Boutique. With the base being white, it can be paired with a chambray top, a plain white v-neck shirt, and even a lilac flowy tank. I decided to go the darker shade because I have this loosed collared button down sheer top from Tangerine NYC and thought the wine color matches perfectly with the floral jeans so there…I think it worked quite well. Don't you think?

Since the floral jeans are feminine, going with some edgy jewelries is a good option. That gave the look a balance of edgy and feminine vibe and keeping it simple or toned down with the taupe handbag from AMI Clubwear and dark brown platform shoes from Venus. Not to toot my own horn, but I really love the look. It looks stylish yet still comfy and casual. What do you think, ladies and gents?

 

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CC Skye

Gorjana Tier Necklace

House of Harlow 1960 Bracelet

AMI Clubwear Taupe Handbag

Brown Platform T-Strap Sandals

 

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Brighten Up My Day

 

Stripes and Neon Coral Dress

1. Avery Lane Boutique Dress | 2. Handbag Heaven Clutch | 3. Deb Shops Wedges (Similar Here) | 4. Boutique Minimaliste Earrings | 5. Boutique Minimaliste Necklace | 6. Rue21 Bracelet (Similar Here) (All c/o)

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It's Friday…and we're more than halfway the month of July! I feel like holding the hands of time because I'm really lovin' summer, weather and fashion-wise, and I feel that it's going by so fast. Just thinking about fall and winter already gives me the "chills" cuz I really dislike the cold.

I love summer because…come on, why not? Think about the cute mini dresses, shorts, crop tops, mini skirts, sandals and wedges we can wear only in summer! Look at today's post. Isn't the dress so bright in neon coral/pinkish that it's more than enough to brighten up your day? I picked this dress because the black and white stripes print with solid neon coral bottom make it look like a top and skirt. Most dresses are either printed or just solid color overall. I like this dress because of the combination of both. The only thing that I probably don't like is it's high-waisted so it makes one's torso shorter. If you're okay with it being high-waisted, it's otherwise a fun dress!

I'm sure you will also notice my statement necklace. Isn't that necklace so gorgeous? Definitely one of my favorites. It's from Boutique Minimaliste. I am actually surprised that they carry such a statement necklace when I believe they specialize in minimalist/dainty jewelries. However, I'm not complaining! I really suggest checking out their online store. They are based in Portugal if I'm not mistaken but they do ship international. Have a great weekend lovelies!

 

Black and White Stripes and Neon Coral Dress

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Black and Gold Statement Necklace

Envelope Clutch

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Sun-Kissed

 

Charlotte Russe OOTD

1. Charlotte Russe Crop Top | 2. Charlotte Russe Kimono | 3. Charlotte Russe Shorts | 4. Charlotte Russe Fringe Bag | 5. G by Guess Platform Sandals | 6. Deb Shops Fringe Earrings (Similar Here) | 7. Charlotte Russe Statement Necklace | 8. Charlotte Russe Bangles (All c/o)

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Can I just brag a little bit about the sunset we have here in Houston? If you're following me on Instagram (heyitslynneg), you might have seen quite a few of my sunset posts already. Sunsets are captivating and they are one of my favorite things. My mom captured the image below but the image doesn't justify the beauty of it in person.

Houston Sunset

On to the outfit…today's look is a summer OOTD with items mostly from Charlotte Russe. I'm sure they need no more introduction since y'all know who they are. They're definitely a great place for budget fashionistas! They have the trendiest clothes in prices that won't break your wallet. (Gosh that kinda sounded a little like an infomercial, did it?)

This look is meant to be somewhat laid-back. The kimono adds a flirty vibe to it, the fringe bag adds some edge to the look while the floral shorts keep it feminine. Kimonos are such a huge trend this season. I do like it to add to what an otherwise simple outfit such as these shorts and top. They are made of sheer material so they're thin and light and you don't need to worry about feeling hot this summer. I know most ladies don't care much for it but it's worth a try. It can be styled with a pair of denim shorts or even jeans. Others would style it with maxi skirts but I'd say perhaps to stick with the shorts or jeans or maybe even a mini skirt.

P.S. I apologize for the picture overload! Too many good photos, it's so hard to decide which ones to include so include them all! Haha.

 

Charlotte Russe Kimono

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Charlotte Russe Aqua Necklace

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Charlotte Russe Aqua Necklace

Fringe Bag

G by Guess Wedges

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Bandaged in Stripes

 

Stripes Bandage Dress

1. Kuriel Boutique Bandage Dress (Also Check Out This One) | 2. White Plum Bow Clutch Bag | 3. Sole Society Lavender Pumps  4. Accessory Concierge Earrings | 5. 9th & Elm Monogram Necklace | 6. Marley and Lilly's Wire Bangles (All c/o)

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I've never really tried a bandage dress before. As you can probably tell, I don't wear too much body con dresses because I don't feel that I have the curves for it. But I fell in love with the color coordinates of this bandage dress from Kuriel Boutique so I figured, why not try it? Needless to say I'm sold. It's a bit tight for me because I really like roomie dresses and I need to size up I think but it's definitely flattering! It gives me more curves than I really do have. Anyway, Kuriel is another boutique whose selections I like very much. It's as if they picked my brain and asked for my opinion on what I want them to put in their boutique and they did it. Ha, of course, that's really not the case but the buyer must have the same style as I do. *Wink*

Anyway, a couple of monogrammed items in this outfit. Instead of my usual eye-popping statement necklace, I wore a dainty gold-plated monogrammed necklace from 9th & Elm. They basically curate handmade and independent designer items so if you like supporting artists, you can check them out. I believe that they do have other boutique items too. Now the bangles from Marley and Lilly I have already worn here before but they just seem to be the perfect arm party for this dress.

The whole outfit looks simple and sophisticated. I honestly think Kate Middleton will wear this. Okay, kidding, not really. I do think though Blake Lively would like this style. I definitely like her style…on a side note.

Striped Bandage Dress

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Accessory Concierge Purple Earrings

9th Elm Monogram Necklace

Marley and Lily Wired Bangles

Lavander Bow Clutch

Sole Society Lavander Pumps

 

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Paisleys Are Forever

 

EShakti Paisley Vintage Inspired Dress

1. E-Shakti Paisley Dress (Similar Paisley Dress Here) | 2. AMI Clubwear Clutch Bag | 4. Hanes Hosiery's Sunkissed Tights  | 5. Daniel Footwear Sandals | 6. Pretty in Pynk Earrings | 7. FJord Infinity Love Necklace | 8. FJord Watch | In Addition: Dynamic Asia Hat (All c/o)

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Are you a modern chick with a vintage soul? Apparently, I am. I discovered that I have quite an affinity to 50s inspired dresses. Perhaps it's the fit and flare cut in a modest length or maybe the prints that these dresses come in? I don't proclaim myself to be a vintage-lover but I sure do like to wear modest dresses like this paisley in pastel dress from E-Shakti. Even if you're not into vintage, it's worth checking them out because chances are you need a dress or two like theirs once or twice in your life.

Today's outfit is basically a combination of budget items and designer pieces. Now I've done it before but I wanted to specially mention that today in case you haven't noticed in my other posts. Most of the pieces here are designer items though. For example, the Fjord timepiece and necklace are luxurious pieces..can you tell? I mean look how gorgeous the watch and the necklace are. They are not loud but you can tell what it's worth, can't you?

Another designer brand is my sandals from Daniel Footwear. Their prices though are still affordable compared to other designer brands and currently these wedge sandals are on sale! I like them because they are very comfortable and they're something you can wear with anything basically.

Now, I love being able to combine these designer pieces with affordable brands. Of course it's always a personal preference to wear luxurious name brands throughout but I think fashion shouldn't be all about looking expensive…but it's all about looking stylish and classy, even you're sporting budget fashion. Can you say amen? *Wink*

P.S. Did you notice my legs are darker than usual? It's because I was wearing Hanes Hose here! They had me try on their sunkissed tights (direct link above). What do you think? I think I need a lighter shade.

E-Shakti Dress

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Fjord Necklace

FJord Watch

Pink Clutch

Daniel Footwear

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Flowers By The Stairs

 

Pink, Green, and Yellow Floral Skater Dress

1. Zafira Skater Dress | 2. Gotham Decay Bag | 3. Deb Shops Chartreuse Platform High Heels | 4. Lisi Lerch Earrings | 5. Marilyn and Beverly's Necklace | 6. Charming Charlie Bracelet | In Addition: Clique iPhone 5 Case (All c/o)

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"The job of a flower is to make us smile. Our job is to give that smile away."

The quote above is from yours truly my friends. It's been in my heart for the past couple of weeks and thought I'd share it with you all. I know that there are women who don't care much about flowers but for most of us, they are very dear. Their beauty captivates us and makes us smile and that's why we can't resist floral patterns in our clothings. I'm sure that each one of us owns at least 5 pieces of clothing that has flowers in them – whether it's a top, a dress, a pair of pants or shorts, or a skirt, we have them.

This Zafira floral skater dress should be a welcome addition in any modern woman's closet. Please notice that I said "modern". I said that to say because it is feminine, sexy, and quite seductive. No it's not body hugging but the fit and flare style makes it sexy. The length and the slight cut out in the middle make it seductive. They tease the lookers and make them look at you one more time. Yup.

I see this outfit for a night out and a special occasion. Of course it's quite easy to dress it down. Really, it's just a matter of changing your shoes. Think once again gladiator sandals, thong sandals or even wedges. Changing your accessories a bit to perhaps something dainty and more casual will dress it down too.

P.S. I really love these Lisi Lerch earrings I'm wearing here. Not quite a statement-maker but they are classy and elegant in my opinion.

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Clique Shops Lemon iPhone Case

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Lisa Lerch Earrings

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Gotham Decay by Ted Rossi

Deb Shops Lime/Chartreuse Platform Heels

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Keeping Yourself Refreshed

 



 

 

Light Pink Maxi Skirt and Denim Crop Top

1. Deb Shops Denim Crop Top (Check Out Chambray with Front Tie Crop Top) | 2. Jupe NYC Maxi Skirt | 3. Barrington Gifts St. Anne Tote Bag | 4. Fibi and Clo Sandals (Scroll all the way down for full photo) | 5.BCBG Max Azria Sunglasses via Eyewear Envy | 6. Kendra Scott Earrings | 7. Mirriam Merenfeld Initial Necklace | 8. Boutique Minimaliste Shell Necklace | 9. Boutique Minimaliste Bracelets | In Addition: Violet Love Headband (All c/o)

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There is no doubt that the heat is gettting more and more intense by the day. In Houston, top it off with a very unpleasant humidity that keeps your hair and skin sticky, it seriously can be annoying.  For those of you in cooler areas, good for you! Now for us who are in heat-stricken area like Texas, I'm sure we all have our ways to deal with it. Some have wipes in their purse, battery-operated pocket fans (I really want one of these!), body splash, and of course, us ladies cannot not have our powder for re-touching.

But I think the ultimate way to cool down your body when you're on the go is to constantly drink cold fluids. Not only will it cool you down, but it will also re-hydrate the fluids that go out of your body usually from sweating. Some prefer water, while others prefer flavored drinks.  As bad as it may sound, I don't consume a huge amount of water. In fact, sometimes I don't drink water. I really prefer flavored drinks and thanks to Bottled Starbucks® Iced Coffee because it's just the perfect pick-me-up and cool-me-down drink that I need! It comes in 3 different flavors. My favorite is Vanilla but I just recently got to try the Coffee + Milk and it's just as good as the vanilla! They do have caramel too. Bottled Starbucks® Iced Coffee is available where you buy groceries nationwide.

P.S. How do you like today's outfit? That pink whimsical chiffon maxi skirt got you? *Wink* Also lovin' the dainty jewelries I wore here. Be sure to visit the Outfit Recap above for links.

Light Pink Maxi Skirt and Denim Crop Top

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Fibi and Clo Sandals

 

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