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Trend Alert: Western Details

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I recently debuted my newest pair of heels – a black suede sandal that’s right on time with the latest trend – Western details! While I do love trends, I look for ways to incorporate that don’t break the bank, because sometimes trends are over quickly and you don’t want financial regret. If it’s a pricier item, I look for ways to adopt the trend more classically so I’ll feel comfortable wearing the item in seasons to come.

 

That was the case with these lovely Maje sandals that Jason bought me in Barcelona! While I love the western detail, I feel like it’s not overwhelming and I’ll be excited to wear these for years to come. The classic silhouette and undertested black suede will fit right in with the rest of my wardrobe! Well, I wanted to share the link of where you can buy this pair – not only because they are so cute, but they incredibly comfortable! And while I’m sharing my newest obsession, I thought I’d share some other Western-inspired items that caught my eye.

 

Western Flat Sandals: If you’re not a heels person, never fear! This Birkenstock-inspired pair is comfy, cute with jeans, and right down the street on the shelves of your local Target.

 

A Western Boater: I’m slightly hat obsessed and ready to hang up my straw boater for a more Fall-friendly version. You’ll be the chicest gal on the ranch!

The Belt: Last but not least is an easy way to incorporate the western trend – the belt! Here is my favorite (more suede!) courtesy of Free People and another slightly cheaper variation from Urban Outfitters.

 

What do you dolls think? Are you on board with this trend?

Outfits

Seeing Sequins

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You dolls might have read my most recent post on what to wear a casual night out. The look consisted of a black sweater, some chic sunglasses (if it’s early evening), and your favorite pair of jeans. Easy right? I wore that outfit as a comfortable alternative to getting all dressed up out in Barcelona. Well, when it was time to head back to Dublin, jetlag still had ahold of me, but I wanted something a little more glam. Enter this elevated long sleeve tee, covered in sequins. The color is described as deep well, and it’s the prettiest shade of ink navy. It almost looks black if not in the light. This time when I was heading out – you guessed it…I reached for the same pair of jeans! But instead of a sweater, I threw on this top and the comfiest pair of heels I now own. With western details (another blog post coming on this soon), the heels are perfectly on-trend but classic enough to last from year to year. I love this look because I get to wear sequins without looking like it’s my 21st birthday, or I’m heading out to a night in Vegas. You know what I mean? The light jeans keep it casual and modern. But hey, what girl doesn’t like to the sparkly center of attention!

 

That night I had the most fantastic time going to dinner with old friends in Ireland and sipping cocktails with my brother. I even hit my late-night Indian spot, a restaurant I’ve frequented since I was 15. Before we hit the town, we also managed to take some photos together…something that my mom was surprised and delighted by. And I have to say…my brother has the blogger poses down pact. Perhaps I should watch my back! Spending time with family is my favorite part of traveling, and this trip was no exception. I hope you dolls stay tuned because I have a couple more Fall looks that I wore while on my trip. Coming to the blog soon!

Top: Samsoe & Samsoe.  Jeans: Forever 21.  Heels: Maje.  Bag: Vintage Loewe.

Outfits

A Casual Night Out

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As a fashion blogger, I naturally LOVE to get all dolled up for a night on the town. Dresses, big hair, a fancy bag, and the higher the heels the closer to God. However, some nights you’re not in the mood for all that.

 

You just want a put together look that’s casual and cool. Well on our recent European adventure, I found myself in exactly that position. Jetlag had caught up with me and I wanted an easy look for a night out. So what did I choose? Items that you probably have in your closet already!

 

For my look, I opted for a pair of light/distressed jeans. My friends Rachel and Alexa look absolutely amazing in Levi’s ReDone, but honestly…my butt is too big for that. I couldn’t squeeze one thigh in a pair to save my life. Even though I’ve always had envy that I couldn’t fit into the ultimate cool girl pair of jeans, I found some that work for me! Where did I get mine? Forever 21! With a wide range of sizes, a tiny bit of stretch, and holes in just the right places, I’ve been wearing this pair almost every day. But really…just ask my co-workers!

 

I also opted for a Forever 21 sweater and sunglasses that rival the trendy designer pairs we all covet! I felt on-trend, classic and cute for my night out. But most of all, I felt comfortable! Here’s to those nights out and to finding the perfect pair of jeans!

 

Jeans: Forever 21.  Glasses: Forever 21.  Sweater (Similar): Forever 21.