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OOTD: The Mesh Day Gown

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Gone are the cotton maxi dresses of years past.  This year elevate your maxi look with something that looks elegant, and like it could effortless slide into night wear!

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The Mule Trend In Ever Price Range

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Mules are a huge trend this season.  And why not?  They are easy to slip into and out of, and often time the more moderate heel makes them oh-so-easy to walk around in.  Don’t have a pair yet?  Check out some of our favorite options!

Buckled Peep-Toe Mules

By Forever21 ($29.99)

Propaganda Embossed Leather Mule


From Guilt ($75)

 

Mule Sandals

By Zara (&89.90)

‘Jasleen’ Mule

SMmule

by Steve Madden ($125)

 

Princetown Leather Mule

By Gucci ($695)

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OOTD: Cutout Shoulders and a Mini Skirt

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I love the spring trends.  Cut out shoulders. Mini Skirts.  Lace up sandals.  So much, sometimes I pair them all in one outfit!

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Are Leggings Pants?

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Okay, so this topic has circled around the fashion for a long time.  As leggings became a staple in ever girls wardrobe for their ease and comfort, they started creeping up in more places, and no longer just as a layering piece. It seems lately it has re-emerged, stronger than ever, in the fashion world!

So what is StylishTwo’s take on wearing leggings as pants?

Yes, but only with a little sense, and a lot of confidence.  That said, they are a fashion statement that is easily horribly wrong, and care should always be taken when rocking a pair of this skin tight cotton as your only bottom coverage.  They easily make you look lazy, and far from stylish.  So what should you do to actually pull off leggings when you just can’t bring yourself to slide into denim?

  1. Start with the right legging.
    This is not the place to save a few bucks. Always go for a quality legging.  The less expensive leggings end up becoming very sheer, and when wearing something this tight, you don’t need to add to the transparency.
  2. Black is always great, but step out of your comfort zone.
    Don’t think black is your only option.  Leggings come in a lot of different colors, patterns and fabrics.  Sometimes making a clear statement with your legging makes it seem a little more intentional.
  3. Make it an Outfit
    For the love of Jimmy Choo, unless you are actually heading to the gym, don’t dress like you might be.  Make your leggings part of a fashion statement.  Pair it with a top and shoes that do not fall into the athlesiure category. It will leave you looking more put together, and the outfit more intentional.
  4. Length and Volume to contrast.
    Part of being stylish is knowing what to show, and what to cover.  Leggings should be balanced with a looser fitting top that is long enough to at least cover most, if not all of your back side.  Mix it up with an unexpected top, or even wearing a dress.
  5. Layers are your friend.
    Layers add volume and dimension to an outfit that can easily look underwhelming.  Don’t be afraid ti mix up your outfit by layering unexpected pieces.

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OOTD: Wide Leg Denim and Animal Patterns

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wide-leg-jeans-feather-print2Give you favorite skinny jeans a break by wearing a pair of soft light weight wide leg denim!  Pair it with an unxepepected animal pattern for an updated look!

 

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Best Smartphone Apps for a Stylish Life

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Here is the thing about living a stylish life–it’s not easy.  Part of being stylish is seeming like you have it all together, and with how fast the world moves these days, that is a serious challenge.  So why not use our smartphones (Em and S both have iphones) to their fullest potential to keep you lives appearing as seemless as possible!  Here are some apps we love to help organize our crazy lives!

Mint

Em and S both stay very aware of their finances, as everyone really should these days.  A good understanding of your money is essential to life, whether or not you feel like yours is stylish!  Mint, is a website and app that pull all your accounts into one location, letting you easily check on your financial status. It also gives bill reminders and lets you make a budget!

Evernote
Evernote is a note taking app that also syncs across all decides.  It allows you to make lists, add pictures, even drawings.  Such an easy way to save everything and anything and know you can access it no matter where you are.

Dropbox

Another app that will let you save anything and everything.  Em and S use this one a lot because you can share with other users–allowing us to share photos easily.  There is a free version, and a paid version that gives you more space.

Hopper

Between work and pleasure, we travel a lot.  Yes, a lot. Hopper is an app that will keep track of flight prices give you an idea of when its more or less expensive to fly, and gives you notifications for when prices drop and you should buy your tickets!  So handy if you are a frequent flyer!

FindNearMe

This little app can help you locate stores and restaurants, and anything else near your current location.

Polyvore

Great app for fashion inspiration.

The Hunt

Want to know where to find that awesome dress you saw on instagram? This is the app to help you!

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Are Wardrobe Rentals the Next Big Thing?

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Anyone who loves and follows fashion, knows its a constant struggle for those on a limited budget.  Trends are constantly changing, especially in the age of the internet, where new micro-trends crop up every few days.  Its hard enough for a girl to stay on top of, forget actually affording to try everything we wish to try in the world of fashion.

In steps the rentals.  Renting, well, pretty much anything, is not a new concept in our society.  We rent apartments, cars, even appliances.  Bag Borrow or Steal came into the market a number of years ago and is still going strong.  Why not up the game and rent a wardrobe?

The idea of renting, is that you are allowed to develop a strong wardrobe of basic pieces, and then rent the quirky trends, or that special occasion dress, for only a fraction of the buying price.  After you wear it, you simply return it.  It doesn’t tale up space in your closet, and you don’t have to make a trip to the dry cleaners.

So what are your options?

Le Tote$59/month. Free Shipping.  5 items at at time.  Unlimited rotations per month.

Rent the Runway Unlimited
$139/month.  Free Shipping. 3 items at a time.  Unlimited rotations per month. Higher end options.

The Ms. Collection
$49-$13/Month.  Free Shipping.  3-6 items at a time.  Unlimited rotations per month.  Options for play, business or combo rentals.

While I have not tried and of these yet, lets me honest…its in my very near future!

 

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OOTD: White Ruffles 

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For a fresh look this spring, keep the classic white shirt in your closet and wear a reworked shirt.  Try Feminine ruffles for a new trendy twist.

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Counteract the femininity of the shirt with a wide denim leg trouser, that makes this look modern and fresh.