Outfits

Style Tips For A Fast & Fabulous Fall Wardrobe Transition

With Summer now a month behind us, we are tasked with the hassle of swapping out our bikinis for beanies and our crop-tops for trench coats.

That’s right. It’s time to transition from Summer Style to Fall Fashion.

Unfortunately though, our wardrobes can only gradually evolve along with the slow and steady rise and fall of seasonal temperature changes. It’s not as if the weather transforms from “Sunny in the Summer” to “Frosty in the Fall” overnight, right?

But all that really means is that we should be progressively integrating warmer clothes, longer sleeves, and more layers to our preexisting Summer wardrobes as the temperatures drop.

Then by the time the temperature and all of the leaves are done falling, our Fall wardrobes will finally feel finished!

The only true challenge however, is finding ways to remain fabulous and avoid appearing tacky or tasteless during that brief transitional stage. This task is especially difficult because the left over Summer heat makes most Fall clothing too hot to wear during the day, and with Fall weather starting to creep in, the mornings and evenings are entirely too chilly to be wearing tank tops, mini dresses,  or shorts.

Fortunately though, I’ve discovered a few ways to style my outfits during awkward periods of weather such as this, all without sacrificing the ensembles “fab-factor” or my own comfort.


TAKING ON THE TRANSITION

I know this may seem obvious,  but the first thing to consider when choosing your OOTD is the weather. Of course if it’s raining you should instantly grab a jacket and forget about those suede booties, but that’s not really what I’m talking about.

I’m talking about opening up that weather app on your phone and actually checking the high and low temperatures for the day. And I’m not sure if it’s the same case everywhere, but Georgia weather tends to fluctuate pretty drastically between morning, day, and night during the early weeks of Fall.

What that means is, morning hours this time of year are generally a little bit chilly, especially on windier days. By early afternoon the temperatures could be up by 20°F-25°F. Combine those temperatures with potential humidity and a sunny Fall afternoon can start to feel like another sticky and sweaty Summer day.

Not cool if you’re still wearing that long sleeve shirt and pair of suffocating skinny jeans that you put on earlier that morning while it was still cold.

And that is exactly why checking the hourly forecast before getting dressed each day is so important. That way you can plan your outfit accordingly!


 EARLY FALL OUTFITS

So during the early stages of fall, its super easy to style some of the shirts you wore in the summer with a pair of jeans and ankle booties. I’m a huge fan of distressed denim, and I always aim for medium, light, or completely black washed jeans.


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It’s also super easy to accessorize with a brimmed hat and/or statement necklace like I did here. I actually handmade the necklace I’m wearing (along with 4 others) using the tip from a real deer antler, and gold plated chain.

Of course, I had to wear this outfit with my favorite gray suede ankle booties. If I could buy every pair of ankle booties I laid eyes on, I probably would lol.


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My next early Fall ensemble is very similar to the first. I wore the same denim jeans and brimmed hat, however I added a white crochet infinity scarf and I’m wearing a lighter colored shirt.


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I also swapped out my gray ankle booties for these adorable suede chukka boots that I purchased from Forever 21.


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I almost forgot to mention that this gray dolphin hem tee was also snagged from my Summer wardrobe, and I was easily able to transform the entire outfit just by adding in some Fall accessories.



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MID FALL OUTFITS

The key to transitioning into the later and colder stages of Fall are honestly pretty simple, but I bet you didn’t know that you could still be utilizing some of those things from Summer!


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In the outfit I’m modeling above, I’m actually wearing the same shirt I featured in outfit #1! I’m also still wearing the same denim jeans that I’ve worn throughout all the other outfits, as well as my Forever 21 suede chukka boots from outfit #2.


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This particular outfit however, is styled with my favorite leather jacket with wool blended sleeves and a hood. The whole outfit is beautifully tied together with another one of my deer antler tip nacklaces, which provides just enough excitement to the look without over-accessorizing.


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Overall, this has been one of my favorite outfits to wear so far this Fall, and I have already gotten tons of compliments. The best part about this outfit however is that it is easy to put together, and it allows me to look casual without sacraficing style.




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LATE FALL OUTFITS

When a jacket and pair of pants are no longer enough to keep warm, my favorite way to heat up an outfit is to add in a blanket scarf!


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Here I wore the same exact outfit as before, but by adding the blanket scarf I felt instantly 10° warmer. Blanket scarves are larger, and when folded, much thicker than most other scarves, and I always feel much warmer and cozier whenever I have my favorite blanket scarf wrapped around my neck. Not to mention, way more stylish too!


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The reason I featured different variations of the same outfit was to show exactly how an outfit can either be dressed up or down depending on the weather, or temperature of the room that you’re in.

Regardless of whether I was outside and huddled in my blanket scarf, or indoors where I was comfortably warm and able to remove my jacket, I looked equally as stylish.

I was also able to gain more use out of a summer top all throughout the fall season, thus saving more money on expanding my wardrobe.

But that’s all that I have to share today, and I hope you all enjoyed my post! Remember to keep warm this Fall, and try to stay healthy throughout the cold and flu season.

Please feel free to comment below and tell me what you thought of this post and the outfits that I featured, and make sure you visit the links I provided for Rainbow and American Eagle Outfitters to shop some amazing Fall Fashion!

I’ll have more exciting posts coming at you again soon, so keep an eye out in the upcoming weeks! Love you all, and have a fabulous day!

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10 Different Ways To Style Thigh High Boots In The Summer | Summer Outfit Inspiration

Thigh high boots are one of the trendiest style staples we’ve seen this year, no doubt. And though we usually consider boots to be a part of fall and winter attire, it would be an absolute shame if we let this extraordinarily fabulous trend die during the hot summer months.

That’s why I went on journey to find various different ways that we can incorporate thigh high boots into our summer wardrobes, thus keeping the trend alive.

 


10 WAYS TO WEAR THIGH HIGHS DURING SUMMER

 

 

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Thigh high boots styled with a basic short sleeve tee, tucked into a pair of light wash distressed denim shorts. Complete the look with a plaid flannel shirt tied around the waist.

 

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Thigh high boots worn with a collared button up shirt dress with a curved hem. A belt or braided tie can be added around the waist if desired.

 

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Thigh high boots paired with a fitted sleeveless mock neck crop top or bodysuit, tucked under a high waist button up denim mini skirt.

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Thigh high boots styled with fishnet or sheer translucent stockings and an over sized rock band tour tee, with or without distressed denim shorts and/or denim jacket.

 

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Thigh high boots worn with a puffy 3/4 sleeve off the shoulder crop top and high waist skater skirt. Popular top styles for this look include off the shoulder bodysuits, or non form-fitting off the shoulder crop tops.

 

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Thigh high boots paired with a floral bell sleeve romper, can be worn with or without a matching belt. Popular romper styles for this look include off the shoulder, cold shoulder, deep v, or choker neckline with medium-long sleeve length.

 

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Thigh high boots worn with a solid color choker tee shirt dress or over sized choker tee. Fishnet stockings can also be added to complete the look.

 

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Thigh high boots paired with a dolphin hem mini bodycon dress with a jewel neckline. Popular sleeve lengths for this look include 3/4 total length, long sleeve, or sleeveless.

 

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Thigh high boots styled with a solid color bell sleeve shift or swing dress, with or without a lace up neckline. Sleeves, although long, are flowey and suitable for hot weather.

 

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Thigh high boots worn with a plain over sized short sleeve crew neck tee (worn as a mini dress), and a ball cap. Popular tee’s for this look are solid colored and long enough to wear as a dress, without the need for shorts underneath.

 


As you can see, there are plenty of adorable ways to continue on wearing thigh high boots in the summer. I personally look forward to trying all of these styles myself before the season ends, and I hope I was able to inspire all of you to do the same!

Feel free to leave me a comment telling me which of the above styles you liked the most, which styles you plan on trying, or share a whole new way you might like to style thigh high boots in the summer!

Anyway, thank you all for reading and expect to see another post from me later on this week. Have a kick ass Wednesday everyone, love you guys!

The Recollections Of A Model | As Told By A Too-Short Girl

As a vertically challenged female, I knew I wouldn’t make it very far as a model and there was nothing I could do about it. I mean, the minimum height requirement for most agencies is at least 5’8″, and I’m a lousy 5’2″. So needless to say, I was in it for the fun and the photos.

I did however have a year long modeling contract with Westhaven Management Group, but it expired back in November 2016 and I wasn’t that interested in signing again. At least I was able to make a few good friends out of the whole experience though, and it’s nice to have friends who are actually fashion photographers that I can go shoot with from time to time. But today I’m just gonna share a ton of photos and few fond memories I made during my attempt at becoming a model, lol.

 


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My very first photoshoot was with Nick Jordan at Nicovision Studios in Roswell, Georgia. It was actually the day before my high school graduation, and I had an absolute blast.

 

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I was actually wearing the same outfit that I wore to my graduation in the last two photos from above.

But I enjoyed shooting with Nick so much that I decided to shoot with him again later on down the road, this time for a lingerie shoot that I’d been dying to do.

 

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You can see some of his work and even more pictures he took of me on his Instagram page.

 


STEVEN WALLACE

 

Most of the photoshoots I did were with Steven Wallace, who actually makes a living as a wedding photographer, but occasionally likes to shoot fashion. We became really good friends, got to shoot in some amazing locations, and took hundreds of pictures together.

We had our first photoshoot at a little hidden park in Atlanta, called Tanyard Creek. It was such a beautiful location, and it had a really old railroad track bridge and a gorgeous creek that we were able to shoot in.

 

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We had our second shoot at the abandoned Pullman Train Yard in Atlanta, and it had to be the most incredible place I’d ever seen. It had multiple buildings with multiple rooms, all of which were humongous and empty, except for the largest room which contained an old train car.

 

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Steven and I even had that last photo published in Popular Photography Magazine, as you can see above.

Our next photoshoot took place in an empty building in Atlanta, and we also took photos while walking around the city. At one point or another, there had been a random girl walking by, and we had to pause for her to pass. At first it seemed as though she was just going to continue on passed us, but when she was crossing she suddenly stopped and struck a pose right beside me! It was so unexpected, and it turned out to be a hilarious and very memorable moment.

 

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Oops! And I almost forgot to mention, if you head down to the Shop Page on my blog, you’ll be able to find both dresses from this photoshoot for sale!

Anyway, another photoshoot we had was at Freemans Mill Park in Lawrenceville, Georgia. It was yet another beautiful shooting location, and this one had a waterfall that made for some great photos.

 

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I had actually stolen the black skirt I wore in this photoshoot from my mom’s closet, and I never even returned it lol. And I can’t really remember what happened to the bikini I wore, but it had been my favorite bikini (not to mention the most expensive) from Victoria’s Secret. Soon after this photoshoot, it just disappeared!

Now my last photoshoot with Steven was at McDaniel Farm Park near Atlanta. It was a pretty cool place to walk around, and it had an amazingly long bridge that I was excited to take pictures on.

 

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I still love to wear the leather jacket from this shoot all the time in the fall and winter. And you also may or may not have noticed another appearance of the black skirt I stole from my mom that I wore in the last shoot lol!

If you’re interested in seeing more of Steven’s work, you can visit his Instagram and check it out!

 


ATIN MAJUMDAR

 

I only had one photoshoot with Atin, even though there was some talk about planning another one. I guess that’s mostly due to the fact that I wasn’t all that happy with the photo turnout from our shoot. To be fair, some of my unhappiness can be blamed on the wardrobe that was used and the unpleasantly hot weather we had that day making my makeup run. But I honestly had to change outfits way too many times, and I’m just not that fond of the way he edits his photos either.

We did manage to capture a few photos I kind of like though, and who knows? I’m sure there are plenty of people who like his editing style, I just have different taste I guess.

 

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You can find the little pink crop top I wore during this shoot for sale on my blog’s Shop Page, go check it out!

And if you want to see more of Atin’s photos, just head over to his Facebook page or his Instagram.

 


J SCOTT NIMTZ

 

I first became acquainted with J.S. through Instagram, and we had talked of shooting together for a while but never had the chance. Luckily, he messaged me one afternoon that he was going to be in my area and we were able to put together a short impromptu photoshoot at an abandoned campground nearby.

 

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You can also find the hat that I’m wearing in the second photo for sale on my Shop Page.

And if you’d like to check out more photos taken by J.S., just go to his Instagram page, or you can visit his website.

 


 

Overall, I’ve had a lot of fun working with different photographers and discovering new locations. And in the end, being short may keep me from being a real supermodel, but it isn’t going to keep me from modeling.

I hope you guys enjoyed today’s post and all of my pictures. I’d love to hear your thoughts or any stories you may have, so feel free to leave a comment!

In the meantime, Keep an eye out for more posts coming up within the next week and I hope you all enjoy your Friday! Love you guys, xoxo!

Adidas Superstar Sneakers | One Pair Of Shoes—Three Different Outfits

Hey errbody, how’s it hangin’?! Feel Free to tell me all about your day in the comments, and remember—you don’t have to be shy! I don’t bite very hard lol.

So last week when I returned home from Destin, I ordered a pair of used Adidas Superstar Sneakers from Poshmark. I had been dying to have these shoes for the longest time, but I was waiting to find a good deal online.

Finally, a decent pair had been listed on Poshmark at a low price, and I was able to snatch ’em up for $20!

But long before I actually purchased the shoes, I was on Pinterest searching for cute outfits I could wear them with.

 Unfortunately though, I didn’t have all the articles of clothing that I’d need in order to put together the outfits I wanted to try. So instead I took what I had available in my wardrobe, and I came up with a few styles of my own!

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OUTFIT #1

My first outfit was pretty simple. As you can see, I styled my new sneakers with a pair of light wash jeggings (American Eagle Outfitters) and an Olive 1/2 sleeve crop top.

I specifically chose an Olive top to add some color to the outfit so that It wouldn’t be totally monochromatic. Plus, I love the color Olive!

And I thought since the jeggings were mid-rise, and fit me almost as if they were high waisted, that a crop top would be a great way to complete the look.

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OUTFIT #2

For my second outfit, I wore the same pair of jeggings from American Eagle that I used in Outfit #1. But this time instead of a crop top, I added a flowy black cold shoulder top.

I especially love how the top here is strappy, and that the black shoulder straps sort of coincide with the stripes on the sneakers.

And not only are the jeggings from American Eagle, but the top is from American Eagle as well.

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OUTFIT #3

The last way I styled my new Adidas Superstars was with an adorable sleeveless choker shift dress from American Eagle.

The dress actually has sort of a light olive colored ombre wash that (when paired with my new sneakers) makes for a punky-skater look, in my opinion.

And though I am a fan of all three looks, I believe the shift dress is my favorite. Not to mention it’s super comfortable!

But now that you’ve seen the different outfits I was able to put together, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Like which outfits did you like, and which one was your favorite? Or do you have any stylish ideas in mind you’d like to share?

You can just leave your responses in the comment section, and don’t forget to follow my blog, Vital For Style, if you haven’t already!

Anyway, thanks for reading guys! I hope you enjoyed the post, and I’ll be back again soon!

My Top 6 Favorite Style Trends Of The Season | Spring 2017

Hey everyone, how have you all been? Feel free to let me know in the comments, and don’t be shy. I don’t bite very hard!

Lol anyway, today I’ll be revealing my favorite style trends from this Spring and I just want to keep it short and simple . Nothing fancy, or tedious to read. I’m just gonna dive on into it so…

here…we…go!

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MY TOP 6 FAVORITE TRENDS FROM SPRING 2017

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1. The velvet mini shift dress



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2. Faux suede over-the-knee boots



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3. The classic white sneaker



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4. Chokers and Y-necklaces



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5. Ball caps and fedoras



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6. Lace up rock-band tee shirt dresses



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Now that you know what trends I’ve  been chasing, tell me what your favorite styles are in the comments!

Also, make sure you subscribe to my blog and keep an eye out for a special DIY post I’ll be publishing within the next two weeks, don’t forget!

& I’ll let you in on a little secret… My upcoming DIY post relates to one of the trends I listed above! 😮

Anyway, that’s all for now. Thanks for reading guys! ❤