Monday, March 30, 2015

Midwest Fashion Week | Crush on Blush Style


As you may have read in this post, we had the awesome opportunity to be the official bloggers of Midwest Fashion Week. We were so excited by this opportunity and have spent weeks pouring over what to wear and what events we would attend. We ended up choosing the Friday and Saturday night shows that featured some amazing designers, including couture menswear brand, Catou, and fashion from Project Runway's Richard Hallmarq and Samantha Black. Blush has been such a stand-out color this spring that we decided to revolve our choices around tones of blush, white and grey. Here are our ensembles for the Friday night show:

Kacie's Blush Style

As soon as we began planning our outfits for MFW events, I decided I should have one really springy outfit, and since pink is my all time favorite color, I knew I wanted something in this blushy shade. This Nordstrom dress has not only an adorable feminine shape but it is so soft and comfy. I completed this look with an amazing Baublebar statement necklace and some girly arm candy and voila –– MFW ready!
 
Wearing – Nordstrom Dress | Mossimo Snakeskin Pumps (old) | Kate Spade Bow Bracelet | Michael Kors Watch | Baublebar Necklace

Jaime's Blush Style

I'm normally not one to steer toward pastels, but I'm loving blush this year–especially pieces like this moto jacket. I knew I had to wear this on one of the nights the moment I saw it. I was so excited when I got it and even more so when I realized how much I loved it with my favorite white bell skirt and grey t-shirt. Add a little sparkle and I was ready and excited for the show!

We'll have more posts later this week featuring our second MFW look of the weekend, as well as show recaps with some amazing designers! We know there have been a TON of fashion week's happening in cities around the country. Have any of you stylish ladies had the chance to attend any of the events? Tell us about your experience!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Spring Break-Up


Warm weather, salty sea air, tan skin and sunshine...sounds like a line straight out of a Luke Bryan song, right? Unfortunately as I've gotten older, I've had to break-up with the concept of spring break as I hoard my coveted vacation days for a later time. Therefore I'm sittin' pretty in the not-so suntan city (okay, that is a Luke Bryan lyric...kinda) of Indianapolis, Indiana–in March may I add–drooling over the sunny vacations spots that other bloggers have had the opportunity to visit. I think it's safe to say that this girl is green, not tan, with envy.

BUT, fear not friends, I still have spring break-esque picks for when the weather warms up. This brings me to my spring break must-haves for your upcoming vacation. While I normally can be found in a two-piece bikini (drink in hand) on the beach, I couldn't help but showcase this adorable polka dot one-piece bathing suit. It is dying to be worn and I think I might have to snatch up this cute number for my vacation I'm taking in December. (Ya, I have to wait that long. {sigh}) No vacation is complete without an adorably comfortable pair of flip flops and stylish cover up, too.

I don't know about you guys, but I spend my time on the beach catching up on my reading and always like to have a queue of books lined up. But my tablet is totally protected from the harsh sun and sand by a case, like this Kate Spade tablet cover. Cat eye sunglasses and a beach hat always make their debut through the day from time to time to give my face a break from the rays. Tie this look together with a brightly colored beach towel and a beach tote to store your sunscreen, water and other essentials.

My vacation seems so far away, but hopefully I'll be able to take some long weekends here and there throughout the year to break-up my office stircraziness. What about you guys? What vacations destinations are you planning on visiting this year?








*This post has been done in collaboration with ShopBop.com. Each of the photos above are from the spring 2015 ShopBop online store and the opinions expressed in the post are our own–after all, no store is truly going to tell us to whine over our lack of vacationing. 

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

What's In Your Bag? Midwest Fashion Week Edition

Fashion Week Bag Essentials

We are so excited to be the Official Bloggers of Midwest Fashion Week Spring 2015 and can't wait to attend some of the runway showcases this weekend. While we've been obsessing about what we'll wear, we have also been strategically thinking about what we need to bring.

Let's be honest here, your purse is often your lifeline and holds everything from lipstick to water bottles, gum and of course the staple of Advil or Ibuprofen. But what do you do when you need to downsize and opt for a smaller clutch or crossbody bag? You go into survival mode and get to the essentials.

While we won't go into detail on all of the items above, we do want to make special mention of a few. The Band Aid Friction Block is a life saver! It creates a barrier between your skin and the shoe to prevent rubbing and ultimately, blisters, yuck! Another must, an external battery pack. This magical device can charge any of your mobile devices on the go –– just don't forget to bring the charging cord as well! Lastly, how cute is this mini-emergency kit?! It has everything you might need and it all fits in a tiny little pack.

If you're in Indy and want to take part in Midwest Fashion Week, check out the exciting event schedule and buy tickets online!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Black, White & Spring Brights

Jacket: All The Rage Boutique (loving this) | Top: JC Penney (old) |
Denim: Old Navy | Shoes: Nine West | Bag: Aldo (similar) | Necklace: (old)

Yesterday Jaime shared her look from last week's Indy Bloggers Meetup at the Cake Bake Shop in Broad Ripple and now I'm sharing this spring-inspired look with you all. As you can see, it was beautiful day...

Not.

Talk about dreary, blah! While the temperatures we're up, the sun was not so I decided to brighten a basic black and white look with some bold colors. This fun necklace and pink military blazer were the perfect accompaniments to the tea-infused macaron and ginormous slice of sparkly cherry chip cake (seriously, see here) that I inhaled for dinner. Hope everyone is having a great week!

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Neutral, Please!

Wearing – Top: Express Portofino Top | Pants: Dittos Jessica Skinnies
Necklace: Baublebar Courtney Bib | Watch: Vince Camuto Pyramid Stud Watch | Earrings: Baublebar Cairo Ear Jacket | Shoes: Steve Madden Suede Varcityy Heels (runs 1/2 size small) | Purse: Michael Kors (sold out; similar)

Nope, you're not reading a post about Crew Carwash (aka Mike's Carwash). This is just another outfit post from mwah. Remember when Kacie and I talked about how much fun we had meeting fellow Indy bloggers? Well this is the outfit I wore and couldn't be more excited to debut this neutral look on RegallySoled. Let's face it, a black shirt and white skinnies? Not a groundbreaking combo, but I loved the neutral shoes and the gold accessories that I paired with this simple ensemble.

More and more I find myself gravitating toward simple looks played up by fun accessories. I guess the phrase, "Less is more" is really resonating with me right now. What is your style mantra right now?







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Friday, March 20, 2015

Cake & An Indy Style Blogger Meet Up

From Left (inside the Kacie/Jaime Anchors): Sarah of Indy Dressed | Megan of The Things She Sees | Abby of A Peck on the Chic | Katie of Style on Target | Sarah of Sarah's Real Life
Not Pictured: Ashley of fASHionately Me | Dawn of Candidly Clyde

We can honestly say we love blogging and sharing our fashion finds and tips, but it can often feel like you're out here on your own. We've interacted with other bloggers by commenting on their posts, Instagram photos and emails, but never in person. Last night we participated in our first Indy Style Blogger meet-up and can honestly say that we are happy to represent the city of Indy with each of these bloggers. We all have a variety of backgrounds, but we all share a love of clothing and of course blogging. When we had a chance to meet up with local ladies like ourselves, we jumped at the opportunity. We met at the most adorable cake shop, aptly name the Cake Bake Shop, and spent the evening chatting and getting to know one another and of course chowing down on some delicious cake.


Thanks for the opportunity to meet up girls and we can't wait to get together again soon! Seriously, after scrolling through each of these pictures, who's hungry?

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Midwest Fashion Week Spring 2015

In case you missed our big announcement, we have been named the Official Bloggers of Midwest Fashion Week Spring 2015! We are so excited and honored to be given this title and with events kicking off next weekend, we thought it would be a good idea to introduce our readers to Midwest Fashion Week and share some tips for making the most of your experience.

Photo: MidwestFashionWeek.com/ Lenny White

About Midwest Fashion Week

Started in Indianapolis in 2006 by Catou fashion designer Berny Martin, Midwest Fashion Week is a week-long series of fashion-related events taking place each spring and fall season. The runway shows give student and up-and-coming designers a platform to share their designs and gain pertinent experience that they need to advance their career in fashion.

While fashion is the main focus of these events, Midwest Fashion Week ties together all of the components of the local fashion industry such as modeling, photography, beauty, music, art, food and more. In addition, the production also incorporates charitable partners who not only have the opportunity to share their mission with attendees, but who also gain from event proceeds. How cool is that?!

What's Happening in Spring 2015

This season's events kick off in Indianapolis this Saturday and continue throughout the entire week. Jaime and will be in attendance at a few shows so stay tuned for full event coverage! You can get more information on the week's events and buy tickets on the Midwest Fashion Week website.

Making the Most of Your Experience

In order to have the best experience possible, here are a few quick tips for attendees:
  • Purchase tickets in advance. The ticket line can get pretty long so purchasing your tickets in advance is a great idea. Get ticket information at MidwestFashionWeek.com.
  • Arrive early. Getting there when the doors open will give you ample time to mingle and be sure to keep an eye out for local celebrities - they're always in attendance!
  • Don't forget cash for parking, drinks and shopping with vendors.
  • Bring a camera or be sure your phone is fully charged to snap photos on the media wall, selfies, and photos of your favorite collections.
  • Keep an open mind! Even if the designs showcased aren't your style, appreciate the designer's work and draw inspiration where you can!
If you're not a local, you can apply these tips to your local fashion week events. Not sure if your area has a local Fashion Week? You'd be surprised! Do a quick internet search to see what's happening in a city near you!

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