Floral Midi Dress

Wedding season is upon us, which means, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, and the inevitable weddings to follow. Once the RSVP card is sent, the dilemma of what to wear beings. Depending on how fancy or laid back a wedding is many women tend to have a difficult time finding an appropriate dress to wear. But today I’m here to save you time AND money with the perfect dress!

Over the weekend, Landon and I attended our first wedding of the year. I spotted this dress online and knew it would be perfect to wear for ANY wedding whether it be fancy or causal.

My personal favorite style of dresses are those that offer elegance without the need for much accessories and midi style dresses do just that. Midi is a term for a dress or skirt defined by its length being halfway between the knee and ankle (mid calf).

But before you go out looking for any style midi you can find, there are a few keys to wearing a midi style dress.

  1. Choose one that has a lighter fabric. You will want to select a fabric that is light so it doesn’t add bulkiness or weight to your figure. This particular dress is a lightweight cotton making it extremely breezy.
  2. Find one that has an A-line silhouette. These style of dresses are universally flattering and great for every body type. It accentuates your natural waist line and flares out towards the bottom to create a simple and elegant look.
  3. Wear strapped heeled sandals. This will elongate your legs and give you height without the extra weight of a clumpy closed toe shoe.

Now to the good stuff, where to buy it and more importantly, how I’m going to SAVE YOU MONEY! This dress is Free People and is called “Love Of My Life Midi Dress” and runs true to size.

Below, I have linked this dress from the Free People website where it is available in 7 solid colors.

Free People Love Of My Life Midi Dress

I also found this exact dress in the neutral floral print (which I’m wearing) on Revolve and linked it below.

Free People Love Of My Life Neutral Combo Midi Dress 

But me, being the Maxxinista I am, found this dress at TJ Maxx online for LESS THAN HALF the price! It is also available in two colored floral prints.

Free People Love Of My Life Midi Dress TJMAXX

Thanks for stopping by and happy Wednesday!

XO Andrea

striped jumpsuit

Hey y’all!

I know I have been absent from the blog for the last few months but the cold weather had me cooped up at home in sweats under a warm blanket. But now, FINALLY the warm weather is here and I am ready to get out of my blogging slump.

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During the spring and summer I basically live in jumpsuits and rompers. I purchased this Universal Threads jumpsuit at Target earlier this spring. The vertical stripes are figure flattering and on trend this season. The fabric is structured yet lightweight which is great during this seasons warmer temperatures.

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The neckline has a v-neck detail that is the perfect in length, not too low and not too high.

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The cropped leg design is great for women of all heights. Not to mention it is also versatile because it allows the wearer to pair it with a variety of shoes styles. Dress it up with a pair of heels or wedges or dress it down with a pair of flat sandals.

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Unfortunately, this particular jumpsuit is no longer available but I have linked similar styles below.

Wide Leg Striped Jumpsuit
Striped Utility Jumpsuit
Striped Wrap Front Jumpsuit
Striped Sleeveless Ruffle Jumpsuit

All the styles that are linked are from Target. Plus, right now all dress and jumpsuits are buy one get one 50% off! There is literally no better time than now to purchase one of this seasons hottest looks!

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Thanks for stopped by Flights and Fashion! Be sure to stay tuned for more of this season’s trendiest looks and an updated to the blog!

XO Andrea

Fuchsia Feelings

Things got pretty busy towards the end of last year. For those that don’t know, I started collaborating with Bowling Green Living Magazine as their fashion and style contributor. With the newness of the magazine and finalizing details on my first article, I stayed pretty occupied. But I am beyond grateful for this opportunity and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me as I partake in this new and exciting adventure.

Now that Christmas and New Years have come and gone and my first article has been published, things seem to be slowing down. So, after more than a month hiatus, I’m back on the blog. With that being said, let’s get started and talk about what you’re really here for, fashion!

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As February quickly approaches, thoughts of Spring and warmer weather to come to mind. The dreariness of winter begins to fade away and bright colors start appearing everywhere, including clothing stores. So when it comes to the month of February and it’s so-called “Hallmark holidays”, I tend to follow these classic holiday trends and dress in a warm color palette in hues of red, pink and purple. Some might call this cliché but sometimes dressing for the holidays is what makes them fun.

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So, whether you’re searching for the perfect outfit for a Valentine’s Day date or something to wear when hanging with your besties on Galentine’s Day (thanks Leslie Knope), fuchsia is a great color option. This bright and vivid purplish, red hue is sure to make you stand out in a crowd, especially during the season of love.

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This dress screams femininity with its combination of ruffles and bow neck detail. It is from Back Down South boutique located here in Bowling Green, Kentucky. If you don’t already follow them on Instagram (@backdownsouthbg) you’re missing out. Back Down South always has the latest trending items that are both stylish and flattering. Be sure to check them out and give them a follow, you won’t be disappointed.

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That’s all for this first blog post of 2018! As a new year is upon us, I’m excited to see what the future holds. Stay tuned!

 

XO, Andrea

leopard print coat

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LEOPARD FAUX FUR COAT

LEOPARD FAUX FUR COAT // SHORT

LEOPARD PRINT COAT

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With temperatures expected to quickly plummet to below freezing later this week, a warm winter coat will soon turn from a fashion accessory to a fashion necessity. But who said a warm coat has to be boring and frumpy? This faux fur leopard print coat is both fashionable and more importantly functional for the upcoming winter weather.

Leopard is versatile print that is always in style! The leopard print pattern can easily be paired with a multitude of colors. Personally, I chose to wear black to better showcase the beauty of this coat.

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This faux fur leopard print coat is a showstopper that will definitely turn heads. It is an exotic and bold piece that will elevate your style. So now its time to throw out last years coat and update your wardrobe with something new and exciting!

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XO Andrea

cozy sweaters and suede skirts

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SUEDED SNAP-FRONT MINI SKIRT

CHENILLE WHITE SWEATER // SIMILAR

CABLE KNIT CHENILLE SWEATER // 7 COLORS

STUD TASSEL EARRINGS // 13 COLORS

SUEDE COGNAC WEDGE BOOTIES // SIMILAR

TAUPE SUEDE CROSSBODY BAG // SIMILAR

LIPSTICK // TARTE "SOAKED"

 

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This season I discovered chenille sweaters and lets just say, I’ve become obsessed! Chenille is a soft, tufted type of material. If fuzziness is what you want in a sweater but can’t afford cashmere, than chenille will be your new best friend.

Warm & Cozy

Chenille sweaters are soft and warm making them perfect for the upcoming cold weather months. Above, I have linked a two different styles of chenille sweaters, one of which is currently 40% off making it less than $50! This would be a great Christmas gift for any girl on your list that I’m sure they will love!

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Studded Details

Rather than jeans or pants, I decided to style this look with a mini skirt to give this ensemble some sophistication and class. This smooth, sueded fabric mini skirt has a snap-button front detail that is sure to make it a standout!

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To better showcase this skirts studded button down detail, I decided to half tuck the chenille sweater.

Half Tuck Technique

The half tuck look is like a fashionable mullet. Think about it as business in the front and a party in the back.

To perform the half tuck, pinch a small section of fabric at the bottom of your top, either in the center or halfway between your hip bone and navel. With that small piece of fabric in hand, push it down into the waistband of your bottoms.

To finish this style, pull the sides down gently so they fall down over the waistband giving you a cool, relaxed and effortless look.

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Lastly, no outfit is complete until accessories are added.

Accessories

To finish this look, I wore a pair of bohemian inspired tassel chandelier drop stud earrings. The rich navy color of the mini skirt tied these tassel earring into the outfit perfectly. It’s as if they were made for each other.

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XO Andrea

Thanksgiving fashion

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VELVET JEANS // BLACK // TEAL // GARNET // MAUVE

SWEATER TANK // SIMILAR

VELVET BOOTIES

 

Still looking for that casual, classy Thanksgiving outfit? Look not further than these velvet jeans.

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For some, velvet is a blast from the past, reminding us of the “better days” during the 1990’s. Recently, however, velvet has made a comeback. I’ve seen soooo many sightings since the beginning of fall season!

Velvet is a tufted fabric, which is distinctively soft to the touch. In the right lighting, velvet gives the appearance of dimension and movement. It’s also perfect to wear during the holiday season.

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If you’re like myself, you like to be comfortable during Thanksgiving, especially after a large, hearty feast. That’s why these velvet jeans are perfect for upcoming Thanksgiving festivities.

These jeans are both comfortable and causal, yet add a bit of sophistication to an outfit. They act as a statement piece to any holiday ensemble.

Luckily, I stumbled across these velvet jeans from Old Navy. They can easily be purchased in store, just in time for the upcoming holiday festivities.

They are available in 4 colors and are linked above. Personally, I think the garnet color is PERFECT for a causal Christmas gathering.

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I paired these velvet jeans with a simple cream sweater tank I purchased from T J Maxx last year. Fortunately, I found a very similar sweater, and have linked it above as well.

Because these velvet jeans are the centerpiece of an outfit, a simple, solid colored sweater would couple perfectly.

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Lastly, I tied this Thanksgiving outfit together with a statement earring from Steel Mill, a local boutique. If you are near the Bowling Green area, be sure to check out their store or follow them on Instragram at @steelmillbg

 

XO Andrea

cream sherpa vest

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SHERPA VEST // CREAM // BLACK

FITTED LONG SLEEVE SHIRT

CAMO JEANS

TASSEL NECKLACE // SIMILAR

TOMS TAUPE SUEDE DESERT WEDGES


Hey y’all and happy Monday! Sorry I have been missing in action over the past week. I traveled to St. Louis for a meeting and pulled a couple of overtime shifts at work.

With the holiday season literally around the corner, I’ll be definitely be needing any extra cash for presents and the foreseen Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.

Today, I’m going to keep this post short and sweet. Vests are one of my favorite cold weather accessory. I found this fuzzy sherpa vest at Target.

Styling & Detail

It is available in cream and black. This vest is warm and versatile. I promise you, it will quickly become a staple in your wardrobe. This vest has a gold zipper in the front that adds a touch of shine and elegance.

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Under this vest, I wore a basic white fitted long sleeve crew neck shirt, also from Target. Target is the best place to get affordable fitted shirts. These shirts come in a variety of colors and are the epitome of comfort.

They are ideal to wear under vests and cardigans. Plus, they are priced at only $10! I swear, I have one in almost every color.

Accessories

For jewelry, I kept it simple and styled this vest with a long strand necklace that has a cream bead and gold tassel detail.

This necklace is from Nest Uncommon Goods, a local boutique in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Gold accessories are great to wear with this vest because they coordinate perfectly with the gold zipper detail.

 

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Pairings

Lastly, I tied this outfit together with a pair of camo patterned jeans. Camo is a trending pattern right now and can be styled with a multitude of colors.

Because camo is such a loud and bold pattern, I like to style it with plain solid color tops, typically in the neutral colored family.

These camo jeans are from Old Navy. I know I have discussed Old Navy jeans in the past but I seriously cannot express how amazing they are!

These particular jeans are a mid-rise style that sit below the waist and are fitted through the hip and thigh. The raw edged fabric around the ankle adds an edgy and industrial feel.

Thanks for stopping by this Monday edition of Flights and Fashion. Stay tuned later this week for some Thanksgiving outfit ideas!

 

XO Andrea