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 clichΓ© 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

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