January 2013 archive

Gingham and Polka Dots

gingham and polka dots

gingham and polka dots

gingham and polka dots

gingham and polka dots

 

 

Finding this polka dotted shirt from Gap was like finding a diamond in the rough! I visited the store a couple of weeks ago with a coupon only to find the single most amazing sale since Christmas! I was able to score this metallic polka dotted tee for only $6! They still have a few in stock, so get out to Gap and find one! This tee is great on its own with a pair of colored pants or I’m really enjoying layering it with a different print such as I did in this particular outfit.

To add some edge, I donned this chunky gold chain necklace from Indie Twenty Jewelry and metallic loafers to match. I finished it off with some cropped jeans and a gold clutch for errands last weekend. So comfy!

To make this look work, I found a common color scheme (in this case gold & gray) and layered pieces accordingly. I’m not usually one to sport a regular tee, but in this case this one was too cute not to wear in the winter! Speaking of winter- today is 60 degrees and that is highly unusual for Erie. (P.S.- we were just named snowiest city in the U.S.) Yikes! It’s hard to believe that just last week I was shoveling my car out with snow up to my waist and today I’m outside with flats and no coat. Sheesh!

I’m so excited to have gotten my first pair of wedge sneakers recently! I just had to have them and since I’m between jobs, I had to figure a way to get what I needed without dipping into my savings. Enter selling old clothes and items for instant cash. I’ve recently been using Plato’s Clost and MusicMagpie.com to get instant money to buy some of the coveted pieces that I haven’t been able to afford. Presto! I’m loving the instant gratification of getting something for practically nothing!

Exciting news though…Pop Of Style is featured today on Old Navy’s Facebook page! Come take a look!

Only a couple more days to enter the Maddy Nash create your own clutch giveaway! Don’t forget to enter here!

Outfit: Gingham and polka dot tee via Gap| Necklace c/o Indie Twenty Jewelry| Nine West jeans| Similar loafers| Similar clutch| Sparkle tie c/o Hope Knots

 

Spring 2013 Dress Trends

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PRINTS CHARMING

Prom season is almost upon us! As girls get ready, anxiously awaiting this infamous day in May, it’s no surprise that many will be checking the scene for hot prom dress trends. Prints have been all over the runway for spring and while florals still dominate the scene, newer prints like chevron and abstracts are making their way as well. From ASOS to David’s Bridal, prom dresses are abundant in brilliant colors and stylish prints. I’m especially loving the back of this abstract floral printed dress! (above right)

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SPARKLE & SHINE

A huge trend in 2012, sparkle and shine is not going anywhere in 2013. Spring 2013 dress trends are here and more beautiful than ever. The glitz and glam that wowed everyone last year is showing up in new ways this season. I’m loving the sheath and one shoulder styles this year! The prettiest styles are arriving this spring in champagne and pastel shades!

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PASTEL PERFECT

I might be most excited for the new “White” line by Vera Wang in David’s Bridal, which will debut this upcoming spring. Her girly silhouettes and delicate colors make any spring dress one that will turn heads. Chartreuse is popping up everywhere as well this spring, the reason may be that Pantone has declared “emerald” the color of year!

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ALL OF THE BRIGHTS

What better way to make a statement than to don a super bright color on the night of your big event. I’ve always been a big fan of reds & pinks (my prom dress was hot pink-imagine that!) but this fluorescent green caught my eye. I’m loving the update on the bright trend, with sequin and crystal embellishments in the bustier portion of the dress. The sweetheart necklines this season are to die for!