June 2014 - Sensible Stylista

Pretty When You Cry

For today's post, I've featured a STUNNING maxi from Boohoo.  This fab dress is currently on sale for $14 (originally $36), and it's available in two other colors:  lilac and nude.  I can't recommend this piece enough.  I've also attached a slew of other Boohoo maxi picks below for ya'll so remember to scroll down!

I usually like to belt my waist, but I didn't want to distort the shape of my dress!  I accessorized with a beautiful pearl statement necklace (from Armed & Readi) and carried a classy Coach satchel.  I threw on metallic wedges for extra height.
Dress:  c/o Boohoo ($14)
Shoes:  Coach Factory Outlet
BaG:  Coach Factory Outlet 
Necklace:  c/o Armed & Readi

Here are my fave Boohoo maxi picks as promised above:
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The Classic Black Dress

Super excited to feature this gorgeous LBD today on the blog.  This stunning OASAP number is currently on sale for $17.90 (originally $35.90).  If you're looking for a cute but modest LBD, this baby's the perfect pick.  Why you ask?  Because it's longer in length and has a "looser" silhouette! HOWEVER, the mesh top and cutout back with bow give the piece a trendy vibe.  
I threw on statement earrings because I thought the neckline was beautiful all on its lonesome.  These SHINYMIX earrings are so stunning.  I love how versatile they are!  They look fab when worn with a cocktail dress or a casual graphic tee, and they can be worn all year long! *pumps fist*  Make sure to use code SENSIBLESTYLIST to get an extra 15% off your purchase - valid until the end of June.  FYI:  US residents get free shipping!
A close up shot of my back!  Isn't the bow super cute?  
Dress:  c/o OASAP ($17.90)
Clutch:  c/o Lily Rain
Earrings:  c/o SHINYMIX ($29)
Shoes:  Candie's via Kohl's - old

PS.  Don't forget to enter my THREE INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAYS - win $258 shoes from Traskdesigner sunnies of your choice from Silvano Apparel, and a camo top from Velvet Heart (valued at $78).
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The Mint Flower Necklace

This flower necklace is RIDICULOUSLY cute.  In fact, it's probably the cutest piece of jewelry I've seen in a while.  Wild Orchid Boutique FTW!  The mint flowers are just adorable.  For $30, I highly recommend buying this piece.  It's on the pricey side, but the design is totally unique = worth it.  Clicky HERE to purchase it now...

I centered today's look around my new mint necklace!  I thought it'd look awesome with my teal Mya skinnies from Articles of Society.  I wanted the teal to really pop so I wore a nude chiffon tank and beige wedges to create a neutral canvas.
My vintage-inspired bag from Darling was the final touch - the beige matched my top and shoes perfectly, and the lime green complemented the teal beautifully.  This stunning bag is available in black if you're interested!  
Jeans:  c/o Articles of Society ($59)
Top:  c/o Pretty & Chic Boutique ($34)
Bag:  c/o Darling (55 Euros)
Necklace:  c/o The Wild Orchid Boutique ($30)
Shoes:  c/o Aeropostale
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The Other Side of Yesterday

For today's post, I've styled a FAB graphic tee courtesy of Style Lately.  I'm a huge fan of their shirts.  They have a lot of fun tops available on their site HERE.  Anywho, this one says "you are the COCO to my CHANEL", haha.  LOVE!  I styled it with a fun maxi skirt from JYJZ.  I'll be selling this piece on my buyer page at the end of the month - YAY - so please keep an eye out and support.
This skirt is MAD cool because it has two high slits on the side.  Anything thigh-high is crazy sexy in my opinion - especially when it's windy out!  Wannabe Marilyn Monroe, asian style FTW.  HA!
I thought it'd be cool to wear my Deb gladiator heels because of the slits.  I love how they peek out.  Edgy like whoa, right?  Oh, and I carried my OASAP bow bag for a pop of color.  This ADORABLE piece is a must-have.  It's available in two other colors:  orange & black, but I HIGHLY recommend the red.  Scroll down below for product links!
Top:  c/o Style Lately ($32)
Skirt:  c/o JYJZ
Bag  c/o OASAP ($54)
Shoes:  c/o Deb ($34.42)
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The Sexy Playsuit

Ok guys, new obsession: playsuits/rompers.  Before I tell ya'll about this sexy piece from Boohoo, I have to confess that...I have absolutely no idea what the difference is between a playsuit and romper, HA!  Honesty FTW.  If you can enlighten me, please feel free to do so below!  Edumacate me, errbody.
ANYWHO, I never thought I would feel SO fab wearing a playsuit.  This piece is MAD flattering and super comfortable.  The deep-v cut made me nervous at first, but when I put it on it was just the right amount of scandalous.  The item's a bit pricy ($50), but it's well worth the tag in my opinion.  Great material, fantastic design, flattering fit, etc.  Clicky HERE if you'd like to purchase this for yourself.  FYI:  also available in ivory and rose.  Oh, and in case this piece isn't your cup of tea, I've provided a slew of other lovely Boohoo rompers below!

A close up of my statement earrings from Charlotte Russe.  These stunning beauties make me feel like an Aztec princess, haha.  CR has such an awesome jewelry selection.  Where do you guys like to shop for affordable accessories?
 Jumpsuit:  c/o Boohoo ($50)
Earrings:  c/o Charlotte Russe ($6)
Clutch:  c/o Handbag Heaven ($39.91)
Shoes:  Candie's via Kohl's - old

Also, here are my Boohoo romper picks!

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The Orange Maxi Dress

I told you double posting on Sundays have officially become a thing!  For today's SECOND post - clicky HERE for the Weekly Roundup I shared earlier today - I've styled a fab orange maxi from Annie Jean Apparel.  This gorg dress is available in THREE other colors.  FYI: it's on the longer side so heads up!  OH, and Sensible Stylista readers get an extra 25% off their purchase with code STYLISTA25!
I know I've done several "Looks for Less" with this bag, but I gots to tell ya'll again.  If you're searching for a legit Celine-inspired Trapeze, this Chicwish piece is a dream come true.  I'm talkin' serious quality for a FRACTION of the price.  
A closer look at my new statement necklace courtesy of Accessory Concierge.  I'm such a fan of their boutique!  If you guys haven't checked them out yet, you're seriously missing out.  Clicky HERE if you'd like to shop their collection.
Dress:  c/o Annie Jean Apparel ($34)
Necklace:  c/o Accessory Concierge ($48)
Bag:  c/o Chicwish ($61.97)
Shoes:  Coach Factory Outlet
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Love Me Knot

Hot cutouts FTW - subtly showing skin is always mad sexy!  I think this stunning evening dress is perfect for a fun night out with frands.  I could see myself dancing up a storm in this number. FYI: this piece is also available in black and navy - I got it in berry *grins* Oh, and here's the shocker. This baby's only $16.  Hell to the yes.  Also, I've attached a bunch of other sexy Boohoo dresses below so make sure to check 'em out!
I threw on a beautiful faux-pearl statement necklace for funsies and accessorized with other beige accessories to match.  Ya'll know how much I love nude wedges - hashtag ElongatesLegsLikeWhoa.  I know clutches are technically classier, but I prefer crossbody bags so I don't have to carry anything.  Yeah, I'm all sorts of sensible, practical, you name it, ha!
A closer look at my bag!  Super cute, right?  It's from Charlotte Russe!  I'm such a huge fan of their store.  
A closer look at my accessories - my earrings are from AS Jewelry and my necklace is from Armed & Readi.  FYI:  AS Jewelry has generously offered to give Sensible Stylista readers an extra 20% off their purchase with code SS25OFF!  This offer ends on June 20th, so make sure to take advantage of this fab deal.  
Dress:  c/o BooHoo ($16)
Necklace:  c/o Armed & Readi
Bag:  c/o Charlotte Russe
Shoes:  c/o Aeropostale

PSS. Here are my fave Boohoo dress picks!  All under $30:

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The Checkered Skort

Alrighty ya'll, today's post is MAD special to me because it's my first official look for JYJZ - I'm one of their summer buyers - and my first collaboration with Boohoo! *pumps fist*  I'm a huge fan of the aforementioned brands so today's blast is a real honor.
I centered today's look around my JYJZ skort!  I mentioned that I was a buyer for them earlier, but let me break it down for ya'll.  I basically handpicked pieces for them to sell online, and these limited edition picks will be available later this month so PLEASE keep an eye out.  
Anywho, I thought it'd be sexy as hell to pair the checkered skort with my sexy cutout crop from Boohoo.  Honestly, this is the cutest top I've seen in a while!  Bold, trendy, and unique - just the way I like it.  Make sure to grab one while you can by clicking HERE.
A closer look at my cutouts!  SO many cute crop tops available on Boohoo.  I'll make sure to share my favorite picks (all under $20 of course) with you guys below so scroll down *grins*  
Top:  c/o Boohoo ($20)
Skirt:  c/o JYJZ
Bag:  Chanel - borrowed
Shoes:  Nine West Factory Outlet
Shoes:  c/o Silvano Apparel

My fave Boohoo crop top picks all under $20...

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The Bow-back Skater Dress

For today's post, I've featured one of my favorite summer dresses!  It's a fab bow-back skater from Deb.  Not only is it adorable, it's madddd comfy.  
I accessorized with fancy pieces to bring out my inner girl, hardy har har!  My sparkly Lily Rain clutch is a closet fave.  It's the classiest evening bag I own.  It's a little on the pricey side ($64) but totally worth it in my opinion.  High quality fo shizzle.
A close up of my necklace from SHINYMIX!  Super pretty right?  If you guys want the same pair, you're in luck because they're generously offering Sensible Stylista readers an extra 15% off with code SENSIBLESTYLIST!  OH, and did I mention that shipping in the US is free? Hashtag WINNING!
A cute back shot of my dress! I totally forgot to take a bow shot *smacks self in face*  I'm such a dumb-dumb!  Anywho, look at how cute this dress is.  The bow is ridonkulously adorable!  If you'd like to cop this piece, clicky HERE!  It's currently on sale for $26.25.
I heart Fjord so much.  My new necklace is SO cute.  Isn't the design fab? Clicky HERE if you'd like to browse their collection!

Necklace:  c/o Fjord
Dress:  c/o Deb ($26.25)
Shoes:  Nine West Factory Outlet
Earrings:  c/o Shinymix ($29)
Clutch: c/o Lily Rain

PS.  Don't forget to enter my THREE INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAYS - win $258 shoes from Traskdesigner sunnies of your choice from Silvano Apparel, and a camo top from Velvet Heart (valued at $78).
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The Off-Shoulder LBD

So double posting on Sunday has officially become a thing!  For those of you who are new to Sensible Stylista, I always post Weekly Roundups on Sunday mornings. I promote AMAZING giveaways and share my most coveted sponsor must-haves in my roundups.  Also, the winner of my weekly fashionista contest is featured as well.  It's a good time so make sure you check it out! Oh, and I sometimes share fun/helpful links for your entertainment *grins*
ANYWHO, for today's OOTD, I featured a GORGEOUS LBD from AMI Clubwear.  The neckline is to die for!  It makes me feel really girly for some reason.  Anywho, for those of you looking for sexy LBDs like this, I've provided a slew of my personal favorites below so make sure ya'll scroll down! 
A close up of my accessories, oo la la!  My cuff's from Charlotte Russe and my earrings are from Pretty in Pynk.  What can I say?  I'm a sucker for statement jewelry.  Don't deny it - you know you are, too! 
Dress:  c/o AMI Clubwear
Earrings:  c/o Pretty in Pynk ($8.99)
Clutch:  c/o Handbag Heaven ($39.91)
Shoes:  Candie's via Kohl's - old
Cuff:  c/o Charlotte Russe
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Trask Giveaway - Win $258 Sandals!

It's time for free swag again - INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY FTW!  Oh man, I'm on a roll.  Seriously though!  These babies are SO RIDICULOUSLY comfy!  I haven't had a chance to feature them on here yet, but let me tell ya'll, these kicks are luxurious.  NO JOKE!  Anywho, Trask has generously offered to give away one pair to a lucky reader.  All you have to do to enter is "like" their FB page.  Super easy right?
As a plus, there are several bonus entries available to up your chances of winning!  Good luck ya'll.  This contest ends on July 12th. 

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Sensible Stylista x Sincerely Sweet Boutique

I'm SUPER excited to partner up with Sincerely Sweet Boutique for today's post because they've invited me to participate in their ombre skirt styling contest - YAYZORS!  I'll be re-styling this piece soon so make sure ya'll keep an eye out.
For today's look, I styled my skirt with a fun polka dot top for kicks and threw on a crochet cardi to tie the two pieces together!  How would you guys style this skirt?
Sunnies:  c/o Charlotte Russe
Cardigan:  c/o JYJZ
Top:  Forever 21 - old
Skirt:  c/o Sincerely Sweet Boutique ($28.99)
Shoes:  Candie's via Kohl's - old
Bag:  Prada - gifted
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Velvet Heart Giveaway: Win a Camo Tee ($78)

WOOT - it's time for free swag again, errbody!  I'm SUPER excited to partner up with Velvet Heart today.  They've generously agreed to give away THIS camo tee - I featured it HERE previously -  to one lucky winner ($78 retail price).  All you have to do to enter is "like" their FB page.  As always, they're several bonus entries available to up your chances of winning.  Good luck guys!  The giveaway ends on July 4th.

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The Paisley High-low Dress

I LOVE summer because I get to wear beautiful dresses all day long!  This stunning number is from Kuriel.  Isn't the paisley fab?  Anywho, they has an amaaaaazing online dress selection - if you're looking for unique pieces, make sure to hit them up by clicking HERE.
A closer look at my arm party!  Featuring my Klaus Kobec watch, Pretty in Pynk leaf bracelet, and Charlotte Russe bangles.  
Oh, and here's a close up of my dress for you guys! Isn't the lace gorg?

Sunnies:  c/o C. Wonder
Dress:  c/o Kuriel ($36)
Shoes:  Nine West Factory Outlet
Bag:  c/o LucyMint ($32.99)
Watch:  c/o Klaus Kobec
Bracelets: c/o Charlotte Russe & c/o Pretty in Pynk ($14.11)

PS.  Don't forget to enter my INTERNATIONAL giveaway with Silvano Apparel to win a pair of sunnies of your choice!  All you have to do is like their FB page.  Plus there are several bonus entries to up your chances of winning!

PSS.  I'm blasting a NEW International giveaway with Velvet Heart later today so make sure to check back!  You could win a fab camo tee like the one I wore HERE.
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Silvano Giveaway: Win Sunnies of Your Choice

YAY!  It's time for free swag again.  I've partnered up with Silvano Apparel to bring ya'll this fab INTERNATIONAL giveaway.  They've generously offered to give away a sweet pair of sunnies (of YOUR choice!!!) to one lucky reader.  All you have to do to enter is "like" their facebook page below via rafflecopter.  As always, there are a bunch of bonus entries available to up your chances of winning!
Here are some of my personal favorites!  I actually own pairs 1 and 3 so I can vouch for the quality firsthand.  Trust me guys, you want to win these babies.  Anywho, good luck!  This giveaway ends on July 1st.

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Strappy Backless Bodycon

I love you, Charlotte Russe.  You guys have done it again!  This STUNNING backless dress is sexy as hell, and it's currently on sale for $20 (originally $26.99).  If you're lookin' for a gorg summer dress that transitions beautifully from day to night, this baby's for you!  ALSO, I've provided a slew of amazing CR dress picks for you guys below - all affordable of course - so make sure to scroll down!  
A closer look at my accessories: ear cuff from Kristin Perry & necklace from CR!  Gorgeous pieces, right?  OH and the necklace is currently on sale for $5 - doesn't get much better than that!  A super buy if I do say so myself.
Here's a shot of the dress's back!  I jacked the photo off of the CR site because the model looked much better, haha.  I really suck at back shots.  I'll keep working on it *winks*
Dress:  c/o Charlotte Russe ($20)
Necklace:  c/o Charlotte Russe ($5)
Ear Cuff:  c/o Kristin Perry Accessories ($24)
Clutch:  c/o Lily Rain 
Shoes:  Nine West

My favorite CR dress picks as promised above!  All under $32...

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Remix: The Cutout Crop Top

A couple weeks ago, I featured this fab crop top from Deb - clicky HERE for the aforementioned post.  I stuck with neutral colors before so I thought it'd be fun to experiment with more vibrant hues this time around. 
Crops tops are SO much fun. Although I love pairing them with high-waisted shorts & skirts, I think I'll be more adventurous next time.   How do you guys feel about the crop top trend?  
BTW, my flirty skirt is from Charlotte Russe.  They have a HUGE online selection so make sure to check them out!
Doesn't my new Accessory Mercado necklace complement my skirt well?  I LOVE the different neon shades!
I threw on my Calico wedges to match.  Bold color pairings FTW: pink & yellow? HELLZ YEA!  If you'd like to cop these kicks, clicky HERE.  These babies are MAD comfy because of their cushioned insoles.  Make sure to hit these up!  
Shoes:  c/o Calico ($38)
Skirt:  c/o Charlotte Russe
Top:  c/o Deb ($11)
Necklace:  c/o Accessory Mercado ($36)
Bag:  c/o LucyMint ($32.99)
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