Guest Post | Edie Style: Pop of Coral

This week we are excited to highlight a post by guest blogger Chelsey Green of The Cupcake WizardWe love her honest posts and are obsessed with her Jennifer Lawrence-inspired pixie cut. Melissa has dubbed her the “Edie Sedgwick” of our blog 🙂

We’ve been experiencing a bipolar spring so far, with highs in the 70s to some snowfall. Even though the weather still can’t make up its mind as to what season it wants to be, my spring style is in full swing.

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It’s always like Christmas when I get a package from ModCloth. My latest purchase was a Happy Tax Season/Treat Yo Self Day purchase, and this fabulous dress was part of it. I had seen it a couple of times in the ModCloth Style Gallery and I fell in love with it. Naturally, I had to have it and I was most pleased when it arrived.

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I absolutely love this dress! The material is stretchy and comfortable and the fit is very flattering to my body. I don’t have a lot of polka dotted items in my wardrobe, so this was a nice addition.  The knee-length hem and side neck tie give it some vintage flair, which is always a good thing!

I decided this dress needed a huge pop of color, so I styled it with bright coral accessories. The bubble necklace is from Charlotte Russe. They have some super cute and inexpensive accessories. I have this necklace in two other colors. I’m loving the bright statement necklace trend.

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The fabulous earrings are from Forever 21. The ballet flats are another Target score. Judging by how many coral colored items I have in my wardrobe, it’s pretty safe to say it’s my favorite color. I’m pretty sure it can go with anything.

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What I Wore:
Dress: ModCloth
Necklace: Charlotte Russe
Earrings: Forever 21
Shoes: Target

What are some of your favorite color staples?

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Guest Post: Edie Sedgwick Style

This week we are excited to highlight a post by guest blogger Chelsey Green of The Cupcake WizardWe love her honest posts and are obsessed with her Jennifer Lawrence-inspired pixie cut. We look forward to featuring her on the blog in the future! Melissa has dubbed her the “Edie Sedgwick” of our blog 🙂

Earlier this week, I did something I haven’t really done before, but have been meaning to for a while: thrift shopping. Thanks to the ridiculous amount of clothing refashion tutorials on Pinterest, I’ve been wanting to peruse thrift shops for cool and unique pieces I could upcycle, which I can now do since I bought a sewing machine last month. I’ve also been wanting to find some fun vintage pieces to spice up my wardrobe.

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I found this fabulous skirt at Savers on their little vintage rack. It’s a tartan high-waisted A-line skirt made in Great Britain. I tried to figure out when it was made but had no such luck. According to one of the ladies I work with, that particular tartan is of the royal House of Stewart of Scotland. Upon further research, I discovered that besides it being worn by clansmen, it was worn by the pipers of the Black Watch of Canada, Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, and the Scots Guards (among other groups) as well as being the personal tartan of Queen Elizabeth II. The More You Know! They’re some pretty cool facts that make this skirt feel more special to me and I am very glad I found it. My coworker was surprised to hear I found it at a thrift store for $15.

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The skirt has a few small stains and tiny holes here and there, but it fits me perfectly. I love high-waisted A-line skirts, though this one is a tad longer than I usually like. The fabric is pretty thick, which is nice because it keeps my legs warm. It’s also quite fun to twirl in! I styled it with a plain black v-neck tee from Forever 21 and some neutral accessories to let the pattern stand out. The necklace and bracelet are also from Forever 21 (you don’t want to know how often I shop there). The belt came from a skirt I got from ModCloth. They give the outfit a little more of a modern feel.

The shoes are a very recent purchase from Target. They’ve really been killing it with their shoes lately. I prefer flat shoes; heels make my feet cry and I’m tall enough as it is, so I’ve been on the look out for some cute flat shoes I can wear to work. This is fourth shoe purchase I’ve made at Target in the last few weeks. Not ashamed. 🙂 These ballet flats are so adorable and comfortable, aside from the blister on my heel. The curse of brand new shoes… But they have bows on them, so all is forgiven!

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What I Wore:
Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Thrifted
Necklace: Forever 21
Bracelet: Forever 21
Shoes: Target

What are some of your favorite thrifted finds? Tell us about them in the comments!