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Crop top: (c/o) Torn by Ronny Kobo via Marshalls – love this one and this one/Skater skirt: H&M/Heels: (c/o) Theory via T.J. Maxx – identical here/Clutch: (c/o) T.J. Maxx (old)/Sunnies: Marshalls (old) – similar style here/Rings: (c/o) Wanderluster New York, Rocksbox (use code: StephanieXOXO5) and Versona Accessories

Guuuurl, I lurve me a good crop top [snap, snap]. I mean, who doesn’t?! What started as a cheesy trend in the 90’s where the entire stomach was exposed has since evolved into a way to show off your trim tummy in a more – tasteful way.


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Dress: (c/o) Ralph Lauren via Marshalls $50 – LOVE this one/Shoes: (c/o) Theory via T.J. Maxx $79.99/Crossbody: (c/o) T.J. Maxx (old)/Necklace: (c/o) Joyiia/Rings: (c/o) Melanie Auld and Versona Accessories/Sunnies: H&M (old) – love this pair!

As you’ve noticed, I’m currently digging loose fitted dresses since it’s still warm here in Florida. They look great with wedges and with over-the-knee boots for all you northerners out there dealing with cold weather right now. This bohemian-inspired one, scored at Marshalls for $50 (originally $98), can be worn by itself or paired with a long cardigan that hits right above the hem (to play around with proportions), and is not only super comfortable and unbelievably forgiving on just about any body type, but super adorable too. I mean, who doesn’t love a baby doll dress?!


Winter in Florida

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Sweater: (c/o) American Eagle via Marshalls $19.99 – love this one here/Tank: (old)/Shorts: (c/o) Lucky Brand via Marshalls $29.99 – similar here, and on sale via J.Crew!/Heels: (c/o) Theory via T.J. Maxx $79.99 – identical pair here!/Rings: (c/o) Melanie Auld and Versona Accessories/Sunnies: H&M (old) – love these!

Florida winters bring hot afternoons and brisk evenings. I love it and it’s definitely been a beautiful one, but it’s also been a very warm winter at that! In the event that you live in here in Florida, in a warm climate or are vacationing soon (jealous), here’s how you can transition from day to night by utilizing key pieces in your wardrobe.



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Jacket: (c/o) Helmut Lang via T.J. Maxx $250/Tee: (c/o) Marshalls $5.99 – similar here/Jeans: (c/o) Paige Denim Jeans via Marshalls $26 – similar pair here/Handbag: (c/o) Rebecca Minkoff via T.J. Maxx $50/Heels: Nine West (old) – love this pair/Sunnies: H&M (old) – find a similar pair here/Necklace and Rings: (c/o) Joyiia, Melanie Auld and Versona Accessories

As many of you know, Marshalls and T.J. Maxx’s clearance sale has been going on for the past couple of weeks. There’s tons of stuff on sale, including designer tops, coats, jackets, dresses, shoes and handbags – all marked down to its absolute lowest price. You have to do some digging in order to find the best pieces in your store, but it’s definitely worth it.


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Blouse: (c/o) Vince Camuto via Marshalls $39.99/Jeans: H&M $9.99/Heels: Just Fab $39.99/Purse: (c/o) Dolce Vita Handbags $149/Initial Necklace: (c/o) Joyiia $55/Bracelet and Circle Ring: (c/o) Melanie Auld/Snake Ring: (c/o) Belina $32/Midi-rings and Elephant Earrings: (c/o) Versona Accessories $8

By the time the weekend rolls around, I like to be casual and comfortable yet polished and put together because you never know who you may run into – whether it be a cutie or your boss, it’s important to look put together. And let’s not even get into the fact that I live in a small town and see someone I know at least once a day at the grocery store, gym, etc.


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Dress: Joie via Marshalls (gift)/Wrap: Marshalls (gift)/Heels: (c/o) Dolce Vita via Marshalls $59.99/Necklace: (c/o) Joyiia $55/Earrings: Francesca’s Collection $14/Circle ring & “Evil Eye” bracelet: (c/o) Melanie Auld/Midi-rings: (c/o) Versona Accessories $8/Snake ring: (c/o) Belina $32

First and foremost, big thank you to Marija, the #ProjectFab blogger from “Sportanista” for sending me the #bestgiftever from Marshalls last week! I absolutely love my new dress and wrap. (Apparently this silk tank dress from Joie retailed for $300, but was nabbed from Marshalls for $20. Um, how amazing is that? Yep, pretty sure that’s a #fabfound.)


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Top: (c/o) Marshalls $12.99/Skirt: Express $35/Heels: Theory via T.J. Maxx $80/Clutch: (c/o) T.J. Maxx $12.99/Earrings: Francesca’s Collection $14/Circle ring: (c/o) Melanie Auld/Midi rings: (c/o) Versona Accessories $8

Pretty sure a-line skirts look good on just about every type of woman. The trick is finding the right length for your body type. Since I’m petite, I like to wear them on the shorter side to elongate my legs and to appear long and lean. If you’re taller, you can totally opt for an a-line skirt that’s longer (like one that hits you mid-ankle). Either way, these skirts are the perfect shape and universally flattering on all.