Shopping at Dress Up: BabyDoll Dresses

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Exact Dress, Red Pumps, Hair Bow

I used so many of pictures from this shoot because I am obsessed so much with this outfit. All the shots are my favorite and I could not pick just one.

Okay so I was very nervous about wearing a baby doll dress with heels. I spent quite a while trying to figure out how to style this particular dress. Baby doll dresses are simple and easy to wear, I wear them on easy running errands days. It is not typical to style them with heels, even for me I wear flats on the standard days. But for this particular dress I think it works well with high heels. So I paired this dress with these red heels from DSW. I  absolutely adore them! They take forever to break in and it is hard to walk on Savannah cobblestone, but that is the price for being taller. And of course I had to pair to do my standard pop of red with my black and white. The perfect way to style. Then this red hair bow from etsy to complete the look. A very simple and easy look.

This dress is from DressUp, an adorable and stylish boutique online and here in Savannah and multiple other locations across the South. Everything at DressUp is under $50, so it is perfect for college students on a budget. All their clothes are also really great quality, which is surprising for such an amazing price. This particular dress is super comfortable as well and they have a lot of choices for different baby doll dresses.

I have the exact products in this post linked above, but I have also started using Like2Know.It to link similar products along with exact in case it is sold out or you want some options.

So here is the link to my L2K post for this particular outfit.

Until Next Time,

Hailey

 

Target Dresses are on Sale!

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Target has the most perfect summer dresses! Honestly over the past couple years, Target’s clothing has gotten better and better. This year’s summer arrivals did not disappoint. I recently got a ton of new dresses from them, so I will be featuring those on my blog.

This particular one is AMAZING for summer. Super quick and easy to wear. The perfect dress for the beach and summers in Savannah. It is classy and hits at the knee too. This was my simple outfit for a day of errands that I paired with my basic flats.

Target also has free 2 day shipping, so I got my clothes super quick. All dresses right now are 20% off too and they have so many great options. Here are my favorite picks of target dresses!

 

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All photos on this post were taken by the lovely Calvin and edited by me.

Until Next Time,

Hailey

Doll Me Up Closing Sale Top Picks

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One of my favorite stores for retro/ pinup style clothing will be closing May 7th, which is absolutely heartbreaking. They have the best selection of clothing as well as accessories (I get the majority of my hair scarves from them.) But they are closing and so they are having their closing sale. Everything is 35% off with using code farewell35.

I will be really splurging with this sale and so I wanted to share my favorites! I will be buying many of these, so you’ll see them on my blog soon!

Until Next Time,

Hailey

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Sweater, Layering Dress

So this blog post idea has taken forever to come into fruition. It is super hard to find the RIGHT green sweater. I had ordered one in October and it never came. LUCKILY this Shein one found its way into my life.

It is the perfect transition sweater. Savannah has not decided on a season apparently, so layers are the key. Rather than pairing this sweater with a pencil skirt like I usually would, I put it over this basic skater dress from H&M. That way when it is inevitably 25 degrees warmer in the afternoon, I can just take the sweater off. This was revolutionary to me. It took me quite a while to figure this out.

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Nobert Pin

This is a super basic outfit. It is my simple go to class outfit, my classmates are tired of seeing it for sure. But to add a little bit of fun to any outfit I add a pin. It helps me get through my day to have a little pop of something light and fun. For this one I added this Nobert pin from SunsetRoadCo. I have talked about this company in the past, but I need to mention again. I adore this company! They have a ton of Harry Potter pins. The pins that I have are the best pins I have ever received, great quality, attention to detail (look at those Deathly Hallows with the dragon!), fast shipping, and Nikki is the sweetest person ever. All around recommend.

Until Next Time,

Hailey

 

When To Save & When To Splurge?

Clothes shopping as a college student can get really complicated. Clothes that do not cost as much cost fall apart. Clothes that are well made are so expensive. Where is the middle ground here?

How do you know when to save and when you should splurge?

When I was younger and had no bills I splurged A TON on clothes. It was great for like a year until I moved out and couldn’t do that anymore.

The expensive clothes that I bought were made to last, but I was in no position to keep them for as long as they would last.

My style has really evolved over the past couple years. I have gone from really goth to wannabe pinup to preppy maybe? Some pieces can be used for different styles: I still wear midi skirts from my pinup phase in order to make an outfit retro inspired. But I bought a lot of 1940s dresses which I doesn’t fit my style anymore.

Of course you always think your style will be the same forever, but you have to consider how versatile each piece is when thinking about splurging on it.

If it is something you are not sure about, can you find it cheaper?

There are so many cool ways to find clothes for less nowadays. Thrift shops are great if you have a general idea of what you want. I get very specific though so I look for the exact name on Poshmark. I am able to find a lot of the pricier items there for much less.

Can you find a similar one?

This is #1 thing I do. Learning the basic style names of clothes makes it very easy to find similar items. Such as: peter pan collar, houndstooth, gingham, midi skirt, pussy bow. The technical term narrows down the search significantly.

That is what I did with this outfit. For some reason, this style of dress is really hard to find/ is expensive when found. Unless it is a Wednesday Adams costume apparently.

I found this style of dress on one of my splurgy websites, but is it a style worth splurging on? For me, I did not think so. So I searched everywhere and found a similar one on amazon.

Add a little bit of body text The first one comes with a belt, the second one does not but the second one was 35$ cheaper. I already had a belt so I added that to add a little bit more form to this outfit.

Collared Dress w/ red shoes

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It is very similar to the more expensive dress. For me, it worked well because I was not looking for a dress to last years.

Also this is fast fashion, it is short termed cute outfits. Unfortunately this is what I can afford as a college student on a budget. But! You can take clothes that rip or break to H&M and they recycle the fabric.

Hopefully this is helpful!

Until next time,

Hailey

 

Friday Favorites

It is Spring Break for me!

I have recently been on a mission to stay inspired. So far it has been going really really well. Fashion wise my life has been going really great and I have GREAT content coming. I am so excited. It has been really hard to keep this mindset and I am so pleased that it has been working.

So let’s stay fashion inspired with this weeks Friday Favorites.

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I am loving putting accessories in my hair so much! They are especially helpful for Georgia summers and keeping hair out of face in the heat! Super excited to be rocking lots of hair accessories this summer. The 2nd one is by Rarity by Casey and her next line drops March 29 (I am so excited)!

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Pearl accessories! I am LOVING these. Pearl hair accessories are amazing to style, with earrings or a pearl dress. Overall really excited for this.

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Block Heels

I have been obsessed with block heels lately! Really easily chic while also comfortable. I can’t wait to style them in coming blog posts!

I am so excited to include these styles going forward, so keep an eye out for them!

Until Next Time,

Hailey

 

 

Friday Favorites: International Women’s Day Edition

Today is International Women’s Day! And it also just so happens to fall on my Friday Favorites Day! I like to do 5 Friday Favorites but I have a lot more today because AWESOME women!

So in honor of International Women’s Day, this week’s Friday Favorites revolve around that!

I have been reading SO many amazing blogs lately, trying to get inspiration and help get out of my rut, so here are some of my favorite blogs run by badass women.

  • Suburban Faux-Pas- The BEST style. Honestly goals through and through. I love how she takes risks with fashions and her unique styling.
  • Tayler Malott- LOVE her style! Classy, chic, and feminine. Also she has all kinds of inspiration on her blog and I love her dedication to positivity.
  • She Saw Style– A darker fashion mood. Love going to her for inspiration for moody fashion.
  • Champagne Edit- I love Dana’s blog. She of course has amazing fashion, but also amazing taste. I love seeing her favorites on her blog!
  • Sequins and Sales- Always have to include Amanda because she is an amazing wonderful person. Not only is she super fashionable, but she has amazing advice and is sooo helpful with blogging!

Books:

I feel like women’s books are always there. Like of course read the Feminist Mystique in your lifetime. But some newer ones:

  • Becoming- Michelle Obama
  • Bad Feminist- Roxane Gay
  • Moral Property of Women- This book is my history major coming out. It is a monograph. It is very intense and indepth. But it is honestly the best and most comprehensive book I have ever read. It is all about birth control history in America, which is really important to understand where we are now. Super recommend, just give it 6 months to read.

Popular Culture:

It is a GREAT time for popular culture and women right now, in my opinion.

If you have not seen Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s new episode He Said, She Said, you really should watch it. It deals with very real issues women face in the workplace. A really remarkable episode and B99 did a great job of presenting it.

Also Captain Marvel comes out today! I do not have set plans to see it yet, but I will update as soon as I do because this is going to be really amazing. I am so excited for it.

Comment some of y’all’s favorite women stuff! Books, brands, blogs, anything!

Until Next Time,

Hailey