Bell Sleeves and Wide Legs

Sometimes you need to throw caution to the wind, pair a few trends and see how they turn out. But isn’t that what makes fashion and styling fun? I think so!

Being that I am barely over five feet tall wide leg pants is a tricky look for me to pull off. I always need to wear tall heels to allow that wide leg to flow. Pairing wide leg pants with a (slight) bell sleeve top is a bold move for me. I was not sure how this would look but I am loving the combo! It works because of my shirt is tucked in creating some definition to my small frame.

I purchased both my top and pants from Kohl’s last month on mega clearance- both items marked under $10! Throw some Kohl’s cash on top of that and this outfit was basically free! Besides my shoes (those olive booties again) I was not able to find any of my exact outfit details to link up for you gals but make sure to check out the items I put in the product widget. I found a lot of great dups so you can create a similar look!

What’s a trend you’d love to mix even if it is outside your comfort zone?

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Oversize Sunnies Have My Heart

When it comes to picking out sunglasses I always gravitate towards oversized frames. I have full cheeks so the bigger the better for sunglass frames. Picking a larger frame keeps my cheeks from squishing up into the bottom of the lense- which avoiding that is a total win. Any small step to keep me feeling like I sorta have it together is definitely a bonus.

I stick with traditional shapes for my shades: Oval and Aviator are my go to style. I know these two styles work well for my face and that they will never really go out of style.

I also try to spend $50 or less on my sunglass because I’m human- I will lose, scratch or break my sunglasses. I’ve also learned that super cheap sunglasses (unless it’s like a mega-markdown) are totally not worth paying so little. I once bought a multi-pack of aviators from Amazon, like $6 for 5 pairs. I knew the reviews said they were awful but I bought them anyway. The metal was so thin that they never stayed straight. The act of taking them off & folding to put away would bend the metal. I’m not sure about you but I like my sunglasses to be straight on my face.  My favorite places to snag solid inexpensive sunglasses are Kohls, JcPenny or Express. Like these, these, and these. All great options for under $30!

If you like solid frames and a little funk, check out Nora NYC. I’m currently wearing their Brooklyn shade in gold + brown color. I was attracted to the subtle ombré, full front lense and studded frames. I also really like the Manhattan in Coffee and Champagne. I had to adjust the arms at the bend a little to keep them on my face but I think they look & feel great! All of their shades run right around the $50 price point. They have traditional styles but also some super unique frames for some serious street style. Best part, you can snag 10% off any pair with my code NewShades!!

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