Fall Dream | Topshop

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Hey friends!

Happy September! I am thrilled about today’s post! It’s another collaboration with Topshop and Stylinity, and it doesn’t get much more fall, am I right?

I’m getting some Halloween vibes, and I’m living for it.

In my mind, September 1st is Halloween 1st, and the Halloween makeup looks begin. And don’t worry, yes, my room is already decorated for fall. Lol.

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LOOK at this dress.

All of the details of this dress are to die for. From the gorgeous color palette, to the stunning lace layers throughout the bodice, to the beautiful floral design, all the way to the sheer, lace sleeves, I’m dead. But in the best way.

Shop the look here!

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Topshop carries a wide variety of dresses perfect for every occasion and every style! Be sure to check out the Stylinity Topshop page for some great deals too! P.s. there’s a 10% off discount for all students year round, so take advantage, girl!!


D E T A I L S   O F   M Y   L O O K:

FLORAL MIDI DRESS

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Are you kidding me? Look at those little buttons, SO CUTE.

The back of this dress is completely sheer lace, which is stunning if you’re into that kinda thing, I’m just a little funny about showing off my whole back! haha

I plan on wearing this dress to a formal, late September wedding, because it’s literally the perfect formal, fall dress!

SHOP THE DRESS!


CHUNKY BLACK HEELS

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These heels have quickly become a favorite of mine!

They’re SO comfortable!! And they look good with just about anything!

I love how they add a unique, street-style flair to an otherwise, rather feminine dress!

SHOP THE SHOES!


Topshop has a super cool guide to all their unique, beautiful dresses, which is super helpful, and you’re sure to find one you love for any occasion! Check it out here: The Dresses Guide. And while you’re at it, take the dress quiz here, to shop your curated edit, made just for you!


Click the photos to shop my Look via Stylinity


Thanks so much to Topshop & Stylinity for collaborating with me on this post!

I hope you love this fall dream as much as I do 🙂

xx Claire

That Dress You Got To Wear Once | Halloween 2017

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Hey friends!

So I guess Halloween is tomorrow, and for most, that’s a “whoopdi-do” statement, but not for me. I understand that there’s those folks who don’t “celebrate” it, but it’s not about “celebrating” anything. It’s about having fun, dressing up, and eating too much chocolate. There doesn’t have to be a dark side to it, and I love Halloween for all those said reasons.

Camden and I have never actually had the chance to dress up and be a “couple’s costume” before, so this year we decided we’d at least do something together. clippeterwendykiss.gif
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Peter Pan and Wendy it was.

Back story…

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Camden dressed up as Peter Pan basically everyday in school. All of high school, every Halloween party, every Disney themed spirit week day, he was Peter Pan. He was literally nicknamed Peter Pan. So I guess it really couldn’t escape him this year. Some thing’s you just can’t quite grow out of 😉 (That’s a movie reference, cue the laughter)

This year there was an exception though, he had his Wendy 🙂

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Now let’s talk costume.

We hardly had to spend any money on this look, we used a lot of things we already had, and that’s what I’m here to tell ya about today!

So you remember that one dress in your closet that you only got to wear once?

Maybe you were apart of the “all my friends got married in one summer and none of their wedding colors were the same” boat, in which you’d have about 3 different bridesmaids dresses that just won’t quite sell on Facebook marketplace and are just taking up closet space. Or perhaps you have a few old prom/homecoming dresses still lying around, and if you’re anything like me, and you hit your prime at age 8 and just stopped growing, then your dresses more than likely still fit.

Perfect, that’s what we want.

I had this brilliant idea a few days ago when I saw my dress from my sister’s June wedding just chilling in my closet.

I, of course, recalled that Camden was Peter Pan every year, and when I saw my dress hanging up, I just knew it would make the most perfect Wendy Darling dress. I then needed a bow for my hair and found this one lying around in a bathroom closet that I got from Target over the summer. And volià, I was Wendy.

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For Cam’s costume, he wore some green sweatpants (that were actually mine, that’s what happens when you’re both dwarves) but any olive colored chinos/joggers/skinnies would do, any brown shoes, a brown belt, and a cheap green tee we got from Walmart that we cut up. Tadahhhh super simple!

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So this got me thinking, most formal/semi-formal dresses would make the perfect Disney princess/Disney leading ladies’ dresses, so here are some ideas for you:

Ariel & Prince Charming + Sleeping Beauty & Prince Charming

For either princess, a simple, light pink dress would do the trick. Of course, if you had the same color hair as the princess that’d just be added bonus points.

For the princes:

Eric – Dark skinny jeans, a white button up, any belt or a piece of red fabric wrapped around the waist as a belt

Prince Charming – blue skinny jeans, a blue tee shirt, a red zip up hoodie OR blue skinny jeans, a red tee shirt, and a jean jacket

Beauty & the Beast

For Belle, a yellow bridesmaid/formal dress, of course. Plus adding small details like a yellow ribbon in your hair or some gloves would add the final touches.

For the beast, a dark pair or black pair of skinny jeans, a brown/caramel tee, and a jean jacket or blue zip up hoodie

Meg & Hercules

Meg is an all time favorite of mine, just saying.

Any kind of purple or magenta shade would work for Meg! If you’re feeling adventures, cut out little brown circles from construction paper and attach them to your straps like hers. I’d pull your hair back in a voluminous ponytail to really seal the deal.

For Hercules, it’s kind of unfortunate, but he’s kind of in brown on brown. So good luck! 😉 Lol. Or you can go the shirtless route I guess.

Cinderella & Prince Charming

I feel like any shade of blue would work for Cinderella, especially if you have blonde hair.

For the prince, I would go with maroon colored sweatpants or skinny jeans and a chambray button up shirt.

Pocahontas & John Smith

And last, but not least, Pocahontas. For her look, any tan/caramel colored dress, or even a beigey nude colored dress would work. To really sell it, add some fun blue jewelry.

For John Smith, you could just wear any denim jeans and any shade of grey button up shirt.

I hope this helped to get your brain wheels moving and helped you come up with something fun to be! Of course you can take this kind of approach with any character! And if not this year, in years to come!

Thanks so much for hanging out with me! ❤

Claire

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Behind the Bohème + Plaid Perfection

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Hi there, folks!

I am so excited to be sharing this blog post with you.

I had the pleasure of visiting Kindred – The Bohème Collective aka Kindred Boheme, in Carmel, IN a few weeks back and met the lovely owner, Christie Wright. Christie, licensed cosmetologist, founder and operator of Kindred, combined her love of hair and fashion, and created Kindred, “a place filled with inspiration in every corner.” 

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Now, let me break it down for you.

Kindred – comes from the term “kindred spirits”

Bohème –  {french}: a person with artistic or literary interests who disregards conventional standards of behavior.

Collective – We are a collection of services (hair salon), products (boutique), and events (workshops) reflecting a bohemian lifestyle.

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Kindred currently resides in a quaint house located at 301 S Rangeline Rd. It’s actually the cutest little store and is decorated amazingly. It’s basically everything I want my house to look like. “From the canopy draped sunroom filled with plants to the room with birch branch clothing racks, each and every room is a part of the experience.”

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The clothing they sell are AMAZING! Everything they offer is 100% my style, so I was thrilled to do a collaboration with Kindred. The style and vibe of the store is very synonymous with the owner Christie’s own personal style and home decor. (We should probably be BFF’s)

One thing Christie is passionate about is bringing freedom of style to Carmel (where they are located). I also am an avid supporter of that, and hope to broadcast that message to my audience through my blog posts, Instagram, and more. “Far too often, I hear women be in love with an item but worry they can’t “pull it off” and I want nothing more than to release them of that fear. Both in what they wear and how they decorate a space. Life’s too short not to surround yourself with things that speak to your soul.” Amen, Christie.

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Kindred is all about Floral Flowy Tunics, Chunky Sweaters, Jumpsuits, Maxi Dresses, Vintage Victorian Blouses, and Vintage Denim, not to mention, they also sell candles, jewelry, handbags, and home goods, as well as their Italian hair products line–Davines. And everything is just the cutest–and unconventional. Meaning, they stray far away from average, predictable, ordinary, and basic, and pay more attention to gorgeous detailing, raw textures, and natural tones, all of course with the utmost quality.

A few brands they proudly offer are Amuse Society, Knot Sisters, LoveStitch, and Free People, and you can shop both online and in store! Not everything is sold online, but their best sellers and vintage pieces are.

Speaking of vintage pieces, Kindred also offers unique, vintage pieces. “There are so many amazing pieces out there that have been loved and have a story to tell. And it’s our way of loving the earth through re-using these unique, trendy, great quality pieces.”

I love everything Kindred stands for, so of course, a collaboration only made sense.

 

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This. Dress. I LOVE plaid. I love plaid everything. And I love black. This outfit is my jam. I am about 5’2″, so it’s a great length as a dress on me, but for all you tall gals, it would make a super cute tunic/top 🙂

This adorable plaid button up, by PPLA Clothing, is perfect, and will be on repeat this fall and winter for me. It can be styled in so many different ways! I went a more simple route, by pairing it with some high-knee boots, a belt, and a hat, but you could totally pair it with some tights + booties, a jean jacket, or even wear it open with a tunic top + leggings. It’s so cute and super versatile! I love it! And it has POCKETS!

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It’s unbelievably comfortable!! And I love how the pattern on the inside is a smaller plaid too, such a cute touch.

My dress is currently not online, but you can shop their collection here: https://kindred-the-boheme-collective.myshopify.com.

My Boots (similar): http://rstyle.me/~a8Ysshttp://rstyle.me/~a8Ysvhttp://rstyle.me/~a8YsC

Hat: http://rstyle.me/~9ZiDehttp://rstyle.me/~9ZiDfhttp://rstyle.me/~9ZiFd

Belt (very similar): http://rstyle.me/~a8YsShttp://rstyle.me/~a8YsT

Be sure to follow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kindredboheme/

You can use the code: BOHEME20 for 20% off on your online order!! 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by!

xx Claire

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Sweater Weather | Rib + Thistle

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Guess who’s back? Back? Back? Back again?

…sorry.

Hey there girl, welcome back!

Can I just say how happy I am that it is finally cooling down. Thank you, Jesus. No really, Jesus, thank you!!! I was starting to think I was just gonna have to be sweaty for the rest of my life… how cute would that have been.

Today I am teaming up with a brand new boutique: Rib + Thistle! I stumbled upon them on Instagram awhile back! I actually found them before their store even launched, but I knew it was one I would love to work with, so I eagerly awaited their launch!

They are officially open online, check them out here: https://www.ribandthistle.com.

And follow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ribandthistle/

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I’m actually obsessed with this little ensemble! Rust/Maroon/Burgundy/Whatever you wanna call it, is one of my all time favorite colors!!! (Along with mustard, camel, olive, dark teal, heather grey… I really thrive in the fall time lol)

This lightweight, (almost) mock neck sweater from Rib + Thistle is a new fav of mine and will definitely be worn a million times! It’s so comfortable, breathable, and easy to just throw on and go!

That’s what I love about sweater weather, you can throw on a cute sweater with a basic pair of jeans and you look like you tried your hardest, when really you’re just warm and comfortable! I love me some good sweaters.

Speaking of, the details of this sweater are to die for.

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I am in loooove with the texture if this sweater! And I love the neckline as well! It’s also a little bit cropped, which is my jam. And this sweater also comes in grey!

I paired this cropped rust sweater with my go-to high-waisted denim from Hollister, that fit me like a dream! And these booties…

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When I saw these little guys online, I literally just hit “add to cart,” without even thinking. Lol.

I got these beauties on JustFab! If you don’t know what JustFab is, it’s a monthly subscription service where you can purchase shoes, handbags, clothing, accessories, for waaay cheaper than the retail price! To join click HERE!

To purchase the booties click HERE!

Be sure to check out Rib + Thistle, and while you’re at it, use the coupon code: CLAIRE15 for 15% off your order! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

❤ Claire

 

GRWM Affordable FALL Glam | Colourpop Palette, Metallic Lips

Products used:

FACE
Milani Prime light http://rstyle.me/~9YU4Y
NYX mineral stick foundation http://rstyle.me/~a6ImB
Colourpop no filter conceale rfair 5 https://colourpop.com/products/fair-5, light 20 https://colourpop.com/products/light-20
ABH Contour Kit http://rstyle.me/~9XNx9
RCMA No color powder http://rstyle.me/~9YU4Y
Colourpop Bronzer Afternoon Delight https://colourpop.com/products/afternoon-delight
Colourpop Highlighter Here kitty kitty https://colourpop.com/products/here-kitty-kitty
Pulse cosmetics plum brown blush https://pulsecosmetics.com/product/prink-brown-blush/
Colourpop Crystal Setting Spray in Aquamarine https://colourpop.com/collections/crystal/products/aquamarine-spray

EYEBROWS
LA Girl Shady Slim brow pencil in dark brown http://rstyle.me/~a6ImD
Dark brown shadow
Maybelline Fiber Volumizer http://rstyle.me/~a6cs3

EYES
Colourpop I Think I love you palette https://colourpop.com/products/i-think-i-love-you
NYX single shadows in Coquette, bare it all, and shameless
Ulta lengthening mascara http://rstyle.me/~a6ISi
NYX risque lashes http://rstyle.me/~a6ISe
ELF liquid liner http://rstyle.me/~a6ISa

LIPS
L’oreal Infallible Metallic Matte in Bronzed Burgundy http://rstyle.me/~a6ImA

BRUSHES
ALL #Morphebrushes #morphe, #mikasabeauty #mikasabeautybrushes #mikasabrushes, #realtechniquesbrushes #realtechniques, and #sephora #sephorabrushes #sephoracollection #sephoracollectionbrushes!

 

COUPON CODES:

CLAIRERENEMUA25 on http://www.mikasabeauty.com (I am an affiliate for Mikasa Beauty)

Thanks girl!

xx Claire

Fall Favorites, First Day of Fall, and a GIVEAWAY

Hey there!

Today is the best day, wanna know why? It’s the first official day of FALL, so all you fall-haters can back off and let us enjoy our PSL’s, cozy sweaters, and Halloween movie marathons in peace, because the most wonderful time of the year has finally arrived!

Now today would be a little more enjoyable if we weren’t pushing 90 degrees here in Indianapolis… Talk about the worst way to start fall.

BUT no need to fear, the weather will soon cool down and we can whip out our cozy cardi’s, dust off our favorite booties, and get our mug collection in order to consume way too many hot beverages. And…

TO CELEBRATE the first day of fall, I’m doing a GIVEAWAY!!! 

I have thrown together a few of my Fall favorites/essentials, and I am so excited for ONE of you to win 🙂

Now enough chit-chat, let’s get to what you could win!!

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Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Candle

Well duh, you didn’t think you could enter into fall without one of these guys, did you? Honey, priorities. So of course, you’ll get one of these from Bath & Body Works!

Plaid Blanket Scarf

Of course you’re going to need one of these! I LOVE my blanket scarves! Not only are they the actual cutest, but they also provide a ton of warmth when bundled up! I found myself reaching for mine time and time again!

A Cutie Patootie Mug

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I just died when I saw this little mug at, where else other than Target; your one stop shop for all things fall, am I right?! This little guy was just too sweet to pass up!

And don’t mind if I do… While getting a little cozy, watching Hocus Pocus, you’ll need something to hold your warm apple cider!

$10 Starbucks Card

Oh of course you’ll need a $10 Starbucks card. How can you welcome the arrival of fall without a Pumpkin Spice Latte?? You can’t. That’s why you need this. And who doesn’t love FREE coffee?

Beauty Essentials

You didn’t think you could read a blog post by me, and me not mention beauty products, did you?

You’re going to need a go-to berry lip for this autumn season, and this formula and shade is the bee’s knees!! (Wait, do bee’s even have knees? I’ve never quite understood that saying!)

The NYX Slip Tease Lip Oil is my JAM (the name is kind of deceiving, but don’t let it fool you!) These babies have AMAZING lasting power, they’re insanely comfortable on the lips, and they’re incredibly pigmented! The word oil in the name kinda had me confused, BUT it literally feels like a hydrating lip oil as you apply it, and then it dries down to a comfortable, soft matte! It’s magic.

Of course, you need a go-to nail polish shade for fall as well, and girl, I have that for you, and it could be yours for freeeee!

KL Polish is the best nail polish. My good friend, Kathleen Lights from Youtube… jk, we’re not friends, but she is perfect, and I like to think we’re friends lol, created an entire nail polish line, and it’s amazing!

This shade is STUNNING! Mustard/Caramelly colors are HUGE this fall, so why not rock it on your nails?! No brainer, girlfriend!

My FAV Graphic Tees

And last, but certainly not least, I’ve partnered with Crazy Cool Threads to give away a store credit to their store so you can purchase whichever tee you like!!

I LOVE graphic tees, especially ones that actually make sense and are meaningful, and don’t just say “I know guac is extra” Lol.

In the fall I wear graphic tees all the time, layered under flannels, cardigans, and even under my jean jacket! All my favorite t-shirts are from Crazy Cool Threads! They’re insanely high quality and SOFT!! Like super comf.

Crazy Cool Threads is a faith-based tee company, and they have tons of amazing options! Take a look HERE

So “How do I enter?”

I’m glad you asked!

  1. You must LIKE my giveaway picture on Instagram: https://instagram.com/p/BZWFaDxAEz5/
  2. You must be following me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/claire_rene_/
  3. You must be following Crazy Cool Threads on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crazycoolthreads/
  4. You must tag at least 3 friends on the post (https://instagram.com/p/BZWFaDxAEz5/); The MORE friends you tag, the more entries, the better your chance of WINNING 🙂

That’s it!! Good luck, friends 🙂

Simple Stripes | VICI COLLECTION

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Hey there!

I am finally back with a fashion post, I know it’s been a minute. Life has just been a little busy!

This look is one of my favorites, and I am so excited about today’s post.

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I actually had the opportunity to partner up with The VICI Collection for this look, and I am loving this simple, casual, yet totally adorable outfit!

This sweater is from VICI. VICI has the cutest clothes, and they basically nail all things fall fashion.

This sweater is so cute and so comfortable. Plus, it’s super lightweight, and stripes are my fav, girlfriend! This is the perfect sweater to wear now before it gets too cold, and it’s perfect to wear under layers/jackets/vests, without things feeling too heavy. I love how simple, yet beautiful it is!

(I’m 5’2, and I’m wearing a size small for reference.)

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I paired this slightly cropped sweater with my favorite high-waisted jeans. These jeans are literally called ultra-high rise, and they aren’t kidding. I love me some high-waisted jeans, and these fit amazingly.

My accessories are both from The VICI Collection as well.

My hat is super cute, I love the shape, and it’s actually totally different than any hats I own, which is actually a miracle, considering the amount of hats I own. Lol. But it’s out of stock :/

So I’ve linked some super cute ones here:

Camel Wool Floppy Hat

San Diego Hat Co. Suede Hat

And to finish off the look, I paired it with these adorable faux suede slip on mules!

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These shoes are too cute! They’re the perfect shoe to just throw on and go, and they can be worn with a casual look like this one, or with more of a dressed up look!

I love the little gold detailing on the heels as well. Unfortunately, they’re out of stock as well, but if you register your email, they will email you when they become available!

I’ve link some smiler options here:

Very Similar Slip On Mules

Similar Slip Ons

“Capri” Mule

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

❤ Claire

*This post was sponsored by The Vici Collection; All opinions are my own*