Fall Dream | Topshop

Untitled design-3

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.

DSC00147DSC00134

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!

DSC00214

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

Untitled design-3 copy 2

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

Untitled design-3 copy

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

Daytime Dressin’ | Topshop

Untitled design.jpg

Hey friends!

I am so excited about today’s post! It’s in collaboration with the Topshop and Stylinity, and this look is also the cutest, so there’s that.

This style of “shirt dress” has become super popular this season, and I had never tried one on! Everyone else always looks so cute in them, but for some reason, I just thought I couldn’t rock it!

I was WRONG.

DSC00306DSC00394DSC00405

Untitled designThis little yellow number is from the Topshop, and I’m genuinely obsessed with it!!

Shop this look here!

The 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 an additional 20% off for all students, so don’t miss it!!

D E T A I L S   O F   M Y   L O O K:

STRIPE DRAWSTRING SHIRT DRESS

Untitled design.jpg

I love everything about this look! It’s the perfect look for any daytime outing like brunch with the girls, shopping and lunch.. or anything, really!

Untitled design-2

This dress is so lightweight and breathable, relaxed, and it’s so comfortable! It’s made so well, and I can tell I will get a ton of use out of it!

The drawstring waist is an adorable touch, too!

I paired the dress with a pair of classic sneakers just because I was doing a lot of walking that day, but you could easily dress it up a bit more with a heel and fun bag!

Shop my dress here!

POINTY POLLY FRAME SUNGLASSES

Untitled design-2.jpg

I am a total sunglass junkie; the more pairs, the merrier!

I am so into cat-eye shaped sunglasses, but these ones from the Topshop are by far my favorite ones I own! I’ve never owned such a nice pair of sunglasses before!

I love tortoiseshell too, you can easily wear it with both blacks, browns, and every color in between!

Shop my sunglasses here!


Untitled design-3

The Topshop has an awesome guide to all their unique, beautiful dresses, which is super helpful, and you’re sure to find one you love! 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!

DSC00473

Click the photos below to shop my Look via Stylinity!

Thank you so much to the Topshop and Stylinity for collaborating with me on this post!

Thanks for stopping by!

xx Claire

Gingham Goals | Shop Thriver

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetProcessed with VSCO with a4 presetProcessed with VSCO with a4 presetProcessed with VSCO with a4 preset

Hi girlfriend!

A few weekends ago, I headed to the cutest outdoor, springy event with my mom, sister, and best friend, and it was so fun! We’re talking shopping, food trucks, and the cutest flower truck! I actually did a photoshoot last year for the flower truck company if you wanna check it out too!

It was a gorgeous spring day filled with laughter and fun, and don’t forget the ice cream! 😉

I wore the cutest little blouse from Thriver, which is an adorable women’s clothing store based out of Portland, OR.

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetProcessed with VSCO with a4 presetProcessed with VSCO with a4 preset

I was so excited to collaborate with them, their stores is incredible! You have to check out their Spring Collection!

This blouse is the actual cutest!

If you’ve learned one thing from me by now it’s that I love gingham!! It’s my favorite! And this top is totally gingham goals.

And of course I love floral print, I mean is it even spring if you don’t wear floral print???

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetProcessed with VSCO with a4 presetProcessed with VSCO with a4 preset

The details of this blouse are just too cute! Like are you seeing the sleeve ruffles? SO CUTE! I love how feminine and fun it is! I’m kind of getting little farm girl vibes, but like in all the right ways! Lol.

You could pair it with black denim, white pants, shorts, even a skirt! The possibilities are endless! It’s such a great blouse to have in your closet for spring & summer!

You can purchase it HERE!

I paired my blouse with some super fun denim & my favorite espadrilles!

Processed with VSCO with a4 preset

Be sure to follow them on Instagram for major fashion inspiration and the cutest styles: https://www.instagram.com/shopthriver/

Thanks for stopping by!

xx Claire

Plaid For Days | K-Sera Boutique

img_3188-2.jpgIMG_3212Processed with VSCO with a4 presetProcessed with VSCO with a4 presetProcessed with VSCO with a4 presetProcessed with VSCO with a4 preset

Good Afternoon!

It’s almost Friday, which means… the WEEKEND!!! Off of work, no school, sleepin’ in, party time, am I right?

And for me, it means boarding a plane at 6:00 AM and heading to Haiti on a mission trip! (If you’re interested in what that looks like/what it entails, I’d be happy to do a dedicated blog post! Let me know in the comments or DM me on Insta!) But of course, I had to get one last post in for ya’ll! 🙂

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetProcessed with VSCO with a4 presetProcessed with VSCO with a4 presetProcessed with VSCO with a4 preset

This morning I was able to meet my boy for a quick coffee date at Quills Coffee, before we split ways to pack our heads off and get ready to leave tomorrow morning! If you’re an Indy local, you need to check out Quills! It’s so cute, so spacious (perfect for working), and their Americanos are BOMB!)

Of course, I got all dolled up, cause that’s just me! And I was SO excited about this outfit, it just couldn’t wait.

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetProcessed with VSCO with a4 presetProcessed with VSCO with a4 preset

A moment of silence for this plaid… *wipes tears*

This jumper dress is from one of my faves: K-Sera Boutique, located in Louisiana! And isn’t it the cutest?

When I saw this, I knew I had to have it. Like just look at it.. are you kidding? I was super excited it was available in an XS too! And guess what, it fits like a glove! All the heart eyes.

Not only does it fit amazingly, but it’s also unbelievably comfortable. It’s very soft and stretchy, not constricting whatsoever! Plus, the straps are adjustable!! YAS girl. I’m in love.

The colors are so unique, and I’m all about the style! Overall/jumper dresses for the win! I can’t wait to style this dress a ton of different ways, and even style it into the warmer months!

Plus it’s plaid. I mean c’mon. I could wear plaid everyday of the week. #plaidfordays

Purchase this dress HERE!

To finish off the look, I wore a classic, black ribbed turtleneck underneath and some sheer black tights (It was about 20ish degrees today or else I would’ve worn the dress without!)

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetProcessed with VSCO with a4 preset

My pointed-toe, black booties & my black bakerboy hat are from Target. And of course, my glasses are by Eye Buy Direct! I have a whole post about Eye Buy, and you can read it HERE!

I’m like totally obsessed with this look, and I hope you are too!!

Be sure to checkout K-Sera Boutique, as well as follow them on Instagram! You’ll thank me later! 🙂

OH! If you want to see a makeup tutorial on this look, just let me know! 🙂

Thanks for spending a little bit of your day with me!

Until next time,

Claire

 

 

 

Holiday Ready

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Hey there!

So sorry I haven’t been keeping up with the blogging lately, sometimes it’s just too much. I’ve been attempting to do Vlogmas over on my Youtube channel and then totally failed, but don’t worry a new vlog is coming from my trip to CO!

On top of forgetting my camera everywhere I go and forgetting to vlog, December is just always crazy! Plus, I had some sad news with the boutique I work for, my boyfriend is finishing up this semester with projects galore (that I was apart of), and I’ve been trying to knock out a few collaborations before I leave and Christmas hits, and oh, look another one just came to my door!

I know these are no excuses as to why I haven’t been on here much, so I’m sorry for that, but let’s be real, I have a real life outside of the internet and those presents ain’t gonna wrap themselves.

I’ll be working on some really cool content for you guys while in Colorado though, so stay tuned and make sure you’re following me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/claire_rene_/.

Now where were we?

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 preset

I LOVE this outfit. It’s a simple take on a classic holiday look; a pretty, festive blouse + a fancy, smancy “tulle” skirt & heels, only mine’s not that intense. It’s much more wearable, comfortable, and easy look to rock all hours of the night.

This is the perfect Holiday look for an office Christmas party, if you wanna wow but not too much wow, ya feel me?

It’s great for an evening out with your husband/fiance/bf, if you’re going to be doing a lot of walking or even dancing, this look is super comfy!

And of course, this would be the perfect outfit for Christmas day with the family, as it’s not too dressy but still says, “I take Christmas very seriously!” Lol.

This skirt was the best purchase I ever made. Maybe I wouldn’t go that far, but it sure is up there. This simple, cotton midi skirt is from ASOS, and it’s so versatile. (Similar options here (petite) & here (tall))

I am actually a worship leader at my church, which means I help lead the congregation from the stage in music. (Speaking of, join us for our Christmas Eve service if you’re one of my local readers! 😉 Click HERE!) Since I’m on stage, I need to have a modest, approachable look, and this skirt has been the BEST thing to have in my closet, when rushing to get to the church by 7 AM.

I know I can always count on this skirt with basically any top/sweater/blouse/cardigan/literally anything. It’s one of those “throw on & go” “don’t even have to think about it” pieces for me! It’s perfect!

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

The adorable sweater is from ZARA, and it’s the softest thing! I bought it in store, and I’m so sad I can’t find it online! 😦 This sweater is very similar, it’s just long-sleeved! I looove the pearl detailing! Pearls are so classy and feminine, and really amp up any Holiday look.

My shoes are a few years old, but here are some similar options: Black PumpPointed Toe Ankle Strap Block Heels. And my little, crossbody bag is from Target!

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Of course I finished off the look with a classic red lip! This shade of red is literally the perfect red, it’s a Sephora Collection Soft Lip Cream in “Always Red”! Snag it HERE!

Weather you head out to Sephora to snag the perfect holiday red, you order the midi skirt for all your skirt needs, or you simple incorporate pearls into your Christmas party outfit, you’re sure to be Holiday Ready!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xx Claire

Espadrilles in Disney | #MyViscatas

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetProcessed with VSCO with a4 presetProcessed with VSCO with a4 presetProcessed with VSCO with a4 preset

Hey Friends!

I just got back from a trip to Florida with my family for Thanksgiving. I could not wait for some warmer weather, and we got to go to Disney World; it was super fun! While in Florida, we went to Disney Springs, which is the cutest outdoor shopping center, and I finally had the chance to wear my Viscata Raco Suede Platform Espadrilles in Black.

“Founded in Barcelona, Viscata® is a premium espadrille brand that captures the vibrant Mediterranean spirit through superior craftsmanship, comfort, and style for any occasion.”

Processed with VSCO with a4 preset

I was so excited when I got these in the mail, they are stunning! They are made SO well. Actually, they’re handmade in Barcelona, to be exact. How neat! When I tried them on, I knew they would be super comfy… I was right.

The sole of these shoes is like a little piece of squishy heaven! This particular shoe is part Espadrille & part sneaker, they’re so fun! And they’re elevated with a 1″ platform. They recommend to go up a half-size if you’re in between 2 sizes! I got a size “5.5-6,” and they fit me perfectly! 🙂

Viscata offers SO many different styles, from mules to wedges, from flats to pumps, there is a pair for everyone! SHOP WOMEN’S HERE!

They also have a great selection for men! SHOP MEN’S HERE!

Actually, you’re in luck… They’re offering 30% off ALL STYLES with the code: RESORTSALE. Take advantage of this sale NOW, your feet will thank you later!

Screen Shot 2017-11-27 at 1.34.32 PM.png

I paired my Raco Platform Espadrilles with one of my favorite sundresses + some fun earrings and called it a day! I loved how my Viscatas complemented the dress so well!

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetProcessed with VSCO with a4 presetProcessed with VSCO with a4 preset

Thanks so much to Viscata Barcelona for partnering with me on this post!

xx Claire

That Dress You Got To Wear Once | Halloween 2017

Processed with VSCO with m5 presetProcessed with VSCO with m5 presetProcessed with VSCO with m5 preset

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
Processed with VSCO with m5 preset

Peter Pan and Wendy it was.

Back story…

1381307_10201711673064832_1423110435_n

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 🙂

Processed with VSCO with m5 presetProcessed with VSCO with m5 presetProcessed with VSCO with m5 preset

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.

Processed with VSCO with m5 presetProcessed with VSCO with m5 preset

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!

Processed with VSCO with m5 preset

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

Processed with VSCO with m5 preset