4 Ways to Stlye Animal Print Shoes

Dear Diary,

If your shoe closet isn’t already stocked with some fierce animal prints, it’s not too late to get in on the fun.

During the 2019 spring and summer fashion shows animal prints ruled the runways. It’s easy to see why this trend remains a staple. Bold and exotic prints are a quick way to spice up any outfit.

Are you curious how to incorporate some cheetah or zebra prints into your outfit, and not sure where to start? Today I am going to share four different ways to style your new shoes.

Animal prints are easy to pair with solid colors like black, white, red, and other bold shades.

For that Monday morning office meeting, pair your animal print heels with a bold blazer.

Going out on the town for girls night? Wear some eye catching ankle boots with a solid colored romper.

If you are looking for something casual, slip on some comfy flats with your favorite jeans and tee.

Finally, when you are getting ready for that special someone on date night, pull out a pair of stilettos with that fabulous little black dress you have been dying to wear.


Savoring πŸ’‹

Utility Chic Spring 2019

Dear Diary,

What EXACTLY is the new “Utility Chic” look trending this spring and how am I going to pull it off?!?! The nerd in me went straight to the Dictionary for better understanding, and I came up with my own version.

1. Utility is something useful, so think Functional clothing rather then Attractive!

2. Chic means elegantly and very stylishly fashionable.

Put 1 and 2 together and you have some combination of functional fashion that IS attractive and stylish! You can also imagine a variety of greens, and beige tones, large pockets, and paperback waists. Are you getting a vision?

To make this look work you don’t have to buy a whole new wardrobe, just pick out a few staples! Try adding a military jacket over a chic floral for a fresh look!

I love the classic Utility jacket which feels just like an old favorite. It has large pockets, a draw string waist, and an amazing stand collar that looks great flat, or buttoned up!

This is one trend that has lots of room for creativity! Don’t be afraid to play with different colors and textures to to sizzle this spring in runway style.

Xoxo πŸ’‹

The Platform Wedge

Dear Diary,

I’m confident the temperatures are warm enough to pack up all my winter boots and try on some new spring sandals.

There are many different styles and trends to try this spring, and one of my favorites is the platform wedge!

The platform wedge is a great style when you want to add some height; since I am only 5’4′ I love to wear heels!

Platform wedges are not quite as fancy as stilettos, but can easily spice up your ‘go to’ jeans and white tee for a fun carefree chic and styled look.

Check out two of my favorite picks trending this spring:

Free People Platform Wedge.

J. Crew Platform Espadrille Sandals.

Xoxo πŸ’‹

The Bob Haircut

Dear Diary,

Have you ever imagined your life in a different era?

Each decade is marked by memorable fashion moments, sensational music, and historical events, romanticizing even the darkest moments.

Today, I can’t help but daydream about life in the 1920’s. What comes to mind first? Flappers, prohibition, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel The Great Gatsby, and the infamous bob haircut!

A classic, simple, timeless, and sleek hairstyle made famous by ballroom dancer Irene Castle. She cut her hair out of convenience and millions of woman followed suit.

One-Hundred years later, with many variations the “bob” still lives on! I may not be able to time travel back to the 1920’s but I can still enjoy the trends that marked a decade of change and empowerment.

Xoxo πŸ’‹

Spring Hair Accessories

Dear Diary,

Spring is in the air and I’m ready to savor each moment of sunshine in style! This weekend I did some exploring at Forever 21, where I stumbled across some amazingly feminine and fun new hair accessories!

I usually play it safe when it comes to hair styles, but the 2019 S/S runway looks which featured everything from headbands, and bows, to chunky barrettes, and scarves inspired me to try something new.

My inner child came out as I left the store with at least 5 new hairpieces to experiment with!

If you are looking for some chic pieces to instantly transform your spring wardrobe, here are 3 hair trends to try.

1. Statement Headbands

An easy way to add just the right touch of chic to any outfit!

2. Bows

Satin? Velvet? Ribbon? There are bows in every texture and color! Let your girly side rule this spring with a fabulous new hair bow!

3. Scrunchies

From bandana detail to pineapples, the scrunchie options are endless. Ponytails have never been more eye catching!

Xoxo πŸ’‹


Mardi Gras Outfit Inspo

Dear Diary,

I’m down in New Orleans for Mardi Gras, a huge Carnival celebration that starts on, or after Three Kings day, and culminates the day before Ash Wednesday.

The big celebration on Fat Tuesday involves epic parades with lavish floats, festive band music, street vendors, dancing, eating, and celebrating with friends. The purpose of this festival, is to enjoy one last day of indulging in your favorite foods before giving them up during a season of lent.

Now I’m sure you’re wondering, how would you dress for a Mardi Gras celebration? I like to follow the rule of 3 C’s when picking out my outfit for Mardi Gras.


CLIMATE. Mardi Gras is celebrated in many different countries and cities around the world, therefore, the climate will be different depending on your city! Typically in St Louis, the temperature during Mardi Gras is at, or sometimes below freezing and you will be looking for your warmest parka, and winter accessories.

However, in New Orleans, average temperatures are usually in the 70’s and a tee shirt with jean’s or shorts would be more appropriate!

COMFORT. If you plan on spending the day on a parade route you will probably be on your feet a good portion of the day. Choose your most comfortable walking shoes!

COLORS. The 3 colors that define Mardi Gras are purple, green, and yellow. If you want to dress for the event, choose at least 1, if not 2, of these 3 colors to incorporate into your outfit of the day.

Looking forward to the celebration!!

~Truly Yours~
Savoring πŸ’‹

March Fashion Challenge

Dear Diary,

It’s March, a new month and time for my next fashion challenge.

Ready to elevate your street style this month?!?! The March Challenge is to try the popular side-stripe trend!

I know, I know, trying a new trend can be a bit scary, especially if you live in a part of the country that is 2 years behind the major fashion capitals of the world. That’s why it’s called, a Challenge. Good news is, the trend has been around a while and you are probably starting to see it more frequntly out on the street. Here are a few tips to overcome any excuses so you can succeed at the March Challenge.

First, the side-stripe trend can be worn a few different ways, so you can find a style that you are most comfortable wearing. You can wear pants, a dress, or shirt with a basic side-stripe depending on your own personal style.

Second, before you put down some serious cash on a trend that might be out in a few months, hit up your local resale shop, or retail store like Forever 21 which stocks the latest trends at prices that cannot be beat.

I found this amazing slim fit mid length dress with a side-stripe down the arm at my local resale shop, Plato’s Closet for just $2. It’s a total win which allows me to try the popular runway trend without breaking the bank.

Third, ask a friend to join you in the challenge. You won’t feel like a stand alone. Maybe your friends secretly wants to try something new as well. There is power in numbers.

There you have it, your March Fashion Challenge! Side-stripes are in try the trend!

~Yours Truly~
Savoring πŸ’‹