Saturday, March 29, 2014

Shorts and sandals season

Hello ladies! Recently I was asked to do a few outfit ideas with shorts and sandals. I thought it would be a fun challenge to make 3 outfits with only 5 items. The 5 items include 3 tops, 1 pair of shorts and 1 pair of sandals. The purpose of this idea is to also show you that you don't have to spend much to create different outfits. For example you can splurge on a good pair of shorts and sandals. You can then find  several tops for less at places like Marshalls. The key is to accessorize each top differently to create fresh new outfits even if you do wear the same items. 

All you see in stores are cropped or revealing tops which make you wonder if you should really wear them or what kind of bra to wear them with. This has been  a dilemma for me but finally found an obvious solution. Simply wear another cropped top under with a tight fit. The one I found is from a store i haven't been to in years, Melrose. It was only $6.99 and looks great under any type of top. It features cur outs on the shoulders which adds a cool layering effect. 

Its Spring now which means the shorts and sandals season is here! High waisted shorts tend to fit a bit shorter so I was so happy I found a pair which is both high waisted and long in length. For the sandals, i went for a gladiator style in brown. This color matches with everything and the style is also very versatile with the look that you are going for. 

Have a great week! ;)

outfit # 1

tee Marshalls / "undershirt" cropped top Melrose / random belt / Papaya shorts 
 Melrose sandals / Forever21 necklace / Forever21 bracelets / Beya yellow bracelet 

outfit # 2

cropped top Marshalls / undershirt Melrose / random belt / Papaya shorts / Melrose sandals / Charlotte Russe necklace

Outfit # 3

Melrose white undershirt / Marshalls top / Michael Kors belt / Papaya shorts / Melrose sandals / Forever21 flower crown

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

simple in stripes

     Hello! Before I begin about my outfit details I would like to apologize for my bad hair day. It was so windy my fly aways were everywhere! I was going for a messy bun but not that messy lol. I had to continue to fix it throughout the mini photoshoot. I wore this outfit yesterday to spend the day with my husband and Isabella. We had a few errands to run then we headed to my favorite place - the mall. The outfit is super simple so I was debating wether or not to share it. I decided to go ahead and shoot this outfit to show you how simple tops like these can be accessorized for a chic and casual look. 
     I started off my outfit centered around this striped thermal which I believe was from the pajama section. I have worn this shirt several times with different statement necklaces and have received many compliments. This time I decided to layer two seperate necklaces to dress up the shirt. For a pop of color I went for a pink lip which also complemented the bottom necklace. I feel that distressed denim adds the finishing touch to an outfit so I had to wear a recent favorite pair of mine folded up to expose the detail of my heels. 
     Striped shirts can be worn in many ways you just have to accessorize it according to the look you are going for. They can even be paired with another print in the same color family for some patter mixing. A favorite of mine would have to be stripes and flowers which is great for spring. What is your favorite way of styling a striped top?

Old Navy striped Shirt ( I also love this one) / Old Navy jeans / Urbanog heels / Charlotte Russe necklaces (no longer available online) / H&M bag

photos taken by Josue Lopez

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Flawless tee

How awesome is the detail on this "Flawless tee"? Long hair with massive volume surrounded by gorgeous stilettos is a dream come true lol. The design of this tee caught my attention and was so excited to wear it today. I can picture myself wearing this tee in so many ways but today I kept it simple and casual with cut offs. Graphic tees are very popular at the moment and are a must have in your closet. They are so versatile and super comfy. I personally am a very picky person when it comes to these trendy tops. I have to really like what it says (no profanity or anything of that sort) and also like what the image represents. This particular tee represents a flawless entrepreneur. Now that I like.
I layered a gold statement necklace and a vivid arm candy to brighten up the look.

Thank you for stopping by! 

purchase your flawless tee today via pay pal from instagram account @idontgiveafashion 
Papaya Shorts (get them here) / Forever21 blazer old / Image heels / Ralph Lauren tote
Forever21 necklace / Sasha yellow faux leather bracelet / Michael Kors orange bangle
Lily Hair extensions by (20" 260 grams)

photos taken by LG

Monday, March 24, 2014


TODAY ONLY: 60% Off Reebok Shapewear 
The hottest sales expire as quick as they come, so you had better jump on this one fast. Just for today (3/24) Reebok is offering 60% off on all Shapewear items for women! Don't miss this perfect opportunity to update your workout wear for the spring! 

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Denim over printed denim

Spring has sprung! Luckily for some that means you can wear cute flower printed dresses, sandals, wedges, shorts, etc. For us Texans living in Dallas the weather is unpredictable. One day it feels like Spring, the next we go back to those Winter temperatures Iike yesterday. I was expecting a pretty sunny day but got a sunless cold and windy Sunday. Not such a Sunday Funday. I actually put this outfit together at the last minute. A pair of printed jeans spices up a simple outfit with a denim top. I've been having these jeans since last spring and thought I would bring them out again this year. This is deginitely an outfit that can be worn throughout the Spring on those rainy or cold days. 

I hope you enjoyed your weekend. What do you like to wear on those cold and rainy spring days?

Forever21 denim top / Forever21 heels / Michael Kors wristlet / Charlotte Russe necklace

photos taken by Josue Lopez 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Clear Cap Toe Heels

Happy Saturday ladies! I will be sharing another bright OOTD that I am wearing today. It has been a gloomy and rainy morning so I decided to brighten things up with my recent purchase from Go Jane. I have been searcing for neon yellow heels for this top and came across this website with the perfetct pair. It if my first pair from this website and I am satisfied with the quality as well as the low prices. I will be linking these heels below if you are interested. This color is currently out of stock but they do come in various colors for only $25.00.

The top, heels and distressed jeans combination make this outfit an easy transition from a day to night look. I will be wearing this outfit tonight as well but may try curls or a high bun to make it a bit dressier.  I kept the accessories simple by wearing the same necklace worn on my last post, a watch and a Juicy Couture neon bangle. I hope you are enjoying your Saturday. Thank you for reading and have a great weekend.

Target top / the rockstar jeans from Old Navy / Go Jane heels (get them here) / Juicy Couture bangle
Michael Kors watch / Forever21 necklace 

photos taken by LG

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

basics with a pop of neon

Hello! Today I am shining bright in a neon cardigan layered over a basic top for a casual look. You will never guess where I found these two pieces and how much I paid for them. I purchased the cardigan for $14.88 and the white shirt for $3.00 at Wal-Mart. I would have never thought that a store that I always visit for my groceries could turn out to have such a stylish selection in the juniors section. There were so many cute  cut off shorts in pastel colors as well as basic tops in neons. Most importantly, the prices were very affordable and the quality is great. This cardigan came in other colors as well but I went with this one because it really makes an outfit pop.

Spring is only a day away!!! I cannot wait to show you all of the new items I have been accumulating for this season.

 - Madelleyn

Walmart cardigan (get it here) / Walmart white top / Forever21 heels / Ralph Lauren tote 
Forever21 earrings & necklace / Michael Kors watch

photos taken by LG

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

the jumpsuit (stolen look from Kim K)

    Jumpsuits are currently trending and can be found anywhere in different leg openings, styles, colors, prints and of course prices. I recently found this jumpsuit at my local Marshalls for only $19.99. This was such a great deal because some stores carry them for $30.00 and above. I have seen them for about $25.00 at Forever21 so if you are looking for a similar style to the one that I am wearing I suggest checking out their website. 

   There are endless possibilities on how to style a jumpsuit. You can go from casual to dressy depending on the shoes and accessories. I was looking for some celebrity inspiration online and came across Kim Kardashians super laid back ensemble rocking a jumper similar to mine. I loved how effortlessly chic she looked in a simple outfit like this. I had to steal her look! 

    I cannot wait to wear this jumpsuit numerous times in so many different ways. The collar gives it a dressier feel which is what I loved when I saw this hanging at the store. I think that I found my new go to piece on those days where I want to look put together but I'm in a rush and don't really have time to put an outfit together. Jumpsuits are great for moms who don't have much time in their hands. You can just pair it with flats, sandals or even a comfortable heel. 

Thank you for stopping by - Madelleyn

Joe Benbasset jumper from Marshalls (also love this one) / Ralph Lauren tote Bloomingdales out of stock
Charlotte Russe necklace (get it here) / Forever21 earrings / Forever21 sandals old
Dolce & Gabanna cat-eye sunnies / Michael Kors watch

photos taken by LG