Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Recap of My Favorite Looks from 2012

It was surely a year of interesting and fun outfits for me! I had a lot of fun looking back and I hope you do too!

This outfit was all about neon! It definitely has a retro feel to it but with a modern twist. 

This was such a great shirt! It eventually got a huge hole in it! The price I pay for buying cheap sometimes...

My "church look" for my friends' wedding. I had never worn this dress but was glad that I finally found a time to do so. 

And now the party look! My glitter shoes were a big hit! 

Pretty polka dots! A great dress that can be dressed up or dressed down. 

My Nila Anthony bag that I love to pieces!

A great dress from Sugarlips Apparel at Sea Isle City in New Jersey. This really makes me miss the summer.

Posing on a lifeguard stand in Dennisport, Massachusetts during a vacation to Cape Cod with my boyfriend.

Sitting on a picnic table near our cottage in Cape Cod. It was one of the warmest days during our vacation there as you can see the difference from the photo above. 

All-denim look on Marconi Beach at the National Seashore. A true wonder for the eyes. 

An old man told me that he "liked my hat" as I was posing for this picture at the JFK Memorial in Hyannis, Massachusetts. 

Which of the above looks is your favorite? 

If you have a favorite look of yours from 2012 please leave a link with your comment! 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Rainy Day Look

This shot was taken last Sunday which happened to be a cold and rainy day here in Pennsylvania. Just because the weather is miserable does not mean you cannot be chic.

Umbrella- Totes
Scarf- Old Navy
Raincoat- My boyfriend's grandmother's vintage piece
Bag- DSW
Rainboots- Calvin Klein 

I am currently feeling under the weather so I apologize in the short post! I hope that everyone's holiday seasons are off to a fabulous start. Finish up those lists! 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Top Ten Holiday Wardrobe Dont's

Whether you are hosting at your house or headed to a holiday party, here are some wise words to live by in the coming weeks.

1. Don't wear something that is uncomfortable.
I know this sounds stupid but if you aren't comfortable in what you are wearing it will show. When trying on your holiday outfit do what you would do at a party. Stand up, sit down, bend over, and dance around. If you feel self-conscious doing these things then find something else to wear.

2. Don't be too comfortable.
At the other end of the spectrum are people who feel that sweatpants can be made chic on the holidays. WRONG. Pull yourself together and have fun with what you are wearing. There are plenty of ways to look good and feel cozy.

3. Don't forget to layer up.
Depending on where you live, layers may be necessary around Christmas time. If it is cold wear a coat and two other layers in case you become warm when you arrive at your destination.

4. Don't neglect your accessories.
The holidays are the one time when I recommend you go all out. So add some sparkle, sparkle, and more sparkle. You can add bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces, and even hair accessories for some added shine.

5. Don't forget to wear an apron.
I do not care how silly you feel. If you are cooking a large holiday meal you need an apron to protect your clothes.

6. Don't wear ridiculous shoes.
I love heels as much as you do but if you are going to be in a casual setting try to keep your shoes sensible. If you are going to a formal party then heels are fine, just use insoles to keep your feet happy on the dance floor.

7. Don't bring a huge purse with you.
The holidays are a time for relaxation. So unless you have a baby leave the big purse at home. Your hosts will thank you too as you will be taking up less of their coat closet space.

8. Don't forget to browse your closet before dropping cash on a new outfit.
You will be surprised at what you may find in your closet. Take a look through what you have and find creative ways to rework each piece. A red bridesmaid dress can be turned into a holiday dress with just a few accessories.

9. Don't neglect your hair, makeup, and nails.
This is obvious advice. If your hair needs to be colored then get it  colored. If your nails look like you have been washing dishes for days, get a manicure. If you feel bored with your makeup watch some YouTube tutorials, there are thousands.

10. Don't forget to smile.
We all have activities we dread during the holidays but your smile is your best accessory, so grin and bear it!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Holiday Gifts That Won't Break the Bank

The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone, especially those people who have an endless list of gifts to buy. Instead of stressing, use your head and think of something creative for the recipient instead of just getting them a gift card or some random gift that they will never use.

1. Art Prints- Find out about their favorite artist and find a copy of the artists' work online. I have a copy of Matisse's "The Goldfish" on my wall that I purchased in college and I love it. Paintings/photography are a great way to start conversations and are very budget-friendly.

2. Candy- By candy I do not mean go to Target and buy a few bags of Swedish Fish and Gummi Bears. Head to a candy/sweets shop and have them make this a memorable gift for you. They will have decorative containers, bags, and ribbons that look like much more effort was put into the gift. Buy a nice little basket or container of some sort to put the candy in and make it look festive.

3. Picture Frame- Head out to TJMaxx or Home Goods and get a collage frame. Make this frame unique, don't just leave it to be black or brown. Buy some paint or scrapbooking supplies and make it special. I am sure that there are thousands of ideas for this type of project on Tumblr and Pinterest.

4. Antiques- Head out to an antique store and find something that pertains to the gift recipient. It doesn't have to be something crazy expensive but it does need to be something that only you will give them this holiday season. Finding something for your sports lover or poster collector will make them feel great and won't be out of your budget.

5. Games- I can thank my boyfriend's family for re-introducing me to board games during their holiday parties. In today's modern age it is important to get away from our phones, TVs, and computers and just have fun. There are plenty of board games that aren't just for kids. They will make you laugh and make memories.

My favorites: Scattergories, Pictionary, Apples to Apples, and Catch Phrase.

What are your ideas for budget-friendly holiday gifts?

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Support Your Local Small Businesses

It is "Small Business Saturday" here in the United States. For those of you who are unaware of the term, Small Business Saturday was a recent addition to Black Friday weekend in the hopes of helping smaller businesses "get out of the red".

If anyone has suffered during our recession it is the owners of small businesses. Many boutiques, specialty stores, cafes, and restaurants have closed up shop leaving many buildings empty in towns and cities where these businesses once gave character to the streets.

Take a walk to your local shopping district today or get on Google and find out where small businesses are located in your area. Think about buying a cup of coffee at a local cafe or hit up a local boutique for a great sale item. You don't have to spend a fortune.The owners will appreciate your business because those little sales add up over time and guarantee their longevity.

My personal favorite small businesses are vintage/antique stores. These stores contain curated collections of fabulous items that you cannot find anywhere else but are too often affected by our economic struggles.

Tip for today:

  • If you are an American Express cardholder they are offering $25 in statement credit for a purchase of $25 or more on Small Business Saturday. A true incentive to shop! 
My favorite local small businesses in the Philadelphia area:

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sometimes Trends Come Back...

One of the hottest fall trends is leather. Whether you can afford a $700 pair of leather pants or a $50 faux leather dress from Topshop, leather is a trend that you can and should try this fall. One of my favorite leather (actually, pleather in Carrie's case) looks is from Sex and the City. 

Pairing a one strap pleather dress with a large flower brooch and gold metallic boots was a daring look then and it is a daring look now. If you want to try something glamorous and sexy for the holidays try this modern update of the look above.

Leather shorts have become a staple in my wardrobe and can be worn wear round. Pair the shorts with tights and add some metallic thigh high boots to keep things glam. On top try a men's style tuxedo jacket with leather trim to complement your shorts. A bejeweled floral pin will keep with the original look but add a modern twist.

Would you try this look?

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Flash Sales for the Holidays

November is here and some people have begun their holiday shopping.

I take that back... A LOT of people have begun their holiday shopping.

One of my top priorities is providing my readers with budget-friendly shopping ideas, whether it be for you or a gift for someone else. That being said, I would like to introduce you to the flash sale. What is a flash sale exactly? Well, the name is very suitable to describe what happens during one of these sales. Merchandise is purchased... in a flash. Companies give goods to sites like Hautelook or Fab.com (my two favorites) at a discounted rate in the hopes of cleaning out their warehouses while still making some sort of profit.

What does this mean for you? It means that you and your wallet will be very happy this holiday season.

All you have to do is simply sign up and shop away. At one point in time some sites were very VIP, but as popularity of these sales has grown accessibility to them has become incredibly easy. With most, an email and password is all you need.

Like me, you probably hate getting spammed with emails about sales but with a flash sites you need these messages. They keep you updated with what is going to be sold and at what time. Time is the most important factor here people. I have seen products sell out in minutes. I am currently waiting for sales to start on Hautelook at 11:00 a.m. and I guarantee you that I am not the only one.

Some advice for using flash sale sites:

  • Read their emails so that you can decide what you really want to focus on without loosing time.
  • Use their holiday gift guides to your advantage. Most sites will break down their merchandise by recipient such as dads, dogs, etc. 
  • Read the fine print! A lot the merchandise sold on flash sales is all sales final. 
  • Make a list of holiday gifts you need and focus on those, this is not a time to be selfish. 
  • Some sites have "cart time limits" meaning after a certain amount of time in your cart the item will go back into the site for someone else to purchase. 
  • On the other end, if an item is in someone's cart "on hold", keep checking back to see if their time has expired. 
  • Pay attention to the time zones listed for the sales. Some are in Pacific time.
My favorite flash sale sites:
On these sites you can save up to 70-80% off the retail price. 

Flash sales might not be the right kind of shopping experience for you but there is no doubt that you will find great deals on some pretty awesome merchandise. 

Happy shopping! 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Halloween Part One: Zombie-licious

It's my favorite time of year... Halloween! In order to save some cash I decided to reuse my costume from last year. Considering I wore it one night (due to the snow storm that took place on Saturday) I figured I could add some special effects to make me a Playboy Bunny zombie. 

I want to start my review on my costume thus far by saying that I give a lot of credit to any special effects makeup artists. It takes A LOT of patience and a good hand to make yourself into something scary. 

Costume: This is probably the easiest part considering I wore it last year. My costume consists of a body suit bustier, tights, heels, and the necessary bunny accessories (ears, cuffs, and neckpiece). 

Hair: I love doing this as a zombie because my least favorite part of getting ready on any given day is doing my hair. What does it take to get messy zombie hair? Not much talent. I simply put my hair in hot rollers and teased it up afterwards. To add some extra dead effects I sprayed some white hair color on my bird's nest of a hairdo. 

Makeup: I have to do my makeup again tonight and I am not looking forward to it. IT'S A LOT OF WORK. I can't wear that gross cream makeup they sell for .99 cents at Target because it will make me break out. Therefore I had to make myself look dead with eyeshadow. Not too much fun. 

Too make my green eyes pop I used purple eyeshadow around my sockets as well as purple eyeliner. I really, really wanted fake contacts but apparently wearing those without a prescription (I don't have contacts to begin with) is very dangerous. So no white out eyes for me. 

One of the easiest parts of being a zombie is applying a prosthetic. You simply apply some liquid latex and slap it on your face. I used some toilet paper around the edges of my prosthetic to help blend it into my real skin.Mine looks like bacon, I know. At the end of the night I was ready to rip it off my face because it gets itchy and makes the left side of my face stiff. 

Probably one of my favorite parts of the costume is fake blood. The stuff is idiot proof and adds an extra layer of fun to your slashed face. It comes off super easy too. 

More pictures to come after tonight... 

What are you being for Halloween?

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Scary and Stylish: Movies Just in Time for Halloween

I love scary movies! Whether they are cult classics from my childhood or the horror movies of modern day, they are a must-watch for Halloween. I am sure when you think of scary movies you don't necessarily think of fashion or style. If this is the case, think again! Below I am going to list some of my favorite frightful films filled with fabulous fashion.

1. The Birds

Tippi Hedren was the epitome of chic in this classic film where a small New England town is terrorized by just about every kind of bird imaginable. Despite the terror that ensues, she keeps her hair perfect and her fur coat looking fresh. Alfred Hitchcock can do no wrong in my book.

2. Carrie

Poor Carrie. I have always felt bad for her in this movie and will continue to do so every time I watch it. Despite the fact she gets blood dumped all over her, she really does look beautiful in her white satin dress and sparkling tiara. Those kids got what they deserved if you ask me.

3. A Clockwork Orange

This is one of the most sinister movies ever made in my opinion. Alex and his droogs are a band of delinquents that love to steal, kill, and rape their victims. Despite their bad behavior their uniforms have become one of the most recognizable in movie history. Who ever thought that one set of fake eyelashes could make such a statement?

4. Beetlejuice

The kooky cast of this classic film has stood the test of time as memorable and fashionable. My favorite accessory at this dinner scene? Delia's sideburns.

5. Hocus Pocus (just for fun)

I know, I know... this isn't a horror movie or even a scary one at that. Okay, maybe it did scare me when I was little. My main point is that I think just about every little girl wanted to be Sarah Jessica Parker when they watched this. She looked pretty and had an awesome costume as did many of the other characters who wore period pieces.

What scary movie(s) do you find fashionable? Let me know below!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

10 Fashionable Reasons to Love Fall

1. Knee socks or over the knee socks can make any outfit warmer with a touch of sass.

2. You can start adding fur to your outfits little by little.

3. It's time to break out your boots, whether they skim your ankles or hug your thighs.

4. You can wear your leather jacket all the time.

5. Layering becomes your new art form.

6. You can buy tights in just about every color and print.

7. Your best accessory is a hot drink that involves apples or pumpkins.

8. Scarves can add some extra layering and add a pop of color to your outfit.

9. No more makeup melting!

10. Cold mornings and lazy weekend afternoons provide ample time to catch up on fashion magazines.

Fall is my favorite season, what about you?

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sunday Fun Day!

Well, it has happened. I have brought out the faux fur. Perhaps a little unnecessary today but I love it nonetheless. Today is the season premiere of The Walking Dead and I couldn't be more excited to keep up the tradition of watching the show with our friends. 

I am loving this outfit as it goes with my experiment of mixing prints, like stripes and leopard. 

Denim shirt- Target
Striped Tee- Mac and Jac
Faux fur vest- Rachel Zoe for QVC
Pants- Bullhead
Booties- Libby Edelman
Necklace- Vintage

The perfect width of a heel for a boost in height that is comfortable. 

Love this vintage necklace that I found on Etsy. 

My boyfriend Michael looking good in his plaid shirt and olive green pants.

In the upcoming weeks I am going to be running a giveaway on my blog. You must follow me on here using Google Friend Connect as well as on Twitter (@BridgetMarowski). Stay tuned for updates!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Weekend Inspiration: Fashionable Parties in Cinema and Television History

It's the weekend and some of you may be in the mood to have a party, go to a party, or spend the night in watching movies with fabulous parties. While it seems the "theme party" is making a comeback, we have strayed from the path of class and elegance when it comes to getting together with friends. At one time people dressed up for a party, and I don't mean dressing themselves in their best pair of jeans.

People wore glamorous outfits that consisted of fur, feathers, sequins, polished shoes, and suits. Drinks were simple and people used socializing to keep themselves busy rather than the slew of drinking games that has evolved over the years. Oh yea, people DANCED too. I don't know about you but I want to be a part of all the parties below.


The party scene from Breakfast at Tiffany's is the most glamorous party scene in history, at least in my opinion. Holly Golightly's small apartment is transformed into an eclectic grouping of men and women who love to let go and look fashionable. Some highlights include women in beautifully crafted hats, gold cigarette holders, watches on ankles, and jewels galore.

Party must haves:
-Elbow length gloves
- Pearls, diamonds, or both
- A hat or hair accessory of some kind
- A wristwatch around your ankle (something I want to do for shock value)
- Lots and lots of mascara and a red lip

Auntie Mame has always been a favorite movie of mine. Rosalind Russell starred as the oh so glamorous Auntie Mame, a women who suddenly becomes guardian to her late (and estranged) brother's son. Before she takes on her role as an aunt, she hosts a few parties that are lavish and eccentric. Monkeys, afghan hounds,  and foreign royalty are some of the characters that make an appearance at her apartment.

Party must haves:
- Fur (real or faux)
- Sequined anything
- Some sort of animal (the more exotic, the better)
- A turban
- Drinks galore

This final party may not be filled with old school glamour, but it is glamorous nonetheless. This scene is from Sex and the City during an episode entitled Cock A Doodle Do. The setting of a Manhattan rooftop filled with good friends, trannies, and flirtinis sounds like a good time to me.

Party must haves:
- A cool location
- A fun twist on a classic drink
- Local neighborhood trannies, gays, or just plain fabulous people
- Necessary decorations such as outdoor lighting for ambience
- A big flower brooch for accessorizing

What are your favorite fashionable parties from movies/tv shows? Tell me below!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Are the September Issues of Fashion Magazines a Waste of Money?

If anyone loves fashion as much as I do you probably read the September issues of every magazine out there. Each fashion glossy has one and it seems that every year they get thicker. This year Vogue resembled a metro telephone book. Unfortunately the size of the magazine is the draw for most people. Hundreds of pages of fashion is alluring and tempting but once you open it you realize that there is much more quantity than quality within the issue. Ads, ads, and more ads is what you will find in the first few pages and by first few I mean first fifty. By the time I get to the editor's letter I feel that I have flipped through a normal magazine. While the ads are gorgeous, I like to see some text here and there. I know magazines make their money through advertisements but this year's issues have really gone into a new territory of ridiculousness. If the space used for ads could be used on editorials, the September issues would be much more enticing. After seeing a Hilfiger advertisement ten times it gets boring, I don't care how awesome the layering is of each outfit or how cute the face is on that Bassett Hound. What did you think of this year's September issues? I'd love to know below!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Oh Zara, How I Love Thee

During a recent business trip to NYC, I made many observations on personal style. Being that it was a fashion trade show, the place is crawling with the oh so stylish, beautiful, and skinny. Note: Nothing will kill your confidence quite like a fashion trade show.

Anyways, I began to notice a lot of people wearing the same leopard pants and faux leather skirt. Coincidence? No. Zara? Yes.

For those of you who don't know what Zara is, you need to know immediately.

My first experience in one was in Mexico when I was studying abroad. Between Zara and Mango I thought I had landed on another planet. The mannequins were dressed in chic displays of restrained fashion. At the time I was still madly in love with Forever 21 and almost felt slightly embarrassed in such a posh store with my neon and crazy prints.

As time goes buy, more and more Zara stores have popped up in the US, we even have one in Philadelphia. It is a great store to get a little extra quality for not much more money.

See my fall favorites below.

This trench with faux leather detailing is a great way to explore this season's leather trend without going overboard.
This sheep leather skirt was a fan favorite that I saw among the fashion crowd.
This beautiful picot cape is amazing. The detailing on the shoulders adds some extra sparkle, perfect for a chilly fall day.
I am loving this embroidered lace top. Obviously most of us would need to wear at least a bra with it. Nevertheless, it a incredibly romantic and very date-worthy.
This messenger bag mixes black with chestnut brown in such a perfect way. Despite what some people think, I love this color combination. Whether this is used as a purse or travel bag, the possibilities are endless.

What are your favorites from Zara? Tell me below!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Style Diary: Cape Cod

I recently took a vacation to Cape Cod with my boyfriend Michael. We had a fabulous time exploring all the Cape had to offer. Along the way I documented my outfits for this post.
This picture was taken on an elevated platform on the beach across the street from our house. I think the perfect way to transition wedges from summer to fall is to pair them up with some tights. Leopard is the must have neutral for the fall.
Pre-dinner picture in front of our house. If you are afraid of floral prints try pairing them with some black accessories for an edge.
Nautical is the best way to go on the Cape, however cliche it may be. Make it glamorous with a blazer and sequined skirt.
Denim on denim is a hot trend for the fall. Use two different tones to avoid the Canadian Tuxedo look. It is a trend that is sure to keep you casual and comfortable.
Metallic jeans are one of the hottest trends this fall. Gold is just about as neutral as it gets should this trend scare you. Keep the rest of your outfit neutral to avoid clashing.
Houndstooth is one of my favorite prints. In place of the regular black and white print, I opted for this great black and hot pink dress from H&M. It tends to get windy on the Cape so a hat is a must for your packing list. What are your must haves for vacation? Tell me below!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fashion Flashback: House of Holland A/W 2007

What are some of your favorite moments in fashion? Whether it is on the runway or the red carpet, I am sure that specific moments in sartorial history are memorable to you. One of my favorite collections is from Henry Holland in Autumn/Winter 2007. His use of rhyme and the names of fashion heavy hitters made for a visual message that was both edgy yet funny.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Nautical Inspiration

In preparation for my upcoming trip to Cape Cod I have decided to make a mood board to get my styling ideas flowing. As much as I feel that the "nautical" look is cliche for New England, I really think that it works for the culture. When I think nautical, I think navy stripes, red accessories, gold jewelry, and anchors galore. What's awesome about the mood board below is that everything is under $50.

How do you wear the nautical trend?

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Selling Vintage

This weekend there was a large street fair in the town where I live. It's called the Mushroom Festival. Yes, that's right, the Mushroom Festival. A fun fact for you... I live in the Mushroom Capital of the World. Being that I live near the festival I capitalized on my location and sold some vintage pieces. It was a lot of fun and I met some interesting people. On top of that the weather today was incredible.

That's me hard at work!

What wasn't sold today is still on my Hipswap page! I am also in the process of adding more pieces, such as these cat eye sunglasses.

Click here to purchase a pair for only $12.

What did you do this weekend?

Monday, September 3, 2012

10 Ways to Rework Items Sitting in Your Closet

1. Take the belt that came with your favorite sundress and forget about it. Keep all your belts together and mix and match.

2. Take three thin scarves of a similar color palette. Make a knot then braid the scarves. Knot the other end. Voila! A braided hair scarf.

3. If you have brogues, take out the laces and replace with large gold baby pins for a Balmain-esque look. You can easily find these pins at any craft store.

4. Think about your old Halloween costumes. Fishnets or elbow length gloves can be worn with cocktail dresses.

5. Take an old brooch and pin it on a fedora for some extra flair.

6. Have shoes with scuffed tips? Find a marker that is a close match and fill them in. It sounds silly but it can really work if it is a close enough match.

7. Shop a male's closet for great blazers or button downs that can be worn as tunics.

8. Consider using an old tote or backpack for holding smaller bags, like clutches or wallets.

9. Use an old scarf to create wall art. Grab some canvas and a stapler for some quick decoration.

10. Take an old denim jacket and cut off the sleeves for a denim vest.

What ways do you rework your closet?

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Other People's Trash Review: Style Outside the Box

There is nothing I love more than a local fashion start up. When you live outside of a city it is generally rare to find one thriving. This, however, is not the case in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. My grandmother spent most of her adult years in Millersville, outside of Lancaster city, so I have a pretty good idea as to what life is like there. It is a beautiful area with kind people but one rarely thinks of a fashion hotspot when Lancaster comes to mind.

Thanks to Laura Adamson, the CEO of Style Outside the Box, Lancaster is now home to a fashion site where one can purchase unique items from independent designers. Each piece is one of a kind making your shopping experience a special one. Below I will review some of the items you can find on their site.

This first item prompts me to say that one can never have enough stationery. In today's world of emails and texts, it is nice to get a written letter. Make this a fun task for yourself by using creative greeting cards such as this one, complete with the leaning tower of Pisa.

If you are like me, you probably read a lot of magazines each year, especially during the spring and fall collections. For those of you who recycle you magazines, pat yourself on the back and pick up one of these picture frames made from recycled magazines. Your home can look good and you can feel good about this purchase.

While the following bags are categorized as "men's bags and luggage" I have to admit that I love them all. Many have the utilitarian look that is both chic and durable. This navy and black tote is my favorite.

As fall is arriving soon enough my thoughts have turned to coats and boots. Warm enough for a chilly morning yet not overwhelming this black trench provides you with coverage that is practical yet unique.

This watercolor print is a truly personal one. It is personal for me because the sample date is my birthday. This can also be personal for you as the date can be made into any of your choosing with your own choice of flowers. This is a great way to forever save a date.

Whatever your personal or gift needs may be, take a look at Style Outside the Box, where independent designers and luxury meet. You won't be disappointed.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Snake Wrap Earring Available in My Shop

I am currently revamping my Hipswap shop and adding some non-vintage accessories as well as some gently used clothing. The newest addition to my store are these great snake wrap earrings available in bronze and silver.

They are $12.00 plus $3.00 S&H.

Please leave comments below if you have questions!

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Perfect Weekend Look

Relax! It's the weekend. That means your clothes should relax too. Bring on the bright colors and fun prints because you have 48 hours to shop, discover, eat, drink, and be merry. What do I love about the outfit below? Well, first off, every piece is under $50. You can't beat that!

I also love the mixture of colors. Orange and blue are complementary colors therefore the pairing in thought may not work but it is visually pleasing to eye. Green adds an extra pop. Leopard in my opinion is the new neutral. Equal parts tan and black, it can be worn with pretty much anything. Wearing flats when participating in weekend activities is always a good call, your feet will thank you.

Add some sunglasses and a colorful bag and you are good to go.

Best places to "style watch" on the weekends:
1. Brunch hotspots
2. Flea markets or thrift stores
3. Parks
4. Concerts
5. Street fairs

What are your weekend staples?