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Warren Dunes

8:24:00 AM Andrea Ryan 8 Comments


TOP: Target
SHORTS: Zara
PURSE: Souvenir from Mackinac City, MI
SUNGLASSES: H&M

          I found this top in the clearance section at Target, before I went to Florida.  I brought it with just as another casual tank top.  I love the detail of the top section.  These shorts are from Zara and I've had them for a few years.  They are really great for just throwing on over a swimsuit.  This little cell phone pouch is what I bring with me when I don't want to carry around anything other than my cell phone.  It's perfect for doing things like hiking or going to the beach because it's super lightweight.  Sometimes I only want to bring a cell phone with to take pics and just avoid lugging around a purse.  This whole outfit was perfect for hanging out at a State Park and at the beach.
        These pictures were taken at Warren Dunes State Park in Michigan.  I hadn't been there since I was little.  My boyfriend and I took a trip there for the day to see what it was like and just hang out.  I was super impressed with how hug and vast the dunes are.  I'm sure I'll be going back there either in the fall or next summer.

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Fall Fashion Must-Haves

9:54:00 PM Andrea Ryan 4 Comments




Fall Fashion Must Haves





          These are some of the trends for fall that I have been seeing around.  These are examples of my favorite 
items for this year.  I guess this is what you would call my "Fall Must-Haves."
          1.  Chokers were everywhere in the summer and they aren't going away for fall.  Now they are more like 
statement pieces because they are bigger, thicker, and embellished.  I love this chunky lace one from Lulus!
          2.  I've been seeing pink bomber jackets everywhere (I'm sure I'm not the only one) and I love them.  
Bomber jackets in general are very "in" right now, but the pink ones are just so pretty.  They just feel very 
fresh to me.  You can find this one at River Island.
          3.  I love this sweatshirt because it's casual, cozy, and basic.  I have also been seeing a lot of simple 
sweatshirts and hoodies for fall.  I chose this one because grey is one of my favorite colors and the style of 
this one just looks so cool.  It's from Miss Selfridge.
          4.  These furry pom pom keychains were a trend last year but I think they are going to be even bigger 
this year.  I still see them around in all of the stores and it seems like the trend is catching on more.  I have 
loved them from the beginning.  I  am hoping to buy my 3rd this year.  I found this one from Dillards.
          5.  These beautiful boots are by Valentino.  I don't really know what to say about boots except that you 
obviously need some for fall.  Like every year, boots are a wardrobe staple.  I think chunky heeled booties are 
always my favorite.  If you want something different you could go for some over-the-knee boots or flat booties.  
I will be buying a new pair of flat booties because they are cute and so easy to walk in.  The zippers broke on 
the ones I have now.
          6.  I decided to include an umbrella in this list because they are honestly one of my favorite fall fashion 
accessories.  You can get so many cute prints.  They are essential where I live because we get a ton of rain in 
the fall.  I'm sure they are commonly overlooked when it comes to planning.  I think this one is cute from 
trouva.com.
          7.  Velvet is always my fabric of choice for fall/winter.  It's so soft and luxurious.  I chose this dress 
because I though it was a good example of what is popular this season.  You can pair it with a t-shirt or wear 
it by itself.  Both ways would look cool.  You can find this one at pixiemarket.com.
          8.  This Casetify phone case is super cute.  I would love to be able to have a different case for each 
season.  I'm just cheesy like that!  I chose this one because it just feels so autumnal.
          9.  I feel like this a-line skirt style is essential for fall because there are so many color and fabric options.  
They look good with or without tights, depending on the climate you live in.  They are very reminiscent of the 
90's and would look perfect with your statement choker ;)  It's from withchic.com
          10.  I know yellow is supposed to be very "in" this autumn.  I chose this sweater to include because I'm 
super obsessed with cable knits and the pom poms on the front.  I just feel like this is the perfect sweater for this 
fall.  You can find this one at lindex.com.
          11.  I feel like this last one is pretty self explanatory.  Leather jackets are just essential for fall.  They are 
fashionable and practical.  I chose this one because I think this style is ideal.  It's also from withchic.com. 

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Corduroy Skirt

10:56:00 AM Andrea Ryan 8 Comments


TOP: Nordstrom
PURSE: Forever 21
SHOES: Payless

           I think this is my current favorite outfit! I bought all of these items (except the choker) within the past month and a half.  I knew I wanted to pair them all together immediately because I feel like the colors just complement each other.  My favorite item is this mauve skirt.  It's made out of stretchy corduroy and fits perfectly.  It is so comfortable! I can't wait to transition it into fall with some tights. I've been wanting a pair of flats like this for a couple of years and just never really found an affordable pair.  These are surprisingly comfortable too.  I tried on a few pairs at Forever 21 and they were so stiff.  These are from Payless.  


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Still Summer

5:48:00 PM Andrea Ryan 8 Comments


DRESS: Souvenir from Florida
HAT: T.J. Maxx
SUNGLASSES: Zero UV
NECKLACE: Forever 21
BRACELETS: Shell: Souvenir from Florida, Bangle: Souvenir from San Francisco

        I found this dress when I was in Panama City Beach, Florida about a month ago.  I love so many things about it.  The floral embroidery is so pretty on the navy fabric.  It's loose and flowy.  It's just perfect.  Best of all, it was super inexpensive because I got it from one of those huge souvenir shops that are all over Florida.  I usually don't find anything in them, but this time I did.

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White Lace Dress

4:52:00 PM Andrea Ryan 15 Comments


DRESS: Sheinside
SHOES: Christian Siriano 
PURSE: Forever 21
SUNGLASSES: Zero UV

          I bought this dress so long ago with the intention of wearing it so many times, but it never seemed right.  I love the lace and style, but I feel swallowed up in it.  When I bought it, I didn't realize that the neck came so high up.  All well, I still like it.  If I don't wear it again, I can always turn it into a skirt or alter the neckline.  Knowing how to sew really comes in handy sometimes.  I'm sure everybody's got pieces like this one, where it doesn't quite fit how you want.  I have always been a big fan of white lace.  That's what attracted me to this dress.  








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Cheap Women's Clothing from Fashionmia*

1:17:00 PM Andrea Ryan 4 Comments












          Fall is just around the corner (in 6 days) and that means it's time to start transitioning your wardrobe.  I have selected some pieces from Fashionmia that I think would be perfect for late summer and early fall.  Fashionmia has so many good options of cheap women's clothing for fall.  This blue top has 3/4 length sleeves so you can wear it when it's not as hot.  It's really cute and still a bit summery.  The black top with the stars would be so fun to wear when it gets closer to Halloween because that's what I think of when I see it.  It's black, which is obviously the perfect color to wear around that time.  This jacket that I chose is a bomber jacket.  They are super trendy right now.  I love how this one is very neutral and can be paired with anything.  
          Secondly, I want to talk about the dresses.  Fashionmia offers a huge variety of cheap women's dresses!  I love the first one because it's super trendy and pretty.  It has the off the shoulder style but it's a maxi dress, so it can be worn in chillier weather.  I love this denim dress because I think it would be really cute to wear during fall with some boots and a scarf.  You could also pair a hat and some tights with it.  Denim is always in style when it's back to school season and goes with everything.  It's always a little difficult to try out your favorite trends when you can't afford a lot of clothing.  That's why it's always nice to consider alternative shops that offer cheap women's dresses.  
          






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Saugatuck in the Summer

9:20:00 AM Andrea Ryan 9 Comments


TOP: Nordstrom 
SKIRT: Billabong
NECKLACE: Forever 21
SUNGLASSES: Zero UV
SANDALS: Forever 21
PURSE: Expressions NYC
BRACELETS: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Gold) and souvenir from Florida (Scorpio)

          Two weeks ago I was in Saugatuck, Michigan for the day with my boyfriend.  It's another one of those cute waterfront towns lined with shops, restaurants, and the beach.  Saugatuck has always been one of my favorite places to go for the day because it's always fun.  My family used to take trips there when I was little on our boat and stay for a night.  Now every time I go it just makes me feel that happy summery feeling.  
          I wore this new cropped top that I got from Nordstrom.  It fits me perfectly and goes with everything.  I paired it with this skirt from Billabong.  I've had it since High School (10 years) and never got rid of it because I love it.  I think this is actually my oldest item of clothing.  I especially love that these skirts are back in style.  







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