Primark Mania!

Primark Mania!

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It has been so long since I have done one of these blog posts! Gosh, I miss the traditional blogs I used to do! I promise, I will be doing them more often! I actually did not even think I would be posting a blog today. My original plan was to take a picture of my #OOTD for Instagram and advertise my latest YouTube videos. But after seeing the photos my bf took of me on his IPhone, I knew these had to be for more than just Insta. It is actually perfect timing too because the first Primark store in the U.S. opened up near me, and I couldn’t be more excited. So why not talk about the mania it is causing?!

Back on topic, I went yesterday (the second day of it being open) hesitant to what I would find. I did not know the store very well, just that the prices are nearly too good to be true. IT WAS MAGICAL! There are four floors that include women’s and men’s clothing, a kids section, shoes, accessories, home, lingerie, pajamas and plenty more that I probably didn’t see. I was quite overwhelmed to say the least. But after giving a pep talk, and pushing my way through the crowds, I was pleased by what I found. The styles are very up to date with trends we are seeing for this fall: simple, chunky sweaters, blanket scarves, chambray, suede, and ripped denim. They offer a variety of colors and sizes and the prices are to die for. I purchased two items: a checkered chambray blouse and this long blush sweater. I am so in love with this sweater! It is the comfiest thing I own and so versatile! Talk about being a beautiful color too!

For this cool, crisp saturday, I paired it with some ripped denim, a sleeveless, white blouse, some flat sandals and my favorite reversible bag. It made for an easy and cozy pairing!

For a girl who is a newbie to Primark, I am pleasantly surprised and very happy with the new style department store.

Until next time!

XOXO Navy and Lace

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Concrete Jungle

Today’s OOTD was filled with a little (faux) fur, some leopard flats, in a little concrete jungle. Check it out!

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Sweater: JCrew (Similar)      Jeans: Paige Denim  Vest: TJ Max   Shoes: Steve Madden    Scarf: JCrew (Similar)   Bracelet: Miero

I decided to sport a faux fur vest today. It kept me warm without overheating in this cool fall weather. I paired it with a crew neck cream sweater, some coated olive color jeans, and a black and white scarf. I paired this outfit with leopard flats and my new Miero bracelet!

Miero bracelets are the perfect accessory to pair with any outfit. It is personalized with your own saying or quote and comes in different styles and colors.

FOR A LIMITED TIME, THE WEBSITE IS GIVING ALL OF MY VIEWERS THE CHANCE TO RECEIVE FREE SHIPPING ON THEIR ORDERS FROM THE SITE!

PROMO CODE: Navy&Lace

http://www.mieroglyphs.com

They are perfect for you or a friend! Definitely a trend I’ll be sporting with every outfit! Will you?!

-XOXO Navy and Lace

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Appreciate The Gray Skies

The weather has been quite gray lately, but that shouldn’t ruin your fall. Enjoy the gray skies and crisp cool breeze. Soon, we will be dealing with mounds of snow and ice. So, why not match your outfit to the color of the day?

I did just that by keeping with the cool, dark tones. I decided to wear a stripe, tweed blue and gray skirt. I paired it with a long black sweater that has faux leather detailing on the arms. This type of sweater is perfect with a form fitting skirt because it drapes right over it! I added a leather jacket to keep warm and even a patterned scarf to add another touch of blue. I finished off the look with a pair of chestnut riding boots and my black Tory Burch tote.

This is my FAVORITE SKIRT! It fits many body types and actually slims the hips, rather than making them look bigger. The horizontal striped pattern can be unflattering at times on certain body types, but even a solid would work. It’s the perfect way to dress up, yet add a cool edge to your style!

Enjoy the rest of your Monday and do not forget to embrace those occasional gray skies!

Skirt: H&M (Similar)      Sweater: H&M    Jacket: Macy’s (Similar)      Boots: Sam Edelman    Scarf: (Unknown :(…)

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-XOXO Navy and Lace

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Don’t Question My Style!

I am all for trying out new trends and styles. I am also always wanting to put pieces together that some may question. Pairing a pair of ripped, distressed denim with such a feminine classic, blush colored blouse is what I am all about. Don’t question it; learn from it!

I am wearing a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans. However, I rolled up the cuffs to give the look more of a shape. I also decided to pair a sheer, blush colored blouse with a bow near the neck. The blouse is such a soft color, but would look lovely on all skin tones. Since I was in the park, I wore an easy pair of sandals, but prior, I wore a pair of nude studded flats. I also wore my Tory Burch tote to tie the look together.

I love this mashed up look. The jeans were definitely an unexpected twist, but that is what style is all about. They added comfort with a cool, cute edge. It was combining a girly look with a slight “boyfriend” feel.

Try out the unexpected! Sometimes the best outfits come from pieces you’d least expect being paired together.

Blouse: Urban Outfitters (Similar)      Jeans: Urban Outfitters

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-XOXO Navy and Lace

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Street Edge

Street style is one of the main components of fashion that I admire. The ability to see all different styles and takes on a piece of clothing is amazing and never gets old. I would hope my viewers would think that the outfits I demonstrate on my blog are street style worthy. Today, especially, I wanted to have that cool street style with an edge.

I chose to photograph, as seen in the image, in an alleyway with the layers of brick behind me! (I thought it really pushed the idea of the street style vibe I wanted!) Anyway, I am wearing a black and red checkered flannel, tucked into the top of my denim. My pants are black, almost leather denim. The pant is smooth like denim, but shines like a leather. They are so cool! I paired it with my favorite nude, studded Sam Edelman flats and a simple black tote bag.

This look is perfect for the recent fall weather! The pants are an awesome way to add that edge to your style, and the flannel makes the look comfortable and easy! Pairing a more elegant looking blouse will dress the look up, so feel free to make it your own!

Try to incorporate different looks into your street style and develop something that is your own! As long as you wear it with confidence, then the rest will take care of itself.

Pants: Nordstrom (Similar)   Flannel: Nordstrom (Similar)     Shoes: Sam Edelman      Bag: Tory Burch  (Bag and shoes not found online 🙁

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-XOXO Navy and Lace

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A Sunday Meant for the City

Happy Sunday! The weather was beautiful here! Although there was some debate on what to do on this gorgeous day, I finally decided that time in the city would be perfect for an easy afternoon walk!

I am wearing a navy blue kimono with white daisy print. I paired it with a cropped, white eyelet shirt, also with a daisy pattern. For shorts, I threw on a pair of light wash denim with rips on the front. Sandals were simple flats with a little brown strap! The waves in my hair were from yesterday, (they stayed perfectly in place) and I wore a tinted moisturizer for SPF coverage!

Simple but easy style is what I look for nowadays with the sun blazing! The kimono added a cool, hipster touch to what could have been just a bland outfit! They are a great way to take shorts and tee to a whole other level!

Stay cool on these warm summer days, but always remember to enjoy your style too!

Kimono: Forever 21 (Similar)        Top: Topshop (Similar)      Shorts: Forever 21   Sandals: Old Navy (In Previous Posts)

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Courtesy of my Instagram! #SundayInTheCommon

-XOXO Navy and Lace

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New York State of Mind

I had a blast in NYC over the weekend for Beautycon, and of course did not forget that a new blog post was very necessary! Saturday night turned out to be beautiful and great for a lovely dinner out! My initial thoughts were what outfit will I wear? Being in the big apple, my New York state of mind kicked in, and I knew exactly what to wear!

I paired an adorable open back floral blouse with bold and vibrant colors with my favorite black pants. I wore these in a lot of my winter blog posts, but I found that they work great on warmer nights too! They are high waisted and are not as heavy as normal dress pants are! I threw on some sandals that I brought and added a leather jacket just in case it became a bit chilly. My hair was already curled from Beautycon that day, but I touched up my makeup and added a nude gloss and some pretty lilac/nude eyeshadow!

This look is lovely! It fit the night perfectly and the urban, city feel! Lose the jacket, add a pair of heels, and it could work for another night out! Switch the jacket, and you can make it more formal with a blazer! Dress it up or down!

Try this look for the warmer summer nights that will hopefully be approaching! You will look drop dead gorgeous! Until next time!

Jacket: Macy’s      Top: Nordstrom     Pants: 344 (Similar)      Sandals: Aldo (Similar)

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-XOXO Navy and Lace

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