Guys I am SO SO excited to share my newest clothing brand obsession with y’all…BUDDY LOVE! You guys know I LOVE bright bold colors, prints + accents and anything with a girly feel so when I discovered Buddy Love I instantly fell in love! From chic dresses to flirty tops to great swim pieces, Buddy Love has all of the fun pieces you’ll want to wear all summer long + the best part? They fit great, are amazing quality + are at an affordable price point.
I first discovered Buddy Love via Red Dress Boutique since I am always adding new pieces to my wardrobe from their new arrivals section + when I spotted these fun prints + neon hues I knew this brand would be a new go-to for me!
One of my current Buddy Love favorites is this cobalt reptile print dress. When I slipped it on not only did I feel sassy, fierce + sexy, but I also feel like Paris Hilton + crew would have so rocked this outfit in the early 2000’s + any little bit of nostalgia I can feel when it comes to fashion, I am all about it!
Before I begin sharing my current Buddy Love obsessions, I want to share how I styled this dress with these classic white pumps + vintage Prada bag. I got this bag when I was in middle school + now it’s making a come back. Don’t you love that?! When things come back in style after being forgotten for so long? Such an exciting feeling + a lesson to never let go of pieces that may make a comeback one day!
Now to round up some of my current Buddy Love favorites…these picks are sure to have you stylin’ this summer + I can’t wait to stock up on more of these beautiful pieces hehe ♥
Winter weather got ya down? Even though it has been a bit chilly here in LA, winter blues aren’t keeping me down. Instead of wearing neutral colors + always dressing cozy, I love adding a bit of chic to my winter wardrobe, especially with a great Pop Of Color like this one! 2019 is gearing up to be a busy year with business, the blog + travel so I am investing in multipurpose pieces that stand out + help me feel beautiful + confident. Funny to think a few years ago I would avoid maxi dresses like the plague (I always felt I was short + they would make me look stocky) but when I found this cobalt blue beauty it was love at first try on 😉 hehe Safe to say I will be wearing this beauty all season long + well into the spring.
I absolutely love this dress + while I got it at Rainbow Shops, I found a bunch of similar styles at varying price points below. Cobalt blue has always been a favorite color of mine. When I look at blue it just makes me happy + it really pops when you wear it!
I kept my shoes + bag simple since the dress really steals the show. You can’t go wrong with simple black ankle strap heels (definitely a pair of heels every gal should have in their wardrobe) + a classic black Gucci bag. This Gucci mini bag is great for night events, date night etc – it is convenient in size + has room for all your essentials.
If you know me, you know I am all about color, so you know I had to head to the insta-famous Seven Magic Mountains, a colorful art installation on the way to Vegas. When we headed to Vegas a few weeks ago for my boo’s birthday we stopped by + I fell in LOVE. While my boyfriend laughed at how many people were taking selfies, I was focused on snapping the perfect photos…and we did ok I guess haha :p
I purposely ordered a rainbow clutch, rainbow heels + this perfect cobalt blue dress to add more color to the Seven Magic Mountains. The more color, the better hehe My dress is from another online boutique I am loving called Pink Blush. They have a ton of gorgeous options all at an affordable price point – #winning.
This dress from Shop Pink Blush comes in 3 different colors + fits true to size. I love it to wear year round + it’s great to wear for any occasion.
I am also loving the cold shoulder style + the scallop design.
This bag is from Milly + I searched high + low for it since it was an older style no longer available, so I finally found it on Poshmark for a great price (ICYMI I have a ton of great stuff for sale on my Poshmark closet, Follow me – MISSYONMADISON)!
The shoes were also hard ones to find. They are from Jessica Simpson Style + I saw these on a few different bloggers, did a major search and bam, found HSN is the only retailer still carrying them (so worth snapping these babies up).
Happy Sunday + I hope you all had a fabulous, fun-filled weekend (I sure did)! Saturday night I had the opportunity to attend College Fashion Week here in LA with my blogger gal pal Natalie of HashTagFablife (if you love beauty tutorials + fashion tips, you will love her site). The event was in Culver City + it was made up of 4 different ‘mini’ fashion shows where college students were the models walking the runway! There was sorority wear, night out wear + preppy wear.
Other than the cute styles rocked by fab college students (which I thought was so great for them btw – I love young gals getting to strut their confidence in a positive way)! Talk about Women Empowering Women ♥ In between each runway show guests had the chance to explore some of the great sponsors (like getting brow services from European Wax Center…my favorite). But, the best sponsors came from the styles the gals got to wear down the runway!
First, I should mention I was lucky enough to get the ‘VIP‘ treatment while attending College Fashion Week…meaning I got to sit front row + I received the best swag bag ever! (more about that later :p)
I think Rebecca Minkoff + Vince Camuto are great brands for college students to wear since they have a luxury feel at a convenient price point 🙂 I definitely have my fair share of picks from both brands!
For these fun sponsors I am going to reveal what was in my swag bag because TBH it is pretty major…
I love finding new fragrances that really help me feel great everyday – honestly, when you smell good, you feel good (in my opinion at least). Perfumania has a wide array of fragrances, sets + designers. Whether you are looking for a classic sent from Chanel or a new fresh sent from let’s say Juicy Couture (this perfume smells…amazing, no joke)…Perfumania has got ya covered!
I have wanted to try Fitbit forever…I am not a savvy fitness gal but I want to be able to track my steps, my calories + more to make sure I am at least on a track for success! I think Fitbit Flex 2 is great for that since it works with your lifestyle + with the thin design it looks stylish no matter what outfit you are wearing.
Drybar was probably one of my favorite sponsors! I have already been obsessed with their dry shampoo + some other products, so I am super pumped about trying Triple Sec, which I heard is a fan favorite. And…my favorite thing? Drybar gave a complimentary blowout to all attendees (which I am off to go use as we speak :p)!
Two other sponsors were Hanes + Maidenform (pretty much the essentials for undergarments which are the foundation of any look)! Their newest styles are great to wear with any outfit no matter what the cut or fit 😉
The entire College Fashion Week experience was also sponsored by People StyleWatch (one of my go to magazines for fashion inspo + news)!
Here’s some of what was in my bag:
I highly encourage all of you to try and attend College Fashion Week in your city next year! They have been on the East + West coast…fashion doesn’t sleep + neither do they!
*This post is brought to you by Her Campus Media and its College Fashion Week brand partners.*
And just like that…it’s officially S U M M E R! Although in LA it always feels like summer (especially now doing this crazy heat wave — it was legit 100 degrees yesterday #crazyiknow) now it is time to start embracing color + show off my favorite summer trends! Where do I stock up and find my signature pieces for the summer season? Easy, Burlington! Affordable prices with my favorite brands at up to 65% off other retailers…that’s my kind of shopping 😉
As you all know, one of my favorite trends year round (especially during the summer time) is wearing bright, bold colors…case and point, this cobalt blue dress I scored for just $10.99 at my local Burlington (luckily there is a Burlington just 3 blocks away from my new apartment in Burbank…pretty convenient huh? :p)!
A bright + bold dress is perfect for a night out, the office, brunching with the girls…anytime, anywhere…adding a ‘Pop Of Color‘ always brightens the day and helps you stand out and feel confident!
Burlington also has the cutest shoes and accessories that are perfect to pull together any summer look. My current obsession is nude gladiator sandals! This style is a great go-to shoe for summer because they can be paired with shorts, jeans, a dress and more! Nude helps elongate your legs and they match with absolutely everything — a total summer must-have!