Friday, March 27

Fashion Friday: Blooming Blazers

The sun is back and so is Fashion Friday!
After a bit of a rainy week here in Washington, it's nice to have a return to warm spring weather. The sun is shinning, the birds are chirping, and we're breaking out our summer shoes!
After wearing boots all winter, it's nice to let your feet breathe. While it's not quite time for sandals just yet, flats are an easy, slip-on/slip-off for of footwear that can go with virtually anything. We took these eye-catching sparkle flats from ModCloth and cuffed the legs on a pair of basic denim to add extra emphasis. The golden sequins of the shoes complements the slight gold of this tie-top (also from ModCloth) as well as the gold details on the purse and various gold accessories (Nordstrom).
We topped this look off with a earthy- green blazer from Macy's as the finishing touch. As many of you know, we love a good blazer to help dress up a casual look. They are great for providing warmth as well as professionalism and always look classy (see last week's post for more).

Perfect for casual Friday or Sunday brunch, switching out the jeans for either slacks or a skirt is one way to dress up this outfit for the workplace.

Style On,
-Jamie (Instagram: @browneyelovely)

Friday, March 20

Fashion Friday: Class

Despite the joy of the holiday season and the beauty of fresh fallen snow, there always comes a time when I am simply ready for the end of these dreary winter days and for the sunshine to return. At long last, it is finally March and hopefully warmer weather is soon to come.  Daylight savings has officially begun and now, with the worst of winter behind us, it is time to start looking toward spring. 
Florals, pastels and bold colors are abundant both on and off the runway, making a bright pink blazer (like this one from H&M) a perfect statement to start the season.  Contrary to the cozy cardigans you've been cuddled up in for the past few months, a blazer is a more polished, sophisticated alternative.  Truly versatile, they can be a finishing touch to your interview attire, quickly dress up your daily outfit for that last-minute rush to chapter meetings, or even just add an extra layer of warmth when headed out the door each morning. The thickness of my blazer helps to perfectly combat this last bit of late-winter Washington chill, but finding one that fits your climate is key. 

Paired here with a neutral crochet top (from J. Crew) and basic denim, the secret to pulling off this look is to let the brightness of the bold jacket be the main focus point. Even though this is a more casual look, wearing a blazer makes this outfit instantly classy when attending class. And of course, there are always accessories to help dress-up or dress-down your look.  They say the devil is in the details and adding further spring color through bracelets (from Claire’s) is a perfect complement to the blazer’s bright pink.  With a finishing touch of floral heels (from Macy's) and my tribal pack (from Forever 21), I am certainly looking forward to the start of spring.
One Simple Change: Still too cold to go without a warm coat? Trying a bright colored scarf paired with a classic trench will achieve the same effect and you’ll be springtime-ready despite the snow!
Style On,
Jamie (Instagram: @browneyelovely)

Friday, March 13

Fashion Friday: Lucky Number 13

Happy Friday the 13th!
This week, we're trying our luck by taking a walk on the wild side.

This tough, edgy look is incredibly easy to pull off. All we did was pair a plain white tee and plain black leggings with boots and a leather jacket. Top it off with a beanie and your bad self will be ready to rock whatever life throws at you.

I already have one tattoo, but after this shoot I'm certainly considering another. Do you have any ink? Let us know below! - Jamie (@browneyelovely)

Friday, March 6

Fashion Friday: Into The Woods

This week's Fashion Friday is brought to you from the great outdoors! Along with the darling miss Jenn, here are the ins and outs of how to stay fashionable yet functional when out in the woods.

1) Dress in layers!

Weather is notorious for changing dramatically and you don't want to be caught unawares. Dressing in layers allows for you to enjoy the heat of the day, but still have something toasty for campfire evenings. Here Jenn paired her Forever 21 shorts over leggings along with an Urban Outfitters sweater.

2) Wear good shoes!

I love my collection of heels as much as any city girl, but when out in the wilderness they just won't do. Uneven ground and long hikes require footwear that's up to the task. Boots are best, and my favorite are these black Steve Maddens from Modcloth.

3) Enjoy nature and have fun!

In the hustle and bustle of every day, it's easy to get swept away with meetings and deadlines. A camping trip is a great time to take a break and take advantage of all nature has to offer. Relax, put the phone away, go exploring and make some memories.

Happy weekend to you all!
 -Jamie (@browneyelovely)

Friday, February 27

Fashion Friday: Maxi Love

Spring is just around the corner and here at HTMH, we can't wait for the warm weather!

But just because there's still a chill in the air doesn't mean you have to stick to your heavy winter wardrobe. A simple maxi-dress in an adorable print (like this one from @shopruche!), can be great for more than just late-summer evenings.

The added length gives added warmth, and when paired with a cardigan its just cozy enough to beat these dreary winter doldrums and kick-start the spring season!

Best wishes to you all,
-Jamie (Instagram: @browneyelovely)

Friday, February 20

Fashion Friday: Too Cool For School

Out in the middle of no where Washington is a little abandoned school house and bus, obviously the perfect place for some pictures.

Local quirk goes beyond landmarks. I found my perfect too cool for school top at Luna Fish, a local boutique. For true one-of-a-kind fashion, be sure to support your local businesses!

Jacket: Gift (similar here & here)
Pants: Walmart
Undershirt: Basic white button up (similar here)
Crop Top: Luna Fish
Shoes: Modcloth

See you next week!

Jamie (Instagram: @browneyelovely)