An Unusual Pair…

I am always looking for new ways to spice up my wardrobe. Instead of buying new pieces of clothing, I’ve found I can take the pieces I already have and change them up depending on the day. One thing that I’ve tried and absolutely love is the sweater and dress combo. Surprisingly, layering a big comfy sweater over a short dress can add a new look to your closet!

The dress I am wearing is my cranberry shirt dress with 3/4 sleeves, which I wore in my previous boho chic post. I then layered my black and white oversized sweater with zipper shoulder detailing. The reason this particular sweater works with the dress is because it is longer in the back and shorter in the front. This allows the look to blend better when it is on your body! I wore my plain, black opaque tights, chestnut brown riding boots, and threw on a black scarf just to keep warm!

The look is a lot of fun to put together because you can mix and match pretty much any sweater to any dress in your closet and have a put together look for any occasion.

Try it out! Add your own personal touches too! The look will soon be your go to outfit for any day!

Dress: Tobi Clothing      Sweater: Forever 21     Scarf: JCrew     Tights: Hue     Boots: Sam Edelman

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-XOXO Navy and Lace


Comfy Sunday!

On Sunday’s like these all I want to do is curl up on a couch with my pjs on. Knowing me, that doesn’t last long. So, what’s a girl to do? Put on an outfit that is both comfy and chic!

On this gray day, I decided to wear a pair of my camo, toothpick skinny jeans, which are stretchy and super comfy with a 3/4 sleeve, black sweater. The sweater is long with a V-neck and has a satin back. To spice up the look and add some color, I wore my burgundy, fringed scarf. On my wrist, I am wearing my Alex and Ani charm bangles mixed with some beaded ones and my Tory Burch band. I kept my shoes on the simple side and wore a pair of my chestnut loafers with gold stud detailing.

The reason I love this look is because it is one that I always turn to. I always wear my camo pants because they are extremely versatile. I can throw them on with a comfy sweater and scarf and feel put together. It’s something I will stand by forever!

So when you’re feeling lazy, why not throw on an easy outfit? Curl your hair! Do your makeup! You’ll feel put together and 100% better!

Pants: Express      Sweater: Gap     Scarf: Nordstrom’s       Bracelets: Alex and Ani/Tory Burch

Shoes: Steve Madden

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-XOXO Navy and Lace

A Rustic Edge…

Sometimes the cutest outfits aren’t necessarily the ones that have to make a statement. I’ve fallen in love with the big sweater and dress combo, especially for the winter time. Add on a pair of riding boots, tights, and curl your locks, and you have a rustic style that is clean and cozy.

Considering the weather was cold and dreary today, this look was the perfect way to make me feel warm and stylish. I paired my floral, three quarter sleeve dress (with open back) with a long, over size sweater. Even though both pieces had a pattern, they worked well together because the floral print was subtle enough to wear with the big pattern on the sweater. My tights were simple, black opaque tights, and I wore my chestnut riding boots with them . To finish off the look, I wore a simple feather necklace and curled my hair to form large waves. The look was so easy to put together and definitely versatile.

I am not much of a rustic gal, but wearing this outfit makes me feel comfy without having to wear sweatpants. It is easy and very girly! Perfect for the girl on the go too!

Change the outfit up, mix and match, but whatever you end up wearing, I hope this inspired you to turn to a more rustic side with your style!

Dress: Forever 21     Sweater: 344       Tights: Hue      Boots: Sam Edelman        Necklace: (From Spain)

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-XOXO Navy and Lace

It’s Never Too Late to Change Your Mind or Your Outfit…

Like most girls, I am very indecisive, especially when it comes to what I wear. I’ll pick out an outfit, accessorize it, then completely change my mind. One of my greatest assets is unfortunately also my greatest falt. However, it’s not a big deal! As long as you feel good in what you end up wearing, then that is all that matters!

My outfit shown is another take on a Christmas/holiday look. My black trousers are perfect for any figure. They are high-waisted, have a tie string for the waist, and become slimmer and narrower as they reach the ankle. The fabric is so comfortable and definitely another option if you don’t want to wear a skirt of dress. I paired the pants with a cow neck blouse, which is creme and has no sleeves. (It also shimmers!) I tucked the shirt in, in order to show off my waist and the pants better. For a jacket, I decided to add a little bit of edge and use a black leather jacket, and paired the look with my leopard flats. Because I kept the style to simple and classic with only the flats as a pop out piece, I decided to layer on an orange/coral lipstick and slicked my hair up tight in a sock bun. I recommend the sock bun just in case you may be having a bad hair day. Finally, I kept the look with minimal jewelry, only pearl studs.

The pop of color on the lips and the leopard print flats are definitely a way to keep this look classy and basic. I like how they are unexpected and something that catches people’s eyes! They definitely photograph well too!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday filled with family and friends. And remember, whatever you are wearing, stay confident and fabulous!

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-XOXO Navy and Lace

A Christmas Filled with Style!

Christmas is practically a day away, which means it is time to start picking out an outfit. Every year, people always tell me they are tired of their classic sweater and leggings/jean ensemble and want something a little bit different. Christmas shouldn’t be a time where you dress boring; you should have fun and experiment with a look that you’ve always wanted to try!

My Christmas look consists of some head turning pieces that will surely make you best dressed at your holiday occasion. I am wearing a mini, leather “skater” skirt with stud detailing at the waist. I paired it with a classic sheer, black blouse with lace shoulder detailing and a bow that you can tie in the front! My shoes are simple, patent leather black pumps. To finish the look, I wore a jeweled bracelet, pearl studs, and put on some plum lipstick to add a pop of color!

Although this look might be not casual enough, you can always dress it down or change the pieces to your liking! This is your look! Make it what you want and own it! I love all black, especially for the winter season! It not only slims you, but is so easy to change up from day to day!

So whatever your outfit may be this holiday season, I wish everyone a happy, healthy holiday filled with family and friends!

Skirt: 344      Blouse: Forever 21       Shoes: Steve Madden       Bracelet: Icing        Lipstick: Sephora

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-XOXO Navy and Lace

A Little Boho Chic…

I always said that if I could live in a specific time period it would definitely be the ’60s. I love hippie/boho. It’s a great style that is not only comfortable with its long, flowy blouses and wide, brim hats, but also extremely chic and versatile. It’s easy to accomplish and definitely something everyone should experiment with.

My look started by pairing a cranberry shirt blouse with a pair of plain opaque black tights. From there I layered an army, green blazer over the look. The blazer has tribal print detailing on the arms and is so warm with its wool sleeves. From there, I wore my wide, brim black hat with chain detailing and some super cute knee high chestnut boots. Accessories were also crucial in this outfit! I wore bangles on bangles of my Alex and Ani bracelets and tied the entire look together with a long necklace (It’s a key :)).

The colors, although seem like complete opposites, actually compliment each other. Because they are deep and neutral, they pair well together and definitely do not clash! Of course my favorite is the deep cranberry/burgundy dress, which I completely recommend purchasing! It is the most versatile piece I have in my closet!

So whatever the occasion may be, just remember that boho chic will also be FABULOUS!

Dress: Tobi Clothing      Tights: Hue        Blazer: Forever 21       Hat: Forever 21       Boots: Nordstroms

Bracelets: Alex and Ani         Necklace: (Little boutique in Toledo, Spain)

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-XOXO Navy and Lace

Bringin’ (Sexy) Preppy Back

Dressing preppy doesn’t always mean wear J crew and polo shirts. You can look preppy and feel classic and edgy at the same time. My outfit consists of some staple pieces that should be in every girls wardrobe!

I started by pairing some of my favorites dark wash skinny jeans with a jean blouse layered with a soft knit sweater. I specifically chose one with a cute, sassy logo, but you can always choose one that’s a solid color or has stripes. Layering these two pieces took some time to adjust, but I finally set them in a place that was comfortable on my body. I paired this look with a classy beaded necklace that included colors that complimented the rest of the neutral tones. If you do not have a beaded necklace, a big, chunky jeweled necklace would look just as fabulous. To finish off the look, I wore my chestnut, loafer flats with little gold studs along with my red peacoat. This pop of color brought the entire look together, adding a little spice. Of course this look can be rearranged to your liking, but these items are key to anyone’s closet in creating a simple easy look!

Coat: Delia’s        Blouse: Forever 21         Sweater: Forever 21        Jeans: Express       Necklace: Forever 21        Shoes: Steve Madden

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-XOXO Navy and Lace


What’s Your Scent?

Signature scent? I’ve been looking for mine for years! I still don’t think I’ve found the fragrance that fits me, but I certainly have found perfumes that are yummy and delicious!

The first is Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture. The packaging is so classic and glamorous, making you feel like a princess even when holding the bottle. The scent is sensuous and deeper than other fragrances, but still has a flowery, girly feel. It tends to last all day, which is fantastic, especially for a girl on the go! The price is $98, which is expensive, but considering how long it lasts, it is quality and definitely worth the investment. Little goes a long way with this one!

The second I stumbled upon by accident. I had purchased a pair of pants from Express and was about to throw the bag away when my mom pulled out coupons and a number of perfume samples. The one that I fell in love with was called Love Express by Express (the clothing store). The fragrance is fresh, a little fruity, and very girly! It is perfect and definitely something I could wear everyday. The fragrance itself is normally $45, but they are actually on sale now online! It comes in sets, or you can buy it by itself. This is a steal compared to designer fragrances and smells delicious. I definitely recommend this one!

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So whatever your scent may be, choose one that fits you and that you love! Until next time 🙂

-XOXO Navy and Lace

Quote of the Day!


No one is perfect! Those who say they are cannot accept the fact that imperfections exist in the world! Love yourself and who you are! Never let someone bring you down and ruin your day! Stay positive! Life isn’t about achieving perfection; it’s about discovering a path that you want to lead! So many people try to achieve something that in our realities are unattainable. Don’t try to imitate their life because it is not one that we would want to live! Find your own path and love every minute of it! Realize that what you want to achieve is perfect for you, and only you! Relax and think about what is really important in life: family, health, beauty, love and positivity! Those are my philosophies… What are yours?

Stay beautiful and happy no matter what the situation may be. Tomorrow will always bring something new and bright!

-XOXO Navy and Lace

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