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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Sponsor Spotlight: IPromise Jewelry

Promises mean a lot in our society, but to IPromise Jewelry's creator Karen, they mean everything. She started IPJ because of a promise she made her daughter - she wrote her a letter while she was away at camp, and years later Karen's daughter got that same promise tattooed onto her arm.  It made her realize just how powerful a promise could be, which in turn inspired her to start her fabulous company.
Each piece on the IPJ site contains a promise - either a promise to yourself or a promise to another person. The outer edges all say "I Promise..." and are accented with four stunning diamonds.  The insides offer personal inspirations - it's like you're keeping a little secret to yourself.

They also sell bracelets that benefit different causes - IPromise contributes to Quinn for the Win and JDRF - so you'll be helping wonderful foundations on top of it all.  It's really a win-win - you look stylish AND you give back to society!

If you want a gorgeous piece of jewelry or you'd like to make a promise to a loved one or yourself for that matter, make sure you get yourself a piece from IPromise Jewelry's fabulous collection!

Sponsored by IPromise Jewelry
Written by Zoe Luiz

Summer's Hottest Trends: The Shorts Edition

It's summertime, and that means it's time to bust out the shorts! Finally, you can ditch the leggings and boyfriends jeans, and start wearing some trendy cut-offs! Here are a list of this summer's top five shorts trends:

1. High-Waisted Shorts

This trend has been in for a while, but it's still going strong! If you guys already own these from past summers, get some cute tops to create new outfits.
Save: Romwe $13                                                  Splurge: Urban Outfitters $138

2. Pin-Up Shorts

These shorts are a variation on the aforementioned high-waisted trend; they're definitely specific though. They're typically tight black shorts that go above the belly button. They're also sometimes called "sailor shorts" aka pin-up shorts with buttons across the sides. 

Save: Rue 21 $20                                   Splurge: Urban Outfitters $39

3. Asymmetrical Shorts

I love this trend because it's fairly new!  These shorts are similar to the classic 90's skort. The piece has a panel that's diagonal, which makes the front look asymmetrical. 

Save: Choies $14                               Splurge: Nasty Ga $68

4. Rompers

These aren't technically shorts, but they have shorts attached therefore they make the list! Rompers were in a few years ago - they never really fully went away, but this summer they're coming back strong. There are tons of different styles, but my personal favorites are ones that have really loose legs - they look like dresses until you start walking.
Save: Nordstrom Rack $20                        Splurge: Revolve $142

5. Embellished Shorts

Sequins and studs may seem like things of the past, but they're making a comeback. Any of the aforementioned trends can be embellished - just add sequins, studs, or lace.  You could even DIY! I personally like shorts with embellished pockets sticking out underneath (pictured below on the right).

Save: Target $15                                                       Splurge: American Eagle $50

What do you guys think of these trends? Do you think you'll be purchasing any new items? Which one's your favorite?

Written by Zoe Luiz

From the Inside Out

Time for another casual OOTD today on Sensible Stylista.  I know I featured Almost Famous yesterday on the blog, but I couldn't resist showcasing them again.  I centered today's look around my new high-waisted shorts.  I paired them with a simple crop and accessorized with a chic hat from Arth - an incredible hat boutique in NYC!

I used to shop their store ALL the time back when I lived in the Big Apple.  It's located right next to the Grom in Columbus Circle.  I used to buy gelato and browse their collection.  Good times all around - happy eyes, happy tummy!  Anywho, I wish I could link y'all but unfortunately I don't have product URLs for you guys today.  I'll make sure to share similar options below though!
Shorts:  c/o Almost Famous || Top:  c/o Almost Famous || Bag: Deb - old || Hat:  Arth Hats

Here are some awesome hats for you guys to browse (different price points)...
..and of course, polka dot short options for y'all as well!
PS.  Make sure to check back at 4:30 EST to read all about Summer's hottest short trends!