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Girls with Pearls . . . and Velvet too

I am so excited for this post y'all because I've teamed up with a fabulous fellow Memphis blogger to bring y'all some style inspiration for this season's hot trends.
 
One of my favorite things about blogging / instagram is seeing how others style current trends or even the same pieces. When Tabitha and I discussed getting together for a collab post we picked the pearl studded trend to both incorporate into our outfit but as it turns out we both added some velvet too. What I love about this is how we have very different looks - I'm tall and plus size while Tabitha is more average in both height and size, different lifestyles - Tabitha is a Mom who works from home while I'm a not yet mom who works in an office, and even different taste - I would say Tabitha' style is classic with an edgy twist while I tend to be pretty feminine in my style ; yet we are both incorporating two current trends into our look and both looks are pretty great if I do say so myself.




Blogger babes are the best and I really do believe that style is a form of creativity and I enjoy seeing everyone's unique take. I feel like my style is affected not only by current trends but by the stylish ladies I follow. I think when you see different bloggers interpret styles differently it makes fashion more approachable - these days I'm far more likely to get ideas for something I "need" to add to my closet from Instagram than I am a fashion magazine.


 
 
 
 
 
 
On Tabitha's outfit I LOVE this all black outfit with the purple cardigan and fun flats. I'm also pretty much obsessed with the purse Tabitha choose to incorporate pearl studs. I would usually tend towards wearing a shirt as my pop of color and sticking to neutral color cardigans but this look is just really great and makes me want to go out and buy a purple cardigan. Another thing I really like about Tabitha's outfit is that it's very versatile - It's business casual but polished enough for an informal client meeting, stylish enough for a night out, and comfortable enough for running errands on the weekend; besides going to the gym and a super formal office settings I can't think of where you couldn't wear this outfit.

Tabitha's Outfit Details

Cardigan: Similar
Pants: Black Corduroy 
 
 
 


 
 
 For my outfit my intention wasn't to go full on girly but I just felt like this top went really well with the skirt. To keep the look from getting too frilly I brought in a brown belt to break up the monochromatic look (and hide the boring waist band on the skirt if I'm being perfectly honest) , and animal print clutch and shoes to bring in a some "grown up flair" - I love pink but I think not dressing like a little girl is one thing you have to be careful with when wearing it. I definitely won't be strolling the aisles of target in these shoes but I have worn my outfit to work and out to dinner.
 

MandySue's Outfit Details

Top: Como Vintage Plus and Petite
Belt: similar
Clutch: Kate Spade 
 style tip: it's actually a pencil pouch and is only $30! 
Shoes: Old Navy
they are on sale - Woohoo!
 
It was so much fun not only putting together my own outfit but getting to see Tabitha's take on the same trends. Be sure to check out her blog and follow her on Instagram to keep up with her fun style.
 
***This post features products Tabitha and I purchased with our own money, this in not a sponsored post. Affiliate links are used which provides a small commission should you purchase anything you see here, this cost you nothing but I always like to give full disclosure***
 
 
Let's Connect! Follow me on Instagram - I am currently giving away a pair of Kendra Scott earrings so be sure to look for that post to enter.
 

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  1. What a fun thing, collabing a fashion post with a friend. Great read!

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