Category Archives: Friday Finds

Every Friday, we provide you with at least one fashion find you should consider adding to your wardrobe.

FRIDAY FINDS: The Bow Back Dress

Happy Friday, M.L.T.S. readers! My name is Crosby and I’ll be joining you for a weekly dose of fashion and fun. “Friday Finds” will feature items hand-picked for you by M.L.T.S. columnists that are on trend and ready to wear!

After a week off for band camp (cue the American Pie quotes), I’m back! And this week, just in time for back to school, I bring you bow backed dresses! Bows are definitely in style, and bring out your inner girly girl. Plus, in the heat, these dresses are cute and comfy!

Steal. I’ve definitely talked about ASOS before, and, as you know, they carry some cute stuff. The color is perfectly bright for the first month of school, and the peek a boo in the front is just enough to be cute and not too much.

ASOS Summer Dress In Bow Back, Photo courtesy of ASOS.com

And for $22.14 (on sale!), you can’t beat that.

Split. Lulus is another one of my favorite stores. I actually own a dress like this from Charlotte Russe. But Lulus does it just right. The peach color is super trendy, and you can make that bow yours in the back! Tie it big, small, or just let the ties hang down in the back; it’s a nice surprise to an otherwise simple dress.

Honey Dipper Peach Dress, Photo courtesy of Lulus.com

And for $42.00, it’s worth a look.

Splurge. This dress, I think, is my favorite. Aren’t the most expensive always? Oh the life of a poor college student. Anywho, while sold out on the site, I’ve heard through the grapevine that Mura will be getting this one back. The puffy skirt is perfect and flattering on anyone, and the color is a wonderful, vibrant red.

Prom Night, Photo courtesy of MuraBoutique.com

But $59.00 is just too much of my paycheck, at least. Worth adding to your wishlist though!

Thanks for reading my Friday Finds column! I’d love to hear your feedback. What did you think? Would you like to see some ways to wear the outfits? Let me know in the comments!

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FRIDAY FINDS: Lovely Leggings!

Happy Friday, M.L.T.S. readers! My name is Crosby and I’ll be joining you for a weekly dose of fashion and fun. “Friday Finds” will feature items hand-picked for you by M.L.T.S. columnists that are on trend and ready to wear!

Okay, guys. So, I’m going to tell you about one of my greatest (and priciest) obsessions as of late. Printed leggings! I’ll admit, I might be a tad biased in this post, but the trend is definitely hot right now. They’re a great way to accessorize and bring new life to a plain outfit.

Steal. Etsy really is a goldmine, if you know where to look. And this is definitely the right place. Style Bari carries tons of adorable printed tights and leggings that are perfect for any outfit.

Lace Mesh & Cotton Purple Leggings, Photo courtesy of stylebari @ Etsy

These leggings especially. With a cute black dress and some boots, you’re set for the day! At only $18, they’re definitely worth a look see.

Split. Floral is all the rage, and has been for quite some time. These girly patterned leggings are perfect for spring, summer, or any time!

Soft Rose Pattern Printed Leggings, Photo courtesy of UsTrendy.com

A tad bit more expensive than our previous pair, but adorable nonetheless. Make ’em yours for $26.99.

Splurge. To be honest, these leggings are the whole reason I wrote this post. I’ll admit, I’m obsessed, and I’m sorry for exposing everyone to the wonderful company that is called Blackmilk. I am a proud Sharkie. I only own two pairs, but that’s enough to get me hooked. I have the rainbows galaxies and the starry nights. You’ll understand in just a second.

Aurora Skye, Woman in Red Ep. 1, Beetlejuice, and Starry Night leggings, Photo Courtesy of BlackmilkClothing.com

Yeah. Get it now? They’re amazing. And addictive. Made out of the most comfortable spandex you’ll find. The company is based in Australia. The owners are amazing. There are meetups for girls who wear their leggings, dresses, and skirts. The only bad thing? You pay for quality. The leggings range anywhere from $78 – $83, and add shipping onto that and they come out to be $100 leggings. But they’re worth it! I swear. The comments I get while wearing these are nothing short of awesome, and I totally feel like a rockstar when I wear them anywhere. I usually pair them with black (a black dress, a black skirt/grey shirt). Easy to style, ridiculously comfortable, and totally trendy! I highly recommend them. (:

Thanks for reading Friday Finds! I’d love to hear your feedback. What did you think? Would you like to see some ways to wear the outfits? Let me know in the comments!

FRIDAY FINDS: The Peter Pan Collar

Happy Friday, M.L.T.S. readers! My name is Crosby and I’ll be joining you for a weekly dose of fashion and fun. “Friday Finds” will feature items hand-picked for you by M.L.T.S. columnists that are on trend and ready to wear!

Here’s your fun fact of the week! Peter pan collars are named after actress Maude Adams’ famous role as Peter Pan in 1905. It became a fashion sensation back then, and up until the 1930s and 1940s. And now, it’s back in style. Big time. What I love about this trend is that, like the high-low hem, it can be applied to a ton of different pieces such as necklaces and shirts. But today, I’m going to focus on dresses.

Steal. Mart of China is a wholesale clothing site that sells, well, really really cute stuff at amazing prices. Unfortunately for me, since I’m a bit on the bigger side, they often don’t have my size, or make garments in only one size. But! There is hope. I’ve found a few pieces on this site that are perfect, such as…

Spot Print Chiffon Dress with Peter Pan Collar, Photo courtesy of MartofChina.com

This peter pan collared dress! The polka dot print is timeless while the lace collar puts the dress on trend. Perfect for class or work! And for a $11.43, it’s definitely a steal.

Split. This dress is perfect for the first time peter pan collar wearer. It’s plain enough that the focus is still on the collar and buttons. And, while it might look like a dress you wore when you were 4 or 5, it’s definitely still chic today.

Tracey Georgette Peter Pan Collar Stripe Dress, Photo courtesy of Boohoo.com

It comes in only two colors, teal or pink, and both are flattering on any body. For only £12.00 (which is about $18.70), you can add it to your wardrobe. 

Splurge. To be honest, it’s always the splurges that I want most! This dress is a perfect example of how a peter pan collar can look cute, but grown up, all at the same time. The back has a little peek a boo panel that adds just a touch of sexy to an otherwise conservative dress.

Flower Print Open Back Dress with Peter Pan Collar, Photo courtesy of Ustrendy.com

But unfortunately, for a poor college girl like myself, I’ll have to admire from afar with a price tag like $67 (it’s on sale from $90.70). Still, maybe some of you can add it to your closet!

Bonus! And, because I couldn’t resist not showing you guys, here’s my favorite dress I came upon while writing this column. It’s a tad pricey ($72.94), and I personally think a bit dressy for my wardrobe at least, but super cute. Check it out!

Beautiful Black Peter Pan Collared Dress, Photo courtesy of ASOS Marketplace

Thanks for reading Friday Finds! I’d love to hear your feedback. What did you think? Would you like to see some ways to wear the outfits? Let me know in the comments!

FRIDAY FINDS: The High Low Hem

Happy Friday, M.L.T.S. readers! My name is Crosby and I’ll be joining you for a weekly dose of fashion and fun. “Friday Finds” will feature items hand-picked for you by M.L.T.S. columnists that are on trend and ready to wear!

Hello darlings! This week we’ll be visiting the super trendy High-Low hem. What I love about this trend is that it applies not only to dresses, but to skirts and shirts too!

Let’s get to it.

Steal. Forever 21 is a girl’s go to for cute and fashionable clothes, and it’s no surprise they carry one of the most charming high-low skirts I’ve found.

High-Low Lace Skirt, Photo Courtesy of Forever21.com

One of my pricier steals, at $17.80, it’s worth it. This skirt will add just enough trendy, girly fun to your wardrobe. Get it here!

Split. This is definitely very close to my splurge, but I couldn’t resist putting this adorable top on here. The high low hem works on every clothing item, and with tops, it makes it easy to sport a cute tank underneath. Personally, I’d put a printed tank under this one just for a pop of pattern.

Threads 4 Thought Low High Hem Top, Photo Courtesy of Buckle.com

On sale at $39.96, it’s a bit pricey, but a timeless shirt. Add it to your collection!

Splurge. My favorite application of the high low hem has got to be the dress. I love walking around with my dress flowing behind me. It totally has a supermodel feel to it. This dress from Lulus is a perfect fit.

Southern Hospitality Light Blue Polka Dot Dress, Photo courtesy of Lulus.com

I love the pattern, it’s sweet and chic! And if, like me you’re a bit worried about that plunging back, have no fear! The way Lulus styled their dress is perfect for a breezy fall day. Check it out!

Photo courtesy of Lulus.com

Thanks for reading Friday Finds! I’d love to hear your feedback. What did you think? Would you like to see some ways to wear the outfits? Let me know in the comments!

FRIDAY FINDS: The Ear Cuff

Happy Friday, M.L.T.S. readers! My name is Crosby and I’ll be joining you for a weekly dose of fashion and fun. “Friday Finds” will feature items hand-picked for you by M.L.T.S. columnists that are on trend and ready to wear!

This week, I thought I’d focus on a trend everyone can enjoy! I’ve had my ears pierced since I was 6 months old. I love using earrings to accent an outfit. But the cool thing about the newest trend, ear cuffs, is that you don’t even have to have your ears pierced!

Steal. 

Bow Ear Cuff, Photo Courtesy IvyLynnCreations @ Etsy

Just slide this bow onto the side of your ear and “cute up” any outfit! And, for only $4.50, it’s definitely a great piece to add to your collection. Check it out on Etsy!

Split. I especially like the trend because I do have my ears pierced. The cuff with the actual earring gives a really cool contrast and these ones are just super cute. (I’m really into bows if you haven’t noticed.)

Mint Green Bow Ear Cuff, Photo Courtesy of AlapopJewelry @ Etsy

For this set it’s a bit more, but at $24 it’s worth thinking about. Check ’em here!

Splurge. I’ve been stalking this ear cuff for quite some time now. It’s a statement piece, for sure. When worn with a little black dress, or just a plain sundress, it adds a great pop of style.

Bronze Octopus Ear Cuff, Photo Courtesy of MartyMagic @ Etsy

And unfortunately, style comes at a price. At $49.00, it’s totally a splurge item. It’s worth saving up for, though! Check it out here.

Now, I know that these are all Etsy listings, and they tend to go fast. Personally, I find the best ear cuffs, both in quality and style, there. However, Claire’s also has some of the cute accessories. While not the best quality, they’re nice to your wallet, and they hold up pretty well. My suggestions would be this studded cuff or this feather drop cuff for pierced ears. They even have this pretty, simple cuff for double pierced ears!

What do you think? Are ear cuffs a trend you are willing to try?

FRIDAY FINDS: The Crop Top

Happy Friday, M.L.T.S. readers! My name is Crosby and I’ll be joining you for a weekly dose of fashion and fun. “Friday Finds” will feature items hand-picked for you by M.L.T.S. columnists that are on trend and ready to wear!

So, let’s talk trends. The crop top has been popular the past few years. It’s the perfect shirt for a summer day. Throw it on with a tank, cut offs, and a cute pair of sandals and you’re out the door. It’s a great way to be comfortable in the heat and still fashionable.

So, let’s talk price.

Steal. 2020AVE has some of the cutest stuff I think I’ve seen. And for a good price. Personally, I’m a poor college girl. But that shouldn’t stop me from being fashionable!

Cropped Split Striped Top, Photo Courtesy of 2020AVE

I think this is a super versatile top, and for only $14.99, it’s definitely worth it. Make it yours here!

Split. Fresh Tops has become one of my favorite things to just look at. Their crops are all the same basic style, a little longer on the outside and a tank sleeve. But the designs they rock can definitely make an outfit twenty bazillion times more exciting. So check ’em!

Never Stop Dreaming Crop, Lumpy Space Princess Crop, Cool Story Bro Crop, Galaxy Crop, Photos Courtesy of Fresh-tops.com

While definitely cute and trendy, they’re a tad bit pricey. They run anywhere between $34 and $37. Add them to your closet here!

Splurge. Alright, I was a little iffy on whether or not to put this on here. But I positively love this top, and it’s definitely a crop. It’s a little riskier than the others, a little pricier, but definitely worth it if you think you can pull it off!

Aqua Silk Bow Bandeau Cropped Top, Photo Courtesy of USTrendy.com

Definitely a change, but the bow is super trendy and the color is really awesome for summer. At $49.99, it’s totally a splurge item. But hey, if you got it, flaunt it! Get it here!

Thanks for reading my first Friday Finds column! I’d love to hear your feedback. What did you think? Would you like to see some ways to wear the outfits? Let me know in the comments!

FRIDAY FINDS: Gold Bangles Galore

Happy Friday, M.L.T.S. readers! My name is Belle and I’ll be joining you for a weekly dose of fashion and fun. “Friday Finds” will feature items hand-picked items for you by M.L.T.S. columnists. Everyone loves a bargain, especially in this economy, so everything  featured here will always be under $100 with options lower than $10 for the thrifty fashionista.

Today’s items will feature one of my favorite accessories: the gold bangle. The right combination of arm candy is always classy and chic. You can never go wrong with any of these twists on the classic gold bangle. If money is tight, a great go-to is always adding new accessories to your wardrobe. Bonus: the gold hue beautifully compliments sun-kissed skin! Perfect for summer!

STEAL!

Short on cash? Here are a few budget-friendly bangles.

Pearlescent and Faux Stone Bangle Set by Forever 21 — $7.80

Blue Montana Faceted Glass and Gold Bangle by Cecileis – $10

These bangles are serious steals at $10 and under. Buy multiples to achieve the trendy stacked look.

SPLURGE!

Gorjana Anchor Gold Bracelet – $40

More bracelet than bangle, but too cute not to share. Doesn’t this make you want to stroll down the boardwalk with an adorable maxi dress and lovely wedges? Yes, please!

Delicate Stones Bracelet by Melanie Auld Designs – $80

 

If you have some cash to spare, I suggest going with this beautiful Melanie Auld bracelet. The shape and shimmer of this gold bangle is just beyond stunning. I haven’t stopped coveting it from the moment I laid eyes on it!

I hope you all enjoyed reading this edition of “Friday Finds” as much as I enjoyed bringing it to you! (Seriously, who doesn’t love trolling the internet for girly items?)

Come visit every Friday to see what we have in store! We’ll be bringing you discounts and giveaways, as well as our own beautiful brand of wit and wisdom. If you have an item suggestion, please feel free to send me an e-mail or add me on Facebook.

Ciao!

Belle