That’s right! I’m officially declaring this week National Fringe Week! Okay, maybe not so official, but in my own little world, it’s official. Lately I’ve found that fringe is everywhere! It’s the fall must have! No longer is it a statement of western wear–It’s now flirty, sexy, street, and chic! So this week, I will be featuring all of my favorite fringe finds.
My first feature is my favorite, which is why it’s up first. Last week I introduced a new line recently brought to the Dallas market by the name of Elle Lain. Here in few months, this pop up shop will prepare to take the online retail world by storm. Currently, Elle Lain is available ‘in store,’ in Richardson, Texas. If you’re in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, you have to check out this pop up shop!
Back to my feature… Meet my new bestie. I fell for this gorgeous little number (fringe skirt) while attending the opening of Elle Lain. However, before I became too attached, I immediately took notice of its length. I’m 5’4″–so I’m pretty short, and I figured I’d look ridiculous. Owner of Elle Lain, Lauren Williams, was positive I was crazy in the head, and convinced me to try it on. So I did, and I was officially attached. There I stood in the dressing room combing my fingers through the incredibly soft fringe, and twirling like a five-year old. I felt amazing, and never wanted to take it off.
Now, there are other versions of this fringe skirt, however; the Elle Lain skirt is unique in that it has two layers of fringe adding more beauty, texture, and depth. The best thing about this skirt is its affordable price. Again, you’ve got to check out the Elle Lain pop up shop. And stay tuned for the online store!
Please keep up with my blog by subscribing to my email list. This week I will be sharing my favorite fringe looks! Happy National Fringe Week! (Kind of).
Hoping we are all feeling a true difference this week! So far I’m feeling more optimistic about my future goals and it’s honestly making me more productive. I’m sure you’ve noticed that I’m going 100% full out on my new site, SashaAgent ‘Living Life Full Out.’ It’s so easy to become discouraged as a new blogger–building a new audience and followers–and the positive emails I feel are the most helpful. They remind me of the challenges I faced the day before, and they help me prevent them from occurring again–it’s such a brilliant tool!
Last week you were also supposed to add smiling to your weekly regime. Now to add on to that, I would like to introduce the interaction challenge. This new challenge will be to simply be a bit more social. If you’re already pretty social, great! This week try to reach out to someone you may interact with, but never really took the time to get to know. Or if you’re more on the shy side, try to make a positive comment on someone’s media post through a hashtag you follow on social media. Toward the end of the week, try reaching out to someone you too interact with, but again, don’t really know–and try to learn more by simply asking them genuine questions.
Social Challenge: Get to know someone you may interact with, but never really took the time to get to know. Ask them genuine questions. Or if you’re more on the shy side, try to make a positive comment on someone’s post through a hashtag you follow on social media. Toward the end of the week, try reaching out to someone you too interact with, but again, don’t really know–and try to learn more by simply asking them genuine questions.
Smile Challenge: Smile more!
Be conscious of your negative thoughts, and send yourself countering positive thoughts.
If you follow my social media, BTW, please follow my social media! Sorry, but this blog is in desperate need of exposure. Back to what I was saying… If you follow my social media, you would know that I’m so in to my Elle Lain distressed and hand painted denim cutoffs.
This past weekend, I hit the streets of downtown Dallas–sporting my new/old denim art in street fashion gear. Because these shorts are so beautifully colored, I made sure that I selected neutral colored tops to tone it down a bit. I took my latest Chicwish find, a gingham black and white cropped button up, and layered it with a black blazer from Zara. For all outfits, I rocked my favorite high heeled Ash high top sneakers.
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When you become a fashion blogger, the goal is to become an affiliate with your favorite brands. These companies will check your blog to make sure that the potential pair would make a great couple. There was one particular company that really evaluated my blog long and hard before they welcomed me to their family. Of course this was torture for a super motivated and kind of impatient person like myself. However, finally, my Chicwish came true!
Chicwish, is an online retailer known for their trendy and chic styles–literally any woman could find their style represented here. When I first checked out the site, I immediately had an online shopping cart full of goodies.
Here is one of my favorites–the flare check dress. This dress has girly girl written all over it. It’s flirty, classic, and makes a bold statement. When I wear this dress, I get a ton of compliments left and right. So in love!
Below you’ll notice that I’ve taken this look and simply layered outerwear to change the mood from sweet girly girl, to a bit of a rebel. The possibilities are endless…
If you decide to splurge a bit and it’s your first time indulging in this sweet treat, click here, or use the link below to receive 30% off!. All you have to do is sign up as a new user, follow Chicwish on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest, and make sure that your order is over 60 dollars. Incredible right? I unfortunately missed this opportunity my first time, however, I would never deny such great savings for my followers… Happy shopping!
Embellished booties… See similar here or here. J Crew distressed denim jacket, see similar here. or here. (This is an AMAZING deal by the way)Studded leather jacket by Zara… See similar here. and here… You’ll never guess the price of these 90s style shades…<3 <3 <3 Thank you so much for your support! <3
This week I’ve introduced you to an up and coming stylist named Lauren Williams, owner of the new line, Elle Lain. Like I mentioned before, Lauren has always had an eye for fashion–and I know this because I used to literally drool over her outfits during our common Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader days. Now that she has launched her own personal clothing line–guess who has been waiting anxiously first in line? Yep! That would be me!
The look of Elle Lain is a whole lot of classic, a little bohemian, and even a bit of street–which pretty much sums up my favorite looks. Her little bit of street is reflected by her fabulous denim line.
When I say denim is the new art, I mean this literally. Lauren has reinvented the wheel, and is using recycled/vintage denim as her canvas. Lauren purchases vintage denim from the Salvation Army, hand paints and distresses them–creating a one of a kind, can’t buy this anywhere, kind of look. The woman is brilliant! In the past I have splashed painted denim with white paint, but never did I think to actually create art using painted strokes. Genius!
The funny thing is that the day before Lauren’s launch party, I purchased a pair of vintage cutoff shorts from a Goodwill store. Lauren gave me a quick tutorial on how to distress like a pro, so I’m currently working on my very own pair. I now completely understand why distressed denim is so expensive–it’s very time consuming and strategic!
Lauren also hopes to join forces with the Salvation Army, and is giving back a percentage of the denim purchases. So if you purchase from her Richardson, Texas location, or her upcoming online store; you will not only help yourself to a cool and unique look, but you will also help someone in need. Love it!
You go Lauren!
For my Dallas locals, don’t forget to shop Elle Lain in Richardson, Texas at Dallas’ number
gift shop, Beaucoup. Also follow Elle Lain on Twitter and Instagram @shopellelain.