Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Aztec Print


Amy from Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins and I are teaming up today to show you ladies one of our favorite trends, the Aztec print. 

GET THE LOOK:
c/o Kiki La'Rue Dress (exact) // Charlotte Russe Boots (option) (option) // Sam Moon Clutch (option) (option) // Target Necklace (option) // KO Jewelry Necklace (exact) // Stella & Dot Bracelet (here) // Forever 21 Sunglasses (option) (option)

I was one happy gal when they started making a comeback this year. I have always had a special place in my heart for this look and pattern. If you have been reading my blog for a bit you know that I don't have one particular style or look. I guess you could call it having multiple personalities when it comes to my style, but one thing is for sure, I definitely gravitate to a boho vibe. To me it looks effortless, carefree and girly at the same time. 

If the whole boho look isn't your cup of tea, let's take it in another direction. In my opinion, Aztec inspired designs are right up there with florals, polka dots and stripes. What I mean by that is that they can become a staple pattern in your closet. You can easily mix them up for day or night. Add some feminine accessories for a softer look. Incorporate leather pieces for some edge. Pull on a pair of distressed denim for a laid back style. Are you getting my drift? It doesn't just have to be free spirited style. It's one that fits into numerous wardrobe equations. The best part? This is a print can be worn all season.

I found a few of my favorite Aztec designs and pieces that are all under $35. Take a look and tell me what you think? Are you a fan or still on the fence? If you still aren't sure, start slow by purchasing an accessory. I bet you will be on board in no time.


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Okay, enough about fashion, let's talk funny and world travels. Today I want to introduce you to Helene with Helene in Between. For most of you this will be no introduction, it's probably more like, oh, hi, Helene, you are great!

Gorgeous, right? Like a pretty, pretty princess?

Hilarious, right? Like a kissy, kissy face queen. 

You guys, she is the real deal and she is from TEXAS! So, you know I loved her from the get go. We have been reading each others blogs for almost a year. We could not be more different, but for some reason we click. She likes music that I have never heard of. I stick to country and Top 40 (boring, I know). She is a world traveler and just got back from Tomorrowland. I just wrapped up a staycation in Austin. She naturally has great hair and beachy waves. Me, well, my hair doesn't do anything. One thing we do have in common is our love to dance like nobody is watching, but I don't have her signature move nailed down just yet. Teach me your ways, Helene.

They thing I love most about Helene, is that you REALLY feel as though you know EXACTLY who she is just by reading her blog and looking through her crazy adventures. Her name is definitely in Webster's Dictionary next to the "spirited" definition. She will keep you laughing, reading and coming back for more. If you haven't stopped by before, you are missing out. Go now to Helene in Between.

Oh, I almost forgot, Helene and I have something else in common, we like Sephora. I mean, we are girls and all. I am sure you have the same thing in common with us too. That's why she is so thoughtful enough to giveaway a $20 gift card to Sephora. Hip-hip-hooray!
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 **If you are linking up today, the only request is that you follow my blog with GFC or Bloglovin' and link back to it in your post. It's how weekly link ups work. Oh, and go meet some new friends! 
 
 

Linking up with the Pleated Poppy.


Shanna

52 comments:

still being [molly] said...

the aztec trend is seriously my favorite. i LOVEEEE all the fun colors and different ways the prints can look and feel. y'all look GREAT!!

Alice Warren said...

Love both of the styles. I don't own any aztec item in my closet. ...maybe it's time I take a look. I love how you paired your dress with some cute booties!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Chelsea Oliver said...

I'm in love with all the new Aztec prints! They are just so carefree and easy to accessorize! You look fabulous in yours!

-Chelsea
chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

Kati Nickl said...

Love the aztec look on you. Gorgeous!

xo!

Glitz & Gold

Amy - Louise said...

My sister looks amazing in Aztec and so does my 11 year old but I don't own anything. I think I'm going to have to catch up and as there are plenty of pieces carrying throug to autumn there's really no excuse! You look gorgeous x

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Pretty Aztec print! Love how you paired it with those cute ankle boots!

Kim O said...

That dress! I've been dying for some more aztec print...so much so that I ordered 3 things in the past few days that scream tribal :)

The Pink Growl said...

Love the Aztec print! It's very summery to me!

MorganizewithMe said...

I love how you accessorize, you look fab!!!

Rebecca said...

You look amazing, Shanna! I agree, the Aztec inspired prints can be dressed up or town. I don't think it has to be strictly boho!

Heidi said...

Woah, I love that print!

http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I've been checking some aztec stuff out. I think I'd be better off with a scarf or something, it would be more "me" than an all over print.

Love you AND Helene! Have a great day!

Rebecca said...

I've always been a fan of anything Aztec......love how you dressed up with that dress Shanna!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Ashley said...

You look so pretty in that dress. Love that pattern on you :)

Xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Meg Cady said...

I love how modern that Aztec print is! Sometimes I think Aztec print can look a little 80's (not that that is bad, I just also like to have modern options!)!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

You look fab girl! I love this dress and the boots together. They were made for each other.

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Sarah said...

For some odd reason I don't own any aztec yet but I surely love it. That KLR is fantastic!

Alyssa said...

I love how you both styled the trend–this dress is so cute on you! And I love that you paired it with boots–that's one of my go-to combos this summer!

Helene in Between said...

umm seriously, day made Shanna. Your words are too kind! I just love ya!!!!!!

Lauren said...

Aztec print is quickly becoming one of my favorites! Love how you paired your dress with booties! Too cute. :)

Lauren
Fizz and Frosting

Always Maylee said...

You look so gorgeous in this dress! I really like aztec prints, I think they are so fun!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Kasey Sutgrey said...

Love the outfits! I am actually earing aztec print flats today and loving them!

Sarah Tucker said...

Aztec was something I wanted in my closet before my resolution started....I didn't make the Dec 31st cut off :( And I love love love Helene!!

TaraMixandMatch said...

You both look gorgeous, I love that print!

Danavee said...

Obsessed with your dress! I need some back to school clothes!!!

Jessie Marlowe said...

I love your dress! This is a very cute look! Thanks for the linkup opportunity!

XOXO Jess

www.fashionlifeofmarlowe.blogspot.com

x Judit said...

very nice dress!

http://tuttiigiornidelconsiglidiunadonna.blogspot.hu/

Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

Aztec is so fun. I seriously admire you for wearing booties in this heat. They add the perfect edge to that dress!

Rachel Lynne said...

SUPER CUTE! Love your dress, red clutch and booties!

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TheTinyHeart said...

That aztec print dress is so cute styled with the booties! I don't own a single aztec print in my closet...gotta fix that!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

This dress is so vivid on you. You wear it well.

bisous
Suzanne

jackie jade said...

i love aztec print and your dress is so perfect. and i also love helene and her blog too - what a great giveaway!
-- jackie @ jade and oak

Stesha said...

I am loooving these pics! great job Ross! My mind is pondering where you took them at :)

xxS

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

I love Aztec prints. This dress looks great on you and the pictures are so good. Love that bright pop of color with the clutch!

Chelsee W said...

I love the look!

Everday Fashion said...

Love your booties with this dress! Great outfit.

Christina Heflin said...

I love this aztec print dress, it looks adorable with the booties!

http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com/

Katie said...

There are so many girls that look cute in the Aztec pattern. I bought a dress online that had the pattern and I was not a fan of it on me. Maybe it was the fit of the dress, but it just wasn't cute.

Love the black dress on you. REALLY cute!!

Brianne Bracco said...

I just want to snatch those cutie booties off your adorable feet! :)

Liz @ Fitness Blondie said...

I absolutely love that outfit. You are drop dead gorgeous!!!

Lisette said...

AH! I don't think I liked Aztec print before seeing this on you, but you make it look gooooooood!

I might just pick up something like this soon!

Megan Maddison said...

I love the print of that dress and you've styled it perfectly with booties too!

Megan
budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

Daisy Gem said...

VERY creative way to wear booties in the summer! Now they can go from fall to summer back to fall!

-Jenny

Rachel said...

Fab dress! & Helene is hilarious

Candida Maceo said...

Love that dress!! And I totally dig that you paired it with boots. Def my style.

Candida
www.merchmaven.com

Head to Toe Chic said...

LOVE this aztec print!!! So pretty with your booties!

xo,
Angela

Amber said...

I love the aztec trend, and that dress looks great on you! :)

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

love aztec print!! i tend to wait and see how long a print stays in "trend" and hope it turns into a style piece to have. Love Helene!!

Dee Kay said...

That aztec print dress is soo cute. I dont own any aztec but would love to expand my horizons so this may be something I try in the future

Chelsea said...

I got that same dress a couple weeks ago and I'm loving it! It's so pretty on you!

Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog - Girlie Blog Seattle said...

Cool dress. I am very much a boho chic girl, but do agree that you can create other styles through the Aztec prints. Also, a pair of killer heels would really dress up the outfit.

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