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Real vs. Steal: Ring Around The Rosy

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I am kind of obsessed with anything and everything floral these days. I’m usually an über-tomboy… but I think flowers are the easiest way to femme it up a little.

This floral slip dress is seriously to die. It’s so girly and feminine and I feel like I would literally wear it with everything… Docs ✓, knee-highs ✓, an oversized flannel ✓, a slouchy beanie ✓✓✓. I esp. love the lace detailing at the bottom. I was literally about to pull the trigger and finalize my “shopping cart” when I thought… lemme make SURE I can’t find a steal for this bad boy. Lo and behold… I found the perfect one. Sry… but this little number is almost identical. Plus, it’s under $20 bucks. Double score.

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+ Pins And Needles Lace-Trim Chiffon Slip Dress $59

+ FXXI Slit Floral Slip Dress $19.80

I feel like they are both totes affordable and equally adorable… so what do u guys think…? Go for it with the ‘real’… or save with the ‘steal‘?

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Real vs. Steal: GI Jane

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I know I’ve blogged about my favorite combat boots about twenty five- hundred times… but I can’t help it. When I like something… I like something. So sue me.

Why do I love these boots… well, they are comfy as hell and go with anything and everything. Shorts, skirts, leggings, sweats. I’m serious. They rarely leave my feet.

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BUT… I have to tell you guys that I found a KILLER steal. Like. It’s ridic. Nine eyelets… check. Floral fold-down… check. Totally to-die… check check check. The ‘steal’ is a little more ‘boot-like’ than the ‘real’, which makes me wonder… do I need them both? <– Told you I have a problem. Anyway, at $80 smackaroos, I feel that the ‘reals’ are totally justifiable… however, if you’re pinching your pennies, these ‘steals’ are right up your alley!

► Real: Dr. Martens Stratford Leather 9-Eye Sneaker Boots $80

► Steal: FXXI Pretty-Tough Combat Boots $39.80

So… which ones do you pick… the ‘real’, the ‘steal’… or both, LOLZ.

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Girly Grunge

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Anyone who knows me knows that I am shoe OBSESSED. Like, it’s a problem.

“Groceries… maybe. New shoes… definitely!”

Anyhow… I think splurging on shoes is totally justifiable, don’t you? However… There’s no feeling quite like finding a great “steal”.

I live in boots… summer, winter… doesn’t really matter. They are def my shoe of choice. That being said, it’s kind of fun to spice up everyday ‘uniform’ which typically consists of black on black with a touch of black.

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I love anything ‘tomboy’… especially when it has a hint of girly-ness, so I’m obviously dying over these floral Dr. Martens. I’m all about mixing prints and patterns, so in my opinion they literally go with everything. The price point isn’t too shabby, and honestly a good pair of docs will last you for life. But… these little gems from Steve Madden are equally as cute and only half the price. So, the choice is yours. Spend on the “Real“, or save on the “Steal“?

+ Dr. Marten’s 1460 Floral Boot $130

+ Madden Girl Rexxx Floral Boot $78

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TGIF: Save It For A Rainy Day

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First of all… what’s up with the weather lately?!? I honestly can’t keep up. I actually really like the rain [and the sun too for that matter], so either way I’m pretty much good to go. I’m not one to get the blues when it’s gray outside; so the only thing truly affected by the weather are my outfit choices. For rainy days I typically opt for boots // skinnies // a vintage rocker T // + my trusty leather jacket. Here’s how I wore it.

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What to Wear Wednesday…? Shadowplay.

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What am I wearing this Wednesday you ask…? Well, I was fortunate enough to get the day off of work [I’d say that’s something to be grateful for!!] That means my day consisted of some turkey day prep… running errands, picking up some last minute ingredients, getting the house ready for company, and what was that other thing…? Oh ya… cooking!!! On a day like today you’ve gotta be comfy & casual! I paired some black leggings with my favorite studded combat boots, my Joy Division tee, this amazing LuLu’s studded cross army jacket, and this infinity scarf. Don’t forget to glitz it up with a little bit a wrist full of arm candy… all by yours truly {Kikadoo}! There it is… Cute, comfy, and casual. The perfect outfit for the perfect fall day.

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What to wear…? Wednesdays: Semper Fi.

I am loving the military inspired trends that we have been seeing so much of lately. A Camo or Army green jacket is a total Fall must have and should be a staple in every girl’s wardrobe! I personally think that studs add the perfect amount of rugged, yet femme flare to this masculine print.

Fearne Cotton, Rita Ora, and Kate Moss can’t hide from us in their camo jackets. I spy my favorite Fall trend.

What more can I say about Combat boots? If you have seen my previous posts you know that I adore them and I absolutely live in mine year round!

Miley pulls double duty with a camo print top tied around her waist and an awesome pair of platform, patent leather combat boots. Selena and Demi display how these boots literally look good with everything.

Though I am a huge fan of everything camo and military inspired… let’s try not to overdo it… shall we?

Time for Gwen to waive her white flag and surrender… this is an example of too much of a good thing. Even Kingston is decked out in head to toe camo.