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OOTD - Finally Not Wearing All Black

While I was in Vegas last month I got to meet up with one of my good friends, Tyler Bicknell, owner over at Tyler Bicknell Photography. After a night of partying at the South Point, we hopped in an Uber and set up camp at the Springs Preserver for a (super) quick photo shoot! 

I wore this outfit on our "chill" day where we chowed down on Mexican food and mimosas, meandered Cowboy Christmas and then later that evening watched the NFR at the Thomas & Mack. Although I don't typically wear a lot of contrasting colors at once, I am really loving the contrast of these unlikely pairs, camo, burnt orange + maroon. I really love how the maroon velvet heels added a splash of color I didn't know I needed. I got a lot of compliments on these heels! Really love how versatile they can be. I'm really envisioning wearing these with a black dress + black leather jacket. ;)

Also really loving the embroidered detail on the back of this slouchy burnt orange cardigan, adds a bit of flare without being "too much". (Okay, who am I kidding? I'm *always* too much.) You can kind of see by these photos that this is a super slouchy / over-sized sweater with a subtle bishop sleeve. 

Can we talk about these jeans for a sec? I have been living in them lately. They are a true denim and a relaxed boyfriend style fit. I bought these at The Painted Buffalo Boutique in downtown Coffeyville, KS last month and they're either on my body or in the dirty clothes basket.

 

Photos by Tyler Bicknell Photography

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How do you like to step out of your comfort zone and add a touch of flare?

 

Until next time, Riss

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Cardigans + Shorts Give Me The Feels
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If I had a uniform it would most definitely include graphic tees + cardigans. I love how they both can be transitioned from a day to night look and also help you transition your wardrobe from spring to summer and summer to fall.

I wore this look to a Ranch Rodeo in Pawhuska, Okla. I was aiming for cute but still functional + comfy. Because comfort is a major requirement when you're sitting in the stands of a rodeo arena for hours on end. You will probably be seeing these booties all summer long, they are SO comfortable and literally can match any outfit. Not to mention they make me look taller than I am (win/win!).

Can we talk about these shorts for a sec? If I'm being honest...these are totally out of my comfort zone. These are shorter than any shorts I've warn in my old age and I definitely used this cardigan to ease my way out of the comfort zone. 

 

My favorite shorts + cardi looks on Pinterest

 

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Tank

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Booties - Mine are sold out but I've linked a similar style I'm dying to have

Beaded Bracelets

Emerald + Duv Joshua Tree Bracelet (FabFitFun Box)

 

What's your go-to outfit?

xx, Riss

 

Photos by Kaci Jo Bute

 

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Florals + Bells
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A few weeks ago I heard skinny jeans were ‘on the way out’.

This is a catastrophe.

Panic ensues.

Skinny jeans…out of style? GET OUT OF HERE.

I die for a good pair of skinnies (see my favorite + affordable shredded denim here). Maybe it’s because of my height + figure – I just really love the way they make me feel taller + leaner? Not to mention, skinnies can literally go with anything and can be suited for any occasion.

But as with everything else history always repeats itself and the fashion industry has welcomed, with wide-open arms, the return of the bell bottom jeans.

Well, HELLO, longer + leaner legs! I am living for these bells from Vestique and this Giani Bini Floral Bell-Sleeved blouse for the perfect Saturday morning brunch. 

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Lonestar High Waisted Bells - Vestique

Floral baby-doll / bell-sleeved blouse (sold out) - LOVE this one, this one & this one!

Sunnies - these are from my shop last summer but here are two pairs that are fun + SUPER affordable - A.J. Morgan or PERVERSE

 

Are you embracing the bell bottom trend? I'm personally glad this era of clothing is making a comeback. Especially since Momma J and I hit up some estate sales when I was drugged up on pain pills from my wisdom teeth removal and I got to stock up on some seriosuly badass vintage blouses + coats. 

 

xx, Riss

 

Photos by Kaci Jo Bute Photography

 

 

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Back in Black + 10 Inspiring Springtime Quotes
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And she's back. Back in Black.

I don't know how anyone could ever get tired of wearing black. My favorite colors include black, dark black, light black, pastel black, faded black, neutral black and pitch black. Even in the spring and summer I tend to gravitate towards black. I'm sharing a simple #ootd and my favorite springtime quotes to inspire you to live a little more this springtime.

Spring has always been a reset button or a re-birthing of some sort for me. The flowers start coming back to life, you actually want to be outside and we can't forget about the cleansing affect from the thunderstorms that Mother Nature tends to bring us. 

 


springtime challenge

I challenge you to check one thing off of your bucket list (or create a list!) this spring. Go to your local zoo, have a picnic, go pick fresh fruit at a local farm or plant your very own garden! Visit all of the best flea markets or create a sassy flower crown. Don't forget to open your house/car windows and enjoy the fresh breeze!

10 inspiring springtime quotes

"Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush." - Doug Larson

"With the coming of spring, I am calm again." - Gustav Mahler

"You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep the Spring from coming." - Pablo Neruda

"Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" - Robin Williams

"I believe in process. I believe in four seasons. I believe that winter's tough, but spring's coming. I believe that there's a growing season. And I think that you realize that in life, you grow. You get better." - Steve Southerland

"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade." - Charles Dickens

"An optimist is the human personification of spring." - Susan J. Bissonette

"I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen." - Anne Lamott

"Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day." - W. Earl Hall

"The spring wakes us, nurtures us and revitalizes us. How often does your spring come? If you are a prisoner of the calendar, it comes once a year. If you are creating authentic power, it comes frequently, or very frequently." - Gary Zukav

Rad Maverix Springtime

#ootd

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Photos by Kaci Jo Bute Photography

 

Big plans for spring? I'm planning to spend as much time outside as possible. 

 

xx, Riss

 


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Spring Inspired #OOTD + Major Tee Sale

Happy Friday!

I'm sharing a fun outfit + MAJOR TEE SALE! But first, the important stuff: graphic tees. I can't live without them. I love how versatile they are; dress em up, dress em down, wear em to bed, wear them to the club! You cannot go wrong with a classic graphic tee!

I'm really loving how this outfit came together because it captured my personality perfectly AND it's comfortable. Comfort is key

Lots + lots of tees have been marked down (like...almost all of them!) + get 20% off of orders over $50! Get them while you can!
Use code: MAR17 at checkout for 20% off of purchases over $50!
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OUTFIT DETAILS: 

Long sweater

Jeans

Tee - Rad Maverix Original (sold out)

Shoes - Vestique (sold out)

 

 

xx

Riss 

 

 

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Love Will Always Shine Brighter Than Fear

These are *seriously* my favorite jeans. I could literally sleep in them...they are so old + so broken in...so soft. I paired them with a badass Eve West Chella Babe choker, Rad Mav tee and of course a slouchy sweater just for good measure. 

 

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You can easily judge the character of others by how well they treat those who do nothing to them or for them. - Malcolm Forbes

 

Outfit DETAILS: 

Slouchy sweater

Jeans (old) - SimilarSimilar

Tee

Eve West - Chella Babe Coker

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Clutch (Free People, old), Similar

Concho belt (thrifted), Similar

 

xx,

Riss

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Neutrals on Neutrals on Neutrals

I have a hard time incorporating color into my wardrobe. I didn't really come to this realization until a friend asked if they could raid my closet because they needed something black to wear to a funeral. Although I probably ought to be making a conscious effort to add more color to my closet it's just so dang hard!! GIVE ME ALL THE BLACK CLOTHES IN THE WORLD.

But, can we just talk about this gorgeous tooled bag? A few months ago my dad sent me a text with a photo of this clutch asking if I wanted it or could use it. I thought he was teasing me because he knew I would love to add it to my collection. I jokingly replied, "LOL shut up are you serious". Turns out he was serious and I've been in love ever since! My dad's friend, Don, handmade this bag over 40 years ago. The craftsmanship + condition is impeccable and I must say, it easily steals the show. Don has been a (very) longtime friend of our family and I am incredibly grateful for his kindness and generosity. 

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Until next time,

Merrissa

 

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