Today’s dressed up casual look combines some classic summer pieces: linen, denim shorts, and aviator sunglasses. J Crew makes some of my favorite button ups of all time and I have tons of GAP denim. These GAP 1969 Maddie Denim shorts have been my go-to all summer. They have a little bit of stretch and are so comfortable, plus I’m obsessed with the color of the denim. They’re on sale now, so get them before they’re gone! I also love the way rose gold looks with this color palate and my Count Me Healthy by Chelsea Charles bracelet and earrings were the perfect classic accessories to complete the rest of my outfit. J Crew Perfect Linen Shirt, Count Me Healthy by Chelsea Charles, Michael Kors, Rose Gold, Miranda by Miranda Lambert Escapade, Gap, Cole Haan Wristlet, Coach AviatorsProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetIMG_4588Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

| Top: J Crew | Shorts: GAP (on sale!) | Shoes: Off Broadway/Miranda by Miranda Lambert  (These are almost sold out, get them while you can! Remember seeing me style them here in black??) | Watch: Michael Kors (old, but he makes a ton of great ones like this!) | Bracelet: CC Skye and Count Me Healthy by Chelsea Charles | Earrings: Count Me Healthy by Chelsea Charles (on sale!) | Sunglasses: Coach | Wristlet: Cole Haan (Sold out, but I like this and this) | Belt: GAP | Nails: Essie “Tart Deco” | Lipstick: Rain Cosmetics “Private Jet” |

All photos by Kara McLeland shot in Franklin, Tennessee.

Lately I’ve caught some flack from some of my guy friends about not posting about men’s fashion so today is the day! I spent some time compiling some of my current favorite looks for men. I tend to gravitate to very tailored classic looks for men in both casual wear and suits. That brings me to my next point – I love a guy in a suit, but guys, take note – make sure it is tailored to you, that makes all the difference. There is also a blonde ASOS model who appears on this post MULTIPLE times that I am apparently crushing on… but that’s beside the point… Look for more men’s fashion posts coming to Wanderlust and Glitter Dust, I have some fun ideas in the works! Hover your mouse over an image to see the price and brand, happy shopping!

This week’s look is a little bit more contemporary and urban that what I usually wear. I tend to be a little more glam and over the top, but sometimes the best looks are the most simple and classic. I centered my whole look around my new Calvin Klein Vivian ankle strap heels. Calvin Klein makes this shoe in a variety of colors and materials and I’m already lusting after several other pairs, but I couldn’t resist the black and white lizard. I’ve worn this fun shoe with jeans, dresses, shorts, and tons of different colors. It’s a great summer sandal! The rest of the look came together so easily and I’m willing to bet most of you have some variation of these pieces in your closet already. I felt soOoOo Kim Kardashian in my blazer and crop top… wait. Am I saying that like it’s a good thing? Whatever. haha Kara and I also loved that the setting was both feminine and tough… just like us modern women, right? :) Forever 21 Blazer, Calvin Klein Vivian Ankle Strap Heels, Brenna Mader, Kara McLelandHouse of Harlow, House of Harlow White Sunburst Ring, Forever 21 BlazerProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Wanderlust and Glitter Dust, Brenna Mader, House of Harlow ring, Forever 21 Blazer, Cat eye sunglasses, Crop TopBlack and White FashionBlack and White FashionCalvin Klein, Calvin Klein Vivian, Black and White LizardProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

All photos by Kara McLeland shot in Franklin, Tennessee.

One of my favorite makeup looks is a cat eye. I love all of them all – from a subtle retro look to a dramatic smokey eye. I’m a longtime devotee of gel eyeliner, but recently I got my hands on a new limited edition product from MAC Cosmetics call the Kelly Jumbo Penultimate. It’s from the collaboration MAC did with Sharon and Kelly Osborne and it’s essentially a sharpie for your eyes. The penultimate has a tip just like a marker that allows you to create the most thin and natural lines as well creating as much intensity as you want. Using the marker allows for much more precision than a brush in my opinion – so for those of you who haven’t mastered the cat eye yet or who want to make it much easier, get your hands on the Kelly Jumbo Penultimate before it’s gone forever!

I recently used it to create this bold look on my best friend Kara for a photo shoot for the acapella group she’s a part of called Forte Femme. (She’s usually the one behind the camera shooting all of my Fashion Friday looks, but that stunning face needs to be in front of it more, don’t you agree?!)
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Kara McLeland, Forte Femme, Cat Eye, MAC Cosmetics Kelly Jumbo Pen Ultimate, Brenna Mader, Wanderlust and Glitter Dust
I would love to see pics of the cat eye looks you all create – and I’ll even share some of them! Leave me a comment here or share them on Twitter or Instagram! I’ll leave you with Forte Femme’s latest video – their own arrangement of Kimbra’s “Settle Down.” If you like upbeat, current, acapella music, you’ll LOVE Forte Femme!

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New Shop Page

As you might have noticed, I have added a new tab at the top of the page called “Shop.” I’ll be updating this regularly with some of the items I’m currently lusting after for each season! Here’s a preview of the current page! Click on any item to shop the look!