• Amazing Style Under $40 - We’ll Show You How

    It's a common myth that being in style means needing to have a whole lot of money.


    Sure, our favorite celebs might be all decked out in the latest pieces from Paris, and your fave Instagrammer might regularly don a $300 white t-shirt. BUT, here at Vinnie Louise, we believe that you can be 100% fabulous and totally in-style on an everyday girl kind of budget.


    Today we’re showing off some of our favorite pieces and outfit pairings that will make you look totally amazing for under $40! All of these featured items can be found right now in the VL shop. They might also inspire you to style some of the pieces you already own in brand new ways! Here are 5 great outfit ideas that won't break the bank...

     

    Outfit #1: Stylin' in Stripes

    1. Maggie Striped Dress in Olive - $32 

    2. Melbourne Crossbody in Black - $34

    3. Remi Sandal in Black - $26

     

    Outfit #2: Girl on the Go

    Girl on the go

    1. Aurora Dress - $38

    2. Maxwell Denim Jacket - $36

    3. Haven Sneakers in Black - $32

     


    Outfit #3: Summer Brights

    Summer Brights
    1. Britton Top in Ivory - $38

    2. Lila Shorts - $32

    3. Juniper Slides in Black - $32

     

    Outfit #4: The Sweetest Touch

    The Sweetest Touch
    1. Sevy Kimono in Rose - $22

    2. Franklin Denim - $38

    3. Ashton Mules in Coral - $32

     

    Outfit #5: Pretty in Pinks

    Pretty in Pinks

    1. Ruth Tank - $38

    2. Trinity Denim Skirt - $32

    3. Marfa Bandana - $12

     

    Which of these outfits makes you feel totally inspired?
    Let us know in the comments, budget babes!
    Posted by Abby Flynn
  • Your 7 Must-Have Trends For Spring

    The sun is out, and warmer weather is finally here! There's something about spring that always brings a smile to our face, and it's also the perfect time to bring some brand new life to your closet! 


    This spring there are so many brand new trends, and today we're highlighting the best of the best. You can find all of these featured pieces right now in the Vinnie Louise shop! 

     

    1. Wide Leg Denim

    Whether it's 70's flares or 90's inspired wide legs, we're having so much fun giving our legs a little breathing room lately! This spring, why not give your skinny jeans a break, and try out this fresh look from days gone by? Loosen up with some relaxed denim in fun new shapes and styles for a must-have spring look. (Bartlett Denim - $74, Bellwood Denim - $42)


     Bartlett Denim Bellwood Denim

     

    2. A Breezy Jumpsuit

    The best kind of look is one that you hardly have to think about! That's why we absolutely adore jumpsuits and other one-piece styles. The right jumpsuit will take you from brunch with the girls to a spring wedding, to a fabulous date night out. All you have to do is switch up your accessories to change the look and feel of your jumpsuit style! (Marci Jumpsuit in Forest - $48, Easton Jumpsuit - $48)


    Marci Jumpsuit Easton Jumpsuit

    3. The Perfect Denim Jacket

    A denim jacket is the ideal cover-up for these warm days and chilly nights. This classic piece still feels super timeless and totally cool in 2019. We love throwing a denim jacket over our casual basics, and gorgeous feminine dresses alike. No matter what shade, style, and shape you choose, you really can't go wrong with one of these beauties. (Zara Denim Jacket in Light - $58, Ryla Denim Jacket in Dark - $46)

     

    Zara Denim Jacket - Light Ryla Denim Jacket in Dark

    4. Super Feminine Florals

    Nothing says spring and summer quite like flirty floral pieces in bright and vibrant shades. After the dark and dreary winter months, these pieces are like a breath of fresh air for your closet! Whether it's a romper, jumper, dress or skirt, we're loving all the florals on all the pieces for this time of year. (Masie Romper - $42, Presley Dress in Camel - $38)

     

    Masie Romper Presley Dress in Camel

    5. Easy Slip-On Flats

    Take it easy this spring, footwear included. Lose your winter boots and slide into some easy slip-on flats that are both comfortable and versatile at the same time. Pair these flats with your go-to denim, or your favorite spring dresses. Bonus: They're super comfy and lightweight for packing on all your spring and summer travels! (Bennett Slides in Grey - $52, Lucy Flat in Mauve - $32)

     

    Bennett Slides in Grey Lucy Flat in Mauve

    6. Gorgeous Neck Decor

    Don't let your clothes have all the fun. Remember to jazz up your overall style with some fun, unique accessories that are totally you! This spring we're having a whole lot of fun with bandanas in fresh new colors and girly prints. Choose the styles that compliment all your favorite pieces, and instantly upgrade your existing closet! Style magic. (Reno Bandana - $12, Marfa Bandana - $12)

     

    Reno Bandana Marfa Bandana

    7. Breezy Skirts

    Last but definitely not least, we are having a major skirt moment in 2019. Often neglected, skirts are so incredibly versatile, and they can take your style from day to night in an instant! Whether your a mini, maxi or A-line kind of girl, you can't go wrong with a breezy skirt this spring. (Molly Skirt in Mauve - $52, Nyla Skirt - $56)

     

    Molly Skirt in Mauve Nyla Skirt

     

    What new trends are you crazy about this year? Share them with us in the comments!

    Posted by Abby Stevenson
  • 8 Affordable Ways To Instantly Upgrade Your Closet

    Happy spring, Vinnie girls! Today on the blog, we wanted to show you 8 easy, totally affordable ways to upgrade your current wardrobe for these sunny, warmer days ahead. Ready to get a little inspiration for your closet? Scroll down and let's get started!



    8 Affordable Ways To Instantly Upgrade Your Closet

     

    1. Give your denim a refresh

    Are you still hanging on to your old jeans circa 2008? Even if they still fit like a glove, your everyday denim is one of the easiest, most versatile ways to bring your closet into 2019. Think of them as the foundation for everything else you wear. This year we're all about wider legs, frayed hems, and the perfect distressed look. Here are a few of our recent favorite pairs!


    (Pictured: Glenrose Denim - $68, Bellwood Denim in Camel - $42, Marley Denim - $44)


    Glenrose Denim  Bellwood Denim in Camel Marley Denim


    2. Focus in on your accessories

    Far too often, accessories get overlooked when it comes to choosing our outfit! But the right hat, bandana or earrings can quickly take you from work attire to date night out! Find a few accessories that show a hint of your style to the world, and use them generously with all your favorite pieces!


    (Pictured: Sonoma Hat - $24Kimber Bag in Orange - $16, Tahoe Handkerchief in Mocha - $16)


    Sonoma Hat Kimber Bag in Orange - $16
     Tahoe Handkerchief in Mocha

    3. Upgrade your outerwear

    Even though warmer days are ahead, we'll still be reaching for jackets and cardigans to keep us warm for a while. One of the easiest ways to upgrade your everyday look? Switch out your outerwear for a new piece! Find a jacket, coat or sweater that will keep you warm, and pairs well with your everyday staples. Then tuck it away until the fall and it will feel like new again! Brilliant.


    (Pictured: Zara Denim Jacket in Black - $58, Pippi Jacket - $64, Zara Denim Jacket in Dark - $58)


    Zara Denim Jacket in Black Pippi Jacket Zara Denim Jacket Dark

    4. Style your pieces in new ways

    Layer a dress over jeans. Knot the front of your favorite maxi dress. Wear a button up open over a cute camisole. When you shop, look for pieces that can be worn in multiple ways. And when you style your current closet, try to look at what you already have through new eyes! We guarantee you'll find some new outfit pairings you may have never thought of before. 


    (Pictured: Cassie Maxi in Black - $34, Cleo Dress in Navy - $54, Orla Skirt - $42)


    Cassie Maxi in Black Cleo Dress in Navy Orla Skirt 

    5. Invest in one piece and make it your "thing"

    For some girls, it's a leather jacket. For others, it's a fedora hat, a pair of high heels, or flare jeans. One super fun thing about fashion is that it's all about to you! If you don't have a signature style, you can make one! Choose your "thing" for your spring or summer wardrobe and then play off that theme with each of your outfits. When you get bored, don't be afraid to change things up again!


    (Pictured: Jojo Striped Jumpsuit - $72, Erica Pant - $48, Wilder Hat in Tan - $32)


     Erica Pant Wilder Hat in Tan 

    6. Dive into color

    It's easy to fall into the humdrum of fashion and only pull out blacks, greys, and whites for easy pairing. But if you want to bring an instant new life to your style, one of the best ways to do that is wear an unexpected pop of color! Spring is such a great time to do this, and it will probably even put a little pep in your daily step! Here are some of our favorite bright pieces that might make a good fit.


    (Pictured: Maeve Overall Jumpsuit - $54, Ramsey Dress in Mustard - $38, Molly Skirt in Sage - $52)


    Maeve Overall Jumpsuit Ramsey Dress in Mustard Molly Skirt in Sage

    7. Get fancy with your footwear

    Don't overlook your shoes! Sometimes we let our clothes have all the fun, and that's just not fair. Your footwear says a lot about your style and your outfit, so don't skip it. We love a really great flat or slip on for the summer, or a sneaker that pairs great with dresses, shorts and jeans alike!


    (Pictured: Riley Mules in Black - $36, Lucy Flat in Mustard - $32, Arden Flats - $28)


    Riley Mules in Black Lucy Flat in Mustard Arden Flats

    8. Have fun with your style

    Finally, the last rule is the most important. Don't worry about the rules! Relax a little bit. Try new things. Get inspiration from around the web and in real life, then have fun with your style! You just may stumble upon some great looks that you love, but you'll never know until you try. 

     

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    Do you have any special tips or tricks for updating your closet and bringing new life to your look? We'd love to hear about them. Share'em with us in the comments below!

     

     

    Posted by Abby Flynn
  • 8 Great Valentine's Day Ideas (No Date Required!)

     

    8 Great Valentine's Day Ideas (No Date Required!)

     

    Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!

    Whether you love all things red, pink and heart-shaped or try to avoid them at all costs, there are still so many ways to have fun at this time of year! 

    So today on the blog, we’ve rounded up 8 great ways that you can spend your Valentine's Day, whether it’s alone, with friends, or with the apple of your eye.

    Have any other great V-Day ideas that we didn't share here? Tell us about them in the comments!

     

     

    1. Treat Yourself To A Spa Day

     

    Sure, Valentine's Day is all about love. But one of your most important relationships is the one you have with yourself! So why not treat yourself to a little self-care this Valentine's Day? That could mean splurging on a spa day, stopping in for a pedicure, or just taking a nice long bath followed by a face mask while you listen to your favorite albums! Whatever floats your boat, take some time for yourself on Valentine's Day. You'll be glad you did! 

     

    8 Great Valentine's Day Ideas (No Date Required!)

    Photo by Camille / Kmile on Unsplash 

     

     

    2. Host an indoor picnic party

     

    The weather may still be frightful where you are, but why not enjoy a fun picnic this Valentine's Day?! This is a great option that you can do with friends or a significant other. Move your furniture from the center of the room and lay out a huge blanket. Next, light some candles and maybe pull up a few houseplants to add an outdoorsy vibe! Encourage everyone to bring a dish to share, then sit back and enjoy delicious food and great conversation. It will be a night you won't soon forget!

     

    8 Great Valentine's Day Ideas (No Date Required!)

    Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

     

     

    3. Get silly with some karaoke!

     

    Okay, this is just plain fun. Grab a group of friends, or your date and warm up those vocal cords! Find a fun spot that hosts karaoke in your area, or keep things low key by singing along with some karaoke videos on Youtube. Keep things silly and low pressure, and let loose while you perform all your favorite tunes! (Duets are strongly encouraged.) These will be your favorite kind of memories for years to come. We promise.

     

    8 Great Valentine's Day Ideas (No Date Required!)

    Photo by Elliot Sloman on Unsplash 

     

     

    4. Dress up and go somewhere classy

     

    Want to do something classy yet out of the ordinary this Valentine's Day? Grab your date or a good friend and get dressed up for a swanky night out! Find a local jazz club or a wine bar you've never been to in your town. Then, pretend to be a member of the elite upper class as you enjoy a ravishing evening in a fun new environment. (Gotta keep things budget-friendly? Be sure to grab dinner before you go!)

     

    8 Great Valentine's Day Ideas (No Date Required!)

    Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash

     

    5. Ladies Night - Treat Yourself With Friends!

     

    This one goes out to all the ladies! If you've got some other single lady friends, why not plan a night of fun together? Start with a little shopping at your favorite boutique (Vinnie Louise, anyone?) then head to dinner at a fun location. Afterward, we recommend catching the latest chick flick on the big screen and treating yourself to dessert before heading home. Literally the perfect night.  

     

    8 Great Valentine's Day Ideas (No Date Required!)
    Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

     

     

    6. Bowling night!

     

    Okay, so when's the last time you went bowling? Something is telling us it might be time to hit the lanes! This one is fun with your beau or with friends! Get dressed up and pop into your local bowling alley for a few games. Whether you win or lose, it's always fun to start some friendly competition over deliciously greasy bowling alley food. Bonus points if you play some old school arcade games before heading home. 

     

    8 Great Valentine's Day Ideas (No Date Required!)

    Photo by Karla Rivera on Unsplash

     

    7. Take a vacation day

     

    This one may feel a little more risque, we know! But if you have some extra vacation days available at work, you just might have the best Valentine's Day ever. Catch a matinee at the movies, take yourself to lunch, or just indulge in a midday catnap if you please! Giving yourself the whole day off to relax will certainly make this a Valentine's Day to remember.

     

    8 Great Valentine's Day Ideas (No Date Required!)

    Photo by Liana Mikah on Unsplash

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    What did you think of the list? Are you considering any of these options for your Valentine's this year? Tell us your plans in the comments! 

    Posted by Abby Flynn
  • Get Inspired! These 10 Amazing Quotes Will Help

    Today we thought it would be fun to round up 10 of our favorite inspiring quotes from around the web. Consider it just a little bit of encouragement and light to keep you going. Read them, save them to your desktop, or even share them with a friend. Then, be sure to let us know which ones are your favorites!

    Difficult roads quote

    Posted by Abby Flynn