The Practical Bag Every Girl Should Own


I used to be an "oversized" handbag gal to the core. My purse fit everything I could possibly imagine within its expansive pockets, though I only used a third of the space. On a recent trip to NYC I knew I would need a more practical option to get me through the hustle and bustle of the city. Once I purchased a crossbody from Target, I never looked back. It's comfortable, lightweight and perfect for being on the go. I love being hands free! It allows me to easily get through the day without lugging my big statement bag around. Although, those definitely have their place too! Here are 6 crossbody purses that are all under $40 and all from Target:



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Crossbody purses are not just practical, they are ultra stylish. A bright coral bag can be just the pop of color that your outfit needs to really shine!


Hope you enjoyed this post and find the bag of your dreams!

Happy Shopping,


Photography by: Beth Carter (top image)

The "It" Necklaces For Summer


Statement necklaces are constantly being reinvented each season. We've seen them covered in bling, decked out in an array of metals, and occasionally spikes. This summer's "it" necklaces are taking a walk on the colorful side. They are all about the tassels and pom poms.

These necklaces are festive, bright, and perfect for adding a bit of texture to an outfit. With a hint of boho flare, they add a touch of whimsy to your every day outfits.

Pom poms and tassels are definitely having a moment. You can find them on just about everything this season. Pillows, throws, bedding, purses, and shirts are just a few items we've seen trimmed in these popular adornments.


These necklaces range from simple to highly embellished. So whether you are a minimalist or someone who loves to layer, you are bound to find a style that fits your preference.

To purchase necklaces similar to the ones pictured above, click here and here.


Happy Styling, Rebekah

Photography by: Beth Carter

3 Ways To Style A Belt


A belt is a timeless staple that every girl should have in her collection of accessories. We all have that one item in our closet whether it's a dress or a blouse that looks super cute on a hanger. However, once it's on we're wondering, "Where did all the cuteness go?" Often times your look just needs some sprucing up with accessories. Check out these three looks for ideas on how to style your outfits using belts from your closet. Belts are fun and effortless. They are the perfect accessory to add that finishing touch to your outfit! Add a pop of color to a white dress by adding a fun scarf and your look is complete!


You can never go wrong when pairing a belt with your favorite pair of denim. If you' re looking for a way to style your look around your belt try choosing a flowing top and tuck it in just above the top of your belt.


Don't be afraid to break out the layers this summer. Get creative with your outfit for a night out with the girls! Layer a neutral vest over your striped top, throw on a belt and you are ready to go!



Whether you have an entire collection of belts or just one, you can bring new life to your closet with this simple accessory. Dive into your closet and have fun reinventing some of your favorite pieces!

Written by: Amanda Jacobs

Images:  Pinterest

Summers Most Wearable Trend


One of the exciting things about fashion is that there is no right or wrong way to showcase your style. Whether you live in the city, the suburbs, or the country your geographical location should not limit your creativity to express yourself through your wardrobe. One of this summers most sought after trends is Western inspired. You don't have to live out west to appreciate this trend so go ahead and break out those cowboy boots! Just because it's summer doesn't mean that you have to lose the layers. Looking for an easy way to add some personality to your outfit? Try layering with a fringe cardigan or a fringe purse.



 Cowboy boots are a fun way to add some flare to a cute summer dress. So whether you are heading out to lunch with the girls or enjoying music from your favorite concert try complimenting your look with a western touch!


For more western themed clothes and accessories check out:

Written by: Amanda Jacobs 

Photos via Pinterest


The Perfect Everyday Summer Look


The best summertime outfits are the ones that are quick and easy to put together and throw on for those last-minute plans. We think Annie illustrates this idea perfectly, and oh-so-adorably. image1

We love pretty summer looks that are low-maintenance. Hair is probably best when kept as natural as possible since heat usually equals frizz! Minimal makeup is also a good idea. This season is the best time of the entire year to let your natural beauty shine and let those sun freckles make their grand appearance. Really all you need is a little powder and a few swipes of waterproof mascara.

We are all about fun accessories here at Top Buttons and love the idea of a few stackable bracelets to subtly dress up an outfit. Right now, we are obsessed with Cotton On's foundation bracelets. They're only $1-$2, which makes stacking them affordable, and best of all, 100% of the proceeds get donated to Cotton On's charity.

Muscle tees add a little edge to a look. Stay comfy and covered by throwing on a bandeau top when choosing a top with sides that dip slightly.


The casual take on denim that is super hot right now is a cute cuff at the bottom. Make sure your jeans are skinny enough so that the cuff is hugging the leg! Converse (Annie is rocking white Chuck Taylors) is a perfect comfortable throw-on sneaker that is fun and timeless.

To purchase items similar to Annie's, check out the links below:

Muscle tank / BandeauJeans / Shoes / Bracelets

Photography by: Elisabeth Huijskens

4 Winning Looks from the 2015 MTV Movie Awards


This year's MTV Movie Awards featured a wide variety of looks. Actresses (such as Pitch Perfect 2's Rebel Wilson and Kelly Osbourne) rocked black, chic looks, while  others (such as Bella Thorne and Victoria Justice) chose bold outfits that included lots of color and pattern mixing. Here are the ensembles we consider red carpet (or in the case of these awards, blue carpet) winners. shailene-woodley-mtv-movie-awards-2015-06

Sunday night was a big night for young actress Shailene Woodley, who you may have seen in the Divergent series or The Fault in Our Stars. She started out the evening by boldly taking on the blue carpet with an interesting take on pattern mixing. Shailene's look was one of the more casual of the night, but we love how she chose to mix thin stripes with a tribal print. Also, her red lips really pop with the look and add a fun flare, which is fitting for the 23-year-old. Shailene took home the awards for best female performance for The Fault In Our Stars, in which she gave a memorable speech that brought the author of The Fault In Our Stars, John Greene, to tears.


Pink seemed to be a hot color at the awards, and Pitch Perfect 2's Brittany Snow brought back the popular color-blocking look in a classy and fun way. Her slicked-back hair really leaves the bright look polished and sophisticated.

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Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers Age of Ultron) was wearing one of the most trendy looks of the night with her jumpsuit, which she paired beautifully with a turquoise clutch. We love the details of her look, like the subtle cut-out neckline.


Awkward actress Molly Tarlov rocked an ultra feminine, pretty, all-white dress. The shape of her dress makes it unique and we love the simplicity of her hair and subtle silver shoes. Simplicity is always in, and white is another hot color this season!

To compare trends from this year's MTV Movie Awards and the 2014 awards, click here.

The Accessory Every Girl Needs This Spring


The one item you need to invest in this spring is (drumroll)....a hat! It is the accessory that adds a definite "wow factor" to an outfit. You can wear hats with shorts, pants, or our personal favorite-- dresses. Besides our trusty mascara, hats are a girls best friend! We can always count on them to make us look chic no matter how bad our hair day is. Priscila's look is simple, yet sophisticated with a sundress, button- up shirt, and sandals. The icing on the cake is the hat, which pulls the outfit together making it look like a glamorous afternoon on the town.

Luckily, you don't have to look too far for the perfect hat these days. Since, they are extremely popular this season,  you can find budget-friendly hats of all styles at Target, H & M, and Forever 21.


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If you've never worn a hat before, this is the time to branch out. Stop by your local Target and  try on a few different styles. From floppy hats to fedoras, there are a ton of options. Not all shapes and sizes will work, but the more you try on, the easier it will be to find one that fits your style.

Will you be wearing a hat this season? If so, what's your favorite style? Let us know in the comments below.

Happy Styling,


Photography by: Elisabeth Huijskens

Get the Look: AnnaSophia Robb's Romper


Soul Surfer star, 21-year-old AnnaSophia Robb took the photo above (which was published in Teen Vogue) while in Florence, Italy. This travel friendly outfit is ideal for spring break traveling and family vacations as we approach the summer months. AnnaSophia's outfit is totally adventure-worthy. With celebrities rocking rompers all over the streets as the weather gets warmer, AnnaSophia wears it best in our book. The romper is a classic piece that has a history dating back to the early 20th century, but is making a huge comeback. Rompers are cute, comfortable and provide coverage while still being cool enough for the summer, or wearable when it's colder in the evenings when paired with a cardigan. We love how AnnaSophia's romper features long sleeves and a button-up look along with a really fun pattern. AnnaSophia accessorizes her plaid romper with a neutral-colored belt, sunglasses, comfortable flats and a long gold pendant necklace. The trick to wearing a romper is choosing one with an interesting pattern or material and having fun pairing it with accessories.

Good news! You can get a look similar to AnnaSophia's, all at Forever 21, and all for under $60.

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We love our Top Buttons photography lead, Elisabeth Huijskens and how she is choosing to rock her romper this spring! For more romper history and details on where she scored her outfit, visit her blog here. Happy spring!


Written by: Katy Abramowich

The Watch Trend You Need To Know About


This spring, update your accessory arsenal with a new watch. Step outside the usual chain link bands and try branching out with leather. Leather bands add a classic, sophisticated feel to an outfit. Check out these 6 stylish timepieces! 1. Marc Jacobs never disappoints. This white watch is perfect for spring!

2. Daniel Wellington watches are timeless, classy and versatile. You can easily switch out the bands so that you get more bang for your buck.

3. This Nixon watch is clean and modern. We love it for it's simplistic design.

4. This Aldo watch comes with 4 additional bands for a mere $35! This is a great deal period.

5. Kate Spade is known for her girlish charm. This watch is adorable!

6. We just had to include another Marc Jacobs watch in the line up. This watch is edgy and fabulous.

Will you be branching out with a new watch this season? Let us know in the comments below.

Happy Styling,



3 Ways To Style A Classic Set Of Pearls


Looking for a great statement necklace that can stay with you through the years? Try opting for a set of pearls. Pearls are a timeless piece that every girl must have! Each set of pearls often tell a story; whether they are passed down from one generation to the next or a heartfelt gift given on a special occasion. The classic look of pearls make them a great accessory for not only evening wear but for a casual outing as well. Let's take a look at how you can incorporate this timeless accessory into your everyday attire. Pearls are the perfect accessory to this collared shirt and striped sweater. We love the unexpected addition of distressed denim that gives the outfit a relaxed yet sophisticated look.


 You can never go wrong when styling pearls with a traditional look. This charming camel belt embellished with a bow compliments the elegance of the pearl necklace. Pair it with a sweater and fun skirt and the outfit is complete.

f6467a417a13a00f05a6519024bad124Layering Pearls is a great way to add some depth to a classic look. Try incorporating some of the latest army and plaid trends as shown below to make your outfit pop!

867cb31f73e7276a171c58713ca58063Whether you are dressing for the day in a casual pair of jeans or attending a formal occasion try accessorizing with a great set of pearls!

*Images via Pinterest

Written by: Amanda Jacobs

The Scarf Says It All This Winter


The scarf is by far one of fashion's best accessories. It turns the simplest of outfits into something to talk about. Whether it's just draped around your neck or intricately twisted and wrapped, it's always the loudest statement of the outfit.  


The scarf can be worn in any way during almost any season, depending on the fabric and color. For spring, wear a lightweight, floral-print scarf lightly draped around the neck. For fall and winter, almost anything goes: chunky, knitted, furry, animal print, layered, long, you name it! It's the easiest way to express your individual style and keep you warm on those windy winter days (which are few and far between here in Florida).

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If you aren't particularly savvy with the fancy twisting and wrapping techniques, infinity scarves are your best friend. Just throw it around your neck, and the scarf does all the talking. Here, Chelsea is sporting furry, fringy, and printed infinity scarves. Each give the same outfit uniquely different vibes and make their own statements!

Check out these sites to get the look:

Charlotte Russe


Forever 21


So, what will your scarf say this winter?

Photography by Elizabeth Huijskens // Makeup by Yolanda Delacerda and Christi Northington

A Kick-Start To The Perfect Wardrobe


Creating and building a solid, versatile wardrobe can be difficult, especially with new trends coming out every season.To assist you in your shopping endeavors, Top Buttons has created a Closet Staples List to help get you started on what to include in your wardrobe.  Undershirt/Camisole

Undershirts and camisole's are a essential to every girl's wardrobe. They create a comfortable look and feel to your outfit. Wearing a properly fitted undershirt can take your outfit from an 8 to a 10. However, the quality of undershirts and camisole's do matter. Make sure your undershirt fits you properly-not too tight, but not too loose.

Neutral Cardigan

Cardigans can make a casual outfit classy and even professional. Plus, with winter right around the corner, they can keep you comfortable and warm. Having a neutral cardigan is extremely helpful because you can wear it with practically anything. Forever 21 currently has a great selection of trendy cardigans for an affordable price.

Ballet Flats

Ballet Flats are both stylish and practical. The variety of styles and colors that the fashion world provides can complete any type of outfit, whether it is casual, professional, a girls night out, or for school.

Fun, Patterned Pants

Patterned pants seem to be the newest and fastest growing trend. Owning a pair of these fun pants are a great way to spice up your wardrobe. They can work with just about any type of shirt, whether its tucked in, fitted, or flowing.

Black Tights

Black tights are the perfect item to wear underneath a skirt, dress, or even shorts. They are comfortable to wear, and can enhance your look immensely.

Denim Jacket

A denim jacket is a universal piece of clothing that every woman should own. They are an essential lightweight cover up that keeps you both warm and stylish at the same time.

Colorful Scarf

This is the perfect accessory to add to an outfit. Having a variety of colorful scarves in your closet is an absolute must-have.  A scarf is one of the best ways to personalize your attire and can be wrapped in multiple ways to instantly transform an outfit.

Everyday Versatile Dress

A simple, cute dress is important to have in your wardrobe because it can be casual, professional, or just fun. They create this classy, but trendy look that other pieces of clothing can't do.


Even though winter is here, having a pair of cute sandals is a must have. Sandals are comfortable, long-lasting, and come in a variety of styles and colors that are always a great addition to your wardrobe.

Top Buttons tee

Of course, completing your closet staples wardrobe with a Top Buttons tee is definitely necessary. And you can purchase these fabulous tees today!

This is just a simple list to start off your closet. They are all affordable options that will kick-start your awesome new wardrobe.

Our Forever 21 Fall Favorites On a Budget


Not only do we love Forever 21 for the John 3:16 inscription on the bottom of all their shopping bags, but they also have extremely affordable prices. At Top Buttons, we've done all the research for you and have narrowed down their fall selection into a compiled list of 11 items that are around $15 and under. Shimmering Floral Bib Necklace

1. Shimmering Floral Bib Necklace

This necklace is on sale for just $2.99. Its gold shimmer is both glamorous and functional.

Coconut Body Lotion

2. Coconut Body Lotion

This body lotion is on sale for just $1.99. Forever 21 sells a variety of scents that smell amazing and are incredibly hydrating.

Kitschy Rhinestoned Woven Bracelet

3. Kitschy Rhinestoned Woven Bracelet

This bracelet reminds us of those knotted friendship bracelets we all made and exchanged as children, but just a little more glamorous! For just $1.99, this arm candy could be yours.

Faux Leather Moto Jacket

4. Faux Leather Moto Jacket

We recently did an exclusive post about those trendy moto jackets that have become popular this fall, and Forever 21 offers one for $12.60 that will keep you up to date with the current trends but spare your wallet.

Woven Fringe Scarf

5. Woven Fringe Scarf

Everyone needs a neutral scarf to keep warm and spice up a plain outfit. This scarf is $8.80 and comes in multiple colors. The fringe adds a nice edge.

Bun Donut

7. Bun Donut

Want to accomplish a perfect bun? A bun donut will do the trick. Forever 21 offers a diverse array of sizes for $1.90, depending on your preference.

Burgandy Beanie

8. Burgundy Beanie

Burgundy is one of the prime colors of fall, and it is especially great for accessorizing with items like beanies, leggings, or scarves. This beanie can be purchased for $3.90 or 2 for $6.

Solid Knit Leggings

9. Solid Knit Leggings

Why not get some burgundy leggings to match your beanie? Forever 21 sells these knit leggings for $3.80 in eight different colors. They're a very essential staple to pair with an oversized shirt or dress.

Pretty-Tough Bangle Set

9. Pretty Tough Bangle Set

Want a little bit of edge to add to your outfit? Try this bangle set, which is only $1.99 right now. The stud and pearl combination is a contradiction of sweet and tough.

Classic V-Neck Cardigan

10. Classic V-Neck Sweater

Sweater or cardigan -- whatever you call it, at Top Buttons we think that you just can't have enough of them! They're a convenient way to both cover your shoulders and keep warm. This particular one is sold for $13.80 in three different colors.

Low Rise- Ankle Skinny Jeans

11. Low Rise- Ankle Skinny Jeans

These may be the most affordable and flexible pair of jeans you could ever own. This pair is $7.90. (Alexis owns several pairs of these.)

For your convenience, we took a screenshot of what all these items would tally up to in your Shopping Bag on Forever 21, which is only $53.95. If you divide that by 11 items, that averages to less than $5 an item!

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Spice Up Your Fall Wardrobe with These Accessories


Fall is our favorite time of the year. It means cool weather and a new fashion wardrobe. Here are some ways to spice up your wardrobe with these stylish accessories. Boots are a great add to your classy fall wardrobe. These boots range in different colors and in a variety of heel heights as well. According to the Zoe Report, the knee high boot is one of the top five must have accessories for fall 2014. Boots can be expensive, but shopping at your local Target or Forever 21 is an affordable alternative.

Photo 2Glamour gives the 12 must have accessories for the fall, and one of those is the chain-strap mini bags. This is an edgy, hands free accessory to add to your favorite fall outfit. Adding a colorful bag to your outfit can make you stand out and pop.

Photo 3Jewelry is another way to complete your favorite outfit this fall and winter. Cuff bracelets have become quite the trend this year. It is simple, yet classy and will go great with practically every outfit. Selena Gomez’s fashion line, Dream Out Loud exhibits many different styles of cuff bracelets at an affordable price.

Stripe waffle knit infinity scarf - fire coralAs the cold weather rolls in, scarves are a great way to stay warm while looking super cute. Any scarf can complete an outfit. It can add a splash of color to your look. Infinity scarves have recently become a major trend, and there are many different ways you can wear infinity scarves.

All you need to finish your favorite fall outfit is the perfect accessory. So grab those accessories and rock that favorite outfit!

(Featured image provided by The Zoe Report)

Written by: Rachel Jordan

6 Stylish Makeup Bags


We spend lots of money on our beauty stash so why not invest in a pretty carrying case? Transport your makeup in style with these ultra chic cosmetic bags. See that super cute black and gold polka dot bag above? It's only $6.90! With a price like that, tossing your old makeup bag and upgrading is absolutely within reach!

Don’t forget to comment below and let us know which one is YOUR favorite!

 Love Birds LA // Steph & Co // Urban Outfitters

Herschel Supply Co // Target // Forever 21 

Happy Styling,


Editor Obsessions: September


Fall is on its way and I couldn’t be happier. The colder months are approaching and I'm already daydreaming of chunky sweaters, hot chocolate and cozy nights by the fireplace. Here are a few items that I've got my eyes on! 1. I am a huge sweatshirt fan, especially if it has a french saying on it! This Madewell sweatshirt is not only comfy but, stylish enough to wear on an afternoon out with the girls.

2. Mismatched earrings are high up on my must have list for Fall. These earrings from Buckle are edgy, fun and can be styled  several different ways.

3. You can never have enough white and gold in my opinion. I love this J Crew jewelry tray! It's perfect for displaying and organizing my jewelry.

4. I'm a huge fan of leather jackets, they are one of my closet staples. This Zara jacket is ultra edgy and chic.

5. Crossbodys are a girls best friend. They are comfortable and easy to wear no matter where your day takes you. This Rebecca Minkoff is sleek, modern, and classic.

6. I love statement shoes probably just as much as I love a good statement necklace. These leopard Vans are sure to spice up any outfit.

7. Hats are the icing on the cake! This floppy rim fedora from Rag And Bone just screams FAll to me.

8. Neutral eyeshadows are a great foundation to your makeup collection. This Bobbi Brown "Nude On Nude" palette contains twelve gorgeous eyeshadow colors that can be worn day or night.

9. Quality brushes are key to applying your makeup like an expert. This Charlotte Tilbury Powder and Sculpting Brush is excellent for applying highlighter as well as chiseling out your cheekbones with your favorite bronzer.

10. Chunky necklaces are key for Fall. This Modcloth gold necklace is the perfect companion to your favorite sweater.

11. Chilly Fall days call for curling up with a good book and your favorite hot drink. I'm excited for the October launch of Refinery 29's new book Style Stalking. It's promised to be chock full of fabulous street style.


What are your Fall obsessions? Let us know in the comments below!

Happy Styling,



Look Who's Wearing Ear Cuffs


Emma Watson is constantly inspiring us with her effortlessly chic style. We can always count on her to be on trend especially in the accessories arena. Emma has been known to wear mismatched earrings, double sided pearls and her most popular look at the premier of Noah where she wore a diamond ear cuff. As of late, ear cuffs have been worn by countless celebrities including Taylor Schilling, January Jones, and Michelle Dockery at the recent 2014 Emmy Awards. This is a tend that is perfect for adding a unique edge to your look. We love the versatility of these earrings. They can be worn with both dressy and casual looks. Would you wear this trend? Let us know in the comments below. To get Emma's earrings for less click here.


Happy Styling,









Beach Bag Bliss: The Essentials


Hit the beach in style with these ten summer must-haves.

1. Opt for a  beach bag that is both durable and fashionable.

2. Escape the suns harmful UV rays with sunscreen.

3. Keep your pout protected and moisturized with lip balm.

4. Seal in moisture and protect your locks with “sunscreen” for your hair.

5. Make a statement with a colorful beach towel.

6. Pack a lightweight beach cover up for a casual stroll on the beach.

7. Rock out to your summer play list with these portable speakers.

8. Add a stylish element to your beach attire with a hat.

9. Don’t forget to pack a good read .

10. Sunglasses are a must to shield your eyes and keep you looking chic.

What are your beach bag essentials that you can’t live without?

Happy Styling,


Fourth Of July Style


Need some ideas on how to dress for the fourth of July without being too over the top? No need to buy a shirt with a flag on it, just accessorize with some patriotic colors. Incorporating red, white, or blue into your outfit through accessories such as a purse, necklace, or even makeup is a subtle way to show your holiday spirit.

We have five great options for you right here!

Tory Burch Amanda Mini Messenger Bag // Essie Nail Polish in Really Red

2B BEBE Lydia Sandals {similar} // Beaded Rose Necklace // Mac Lipstick in Ruby Woo

Happy Styling!