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I’m baaaaaaaack! Forgive me for getting lazy going into hibernation… It was a tough Winter in Boston so here’s to Spring finally starting to arrive. Well, aside from the snow this morning but let’s just pretend that didn’t happen… Let’s kick off with some florals! 

Spring fashion, Florals, Peplum

Florals, Peplum, TJ Maxx

Florals, TJ Maxx, Peplum

TJ Maxx, Steve Madden, Florals

Steve Madden, Black Denim, Nude pumpsWearing: Blank Denim jeans, Saks 5th Avenue blouse via TJ Maxx, Steve Madden pumps c/o, J. Crew bracelet (gifted)

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Runway to Real Life: 3.1 Phillip Lim

Runway to Real Life: 3.1 Phillip Lim
Runway to Real Life: 3.1 Phillip Lim by hbiggs [click through for outfit details]
Whatever the weather (umm hello, 90 degrees), my mind is on Fall fashion! Runway looks usually feel so unattainable to me, like works of art that I love looking at but could never recreate. So I wanted to try a new series where I take inspiration from the runway and make it accessible for real life (because lets face it, we aren’t all models or street-style stars)… This 3.1 Phillip Lim look from Fall 2013 isn’t too over the top so it’s a great place to start. For the work look, I balanced the bold pant with a classic white blouse and a dark knit. On the weekend, I swapped the blouse for a chambray and added ankle booties to keep it effortlessly chic. What do you think? Can you see yourself rocking a bold pant and layers for work or weekend?

Cold Shoulder

Floral, One-shoulder dress, Summer fashion

Michael Kors necklace, one-shoulder dress, Hillary Christine Biggs style

personal style, Boston blogger, florals

Summer fashion, vintage belt, Michael Kors necklace

Got this great one-shoulder dress at Marshall’s a few years ago, and I’ve gotten a lot of use out of it. In the Fall, I will top it off with an oversized sweater or my denim jacket and booties. But for now, sexy sandals and a statement necklace are the perfect accents for a night out with my manfriend.

Wearing – Dress via Marshalls, vintage belt, Steve Madden shoes (last seen here), Michael Kors necklace, BaubleBar ring, Alex+Ani and vintage bracelet

Wear Now, Wear Later: white trousers

Wear Now Wear Later: white trousers
You know those easy, breezy trousers you reach for during the hot Summer months? Well you can take them from Summer to Fall with the right styling. For Summer, keep them light with a silky blouse and simple accessories. As Fall approaches, ditch the blouse in favor of a lightweight knit and a statement necklace. Add a red lip and rich cognac sandals to warm it up for the changing season.
Wear Now: Joseph pants, Balmain tank, Prada sandals, Kate Spade bangles, Topshop belt, Essie nail polish
Wear Later: Joseph pants, Helmut Lang sweater, Michael Kors sandals, Lulu Frost necklace, Saint Laurent clutch, Giorgio Armani lipstick

Black and Bone

Zara skirt, NIC+ZOE top, Black + white trend

NIC+ZOE Keyhole top, Hi-Low skirt, Summer fashion

Hi-Low skirt, Zara, Steve Madden leopard wedge

NIC+ZOE Keyhole top, Summer fashion, Boston blogger

I never tire of Black + White (or some shade of white), and one of my favorite ways to accessorize this color palette is with rich cognac accents, like this belt. Leopard wedges pull it all together for a polished, but laid-back late Summertime look.

Wearing – NIC+ZOE top, Zara skirt (old), Steve Madden wedges, Kate Spade bag, Michael Kors watch

On the Water

Summer fashion, Madewell scarf, Ray-Ban sunglasses

ocean view, LBD, Summer style

Kate Spade sandals, Madewell scarf, Ray-Ban

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Ray-Ban, Summer fashion, Gloucester

on the water, Ray-ban sunglasses, Madewell scarf

A couple weeks ago, the manfriend and I went to Gloucester for the weekend. The weather was gorgeous and our spot on the water was incredible. After a casual brunch, we took these pics on the roof so we could take in the whole view!

Wearing – LBD via Urban Outfitters (old), Boston Proper denim jacket (last seen here), Madewell scarf, Ray-Ban sunglasses, Kate Spade sandals via Gilt

Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner

Paige Denim, Boho-fashion, Summer fashion

embroidery trend, Ray-Ban sunglasses, Summer fashion

Paige denim, Boho-inspired, White jeans

Ray-Ban sunglasses, Forever21 top, personal style

Franco Sarto sandals, perforated leather, Paige denim

This look was inspired by one of my favorite movies, Dirty Dancing - specifically this scene. I love Baby’s laid-back take on preppy style in this movie, and when I found this top in my drawer (from oh circa 2008), I knew I had to pair it with white jeans…

Wearing – Paige Denim jeans (similar), Forever21 top (old), Franco Sarto heels (old), Ray-Ban sunglasses, Michael Kors watch, Alex+Ani bracelet, Presh wrap bracelet, Anthropologie studs

Petals-a-Plenty

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Floral, summer fashion, NIC+ZOE

Shoemint, NIC+ZOE, Boston blogger

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Stole my title from the name of this dress… it is aptly named, though, wouldn’t you say? With this heat wave in Boston, the only sensible thing to wear is sandals and an easy summer-dress –  I love the pretty print on this one, don’t you?

WearingNIC+ZOE dress, Shoemint shoes (last seen here), Calvin Klein belt, BaubleBar ring, Gorjana rings, Off-Fifth necklace (last seen here)

Cropping Up

Have you noticed a trend cropping up? Get inspired…

Atlantic Pacific, black for Summer, crop top

via Atlantic-Pacific

Street Style, crop top

via Pinterest

Jason Wu, Spring Runway 2013, Crop Top

Jason Wu, Spring 2013

Zoe Saldana, Crop top trend, Red Carpet fashion

via Pinterest

Karla's Closet, blogger fashion, Crop top

via Karla’s Closet

Summer fashion, Crop top trend, Street style

via Pinterest

Street style, crop top trend, Summer fashion

via Pinterest

Carven, Spring Runway 2013, Crop top trend

Carven, Spring 2013

Jessica Alba, Crop top trend, Red Carpet style

via The Trend Diaries

Street style, crop top trend, style inspiration

via Pinterest

Diane Kruger, Crop top, Red carpet fashion

via Pinterest

When taking on the crop top trend, remember… always pair with something high-waisted, proportions are key, and be confident. Which look is your favorite?