Bringing Back the Potato Sack

Michael Kors dress, BaubleBar necklace, BCBG booties

Michael Kors dress, BaubleBar necklace, Personal style blog

Personal Style Blog, Boston blogger, Michael Kors dress

Boston blogger, Michael Kors dress, Personal style blog

Personal style blog, BCBG Booties, fashion blog

I can just hear my dear Mother saying “You need a belt with that” and normally, I would totally agree. However, the asymmetry of this Michael Kors dress creates better angles which allow me to get away with not wearing a belt. Plus, every once and a while, you just feel like throwing on a potato-sack dress with some great accessories and calling it a day…. And this was one of those times. (Sorry, Mom)

Wearing – Michael Kors dress (cool, similar version here), BCBG booties (old), BaubleBar necklace, gifted bangle, Gorjana rings (here and here)

P.S. I’m totally loving this new City of Boston view as a backdrop for my photos – aren’t you?

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Working Gal

Cynthia Rowley trench, Marc by Marc Jacobs blouse, LOFT trousers

Cynthia Rowley trench coat, personal style, Lydia Hudgens photography

Marc by Marc Jacobs blouse, LOFT trousers, BCBG heels

H&M belt, Michael Kors watch, Presh wrap bracelet

Cynthia Rowley trench coat, LOFT trousers, BCBG pumps

Cynthia Rowley trench coat, personal style, Lydia Hudgens photography

Cynthia Rowley trench coat, Marc by Marc Jacobs blouse, Lydia Hudgens photography

Just thought I’d give you a peek at a typical work outfit for me. My office is conservative, so in the winter I have stuck pretty close to a trousers and blouse formula. To keep my personality, I layer on some jewelry, add a fun belt, or swap in some trendy shoes. Sidenote: I love that the weather is starting to warm up in New York, because it means I can wear my many trench coats. To me, nothing is more classic and sophisticated than a great trench coat. I look for pieces with a special detail like the color-blocking in this version. What is your go-to Spring jacket?

Loft Trousers, Marc by Marc Jacobs blouse, Cynthia Rowley trench (similar), BCBG pumps (old, similar), H&M belt, Michael Kors watch, Presh wrap bracelet via Gilt, Off-Fifth bracelet, vintage and Gorjana rings (here and here)

Photo Credit: Lydia Hudgens

Insta-Life, Take 3

1984 Novel t-shirt, Jay Godfrey dress

1. My version of a suit: 1984 by George Orwell t-shirt (via Out of Print clothing), Cynthia Steffe trousers, BCBG blazer, Franco Sarto heels (all old)

2. More office attire… Jay Godfrey peplum dress (in blue), vintage scarf, Linea Pelle belt (old)

DVF hearts, Presh wrap bracelet

3. DVF heart-print dress – what I wore on Valentine’s Day

4. Wrist candy – new Presh wrap bracelet thanks to the best mom in the world 

Spring Inspiration Boards 5, 6. Blurry Spring inspiration boards that I keep by my desk 

BaubleBar necklace, Shades of pink

7. Buttoned up at work with Threads blouse, BCBG Blazer, and BaubleBar necklace (all old)

8. Shades of pink for Spring: LOFT trousers, H&M blouse, Elie Tahari blazer, J.Crew necklace, BCBG pumps (all old)

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Hat Uncertainties

Fedora, leather jacket

Fedora, Leather Jacket, Maxi Skirt

Leather Jacket and Skull Scarf

vintage belt, michael kors watch, leather jacket

Lydia Hudgens photography, plaid fedora, leather jacket

Maxi skirt, leather jacket, skull scarf

maxi skirt, skull scarf, vintage belt

Fedora, Lydia Hudgens Photography, Hillary Biggs

Fedora: gifted, Leather Jacket: Guess (old, similar here or here), Top: Zara (similar), Belt: vintage, Skirt: vintage (similar), Booties: Steve Madden c/o (similar), Scarf: via Marshalls (McQueen version), Watch: Michael KorsSkull ring: BCBG (lusting over this one), Bracelet: J. Crew (old)

I was given this delightful little fedora for Christmas, which I immediately rejected as “too much” for me. My Mom refused to return it, forced me to try it on everyday for a week, and finally convinced me (er, maybe?) that I looked “adorable” in it. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against hats. I often admire them on the heads of others, but I was never able to find one that fit my abnormally small dome (this version comes in sizes) or that seemed to fit my wardrobe. So here’s to new style adventures in 2013! Taking risks and taking names… while wearing a hat…

What do you think of my topper? Will you be taking fashion risks this year? Tell me in the comments!

Photo Credit: Lydia Hudgens

Hello Hi-Low

Wearing – Top: Jessica Simpson, Skirt: Zara, Shoes: Boutique 9, Shades: Ray Ban, Watch: Michael Kors (similar), Rings: BCBG and Bobbles & Lace boutique

So here’s the haircut, finally revealed. Unfortunately, the humidity got to it before the camera did… Let me know what you think in the comments!