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

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Short & Sweet

Paige Denim, Floral shorts, Ray-Ban clubmasterNine West wedges, Paige Denim floral shorts, Loft anorak

Ray-Ban sunnies, Summer fashion, Paige Denim shorts

Loft anorak, Ray-Ban sunnies, Paige Denim

Boston blogger, Summer fashion, How to wear floral shorts

I’m not usually a shorts girl but when I saw this sweet take on denim cut-offs, I couldn’t say no. The slightly higher waist and pretty, floral print adds a little extra polish that my regular jean shorts don’t have. I kept it casual this weekend by pairing them with a basic tee and braided belt, but stay tuned for a dressed-up look!

WearingPaige Denim shorts, H&M tee (similar), LOFT anorak (old, love this version), Nine West wedges (old, lusting over these), Ray-Ban sunnies, BaubleBar bracelet, Alex + Ani bracelet (gifted), wrap watch (similar), vintage and Gorjana rings (here and here)

1 Piece, 3 Ways: Madewell Tee, Part 2

Madewell Tee, H&M skirt, Steve Madden heels

Spring fashion, Madewell tee, H&M skirt

Personal style blog, Spring fashion, Madewell tee

Steve Madden sandals, Spring fashion, Personal style blog

To transition this mixed-print Tee to a fun date night, I paired it with a high-waist skirt in an on-season green hue and sexy ankle-strap sandals. I also added gold jewelry to make the look a little extra special. Other great options for a date night include a leather skirt or shorts, skinny jeans and pumps, or a romantic, pleated midi-skirt. How would you style this Tee for a night out? Stay tuned for the final look: comfortable and chic for daytime!

Wearing – Madewell tee, H&M skirt (old, similar), Steve Madden sandals c/o (last seen here), Via Spiga belt (old, similar), vintage collar necklace (love this version), gifted bangle, Presh wrap bracelet, Gorjana rings (here and here)

1 Piece 3 Ways: Madewell Tee, Part One

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Madewell Top, 1 piece 3 ways,  Spring fashion

Tahari blazer, Madewell top, H&M pants

Hillary Christine, Steve Madden pumps, Spring fashion

This is part one in a 3-look series featuring this mixed pattern tee from Madewell. I used this piece in so many Lookbooks for my clients (sign up for a styling session here), that I knew I had to have it! To show how versatile this floral and striped top can be, I styled it for work, day, and a date-night using pieces from my own wardrobe. What do you think of this look for the office? Stay tuned for more ways to wear this Spring top!

Wearing: Madewell tee, H&M trousers (similar here and here), Tahari blazer (old), Steve Madden pumps c/o, vintage belt, Michael Kors watch (love this one), J. Crew bangle (similar), Gorjana rings (here and here)

Pattern Play

See by Chloe jacket, Ray Ban clubmaster, Lydia Hudgens photography

See by Chloe jacket, James Jeans, Rebecca Minkoff bag

See by Chloe jacket, Ray Ban clubmaster, vintage belt

James Jeans, See by Chloe jacket, Personal style blog

See by Chloe jacket, Ray Ban clubmaster, Lydia Hudgens photography

Hillary Christine Biggs, See by Chloe jacket, Ray Ban sunglasses

James Jeans, See by Chloe jacket, polka dot top

See by Chloe jacket, James Jeans, Ray Ban sunglasses

I couldn’t wait any longer to break out this amazing, floral See by Chloe jacket that’s been hanging in my closet for months! I love the unexpected combination of a sporty parka with a pretty floral print, and since I don’t typically dress super feminine, this is a perfect piece for me to incorporate florals into my Spring wardrobe without feeling too girly. I can’t wait for it to be warm enough to have this jacket in my regular rotation!

Wearing – James Jeans, Top via Urban Outfitters (lusting over this one), See by Chloe jacket (similar), Steve Madden booties (old), Rebecca Minkoff bag (last seen here), vintage belt, Ray Ban sunnies, J.Crew bracelets, vintage and Gorjana rings (here and here), Anthropologie earrings

Photo Credit: Lydia Hudgens

Spring Accessories

Straw fedora, Florals, White blouse

Spring style, florals, straw hat

Straw hat, Floral scarf, Michael Kors watch

Black and white, Spring style, Florals

Floral scarf, James Jeans, Jessica Simpson booties

Spring style, florals, black and white

Straw fedora, Florals, Spring Fashion

Jessica Simpson Booties, oxblood, Lydia Hudgens photography

In my Mother’s continued efforts to make me a hat person, I received this straw topper a couple of weeks ago… She discovered a website that offers sizes, thereby providing accommodation for my unusually small head. It’s not that I don’t like hats, I’m just not convinced they look good on me… However, one of my favorite things about fashion is that you can take risks, try new things, and if they don’t work then you can move on and laugh about it later. Although… Maybe my Mom is always right… I do think this straw hat and floral scarf will become go-to Spring accessories for me. What accessories are you dying to wear all Spring?

Wearing – James Jeans, Tunic blouse via Marshalls (love this one), Jessica Simpson booties (similar), Pins and Needles scarf (old, like this one), Hat (gifted, similar), Michael Kors watch, Gorjana rings (here and here), Bracelets via Gilt, vintage, and Off-Fifth

Photo Credit: Lydia Hudgens

Wear Now, Wear Later: The Maxi Dress

Wear Now, Wear Later: The Maxi Dress
Round two of the “Wear Now, Wear Later” series (read the first post here)… I chose a pretty, floral maxi dress from Michael Kors because it’s just so hard to resist the gorgeous Spring-inspired pieces hitting the stores now (and oh, did I mention it’s only $112! Link to purchase below). So if you gave in and purchased a flirty, floral dress (or even if you have been pulling one of your own closet to just look at and long over) here are some ways to get the most mileage out of your traditionally Springy dresses/skirts.
Look 1: One styling trick I love is to layer cozy knits over your favorite flowy dresses and skirts in the cooler months. (Because the skirt is long and loose, you can also add tights or leggings and no one will know… shh, our secret). Add an ankle bootie and a modern, chic army jacket to keep the look young and fresh.
Michael Kors Maxi, Club Monaco T-neck, Opening Ceremony booties, Topshop Jacket, Jil Sander shopper, La Mer watch, Jenny Bird earrings
Look 2: When the weather finally warms, ditch all those extra layers and let the dress speak for itself. Strappy sandals work best under a voluminous skirt and simple gold jewelry will add the right amount of glitz.
Michael Kors maxi, Alaia sandals, similar hat, Nouv-Elle necklace, Kenneth Cole bangles, similar clutch

Trend Report: Crave the Rose

Trend Report: Crave the Rose
Spring is far from arriving, but fashion is absolutely blooming with rose prints, patterns, appliques, and jewels. I was so inspired, that I found a beautiful rose-print silk blouse in the far corners of my closet last week that I dusted off and wore to work. Here is a round-up of some of my favorite rose-inspired pieces for you to get on trend:
Clockwise from top-left: Modcloth rosette bracelet, Christopher Kane rose-print Tee (love this one too), Dolce and Gabbana dress, Matthew Williamson trouser, Rag & Bone gloves, Tory Burch dress, Louis Vuitton limited edition coin purse, Tory Burch sneaker, Valentino Garavani silk scarf, Lover lace blouse (really love this one too!), Christopher Kane skirt, Oscar de la Renta collar necklace, Derek Lam booties 

Trenchant for Florals

Jeans: Lucky Brand, Tank: Forever21 (old), Floral Trench: Walter (love this one), Sandals: c/o Steve Madden

Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelet: vintage, Rings: Gorjana

Clutch: London Fog, Bracelets: vintage, Rings: Alison Moses and Gorjana

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday/Weekend with your friends and family!

Photo Credit: Lydia Hudgens

Fall Florals

Dress: Newburyport shop, Denim Jacket: Boston Proper (similar), Belt: vintage, Shoes: Jessica Simpson (old, but love this version), Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (love this one too), Earrings: Anthropologie, Bracelets: gifted and vintage

Fall is my favorite season in New England York (I will always be a New Englander at heart…) The weather was beautiful on this day, and we enjoyed it at an outdoor brunch spot in SoHo. I wore one of my favorite floral numbers with OXBLOOD booties and a classic denim jacket. Hope you all had a nice weekend!