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)

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1 Piece, 3 Ways: Denim Cutoffs

1 Piece, 3 Ways: Denim Cutoffs
via Polyvore (click through for product info)
Denim cutoffs are a Summer staple… that is well documented. However, I find myself wearing them the same way over and over again (something akin to outfit #2), so for your sake as much as my own I styled a few options to inspire your denim-wearing, dog days of Summer using these Rag & Bone shorts. Which look is your favorite? Have a great weekend!

Style Inspiration: Laid-Back Summer

Style Inspiration: Laid-Back Summer
via Polyvore 
How effortlessly chic is this!?! Roomy shorts, a semi-sheer oversized knit, and flat sandals come together perfectly for an easy, breezy Summertime look. Plus, I love the neutral color palette and simple jewelry – it can be really refreshing to go simple sometimes, don’t you think?

 

Get the look: Gorjana and Madewell necklaces, Topshop bralette, Rag & Bone and Madewell sweater, Karen Walker sunglasses, Antik Batik and Vince Camuto sandals, Theory and Alice + Olivia shorts

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)

Seeing Stripes

Derek Lam for Kohls, Kate Spade bag, Steve Madden booties

Derek Lam for Kohls dress, Striped dress, Kate Spade bag

Bauble Bar bracelet, Kate Spade bag, Leather wrap bracelet

Derek Lam for Kohls dress, Boston blogger, how to wear stripes

Never ones to pass up a designer diffusion collection, my Mom and I picked out this number from the Derek Lam for Kohl’s line that launched recently. I love the combination of colors in this dress and its versatility – I can wear this dress to the office, out to dinner, or with flats and a scarf on the weekends. This piece is definitely joining the ranks of my go-anywhere Summer dresses…

Wearing – Derek Lam for Kohls dress (lusting over this one), Steve Madden booties c/o, Necklace via Off-Fifth, Kate Spade bag (purchased in last week’s major sale), vintage and Gorjana rings (here and here), similar watch, and Bauble Bar bracelet

Farmer’s Market Florals

LOFT jacket, floral maxi, Ray-Ban clubmaster

Personal style, Boston blogger, Spring style

Spring fashion, Floral maxi, Steve Madden booties

Personal style, Boston fashion blog, Ray-Ban clubmaster

Spring fashion, LOFT jacket, floral trend

I wore this outfit to peruse a Farmer’s Market with the manfriend last weekend… I balanced out the femininity of the floral skirt with a basic v-neck T and a worn-in parka. I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating that maxi skirts and dresses look effortlessly chic and are insanely comfortable, which makes for a perfect weekend get-up.

Wearing – Maxi skirt (old, similar), H&M tee, LOFT jacket (old, lusting over this one), Steve Madden booties c/o (similar), Ray-Ban Clubmaster shades, BaubleBar bracelet, Gorjana rings (here and here), Anthropologie earrings, Watch (similar)

Stripes and Leopard

J. Crew top, Lucky Brand jeans, Straw fedora

Personal style blog, fashion, Boston blogger

(bangs need a trim, eh?)

Kenneth Cole bag, Michael Kors watch, Bauble Bar bracelet

Personal Style blog, Boston, Fashion

Forgive my absence from the blogosphere – I’ve been busy figuring out my new job and my new city of Boston, with little time to update my site… But I’m back, and here is a weekend look that took me to Newbury Street for a leisurely walk and smoothies with the manfriend. You really can’t go wrong with a comfy striped top, jeans, and a broken-in pair of loafers. What’s your go-to weekend casual?

Wearing – Lucky Brand jeans (similar), J. Crew sweatshirt (love this similar top), Steve Madden loafers (similar), Kenneth Cole bag (gift), Gorjana rings (here and here), Michael Kors watch, Presh bracelet, BaubleBar bracelet, and straw fedora (last seen here).

Transitions

DKNY Sweater, Cynthia Rowley scarf, Boutique 9 boots

Spring fashion, personal style blog, Lydia Hudgens photography

Personal style blog, Lydia Hudgens photography, Spring fashion

Spring fashion, Floral, Cynthia Rowley scarf

Boutique 9 boots, Nine West socks, Laser-cut Leather

Spring fashion, Boutique 9 boots, DKNY Sweater

DKNY Sweater, Cynthia Rowley scarf, Michael Kors watch

DKNY sweater, Ralph Lauren sunglasses, Cynthia Rowley scarf

While I make the transition from New York to Boston, my wardrobe is making the transition from Winter to Spring. I love to wear my cozy winter knits over a skirt or dress while the weather is still warming up. I added a pretty floral scarf for some color and kept my diva shades on hand for when the sun was shining! How do you transition your look from Winter to Spring?

WearingDKNY Sweater, Pins and Needles dress via UO, Cynthia Rowley scarf (love this one), Boutique 9 boots (similar, short version), Michael Kors watch, Presh bracelet, F21 floral ring (old, love this one), Gorjana rings (here and here), J. crew bangle, London Fog pouch (similar)

Photo Credit: Lydia Hudgens – my last set of NYC photos taken by the fabulous and talented Lydia!!!

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