Summer Crop

See by Chloe top, Crop top, Summer fashion

See by Chloe top, James Jeans denim, Steve Madden shoes

Fashion blogger, See by Chloe top, How to wear crop top

Wearing – See by Chloe top, James Jeans (last seen here), vintage belt, Steve Madden shoes (similar), Michael Kors watch, BaubleBar ring, gifted earrings, Gorjana rings (here and here)

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Insta-Life, Part 6

Shoemint, ootd, Kate Spade

1. Romy heels c/o Shoemint (similar), 2. OOTD featuring bright pink trousers (similar), 3. favorite new Kate Spade bag (seen here)

OOTD, NIC+ZOE, Logo Tee, Browns Lobster Pound

4. OOTD featuring NIC+ZOE sweater and James Jeans, 5. Juicy Couture logo tee, 6. Best fried seafood ever at Browns

Personal Style, Boston blogger, Bruins

7. OOTD featuring Steve Madden loafers, 8. Mini Golf fail, 9. Go Bruins!! 

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Insta-Life Take 5

Personal style, Warby Parker, Fashion

1. Moving outfit with gingham Converse (love these) and printed chambray 2. Warby Parker at home try-on 3. A little nautical look

Instagram, Badgley Mishka

4. Delicious cocktail and Ray-Ban sunnies 5. Outfit with J. Crew blouse, Cynthia Rowley scarf, and James Jeans (last seen here) 6. Badgley Mishka bag 

Blogger style, Foodie, Fashion

7. Casual outfit with Threads blouse, J. Crew chinos, and Steve Madden loafers (last seen here) 8. Scallop dinner – too pretty not to snap a picture 9. Casual look with vintage maxi skirt (last seen here)

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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

Insta-Life, Take 2

Denim, Rings

1. Layering with denim (aka my new favorite thing) 2. Ring party (you know, the cousin of the arm party)

Work outfit, Play outfit

3. Work outfit (Cynthia Steffe trousers, Lela Rose for Target top, MaxStudio Blazer, and Miu Miu pumps)

4. Play outfit (James Jeans, UO sweater, LOFT fur vest, Steve Madden booties)

Playbills, Newsies, Lion King

5. Newsies 6. Lion King – lucky enough to see both when my Mom came to town last week!

RayBan sunglasses, fashion magazines, Marie Claire, InStyle, Lucky

7. New Clubmaster Ray Ban sunnies (this is my “too cool for school” face) 8. Magazine hoarder… finally updated my mood boards (stay tuned!)

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Hope you all had a great weekend!

Cape-Coat

For some reason, the manfriend always laughs when I mention my cape. I think he doubts my super-hero powers… I can’t begin to think why.

Cape, Gold Bangles, Lydia Hudgens Photography

Fair Isle Sweater, Cape, James Jeans

Marc New York Cape, Fair Isle Sweater, vintage

James Jeans, Rebecca Minkoff, Fair Isle

Personal Style blog, Lydia Hudgens Photography, Winter Fashion

Fashion blog, James Jeans, Marc New York cape

Winter cape, Fair Isle Sweater, James Jeans

Wearing – James Jeans via Gilt, Marc New York cape, Zara sweater (old, similar), vintage belt and necklace, Hiking-boot heels via DSW (old, similar) Alison Moses and Gorjana rings (and here), and Rebecca Minkoff bag (similar in yellow)

Huge thank you to the amazing Elizabeth Chabot for the bangles, brought back from her trip to India! XO

Photo Credit: Lydia Hudgens

4 Ways to Holiday Chic

Holiday Chic

Fashionable friends, I wanted to share with you the basic formulas I implement when dressing for the holidays. Here are 4 outfits that I will be wearing this season:

1. Family Holiday Party: Black jeans + Fun blouse + Lace-up Booties + Simple gold jewelry
–Family parties usually involve lots of food, drinks, and catching-up so comfort is essential. For this look, I chose James Jeans black skinnies, a fun blouse from Modcloth, on-trend Bakers lace-up booties, a KJL black cocktail ring, and gold bangles.
2. Christmas Eve: LBD + Amazing coat + Festive heels
–Christmas Eve is typically spent having cocktails with family friends and/or going to church (er, maybe not in that order…) Since this is the only time during the entire year that I hit up church, I try my best to impress the big man upstairs. A no-fail LBD, like this one from Karen Millen, is the perfect thing. Add festive pumps (Charlotte Olympia), opaque tights, a metallic belt, and drop earrings to finish the look. Top it off with a fancy coat (Dolce and Gabbana), and you have a classic, chic look.
3. Christmas Day: Leggings + Slouchy Sweater + Pashmina + Loafers
I’m not planning on leaving my couch on Christmas Day, but since there will probably be guests at my parent’s house I will reluctantly change out of my pajamas. An equally comfortable and infinitely chicer option are these tweed Stella McCartney leggings with a slouchy black sweater. Add a printed scarf, like this Rag & Bone beauty, and studded loafers to bring the look up a couple notches.
4. New Year’s Eve: Metallic-y Dress + Pumps + Unexpected Accessories
–I’m not really a sequin person, so this subtly metallic dress from AllSaints is a perfect NYE option for me. It is feminine but structured, and is it obvious that I am completely in love with it? Unexpected accessories like a leopard belt and a cranberry clutch keep the look youthful and cool. Add a little extra shine with these gold pumps, and you are ready to ring in the New Year in style.
What will you be wearing this Holiday season? Share with me in the comments! And, if you are still not sure what works for you, sign up for an online styling session with me at Keaton Row HERE! I can help you find the perfect outfit to fit your body and your style. Plus the first lookbook with me is free!

Mash Up: Preppy & Leather

Jeans: c/o James Jeans, Sweater: J. Crew (love this too), Top: H&M (similar), Jacket: MaxStudio via Marshalls

Loafers: Cole Haan (similar), Bag: Kate Spade, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelets: vintage

Wore this ‘would be preppy if I didn’t add a leather moto-jacket’ ensemble to brunch this weekend with the manfriend, who reluctantly happily snapped these pics. The storm was starting to brew up, so jeans and loafers were a must. I love the pop of snake-print under the sweater and the somewhat unexpected pairing of the leather jacket. Oh, and how adorable is my new bag?? I’m currently stuck without power, so probably won’t be posting much…Good luck to all who were affected by the storm!

Snake Bite

Wearing - Blouse: H&M, Jeans: c/o James Jeans Couture Collection, Shoes: ZigiSoho via DSW

Details- Collar Necklace: vintage, Ring: Alexander McQueen, Bracelets: Vintage, H&M

I’m terrified of snakes, but you gotta hand it to them because they’ve got serious style. I’ve had this blouse in my closet for a few weeks, and I’m glad I finally pulled it out because I got a lot of compliments on it. What’s even better is the fact that I purchased it at H&M for just $9.99! Can you say steal? On another note, I am in love with these black jeans, from James Jeans Couture Collection. I won them in a giveaway, and they are probably the most flattering and comfortable denim I own. I highly recommend them if you are in the market for a new pair of jeans. Have a great day!