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!
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Currently Craving: Gloves

Gloves and mittens are a tricky accessory – I used to maintain the belief that they were merely a hindrance, a superfluous addition that served virtually the same purpose as pockets (which I am able to insert and remove my hand from with ease when I need to). On the other hand (har har), I feel I am missing a shopping, er fashion, opportunity… Well, that and how amazing are leather gloves for clapping at a hockey game? Thus, here is a round-up of some mittens and gloves that I am just dying to get my hands on in…

Currently Graving: Gloves
Clockwise from top (Tan Leather): Mulberry, Miu Miu, French Connection, Causse Gantier, Tory Burch, Rag & Bone, Cole Haan, Bruno Cucinelli, Vivienne Westwood, Lanvin, Burberry, Coach, and Asos (the Must-Have)
P.S. Hope you all had a great weekend!

1 Piece, 3 Ways: Equipment Blouse

1 Piece, 3 Ways: Blouse
In case you haven’t heard, collared blouses are IN, and this topper from Equipment is simply lovely. Equipment blouses are no cheapie purchase (well, at least for a recent-grad with student loans and no money like me), so you’d want to get a lot of use out of it. Problem solved. I give you three totally different ways to wear this beautiful, bedazzled blouse. Take the first look on a date or to cocktails – add a jersey mini-skirt in THE color of the season and sexy leopard heels. Add a little extra bling with jewelry, but carry a simple envelope clutch to pull the whole look together. The second look can go just about anywhere. Slim, dark-wash jeans complement the silk blouse, while sturdy ankle booties and a parka are surprising and cool elements. Add a spotted circle bag because, well… I am obsessed with this bag. The third look can be worn to the office. Minimalism never goes out of style, so pair the blouse with a neutral pant and a classic black sweater. Black patent loafers, a carryall bag, and eyeglasses make this look practical and chic. The pocket-watch pendant adds whimsy to this polished look. What do you think? How would you wear this sparkly collared top?

Chic Travels


My recent travels got me thinking about what to wear when you are setting off on an airplane. Comfort is obviously key, but that doesn’t have to mean sweatpants, leggings, or other articles of loungewear. These pieces are much better left at home. (Please, please leave these at home!) I wasn’t able to get any shots of my own travel attire, but I’ve recreated looks above inspired by my own.

The first outfit combines comfy trouser pants with a basic tank top. Comfy trousers look put together and modern without the feeling of being constricted during a long flight. I always get chilly on airplanes, so I recommend layering with a cardigan or a scarf, which can easily be removed and stowed upon arrival (if your destination happens to be tropical or warm like mine.) Another unfortunate effect of flying for me is that my feet swell, so I typically go with sandals to allow for this unlucky expansion.

The second outfit I love for travel is designed around the very breezy and trendy maxi skirt. Pair a cotton maxi skirt with a boxy sweater and a scarf for optimal comfort. This will look wrinkle-free and chic throughout the trip. I added a fun floral corset top underneath for a totally new outfit upon arrival. For both travel looks, I did minimal jewelry because airport security is so strict now, and it would be hell taking off an arm party at every security check-point. I also added a big, roomy satchel where you can store your magazines, books, iPod, etc. for the flight. Let me know what your go-to travel style is in the comments. And stay tuned for some shots from my trip to St. Thomas!