Currently Craving

Currently Craving

1. Easy, silky bottoms 2. Statement necklaces with tribal influences 3. NARS Dragon Girl lipstick 4. Springtime booties 5. Bright-hued blazer

This Spring, I’m inspired by effortless fashion… Easy bottoms like a pleated midi or silk pants feel luxe without compromising on comfort, and a bright pink blazer gives an instant update to basic jeans + a tee. Shop all these must-have Spring items 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)

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?

1 Piece 3 Ways: Madewell Tee, Part 3

Badgely Mishka bag, Madewell tee, Rayban clubmaster

Stripes, Madewell tee, Spring fashion

Ray-Ban sunglasses, Madewell tee, Lucky Brand jeans

Badgey Mishka bag, Madewell tee, Lucky Brand jeans

And here it is, my friends… Part three of my 1 piece 3 ways series featuring this adorable and fun Madewell mixed-print tee! This simple but chic look is a go-to for me on these warmer Spring weekends. Also carrying my favorite new splurge, a Badgley Mishka bag featuring a fantastic jolt of green. Which look is your favorite: work, date or weekend? Happy Friday!

Wearing – Madewell tee, Lucky Brand jeans (similar), Steve Madden booties c/o (love these too), Badgley Mishka bag (in yellow), Ray-Ban sunglasses, Michael Kors watch, Presh bracelet, vintage and Alison Moses ring (love this snake ring too)

P.S. Extra love for Boston this week after a tragic and tough Marathon Monday. There are lots of ways you can help out those who were affected, so please do what you can! XO

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)

Splurge vs. Steal: Ankle-Strap Sandals

Splurge vs. Steal: Ankle-Strap Sandals
I love sandals that can be easily dressed up or down for Spring and Summer… Look for details like a luxe snake skin, gold hardware, an ankle strap or cool embellishment. You can get this look at almost any price range, but here are two options I love: The splurge is a beautiful Rachel Zoe pair for $235, and the steal version are by Michael Antonio, ringing in at just $45!

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!!!

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