What to Wear: July 4th

What to Wear: July Fourth
via Poyvore
Night Out: A twist on the classic black/white combination, this mixed-pattern dress is fresh and flattering. Leopard wedges hint at sexiness, while remaining practical for bar-hopping, and a punchy clutch adds the perfect pop of color.
Thakoon Dress, J. Crew sandals, Jessica Simpson bangles, Target studs, Givenchy clutch
Barbecue: Mix a casual Tee with a feminine midi-skirt for an unexpected and cool BBQ look. Summer sandals (that you can easily slip off to play games) and a little bling pull it all together.
J. Crew tee, Tucker skirt, Christian Louboutin sandals, BaubleBar necklace
Fireworks: Silk shorts and a cozy sweater make for an easy and chic outfit, perfect for taking in the awe of a Fireworks show! On-trend wedges and a few statement accessories give the look even more style.
DVF shorts, Topshop sweater, Hermes sandals, Sergio Rossi clutch, C. Wonder ring, Helene Zubeldia earrings
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Style Inspiration: Spring Blues

-Jackets (clockwise): All Saints, H&M, TheoryChambray: J. Crew, Madewell -Jeans: Current Elliot, Black Orchid -Scarves: H&M, Dries van Noten (similar-Pumps (top to bottom): Saint Laurent, Kate Spade

Weekend Style: Leathery Goodness

Weekend Style: Leathery Goodness
Here’s a little weekend style inspiration from Anh over at 9to5Chic. I love the pop of plaid under her rich sweater. She exudes effortless chic in everything she wears. I am already planning to recreate a similar look this weekend, so stay tuned for my version of laid-back leather. Have a great weekend everybody!
Pieces shown: Leather: The Row and Topshop (only $36!), Sweater: By Malene Birger, Plaid: Levis (only $50!) and Woolrich, Sunnies: Oscar de la Renta and AsosBag: Marc by Marc JacobsBooties: Proenza Schouler and Gucci 

Countdown to Launch and New Years Glitz

If you guys haven’t already checked out Keaton Row now is definitely the time! KR is an innovative, online styling start-up that I am working with. Right now, there is a countdown to launch on the KR blog, featuring 7 days of holiday fashion inspiration and the chance to win free styling for 3 months! Today is the last day of the countdown, and it just so happens to be my post with ways to wear New Years Glitz!

Head over to Keaton Row right now, get some dazzling inspiration, and sign up to be styled by yours truly!

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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!

I’m a Professional… Sort of

When I left for work, the manfriend commented “You look so professional.” It could have just been his sleepy stupor talking, because had I been wearing pajamas and fuzzy slippers, he may have said the same thing. I kid. Anyway, this outfit started out great, but then wrinkles kicked in and this is what I ended up with by the end of the day… The old sloppy professional look (Sorry, Mommy).

Oxford: Izod via Marshalls (similar), Pants: Cynthia Steffe (old), Shoes: Franco Sarto (so old – I like these and these too), Watch: Michael Kors, Jewelry: mostly vintage

 

Happy Friday, everyone! Have a great weekend.

Currently Craving: Sunshine, Daisies, Butter Mellow…

I’ve been crushing on the color yellow recently… I literally own nothing yellow excluding perhaps a pair of sandals. It isn’t a terribly flattering color on me, unless I have a sweet tan. (Which I’ve recently lost since starting my “big girl” life). But there are so many different shades that at least one is bound to work for everybody, so here are some of my favorite picks:

Derek Lam maxi skirt, bold yellow nail polish, Emilio de la Morena silk shirtdress, French Connection shorts, Bauble Bar necklace, Rebecca Minkoff top

P.S. if you don’t know where the title came from, get with it… If you do, nerds unite!

1 piece, 3 ways: Gold Brogues

1 piece, 3 ways: Gold oxford flats

I’ve been lusting over metallic brogues recently. The dressed up flat is a great option for those who prefer to leave the heels at home. There are about a million ways to wear these metallic gold oxfords, but here are three of my favorites! The first look would make for a cute and casual date night outfit. Silk floral shorts are the modern version of a skirt. Pair them with a blouse and a leather jacket and you are ready for dinner and a movie! For the second look, the gold brogues are a fun accent piece to a basic jeans and sweater ensemble. Wear this on a shopping trip or for lunch with friends. The last look combines a modern shirtdress with the trendy flats. Add a cool, studded belt for shape, and you are ready to hit happy hour. What do you say? Are gold brogues for you?


New Shoes, Two Ways

Wearing – Sweater: J. Crew (old), Boyfriend shorts: H&M (old), Shoes: Steve Madden (similar), Jeans: J. Crew, Striped Sweater: J. Crew (similar), Glasses: Tiffany & Co.

I managed to get outside to take photographs… or so I thought. I only took about three shots before it started to rain again. Anyway, I’ve been obsessed with these new loafers, courtesy of Steve Madden (similar), so here are a couple of ways that I have worn them recently. They are not drastically different looks: I varied the basic formula of jeans, stripes, and a comfy sweater. What better way to dress on rainy days?

The Very Unfortunate Real World

Goodbye college, hello real world. Most graduates are looking forward to the day when they take another step on the path of life. They look to it with hope and a sense of adventure. I, on the other hand, left kicking and screaming yesterday afternoon from the University I have called home for the past four years. Anyway, I will be back on track soon but in the meantime here are some highlights from the past week that I spent hurrahing with my friends and family!

This face says it all…

Wearing – Ugliest cap/gown combo ever, Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren (similar)

Pre-Graduation celebration with friends and family…

Me with the fabulous Callie of Cal Says So blog. Wearing – Dress: F21, Necklace: Nordstrom Rack (love this one too)

At Senior Formal…

Wearing – Dress: Rachel Roy (old), Studded Belt: F21, Earrings: gifted

After graduation with the squinty manfriend… Clearly, I immediately removed the cap and gown

Wearing – Dress: BB Dakota, Shoes: COACH, Belt: Via Spiga via Nordstrom