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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Movie Moment

Equipment Dress, Steve Madden sandals, vintage belt

Collar necklace, Summer fashion, Equipment dress

Boston fashion, Summer style, Midi-dress

Steve Madden sandals, Equipment dress, vintage belt

This dress reminds me of one of my favorite fashion moments in movie history… the polo scene in Pretty Woman, when Julia Roberts is wearing that brown and white polka-dot dress, cinched with a belt, and a straw hat. And, of course, I get confused for Julia Roberts all.the.time in my dreams. Now all I need is a silver fox/billionaire to woo me and take me to polo matches… What are some of your favorite fashion moments in movies?

Wearing – Equipment dress (last seen here), Steve Madden sandals (similar), vintage belt and necklace, gifted cuff, BaubleBar beaded bracelet, gifted Alex+Ani gold bracelet, Anthropologie earrings (old)

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

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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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)

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

Florals and Suede

White blazer, floral dress, suede boots

T. Babaton dress, Calvin Klein boots, Urban Outfitters blazer

Calvin Klein boots, Lydia Hudgens photography, Florals

T. Babaton dress, vintage belt, Calvin Klein boots

T. Babaton dress, Personal style blog, Lydia Hudgens photography

T. Babaton dress, vintage belt, Calvin Klein boots

T. Babaton dress, Calvin Klein boots, Personal style blog

Florals and Suede

Picked up this dress on sale at Aritzia a couple weeks ago… I was drawn in by the colors and print which promised seasonal versatility, but the real clincher for me was the back – I’m a sucker for an exposed zipper and an unexpectedly low back, and this piece has both. And it was on sale. Done deal, my friends.

Since the weather isn’t exactly cooperating with the calendar, I paired this floral number with suede boots – but I can’t wait to wear it with sandals or wedges when the temperatures go up! Until then… Have a great weekend, everyone!

Wearing – T. Babaton dress via Aritzia (like this too), Silence & Noise blazer, Calvin Klein boots (old, similar), vintage belt, Chocolate New York clutch (love this one), Michael Kors watch, J. Crew bracelets (here)

Photo Credit: Lyda Hudgens

Working Gal

Cynthia Rowley trench, Marc by Marc Jacobs blouse, LOFT trousers

Cynthia Rowley trench coat, personal style, Lydia Hudgens photography

Marc by Marc Jacobs blouse, LOFT trousers, BCBG heels

H&M belt, Michael Kors watch, Presh wrap bracelet

Cynthia Rowley trench coat, LOFT trousers, BCBG pumps

Cynthia Rowley trench coat, personal style, Lydia Hudgens photography

Cynthia Rowley trench coat, Marc by Marc Jacobs blouse, Lydia Hudgens photography

Just thought I’d give you a peek at a typical work outfit for me. My office is conservative, so in the winter I have stuck pretty close to a trousers and blouse formula. To keep my personality, I layer on some jewelry, add a fun belt, or swap in some trendy shoes. Sidenote: I love that the weather is starting to warm up in New York, because it means I can wear my many trench coats. To me, nothing is more classic and sophisticated than a great trench coat. I look for pieces with a special detail like the color-blocking in this version. What is your go-to Spring jacket?

Loft Trousers, Marc by Marc Jacobs blouse, Cynthia Rowley trench (similar), BCBG pumps (old, similar), H&M belt, Michael Kors watch, Presh wrap bracelet via Gilt, Off-Fifth bracelet, vintage and Gorjana rings (here and here)

Photo Credit: Lydia Hudgens