Twirl

 

Zara, Trench Coat, LBD

LBD, Easter Style,

 

NIC+ZOE, Twirl Dress

 

NIC+ZOE, Twirl Dress

 

Wearing NIC+ZOE dress, Shoemint sandals, J. Crew necklace + bracelet, and a Zara trench coat. Shop the look here.

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Black and Bone

Zara skirt, NIC+ZOE top, Black + white trend

NIC+ZOE Keyhole top, Hi-Low skirt, Summer fashion

Hi-Low skirt, Zara, Steve Madden leopard wedge

NIC+ZOE Keyhole top, Summer fashion, Boston blogger

I never tire of Black + White (or some shade of white), and one of my favorite ways to accessorize this color palette is with rich cognac accents, like this belt. Leopard wedges pull it all together for a polished, but laid-back late Summertime look.

Wearing – NIC+ZOE top, Zara skirt (old), Steve Madden wedges, Kate Spade bag, Michael Kors watch

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!

Wear Now, Wear Later: The Denim Jacket

Wear Now, Wear Later: The Denim Jacket
I don’t know about you, but I am SO ready to pack away my heavy sweaters, puffy coats, and tights (aka the devil’s fashion contribution). Since that is clearly not an option for me or anyone living in the Northeast (Hello, winter storm Nemo), I’ve decided to start a new segment on how to wear “traditional” Spring pieces now and later. I started with the classic denim jacket. I showed you one way to use the denim jacket as a layering piece already (here), but this is another option. The best way to get extra use out of lighter pieces, like a denim jacket or a floral dress or a crop-top, is to layer, layer, layer. What do you think?
Look 1: J.Crew denim jacket, Stella McCartney trousers, J.Crew blouse, Isabel Marant swater, Corso Como pumps, Zara tote, Kate Spade watch, Asos bracelet
Look 2: J. Crew denim jacket, Diane von Furstenberg dress, Rebecca Minkoff oxfords, Madewell tote, Chan Luu wrap bracelet, Kate Spade earrings, Illesteva sunnies
P.S. Good luck with the storm and have 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

Fancy Pants

Palazzo pants, leather jacket

Palazzo pant, bow clutch

Bow clutch, Leather jacket, Lydia Hudgens Photography

Zara pants, MaxStudio leather jacket

Paisley pants, leather jacket, Lydia Hudgens Photography

Zara Pants, Leather Jacket, bow clutch

Bow clutch, Cocktail Ring, Gorjana Ring

Zara pants, MaxStudio Leather Jacket, Michael Kors heels

I purchased these fancy pants over the summer, and I’ve surprisingly got a lot of use out of them… Worn with a silky black tank for a night out, dressed down with a casual white-T and denim jacket, or winterized with a leather jacket and comfy sweater. If it feels like pajamas, you better believe I am buying!

Wearing – Pants: Zara (similar), Sweater: Isaac Mizrahi for Target (old), Leather Jacket: MaxStudio (last seen here), Shoes: Michael Kors (old, similar here or here), Clutch: Gifted (similar), Rings: Gorjana and vintage, Beaded necklace: vintage

Photo Credit: Lydia Hudgens

Hat Uncertainties

Fedora, leather jacket

Fedora, Leather Jacket, Maxi Skirt

Leather Jacket and Skull Scarf

vintage belt, michael kors watch, leather jacket

Lydia Hudgens photography, plaid fedora, leather jacket

Maxi skirt, leather jacket, skull scarf

maxi skirt, skull scarf, vintage belt

Fedora, Lydia Hudgens Photography, Hillary Biggs

Fedora: gifted, Leather Jacket: Guess (old, similar here or here), Top: Zara (similar), Belt: vintage, Skirt: vintage (similar), Booties: Steve Madden c/o (similar), Scarf: via Marshalls (McQueen version), Watch: Michael KorsSkull ring: BCBG (lusting over this one), Bracelet: J. Crew (old)

I was given this delightful little fedora for Christmas, which I immediately rejected as “too much” for me. My Mom refused to return it, forced me to try it on everyday for a week, and finally convinced me (er, maybe?) that I looked “adorable” in it. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against hats. I often admire them on the heads of others, but I was never able to find one that fit my abnormally small dome (this version comes in sizes) or that seemed to fit my wardrobe. So here’s to new style adventures in 2013! Taking risks and taking names… while wearing a hat…

What do you think of my topper? Will you be taking fashion risks this year? Tell me in the comments!

Photo Credit: Lydia Hudgens

Nerd Alert

Hillary Biggs

Pants: Zara (similar), Sweater: Cynthia Rowley (love this version), Blouse: H&M, Booties: Jessica Simpson (love these too), Glasses: Tiffany & Co., Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (in gray), Necklace: vintage (similar)

Hillary Biggs

Hillary Biggs

Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelets: vintage and J.Crew, Rings: Gorjana (similar), Alison Moses

Hillary Biggs

Looks like I spilled on my pants… I swear I didn’t – damn cleaners.

Jessica Simpson Booties

Hillary Biggs

Hillary Biggs

Just nerding it up with my glasses and sweater/collared shirt combo. Lydia called it “nerdy chic,” and I will accept that as a compliment. I hope you all had a nice weekend!

Photo Credit: Lydia Hudgens

Weekend Recap: Oktoberfest

This weekend, we went to the Radegast Hall Biergarten to celebrate Oktoberfest with yummy food, drinks, and great company. See some highlights from the day below…

Clockwise from Top: Goofy Manfriend and I, Oktoberfest line-up, giant pretzel, and Cards Against Humanity (a.k.a funniest game ever!) – Photos on left courtesy of Cal

Hope you all had a great weekend! P.S. I am wearing Zara striped sweater-dress (love this version by Joie) and pashmina scarf via Marshalls.

Pajama Party

Wearing – Top: H&M (similar), Pants: Zara (love these too), Loafers: c/o Steve Madden, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar), Necklace: vintage, Wrap Watch: boutique in Newburyport

This weekend called for comfort, so I paired these relaxed trouser pants with an easy gray tee and butter-soft loafers to walk around the city. I spent the weekend with my girlfriends – shopping, having dinner at Beecher’s in The Cellar, and enjoying many a pumpkin spice coffee because the beautiful Fall weather called for it. Hope you all had a nice weekend!