June 29, 2015

Weekend Wear: Summer Uniform

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Shirt: Madewell | Shorts: American Eagle | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Sunglasses: Feathers Boutique

pictures by Brian Cavanaugh

Cutoff shorts are always my go to for the summer. Paired with a casual t-shirt, you got the perfect casual weekend look. I love just kicking back in my easy wear, especially on those really hot sticky days during the summer. Which we really hadn't had yet.

What is your go to look for the summer?

June 24, 2015

Summer Hair 101

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Summer is made for salty sweaty hair. After spending the day outside (whether at the beach, rooftop BBQ, or running around the City) my hair is typically a mess. I love throwing in a small can of dry shampoo (now using Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo) in my day bag. Amika's travel size can is a perfect fit for your make-up bag and can easily be tossed in your day bag. One of the highlights of this dry shampoo is that you don't need a combo to get it through your tousles. Spray your scalp and finger it into your hair. This will give your hair a cleaner look, which is great for after beach drinks or just touching your hair up after spending the day outside.

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Top: American Apparel | Shorts: Topshop | Sandals: Kate Spade | Sunglasses: Feathers Boutique 

I also like to use Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo as a style tool. The best time to style your hair, especially for us girls with pin straight hair, is when you hair is a little greasy. Too keep my hair (especially my bangs) from looking totally dirty I spray Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo before curling and styling my hair. Not only does it fresh up my hair but holds my curls.

Do you use dry shampoos, if so which ones?

June 22, 2015

Now Trending: Flared Jeans

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The wide leg pants trend has been around for sometime now. This Spring/Summer it's all about the flared jeans, from wide flares to skinny flares. To look lean and tall in a pair of flares, pick a pair of flared jeans that are skinny and sit higher on the waist. This will give the illusion of long leg. Plus, pair it with high heels for added length.

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Top: H&M (old, similar styles here and here) | Jeans: Carmar | Shoes: Dolce Vita | Scarf: Topshop |
 Bag: Rebecca Minkoff  | Sunglasses: Boohoo (similar style here

Maybe it's a bit of the hippy girl in me, I've always been a fan of flared jeans. Before skinny jeans were all over the place, I've in jeans that had a bit of a kick to them. This summer, I'm totally embracing the trend. I like pairing flared jeans with oversized tops, like this peplum top from H&M, and a pair of heels to balance the look out.

Are you rocking the flared jeans trend this season?

June 17, 2015

Style Guide: How to Wear a Jumpsuit to a Summer Wedding

Summer is the time for love! it's the season of weddings, wedding vow renewals, engagement parties, etc. etc. etc. Breakout of the wedding style rut and jump into a jumpsuit. Jumpsuits are perfect for your summer engagements, whether it's formal in or in formal as you can play with it's look. Slip into a pair of flat sandals for a casual party or strut your stuff in a pair of high heel sandals for a more formal look. These suits are comfortable enough for a outdoor event and cozy enough for something indoors.

How I Wore the Look:

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Jumpsuit: Topshop | Sandals: Forever21 (old) | Necklace: Topshop
Clutch: Anthropolgie (old, similar styles that I like here and here ) | Sunglasses: Raybans 

My husband and I attended his aunt and uncle's wedding vow renewals. It was a casual affair at his grandparents house in Maryland, where they had originally exchanged their vows 26 years ago. Though these photos are a recreation of the look, this is what I wore to the affair. It was perfect for a sticky evening outside, and stuffing my face with cake. The jumpsuit can easily transition from casual to dressy with a switch of accessories. I can't wait to dress this jumper up for work!

Would you wear a jumpsuit to a summer wedding?

June 15, 2015

Inspirational Monday: Flamingos

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This summer I am all about Flamingos!! From the first time I saw the flamingo print on Kate Spade's summer collection, I've been HOOKED. Flamingos remind me of sun, beach, and just overall summer happiness. FLAMINGO EVERYTHING PLEASE!

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Shirt: Kate Spade | Skirt: H&M (old) | Shoes: Kate Spade | Bag: Anthropolgie (old, similar style here ) | 
Sunglasses: Feathers Boutique 

Since we went to Key West for our anniversary I couldn't think of a better place to rock the flamingo shirt. I wore this look out to dinner and drinks Saturday night in Key West. I had to pair this shirt with a feathery skirt! And I'm glad that I did, I got so many complainants on my look! More then I thought I would. 

What do you think of the flamingo print?

June 10, 2015

Weekend Wear: From the Streets to the Beach

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Dress: Zara | Shoes: Kate Spade | Hat: Aritzia | Bag: Kate Spade (similar style here) | Sunglasses: Feathers Boutique 

photos by Brian Cavanaugh

This past weekend my husband and I took a quick trip to Key West to celebrate our one year anniversary. The number one essential for this trip was a dress that can transition from the streets to the beach. We spent time outside of the hotel exploring what Key West had to offer. Before hitting the beach Saturday, we spent it out wandering the streets and hitting up Blue Heaven for brunch. This Zara dress was the perfect day dress and beach dress. The transition from the streets to the beach was an easy one...flip flops and stripping down to your bikini!

How was your weekend?

June 3, 2015

Style Guide: How to Wear a Denim Skirt to Work

Skirt the rules, break out a denim skirt for work. To pull this look off do a light wash denim skirt, like this J.Crew skirt. Do classic silhouettes like a pencil skirt. Stay away from mini skirts, should cut right above the knee, on the knee, or below the knee), and destroyed styles. Keep the rest of the look clean and sleek with a basic tee, simple jewelry, and a big clutch. Patterned pumps gives helps give the look a little playful wink.

How I Wore the Look:

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Shirt: Gap  (similar style here) | Skirt: J.Crew Factory (here) | Pumps: J.Crew Factory (here) | Clutch: Zara | Sunglasses: Feather's Boutique | Earrings: c/o Capwell + Co. | Bracelet: street vendor 

pictures by Brian Cavanaugh 

I love a little white denim skirt to work for the summer. It's easy to dress up for work and then take out to after work cocktails. When doing a basic look keep the jewelry and accessories simple to out over do the look. I like doing simple jewelry in the summer, as it doesn't weigh me down. I adore a fun patterned pump to any simple look. It gives the look more character and depth. I have a feeling this denim skirt will be in my rotation all summer long.

How would you wear a denim skirt to work?

June 1, 2015

Weekend Wear: Beach Babe

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Top: Clover Canyon (TJ Maxx similar styles here, here and here) | Shorts: Urban Outfitters | Sandals: Jeffery Campbell | Bag: Kate Spade (Woodbury Commons similar style here) | Sunglasses: Feathers Boutique 

The husband and I took our first beach trip of the season on Saturday. I hadn't been to Rockaway Beach in years, but in the past few years I've heard some pretty great things about it. I must say, it's totally different then the time my close friends from High School and I were hanging out in the concession stand on the broadwalk and got caught in it being held up. That was a moment in life I'll never forget. But now from Beach 90 and north it's all hipsters and surfers. My favorites. It was pretty fantastic sitting out on the beach watching surfers in New York. After sitting on the sand for a bit we decided to check out the Rockaway Surf Beach Club. Obsessed doesn't begin to explain how I feel about this place. Sitting out in the back patio enjoying a pina coloda and taking in the surfer vibe of the place totally transported me back to Hawaii. Man do I miss Hawaii. And man do I want to spend all of my summer weekends at the Rockaway Surf Beach Club.

How was your weekend?
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