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OOTD // Don’t Be Basic

Stripes are probably the most classic trend for spring. To me, I can never have enough striped pieces. I got this new skirt and was so excited to wear it.  For some reason, a lot of people have a hard time wearing blue and black together because a long time ago someone decided they didn’t go together. But like I always say my mother, there are no rules for fashion anymore. Besides, aren’t rules are meant to be broken?

I thought that a statement tee (which of course I have dozens of) would be the perfect counterpart to this skirt because I wanted to wear it more casually. However, this skirt will also be perfect dressed up with a blazer or blouse for an occasion like brunch or even a chic day wedding.

Until next time lovelies…xoxo

P.S. It was super windy the day I shot this so don’t mind some of my crazy hair!
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DSCN0613Jacket: Nordstrom Tank: Target Skirt: Topshop Shoes: Nasty Gal (old) Necklace: Nordstrom (old)

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OOTD // 70’s Vibes

On yet another beautiful day, I decided to channel my inner flower child. These light weight wide leg pants are perfect for the sunny yet brisk days. The pants are a high rise so they pair perfectly with a crop top. I felt that the texture of this lace shirt added a level of interest with the floral print of the pants. My square framed Kate Spade sunglasses and long medallion necklace gave the perfect final touches to complete the look. These pieces have been in my wardrobe for a while but have not been coordinated together until now. However, you can recreate the look yourself with the items below! Until next time….xoxo.IMG_1771 IMG_1757 IMG_1751 IMG_1808 IMG_1857 IMG_1777 IMG_1797 IMG_1868IMG_1838

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Spring Trend du Jour // Fringe Everything

Fringe is everywhere and on everything. Handbags, shoes, dresses, and jackets, you could dress head to toe in fringe if you wanted to (however I do not suggest that.) The reason this trend is so great for spring is that it adds movement to your outfit and has a carefree element to it. Maybe it’s because it has that bohemian look that you find at Coachella. I suggest no you find a great pair of shoes, a handbag, or a jacket to add to your wardrobe. To me, these pieces are the most versatile and will give you the most bang out of your buck. But remember, just wear ONE piece of fringe…you don’t want to end up looking like Pocahontas.


Balmain moto jacket
net-a-porter.com

ThePerfext western leather jacket
$1,775 – avenue32.com

Brown fringe jacket
$855 – dress-on.it

Fringe kimono
lookbookstore.co

H M mini skirt
$37 – hm.com

Hot pants
$25 – boohoo.com

Proenza Schouler white handbag
shop.harpersbazaar.com

White purse
etsy.com

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OOTD // Maxi Moments

One of my favorite staples for spring and summer is a maxi dress. On it’s own it is comfortable and versatile with endless possibilities. The weather was so beautiful this weekend, I felt that it was time to bring out the maxi dress in full force. I wore this outfit to Saturday brunch and shopping with my BFF and it was a fabulous day. It always helps to feel good in what you wear and even though this dress is a little more form fitting than I would prefer, my floral jacket helped camouflage any insecure areas in my mid-section. While my body is always a work in progress, my wardrobe helps me feel good in the skin I have. Until next time lovelies…xoxoIMG_1733 IMG_1730 IMG_1726 IMG_1724 IMG_1723 IMG_1722 IMG_1718 IMG_1738

Dress: Wet Seal Jacket: Nordstrom (similarHandbag: Rebecca Minkoff Hat: Forever 21 (similarShoes: Vince Camuto (old) Necklace: Bauble Bar (old) Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

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Manicure Monday // Merry Mint

I get my nails done every other week like clockwork especially now that shoes are open toed. It’s also not a secret that there are certain colors that really capture the essence of your mood/the season/you’re outfit, etc. This week, I chose to get a minty green/blue because not only is it one of the hottest colors of the season, but it is so joyfully fun! (It also doesn’t hurt that it the color completely matches my Rebecca Minkoff Mini 5 Zip Cross-body.) This shade is bold however still neutral. If you want to try this hue yourself, try Essie’s “Mint Candy Apple.” It’s very similar to the gel polish I got!
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Essie- Mint Candy Apple

Essie- Mint Candy Apple

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5 Lip Shades for Spring

Anyone who has ever met me or even looked inside of my handbag has seen my Ted Baker cosmetic bag and are usually surprised the the contents of this bag are ALL lip color. The reason I carry a bag filled to the brim with different shades of glosses, lip sticks, and lip balms is because I truly believe the right lip color can make or break your outfit. Spring is one of my favorite seasons to truly go bold with my lips. Below are 5 of my favorite lip colors for spring and summer. Take it from me, the right hue on your pout is a must.

IMG_1679Dior Rouge Dior Lipcolor Pink Caprice #475 (worn in picture above)

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Sephora Ultra Shine Lip Loss in “Pin-Up Pink Shiny”, MAC Lipstick in “Candy Yum-Yum”IMG_1675Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liner in “Ruby”, Chanel Rouge Double Intensité Ultra wear Lip Color in “Ever Red”
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Cover Girl Lip Perfection Lip Stick in 330 “Divine”

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OOTD // Channeling Coachella

Connecticut is probably as far away as it gets from Coachella, but I couldn’t help but feel inspired by the musical festival. It’s all I have seen all over blogs and Instagram so I had to put together a look that would be Coachella worthy. You know I love my little denim dress so I figured I would build upon it. My fur vest was a great third piece because it’s still light enough to be in the transition of the season and I don’t have to store it for the summer yet! Also, fringe is key so I thought my fringed cross body was the perfect bag to carry. Finally, no festival ensemble is complete without a great pair of gladiator sandals. These little beauties give me an extra few inches and make my legs look and feel super long! I definitely need all the help I can get there!

So even though I remain on the east coast, this look is still great for a sunny spring day. Until next time my loves….xoxo
IMG_1614IMG_1593IMG_1542IMG_1620 IMG_1560IMG_1533 IMG_1524 IMG_1500 IMG_1481 IMG_1475 IMG_1463Dress: Target Vest: Forever 21 (similar) Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Bag: JJ Winters (similar) Sandals: Breckelle