30 May 2016

Seacoast Maxi

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A business trip and my regular life got in the way of blogging last week, so I took a few days off from the blogosphere - no biggie. Though there was a time that I wanted to try to blog literally every day to "remain true" to this being a daily style blog and boy, was that no fun. Nothing like turning a little hobby into a have-to-do chore in a hurry.

So I got this fun little dress at Anthropologie recently and could not wait to wear it. It's only like second or third maxi dress ever, but it's so comfy and not too bare up top, plus the petite length is short enough for me to wear this dress even with flats without looking too stumpy. This go-around, I decided to pop in bits of coral accessories. 

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Jacket: J.Crew (worn before - sim, sim under $40)
Dress: Plenty by Tracy Reese via Anthropologie seacost maxi (sim)
Earrings: J.Crew fiery crystal
Bracelet: INPINK barnacle (sim, sim under $20)
Shoes: c/o Farylrobin via Anthropologie fela heels (worn before - sim patent, sim low stacked heel)
Bag: J.Crew calf hair pouch (worn before - sim, sim for $55)

seacoast maxi dress

seacoast maxi dress

20 May 2016

Little Black Tee Dress: Three Ways

LBD 3-ways

I like the sporty ease of a tee dress - it's super duper comfy plus can be dressed in a multitude of ways (the ruched sides? I can pull the skirt down or let it ride up a bit). As the weather currently weeble wobbles between heat wave and chilled mornings, I thought it would be fun to style one of the best easy pieces in my closet in a few ways as the weekend approaches.


Dress: Athleta topanga (worn before - similar black knit dresses)
Jacket: Loft relaxed utility (worn before - similar drapy trench coats)
Bracelet: J.Crew hammered double cuff (similar cuff bracelets)
Sunglasses: Le Specs weekend riot (other sunglasses by Le Specs / similar matte black sunglasses)
Shoes: Clarks penwick abbott (similar low top sneakers)
Bag: J.Crew marlo in leopard (similar mini crossbody bags)


Vest: Banana Republic double-breasted long (worn before - similar long vests)
Necklace: Anthropologie gale pendant (similar fringe necklaces)
Bracelet: Ann Taylor modern classic turnlock (worn before - similar cuff bracelets)
Shoes: c/o Farylrobin via Anthropologie suede tavi (worn before - similar strappy pumps)
Bag: Chanel double flap (other black bags by Chanel / similar quilted bags)


Top: Anthropologie (similar chambray shirts)
Necklace: J.Crew factory (similar pendant necklaces)
Bracelet: Ann Taylor wrap (worn before - similar wrap bracelets)
Shoes: Sam Edelman trina (other sandals by Sam Edelman / similar tan sandals)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff isobel hobo (other bags by Rebecca Minkoff / similar tan hobos)

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16 May 2016

Raincoats and Shirtdresses

coral shirt dress

I love how dresses make getting dressed so easy - double points for shirtdresses because they're just as easy and look so crisp. And this raincoat? My first actually-made-of-materials-that-will-repel-water-not-just-look-good-but-be-completely-ineffective-in-wet-weather coat! Granted I haven't had an actual raincoat since I was a kid, this was one of those purchases that made me feel kind of grown-up - useful clothing. We'll disregard the fact that as I got this coat home, I unzipped the hood because apparently I'd rather get my hair soaked than be seen wearing a silly hood in wet weather ...

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Coat: Zara water repellent trench (sim simpler, sim)
Dress: Ann Taylor (worn before - sim for $25, sim for $35, sim)
Belt: J.Crew (worn before - sim for $9, sim, sim two for $17)
Bracelet: J.Crew (sim, sim pricey, sim luxe)
Rings: F21 (sim for $3, sim)
Shoes: J.Crew factory (worn before - sim, sim, sim under $50)
Bag: J.Crew marlo crossbody on sale (worn before - same in solid, sim muted, sim under $20)

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13 May 2016

Style Lately

Blue stripes (exact: bag under $80 / sim: sweater, shoes, brooch pricey).

Dot, dot, dot (sim: blouse striped, necklace).

Casual pinks (exact: shoes on sale, sweater under $35, fringe necklace /
sim: monogram necklace, bracelet).

 Warm weather plaids (exact: top, bottom).

Neutrals (sim: clutch, sweater, skirt for $20, flats).

Green gingham, black stripes (sim: gingham shirt, dress, striped top on sale, skirt).

Orange and florals (exact: sweater under $40, skirt on sale / sim: necklace, sandals).

11 May 2016

Spring-ing for the Weekend

There are so many pretty new looks for spring right now that I'm looking at cute casual pieces that are outside of my normal style scope for weekend wear (off-shoulder anything, I'm looking at you).

Shopbop carries a ton of designer name brands and styles with free expedited shipping to most countries, so they've been my go-to online retailer to peruse new-to-me brands and styles.

Here's an idea on some warm weather goodies I'm lusting after (and I'm partners with Shopbop so the links are direct, not affiliate or commissionable - please click away) -

 Straw hats by: Rag and Bone / Janessa Leone / Eugenia Kim / Ace of Something (for $70)

 Sunglasses by: Prada / Le Specs (under $70) / Stella McCartney / Karen Walker 

 Off-shoulder dresses by: Nicholas / Club Monaco / re:named (only $60) / MDS
 Weekend bags by: Monserat De Lucca (for $85) / Serpui Marie / Rebecca Minkoff / Milly

Strappy shoes by: Loeffler Randall / Soludos (under $90) / Kate Spade / Sigerson Morrison

09 May 2016

Pink Pineapples

pink pineapples

Ballet pink, blush, light peach - whatever you call it, I seem to be having a moment with this color lately. For a gal who usually eschews pastels for saturated tones, this light pink hue has caught my fancy (probably because it is an "in" color for spring so retailers have loads of pieces to offer, I'm learning that not all pastels wash me out, and I've fallen in adoration over this necklace and want to have stuff to go with it). Plus if you're going to throw some cute pineapple print on top of this color, well - you caught me at the right moment, retail marketing does it again.

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Top: Ann Taylor pineapple button down (matching scarf, same solid and striped)
Jeans: Old Navy (worn before - sim, sim)
Necklace: Anthropologie gale pendant on sale ( sim larger, sim mini both on sale)
Bracelet: J.Crew crystal and pearl studded (sim silver under $30sim under $21, sim pricey)
Ring: F21 (sim under $3)
Shoes: c/o Farylrobin via Anthropologie (worn before - sim patent under $50, sim point-toe, sim stiletto)
Bag: J.Crew claremont (worn before - sim, sim under $50, sim luxe)

pink pineapples

06 May 2016

Style Lately

Bold pattern (exact: blouse on sale / sim: skirt, shoes, brooch).

Statements (sim: necklace under $40, top or here simpler).

Casual office wear (exact: blouse under $40 / sim: blazer, loafers).

Violet femme (exact: shoes / sim: jeans under $40).

Gingham pattern mixing (sim: top, skirt, clutch).

Striped out (exact: sandals, top / sim: necklace).

Sunny (sim: sweater under $40, dress).
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