A RED TRENCH COAT FOR SPRING SHOWERS

Monday, March 28, 2016

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Rainy season has officially started! A big silver lining of spring showers is that I get to wear one of my favorite pieces of clothing - a trench. Known for being figure-flattering, and guaranteed to add sophistication to almost any outfit, a good trench-coat is truly a spring wardrobe essential. Although I prefer to have a small wardrobe and am not normally tempted to buy several of any style,  I do have to exercise some serious self-control when it comes to trench-coats.

WEEKEND STYLE: SPRING BRIGHTS AND PASTELS

Saturday, March 26, 2016

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I've always loved saturated brights and am having so much fun this year wearing vivid colors and creating color blocked looks. I can remember color blocking being really in vogue a few years ago. As with any trend, you couldn't go to a store without seeing a mass of color blocked designs everywhere. I wasn't a big fan and always wondered when it would end. It did end, and now here I am years later mimicking that trend - ironic right?

MIXING COLORS AND TEXTURES: LASER BLUE AND LEOPARD

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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Happy Tuesday! Sadly it's colder in Spring than it was in Winter this year. Sooo, I'm still in lots of layers. I start to get antsy and impatient when it's the end of March and it's still cold. I completely lose tolerance for temps below 40. I notice I start to really pile on colors and go a little crazy with mixing textures and layers, as if the colors will warm me up. I have 4 layers on - tank top, button-down, a shawl-collar vest, and then this long wool coat!

WORK STYLE: RUFFLES AND BLUSH

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

 Work Style - Ruffles and Blush
Well I did it, I jumped on the blush bandwagon. I have to admit I resisted it - not the more pigmented pink of the patent leather belt or the sunnies, but the pastel pink of the blouse. I usually go with warmer neutrals but this is the year for blushes and pastel pinks and I couldn't resist. It's just so pretty. What do you think of the colors?

MAXI DRESS - DREAMING OF VACATION

Monday, March 14, 2016

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One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is to explore some of the quaint New England towns that surround Boston. This past weekend we headed to Marblehead, a small seaside town with rocky beaches, pretty lighthouses and lots of charm. There's really nothing quite as restorative for me as sitting on a bench in the sun, looking out at the sparkling water and not looking at my phone. It got me dreaming about a warm vacation somewhere (which I have coming up in a few weeks yay!). One item I always pack when I go on vacation is a maxi dress. For me, a maxi dress styled with statement earrings and pretty footwear is the epitome of relaxation and subtle glamor.

SEQUINS EVERYDAY

Friday, March 11, 2016

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Happy Friday everyone! So excited for this weekend - it's supposed to be nice out!

Today's post is about bringing little elements of fancy into our everyday and involves...sequins! Sequins are usually associated with dressier or party contexts so we don't see too much of them in daytime style. I say if you like sequins - and this goes for anything dressy - there's no reason you shouldn't wear them in your day to day. After all fashion is first and foremost about making yourself happy.

A CHIC SHIRT-DRESS

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

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I was on a Target trip the other day to buy boring things like toothpaste when I walked past the WhoWhatWear section and of course got sucked in. I have to admit I'm a little late in checking out this collaboration because it hit stores several weeks ago which is sooo long ago in fashion blogger world. Anyway, I'm glad it's still in stores because...what an amazing dress! Great quality, a chic cut and in the flattering midi-length and best of all, under $40!

EASY CHIC CLASSIC JEANS OUTFIT

Friday, March 4, 2016

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Happy Friday! I wanted to share a denim look for the weekend that's not the distressed/ripped variety (even though I do love my ripped jeans). In other posts I've talked about what a challenge it is to find a well fitting pair of jeans with a small waist and fuller hips so needless to say it's always a big win when you find one that works for your shape. If you're in the market for a pair of dark rinse mid or high-rise jeans, the ones I'm wearing, this designer pair or these COH ones are two of my favorites. The COH pair are on sale on the last day of the sale (with code BIGEVENT16). Another option at an unbelievable $12.90 is this black pair! I hope these picks save you some time in the fitting room.

OFFICE STYLE: TAILORED DRAPEY TROUSERS

Thursday, March 3, 2016

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Just a short post to show these amazingly cute and comfortable tweed pants. This style is such an amazing work-wear option. It's polished and tailored but feels like you're wearing pajamas. Comfort is key for me so whenever I come across something that's stylish and comfortable, I'm buying it. I styled this in a very basic way here because I wanted the focus to be the pants but they would be so cute with lace-up sandals and a ruffle blouse too!

A HIKE IN A WHITE SKIRT

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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Just a quick post to share this casual weekend look. I went for a hike at the Middlesex Fells Reservation, a relaxing hiking trail north of Boston, very different from the canyon hikes in LA. It always feels good to get some time in nature and quiet when all you can hear is birds and trees.