Currently Coveting: Colorful Jewels

Accessories are probably one of my favorite parts of putting together an outfit.  You can wear something really simple and jazz it up with accessories to make it shine.  When it comes to jewelry, I go through stages of what different styles I prefer to wear.  Some seasons I wear only delicate pieces, whereas the next season I am all about costume jewelry.  This summer, I am obsessed with the latter.  Large chunky colorful jewels are my go-to right now, and, I got to say, they are the perfect summer look.  For me, a little white dress is practically my summer uniform.  You will definitely make a splash pairing these colorful baubles with a LWD.   Unlike the winter, when it’s hot out, we tend to wear less clothing.  When it’s colder we pile on layers and costume jewelry can be too overwhelming.  Whereas when you wear less, your accessories can really stand out.  I have a lot of favorite jewelry brands this season.  One absolute favorite is Loren Hope.  I am in love with her vibrant colored jewels.  Other standouts are of course BaubleBar and a new favorite is Peyton Williams.  I have rounded up what I am really lusting after.  I may have a few of these items in my shopping cart as we speak.  I hope you find the jewel of your dreams here.

 

 

Currently Coveting: Colorful Jewels

Currently Coveting: Colorful Jewels

 

IN THIS POST:

1. ShinyMix – Pretty Minty Necklace | 2. Loren Hope – Abba Earrings | 3. BaubleBar – Zoe Leather Collar Necklace | 4. Loren Hope – Luau Bracelet Rose | 5. Loren Hope – Luau Bracelet Green | 6. ShinyMix – Fancy Pancy Bracelet | 7. ShinyMix – Royal Flare Necklace | 8. Peyton William – Catalina Earrings | 9. Loren Hope – Sylvia Necklace Paradise Red | 10. Loren Hope – Small Sarra Cuff Iridescent | 11. Loren Hope – Small Sarra Cuff Hibiscus | 12. BaubleBar – Apollo Tassel Drops | 13. Peyton William – Demi Ring

Get the Look: Reese Witherspoon

Today is the first post for the blog’s new section, “Get the Look”.  Like you, I often browse the Internet and magazines for inspiration on latest trends and new outfits to try.  Living in the city, I can find what I am looking for on the streets, but I always have my go-to celebrities whose style always speaks to me.  I recently stumbled upon this picture of Reese Witherspoon out and about and it immediately piqued my interest.  I am a huge fan of Reese’s preppy meets classic style.  Reese and I have very different body types, so as much as I love her style, I know we can’t always wear the same things.  This outfit however, would totally work for me.  I love the simplicity, color combo, and how classy this outfit is.   It is perfect for brunch in the city, shopping in the Hamptons, or cocktails on a summer night.  Below I have put together my take on this ensemble and I think it complements it well.  So tell me, where do you find your style inspiration? 

 

Get the Look: Reese Witherspoon

IN THIS POST:

1. J.Crew – Cuffed Sleeve Top | 2. Banana Republic – Paisley Pant | 3. KT Collection – Gold Chain Necklace | 4. Halogen –  Rena Sandal | 5. Kate Spade – Cobble Hill Adrien Bag

Color Crush: Summer Blues

Yesterday I talked about my go-to summer uniform.  Well today, I want to keep the conversation going by revealing more of my fashion favorites for summer.  It’s been a while since I’ve done a Color Crush post, but this one is very appropriate for July.  So let’s talk about my current favorite hue to wear:  blue.  I mean who doesn’t love blue?  There are so many different variations that you really can’t go wrong.  Pick navy for a nautical look, powder blue for a softer feminine style, or cobalt to stand out in the crowd.  I am always putting together nautical outfits.  I haven’t met a navy striped shirt that I didn’t like.  Blue makes me happy because it is calming and peaceful.  It reminds me of water and, whether you’re at the beach or stuck in the city, it should get you in a good mood for some summer fun.  Today, I rounded up my favorite blue looks and I hope it inspires you to wear it all season long.

 

Color Crush: Summer Blues

Color Crush: Summer Blues

 

Color Crush: Summer Blues

 

IN THIS POST:

1. Halogen – Shift Dress | 2. BaubleBar – Bubblestream Necklace | 3. Madewell – Striped Top | 4. Sole Society – Zahara Sandal | 5. Ann Taylor Loft – Embroidered Halter Dress | 6. Peyton William – Carter Earrings | 7. Gigi New York – Taylor Tote | 8. Humble Chic – Stripe Long Sleeve Tee | 9. Sarto by Franco Sarto – Vala Flat Sandal | 10. J.Crew Factory – Romper | 11. J.Crew – Eyelet Floral Skirt | 12. Kate Spade New York – Orchard Street Hemsley Bag

Summer Staple: Shorts & Shirt Combos

Ladies, shorts season is upon us and, I got to say, I am loving how effortless and cute they are. Each season I always have a favorite look that I recycle over and over again. Usually it’s skirts or dresses but chasing a toddler around, I need something that I can get up and down while staying appropriate. That is why, this summer, I’m all about comfort and simplicity. Pairing shorts with a cute top sounds really easy, and perhaps boring, but there are a lot of fun ways to do it.   You can go with a printed or colorful short, or be on trend with a off the shoulder shirt. If you have trouble finding the perfect pair for you, don’t be discouraged. There are no longer only short shorts. Now they come in all kinds of styles, from high waist to boyfriend shorts. When shopping, remember that it’s all about the shape and fabric. I have a pear shaped body so a high waist soft fabric short gives the allusion of a midi skirt without wearing one. I love the look; in fact, I am lusting after all of these combos I have thrown together. If you’re still searching for summer styles, look no further because time is running out!

 

Summer Staple: Shorts & Shirt Combos Summer Staple: Shorts & Shirt Combos Summer Staple: Shorts & Shirt Combos

IN THIS POST

1. Mango – Openwork Top | 2. Madewell – Embroidered Shorts | 3. J.Crew – Wild Print Ruffle Top | 4. Dorothy Perkins – White Chino Shorts | 5. Madewell – Eyelet Off Shoulder Top | 6. H&M – Shorts | 7. Dorothy Perkins – Sleeveless Shirt | 8. J.Crew – Retro Floral Shorts | 9. Madewell – Embroidered Tank | 10. Mango – Checkered Shorts | 11. J.Crew – Metallic Banana Top | 12. H&M – Shorts

Currently Coveting: J.Crew Swimwear

Everybody cheer because the swim season has begun!  There is only one thing that immediately relaxes me, and that is water.  A perfect summer for me means lying by a pool or beach, swimming and basking in the sun.  That is where the very important issue of finding the perfect swimsuit for the season comes to play.  I have a complex body type.  I don’t like to show a lot of skin and there used to be no options for me.  Now times have changed.  Designers are making suits that are stylish and sexy without being skimpy.  I do most of my swimsuit shopping at J.Crew.  All of J.Crew’s swimwear designs are colorful, detailed, and on trend.  You can find a suit with sexy cutouts, fun prints like floral or pineapples, and beautiful scalloped details.  They are also getting behind the latest trend:  the rash guard.  They aren’t only for surfers.  Now you can protect yourself from the sun while looking good.   I can’t decide which suit is for me because I want them all.   There really is a suit style here for everybody.  Which one is your favorite?

 

Currently Coveting: J.Crew Swimwear
Currently Coveting: J.Crew SwimwearCurrently Coveting: J.Crew Swimwear

 

IN THIS POST:

1. Cutout One-Piece | 2. Striped Halter Bikini | 3. Mesh Halter One-Piece 

4. Marysia Bikini 5. Scoopback One-Piece 6. U-Front Bandeau Bikini (Top/Bottom |

7. Mosaic Floral Rash Guard | 8. Long Sleeve Rash Guard | 9. Under the Sea Rash Guard

Memorial Day Weekend Style

You guys, Memorial Day weekend is here!   This weekend kicks off summer and it is the prefect time to break in your warm-weather wardrobe.  There are so many fabulous styles to wear this summer.  From rompers, to cropped tops, to maxi dresses, to swimwear, I am so excited to start debuting my new finds.  Whether you are going out of town or staying in the city, have fun with your style by trying something new.  I, for one, am going to give culottes a try.  I was against them last year, but trends should be revisited.  If you’re going to the beach, I suggest you break out a new swimsuit and sunnies.  Don’t break the bank, but it’s fun to update summer must-haves at the beginning of the season.  Memorial Day weekend, for many, means traveling to some fabulous beach destination.  For me, it entails chilling in the city after everyone has flown the coop.  No matter your plans, I have put together my annual MDW post so that you have all of your outfit options covered.  Here are two outfits that I think are perfect for this weekend.  Whether you are playing on the beach, lounging by the pool, or on the rooftop for cocktails.  Of course, I had to feature a white dress.  This is the color for summer and what better time to wear it?

 

Memorial Day Weekend Style

 

1. Zara – Peplum Top | 2. J.Crew – Rattan Clutch | 3. Warby Parker – Topper Sunglasses | 4. Mango – Model Trousers | 5. Eric Javits – Tiki Bucket Hat | 6. Julie Vos – Beekman Bracelet | 7. Sole Society – Gladiator Heel

 

 

Memorial Day Weekend Style

 

1. Warby Parker – Roland Sunglasses | 2. Julie Vos – Chloe Ring | 3. San Diego Hat – Straw Beach Bag | 4. H&M – Sun Dress | 5. Anthropologie – Huit Suit (Top/Bottom) | 6. Dolce Vita – Wedge Sandal

Spring/Summer Essentials: Rompers & Jumpsuits

Being comfortable while looking chic is easy to do when wearing a romper or jumpsuit.  This one piece is a favorite of mine because of its effortless style and comfort.  As New York women, we know the trials of being overheated while waiting for the train or walking through the crowded streets.  Dealing with humidity, running mascara, and swollen feet can be a pain.  That’s when the romper comes in handy.  You feel like you’re wearing nothing but in reality, you’re dressed appropriately.  Another reason to love this style is that it is a real time saver.  Just wake up and throw one on and run out the door.  You will look polished and put together without even trying.  This look is very versatile.  It is the perfect not-too dressy go-to piece for transitioning easily from poolside fun to cocktail hour.   The best way to keep this look casual is with a pair of gladiator sandals.  But when making it nighttime appropriate, add statement jewelry and heels.  Oh, and let’s not forget that it’s super easy to pack for those weekend getaways to escape the hot city.  A romper or jumpsuit was made for summer and I highly recommend you give them a try.   Get started by checking out my one-piece finds below.

Spring/Summer Essentials: Rompers & Jumpsuits Spring/Summer Essentials: Rompers & Jumpsuits Spring/Summer Essentials: Rompers & Jumpsuits

 

1. Zara – Short Jumpsuit | 2. H&M – Patterned Jumpsuit | 3. Dorothy Perkins – Double Layer Playsuit | 4. Mango – Crisscross Strap Jumpsuit | 5. Madewell – Tie Front Jumpsuit | 6. J.Crew – Jumpsuit | 7. Zara – Jumpsuit | 8. Mango – Printed Jumpsuit | 9. H&M – Dressy Jumpsuit

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