Currently Coveting: Embroidered Detail

There is something about the warmer weather that makes me gravitate towards festive patterns and fabrics.  I have always had a soft spot for embroidered garments, and there is no better time to wear them during the spring/summer season.  Blouses, skirts, and dresses all etched with detailed designs make me smile.  Often times when you think of embroidery, it conjures up visions of your grandmother’s furniture.  However, recently designers have taken a more modern approach and incorporated this art form into their collections in a youthful way.  A lot of times the embroidery is created on loose fitting garments.  While I rarely wear boho inspired clothing, there is something about these flowy decorated styles that look lovely.  Most of the pieces that I found had floral designs. I also loved the flamingo shoes below.  There are a lot of fun ways to wear this trend.  For one, embroidery on a white shirt or blouse really elevates the look.  Secondly, I love to carry embroidered bags.  It’s a fun way to bring color and texture to your outfit.  I will definitely be giving this trend a try this season, but first I needed to round up my favorites to decide how I’ll be wearing it.  Which one of these do you want to add to your spring/summer wardrobe?

 

 

Currently Coveting: Embroidered Details
 
Currently Coveting: Embroidered Details
 
Currently Coveting: Embroidered Details

 

Currently Coveting: Embroidered Details

 

IN THIS POST:

1. H&M – Embroidered Blouse | 2. Glamorous – Cold Shoulder Dress | 3. H&M – Embroidered Skirt | 4. Mango – Embroidered Panel Dress | 5. Soludos – Smoking Slippers | 6. J.Crew – Embroidered Top | 7. Madewell – Embroidered Mini Dress | 8. Asos – Palm Tree Clutch | 9. Madewell – Embroidered Blouse | 10. Club Monaco – Elasaid Denim Skirt | 11. Mango – Embroidered Envelope Bag

3 Ways to Wear Printed Pants

Whenever I see a pair of patterned pants in a store, many thoughts run through my head.   I want them!  I need them!   Will they make my hips look wider?  What will I wear with them?  The whole experience can be a bit overwhelming and in the end, the same thing always happens, I never buy them.  Most of the time, I never even try them on to give them a shot.  This has to end because I desperately want a pair of patterned pants for my wardrobe.  My style is classic minimalist, so I tend to stick to solid colors with an occasional stripped print every now and then.  I am not proud of this; I would like to venture out of my comfort zone more and try bold and daring prints.  So, now all that is left to do is to find the perfect pair of printed pants and style them accordingly.  These are a few things to keep in mind before wearing a pair of bold pants:

  1. The silhouette is everything.  I suggest a cigarette pant opposed to wide legged pants or culottes.  You want to have as little fabric as possible so that the pattern isn’t as overwhelming.  Proportions are everything.  Make sure if you do wear a wider leg, keep the top structured or tucked in.
  2. Tie your whole outfit together by choosing one color within the print and match it with your top.  This way you will have a color coordinated outfit that will look more complete and polished.  This can also pertain to your shoes and bag.
  3. Don’t go crazy with mixing and matching prints.  Keep it simple by wearing a solid color top.  Once you get comfortable, ease in by mixing the print with a striped top.  The important thing about wearing one or more prints is to make sure that you wear them rather them wearing you.  You don’t want your outfit to look too busy.  However, in order to embrace the playfulness of the pant, try a chunky necklace for a glamorous touch.

 

When putting together today’s style guide, I took all three of these tips into consideration.  Here are two/three outfits that I hope will inspire you to wear printed pants with confidence.

 

 

3 Ways to Wear Printed Pants

1. Mango – Polka Dot Blouse | 2. Charles & Keith – Bucket Bag | 3. Banana Republic – Floral Pant | 4. Lisi Lerch – Tassel Earring | 5. Sam Edelman – Hadley Sling Back

3 Ways to Wear Printed Pants

1. Madewell – Crepe Top | 2. Clare V – Foldover Clutch | 3. J.Crew – Gingham Pants | 4. BaubleBar – Mosaic Collar Necklace | 5. Sole Society – Avalon Pump 

 

3 Ways to Wear Printed Pants

1. J.Crew – Striped Sweater | 2. Gigi New York – Kelly Saddle Bag | 3. Zara – Printed Trousers | 4. Julie Vos – Santorini Bracelets | 5. Hinge – Drea Sandal

 

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Spring Shopping Wish List

Is it just me or does anyone else feel happier these days?  It cannot be a coincidence that my mood has changed now that it’s become warmer outside.  With winter on its way out, it’s time to do a bit of spring-cleaning.  By that, I mean throwing out what you don’t like in your closet and replacing them with all new things.  Have you started shopping the spring collections yet?  I have begun my research and, I’ve got to say, there are a lot of things out there that I want.  In fact, it is a bit overwhelming.  In the beginning of every season, I start things off by making a mood board of things that I want to purchase.  This is the best way to keep yourself organized and have a plan on what to shop for.  This will really help keep you from impulse shopping.  Now, I am totally guilty of this, but you want to add things that will complement your wardrobe and that are true to your personal style.  Your clothes tell a story, so a way to elevate your style is to make sure that there is cohesion in your wardrobe.  A mood board helps with this because you can really see what colors and silhouettes will work with each other.  Without further ado, today I am sharing with you my spring shopping wish list. There is an abundant amount of flowy dresses, patterned skirts and pants, heeled sandals, and lightweight jackets, all of which comes in soft hues and refreshing patterns.  My love for stripes and floral prints hasn’t changed.  In addition, I am obsessed with neutral and pastel colors.  I was able to make a nice selection that I think covers the bases. I can’t wait to hear what you think and if it will inspire your spring shopping!

 

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IN THIS POST:

1. Cupcakes and Cashmere – Sid Faux Leather Jacket | 2. Joie – Kidmore Sneakers | 3.  J.Crew – Crewneck Sweater | 4. Club Monaco – Jouiette Printed Skirt | 5. Gigi New York – Claire Clutch | 6. Ann Taylor – Sheath Dress | 7. BaubleBar – Mosaic Collar | 8. Kate Spade – Lorelle Sunglasses | 9. Zara – Mid-Length Dress | 10. Banana Republic – Brushstroke Crepe Top | 11. Hinge – Drea Peep Toe Sandal

 

 

 

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Currently Coveting: Mules

Today’s Currently Coveting post is all about my favorite footwear: mules.  We may be going through a bit of a heat wave right now, but last week there was a crispness in the air that made me think that fall isn’t far behind.  So, I thought it was the perfect time to talk about my love for mules.  They are the perfect shoes for transitioning from summer to fall. They look great with skirts, shorts, and jeans; you really can’t go wrong styling your mules.  Mules have a look like boots but, because they aren’t closed around your foot, you can still wear them when it’s on the hot side.  Since they are a favorite style for fall, there are dozens of stylish mules out there right now.  I’ve rounded up my favorites, plus, I will be styling them in a lot of my upcoming fall posts.  Hopefully, you won’t get sick of them because I never could!

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Currently Coveting: Mules

IN THIS POST:

1.  J.Crew – Marlow Mule | 2. Mango – Suede Mules | 3. Asos – Hendon Mules | 4. Vince Camuto – Annetta Mule | 5. Kate Spade – Imma Sandal | 6. Banana Republic – Jolyn Mule  

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Effortless Summer Style: Sweaters & Shorts

One of my favorite summer outfits is a lightweight sweater over a pair of shorts.  There is something so appealing about this effortlessly relaxed style that I can’t enough of.   You may be thinking that it is way too hot and humid to be wearing long sleeves, but since everywhere you go has the AC blasting, it’s actually pretty comfortable.  This chic and simple ensemble is perfect for any summer event whether you’re going to a BBQ, throwing it over your bathing suit, or spending a weekend in the city.  Play around with the style by wearing flat gladiator sandals by day and sexy high heels by night.  Ready to try out my favorite summer outfit?  Then take a look at these sweater and short combinations I put together below.  There are so many options out there, and best thing is that you can keep wearing it in the early fall.  I can’t wait to hear how you style this look yourself!

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IN THIS POST

1. Joe Fresh Sweater | COS Shorts

2. H&M Sweater | Madewell Shorts

3. Jigsaw Sweater | Joie Shorts

4. Rag & Bone Sweater | Dorothy Perkins Shorts

5. J.Crew Sweater | J.Crew Factory Shorts

6. Mango Sweater | H&M Shorts

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Currently Coveting: Black & White Stripes

Summer and stripes go together like peanut butter and jelly. They are a classic fashion statement that will never go out of style. One reason why we may gravitate towards stripes is because they remind us of how French women dress. What woman doesn’t want to be mistaken for a Parisian? Stripes are a very simple and flattering print to wear; you really can’t go wrong with them. When it comes to summertime, most of us gravitate towards the nautical look. Whether you are vacationing at the Cape or home in the city, wearing navy and white stripes is a summer must! Now, I was going to do a nautical Fourth of July post, but I had a baby instead. So, I have decided instead that I would explore a different side to stripes. Most of us shy away from black over the summer. After a long winter of wearing dark and dreary hues, you want to dress in bright colorful prints. I am here to tell you that black has just as much of a place in the warmer months as it does when it’s cold. I believe that black and white stripes are just as chic and sophisticated as the nautical navy and white version. I promise you won’t look like a referee! Instead, you will look polished and put together, which is all we can hope to achieve when it’s disgustingly humid out. Need a little more encouragement? Below are three ways I have paired black and white stripes together. Wear any of these outfits, and you will be mistaken for a street style pro!
 
 
Currently Coveting: Black & White Stripes

1. BaubleBar – Cape Knot Collar Necklace | 2. Seychelles – Lyra Dress Pump | 3. Choies – Striped Dress | 4. Mango – Bleached Denim Jacket | 5. Gigi New York – Uber Clutch

 Currently Coveting: Black & White Stripes  1. Mango – Striped Flowy Shirt | 2. Converse – Chuck Taylor Shoreline | 3. Dorothy Perkins – Black Creoe Shorts | 4. Shinymix – Pink Link Bracelet | 5. BAGGU – Drawstring Bag

 Currently Coveting: Black & White Stripes

1. J.Crew Factory – Classic Chambray Shirt | 2. Vince Camuto – Louise et Cie Dalila Perforated Flat | 3. Zara – Striped Flared Skirt | 4. KT Collection – Teardrop Hoop Earrings | 5. Sole Society – Emmie Perforated Hobo

 
 
 

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9 to 5 Style For Beating the Summer Heat

There is one style that I haven’t talked a lot about on this blog, and that is work wear attire.  Most of us working 9 to 5 have to look our best five days a week while still staying true to our individual style.   This can get even trickier when it’s so humid out that we feel like human popsicles.  Forget applying makeup or styling your hair; getting to a morning meeting not looking like a mess can be a challenge during a hot summer.  No matter how little we feel like wearing, if you don’t work from home, you still have to try looking professional.  That is what has inspired this week’s style guide.  I have put together three outfits for you that are a great start to looking chic and stylish while staying as cool as possible.  Better yet, all of these outfits make the transition from day to night seamlessly, so you don’t have to worry about what to wear later.  When putting together the perfect summer 9 to 5 outfit, remember that prints and bright colors are your friends.  Most of the time in the summer, we are our worst critics.  We may look great on the outside, but on the inside, we are convinced we’re a sweaty mess.  Wear a bold color or an eye-catching print to boost your mood.  These outfits should get the creative juices flowing so that you can put together outfits that give you the confidence that you are ready for the workday.

   9 to 5 Style For Beating the Summer Heat1. Shinymix – Golden Wilderness Necklace | 2. Matisse – D’Orsay Laser Cut Flats | 3. COS – Round Shoulder Dress (on sale) | 4. Kendra Scott – Cassie Bracelet (on sale) | 5. Marc by Marc Jacobs – Metropolitote Tote (on sale)

 9 to 5 Style For Beating the Summer Heat
1. Julie Vos – Lion Stone Stud | 2. Julie Vos – Imperial Stacking Bangle | 3. Calvin Klein – Nasi Leather T-Strap Sandal | 4. Mango – Wrapped Jumpsuit | 5. Choies – Striped Blazer | 6. Ann Taylor – Pebbled Signature Tote

 9 to 5 Style For Beating the Summer Heat 1. J.Crew Factory – Laser Cut Tee | 2. Sole Society – Freyaa Gladiator Sandal | 3. H&M – Textured Jersey Skirt | 4. Kate Spade NY – Charm Bracelet | 5. Jules Smith – Americana Classic Earrings | 6. Zara – Perforated Shopper Bag

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