Weekend Style Guide

Just for kicks and giggles I decided to bring back a favorite of mine, my weekend style guides. I have always struggled with achieving the perfect casual outfit for my down time. I always feel more comfortable when dressed up and when the weekend rolls around I feel so sloppy. I love the idea of a basic white tee and jeans but I just don’t feel like myself in them. I am in desperate need of some inspiration. Usually, putting these mood boards together does the trick and jumpstarts my creativity. There is one store in particular that I am really drawn to at the moment. That store is Madewell. Have you been in lately? When putting together my research for this post, I gravitated to their casual designs. I feel that Madewell is the exact store I need to get me out of my weekend style rut. I mixed other brands in there as well and I am really excited about what I have found so far. If you too are seeking guidance, I hope this post gives you the ideas you’ve been looking for. So today, in lieu of my Weekly Finds, I have three fabulous outfits that will raise your weekend style game.

 

Weekend Style Guide

1. Madewell – Lisbon Top | 2. Hat Attack – Clutch | 3. Madewell – Denim Overalls | 4. Juliet & Company – Forget Me Knot Earrings | 5. Daniel Wellington – Watch | 6. Asos – Sandals

 

 

Weekend Style Guide

1. KT Collection – Hoop Earrings | 2. Clare V – Oui Clutch | 3. Madewell – Embroidered Dress | 4. Zara – Leaf Print Headband | 5. Sole Society – Sabina Sandal

 

Weekend Style Guide

1. Madewell – Printed Blouse | 2. Kate Spade – Cedar Street Cami Crossbody | 3. Madewell – Chambray Shorts | 4. BaubleBar – Bone Links | 5. Vince Camuto – Tarita Sandal

Wear Now & Later

Spring is creeping around the corner, and no one is happier about it than I am. Now, I know, we had a very mild winter, but there is nothing better than taking long walks outside, flowers blooming, and longer days. While we wait for warmer days, we need to start getting our closets prepared for a new season of fashion. All of your favorite stores are currently selling spring collections and this is the best time to shop. If you start shopping now, you’ll be sure to have a bigger selection and more sizes available to you. The only problem is that, at least where I live, it’s not quite warm enough to wear the newer clothes. March can still be cool and, as much as you want to wear lighter layers, you can’t just yet. However, I am so sick of turtlenecks, heavy coats, and tights. All I want to wear are my new purchases. That is why I am bringing back one of my favorite stories, Now vs. Later. This is when I choose three items that I love wearing for spring that, when paired well, can work for winter too. We are in that annoying transitional time of year when one day it’s hot and the next day it’s cold. The only way to survive is by layering, and I’ve become a pro at it.

 

WHITE JEANS

White jeans are my favorite because they can be paired with any color and style top. I really can’t wait any longer to wear them, so, before it gets warm, pair these jeans with a chunky sweater and your favorite jacket. Then, when the weather changes, wear it with a light blouse and sandals for a softer look.

 

Wear Now & Later

1. H&M – Melange Sweater | 2. Asos – Duffle Bag | 3. TopShop – White Jeans | 4. Jules Smith – Earrings | 5. Charles & Keith – Booties

 

Wear Now & Later

1. Mango – Printed Blouse | 2. Gigi New York – Kelly Saddle Bag | 3. TopShop – White Jeans | 4. Allison Cole Jewelry – Nautical Rope Bracelet | 5. Vince Camuto – Tarita Sandal

 

GINGHAM DRESS
I recently bought this dress and I want to start wearing it as soon as possible. For the now outfit I styled it with a heavy coat, scarf, and booties. This will make you more comfortable until you can ditch the layers for flats and a lighter trench. If you’re still in need of layers, try wearing it over a light turtleneck.

Wear Now & Later

1. H&M – Jacket | 2. Charles & Keith – Slouchy Bag | 3. Madewell – Checked Shirt Dress | 4. Humble Chic – Infinity Scarf | 5. Nine West – Bootie

 

Wear Now & Later

1. Kate Spade New York – Square Studs | 2. Zara – City Bag | 3. Madewell – Checked Shirt Dress | 4. H&M – Trenchcoat | 5. Asos – Tie Up Flats

 

MIDI SKIRT

I love this floral midi skirt from Zara and I have a feeling that this won’t be its last appearance on the blog. There are so many different ways I want to wear this for spring: with a blouse, flats, heels, a chambray shirt. The list just goes on and on. But, in the meantime, a sweater or turtleneck would look great with it. I suggest you find some rich colors for some contrast, either with a navy bag or chocolate brown booties.

Wear Now & Later

1. Mango – Turtleneck | 2. Gigi New York – Chelsea Crossbody | 3. Zara – Floral Print Skirt | 4. Jules Smith – Earrings | 5. Louise et Cie – Vianne Bootie

 

Wear Now & Later

1. J.Crew Factory – Chambray Shirt | 2. Sole Society – Vaughn Clutch | 3.Zara – Floral Print Skirt | 4. KT Collection – Cluster Turquoise Necklace | 5. Sole Society – Caged City Sandal 

 

 

 

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Party In Style

The best way to enjoy the summer is to have as much fun in the sun as you can.  Whether you’re going to a barbeque, a rooftop party, or having a picnic in the park, summer is the time to party!  We can stay inside once it’s cold again, but I say grab your favorite sunnies and take advantage of the beautiful weather while you still can.  Of course you are going to need a fabulous new outfit for all of these fun activities.  Today’s post is all about dressing for any social occasion.  Personally, I love a rooftop dinner with friends; sipping on cocktails, eating great food, all while overlooking the beautiful city.  Wear any of these outfits and you will look flawless no matter how hot it is.  So tell me, what is your favorite kind of summer party?  Whichever it is, chose one of these outfits and you’ll be the most stylish girl there!

Party In Style  1. Stella & Dot – Renegade Cluster Bracelet  | 2. Julie Vos – Baroque Cocktail Ring | 3. Seychelles – Hello Lovely Sandals | 4. Madewell – Embroidered Dress | 5. Ralph Lauren – Eyelet Fedora | 6. Warehouse – Bucket Bag

Party In Style

 1. Gorjana – Hoop Earrings | 2. Asos – Leather Flat Sandals | 3. TopShop – Strappy V-Neck Romper | 4. Karen Walker – Harvest Sunglasses | 5. Daniel Wellington – Classic Bristol Watch | 6. Vince Camuto – Calli Clutch   

 Party In Style 1. TopShop – Wildflower Print Bardot Top | 2. Steve Madden – Euphoria Flat | 3. Gap – 1969 Girlfriend Jeans | 4. Ray-Bans – Aviator Sunglasses | 5. Loren Hope – Triangle Cuff | 6. Clare V. – Oui Clutch   

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Color Crush: Summer White

Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, it is time to embrace summer whites like a champ.  Whether you wear white all year or not, now is the time for the color to shine!  There is nothing more classic than a crisp all-white outfit on a hot summer day.  Some may call it a trend, but it’s more of a staple and a necessity in the warm summer months.  Now, there are some negatives to wearing white head-to-toe.  It can get dirty but, as long as you keep to a reasonable budget and take care of the pieces, it will be well worth the risks.  If you aren’t ready to wear all white, try a pop of color like navy, coral, nude, or any neon.   I am definitely crushing over this color for summer and think you should get on board too.  In case you need a little push in the right direction, I’ve put together a few of my favorite styles that will be a great fit to your wardrobe.

 

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1. Rebecca Minkoff – Quilted Mini Affair Bag | 2. TopShop – Floral Crochet Shell Top | 3. Steve Madden – Euphoria Flat | 4. BaubleBar – Cape Knot Collar Necklace | 5. Madewell – Courtyard Shirtdress | 6. Zara – Ankle Strap Sandals | 7. Mango – Linen Wrap Skirt | 8. Essie – “Private Weekend” Nail Polish | 9. Kendra Scott – Cassie Bracelet | 10. Zara – Layered Dress

 

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Memorial Day Weekend Outfit

Can you believe that it’s already Memorial Day Weekend?  Feels like this year is flying by.  Don’t get me wrong; I am very happy the long weekend is upon us.  Memorial Day signifies the beginning of summer and who doesn’t love summer?  I usually stay in the city because everyone else leaves.  There is nothing better than an empty New York City.  It’s peaceful, quiet, and there is no wait at the popular restaurants.  This year, however, I am breaking my rule.  Because the baby is due in mid June, this is one of the last chances for my husband and me to get away.   Whether you are planning to escape the city or stay put, these outfits are perfect for your holiday plans.  These outfits are cool for the hot weather, they’re beach and poolside friendly, and perfect for having fun.  Have a great Memorial Day weekend and let’s get the summer started!

 

Memorial Day Outfit: In the City

  1. Shinymix – Rectangle Bar Earrings | 2. Shinymix – Geo Gem Cuff | 3. Gigi New York – Carly Convertible Clutch | 4. Madewell – Eyelet Floatweave Top | 5. Zara – Paisley Skirt | 6. J.Crew – Panama Hat | 7. Ivanka Trump – Drita Laser Cut Sandal 

 

Memorial Day Outfit: Out of Town

 1. Warby Parker – Buckley Sunglasses | 2. Turquoise Tassel Earrings | 3. Mar y Sol – Collins Woven Tote | 4. Violeta – Linen Dress | 5. J.Crew  – Hibiscus Bandeau Swim Top & Bikini Bottoms | 6.  Ann Taylor Loft – Banded Sandals

 
 
 

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A Few of My Favorite Things for May

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DENIM VEST

My summer is often filled with denim but I rarely wear jeans.  Instead I focus on a chambray shirt or a denim jacket.  Since it’s already getting hot, I need a piece to keep cool in but still look fabulous.  I may be a 90’s girl, but I have often stayed away from the recurring trends, except for denim vests.  Now, I think I  have found the perfect one!

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PITCH PERFECT 2

The sequel to the acapella hit is out May 15th, and I couldn’t be more excited.  With all of the dinosaur, disaster and superhero action flicks out there, we girls need a fun movie too.  Who else is excited for all of the new music to dance along with?  It’s going to be aca-awesome!


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BOWTIE SANDALS

Want pretty feet this summer?  I am all about comfort and movability when it’s hot out.  When I saw these Louise et Cie beauties, I became obsessed and now I want them in every color.  They are feminine, lightweight, and perfect to wear with boyfriend jeans on the weekend or a shift dress for work.

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HANDFANS

Air conditioning is great, but it doesn’t follow you around wherever you go.  Right now, I am eight months pregnant and places like my office and subway cars don’t have the cool air on yet.  That is why I need a hand fan so that I can cool myself off while commuting around this hot city.  Why not carry one these beautiful fans to make myself more comfortable and up my accessories game.  Now if only I could find guys to carry me around all day?  A girl can dream!

 

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FLAMINGOS

If you remember my Mother’s Day Gift Guide, I featured a Kate Spade NY flamingo pouch.  Upon further research, I found that Kate Spade NY has several fun pouches and handbags in fabulous flamingo pink prints.  I am in love, so while everyone is rocking out on pineapple and floral prints, I will be carrying around this pretty design.

 

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WARBY PARKER SUNGLASSES

The sun is usually shinning in May and that calls for new sunglasses!  Every year I treat myself to a new pair and this year I chose Warby Parker’s Everett glasses.  I am strictly a square shaped frame kind of girl and I am excited to start rocking these beauties over Memorial Weekend.

 

Hope these have inspired your May purchases.  Have a fabulous month!

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Ode To The Bucket Bag

Bucket bag how do I love thee, let me count the ways.  First off, the shape is sleek and sophisticated and can make any outfit look polished.   This style was very trendy last season, but I believe that it should be promoted to a classic handbag that you should invest in.  Not only does this bag look good on the outside, but also it is roomy on the inside without weighing you down.  I always prefer to carry clutches because I can’t help but fill a large tote to the brim with stuff.   With this bag, there is just the right amount of space for my daily essentials without all of the unnecessary add-ons.  Now that this style has been around for a few seasons, the designs are only getting better.  I used to think it was just a good weekend causal bag, but these styles can be worn from day to night.  Take it to brunch, errands, work, or out to dinner; the bucket bag can go everywhere!   No matter what your personal style is, there is a bucket bag out there for you!  Here are my favorite styles and ones I think you should be carrying around this season.

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IN THIS POST:

CLASSIC NUDE | EVERYDAY BLACK | SUMMERY WHITE | PASTELS: BLUSH, POWDER BLUE | SPLURGE | SAVE | FRINGE

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