3 Ways To Wear A Turtleneck

Turtlenecks will never go out of style. In fact, now that fashion trends are taking a book out of the 70’s, turtlenecks are having a major moment. I, for one, am not in love with the 70’s trend. Yes I’m the one, but I am a lover of this sweater because of how practical it is and for its effortlessly chic style. Now that it’s February, a turtleneck is a very necessary item to wear, but you don’t want to get bored with it. Mix it up by tucking one into a midi skirt or layer it underneath a sleeveless dress. No matter how you style it, one thing is for sure, the turtleneck is incredibly comfy and cozy thing to wear. Whether you’re wearing a chunky turtleneck to stay warm or a sleeveless mock for a more sophisticated look, there are many different styles out there to try. Below are three different outfits to show you how to wear the turtleneck to stay warm this winter.

 

OVERSIZED

Really, who doesn’t love a chunky turtleneck? It’s basically a fashionable blanket with sleeves. Who wouldn’t want to wear that around all day? With this outfit, I paired the turtleneck with a mini skirt. You don’t want to wear an oversized sweater with wide legged pants. Instead, a mini skirt provides structure and balance.

3 Ways to Wear a Turtleneck1.  Julie Vos – Link Bracelet | 2. Sole Society – Envelope Clutch | 3. J.Crew – Turtleneck | 4. Zara – Mini Draped Skirt | 5. Club Monaco – Hat | 6. Sam Edelman – Petty Bootie

 

SWEATER DRESS

I love wearing dresses and sometimes, during the cold months, they aren’t a very practical idea. However, thanks to this turtleneck style, you can wear a dress no matter how cold it is. Just make sure you pair it with tights so your legs stay nice and warm. Pair this turtleneck dress with a tote for the office or a clutch for happy hour. Either way, wear it with heels for a polished look.

3 Ways to Wear a Turtleneck 1. KT Collection – Teardrop Beaded Earrings | 2. Charles & Keith – Tote | 3. Dorothy Perkins – Turtleneck Dress | 4. Ann Taylor Loft – Infinity Scarf | 5. Vince Camuto – Pump

 

TUCKED IN

Speaking of wide legged pants, they are a great complement to a turtleneck. The best way to pull off this style is to choose a lighter weight sweater and tuck it into these pants. Remember, a sleek turtleneck works best for layering. By tucking in a lightweight turtleneck, you can elongate your neck and arms, which will be very flattering to your figure. In addition to pants, you can also tuck a turtleneck into a midi skirt or under a sleeveless dress. But this outfit is probably my favorite.

3 Ways to Wear a Turtleneck

1. Mango – Turtleneck | 2. Gigi New York – Carly Convertible Clutch | 3. Zara – Wide Cut Trousers | 4. KT Collection – Gold Chain Necklace | 5. Sole Society – Ink Suede Bootie

 

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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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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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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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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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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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Mixed Prints: Florals & Stripes

Florals and stripes are two very popular prints, especially during the spring and summer seasons.  I, for one, am a huge fan of stripes and I want to show you how exciting they can be when worn with floral prints.  I know that this concept can be overwhelming to some, but I am here to show you that there is nothing to be scared of.  There are plenty of understated and effortless ways to combine prints and I have put together three fabulous outfits that show you how!  Take a look and try them out.  Before you know it, you’ll think that florals and stripes go together like peanut butter and jelly.

Let’s start off slow with this first outfit.  For those of you who aren’t ready to make a big statement, I chose to make the floral print as the star and complement it with a striped accessory piece.  This way you can remove it and still look polished or wear it with pride.

Mixing Prints: Florals & Stripes 1. Juliet & Company – Forget Me Knot Earrings | 2. Vita Fede – Titan Bracelet | 3. Sole Society – Felicity Gladiator Sandal | 4. Mango – Cord Floral Dress | 5. Uniqlo – Navy Cardigan | 6. Rebecca Minkoff – Everywhere Canvas

Look number two is all about pulling off a feminine look with an edge.  Not only is this floral leather skirt edgy, but it is also cutout so the print won’t be too harsh when paired with a striped shirt.  Just because it’s warm out, doesn’t mean your leather favorites should be stored away.

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1. BaubleBar – Crystal Hera Collar | 2. Club Monaco – Nicolette Skirt | 3. TopShop – Sleeveless Stripe Shirt | 4. Gigi New York – Jenn Bucket Bag | 5. Steve Madden – Nobel Bootie

For the final outfit, I chose a fun, summery look perfect for a day in the park or brunch with friends.  Out of all three, this one makes the biggest statement.  Make sure that whichever floral print you choose to pair with your stripe, there should be a common color linking them together.

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Would love to hear from you what your favorite outfit is in the comments below.  If you decide to tackle this mixed print look on your own, keep in mind that balance is key.  No matter what, keep and open mind and don’t forget that in fashion, there are no rules.

For even more options, check out my Florals & Stripes collection on Mavatar.  Happy shopping!

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

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