Mad at Spring

Mad at Spring

We all know that spring isn’t exactly my favourite time of year. Despite it’s airy, lacy qualities I felt like I was giving spring the middle finger with my dark grey and black attire. Love Free People camis that can be worn under things or on their own. So versatile for different occasions and seasons. Though I almost bought dusty pink jeans to go with the top — nope. True Northeaster. Black, black, black. And I must have switched from open toe to closed toe shoes 100 times. The weather was unseasonably warm, but I didn’t feel ready for my toes to greet the world quite yet. Truth? I switched to cutout booties before I left the house. Couldn’t do it.

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J Brand Jeans

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Oliver Peoples Sunglasses

Kenneth Cole Sandals

Lubi the Chihuahua
Cami – Free People (Bloomingdale’s, Other Colour)
Jeans – J Brand, Similar
Sandals – Kenneth Cole (Bloomingdale’s, Similar)
Watch – Michele Watches, Similar
Bracelet – Troll Beads
Sunglasses – Oliver Peoples, See them all here

Cheers!

Sorry Bro …

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I think this outfit encompassed many blogger biggies. Feeling trendy today I guess! Mules (so can’t believe these are back, but they’re so comfy so I’m cool with it), boyfriend jeans, etc. It is so unbelievably hot and humid in New Jersey. Walking outside is like being in a sauna. I’m so ready for a cool, crisp fall day. I couldn’t possibly deal with an article of clothing that contained sleeves so I wore this awesome Free People camisole which is pretty much as close as you can get to being naked in public. I opted for my gap boyfriend jeans because the looser fit makes them more airy than skinny jeans that just pretty much adhere to you in temperatures like this. Let’s discuss the wide cuff — wide straps on the shoes = wide cuff, narrow straps = narrow cuff. Get it? It’s all about proportions. Funny thing is, my brother can’t stand, goes ballistic even, when he sees that wide cuff. I’m not sure why it annoys him so much, but he freaks! Sorry dude!

OOTD Free People

Gap Boyfriend Jeans

Free People Camisole

Cuffed Jeans

Boho Camisole

Alex and Ani Bracelets

Chinese Laundry Mules

Floral Camisole – Free People (Bloomingdale’s, love this one here)
Boyfriend Jeans – Gap (Major Sale!)
Mules – Chinese Laundry (Nordstrom)
Charm Bracelets – Alex and Ani (Available Here)
Sunglasses – Oliver Peoples

Cheers!

Let It Flow

So I’m walking through the Savvy Department at Nordstrom and this little number catches my eye. It’s from the Kate Moss for Topshop collection and it was more than half off. Then one of the sales associates who knows me by name at this point told me it would photograph well. Evil I tell you. It was just so “me”.  It had to be paired with cool boho-ish jewellery too. I could picture it. It’s going to go so well with my leather pants when the temperature drops enough to wear them! Very excited for that BTW. This summer thing — not a fan.

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Zara Jeans

Topshop Jacket

WAYF Tank

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Bracelets

Butterfly Necklace

Bracelet Detail

 

Front Tie Blouse – Kate Moss for Topshop (Nordstrom)
Black Wrap Camisole – WAYF (Nordstrom)
Jeans – Zara
Beaded Bracelets and Butterfly Necklace – Gifts
Sunglasses – Oliver Peoples
Sandals – Coach (Old)

Cheers!

One Shirt Two Ways – The Second Way

After being dressed up at work all day I yearn for a more casual version of myself. Time was limited this night so being able to take the one shirt from a work appropriate outfit to a much more laid back outfit was amazing. I have to admit that the fabric got kind of wrinkly as the day wore on, but it still worked. This iteration included a new pair of boyfriend jeans just added to my repertoire. These super soft Madewell slim boyfriend jeans are quickly becoming my go to dress down item. Maybe dress up item too! I don’t believe you’ve seen these sandals either. They were a total score found during my trip to Toronto. They’re a Brown’s exclusive so not everyone near me will have a pair. I love to take a trend and add a dash of unique. Are you guys all loving this ugly sandal thing? I’m so into it!

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Slim Boyfriend Jeans

Gap Shirt

Oliver Peoples Sunglasses

Michele Watch Gap Shirt

Madewell Jeans

Betula Sandals

Shirt – Gap (No Longer Available, Sorry!)
Boyfriend Jeans – Madewell
Sandals – Betula (Brown’s Exclusive!)
Sunglasses – Oliver Peoples
Watch – Michele Watches (Similar)

Cheers!

 

Time, Time, Time

I’m so sorry I haven’t been around in a bit. You know, sometimes life just gets too busy! Now that I’m back from my mini vacation I’m hoping to get it together again! I wore this outfit to a casual dinner one night. In general, I’m not a huge Macy’s shopper, but they carry Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply and  I’m a little obsessed. I’m also probably the only style blogger on the face of the earth who has never worn anything Zara — until now. I put these jeans on and I was hooked! Can’t wait to go back! The blazer — I’ve had it forever. My daddy bought it for me in France years ago, but it’s a really good one and will remain a closet staple probably forever. Lubi was also stylin’ that evening. It was time for a bath and a new spring outfit. How cute is this bow tie?

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Denim and Supply Blouse

See by Chloe Blazer

Oliver Peoples Sunglasses

Zara Jeans

Lubi New Harness

Lubi Close Up

 

Blazer – See by Chloe (Galeries Lafayette)
Floral Blouse – Denim & Supply (Macy’s, available here)
Jeans – Zara
Booties – Jeffrey Campbell (Bloomindale’s)
Sunglasses – Oliver Peoples (No longer available)
Lubi’s Leash and Harness – Martha Stewart (Pet Smart, available here and here)

Cheers!

Petal Pusher

I’m doing a pretty good job of this colour thing! Though this dress was also available in black, I chose to buy it in pink. It was being worn to a communion with a luncheon afterward, so I decided that for daytime it should be something colourful, pretty and soft. I’m not usually a “dress” girl. I don’t find them creative enough. Once you’ve worn it that’s it. No other way to style it really. I do see their place in the world though. Sometimes you just need that look. The Rubik’s Cube bag is from this super fun store in Italy called Carpisa. I’ve had it forever but I still get so many compliments every time I use it. Cute right?

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Tildon Dress

Pink Dress

Carpisa Purse

Silver Jewellery

Oliver Peoples Sunglasses

Dress – Tildon (Nordstrom)
Purse – Carpisa (New Collections Here)
Wedge Sandals – Vince Camuto (Now Available Here)
Sunglasses – Oliver Peoples (Colline)
Silver Jewellery – Many Brands

Cheers!

 

May Flowers

My mum was a kindergarten teacher. Of her many sayings, one was “April Showers Bring May Flowers”. I think that needs a revision — April showers bring May showers. At least a drought is not a possibility this year. The incessant rain did encourage these cool purple flowers to pop up in my garden though! I have no idea what they’re called — that’s mum’s job too. We also have a guest puppy today – Milo was visiting and keeping my Lubi company. As far as my outfit… I’m trying to embrace spring. The first time I put this top on my husband said — “It’s too light. It’s not you.” Huh… I guess my black wardrobe really is “who I am” though I’m trying really hard to incorporate some colour! How did I do?

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Oliver Peoples Sunglasses

Boyfriend Jeans

Distressed Jeans and Floral Top

Floral Top

Dolce Vita Wedges

Purple Flowers

May Flowers

Jeans – Edyson (Nordstrom, Similar)
Floral Tank – ASTR (Nordstrom)
Wedges – Dolce Vita (Old)
Sunglasses – Oliver Peoples (Alisha)
Lubi The Chihuahua
Guest Appearance by Milo the Poodle

Cheers!