Jeans: Lucky Brand, Tank: F21, Crop sweater: Bobbles and Lace boutique, Lace booties: Steve Madden, Shades: RayBan

I am on my way to class, wearing comfortable and casual pieces. I particularly love these boyfriend jeans – they are so soft and slouchy, without being ill-fitting. What style/brand are your go-to comfy jeans?

*Photos by Elizabeth Chabot

Hello Boys…

Welcome to my closet. 🙂

A couple months ago, I entered a contest to win free shoes for a year from Steve Madden, and I won! (It’s no lottery, but hey I’m certainly not complaining!) These floral platforms are the first pair I chose – aren’t they adorable? I love how they are reminiscent of the Miu Miu Mary Janes from a few years ago.

Miu Miu

What fabulous shoes would you pick from Steve Madden? Leave me your ideas in the comments!

White Blossoms

Trench: Cynthia Rowley, Dress: Marshalls, Sweater: UO, Oxfords: Steve Madden, Aviators: Ralph Lauren
How beautiful is that tree?
Details - Watch: Michael Kors, Rings: vintage and Allison Moses, Bracelets: vintage and H&M

Happy Spring!

*Photos courtesy of Elizabeth Chabot!

Views from St. Thomas

View from our balcony of the rain-swept beach

Ferris Wheel in the hills

Pretty colored houses set in the hill

Wearing – Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren (also known as my diva shades), Maxi Dress: INC (old)

Wearing – Trousers: DKNY via Marshalls, Tank: UO, Sandals: Michael Kors, Watch: Michael Kors, Necklace: J. Crew (old)

A rainbow… the only good result from all the rain.

Hope you enjoy! –Hillary Christine

Chic Travels

My recent travels got me thinking about what to wear when you are setting off on an airplane. Comfort is obviously key, but that doesn’t have to mean sweatpants, leggings, or other articles of loungewear. These pieces are much better left at home. (Please, please leave these at home!) I wasn’t able to get any shots of my own travel attire, but I’ve recreated looks above inspired by my own.

The first outfit combines comfy trouser pants with a basic tank top. Comfy trousers look put together and modern without the feeling of being constricted during a long flight. I always get chilly on airplanes, so I recommend layering with a cardigan or a scarf, which can easily be removed and stowed upon arrival (if your destination happens to be tropical or warm like mine.) Another unfortunate effect of flying for me is that my feet swell, so I typically go with sandals to allow for this unlucky expansion.

The second outfit I love for travel is designed around the very breezy and trendy maxi skirt. Pair a cotton maxi skirt with a boxy sweater and a scarf for optimal comfort. This will look wrinkle-free and chic throughout the trip. I added a fun floral corset top underneath for a totally new outfit upon arrival. For both travel looks, I did minimal jewelry because airport security is so strict now, and it would be hell taking off an arm party at every security check-point. I also added a big, roomy satchel where you can store your magazines, books, iPod, etc. for the flight. Let me know what your go-to travel style is in the comments. And stay tuned for some shots from my trip to St. Thomas!