Splurge v. Steal: Army-Inspired Jacket

Splurge v. Steal: Army-Inspired Jacket
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I purchased an army-inspired parka several years ago, and it is still a go-to piece in my wardrobe for every season. It is the perfect topper for everything from feminine dresses to cut-off shorts… Whether you want to spend a lot or a little, here are two great versions that are sure to be a closet favorite. Take your pick!
Splurge: Rag & Bone for $550
Steal: Free People for $98

1 Piece, 3 Ways: Floral Pencil Skirt

1 Piece, 3 Ways: Floral Pencil Skirt
I love the unexpected mix of a bright floral print with a classic pencil skirt. This piece makes a statement, but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear it all the time. Here are three unique ways to style such a bright skirt for weekend, work, and evening.
Look 1: Dress the skirt down with an easy striped T-shirt and sneakers. A denim jacket balances out the mix of patterns, and simple accessories won’t compete.
Graham & Spencer top, Madewell jacket, Keds sneakers, Forever 21 bracelets, Karen Walker sunnies
Look 2: A feminine peplum top adds sophistication, creating an office-appropriate look. Add chic pumps and a bold necklace in complementary hues for an extra touch of personality. A classic leather bag and trench in neutral colors keep the look polished.
DKNY top, Martin Grant trench coat, Charlotte Olympia pumps, Armani Exchange watch, Michael Kors bag, similar necklace
Look 3: This skirt packs a punch, so for evening accent it with black. A crop top (or full tank if you aren’t comfortable with putting your abs on display), sexy heels, and an accent bag are the perfect pieces to accompany such a playful skirt.
Nomia crop top (similar), Jimmy Choo sandals, Kelly Wearstler clutch, Bottega Veneta ring 

Fun with Warby Parker – The At Home Try-On

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the amazingly affordable and insanely chic eyewear brand Warby Parker, here is a rundown of what they do…
Warby Parker logo

A collaboration between four close friends, Warby Parker was conceived as an alternative to the overpriced and bland eyewear available today. Prescription eyewear simply should not cost $300+. The industry is controlled by a few large companies that have kept prices artificially high, reaping huge profits from consumers who have no other options. By circumventing traditional channels and engaging with customers directly through our website, Warby Parker is able to provide higher-quality, better-looking prescription eyewear at a fraction of the price. In addition, for every pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses purchased, we provide a pair to someone in need. (text courtesy of Warby Parker)

So basically, what’s not to love? Oh wait, and did I mention they offer free at-home try-on? Here are the five frames I played around with at home… which is your favorite on me? Weigh in, in the comments!

Begley, Warby Parker, Home Try-On

Fillmore, Warby Parker, Eyeglasses

Clyde, Warby Parker, eyeglasses

Baxter, Warby Parker, Home Try-On

Downing, Warby Parker, eyeglasses

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1 Piece 3 Ways: Madewell Tee, Part 3

Badgely Mishka bag, Madewell tee, Rayban clubmaster

Stripes, Madewell tee, Spring fashion

Ray-Ban sunglasses, Madewell tee, Lucky Brand jeans

Badgey Mishka bag, Madewell tee, Lucky Brand jeans

And here it is, my friends… Part three of my 1 piece 3 ways series featuring this adorable and fun Madewell mixed-print tee! This simple but chic look is a go-to for me on these warmer Spring weekends. Also carrying my favorite new splurge, a Badgley Mishka bag featuring a fantastic jolt of green. Which look is your favorite: work, date or weekend? Happy Friday!

Wearing – Madewell tee, Lucky Brand jeans (similar), Steve Madden booties c/o (love these too), Badgley Mishka bag (in yellow), Ray-Ban sunglasses, Michael Kors watch, Presh bracelet, vintage and Alison Moses ring (love this snake ring too)

P.S. Extra love for Boston this week after a tragic and tough Marathon Monday. There are lots of ways you can help out those who were affected, so please do what you can! XO

1 Piece, 3 Ways: Madewell Tee, Part 2

Madewell Tee, H&M skirt, Steve Madden heels

Spring fashion, Madewell tee, H&M skirt

Personal style blog, Spring fashion, Madewell tee

Steve Madden sandals, Spring fashion, Personal style blog

To transition this mixed-print Tee to a fun date night, I paired it with a high-waist skirt in an on-season green hue and sexy ankle-strap sandals. I also added gold jewelry to make the look a little extra special. Other great options for a date night include a leather skirt or shorts, skinny jeans and pumps, or a romantic, pleated midi-skirt. How would you style this Tee for a night out? Stay tuned for the final look: comfortable and chic for daytime!

Wearing – Madewell tee, H&M skirt (old, similar), Steve Madden sandals c/o (last seen here), Via Spiga belt (old, similar), vintage collar necklace (love this version), gifted bangle, Presh wrap bracelet, Gorjana rings (here and here)

1 Piece 3 Ways: Madewell Tee, Part One

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Madewell Top, 1 piece 3 ways,  Spring fashion

Tahari blazer, Madewell top, H&M pants

Hillary Christine, Steve Madden pumps, Spring fashion

This is part one in a 3-look series featuring this mixed pattern tee from Madewell. I used this piece in so many Lookbooks for my clients (sign up for a styling session here), that I knew I had to have it! To show how versatile this floral and striped top can be, I styled it for work, day, and a date-night using pieces from my own wardrobe. What do you think of this look for the office? Stay tuned for more ways to wear this Spring top!

Wearing: Madewell tee, H&M trousers (similar here and here), Tahari blazer (old), Steve Madden pumps c/o, vintage belt, Michael Kors watch (love this one), J. Crew bangle (similar), Gorjana rings (here and here)

Wear Now, Wear Later: White Trousers

Wear Now, Wear Later; White Trousers
Here is another installment in my “Wear Now, Wear Later” series, featuring white trousers which are on my wish-list for Spring. For the now look I went a little nautical with a navy/white striped sweater. To keep it from feeling too preppy, I added an olive-hued trench coat and pretty pumps in a contrasting print. This look still feels light and fresh for Spring, but it’s covered enough to combat the still-cool temps. Later, ditch the overcoat and sweater, in favor of a breezy top with beautiful on-trend embroidery. Give your toes a breath of fresh air with these mustard sandals, and add black accessories for a chic black and white ensemble.


Now: Reiss trousers, J. Crew top, Vanessa Bruno Jacket, J. Crew pumps, Miss Selfridge bracelet pack, Topshop satchel, and Estee Lauder lipstick.


Later: Reiss trousers, Temperley London top, Theory sandals, Bar III bracelets, ALDO clutch, and Pim + Larkin studs


Have a great weekend!

Splurge vs. Steal: Windowpane Trousers

Splurge vs. Steal: Windowpane Trousers
Windowpane trousers in a black and white color palette? Talk about major Spring trends in one pant! As fabulous as this sounds, you may not want to spend a lot to take on such a bold trend. So here are two similar options with a price difference of $249! Happy Monday Shopping!
Splurge: Tibi for $308 VS. StealAsos for $59