A city of discovery

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Wearing Isaac Mizrahi for Target sweater (old), Club Monaco culottes, Club Monaco booties, Alexander McQueen ring

Find time to explore. We are always walking around our city of Boston; exploring new neighborhoods, popping into open houses, discovering new restaurants and shops – wandering is a great pleasure of smaller city.

These low-slung culottes are on frequent rotation this season for their effortless, yet polished look. Style tip: Full pants look best with a fitted or tucked-in top to help define the waist.

Currently Craving: Tortoiseshell

Currently Craving: Tortoiseshell
Doesn’t get classier than this, ladies… and I totally dig it. Gimme tortoise from head to toe, please! What are you craving for Spring?
Zig-ZaggingAlexander McQueen clutch (similar), Tory Burch belt, Karen Walker sunglasses, Michael Kors bangle, Stuart Weitzman booties, BaubleBar necklace, BaubleBar bangle trio, Corso Como pumps, Michael Kors watch, Tory Burch bag, Rag & Bone sunnies, J. Crew bracelet, Alexander McQueen loafers, Elizabeth & James sunglasses (bottom right)

Leather and Leopard

Fashion blog, Loft Sweater, Ralph Lauren aviators

Style blog, Leather and Lace

Fashion blog, Ralph Lauren aviators, Burgundy sweater

Winter layers, Fisherman sweater, Alexander McQueen ring

Style blog, Leather and Leopard

Loft sweater, Ralph Lauren aviators, Lydia Hudgens Photography

Leopard loafers, Steve Madden, Style blog

Wearing (faux) leather leggings with your coziest sweater is a great alternative to jeans for a laid-back weekend look. I even transitioned this look to evening (a casual dinner party) by swapping the loafers for heels and adding a sheer black tank underneath instead of the white button-down.

Wearing – Leather: H&M (last seen here), Blouse: H&M (old), Sweater: Loft, Loafers: Steve Madden, Aviators: Ralph Lauren (similar), Jewelry: Alexander McQueen ring, Gorjana rings, Saks Off-Fifth bracelet

Photo Credit: Lydia Hudgens

Insta-Life

Another update on my life via Instagram:

Ugly Christmas Sweater, Chanel perfume, 2013 Planner

Ugly Sexy Christmas Sweater, Mini Chanel Perfumes (great gift!), Pretty 2013 Planner 

What I Wore, Fashion, Instagram

Mini style moments

The Sartorialist book, Cards Against Humanity Game, Alexander McQueen

The Sartorialist thanks to Cal, Hilarious Cards Against Humanity game, Little Miss books and Alexander McQueen book thanks to the Manfriend

Follow me @Hillary_ChristineB

Weekend Style: Puffer Vest

Polka dot sweater and puffer vest

Wearing – Sweater: Alloy, Blouse: H&M (love this one), Leggings: INC, Vest: L.L. Bean (old, similar), Booties: Steve Madden c/o (similar)

Hillary Biggs, L.L. Bean vest

Steve Madden Booties

Hillary Biggs, Polka dot sweater, L.L. Bean vest

Hillary Biggs, L.L. Bean vest, polka dot sweater

LL Bean Vest, Michael Kors watch

Hillary Biggs, LL Bean vest, Polka dot sweater

Hillary Biggs, Puffer vest, Michael Kors watch

Earrings: boutique, Rings: Gorjana and Alexander McQueen, Bracelets: Off-Fifth (old), Watch: Michael Kors

This puffer has been in my closet since HS, but until recently it has been gathering dust toward the back. I was inspired by a few bloggers and street-style shots featuring puffer vests (like here and here), so I put this look together for the weekend. What do you think? Is the puffer the new chic topper for the weekend?

Photo Credit: Lydia Hudgens

Houndstooth and Leather

Michael Kors dressDress: Michael Kors, Leather Jacket: Max Studio (lusting over this one), Booties: r2 via DSW (old, similar), Belt: Calvin Klein

Michael Kors dress

Hillary Biggs

Apparently I didn’t realize my bangs were parted like that… Otherwise I probably wouldn’t be smiling so coyly.

Max Studio leather jacket

Michael Kors dress

Rings: Gorjana and Alexander McQueen, Clutch: Express (reallyyy old, similar)

Max Studio Leather Jacket

Hillary Biggs

I’m sorry, but is it December in New York? Because it sure doesn’t feel that way. The legs are not meant to be seen so close to Christmas… Anyway, this is my new favorite dress. If you recall, I did a wish list for long-sleeve dresses here. Ask and you shall receive, my friends! That is, if you are lucky enough to have a mother as amazing as Mamma B. I love the combination of a classic print like houndstooth with tougher elements like leather trim and exposed zippers. I can also wear this number for work – just add tights, swap a blazer for the leather jacket, and trade in the booties for sleek pumps. Voila!

Photo Credit: Lydia Hudgens

Met Gala Round Up

As usual, the beautiful people brought it at the Met Gala last week. Here are some of my favorite looks of the night:

My number one spot definitely goes to Emma Stone, who looked stunning in this Lanvin number. The color is nothing short of beautiful against her skin tone and hair color.

The other looks that I completely love include…

Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren

Gisele Bundchen in Givenchy

Jessica Biel in Prada

Victoria Justice in McQ by Alexander McQueen

Gwyneth Paltrow in Prada

What were some of your favorites? Tell me in the comments!

1 Piece, 3 Ways: Denim Vest

1 Piece, 3 Ways: Denim Vest
Coincidentally, after starting this post three of my guy friends wore denim vests as a joke. Let’s just say, it wasn’t pretty. So, I am giving you three fun and funky ways to rock the denim vest, but… just don’t lend it to the boys. For the first look, I took a classic, white lace dress and added trendy pieces, like the vest, a neon belt, and chevron print platform sandals. The next look is more casual. I mixed dark denim jeans with the lighter denim vest, then added a cool, skull tank and white brogues. Add some color with a bold, orange bag like this gorgeous one from Rebecca Minkoff. For the last look, I layered the vest with a star-print maxi and a pink slouchy tank. Wear chic ankle booties to complete the look. Will you be layering with a denim vest this Spring/Summer? Which style is your favorite? You can purchase the denim vest featured above at Madewell for $88!

Snake Bite

Wearing - Blouse: H&M, Jeans: c/o James Jeans Couture Collection, Shoes: ZigiSoho via DSW

Details- Collar Necklace: vintage, Ring: Alexander McQueen, Bracelets: Vintage, H&M

I’m terrified of snakes, but you gotta hand it to them because they’ve got serious style. I’ve had this blouse in my closet for a few weeks, and I’m glad I finally pulled it out because I got a lot of compliments on it. What’s even better is the fact that I purchased it at H&M for just $9.99! Can you say steal? On another note, I am in love with these black jeans, from James Jeans Couture Collection. I won them in a giveaway, and they are probably the most flattering and comfortable denim I own. I highly recommend them if you are in the market for a new pair of jeans. Have a great day!

Currently Craving: Sunglasses

Craving Sunglasses
My mind is possessed with thoughts of sunshine due to my upcoming Spring Break. Unfortunately, I have an unusually small head (believe me, strangers have pointed this out), so sunglasses are a difficult accessory for me. That said, here are some pairs that I would add to my collection if my head and my wallet would allow it…
What shades are you craving for Springtime?