Stripes and Leopard

J. Crew top, Lucky Brand jeans, Straw fedora

Personal style blog, fashion, Boston blogger

(bangs need a trim, eh?)

Kenneth Cole bag, Michael Kors watch, Bauble Bar bracelet

Personal Style blog, Boston, Fashion

Forgive my absence from the blogosphere – I’ve been busy figuring out my new job and my new city of Boston, with little time to update my site… But I’m back, and here is a weekend look that took me to Newbury Street for a leisurely walk and smoothies with the manfriend. You really can’t go wrong with a comfy striped top, jeans, and a broken-in pair of loafers. What’s your go-to weekend casual?

Wearing – Lucky Brand jeans (similar), J. Crew sweatshirt (love this similar top), Steve Madden loafers (similar), Kenneth Cole bag (gift), Gorjana rings (here and here), Michael Kors watch, Presh bracelet, BaubleBar bracelet, and straw fedora (last seen here).

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

Nerd on a Coffee Break

Steve Madden loafers, Lucky Brand jeans, Calvin Klein coat

Tiffany & Co. glasses, Calvin Klein coat, Steve Madden loafers

Calvin Klein coat, Lucky Brand jeans, Threads blouse

Hillary Christine, Personal Style Blog, Calvin Klein Coat

Steve Madden loafers, Lucky Brand jeans, Lydia Hudgens photography

Calvin Klein coat, Threads blouse, Lucky Brand jeans

Tiffany & Co. Glasses, Calvin Klein coat, Coffee break

Tiffany & Co. glasses, Calvin Klein coat, Lydia Hudgens photography

I describe my style as classic with a twist, so this is a pretty typical weekend outfit for me centered around the timeless formula of jeans, a button-down, and loafers. To add the twist I may wear a pair of leopard-print loafers or I may trade in printed or colored denim or I may add a whimsical touch with polka dot socks and nerd it up with glasses… you just never know

Oh, and if my coffee-cup tattoo isn’t a dead giveaway… I like coffee. Hope you all had a wonderful, coffee-buzzed weekend!

Lucky Brand jeans (last seen here), Threads oxford (similar), Steve Madden loafers c/o (in black, also love these), J.Crew socks (old, similar), Calvin Klein coat, Tiffany & Co. glasses, Michael Kors watch, vintage belt, Anthropologie earrings, vintage and Gorjana rings, J.Crew bangles (old, similar)

Photo Credit: Lydia Hudgens

1 Piece, 3 Ways: Lace Pants

1 Piece, 3 Ways: Lace Pants
I hemmed and hawed over the Zara pants I posted yesterday (here)… I wasn’t sure how versatile they could be given the pink-ish hue and texture. I pulled the trigger anyway, and have found them to be surprisingly functional. I’ve put together three different looks for play, work, and a holiday party using this similar version by Malene Birger.
Look 1: The best way to dress down trousers is to add a comfortable sweater and flats. Wrap a leopard-print scarf around your shoulders, and you have a modern Audrey Hepburn-look.
T-neck Sweater: Alexander Wang, Scarf: Lucky Brands, Flats: via INDRESSME, Bag: The Bridge (similar), Bracelet Watch: Brooks Brothers, Hoops: Lucky Brand 
Look 2: A crisp, white oxford and navy blazer make these trousers office-appropriate. Add interesting nude pumps and a wrap watch to keep it fresh and cool.
Oxford: AllSaints, Blazer: J.Crew, Shoes: H&M, Bag: Victoria Beckham, Watch: Kate Spade New York, Studs: Pim & Larkin
Look 3: ‘Tis the season to party! Oxblood and peach are a beautiful and rich color combination. Add a sparkly, collar necklace and on-trend metallic pumps to complete the festive ensemble!
Blouse: NSF, Metallic Pump: Casadei, Necklace: Kate Spade, Rings: Gorjana, Coat: Tsumori Chisato, Bag: Marc Jacobs
Which look is your favorite? XO

Undone

I would venture the guess that 97% of the time, I do my hair and put makeup on… However, when the weather outside is not fit for man nor beast (as Yukon Cornelius would say in the Christmas classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer), I tend to go au natural. This is a prime example of that…

Wearing – Top: Madewell (old), Jeans: Lucky Brand, Shoe: c/o Steve Madden (black version), Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelets: gift, Earrings: Stephen & Co. (similar)

I truly believe every woman should attempt to be comfortable in their natural state, so this post honors that. There is never a time, however, when I prefer to go without heels… 🙂