Wednesday, February 29, 2012

These fierce combinations are such an easy way to rock the color block trend without having to add color to your wardrobe. I love seeing stylish outfits on the street with pops of color, and what easier way to do this than with accessories- like a killer heel! Pair these colorful combos with a simple dress or your favorite jeans and don't forget your confidence! What's your favorite way to work the color block trend?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Flower Power

Anthropologie Dress, Theory Jacket, Rebecca Minkoff Bag, Coach Wedges. Bracelets: Hermes, J.Crew, House Of Harlow, Banana Republic

Florals are popping up everywhere in fashion in new and unexpected items like jeans, to places we’ve seen them before, like accessories. I like the girly vibes that the floral patterns have and I have been looking for the right piece to add to my closet— some of the prints I've seen makes me feel like I'm trying on something my grandmother would wear. I bought this dress at Anthropologie over the weekend and wanted to wear it right away. I love the pattern, shape, and long sleeves, and it even has a cut out back, which adds a bit of sass! How will you interpret the floral trend?

Monday, February 27, 2012

Weekend Wrap Up

I spent this past weekend in NYC visiting friends and enjoying the city. The weekend flew by- the good ones always do, right? My friend Macey and I hit up our favorite restaurant, Beauty and Essex, and had a great time as per usual. The food is delicious and the ambiance is beautiful. They even have a free champagne bar in the ladies room- need I say more? I've also been dying to try Lucali's pizza, and finally made the trip to Brooklyn for it. It was certainly lives up to all the hype. And how great are BYOB restaurants?

I'm a big fan of Blow, one of the original blowout spots, but I finally tried the new Drybar in the Le Parker Meridian and was obsessed. I've heard rave reviews of the company and finally understand why. I can't wait to go back!

Friday and Saturday nights were spent sipping on cocktails at some of our favorite bars and we somehow ended up staying out until five am both nights. We didn't even realize how late it was until we got home! Those are always the best nights.

How was your weekend?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Winter Inspiration

winter brights

I am headed to NYC today. I don't think I could be more excited or more confused as to what to wear or pack. I grew up in Connecticut but ever since moving to Florida for graduate school I have forgotten just how cold the winters can be there.  I needed a little cold weather outfit inspiration and found these perfect photos to help with that! Cold weather does not mean you have to look dark and dreary— I'm going to pack lots of layering pieces, fun scarfs and hats, and even some color!

slouchy beanie
leather detail


* All photos via Pinterest

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Jewelry Organization

Glass tray on bed stand holds long necklaces
I've been receiving comments on sharing my jewelry collection and how I organize my favorite pieces. Organization is key when you are trying to get ready in the morning and your day can be instantly ruined if you happened to forget your favorite arm party item, right? I like to display my pieces around my room in a glass tray or decorative bowls. Openly displaying your jewelry, as long as it's orderly, looks nice and means you’ll never forget what pieces you have. Here is my collection!

Decorative bowl via West Elm holds bangles and leather studded bracelets 
Anthropologie bowls hold beaded bracelets and statement rings

My top drawer is dedicated to my earring collection and statement necklaces (not pictured)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bright Idea

BCBG Coach Wedges, DANNIJO Earrings, J.Crew Bracelets, House Of Harlow Ring

I wore this outfit to dinner on Sunday night. BCBG is not one of my typical shopping destinations, but I do occasionally run it at random ever since finding this amazing hot pink maxi (seen here and here). I was pleasantly surprised on my last visit. I was instantly drawn to this midi length dress with an asymmetrical hemline. The color, length, and shape are amazing and I walked out pretty satisfied. Pairing it with tough black accessories gave it a fun, rocker-esque vibe. I guess this serves to show that adding a little variation to your regular stores can lead to great, unexpected purchases!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Obsession Of The Week

I am completely captivated by Zoya nail polish lately. Zoya Polish was specifically formulated to deliver the longest wear possible on natural nails, and it lives up to the hype! I also love the fact that is all natural, free of toluene, formaldehyde, phthalates, and camphor (yuck!). They have amazing colors too- my current favorite 'Zola'! Have I given you enough reasons to try it out? You will not be disappointed!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Spots & Studs

Banana Republic Skirt (Old), Zara Top, J. Crew Belt, Link Bracelet, and Necklace, House Of Harlow Rings and Bangle, Hermes 'H' Bracelet, Jeffery Campbell 'Litas', ROMYGOLD Bag, Gucci Sunglasses

I love when my outfits don't look too perfect. I think mixing styles like preppy, girlie, edgy, boho makes for a unique look. This blush colored skirt has an extra girlie vibe so mixing it with edgier accessories like gold chunky jewelry, and my Jeffery Campbell Litas (and black tights, of course) completely portrays my personal style. I like my looks to be unexpected and risky. I know I say this a lot, but I cannot wait to wear this outfit again soon.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Girl(s) Of The Month

 Talk about a powerful pair. These twins have mastered their individual style, created an empire, and landed on Vogue’s best-dressed list. They have branded their name with their clothing lines, handbag lines, and now StyleMint — an exclusive tee shirt collection. They are completely original and unique with their style and fashionistas all around the world look to them with complete awe, and for inspiration in their personal styles. They never try to be like everyone else, and fearlessly experiment with new styles and design. The Olsens pioneer trends and always seem to provide a sneak peak at what will hit runways next season. What will they do next?

*Photos via Pinterest 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Be Mine

Brochu Walker Dress, Anthropologie Sweater, Madewell Belt, Coach Wedges, House of Harlow Necklace and Ring, Tiffany & Co. Earrings

Happy Valentine’s Day! I decided to be festive for this holiday in a bright red dress! I usually am not one to dress for a holiday you will never find me in a Christmas sweater even though I am going to be a teacher, but I couldn’t resist wearing red! Valentine’s Day is a fun way to spread love to the ones around you and a good excuse to buy flowers and eat chocolates! Do you have any big plans for today?

Monday, February 13, 2012

Weekend Wrap Up

The cutest owl that sits in my bathroom

I am slightly embarrassed to admit to the fact that my weekend was very low key and, for lack of a better word, boring. I love weekends where I can conquer all my school work for the upcoming week, catch up on my favorite style magazines, and have enough time in the day for morning runs and paddle boarding! Here are a few snapshots from my weekend. How was your weekend?

Finally found a mustard colored blazer
Chic coasters via Kate Spade
Current obsession

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Uneven Lace

Anthropologie Dress, J. Crew Belt, Nine West Heels

Maxi dresses and skirts are my absolute favorite thing to wear and they actually end up being the most versatile pieces in my closet. I love the asymmetrical hemline trend, but if you are not ready to dive right in, here is a subtle way to rock it. I found this lace bottom maxi dress in Anthropologie and instantly loved it. This dress is a great, discrete way to pull off the asymmetrical look, and it might give you the confidence to rock the hi-low hemline look in the future. I'm still searching for one!