Tag "H&M"

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David Yurman Sunglasses (c/o) / Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Vest / H&M Sweater / Zara Pants / Ash “Cool Ter” Sneaker / 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel / Coach Watch

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Just a few photos taken last week by Lydia. I wore this outfit to run some errands before the craze of fashion week began. I find that I tend to gravitate towards some version of this type of ensemble when I am out and about and need to be comfortable but still want to look put together. So I opt for wedge sneakers, skinny jeans or pants, a comfy oversized sweater and of course, a large enough bag to fit my entire life. Seems to fit the bill every time! xo

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Versace Sunglasses / Juicy Couture Blazer (can be purchased here) / F21 Shirt and Shoes (other options for gold heels can be found here and here  / H&M Skirt (another cute version here)  / HRH Necklace 

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Photos by my Dad
I haven’t worn this whimsical skirt since this post back in 2011, but thanks to Helena who spotted this adorable version at an Anthropologie in Palm Beach, I was reminded of how much I love my own tulle skirt I bought at H&M years ago. I had recently sent it home to live at my parent’s house since I didn’t seem to be wearing it much, but after pulling it out from way back in the closet, I happily styled it up and had my very own Carrie Bradshaw moment. xo
DSC_0026 H&M Top, and Dress (way on sale) / Madewell Belt and Jacket (both on sale) / J.Crew Socks / Zara Boots (on sale) / F21 Necklace / Coach Watch (gift)

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DSC_0031 The other day I saw this sheer, long flowy dress on my good friend Krystal’s blog and loved how she paired it with an army jacket and suede ankle boots. It got me thinking that sheer, summery dresses don’t always or only have to be worn just in the summertime, but can be quite versatile and brought out during slightly crisper weather as well. I think you could even get away with a similar look if you slipped on some tights underneath to keep warm once the temperature really starts to drop.

Anyway, what it comes down to is this: I am a huge romantic at heart. I love cheesy, girly, mushy movies, and sweet, thoughtful gestures, and flowers out of the blue, and love notes and all the little things that make your heart and stomach go flippity flop. So, when I saw this dress (on sale for $15!) I felt like it embodied romance and romantical ideals (yes, romantical) with its sweet pink color, sheer layers and pretty detailing around the neckline. And, I absolutely love how it swishes and floats around me when I walk down the street.

Needless to say, I felt very girly and feminine in this dress, but not wanting to go overboard with a sugary sweet look, I paired it with a tougher, more structured utilitarian jacket, along with a tartan plaid button down (something else I saw on Krystal’s blog), a classic braided belt, striped socks (obviously) and some flat rustic-looking ankle boots, in order to avoid making the dress seem too light and summery. The finishing touch was my new favorite F21 find, which added some much needed sparkle. After all, you can never go wrong with wearing diamonds. xoxo

 

{I wanted to add in this photo that the talented Amy Creyer took outside Milk Studios. Check out her blog, Chicago Street Style, here!}

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DSC_0120 H&M Dress / Ellen Tracy Heels (c/o Loehmann’s) / Coach Bag and Watch (gifted) / Essie in Merino Cool (gifted)

Sorry for being a bit MIA this week, but I promise there is a lot more fun content to come soon! In the meantime, here are a few photos from what I wore to IFB last week. I am in love with the print and the “leather” detailing. :) xoxo

 

The other night I partook in a very cool photo shoot along side Keiko, Lindsey, Tess, and Helena, who I finally got to meet! She is the beautiful girl behind the lovely blog, Brooklyn Blonde, and let me tell you, she is just as lovely in person. (She was the one that actually inspired me to buy the skirt I’m wearing, which I got it on sale at ASOS for $18, after I first saw her wear it here.) I just have to say, I feel so lucky to have met so many wonderful and inspiring women in this industry and be a part of so many amazing opportunities. I’m a lucky girl. xoxo

DKNY Blazer (never worn, thrifted from Crossroads Trading Co.) / Equipment Blouse (Loehmann’s) / ASOS Skirt (on sale!) / H&M Bag and Cuff / Coach Watch (gift) / F21 Necklace

 

 

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This past week I indulged in some much needed R&R with my family (and Barney of course) in Northern California, where we spent time taking long walks along the water, tasting amazing wine, eating fresh, home-cooked meals, and lounging around reading and play solitaire (on my new iPhone!) It was such a wonderful vacation and I definitely took advantage of the lovely scenery for some outfit shots, which you will see all this week, so stay tuned! xoxo

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{ Outfit note: I love the dress that ModCloth named the “My Style Pill” dress and have found that it is the perfect piece for summer. Therefore, I have been trying to work it into my wardrobe every way possible, because it is just that comfortable and cute. I first wore it here, but this time around, I layered this tulle skirt over it to create it into a top. The key to layering with pieces like this, especially for dresses that already have a built in waist, is to make sure that the bottom you are using as the overlay piece, is either at, or above that waist, so that it creates a seamless silhouette/line between the bottom and “top.” Et, volia: a new outfit! }

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{ Loving my new turquoise Birthday earrings. So sculptural and unique. Thank you to Alison and Elizabeth for such a lovely present, I adore them. :) }

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Olive and Tweed “Dainty Vest“ (gift) / ModCloth “My Style Pill” Dress (worn as a top), and Seychelles Shoes (gifts) / Thrifted Belt / H&M Skirt / Towne & Reese (gift) and H&M Bracelets / Simon Sebbag Earrings (Birthday present)
{ Photos taken by Peter Cameron }

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Urban Outfitters Hat / H&M Sunglasses / J.Crew Necklace, Sweater and Purse / F21 Jeans / Zara Boots / Accessorize Ring

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Let me ask you…how do you guys feel about cable knit sweaters? Or any thick knit sweaters for that matter? I love this version from J.Crew (it’s a pretty tan/oatmeal color) but am still on the fence about whether or not I think it’s actually flattering. The problem being, I literally feel thicker when I wear it, like an inch or two has been added to my upper half. And I don’t feel comfortable layering anything under it because that adds even more bulk. (And you know I like to get my layering on.) It really is a love/hate relationship. Do you have any pieces in your closet that fit this description?

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On another note, aren’t you happy it’s Friday? I sure am. Have a wonderful weekend, friends! xoxo

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H&M Hat, Sunglasses, Sweater and Skirt / J.Crew Necklace / Steve Madden Shoes

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A couple weeks ago, I went shopping with a client, and among the armfuls of clothing that we lugged into the dressing room at H&M, she skillfully snagged this tomato-colored high waisted A-line skirt. I was unsure of it at first but by the end of our session we had both fallen in love with it and each bought one for ourselves.

A little tip…since the waist is so high, I definitely recommend pairing it with a crop top or sweater so as not to overwhelm your shape and silhouette. In the past I have had a hard time wearing this striped number because of the fact that it’s too short to wear with any of my jeans, but it worked perfectly for this outfit. I think I want to wear this exact ensemble while strolling along with Seine with my sweetie. ( I can’t believe we are leaving for Paris in a matter of weeks!)

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Trend Tip: Springy brights are here to stay and in this case, with a bold midi skirt, just remember that the hemline is most flattering when worn with heels or wedges. And you can keep your waistline looking long and lean but opting for structured, cropped, or fitted tops. Go try it for yourself! xoxo