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Outfit Idea: Coral Skinnies and Stripes

3 May

My love of stripes is well documented on this blog, in my closet and all over my Pinterest board. I can’t help myself… they are classic, chic and sophisticated which I love. I’m also infatuated with the bright denim this spring and these Old Navy Rockstar skinny jeans are my new favorites…they are super comfy, a great color and only $30! This is one of my favorite casual spring time outfits, perfect for running errands, writing or hanging out on the weekend. With the bold jeans, bright nails and statement jewelry I like grounding the look and taking the girly quotation down a bit with a neutral bag, shoes and my  favorite utilitarian JCrew army jacket. I bought it a few seasons ago, and I wear with everything from maxi dresses to and sandals in the summer to skinny jeans and boots in the fall.

Gotta Have Bright Jeans: Splurge versus Steal

25 Apr

I really can’t get enough of bright colors when spring and summer roll around. I love bold decorative pillows on the couch, bright statement necklaces, and all the great color in clothing this season…especially the bright jeans! I’m at heart, a jeans a t-shirt girl, so the opportunity to jazz up my go to look is very exciting. Tons of celebs including Cameron Diaz, Kate an Pippa Middleton, Sarah Jessica Parker and Rachel Bilson, just to name a few, are loving the look of colored jeans lately. On a recent trip to JCrew I couldn’t get enough of the candy colored denim adorning the shelves. You can pair them with everything from a silk blouse and nude heels for a sophistacted look to chambray shirt and flats for something more laid back. With my penchant for deals I had to do a splurge verusus steal so you know you can rock this trend no matter your budget. And by the way, I have to say the Old Navy Rockstar skinny jeans come in tons of different colors and are my favorite go to jeans in my closet. The fit is amazing, nice rise,  stretchy and comfortable and perfect for ladies (like myself) who have a bit of a booty and athletic legs:) Plus, they are under $35!!! SO weather you want a splurge or steal, this is a really fun and fashionable way to wear jeans so I totally recommend picking up a pair for spring!

  1. J Brand skinny twill jeans in bright blue $175
  2. J Brand skinny twill jeans in coral $170
  3. Rage and Bone jeans in aqua blue $190
  4. Old Navy Rock Star Jeans $35, these come in blue, coral, yellow and green. It’s easiest to find them in stores as oppose to online.
  5. Gap Skimmer legging jeans $59.95.
  6. Blank NYC jeans, $88

Top 10 Spring Beauty Must Haves

17 Apr

When spring finally makes it’s long awaited appearance, I can’t wait to pack away my sweaters, store my boots and break out my bright colors, maxi dresses and sandals. I adore spring time since and I love that we still have an entire summer of warm weather, al fresco dining and fabulous spring and summer styles to look forward to. As the season changes, along with switching out my wardrobe, I’m always sure to update my makeup. Plus, picking up an on-trend lipstick like this one from Revlon is a great way to update your look for spring for under $10. For spring time beauty this year, I love soft shimmery corals, subtle bronze skin, neutral eyes and a bold lips paired with a pastel manicure and pedicure. Here are  10 of my spring makeup favorites!

  1. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer: This is my go to for spring and summer coverage. It leaves your skin looking flawless and it has a rich moisturizing texture that gives you coverage without looking like heavy makeup. It’s perfect for warm weather and a go to for top celebrity makeup artists.
  2. Stila Eyeshadow in Sun: I love this and I’ve been wearing it for years! It’s a beautiful soft shimmery coral that looks great on it’s own or you can apply it wet for more intensity.
  3. Benefit Sun Beam highlighter: Properly placed highlighter gives you supermodel-like cheekbones and this soft gold shade creates such a beautiful and ethereal glow for spring.
  4. Stila Lip Glaze and Apricot: This looks great placed over a bold lip color to tone it down and add subtle shimmer or on it’s own for a sexy, nude lip.
  5. Bobbi Brown Ultra Nude Eye Palette: Bobbi Brown is knows for her perfect nude shades and creating the most flawless “no-makeup-makeup” looks. This palette is great because you get some many shades that look great on many different skin tones.
  6. Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer: A great bronzer is key for spring and summer. I wear mine all the time which is how I justify the splurge for this Guerlain bronzer:)
  7. Revlon Lipstick in Persian Melon: Bold lips are the must have beauty look for spring and this color is perfectly on trend without being too out there. I always like to pick drugstore brands for my more adventurous beauty choices so I’m not breaking the bank.
  8. Essie nail polish in To Buy or Not To Buy: A soft and shimmery lavender, this shade is the perfect spring time pastel.
  9. Julep Nail polish in Hayden
  10. Jergens Natural Glow Express Body Moisturizer: Simply apply this everyday and you’ll have a great, natural looking streak free, safe tan in no time!

Outfit Idea: Classic must haves…Splurge vs Steal

14 Mar


There’s something I just love about the classic trench coat. It’s the perfect thing to wear as the weather transitions from winter to spring and it always adds an easy sophistication to every outfit. When I  pair it with a few other classic pieces like leopard print pumps, dark skinny jeans and a while silk blouse and I always feel chic, ladylike and elegant. Then I’ll simply swap my simple pendant necklace for some bold jewelry and  I’m ready to go from the office out to dinner.

Since each of these pieces is a fabulous, classic, closet must have… the great thing is you can have them as splurge or a steal!


  1. Burberry Trench Coat: Total investment but if you’re in the mood to splurge you’ll have it in your closet for years to come.
  2. Equipment white blouse
  3. J Brand Skinny Jeans: One of my favorite brands these jeans are great if you have more athletic legs and a butt:)
  4. Christian Louboutin calf hair heels: Red sole…need I say more.


(if you’re like me and love a great deal… you have to check out these pieces)

  1. Old Navy Rock Star Skinny Jeans: $35, I actually got mine on sale for $19 dollars and I wear them all the time…love these!
  2. JCrew Blythe Blouse: $98, These come in many colors and are a great alternative to Equipment
  3. Banana Republic Trench:$198, I’m wearing this trench in the photos.
  4. Ivanka Trump Wild Leopard Pumps: $130.

Under $100: Perfectly Preppy Spring Must Haves

29 Feb


Give me a summer on Cape Cod, a clam bake, a nautical striped shirt and some Sperrys and I am one happy girl. There’s just something about the preppy pieces that I just love. Maybe it’s the fact that my Mom is from Boston or maybe it’s just my devotion to sailor stripes and blazers. This spring, preppy is totally on trend with bright, bold colors and subtle menswear influences. To keep the look fresh make sure your preppy has a modern twist with items like this updated navy blazer and metallic Sperry topsider. Plus, you have to love the Hermes inspired bracelets and what preppy collection would be complete without a little Lily Pulitzer?

Here are a few items worth adding to your spring wardrobe… and the best thing is everything’s under $100 so you get the lux, prep look without breaking the bank!

  1. Striped Covet Dress by Jack by BB Dakota $69
  2. True Love Shrunken Oxford $59.50
  3. Tory Burch Amamnda Change Pouch $95
  4. Lily Pulitzer iPhone cover $25
  5. J Crew Colorblock boatneck tee $45
  6. Will & Clay Double Breasted Fishtail Blazer $98
  7. Gap Pleated Trench Coat $98
  8. Libby Edelman Liv flats $89
  9. Skinny Jeans $32.50
  10. Banana Republic Twin Link Bracelets $39.50 each
  11. H&M Cardigan $24.95
  12. Sperry Topsider Leather Boat Shoe $89.95
  13. Banana Republic Exotic Bracelet $45