Friday, May 24, 2019

Green Gingham for Memorial Day Weekend

Head to Toe: Top and barrettes, Urban Outfitters (similar) // Jeans, Unpublished // Sneakers, Keds // Bag, thrifted

Happy freakin' Friday! I have never been so excited to say that. I got slammed with work this week (a good thing when you're a freelancer) and have been hustling hard so I can enjoy three glorious days off. I have a few things to punch out today, but I am ready...Monti is too, he got his summer cut the other day.

I'm heading to Ocean City for a bachelorette weekend and had to pack this cute gingham top (nabbed on clearance at UO, a similar steal is linked above) and fun barrettes. High waist bottoms and crop tops is definitely my summer formula, and I'm so excited it's finally here. What are you doing this weekend?
Photos by Chris Loynd

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Future is Female Tee All Dressed Up

Head to Toe: T-shirt, Feel Great Goods // Slacks, thrifted // Jacket, Helmut Lang for Intermix (thrifted) // Bag, Brahmin // Flats, Delman // Necklace, Millianna (similar)

Hello, spring! Er, summer? Either way, some seasonable weather is finally here and I just want to soak it up. Last week started off with November-esque temps and ended like July, so I was completely thrown for a loop. Now, Memorial Day Weekend is just a few days away and I am so ready for it to be summer (skipping spring in traditional New England style).

Anywho, the sun finally came out last week and I decided to dress the part for a working lunch (white blazer, rules be damned). I'm heading to Ocean City this weekend to kick off the season with a bachelorette bash, and I'm packing all the summer looks. Bring it on! I plan on working my booty off to enjoy summer Fridays these next few months, because why else does anyone freelance? What are your goals for summer?

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

White Corduroys and a Shell Pin for Spring

Head to Toe: Blouse and corduroys, J. Crew (thrifted) // Sandals, Dr. Scholl's Originals (similar) // weekender bag, Lulu Dharma (similar)

Here we are, at the second week in May, and New England is expectedly brisk. We've gotten nice weather here and there, and the trees are in bloom, so I'm grateful. Still, I'm ready to be on the beach enjoying a sunny afternoon (and a margarita). In the meantime, I'm going to wear the beach in my hair. I used my handy glue gun to attach this pretty shell to a bobby pin, and there you go! Instant summer!

While we're at it, let's break all the rules and wear white before Memorial Day. Bring on summer and summer weekends and great weekend bags, like this Lulu Dharma tote. For now, I'm using it to carry my laptop and other work supplies, but I'm thinking it will see a few fun destinations these next few months. Time to get planning! Anyone else summer dreaming yet?
 Photos by Chris Loynd

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Helmut Lang for Intermix Blazer with Embellished Jeans

Head to Toe: Top, Lilysilk // Blazer, Helmut Lang for Intermix (thrifted) // Jeans, thrifted // Bag, JMcLaughlin (similar) // Shoes, Seychelles

Last week, I had the pleasure of taking part in Anthropologie's summer fashion show to benefit Every Mother Counts. It was really fun to play model for a day (and even get my hair and makeup done) and see a lot of my favorite bloggers at the show. Check out my runway look on IG below.

Since I couldn't wear my #lewk all night, I decided to dress up these embroidered jeans for the evening by pairing them with low heels and this spectacular Helmut Lang for Intermix blazer. During our trip last week, my Grandmom and I had a blast shopping their local thrift stores, including Good Stuff, an upscale shop that runs entirely on donations, where we found this blazer. It was $50, which is steep for thrifting, but I tried it on anyway. It fit like a glove, and I did a quick Google to find similar styles going for hundreds on Ebay. My Grandmom said, "You aren't leaving without that jacket!" and got it for me. Now, it is a very stylish reminder of our fun shopping afternoon.

I also scored a ton of vintage from Goodwill, which you'll be seeing on here very soon. What's your most meaningful piece of clothing?


Hair and makeup by Whip Salon
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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Killin' It in Jeans and Converse & A Giveaway

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Head to Toe: T-shirt, Feel Great Goods //  Jeans and jacket, thrifted // Sneaker, Converse // Earrings, Clementine Richmond

The first week back from vacation is always a little brutal, but it's already hump day! We had a lovely week down south, and although I'm missing the summer weather, it's nice to be home. I worked with my dad in Stratford to kick the week off Monday, and he shot these photos on our daily dog walk.

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I finished the look with some new thrifted jeans I found on a Goodwill trip with my Grandmom last weekend (more on that later), Converse and these tortoiseshell earrings from the cutest boutique in Richmond called Clementine.
 Photos by Chris Loynd // This post is sponsored by Feel Great Goods, but all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Floral Spring Wedding Guest Dress

Head to Toe: Dress, Topshop via Buffalo Exchange // Bag, Brahmin // Scarf, Lilysilk // Mules, thrifted

Last weekend, Sean and I attended a wedding in Richmond. It was held at a beautiful venue called The Boathouse, and we stayed at The Graduate—a trendy downtown hotel. I found this floral Topshop dress at Buffalo Exchange when we were in Brooklyn to celebrate our anniversary a few weeks back. It was love at first sight—midi sleeves (I'm always cold), a springy pattern and a mid-length cut with a slit that's modest but not frumpy. Pair with comfy block heels for dancing and I was good to go! The day was beautiful, and so were the bride and groom. Congrats to them! What's your go-to wedding look?

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Vintage Patterned Blouse and Blazer

Head to Toe: Blouse, slides and jeans, thrifted // Blazer, Forever 21 // Bag, Brahmin

One of my favorite thrift pieces is a silky vintage blouse. I found this one (I think it’s 1990s) at the Norwalk Goodwill. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I initially liked it. My friend and shopping mate described it as “ugly chic,” and I agree—it reminds me of ceramic tiles. Still, it was half price and ended up costing about $3, so I of course bought it and styled with high waist jeans.

I realized, I think, that while I’m not afraid of color, I don’t typically wear much pattern aside from the occasional stripe. So maybe that’s what is turning me off. But variety is the spice of life, no? Consider this my fashion goal to incorporate more pattern into my wardrobe. Saturday, I’m heading to a wedding and wearing a bright floral dress. I can’t wait to share with you! Happy Easter and Passover to all!
Photos by Chris Loynd