Friday, March 24, 2017

LIT + WW Link Up

Happy Friday my friends.  I'm excited for today's post, not only because I am OBSESSED with this dress, but because I get to share with you one of my favorite boutiques in the Boston area.  LIT Boutique, located on Newbury Street and in the North End, is a store I only recently discovered, but has quickly become one of my go-to shopping destinations.  Not only do they carry some of the best brands (Blank NYC, Keepsake, DL1961, Lovers + Friends, and Quay to name a few) but it is a one stop shopping destination.  Whether you're looking for a cocktail dress, the perfect sunglasses, a new pair of jeans, or the seasons must have shoes, LIT is bound to have it.

I fell in love with this blush dress the second I laid eyes on it.  It's the perfect dress for all the upcoming spring and summer events, and I love that it can be easily dressed up for a wedding, or worn for a girls night out on the town.  We all know that I'm in obsessed with the color, but what really caught my eye was the cut of the dress.  It's just so different from anything that I own.  To give it a more conservative feel, and add a little warmth while it's still cold, we finished the look with a black cropped jacket.  The lace details and fringe hem add the perfect compliment to the dress.

If you live in the Boston area, make sure to stop by LIT, and for those of you who are not in the area, don't worry.  LIT also has a location in Portsmouth, NH, plus you can shop on their website and Instagram.

Dress (C/Meo Collective), Jacket, Heels (Chinese Laundry), and Accessories all via LIT Boutique

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Styling and Photography by Danielle Marie

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Ultimate Spring Denim Guide

Happy spring everyone!  Although, it doesn't feel much like spring here today in New England because it's freezing!  Hopefully we'll get our warm weather soon.  One of the reasons that I love the spring so much (besides the warm weather, longer days, and my birthday), is that it always makes me feel like I can have a fresh start.  Maybe it's all the new blooms, or seeing the green grass again, but I like hit my reset button this time of year.  One of my favorite ways to start fresh is by revamping my wardrobe, and of course, updating my denim collection always comes first.  I've rounded up all the denim currently on my radar in this must have spring denim guide.  I'm sharing the top spring denim trends, along with my picks for each.
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My favorite trend this season is fringe or frayed hem jeans. It's a great way to easily update your denim, and I love the bit of edge the undone hem adds to your look.  Whether you go for a subtle frayed hem, or a dramatic bottom, this trend is one everyone should have in their closet.

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Distressed denim is currently my favorite thing to wear, and I'm glad the trend isn't going anywhere.  I especially love wearing ripped jeans in the spring and summer because they give off a relaxed feel, which summer is all about, plus they add a little ventilation on those warmer days.  These AG ankle jeans have been my favorite pair for several years now, but you can't go wrong with this pair by Blank Denim, especially if you're looking for a pair under $100.  I'm in love with this cropped pair, and thinking they will be my next purchase.  If you don't like your jeans to be too distressed, then these Citizens of Humanity jeans make a great option.

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A big trend this spring is embroidery, and I am especially loving it on all things denim.  Embroidered jeans are a fun, and playful, way to update your look.  Plus they make great statement pieces.  I'm loving the florals on this cropped pair, but this Paige Denim pair is probably my favorite.  I love that the embroidery is subtle, and will go with everything.
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It wouldn't be spring if I didn't have a pair of white jeans in my closet.  I love how most white pairs have a dressier feel than blue denim, and can really lighten up your look.  I think that every woman should have a clean and classic pair of white jeans in her wardrobe, and I've always been a fan of J Brand and AG for such.  Also, if you've been reading this blog for a while, you know that this Blank Denim pair is my go-to, plus I love that they are under $100.  For a more relaxed feel, look for a cropped pair, or one with distressing.
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With summer soon arriving, I love having a good pair of denim shorts in my closet.  Being a mom to two toddlers, I try finding pairs that aren't too short, so I can easily wear the to the park.  For that, knee length or boyfriend shorts make great options.  Although, I am a fan of shorter jean shorts, so my trick to wearing them in your 30's is to size up.  The looser fit makes them a tad longer and more age appropriate.  I also love the look of distressed jean shorts, which are perfect to wear to the lake or the beach.

What's your favorite denim trend this spring?

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Stripes and Bows

Well, to say that I have an obsession with blue and white stripe tops would be an understatement.  Last week I posted about my love for stripe tops, and how they should be a staple in every woman's spring wardrobe here.  Since then I have added two more blue and white stripe tops, a stripe dress, and a stripe pair of wedged espadrilles to my closet.  I actually didn't realize how much I ordered of the print until everything arrived on my doorstep this past week.  Oops.  The good news is that of all the  pieces are unique, and I can't wait to style them for spring.

This off the shoulder tie sleeve blouse is another goody from SheIn.  I love how the ruffled neckline and bow details gives it a feminine feel, while the open shoulders add a bit of edge.  I decided to go for a spring look by pairing it with my white skinny jeans, then added my blush pumps and blush faux leather for a little warmth.  I love how this outfit is so fresh and spring looking, but is warm enough to wear while we get through the last of these winter days.  Just add a parka if you're going outside! 

Top: c/o SheIn| Jeans: Blank Denim| Jacket: BB Dakota| Bag: Forever 21| Sunnies: A.J. Morgan| Heels: Steve Madden (similar here)| Earrings: Baublebar| Bracelets: Vita Fede (here and here)

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The feature blogger is Adriele from Style Assisted.  I'm absolutely in love with this look!  Is her striped dress not the cutest?  Make sure to visit her blog and say hello!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Blush Lace Up Skirt

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  Mine was great, as I disconnected from social media and spent the time catching up with my girlfriends.  It was definitely much needed.  Between work and blogging, then getting wrapped up in my kid's lives, I sometimes go weeks without talking to my girlfriends.  They are such important women in my life, and I'm working on balancing all of my relationships better.  Now I'm gearing up for a big snowstorm, which I am not happy about.  I'm just praying that the warm weather with shortly follow, and the all snow will melt fast!

Because I'm beyond ready for spring to arrive, I have been transitioning my wardrobe for the warmer weather by adding lighter colors to my closet, especially blush.  I love the feminine feel of the soft pink color, and how it can easily lighten up any look for spring.  I recently got this blush lace up skirt, and know that I will be living in it when spring actually arrives.  Not only can I see myself dressing it up for a date night out, but I love that it can be worn casually with a white tee and sandals.  For these photos I decided to go for a dressier look by pairing it with a white crochet blouse.  I love the romantic and feminine feel the crochet blouse gave when combined with the lace up skirt.  However, because it was freezing here this past weekend, I threw on a long blush cardigan.  Normally I would have finished this outfit with tights and over the knee boots, but since I am being stubborn for spring to arrive, I went with bare legs and flats, and froze to death!

Skirt: c/o Chicwish| Blouse: c/o Chicwish| Sweater: Theory (old, similar here)| Flats: Halogen (sold out, similar pair here)| Sunnies: ChloĆ©| Bag: Chanel| Bracelets: Vita Fede (here and here)| Lips: LipSense in Apple Cider

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Spring Jacket With Stitch Fix + WW Link Up

This week the blog has been all about spring must haves.  So far I've shared floral dresses, denim jackets, and stripe off-the-shoulder tops.   Today's must have is the perfect spring coat, and in my opinion, there are two every woman should have in her closet.  A suede (or leather) moto jacket, and a classic trench coat.  Not only do they provide the perfect amount of warmth on a spring day, but they both look great with jeans or dresses.  I love the edgy vibe that a moto jacket adds to a look, while a trench is the perfect classic, and can can make any outfit appear put together.  Not to mention, most trench coats protect you against those April showers.  

The faux suede moto jacket that I'm wearing was included in my most recent Stitch Fix shipment. Not only do I love the moto cut, but it's the perfect weight for spring, and I love how it gave my jeans and tank a little edge.  The jeans that I am wearing were also included in my Stitch Fix box, along with the floral dress from Monday's post, a little black tank, and a gold necklace.  I have to admit that once again, my stylist nailed it with my style.  I was happy with all five items in my box.  However, since I only allow myself to keep one item each month, I decided to go with the jeans.  I kind of shocked myself by choosing the jeans, because if I'm being honest, I'm a bit of a denim snob.  Besides owning a couple pairs of Blank Denim, all my jeans are designer brands (contemporary labels) and I'm very picky with how they fit.  However, these Cut From The Cloth Jeans were exactly what I was looking for, and you can't beat the price at $88.  I love the light wash, the frayed hems, and they are a high rise, which is all I wear these days.  They do have a good amount of stretch in them, which makes them super comfortable.  However, if you normally don't like a lot of stretch in your jeans, then this pair is not for you.  For me, they are the perfect jean to for chasing twin toddlers around all day, and playing at the park, while looking stylish.  If you're looking for this exact pair, you can get them from Stitch Fix or I linked the same cut, with slightly different washes below.

If you're unfamiliar with Stitch Fix, it's a clothing subscription service, where items are picked out based upon your style preferences and delivered right to your doorstep.  You can read more about the shopping service here.  You can also check out my past two Stitch Fix reviews here and here.

Breaking out my old Dior mini saddle bag.  I was debating whether I should keep it, as it's just been sitting in my closet collecting dust.  Not only is the bag on the small side, but the strap that comes with it is super short, making it hard to wear.  While I was staring at the bag trying to decide what I wanted to do with it, I kept thinking that it would look cute as a cross body.  So it turned it into one!  I took a chain strap off another bag, and voila!  Total Sex and the City vibes.  Although they don't make this bag anymore, you can find some on The Real Real, and most are under $150. 

Jacket: Stitch Fix| Jeans: Kut From The Kloth via Stitch Fix| Camisole: Aqua| Heels: Steve Madden (similar here)| Bag: Dior| Sunnies: ChloĆ©| Necklace: Sarah Chloe

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