Boogie Fever


Jumpsuit: Ross (similar) / Shoes: Rock & Candy / Purse: Like Dreams (similar)

 

Ever since I went disco dancing a few weekends back I have had Boogie Fever stuck in my head on repeat, with an itch to go back. As soon as I saw this jumpsuit I knew I had to have–could it not be more perfect?! The colorful print gives it that 70s retro vibe, and though I paired it down with simple black sandals to make it more appropriate for daytime wear, I plan on throwing on some sky high platforms to dance the night away (as soon as I have a free Saturday night again that is)!

Thirty, Flirty & Thriving

Dress: Parker / Shoes: Chinese Laundry (similar) / Bag: Like Dreams (similar)

This past weekend I celebrated my 30th birthday, and to celebrate I got together with those dearest to me and danced the night away (shout out to all my amazing friends and family who made the whole entire weekend absolutely magical! I decided after about 3 weeks of searching to keep my look simple with an LBD with sheer paneling by Parker and nude heels by Chinese Laundry. To bring in some color I added a little yellow bag and some rainbow sunglasses for some playful pops.

Comin’ In Red Hot

Jumpsuit: Jill Stuart / Shoes: Rock & Candy / Bracelet: Forever 21 (similar)

Red is not typically a color I embrace when it comes to my wardrobe, which is only surprising because it’s my favorite color. However, when I saw this jumpsuit by Jill Stuart I was immediately drawn in by the clean, sleek silhouette and bold color. While it would have paired beautifully with a matching bold lip and vibrant accessories, I decided to keep things simple and dress it down (slightly) for happy hour last week by keeping my hair and makeup minimal and let this beautiful piece do all the talking for me.

 

Trend Talk Tuesday

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From ruffles to patchwork, to button details, these denim skirts are all a fresh take on an old classic. As I’ve said previously, I swore off denim skirts well over a decade ago, but these beauties have me eating my words and then some! I love the super 70’s vibes of the patchwork and the more professional take with longer midi lengths and ruffles. They pair perfectly with both a simple white tee or statement top. Anyone else loving this trend?

 

Below are some of my current favs I cannot wait to try!

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Left to Right: Veda / Harvey Faircloth / Opening Ceremony

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Left to Right: Joie / Elizabeth & James / BB Dakota

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Left to Right: Vilshenko / Milly / N12H

Sparkle & Shine

Sometimes a little sparkle is all you need. 

Top: Goldhawk (similar) / Jeans: Unknown (similar) / Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction 

To brighten up an otherwise subdued Tuesday evening I decided to whip out this sequin top which has been sitting in my closet for ages. It’s a piece that I love, but struggle with wearing mostly due to how fancy it typically feels. By pairing it with some extra shredded and loose boyfriend jeans it brought the top down from “evening out on the town” to “Happy Hour ready”. And although I wear these jeans and shoes all the time, the top made outfit feel that little bit extra special without being over the top. It was absolutely perfect for sitting on the patio at my local watering hole with some good friends and of course rosé! 

Trend Talk Tuesday

Is there a print more quintessential to summer than gingham?

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It brings to mind picnics in the park, movies after dark and chilled rose with friends. Or perhaps it just brings to mind those things I associate most with summer–which happens to be my favorite season! For the longest time I avoided this print thinking it “too busy” or “noisy” but now that I’ve tried it, I can’t seem to get enough. It works as both a neutral or as a fun pop to any outfit in both classic black and white, pastels, and bright reds.

Below I’ve rounded up some of my favorites:

Left to Right: Kate Spade New York / Habitual / Joie / Parker / Nanette Lepore 

Left to Right: Minkpink / Petersyn / Sail to Sable / Tibi

Left to Right: Draper James X Eloquii / Petersyn / Draper James X Eloquii

All A Flutter

I’m all aflutter for these ruffle sleeves (surprisingly)! 


Outfit details: Top: Minkpink/ Pants: H&M (similar)/ Shoes: Chinese Laundry (similar)

When it comes to ruffles I tend to steer clear of them. I’m talking miles and miles away. Potentially with an ocean in between. This could have something to do with the fact that as a child I went through a phase where I would only wear dresses. Even when I lived in Rochester, NY in the middle of winter (Sorry Mom!). And I’m not just talking dresses, I’m talking the frilliest, girliest, most floral abominations that would have been better relegated to bedspread than a piece of clothing. Nowadays, I avoid frilly, but after covering up these fun sleeves when I first wore this top, I decided to just embrace them and let the top be the star by pairing it with neutral bottoms and heels. While some could joke I look closer to a picnic table than a bedspread thanks to the gingham, I’m happy I fully embraced this top and played around. After all, my mission is to remix, rematch and step out of my comfort zone.

 

Trend Talk Tuesday

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I am absolutely over the rainbow for this colorful trend–which is not something I ever thought I’d say! Whether you’re into a more subdued color palette or are ready to embrace the brighter pieces (or sequin ones) with open arms, there’s something for everybody! It’s not something just for littel kids anymore! Here are some of my favorite picks I’ve found over the last week. I will definitely be rocking this trend all summer long. Will you?

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Left to right: Alcoolique (similar)/ Tanya Taylor

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Left to right: Tanya Taylor/ Milly / Tory Burch

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Left to right: Milly / ML Monique Lhuillier / Parker

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Left to right: Jade Tribe (similar)/ Furla / Elizabeth and James

Mint Condition

This dress combines all my favorite spring trends into one fantastic piece!


Dress: Saylor / Jacket: Old Navy / Shoes: Steve Madden / Purse: Like Dreams (similar)

What happens when you combine stripes, mint and bright colorful embroidery? You get one very happy girl, that’s what! I knew as soon as I saw this dress that I had to wear it. When it comes to trends I tend to stick with pieces that only incorporate one at a time. This piece manages to balance multiple trends (the mint, the barely-there stripes and brightly colored embroidery that’s almost rainbow)  in just the right way without being too much. It was absolutely perfect for an evening spent sipping rosé on the patio counting down the days til summer is officially here.

 

 

 

 

 

Minor Obsession

I know I said I’m on a shopping hiatus, but man these embroidered Minkpink jeans are tempting me!


Jeans: Minkpink/ Top: Gap (similar)/ Jacket: Target (similar)/ Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction

 

Denim is a closet staple, right? The cut of these jeans is perfect–loose but still flattering and the high-waist hits in just the right spot. The floral embroidery is stunning in its detail and makes them perfect for both spring and summer. I’ve been living in them non-stop since they arrived and I have never been complimented on one article of clothing so much! So what do you think? Should I bite the bullet and add them to closet permanently?