Precious Cargo

Precious Cargo

BCBG Top, Saks Off Fifth Cargo Pants, Tara Jarmon Purse, BCBG Heels, Gifted Earrings, Vintage Bangle

To take my cargoes to the next level, and show them a good time, I swapped out my usual T-shirt for a shimmery top with a cut-out in the back.   A lady-like purse that I picked up in Paris (an important/annoying detail that I must include) is more elegant than my everyday bag and certainly adds to the dressier vibe that I was going for.  Last, but not least, I wore colorful snake skin statement heels that would make a pair of pajamas look put together.  Casual or chic, cargoes can handle it.

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Work Inappropriate

Work Inappropriate

Urban Outfitters Sweatshirt, Express Skirt, Stephanie Johnson Ipad Case, Calvin Klein Heels, Loft Sunglasses, Banana Republic Earrings

Business on the bottom, party on the top.  I felt sleek even while wearing Biggie’s face when I put on my pencil skirt and peep toe heels.  I don’t think there are many jobs where this look would be acceptable, but a girl can dream!

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Buttoned Up

Buttoned Up

H&M Top, J. Brand Jeans, Calvin Klein Purse, BCBG Heels, TOM’s Sunglasses, Vintage Diamond and Gold Studs

When you are struggling with what to wear in the morning, revert back to whatever you feel most comfortable in.  For some it may be head to toe black, but for me it’s always skinny jeans, heels, and a statement top with a relaxed fit.  This combo makes me feel confident and pulled together even on those ‘off” days.  It’s important to find what works for you to best understand your signature style.

P.S.  Boston we love you!  Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims and their families who were directly affected by Monday’s horrific events.

Love,

Diana, Max, and Duchess

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Dressed Up Basics

Dressed Up Basics

Saks Off Fifth Top, LOFT Jeans, BCBG Heels, H&M Necklace and Purse, Charles Hubert Watch

A striped top and boyfriend jeans have their place in everyone’s wardrobe, and combined they’re pretty much my off duty uniform.  This weekend I strayed from my usual flats and tote bag accessories and dressed up my basics with an edgy necklace, a fun fringed purse, and leopard print heels.  This was not as comfortable or practical as I’m used to dressing during down time, but a fancier look is usually the winner in my book.

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Modern Menagerie

Modern Menagerie

Banana Republic Dress, Vince Camuto Booties, Calvin Klein Purse, Vintage Diamond Earrings, Gifted Elm City Jewelers Locket and Pinky Ring, Vintage Gifted Diamond and Turquoise Rings

An abstract zebra print dress, a colorful faux python purse, and a beautiful beagle are among my favorites in my modern day (and very animal friendly) menagerie.  It is my belief that zebra print is one of the hardest animal prints to incorporate into your wardrobe.  I can handle leopard print any day!  While the dress is certainly the focal point of my outfit, it’s not too loud or in-you-face like a typical zebra pattern.  The muted, soft colors and sophisticated and feminine shape of the dress make it wearable.  These particular stripes may not be suited for the plains of Africa, but they’re perfect for concrete jungles.

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I Lilac It

I Lilac It

BCBG Top, Saks Off Fifth Jeans, Nine West Heels, Urban Outfitters Clutch, LOFT Sunglasses and Earrings, Gifted Charles-Hubert Watch

My purple pants have proved to be more versatile than I ever could have imagined!  Lilac is a feminine and romantic color, as well as one of my favorites.  “This shade of purple suggests refinement, along with grace, elegance, and something special.”  Maybe that’s the reason I find myself reaching for them no matter what the season.  New goal:  wear as much lilac as possible!

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Spotted: Dots on Dots

Spotted-  Dots on Dots

LOFT Top and Jeans, J. Crew Belt, Marshall’s Flats, Vintage Diamond Studs, Gifted Elm City Jewelers Locket, Gifted Bracelet (Thanks Molly!)

Polka dots are a popular pattern this spring season, a little less obvious than florals, but just as fun.  Now, I love a good garden party ensemble, but polka dots are much more wearable from head to toe.  I was able to do the dots times two without it being overwhelming because the pattern on the pants is so subtle.  Fun flats, a lilac belt, and Duchess rocking pink and red spiced it up!

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