A Statement Coat

A Statement Coat

Vintage Coat, J. Crew Sweater and Trousers, BCBG Heels, Gifted Necklace

A statement coat is a wonderful addition to any wardrobe.  It’s the chic finishing touch that adds a bit of whimsy to your ensemble.  I prefer to let the topper be the focal point of my look and pair it with basics.  It really transforms a monotone outfit and kicks it up a notch.  Your statement coat doesn’t have to be patterned, a jacket in an unexpected color is incredibly refreshing, but everyone knows I love a good leopard print!

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Basic(ally)

Basic(ally)

Banana Republic Button Down, Saks Off Fifth Jeans, Nine West Heels, Vintage Diamond Earrings, Gifted Earrings, Calvin Klein Purse

Basically, spring and summer call for easy, comfortable clothing.  I tend to avoid overly embellished and busy pieces, and try to stick to basics like jeans and a button down, in a similar color family, and some fun accessories.  Tan perforated leather sandals are right on trend, but also manage to look timeless.  They also go with pretty much all of my warm weather wardrobe.  Win win.

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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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