A Side of Mustard

LOFT Top, American Eagle Jeans, BCBG Heels, J. Crew Clutch

I love a monochromatic look.  I wear head to toe black practically every other day.  When it comes to mustard yellow though, I tend to err on the side of caution.  It’s one of the few shades of yellow that I can wear as a blonde, and I do not take that lightly.  I find that this shade works best for me in small doses and in a modest cut.  I really like the feminine feel this top gives to my distressed boyfriend jeans, and it’s simplicity allows me to have fun with accessories, like a red lip, color-blocked clutch, and leopard print slingbacks.

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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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Furry Friend

Furry Friend

Calvin Klein Sweater and Jeans, Buffalo Top, Bass Boots, Vintage Diamond Earrings, Necklace, and Bangle

The faux fur on the sweater is solely responsible for pulling my whole look together.  What would otherwise be a basic, and somewhat boring, ensemble was completely transformed by adding the most comfortable piece of clothing I have in my wardrobe.  Straight up magic!  Duchess may have some stiff competition as my favorite furry friend.

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Double Trouble

Double Trouble (2 of 5)

Express Sweater, H&M Shirt, LOFT Jeans, Cole Haan Brogues, Gifted Necklace, Asos Ring

At first I was not so keen on wearing denim on denim.  It made me nervous, and it still kinda does.  A red leopard (the most rare leopard) print sweater helped to break up the look and add some dimension.  It’s a nice option for more casual days, but could easily be dressed up with heels and statement jewelry.  Maybe next time.

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Urban Cowgirl

Urban Cowgirl

Zara Vest, J. Crew T-Shirt, Calvin Klein Jeans, Vince Camuto Booties, Coach Bangle, Vintage Bracelet, Asos Ring

One rainy day in Boston seemed as good a day as any to wear an embellished vest.  To be quite honest, there were more opportunities to sparkle that way, when you consider all of the puddles.  And everyone knows that when you dress up as an urban cowgirl, you must wear boots, but no one said they had to be a pair you would wear on a horse.

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Falling For Ruffles

H+M Sweater, LOFT Pants, Vince Camuto Booties via Marshalls, TOMS Sunglasses, Banana Republic Earrings, Gifted Ring, Anthropologie Hair Tie

I’m normally not a fan of anything with ruffles, but when this cotton candy-esque  sweater came into my possession, I thought it was too cute to pass up.  I immediately new that I wanted to wear it with my distressed boyfriend jeans to keep it from looking too sweet.  My nude ankle boots and a few pieces of sparkly jewelry later, had me wondering why I had almost written off ruffles in the first place.

Boyfriend Jeans: Oops I Did it Again

H+M Top, American Eagle Boyfriend Jeans, Nine West Shoes, Vintage Clutch, Gifted Necklace, Gifted Elm City Jewelers Watch, Silver and Gold Bracelet, and Pinky Ring, Vintage Bangle, Vintage Gifted Turquoise Ring and Diamond Ring, Cross Bracelet from Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market, Manicure = OPI’s Don’t Pretzel My Buttons and My Chihuahua Bites! (Click on Image to Enlarge)

Polka dots, peplum, and perforated pants!  Fashion alliteration!

I was unable to make it to Boston’s Fashion’s Night Out on Thursday due to a prior dinner engagement.  However, I decided to get dressed up like I was going anyway, and just stalked a bunch of people who were there on Instagram!  It looked like FNO was a blast and I’m totally going next year.  My dinner was delightful as well. Good company, a refreshing margarita, and delicious Thai food made for a very fun night!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!