Neat Knits

Neat Knits

Lord & Taylor Sweater, Jessica Simpson Jeans, Bass Boots

Knit-wear can be tricky.  Yes, it’s very cozy, but there’s always the potential of an itchy, bulky, Grandma-esque sweater situation.   I prefer to wear a lightweight sweater with a tank underneath to minimize the bulk, and I always look for soft fabrics, such a cashmere, to avoid constant fidgeting.  That’s why I love this sweater from Lord & Taylor.  It’s thin, velvety soft, and very modern with the color blocking and asymmetric hem.  It meets all my knit-wear needs!

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French Twist

H+M Top, Pants, and Earrings, Vintage Clutch and Bangle, BCBG Wedges, Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market Cross Bracelet

When it’s hot, hot, hot out I don’t feel like spending time blow drying and/or straightening my hair.  Lately, my solution to avoiding these aforementioned rituals is letting my hair air dry, sprizting it with some dry shampoo, teasing it just a little for some volume, and then pinning it up into a messy french twist.  This way my hair is up and out of my face and still looks like I put some effort into it.  The dry shampoo helps to keep my hair in place too, which came in handy last Saturday night when I took this look from cocktails for a friend’s birthday at Eastern Standard near Fenway, to another birthday soiree on a roof deck near the South End.  My hair was even looking pretty good the next morning, but, alas, there aren’t any pictures to prove it.

Color Crash

Stylemint Shirt, Urban Outfitters Jeans, Gifted Purse, Shoemint Wedges, H+M Earrings, TOMS Sunglasses, Gifted Elm City Jewelers Locket, Bracelets, and Watch

No, it’s not Valentine’s Day.  I really just wanted to try color blocking with pink and red, a combination that, up until recently, I couldn’t wrap my head around.  I felt slightly self-conscious about my outfit in public at first, but after some time, and a glass of Prosecco at a housewarming party, I was feeling pretty good about it.  I had to keep reminding myself to channel SJP, but I think it’s safe to say that I’m looking forward to try more color combinations for this trend.