Lady Layers

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H&M Tweed Jacket, LOFT Sweater, American Eagle Jeans, John Fluevog Boots, Vintage Purse

Sometimes the best outfits come together accidentally.  By chance this tweed jacket and striped sweater were hanging next to each other in my closet.  I was just beginning to think that I had nothing to wear when I spotted them.  A pair of distressed denim, lilac studded boots, and a vintage purse later, the rest is history.  This is the perfect combination of pulled together and comfortable for a rainy afternoon spent at the museum.  I knew that I probably did too much outfit planning in my head, but now I know I’m doing it subconsciously as well.

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Beachy Black and White

Beachy Black and White

Saks Off Fifth Top, H&M Pants

You really can’t go wrong with a head to toe black and white look.  The color pallet is classic, while the playful patterns in the garments keep it young and modern.  I love the cut of the top and how it opens in the back whenever I move.  Another reason to love black and white, you have room to play around with colorful shoes.  My pick was a pair of bright orange wedges that I slipped on after my walk on the beach.

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Shades of Blue

Shades of Blue

Anthropologie Top, LOFT Skirt, Nine West Shoes

Pleats, polka dots, and floral patterns, oh my!  Truth be told, the only things that Dorothy and I may have in common are an affinity for blue outfits and cute little dogs, but each of us has also learned very important life lessons on our various journeys.  For she, there’s no place like home, and for me, stick to one color pallet while mixing different prints and textures!

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The Blues

The Blues

Banana Republic Top and Skirt, Cole Haan Sandals, Loft Sunglasses, Gifted Necklace

I’m not sad about this outfit or the warm spring weather.  I’m not sad about mixing a bright blue patterned top with a navy blue checked skirt.  I’m not sad about bare legs and red sandals.  I’m not sad about more sunshine.  The only thing I’m sad about is my lack of a tan, but I’m working on it.

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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.


Diana, Max, and Duchess

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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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Spotted: Dots on Dots

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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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