Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Cool Summer

Matching your shoes to your necklace...mark my words, it's going to be the next big thing.  OK, maybe not, but I'm at least going to have fun with matching neon accessories while I can.  
Since my accessories were pretty loud, I kept the rest of my outfit super simple and neutral.  I love a good romper in the summer.  One piece to keep you cool and comfy.
I've been wearing this colorful chain necklace pretty much non-stop since I got it last weekend.  For an added punch, I layered in my vintage necklace that I spiced up with a coat of neon pink nail polish.
I love the drapey pockets on these shorts - makes the romper a little less playful, a little more sophisticated (if that's possible in a romper!).
I don't like wearing flip flops around the city in the summer.  These sandals offer a bit more coverage than a flip flop and feel a bit less casual.  They've been my go-to for the last month.
Being a girl that likes her layers, I find dressing for summer a bit more challenging than most other seasons.  But I have found you can't go wrong by keeping things simple, cool, and comfortable in the hot summer months.
Romper: H&M / Tank: Target / Shoes: Zara / Bag: Vintage Chanel / Sunglasses: Cutler and Gross / Chain necklace: Little Store in Chapel Hill, NC / Neon Pink Necklace: Vintage and DIY

Photo Credit: Husband

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Adventures in Remixing

I love the challenge of figuring out how to wear certain items regardless of season it belongs to (I have never been one to do a closet change over each season).  I thought I'd pull together a couple good examples from previous posts to help illustrate my take on remixing.

A spring-like dress works for cooler months when you add a pair of warm tights and a blazer.
But it works just as well for summer if you ditch the tights and swap the blazer out for a lightweight denim shirt.

Boyfriend Jeans:
These jeans are my go to when I just want to be comfortable.  Blush tones and layers work well for fall.
Change out the loose layers for a more lady-like sweater and sophisticated heels and it feels like a completely different pair of jeans.

Pairing a white sweater with blacks and greys makes for a simple, super crisp look. 
This sweater can work just easily when paired with a maxi dress and bright belt.

I love this hat - the possibilities on how to wear it are endless.  One option, mixing patterns, makes for a bold look.
I also loved pairing the polka dotted hat with a polka dotted shirt.  It felt very fun and playful.
I'm a big proponent of shopping in my own closet and figuring out how to give an old item new life!

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Candy Color

After a great weekend visiting a friend in North Carolina, I was happy to spend Sunday afternoon enjoying the Brooklyn waterfront.
I found this necklace while in NC.  I love how the chains are all different colors.  I thought it worked nicely with my polka dot shirt.
I love these untraditional, candy colored polka dots.
Boots are my go to for cooler weather months.  These shoes are great because they have the feel of booties, but the cut outs make them much more manageable for hotter months.
It was great to be back in Brooklyn!
Tank: ADAM / Jeans: Martin & Osa / Belt: Urban Outfitters / Jacket: D&S / Shoes: Lauren / Handbag: Foley + Corinna / Sunglasses: Cutler and Gross / Necklace: Small shop in Chapel Hill, NC

Photo Credit: Husband

Thursday, June 14, 2012


I love a good skirt and shirt combo.  Makes getting dressed in the morning super easy - two pieces and you're done.
This skirt (or, rather, dress worn as a skirt) is one of my favorites.  The untraditional hem and deep green color are so pretty.
Throw in a navy, heeled sandal and I'm ready for work.
The texture of the gingham shirt is almost an exaggerated seersucker.  Even when I try to iron it, it keeps it's texture.  I've resolved to just go with it!
Like I said above, this skirt is actually a dress.  Knotting my shirt at the waist helps to give a little definition.
I topped it all off with my Jet Setter Jr. and I'm ready to take on the day.
Shirt: J. Crew / Dress: Urban Outfitters / Shoes: RL Collection / Handbag: Foley + Corinna / Watch: Breil c/o

Photo Credit: Husband

Thursday, June 7, 2012


There are certain items that will never go out of style - the classic trench, a crisp denim shirt, and black pumps are just a few of those items.  I decided to pair these pieces with a few colorful accessories for a super easy weekday look.
This scarf offers the perfect combination of bright and neutral colors.
The pink necklace peeking out from under my collar is actually a DIY project.  I had an vintage rhinestone necklace that I didn't wear very often, so I added a couple coats of neon pink nail polish to the rhinestones.  I love how the color gives the necklace a whole new look!
I've been on the look out for a dark denim shirt for a while now.  I haven't found the perfect one yet, so I borrowed my husband's which I found to work out quite nicely.
Trench coats always look so sophisticated and lady-like.  The leather trim on this specific trench adds a bit of edge as well.
Jacket: Club Monaco / Shirt: Adam Kimmel Carhartt / Pants: J. Brand / Shoes and Scarf: Zara / Belt: Loft / Necklace: Vintage and DIY

Photo Credit: Husband

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Nothing beats a warm and sunny weekend.  My parents came for a quick visit this past weekend and we spent a great weekend wandering around Brooklyn - eating, drinking, and taking in the sites.
Though I tend to stay away from silks in the summer because they tend to be too warm, I couldn't resist combining this vibrant jade green with equally vibrant coral shorts.
Combining red and green is generally reserved for the holiday season, but I found that by experimenting with different shades it doesn't have to feel too Christmas-y.
I maintained the colorful vibe down to my shoes.
After a terribly rainy start to the week, it's nice to think back on a beautiful weekend!
Shirt: Tucker / Shorts: J. Crew / Shoes: Target / Sunglasses: Cutler and Gross

Photo Credit: Husband