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Posted on July 22, 2016

Weekend in Maurices

Since moving out of Manhattan to Brooklyn, I haven’t been able to see my girlfriends as much so I thought it would be nice for a little low-key get together at my place.  The weather was ah-mazing; a huge difference from our 90plus temps during the week. I for-goed grilling in favor of the true New York practice of take-out.  Not having to marinate, prep the grill or cook made it an even more relaxing evening. Add a bottle of wine, sparkling water and Mexican coke, the evening was on it’s way.

While sipping wine and gossiping, the main topic of discussion was my dress.  My friend thought it was a find from my Mexico trip last year. They were shocked when I told them it was from Maurices. I am a sucker for detailing and found the tassels and fringe around the border darling and so festive-perfect for a get-together.

Read more on the rest of my weekend and looks that I wore over on Maurice’s Blog here

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Special thanks to Maurices for sponsoring this post.

Posted on July 19, 2016

OFFICE STYLE| FLORAL JUMPSUIT

As we get further into summer, it gets harder and harder to figure out what to wear to work. Looking professional versus keeping cool is a constant battle. When you wake up, you can’t imagine putting on layers to look professional at the office. Tell me I’m not alone in these sentiments.  The jumspuit I’m wearing is from Asos and has an open back. Most of the time, I wouldn’t pick this type of piece for work, but the open back can easily be covered with a cardigan or blazer-a necessity if your office is anything like mine, freezing.

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Jumpsuits are a great option for the summer. It’s one piece and not much thought has to go into it. Depending on the cut and pattern, jumpsuits can work in any office setting. Dually, it can be worn with stilettos for a sassy night out with the girls or your spouse.

Tempted to add a jumpsuit to your wardrobe, if so, check out my selections below:

Photos by Junior of Blissfulkaos

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Posted on July 17, 2016

STYLE|MULTI-STRIPE DRESS

I love when the unexpected happens. On this particular day, I was under the weather but I had a birthday brunch to attend so I chose what I named my “senorita dress.” Little did I know that it would totally transform my mood. The only thing missing was a red rose on the side of my head. I literally couldn’t stop twirling and dancing. Not only is this dress flowy, the vibrancy is perfect for the summer.

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SHOP THE LOOK

(dress is selling out so don’t wait ladies)

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Posted on July 14, 2016

THE NOT SO BASIC T-SHIRT

Special thanks to @OldNavy for sponsoring this post.

T-shirts are as American as a pair of blue denim. Always known as the basic part of anyones wardrobe, but when you really think about, they’re really not so basic. Tees can serve as the foundation of any great outfit without great effort. As a staple, finding the right tee to play off the “look” you’re going for can be overwhelming because of the various options out there. To help relieve some of that fashion stress, I’ve partnered with Old Navy to style 4 different pairs of t-shirts.

Embellished Tee

I love this top. Not only is it made up of the softest cotton material, the pom pom detailing along the border pretty much turned it into a total game changer. It has a little weight to it making it a slightly opaque. Paired here with distressed white jeans for a monochromatic look, this tee has literally dated so many pieces in my wardrobe from chambray shorts, linen trousers to blue denim.

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FITTED TEE

Also known as a tank, the fitted tee is the perfect top because it’s so versatile. You can wear it alone like I did below, however it pairs nicely with a blazer, denim jacket, and even atop a button down for a layered look. I love that it conforms to my shape without being too clingy yet has structure to it so it isn’t flimsy.  I’m busty so I have to be careful wearing fitted tanks so to not have spillage, if you know what I mean. Oppose to a solid color, I went with a ribbed version instead to bring added texture to play off my deconstructed denim skirt.

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BOYFRIEND TEE

I know what you’re thinking, “right, another white tee“-um, wrong! This tee is the epitome of comfort meets style. It’s linen blend texture lends to it’s lightweight versatility allowing it to be worn tucked, loose, or knotted like I did below.  I’ve worn this top with dressy midi skirts and even went the athleisure route by pairing it with leggings and sneakers.  For you recent college grads out there, add a few of these pieces (come in many colors) underneath a blazer with slacks and accessories and you’ve got yourself office casual-BOOM!

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GRAPHIC TEE

I’m a sucker for graphic tees. Usually, ones with catchy or sassy phrases on them, but this time around, I went for a visual. My anchor tee paired perfectly with my stripe trousers for a day on the water. The only thing missing, literally was a sailor’s cap.  Instead, I accessorized with a blue bandana. Gotta love a themed look!

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Honestly, no matter what tee you aim for, it will definitely change your wardrobe. At Old Navy, they’re totally inexpensive which means you can stock up and even layer with during the colder weather months. The fabrics wash better and maintain they’re shapes which eases the need to repurchase time and time again. In fact, these t-shirts are far from basic and as you soon will find out, will be reached out for time and time again from your wardrobe.  Make sure to check out The Tee Shop where you’ll find curated t-shirts for all occasions.

 

Tell me, which tee’s your favorite? What is your favorite way to rock a t-shirt?

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Posted on July 11, 2016

OFFICE STYLE| GINGHAM SKIRT

Over the years, my personal style has evolved from super trendy and colorful to what it is today- mixing and matching my workwear and off-duty (casual) wardrobe. I’ve labeled this style, transitional and it allows me to get a lot of milage out of my clothing.  Nothing says workwear and casual like a crisp button-down shirt and guess what, you can still wear them this summer! The key is to go for cotton and short sleeves. That way, you won’t suffer for fashion because let’s face it, no one wants to be THAT guy-ya know the one with the visible sweat stains. From experience, cotton pieces wash better, keep me cool and tend to be better quality. In today’s work look, I paired my gingham skirt with a classic cotton top perfect for the frigid office temps and the sweltering outdoors.

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Eloquii Skirt//Button Down Top//Gingham Sandals

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Posted on July 5, 2016

STYLE| Bold Floral Print

With summer upon us, it’s the perfect season to don colorful threads. If you’ve been reading my blog you’d know that I’m a big fan of a transitional pieces that not only work season to season but from weekday to weekend and other ways.  After countless compliments of my first piece from Melissa McCarthy’s Seven7 line worn here, it was a total indication that I just had to add additional pieces into my wardrobe.

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