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The New Sephora Studio on Newbury St.

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sephora studioWhen we walked into the new Sephora Studio on Newbury St. the first thing I noticed was the cool decor. I loved the floor tiles, chic wall quotes, and backlit photos. I didn’t even notice the size was smaller than a typical Sephora store.

My best friend, Sami, came into the city for the Kendrick Lamar concert and needed an outfit. Lucky her, she has a best friend for a stylist. If you guys are in the market for a fashion stylist, sign up here to get an email when I’m taking new clients. We decided to hit up some shops on Newbury St and were surprised to see that this new Sephora Studio had opened. So ya’ll know I had to check it out. Not to mention they were giving out free mini makeovers. Sami ended up doing a full makeover and she loved it. The Sephora crew were helpful, friendly and super relaxed.

Since we were going to be shopping all afternoon I opted for a really simple and easy outfit. I was so surprised by how many compliments this look got that I had Sami take a few shots to share with you all. I’m lucky to have a photographer for a best friend. We had so much hanging together and shopping, I’ll have a vlog up soon. So be sure to subscribe to the youtube channel.

Are you guys feeling these new mini chic Sephoras?

The Details
Top by Lumiére
Shorts by Urban Outfitters
Bag by Dolce & Gabbana
Shoes by Louis et Cie | Shop Similar

Tip: When wearing a sheer top with thin straps place a bandeau ( love this one) underneath. It will give support and you won't have to worry about bra straps ruining your outfit.

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Photos by Samantha DeCoteau & Summers Photography

Why A Chambray Top Should Be a Staple in Your Closet

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A chambray top has always been a staple in my closet. I love the lightweight fabric and that it closely resembles denim. It makes the perfect top to pair with just about anything. But I especially love wearing it with denim.

It was a cool summer day so I opted for a pair of boyfriend jeans. Yes, they are back. I really do love them on cooler summer days. Denim is so easy to make chic and be comfortable. Next, to chambray, I believe denim to be the easiest fabric to style. When you put the two together. It’s like magic. 

To keep the outfit relaxed I paired my chambray top over a bralette from Victoria Secret. Their new line of bralettes are amazing and only $20.  This burgundy clutch from French Connection was the perfect way to add in a bit of color. One of my favorite pair of heels is these d’Orsay day ones by Jessica Simpson. I love their simplicity which made them the perfect choice to polish off this look.

What are your wardrobe staples? Let’s discuss in the comments


             Why A Chambray Top is a Staple in my Closet
+ Works well with multiple colors

+ Is lightweight and breathable

+ Easy to layer & pairs well with denim

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The Details

Jeans by Blank NYC

Top by Express

Shoes by Jessica Simpson

Clutch by French Connection | Shop the Sale

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The Statement Top You Need Right Now

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When I first spotted this top on Stylekeepers I was in LOVE. I ordered it right away and then it sat on my clothing rack for a year. *face in palm*

It happens sometimes. We see something, love it and buy it then never wear it. Bad habit. However, in this case, I knew I’d get around to wearing this top. It is stunning. It’s definitely the statement top you need right now.

In a way, I might have been saving it for something special or whatever. Then I just saw it hanging in my closet and I had so many looks bouncing around in my head for it. I had to wear it. Does anyone else see a piece in their closet and then know exactly how you envision wearing it down to the perfect pair of earrings? Or is that just me? I really do get excited about getting dressed. Even when I’m just chilling in the house I get full on glam.

To balance out the billowy and loose structure of this statement top I paired it with my favorite fitted jeans by Paige. I love these jeans because they mold easily to my body and are soo soft. They really are my most comfortable pair of jeans. I am for sure planning to buy a few more pairs because you can never have too much denim. Right?

The Details
Top by Stylekeepers | Shop here, here
Jeans by Paige | Shop here , here , here
Shoes by Steve Madden| Shop similar
Earrings by Baublebar| Shop here

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Casual Friday Outfit

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You ever have one of those days where you don’t feel like being dressed? You’d rather just chill on the couch in your sweatpants. Let’s be honest we all have those days but we still have to venture out into the world. The couch cuddling session will just have to wait.

When I have one of those days I always go for what I call my “casual Friday outfit”. This is an outfit formula that never fails because you can’t go wrong with a white top and dark denim. To spruce up my casual Friday outfit I like to add some color with accessories. Mixing a lime green belt works great with a dark wash pair of jeans while keeping the look simple and clean. Next, I like to stack on a bunch of gold bangles. They are a must. Then come the earrings which tie in nicely with the belt without being too matchy. They also help to brighten up face. I’ve talked about how earrings are great for framing your face and elevating your look before.  You can read that post, here.

Last but not least, throw on a pair of heels. On the days where I don’t feel quite my best my heels make me feel like I can take over the world. It’s cliché but true. We along have those pieces that instantly makes us feel great. It’s the power of clothes.


Casual Friday Outfit Formula

Dark wash denim + White Top + Colorful accessories + Your favorite pair of heels

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The Details

Top by Zara

Jeans by Citizens of Humanity

Shoes by Steve Madden

Wallet by Louis Vuitton

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A Twist on the White Summer Dress

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A white summer dress is always a great option. The simplicity of this dress by Topshop is what caught my eye and the little unique details. Gingham has been a huge trend this summer and one I’ve always been a fan of. Therefore, it was a no-brainer to pair my gingham heels by DVF with this dress. I bought these a few years ago so they are no longer available but I will add some alternatives to the shop section.

Pearls are beautiful pieces of jewelry but I rarely ever reach for the ones I own. I’m not sure why I don’t wear them more often. But, in this instance of going for a simple and classy look, the pearl accessories were a perfect look. I always tend to dress up a bit for the fourth of July because it’s my dad’s birthday and my family always dresses up for birthdays.

What are your plans for the 4th? I’m hoping to snag a few deals with all the sales especially from Topshop and all my other online favorite retailers. Oh, and to scarf down my fair share of birthday cake.

 

The Details

Dress by Topshop

Shoes by DVF (shop the 4th of July Sale)

Clutch by Alexander McQueen

Bracelets by H&M

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Classic Stripes | Everyday Summer Look

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Stripes are classic and I love wearing then in the summer.  Wearing stripes always make my outfits look really clean, put together and relaxed.

My brother and I were going to the park for a walk and ice cream. Therefore, my main goal was to be comfortable in this summer heat. This striped shirt from Zara was perfect, I tied the bottom and rolled up the sleeves to keep it relaxed and breezy. The shorts I paired it with has an unfinished hem which I love and adds to the relaxed vibe.

I want to take a moment to gush over my shoes. These Marc Fisher shoes have been a favorite in my closet for June because I love how easy they are to dress up or down. Not to mention they become more comfortable every time I wear them. Unfortunately, these loafers are currently sold out.  However, the new summer line is great and worth checking out.

The Details

Top by Zara

Shorts by Urban Outfitters

Shoes by Marc Fisher

Sunglasses via Nordstrom

Wallet by Louis Vuitton 

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The Lace Cami | How to wear this summer trend

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lace camiThe lace cami is sexy, chic and trendy. It is great for layering under a blazer, button down or denim jacket this summer.

The cami comes in many different styles and cuts. The one I’m wearing falls right at the top of my hips and looks great tucked into pants or shorts. It’s also a really great layering piece and shows off the perfect amount of skin.I wrote a post awhile back on the art of layering for winter. However, layering is just as useful for the summer, especially when going in between the hot temperatures outside and the blasting cold AC on the inside.

The lace camisole is simple but has lots of texture which inspires me to want to be creative with the styling. I paired my lace cami with bolder cut pants that added movement and balance. To spice up my look I went for a pair of bright turquoise earrings and multicolored floral print shoes to tie everything together.

The Details

Top by Free People

Blazer by H&M

Pants by Love & Love

Shoes by Missguided

Earrings by H&M

Sunglasses by Rayban

Rings by Aldo

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How to Wear The Lace Cami Checklist

+ Pair it with bold cuts and playful prints

+ Layer it under a blazer or denim jacket or button down

+ Add in some color with accerssories

What trends are you wearing this summer or want to see me try? Leave a comment below.

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3 Quick & Easy Tips for Wearing High Waisted Shorts

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One of my summer wardrobe staples is high waisted shorts. High waisted shorts are very flattering on so many figures and help to create the illusion of longer legs. Who doesn’t want to make their legs to seem miles long? Casual and carefree or dressed up these shorts can do double duty all summer.

My look is casual, simple and crisp which is perfect for laid back days. I paired my shorts with this sheer open back top that works well for warmer temperatures because the material is so breezy. Since I wanted to keep my jewelry minimal I threw on some statement earrings that really popped and completed the look. It was that easy.  

Don’t worry I included tips for how to style this summer staple to make sure you nail it every time. Check them out below and let me know your summer wardrobe staples.

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3 Tips for Wearing High Waisted Shorts

1 Wear Flesh tone sandals.

It will help to add to the illusion of longer legs.

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2 Skip the belt.

Of course, you can wear a belt but it’s not really necessary for high waisted shorts. Skipping the belt creates a really casual and carefree vibe which is great for summer.

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3 Tuck it in.

Your top that is. If you go for a longer top tuck it halfway or all the way in. Also, crop tops work great too.

 

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The Details
Top by Zara
Shorts by Wrangler for Urban Outfitters
Bag by Zara
Shoes by Steve Madden
Earrings by Aldo
Sunglasses by Rayban

 

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Pink Blossoms | Easy Summer Outfit

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The blush is back in full force.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you . The weather is picking up in Boston, finally, it is starting to feel a bit like summer. In the warmer months, I’m all about choosing simple and easy outfits like the shift dress from Socialite. It is no surprise that I love dresses but I love wearing them when I have a full day because they transition well to different scenes. Going from a lunch date to running errands to drinks is easy.

Layering on the accessories adds personality and element of glam. I’m a sucker for simple glam which is why I love these jewelry pieces from a local shop in Martha’s Vineyard. The look is polished off with my chunky Dolce Vita heels which are so comfortable to wear all day. I definitely need a few more pair.

Leave a comment on what would like to see on the blog this summer. Do you have weddings, parties or vacations you need style advice for? Let me know!

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The Details

Dress by Socialite

Shoes by Dolce Vita

Bag by Azalea

Sunglasses by Quay

Earrings ( local shop)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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