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Friday, September 19, 2014

Moor often than knot

I'm holding out hope for some warm weather on this last summer weekend, still lamenting a lot of my summer things I neglected to wear. Why didn't I wear this dress more? Or this hat? Several dresses didn't even come out of the closet once. Could it be that I have too many, or simply that there are too few summer days?

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Porcelain Print Maxi Dress Target similar
Sandals MRKT via DSW similar
Brown Leather Tote Hobo via ebay similar
Striped Straw Sun Hat Thrifted similar
Monogram Necklace oNecklace via Good Girl Style Giveaway
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Bracelet "Saratoga" c/o Marrin Costello
Knot Ring c/o Emitations
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Haute as Hello" Essie

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Jewelry Crush giveaway!

For many of us, the transition into autumn entails trading in our summer brights for deeper jewel tones, and for me, there is no better jewel than this kyanite gemstone from A Jewelry Crush. A faceted teardrop on a gold filled chain, and my favorite bit is the tiny gold connector attaching the stone to the chain; open like a parentheses.

It's the level of attentiveness to these tiny details that really makes Jennifer's line of gemstone jewelry stand out. Featuring a variety of styles and stones, you are bound to find something that you love, which I hope you will share with me, and enter for a chance to win $60 to spend at A Jewelry Crush!

The giveaway is open world wide, and running through September 28th; please head down to the Rafflecopter to enter. Good luck!

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Top Old Navy similar
Navy Blazer Gap similar
White Jeans Old Navy
Leopard Pumps "Okala" Sam Edelman similar $
Fold Over Clutch Alberta Di Canio via TJMaxx similar
Necklace c/o A Jewelry Crush
Pave Link Bracelet Target
Watch c/o Caravelle by Bulova via Lucky Fabb
Gold Framed Monogram Ring c/o Onecklace
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Nail Color "Big Spender" Essie

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My sweet summer

Hard to believe I was wearing this dress just over a week ago and enjoying the summer heat. The temps have quickly plummeted and Fall seems to be pushing it's way in. While I still have a couple more summery looks to share, little white dresses with bare legs and open shoes are quickly becoming replaced by denim, long sleeves and jackets.

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Little White Dress Macy's similar, similar
Sandals Franco Sarto via TJMaxx identical
Straw Clutch Rodo Italy via Goodwill similar
Panama Hat Gap similar
Bling Earrings JoJo Loves You
Leaf Necklace LC for Kohls
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Thin Gold Midi Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelryr
Gold Ring Thrifted similar
Sunglasses "Eco" c/o Polette
Nail Color "Haute as Hello" Essie

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Jewelry will probably always be my biggest weakness. I obsess over all the trends, and lately pieces inspired by geometric shapes have been prominent in both the fashion world, and in my jewelry box. I'm not quite sure what first sparked my interest hexagons, but I quickly became fixated on the six sided polygon and sought it out in every iteration.

One of the pieces I'd had my eye on was a delicate gold charm necklace from Metrix Jewelry, and I was delighted to find a message in my inbox from Metrix's creator, Lisa, kindly offering to send it my way.

Whisper thin and perfect for layering, the brass charm on a gold filled chain would be an easy piece to wear everyday. Additionally, the threaded earrings are equally as light and comfortable to wear - I'll just have to remember to pull my hair back next time so you can see them better! Lisa also sent me this striking cuff bracelet, featuring both an open and solid brass hexagon on a silver wire - I love the bolder statement and the mixed metals!

More than just hexagons, you will find lots of unique geometric inspired pieces, all handcrafted by Lisa, just a stone's throw away in New York, so definitely head over to her etsy shop!

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White Tee Loft
Quilted Leather Vest Thrifted similar
Boyfriend Shorts Old Navy similar
Leopard Pumps "Okala" Sam Edelman similar $
Willis Bag Vintage Coach thrifted
Hexagon Earrings c/o Metrix Jewelry
Hexagon Necklace c/o Metrix Jewelry
Double Hexagon Cuff c/o Metrix Jewelry
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Emma" Ray-Ban
Nail Color "No Place Like Chrome" Essie

Monday, September 15, 2014

NYFW Storefront brunch

My second fashion week event was a champagne brunch hosted by Storefront X RePopRoom. The combination pop-up shop brunch featured six designers, including Marrin Costello, who I recently collaborated with and who invited Meg and I to the event.

We got to meet Marrin (along with five other designers), get a preview of her new collection, and sample food made by chef Jordan Andino, all of which was outstanding.

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Little Yellow Dress Pim + Larkin c/o Piperlime similar
Pumps BCBGeneration via TJMaxx similar
Grayson Bar Bag Linea Pelle
Pearl Earrings Belonged to my Grandma similar
Long Gold Chain Necklace Thrifted
Pearl Bracelet Thrifted
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Bracelet "Saratoga" c/o Marrin Costello
Pearl Midi Ring Forever 21 similar
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Sunglasses "Sierra" c/o Under Armour
Nail Color "No Place Like Chrome" Essie