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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Little Navy Dress

This is the first appearance of this navy dress on the blog, though I believe it's about the fifth time I've worn it since it arrived in June. I was lucky enough to have won it through Ginny's giveaway, and it's from Kika, an LA based company with the goal of stylish, yet sustainable fashion.

All of Kika's items are made in the USA and give you the option to customize the color of any piece. They are also made from eco friendly fabrics like organic cotton, and a polyester made from recycled water bottles. They even do limited edition runs of pieces made with repurposed fabric that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill.

Dresses start at $85 and range to $140, which I think is quite reasonable, considering the aforementioned factors, not to mention how comfortable and wearable this dress is. The fabric is so soft, and the belt can be tied any way you like, or not at all.

P.S. It has pockets. (That just sold you on it, right?)

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Navy Dress "Alice" Kika via Ginny's Giveaway
Sandals MRKT via DSW similar
White Mini Satchel Tignanello via TJMaxx similar
Bling Earrings c/o JoJo Loves You
Sunburst Pendant House of Harlow
Chain Link Bracelet Thrifted similar
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Gold Ring Thrifted similar
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Coral Bikini" Avon

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Stay neutral

I don't typically take a clutch to go shopping; having to dedicate an arm to holding a bag is not conducive to efficient rack browsing. But my things were in it from the previous evening and I didn't feel like switching.

I went to Loft, J.Crew Factory, and TJMaxx. I left without making a single purchase. Do I blame the clutch?

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The Rundown
Grey Tee Style Mint c/o ThredUP similar
White Shorts Old Navy similar
Sandals Franco Sarto via TJMaxx similar
Leopard Clutch Gap similar
Pave Hexagon Earrings Thrifted similar
Necklace LC for Kohls
Hexagon Cuff Bracelet Line and Label similar
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Thin Gold Rings Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Bikini So Teeny" Essie

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


I'd seen enough other bloggers in this bright neon green, extremely voluminous midi skirt, to know I wanted to try it myself.

After it arrived from ABadDay, it took me a little while to get the nerve to put it on and take it out into the world. I thought for sure as I walked around the New Haven streets, that someone was bound to offer me a comment or commentary on it's brightness or poofiness, but no. Not even the homeless broke from their usual spiels to discuss the skirt.

I'm not sure if I am relieved or disappointed, but I think I might just have to wear it at least once more.

If you are feeling tempted to try a neon green poofy skirt for yourself, I would not recommend this one. I spent ages ironing it before I left the house, and as you can see, I stepped out of the car completely wrinkled again. Additionally, the skirt is cut on a bias and the hem was not done with bias tape, therefore it's all twisted and messy looking.

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The Rundown
Beaded Shell Kate Hill thrifted similar
Neon Green Pleated Skirt c/o ABadDay
Cream Pumps Tahari c/o ThredUP
Grayson Bar Bag Linea Pelle
Bling Earrings JoJo Loves You
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Chain Link Bracelet Thrifted similar
Opal Ring T Tahari
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses Halston via Coco's similar
Nail Color "Bikini So Teeny" Essie

Monday, August 18, 2014

Make a splash

In an effort to cram more summer into my summer, this past weekend I attended a local Oyster Festival, spent time at the beach, rode a tandem bicycle, consumed lots of ice cream, watched the sunset, and wore printed sun dresses.

I have a slight addiction to printed dresses. It's possible you will notice this should you flip back through my last few posts. I feel I should wear them all at least once per summer, so I still have about a dozen more to get through in these next few weeks. Some can transition into fall, which is great, but purple tie dye is strictly summer in my mind.

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The Rundown
Tie Dye Dress c/o London Times
White Sandals Ferragamo via Coco's
Earrings c/o Lucky Fabb
Crystal Flower Statement Necklace eBay similar exact
White and Rose Gold Link Bracelet c/o Jeweshop
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Nail Color "Bikini So Teeny" Essie

Linking up with Pink Sole's How I Summer
Monday Mingle

Friday, August 15, 2014


It's mid-August and I feel like the panic has set in; that feeling akin to the mid-December panic when I realize everything is happening too fast, the end of the year is rapidly approaching and I'm terrified that I haven't accomplished enough, experienced enough, or lived enough.

I think it might be healthy to take a moment and focus on what I did do this summer, rather than what I did not. Some highlights were: having a picnic at the beach, seeing a fireworks show, getting to do the thredUP style challenge with Meg, seeing a Small Black and Snowmine concert in Boston, renting bikes for the afternoon, attending a small film festival in New York, filming to be on a TLC show, spending a weekend in Cape Cod, and going kayaking for the first time.

Maybe I shouldn't be feeling so panicked, but I still wish summer were longer.
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The Rundown
Striped Dress Urban Outfitters similar
White Sandals Ferragamo via Coco's
White Mini Satchel Tignanello via TJMaxx similar
Red Tassels Etsy via RinartsAtelier
Panama Hat Gap similar
Bling Earrings JoJo Loves You
Anchor Necklace Gift similar
Gold Chain Necklace Thrifted similar
Navy Bamboo Bracelet J.Crew similar
Knot Ring c/o Emitations
Sunglasses "Sierra" c/o Under Armour