Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Fling with Spring

Think Closet Angora Cardigan, Vintage Yellow Blouse c/o Cloak & Dagger, Floral Circle Skirt c/o Cloak & Dagger, Elizabeth & James Gramercy Glasses, Swedish Hasbeens T-Straps, Kate Spade Vita Limoni Large Luisa Shoulder Bag

Spring has yet to arrive on the east coast, but I must confess that despite these frigid temps, I've had a bit of a fling with the latest items to grace my spring wardrobe!

Moving into fall & winter, my personal style gravitates more toward menswear inspired looks (hello comfort!), but come Spring all things ultra feminine & flirty are fair game! Give me a peter pan collared blouse, a floral midi skirt & a pair of clogs I'm ready to prance through a field of daisies with a picnic basket in hand!

I cannot wait to show you lovely ladies all the goodies I've recently added to my arsenal of clothing. Here's a little bright & cheerful outfit inspiration to get you excited for the warm weather (eventually) headed our way! ;)


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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

From the Sheets to the Streets

Janessa Leone Paul Hat, Frenchie Romper c/o Cloak & Dagger, Marshelly's Katana Ring
These arctic temperatures we've been experiencing in the East Coast leave me wanting nothing more than to stay in my jammies as long as possible while hiding under my layers upon layers of covers, catching up on The Bachelor and munching on Nature Box Sriracha Roasted Cashews. 
Can I get an "Amen"?!

Cue the ever-versatile romper! I'll admit I was one of the first to hop on the romper bandwagon when they were all the rage a few years back, but then we experienced a brief (ahem..2 year) hiatus. Perhaps because they felt a bit oversaturated, perhaps I felt they lost their appeal or perhaps I'd lost my mind. Yeah, I definitely lost a few marbles!

 My onesie obsession is back in action & I've learned to take a slightly different approach in finding the perfect romper.  Helping style women for the last 10 years, I can tell you that 85% of women are TERRIFIED at the thought of owning or even trying on a romper. My advice: don't give up hope! Just because the first couple you've had your eye on didn't work out, doesn't mean the right one isn't out there! 

When considering the purchase of a romper there are 2 things I look out for:

1.) I make sure the fit is on point and the cut is flattering to my body top. If I even feel the slightest hesitation or the slightest insecurity when wearing a one piece, I won't purchase it. I want to feel as confident as possible in whatever it is I'm wearing without having to wondering if my undergarments are visible, if my shorts are riding up, if the waistband is cutting me off, etc throughout the day! 

2.) Versatility! My idea of the perfect romper is one that can be dressed up & down. Pair with some leather slip ons for a casual day of get togethers & errand running or throw on a great pair of heels & a statement necklace & comfortably dance the night away! Either way, you've got a stylish look with half the effort!

Rompers are a gift sent from the fashion heavens & I can sense that you'll be seeing more one pieces in my future! Check out my instagram account to see how I took this adorable Frenchie Romper from Cloak & Dagger from the sheets to the streets! ;)


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