New Look // Classic & Trendy LBD with pattern mixing

There’s nothing better than a little black dress. It’s always in style, it’s always flattering, and it’s always versatile. Here’s one I just bought that is flattering for my body type and even incorporates some trendy touches that I happen to love, namely, the tie at the neck and the billowy sleeves! The skater skirt is perfect for night and day, and I can even pull this off at work, maybe with a structured blazer?

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New look // Blush pink jeans + bell sleeve top

Hey all and happy Saint Patrick’s Day! I celebrated last weekend and last night, with a home-cooked dinner of corned beef and cabbage. I’m not Irish, but there’s a huge Irish-American community around here and I love to get in the spirit. A pretty casual look today, with my favorite colors to wear: pink and white. I especially love blush pink and off-whites; they’re just so feminine and romantic to me.

I put this outfit together from a bit of old and a bit of new: this beaded white vest is old—I’ve had it since 2010! The rose-colored jeans I bought in the fall, and this bell-sleeve top is brand new! I’m really, really into bell/embellished sleeves this season, which will definitely translate well to spring and summer. Hope you like this look!

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My long history with glasses, featuring GlassesUSA.com + a review

Let me tell you about my long history with glasses. When I was in first grade, it was discovered that I needed glasses. I was so excited, and my parents and I chose a pair of wide-frame glasses that had red confetti print on the frames. I thought I was such a grown-up. When I first wore them to school, every kid in my grade whipped their heads around, noticing that I had gotten glasses. Everyone asked me about them, expressing shock that I needed to wear them all the time. Suddenly, I wasn’t so happy about them anymore.

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New Look // Floral embroidery jeans + white shirt combo

Hi all! Today I’ve got a not-so-classic blue jeans/white shirt combo for ya. A few weeks ago I DIYed these floral embroidery jeans and I could not wait to style them in an outfit here. The process was pretty simple: just some adhesive sheets, a lot of cutting, and ironing them on a pair of jeans I already had. I love the way they turned out! Hope you like this look.

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New Look // Turtleneck under blue dress + magenta heels

Hi all! Today I have a fun look combining two of my current favorite colors: navy blue and magenta. I think this color combination is so fun, especially to brighten up a look during deep winter. Over here it’s not too cold anymore—seems like spring came early to New York! But since I’m still wearing stockings and light coats, this seems like a perfect outfit to start transitioning to the warmer weather!

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New look // How to wear blue and black together

Happy Friday! Today I have a fun work look to share, built around these beautiful blue floral tights I received as a present from my cousins this Christmas. They’re gorgeous—I especially love the open weave of the leaf detail! These are definitely a statement piece, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to style a look with a color palette that gets a bad rep: blue and black.

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New Look // Mixing patterns with a romantic dress

One of the reasons why I love winter fashion so much is the opportunity for layering, mixing patterns and textures, and creating energetic color combinations. You’ve got so much to work with in winter: stockings, dresses, layering shirts under or cardigans over a dress, scarves, etc. I love putting all the puzzle pieces together to create something fresh and new. In summer, my choices are more limited!

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A Valentine’s Day outfit // scallop hem skirt + heart tights

Happy Friday all! I’ve got another festive Valentine’s Day outfit today, because I can’t help getting into the spirit. I bought these awesome heart tights from Modcloth about a month ago and knew I was going to save them for February. Hope you like this outfit!

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A Valentine’s Day outfit // Red dress + polka dot tights

Happy February! As always, time is going by super fast. In the spirit of the season, I thought I’d share a perfect Valentine’s Day look here today. I happen to always like Valentine’s Day despite the fact that I was almost always single during it. I think it’s due to my mother: when we were kids she always bought us candy and cards for Valentine’s Day and that always made me think of it as a day to celebrate love in all its forms, and to reject spending a lot in favor of small acts of love.

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DIY // Embroidered Jeans

Hey all! Today’s post is one I’m really excited about. Since the fall, I’ve been very into the embroidery trend—it’s so my style. I love anything floral, embellished, or feminine, so clearly I loved embroidery! I bought myself an embroidery bomber jacket but it was the jeans I really wanted.

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Unfortunately, as has happened so many times before, the styles I liked were out of my price range. I TRY to be frugal, even if I fail sometimes, so my only recourse was to make them myself. So I did! And it was a lot easier than I expected. Here’s how I did it.
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