Toggle coat, American Eagle [similar 1; 2] // Plaid skirt, American Apparel // Sweater, American Eagle // Rope bracelet, Kiel James Patrick // Around the World Watch, Urban Outfitters // Purse, Jesslyn Blake [similar] // Desert boots, Wild Diva [similar 1; 2]
Despite some breezy winds, it was unseasonably warm last weekend in New England, and that called for a walk around Boston’s waterfront area. As much of a tease as it was, it was definitely a welcome break from the blistery teen temperatures, and certainly put me in the spring mindset!
Anchor Cardigan, J.Crew // Shorts, H&M // Belt, vintage // Pearls, vintage // Watch, GUESS [similar] // Bracelets, Kiel James Patrick, GLITTERBOX Jewelry, Alex & Ani, Bfrend // Striped Satchel, American Eagle // Shoes, Lacoste [similar]
I wore this Jackie-O-esque outfit on Labor Day… to savor the last few hours of white shorts being acceptable… and to prove that Taylor Swift isn’t the only one who is inspired by her style… :)
My Christmas Eve outfit… I was in competition with the sparkly ornaments on my tree.
Starshine Bolero, Anthropologie
Tulle dress, American Eagle
Bow earrings, BCBG
Pearl bracelet, vintage
Glitter mary-janes, Steve Madden
Sweater, American Eagle
Pink jeans, Forever 21
Bracelets, vintage and handmade
Loafers, Forever 21
American Eagle is making a total comeback in my book. Embellished sweater with that familiar and cozy AE feel I’ve known since high school? I’ll take it.
Dress, American Eagle
Oxford, Abercrombie & Fitch
Flats, Michael by Michael Kors
Despite the chill, I’m still refusing to wear pants. So, bring on the layers baby!
I wrote about tying an oxford over a dress way back when, and that is one of the best things I’m learning about blogging– it’s forcing me to adopt my own ideas. And, though it does tempt some shopping every now and then (ok, a lot), it’s also inspiring me to put together old pieces into new outfits. I mean, American Eagle and A&F? These guys have been in my closet for quite some time, but they’re classics, and now they’re getting a revival!
I can’t be alone in this, how is blogging influencing your own personal style and wardrobe?
A couple weeks ago, I saw a girl wearing the cutest outfit on the subway. I was planning on making one of my roommates recreate and model it for me, but yesterday Demetra coincidentally came home wearing just the sort of outfit I was picturing!
It’s a cute twist on a plain summer dress– add an oxford. It also makes your outfit versatile… it’s getting super hot and muggy out in Boston, even in the early hours on my way to work, but my office also just installed new ACs making it freezing in here! Tying a light-weight oxford over your sundress alleviates the chill. It also will make spaghetti strap or halter-styles more work appropriate!
You probably have the basics in your closet already, a plain or printed dress and an old oxford (steal a guy or boyfriend’s if you don’t!).
Dress up the outfit even more with heeled wedges and a long necklace. Demetra’s watch also adds quite a bit of sparkle.
To imitate this look, check out this Polyvore, featuring an American Eagle cotton dress (who doesn’t have one of those lying around?) in navy, a Ralph Lauren oxford shirt, Steve Madden wedges, and J Crew and Kate Spade jewelry. Click the image for item details.
Inspiration for these hippie-chic pieces? My celeb friend Kayla looking oh so flower-childish on the cover of the Boston Phoenix‘s Summer Guide!!
Photo by Mike Pecci
Despite the fact that they were born in the 60s, flowy styles adorned with feathers and flowers never really go out of style in my book– especially not in the hot summer.
Photo by Mike Pecci
Here’s my take on Kayla’s covergirl flair, including AE mocs, Free People crochet top and hair clip, and Lucky Brand stash bag. Click the set for additional product details.
And please join me in appreciating the adorable detailing on these featured Lucky boyfriend shorts!!
Legend Riley Boyfriend Beaded Denim Short, Lucky Brand, $128
Happy summering kittens :)