Anchor-Lined Blazer, The Limited | Boat Stripe Bateau Top (on sale), Tommy Hilfiger [similar] | Shorts, H&M [similar] | Clutch c/o Sew Sarah R | Wrap Bracelet, Marley Lilly | Wedges, Jack Rogers
I’ve always been a bit of a bag lady. When I was younger, I told people I wanted to be Kate Spade when I grew up. While I haven’t gone on to become a purse designer (yet at least!), I have such admiration for those who are. Meet Sarah from Sew Sarah R, whose pages upon pages of clutch designs have me drooling.
Totally customizable, from the fabric [ exterior + lining! ], to a personalized label inside, to monograms or other stitching on the outside, these clutches make such perfect gifts— especially for bridesmaids! Get your right-hand ladies matching ones, or coordinating colors, and add a chain if you want to make sure their hands are free for bouquets! Getting a big or little in your sorority this semester? Treat them with their letters on a clutch in your house’s colors.
I know should my wedding day ever come, I’ll be treating my bridesmaids to these— and maybe another for myself!
Sarah is offering my readers 10% off clutches from her Etsy shop with the code Shell, or if you buy from her website, you can enjoy free shipping until August 19th! Can’t wait to see what you all pick out :)
Blazer, American Eagle [similar] | Tee, Old Navy | Shorts, Forever 21 [similar] | Ainsworth Glasses c/o Warby Parker | Satchel, H&M [similar] | Boat Shoes, Sperry Top-Sider
I was most definitely that 14-year-old growing up who did not want glasses that blended in, but rather was all for showing off my lack of 20-20 vision with some dark, cat eye frames. I’ve been sticking to black-rimmed glasses ever since, but at the new Warby Parker store in Boston [see yesterday's post for the review!], I took the plunge and tried on a handful of tortoise pairs. I fell in l-o-v-e with this Ainsworth style, and again, am a little too happy I have been blessed with less-than-perfect eyesight!
psst! I was featured as a Modern Style Icon on The StyleUp blog this week! Have you all subscribed to StyleUp yet? It’s a free daily newsletter that provides you with the forecast and one inspiration outfit that matches the weather and is catered to your taste. I get mine delivered at 9pm the night before, so I have time to think about and plan my outfit for the next day! Loving it so far– read my interview to hear exactly why!
On a daily basis, I try to dress by a certain “live colorfully” motto. Yet even I can’t deny that a black and white ensemble is always classic and chic. A black blazer is a closet staple, and I first got the idea to pair them with white dresses + rainboots from this shot of Reese Witherspoon. The bow headband and tassel purse are my own fun additions :)
[Bow Leather Headband, RED Valentino, $104 (other options here + here!)]
[Schoolboy Blazer, J.Crew, $198]
[Legacy Leather Penny Shoulder Purse, Coach, $198]
[Ecote Ruffle Hem Lace Dress, Urban Outfitters, $79]
[Hunter Original, Hunter, $135]
Sweater Dress, H&M [similar] // Boyfriend Blazer, American Eagle [similar] // Button up, H&M // Pearls, Ralph Lauren // Bracelets, Kiel James Patrick; Alex & Ani // Stag crossbody, Accessorize [similar] // Boots, Lauren Ralph Lauren [similar]
New England was blessed with a very mild winter last year, with really our only snowstorm being on Halloween(!). This year though, I’m ready for the snow– bring on the crunch under my boots and the layers of sweaters to stay warm!
One of the absolute best things about being an Emerson College alum is meeting all of the talented and inspiring individuals the network connects you to, both current students and alumni. Last week, I met up with current student Celina Colby, fashion blogger behind Trends & Tolstoy. I considered myself to be pretty involved while in school, but as a sophomore, Celina is already blowing me out of the water. I discovered that in addition to Emerson, we share a love of Nutella lattes, exploring our little city of Boston, and, as you’ll see, pink blazers. We styled our fluorescent duds in pretty opposing ways and had fun battling it out in a photoshoot with Celina’s photographer Jamie Kaplan– to see the full battle, head on over to Trends & Tolstoy today!
On Celina: Blazer, H&M [similar 1; 2] // Leather pants, H&M [similar] // Tank, Forever 21 // Shoes, Christian Siriano for Payless // Bracelets, gifted
On Emily: Blazer, H&M [similar 1; 2] // Boyfriend jeans, Gap // Tank, H&M // Pearls, J.Crew // Purse, Kate Spade [similar] // Heels, Fioni for Payless [similar]
A sip of pumpkin spice latte, in accordance with stumbling across this perfectly autumn outfit, finally made me feel like embracing fall. I adore this look by Katie from Running on Happiness… she’s the kind of blogger with such a great eye that it makes me wonder why I even bother! Total outfit crush on her.
Bloxham Blazer, Jack Wills, $278
Rivet & Thread Popover, Madewell, $135
Calista Flat Riding Boots, Tory Burch, $495
Glitter Bow Belt, Kate Spade, $98
Know the Ropes Knot Earrings, Kate Spade, $58
Legacy Leather Penny Shoulder Purse, Coach, $198
Photo Credit: Running on Happiness
Blazer, H&M [similar 1; 2] // Lace tank, Urban Outfitters [similar] // Denim cutoffs, Forever 21 // Purse, Sibyl Vane // Cooperative Applique Flamingo Flats, Urban Outfitters // Jewelry, GUESS; Alex & Ani; Savas Studios
Pink and green flats with flamingo appliques on them? I just could not resist. I love the easy-goes-it early summer feel to this outfit… when you can get away with wearing shorts but still need another layer somewhere else! I could happily wear a version of this every night this summer… maybe with this version of the flats next time?
Blazer, New York & Co. [similar 1; 2]
Boyfriend jeans, Gap [similar]
Bauble necklace, H&M [similar]
Triple Link Bangle, BaubleBar
Glass ring, purchased in Venice [similar]
Leopard loafers, Steve Madden [similar]
This boyfriend blazer + boyfriend jeans look might be a lot cuter with an actual boyfriend. But until I’ve got J Biebs (or more than likely, his older brother) signing me this, I’ve gotta stick with the girl version knockoffs.
Blazer, H&M [similar]
Dress, J Crew
Pearls, J Crew
Belt, J Crew [similar]
Triple Link Bangle, Bauble Bar
Pearl bracelet, vintage
Sequin clutch, Zara [similar; similar]
Sandals, Gap [similar]
Blazers and sundresses are kind of my new favorite thing. Since I am just done wearing pants [considering it is May and should be averaging 73 degrees instead of 55], I’m forced to stay bundled up on top.
Anyone else struggling with this “spring” weather??
I cannot think of a better spring jacket than a white or cream lace blazer. A little boho, a little romantic, and very chic + feminine, these have jumped to the top of my wishlist…!
(1) Rory Beca, $143
(2) Candie’s, $34
(3) Forever 21, $30
(4) Chicos, $70
(5) Hinge, $70
(6) Arden B., $59
And if you want a pop a color, check out this tangerine, pink, and cobalt. For a classic, I adore this lacy black one.
How would you wear a lace blazer?