Posts tagged #theory

CAMEL AND GREY

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I bought this coat two years ago when I was working for Theory and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve worn it. It was over $500 and an investment piece for sure, but also probably one of my favorite Fall staples in my closet. I’ve worn it over a t-shirt with blue jeans in the early Fall and also bundled up in the colder months with a sweater, scarf, and leather leggings. It is nice to have a piece that I can go to year after year and not feel like I need to purchase a newer “version” of it. Speaking of oldie but goodies…these sneakers are five years old! I bought these at Club Monaco when I was working for Ralph Lauren. I had never seen them anywhere else until we were in Belgium this summer and every store was carrying them! You can shop them online here (in shearling!!!) and here. SO comfortable and durable even in the suede. OK now I’m off to pack for my sister’s wedding! Can’t wait to share this weekend with you:)

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A TIMELESS COAT

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Posted on October 11, 2018 and filed under Outfits.

SILK WRAP DRESS + WEDDING GUEST STYLE

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I loved my wedding. Not just the day, the whole weekend. BUT I do have one regret....my rehearsal dinner dress. SO BAD! You probably would look at it and say, "that's not terrible", but up close it was. It was stiff, not well made, and not cheap. I don't know why I left that dress till the last minute but unfortunately for me and my pictures, I did. If I could do it all over again I would choose something like this dress or this silk heart printed dress. This splurge style would be perfect for a destination wedding and this one....all the HEART eyes!!

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Independence Day SALES

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I keep reminding myself I'm not going to complain about the heat! I said it over and over to myself this winter when I was begging for Spring to come :) So I will continue to be grateful for 100 degree humid days as I sit here sweating! Also today I went to infrared so I'm a glutton for punishment! 

This jacket is a must buy! I wore it to death during the spring and will also have it in rotation for Fall. The flax linen color is the best neutral and its on sale here and more sizes here! I'm wearing a size P. Also lots of questions about the white dress I'm wearing here. Its old from Club Monaco but I found a similar one here and here! Also love this one which is a lot less!

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Independence Day Sales 

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MINI DRESS + MY NEW SUN ROUTINE

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STORY OF THIS DRESS: I posted this dress on one of my shopbop round ups last month and my sister in law bought it. I remember being on the fence and after just placing a big order for myself I decided to skip it. Whelp! Fast forward a couple of weeks when I saw her in town...I was with a client and we both looked at her and said we have to get this dress!! It was sold out on shopbop (just popped back up in one size) but I found it here in all sizes and on sale. I will warn you (if you can't tell by the pics hehe) it is short. My rule for short dresses is as long as they have a sleeve and don't show cleavage its OK. This dress would also be great when you step off the beach to have lunch or shop and leave your swimwear on underneath. 

In other news I wanted to share a new product with you that I'm LOVING! My beauty mission this year was been to incorporate as many natural and organic products as I can. Organachs Farm to Skin in Westport, CT has been the ultimate destination and resource for all things clean. Last month I went to Siobhan looking for sunblock for an upcoming trip to Florida. She suggested I try this nutrient day cream and ever since I've been hooked! I use the tinted one but there is also a non-tinted version. It is super light and I never feel like I'm wearing sunscreen. Check out her website!

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A CHIC SPRING TRENCH

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So I am such a planner! I wish I could say I was one of those spur of the moment people who can drop everything, book a flight to the islands, and be sitting on a beach with a cocktail in hand 10 hours later. I'm sure my husband wishes that sometimes too! One of my best friends is like that and I always envy her spontaneity. I have been trying to be more "un-planned" lately. This weekend we decided to go to our favorite farm and I thought to myself..."Maybe I should call to make sure they're open?" but then decided no, I'm just going to go with it. So we all got in the car super hungry and when we arrived it was CLOSED (insert crying emoji)! We had to act fast with a disappointed 3 year old in the back seat asking where the ba-ba's and cows were and ended up in a cute little town close to where I grew up. After the loveliest lunch we walked to a bakery for dessert and I thought to myself I couldn't have planned a better afternoon. Moral of the story: I need to try the go with the flow attitude a little more often...and I'm working on it!

So this trench is everything! I love it styled with ivory jeans and flats but it also makes the perfect topper for work or an evening out. I have a similar on from about 10 years ago which I have ended up bringing to almost every wedding we've attended in the Spring/Summer/early Fall. My pumps are old Zara but I found this similar pair in this closet-staple color!

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Posted on March 5, 2018 and filed under Outfits.

OFF-DUTY STRIPES

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Happy weekend everyone! We had a serious storm in CT yesterday. It was a mix of snowy rain that lasted long into the evening and the wind was CRAZY! The skylight in our kitchen is leaking and we had to cover it with a tarp while we wait for the replacement to arrive/be installed. I was so scared it was going to blow away and the leak would get worse! Driving around today we're so lucky we didn't lose power. 

You might remember this sweater from a look I posted a couple of weeks ago. As a stylist, I always want to make sure that the pieces I'm suggesting to my clients are versatile and can be worn back to many different outfits. I love a pretty striped sweater for this reason...pair it with your favorite blue jeans or dress it up tucked into a navy silk midi skirt like this one. Also if you're looking for a new field jacket like the one in this post I found this one for under $59....a STEAL!!!  

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NEW YEAR, CLASSIC LOOK

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Happy New Year! Today feels like a clean slate, a fresh start, and I'm so excited for what lies ahead in 2018! Grateful is an understatement for how I've felt the last 8 months to have this as a creative outlet and a platform to share my thoughts, style, and life with you. Thank you for all your emails, DM's, likes, and comments...they mean the world to me!  

I'm a huge fan of the military jacket. I always suggest to clients that they pick up this staple when I'm doing a closet re-organizathion or putting together outfits. Army green works on every skin tone and can also be worn with all colors. I purchased this one last year and wore it into the summer with white jeans or over a dress. These days I'm layering it under outerwear or a fur vest (behind the scenes: I was FA-REEEEZING shooting this - I think it was 13 degrees out!). PS the boots I'm wearing are so comfortable and if it would just stop snowing I could go back to wearing them every day!

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JACKET : Theory (old but found it here, here, and here on sale)

SUNGLASSES : Zara (Tagged similar below)

SWEATER : Vince (Last year, similar herehere and below)

JEANS : Zara (similar here)

BOOTS : Marc Fisher

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Posted on January 2, 2018 and filed under Outfits.

THE GIFT GUIDE - WANDERLUST

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So excited to share my first gift guide with you guys! I'm a firm believer in "less is more" when it comes to gift-giving. I believe that thought does count and whether you're going to splurge on a gift or looking for something small, it shows when you've put in that extra effort. One of my favorite brands to shop gifts no matter what the occasion is Cuyana. They have a wide range of price points and the quality of their goods is incredible. Frank bought me this travel case last year for Christmas and I use it ALL the time!

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DUDLEY STEPHENS X THE GIRL GUIDE

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So many people ask me why I love styling. First and foremost it has always been the people. Over the last 8 years I have met so many amazing clients and friends and had the chance to work with so many inspiring brands. The second part of my answer is the challenge. I love the idea of walking into a new project with no plan - collaborating and creating - and walking away with something beautiful. 

Have you guys heard of Dudley Stephens!? I was so excited when Lauren (Dudley) Stephens asked me to style their line of fleeces for Fall. Lauren started DS with her mom and sister and together they have transformed the way we view this classic fabric. Who knew a fleece tunic could look so good?! What attracted me to DS at first was the wearability with kids. When I first had Luke I was living in a land of spit up and drool and either ruining my cashmere sweaters or opting for old t-shirts. Then I bought my first DS top. It was a combination of a sweater and a sweatshirt, but had a pretty silhouette and neckline so I felt dressed. Not to mention the color was perfect (you know how I love blush). Well, as they say....the rest was history! Now DS is a part of my weekly wardrobe and I'm so happy to share this shoot with all of you!

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If you're looking for the perfect pair of vegan leggings, CLICK HERE!! They're so comfortable and really look and feel like the real thing. Also, kid friendly:)

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GRAY MOTO

OUTFIT DETAILS

PLAID DRESS (sold out online, similar) // MOTO JACKET // BAG // SUNGLASSES // boots (similar)

SALE ALERT continued...

In my last Lust List post I talked about all my favorite post-holiday sales going on right now. The fun continues with this post!

I have always been a fan of high-low dressing. Unless you have an endless fund for shopping its almost impossible to wear designer high-end pieces all time. This outfit is a perfect representation of this - my dress is from Zara and was under $100. It's so comfortable and washing machine friendly which means I can wear it around Luke, worry free. My suede Moto jacket is from Theory and on major sale right now. Check out my other top picks for their sale going on right now. 

Theory I picked up this dress for next summer. Love the tie front. This lounge set looks so cozy and perfect for your next trip anywhere! I love that it comes with a travel pouch. If you're not into the moto style and want something a little more classic this suede jacket comes in gray or blush and is perfect paired with a t-shirt and jeans or a dress. Click on this sweater.....ENOUGH SAID!

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Posted on December 29, 2016 and filed under Outfits.