So Hot Right Now: Bell Sleeves

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Exaggerated silhouettes are all the rage these days. Whether it’s in your sleeves or pant legs, flared is making a come back. (Should have kept those bell-bottoms, am I right?!)

Chalk it up to the fact that playful is in right now. Fashion is certainly not taking itself too seriously… More on that to come.

Meanwhile, shop my favorites for fall:

Top: Derek Lam

 

Currently Coveting: Common Projects Achilles Sneakers.

Common Projects

I have been absolutely obsessed with blush sneakers since the second I laid my eyes on this Common Projects pair. Aren’t they perfect with the stamped gold accent – it’s almost too much to handle.

I found a pair from ASOS that was much more in my price range. They have the same look and feel of the Common Projects ones, so I’m pretty happy. I can’t wait to dress them down with distressed denim and up with a bodycon midi skirt.

ASOS

Shop the Common Projects pair (top) here and the ASOS ones (below) here.

Summer Layering.

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Living in a place where everyone knows the phrase “if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute” grooms a person to always be prepared. It’s not unusual to experience wind, rain and a scorching sun all in a 24 hour span.  The difficulty comes in the summer, when it’s 90° in the morning and seemingly impossible to imagine that a cool night might be in forecast.

I opted for a lightweight oversized shirt and a denim jacket that could be layered any way the weather needs you to. Plus, take off all layers and this cutout dress is the perfect LBD for a night out.

Dress: Zara | Oversized Shirt: Express | Denim Jacket: Urban Outfitters | Sneakers: Converse | Watch: Daniel Wellington | Sunglasses: Sunny Rebel | Bangle: Alex & Ani

Girls Weekend: NYC.

Apologies to those New Yorkers who may find this post completely tired BUT… For those of you who don’t live in NYC and may be planning a trip, here’s some of my suggestions for your girls’ weekend* out.

(P.S: S/O to my best friend for celebrating her 25th year and putting together an awesome trip which made last weekend and this post possible.)

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Eat & Drink:

When it comes to a big group, tapas style makes a meal more social, not to mention you get to try more on the menu (#foodiewins). We decided on Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown and Vandal, both complete with DJs and a clear “nightlife atmosphere”, perfect to preface a night out.

Post dinner we went to Catch – a rooftop space known for their cocktails. If you’re looking for a club vibe minus the strobe lights and sticky floors, I highly suggest it.

Play:

In this heat, we felt it necessary to day drink poolside (obviously). If you’re a fan of Le Bain at The Standard, check out Mr. Purple next. Be warned: it’s a smaller space that fills up fast, but if you happen to stake out lounge chairs, you are in for one epic party. Queue the sunshine and bottles of rosé!

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Here’s to weekend getaways – Cheers!

 

Designer Spotlight: Paridaez.

Keeping on with the sustainable, versatile and chic local brands that Boston has to offer: it was a no-brainer that I post about Paridaez.

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Allison, founder of the brand, aims to create pieces that transform into completely different articles of clothing that take you through all the roles of your day and life. (She IS a designer, professor, yoga instructor and non-practicing lawyer, after all.) For example, the Albatross dress (one of my favorites, wearing above) transforms from a work-appropriate skirt, to a tank, to a LBD fit for a night out.

I don’t know about you guys, but in today’s hyper-productive world, I want to be able to spend as much time as possible being a girl boss and having fun, as opposed to overthinking whether or not I’m truly prepared for the day ahead. Which is why Paridaez just gets it.

Be sure to follow along on Instagram … Especially for those of you in the Boston area – there are often pop-up shops and yoga nights featuring a look at the collection.

“You play many roles, so should your clothes.”

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Casual.

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Sometimes I want to look (somewhat) put together while also feeling like I’m still in sweats. That’s why I love having multiple cotton jersey dresses in my closet. Just throw on with some accessories like a statement necklace, espadrilles and backpack, and you’re good to go.

Dress: Forever 21 | Backpack: Urban Outfitters | Espadrilles: Forever 21 | Sunglasses: Sunny Rebel