Currently Coveting: Spring Trends.

As spring tries to make its way to us, and summer not too far behind, I can’t help but day dream about my warm weather wardrobe and the things that are inspiring me for the upcoming seasons. It seems to be manifesting into care-free looks that read as effortless and simple yet also pack a feminine and high-end punch. Here are the rules I’m living by when the warmer weather hits:

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Keep it flowing. Call it the heat or the easy, breezy vibe of the season, I’m lusting over pieces with movement. Exaggerated silhouettes and ruffles (the adult kind) are so trendy right now — plus, dramatic pieces make dressing super simple.

Zara Accordion Pleat Skirt (see above) |VETTA Wrap Top | Aritzia Nanterre Pant | Storets Off the Shoulder Blouse

Minimalism over maximalism. Whether it’s spring, or any other season, I like being able to rely on delicate accessories that become like a second skin. Even more so now, I don’t want to  think of statement jewelry when I’m running out to grab some rosé al fresco with friends or jumping in the lake on the weekends.

14k Gold Rings from Annika Bella (see above) |Yellow Gold 4mm Ball Earrings at Claire’s (see below) | Dogeared  Small Huggies Hoop Earrings | PD PAOLA Ocean Gold Ring | Ventrone Chronicles Deux Bosco Choker

Denim on denim. Although denim initially seems too heavy for spring and summer, it’s all about switching to lightweight versions of their winter counter parts like skirts, vests and chambray cold shoulder tops.

Madewell Snap Jean Skirt | Abercrombie Denim Vest | Madewell Cold-Shoulder Top

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B-A-N(-D)-A-N-A-S. Bandanas have been my go-to accessory for a while now, but luckily silk ones transfer perfectly from winter to spring. It feels European chic with an air of jetsetter on holiday.

Madewell Silk Bandana (see above)| Anthropologie Cowgirl Bandana | ASOS Paisley Print Bandana

 

Brand Spotlight: ALEX AND ANI.

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been partnering with ALEX AND ANI to promote the wonderful organizations they support via their Charity by Design collection. One of the new additions is the Claddagh bangle benefiting The Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation. The BCSF works in many ways to support children in need through schools, community centers and other social service facilities. As usual, 20% of the purchase price will go directly to the organization, so be sure to participate and get yourself one!

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But what I realized is that I haven’t talked about ALEX AND ANI generally as a (fantastic) brand. For New Englanders, it has been so cool to see a local company grow into an international one… especially led by a #girlboss! What I love about ALEX AND ANI is that there’s truly something for every one. Whether you want to rep your college or favorite sports team, or you want something more understated to wear everyday, this company has got you covered! And it doesn’t seem like they’re slowing down any time soon… #charmedarms are here to stay! Check out how I wear my bangles below:

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Support the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation with the Claddagh Charm Bangle at ALEX AND ANI

Currently Coveting: Zara Picks.

For anyone that has been following my blog for a while, my love of Zara is probably very obvious. Although I’m beginning to transition out of the fast fashion phase and would rather save up to splurge on more high-end, quality pieces, there’s something that always pulls me back. You just can’t beat the quality to cost ratio that Zara can provide. I always can rely on the brand to have up to the minute items that will also last in my closet for seasons to come. That being said, you can bet I always have a list of items stacked in my cart just waiting to come home…

Shop some of the items on the top of my Zara wish list for Spring right now.

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1. Braided Tote | 2. Distressed Slim Fit Boyfriend Jeans | 3. Leather Effect Jacket | 4. Off the Shoulder Dress | 5. Dress with Frilled Sleeves | 6. Sneakers | 7. Platform Wedges | 8. Cropped Jumpsuit | 9. Sweater with Balloon Sleeves

 

 

 

 

Currently Coveting: NYFW.

New York Fashion Week has come (and gone) for another season and brought with it new trends to lust over… as expected. It seems that every year the designers get more expansive in their range and as a result, there are trends at every end of the spectrum; from Western vibes at Calvin Klein to sleek cutouts and sheer layers at Proenza Schouler.

There was more velvet all over the runway, midi skirts at Carolina Herrera and J. Crew, 90’s-inspired wind suits at Public School, suiting at Zimmerman, fur bags at Kenzo and combat boots at Altuzarra — just to name some highlights.

Shop some NYFW inspired pieces below that I am currently coveting. Until next season!

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Zara Velvet Dress | Alyx Zip Up Boots | LPA The Label Crepe Pant | Storets Ruffle Blouse | Topshop Oversized Borg Jacket | LOÉIL Bag | Topshop Patent Ank Boots | CO Ruffle-Trimmed Skirt

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Layers.

 

 

 

 

 

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Well, February is here and it has come with its fair share (read: feet) of snow and freezing temps. I’m blaming it for my blogging hiatus. There’s little motivation to get up and dressed and more incentive to cuddle on the couch and binge watch Shameless. Anyway…

When it is time to get out of the house, winter dressing is all about layers and piling them on in any creative way you’d like. I chose to start with fishnets (the accessory of the season) + a culotte jumpsuit + some hefty booties + a bandana. Add a duster jacket from one of my favorite brands Vetta Capsule, and a leather one, and my look was complete. #TwoCoatsAreBetterThanOne

Shop Today at Calvin Klein

The Leopard Coat.

 

 

 

 

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Using my go-to basics as the foundation of a look is a no brainer; all that’s left is to throw on a killer coat and some boots. I’m obsessed with the high ankle style of this pair from Public Desire.

And this just in…

I’m happy to share that I am partnering with ALEX AND ANI in support of the American Cancer Society. 20% of the proceeds from the Celebrate Today bangle go to the cause. Shopping definitely feels even better when you can give back in the process. I love that ALEX AND ANI creates bracelets with a cause  and works with various organizations to help give back via it’s Charity by Design line – we need more of that in the world! To purchase and participate, shop via the link below!

Coat: Zara | Turtleneck: Zara | Jeans:BDG at Urban Outfitters | Boots: Public Desire | Celebrate Today Bangle: ALEX AND ANI

 

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