Posts tagged outfit
VERY COZY

after several days of really cold temperatures, i’m ready to trade in my everyday leather boots for a snakeskin pair. nothing personal (i adore those boots) i’m just searching for little ways to brighten up these winter days. you feel me? whenever i feel like i’m wearing the same sweaters every week, i will play with different accessories like bold earrings, or an unexpected purse to switch things up. lately i’ve been on the hunt for a pair of snakeskin boots, a fresh alternative to leopard, and a print i don’t own too much of. these loeffler randall boots are v. luxurious — i would pair them with something more casual like a textured, oversized knit, simple straight jeans and chunky gold earrings. so cute for work or out to sunday brunch.

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POOL DAY / A DAY ABOUT TOWN

my philosophy for my summer wardrobe is based around utility. it was 95 degrees last week and let's be honest, it's hard to think in that kind of weather, so getting dressed needs to be a literal breeze. my favorite pieces are those that i can (and want to) wear over and over again. i look for items that can be dressed up or down depending on my mood or activity, AND I WANT TO BE ABLE TO THROW something TOGETHER WITHOUT MUCH THOUGHT OR PLANNING -- AKA classic silhouettes that can be mixed and matched easily. basically i stick to a uniform made out of BREEZY fabrics and cute accessories, and i try to wear as many stripes as humanly possible. THIS LOOK IS COMPRISED OF PIECES THAT CHECK ALL OF THOSE BOXES: THE LINEN SKIRT IS SUCH A VERSATILE BASIC, THE STRIPED SUIT CAN TOTALLY DOUBLE AS AN CHIC TOP IF NEEDED, AND THOSE LEOPARD SLIDES GO WITH...PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING.

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striped swimsuit   /   pool towel   /   linen skirt   /   leopard slides   /   circle bag   /   straw hat

cat eye acetate sunglasses   /   nail polish in "gold lion"   /   red lip tint (with spf 30)   /   matisse magazine


WHY THIS WORKS / MIXING LARGE AND SMALL PRINTS

happy friday! i'm back with another edition of my why this works series! -- an attempt to break down crazy print combinations that shouldn't go together, and share my favorite tricks behind why they do.

so let's talk about this gal's outfit: i was immediately drawn to her amazing people-print coat for obvious reasons -- good colors, classic shape, teddy texture, seriously cool pattern. this outfit is also great example of why pairing a large scale print with a smaller style will always look good. there are so many ways you can wear this coat, but instead of throwing on a white dress or jeans (although both would look amazing) consider something unexpected: a long yellow dress covered in dainty florals with a quirky striped basket clutch for example. the trick is playing with scale -- a large print will naturally steal your eye's focus allowing the smaller print to blend into the background. i always look for similar or complementary colors and a distinct difference in pattern size to make sure everything feels cohesive.

scroll down for more print mixing secrets hiding in this outfit!

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+ this coat has a classic shape which helps this loud print feel not so loud -- stick to silhouettes you know and feel comfortable in.

long simple layers create a long and lean look that won't compete with head to toe pattern mixing.

+ when using two different pattern sizes in one look, be mindful of color and difference in size

+ pay attention to content -- florals are a pattern neutral and are easy to mix with trendier prints like the one found on this coat. 

+ don't shy away from playing with accessories in clashing prints (especially bags or shoes!), it's a low commitment way to experiment. 

+ when wearing a lot of patterns you need a place for your eye to rest. i like to stick with simple makeup and hair, like a fresh face and a low bun.

 

original photo / via we what wear


STRIPED SWEATER DRESS

there has been a familiar chill in the air here in Boston this week, giving me alllll the fall feels. so, it feels only right to introduce you to my first official fall purchase: the sweater dress. i stumbled upon this little number at Artizia while crossing through the Pru. after ohhing and ahhing, but ultimately leaving empty handed, i couldn't get it out of my head. this particular sweater dress has that ideal slouchy shape -- you know, effortless with extra long sleeves -- and the colors are perfect for the cooler months. i can't wait to pair this with leopard mules (what else?), or with leggings and ankle boots for a more casual feel. 

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sweater dress from Aritzia   |   leopard mules from Club Monaco   |   black vegan leather backpack from Artizia  
wavy hair clip from Madewell   |   Stockholm city guide from Need Supply Co


HAPPY FOURTH

popping in to say Happy Fourth of July!! how is June already over? but seriously.

i've had quite the busy month both at work, and at home, and time seems to be flying. we're knee deep into our kitchen renovation, which has made life a little bit more complicated (i.e. washing dishes), but i can't wait to share the finished product -- hopefully at the end of this month. 

i recently bought the dress version of this Sandro star top and these gold satin sandals from Zara -- both were sale finds. i thought that together they created the perfect look for celebrating Independence Day, especially with a little denim thrown in. we're keeping it low key with bbq-ing and soaking in the sunshine among friends, exactly what this outfit was made for! how are you celebrating?

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star top from Sandro   //   denim shorts from Re/Done   //   satin slides from Zara (similar)
 vacation pouch from Madewell   //   retro sunglasses from Saint Laurent 


GET THE LOOK / PARISIAN IT GIRL

this outfit is something i would wear out in the city: running errands, shopping or meeting friends for lunch. i am really on board with the frayed edge denim, and love how they look with sleek booties. don't even get me started on that fluffy polka dot jacket -- as you know i've got fuzzy outerwear on my mind -- it's perfection! scroll down for details on how to get this look:

get the look / Parisian It Girl
 

GET THE LOOK

spotted faux fur coat by Marc Jacobs  /  classic navy turtleneck from Neiman Marcus  /  frayed edge jeans from H&M  /  wave spray by Ouai  /  boy brow by Glossier  /  leather booties from Zara

 

inspiration photo via


WHAT TO WEAR ON VALENTINE'S DAY
valentine's day outfit @themissprints

happy valentine's day! i wanted to share this fun date night look -- with pink hearts, ruffles and tassels, it felt like a dream outfit to wear out with your love while celebrating love. after all, there's nothing more perfect than hearts and pink on pink for valentine's day. we haven't decided what we want to do yet, but since it's a Tuesday and it has been freezing and quite snowy here in Boston (aka: not a good time for shoes that are not duck boots), we will most likely opt to lay low. i still might wear the rest of this outfit though.
 

Chinti and Parker sweater  |  Loeffler Randall lace-up sandal  |  J.Crew skirt  |  card from Catbird


MY BOYFRIEND'S JACKET
forever 21 utility jacket | @themissprints

since my boyfriend rarely shops for himself, i always try to grab him a little something for his closet a when i find myself in the men's section. i swear i had good intentions when i bought this military-inspired jacket from Forever 21, but ended up wanting to wear it...all the time.

maybe we could share!? 

luckily for me, the utility jacket i picked wasn't really his style (too many bells and whistles i suppose). i'm considering this as my new spring coat -- it goes with everything!


wearing: Forever 21 jacket (men's)  //  Banana Republic tee  //  GAP trousers  //  slippers via TJ Maxx  //  Cuyana tote