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pardon the silence– january was a wild ride! life in 2016 has been amazing thus far but i have barely had time to take a breath, let alone make a blog post. today’s theme (or lack there of) is all about some current covets and serious fashion dopplegangers ive discovered across my internet perusals. lets get started– shall we?

#1 with spring weather right around the corner, im in the mood for some funky cropped jeans. luckily the geniuses at rag & bone came out with a striped pair that evoke the isabel marant ones which were a celeb cult classic

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save   splurge

#2 this lace up bikini is a dead ringer for this pricier mara hoffman style. check out the new VS swim collection this year (including this and this one)– they have a bunch of new styles that are copy cats for more exclusive brands like triangl and same swim.

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save    splurge

#3 speaking of laces, there are now a bunch of great options (a, b and c) that mimic the expensive aquazurra flats myself and every other fashion blogger lusted after

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save   splurge

#4 last weekend i was in nola for mardi gras (and the baby’s 21st birthday! <3 you sek) and finally took the plunge on a pair of krewe du optic sunglasses. this brand has been getting a lot of celeb spotlight lately, so grab a pair before they get mainstream. i bit the bullet on this oyster colored pair i’ve had my eye on. on a hilarious note, all 3 of my sisters and i ended up picking the same frame shape, in different colors, despite all their other great options (like this style!) i guess a predisposition to the st louis frame was a family affair?

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save      splurge

#5 off the shoulder is going to be an even bigger trend for Spring this year– i ordered this striped version after seeing it on my favorite le catch— after eyeing a more pricey style at intermix first.

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steal    splurge

stay tuned….more to come!

dog days of summer

well hello there friends! i know its been a while, so pardon the rather scatterbrained nature of today’s post. for those of you who follow me on instagram you know ive been bopping around all sorts of places this summer (maine, montauk, santorini— not the worst vacation schedule ive ever had) and taking a siesta from the blog in favor of r&r. this weekend was my first back in the city. as amazing as this time of year is, this creature of habit has missed being home, so I’m looking forward to getting back in my routine (and blogging more!) as summer winds down. even though the posts have been sparse, you know ive been keeping an eye on all sorts of new fun things to wear with fall fashion right around the corner—stay tuned, i have some great posts coming up– but today im writing a hit list of all the random updates ive got for ya.

siesta

#1 studs. while i was in greece i debated a second piercing just to have the excuse to double up on studs. lately ive been wearing earrings the smaller the better. ones i want include this bar set by gorjana, these lightening bolts (only wear one to mix and match) and this dreamy diamond pair— swoon.

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#2 reformation— ive seen this brand a few times on pinterest but finally stepped up and ordered a dress for an upcoming wedding. i love that the premise is well made and sustainable clothes, all about quality not quantity. but the trendy nature of the line means styles on par with my favorite zara or better. bonus- they just launched a line for busty girls so now you lucky voluptuous ladies can get a better fit. im a big fan of the minimalist romper and sophisticated two piece set. chg– this off the shoulder top is screaming your name. things tend to sell out quickly so check the site often.Screen Shot 2015-08-09 at 4.29.35 PM

#3 glamglow bright mud. i discovered this new product at sephora after receiving a sample and gotta say im in love, it de-puffs your eyes and gets rid of dark bag (hello jetlag!) like nobodys biz-nass. do yourself a favor and buy some. also, in very embarrassing news, i hit sephora v.i.b. status– a solid example of my shambly life and evidence of the ridiculous amount of beauty products i can now call my own.

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#4 fresh gear. in an attempt to get my ass back into the studio at yogavida/ otherwise jump start my workout routine (too much feta!), cute workout gear might help motivate me. thinking about these printed leggings from line beyondyoga and bought a new lulu sports bra as well.

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#5 lace up flats. since they are hot hot hot in the bloggosphere, ive already wanted the aquazzura christy flats for a while (meaning i dream about them 3-6 times a week). now luckily there are all sorts of copy cat styles coming out for F/W 15 sans $700 price tag. while the awesome copy cats by zara have sold out everywhere (try these or these for an alternative) im going for a pair of the mgemi suede brezza in the meantime, worn here by hella cool girl sincerely jules.

lace up flats

thats all ive got for today…what have you lovely CPs been up to while ive been gone?!

this or that

to splurge or to save—the age old question (otherwise known as my daily angst). lately i have been on a SERIOUS shopping spree (yes, the amount where caps lock is necessary). to many of my friends im sure they are thinking “when is she not”…but spring has sprung, grass is green and new york has once again become the most social place on the planet… so the need to up my wardrobe game has felt more like an affirmative “!!!” and less of a question. luckily to help me counteract some of the impending damange, ive rounded up five look alikes at more budget friendly prices–as buddha would say, its all about balance, right?

#1 one shouldered dress. for an upcoming fete i want to try a more full skirt style–thinking of trying this one shoulder cocktail dress or a nearly identical style in blush pink

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#2 strappy nude sandals. to go with above dress, i love love love this nude aquazzura c’est chic style, worn by some of my favorite bloggerinas all around the web, but the steve madden doppelganger will have to do (especially since new york seems to be ruining all my favorite heels these days).Screen Shot 2015-04-21 at 9.20.10 PM

#3 striped crop top. i havent fully invested in the crop top trend, but may be willing to change my tune for this tie front crop top or a short sleeved one

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#4 floral maxi dress. may or may not have swooped up a low backed version but i might sell my kidney for this dreamy thakoon

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#5 flared jeans. this seasons denim is all about bringing back the flare (a move i applaud since they can make legs look long for days). sadly the last time this trend was in cycle was circa 10th grade, so i no longer fit into my high school faves–forcing me to debate the merits of a slimming dark pair by mih or getting my sea legs back with an inexpensive AEO pair

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