all tee-d up

while i am still slightly shellshocked from my A&F tee days, and thus taking longer than usual to warm up to this street style look, the graphic tee is making a big comeback. while the granddaddy of the trend is this retro gucci option, worn in the first picture, there are tons of lower cost options available. the key to looking like it’s 2017 and not 1997? look for slightly boxy (never fitted!) cut, with bold simple font and a crisp white shade.

  

i love the idea of pairing one with my overalls, jean cut offs, or juxtaposed with a frilly skirt and sneakers for a “summer in the cit-ayy” kind of vibe. get the look from the last inspo below…. and check out my other favorite tee options here, here, here and here

1- bauble bar ring set

2- marc jacobs goldtone watch

3- saint laurent initial necklace

4- madewell t-shirt tank

5- gucci marmont bag

6- monica vinader fiji bracelet

7- veronica beard gingham skirt (feeling the print? see more gingham options)

8- essie polish in blanc

d.g.a.f.

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occasionally i fall in love with something so fashionably fab, before i even bring it home, i know every straight man in my life will hate it. boyfriend jeans, loud prints, fur vests, peplum tops, neon, extra baggy sweaters and maxi dresses are a few that have made this list…

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these little gems, otherwise known as a man repeller, baffle the male species and typically aren’t the most “figure flattering” silhouettes, requiring a thick skin and some serious confidence to pull it off. however, they always double check the fashion forward box, making me a happy happy happy girl. such is the case with this isabel marant esque sweater– so fluffy its almost ugly, cozy warm and completely chic. wear it with a suede skirt, some new fall polish, and a whole lot of sass. ps you can get one today for 40% off!

wear it with…

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  1. banana republic fringe sweater
  2. suede zara skirt
  3. jil sander beanie
  4. rebecca minkoff bar studs
  5. tom boy no more by essie
  6. sam edelman joey boots

one shirt, three ways

Truth: I have been trying to avoid buying clothes with prints, but failing. The reality is that my closet is chock full of color and prints (more so than neutrals) because they are just more exciting to buy, but as I’ve gotten older, again and again I pull out the same black dress. I’m not sure if it’s my age in life (to go Freud on you, I think I still associate prints, especially bright florals, with my embarrassingly awkward Lilly-filled tween days) or my impatience to wear new things and not repeat the same thing twice—and prints are easily identifiable. However, this silk Heidi Merrick cropped top has made me consider breaking my rule. The combination of the simple colors (black and white make it basically a neutral right?) makes it go with a lot—so follow along as I convince myself to wear it on a bunch of different occasions (from most dressy to least).

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#1 the spring fete– take it to the next level of dressy with a taffeta skirt and stilettos

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1. Heidi Merrick silk top

2. dance the night away (without your stomach hanging out) in a high-waisted skirt like this tibi

3. killer fringe clutch (i mean, a girl can dream right?)

4. equally amazeballs SW heels (see Jamie Chung slay in them here and you’ll inevitably find them in your shopping cart)

5. simple pearl studs in case the whole thing needs classing up a bit

#2 drinks with friends–because nothing pairs better with pinot than a crop top

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2. boxy raffia clutch to add another playful print

3. chunky neutral sandals to balance out the black

4. swap out the overplayed white jeans for a cream pair of Etro chinos–still equally comfortable, but fresh

#3 back yard bbq— silk + cutoffs? wear if you dare

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2. mix materials by pairing with black denim cutoffs (also obsessed with a silky pair from Old Navy, surprise surprise!)

3. simple Frye leather sandals keep it casual

4. my favorite red polish in the summer, Lollipop by Essie

5. im sure you’re sick of my obsession with tassels, but can’t stop won’t stop—this one by holst + lee is too good not to share (currently 20% off with code spring!)

good things come in threes

thank you marg for introducing me to my favorite flats. i ordered these puppies in three colors and haven’t looked back. they have so far been accused of being this vince pair, these classics by jenni kayne, and another pair by j.crew. best part? they are only $60 and insanely comfortable! pretty much win win.

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zara red flats

dorsay flats

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last Saturday i even swapped my typicals heels to wear them out with..Screen Shot 2015-04-12 at 2.43.24 PM

1. white silk tank

2. grey ripped skinnies

3. black iro jacket

4. gold stacked rings

5. essie “lollipop” polish

6. gold ear crawler