bright white

I have been on a white blouse/top/tee buying spree in anticipation of summer weather finally heading our way. A breezy white top is not only the most versatile packing item you can throw in your bag, but also perfectly accentuates your (real or faux) vacation glow.

The new favorites I’ve nabbed so far? This eyelet zara, a square neck alc tank, an iro dupe by mango, pixie market puff sleeved perfection and a ruffled tank by Joie. Others I’m eyeing? another zara, a twist on a everyday basic, and a plunging cinq a sept. sometimes it’s best to be a blank slate! xx

hoodrat stuff

hi friends! i’ve missed ya! apparently when i wrote the last post here, i was unknowingly telling a big fat lie (eek!). i promised to get back to blogging more frequently…but truth be told, while fall is always my favorite season, the city this year has been one for the books. with such gorgeous weather, i’ve been running around every nonworking minute having as much fun as i did this summer or more. weekends have been filled with brunches/dinners (here, here and here to name a few), an oyster fest, moon taxi and zac brown concerts, lots of football, not enough runs on the west side highway, strolling around the village in the sunshine, and even a chapelle show (the. funniest. man. EVER). whew. im aware of just how ridiculous this list is—my life right now sounds TOUGH— but somebodys got to do it…

leave it to girlfriends for a kick in the pants when you need one. you can all thank CAL for the serious guilt trip this weekend on the state of the bloggerooski. i had been missing it, but the lure of doing hoodrat stuff with my friends won. Now I’m baaaack so keep your credit cards handy and tune in for exciting things to come!

first matter of business–ever since i saw morgan stewart (can we be friends?!) wearing a pair of black nike high tops paired with a leather jacket, i decided they needed a place in my closet. since moving here ive given away most of my high heels but my sneaker game has substantially expanded. high tops used to remind me of either a) an NBA baller or b) baby bop from barney; leave it to a few street style starts to take them to a whole new level and make me change my tune.

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a few of my favorite pairs:

#1 basic nike blazers— the shoe that inspired it all

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#2 joie devon sneakers

Screen Shot 2015-10-12 at 10.47.35 PM#3 classic vans hi low (at $55, you can’t beat the price–see them on me here)

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#4 the golden goose slide that rock my world– think these are similar to the ones gigi hadid is wearing above

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#5 dreamy isabel marant wedges, with an unsurprising celebrity cult following

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ill be wearing mine with leggings and skinnies, a giant cozy sweater and (possibly) a soon-to-be purchased vince cocoon coat. that’s all i got for today CPs. HOO missed me??!

maine squeeze

ok so back to the normal groove. Last weekend I took off to kennebunkport, maine with my “tour guide du nord” CHG and it was serioussslyyy ah-may-zing. While the water in New England is likely something I will never get used to (Charleston, you’ve got my heart on this) the views were spectacular, the air isn’t humid (ie frizz free hair) and you get this sort of rustic camp-y feeling. Here’s a sneak peek into my suitcase.

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off the shoulder top

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swimsuit

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simple flip flops

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shift dress

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heeled sandals

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cargo linen pants

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 turkish towel

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straw tote bag

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sunglasses

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tshirt dress

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THE best suitcase

euro trip

greetings chic peas, it’s been a while! to be honest, I have been completely uninspired with summer fashions of late. Luckily some bargains of the may-jor kind have been filling up my inbox and sending some sartorial inspa my way. For those of you who haven’t heard J.Crew is having extra 50% off sale prices today- but hurry since all the good stuff is running out in most sizes.

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Lately I have been what you call Le Fed Up (technical term) with work, in need of a vay cay, and ready to flee the country. When I saw these lace up flats  included in the sale, I instantly paired them with a poofy skirt and some cat eye shades, ready to Rome (pun intended) around the Spanish steps a la Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina. Gelato in hand? Necessity.

ballet flats

 

 

 

sabrina

 

to get a modern Sabrina look, pair with a full flouncy striped skirt and swap out the button down for a a cheeky graphic t

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tibi skirt

to accessorize top off with my favorite prada cat eye shades and a structured fendi tote

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in case you need other items to pack for your European jaunt, consider these:

Ugh-in case you need further inspiration for a transatlantic move, this major chic pea, Carin Olssen of Paris in Four Months, really did fulfill her dream of moving to paris. Living in paris? Chic. Quitting your job? Chicer. What more could a girl want. That’s all for today CPs. TGIF!