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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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#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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#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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#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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#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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stay tuned….more to come!

santorini blue

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in anticipation of my upcoming trip to santorini in 8 weeks (yay! more on this subject to come) my mind is preoccupied with all things blue and white. first, a little inspiration— isn’t OP the epitome of a greek isle goddess in this pic?!

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for warm days spent on the beach with a good book- this one piece

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topped off with an easy embroidered shift

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or an equally appealing lem lem maxi (on sale!)

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i plan to channel my girl OP in this frilly flounced set 
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and go vespa riding in a linen tunic paired with crisp white shorts

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for dinners dining under the stars, a funky printed peter pilotto shift (very erica pelosini approved)

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worn with a rustic pair of lace up sandals (worn by fellow blogger Stefanie here)—bonus, these look way more expensive than their whopping $24 price tag— but like any good bargain, they’re selling out fast, order a pair soon!Screen Shot 2015-05-31 at 5.40.05 PM

top off your toes with a fresh neutral pedi

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ward off evening chill with this gauze cashmere scarf

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and pack my gear, away and back in the states, in this boxy blue tote (very tom ford-esque don’t ya think?)

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now who’s ready to go with me?!