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Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Celebrate Mom with 20% off your Anthropologie purchase this weekend!

Friday, May 12, 2017

As many of you had hoped, Anthropologie has launched a promotion in time for Mother's Day -- take 20% off your purchase! Use the code WOWMOM at checkout. If you're still stumped on gifts for Mom, might I suggest a few things?

I always try to look for gifts to relax Mom, as being a Mom can be stressful at times! Unless your mother is scent-averse, she'd likely enjoy the Lavami Coffee Body Scrub ($17), Supermood Beauty Sleep Sweet Pillow Scent ($43) to help her sleep and Vitruvi Aromatherapy Mist ($24) to wake her up; the cute sayings on the Fictions Hand Cream ($22) to use or adorn the bathroom; the Fressko Flask ($45) to keep her teas hot and her rums cold or the Jardiniere Infuser Water Bottle ($34) for her favorite flavored waters.

If she's the sentimental type, a monogrammed something might touch her heart. For flashier moms the Pave Monogram Necklace ($48) should be cute; for more classic moms stick with the Delicate Monogram Necklace ($38) or the Monogram Pendant Necklace ($38). Not a jewelry fan? How about a mug then, such as the Monogram Mug ($8) or the Petal Palette Monogram Mug ($10)?

If your Mother's Day shopping is already done, you may be wondering what to get for you this weekend. I invite you to check out my newest favorites from Anthro, and their latest sale markdowns too. I'm wearing one of my latest Anthropologie finds in today's outfit of the day post, located just below this one!

OOTD: The Only Way I Know How

NOTE: Anthropologie is offering 20% off your purchase this weekend! Post coming a little later today.

I hardly ever wear camo. It's not really my thing. But then along came this prettiest one I'd ever seen with tones of perfect plums, greens and tans, and I suddenly I was convinced to make it mine. But how does one style such a tough, masculine piece -- even one like this with softer hues? It has to be done with cute compliments I believe...it's the only way I know how...

Making outfit composition simple: Spring Layering

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

My favorite style aesthetic is 'preppy chic,' which means combining classic cuts and timeless pieces
with a trendy item or two and modern, updated colors. Read more about this style below.
Buy the pieces: Jacket | Dress (sold out, simliar 1, 2, 3) | Shoes (also 1, 2, 3, 4) | Clutch
Necklace (similar) | Bracelets 1, 2, 3

There are so many things I love about living in New York City! Having four distinct seasons has to be near the top of that list; as a fashionista, it lends me plenty of opportunities to add to my closet to suit the weather!

Spring in New York City is a mix of cool days, unbearably humid days, warm and pleasant days, and downright rainy and cold days. What does this all mean? Layering! Layering is on my simple pleasures in life. I love taking a look at the  weather and figuring out what kind of outfit to put together to suit my myriad of needs, from surviving the various temperature ranges on my walk/bike/subway to work to the office (where it seems either the heat or A/C must be cranked at all times) to not melting during my lunch break or walk home, when it is often quite warm and sunny.

My outfit above, via my Instagram, is a perfect example of typical Spring layering for me. I follow very simple color and layering formulas for my outfits -- in this case, green + gold + white in a lighter and heavier layer for a warm Spring day. The look starts with a feminine dress and classic jewelry, then layers over it with a modern military jacket (mixing hard and soft elements), and rounds the look out with trendy preppy accessories in the shoes and clutch. A jacket that is slightly shorter in length than the dress is an incredibly flattering cut that makes my legs look even longer, and has a slimming effect overall.

In this post I will be discussing my formulas for layering, how to pick colors that go together and when an outfit becomes too much. By the end hopefully you will feel like a layering genius! Additionally, wherever possible I have re-used pieces from outfit to outfit to show that it's not about how much you own, it's about how you style it!

The pretty new arrivals at Anthropologie, and the WTF

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Anthropologie's new arrivals section is overflowing with tons and tons (and tons) of new stuff! While it's fun to dig for buried treasure that can get a little overwhelming, so I've dug up some of the prettiest and highest-rated goodies to discuss in this post...as well as some of the alarmingly strange stuff to ponder.

Delights await inside, like the perfectly-rated Kalila Floral Dress ($168, above)...

Examining the Boden Icons collection

Boden recently unveiled its Icons collection, a small capsule of limited-edition pieces meant to inspire closet envy with their beautiful materials and prints. The teaser page certainly had me drooling over pieces like the Margot Midi Dress ($420, above)!

Do these pieces look as luxe as their pricetags in person? Do they fit like regular Boden items? Find out, inside...

Giveaway Time! Enter to win a $700 Nordstrom Gift Card

Monday, May 8, 2017

Now…it’s time for a fabulous giveaway!
I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers
to give YOU a chance to win:
a $700 Nordstrom Gift Card, just in time for some spring shopping!
Simply enter inside by completing the Rafflecopter.
You’ll receive one entry per completion.
This giveaway is open internationally and runs until 5/22.
Winner will be announced in the Rafflecopter form. Good Luck!

UPDATE: I have removed myself from direct involvement with this giveaway, however the form remains inside so you can still enter if you like!!

Happy Monday! I've teamed up with 25 other bloggers to give away a gift card to a store that's really been impressing me recently, Nordstrom! Although this contest is in no way affiliated with Nordstrom we bloggers picked this store because of all the cute stuff they have right now. Inside, some picks for what I'd use the gift card towards if I won, and the entry form.

Good luck to all!!

Anthropologie's sale is now an extra 30% off!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

If you've been holding back on Anthropologie sale purchases, now is the time to open the floodgates -- Anthropologie sale is now an extra 30% off! I am using this promo to pick up the Lace-Trimmed Cami (now $40 + 30% off, above) in both colors.

Inside, more picks from sale...

Those shoes you're seeing everywhere

Saturday, May 6, 2017

I finally caved and got the Adidas Superstars for myself after seeing them everywhere!

It's funny how each season it seems like there are a few items that I see everywhere. In retailers' catalogs. On my fellow bloggers. All around me walking around the city. It can't be coincidence, can it? There must be something wonderful about these items to see them again and again.

In this post, I'm examining some of the cute pairs of Spring and Summer shoes I'm seeing all over...

OOTD: Lighter than air

Friday, May 5, 2017

Serious question: Is there anything a ruffle can't do? From bringing good cheer to dressing up an otherwise standard top, ruffles were made to please. Those who are sick of ruffles will need to step to the left -- my love affair with these beauties knows no end.

My closet gets more beautiful with some Club Monaco in it!!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Ready for warm-weather fun in the Sinthea Dress ($329) and Loeffler Randall's Suede Luz ($395).
This dress is fully lined -- a rarity these days! And it looks amazing on.

What store is making my closet the prettiest right now? The answer has to be Club Monaco, whose fantastic Spring 2017 and early Summer 2017 lines have the perfect amount light, airy, breezy flow and pops of color. Every store visit has led to me falling in love with a few items, and try-ons never let me down here. Beautiful designs, gorgeous prints and fabulous materials all await me each time I go in or order online.

You might say I have a clothing crush on Club Monaco right now. Inside, what I'm drawing little hearts around right now and what's already come home with me...

What's good on sale at Anthropologie...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

We're waking up to new markdowns at Anthropologie, and along with recent sale items there's a great crop of warm-weather goodies to shop at discounted prices.

Inside, what's good on sale...

Give your denim a Spring refresh with 20% off!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Mother's Looker Mid-Rise Crop Jeans (now $167) are especially cute in blush,
and the shirt/jacket shown here is one of my Spring favorites (on me here).

There are some jean trends I'm enjoying this year, from the return of embroidery (which was popular when I was a tot, I can still remember my bejeweled pocket jeans with flowers down the sides!) to distressed denim and colorful denim. There are some trends I don't get at all, from frayed hems to fringed hems to hems of different lengths in the front and back.

But no matter how you take your denim, you can take it all 20% off right now at Anthropologie. With three pages to churn through the selection is a bit overwhelming so I've narrowed down the picks to the most promising inside. Of course the pair that was probably the most popular, these Pilcro Floral Embroidered Mid-Rise Ankle Jeans (now $119) sold out online. There is a similar but pricier pair from Citizens of Humanity, or I'm sure the Pilcros are still in-stock in some stores.

At the moment, I can barely pull on comfy sweats after running my first half-marathon in over a year yesterday! But I can still pick 'em. Inside, the good stuff that's 20% off....