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Fashion Friday: Not So Basic

Please tell me I'm not the only one who thinks basic outfits can be so wonderful if done correctly. 
Skinny jeans, big sweaters, neutrals, flowy everything.... What's not to love?

Happy weekend!

Loren Hope Clara Earrings

After arm parties, statements necklaces became the new jewelry trend... and after that, statement earrings.

I am a huge fan of statement jewelry and accessorizing to make a basic outfit extravagant. Buuut, I don't usually incorporate that into my own wardrobe... I don't wear statement necklaces, I rarely put on more than two bangles or bracelets, and I never change out of my big pearl earrings unless I'm not going to wear anything. I wouldn't call myself simplistic, I've just never splurged on jewelry before to try any of these trends!

Oh, but when I fell upon the Loren Hope Clara Earrings, I sort of changed my mind. p-e-r-f-e-c-t-i-o-n-!

clara earrings

Only one problem: which color do I choose?!

What do you think of statement earrings / the Clara earrings? Which color would you pick?

PS- Stayed tuned for more outfit posts next week!

Collab Post 2: Cable Knit Sweater

Who doesn't love a good cable knit? They're probably the most comfortable, cozy things in the world! I dressed mine up here for a fun, going-out type look...

Tuesday Trends: Sparkle Clusters

j. crew // prada // j. crew

I have glitter in my veins, I'm sparkle obsessed, and I am most definitely crushing on this new trend! I don't know exactly what to call it, but sparkle clusters seems pretty good to me because that's exactly what's going on here... isn't a little sparkle here and there {literally} what every glitter girl dreams of?


PS- Another outfit post coming tomorrow!

Collab Post 1: Black Skirt

There are an infinite number of ways to style a black skirt. I think this style especially is so versatile because the flowy look makes it easy to dress up, down, with silver, gold, and everything in between. Black skirts can work for all seasons but are such a wonderful fall staple because it pairs well with neutrals and fall tones. 

Tory Burch's Beauty Line

How pretty is everything from Tory Buch's new beauty line?! I'm dying to smell her first fragrance, described as, "Feminine and tomboy. Easy and polished. Floral peony and tuberose blend with crisp citrus notes of grapefruit and neroli — anchored by earthy vetiver." The new scent, noted with Neroli, Grapefruit, Cassis, Bergamot, Peony, Tuberose, Jasmine Sambac, Vetiver, and Sandalwood most likely smells divine and I'm dying to get my hands on it!


Sunshine Award

Happy Saturday! Katelyn from Seersucker and Stripes nominated me for the Sunshine award, and today I am going to answer her questions!

1. What is your most used piece of technology (phone, computer, camera, etc.)? Definitely my iPhone!
2. If you could change one thing about your appearance what would it be? Haha I totally want abs.
3. What always has to be at your desk for you to work? I guess a pencil...
4. What fall trend are you loving right now? (mine's camo print!) Hmm... I'm not super into trends, I usually just do my own thing, but I'm really liking those pieces with the glitter clusters!
5. Who's your blogging bestie? Caroline is my IRL blogging bestie, but Gracey, Sloane, and Chloe are definitely on the list!
6. If you could change where you grew up, where would you change it to? I grew up in Chicago, so I guess that isn't too bad, but if I had to change it, I would have liked to grow up on the Upper East side, duh!
7. What was the best thing about your childhood? My Burberry jean jacket, let's be honest.
8. What's your current favorite tv show? I don't really watch TV but my all time faves are Gossip Girl and Vampire Diaries.
9. What is your must have makeup item? My Tarte mascara
10. What is something that you hoard, that you definitely do not need? I don't really hoard anything...

I hope you all thought this was fun!

Upcoming Collaboration

I am so excited to announce a collaboration I am doing with one of my fabulous blogger friends, Gracey, from Stripes and Peonies! We are featuring four of our fall staples and styling them all next week, so be sure to stay tuned for some fabulous outfit posts!

Happy weekend!

Fall Colors

EEP! It's almost riding boot season! This outfit is only a few weeks away from being publicly acceptable, but I couldn't wait to share with you all how I'm going to incorporate fall colors into my wardrobe!

Quilted Jacket

A fall staple is of course, none other than a quilted jacket. I'm looking for a new one but I just can't seem to decide with all of these pretty options to choose from...

quilted jackets

C. Wonder // J. Crew // Burberry {black} or {navy}

Naturally, I think I'm leaning towards the J.Crew option. I'm a sucker for the classic corduroy collar, and that red is really eye-catching. Buuut, this Barbour option is cute, too, and I can't resist elbow patches or that nova check!

Help me choose!

Jenna Lyons' Brooklyn Townhouse

In November, 2011, Jenna Lyons sold her knockout townhouse for $4 million. Honestly, I want to see her house now (in Tribeca) because the last one was just on another level...

Ahh, swoon!


I'm dying to get a pair of white sneaks... Whether they are converse or superga, I just love the style and the laid-back look. Who says white can't be worn after labor day?


Current Obsessions

current obsessions

An extremely fun, chic sweater, funky studs, classic suede booties and an adorable little navy dress... What more could a girl want?


Outfit Post

No, I'm not lying, I've actually taken the time to do another outfit post! I almost forgot how fun these are...

3 Ways To Make It Feel Like Fall

The season to wear white is officially over and in order to get out of our transition time funk, I wanted to share 3 ways to make it feel officially like fall! Although the weather hasn't changed too much, I can sense the new season right around the corner and I am so excited about it! Who doesn't love fall!?

1: Have a drink // The fall drinks are back at Starbucks and I can't wait to order a pumpkin spice latte! They really do make it feel like fall... I recommend them!

2: Pack the brights // Sadly, it's time to put away the Lilly until next year and start opting for neutrals. But hey, change is good!

3: Try a new scent // Fall is practically defined by it's smell. Try a pumpkin or fall leaves scented air freshener or room spray to get you in the spirit! My math teacher's room smells like pumpkin and leaves sort of and every time i go into her room I'm immediately put into a good mood! Not to mention, math is my favorite!

How do you welcome fall?


This past weekend was one of the busiest few days I've had in a long time. After school on Friday I didn't have practice so I went to a friend's house and then slept over at another friends house. The next day the fab four {jBm, eJm, oMa, and I} headed to Chicago and didn't get back until 3 AM for another sleepover!

eJm and I "city hopping"

Lunch at Neiman's

Kate Spade and Tory Burch tweed jackets

pretty details in the Nordstrom wedding department

We went a little crazy trying on 20-something dresses for homecoming

At 11 PM we got a late dinner of appetizers to share at Luxbar

And of course we couldn't resist the lemon berry cheesecake!

Midnight shot of Oak Street

And Sprinkles cupcakes {from the ATM!!!} at a very late hour after our cheesecake and before the ride home :)

How was your weekend?

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day and happy September, all! This should be a fun month considering homecoming is coming up fast {more details on that to come!}, fall weather is right around the corner, and football games are fully underway.

August and October are my two favorite months meaning that I love September quite a bit, and I can't wait to see what this month brings us!

After a crazy busy {yet extremely fun} weekend, today is spent catching up on homework, projects, blogging, and sleep! {Going to bed at 3 am 3 days in a row really does something to you!}

Have a fabulous Labor Day, week, and month of September!