Boyfriends And Blazers

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Polish off a slouchy pair of boyfriend jeans with a sharp blazer and a major dose of color - your spring wardrobe has never looked so chicly comfortable. 
Spring is all about florals so embrace this feminine trend with a powerful and ever-classic piece: the blazer. 
In spring I love adding touches of unexpected color to every outfit, and shoes always serve as a great creative outlet for me to do so. 
Dainty golden layers add subtle shine. 
I'm all about creating juxtaposition in an outfit and that's why I love how boyfriend jeans and blazers look together. It's slouch meets structure, trendy meets classic, and weekend meets professional. 
Casual chic has never looked this put together. Add layers of color to make this ensemble extra springy! 
Photos by Dan Harper (thanks Dad)
[blazer: Ann Taylor, jeans: Gap, v-neck: Ann Taylor, heels: Zara, long necklace: Juicy Couture, short necklace: fine jewelry, watch: Fossil, earrings: boutique, bracelets: Stella & Dot, Ann Taylor, Alex & Ani

The coldest spring break I've ever experienced is officially over. And although I had a great time in Chicago with my family, and I'm definitely sad to see this vacay end, I am not going to miss the freezing temperatures. It feels great to be back in the South - especially with 80 degree days coming our way this week!  

This combo of boyfriends and a blazer is great for these transitional days where it's chilly in the morning and warm in the afternoon. Once the sun starts to shine, just peel off your blazer (blazers make super fashionable jackets) and you still have an effortlessly stylish look that's perfect for daytime. 

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Stripes & Brights

Monday, March 24, 2014

Stripes are my go-to pattern, I think they look so classy and polished with just about anything. Complete your striped look with gold jewelry for an extra style boost. 
These booties are a modern alternative to classic nude pumps or peep-toes. I especially love the side details. Bonus - you don't need a pedicure with these babies either! 
Get bright this spring with your accessories too. This watch is perfect for me since I wear a lot of pink. 
Candy-inspired hues are big again for spring, and I can't get enough of coral. Don't be afraid to go bold with your bottoms! 
This yellow J. Crew bracelet is such a burst of sunshine. I love how yellow looks great with every other color in the rainbow and adds a refreshing yet subtle touch to any outfit. 
Layers are great in spring and I bought this sleeveless chambray blouse from Forever21 solely for layering purposes. Because it's sleeveless I don't have to worry about a tighter sweater not fitting over it. 
Photos by Dan Harper (thanks Dad!)
[sweater: Zara, chambray blouse: Forever21, pants: Ann Taylor, heels: Gianni Bini, necklace: Ann Taylor, watch: Kate Spade, yellow bracelet: J. Crew, gold chain bracelet: Stella & Dot, earrings: Juicy Couture, purse: Coach

I'm currently home in Chicago for spring break and although it's pretty cold outside and still wreaks of winter, I wanted to wear something colorful and fun; something with the essence of spring but still warm enough to be practical. This outfit did the trick! 

Navy and white striped items are everywhere lately and I love these coral dress capris because they add some major flavor to an otherwise monochromatic look.  And aren't these booties fabulous? I could wear them with everything. My boyfriend bought them for me for Valentine's Day - he did well! 

A special thanks to my dad for taking such beautiful photos - I adore how all of these turned out! 

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Spring Jewelry Trend :: Gemstones

Thursday, March 20, 2014

It's no secret that I love jewelry, and with the arrival of spring finally here, it's a wonderful time to start accessorizing with color. A great way to do this is by wearing gemstone jewelry. 

I found an amazing company called Anjolee that lets you customize any of their beautiful designs. You get to pick the type of metal you prefer (they offer yellow gold, white gold, and platinum) and also which gemstones you would like. Some gemstone designs are even offered with diamonds! 

Below are the top design picks for spring. All of the below are available from Anjolee with your choice of the following gemstones: Amethyst, Citrine, Garnet, Peridot, Ruby, Sapphire, Tanzanite, or Topaz.

These gemstone earrings are gorgeous with the beautiful diamond halo! They will complement and add a fun splash of color to your wardrobe. 
 This multi-color gemstone bracelet design is essential for spring! It is available in either the multi-colored stones or your choice of one gemstone (choosing your birthstone is a great option).

This eternity ring provides a glamorous finishing touch to any outfit. It adds both color and subtle sparkle to complete the perfect look for any occasion.  

In addition to their gemstone designs, Anjolee also offers engagement rings, bridal sets , necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

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