Style

A Structured Blazer + Flowy Skirt

The other week, I popped into the Bloomingdales Soho store around the corner from my apartment. I LOVE this location and often pick up birthday/housewarming gifts for friends (their candle selection is amazing), and classic pieces for my wardrobe here. They carry all of the best brands, and everything is so well displayed. BCBGMAXAZRIA at BloomingdalesOn the 5th floor, you’ll find one of my favorite brands; BCBGMAXAZRIA. I’ve been buying BCBGMAXAZRIA since high school and I love that the quality has never changed. You can always count on their pieces to be well made, last forever, and fit like a glove. I needed a few new classic pieces and ended up getting this gorgeous black midi skirt, chic black crop top, and elegant white blazer. The black midi skirt will pair well with everything from T-shirts, to tanks, and white button downs in the coming months. FYI if you’re in between sizes, size down! I love that it’s lined, so it’s not too sheer like many silk skirts. This crop top can easily be tucked into high waisted trousers for a night out, or event. And this white blazer is legit the PERFECT white blazer if you’re in need of one. The material doesn’t wrinkle (which is a HUGE plus), and the gold buttons on the sleeve really elevate it. I found the size small to be ideal on me! Chic Pieces For SpringA few other BCBGMAXAZRIA pieces from Bloomingdales that I have my eye on are…this hot pink blazer (SWOON), this little white dress (so gorg for girls night out!), this light pink sweater crop top (would look fab with these white trousers…), this beige silk belted trench coat (does this not have my name written all over it?), this simple v-neck bodysuit cami, this pink cropped sweater (on major sale for under $60), and this super flattering black blouse for any occasion. Styling Studio at BloomingdalesOne of the things that impressed me the most about the Bloomingdales Soho store is their styling studio on the 5th floor. It’s basically a spacious living room where you can try on anything at anytime (while your shopping partner relaxes – Thomas loved the oversized chairs!), and get the help of a trusted stylist if you want it. It’s quiet, peaceful, and the lighting is SO good (this is key, am I right?!) I was able to lay out all of my options, and really compare/contrast them. Not feel rushed, and make smart decisions on my purchases. See what else I’m loving from BCBGMAXAZRIA at Bloomingdales below!
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Light Layers For Spring

It definitely feels like SPRING! I’ve been able to ditch my winter coats for the last 3 days and let me tell you, it’s been absolutely glorious. I feel like I’ve been weighed down by a heavy coat for the past 4 months!!! Instead of coats, I’ve been reaching for light trenches and safari/military inspired jackets like this one. I’ve always LOVED a military style jacket for spring and summer – and this one from Walmart’s Fashion section is a welcome addition to my closet. Military Jacket For SpringThis green military jacket is so versatile and can be worn with everything from jeans and a T, or a sundress. It looks really pretty specifically with a white linen dress, or even a floral bohemian dress. It’s a really great piece to travel with if you don’t want to carry a big coat. The one I’m wearing is the perfect shade of green that flatters any skin tone, currently under $28 and available exclusively at Walmart Fashion. It’s not overly boxy. And I love that it has small drawstrings on the inside if you want to cinch it even more. I found that it ran pretty true to size. FYI I typically like to wear my jackets a bit looser because it gives off a more relaxed look. White Distressed JeansThe relaxed cut of these jeans is ideal. They’re an ankle boot cut style. The material has just a touch of stretch to them so they’re not stiff. They’re a medium waist, and the distressed detail is subtle making them cool, but not too edgy! I really like them in the medium light denim wash too. Knit Sweater TankThis tank is EVERYTHING. I ordered a second one from Walmart just to have as a backup because I know I’m going to be wearing it nonstop. It’s LUX, gorgeous, and soooooo perfect in every way – truly. It feels dreamy on (I’m wearing a small here), and comes in a rich champagne/beige sheen color. The material is a tight knit material so it’s thicker than a simple cotton tank, and can be worn to a formal event if need be. I’ve already tried it on with a black trouser and white blazer, black silk mid skirt, high waisted skinny jean and leather jacket, and pencil skirt. Trust me, you need this tank! PS it’s only $6. Affordable Staple Pieces for SpringA few other pieces I’m loving from Walmart Fashion’s trend section are this black faux leather jacket (feels so soft and you’d never guess that it was only $40) and this stretchy knit black pencil skirt that looks adorable with a plain white T and sandals for everyday. I’d also wear it with a crop top for a night out! Shop these pieces, as well as my entire outfit below!
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My Favorite Handbags

Over the years, I’ve owned and sold several handbags. I wanted to share my all time favorites with you (and why) in case you’re thinking of adding any of these to your collection! Designers I Love There have been a few designers I’ve gravitated to over the years because of their classic, quality styles. Those are Chanel, Hermes, Fendi, Meli Melo, Staud, M2Malletier, Hunting Season, Celine and Bottega Veneta. Whether it’s a vintage, pre-owned, or brand new bag – I always look for a few things. Color (neutral almost every time), leather quality (this is crucial for me), and timeless design (I’m not into super trendy bags.) When I buy a bag, it’s because I’ve been thinking about it for a long time and feel that I’ll wear it for at least 5+ years – even better if I can see myself wearing it forever! My Favorite Handbags Chanel “Classic” in size Medium This bag will never go out of style and continues to appreciate in value. Since 2010, it’s more than doubled in price! Both of mine are in the caviar leather which is more textured and doesn’t scratch, versus the lambskin which is soft and prone to scratches. My black Chanel is from 2010 and still looks BRAND NEW! Hermes “Kelly” in size 35 This is one of my all time favorites. It’s a major splurge, but 100% worth it, since it’s a bag I’ll have forever. I have two – one in Courchevel leather which is slightly textured, and one in Togo leather which is a thicker grain and soft. Both are pretty scratch resistant (Togo more so.) Bottega Veneta “The Pouch” If I like a bag, I tend to buy it in multiple colors. I have the Bottega Pouch in the smooth cammello and woven plaster color. While this is a very trendy/in bag right now, I actually feel like it’s not going to go out of style because it’s such a simple, classic design that will always look good with an outfit. I wear both clutches all the time and am so happy with them both! Fendi “Peekaboo” This bag is so elegant. It now comes in several colors, sizes and textures. I recently sold my medium size Peekaboo in dark brown because I had worn it a TON, and felt that the dark brown shade made it a bit hard to mix with spring/summer looks. I now have my eye on this light tan mini Peekaboo which is TO DIE FOR! Add a fabulous scarf around the handle or one of the signature Fendi straps… and yes yes yes. This may be my next bag. Also love it in this interlaced pattern! Bonus it comes with a crossbody strap which is SO convenient and held up beautifully (the one I had still looked new after 5+ years.) Hunting Season “Tote” This is such a classic bag and great if you’re not wanting a designer bag. It’s so simple and refined. I just found THIS ONE which is SO affordable and in the prettiest woven material for spring/summer – snap it up quick! These bags sell out fast. There are several shapes and sizes, but the one I own is a medium which is still quite small. The small size is WAY too small FYI. Besides the Tote style, the only other style of theirs I like is this one. Celine “Box” While I don’t own this bag, I’ve ALWAYS had my eye on it and hope to own it someday. In which color is real the kicker!!! This style has been in their collection for decades for a reason. I love the way it looks worn crossbody over a chunky winter coat – so chic. Staud “Moreau” woven bag Staud is a relatively new handbag designer that’s really taken the industry by storm. Their leathers are such high quality, styles are modern and playful, and the price points are incredibly reasonable. Out of all their bags, the Moreau woven one is in my opinion the best. I wear it ALL summer long – it looks so cute with sundresses or jeans and T. It holds a lot, and is great for travel (I put a scarf over the contents of my bag since it is open.) I just found this one in light tan for 60% off which I am debating on getting! M2Malletier “Fleur du Mal” I own this bag in the clutch and Fleur du Mal style. I wear it when I have a special event to go to, on date night, or when I don’t want to overpower whatever outfit I’m wearing. It’s sleek and modern – and adds a nice edge to any look. Meli Melo “Santina” and “Thela” These bags last forever – and still look brand new despite me wearing them nonstop for years. They’re a great price point, made of genuine Italian leather, and the subtle design makes them classic bags that will never go out of style. Mango “Satchel” Sadly this faux croc style is sold out and from several seasons ago, but I had to include it because it’s a bag I constantly reach for in the fall/winter! It was under $60 and looks like it could easily be a $1000 bag! They have a few other croc bags on the site right now, and I also love this Mark Cross one which has a similar feel. It comes in this color way which would be ideal for the upcoming season. Aerin “Weekender” This is the PERFECT everyday or travel bag. I love the mini size in Sand. It’s been on my wishlist for a while, and would look amazing with a colorful scarf tied around the handles in the summer! Etsy straw tote If you’re looking for the perfect straw tote for farmer’s market runs, summer vacations, or even just decoration – this is the best one. I have 3 and always get a ton of questions every time I wear it. I love that it comes with both a long and short strap – so versatile! Shop them below! Don’t even get me started on my favorite clutches! That will have to be a whole other blog post ;) What are some of your favorite bags? Which bag is on your wish list? What’s a bag you’ve had for years and love? Do share! xx
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Shopbop Sale

I always look forward to the Shopbop sale and wanted to share a few things that really stood out to me! I love that they have this sale right as spring rolls around. Get up to 25% off with code SPRING. Here are my must-haves and picks from the Shopbop sale! Shopbop Sale Picks Gold hoop earringsThese gold hoops come in 3 sizes are all so affordable + chic. White SneakersIf you’re looking for a classic pair of white sneakers, these fit the bill. Colorful pink button downI rarely wear color, but if I was going to I’d wear this gorgeous hot pink linen button down with a white pencil skirt or white jeans! Neutral heeled sandalThese are THE perfect kitten heel sandals for spring/summer. I have them and love them. Black turtleneck bodysuitThis bodysuit never goes on sale – and it’s the BEST black turtleneck around. Silk lace camisoleI have these in every color – they’re amazing and go with everything. Boho dressWhat a perfect dress for spring or an upcoming vacation! Also love this white lace one. White silk blouseClassic, elegant and can easily be dressed up or down. BEST bra replacementThank me later – these nip covers are life changing!!! My favorite dark grey skinny jeansSO flattering on, stretchy, and make your butt look BOMB. I own 3 pairs of these in various washes! Shop the rest of my picks below!
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