Pom poms galore

Pom poms galore

 
  
  
[Outfit Details: Dress: J.Crew; Hat: Banana Republic; Shoes: Joe’s Jeans]

I would consider my style mostly classic, aside for my fondness for certain fabrics and patterns. Embroidery, and playful pom poms are like the rainbow sprinkles that I can’t resist adding to my soft-serve cone.

I wore this outfit to an outdoor concert and firework display, one of my favorite nights so far this summer.

Here are a few similar items available right now (Most are on sale too!): 1, 2, 3, and the J.Crew Factory dress and top version of what I’m wearing.

Cape Girl

Cape Girl

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[Outfit Details: Shirt: Ralph Lauren; Pants: Ann Taylor; Loafers: Ann Klein (thanks for the inspo, Mom!); Bag: gifted from my Grandma]

My vacation look while in Cape Cod (ahem, yes another vacation), was a little bit borrowed from my familial roots as well as a homage to the local New England spirit.

Where else can you wear obnoxiously loud plaid oxfords, and feel completely unironic, especially with a two-toned loafer? I rest my case. I also took style inspiration from my Grandma, who is the picture of class, and brought along her straw bag.

More photos from my trip to the Boston and Cape Cod area coming up in a hot minute.

Ocean blue

Ocean blue

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blog 3[Outfit Details: Shirt: Vintage (from a trip to London), Linen Pants: J.Crew, Sandals: Loeffler Randall]

My little love summer keeps leading me to the brightest, most saturated outfits I can scrounge up from my closet. I don’t think anything looks better with a summer tan. This bright blue makes me so happy, and these linen pants were a recent snag with all the crazy J.Crew sales  of late (If you haven’t checked it out, I’d advise you leave this post post haste).

This looks feels a little playful, a whole lot of comfy, and mostly just me. Hopefully everyone is getting into that summer rhythm and savoring the days of (semi sweaty I’ll admit it) bare arms and sandals.

Fall, please stay away. XO, Steeped in style.

To the sea

To the sea

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Image[Outfit Details: Dress: Gap (super old, similar here, and here); Panama Hat: J.Crew; Sandals: Target]

Oh my love of the sand and sea. Any chance I get in the summer to get down to the ocean is one that I take without question. It’s so refreshing to just sit and let the stress and worry peel away with each roll of the ocean.

The look is clean, simple, and fancy-free. I like it, I’ll probably wear it again, and I make no apologies for that. I’ve literally been stalking every store in the NYC area for a summer hat that fits my head. Apparently I’m a L/XL, so I was happy to find something that fit the bill at my ever trusty, J.Crew. On another note, I find myself continually stocking up on summer sandals at Target–I literally told myself I would look for leather alternatives, but I fell victim once again to another pair that is so basic, sooo comfortable, and if it’s worn after a summer, I truly won’t care. I am forever a Target loyalist.

Hopefully you all have plans to unwind, and restore this weekend. It’s going to be a big one (4th, I’m looking at you!)

[Be on the lookout for some vacation specific content coming soon #SIStakesatrip]

Working for the weekend

Working for the weekend

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[Outfit Details: Shorts: J.Crew; Top: J.Crew (Love these similar options — 1, 2) ; Necklaces: F21 (1, 2); Sandals: Target (old); Bag: Made in London]

Oh, the blissful weekend. How we think, and dream about you all Monday-Friday. For me this translates into thinking of the ideal weekend outfit. Plotting, scheming, and dreaming.  In summer, I literally could wear embroidered tunics every day and be the happiest of girls. There is something so free, and cheerful about them– the essence I want to embody and exude. Throw on some classic shorts and a leather sandal and bag, and there’s my vibe.

I’ve never been one to layer necklaces but when shopping I instantly thought of these two pieces together, have to love places like F21 where the accessories aisle is so expansive that you have the capacity to always bulk up your jewelry collection.

So, what are you all up to (and wearing) this weekend?

New favorite dress

New favorite dress

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blog 6 [Outfit Details: Dress: Madewell; Belt: J.Crew (old, similar); Shoes: Madewell (similar)]

This dress. Love at first sight. One of those moments, where you turn the page of the look-book and you gasp. As if that item is a composite of all the unique details you crave (perforation, eyelet, white, slip dress, wow) Please tell me someone else out there has a similar reaction at times … I admit it’s a bit dramatic, but also rewarding when you find clothes that you feel that drawn to.

There’s something simple and so summer-esque about a white dress for this time of the year; especially when I know I’ll be wearing this number allll over this year.

How about you all? What outfit are you deeming worthy enough to be in your seasonal rotation for S/S ’14? Spill.

The sweet spot

The sweet spot

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Image[The Details: Top: Urban Outfitters (old), Skirt: T.J Maxx (old), Heels: Zara, Necklace: Urban Outfitters, Bracelets: Old Navy (old) thrifted, random]

I think everyone should have a few solid outfit silhouettes that they feel 100% confident in. For me, this sometimes looks like a high-waisted pencil (ish) skirt, some ankle strap heels, and a loose shirt with a half-tuck. Comfortable, fool proof – your personal sweet spot.

I also got a little kick out of pairing this super fem, delicate skirt with a baggier, casual tee. What can I say, the unexpected always keeps things interesting.

Hope ya’ll are enjoying your week! xo

Up & Down

Up & Down

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[All The Details: Top: F21, Skirt: Gap, Sandals: ASOS, Necklaces: Urban Outfitters, Bracelets: J.Crew, F21, Vintage]

Throw up your hands, your hair, and your expectations for the rest of the summer. Here’s to more unexpected joys and pleasures for the rest of this beloved season.

[Note: perhaps for the next few scorching weeks, your should throw your hair up. Here’s a great tutorial for the top knot]

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Stay cool, friends!

High Heat

High Heat

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[Lots of love for the Brooklyn bridge]

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[Welcome to Manhattan!]

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[The Details: Chambray blouse: Madewell, Shorts: H&M (old), Shoes: Converse, Headscarf: Vintage, Nails: Revlon Spirit]

OH MY LANTA, this heat that ensued this weekend. Let me advise you not to attempt to cross the Brooklyn Bridge for a leisurely sightseeing tour, but to instead, stick it out with fun activities within an AC’d building. Needless to say, I had a successful jaunt with the above combination of airy chambray, and a headscarf to keep the hair out of my eyes, and with the help of a hair-tie, off my neck.

Now to get through the rest of this week without melting on the sidewalks …

The cat is back

The cat is back

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[The Details: Blouse: Target, Pants: J.Crew, Sandals: Zara, Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Necklaces: Thrifted, F21]

This may be my third article of leopard print from J.Crew … but who’s counting? When you find something that functions as a basic, but isn’t boring – you work it into your wardrobe! Maybe you’re more of a floral gal, or have a plethora of stripes, whatever it is, stick with what you’re naturally inclined to and make it part of your signature.

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Hope everyone’s having a great week – we’re more than halfway done!