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A floral dress is a staple in most wardrobes, and it’s so easy to see why! It’s timeless, effortless, and is the perfect pallet the add your personal flare. When adding a go-to piece, like a floral dress, to your closet it’s important to notice what details set it apart and make it special. The sleeve detail definitely sets this dress apart. Feel free to push your fashion envelope when you find those affordable pieces. What makes a staple piece special for you?

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Floral Midi Dress, Einii – $39
Black Block Heels, model’s own
Earrings, Alexandra Scarlett – $125
Necklace, Alexandra Scarlett – $215

Thanks to Esther for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images.

Stroll in Bloom

Florals are a timeless and playful pattern that compliments nearly every occasion in every season. Finding a floral piece in your wardrobe that you love and that fits your mood is a great starting point in curating an outfit. So, you grab your floral piece and notice the fabrics and the colors. The kind of fabric usually gives you a clue what occasion it will fit best and what weather it is best suited for. Also, notice the different colors of the flowers and from there you can find other pieces to add to it. We decided to pair a casual light blue v-neck with these trousers which goes nicely with the blue in the flowers. We wanted the red in the pattern to stand out, but a red or pink shirt would also go beautifully. Let the floral print do the talking and allow your accessories and other pieces to compliment it without distracting from it. We thought a neutral shoe and bag would help complete this look – these heels from Dolce Vita are truly perfect with any outfit and they certainly complete this look effortlessly.

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Malibu V-Neck Shirt, F4M – $30
High Rise Floral Trousers, Sadie & Sage – $60
“Roman” Heels, Dolce Vita – $136
“Pendulum” Earrings, Alexandra Scarlett – $110
Handcrafted Woven Tote Bag, Luz Collection – $48

Thanks to Hannah for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images.

Bad Kitty

The white t-shirt & jeans. This combo may be the most beloved in all of street style history. It seems like whenever we come across an accessory, piece of outerwear, or shoe that seems too outlandish to wear outside of a Fashion Week Runway, our go-to is to always try it with a t-shirt and pair of jeans. This practical pairing seems to make anything more realistic and approachable like magic. Maybe there was some subtle eyerolls there, and it’s okay, we get it! With such an accommodating outfit as the white tee/jeans, there does run the risk of it getting monotonous. But don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater! (Yikes, that phrase is intense) I just mean, before you swear off of the white tee/jeans look entirely, try adding some personal flare. It’s a great canvas, all it needs is some personal creativity! No need for couture – just a colorful neck scarf or layering piece can elevate this classic staple into something a bit more individualized.

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Bad Kittys Top, F4M – $38
Lace-hem Skinny, Just Panmaco – $90
Tie-Waist Jacket, Current Air – $87
“Lily” Shoes, NY Shoes – $46
Earrings, NY Jewelry – $16
Spring Bloom Wallet, Orla Kiely – $81

Thanks to Esther for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images.

Jet Set

There’s just somethin’ about Summer that makes wanna hit the open road! Maybe it’s the clear skies and great weather that gets your mind wandering during your work day. Whether you’re a frequent flyer or a stay-cation expert, having that perfect go-to dress that suits any destination is a must have for this travel season. As you begin packing, we recommend bringing a piece that lends itself to layering (as weather can be unpredictable!), is a clean pallet to go with whatever accessories you can bring, is made of a fabric that doesn’t wrinkle easily or hold onto all of those interesting travel smells, and is a classic shape and silhouette. This dress from Adeline is such a nice option! The pleats and sleeve detail make it special enough for a trip out of town, but is comfortable and effortless so it lends itself perfectly to wherever you find your sense of curiosity taking you! Bon Voyage!

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Cotton Striped Dress, Adeline – $44
“Pandora” Heels, Chelsea Crew – $64
Earrings, NY Jewelry – $12

Thanks to Ruby for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images.

Set Up

It’s no secret: we LOVE sets! Maybe you’ll remember this wonderfully tropical two-piece set from the summer. Now we have a more weather appropriate sweater set that can easily take you from running errands to a nice dinner out without much restyling. Toss on your favorite, go-to sneakers with this look for the day, and when the evening rolls around add some tights and black booties and you’re ready! For added warmth, you could easily layer a chambray or flannel shirt underneath to add some additional color and interest to this look. If you love a sweater dress but also desire flexibility, this sweater set would be perfect. Wear these two pieces together, or combine them with your well-loved winter essentials and you are good to go! Also, quick moment of silent reverence for this velvet, embroidered bag from Johnny Was. Such a luscious and functional piece, we are beyond obsessed.

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Turtleneck Sweater, Levis – $248
Sweater Skirt, Levis – $198
Velvet Tote Bag, Johnny Was – $189
Bobble Necklace, NY Jewelry – $24

Thanks to Chase for modeling, Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images, and Fleetwoods for the perfect backdrop.

Bending the Rules

Let’s be honest – the fun and creativity of fashion and self-expression can kind of get pushed aside by “rules” you hear about as your brought up. Things like: you cant wear white after Labor Day (where did that rule even come from?!), or you cant wear black and brown together, or this body shape can only wear this silhouette. These parameters probably originated with good intentions, but at this point we are ready to leave those in the past! No matter what the season, you shouldn’t feel obligated to banish some shades to the back of the closet. Pastel shades are a typically-found Spring and Summertime staple, but why not in winter? Winter white is a thing, after all! This beautiful lilac coat is the perfect winter jacket that isn’t your typical darker color shade. Everything around you may say to Go Dark this Winter, but don’t feel like you have to if those lilacs and pale yellows and creams are calling your name! Fashion rules are meant to be broken!

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Blossom High Neck Top, Just Female – $123
Belvedere Slim Jean in “Tuscany”, Fidelity – $204
Sette Wool Coat, Just Female – $290
“Oprah” Mary Jane Heels, Chelsea Crew – $58

Thanks to Sara Jane for modeling, Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images, and Fleetwoods for the perfect backdrop.

Take My Hand

We are so excited to have a double feature this week on the blog! You hear words thrown around like “dressing up” and “formal” and “events” – and while we all may use these words interchangeably, they have very different meanings for each individual. There is no cookie-cutter way to dress. While it is respectful to dress according to all specific instructions presented by those putting on a certain event, when its left open-ended we hope you will feel inspired to truly be YOU even when dressing more formal than usual. These looks below, while certainly not black-tie formal, are still elevated looks with two very different aesthetics. This red plaid coat from Vilagallo is a great combination of masculine silhouettes and fabrics, with true feminine details (the lining of this coat has the sweetest illustrations!) Worn with a button-down and straight leg denim from Levis, we are definitely playing up menswear with this look. On the other hand, lace and velvet is quintessential feminine formality and we have shown that with a new, modern flare. This high-neck lace detail blouse is perfect for layering or standing out on its own. These wintertime fabrics make a statement all their own without any effort. Above all else, we hope you will stay true to yourself for all of your formal holiday events this year!

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Chase’s Look
Modern 1-pocket top, Levis – $69
501 Skinny, Levis – $98
Red plaid coat, Vilagallo – $253
“Cassius” booties, Dolce Vita – $160

Sara Jane’s Look
Lace Top, By Timo – $113
Knit Legging, RD Style – $60
“Liza” heels, Chelsea Crew – $64
Gold hoop earrings, NY Jewelry – $12

Thanks to Chase and Sara Jane for modeling, Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images, and Fleetwoods for the perfect backdrop.