Fashion + Accessories

What To Wear: Stars and Stripes

What To Wear: Stars and Stripes

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With the 4th of July coming up next week, it’s definitely time to chat about a little patriotic fashion. While I don’t necessarily condone donning stars and stripes head to toe, I am absolutely an enthusiastic advocate of busting out a little red, white and blue for your July 4th celebrations! I usually like to pair a navy sundress or maxi with a great striped scarf, but this year I’m also loving the idea of pairing a swingy striped tank …

What To Wear: Summer Picnics

What To Wear: Summer Picnics

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This morning I was taking a look at the schedule for the upcoming weekend and realized we have no fewer than four picnics and barbecues to attend. You’ve gotta love summer for that one! Once the weather is nice, people just love firing up the grill and celebrating everything from the average Saturday to the biggest of life’s occasions outdoors. I don’t know about you but we have a lot of weekends this summer where our days are double or …

Six Pretty Wedding Hair and Makeup Looks

Six Pretty Wedding Hair and Makeup Looks

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This weekend I’m so excited to be playing bridesmaid alongside one of my very best friends as she gets married! She’s going to make the most beautiful bride and I’m so honored to be a part of the celebration. Bonus! She’s actually marrying one of my very handsome cousins so this weekend is going to be truly special. Of course, as we ladies tend to do, we’ve been talking about hair and makeup on the regular lately as we head …

Shop By Color: Bold Cobalt

Shop By Color: Bold Cobalt

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With the final countdown on to the start of Memorial Day weekend and with it the unofficial start of summer, I’m loving everything cobalt blue at the moment. Cobalt has long been one of my favorite colors, but I especially love it for summer. Paired with crisp white or tropical aqua, it’s kind of like the perfect summer color for entertaining and for your wardrobe in my book. These are some of the pieces I’m loving right now and would …

Inspired By: A Giant Bouquet

Inspired By: A Giant Bouquet

Have you guys seen this gorgeous giant bouquet? I’ve found myself staring at it off and one now for a couple of weeks because it’s just that lovely. And besides, it has me feeling all kinds of excited about spring!  (Because, you know, it’s finally creeping into the 40s this week so I have hopes that spring may actually show up sometime between now and summer.) Drawing inspiration from Brittni’s fabulous floral creation and the outfit Kelly (her model for …

Pretty for Spring: Glitter Nails

Pretty for Spring: Glitter Nails

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Approximately 100% of the time you’ll find me sporting bare nails. Between crafting, working with power tools and, as of late, painting what feels like around the clock, I’ve kind of resigned myself to the fact that my nails just aren’t cut out to look pretty. Also, I have freakishly long fingers and sometimes I feel like nail polish makes me look like a drag queen. (Which is kind of awesome in it’s own right, only not really when you’re …

Shop By Color: Radiant Orchid

Shop By Color: Radiant Orchid

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Ever since lamenting about how Radiant Orchid is very definitely not my favorite color, I have to admit that it’s totally growing on me. Especially as we head into spring months, it feels like such an easy way to add a little pop of color to your home or to your outfit. If you’re like me and you’re not so sure about this color just yet, try wearing it as a cute cotton tank to freshen up your workout gear. …

What To Wear: Welcome Spring

What To Wear: Welcome Spring

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It’s the first day of spring – hooray! As excited as I am that winter is at least technically out the door, I have to admit that today isn’t feeling spring-like around these parts. It’s cold, gray and spitting snow. So I’ve resigned myself to the fact that spring dresses are still a ways off, but that doesn’t mean I can’t welcome spring with hopes of sunshine and pretty floral-printed scarves and cute flats in the meantime. If it’s feeling …

What To Wear: Surviving a Blizzard

What To Wear: Surviving a Blizzard

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Well, guys. We survived! Three days and more than four feet of snow later, the first official blizzard of 2014 is in the books. I’ve spent much of today doing the post-blizzard clean up. Shoveling the walk and stairs, trying to unbury my car. All the good stuff. If you’ve never been through a real all-out blizzard, I have a few survival tips for you today. First up, have a sense of humor. Your plans are going to be derailed, …

Three Ways: Leather for Fall

Three Ways: Leather for Fall

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There’s no denying that leather is a huge trend in fashion this fall. (Or faux leather if you want to keep it animal-friendly!) I find myself loving the way a cool leather jacket can edge up an outfit, without putting off that biker vibe I know known of us are after. Pair it with a really feminine dress and a pair of boots and the look is just so fun. Or top tailored leather pants with a bright colorblock sweater …

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 43

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 43

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I can’t even believe I’m about to type this, but guess what? Starting next Friday, we’re talking holiday gift guides! Yeah. That happened insanely fast for me, too. I hear ya. Pretty much that means that I’m going to be cranking the Christmas music anytime now, because I’m that girl. But in the meantime, I figured it was worth indulging in one more dose of Friday window shopping before we turn all our attention to gift buying and stocking stuffing. …

What To Wear: Sweater Weather

What To Wear: Sweater Weather

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Guys, it’s officially sweater weather in Upstate New York this week! We went from zipping right along with incredibly unseasonable warmth and sunshine (I’m talking lows 80s as of just a couple weekends ago) to a heavy flurry of sleet and snowflakes yesterday. While there’s no snow sitting on the ground just yet, I’ve definitely been grabbing for sweaters and boots all week long. So in an ode to sweater weather, today we’re taking one awesome colorblock sweater (with the …