Fashion + Accessories

What To Wear: Apple Picking

What To Wear: Apple Picking

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Here in the Northeast, apple picking is one of the ultimate fall pastimes. While apple season is dwindling now in early October, I still can’t get enough of the fresh apple cider and apple cider donuts you find everywhere this time of year. On a crisp fall morning there’s nothing I love more than heading out for a few hours wandering the orchards, stowing the perfect apples for snacking and making pies in a big tote bag. The perfect outfit …

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 28

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 28

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This week I’ve been loving black and gold. It’s just a timeless pairing and always looks so incredibly chic. While far outside of my budget, I have to be honest and admit I’m totally loving these ridiculously funny 24k gold mustache tumblers. They would make such a fun and humorous addition to any cocktail party. Seriously. You know you want them, too. I personally love using gold as a neutral. You can work it into any outfit or decor and …

What To Wear: Fall Fashion Essentials

What To Wear: Fall Fashion Essentials

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It’s that time of year again, folks! Crisp, fall air is moving in and it’s officially time to start thinking about layering up for the colder months. To me this is the perfect uniform of sorts for fall. A great pair of boots, a colorful scarf, a cozy sweater and coffee always in hand. Of course these adorable little button earrings don’t hurt either. While I am already kind of regretting that summer is behind us, I have to say …

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 27

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 27

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I am loving chic, equestrian-inspired accessories for fall this year. Something about the mix of leather and bright gold and brass detailing makes the look so timeless while still making a fun fashion statement. Of course we all know that riding boots are a staple for me throughout the fall and winter months, and this year I’m definitely in the market for a new pair. And, hello, how pretty are these ones? What I love about this look is that …

What To Wear: Late Summer Chic

What To Wear: Late Summer Chic

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Hey, gang! Popping in a little late today, but I’ve been traveling and lost most of yesterday in the Newark airport and today I’m settling in for a fun week in Charleston with my pals at Delphine. Stay tuned here and on Instagram (@cydconverse) for little snippets of my travels. But in the meantime, let’s chat fashion, shall we? You know you want to. As we transition into fall, it’s still hot and stuffy so I’m not quite ready for …

Lovely Engagement Rings from JR Dunn

Lovely Engagement Rings from JR Dunn

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When I first hit that golden age where all of my friends were getting engaged and buying up bridal magazines quicker than I ever knew possible, time and again I found myself ogling the large glossy photos of Tacori rings that seemed to grace all the magazine. Hands down, they were the most gorgeous bits of glitter that I’d …

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 26

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 26

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Like many of you, I’m a bag girl. I love the way a great bag can transform the look of an outfit or how the right tote can make even yoga pants feel like an outfit. (You know what I’m talking about, ladies, don’t deny it!) So today it seemed only appropriate to share some of the pretty little bags and satchels that have been catching my eye lately. With bold jewel tones and great details like braided straps and …

What To Wear: A Late Summer Picnic

What To Wear: A Late Summer Picnic

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So here’s a random confession for your Thursday. I don’t wear shorts. As in, ever. I couldn’t tell you the last time I wore a pair. In the summer months you’re pretty much 100% guaranteed to find me in a skirt or a dress any time of day or night. To me they’re just so much cuter and more comfortable to wear in the hot months. That said, I think these mustard colored polka dot shorts are seriously adorable. Paired …

Help Me Pick My New Glasses from Mezzmer!

Help Me Pick My New Glasses from Mezzmer!

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Fair warning: This post contains more iPhone self-portraits than is anywhere near socially acceptable. You’ll have to forgive me this once! Yesterday I was excited to receive a little black box full of glasses from Mezzmer. I have been obsessing over Mezzmer’s stylish specs for months now. They offer incredibly fashionable frames all priced at just $99 including prescription lenses. Bonus – you can do what I did and order five pairs to try on at home to make the …

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 25

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 25

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Remember last week? When I went a little crazy and started talking about fall? Yeah, I do, too. I apologize for all that noise. But no worries! I’ve cut the crazy talk, come to my senses and I’m coming at you with a serious dose of summer lovin’ today. These colors. Can we talk about these colors? These are the colors I dream in. Seriously. Aqua, coral, a little sunshine yellow…it’s like being on a permanent vacation just by picking …

What To Wear: Summer Date Night

What To Wear: Summer Date Night

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Today we’re talking date night and in particular the perfect little red dress for a romantic dinner out with your someone special! Aside from the flirty red dress and a sheer red lip, the rest of the look is pretty neutral to keep it feeling summery. And trust me when I say, we all need a pair of nude peep toe pumps in our lives and these might just be the ones for me! I’m also loving the look of …

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 24

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 24

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Guys, I hate to admit it, but I’m starting to think about fall fashion just a touch. I know, I know. It feels way too early. But so many super cute things are popping up all over the place and it almost has me kinda-sorta looking forward to cozying up in the chillier months. This week my favorites are definitely all starting to feel a touch more fall. They’re perfect transitional pieces while the days are still hot, but the …