Sporty Spice and Feelin’ Nice

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Fishnets Under Pants Exposed Fishnets Trend Leather Jacket Allison McNamara fashion blogger

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I know, I know–fishnets are everywhere. And I’ll be honest, they’re getting a tad overplayed. But, I shot this look back in February and didn’t have time to blog about it until now. While I am growing tired of fishies under jeans (unless they’re supper baggie tattered jeans) I’m still feeling fishnets under pants in the form of sporty slacks, tuxedo trousers and joggers. It’s this unique balance of spray and trashy / sexy that seems to work well together. 

This look is a combination of all things that I love–it’s comfortable, it’s cool, and you can really go anywhere in it. I think I actually wore this look on Super Bowl Sunday. . . 

Another thing I’ve been digging as of late is the unbuttoned button down, buttoning only the top two and letting the rest of the shirt billow free. There’s something about a peek of midriff that feminizes the outfit. It also shows off the exposed band of the fishnets, which is a fun little surprise. 

On a different note, I hope you all have been following my travels over on my Instagram! In the past two months I’ve visited NYC, London, Cuba, Dubai, Santa Barbara and Palm Springs for Coachella. To say it’s been a whirlwind is an understatement, but I’ve also grown behind on my blogging. It’s also pushed me to really evaluate what I like creating and what you guys like reading. Are you still into seeing outfit posts? Or do you enjoy areas like beauty or travel more? Or perhaps, just more of a mix? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

Top by All Saints, similar one here by Equipment

Bra by Calvin Klein

Trousers by Joie

Fishnets by Nordstrom

Shoes by Rag and Bone (on sale!)

Jacket by Rebecca Minkoff

Photos by Elaine Torres

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Shop These Military Jackets For Spring

Spring Military Jackets Trend

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Spring Military Jackets Stripe Top Mini Skirt Military Jackets Trend

I’ve always had a soft spot for the military trend. I adore the structure and status of a military jacket–clean, tailored lines, shiny gold buttons, and if you’re lucky, a shoulder pad. There’s something so undeniably chic about the military trend, which is why I am so excited to shop spring military jackets right now. Sure, you can wear them with a basic tee and jeans, but I like to get crafty with them. Recently, I styled this vintage military blazer with a lace dress and tights for an irreverent, British vibe. This go around, I made my look more spring with a long, stripe blouse (worn here) over a mini skirt with Chelsea boots. The result is this perfect hybrid of militant, school girl chic with a dash of elegance via sleek accessories. Long shirts with barely there skirts add an unexpected twist to the classic military blazer and pant uniform, don’t you think? I can’t wait to add even more spring military jackets to my wardrobe, which is why I’ve rounded up my favorites for you to shop below!

Vintage blazer, similar one here

Vintage Neiman Marcus top, similar one here

3.1 Phillip Lim mini skirt

Rag and Bone boots

Gucci bag

Ray Ban sunglasses 

Photos by Elaine Torres

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Ruffle Sleeve Tops

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You can’t deny that ruffles have been having a major moment. Whether it’s a ruffle hem, sleeve or neckline, ruffles keep popping up in unexpected places. My new fave way to wear them is on bold ruffle sleeve tops. Something about large, voluminous sleeves adds extra drama to even the most basic jeans and heel combos.

The only downfall of wearing bold ruffle sleeves is that you can’t put them into just any jacket because your arms won’t fit. My solution? A pretty tuxedo vest so that my bold ruffle sleeves can have their moment. This whole look is classic and simple–perfect for running around town for a day of meetings and events! Also–how gorgie is my bright plum Burberry lipstick? It’s the most delicious shade of rich pink. Shop my exact look below, along with more of my fave ruffle sleeve tops in the shopping gallery!

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Top by H&M, similar one here and here

Vest by Elizabeth and James

Jeans by Citizens of Humanity

Shoes by L’Oeil

Lipstick by Burberry in Bright Plum

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Shop Every Look From My Trip to Cuba!

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Take me back! I got so many of comments from you cuties on Instagram on my outfits, so I put together a comprehensive Cuba style diary of every look that I wore + items to shop! 

Cuba was such a magical experience. It’s a trip I will never forget and I strongly encourage you to go before it changes! I put together a Cuba travel guide that you should definitely check out if you’re the slightest bit interested in going there. Below–enjoy my Cuba style diary and get shopping!  😊

CUBA STYLE DIARY

Vinales White Dress

My look for a day trip to Vinales! We took an old American car there to see the caves and visit a family-owned tobacco farm. You guys were all freaking out about my 🌈 rainbow 🌈 sandals, which you can shop RN!

Sandals // Target

Dress // Urban Outfitters, similar one here

Neck Scarf // Donni Charm

Sunglasses// Ray Ban

Cuba style diary black and white check dress H&M

Cuba Style Diary Black and White Dress

Cuba style diary black and white check dress gingham hair bow

Trip highlight: cruisin’ the city in a 1949 Ford.

Dress // H&M, beautiful version here

Scarf // Vintage, shop similar one here

Shoes by H&M, similar ones here

Sunglasses// Ray Ban

Cuba Style Diary Donni Charm

It was super hot this day. We spent the day eating breakfast slowly, exploring Habana Vieja (old Havana) and picking up artisanal gifts for our friends and family.

Skirt // Donni Charm

Shoes by H&M, similar ones here

Bodysuit from American Apparel

Backpack from Tulum but similar one here

Sunnies from Sonix

Cuba Travel Diary Rooftop centro havana sunset view

Cuba style diary Who What Wear x Target dress white ruffle dress

Sunsets on our rooftop.

Dress // Who What Wear x Target

Shoes // Chinese Laundry

 

Cuba style diary pink swimsuit

Beach day at Playa Santa Maria.

Swimsuit // Target

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Our first day in Habana Vieja where we took a private walking tour through the city, (re)learning Cuba’s rich history.

Skirt // Vintage, shop similar ones here and here.

Bag // Uniqlo, similar one here

Top // James Perse

Sunglasses// Ray Ban

Cuba Travel Guide Red Dress in Cuba

Cuba Style Diary

I wanted something sweet and inspired for our visit to Hemingway’s house. Our first day and still one of my favorites.

Dress // H&M Studio, similar version here and here

Shoes // Chinese Laundry

Bag // Uniqlo, similar one here

Sunglasses // Diff Eyewear

Cuba Style Diary

Dusk in Centro Habana. 

Dress // Elizabeth and James, on sale!

Sandals // H&M, super cute option here


Did you enjoy my Cuba style diary? Let me know in the comments!

White Shirt Redux

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white shirt redux white oxford with stripe top blazer and shorts with loafers on blogger Allison McNamara

 

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white shirt redux black blazer shorts suit redhead fashion blogger Allison McNamara

white shirt redux red head fashion blogger Allison McNamara

white shirt redux redhead fashion blogger Allison McNamara

WHITE SHIRT REDUX

One of the trends I really love for spring and summer is the creative reinvention of the white button down. Or as the fashion set is calling it, the white shirt redux. For quick clarification–redux means “brought back or revival.” Now I’m not saying that white shirts ever really went anywhere, but I predict we’ll be seeing white shirts worn in a variety of new ways and morphed into unique shapes and silhouettes. You guys know by now that button ups are a staple of mine, and I’m always up for a styling challenge… especially if it involves reinventing a classic!

Designers showed button downs redone in a variety of shapes and styles, showing everything from ruffles to slashes! I got creative with one of my simple white shirts by layering it underneath an old halter top of mine. At first, I had it fully buttoned underneath the halter, but then started futzing with it and somehow ended up with this peekaboo effect that I kind of love!

In order to make this look (semi) work appropriate, I went with a mismatched shorts suit and patent loafers. Also, would you believe me if I told you I got this blue striped halter top 10 years ago when I was an intern at Rebecca Taylor?? This is why I have such a hard time getting rid of clothes!

Would you recreate this look? How do you feel about the white shirt redux trend? Let me know in the comments!

Halter Top | Rebecca Taylor    White Top | Mother    Blazer | H&M    Shorts | Monika Chang   Loafers | Zara    Bag | Mulberry   Glasses | Etnia Barcelona   Photos | Elaine Torres

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