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! read more

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Le Smoking Suit + Skirt

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I adore menswear. It’s timeless, so chic, and never disappoints. So I thought to myself, why not mix a smoking suit style blazer with something feminine on bottom? And so, this outfit was born. Sleek and tailored on the top, bedazzled and sparkly on the bottom, with a textured slipper for good measure. 

I got this skirt years ago from the H&M x Versace collection and TBH have never worn it. I love how I styled it here and definitely plan on repurposing this look for an upcoming holiday party. The flats make it oh-so-comy and laid-back too. Like what you see? Take a browse at my gallery below! xx read more

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Laid Back Holiday Dressing

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My favorite time of year! I adore the holiday season. I just decorated my house with tons of festive holiday decor and it makes me so happy! There are few things I love more than attending, or hosting, a holiday party. While I love getting dressed up for fancy holiday parties, I’ll be honest, most of the events I go to are a bit more laid back. So–what do you wear for a low key festive shindig?

I love mixing textures. I took a nude chiffon top with ruffles, and layered it underneath a slouchy blazer from All Saints. Undone jeans are the trend of the moment, and these jeans have been in major rotation as of late because I love how the cropped silhouette shows off a great loafer, like these velvet flats from Steve Madden! I’ve had my eye on the sold out Gucci’s, so these will have to do for right now. Texture is key to making a look rich and festive. What do you think? You can shop my entire outfit below! read more

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#TravelingPearls

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There’s really nothing quite as classic as a string of gorgeous pearls, #amiright? As Jackie O put it, “pearls are always appropriate.” I took that statement to heart, and challenged myself to style this gorgeous Elizabeth lariat necklace from Windsor Avenue in a less conventional way. 

Before I break down the look, I want to tell you guys a little bit about the traveling pearls (you can read the full story here.) Inspired by the concept of the famous “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” — only way more chic —  Olivia Hollaus, Founder and Creative Director of Windsor Avenue, selected 3 bloggers across the US to wear the same string of pearls. I was lucky enough to be chosen, alongside Holly Boyd from Make Today a Holly Day and Jacyln from Beauty and the Binky read more

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