Bohemian Fall Dresses

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I’ve been on a brown, boho kick as of late. Perhaps it’s the way warm brown tones compliment my hair…whatever the case may be, I can’t seem to get enough of gorgeous boho dresses. This one is from H&M and it’s only $20! You can shop this exact dress below. I can’t tell you how many compliments I received in this dress. I love the color palette and the pattern rift off of a typical paisley print. I also love the hidden ruffle details and the high neckline, two trends that are very current right now. read more

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Red Hot Weekend

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I’m heading into the long weekend with a bright red dress in tow! I think we can all agree that 3 day weekends are awesome, and are one of the reasons why summer is so special. There’s nothing quite like a weekend staycation at a destination close enough to drive to, but far enough to feel like a mini vacate. I’m not quite sure where the weekend will take me yet… but one thing’s for sure –  I’m definitely in need of a little R&R.  read more

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Raw Edge Hats and Perpetual June Gloom

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June gloom is in full effect,  but I’m not letting it stop me from wearing flirty summer dresses. Blue is the hue of the season, and I’m working it into my wardrobe with this printed powder blue dress.

A Venice beach day calls for an easy dress I can slip on and look polished. Currently (aka always) I’m into styling sweet pieces with items that have a bit more edge, so I added on a tiny string choker and a raw edge straw hat to made the outfit feel less prim and proper. Fact: this little string choker one served as the draw string closer to a fancy shoe bag, but it’s now living a second life as a key piece of jewelry currently in my rotation… after all, I’m all about a simple DIY at the end of the day.  read more

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Scarves, Stripes, and All My Favorite French Things

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Something about this outfit feels part art teacher, part French student. For those of you who don’t know, I studied at the Sorbonne in Paris in 2008. If you’re a regular reader, this is old news. But for those of you who are reading my site for the first time, my love for France runs deep. I fell in love with the country when I studied French and Journalism abroad in Paris back in college. I had the privilege of living in the most beautiful Maison in the left bank – on a quaint street in the 5th called Rue Amyo right behind the Pantheon. I’m often reminded by my days in Paris. I have a gorgeous, old map of the city hanging in the living room that I bought at a yard sale across the street from my old apartment for a measly $30, that turned out to be the best $30 I’ve ever spent. I love French directors, like Goddard, and French foods, like croissants, and wine, and cheese (which according to my doctor I am no longer able to have.) France in the 1920s is my favorite decade of choice — Ernest Hemingway (my fav) and the rest of the greats roamed the streets drinking wine and writing literary magic… read more

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Ruffles on Ruffles

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When I saw that ruffles were going to be big this season via a few of my favorite designers, I was skeptical. Sure, I like a little ruffle here and there, but to think that I’m currently mixing two ruffled pieces?  I would have never predicted this! And the cool part is that every designer showed ruffles differently — think Michael Kors, Jason Wu, Zimmerman, Lanvin — which allows for tons of interpretations and reiterations of the trend. My favorite pieces were at Zimmerman. read more

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