Anything But Ordinary

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Hello Pretties! Something about this outfit make me feel tres sophisticated. But in the quirky Aunt sort of way–you know what I mean? The person in your life who is unapologetically odd, enjoys trying out bold accessories, and doesn’t shy away from something that’s a little off the beaten path. 

I’m in the midst of a personal life + style evolution. Aesthetically for my blog, I’m in the process of redesigning it to be more user friendly and share more content here on the main page, allowing you to peruse more of my content that get’s lost after a week in my main feature slider. On a personal style note, I’m trying to foster my inner love for the weirder side of fashion, because I think that’s what sets me apart in this super saturated blogger industry. Sure, I love a Chanel boy bag and off-the-shoulder dresses from Revolve just as much as the next girl, but I’m looking to challenge myself to share innovative outfit inspiration that you can’t find elsewhere. 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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Currently Craving: Stripe Dresses

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How many of these guys have I worn lately? Too many, but I’m OK with that. Who doesn’t love a stripe dress moment? The real stunners of this look are the silk, peach scarf (which I first wore here) and the super high, “I Dream of Genie” ponytail with a piece of hair wrapped around it. I love this hair style for hot summer days when you want your hair out of your face, but don’t want to feel fully naked with a bun. Chic, simple and great for a few days old hair.
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Boho Meets Ladylike

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I love restyling things in my wardrobe. I bought this burnt orange, gauzey midi dress awhile ago as a cover up for a vacation. Sure, it’s a little see through, but that didn’t stop me from styling it for a day of meetings around town.

Exposed boudoir is a trend we’ve seen for awhile, so instead of wearing nude undergarments, I decided to go bold and wear black. The trick to making a more bohemian piece – like this midi dress – work beyond the beach is to pair it with structured items. I went with this gray coat that I can’t seem to take off, elevated suede heels, and a structured, vintage bag. read more

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