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 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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Live In Color

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Life gets a little bit brighter when you decide to live it in color. Sounds simple, I know – but I’ve been challenging myself to have more fun with my closet and the outcome has me noticing more than just brighter skirts and pretty prints in photos. There is something to be said when it comes to your clothes affecting your mood. And in a time when neutral, white drenched photos appear to be the social rage, it’s easy to loose your sartorial personality and perspective. read more

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Spring Florals

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Spring is by far my favorite time of the year! For one, it’s my birthday (it already passed earlier in April.) And two, the world is in bloom. I love walking around my neighborhood and looking at all the different plants showing off — there are so many gorgeous flowers everywhere you turn!

This dress was just screaming for a nature shot. It’s by Walter, and I actually bought this dress back in high school (I’m shocked it still fits!) Weirdly enough, I never wore it until now — and for some reason, I never got rid of it. I’ve almost gotten rid of it about 15 times, but I paid a pretty penny for it (about $250 back in 2006 — which was a lot for a dress then!) so I always felt guilty tossing it because I shelled out so much for it in high school.  read more

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Romantic Victorian Ruffles

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I’m not sure if I’ve ever felt more… glamorous. I saw this dress and it instantly took my breath away. I’ve always been a sucker for anything lace. Add on a high low hemline, tassels, a ruffle neck, and lace-up detailing down the front and I’m basically dead. The Jetset Diaries knows how to make a good dress, that’s for sure.

I wanted to channel a Victorian feel, playing off the gorgeous, dramatic bib neck, so I decided to go with a structured, panel blazer. Something about the sharp blazer against the bohemian dress felt fresh and exciting to me. read more

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Burnt Orange Boho

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Feeling a little boho today! I recently became obsessed with this burnt orange / brown color… I love the way it compliments my hair! I think I could live in this dress from SheIn all spring. It’s light, floaty and I really adore the bell sleeves, they add a nice little ’70s touch. You should definitely head on over to SheIn to check out this dress and the other great product that they have on their site, because you get 40% off your first order plus free standard shipping!

Typically I’m not a fan of orange and back together, but I made an exception for this outfit and decided to wear my favorite black, lace up ballet flats. Also, I haven’t really taken off my new Sincerely Jules x Lionette lariat necklace, and I felt like this button-front neckline was a nice way to let the necklace have a moment. read more

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