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Peek-A-Boo

There is no denying that skin….is, in fact, in.

Whatever

Each season, the team at the Pantone Color Institute create the Fashion Color Trend Report; an easily accessible guide to the seasons most important color trends in fashion and design.

Go Gingham

Go Gingham this summer! The checkered print is as classic as stripes or polka dots.

Tie The Knot

Since the intricate style blouse offers shape and sophistication, I decided to stay minimal when it came to styling.

A Suede Story

Suede, once thought of a material for cooler temperatures has become season-less. The delicate fabric continues to show its versatility, which has made it a well worth it investment.

Pink and Oversized

Sweatshirt:Monki|Shorts:Rag&Bone|Sneakers:Vince (older)|Necklace:J.Crew (similar)

Dino Petrocelli Photography

Pink & Oversized..two of my favorite things.

 As we sneak closer into the chillier weather most of us will be mixing pieces from both our summer and fall wardrobe. From shorts and booties, jeans and short sleeve tee’s, or as in today’s case shorts and an oversized sweatshirt…the combinations are endless…so don’t put away your summer attire just yet.

This high neck sweatshirt is a perfect transitioning piece. I love anything oversized and especially turtlenecks!! I added shorts a floral statement necklace with crystals because hey, it isn’t fall just yet!! Shop this look below:

Pretty Picnic

It's the weekend!!!

Wow, I cannot believe the summer is flying by and in a few days it will be August. It is such a short season!!! On the upside however, I will be going on vacation very soon so I have been getting ready for that, making my last few purchases. One new item I got was a camera. Knowing my photographer was not going to be around I wanted to start taking some shots on my own. No comparison to the work he does, not by a long shot. I have a lot to learn and I think I just might be in over my head but I'll get there. I have pretty much kept things only about the clothes but I figured if I am going to continue on with this venture then it's time to start opening myself up so, coming up on two years now, that will be one of things to look for. I want my followers to be able to relate to me not just what I am wearing. All suggestions gratefully accepted.

Today I kept it pretty simple, just wearing shorts and a tee but, I wanted to share my new picnic basket and blanket that I got from Joss & Main. I have wanted these items for awhile now and the price was right. I love spending the afternoon relaxing in the park and just taking in what's going on around me. Hope you enjoy!!! Have a great weekend everyone. Shop links below:

Fringe Benefits

Sweater:Soft Joie|Shorts:Joe's Jeans|Tassel Necklace:Chan Luu|Necktie:Chan Luu|Wedges:Chloe (only high sizes available)|Sunnies:Chanel

Dino Petrocelli Photography

Lightweight sweaters are the best for chilly nights and cool mornings in the summer. The fringe hem on this knit makes it perfect for layering other pieces and also gives it a little boho twist. My two major accessories today are a chiffon necktie (which can be worn multiple ways) and a beaded tassel necklace. They add a semi vintage-inspired statement to this textured sweater. Round sunnies, and pink, green, and neutral tones add just enough color to make outfit boho-chic. Shop today’s look and similar pieces below. Have a great day everyone! Thanks for stopping by today!

XOXO,

NOM

Ruffles and Dots

Blouse:Exclusive for Intermix|Shorts:Club Monaco(older low in stock,similar here)|Pumps:Jimmy Choo|Sunnies:Jimmy Choo

Dino Petrocelli Photography

Happy humpday everyone,

The sun is shining and we are in for another great day today, so I thought I would wear these shorts from last year with a great top from intermix that I fell in love with. (It is another item on sale right now). So Crisp and clean looking, yet the ruffles add a little flirty fun and paired with the polka dot in the shorts with the scalloped edge, what's left to say? I wanted to add a little sophistication so I decided on heels rather than a flat sandal to pump up my look. While they do not have this particular pattern this year, they are still available in a wide variety of colors. Just a bit of cuteness when you want shorts but also want to dress your outfit up a little. The fabric is great and so is the fit. Check out the links below, thanks for stopping by and have the best day...

XOXO

NOM

Pink Jacquard

Happy Tuesday everyone!!

I am all pink today (my favorite color!!) This is another outfit I purchased from the crazy sale happening at Intermix. Both this sweater and these shorts are now marked under $100.

This sweater is a pretty pink rib crew neck that can be worn all year and layered into any look and I paired it today with these tailored jacquard shorts. I love the charm and subtle beauty of the pattern because it is so glamorous and does not need any further embellishment (unless you want to add it of course). I have been seeing very similar pieces out for the fall and a ton of heavy and luxurious fabrics combined into both clothing and accessories. This is definitely a trend to look for. This outfit is linked below, along with other jacquard shorts and skirts with matching sweaters and pumps. Thanks for stopping by.

XOX,

NOM

Get Graphic

Starting my Monday in this cowgirl/prairie like/floral patchwork tee from Coach. I literally could not decide on which one I wanted because they are all so adorable. The bold colors are the perfect statement for summer. I went with the white because I wanted to focus on the vibrant reds, and also because I wanted to pair my red Toga boots detailed with western buckles…I thought they were a perfect match for this look. This tee is also available in grey and also in an irresistibly soft sweatshirt. 

I have on white shorts from Alice & Olivia today, but I also love the idea of red shorts (maybe with a different color shoe). For shorts on the dressier side and the perfect wide-leg trousers, Alice & Olivia is always my go to. I am mentioning the trousers because I think they would look really cool as well however, I would do a heel or wedge instead of a bootie. The other tee’s I was debating over are screen-printed with different ‘landscapes’ and are super unique. What I love most about today’s post is that all items/ similar items linked below can be mixed and matched with each other and also with several other colors.  I hope you enjoy. Have a wonderful week everyone!

'Mona Lisa'

My latest reasoning/excuse as to why I need to buy something these days is that… “I have this gut feeling it is going to sell out” (we all know that is the absolute WORST) and sometimes you just can’t take that risk!!

That was the case with both these Chloe wedges and Mona Lisa graphic tee. I was seeing these shoes all over…and I pulled one of those “no I’ll wait”…but in reality what are we ever waiting for?! It was not until I went to finally try them on at Saks and every color was sold out in my size that I realized I had to have them.  Luckily I found them online in the olive color that I have been loving (phewww) As for the top…I went back and forth for awhile wondering if I wanted to spend the money on a graphic tee and finally just went for the splurge because I thought it was too cool to pass up.

I decided to pair both with these destroyed white denim shorts. I love white denim in the spring and summer because there is something so refreshing about it. I added this canvas pouch because the fabric and tassels mesh well with the print on the front of the tee. Today’s accessories are available in many other colors and styles. I hope you find them as cool as I do. Thanks for stopping by today!! You can shop this look below:

XOXO Lauren

Petal Power

Sweater:J.Crew|Shorts:Lucca Couture(older)|Pumps:Christian Louboutin|Bag:Rebecca Minkoff

Dino Petrocelli Photography

Hello everyone,

The weather here is finally nice so I'm full on with the spring and summer looks. After hosting an evening at the Rebecca Minkoff store in Soho, which I thought went very well and it was so nice meeting everyone, I received a box with all kinds of goodies from their PR people. The necklace and iPhone purse in this picture are two of those items.  I decided to wrap the purse around my waist like a fanny pack which I think looks adorable. They come in several colors and I had been looking at them for a while so it was pretty exciting when I got it as a gift. Every time an opportunity comes my way to do something with my blog I become more and more addicted to it, it's so much fun and I am so grateful for the chance to do what I love. Thank you Rebecca and staff for your interest in me and thank you to all of my followers for taking the time out of your day to support me…it would not be possible without each and every one of you. Today's outfit is just a simple sleeveless top and a pair of shorts which have a skirt feel to them but when I add this fun necklace and the purse it just changes the whole look to eye popping cuteness. I'm loving it, and you will find you can do the same with any of your own outfits by just adding a little creativity with things you have in your closet. To keep this outfit from running on pink overload I decided to pair it with a blue denim pump to give it a little balance. Shop below:

Suited Up

Shorts Suit:Ann Taylor (older, newer version below)|Pumps:Christian Louboutin|Bag:Rebecca Minkoff

Dino Petrocelli Photography

Another week means more outfits!!

I hope everyone had an amazing weekend and that all of the moms out there had a great mother’s day.

Today’s look is a short’s suit. I find them to be professional for the work environment, yet they are also timeless and flattering for spring and summer events.  I love tailored pieces like these because they have various styling options when worn as separates. The sophisticated and feminine pieces are the perfect touch. Shop today's look below:

One and Done

Three words: One And Done.

The go to one piece is style simplified…no mixing or matching necessary. Slip into a striking jumpsuit then step out. My favorite part about wearing any style onsie is that it makes getting ready so much easier. You never have to run around searching for the perfect top or bottom. You pick out your shoes, add some jewls, and bam! You are done. You can grab your bag and out the door you go.

The romper I have on today is by Alexis. The entire line is so stunning. It has a lot going on in all the right ways as it comprises both ruffles and lace (my favorite.) Since it is a little on the dressier side I based my picks below on pieces that make a statement. I hope you enjoy.Thanks for stopping by!!

XOXO

Layered Luxe

Shorts:Rag&Bone|Boots:Joie|Vest:Alice&Olivia (older)|Fedora:Rag&Bone (similar here)

Dino Petrocelli Photography
 

Today's look is all about layering neutral pieces for a luxe look. Layering different textures of clothing is fun and chic. It allows you to wear your clothing more and more and can bring a whole new vibe to your look. Today I added sheer hosiery and a felt fedora to my favorite suede shorts and oversized faux fur vest…making this outfit very wearable for the current weather. Shop this look below:

Easy Breezy

Two Words: One Piece. An easy and must-have item for those brutal HHH days (hazy, hot and humid) as my photographer Dino Petrocelli would say. Once you find the perfect playsuit the rest of your work is easy. The one I am wearing today is by a brand called Eternal Sunshine Creations. It is very breezy and has a boho feel to it…very effortless yet still chic. For short styles like this, sandals and cute flats are an easy addition. Add your favorite sunnies and you are ready to take on the heat! 

Daisy,Daisy

Top:J.O.A|Shorts:J.O.A.|Wedges:Paul Andrew| Clutch:JCrew

Another day…another matching set. From crotchet to patterns, they never get old! The daisy-like pattern is cute and dainty and I just love the asymmetrical overlay on the shorts. It complements the summer pattern with a fluttery and petal-like element. Another way to add a touch of flair to your outfit this summer is by searching for pieces with subtle tassels…but adding them in moderation. The swishy tassel on this straw clutch and the braided wraparound ankle ties on this pair of Paul Andrew wedges add just the right amount of this trending adornment.

White Moves

Top:Alexis|Shorts:Alexis|Pumps:Rene Caovilla|Choker:Eddie Borgo

This is definitely one of my favorite outfits ever!! As much as bright colors and brilliant prints have their place in most everyone’s wardrobe, there is just something about all white that makes a statement on its own. An easy way to style an all white outfit is by investing in a matching set (like this one by Alexis). A minimal approach should never be underestimated. It may be a white on white set, however the delicate fabric of the sheer crotchet mixed with the bell half sleeves set this outfit apart from others. As for accessories, I decided to glam this look up by pairing it with leather sling-back pumps with a black Swarovski crystal contrast. 

 

Good Vibe Tribe

Happy Wednesday everyone!! We are halfway through the week…hang in there!! Today I wanted to spend some time by the pool and I figured I would get in a blog post as well seeing as how it’s been a little bit. I wanted to tell you all about a great new site http://www.shopriffraff.com all of the items are hand-picked and are a mix between southern charm and uptown chic. This is where I got this adorable sunset patchwork set!! It is so perfect for a pool or beach environment, and even to put on over your bikini. The bare shoulders cropped top and side tie shorts make you want to unwind and relax.