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The Perfect Summer Pant

7.17.2018

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Who says you can't work pants into your summer wardrobe? When it comes to picking out the perfect summer pant it comes down to a few key components: How lightweight is the fabric? You don't want fabrics that are too heavy or fabrics that will easily stick or cling to you. Will you have room to breathe? Wide leg tends to be the better option, especially if what you're wearing isn't linen. What is the length like? Cropped is typically better during the summer but these Sancia Violette pants are an exception thanks to the large slit in the side of the pant leg. The fact that they are lightweight, have a wide leg and have a fun full length with a detail that makes them easy to wear makes these the perfect summer pants. Also, I can wear them for work or play - which is another plus! 
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SWEATER: LOFT | PANTS: SANCIA VIOLETTE (VIA THE GEISHA HOUSE) | SANDALS: ANN TAYLOR | BAG: VAGABOND (SIMILAR) | NECKLACE: TIFFANY AND CO 

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What are your favorite summer styles when it comes to pants and shorts? 

Summer Must Have: The Basket Bag

7.10.2018


You've probably seen them everywhere. The straw tote bag that is swung around the shoulder of a girl at the farmers market, a bamboo clutch in the hands of someone at brunch or a round mini purse that can barely fit anything yet compliments an outfit oh-so-perfectly. Straw bags and bamboo clutches were around last summer but this year they seem to to be unavoidable. Any why wouldn't they be? These bags come in so many fun variations, there's a style that can work for anybody. My favorite? This orange circle straw bag from last summer. It's always my go-to!

The Half Circle Straw Bag 
The Circle Bag
The (Actual) Basket Bag
The Oversized Tote Bag
The Knitted Straw Bag
The Bamboo Bag
The Basket Bag Accessory: A Silk Scarf
The Mini Circle Crossbody Bag
Straw Bag (Pom Pom Edition)


Which style(s) will you be wearing this summer!?

Linen Sundress

7.09.2018

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Happy Monday! I always love the fresh start to a new week, don't you? We were lucky this past weekend with cooler temps but it's going to get hot once again this week. And what could be better for hot weather than linen? You all know I'm a sucker for color, but I also can't resist a LBD. This summer version of a LBD is perfect with the linen-like material, the buttons going up the front of it  and the sweetheart neckline. It's both cute and cool (literally) for hot summer days. I decided to pair my favorite straw bag with it, despite the fact that I usually avoid pairing black and orange together (hello, high school colors - don't even get me started on how I had to wear an orange cap and gown for graduation). Speaking of high school, I've actually had the sandals I'm wearing here since then! These shoes are one of the few pieces I've kept since then. Anyways, this dress is definitely going to be on repeat all summer long. What's your favorite summer piece right now?

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DRESS: LOST & FOUND BOUTIQUE (SIMILAR) | SHOES: TARGET (SIMILAR) | SUNGLASSES: LOFT | WATCH: MICHAEL KORS | PURSE: FREE PEOPLE (SIMILAR IN WHITE)

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Red, White and Gingham

7.02.2018

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Can somebody please explain to me how it's already July!? June flew by in the blink of an eye. I spent the first half of the month in France, Italy and Denmark and have settled back into my routine here in Philly. I'm excited for this four day week! I'll be spending 4th of July with a few of my closest friends and I am really looking forward to it. We are going to (well, attempt to) grill, drink wine and just chill. What are your plans for Independence Day if you're in the US? 

I wore this outfit to a Phillies game last weekend. It was a fun evening, despite the 100 degree heat and an added bonus? The Phillies won! Even though I wore this outfit to the game it could easily work as a 4th of July outfit. I love dressing up in a festive yet subtle way and I feel like this outfit does just that with the off-red top, gingham blue and white shorts and tan sandals. Do you prefer to go all in with themes or do you like a subtle festive look?
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 TOP: ANTHROPOLOGIE | SHORTS: MODCLOTH (LAST YEAR) | SANDALS: TARGET | CLUTCH: BANANA REPUBLIC (OLD) | SUNGLASSES: LOFT | WATCH: MICHAEL KORS | EARRINGS: SAKS OFF 5TH (SIMILAR)

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Crop Top and a High Waisted Skirt

5.29.2018

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One week from now I'll be walking around Paris! I can't stop thinking about my upcoming vacation. Next week we'll be making stops in Paris, Venice and Nice and I've already packed my wardrobe but I think I may have to add this one. Most of clothing for the trip consists of pinks, blues, and creams so this top and skirt combo would fit right in. Plus, this high-waisted navy skirt is such a classic piece and goes with everything. I love pairing high-waisted skirts with crop tops! I prefer to keep my belly button hidden so it's a perfect combo. What are your favorite outfit combos for summertime? 
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TOP: URBAN OUTFITTERS | SKIRT: SMAK PARLOUR (SIMILAR) | SHOES: ASOS (OLD) | PURSE: FREE PEOPLE (SOLD OUT) | SUNGLASSES: LOFT | WATCH: MICHAEL KORS 

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If you have any recommendations for Paris, Nice or Venice I would love to hear them! I've been to Paris a few times but I always love hearing about everyone's favorite places. I've never been to Nice or Venice and we don't have too much planned yet so I would love to hear what we should check out!

*Photos by Sarah
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