some days I like to pretend I’m pretty preppy

So I layer on every “preppy” pieces I own. But me being me, I have to add other elements. Style is a funny thing isn’t it? I still don’t quite know what to call my personal style but I do know what I love, what I will and won’t wear, and how to wear it. There are certain buzzwords thrown around on the subject “uptown meets downtown,” “romantic,” and yes “preppy.” I like to say comfortable but apparently that’s not descriptive enough.

In other news, I’m killing it with the outfit posts this week, aren’t I? This was taken earlier this week pre-Aveda haircut. The stars have to be the blazer (on sale!) and the shoes (new for spring!) which worked so perfectly together in a moment of unplanned glory.

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What I’m wearing: Banana Republic blazer; Forever 21 tee; Madewell jeans (on constant rotation); Coach flats (gifted); Kate Spade iPad case (used as a clutch); Juicy Couture necklace

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Guess what!?! It’s warming up in NYC! I know it’s like beating a non issue but I feel the need to tell everyone just how amazing it is when the city warms up. It’s been slightly schizo the past few days so it’s only natural I JUMPED at the chance to wear a springtime dress and bare legs. Yeah, that’s right. I said BARE LEGS!

Who gon’ check me boo?

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PS – your eyes do not deceive you, I cut off more of my hair so that it’s a pretty pixie and less bowl cut thingamabobby. I went to Aveda on Monday (Earth Day!) while they were attempting to break the Guinness World Record during a global cut-a-thon. Best 40 bucks spent since money went to a local charity. You can still help Aveda raise money for Earth Month by purchasing a Light the Way candle!

What I’m wearing: Juicy Couture dress; Coach sandals (gifted); Kate Spade bag (old); Prada sunglasses; bcbg watch (gifted); J. Crew bracelets; Kate Spade knot bangle

“you’re so bright!”

The sole purpose of yesterday’s outfit was to test the limits on how many shades of pink I can pull off in one outfit. What’s not pictured here is my pink hat AND beats headphones (I figure, I’d spare you). #killedit

Can we also talk about my sneakers? They’re part of the Kate Spade x Keds collection and my second pair. I can’t say no to polka dots and gingham so I ended up picking up both pairs and cannot wait to wear it all summer. They’re unbelievably comfy (doesn’t hurt the arch) and a-do-ra-ble!

After shopping my life away these past couple of weeks, I’ve instituted a strict shopping ban for the next 60 days since I really need to save. Apartment hunting has proven just how poor I am and need to save up since my budget can get approximately a half a room in NYC (not fun).

outfit details: blazer and tee: forever 21 // jeans: madewell // sneakers: kate spade x keds // bag: coach (gifted) // watch: bcbg (gifted) // sunglasses: cole haan (gifted) // necklaces: my mom’s and juicy couture

shopping my closet

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blouse: ASOS; skirt: Free People; tights: Duane Reade; shoes: Stuart Weitzman (similar); watch: BCBG Max Azria (gifted); bracelets: Juicy Couture chain link and BaubleBar

LOOKIE HERE! AN OUTFIT POST! After a hurricane, Nor’easter, and biting winds the weather in NYC has warmed up a bit (we’re talking 63°F in November) – so I had to get all dressed up, natch. A failed attempt at organizing my closet this weekend opened my eyes to the fact that I have a LOT of unworn clothes. Top that with my recent purchases, I’m swimming laps of ASOS, Zara, and J. Crew.

Case in point: this blouse from ASOS I bought in early summer prepping for Autumn (yeah you read that right). I discovered it in the back of my closet, hanging neatly with the tags on. Woman with a problem.

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Happy Monday!

a polished look

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Blazer: Juicy Couture; Dress: ASOS; Shoes: Miz Mooz (gifted); Bag and Bracelet: J. Crew
Have you ever just wanted to dress up? Not a full blown fancy dress up look, but polished and put together. Last Sunday I had a busy day of backstage interviews, fashion shows, topped off with a lovely dinner at Palma with the NARS Cosmetics team, so I decided to wear a few items that had been hiding n my closet for months (okay, and a few new pieces).

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Can you even with the back of this dress?!