OFF THE SHOULDER BLISS

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Photography by Brandon John

One of my absolute favorite trends of summer 2015 has been that off the shoulder tops are all the rage. Who doesn’t love showing off a little clavicle ;)! I found this top on nordstrom.com and bought it in two colors. I have worn it about a million times so it was worth it! I also have some more incredible news…this skirt is on super clearance at Express and is only $29! I love this look for a weekend date or even for a night out while on vacation in a beach town. I paired this look with my fave neutral heels of the moment and great costume jewelry :).

Skirt: Express Top: Nordstrom Shoes: What for Shoes Earrings and jewelry: Capelli Bag: Henri Bendel

PARIS DREAMING

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Photography by Brandon John

There are a few dresses in my life that mean something more than just being another piece of clothing to add to the closet. My wedding dress, my Nana’s old mink collared dress and now this Maje dress are among some of the pieces that mean a lot to me. I got this dress on my honeymoon in Paris with my amazing hubby Matt. I tried it on and the way Matt looked at me when I walked out of the dressing room, I just knew I had to buy it. It’s feminine and flirty but classy and elegant all at the same time. It doesn’t need much, which is why I paired it with minimal jewelry and neutral shoes :). All this reminiscing makes me want to go back to Paris!!!

Dress: Maje (Sold out) Similar styles: Bloomingdales and Asos Shoes: What For Shoes

FIT & FLARE

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Photography by Brandon John

Fit and Flare may just be my absolute favorite silhouette. It is so flattering for all body types as a cinched waist and a flared skirt defines the waist while draping over a curvy lower body…which is good for me because my hips don’t lie! I loved this geometric patterned dress by Material Girl. They have a ton of different versions of this silhouette. I paired it with a neutral heel and a white blazer for a polished look! Also, please excuse the bright red tone of my skin…I had been on a boat with friends all weekend and got a little too much sun!! It is so important to not only wear sunscreen…but REAPPLY sunscreen!!

Shoes: What For Fashion Dress: Material Girl Bag: Henri Bendel Blazer: Missguided

#JESS-UP IN JEANS & A TEE

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Photography by Brandon John

When I can’t decide what to wear, I usually go for a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. I am personally a huge fan of gap t-shirts as I refuse to spend more than $12.99 on a t-shirt and I usually replace my tees twice a year, so Gap makes this an affordable habit of mine. Also, Gap makes tall sizing which is a plus for my torso which is the longest torso in the world and basically the same length as my legs…just kidding…but not really… SO ANYWAYS….I decided to take that classic look one step further by wearing this awesome jean skirt from AG and adding a pair of heels, a blazer and a belt! This skirt is kind of pricey, but I got it last summer and I have worn it 23489574985 times so I recommend investing. The fit and quality make it an awesome investment. This look is perfect for brunch or even a casual date :)! I hope you like it!

Top: Gap/Skirt: AG Jeans /Heels: Chinese Landry /Blazer: H & M/Bag: Henri Bendel Belt: Express

PREPPY FLORALS

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Photography by Brandon John

I find that my look of the day is heavily dependent on my mood. Some days I feel like being preppy and polished and this was one of those days! I love that floral prints are huge for summer and what better way to showcase a trend than in a great pair of statement shorts! I paired this look with a sweet eyelet collared polo, a statement necklace and a great slouchy bag. Fun fact: my sunglasses were $5 at a NYC Flee Market :)! This look is perfect for a day bopping around Nantucket don’t you think?! Now I just need to go to Nantucket…

Shirt: (old) (similar): Ralph Lauren Shoes: Cole Haan Shorts (old) (similar styles): Nordstrom Bag: H & M Necklace (old) (Similar styles) Bauble Bar Bracelet: Kate Spade