Summer Recap 2017

Hello my lovely readers! Our summer chapter has come to an end and fall is just around the corner. I couldn’t be more excited to throw on extra layers and pull autumn colors into my wardrobe. Before I do all that, I wanted to throw it back to a little bit of a summer outfit recap. This summer I’ve been really into floral patterns and maxi dresses. What was your go to?

I start out summer with a trip to Lavender by the Bay in Long Island. I absolutely love how this “edgy” outfit looked contrasted with the feminine lavender flowers. If you missed out on this post, I would definitely revisit this post because Lavender by the Bay is great destination to go visit if you’re ever in the North Fork of Long Island.

I always love stretching out dresses and tops into different outfits. That is why in this post I show how you can make a crop top appropriate just by simply throwing it over a dress. Now you really don’t have a reason why you can’t wear a crop top in public!

One of my favorite events that happened this summer was going to Her Conference in New York City. It was incredibly inspirational hearing from so many influential women. Since the conference, I’ve been diving into a few books. I’m half way into The Big Life by Ann Shoket and it is nearly impossible to put it down. Expect a post about it shortly.

I just graduated in May and my college has already had a reunion. A couple hundred of Siena Grads went to Saratoga Race Track and bet on horses. I talk about the reunion in my post What to Wear to a Horse Race.

My lovely cousin was married to the love of her life in August. The wedding included a beautiful ceremony, crazy dance moves, and pie. Plus, it was my first time visiting Virginia so I was over the moon about the whole experience. Fun fact: I’ve now been to 13 countries and 13 states.  If you want to check out what to wear to a barn wedding and some more wedding photos check out this post.

There is this weird giddy feeling I have when I get to break out green pants for the fall. Check out this summer outfit transitioning into fall. Plus, I’ve added some new pins to my jackets and they’re pretty cool if I say so myself.

I finally admit my height in this post. Did you know I’ve been asked how tall I am because apparently my photos make me look much taller than I am? I’m not really sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing… I’ll let you be the judge of that. So if you’re an awkward height like me, check out this post on how to make sure your maxi dress isn’t swallowing you whole.

I finally decided to let you know a little secret about me… I hate rompers. Check out some weird reasons why I have a love/hate relationship with this fashion piece.

There you have it! That is my lovely farewell to summer… bring on the sweaters and jackets!

What was your favorite look or trend this summer? Let me know in the comments down below. 

As always,

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True Life: I Mildly Hate Rompers

Hello my lovely reader! I’m definitely one of those obnoxious people who love fall. Now, I’m not a pumpkin spice girl, but I can’t say no to a good comfy sweater. With that said, here is my last outfit for the summer of 2017… hold your tears.

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I’ve never been a romper girl. I know some of you are probably punching her computer or click out of the screen as you read further… but hear me out. I drink an excessive amount of water. With that said, I pee just as much. I don’t know how you romper lovers do it. It is impossible to get out of these things! The work! It’s outrageous.

On the bright side, the amount of time that you would have taken to plan an actual outfit can be geared towards actually taking off the romper to pee. Okay, that sounds like a minor plus. I’m still skeptical though…

AE RomperMy second issue with rompers is that they’re either incredibly boring or incredible intricate. You’ll see rompers with these insane sleeves and buttons in random, unneeded places. Luckily, I found this pretty interesting but still mildly low-key romper from American Eagle. I actually decided to try on this romper because of the fun lace up detail. It might even be fun to wear the top part of this romper as a shirt and throw a pair of high waisted jeans over… that would add to my issue above though… stay tuned I might report back.

Lastly, my biggest issue with rompers is that the shorts are always impossibly short. I feel like every fashion designer went to a meeting in NYC and planned that all of the shorts have to be itty bitty. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating, but why are they all so obnoxiously short?

To get around that major issue, I decided to pair this long cardigan over it. The cardigan hits mid thigh (where the romper should be hitting) so it makes it look as if my legs are much longer.

Pictures taken in good ole’ Albany the same weekend I went to Saratoga.

I’m sorry for being a romper hater. Hopefully you’ll still love my blog. This romper has slightly changed my mind, but you’ll most likely never see another romper on this blog/my body. I could possibly see myself trying a jumpsuit in the future because it would cut out my third/main problem… we’ll see.

What do you think about rompers? Does it bother you that the shorts are always way too short or do you think they’re perfect the way they are? Let me know in the comments down below.

As always,

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How to Make a Crop Top Appropriate

Hello darling! How is your day going? This week has already been a nightmare for my hair. With the mix of the hot temperature and humanity, it looks like I’ve come out of a zombie movie. Pony tail season it is!

These pictures were actually taken in the spring time, so I wasn’t dealing with this grotesque weather. Though, these tips still apply during these hot, hot days. So let’s get to it!

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A crop top used to be this mythical piece of clothing to me. You mean people really spend full price for half the shirt? Wild. People really walk around with their stomachs just hanging out? Wowza. So, if you’ve ever thought these two questions to yourself you’re probably in the same boat as me. Though, I do admit, senior year of high school and freshman year of college I did have a slight crop top faze (if you can even call it that… I owned three crop tops). My style has long adapted into a little bit more of a “classier” look… says-that-while-taking-pictures-in-cheetah-print. Hmm.. okay, well I admit wearing a crop top and cheetah print can be rather…. bold, but it can (and will) work for you.

How to Make a Crop Top Work Appropriate

If you’re uneasy about trying out a crop top, try a lighter color. 

Picking out a lighter color is not only easier to pair with other items, but it also tones down the boldness of the crop top. If this crop top was a hot pink instead of the light blue, the vibe of this outfit would be totally different. It’s more about the harmony you’re putting into the outfit. If you’re more comfortable with yourself and wearing crop tops, then by all means wear the boldest one you can find!

As always, layering is your best friend!

Personally, I don’t like having my stomach completely out when wearing crop tops. The illusion that I’m wearing a crop top is enough for me. As a result of this, I love layering crop tops over high waisted skirts or dresses. The tie on this crop top makes it look as if I tied a normal shirt up which is why I think it adds so much to the outfit. Finding crop tops that have a little bit of flare like this one can do so much to your outfit.

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If you’re paring the crop top with a wild print like this tone it down with neutral accessories. 

This outfit could definitely get crazy in a matter of seconds. By pulling out the black in the cheetah print through my shoes, jacket, and even necklace I was able to keep symmetry in my outfit. If I threw on a purple necklace or anything that had color it wouldn’t have fit together as much as the black and white necklace. When wearing such a bold print, make sure to wear piece that compliments the print instead of taking away from it.

Lastly, if you decide to wear a crop top to work or school make sure that enough skin is covered.

Wear an oversized cardigan, longer skirt/dress, or a big jacket to make sure that the crop top is appropriate. I know some jobs and schools are more lenient and might allow midriffs to show. Personally, I don’t feel like that is appropriate for the school/work environment. So having crop tops over a higher garment adds the fun and sass while keeping it classy.

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Now I admit, wearing cheetah print and a crop top may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but my favorite part about fashion is that you get to experiment with different styles. Hopefully I gave you a little bit of an idea on how to ease yourself into one of these styles.

Let me know in the comments down below what you think of crop tops and cheetah print. I’d love to know your opinion!

As always,

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