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Showing posts with label Simple Retro. Show all posts
 I wore this a few weeks ago to attend a blogger dinner at Eli's Tavern in Milford. I didn't want to wear jeans so I decided to wear my fun Proenza Schouler printed pants! I love these but I always style them the same way, black on top and some sort of heel. I think next time I'll pair them with my knitted tank sweater and some flats for a more dressed down look! And, although this outfit has lots of designer pieces, they were bought resale or on discount. The only full price item here are my sunglasses which were a vacation splurge.

Lydia and I tried multiple locations for these photos before the dinner so you get a mix of backgrounds to enjoy, ha ha.

Top c/o Simple Retro, Printed Pants: Proenza Schouler Black & White Graphic Print Pants (Yoox), Sandals: Lanvin studded leather 'City' sandal (The RealReal), Sunglasses: Gucci

Here are some photos from Eli's. If you go the Gypsy Chicken is reaaaally good!!

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Do you have an item of clothing that you love but don't wear often because of the lack of clothing that really goes with it? For me it's these shorts. I try to find new ways to wear them but it's hard. In the past I've worn them with a blue knitted sweater tank, black v-neck sweater, and purple double v-neck sweater. I was going to wear them with a blue tank top this time but it was too similar to a past outfit so I went with this crop top instead.  They're also hard to style the way I want because I like to show off the awesome high waist and most of my shirts are longer and don't look right tucked in.

Crop Top: Simple Retro (Amazon), Tweed Colorblock Shorts: Proenza Schouler (Roundabout), Heels: Manolo Blahnik (Roundabout), Bag c/o Orox Leather Co 'Merces Petite Saddle', Sunglasses: Chanel, Necklace: House of Harlow 1960 'Five Station Blackened Arrowhead'

Last Sunday Lydia hosted an event at Athleta in Greenwich to help fashionable ladies get fit in style! I don't exactly work out (I take walks with my Mom when it's warm out) but I went to check out their offerings and to support her! They had quite a few cute pieces and bathing suits. But I resisted and walked out with nothing.

This is my last post for two weeks because on Sunday I'm headed off to...ITALY!!!! WOOO! I'll be back to regular posting on May 22nd, but in the meantime stay tuned to my Instagram for snaps!

Top c/o Simple Retro, Printed Pants: Proenza Schouler (Yoox), Mules: BCBGeneration 'Beverly' (Saks Off 5th at Clinton Crossing), Bag: Chanel Classic 2.55 Double Flap (Madison Avenue Couture), Sunglasses: Chanel, R2D2 Necklace c/o Kohl's

This particular throwback needed a MAJOR update. The original, while a good concept, did not work. The jeans were too baggy and the boots did nothing to help that fact. And since this sweater is an extra large I needed everything else to be form-fitting to offset the oversized look up top. I also don't have the original jeans or boots anymore. (I might have the jeans saved in a box because they were one of my first designer buys after seeing that Emma Watson loved the brand, haha) I wore this a couple weekends ago to see Beauty and the Beast with two friends.

Sweater: Tahari (TJ Maxx), Tee: Simple Retro, Jeans: J Brand c/o Marshalls, Boots: Audrey Brooke 'Mirie' (DSW), Sunglasses: Chanel (bought in Greece)

The Original: Sweater: Tahari (TJ Maxx), Jeans: Sass & Bide (eBay), Boots: Vintage (eBay

This isn't exactly the outfit I had in mind but I forgot to grab my purple sweater before leaving the house and was stuck using one of my mom's to get a similar effect. It's okay but my sweater was a darker shade with a few hints of black.  Still, I like that it's time to start layering with light sweater. Plus, we're getting into the weather where it's okay to wear booties with a skirt or shorts! It only lasts for a couple weeks and some people think it looks dumb, but I love it! I also love this jungle print skirt by Carven. I don't wear it nearly as much as I should.

Sweater: Mom's, Top c/o Simple Retro, Skirt: Carven (Net-a-Porter), Boots: 3.1 Phillip Lim 'Peggy' (Barney's Warehouse), Necklace: Grandma's

Another hot Summer day, another pair of shorts. And who doesn't love a nice black and white leopard print? Added a bit of gold to the outfit with accessories to jazz it up a little bit more. Look out for Aruba posts next week! :)

Top c/o Simple Retro, Shorts: Zara, Sandals: Isola c/o Marshalls, Necklace: bought in Greece

I made a purchase this month that I almost instantly regretted. I saw an amazing dress on Ashley of SideSmileStyle's instagram and HAD to have it. So I scoured the internet and found it on Poshmark. It was a size medium so I took a chance and unfortunately it is a little big in some spots and tight in others. The colors aren't exactly what I was expecting either, they're a little brighter. Maybe it will grow on me.

Sadly I spent a TON of money on travel related things this month so July has to be a no-shop month, except on my vacation. First, I renewed my annual pass for Universal Orlando. Second I bought tickets to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London, which means I'm going to London for New Years - WOO! AND a friend and I will be going to see JK Rowling & Eddie Redmayne talk at Carnegie Hall in November before seeing Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them (a week before the movie actually comes out!) Such a bad girl! But that's what I have my "vacation" savings for! I save every month and withdraw when I need to. A good system! :)

THE (modified) RULES
  1. Be mindful of purchases 
  2. Quality over quantity
  3. Basics are best

  1. Saint Laurent Silk Patchwork Blouse ($350 via eBay, xmas money, $2390+ retail)
  2. Free People Jax Patched Skinny Jean ($52, retail $128) 
  3. Jason Wu snakeskin pussy bow blouse ($122 via Roundabout, $1395 retail) 
  4. Cynthia Steffe 'Naomi' feather print shirt dress ($10 via Lord & Taylor, $248 retail) 
  5. Greylin 'Osten' Open Back Romper ($27 via Gilt
  6. Proenza Schouler Jacquard pants ($247 via Yoox, $1,650+ retail) 
  7. *NEW* Zara striped knit dress ($35 via Poshmark)
  1. J.Crew Factory colorblock sweater ($24, used gift card)
  2. Banana Republic 'patch-pocket' shorts ($11 at Clinton Crossing Premium Outlet
  1. Ancient Greek Sandals 'Athanasia' in Croc ($238 via Moda Operandi, $280 retail)
  2. J.Crew Raffia Seaside Sandals (Mom bought at Clinton Crossing) 
  1.  Gemstone Necklace via Geclassics in Boston ($8.50)
Gifted from Brands:
  1. *NEW!* Simple Retro crop top (via Amazon)
Total spent in 2016:  $750.50
(not counting Saint Laurent top which used Christmas money)
    If you read my wardrobe update post last week you'll already know most of the story on these pants. I have wanted them since September 2014 when I saw Emma Stone wear them at an event. I found them on Net-a-Porter soon after that and they were a bit too pricey ($1500+) so I resigned to the fact that I would never own them.  Earlier this year they were $578 at The Outnet, still too expensive. But then, one fateful day, I checked Yoox and found 3 different versions of the pants and they were an extra 15% thanks to a coupon code I had! So I splurged and paid $247 to add these beauties to my closet.

    I was going to wear them right away, but then a company asked if I wanted to review one of their crop tops. Since it was black I decided to wait and wear the pants with that since I had envisioned wearing them with a crop top at some point. The top is a nice sturdy fabric and not too cropped so it was a perfect match for the pants! I also really like the higher neckline as well.

    Crop Top c/o Simple Retro (Amazon), Printed Pants: Proenza Schouler (Yoox), Sandals: Simply Vera Wang (Kohl's), Necklace: bought in Greece

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