Patterned Pumps

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Top: thrifted. Dress and Bag: H&M. Pumps: Bakers.

Today I kept it simple and classy with a magenta top layered over a yellow sundress, matched with one of my favorite (but rarely worn) pumps, which feature a mish-mash of fruits. I think the print freshens up the sophisticated shape quite nicely, and makes them perfect for summer parties. The ankle strap is an on-trend detail that makes the heels much more stable and comfortable as well. To finish the look, I added my new black tote and a matching chain necklace and bracelet.

Til next time,
Laura

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Palm Trees & Beach Breeze

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Top, Blazer, Pants and Jewelry: Forever 21. Top (under): H&M. Heels: Payless. Bag: vintage.

Today was gorgeous and mild–perfect for shooting next to the water. This outfit is a prime example of using inexpensive items that look pricier than they are to create a look that’s chic, trendy and perfect for spring. When I first eyed this palm tree printed high-low top in the store, I thought, “What the hell would I do with that?!”, but I’ve found it’s those types of pieces that make the biggest statement and can really pull an outfit together in an eye-catching, distinctive way. To match the top I paired a sleeveless button-down sundress, which I left open to even out the proportions of the outfit. I added simple black cords, then a healthy dose of white with the collarless blazer and sandals. I finished with black and gold accessories for a more glamorous feel.

‘Til next time,
Laura

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Striped Statement

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Jacket: Macy’s. Top and Bag: H&M. Pants and Jewelry: Forever 21. Wedges: DSW.

Hooray for spring trends! Graphic stripes, checks, and diamonds were all over the runways–and my favorite bloggers!–and when I saw these awesome striped pants a few weeks ago I snatched them up right away. Although this graphic pattern makes the biggest statement with other black and white pieces, I couldn’t resist pairing it with a bright neon orange top. I can’t help it–I love color! Especially on days like today, which was warm and sunny for the first time in weeks. More spring looks soon!

Thanks for reading,
Laura

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Polar Pastels

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Jacket: Forever 21. Top and Scarf: H&M. Pants: Target. Loafers: Urban Outfitters.

As you may be able to tell, I’m having a moment with patterned pants. They’re trendier than their brethren–patterned tops, while still incredibly easy to style. My foolproof matching technique is simple: pick a color or 2 from the pants, and 1 or 2 neutrals as well to complete the look. You’ll be sure to achieve a nice balance of colors while letting the pattern speak for itself. For this particular outfit, I highlighted the icy shades of blue and pink to create a perfect winter-into-spring look. I have 2 or 3 more pairs of patterned pants to style and post so bear with me…

Coming up are more trendy pieces, including stripes, florals (what’s new?) and neon.

Thanks for stopping by,
Laura

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Black and Blue

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Jacket: vintage. Tee: H&M. Skirt and Jewelry: Forever 21. Heels: Aldo. Clutch: Topshop.

Hey everyone, sorry about my short absence; I’ve just been slowly settling back into the routine of class and work. Today I wore this girly ensemble featuring my favorite color to wear–cobalt blue–and a fun, graphic cat tee. Let me know how you like it!

Thanks for reading,
Laura

B-Wick Style

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Coat: a boutique in Montreal. Top: Urban Outfitters. Jeans and Beanie: Forever 21. Booties: Chinese Laundry.

Hey everyone! I’m currently relaxing at home in Maine. Although this isn’t an ideal place for spring break, it’s a nice getaway from the stress of school and work. Pretty much no one here dresses up, especially during our unforgiving winters, so my outfit reflects typical Brunswick Maine style: a big coat, hat, and plaid flannel. Hope your week is going well!

Til next time,
Laura

Punk and Play

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Tank: H&M. Shirt: thrifted. Jacket (under): PacSun. Leather jacket: TJ Maxx. Jeans: Charlotte Russe. Boots: Spring. Jewelry: Forever 21.

After a week of studying hard and being a good student, I was ready to break out the badass as a celebratory start to spring break. The skeleton tank, what I like to call my “grave-stomping” boots, and of course, a leather jacket, give this look just enough edge. The coffee and cigarette only heighten the punky I-don’t-care vibe. (Although, I will note I’m not a smoker!) Lastly, the playground seemed to be a great juxtaposition–child play plus teenage delinquency. Thoughts?

Thanks for reading,
Laura

Tribal Time

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Scarf: H&M. Cardigan and Sweater: Gap. Shirt: thrifted. Pants: Forever 21. Boots: DSW.

I’ve always been a print and pattern kind of girl, and tribal is one of my favorites. I’m preparing for a very busy, stressful week, so posts may be a bit sparse. Stay with me though, because by the end of the week I’ll be back in Maine and taking photos in the snow!

Thanks for stopping by,
Laura

Minty Edge

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Jacket: JouJou. Tank and Skirt: Urban Outfitters. Flats: American Eagle Outfitters. Scarf: Aldo. Belt and Jewelry: Forever 21.

Today I wore this girly/edgy ensemble featuring new purchases from Urban Outfitters. I got the skirt on sale for $10, unfortunately it’s still $60 online, but if you have a store near you then check it out! I hope your week is going well! More soon 🙂

Thanks for reading,
Laura

Sunny

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Coat (recent), Scarf and Gloves: H&M. Vest, Shirt, Pants, and Booties: Forever 21. Ear Muffs/Headphones: American Eagle Outfitters.

I love this new mustard yellow coat that I just picked up from H&M. It’s a great pop of color on dull, wintery days. Have a great week everyone!

Thanks for stopping by!
Laura