If there’s one decade of fashion I am drawn towards time and time again, it’s the era of class and sophistication from the 1960’s. From sweet fit and flare dresses to full skirts and petticoats paired with a red lip and a chiffon neck tie, there’s an elegance about the time period that can’t be beat. Taking cues from style icons Brigitte Bardot and Jackie Kennedy has always been my rule of thumb when it comes to dressing. If you follow the three simple steps below, it will have you looking straight out of a scene from a 1960’s picnic. Nº 1 Keep…

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Best of: Springtime Trenches
Paris

Best of: Springtime Trenches

Bonjour from Paris – only kidding! While spending a weekend out with my mom this past weekend, I had a woman stop me and inquire about my beige trench I was wearing. It was the same one as pictured above, that I had purchased just before I left for my trip to Paris this past fall. Her and I got to talking, and she went on about how difficult it is these days to find just the right beige trench. It suddenly dawned on me that she definitely had a point. Why is it that traditionally classic pieces are becoming more and…

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Festival Style: Embroidered Glam
Style

Festival Style: Embroidered Glam

For my final installment of this week’s festival inspired content, I’m excited to talk about my last three elements to keep your bring your Coachella 2017 look to a new level. In case you missed them, you can catch Monday and Wednesday’s posts here and here, where I’m chatting all about feminine floral prints and this seasons must-have accessories, from handbags to earrings and hair rings. I’ve been extra excited about today’s look to share one of festival season’s hottest trends: glitter, paired with the faux freckle. I fell in love with these by Mr. Kate, and am already drumming up…

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Festival Style: Boho in Bloom
Wrightsville Beach

Festival Style: Boho in Bloom

In case you missed Monday’s post (you can read it here), I’m chatting this week about how to elevate your festival season style. Whether you’re attending a festival or sitting this season out, this time of year is the perfect excuse to break out those boho styles that you’ve been eyeing in the back of your closet all winter. Today’s post is all about embracing your inner flower child, and accessorizing in a way that keeps the look feeling sophisticated and timeless. With the help of these three elements outlined below, you can be sure to having the winning ticket…

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Festival Style: Flirty Flower Power
Wrightsville Beach

Festival Style: Flirty Flower Power

The first sign of spring’s blooms and longer daylight hours can only mean one thing: the onset of festival season is upon us! Though I’ve never been to Coachella myself, that doesn’t stop me from using this time as the perfect excuse to let my inner flower child run wild. It’s that time of year when playing with even the most outlandish of trends becomes not only socially acceptable, but also expected. From cut-offs to fringe and crochet to flower crowns, it’s all been done time and time again. When pondering how 2017 could raise the bar for festival wear this…

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Color Me Cobalt
Raleigh

Color Me Cobalt

Though my traditional wardrobe color palate hugs more to the neutral side of style, I couldn’t help but fawn over a few particular colors this season. After seeing Malene Birger make a case for cobalt blue in her Spring 2017 collection, I’ve since been convinced it was time to give the shade a go. From the flowing bold blues in her pajama-inspired silky suit separates, to vertical stripes featuring this fun shade, it spoke to a more regal and elegant side of my style, and I couldn’t help but wonder about incorporating the color into my wardrobe this spring. Because blush pink…

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Spring Dressing for Cold Climates
Raleigh

Spring Dressing for Cold Climates

It’s officially springtime! Along with longer days, later nights, and florals blooming on every corner, it also means the return of flirty sundresses, open toed sandals, and sweet pastel hues. But, just because the calendar chimes it’s time for spring, doesn’t mean that your climate is necessarily on the same page. Though we’re expecting temperatures in the seventies in North Carolina next week, what do you do if your springtime style fantasies are being squashed me the remainder of winter’s chill? Welcome, the springtime sweater dress! Springtime Sweater Dresses This Rachel Parcell dress had me covered last week when we…

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Carefree Curls
Apex

Carefree Curls

Come spring and summer, hair routines inevitably changes from a part of your daily routine to something you want to be as effortless and minimal as possible. That “I woke up like this” tousled look is ever covetable this time of year – there’s nothing like carefree beach hair that screams warm weather and sunny days. It’s all about looking like you didn’t put too much effort into your look. I’ve found the simplest way to achieve this style actually is, in fact, to actually put a lot less effort into your look. Going through my usual process of blowdrying, straightening and…

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Spring Chic
Downtown Raleigh

Spring Chic

There are always new styles emerging from designers’ collections and runways shows that I immediately become infatuated with and can’t wait to incorporate into my own ensemble. But, as trends can be fleeting from one season to the next, it’s sometimes optimal to test out the trend first before you break the bank on a designer investment piece. For giving these new styles a whirl, I always turn to Chicwish – a quality online boutique with all of the latest up and coming trends. The best part? Most of their pieces are under $100! Two my favorite trends for spring are the…

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Stripes’ New Mood
Raleigh

Stripes’ New Mood

It’s been no secret that ever since fashion month this winter, the power suit for women has made a strong comeback – no pun intended. With the revival of eighties fashion, structure and bold style selections are more prevalent than ever. We have Hollywood stars Marlene Dietrich and Josephine Baker to thank for revolutionizing the menswear piece in the 1920’s and thirties, and Jane Birkin for popularizing the style in the eighties as women began to climb the corporate ladder. With the return of all things fierce and powerful, it raises the question, if there’s such a thing as a power suit, is there such…

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