The Basic Button Down

J. Crew / Skirt: J. Crew {similar} / Necklace: J. Crew / Watch: Michele / Heels: Steve Madden

We all have a basic button-down strip shirt in our closet {if you don’t, you need this one} so I’m sharing a classic twist on how to style it! Mine is from J. Crew and I love it’s structured look with the concealed buttons and stiff collar. I updated it by adding a laser cut midi skirt {mine is sold out but I’ve linked similar ones below} and classic accessories to keep it sophisticated and current! My top is 40% off right now at J. Crew so make sure to snag yours before they sell out!

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On Wednesdays We Wear…

Top / Sweater {similar} / Bottoms / Bag / Heels / Watch / Necklace {similar}

P I N K! {although, I’ll admit, I don’t wear it often} I love the color, especially with white. This light pink oxford should be a staple in anyone’s closet {because, really, we all need oxfords} but it’s pretty basic and adding a printed cardigan {same style here} gives personality. The whole look POPs with a contrasting statement necklace and this look is instantly “Mean Girls” approved.

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Clutches & Curves

similar} / Denim: Madewell / Belt: J. Crew / Watch: MICHELE / Clutch: Custom {similar}/ Heels: Steve Madden

If there’s one thing you need to purchase when building a base wardrobe, it should be a pair of high rise denim. I’ve always worn my bottoms just above my hip but fell in love with Madewell’s High Riser denim and haven’t looked back. They show off my curves in the best way and fit me perfectly {I literally wore them out of the store!} and if you’ve seen Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants you know what feeling I’m talking about. I styled them here with a basic untucked white tee {you can’t even tell they’re high risers!} but wanted to really show off their perfection for our last dinner in Italy. I tucked in a swing sweater from J. Crew {mine is past season} added a belt and made sure to elongate my legs even more by wearing heels. I’m 5’2″ and these jeans make me feel and look like I have legs for days! 

My clutch is real Ostrich skin and was custom made from a leather shop in Florence. It is my favorite souvenir from the trip {besides the wine of course!} and I’ve linked similar styles below {both real and embossed} along with other swing sweaters too.

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The Perfect Peter Pan

ChicWish / Bottoms: J. Crew / Earrings: Mikimoto / Watch: MICHELE / Heels: Steve Madden / Lips: NARS & Stila

We are back from Italy and I can’t help but wish we were still in Tuscany sipping vino and spending more time with family. I’m catching up on life, editing our pictures today and I had to share my look from our last evening in Città di Castello because this Peter Pan collar is everything! I love the gold detailing on the collar and the sophisticated look it gives to a simple and classic top. This one is from ChicWish {you can find it here} and I’ve also linked other tops with great collars and details below. This top looks great with a skinny bottom and I love J. Crew’s Toothpick jean from Cone Denim® {one of the oldest denim mills in the world!} They’re super soft with the perfect amount of stretch that keeps it’s shape throughout the day and of course you can’t go wrong with the Stecy heel from Steve Madden!

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Street Style

J. Crew / Denim: J. Crew / Bag: Louis Vuitton / Heels: Steve Madden / Watch: MICHELE

Need a pick-me-up for your Monday? This street style look is just what we need! I’m loving a skinny jean with a neutral pump for a casual but put together vibe right now and when I add a statement bag it totally complements and completes my look. What are you wearing today?! I’d love to see your looks and even share them on my Instagram account!

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Stecy

J. Crew / Bottoms: Lilly Pulitzer / Belt: J. Crew {similar} / Sunglasses: Komono / Necklace: BaubleBar {similar} / Handbag: Louis Vuitton / Heels: Steve Madden

If you don’t know about the Stecy Sandal, I’m letting you in on the best kept secret in affordable fashion. Steve Madden makes this beauty and she comes in a variety of colors and prints, is extremely comfortable {I wore mine for our wedding rehearsal and dinner, 6+hours!} and so affordable at just under $80. That beats it’s long distant cousin, The Nudist by Stuart Weitzman {which is just under $400} I favor the blush color because it goes with everything and is a wardrobe staple. I styled mine with bright white shorts and a heather grey tee adding a statement necklace with a light teal pop of color. You can see how I dressed these heels up here!

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Summer Shoes

I have a thing for shoes. Really. My closet extends into two states and when my mom started texting me pictures of my shoes {to see if I needed any of them, love her} I realized I had an obsession. And not for the reason you think… but because the realization that I owned three of the same pair of sandals {Tory Burch Millers, in case you were wondering} came to light. To my defense- one pair is patent leather, one it tumbled leather, and the other, well it’s tumbled leather too, but I keep them at home so I have a pair to wear when I visit my parents. Still not justified? Okay you win… Since I’ve been thinking about my shoe debacle, I wanted to share my picks for your summer shoe wardrobe. All these styles are great for any occasion {even the Louboutins can be worn with jeans} and I guarantee you’ll be wearing them long past summer. 

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The Maisy Dress

Now that Spring is starting to heat up, it means Summer is right around the corner! This Maisy Dress from Lilly Pulitzer is perfect for bringing in the new season and can be dressed up or down. I paired mine with the Stecy Pump from Steve Madden in Blush Patent. The great thing about this shoe – it comes in 11 different colors! My Kelly Clutch from J. McLaughlin is sold in stores only (Click here to locate your closest one) but I’ve linked similar styles below.

Maisy Dress / Stecy Pump / Kelly Clutch (same style) / Tassel Necklace

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