Month: August 2014

Liebster Award: Polka dots & black details

Hi everybody, thanks very much for stopping by! I have some exciting news today :)






This week Tailored and true was nominated for the Liebster Award! TWICE. I am extremely surprised, flattered, and excited to have received these nominations! The Liebster award is designed to recognize and spread the word about new and noteworthy blogs. Nominees include the exciting announcement in a post, answer their nominator’s questions, and then spread the love by nominating a handful of other blogs they admire that are new and have less than 200 followers. I was nominated by HIDEORGOCHIC and by WhatKumquat. They both have awesome blogs, and if you have an extra moment please go and visit their pages!



Thank the person who gave you the Liebster Award nomination and link their blog to your post (THANKS GUYS!)
Answer the 11 questions they asked you.
Nominate 11 bloggers for the award.  The bloggers must have 200 followers or fewer.
Create 11 questions to ask your nominees.
Let your nominees know you nominated them once you’ve posted about your Liebster Award.
Add the Liebster Award badge to your blog!

I’ve chosen to take 11 of the 22 questions that were posed to me and answer them here. I’ll spare you and I both the extra questions.

Q: Why did you start blogging?
A: I’ve followed fashion bloggers for years now, and have always been inspired by what I saw. I reached a point in my life where I was looking for a creative challenge, and thought it would be fun, exciting, and a really great outlet. So far its been all of those things, and more, and I’m really loving it!

Q: Who is your fashion icon?
A: Olivia Palermo. I just can’t get enough of her outfits! She is wonderfully classy, elegant, and beautiful, and so fun and adventurous in her fashion choices.

Q: What is one of your best beauty secrets?
A: Coconut oil! It’s an amazing moisturizer and really calming on your skin.

Q: My strange addiction:
A: Risotto. If it’s offered on a menu, I’ll be ordering it.

Q: Describe your blog in one word.
A: Fun!

Q: What is your fave online shopping website?
A: Piperlime! They’ve really stepped up their game lately, and I’ve found some really great pieces there. Plus, they also love Olivia Palermo, so we get along.

Q: What is your biggest pet peeve?
A: Ha. I’ve been told I’m not a very patient person, which is a nice way of saying I have a couple. But I especially hate it when people don’t wash their hands after they go to the bathroom. Gross.

Q: What trend did you not love from this spring/summer season?
A: So it’s not that I dislike crop tops, but more that I dislike how many people style them. Crop tops are an awesome way to play with portions, and can be extremely cute when paired with a high-waisted skirt or pants, or worn over a top to create a peplum effect. One inch of skin showing around the stomach is the limit to what I think should be worn in public, and that inch should never include your belly button. And that is my opinion.

Q: What is the name of the color you are currently wearing on your nails?
A: Essie’s Mint Candy Apple

Q: What was the last film you saw at the movies?
A: Iron man 3? Yeah, I don’t get out much…

Q: If money were no object, what would you do?
A: Drop everything for a while to travel the world :)

I’d like to nominate the following blogs for the Liebster award: BRITTPERRIN, Madsen Style, Loafers & Polish, Gab sessionsAbove Fashion – Tijana Tiki, Friends with Jenny, Le petit matin, Fashion-OH, The classified chic, Curiosity in style, The parisian ballad

Congratulations on having awesome blogs! My questions for you are as follows:

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. What are your goals for your blog?
  3. What is your dream job?
  4. What’s your go-to outfit when traveling?
  5. What’s one of your favorite beauty tricks?
  6. Who is your style icon?
  7. Who is your favorite fashion designer and why?
  8. Who is your celebrity doppelgänger?
  9. What’s your favorite fun fact to share with new people?
  10. If money were no object, what would you do?

Thanks again to HIDEORGOCHIC and WhatKumquat for thinking of me for this award! And as always, thanks very much for reading!


Dress: H&M (old)
Bag: H&M
Shoes: Audrey Brooke Cici Flat
Accessories: Gorjana necklace, Gorjana necklace, Cape cod bracelet, Ralph by Ralph Lauren sunglasses

Photography: Chenglin Yuan

Moving day: Vintage blouse & flowered shorts

Hi everybody!


This weekend my roommate and I said goodbye to our old apartment near the beautiful reflection pool in Boston. We’re “trading up” to a new place closer to the Boston Commons. I’m really excited to be so close to the park and be able to shoot pictures for future blog posts over in that area!



This outfit has a slightly different feel from my typical styling choices. I tend to naturally gravitate towards fitted, structured pieces, so styling this top was a creative challenge for me! It has such a light and ethereal feel, and I love the subtle embroidery detail on the front of this shirt.



Thank you so much for reading!


 Top: Marissa Webb (old, similar here)
Bottoms: Madewell (old, I like this floral pair here)
Shoes: Steve Madden Elusion flats
Accessories: Gorjana necklace, Cara earrings, Cape Cod Bracelet, Ralph by Ralph Lauren sunglasses

Photography: Chenglin Yuan

Spotted top: structured shorts & white details

Hi everybody! I hope you’re all having a great weekend!



I’ve been enjoying a bit of weekend sun, and wanted to share this casual weekend outing look. I love structured shorts as a way to stay comfortable and casual, but to still look polished and intentional in your wardrobe choices. Pairing them with a light, flowy top makes the overall look whimsical and fresh.


 I also love this necklace. It’s a recent purchase of mine, and my first necklace with white as the centerpiece color. I can’t get enough of it, and I’m finding it goes with just about everything!




Thanks so much for stopping by!


Top: Club Monaco (old)
Shorts: Madewell (old, similar here and here)
Shoes: Ralph Lauren
Bag: H&M
Accessories: Francesca’s necklace, Cape Cod Jewelers bracelet, Cara earrings, Ralph by Ralph Lauren sunglasses, J. Crew belt (old, similar here)

Photography: Chenglin Yuan