club monaco

Silk tank & favorite sandals

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While I aspire to be creative and think outside the box, I don’t have any illusions about ever being considered artistic. But while art museums aren’t my favorite way to spend a day, when I stumble across something cool and visually intriguing, like this sculpture I found in downtown Manhattan, I really do appreciate it. Or at least take advantage of the situation and snap a few cool photos.

My outfit today features a few of my favorite pieces. These shoes have quickly become my go-to summer sandals, these black skinnies are classics that I know I’ll be able to wear for years to come, and I wear this white silk tank all the time – either alone, with a jacket, or when it was cooler out, layered up under crop tops and sweaters. It’s always good to have a few easy “safety” pieces that you can throw together when need be!

Outfit:

Top: Club Monaco
Bottoms: Allsaints
Shoes: Top Shop
Accessories: Ralph Lauren sunglasses (old), Bauble Bar earrings, Banana Republic bracelets (old), Bauble Bar rings here, here, and here

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Photography: Eunice Giarta

Bridal shower celebrations: Lace crop & patterned skirt

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This weekend I went home to Maine to celebrate my future sister in law’s bridal shower! It was a lovely event, made all the better by the family who visited, and a fun weekend away from the city. The warm weather is slowly making its way up towards Maine, but there hasn’t been a huge chance for any pretty spring foliage to show up yet. It’s just a bit behind being so far north, you see.

Bridal showers are so fun but they are always a bit hectic. I wanted to dress in something that was polished and put together, but also easy to move around in so that I could help out. To that end, I employed one of my favorite tactics for wearing crop tops. I wanted to make sure that as I was carrying things around and hanging decorations there wasn’t any skin visible between my top and skirt, so I wore a plain black tank top underneath the lace crop top, and tucked the tank top into my skirt. That way when I was standing or sitting normally nobody could tell that I had the extra layer, but if I reached for something or bent down there wasn’t any skin flashing.

Do you have any tips for wearing crop tops on a regular basis? Or thoughts on what to wear to wedding-related parties? If so, leave them in the comments below! We are getting into that season…!

Outfit:

Top: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here)
Bottom: Club Monaco (last seen here)
Shoes: Nine West
Accessories: Gorjana necklace (old), Bauble Bar ring (out of stock, similar) and ring, Cape Cod bracelet, Ralph Lauren sunglasses (old)

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Versatility: Circle skirt & favorite pumps

Hi everybody!

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I adore versatile pieces (then again, who doesn’t?), and I would always rather spend my money on an item that will pair with lots of things in my closet and can be styled for multiple occasions. This is part of the reason that for so long I’ve relied on silk blouses for work, since I can also throw them on with a pair of jeans and boots and have an instant weekend-chic look. It’s also why I instantly gravitated to this Club Monaco skirt when I saw it in stores. I think the pattern is so fun, and the material and length makes it appropriate for most offices, while still being cute enough to wear casually or to a special event. I wore this look to the office this week (but may or may not have ditched my tights for the pictures – I can at least wish for warm weather), and I can’t wait to style this piece with strappy sandals and a light top in warmer weather.

Do you have any favorite pieces you would recommend that you find you wear everywhere? I’m always looking for more great versatile clothes! As always, thank you so much for reading!

Outfit:

Top: Club Monaco (old, similar)
Bottoms: Club Monaco
Shoes: Ivanka Trump (last seen here)
Accessories: Bauble Bar earrings, Bauble Bar ring (on sale!), Madewell rings

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Photography: Eunice Giarta