"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous." -Coco Chanel

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Graphic Tees Galore

It's definitely fun to dress up in cute dresses, skirts, and flirty tops. But at the end of the day, you simply cannot go wrong with a graphic tee. I absolutely love graphic tees. Graphic tees are such a vital part of my wardrobe because they're the absolute perfect counterpart to skinny jeans, leggings, or shorts but do so much more than your solid tee. With Spring and Summer just around the corner, I'm starting to see graphic tees pop up everywhere, and I'm loving it! 
Below are some of my favorite designers of graphic tees that will surely spice up any outfit.

1. Zoe Karssen
Black Skull Muscle - $62

Love is Everything Muscle - $62

Born Wild Tee - $75

2. Wildfox
American Beach Party - $77

Resort Palms - $64 (On sale for $52 at Bloomingdales!)

Kiss a Groupie Charlie - $60

3. Lauren Moshi
Tess Hippie Lips - $98
I am totally in love with this tee. All you need is a pair of jeans and your edgy look is accomplished.

Peace Diamond Tess - $98

Mini Bows April Oversize - $98

4. Chaser
Sip Velvet Underground Boxy - $64

Blondie NYC - $62

Tropical Kaleidoscope Muscle - $62 

5. Marc by Marc Jacobs 
Stripey Lips - $78 (On sale for $58 at Bloomingdales!)

Bones About It - $98

MBMJ - $188

Honorable mentions definitely go out to the always adorable Brandy Melville graphic tees, 291 Venice and the thousands of graphic tees you can find at Urban Outfitters. 

What's YOUR favorite graphic tee?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

My Recent Reaches

We all have a few pieces that go through the laundry rotation more than others. Whether they match with everything, they're super comfortable, or they just make you happy, we reach for them most. While I have a ton of clothing I love to wear often, here are some of those pieces I have been grabbing most the past few weeks.

I love wearing my House of Harlow necklace ($75) because it looks great with an LBD at night, a button down for a more professional look, but it also looks incredible with a plain t-shirt during the day. I wear this necklace most often with a plain white tee and bright denim.

This is my go-to bag right now and I'm confident I will never get sick of it. This Rebecca Minkoff bag ($330) can be worn on the shoulder with double straps as photographed above, on the shoulder with just one long strap, or as a crossbody. The versatility of it makes it perfect for an every day bag, and it matches with absolutely everything. I happen to have it with silver hardware, but you can't go wrong with either.

I chose this Michael Kors watch ($250) because it matches everything. I wear silver jewelry every day but sometimes at night I like to switch it up and wear gold, so this watch can easily transfer from day to night with me. I love the roman numerals and the classiness of this watch.

I discovered my Paige jeans ($179) this past summer. While they look like the basic blue jean, the fit is impeccable. The perfect amount of stretch combines with good quality and flatters like no other.

This Free People jacket ($128) is a great piece to have. The picture above fails to show the black patches on the elbows and the distressed look, which pretty much give it its character. I love wearing this jacket with all black for an effortlessly chic look.

I just purchased this Express dress ($40) last weekend in two different colors and I am already in love. Not only is the fit so flattering and the style so cute and functional, but it can be dressed up or dressed down and will remain extremely stylish either way. It also comes in almost every color imaginable. PS- the dress does not come with the belt, but I like it better without one anyway.

These American Apparel leggings ($34) have revolutionized my wardrobe. Melodramatic maybe, but instead of wearing your basic cotton legging, I love wearing these nylon leggings to add a ton of personality to my outfits. I have them in black, navy, and grey and I wear them just as I would wear cotton leggings...but they're way cuter!

Some people think that these Steve Madden boots ($190) are a lot to handle, but I love them. I have tons of plain black boots, but these are so edgy and fun. I wear them mostly with leggings, an oversized, long tee and a long necklace, and they make the outfit.

These Dolce Vita wedges ($165) are the absolute best wedges I have ever owned. After buying them in black, I had to purchase them in brown as well. Not only are they adorable and practical, but...you can actually walk in them! Trust me, the world's worst heel-walker, when I tell you that these are the most comfortable wedges I have ever put on, and for that reason alone, I would repurchase them over and over again.

Lastly, you cannot go wrong with these Sam Edelman sandals ($65). I own these in a bunch of colors and find myself grabbing them all the time. They truly work with any and every outfit and they're made well so they don't self destruct at the end of just one summer.

What are YOU reaching for?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

YOUR Everyday Necklace

These are the two necklaces I have worn every day for close to a year.

I wear my Alex Woo "E" ($168) obviously because it's my initial, but also because I absolutely love the font of it as well as the boldness of it. As compared to the dainty script Tiffany & Co "E" I have worn in the past, this "E" is a lot more substantial and more fitting with my personality. Let me just say that I absolutely LOVE all of the Alex Woo necklaces. From initials to numbers to animals and zodiac signs, these make absolutely incredible everyday necklaces, and could fit every single personality! Next, I choose to wear my Helen Ficalora elephant necklace ($65 for the charm & $40 for the chain) because I love elephants; I am attracted to elephant accessories; and they symbolize good luck, and let's face it...everybody needs a little extra luck at all times!

The point is...I think it's so much fun to wear one, if not two, necklaces everyday that somehow symbolize who you are. Even if you like switching up your necklaces and can't commit to just one necklace everyday for a period of time, it's still enjoyable as well as important to have a necklace that you feel truly represents who you are and makes you feel unique. 

Below I have some cute everyday necklaces perfect for almost everyone!

1. For the SWEET Girl, the PREPPY girl, the HONEST girl
Coralia Leets - $148

Jennifer Zeuner - $286

Gorjana - $95

2. For the EDGY girl, the DARING girl, the CONFIDENT girl
Judith Jack - $100

Ginette_NY - $250

David Yurman - $625

3. For the CREATIVE girl, the BOHO girl, the HAPPY girl
Mania Mania - $220

Avant Garde Paris - $172

Rebecca Minkoff - $88

What necklace do you wear everyday?

PS- This is the necklace I'm eyeing next!
Jennifer Zeuner - $165