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Cherry Crush

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Wow, it's been awhile since I've done an outfit post around here, I need to get those blogging muscles back in actions. Before I head back to school in due time, I have been a busy bee by working on a plethora of content to roll out over the next month or so. If I happen to go radio silent at all (which is 100% going to happen), odds are I'm piled up to my head in school work. Aha, oh help. In other news, I've developed quite a crush on cherries lately, both sartorially and gastronomically. This new Reál top is simply sealing the deal and kissing the lips on this love affair. 

Before you go, many of you ask what size I wear in Reál... I normally wear a medium in the tops/dresses, but then bring them to the tailor to get them taken in here and there. However, I'd recommend sizing up if you are in-between sizes.

Wearing: Réalisation Par blouse, Vintage Levi's, Chanel ballet flats, Brandy Melville denim jacket (in-store only)

Location: Greenwich, CT

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Endless Possibilities

The middle of July often brings along a summer style rut where all of those linen dresses and lace tops purchased back in May, become dull and blah. Thus, we must hit the style refresh button in order to spice things up. One of my favorite summer tricks is the scarf-as-a-shirt. Depending on the area size of your respectable scarf, options can be endless. In my case, I prefer the updated tube top.... plenty of shoulders and back to show off in the late summer sun. Try it on the beach or for dinner. Endless summer equals endless possibilities. 

Wearing: Hermes silk scarf (check TheRealReal), Aritzia skirt, Castañer espadrilles (Matches is my favorite place for them), Ray-Ban shades

Location: Newport, Rhode Island  

Summer Sartorial Prep

I have finally reached the last week of classes before reading period kicks in, and TBH, did not think I’d make it here. The summer build up is in full force and the excitement is bubbling like La Croix in the fridge. In order to make up for my lazy study outfits, which entail of  OV leggings, a baseball cap pulled from my extensive collection, and a sweatshirt, I’ve been pre-gaming for my summer sartorial decisions. Plus, I've been picking up a few extra beauty and lifestyle products to infuse both my face and humble abode with warm weather vibes straight outta Blue Crush meets Nancy Meyers.  

Kicking it off, we have color. So much of it. I purchased this Hunza G x Pandora Sykes swimsuit as a reward for finishing a huge research paper after several months of little sleep and lots of coffee. Trust me, I have the undereye bags to prove it. And they are not designer. Bad-a-bing-bad-a-boom. Oh my, someone please help me. 

I’ve been eying this bathing suit since last August, so I finally convinced myself to bite the bullet. The result? A swimsuit I want to live in for the rest of time. The 80s cut and signature Hunza material hugs the body in all the right places and turns you into an 80s beach babe right out of Venice Beach. Plus, the sunny yellow color brings me joy. If Marie Kondo says I should only hold onto items that bring me joy, I think it will be forever with this bathing suit. 

Apparently, I’m having a love affair with yellow. So, I scored this Honey t-shirt from Brandy Melville last week, which proceeded for me wearing it the whole. entire. weekend. 

Overkill? Maybe. Do I truly care? You can answer that question. 

Switching gears to vintage, I’ve been on a mad hunt for white Levis since last summer. We all know the truth that white jeans aren’t the most flattering unless you resemble an Amazonian goddess, ehem Gisele, so it best to avoid the super skinny choices and go with Levis, cropped flares (like this Madewell pair), or a boyfriend fit.

I found two great deals via eBay, so if you a) know your size, and b) are willing to do some internet hunting, second hand is the way to go. Plus, it’s good for Mother Earth and I’m all about doing our part when it comes to consumerism. Side note, I’m thinking about making a guide to ethical shopping if any of you are interested. The other vintage piece I picked up was this baby pink lace blouse from Courtyard LAan online vintage shop via Instagram. It reminds me of Isabel Marant meets Chloe and I’ll for it. Again, more color... how the times are changing around here.

The last item, which is kinda an oddball, are Keap candles. I have mentioned them before in my last Best of the Best post, but I thought it would be best to show the burned down candle to prove that my room smells of Waves. Keap BK is another brand that really exemplifies sustainability and ethical consumerism as their candles are all made in Brooklyn from start to finish.  Last month, I was lucky to go to their factory last month and had the ability to see all the stages of the process. If you are in the need of some new candles, I highly, highly recommend checking them out

As for beauty products, I’m currently in the market for a body oil for summer and some aqua eyeliner because why not? Don’t you aspire to look like a mermaid?

I hope you enjoyed today’s post and I cannot wait to show you how I style all these items. xx S

 

 

 

It's a Picnic Party

About time I got a new post up on here! It's been way too long and apologize for the absence.

I feel like I keep saying that every post, but I promise things will be running smoothly once my junior year is finito. Now onto the good stuff:

I had to quickly show this incredible skirt that I scored from Asos (I mentioned it in this post!). Normally I'm not the gal who a) goes for the midi skirt and b) desires to resemble a picnic blanket. Buy, hey, I surprise myself every day. Since shooting these photos (which are pretty spectacular, right?), I actually brought this skirt to the tailor in order to remove the top ruffle to tone down the skirt a little bit and make it less voluminous. Sadly, I'm not an Amazonian goddess, so the less volume the better here. 

Okay, okay. 

Confession time now.I purely bought this skirt for 4th of the July weekend. If you didn't already know, I LIVE for the 4th and any chance I get to share my unwavering patriotism through sartorial decisions, I run all the way clad in red, white, and blue.

I also just really love this skirt. Truth.

Wearing: Asos ginhgam skirt, Vintage denim jacket, Zara knit, Meli Melo bag, Gucci loafers (some secondhand options here), ASHA earrings

 

Cherry Blossoms

Everyone always raves about the beautiful cherry blossoms in D.C. and I was itching to stop by them before we high-tailed it back home to New England. In my opinion, the cherry blossoms are more of supporting act to the Jefferson Memorial and an Instagram moment, so don't fret if you can make it across the river to see them. For me, I was more keen to visit the memorial as its been on my D.C. to-do list since my 8th-grade field trip. 

I'm compiling a D.C. travel guide, so keep your eyes peeled for when it hits the interwebs, Oh, and you might catch the foldover Vans in one picture 

I'm working on a D.C. travel guide, so keep your eyes peeled for when that hits the interwebs. Oh, and you might catch the foldover Vans in one picture.... the result of walking 10 miles the day before. Note to all: wear comfortable shoes unless you plan on having killer blisters for a week. 

Wearing: Brandy Melville denim jacket, The Vintage Twin jeans,  L.L. Bean sweater, Vans sneakers, Pop & Suki bag, Ray-Ban sunglasses

Penny Lane Called

Long time, no talk. I have finally found the time to sit down and write a spanking new post. And what better way to return back to the interweb with a classic and beloved Penny Lane moment? No one can resist one and let's face it, the 70s look will probably never go out of style... or so I hope to think. The over the top coat is vintage Akris borrowed from my mother's closet, along with the flared (!!) cashmere sweater from Tory Burch. Man, how I wished I shot this sweater, that was sadly disguised underneath a toasty layer of warmth. Alas, I have learnt to never risk frostbite in the name of fashion. This sweater though.... I've become infatuated with ruffles and flares lately, as they add a feminine and girly touch to my otherwise chill wardrobe. Who doesn't like to have a little flirty swish to their everyday look? I stand correct.

Signing off with a spin on Penny and a swish on my sleeve

Wearing: Tory Burch sweater (similar here and here), The Vintage Twin jeans (similar), Madewell loafers, Pop & Suki bag, Ray-Ban sunglasses, Akris vintage coat (similar options