Three Ways to Wear - w/ Traffic Shoe

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Slides/mules are all the rage right now and I am definitely down with the trend. They're super chic and super comfy - I've bought so many good ones this season and I'm not mad about it. As you guys know, one of the "it" styles right now are the leather gucci slides. Since they run just south of $700, they aren't necessarily in everyone's budget (definitely not mine).

These beauties from Traffic Shoe are awe.some. The material (faux leather) is soft, and semi-pebbled (they look a lot more expensive than they are) and really soft (a lot softer than I was expecting, actually). They molded right to my foot and are definitely something I could walk around town in.


Best part... they're currently on sale for $15!!! Yup. Fifteen dollars. I ordered my regular size and they fit great.

They're so versatile, I decided to show you guys three ways I wear them.

OUTFIT #1
I love these ankle crop flare/boyfriend jeans (whatever style they are, LOL) and they're even more chic paired with a black shoe. I added stripes and a denim jacket (because that's always a winning pair) and brought in more black leather with my Rebecca Minkoff crossbody.


 
 

JEANS // H&M (old), similar, similar
TOP // Target (in store), similar
JACKET // Nordstrom Rack (old, i forget the brand), similar, similar
SUNNIES // SojoS (amazon)

OUTFIT #2
This is basically what I wear on a daily basis. All black (or mostly black) and a pop of another neutral. I recently grabbed this jacket at Old Navy and it's soo perfect. A flattering length, soft material and the perfect camel color. I especially love that the lining is that same color, so it stays neutral when I roll the sleeves. The gold hardware on these slides is a perfect compliment to the color of the jacket.


 


JEANS // Paige (old), similar style
JACKET // Old Navy
BAG // Old Navy (old), very similar, on sale
SUNNIES // SojoS (amazon)

OUTFIT #3
I love pairing loafer/slides with dresses - they glam up the look without having to wear uncomfortable heels. Since New England is now in the "40 in the morning, 70 in the afternoon" season, this pair was perfect with a sweater dress and scarf. I always try to match my bag to my shoes so I grabbed a black faux leather tote for this look.





DRESS // Forever21 (recent, but not listed online), similar, similar
SCARF // Target (A New Day, in stores only), similar, similar
BAG // Forever21 (old), similar, similar, similar
SUNNIES // SojoS (amazon)
HAT // H&M (old), similar, similar, similar


Check out THESE, and all the other great, affordable styles that Traffic Shoes offers HERE!



Willing Beauty - Simple, Safe, Effective

Thursday, October 12, 2017

As you may have heard, I recently took the Willing Beauty HY+5 Challenge. The challenge is only 5 days, but I really enjoyed the products so I decided to continue with the regimen! And after having several spots removed from my body (none of which ended up being skin cancer, thank god!) I really try to make better choices for the things I use on my skin.



Willing Beauty's products are simple, safe and effective. They've paired hyaluronic acid, with five anti-aging powerhouses: uber-absorbable vitamin C, anti-inflammatory prickly pear oil, marine glycoproteins with anti-wrinkle powers, thermally-activated bacteria to protect skin cells, and antioxidant-rich edelweiss flower to fend off free radicals. This mixture of anti-aging goodness is in all five of the HY+5 products and they all pack their own punch, without the harshness of chemicals...plus, they're Leaping Bunny certified - YAY ANIMALS! Their ingredients are all EU compliant and reviewed by a member of the American Board of Toxicology. Bonus... super cute packaging, and you can get monthly deliveries!




Since my skin is generally pretty clear most of the time (except around "that" time of the month), it really takes me a while to see a dramatic difference in my skin after using certain products. Really, I could put butter on my face and not break out. I recently tried dermaplaning (which is an exfoliation method that uses a specialized razor to gently scrape off the top layer of dead skin cells) which is supposed to help with the absorption of serums and lotions. Since trying the dermaplaning, I've been continuing to use the HY+5 regimen and my skin has been super soft!



Interested in taking the #HY5Challenge yourself?

For the entire month of OCTOBER, Willing Beauty will be offering
the HY+5 Regimen for only $98 (regularly $138)!
Save that $40 and go buy ya'self a new pair of shoes ;)

Click HERE to take advantage of this deal, and be one step closer to FLAWLESS, HEALTHY skin!



CG x MMC

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Layering pieces are one of my favorite things to shop for (other than shoes, of course). Sweaters, jackets, cardigans - I just can't get enough! When I saw this duster coat on Make Me Chic, I immediately started putting outfits together in my head.



Its super lightweight material makes for the perfect end of summer/early fall layer. And the color is obviously perfect for my wardrobe (looking at you, neutrals). If you follow me you know I love anything oversized, so the loose fit of this piece is definitely a plus in my book. And the quality is awesome!

 

I decided to dress it down a little bit here with the baseball hat, but my OTK boots add a little glam. It's roomy enough that you can wear sweaters underneath and not look like a marshmallow, and the cut is great to wear with heels or flats!



COAT // Make Me Chic
SWEATER // Marshalls (old), Similar
HAT // Target
LEGGINGS // Zella - Nordstrom
BOOTS // Steve Madden - Nordstrom
BAG // Marc Jacobs (old), Similar in camel

What are you favorite layering pieces?? I'm always looking for new styles :)

CG x Primark

Monday, July 17, 2017

You guys know how much I love affordable clothing options, so when I got the chance to work with one of my favorite stores I JUMPED on the opportunity!


Primark opened their first store in Dublin, Ireland and now operates over 320 stores throughout Europe and America. They offer high quality fashion at AMAZING prices, and guys... they.have.EVERYTHING! Women's fashion, Men's fashion, kids and baby, beauty, home, travel... literally everything. It's like a field day every time I go in there. They have amazing swimsuits, sleepwear (someone of favorite PJs are from Primark), they have an awesome intimates section with great, afforable bra and underwear options. And lemme tell you about their throw blankets - THE BEST! So soft... AND $7!!!

I was invited to check out their newest store opening in the Boston area, at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree, MA. When I was working in the city I used to stop at the Downtown crossing location way more than I needed to - it was on my route home! The Braintree location was beautiful - it was opening day and everything was so well organized and clean, even though there were mobs of people shopping. Hats off to the staff for being so helpful!!

I wanted to share a few things I picked up on my trip there...first thing being this white (obvs.) cold-shoulder (again, obvs.) bell sleeve top. All my favorite things rolled up into one piece - so clearly it had to come home with me!

 
The cute little tie details on the sleeves make it that much more fun! A perfect little Spring transition piece that will take me into Fall over the next few months.





When I spotted this lightweight, red gingham dress I immediately thought of the 4th of July. It's the perfect length, sits right on my shoulders and it just so simple and cute... Had to have!
 
 
 
This dress would be adorable with cognac wedges or booties - you could even try a white bandanna neck wrap if you're feeling a little extra.

I love it paired with these studded wrap sandals - it gives it a little bit of edge, which I adore.


This woven bag was another amazing find - it's the prefect size for your essentials: wallet, glasses, keys, chapstick, you know... and the best part... IT WAS $14 Y'ALLLLLL!! Talk about a steal! Awesome quality too.





Finally - my favorite purchase (other than the SICK giant unicorn pool float that I snagged) was this black and white gingham (trending) off-the-shoulder ruffle romper! Halleluja - the most prefect adult-onesie there ever was.


There are so many ways to wear this: dress it up with black platform espadrilles, down with sandals (like I did here), wear it as a beach cover up - it's so versatile, I will apologize now for how much you'll be seeing this on my insta feed!
 
 
   
       
I am obsessed with my wide brim fedoras and this romper looks perfect with my favorite straw version from Brixton (the Joanna). I opted for this special handmade straw bag I got on my trip to Hawaii last summer!





Anyways, guys - you NEED to check out Primark ASAP. Their quality is amazing, and the prices can't be beat. It's seriously the.best. Right now they do not have an online store, but to find the location nearest to you, click HERE!


Perfect SPRING > SUMMER Dresses

Thursday, June 15, 2017

I feel like I always talk about the weather, but it really does have such a huge influence on my #ootds! New England temps change constantly - just this week it was 90 on Tuesday, 75 on Wednesday and today it might only reach 70. So needless to say, I always have to be fully stocked on layers and transition pieces, in case Mother Nature decides to really keep us on our toes.

I've also been posting a lot of cold-shoulder pieces recently - they're just so fun and the cut outs add the perfect amount of sass. It's also sort of like wearing layers, without the layers (if that makes sense). Your arms are covered if there's a slight chill in the air, but having your shoulders bare means you won't over-heat!

This one from TOBI fits like a dream! I've already stated how much I love the company and this dress did not disappoint. It's a great length (no butt cheeks - yay!) and the cinched waist hits at just the right spot. The olive green color goes so well with my all-neutral wardrobe... and it has an open back - hey girl, heyyy. All in all, this dress is just perfect.

I paired it with these Aldo mules, which I'm LOVING lately - they're so comfortable, even though they're a little high. They have little laser cut details which add some texture to my 'fits.
 

   





I am also totally OBSESSED with swingy babydoll dresses - they're so flattering and you can dress them up or down so easily! Throw a denim jacket or cardigan over it if you need, and you're good! I got this one from TOBI also - another WIN! I love the deep V detail (super flattering on us small chested ladies - I know you hear me) and, since I'm a bride-to-be and all, I had to get it in white :)

You can wear this dress with strappy sandals or pumps, depending on the occasion - it's so versatile! I added some lace-ups to this get-up and I love the contrast.

 


 
 


I've linked both of these dresses below - but you can shop all of the amazing styles TOBI has to offer HERE!

OUTFIT #1
DRESS // TOBI
SHOES // Aldo (DSW)
BAG // Anne Klein (Marshalls), Similar

OUTFIT #2
DRESS // TOBI
SHOES // Marc Fisher
NECKLACE // Gift, Similar

What are your favorite SPRING>SUMMER transition pieces?? I would love to hear about them :)