A CLASSIC COMBO

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Is there anything more classic than black+white stripes and camel? Well... I guess I could think of a few other things, but that combo is up there! Another win from SheIn - this silky blouse is a great shape, color and fit! Obviously it'll rotate in nicely since my wardrobe is mostly black (no shame).

I love that the stripes go a in a different direction around the neckline - it adds a little bit of texture to an otherwise textureless top. Here I tucked it into a tight-pleated mini skirt (more texture) and opted for a taller ankle bootie and a long camel colored coat to play with proportions. It would be super cute half tucked into a pair of high-waisted boyfriend jeans (my obsession right now... and always) - or over leggings with a long cardigan and OTK boots. Really though, you can wear stripes almost any way - keep it simple by pairing them with solid colors and textures, or get funky and do a little print-mixing! Just make sure your prints are proportionate, i.e. pair smaller prints with larger, like colored prints.

SheIn has so many great, affordable options for both classic and trendy pieces - and at price points that won't break the bank, you can afford to try some styles you might not otherwise want to spend the cash on. Go ahead - try something new!




TOP // SheIn
SKIRT // H&M (old), Similar, Similar
BOOTIES // Forever21, Similar
COAT // H&M (old), Similar, Similar


Knit Accessories Are a Thing

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Who knew knit accessories could be so cute! I've been using this knit coffee cozy non-stop since i got it in the mail a few weeks ago. It was made by Lianna, owner and C.E.CrOcheter of Salem Style. I love supporting local boss ladies, and Lianna is no exception. She hand-makes all of her items in my neighboring town, the Witch City: Salem, MA!

I love iced coffee, and drinking out of tumblers in general, so a coffee sleeve that fit all my cups (and helps to keep my drinks hot/cold) was a no-brainer. I chose this oatmeal colored cozy because, well... neutrals (obvs) - and I won't lie, it looks super cute in photos!

Check out all of the other Salem Style knit goodies HERE. She makes scarves, beanies, mittens... and they're all adorable! I even matched my outfit to this cozy on more than one occasion #noshame - I think I need the black one next!








OVERALLS THAT DIDN'T COME UP SHORT

Sunday, February 25, 2018

My style is constantly changing, and when asked how I define it, I always answer with "I can't! It's A little bit of this and a little bit of that." -- My outfits change with my mood and whether I'm feeling girly, sexy, sporty, boho, glam or whatever, I always find something that feels like "me".

I picked out these SheIn corduroy overalls as part of my latest collab with the brand, and I'll be honest, I was hesitant at first. I wanted to try a new style, but I almost didn't order them because I wasn't sure how they'd fit my body. I have such a long torso and I have to be careful when it comes to rompers and once-pieces (you know, to avoid the dreaded camel you-know-what)... but since these were adjustable I figured I'd give them a shot.

And... they're SO CUTE! They actually really flatter my 12-year-old-boy physique - and they have POCKETS! They're a great neutral color and I love the texture of the cord. I paired them with a chunky knit sweater from H&M, OTK Boots and a thick scarf, because who says you can't wear shorts in the winter!!





SHOP THIS LOOK //
SWEATHER // H&M, Similar
OVERALLS  // SheIn
BOOTS // Steve Madden (old), Similar, Similar
SCARF // Old, Similar
BAG // Primark, Similar, Similar
SUNNIES // Amazon, Similar



Coziness with SheIn

Thursday, December 28, 2017

No shame, I change into PJs the second I get home, and on the weekends, I'm usually in sweats/leggings and an oversized top. I'm also always cold, so I tend to layer up (especially in the winter... looking at you New England). Since I spend a lot of time inside this time of year, finding good, warm lounge pieces is key.

SheIn.com is one of my favorite sites for affordable fashion finds. I actually just ordered some things last night! They have such a great selection and the prices can't be beat - impressive quality too! Here are some recent items I got that are perfect for this time of year.

OUTFIT #1: Faux Shearling Hooded Coat

I wish you guys could feel how soft the inside of this wrap cardigan is! This one is the brown/tan color, but it also comes in a gray shade as well. The material is super thick and it has a little clasp on the front to keep it closed. Perfect for cold days on the couch with netflix marathons. And yes, I wear my beanies inside!






OUTFIT #2: Drop Shoulder Marled Knit Dress

This tunic sweater (which could probably double as a dress if you're a few inches shorter) is the perfect throw-on-and-go piece. I love tops like this that layer nicely under jackets, and are easy to take on and off if you're out shopping (yes, I went there). For $14, you might as well get a few versions - it comes in 6 different colors and it has pockets! #win




Shop these items below!

OUTFIT #1
COAT // SheIn
BEANIE // Forever21 (old), Similar

OUTFIT #2
SWEATER // SheIn
BEANIE // Forever21 (old), Similar
SCARF // H&M (old), Similar, Similar
LEGGINGS // Nordstrom (old), Similar
BOOTS // Frye (Got them at Nordstrom Rack, not sure which style they are!), Similar, Similar


Customizable Rain Boots

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Happy #TuesdayShoesday friends! This week I'm reviewing these SUPER COOL customizable rainbows by DecZ!


You guys know how much I love shoes so any opportunity to work with a shoe brand is a dream... not to mention the fact that they are local! DecZ is a Boston-based company who makes customizable rain/fashion boots. Customers purchase their boots and then choose from 30 pre-designed inserts, or create their own! The inserts simply slide into the boots, allowing you to change up the style and color. They also have a "starter-kit" option that comes with the boots and 3 inserts for only $89.97!!!

I love the idea of buying 1 pair of boots and having multiple options for colors and patterns. It eliminates having to buy the same shoe in different colors, and gives you the freedom to match them to any outfit! #win. The quality of the boots themselves are great - they're sturdy, and really well made. I was surprised at how comfortable they were right out of the box!


The process is simple. Remove the insert from the box and unroll it, then flip the top of the boot up - the part that's rolled onto the shaft of the boot. This reveals the "pocket" where the insert goes. With the notch in the insert facing down towards the foot, and the pattern facing outwards, simply slide the material down the boot behind the clear plastic. You can push the inside layer of the boot aside to get the edges of the insert to lay flat within the pocket. Once the insert is laying flay in the pocket, fold the flap over the top and close the snap in the back to secure it - that's it!



I obviously had to get the leopard print, and the black/whtie polka dots were fun too. What's even better - you can wear them without inserts and they look just as good! Since they don't carry half sizes, I would suggest sizing down - I'm usually a 7.5 in boots, but I got a 7 and they fit perfectly. I assume they'll soften a bit too with wear, they are a little stiff out of the box... but no more stiff than any other rain boot. The top of the boot hits in a perfect spot on me (I'm 5'7" for reference) and I really love the shape of the boot as a whole. I love the whole concept of these and will definitely be wearing mine throughout winter and into the spring!




Seeing as us New Englanders need to invest in all things "bad-weather" (Winter jacket, snow boots, rain coat and RAIN BOOTS) - these would make an awesome gift for the holidays.

Good news!! Use code GLITTER20 for 20% off your first pair!!

YAY! :)



A CG Holiday Gift Guide

Friday, November 24, 2017

Every year it gets harder and harder to find unique, thoughtful gifts, #amiright?? My list usually consists of shoes, and I try to get Matt some things he might not think to buy himself. I'm always trying to think of things that are different and cool, but still functional. I've never done one of these before, so this was definitely a learning process, but I've put together a few things I think would make some great gifts this Holiday season.


HERS
  1. Longs jewelers - John Hardy Classic Chain Square Link Bracelet: An everyday statement piece is always a good investment. Something like this John Hardy link bracelet can be worn alone, stacked or with a watch - classic, fun and goes with everything!
  2. Tanceuticals - Face/Body Kit: Because who doesn't love a sun-kissed glow in the middle of winter #Ifeelbetterwhenimtan
  3. Makeup by Sarah Lord - Rose Water Mist: My girlfriend Sarah (and killer MUA) makes this incredible Rose Water mist that's perfect for a mid-day skin re-fresh, spritzing on your pillow before bed, or used as aromatherapy - it smells SO fresh and clean, and instantly relaxes you. Use code SBSSHIP for free shipping! (now though 12/2)
  4. Apolis Market Tote - Customize Your City Series Market Bag: I recieved one of these totes for my bridal shower and it's seriously one of my favorite things we got. For one, it's customized with my new last name, wedding date and location, and for two, it fit literally everything. The quality is amazing and it has a waterproof bottom, so no leaks! Such a cool, personalized gift idea.
  5. Bali Secret - Hair Vitamins: I just talked about how I much I LOVE this product, so naturally I had to include it in his gift guide. This stuff is too good and makes my hair so shiny and soft. If you're looking for some extra little gifts or stocking stuffers, this is the perfect thing!
  6. Swell - Water Bottle: Other than the fact that these bottles come in the cutest colors and patterns, they are seriously the BEST water bottle. I'll put ice in mine at 8:00 AM, and at 9:00 PM there will still be ice in it... it's like magic, really. Worth the extra few $$ (compared to other water bottles) - and did I mention the colors are SO CUTE?? Oh right...
  7. (Nordstrom) Gorjana - 'Cayne' Crescent Pendant Necklace: Super chic, goes with everything, can be layered, and won't break the bank! Perfect gift for the fashionista in your life.
  8. H&M - Short Coat: I love this black/white checked/hounds tooth pattern. It's just a little bit oversized and can be dressed up or down. Get it while sizes last!
  9. Rebecca Minkoff - Midnighter Medium Crossbody with Chain: A great weekend bag to fit your necessities for a night-out. Structured, studded and so cool - definitely a classic worth having in your wardrobe.
  10. DecZ - Customizable Rain Boots: DecZ is a Boston-based company who makes customizable rainboots. Buy the boots and choose from 30 insert designs to create a style that's totally HER! The best part - the inserts can be swapped out whenever... it's like having multiple rain boots in one! Stay tuned for how I style mine (can you guess which inserts I chose?) Use code GLITTER20 for 20% off your order!!
  11. (Sephora) Kat Von D - Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette: These are the perfect colors for the makeup lover and the less experienced. If she wears a lot of makeup or a little bit, every day, or once in a while - these colors work well across the board. Super pigmented and includes step-by-step instructions for creating three different eye-opening techniques.
  12. (Target) Puregardian - Essential Oil Diffuser: I am obsessed with these things. They make your home smell amazing and work to purify the air. Mix your favorite essential oils to help ease winter colds, get rid of odors (i.e. dog.) or help you to relax. This is one of those things that you'll both enjoy! Check out some of my favorite oils HERE.
  13. L.L. Bean - Wicked Good Moccasins: I've had these since high school and they're for real the best slippers around. They're indoor-outdoor so you can safely grab the mail without worrying about your feet getting cold or wet. I put mine on (along with my PJs most days) the second I get home from work. No shame.




HIS
  1. My Package - Weekday Boxer Briefs: I know what you're thinking.... boxers? Lame. Not these... Matt has *1million pairs and says he'll never go back to regular underwear. They have a little "pocket" for his... you know what... and they're incredibly soft. Really though - I would totally wear them if I had a... nevermind... Great gift idea.
  2. (Target) Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 - Polaroid Camera: This little guy is just a fun thing to have around - it's a legit polaroid camera! You know, one that instantly prints the little photos (this one prints mini pix). Have fun taking silly selfies, bring to a family gathering, or let your friends snap some moments at a party. Grab some film HERE.
  3. (Nordstrom) MVMT - Leather Strap Watch, 40mm: Great everyday watch option at a great price point! Currently on sale for BLACK FRIDAY.
  4. (Amazon) UE Roll -WONDERBOOM Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker: We have 2 of these little guys and they are so perfect for traveling. They're compact, waterproof (great for the beach/pool/lake) and sound AMAZING.
  5. (Nordstrom) Adidas - Beanie: A great, stylish beanie for the guy who wants to look cool, and stay warm!
  6. (Nordstrom) Bose - SoundLink® II Around-Ear Bluetooth® Headphones: Headphones can make or break a plane ride or a workout. Bose makes awesome products and these white ones are super cool. Worth the splurge.
  7. (Amazon) Tree Ranger - Beard Oil: For the guy who grows out a face-coat during the winter months... this stuff smells amazing and keeps those stray hairs in place!
  8. Swell - Water Bottle: Like I said before, maybe twice - Swell has the coolest color options. How awesome is this teakwood pattern?? Man-chic x100.
  9. AmazonPop Socket: Once you go PopSocket, you'll never go back. Trust me. Place this little guy on the back of your phone and rest assured you'll never drop it on your face mid "In-Bed-Facebook-Scroll" ever again.
  10. Amazon - Himalayan Pink Salt Lamp: Salt lamps can help purify air, reduce electromagnetic radiation and airborne infections, ease Asthma and allergy symptoms and even boost your mood and help you sleep. Why wouldn't you want all that?? Also, it looks so cool lit up at night. #Moodlighting
  11. Nordstrom - UGG Slippers: Man slippers. I don't think this one needs an explanation - if he doesn't love the coziness, well... I don't know what to yell ya ;)
  12. Nordstrom - Nike Roshe Two Sneakers: You can never go wrong with a good pair of wear-everywhere men's sneakers. Jeans and a Tee shirt, tailored sweatpants, basketball shorts... anything goes with these.
  13. Patagonia - Better Sweater 1/4-Zip Fleece: Another cozy, chic menswear piece. Great for layering or by itself!

What are on your lists this year?? Let me know what you plan to get your guys too - I'm always looking for new ideas!



Bali Hair Secret

Thursday, November 16, 2017

I've been using this product for about a month now and holy heck guys - I LOVE it. I've tried so many hair oils and this one trumps them all, for reals.

Bali Secret Hair Vitamins come in little capsule looking things that you break open. Although I do wish they were a bit easier to open, I found that if you bend the little nub and clip it with scissors or a pair of nail-clippers, it works like a charm. You can poke a little hole it it too, if you have something sharp - just be careful!


The amount of oil that comes out of the capsule feels like a lot, and at first, I was scared to use all of it - but trust me, you can! I apply it to damp, towel dried hair right after I get out of the shower. I put most of it on the ends of my hair, working my way up to the roots. Once I've worked the product through, I let it my hair air dry for a little bit, then blow dry it the rest of the way. With Bali Secret, my hair isn't oily, stiff or plastic-y. It's soft, silky and shiny - no bull$h!t, really.







Anyways - you guys need to get some of this magic oil.
Use code WB88S7OZ for 15% OFF!