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 :)


Little Black Romper

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Is there anything more chic than an all black #ootd?? Real talk - I always feel so put-together in head-to-toe noir.

I saw this LBR (little black romper) on TOBI.com and immediately thought about all of the places I could wear it - brunch, da club, date night... you know. The open back and choker details are a little sexy, a little edgy, and a whole lot YASS!

Tobi seriously has the BEST stuff! Awesome styles and great prices - I've bought so many cute pieces recently for my bachelorette weekend and our honeymoon!







ROMPER // Tobi
SHOES // old, similar
BAG // Rebecca Minkoff (via Poshmark)
SUNGLASSES // RayBan (prescription)



Warm Temps + Cold Shoulders with SheIn Official

Monday, June 12, 2017

The amount of white things I've bought over the last (year, maybe) is absurd... but hey, I'm a bride-to-be so it's okay, right??

Y'all know I'm all about the neutrals, so this white skirt was a no-brainer for summer. I bought it a few months ago at an Aritzia blogger event in Boston and I've been saving it for this weather!

I knew I had to pair it with this top from SheIn Official, which is the perfect combination of professional and sassy - cuffed sleeves and a high neck ruffle, with the added spice of a cold-shoulder... I HAD to have it!

SheIn.com is a great place for affordable, trendy women's fashion. You'll find all the cute dresses, tops, shoes and accessories, and nothing that will break the bank. This is the Vertical Striped Frill Collar Tie Detail Blouse in blue pinstripe - I love the red color too! The sleeves were a bit long on me so I rolled them up, which I actually think gives it even a little bit more of a cool vibe.







TOP // C/O SheIn
SKIRT // Aritzia
SHOES // Steve Madden
BAG // Anne Klein (via Marshalls), Similar





Mother's Day with JORD Wood Watches!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Can you believe that Mother's Day is just a few days away?! I sure can't. With all of the craziness that has been life lately (work, wedding planning, my makeup business, etc.) I feel like my days are just FLYING by me. Since I have many appointments and things squeezed into my days, I always need know what the HECK time it is! That's why I absolutely LOVE my JORD watch!

These wood watches are so chic and they really add a cool, almost rustic look to any outfit. They can be worn so many ways - as a print/texture mix (like leather and lace, which you know I love) or as a stand alone statement piece. They stand out without overpowering an outfit - perfect for stacking, too!

The wood grain in this FRANKIE 35 series Zebrawood & Champagne is subtle but totally fun! I love how well it pairs with all of my neutrals, too - white, beige/brown tones, BLACK! The watch face on this one is smaller than my other Frankie, which is really flattering on my little wrists ;) OH... and can we talk about the packaging?? #amazing

As much as I'm obsessing over my JORD watch, I know all the COOL MOMS out there will too! It's definitely a unique gift, and I bet it'll be her first wooden watch! Every year I struggle with what to gift the woman who "has it all". I try to think of something useful, but fun - something she maybe wouldn't purchase on her own... and JORD watches are just that!

Check out their women's shop here, and peek at the men's too - great styles for everyone!!


Ready to give the gift of time? Scroll down for something special!










GIVEAWAY TIME!!!
Click HERE for your chance to
WIN$100 credit towards your next JORD wood watch!!
BONUS: All other entries will receive a $25 e-gift code from JORD!

* (Giveaway ends MAY 21, 2017 - code must be used by 6/30/17) *


Best of luck, friends :)


Facing My Fashion Fears with Dia&Co.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Let's be real... we've all, at one point or another, felt insecure about our bodies. With so much distraction from advertisers and the enormous about of influence from the media and our peers, it can be hard to feel secure in our own skin.


BUT IT SHOULDN'T!!!

We are all beautiful, inside and out, and we should never be afraid to let our true self shine. Dye your hair pink, wear that bold lipstick, rock those shoes you've been too afraid to break out - just DO IT! Whatever makes you feel the most beautiful - do that! I always feel my best when I'm wearing outfits that are truly ME!

That's why I was so excited to do this post. I've partnered up with Dia&Co. (a curated shopping experience, delivered to your doorstep, exclusively in sizes 14+) to share how I would style a garment that I've been hesitant to wear because of my body type. Every Friday, the Dia&Co office celebrates "Try-day Friday" where they challenge each other to step out of their fashion "box" and play with new styles that they might not otherwise try.

So, here it is!


...I am facing my #FASHIONFEARS by styling...

C U L O T T E S

I've always loved the easy style of culottes but could never find a pair that were flattering on me. I have shorter legs and a longer torso, so I needed them to be super high-waisted and hit just the right spot on my legs, which I could never seem to find. They would always hit at the widest part of my leg and just made me look even shorter.

That is, until I found this pair at Zara! They sit high enough on my waist and the tie detail is super flattering... AND they're the perfect length! #WIN - I actually bought them in black too.





PANTS // These are old, but these are similarsimilarsimilarjumpsuit
JACKET // Similar
SHOES // Sam Edelman


I've been playing around with how to style these pants for a while now and just couldn't seem to get it "right". When I tried them on with this jacket, it really completed the look for me. I felt sassy, confident and just the right amount of trendy and classic. I am so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and bought these, even if it has taken me a little while to actually wear them!

I hope this post inspires you to face your fashion fears, too! Wear that dress, style your hair that way you've been pinning for months, try out a new makeup look - you are your most BEAUTIFUL when you feel the most like YOU!!