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{ Dare To Wear } How To Layer Up Your Little Black Dress

 Is it me or do these pics have a slight Halloween vibe? Maybe it’s the location (the church at my alma mater, Cabrini College), or the the dark lip + dark hair + dark clothing. I tend to wear lighter colors close to my hair to brighten up my look, which is maybe why I naturally finished the outfit with an olive topper. Is there a color you avoid close to your face? For me, it’s usually black, since by hair is so dark and it’s just a whole lot of darkness. Continue Reading

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{ Dare To Wear } Head-to-Toe Neutrals

How about a new outfit post? Yeah? Okay, cool! If you come here often then this jacket must look familiar. It was the last item on repeat in this blog series. Now I’m on to styling a different piece, but this coat is clearly still a purchase that’s making me very happy. So I’m of course still wearing it in real life ( duh ) and on the blog. Continue Reading

The Green Beauty Rules

{ Wellness Roundup } Dry-Brush Benefits, Green Beauty, DIY Breakfast Bowls

Even though I’m not in school anymore, this time of year always reminds me of back to school season. With that comes new responsibilities and challenges…which can be super stressful. Incorporating a few wellness-y things can help relieve that. It’s also fall, so the temps are dropping, making it a perfect time to change up your workout routine, try a new recipe, or test out a beauty trend. Here are { five things wellness } to try during this cooler, windier season. Continue Reading

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Dare to Wear

{ Three Ways To Wear } Anorak Jacket

Fall came. It’s here and this one jacket has been serving me well as the weather + my style transitions.

Can we talk about the location of these pics for a sec? It may be my most favorite yet. The lovely Renee Patrone of Events by Renee was so gracious to let us shoot in her really cool space, Pineapple on Main (that you can rent for a gathering or workshop!). The space is the hub of some cool, creative entrepreneurs in the event, styling and decor biz. So of course there were some super-cute spots to shoot.

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Celebrity, trend hungry tuesday

{ Trend Hungry Tuesday } Mustard Yellow

Color crush! Looking to add a new hue for fall to your wardrobe? Consider mustard yellow. Take a look at two serious style setters recently rocking this shade and it may make you want it.

Check out Beyoncé‘s recent Instagram pic of her and her hubby, while she’s sporting a mustard-colored slitted dress with matching trench coat. Talk about a hot date night!


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Vanessa Hudgens attended a Halloween event, wearing a long mustard-yellow cardigan as her top layer.


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Mindy Kaling opted for this yellow hue to the Emmys, while Gigi Hadid just rocked it on the Paris Fashion Week runway for Giambattista Valli S/S ’16.

{ Try The Trend }

This color is a great neutral, so it’s perfect for layering and mixing in with so many pieces you already own.

hm mustard yellow cardigan

I’m loving this H&M cardigan for $25. Scroll the showroom below for more stylish finds under $50 in mustard.

Trend Hungry Tuesday } a syndicated fashion report on Ralphie Tonight. Listen live every Tuesday night online or on NYC’s 95.5 WPLJ, 92 PRO-FM (Providence, RI) 97 BHT (Northeastern PA) or Q105 (New London, CT). Click to listen to past segments.

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Dare to Wear, Fashion

{ Dare To Wear } Double-Cuff Love

This outfit incorporates a few of my favorites for fall — layering, plaid, olive green, cuffed jeans, and wine hues too. Pretty much everything I have on is something I’ve been wearing a lot lately. The jacket and plaid top are a recent Nordstrom purchase and work so well with so much already in my closet. It’s about building a wardrobe, so be sure to be buy pieces that will only enhance and add life into your current style cycle.

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{ Style Tips }

1. Plaid+ flannel are forever. They never go out of style, so buy one you love and you’ll have it for a while.

2. Do the double cuff. I first cuffed the sleeves of the coat, then did the same to the plaid shirt, resting the folds on top of the jacket.

3. Tighten the coat’s waist. This one has a drawstring on the inside. I like to make sure it’s cinched in a bit to highlight the idea of a waist through the layers of clothes.

4. Dress up a casual look with a heel. It makes all the difference. Take it a step further and cuff the jeans to really draw attention to the fancy footwear.

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{ Shop It, Style It }

Special thanks to Renee Patrone + Pineapple on Main for letting us use their amazing space for this month’s blog pics.

Dare To Wear } a blog series dedicated to “dare to wear” the same thing three way. If you’re gonna buy it, you better be able to wear it at least three ways, right? Each month a new item is featured and styled three ways throughout the month. Photos by Audrey Gallagher.