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{ Dare To Wear } The Bolder, The Better

Dear life, you are meant to be lived so I am dressing for the occasion! I wore this dress, necklace, and earrings for a recent TV segment on Fox29 (see: the look on Instagram). I threw it together early that morning, right after moving, so all my stuff was/is a bit in disarray. To my surprise, this bold look got lots of love. Note to self: don’t be afraid to be different. That’s what makes us all unique. Dress like the special being that you are!

So here it is, and it’s the very first look shot at the aforementioned new place. Continue Reading

winter style tips
Dare to Wear, Fashion

{ Dare To Wear } Winter Accessories

Two things I wear all winter:  beanies + scarves. They are pretty much a must for my daily life and often stay on after my coat comes off.

Beanies truly are the cure to a bad hair day and cold ear, and scarves basically make me feel like I’m wrapped up in my own personal blanket. This Nich Boutique scarf happens to have pockets. It blew my mind and has been perfect for stashing my sunnies. I’ve been stowing my phone in the scarf too and actually panicked a few times thinking I lost my phone, before remembering the pockets. I do love pockets. They’re a weakness of mine.

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{ Style Tips }

1. Make outerwear part of the outfit. Yes these pics are outside, but I often keep my scarf or beanie or both on after my coat comes off.

2. Pair a loose-fitting top with skinny bottoms. Dressing is really all about playing with proportions. Loose clothes all over can drown you and hide your shape, so an over-sized flannel looks great with more fitted pieces. Leggings, skinny jeans, or ponte pants are all great options.

3. Roll and cuff above the boots. As you can see from this previous outfit post, sometimes I like to wear these boots with the pants tucked. This was not one of those times. instead I cuffed these comfy pants to sit on top if the boots. It’s these little styling touches that make an outfit a whole look so play around with your clothes to switch up the vibe.  how to dress for winter

{ beanie, C21 | scarf & plaid button-up top, Nich Boutique | Lilly Pulitzer travel jeans | Ugg kesey boots }

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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 } 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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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.

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{ Trend Hungry Tuesday Shoesday } Pointed Pumps

Let’s call it Shoesday & talk about a footwear fashion that always seems to come back in style. I’ve been noticing a number of celebs wearing it lately. Pointed pumps, aka heeled-shoes where the toe comes to a point, was a hit on the blue carpet of the Teen Choice Awards.

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Jordin Sparks spotted a style with a skull design. Zendaya donned shoes from her upcoming collection and a slitted skirt. Lea Michele opted for her pointed pumps in red, which acted as a fun pop and coordinated with the design on her dress.

Other celebs recently spotted styled in pointed pumps include Eva Longoria, Mindy Kaling, and Lady GaGa, who wrote that she loves her pair pictured below so much that she once wore them to bed with a smile on her face. Can’t blame her. They are Prada and beautiful.

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I love this shoe style for transitioning into fall. It’s less coverage than a boot and more than a sandal or open-toe style. Plus the point adds style and sophistication to even a basic tee shirt and jeans. Wear to work, on a date, or somewhere fun. All of these are under $40 from Lulus.com.

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Low Pointed Pumps | Ocean Blue Pointed Pumps, $22.00 | Grey Pointed Pumps, $33.00 | Black & White Pointed Pumps, $36.00 | Red Faux Suede Pointed Pumps, $24.00 }

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{ Dare To Wear } Green, White + Print All Over

Working on blog posts sure does help me in the outfit department. This Dare To Wear blog series challenges me to remix my style pairings and create more looks. The result, more outfit ideas at my fingertips for those busy days that leave little time for picking the perfect ensemble.

You may notice that this jumpsuit is Lilly Pulitzer for Target. I stumbled upon it a few weeks after the collection old out when I was visiting Target for organic chips and salsa (the pineapple salsa is SO good!). The jumpsuit fit and came home with me. Since then I’ve worn it to a luncheon, TV segment, and hanging around. I think with the vest is how I like it best. Continue Reading

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{ Dare To Wear } Whatever YOU Like

Hello fabulous darling! It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, and today I’m talking (well, typing… ) all about a style rule to live by. Wear what YOU like.  I follow it and it serves me well. In fact, it dawned on me when I was typing up the tips below. You see, first comes the outfits, then the tips. So that means I play dress up to figure out what I like. Continue Reading