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Pattern Play

mini skirt and a longer length crop topIt is safe to say that I LOVE this top from Zara. I seriously wear it once a week. You remember how on Daria and that old Nickelodeon show Doug all of the characters wore the same thing every day, all day no matter what? Well this top would be my every day, all day top. I haven’t figured out bottoms or shoes yet, though. I’ll keep you posted.

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mini skirt and a longer length crop top2Shoes: Necessary Clothing (nearly sold out and ridiculously on sale)| Skirt: H&M (similar — and cheaper!) | Shirt: Zara (sold out — this one is great) | Necklace: H&M

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I saw the sign

black dress leather detailHere’s a fun story about this dress. I got it a few years ago, and even though I love it and think it is super cute, I rarely wear it because it is impossible to get off. I am not sure what happened with the design of this frock but it has no stretch and this weird, worthless side zipper. So while it is easy to put on, taking it off is always an ordeal to the point where I stress about it the entire time I am wearing it. I like to avoid stress at all costs, so I only wear this dress when it’s absolutely necessary.leather detail black dress

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leather detail black dressShoes: J. Renee (sale!!) | Dress: Zara (old — this one is similar) | Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters (similar)


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Crabby on Block Island

block island 11This past weekend, my husband and I went on an adventure to Block Island. Y’all it was gorgeous. Everyone should go. As you will see from the abundant photos after the jump, it was a bit cloudy. That did not take away from this place’s beauty.

Oh, and another thing happened on Block Island. Matt made me hike seven miles. Your girl was scaling cliffs and walking through overgrown grass so he could see a lighthouse. Is that the definition of love? Being covered in leaves, sand, and sweat and following your betrothed all over the wilderness so he can see a lighthouse? Oy. Here’s the photo of said lighthouse below. Worth it? Maybe.

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Shoes: New Balance | Shorts: Made ‘em from old jeans | Sweater: J. Crew | Belt: It is (was?) my Dad’s from Brooks Brothers


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Two Pieces, Three Ways: Look Three

crop top and full skirtThis is definitely my favorite way to style a cropped top. This styling method is easier to wear day-to-day compared to look one, and much more dressed up compared to look two. The high waisted, full skirt balances out the risque look of the cropped top and creates a gorgeous silhouette that is flattering on basically anyone.

Sorry there aren’t many photos of look three. It started raining on us! But I have worn looks similar to this herehere and here.

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full skirt and crop topShoes: I can’t remember, they are sold old. They are just basic black pumps, though. | Skirt: Express (similar) | Shirt: Express


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Two Pieces, Three Ways: Look Two

detailsLook two is a signifanctly more laid back way of styling the skirt seen in look one. The slouchy sweatshirt top (similar) takes the skirt down a notch, making this a perfect look for brunch with friends or even a causal day at the office.grey sweatershirt and floral pencil skirt

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floral pencil skirt and grey sweatshirtShoes: Zappos | Skirt: Express | Top: J. Crew Factory (similar here and here)



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Take a bite out of summer

summer preppy fashionLet’s talk about Rocket Pops and my intense love for them. I could eat them all day errday, y’all!

Also, funny story about the Rocket Pop: After we finished using this popsicle as a prop, it was time to start eating it. Being the nice person that I am, I asked my husband if he wanted a bite of my popsicle. He did. Then he proceeded to bite off the entire red part. I was both impressed and intensely jealous. Good thing the white and blue parts are my favorite anyway! Moral of the story? Share your Rocket Pops with caution, y’all. The end.

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summer fashionShorts: Asos (similar) | Shoes: J. Renee (similar) | Top: J. Crew Factory (similar)


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A Day at Coney Island

wonder wheelI spent the day at seedy, crazy, cool Coney Island this weekend. Coney Island is pretty far away from where I live in Harlem, but with the help of the fabulous folks at Blacklane Limousines, a little black town car got me and the hubby there quick and in a hurry (and in style, of course)! Woot!

So here’s the thing, I had all these grand plans of taking cute photos of the carnival food I ate. But as soon as I got my hands on that hot funnel cake I immediately ate it. So you just have to imagine the carnival food as there are no photos of food below.

However, I did get a photo of me and the Zoltar:

coney islandFull transparency: Zoltar’s fortune was pretty lame. Then he kept begging me to give him more money for a better fortune in a somewhat forceful tone that I wasn’t entirely cool with.

The beach was great for people watching, though! However, I really must wear a longer skirt next time. The wind was not my friend on Coney Island and I am pretty sure I flashed everyone multiple times.

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coney islandShoes: Keds | Skirt: c/o Rosegal Vintage | Top: Zara (love this one) | Sunglasses: J. Crew

And another big thanks to Blacklane for carting us around all day! xo


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