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Style Inspire! I was recently laid up after throwing out my back and had a chance to re-watch one of my favorite movies, The Notebook. It reminded me of how much I love young Ally’s clothes in this film. Printed summer dresses, high waisted swim suits and wedge heels. Perfect summer wardrobe. No wonder Ryan Gosling couldn’t resist.
Hey girl, can I borrow those shoes?
 Dress / Armani Jeans red cardigan, $235 / Melissa platform wedge

Style Inspire! I was recently laid up after throwing out my back and had a chance to re-watch one of my favorite movies, The Notebook. It reminded me of how much I love young Ally’s clothes in this film. Printed summer dresses, high waisted swim suits and wedge heels. Perfect summer wardrobe. No wonder Ryan Gosling couldn’t resist.

Hey girl, can I borrow those shoes?


Dress / Armani Jeans red cardigan, $235 / Melissa platform wedge

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The temperature just breezed right by Spring, we went from 40 degrees to 80 degrees in one day. But as we all know, April showers bring May flowers and I plan to be prepared for the rain. How cute is this monogrammed umbrella from Totes? Sometimes when your legs are covered in mud and your hair is frizzing out, a chic accessory is exactly what you need.

The temperature just breezed right by Spring, we went from 40 degrees to 80 degrees in one day. But as we all know, April showers bring May flowers and I plan to be prepared for the rain. How cute is this monogrammed umbrella from Totes? Sometimes when your legs are covered in mud and your hair is frizzing out, a chic accessory is exactly what you need.

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I will be traveling the next couple of weekends, one if by land and two if by….well air. Flying can be so uncomfortable, will it be hot? will it be cold? how early do I have to get there? how far away is the gate?

I find it’s best to layer and be comfortable. I have recently purchased a pair of leather panel leggings and I am in. love. I was never a big legging girl before (too close to sweatpants for me), but these leather panel leggings give just enough edge to be chic. I find a knitted scarf is a must, it can be used as a blanket if cold. I even use it to wrap up my laptop through security. Cross body bags are great at the airport to keep your hands free to remove your shoes or search for your ticket. I tend to gravitate towards cognac colored bags versus basic black for an extra level of sophistication. And a flat, easy to remove shoe is a must. You don’t want to be THAT GIRL holding up the security line.

J.Crew chambray blouse / B+AB leather legging / Calvin Klein Collection shoes and bag / Scotch & Soda knit shawl, $56
I will be traveling the next couple of weekends, one if by land and two if by….well air. Flying can be so uncomfortable, will it be hot? will it be cold? how early do I have to get there? how far away is the gate?
I find it’s best to layer and be comfortable. I have recently purchased a pair of leather panel leggings and I am in. love. I was never a big legging girl before (too close to sweatpants for me), but these leather panel leggings give just enough edge to be chic. I find a knitted scarf is a must, it can be used as a blanket if cold. I even use it to wrap up my laptop through security. Cross body bags are great at the airport to keep your hands free to remove your shoes or search for your ticket. I tend to gravitate towards cognac colored bags versus basic black for an extra level of sophistication. And a flat, easy to remove shoe is a must. You don’t want to be THAT GIRL holding up the security line.

J.Crew chambray blouse / B+AB leather legging / Calvin Klein Collection shoes and bag / Scotch & Soda knit shawl, $56

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One of the first outfits I ever tried to recreate was Mariah Carey’s denim on denim from her “Always Be My Baby” video circa 1996. Denim on denim? Isn’t that a fashion “no no”? Not according to Mariah, it is the perfect outfit to sway on a tire swing above a calm lake and dance with campers by a fire. Best camp ever, if you ask me.

The Texas Tuxedo trend has cycled it’s way back into fashion. Instead of the monochromatic denim of Mariah, the freshest take is to pair dark jeans with a lighter chambray top. Take note of A-lister Reese Witherspoon’s casual look:

Reese Witherspoon Denim on Denim

Reese proves this look can be so chic and cute.  Let’s remember to keep this look for casual occasions. As our favorite 90s pop stars remind us in this blast from the past, this trend doesn’t always translate into formalwear.Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake

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While I do love my navy for fall, Oxblood red has also become a close runner up. The rich hue is vibrant in all different materials from leather to wovens to coated skinny jeans. Whether your adventurous enough to try in a pair of oxfords or just want to sample with your nail color, Oxblood red is everywhere this fall. And for good reason.

7 For All Mankind skinny jeans, $260 /Topshop Pleated skirt / SWEAR shoes, $71 /McQ by Alexander McQueen Bag (similar here) / J.Crew Leather-Covered iPhone 4 Case

While I do love my navy for fall, Oxblood red has also become a close runner up. The rich hue is vibrant in all different materials from leather to wovens to coated skinny jeans. Whether your adventurous enough to try in a pair of oxfords or just want to sample with your nail color, Oxblood red is everywhere this fall. And for good reason.

7 For All Mankind skinny jeans, $260 /Topshop Pleated skirt / SWEAR shoes, $71 /McQ by Alexander McQueen Bag (similar here) / J.Crew Leather-Covered iPhone 4 Case

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I love fall. I love cozy knits, smoking slippers and layering. Navy has quickly become my favorite color so far this fall. It’s neutral enough to go with everything, yet feels fresher than black or camel. There’s also a ladylike appeal to a basic crewneck navy sweater with a skinny jean and a structured crossbody - oh so Audrey. Sigh, I wish it was fall 12 months a year….

I love fall. I love cozy knits, smoking slippers and layering. Navy has quickly become my favorite color so far this fall. It’s neutral enough to go with everything, yet feels fresher than black or camel. There’s also a ladylike appeal to a basic crewneck navy sweater with a skinny jean and a structured crossbody - oh so Audrey. Sigh, I wish it was fall 12 months a year….

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I have found the perfect shoe! I am obsessed! After stalking these shoes for months (waiting for them to go on sale, natch), I found them at a local shoe store for a great price……and bought two pairs. A girl’s got to treat herself once and a while, right?

I have found the perfect shoe! I am obsessed! After stalking these shoes for months (waiting for them to go on sale, natch), I found them at a local shoe store for a great price……and bought two pairs. A girl’s got to treat herself once and a while, right?

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I know I’ve been posting a lot about the beach, but c’mon, it’s summer. AND summer is almost over. I plan on wearing every summer dress, billowy top, and espadrille in my closet to maximize the remaining days of summer. If I could, I would just wear a crocheted bikini top and cut offs every day a la Britney Spears. Sometimes the simplest ensembles make the most impact. Complete the look with beachy waves and 6 pack abs (his, of course).

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Clueless is one of my all time favorite movies. The fashion, the lingo, the 90s! Who couldn’t relate to a rich girl, so bored that all she does is shop and set up her friends? Ok, well that wasn’t exactly relatable to me as a girl from Minnesota who worked really hard to buy her jeans from Marshall’s. BUT, the movie still serves as a fashion inspiration in my life. From the cute tartan minis to bright blazers, the pieces can still be considered fashionable when worn today.
What is your favorite fashion inspired movie?

Clueless is one of my all time favorite movies. The fashion, the lingo, the 90s! Who couldn’t relate to a rich girl, so bored that all she does is shop and set up her friends? Ok, well that wasn’t exactly relatable to me as a girl from Minnesota who worked really hard to buy her jeans from Marshall’s. BUT, the movie still serves as a fashion inspiration in my life. From the cute tartan minis to bright blazers, the pieces can still be considered fashionable when worn today.

What is your favorite fashion inspired movie?

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Time magazine has named their “All-TIME 100 Fashion Icons”. What a great way to waste time at work honor those who have made their mark in the fashion world. My top three favorite from the list include Coco Chanel (designer), Grace Coddington (stylist/editor) and Audrey Hepburn (muse). To read the full list click here.

Who are you favorites?