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Tie One On

This very special mini dress from Alexis serves as the centerpiece for today’s blog post. With the roller coaster temperatures of spring, it is the perfect staple. You can never go wrong with winter white and this dress is a perfect example of that! It is a standout piece that I chose to wear for my Easter celebrating. The long sleeves have the perfect detailed flare and thin bows tied at each wrist. It is ultra feminine and flattering with a straight loose style and contrasting black bow tied at the neck. I paired the dress with an over the knee black suede heeled boot. A black Chanel wallet on a chain featuring Chanel’s signature flower, the camellia was my bag of choice. This is a simple ensemble to put together, but looks like so much more.  This is one of those outfits that can help boost your confidence and help you feel good even if you really aren’t!! Everyone has days like that. While this is the first time I am wearing this piece, I know it will be a popular, no brainier choice often. xo B

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Dress: Alexis (Neiman Marcus) Boots: Ivanka Trump


									

Flying in Fringe

Today is a day I have been waiting for for a long while, Spring Break 2k16! It’s been a long semester and I am thrilled to be leaving today and heading to Miami. For the flight I am choosing to wear a casual outfit that will transition from colder weather to (hopefully) sunny, warm Miami.  Not wanting to look like the typical tourist in my weather ready outfit on the plane, I am wearing my most ripped, destroyed, comfy pair of Zara jeans, with plenty of “air conditioning”. They are comfortable for landing weather, yet appropriate for cold weather as well.  I paired them with a simple James Perse white T, perfect for almost any ensemble and am topping off the outfit with a suede fringe jacket.  I couldn’t resist wearing sandals, so I am wearing my fringe flats to go with the jacket.  As I was getting ready, I thought, Not bad, this would make a good Festival outfit as well! Coincidence that this weekend is ULTRA Music Festival 2016?!?!?! Well played, me!! This outfit is very versatile and could be worn with white jeans or jean shorts or a variety of short shorts. Heels can be added for a little dress elevation or an evening out. While this week of R&R will most likely be spent with loved ones on the beach and by the pool, who knows what those Miami nights could bring? No matter what, I am just super ready for a week in the sun.  Stay tuned on Instagram @buzzfromtheB and on FaceBook for a fun week of fashion ideas.  xo B

 

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Rain Can’t Stop My Parade

I know most people hate rainy days and I do too. Waking up in the morning when it is raining makes it a lot harder to get motivated to dress up. But since I am not a sweatpants, t-shirt kinda girl, I went for another easy casual look. I threw on my favorite pair of Paige Jeans. The zippers add a great detail and give the  jeans a bit of a different and edgier look from your average pair. I threw on my cropped thermal shirt from free people because on days like this you want to be comfy, but not too hot. I also added my Hermes belt to pull together the outfit. Lastly I grabbed my Barbour rain coat as I was walking out the door. This jacket speaks for itself and really makes an outfit on its own. I wore my black rain boots with a hot pink monogram to add a little bit of color and fun. Hair is always difficult to maintain in bad weather, so I threw it up into a high pony tail. It takes a short amount of time and also looks great without putting in too much effort just to have it ruined later on! When you dress up it makes you feel better, so don’t let rainy days get you down! Try putting on a simple outfit, it will make all the difference!DSC_0594DSC_0597DSC_0588DSC_0589DSC_0610DSC_0583DSC_0613DSC_0606

Top: Free People | JeansPaige | Shoes: F. Gerald New|

Jacket: Barbour (Similar here)| Belt: Hermes

Chambray All The Way

This simple dress is everything! Lightweight, comfortable, feminine, flirty, fit and flare, you name it! It is such a versatile piece and can be worn with everything from sneakers to heels. It is also a perfect transition piece from summer to fall. Just add a dark denim jacket or a leather jacket, even a flannel tied at the waist when the temperatures begin to drop. You will get great mileage from a piece like this. The Peter Pan collar and self-belt are two special details that add to the charm of this dress. It is a great length and the full skirt allows for easy movement. So, no matter what your plan for the day, the dress is sure to cooperate and catch a few second glances! Fun fact: Chambray dresses come in many styles and prices. Mine was purchased online after I saw it on Access Hollywood’s Steals and Deals type segment. It was quite a bargain and I absolutely love it. It has a schoolgirl vibe and is sure to be a favorite in your closet. Enjoy! Xo B

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Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeasy

This look is definitely easy!! I found this simple summer dress when I was not looking for it.  It was one of those pieces that I knew I had to have because I could imagine numerous places and occasions where it would be perfect.  The loose, flowing design is ultra feminine and the crochet detailing at the neck and shoulders adds a bit of interest.  The light blue/grey color is great at the beach or on the town.  For the beach, barefoot is a great look.  Out and about, this dress calls for a simple thong sandal or could even be paired with a metallic gladiator.  I actually have that look packed for my imminent trip to Bermuda.  It is easy to pack, no wrinkles and can really go just about anywhere.  With the heatwave we are experiencing, the top knot is a great choice for the hair and it leaves the neck and shoulder area neat so that the dress can be fully appreciated.  Looks like this that require little to no accessories and a simple updo are priceless. Apply a touch of very natural makeup or just a nude lip and literally throw it on and go! Stay Cool, xo B

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It’s a Wrap!

I am finding myself to be a big fan of all pieces that wrap. The Wrap look is feminine, flirty and many times ends in a brilliant Bow at some point, as today’s fabulous top does!! The Wrap look can be found in everything from dresses to rompers to tops.  It is a very forgiving yet flattering look and can be dressed up or down, so versatile and fun.  Today’s outfit is very simple, yet is elegant enough for just about anywhere your day or evening plans take you.  I paired this chambray blue wrap top with summer white shorts.  I chose a textured, white short with a side zipper to give a more sophisticated look.  When paired with a nude wedge sandal, the outfit becomes dressy and perfect for numerous adventures.  The best part of the ensemble is the terrific bow detail in the back.  You look equally good coming and going!! This outfit takes little effort, which makes it an especially good one! If it’s a cool evening, a long sweater or even a jean jacket would be perfect! And, that’s a Wrap! 🙂 xo B

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Pink and Pom Poms, A Perfect Pair

So far, this summer’s weather has been challenging at best. Cooler temps, cloudy skies and rainy days with a few perfect 10’s sprinkled in can make dressing for the day a challenge.  This dress is perfect 100/100.  It is fun, bright, flattering, comfy and can go from day to night so easily.  The light, flowing fabric is perfect for warmer temps, but the longer sleeves are a great covering forwhen you are inside with air conditioning. You can pair this dress with sandals or wedges, high or low! This piece comes with it’s own accessories in the decorative strands of pom poms! Anything else would be too distracting so, the look takes little effort and would make a good weekend getaway staple. I wore turquoise drop earrings, they area simple statement, but not busy. Dresses like this that truly stand on their own are such lucky finds.  I really love this one and had to have it the second I saw it.  I’m sure by the end of the summer, my friends and family will be thinking, “Not that again!”.  I don’t care because this dress is that good!! xo B

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Leather In Any Weather

There is something special about wearing leather thatis too good to only pull it out in the cooler 
weather. I find it comfortable and fashionable in any
season for a night out. For today's post, I went withblack leather on black leather -pairing my favorite 
leather pants with a matching jacket. The detail 
that might catapult this look to summer is the fact 
that I went with no shirt. Yes, I did. I loved the 
look, I'd seen it in a high fashion magazine and 
thought, "how cool". I never imagined that little oleme would be able to pull off something remotely close,but I did!! I could not find the right shirt to go 
under the blazer, so I went with none! The necklace 
I'm wearing is truly spectacular. It is the real heroof the outfit. It is a bold piece of work of art that is perfect for this daring look. A little sticky 
tape on the sides of the jacket and voila! I did my 
hair in a fun half up do so that it didn't take 
away from the necklace at any time. This is a fun 
edgy look to try. Even if you think - you could never... you can!! Go for it!! xo B

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Tis the Season, Formal Season

With proms, fund-raisers, Greek formals and wedding season upon us, I thought now would be a good time to do a post in that regard.  And besides, I just love playing dress up…..still!  For this post, I chose a look that would be perfect for any of the above festivities.  I chose a dress that is short, plain in color, but busy in detail.  I am a huge fan of the backless look and the wide playful ruffle at the hem of this piece.  The deep V in the front is an added bonus. I found this dress on Revolve.com.  It really has become my go to for many things.  The varying price points and variety of styles make it worth clicking around and I always find something. The shoes, classic, pointed-toe Manolo’s.  I love the pop of silver with the all black look :)) I went simple but mighty with my jewelry and hair.  I did a pretty, messy ponytail to showcase the backless feature of the dress as well as to keep cool and comfortable while visiting and dancing at a crowded event.  As for the jewelry, I left it at my Cartier Love bracelet along with my everyday rings including a Sydney Evans cross, a Cartier Love ring and a ring from my mom. The “piece de resistance” is my treasured string of Chanel pearls that can be worn in any number of ways.  I chose to double wrap them into a choker allowing the remaining strings to cascade down my back. This was a relatively simple look to put together, but the final result is anything but simple!! I got dressed so quickly, I had a little time to play some pool in the lobby bar at the Gansevoort Meatpacking, NYC before a fun night out on the town! Remember, it doesn’t have to be complicated to be fancy, nor does it have to be all couture to be unforgettable!! Mixing and matching is all part of the fun in creating a great look!

xo B

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Dress: Cameo Necklace: Chanel Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

So Many Neighborhoods, So Little Time!

Today’s Post is coming to you from the West Village, Meatpacking District. It is quickly becoming one of my favorite neighborhoods! Some highlights: The Standard, Catch22, Spice Market, Sugar Factory, Jeffrey, Cobblestone streets and Rebecca Taylor, to name a few. The transition from winter to spring has been very quirky to say the least. So, today’s post includes a spring color scheme with warmer transitional pieces. This Rebecca Taylor skirt is a favorite with the double zipper detail in the front and the large, fun flirty ruffle just below. It is an extremely comfortable piece and can be worn with a t-shirt, a silk blouse or, like today, with a cropped neutral sweater. The navy suede, over the knee boots by Stuart Weitzman are the perfect choice for both the outfit and the cooler temperatures. They are worn with no additional leg covering, for the spring look, but provide a bit of added warmth when traversing the cobblestone streets or strolling the High Line. This weather can be tricky, but there is no need to pull out all of your cotton spring/summer clothing just yet!! Transitional weather can be challenging but, be open- minded and have fun in order to be comfortable and stylish. You can still look springy in warmer pieces until the temperatures finally cooperate. Look through that closet and be creative, it can produce some terrific looks. Until then, Think Spring, xo B.

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Top: BDG (Urban Outfitters)| Skirt: Rebecca Taylor (Similar Here)| ShoesStuart Weitzman