Accessory

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

Feeling Anything but Blue

This really is the perfect dress for me. I love clothing that is feminine and what is more girly than ruffles and a bow! Another bonus is the elastic bottom, it majorly helps to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions! The gold zipper and buttons down the front add just the right amount of detailing to the dress. Because the dress has so many elements to it, it really needs little accessorizing. What I chose to do was to slip on a gold bracelet and ring because I wanted to dress it up a little for dinner. I also wore pearl and gold earings that matched the dress perfectly! The thing that I love the most about this dress is how transitional it can be. With fall right around the corner I have been trying to find pieces that can go from summer right into fall, without looking out-of-place. Both the color and style of the dress make it perfect for both seasons! For footwear I just slipped on a pair of simple gold sandals. I can’t wait to bring this dress to school with me!DSC_0970DSC_0991DSC_0997DSC_0992DSC_0995DSC_0986Dress: Solaris | Shoes: Sam Edelman

 

Under the Boardwalk, Down by the Sea…….

The post for today needs as little explanation as it does preparation when getting ready! This is really just the perfect summer dress.  The black and white stripes and the easy strapless maxi dress are details that are the epitome of summer style.

 

I added some simple jewelry and was set for anything the day called for from day to night.  This look belongs in The Dummies Guide to Style, you can’t go wrong.

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The Motion of the Ocean

The subject of today’s post is an outfit that just screams summer day with these blue and white shorts that remind me of the deep blue sea. I chose them for, yes, the color and I especially like the side zipper detail for a flat front look and I adore the scalloped hem on these shorts. These details dress up the shorts a bit. I paired them with a sleeveless cotton blouse and finished off the look with this fantastic fringed scarf. Scarves can be awesome in the summer too!! This one is such lightweight cotton. The white color is so crisp and the contrasting navy fringe makes this piece iconic summer in navy and white. I feel dressed up yet relaxed in this outfit that I pulled together from a combination of pieces that I purchased individually because I liked something about each one. They did not become an OOTD until they met in my closet :).

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Fringe Benefits

Creating Buzz from the B has not only allowed me to share my favorite fashion and style ideas with you, it has given me the opportunity to find spots for photo shoots that might coordinate or lend itself to the wearing of a given outfit.Such is the case with this outfit I chose to showcase today. It is perfect for a hot day when you are feeling very free-spirited and easy-going. On my recent trip to The Hamptons, we found a beautiful remote spot by the bay, in Southampton, to photograph this outfit. The BCBG outfit is definitely not to be worn if you want to blend in or hide in a crowd. It is a great confidence booster when you wear it. (Confidence is something I sometimes need to work on so I know! ) This is also such a fantastic conversation piece, you will not see yourself repeated at a party or outing and truly people love it. It is so easy to wear and very comfortable. I had salty air hair and it worked perfectly with the attitude of the outfit. I popped on a tassel and beaded bracelet and kept my footwear simple with a pair of tan leather flip-flops. I could wear this outfit over and over and I may wear it to the Toby Keith concert this weekend with my cowboy boots of course! (If I do I will instagram!) A fun fact: The house and dock seen in the background is the Kardashian summer rental, really pretty! I’m not gonna lie I was kind of hoping for a sighting during my stay! No such luck!DSC_0920DSC_0935DSC_0940DSC_0967DSC_0959DSC_0958DSC_0926

Top: BCBG| Shorts: BCBG

Watering Not Necessary

 

I just love to find a perfect outfit! One that needs little accessorizing, is comfortable, looks great (stating the obvious) and can take you to a variety of places.  A surprise or unique detail in that outfit is a terrific bonus.  This romper by Ark and Co. has all that.  It is so easy to wear, the sleeves make it perfect to wear day in to a cooler evening and it is a flattering cut.  The bonus detail to this outfit is the heavily embroidered bouquet of flowers that cascades from each shoulder. This is such a great thought that makes this so different from a simple solid black romper. The embroidery itself is enough accessorizing if you just need to pull it on and go.  It is not so over powering though, so if you are feeling like throwing on a long necklace or a few bracelets, you will still look great and it will not be too much. I added Again with this piece, I had my choice of shoe style depending on where I was going. I wore a simple pair of Ferragamo sandals. I also carried a House of Harlow bag. It is big enough to fit a phone and lip gloss and a few other necessities. It isis the perfect size! What girl wouldn’t love an outfit that comes with not one, but two bouquets of flowers!!!!

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Leather No Matter What the Weather

Yes, leather on a summer day, why not?! I adore leather and today I am wearing all leather.  This outfit is perfect for a quick trip into the city to see friends.  It is comfortable and can be worn from a mid-day café stop into the evening.  The leather sleeveless vest by Better B,  is being worn as a shirt and is paired with an all around pleated leather skirt in bone that has an easy elastic waist, perfect for an extra croissant at the café or maybe some gelato later in the day. It is made by Parker. The studded black leather Sam Edelman sandals work well in tandem with the biker/rocker feel of the vest. I’ve worn some of my favorite silver jewelry, including a three-inch wide fluid silver bracelet paired with a sterling bracelet that was my great grandmother’s.  I am wearing my Hoorsenbuhs multi finger chain ring in sterling as well.  I chose some large silver hoop earrings and have loosely pulled back my hair for the warm summer day/evening in the city.

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Vest: Better B.  (Similar HereSkirt: Parker (Sold Out)  |

ShoesSam Edelman RingHoorsenbuhs

The CLBD– The Casual Little Black Dress

This is my casual version of The Little Black Dress.  It is super comfy, super cute and super versatile.  The raised link stitching and solid trim at the elbows, hem and neckline add extra visual interest.  This dress can stand alone or you can add a long necklace or two as I did.  Both showcase the letter ‘B’, which is my nickname.  For a show of color, I added a leather wrap bracelet in fuscia with a decorative gold disc by Tory Burch.  This dress is a great length and stretchy too so it can be worn for almost any occasion. It is made by B Skinz.  My bag of choice is a Coach limited edition anniversary bag.  It is a large straw and leather bag with gold hardware.  The bonus detail on this bag is the abundance of leather tags surrounding the top. Each and every color ever used by Coach is included in the rainbow surrounding the rim. It is a real conversation piece whenever I carry it and it is large enough inside to carry just about anything I could need for a day out.  Its only drawback, it is on the heavy side, even when empty.  Sometimes we have to sacrifice comfort for looks.  I’m wearing a pair of Tory Burch slides in gold.

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Dress:  B Skinz | Bracelet: Tory Burch | Shoes: Tory Burch | Purse: Coach

Green With Envy

 

I started creating this outfit by pulling out one of my absolute favorite pair of pink and green shorts. These shorts are great because they can be both casual and dressy, they can be worn to almost any event from an afternoon out, to a casual dinner.  My wardrobe does not consist of a lot of J.Crew clothing, but these shorts are a bit unique and this design is great. Next, I pulled a new green, long, loose knit Free People sweater that I had yet to wear. The color was too perfect  and the long length is a nice diversion from a traditional preppy cardigan.  I couldn’t pass it up.  I  paired my shorts and sweater with a plain white tank, so I did not take anything away from the look of the other pieces.  In wearing the plain shirt,  accessorizing was warranted! I chose a long green and pearl wrap lariat, and a pair of green and gold vintage earrings. These accessories were perfect because they were simple and elegant, nothing over the top. For my handbag, I carried the Louis Vuitton monogram canvas Beverly bag. It worked well because it is a classic bag, and the large, gold closure in front compliments  the gold in my other accessories. Finally, on to my favorite aspect of most of my outfits, the shoes. These shoes are one of my favorite pairs. They are gold, metallic gladiator sandals made by Stuart Weitzman. They make pretty much any outfit a little more eye catching. I was then ready for a long day of errands and catching up with friends.

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Shorts:  J crew | Sweater: Free People| Shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Purse: Louis Vuitton 

Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue

As people are gearing up across the nation for our country’s big day, many are focused on how many hot dogs they will need and what kind of sides to provide.  Not me! I am thinking about the many options in my closet that I might wear on Friday to show my patriotism in a festive, but not over the top way.  It would have been easy to pull out my white jeans or shorts and pair them with a traditional navy and white striped top.  This always looks fabulous and anyone of any age can pull it off.  As I was going through the racks in my closet, though, I came upon my ivory silk blouse with navy blue stars.  This  I knew was going to be the focus of my – Happy Birthday, America- outfit.  Not wanting to wear the obvious white on the bottom option, I continued looking and chose a smart pair of very dark wash moto pants in denim.  These jeans are more like dress pants, as they have a hidden closure, no belt loops and are not your typical five pocket jeans.  They have a bit of an edgy look with the reinforced knees that resemble those pants worn by motocross riders.  The pants fit like a song and are a nice alternative to traditional style denim.  Not wanting to leave out the red in red, white and blue, I added my red flats, which are a comfortable and sensible choice for a long day of being on your feet at picnics and parties.  I popped on a fun, blue, geometric lucite bracelet and the look is simple and ready. Have a happy and safe 4th of July everyone!

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Pants:  Joe Fresh | Shirt: Zoe and Sam | Shoes: Ralph Lauren | Sunglasses: Chanel