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Every Girl Needs A Perfect Black Dress

The one thing that every girl must own is the perfect black dress. One would think this would not be such a difficult task because there are a million to choose from. Well… for those who think that you could not be more wrong. It is nearly impossible to find the perfect one, so when I found this one at Club Monaco I thought that I had hit the jackpot. The best thing about one of these must have dresses is that you can so easily tie it in to any occasion. You can dress them up or down and every time you wear it, it can look different based upon the accessories that you have chosen. I love feminine girl clothing (as you may have noticed) so this dress is perfect for me. The oversize bow in the back adds an element of femininity to the otherwise simple dress. It can also be worn in just about any season because black is such a universal color. The polyester blended fabric is light and flowly, so it was perfect for this summer evening dinner at Nick and Toni’s. I added my black Louboutins dress up the look, along with a sterling silver cuff and pair of large pearl earrings. DSC_0679DSC_0684DSC_0685DSC_0695DSC_0694DSC_0687Dress: Club Monaco | Shoes: Christian Louboutin (Similar Here)

 

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

 

East Meets West

 

Kimono translates to a “thing to wear”. It is not only A thing to wear but THE thing to wear! When a sales girl asked me to try it on, I was hesitant, but fell in love instantly!! This is one of those things that make your look. Kimonos come in many lengths, styles and patterns and they are super comfortable. I chose a black and white, medium length kimono with a serene elephant pattern. (Lately, I really like elephants) I know I will live in this piece and I am also pretty sure there is another kimono or two in my future. For today’s look, I partnered my kimono with my favorite cut off denim shorts and a classic black tank top. I love so many things about this look and probably my favorite is the care free spirit it exudes. It was a simple choice to add my oversize sterling and turquoise cross necklace. Life is crazy and feeling carefree at times is so rewarding. This is a look that can be mimicked with long jeans leggings, even a skirt or you can throw the kimono over a solid dress. It really is one of the more exciting fashion discoveries I made this summer, I’m so glad we met!!

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A White-Out in Summer

 

White is that perfect go to color (or lack of color) that is basically a perfect choice especially during the summer season. Today’s post highlights a fun dress made by Stylestalker. The sides have dual purpose cutouts that provide oodles of style and cool comfort on a hot summer day. The dress is well constructed with nude mesh above the bust area so the dress holds a beautiful shape and there is no fear of any wardrobe malfunctioning J.   You look just as good from the back in this dress as you do from the front. The extra long zipper detail is an added plus. I can’t say enough about the versatility of this great piece. Making another command performance are my summer favorite Steve Madden Wedges in nude patent. I accessorized with a wide white and yellow gold Judith Ripka bracelet and the 13mm crown ring with clear stone by King Baby. As with so many of the outfits I choose and pull together, this is one that would suit many occasions and would be spot on.

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Blue Ivy

Today’s featured outfit is actually a matching skirt and top that could be perceived as a dress.  There are so many things I love about this outfit by Torn.  The fabric is so stretchy and comfortable, perfect for hitting up the candy store and the colors are so crisp.  The design of stripes is shaken up by the v pattern at the front and back of the skirt.The skirt is short and flouncy, giving a very relaxed yet pulled together feel.  I guess I am not the only one that finds this outfit very appealing, as the compliments I received while shooting this post (and shopping along the way) were numerous!  If you were to wear it out in the evening, you could easily add heels and a great wrap if it were a cool evening.  I carried my neutral Prada bag, as the color and pattern in the outfit are really what does the talking here.  I wore Chanel sandals for the power walking I intended to do in the short time I had to get some browsing (shopping) in.  This outfit is one of those that just makes you feel good when you are wearing it! DSC_0644DSC_0647DSC_0667DSC_0675DSC_0672DSC_0655Top: Torn by Ronny Kobo | Skirt: Torn by Ronny Kobo | BagPrada| Shoes: Chanel ( Purchased In Store at Saks)

Cute and Cultured

 

Unlucky turned to very lucky while visiting the Longhouse Reserve in East Hampton. While it was a planned stop on my trip to The Hamptons, it was very disappointing to pull in and discover that it was closed. While regrouping and thinking about our next move in the parking lot, a man walked up to our window. Due to this trustees kindness and insistence that we stay, we got to experience this exquisite 16 acre garden full of beautiful art and landscaping. (And, we had it all to ourselves!). On this particular day, it was excruciatingly hot. So of course, I had to plan my attire for a day that would be spent walking through the gardens. I decided on this casual long black dress by Indah. The oversized arm opening and double side slits made the heat more bearable. The cool 100% rayon fabric made the dress very light and airy, perfect for the heat. Underneath the dress, I slipped on a simple black bandeau to be sure to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions. I kept my accessories simple wearing a large turquoise cross ring that was purchased at a small boutique. I also added my Dior sunglasses that I had purchased while in the Bahamas. They are a limited edition and I love the pearl frames with the easy cat-eye shape and purple reflection lenses. I have yet to see them anywhere in the states. I love these glasses because no two pair is exactly the same. I pulled my hair up in an easy high ponytail to keep myself even cooler and I was ready for a day wandering through the most amazing art sculptures and gardens! I had no idea that this reserve would be as fabulous as it really was!

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Young, Wild and Free

 

Today’s post is an example in being on trend, but making it your own. Overalls, overalls, overalls are all the rage. At first, I said I’d never wear them. They were for the farm. I was so wrong, I absolutely love them! We see a lot of combining trends and wearing overalls with crop tops, a cute look. Many pair them with tank tops for the summer, also cute! I chose to try my own thing and I really like the look and hope you will too. I am all about being yourself and being comfortable with whom you are. Buzz From the B has helped me gain confidence in this area and being able to share my ideas with you is a big part of that. I hope that you will try new things too! Today I paired my Hudson denim overalls with an ecru lace blouse from Joe Fresh and I love the look. It adds a very soft and sweet side to the rugged overalls. It dresses them up a bit and it is not (until maybe now) what you will see everyone in. So, while you might not be the only one wearing overalls, you will definitely stand apart from the others with a different take on the trend. I happened to be going out that evening, so I threw on my Steve Madden nude patent cork wedges. This was a look that was easily pulled off because of the dressier top. It was a perfect look to go for ice cream in a Dream Ride. That perhaps is the best accessory of the post today!

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The Clouds Will be a Daisy Chain

I’m not sure how I’ve missed LF stores all this time. It took a trip to The Hamptons, a desperate need for cappuccino, and an open parking space directly in front of the store for me to discover it. While the store itself is a bit overwhelming and crammed with piles of clothes, I did like the vibe and eclectic assortment of clothing they carry. I especially loved these jeans that are like being in an endless field of daisies. They are really comfortable, have a button fly, a high waist and are just terrific. I paired them with a hooded cropped sweatshirt that I found at a small boutique at the beach in NJ. Although it is not your everyday sweatshirt, this darling top has lace sleeves that are so sweet and delicate. All this outfit needs is a simple pair of flip-flops and my new LF sunglasses in a John Lennon inspired style. Lastly, I added a really fun bracelet made of many glass beads and my outfit was complete!DSC_0840DSC_0854DSC_0853DSC_0857DSC_0832DSC_0845DSC_0837

 

Top: En Creme |Pants: Car Mar ( Only sold in LF Stores) | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Sunglasses: LF Store