Bold Preppy

I used to think that preppy meant boring.  You know, like Bitsy and Bob dressed from head to toe in their matching tennis outfits and cardigans tied perfectly around their shoulders.  We really owe a big thank you to J Crew for reinventing preppy.  I love what they’ve done to mix bold colors and patterns, and really turn preppy upside down (in a good way).  Here’s a look inspired by that, although funny enough, none of the pieces are actually from J Crew.

P.S. If you’re a J Crew aficionado like my friend Char, then you need to check out her blog jenesaisChar.

Deets:  Michael Kors trench | Forever 21 polka dot scarf | Zara camel 3/4 sleeve top | Theory stretch polo| Madewell skinny green corduroy pants| Gorjana gold necklace | Sam Edelman gold sandals


Classy Pinstripes

I’ve always had a thing for pinstripes because they’re casual, but formal at the same time.  Perfect for the office environment, but not too stuffy!  Elegant, classy, and cool.

Can you tell that I have writer’s block today? 🙂

P.S.  Ouch, pinstripes hurtin’ my eyes.

Theory pinstripe blazer | Zara white sleeveless top | Club Monaco belted white corduroy skirt | J Crew mixed layered necklace

You’re either a polka dot girl or you’re not

I’m the former.  In elementary school, I had a polka dot navy blue and white Gap skort that I still dream about.  Good thing polkas are “in” again.  Double yeah!  I was at the Gap this weekend and stumbled across this button down.  Looks fab with my other pieces:  J Crew cardigan | Madewell white pants.  Bottom: Madewell bright green cords.

This Yellow ain’t Mellow

If you haven’t guessed already, I love the color yellow.  So much so that it’s one of my wedding colors.  Yellow ain’t mellow, man.  It’s anything but!  It’s bright, vibrant, and bold.  It puts you in a good mood and makes you smile (just like the kind 🙂 from the Donovan song). Just try wearing it for one day.  You’ll see what I mean.  It’s addictive!  Here’s a little teaser to get your started….

If you haven’t thought about yellow nail polish, DO IT!  Looks hot with these summer sandals I snagged at the Saks Off Fifth outlet.  Oh, and look at this cute polka dot and striped bikini.  Target, baby!  30 buckaroos.

H&M swim coverup dress that I wear as a regular dress (with a slip underneath) paired with a striped lightweight scarf.  Or, prep it up with a J Crew knit vest (that is sexy as hell for a vest) with a pair of white shorts.