Category Archives: Fashion


Top Off Your Outfit With Berricle

Sometimes I style an outfit around a top, sometimes around a pair of shoes and sometimes around a specific piece of jewelry. And while I love the look of expensive jewelry, I never want to pay designer prices. I always seem to lose earrings and I don’t often wear most of my necklaces and bracelets more than a few times, so I can’t justify the expense sometimes.

That’s where retailers like Berricle come in clutch. According to their site, “ is an online jewelry purveyor founded in 2006 with the mission to become the premier web-based destination for shoppers seeking attainable yet elegant sterling silver, gold and Cubic Zirconia jewelry of the highest craftsmanship and outstanding customer service.”


Elegant yet attainable jewelry? Who doesn’t want that? Take for example, this sapphire pendant necklace they generously gifted me. It is classical sophisticated and only $29.99. To an untrained eye, the pendant looks like stones look real, even though they are CZ. I’ve been wearing it a lot lately and have received tons of compliments, which is always the true test. People are always surprised when I tell them it costs less than $30.


As if their style and price point isn’t enough, every Friday Berricle hosts Friday Happy Hour where the give away one piece of jewelry to a lucky winner. This week, they’re giving away a pair of Swarovski halo stud earrings. Now excuse me while I enter and test my luck. Come to momma, beauties!

What is your favorite piece of jewelry from Berricle?

Photos: beautyXposé; Disclosure

How to style an a-line skirt two ways

One Skirt, Two Ways – In the Office

This post should really be titled “How toStyle an A-line Skirt for Work,” but whatever.  Believe it or not, I only own ONE … I repeat, ONE … skirt. It’s this navy a-line skirt you see in this here post. I love the idea of skirts, but they always seem to ride up or turn around on me, so I end up pissed rather than feeling fabulous and fresh. In a fit of skirt-induced rage, I got rid of all of my skirts except this one since it didn’t move around as much as the others.

Seeing that this skirt is it for me, I need to be able to style it different ways for all of the different events in my life. And as much as I wish it wasn’t so, going to work is the most common event in my life (outside of eating, drinking and breathing, of course). So here you go, an outfit I sported this past week to work. And please find it in your heart to excuse the photo quality here, my camera died right before I shot with Agnes, so I had to resort to my trusty iPhone.

How to style an a-line skirt two ways How to style an a-line skirt two ways How to style an a-line skirt two ways How to style an a-line skirt two waysShirt J.Crew (similar) | Skirt Cynthia Riley (similar) | Flats Cole Haan

Next up – how to style an a-line skirt for date night.

What would you pair with this skirt for a day at the office?

Photo: beautyXposé; Diclosure

denim short ootd

Short and Sweet

This post is weird for me. I went into this outfit shoot with Agnes knowing I’d hate 99% of the photos because I’m not the biggest fan of my legs. Having struggled with eating and body-image issues more-or-less my entire life, I try to be kind to myself about my body, but sometimes I fail big time.

I seriously considered changing outfits before we met up, but I forced myself to wear shorts in an outfit post to try to get over my insecurities and because I’ve been living in shorts on the weekends at the beach. I’d love to say I totally owned the shoot and loved my legs in all the photos, but that would be a blatant lie.

It was hard for me to sort through the photos and come thigh-to-face with my legs. Anyways, I don’t want to force you to listen to me body-shame myself for an entire post, so instead I’ll leave you with a few of the photos I liked most.

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Let’s end this post on a high note. I am so excited that I finally purchased a pair of white Converse. I have this same pair in light grey, and I love them, but they don’t go with everything. When I was in Copenhagen and Amsterdam, everyone and their mother was wearing a pair of these and I scooted to Nordstrom Rack as soon as I got back to pick up a pair of my own. Best purchase all summer!

Tshirt Madewell | Vest MaxJeans (similar)

Necklace Stella and Dot | Shorts Paige | Sneakers Converse

What clothing items are you migrating to this summer?

Photos: beautyXposé; Disclosure



Tunic Tales

There is something so easy about a cute tunic. It’s cozy and comfortable, but can easily be dressed up with heels and a few pretty accessories. My fabulous sister-in-law just happens to own an adorable online boutique – Mon Bon’s Boutique – and I snatched up this adorable tunic a few weeks ago. Since then, I’ve worn it at least once a week. Sometimes multiple days in a row. Woops? I just can’t stop wearing it!




Tunic Mon Bon’s Boutique | Jeans Free People (similar)

Heels Franco Sparto (similar) | Scarf Mirana Bennett (similar)

What is your favorite way to style a tunic?

Photos: beautyXposé; Disclosure

april 2015 favorites

April Favorites: 2015

April has come and gone. It was a fabulous month; maybe the best so far in 2015. Seeing as it was my birthday month, that might be a slightly biased statement. Oh well.

Can you believe it took me 27 years to finally test out Make Up Forever HD Foundation? And I call myself a beauty blogger ….. *disappointed head shake.* While I normally reach for light coverage foundations and BB creams, I’ve been L-O-V-I-N-G this more heavy-duty number. I can’t put it down. And with that, let’s move onto the rest of my April favorites.

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Foundation | Rollerball Trio | Agave Lip Mask |  Foundation Brush | Floral Pants

And while we’re at it, let’s talk a walk down memory lane and look at my January, February and March favorites as well.

What were your favorites this month?

Photos: beautyXposé; Disclosure


Maintaining those Spring Colors

The best thing about Spring? I’m sure saner people would say the blooming flowers and budding trees. And yes, those things are fabulous, but the bright fashion is my favorite part of Spring. After our long New England Winters, it’s such a joy to be able to bear my legs and wear bright clothes that don’t weigh approximately 500 pounds.

As a fellow fashionista, I’m sure you also turn to Pantone for color guidance throughout the year. I don’t feel the need to follow trends religiously, but I do enjoy making sure that I’m keeping up with the latest colors so that I don’t look like a #TBT in living form. So as Spring time seems to be here to stay in Boston, I decided it’s time to catch up on the hot colors and add a few splashes of these shades to my closet. Naturally, I headed to and put together a mini wish list, which you can see below:

New, cute cloths for Spring are all well and good, but there is nothing more depressing than realizing you’ve ruined your favorite frocks in the wash. One of the easiest ways to either go horribly right or horribly wrong with your wash? Picking the wrong laundry detergent.


Never fear, method has you (and your clothes) covered. Not only is their detergent effective and cute (I mean look at that packaging!), but method has also teamed up with ASOS to create a 10-piece line of A-FREAKING-DORABLE pieces.   I mean, just look at these tops, skirts and dresses. Yes, please!




method laundry detergent works to maintain both brights and whites, which is great for lazy people like me who don’t want to have more than one detergent. Plus, the detergent works great in cold water, which is a huge plus for anyone looking to save energy on each load of laundry. Saving the your clothes and the environment? Double win!

How do you maintain the vibrant colors in your Spring clothes?

Photos: beautyXposé; Disclosure

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


Animal Print

I can’t remember exactly when my leopard print obsession started. I know it was within the past 5 years since I graduated college, but I don’t think a week goes by without at least one outfit featuring leopard. As far as I’m considered, it’s a neutral. I wear leopard with floral, stripes and all sorts of other print. Power clashing is my favorite past time.

So as you can imagine, on a lazy weekend day when I just want to wear pajamas but realize that’s not socially acceptable, leopard is a must. This weekend I opted for my leopard slip-on sneakers. They jazz up the most boring of outfits and make me feel like I didn’t just roll out of bed unshowered when, in fact, I did.





Trench Cole Haan | Sweatshirt Target | Necklace ILY Couture (similar)

Jeans Citizens of Humanity | Sneakers Target

Nothing cheers me up like a little animal print OOTD!

How do you feel about leopard print? Do you wear it often?

Photos: beautyXposé; Disclosure

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April Showers Bring …

You know how the saying goes: April showers bring pastel pant flowers. Oh that’s not what they say? Could have fooled me.

I love the look of pastels for Spring, but they generally look horrible on my ghostly pale skin, so I have to work them in to my wardrobe in small doses. Take for example these pastel floral pants, pale pink clutch and seafoam green bracelet.

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pastel floral pants

pastel floral pants

Tshirt Target | Vest Max Studio via TJMaxx (similar) | Pants Old Navy

Heels Franco Sarto via TJMaxx (similar) | Clutch c/o Olivia + Joy

Bracelet via TJMaxx (similar) | Watch Kate Spade

I know that these floral pants might be too much for most people’s taste, but they called my name in store and I couldn’t pass them buy. Plus, they’re glorified pajama bottoms so they are comfy as all get out. Draw-string pants that pass as dress pants? Yes, please!

How do you wear pastels?

Photos: beautyXposé; Disclosure

athleisure ootd

Kicking Back

On the weekends, I like to kick back and stroll around town in something a bit more comfortable. This typically means jeans, a cozy top and flats. It’s still pretty chilly here in the Boston area, so I pushed my limits with this light jacket. I just can’t stand the sight of my Winter coats anymore.

On my way to meet up with Agnes for brunch, I pulled on my favorite military-inspired jacket and laced up my New Balance x Kate Spade sneakers. While I’m not normally a sneakers-outside-of-the-gym girl, these cuties work great with the athleisure trend so I couldn’t say no.

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athleisure ootdJacket MaxStudio via TJMaxx (similar) | Sweater MaxStudio via TJMaxx (similar)

Jeans Citizens of Humanity | Sneakers c/o New Balance (other styles)

Necklace SOWA Market (similar) | Belt J.Crew

Now excuse me as I go for another stroll.

What do you wear on weekends when you’re just relaxing?

Photos: beautyXposé/Spoons and Stilettos; Disclosure

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Top if Off

It’s FINALLY starting to feel like Spring here. The weather is getting warmer and the snow piles are only a few feet tall at this point. It’s basically beach weather. And with the nice weather and snow-free sidewalks comes the opportunity to wear something other than jeans and snow boots.

The other week I decided to get really crazy and wear something I haven’t worn in a while – a work dress and heels. It felt amazing to have my bare legs see the sun, and Lord knows they need it. I mean, look at my legs basically blending in with the snow. Plus, it put a little extra pep in my step to be dressed up at work again. Be gone, jeans! Just kidding, I still wear jeans 95% of the time, it’s just nice to not HAVE to wear them.

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Top it Off OOTD 7Coat J.Crew past season (similar) | Dress Polo via TJMaxx (similar) | Shoes BCBG 

Hat via TJMaxx (similar) | Earrings c/o Cecilia Gonzalez

What are some of your favorite dressy pieces for the workplace?

Photos: beautyXposé/Spoons and Stilettos; Disclosure