Sunday, August 3, 2014

mixing prints






Photography by: Sarah Miller
Express top (similar here), also love, and great skirt version | Brighton hinged cuff | Pants | sandals 

Mixing prints can turn out to be a train wreck but I'm all aboard this crazy train. Getting the right look can be a real science but here are a few helpful tips to conduct your perfect mix. Stick to two patterns: I usually opt for a stripe and a floral as you see here but I also love a stripe and a plaid mix as seen here. If you've checked out that past post, you'll notice I broke my own rule and added a third pattern. However, it was just the slightest hint of leopard...do as I say not as I do! Ha! In that particular case it seemed to work. You've probably picked up on another tip by now: My stripes usually consist of black and white and are usually a wider stripe. Don't make the outfit too busy and distracting, you kind of want the craziness to blend. Think controlled craziness. This brings me to my last tip: colors. Unless you want to mistaken for a person on a "day pass" keep the colors somewhat neutral, nothing too bright, nothing to loud. You don't want the company you keep to require a dose of Dramamine to be around you. Now go into your closet and mix things up. Life is short, it doesn't have to be boring!



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

simply sheer





Photography by: Sarah Miller
Arden B skirt, sold out but similar version and on major sale, and another option | Express cami, another option also on sale | Cole Haan purse | Brighton hinged cuff and  long necklace | Steve Madden sandals

It's no big surprise that this simple, pleated, sheer skirt sold out. Not to rub salt in the wound, but not only is it fantastic and unavailable, it was pretty inexpensive if I remember correctly. The good news is that many different versions can be found easily at Express, Forever 21, Bloomingdale's and Dress Up Boutique to name a few. Happy hunting! 

Friday, July 18, 2014

pajamagram













Photography by: Sarah Miller
J Crew factory pajama top pajama bottom (on sale now) | Converse | Louis Vuitton purse | MAC "Lickable" lipstick 

Off to the register with this adorable outfit in hand that was cleverly displayed among all the rest of the clothing, not sleepwear, only to find out that it is indeed pajamas. Rethinking this purchase I convinced myself that I could pull off wearing this pj inspired look outside of the house, and that is exactly what we have here. Now, I don't recommend trying to pull off this look at your next interview, but for a coffee run it's fun, adorable, and effortless. You might even turn a few heads...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

on repeat











Photography by: Sarah Miller
Skirt | Necklace | J Crew shirt (on sale) | Emi Jay hair tie | LAMB heels

It's baaaack...my favorite full, black skirt. I just can't get enough of this wardrobe staple. It goes with everything and it's fun to twirl in! These LAMB heels are great too, they remind me of a tuxedo and are shockingly comfortable. The platform actually makes them easier to walk in than my other heels. 


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

boho beach








Photography by: Sarah Miller
Billabong pants, another option | Gap tee | Julie Vos coin bracelet another version | Sandals (old but similar) and love these | Headband similar | Mac "Lickable" lipstick

I spotted these boho beach pants in a surfshop while vacationing in Florida and I knew they had to be mine! Rating the comfort level on a scale of 1 to 10 (ten being the highest), I give these beachy wonders an 11 based on the smocked elastic waist and the roomy, wide leg. As an added bonus they are super long in length... well... at least they started out that way. Never, ever put these pants in the dryer. Not even when you are short for time and need them dry asap. They. Will. Shrink.

Monday, July 7, 2014

blue olive








Photography by: Sarah Miller
J Crew t-shirt | Converse, last seen here | CWonder monogrammed clutch | BaubleBar necklace | Pants

Loving the effortlessly chic vibe with this blue/olive color combo. So what if it took me an hour to get this "effortless" look, it's the end result that matters, right? I hope everyone had a fun holiday weekend, I still feel like I'm rocking on a boat. Happy Monday! XO~Ireland

Monday, June 30, 2014

red, white, & paisley







Photography by: Sarah Miller 
ASOS dress | Flu's Ear hat | Sandals (old, but love these patriotic soles)

Just in time for the fourth of July in this patriotic paisley dress! Stupidly, I didn't get a shot of the back of this dress which laces up and adds a little bit of naughty to this otherwise nice dress. I will most definitely restyle, rewear & reshoot. Perfect for a BBQ, fireworks, and can double as a cover up at the pool. Super cute & I'm super obsessed with this dress. Thank you ASOS.