Pink, Lace and Pom Poms

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I picked up this pink lace shift dress from my favorite online style steal site, Shein.com and am loving it! It’s not too short which is always a concern with their clothes and it has a great lining! The bell sleeves and pom poms are so cute and trendy as well. I mean anything with pom poms right now is on my wish list!

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Crochet Pom Pom Lace Dress

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My favorite part was that it was a complete style steal of a Tularosa dress from last season that was just too much for me to spend on a trendy piece. This dress would be perfect for a bridal shower, dinner party or any spring event.

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Steve Madden Snap Mules //Steve Madden Rixy Heels

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Michael Kors Pave Bangle// DY Petite Albion Ring //Leaves Bracelet //Kate Spade Flower Earrings

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Happy Reading!

Maura xoxo

Thanks to Grace Taylor Photography!

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Spring Wish List

Hey Beauties!

I have been loving all the new spring looks and have been shopping like crazy! They’re are so many beautiful pieces and colors in spring and so many trends I know I’ll be obsessed with.

  1. Slip on Loafers – So I already have a pair with a gorgeous embroidery on them and honestly I need more! These are popping up EVERYWHERE in so many cute styles and colors. I love She In for affordable trends, I’m not sure how long I’ll love this and the site has some amazing styles for less. // Studded Loafers $35bomber jacket
  2. Embroidered Bomber – I have been in love with this bomber for a while, I originally found it for ninety dollars and thought hmm.. too much, but I just found it on Lulus for less and ordered it right away. // Jack by BB Dakota Jacket $63
  3. Wrap Off the Shoulder Top – This top pretty much has every popular trend in it, and it’s super affordable! I love the check print and I feel like everyone looks good in a wrap silhouette. // Bow Tie Off the Shoulder Top $22
  4. Matching Sets – I have a major obsession with matchy separates lately and I found this one on revolve and fell in love. While it’s not warm enough yet I feel like these are the perfect weekend outfits for Spring and Summer. // Cleobella Set – Top $69 Shorts $83
  5. Slides – These Kate Spade slides are too cute! They are super comfy and fun and I love the pom pom detail – the perfect fun item to spice up an outfit! // Idelphia Sandals $110
  6. Lace Dresses – I have seen so much layered lace dresses and I love finding ones that I can wear to work because it just makes the perfect easy outfit. // Cold Shoulder Lace Dress $95 // BCBG Peasant Lace Dress $98

I hope this gave you all some great outfit inspo!

Happy Reading!

Maura xoxo

The office style guide: Interview Ready

So I feel like my blog has kind of gotten away from my original view for it; to provide everyday looks for a casual office setting. In an effort to try and get back to office-styling, I’m sharing some styling tips for an interview outfit!

The biggest piece of advice I get is to not wear purple or red to an interview, not sure why but those colors are shown to make people angry or unhappy. So stay away! I tend to lean towards a neutral palette with some great accessories as accents. I have been complemented on my necklace or shoes at an interview and I think that gives them a lasting memory of you in their mind.

As I’ve been shopping I’ve seen great pieces from J. Crew and Anne Taylor that would be stylish while still looking professional.

I love these shoes I actually was going to get them in the spring but the velvet is gorgeous! And they are a great way to add a touch of style to your interview outfit.

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Velvet Tied-Up Heels

This would be great for an interview at a more edgy company where you can really show your personal style!

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A-Line Skirt

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A dress for me is always the easiest outfit for a interview. You can do a fabulous heel with it and look super classy. I love the bell sleeves on this one and the flattering silhouette.

Flutter Sleeve Dress

These are some statement accessories that will get you noticed but at the same time don’t look over the top with a professional outfit.

Druzy Drops // Star Tassel Necklace // Double Layer Chain Necklace

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Just purchased this and I adore it! So flattering.

Silk Blouse

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THIS blazer! For me blazers are tough, I find they make me look way to boxy and don’t flatter my body type. This one reminds me of the classic Chanel tweed. It would also add flare to a plain skirt or pants bottom.

Fringe Trim Blazer

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I just bought this recently and love it’s versatility. It’s very office appropriate and I love the bow.

Piped Tie Neck Blouse

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These, while boring, are amazing pants. I love the stretchy fabric of J. Crew’s pants and these are the ultimate work pants.

Campbell Trouser

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If you’re feeling a little adventurous, a printed trouser is a great addition to your work wear. These ones are so cute and I love the cropped style.

Floral Pants

I hope this has given you all some office style inspiration. No one needs to be wearing the boring old black suit-white shirt anymore! Now you’re ready to take on any interview!

Happy Reading!

Maura xoxo

Luxury for Less

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of high end classics and trends copied at a much more affordable price. I thought I’d gather them all together so we can all share in the trends.

Gucci Loafers: Princetown Slipper  ($595)

Steven by Steve Madden: Slip on Flats ($89)

I love the look of these slip on loafers but I definitely can’t spend five hundred plus on them! The velvet is gorgeous on these Steven ones.

For Love and Lemons Dress: Midi Dress ($119) Lace Dress  ($80) Vivian Mini Dress ($268)

Forever 21 Dresses: Mesh Lace Dress ($24.90) Eyelash Lace Set ($24.90) Floral Lace Bodycon (34.90)

The For Love and Lemons dresses are super popular right now and so is the mesh and lace trend. Thankfully you can find it for much cheaper at a variety of stores.

Stuart Weitzman: Highland Boots ($798) // Steve Madden Over the Knee Boots: Emotions ($100!)

Chloe Bag:Marcie Mini ($795) // Forever 21 Bag: Tassel Crossbody ($22.90)

 Payless booties:Buckle Boot ($29.99) // Givenchy Boots ($1,395)

I have always loved those Givenchy booties but I almost love the Payless ones more! It’s a great way to do the trend in an understated way.

Burberry Trench: The Kensington ($1,795) // Forever 21 Tench: Classic Trench ($42)

I added this one in because although not as trendy, it’s always a classy staple to have in your wardrobe. And I know I want the Burberry one, but the Forever 21 one is MUCH cheaper and just as beautiful.

I hope this gave some inspiration to hunt for the trends elsewhere!

Happy Reading!

Maura xoxo

New Year, New Closet?

Illusion Waist Tank // Faux Suede Bomber Jacket// Embroidered Boots

There’s something about a new year that makes you really want to change up your wardrobe. I for one am thinking I want to wear more black this year, I have never really had in my wardrobe and I’m feeling like as a New Yorker it’s a must. Never the less, here are some items that I’ve been eyeing to change up my style in 2017.

Take My Away Wrap Blouse // Navy Velvet Body Suit

These are two styles that I have been wanting in my wardrobe, I can’t get enough of the collar trend or anything velvet.

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Black Strapless Jumpsuit – also comes in Navy! This is exactly like a Lovers and Friends one EXCEPT its $59. Perfect date night or going out look!

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Gray Booties – Super cute and unique!

Beaded Mini Skirt// Splendid Coated Leggings

Kind of obsessed with embroidered skirts lately, they are such a statement piece for your outfit. These leggings are also super comfortable and “look” like leather without breaking the bank.

Fur and Knit Vest // All Mine Sweater // One Teaspoon Fuzzy Black Sweater

These are a few pieces from Nordstrom that I had wanted to get in 2016, but didn’t purchase, and you know you sometimes just can’t forget about certain clothes you want? The red sweater is a nice length and I love the color.

What items do you want for 2017?

Happy Reading!

Maura xoxo

5 Stylish Work Pieces

These days if I’m not thinking about my outfit in advance, I’ll be sure to come into work looking like I rolled out of bed. Having stylish essentials in your wardrobe, that can make you look chic instantly, are perfect for those late mornings.

Here’s 5 pieces that you can mix and match into your own wardrobe and rock with your own personal accessories.

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  1. Black turtleneck – Jcrew//Cashmere// $228.00//Perfect for tucking into a skirt or pairing with sleek trousers and heels.
  2. Trendy Top – Zara//$29.90//Always a plus if you can incorporate some fun pieces at work – loving the bell sleeves trend lately.
  3. Suede Booties – Steve Madden// $129.00//Very chic while at the same time can look totally professional with a pant suit.
  4. Ripped Jeans – Asos//Miss Selfridge//40 Pounds//There are super comfy and stretchy to keep you happy all day.
  5. Fur Vest – Nordstrom//BB Dakota// $98//A cozy vibe making a very chic/subtle statement.

I do want to make note that I work at a tech company and the dress code is non existent, therefore making ripped jeans appropriate.

Happy Reading

Maura xoxo

Jewelry Crush

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Lately I’ve just been so obsessed with jewelry accounts on Instagram and finding the perfect everyday gems. I’m one who loves statement pieces but what I really hunt for is good quality jewelry that I can wear everyday and even sleep in…because I’m lazy like that.

I’ve recently gotten into wearing my watch and some no fuss bracelets everyday and am loving the look. My watch is actually from H&M and cost me twenty dollars. I get so many compliements on it!  Its super lightweight and doesnt get in the way when I type.

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Tawny Wristwatch

Delicate necklaces are a must for me. They add a little bit of something extra to any outift. I’ve had a ton over the years and kind of wear them down until they’re super tarnished or somehow break, because like I said, I never take them off. This brings my hunt for a new one.

The Dogeared necklaces have really caught my attention lately, I like that they all have little messages and you can get a real gold one and they’re not outrageously expensive.

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Three Wishes Necklace

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Initial Bar Necklace

I’ve seen a ton of people with gold or silver bar necklaces with either coordinates or your name and I’m loving the sentimental value of them while having an edgy look. They can also be really affordable on sites like Baublebar.

Rings are something that I truly feel naked without and although I have one I wear everyday I’m always looking for some other fun ones for my other hand. I recently found RingConcierge on Instagram and have been obsessed with all her photos.

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This delicate chain ring is perfect for everyday

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LOVING this hearts birthstone ring

I hope this will give you all some new jewelry inspiration!

Happy Reading

Maura xoxo

Spring Break Essentials

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With Spring Break season in full affect, you can never have too many suggestions on what to bring to make your vacation go off without a hitch.

For me, I always over pack because I’m worried I won’t have enough outfits or I’ll need certain outfits for certain things or a bathing suit will get ruined so I bring a few extra…let’s face it I just pack WAY too much.

So here are my essentials you need that will have you well prepared:

  1. A Multi-Purpose Cover Up – this is key, if you bring a cover up that can also be acceptable as a dress for lunch or dinner, your wardrobe can be set for that day and your packing is cut in half! This versatile black dress is from Revolve Clothing)

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  1. Makeup Bag full of must haves – for me on vacation this would be a BB or CC cream (with sunscreen! – It Cosmetics CC Cream), Makeup Forever waterproof concealer, waterproof mascara (I love the L’oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara), a great waterproof gel liner  (Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner) and a highlighter than can double as eye shadow, Que Jacklyn Hill’s Champagne Pop.
  2. Beach Bag – I always use the Scout Bags at the beach because you want a durable bag that can withstand the sand and is waterproof, these are perfect and come in so many patterns.

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  1. Hat – perfect for a cute photo opp and to shade you from the scorching sun!
  2. Reusable Water bottle – my Swell Water Bottle is just about glued to me in my everyday life and I definitely wouldn’t forget it on a vacation, it keeps your water cool in that hot sun all day long.

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  1. Hair Tamer – this is crucial to my beach outings, my hair will dry frizzy and crazy if I go for a swim in the ocean. I always bring these two products in my beach bag to tame my mane. (Johnson and Johnson No More Tangles, Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream)
  2. Day to Night flip flops (try TKEES and Sam Edelman)

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9.SUNSCREEN and/or tanning oil

10.Jean shorts (My favorites are American Eagle and Carmar Denim)

11. Your Favorite Sunnies – Of course!

And my number one tip for spring break – get a gel manicure before you go, your nails won’t get messed up from sand, ocean water or any other shenanigans that go on!

Have a great trip and Happy Reading!

Maura xoxo

Girls Gift Guide – Inspired by Black Friday DEALS

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For the beauty lover you should take a look at the Holiday value sets that are available at Sephora and Ulta. They’re always super cute and such great deals and are guaranteed to make any make-up lovers day. Sephora is doing free shipping on orders over 25 dollars and has amazing cyber deals from now till Monday.

 

One website I always visit during Christmas-time is Baublebar.com. They have lots of trendy, well-made jewelry peices at great prices! This Crystal Mason ring is a hit right now at $32 and those drop earring are just gorgeous and perfect to dress up any outfit ($36). You can also get 20% with your first order!

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Crystal Mason Ring // Starfish Drop Earrings

If you know your girl likes designer handbags now is the time to get her one – I love the Tory Burch cross body bags, although they’re pricey that literally last years! Right now Tory Burch is giving 30% all orders over $250, which really isn’t hard to do with their prices. This super cute pink folder bag is $395.

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Tory Burch Handbag

Stocking Stuffers:

I love to get a few pairs of cozy socks in my stocking – I don’t know if I love socks or I just love to the cute designs and coziness of them. J crew offers many pairs with cute designs for around 16 dollars a pair – now 30% with the code HOLIDAY!

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J crew Patterned Socks

Happy Reading and Happy Holidays!

Maura xoxo

Tartan Obsession

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Forever 21 Wrap Skirt $17.90 // Missguided Tartan Trousers ($20 Steal) // Forever 21 Tartan Dress $24.90 // Guess Plaid Coat $148.99

One trend I’ve really been waiting to embrace this fall is Tartan and Plaid… for everything. I’ve always seen it in the colder months but lately pieces have come out that I just need to add to my wardrobe.

The great thing about plaid is that it always goes in and out of style, so you can keep you pieces and they’ll come back into style, like how my mom kept this plaid mini skirt she loves in college and her early twenties, and now I’ve discovered it and can’t wait to bring it out this fall!

There are also some great plaid accessories like the always popular Tartan scarf and this really cute plaid makeup bag by Mark and Graham.

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Scarf // Cosmetic Case

I hope you all are loving this trend as much as I am!

Happy Reading!

Maura xoxo