After what seems like an endless winter, spring finally seems to be in the air. The surest sign for me? I don’t have to wear a jacket anymore! I am beyond happy to start breaking out the shorts and sandals. The flowers are starting to come up and yesterday (much to my delight) was the first day I was able to sit out on the quad with my homework. Getting some sun felt SO good.
Yesterday, my boyfriend reluctantly agreed to be featured in an outfit of the day post. He just looked so casually springy that I had to share. So, here’s what we were wearing:
On Matt: shirt, Lands’ End Canvas; shorts, American Eagle; boat shoes, Dockers.
On me: sunglasses, Maui Jim; shirt, J.Crew Factory; shorts, Old Navy; boat shoes, Sperry.
How have you been enjoying the weather?
Posted by karolinez on April 10, 2013
Pantone 17-5641 Emerald Green has been selected as the color of 2013 by world wide color guru, Pantone LLC! Pantone LLC forms and matches colors for different types of design industries. According to Anna Domanska at Industry Leaders Magazine, green signifies hope, inexperience, nature, freshness, luxury, sophistication, harmony, and beauty.
Expect Emerald Green to be popping up all over the place this year, including in seasonal collections by top cosmetic, interior, and fashion industries. Even celebrities like Rhianna, Michael Kors, Vivienne Tam, and Kate Middleton have been trying out this ‘gem’ of a color recently!
Do you plan on trying out Pantone’s Emerald Green in your style this year?
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Posted by christineegarabedian on March 26, 2013
Springtime is officially here! While it still may not feel like it, warmer weather is definitely on the way! This past weekend, it was a beautiful 80 degrees in Charleston so I definitely need to start steering clear of the sweaters and breaking out my new spring favorites.
I would definitely call this a transition season outfit. Throw a sweater or cardigan over a nice bright dress to make any day, whether it be casual or busy, a stylish one. Riding boots can definitely last you into the spring on those colder days to dress up an more casual dress. Also, Jack Rogers or wedges do the job well too. I am also a huge fan of belted dresses. The coral color of this dress is absolutely perfect for spring and the gold jewelry perfectly accessorizes the outfit.
This outfit can be for work, class or even a girls night out or a date! The dark skinny jeans with the cute neutral wedges are a perfect transition into spring. I love the green color of the tank and am always looking for shirts in bright colors like this because they standout and make any outfit look that much better. The Tory Burch earrings are maybe a tad over the top, but any gold earrings would look fabulous with such an outfit. Kate Spade’s earrings are to die for, so check them out! The Tory Burch purse is so cute and the cross body is key to this outfit. I am definitely adding this to my next wishlist. Also, it matches the beautiful orange and gold bracelet perfectly.
This outfit is the perfect spring day outfit. This white top is adorable and I love the neckline and the gold embroidering. So many stores, from American Eagle to the Gap to Bloomingdales have variations of this simple shirt. Plus I love white blouses in the summertime, especially with bright shorts! I love coral, so the chino shorts (from J.Crew!) totally make me think of summer. Gold sandals are a staple in any summer wardrobe. A professional tote bag can be used with any outfit at any time of day-for class, going to lunch, out at night, or even for an interview! I also have a thing for themed charm bracelets, and this gold beach charm bracelet is definitely on my wish list.
Springtime is the best time for new clothes, a new wardrobe, and pairing together old pieces in new ways. Accessorize with bright colors, buy versatile tops that go with everything (shorts, jeans, white pants, skirts), focus on dresses because they make anyone look dressier, and find perfect summer shoes!
Posted by crk293 on March 23, 2013
Like Christine mentioned yesterday, it’s still snowy and cold in lots of different places. However, today is the first day of spring! That means that sunny days, flowers, and warmer weather are right around the corner!
One thing I am loving this spring is J.Crew Factory’s popover shirts in Oxford and chambray. They are perfect for nearly any occasion. Throw one on with jeans, shorts, or a skirt and you’re instantly polished but still so comfy. You can even use it as a coverup for days at the beach! (I wish I was there now…)
However you choose to style yours, have fun with it
What are you loving this spring?
Posted by karolinez on March 20, 2013
As a grandchild of Irish immigrants and being 100% Irish, I LOVE St. Patrick’s Day more than any other day of the year! I grew up outside of New York City with my Irish family so I would always be allowed to skip school on March 17 and head into NYC to march in the big parade! It was always the best time, getting to be with my family and celebrating our heritage and of course finishing the whole day off with a glorious Irish meal of Corned Beef and Cabbage! But, finding green to wear was always troublesome, so here are some of the best St. Patrick’s Day outfit ideas!
J. Crew Factory
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Sláinte! Erin Go Bragh!
Posted by crk293 on March 17, 2013
I’ll be the first to admit that I am SO excited for spring to roll around…shorts, skirts, dresses, short sleeves, no sweaters? Sign me up! Old Navy is one of those stores that is either hit or miss…sometimes they have super cute things at affordable prices and sometimes they’re just way out in left field with their styles. I am happy to report that for this spring, Old Navy has some awesome pieces!
As you can see, Old Navy has stepped up it’s game and put out some super cute tops for the spring. And you don’t want to miss those capris…they have embroidered anchors on them! Always check the Old Navy website before you head to the store because you can usually print out a coupon, and if you see something you like snatch it up quickly! They change out their stock extremely frequently!
Posted by rebeccamill on March 14, 2013
Pop art is one of my favorite kinds. My freshman year, I took a class on the history of pop art and I just absolutely fell in love. That’s why, when I saw that Kate Spade had done a number of Roy Lichtenstein-inspired pieces, I fell in LOVE! He is my absolute favorite artist in the genre, I love his bold lines and comic book feel. Something about it just screams fun…the art isn’t super serious. I think that’s the perfect way to sum up Kate Spade, too–fun and not super-serious, but definitely still chic.
Left to right: iPhone case, wallet, tote, pouch, iPhone case
Do you love pop art? What do you think of Kate Spade’s collection?
Posted by karolinez on February 27, 2013
So khaki pants and sweaters are pretty much what I reach for when I get up to get ready these (wintery) mornings. I love how sweaters look layered on top of a button down or polo shirt. Not only do I love this outfit, but ‘Mrs. O’Leary’s BBQ’ by O.P.I. (pictured to the left), is probably my absolute nail color of all time. I just had to show it off in this O.O.T.D.!
Oxford Button Down: J. Crew
Pants: Forever 21
Flats: Forever 21
Jewelry: Pearl Necklace and Studs
Nail Color: ‘Mrs. O’Leary’s BBQ’ By: O.P.I.
What are you wearing today?
Posted by christineegarabedian on February 26, 2013
So I live in Charleston, South Carolina and work at our Athletics Department, which is located on famous King Street, world renowned for its shopping! Not only does King Street feature national favorites such as J. Crew, Lilly Pulitzer, the Gap, Forever 21, and more, but it is also famous for its cute and unique boutiques! One of my favorites happens to be Francesca’s!
I have been trying to save money and avoid King St as much as possible, but on my walk back from work today I saw the cutest things in the window at Francesca’s and just couldn’t help myself from popping in! Before long, I was in the dressing room holding 12 items and ended up buying some things!
Francesca’s is not only cute and adorable, but also SUPER affordable for dresses, nice blouses, and awesome jewelry and bags! I buy a lot of pieces here that last forever and can go from class to a night out on the town to a formal event or interview! They also color code the store, which I think is awesome, and have amazing little accessories or gifts which work for birthdays or events in a pinch. They have boutiques located across the country, but their website is also fabulous and offers amazing deals!
Here are some of my favorites that I saw in the store today, so check them out in your local Francesca’s or online!
Happy Shopping! Get ready for spring clothes!
Posted by crk293 on February 22, 2013