Shopping for Summer Dresses?

Hey everyone,

Summertime is officially here! For me, that means it’s time to break out the summer dresses! I’ve been on the hunt for some new ones that are affordable and super cute, and I have recently come up with a slew of online shops that are summer dress gold minds to share with you guys! Happy shopping!

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1. Lulu’s Shop

2. Nasty Gal

3. Hope’s Shop (My new favorite online store!)

4. Asos

5. Tobi

XO, Christine

OOTD — 02/26/13

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.!

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Oxford Button Down: J. Crew

Sweater: H&M

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?

XO, Christine

Looks I Love…By The GAP

While online shopping over the weekend, I could not get over how awesome so many of the pieces on The Gap website were! The Gap is one of my absolute favorite places to shop for cute, and very affordable preppy clothing, shoes, and accessories.

Here are three of my favorite  outfit looks from The Gap website:

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This outfit looks so comfy and casual! I love the color pops of yellow and purple from the shoes and sweater.

Sweater: $44.95

Shirt: $29.95

Jeans: $69.95

Shoes: $39.95

Belt: $19.95

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This lady is looking fierce in this outfit by The Gap! I love the ruffles on her shirt, they definitely top off this very professional look!

Shirt: $49.95

Jeans: $69.95

Shoes: (Yellow pumps unavailable, try these Oxfords in “creamy yellow” as a substitute! ) $69.95

Belt: $29.95

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How adorable would wearing this outfit be on the Fourth of July this summer?! (No, it is absolutely not too early to start thinking about summer fashion :-P) Love the geometric pattern!

Dress: $59.95

Shoes: $69.95

Happy Shopping!

XO, Christine

Favorite Flannels

There are three things that I absolutely love about flannel shirts. First of all, they are made of soft fabrics that keep you very warm. This makes flannel shirts the perfect staple to have on hand in your closet for the colder months of the fall and winter seasons. Secondly, flannel shirts come in a variety of styles; they can be found in almost every color, and the shirt may sport either a checkered, plaid, or even a gingham pattern, depending on the number of colors used in the design.  Thirdly, flannel tops are very versatile. Pair a flannel with some leggings to lounge around in, or layer one under a pull over sweater for a stylish look.

This trendy top will come in handy for the cold months ahead! Have you stocked up on any flannel shirts yet? Check out some of my favorite flannel finds below–

 

 

1. Republic $24

2. Intermix $128

3. Republic $24

4. Aubin and Wills $94

5. Woolrich $59

In the past, I’ve also found some cute flannel shirts at stores such as Target and American Eagle Outfitters.

XO, Christine

Look cute–even while you sleep!

When I choose my outfit for the day, I am all about looking and feeling fashionable and put together….but who is to say that you can’t look cute 24/7?! That’s right, I am talking about pajamas! What you sleep in doesn’t have to be boring…there are so many different styles of pajamas and a lot of them come in fun, stylish patterns! Stay cozy in a few of my favorite finds this holiday season—

The Classic Pajama Set:

1. This pajama set is from Victoria’s Secret, it comes with a button down, long-sleeved top, and matching pants. This is the newest addition to my personal pajama collection, but if you are not a fan of the little white tigers, this set comes in 26 patterns to choose from! (Victoria’s Secret ‘Red Tolle’ — $50)

2. If you prefer to lounge in something light and sleek, try out this pajama set from Victoria’s Secret. The short-sleeved top and boxer-style shorts are made of silk and come in 4 different patterns. (Victoria’s Secret ‘Silk Boxer PJ’ — $98)

3.This pajama set from J.Crew is not only cute but it looks really comfortable too! The set includes pajama pants and a matching button down top. Plus, who doesn’t love JCrew’s Gingham pattern?! (J.Crew ‘Flannel Gingham –$85)

The Two-Piece Thermal:

1. & 2. With the colder winter weather moving in, maybe you are thinking of investing in some PJs that are sure to keep you nice and warm. I love both the stripes on the thermal set on the left and the solid simplicity of the thermal set on the right!

1. Nordstrom offers this comfy thermal set in 6 different patterns! (Nordstrom ‘Hue-Huetopia’ — $48)

2. The Gap‘s thermal set features a cute button detail on the top—love it! (Gap ‘Ribbed PJ Set’ — $50 )

Pajama Bottoms:

1. & 2. Who says you have to get a whole matching pajama set? Pajama bottoms are known for coming in a slew of styles, and materials. Choose a pair with your favorite cartoon or a fun pattern on it to show case your character! Pair them with a comfy tee-shirt or tank top and you’re ready to hit the bed!

1. I love the Gap’s pajama bottoms because they are light and comfy—perfect for sleeping in. Isn’t the plaid on this pair so cute?! (Gap ‘Poplin’– $35)

2. Here is another cute pajama bottom pattern I found from P.B. Teen. You can’t go wrong with polka dots! (P.B. Teen ‘Dottie’ -$39)

Yes, Even Dresses:

1. & 2. Some people prefer dresses as opposed to shorts or pants when they sleep! If you fall under that category, check out some of my favorite finds–

1. This Macys’  dress’ simplicity is what makes it so appealing. Looks like something great to lounge around in. (Macy’s ‘Jockey Sleep Shirt’ — $34)

2. I love the lace detail and the overall flow of this nightgown—very pretty. (Alexander Del Rossa ‘Pricilla – $30)

Sleepy Time Accessories:

1. Fuzzy Socks- Soft and warm microfiber socks can be found at a variety of stores or online! (Kaboodle — $2-$10)

2.Aromatherapy- Not technically an accessory you can wear…more like a handy size kick. I LOVE this calming hand lotion from Bath and Body Works–works so well and smells so nice! (Bath and Body Works ‘Sleep-Lavender Vanilla’ — $13)

3. Eye Mask- Keep annoying lights away by using an eye mask! This one, a  replica of the one Audrey Hepburn uses in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ is super cute! (Mary Green ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s Sleep Mask’ — $32)

4. Robe- Robes are comfortable and are always good to have on hand! (Target –$25)

XO, Christine

 

The finals crunch is upon us!

Here at my school, it’s the last week of classes.  And that means one thing…every hard assignment from the semester is due this week.  In the last two days, I’ve written two and a half research papers, and I still have one and a half more to go.  You could say that people are going a little crazy.  Thank goodness it’s Wednesday and the week is almost over!

I know that fashion is definitely the last thing on your mind when you’re cramming in all that work in preparation for finals, but I think it’s still important to look cute while sitting in the library, even though you may or may not be dying a little on the inside.  Obviously, comfort is key when it comes to finals week fashion.  I’ve put together a few looks that will keep you cozy, but also help you to look put together even when your mind is a little out of whack.  Also, I’m a firm believer in the “dress well, test well” philosophy, so hopefully these will help!

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I hope these outfits give you some inspiration to look cute while you’re working hard studying! I’m definitely going to try to recreate them best as I can!

Good luck on finals!  Only a couple more weeks till summer!! 🙂

xoxo, Karoline

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