Pinstripe Play Date

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I hope you all had a lovely Easter Weekend!  I had such a wonderful weekend with my brother, sister, and I all together under the same roof we grew up in.  It’s always nice to have the three of us together, and holidays in particular take me back down memory lane to when we were all young and playful.  Nowadays, our sibling “playdates” entail hours at Target and Chipotle trips rather than playgrounds, but we made a quick exception on Saturday for the perfect background for this playful spring outfit!

When I saw these pants at LOFT, I knew I had to have them.  They reminded me of a candy peddler in the 1900s Atlantic City BoardWalk (more accurately, since I wasn’t alive then, Disney’s BoardWalk Hotel).  They’re playful, whimsical, and elegant all at the same time.  They add a classy retro touch to a fun chambray and playful boat shoes, and are absolutely perfect to wear throughout spring!

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Outfit Details – Ankle Jeans: LOFT (love these similar blue ones) | Chambray: J.Crew (old, similar here) | Shoes: Sperry | Watch: Urban Outfitters | Earrings: Kate Spade New York | Sunglasses: TOMS | Necklaces: Bauble Bar (here and here) | Rings: LC Lauren Conrad | Lipgloss: Bobbi Brown Lipgloss in Petal

Happy Monday, and have a great week!

xo, Caitlin

Comfortably Confident

Happy Spring Equinox, World!  I think Bostonians deserve a medal of valor for surviving the snowiest winter on record.  Also, so does everyone who had to listen to us whine all winter!  Instead of celebrating by bombarding you with colors and florals (don’t worry, there will be plenty of that too come!) I wanted to share what I’ve learned this winter, as Mother Nature fits in one more snow squall (it’s snowing outside as I type this!)

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Ann Taylor and LOFT make some of my absolute favorite sweaters.  They’re soft and comfortable, wicked cute, and super low maintenance.  This one in particular may be one of my all time favorites, because I can wrap myself in it on a lazy Sunday and still feel put together, which is a major factor in my working from home productivity.  I had around half a dozen “working from home” days this winter, and I’ve found that the feeling great in the right sweater can really help me buckle down and get to work, even when my couch and ten seasons of FRIENDS are calling my name ten feet away.  I have wanted to head out to the Natick Mall (about 20 miles outside of Boston) to check out the new Lou & Grey store since it opened a few months ago, and I think this weekend I may finally pull the trigger!  In case you haven’t yet heard of it, Lou & Grey is Ann Inc’s newest addition to the family which perfectly embodies the “comfortably confident” look and feel that I have in this particular Ann Taylor sweater.  I’ve been perusing their website for ages now, and think I now is the perfect time to go and see the pieces and store for myself!  With some of the snow melting and the weather hovering above freezing, I can finally venture out into the world to check out this wardrobe gap I have apparently had in my closet!  Lou & Grey’s new spring arrivals are lightweight and perfect for the upcoming warmer weather, too! Though winter may be officially over, I have a feeling wearing sweaters at home is definitely not!

I listed some of my favorite pieces below, and if any of you have any experience with a Lou & Grey store I would love to hear about it!

xo, C

My Outfit Details: Sweater: Ann Taylor | Tank: LC Lauren Conrad | Necklace: J.Crew | Earrings: Kate Spade | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Boots: Bandolino | Lipgloss: MAC Cosmetics in “Oyster Girl”

Favorite New Arrivals: Beachcomber Hoodie, Bomber Jacket, Meshline Sweater.

Favorite Sale Sweaters: Fadeout Open Cardigan, Marlmix Sweater Jacket, Tipoff Open Cardigan

Have a great weekend, and Happy Spring!

xo, Caitlin

A Neon Winter

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The bad news is we got more snow last night.  But the good news is that spring is only three weeks away!  For all of you who live in warmer weather climates, I would like to reiterate how envious I am of your living situation at least one more time.  I was so cold while I took these pictures, but I really wanted to give this sweater proper attention at this exact moment because it is suitable for all weather climates.  Whether you’re already transitioning into springtime or still have a few more weeks of winter, this fun neon sweater can be the perfect way to gear up for warmer weather or simply brighten up a drab winter day.  Also: pockets.

It’s now super on sale in stores and online, but definitely worth popping into a LOFT store to check it out if you have a spare minute because when I was in there a couple weeks ago they had a ton of items in this fun coral shade!

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Outfit Details- Sweater: LOFT | Tank Top: LOFT | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Boots: Aerosoles | Purse: Coach | Necklace: Monogram Online | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here)

Have a great week!
xo, C