Linen

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Linen is one of my favorite fabrics for summer.  While a lot of summer dresses can be made in cheap looking and thin fabric, linen is a sturdy fabric that holds up well throughout the day.  Despite its thick texture, it doesn’t cling to your body but dries quickly in an unfortunate case of perspiration.  This linen fit and flare dress from GAP is an absolute dream.  It comes in a variety of colors and patterns and I love a good fit and flare silhouette.

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Outfit Details – Dress: GAP | Tote: Sole Society (also available at Nordstrom) | Heels: Topshop (similar here and here) | Bracelets: The LimitedLC Lauren Conrad | Earrings: Bauble Bar | Necklace: Bauble Bar | Nail Polish: OPI Got Myself into a Jam-balaya | Nail Polish (toes): OPI ‘Cajun Shrimp’ | Lipstick: Urban Decay Vice in ‘Native’ | Lipgloss: Nars ‘Turkish Delight’

Geometric

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As we’ve established, I am such a sucker for bright colors and bold patterns.  Luckily, I know that every season (especially summer) I can count on J.Crew Factory to deliver on both.  Almost all of my weekend outfits consist of patterned shorts in fun colors from there that are a perfect length and incredibly comfortable.  So it should come as no surprise that I should find a perfect work appropriate skirt with the same enchanting qualities!  This fun multicolored pencil skirt is really similar to this one I wore here in Newburyport.  I went back and forth trying to decide which one I should buy, but ultimately I decided to go for both since they are both so perfect for completely different occasions (#noregrets).  Even better news: they’re both currently over 50% off!  This white top from Ann Taylor is sold out in most sizes, but I love their constant effort to keep work appropriate tops different and beautiful.  The simple eyelet pattern is not too obvious but still adds an element of surprise from the traditional collared white shirt I would normally pair with this skirt.

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Outfit Details – Pencil Skirt: J.Crew Factory (similar miniskirt here) | Shirt: Ann Taylor (similar here and here) | Flats: J.Crew Factory | Purse: Vera Bradley | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here) | Necklace: Nadri | Watch: Fossil | Bracelet: Chan Luu

Thanks for reading!
xo, Caitlin

Leave a Little Sparkle


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The holidays may be over, but by no means does that require sparkle and sequins leave with them!  I love this Tommy Hilfiger sweater with its bright colors and subtle sparkle for keeping the dreary winter months exciting.  I tend to dread the bitter cold of January and February, but layering (especially collars and sweaters) is one of my favorite ways to make it a bit more exciting.  I went with minimal accessories to complement the sweater because, much to my dismay, the holidays are over.

Stay warm, and have a wonderful weekend!

Outfit Details – Sweater: Tommy Hilfiger | Chambray: American Eagle (old, love this one) | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Boots: Bandolino (also available in wide calf!) | Watch: Fossil (via TJMaxx, similar here) | Purse: Dooney & Bourke (old, new version here, also love this one) | Earrings: Nordstrom Rack | Necklace: old, via The Paper Store, similar here | Sunglasses: TOMS

xo, C