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Welcome back everyone!  With Memorial Day Weekend just around the corner, it’s almost time for red, white, and blue to start making their way into everyone’s wardrobe.  Since it’s not quite summer yet, I chose to incorporate some leopard into the mix as well!

Do you guys have any fun plans for Memorial Day Weekend?  B and I are heading up to Portland, so I really hope the weather works out in our favor!

Outfit Details – Tee: French Connection (old, similar here and here) | Skirt: J.Crew (old, similar here, here, and here) | Jacket: Lucky Brand | Heels: LC Lauren Conrad (sold out, similar here) |

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week!

xo, C


Nautical September


Hey guys!  I hope you all enjoyed meeting my sister on Monday.  She always surprises me with her out of the box fashion choices, and how she always manages to show her personality through her clothes, whether it’s on the weekend or at a 9-5 job.

I suppose a similar thing could be said about me, since I love wearing nautical stripes and color combinations even past summer’s unofficial end on Labor Day as homage to my beloved sea.


Outfit Details – Top: J.Crew | Skirt: Banana Republic | Shoes: Topshop (old, similar here and here) | Purse: Vera Bradley (now on sale!) | Watch: Fossil | Lipstick: Urban Decay ‘Weirdo’ | Lip Gloss: Nars ‘Chelsea Girls’

Thanks for reading!  Happy Hump Day!
xo, C

Fourth of July Inspiration 

I happily wear red, white, and blue year round but today I’m going to throw it back to a few of my favorite summer combos! While most of the items are no longer available, these outfits can easily be recreated with items you probable already have! Most of these are subtle ways to dress festively without going over the top, perfect for a barbecue or boat cruise!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

xo, C

Memorial Day Weekend


Happy Friday loves!  Sorry for the mini hiatus last week.  Sometimes my work weeks can just get away from me, and last week was my little sister’s college graduation so we had a full agenda!  But today is the perfect time to start back up again, with Memorial Day being the unofficial start to summer (aka my favorite season!).  My family has a history of public service, and along with the barbecues and the summer concerts, my hometown parade is one of my favorite honorary traditions.

I just had to scoop up this darling fit and flare dress when I spotted it at Macy’s a few months ago.  I instantly knew it would be perfect for the summer’s first official long weekend.  It goes great with boat shoes for walking around comfortably in or participating in some MDW volleyball action, but also looks great with my favorite wedges for dinner.  I love how I can always count on Macy’s for classic American brands and style year round.  Tommy Hilfiger is one of my favorite brands to shop at the closest mall, and you can always find such great deals with Macy’s coupons!  (Mom and Nana, you taught me well).


Outfit Details – Dress: Tommy Hilfiger | Shoes: Sperry | Watch: Fossil | Bracelet: Chan Luu

Thanks so much for reading!  Do any of you have any exciting plans for the long weekend?! Sound off in the comments below, and enjoy your kickoff to summer!

xo, C

Eyelet and Stripes

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It’s incredibly likely that I will never get tired of American themed outfits i.e. anything involving a combination red, white, blue, and stripes-or better yet, all three.  Patriots’ Day (better known as Marathon Monday) is somewhat of a sacred day here in Massachusetts and the perfect excuse to break out the Americana.  I stalked this skirt from J.Crew for months until it was low enough on sale to snag it up.  That meant I wound up with a beautiful eyelet midi skirt in the dead of winter, patiently hanging in my closet waiting for warmer days when we could rock all kinds of color combinations together. Stay tuned for more.  (I also found a few similar options, including one for $25 that you can shop below!)

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Outfit Details – Top: J.Crew | Skirt: J.Crew (sold out, similar here, herehere, and under $25 option here) | Heels: Sole Society (last seen here and here) | Bracelets: The LimitedLC Lauren Conrad, Chan Luu | Necklace: Bauble Bar | Watch: Fossil | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) | Purse: Vera Bradley (only available in stores, similar here and here) | Lipgloss: ‘Petal’ by Bobbi Brown | Nail Polish: ‘Not So Bora Bora-ing Pink’ by OPI

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week and Happy Marathon Monday!

xo, C

American Cupcakes

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It was pretty tough for me to pick a Fourth of July outfit to share today, because in my heart all summer is America season!  I really love America (in case you haven’t caught on to that yet), so, naturally, I love wearing red, white, and blue!  I’ll be sharing two more Independence Day themed outfits with you in the next week, but this is the one I ultimately chose to wear on the holiday itself.  I rarely wear t-shirts in daily life, so a Saturday holiday seemed like as good a reason as any to break out one of my favorites!  Johnny Cupcakes is one of my all-time favorite Boston brands.  Founder Johnny Earle has an incredible entrepreneurial spirit (definitely see him speak publicly if you ever have the opportunity) and a really cool story that you can read about here.  Personal opinion: if you’re going to wear a t-shirt, it should probably be a statement making one.  In that category, Johnny Cupcakes definitely does not disappoint.  This Captain America inspired gem was just recently restocked, but so far none of the other Avengers ones have been- so definitely snag one up while you can!  It’s unbelievably comfy and perfect for a day of wiffleball games and volleyball tournaments, which is the only way I can imagine celebrating America.  An important note: it does run super small.  I usually wear an XS-S in tops, and this medium fits me on the snug side.

Keeping up with the cute and comfortable theme of today: TOMS are my must have barbecue shoe.  They’re easy to slip on and off when you need to change into a swimsuit, and equally as easy to play basketball in.  So for any active celebrations these are a must (I’m partial to the classic red since they can be worn with so many outfits, but I also really love all of the American styles they offer!)  Last but certainly not least, J.Crew Factory and J.Crew have the most amazing denim boyfriend shorts I have ever worn.  They are so soft and flexible and universally flattering I cannot think of a more perfect item for the Fourth.

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Outfit Details- T-shirt: Johnny Cupcakes | Shorts: J.Crew Factory (similar here as well) | Shoes: TOMS | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Earrings: LC Lauren Conrad | Watch: Fossil | Red Bracelet: street vendor, similar here | Navy Wrap Bracelet: Chan Luu | Anchor Ring: via TJ Maxx, similar here and here

Thanks for reading! What are you planning on wearing for the Fourth?

xo, Caitlin

Red Stripes

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At long last, Memorial Day is right around the corner! Aside from all of the obvious reasons I love summer (pool parties, beach trips, and general nice weather), the constant excuse to wear Red, White, and Blue is definitely one my favorites.  This adorable Milly for DesigNation dress is the perfect piece for a casual party this weekend.  Just add some of your favorite American accessories and you are barbecue ready!

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Outfit Details – Dress: Milly for DesigNation | Denim Jacket: Lucky Brand (old, love this one) | Shoes: TOMS | Anchor Necklace: The Paper Store (old, similar here) | Sunglasses: Coach | Purse: Coach Factory (similar here, here, and here) | Earrings: Ralph Lauren (similar here)

Thanks for reading!

xo, Caitlin



I can’t get enough of anything American (Fourth of July is my favorite holiday, and I come from a pretty patriotic family) and fashion trends are no exception.  Red and blue is one of my favorite color combinations to wear, and I love when I find winter-approved ways to incorporate it into my wardrobe.  Plus, what’s more American than stripes and denim?!

Confession: I had been on the hunt for a red leather jacket since season one of Once Upon A Time (aka over three years ago!) when Emma debuted her signature look.  I was beyond ecstatic when I found this one at Ann Taylor- the moto and burgundy combination was the perfect fit for what I didn’t even know I was looking for!

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Outfit details- Jacket: Ann Taylor (similar here, steal here) | Chambray: American Eagle (old, love this one) | Striped Tee: French Connection (old, new version here; also love this one, under $15 here) | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Boots: Aerosoles | Earrings: Bauble Bar | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Belt: Lucky Brand

xo, C

Super Snow


With a never-ending series of snowstorms up north, I’ve been in constant need of some cute, warm, and waterproof footwear.  My Sperry Duck Boots have made quite a few appearances (last seen on Instagram and the blog), but with three feet of snow, sometimes I need a boot with higher coverage, like my reliable Hunter Rain Boots.  Add in a pair of warm fleece socks, and my feet stay warm and dry all day long.  Seriously, it was four degrees while I was standing in the snow in these pictures and my feet were warm and dry the whole time!  I’m also taking advantage of any chance to wear red and blue to celebrate the Pats Super Bowl win on Sunday!

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Outfit Details – Hat: Target (last seen here and here) | Coat: Old Navy | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Glittens: J.Crew Factory (more colors here) | Boots: Hunter | Boot Socks: Hunter | Scarf: Faribault for Target | Earrings: Banana Republic (similar style here) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Stay warm and dry this week!

xo, C

A Nautical Winter

IMG_1996With temperatures now consistently below 40, I finally accepted the fact that winter is here for good.  Luckily, I found the perfect cold weather accessories to make myself a little bit more excited for the winter (but only a little).

I am seriously in love with these Sperry Top-Sider duck boots.  Not only are they great for walking through the snow and the slush, but they also bring one of my favorite summer trends (nautical stripes) into winter.  I could easily wear navy and red all summer long, and I love that these boots make it possible to do so in the winter as well!

Other winter trends I can’t get enough of: toggle coats, leather gloves, and plaid blanket scarves!

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Outfit details- Coat: Old Navy (also love this one and this one) | Jeans: GUESS (on MEGA sale right now!) (similar here) | Duck Boots: Sperry Top-Sider (also obsessed with these!) | Gloves: Topshop (cashmere tech gloves are another guilty pleasure of mine) | Hat: UGG Australia (old, similar style here, love this pom-pom beanie) | Scarf: Abercrombie & Fitch (it’s reversible!) (also love this one and this one) | Socks: American Eagle (colorful fair isle pattern here) | Purse: Tommy Hilfiger (old, similar style here and here)

xo, Caitlin