All About Stripes

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Happy NYC Pride everyone!

This year is a HUGE year for the LGBT community because finally #LoveWins!

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Same-sex marriage is now recognized nationwide. I’m happy for all of the people who are in love that can now share all the legal rights of being married.

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Speaking of love, I fell in love with this striped top from Zara and I wanted to pair it with something other than jeans. My first thought was a pair of high-waisted distressed denim. Then I came across these grid shorts in my closet, from Topshop’s spring collection. I haven’t worn them and almost forgot all about them.

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The combination of two totally different prints created a perfect match.

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Since my very first post on fringe (seen here), I actually haven’t worn anything fringe in quite some time. Considering how big of a  fashion trend it is now, I decided it was time to get in on the #fringe once again.

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If you follow my blog, you know by now that I don’t like to look too serious. These Zara fringe shoes were the fun element that this look needed to give it a bit of an edge. They are comfy, affordable, and super stylish. They come in 2 colors: black and nude.  I went with black since suede shoes tend to get dirty really fast. This way I get the most wear and use out of them.

They are comfy, affordable, and super stylish!

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I used small accessories  like this thin necklace and midi rings to add gold accents. I think it helped to add a little detail, without overpowering the look.  A little gold never hurt no one, right!

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So what do you guys think? Do you love the look? Would you try it? Looking forward to hearing feedback on this look. Until next time, happy shopping! I do mean that literally because it’s sale season both online and in stores. Zara, Topshop, H&M, Saks Net-a-porter, FarFetch and tons of other stores have major discounts on all the items you coveted this spring. So this is the best time of the year to spend, spend, spend. You get the most for your money and I’m all for that. Xoxo, SB

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GET THE LOOK

Zara striped top

Topshop grid shorts

Zara fringed sandals

C wonder necklace

Zara bracelet ( similar here )

Chanel Boy bag

Dior sunglasses

  

The Matching Scuba Set

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY, my lovies!

I hope everyone who is celebrating has a fun-filled day planned with Dad. If you’re not celebrating, it’s Sunday so you of course have an excuse to go out for a fun lunch or brunch with friends! Maybe combine the two and have a #SundayFunday #FathersDay !

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So lets’s talk about this look.  I’m sure you guys have been seeing matching scuba sets everywhere, but has anyone actually tried it? They are especially popular at H&M. If you see a printed scuba skirt or midi skirt  you love, the matching top will be coming out in the upcoming weeks. I’ve always been afraid of a full-on matching, printed look. Remember that phrase matchy-matchy?  Lol!

 #MatchyMatchy !?!

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Although I’m programmed to try to pair different textures and opposite separates together, like here ,  I decided to go for it with this H&M midi skirt and bodysuit. In my eyes, pairing the two made it look like a dress instead of two separates.  I absolutely fell in Iove with the print.

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To break things up, I added this  black Moschino belt. I’m all for a chic belted look. These days Moschino has been serving all things, pink, pretty, printed and “Babrbie-licious,” so I think this printed set  goes with that theme. Except it’s from H&M #TheLookForLess.  I find that adding a logo belt to an otherwise uber affordable outfit gives the look that coveted edge it needs. It makes people go “where’d you get that outfit?” and, in return, gives you the pleasure of screaming “H&M!” Nothing better than looking great and feeling great without breaking the bank.

Adding a logo belt to an otherwise uber affordable outfit gives the look that coveted edge it needs.

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Since there was so much going on with this set, I chose to accessorize with the deeper and more dominant colors in the print verses wearing a yellow shoe and pink bag. Although I love me some pink , today was not the day. This is one of those instances where the less you add to a look, the more you allow it to speak volumes on its own!

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I couldn’t help myself with these pineapple earrings, though. Feeling like all I need is a basket on my head……lol!

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But, like I always say…IT’S FASHION! So let loose and have fun with it. You can’t take yourself or your looks too seriously. Until next time, lovies. About to hop onto this tangerine scooter and ride off into the sunset ….. ok not really but how awesome is this as a prop in my shoot !

Signed, Little Miss Matchy Matchy!  xoxoSB

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GET THE LOOK

H&M printed scuba circle skirt (sold out). Maybe if you hunt around you can still find it (similar here and here )

If you are feeling adventurous try the matching pants

H&M bodysuit

Moschino logo belt

Gucci ankle strap leather sandals

Zara blue and gold chain clutch (old)

H&M pineapple earrings (old)

  

Saying Hello to SUMMER in South Hampton

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Hello my fashion belles and beauts, aren’t you all ecstatic that we have finally entered the summer season? For most NYC girls, your weekends will now begin and end in the Hamptons.  Long beach days, late brunches, charity events, Saturday night parties, and after parties . Let the games begin!

IMG_4022I fell in love with the color and cut of this Zara dress. Burnt orange and sandy hues are all the rage this summer. This dress is an easy way to try out this color trend without thinking too much about it or breaking the bank. #TheLookforLe$$

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My favorite thing about this dress is the  placement of the cut-outs all over, and how it cinches my waist.  It’s  flowy and pretty, yet extremely sexy. Perfect for a daytime brunch party with the girlies. I was  dressed and headed to the kick-off of the  Day & Night brunch in South Hampton.

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I decided to stick to neutral tones but added a bit of va-va-vroom with these suede Miu Miu gladiator sandals from Net-a-porter.  Love! Love! Love!

 

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This is my first time wearing them, and they were as  comfortable as can be. The heel is just the right height, and it looks like you’re walking on glass heels when you wear them. So chic!

It looks like you’re walking on glass heels when you wear them. So chic!

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When dressing for the Hamptons, you want to be chic,

yet not so dressed up that you appear to be trying too hard. It can get tricky, but when in doubt, just go with what feels comfortable. If the heels are  too high to walk in,  ditch them, and if the skirt is so tight that it keeps riding up, you may want to ditch that too.

Wear accessories that accentuate your outfit, not overpower your look.

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The Day & Night brunch party is DEFINITELY  “A  DO” on Saturdays if you’re out East.

The music is incredible, all the people are as well dressed as I am , and the vibe is just super fun. Beautiful people lounge on the day beds or dance in the garden, drinking rose or prosecco poolside. You’re bound to leave with a few new friends and maybe even a few telephone numbers !

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One of my favorite things about the summer is all the excitement that it comes with. Everyone is looking forward to something. New parties, exciting travel plans, in my case new hangbags and shoes ……lol……for others a new lover…..maybe. Whatever you are looking forward to, make it happen, and may your summer fun never end. Namaste biotches  xoxoSB

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GET THE LOOK

Zara off-the shoulder dress

H&M beaded turquoise earrings ( similar here )

Miu Miu seude gladiator sandals

Chloe Drew bag