Styled by 5 featuring Lettie Boutique

Each month myself and four other boss blogger babes have been styling the same piece of clothing and since we all look and think differently from each other (hair, religion, location, skin, size, height, style…all of the above), you’ll get five totally different looks. That means you’ll get to see what I style, on other body types so you can find something that is best for you!

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Believe it or not, this skirt is actually a dress! This month, Deidre, Kaylynn, JacqueLauryn and I have partnered with Lettie Boutique to each style one of their fabulous floral midi dresses our own way. Since New England has already reached the point where layers are a requirement, add a warm, soft sweater was a must!

The dress is so comfortable that I didn’t want to take away from that. And the print is beautiful, so I made sure to keep the top both simple and neutral.

Dresses are nice, and when you can pull it off as a skirt (for warmth purposes or otherwise) that’s definitely a major win. It might even be possible to rock this dress as a shirt, making it a 3 in 1 piece, which is extremely beneficial for a minimalist or capsule wardrobe.

And for Black Friday, the entire shop will be 20% off with the code BLACK20, with free shipping on all orders, plus the first 50 orders will also get a free gift. There will also be doorbusters, stocking stuffers, and some FLASH sales starting at 6am MST on Friday morning that will run through Monday!

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Blooming in Femininity

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Sweater: Madewell | Jeans: Lucky Brand (similar) | Heels: AMI Clubwear
Necklace: Capwell + Co. | Rings: Capwell + Co.

Femininity and feminine details aren’t really something that come rushing to the front of my mind when thinking about my personal style. However, I am still actively working on defining my style. One way to figure out if you like something is to try it. The same goes for defining you style.

When the latest Madewell et Sézane collection launched I’m going to be honest. I didn’t love it.

Not that I hated it, I just didn’t feel like it was for me. However, there was one piece that I kind of thought I maybe wanted. A sweater. But it was very feminine.

Fast forward to seeing that same swearer in store and trying it on (on two separate occasions). I knew I liked it, so I bought it. Even though I wasn’t sure how I was going to pull off styling it while being true to how I like to dress.

Jeans were an obvious choice. They allowed me to branch out a little, while remaining comfortable. So comfortable, in fact, that I even added heels to top it off.

A special thanks to Capewell + Co. and AMI Clubwear
for the perfect accessories!

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A Watch That Goes with Denim + Giveaway

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As a jeans and a t-shirt kind of girl, I own a lot of denim. While I consider denim a neutral (not unlike leopard print), sometimes it’s nice to wear it with something that actually matches.

Can you think of better (or really easier) way to match than with accessories? Because I cannot.

My Jord wood watch is brown (another neutral), with a navy blue face, which goes perfectly with all kinds of denim washes.

Here I wore it with other navy blue things I owned. Vintage inspired jeans (that will definitely have to be a part of my next attempt at a capsule wardrobe), and a navy striped turtleneck tee, along with a navy blue cardigan. Almost like an ode to denim.

Not as crazy about denim as I am? That’s totally fine. I’m sure that there’s a Jord wood watch for you. You can enter to win a Jord wood watch for yourself here!

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JORD Wooden Watches

How to Wear a Maxi Skirt

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Skirt: SheIn | Shirt: Madewell | Belt: Who What Wear (similar)
Clutch: Clare V | Shoes: Charlotte Russe

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Skirt: SheIn | Sweater: Madewell | Shoes: Zara
Sunglasses: Poshmark

White Tee, Jean Jacket, and Maxi Skirt Casual Pleated Maxi Look

Skirt: SheIn | Jacket: Madewell | T-Shirt: Gap
Sneakers: Converse | Tote: Madewell

I don’t know why, but I find maxi skirts to be a style challenge. Dresses are easy. You pretty much just throw them on and go. But a maxi skirt is harder. It requires a little more thought.

Pleated maxi skirts were very on trend, but I wasn’t having it. I wanted one, I just didn’t think I’d wear it. So when approached to partner with SheIn, I knew I wanted to challenge myself to give one of their pleated maxi skirts a try!

Now, you know I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I turned to Pinterest for inspiration, finding J.Crew’s aesthetic extremely helpful. Can you tell much?

Each of these three looks are ones that I felt meshed well with my jeans and a t-shirt style. My fear of looking silly in a bright green maxi skirt, were put to rest by keeping it fairly casual.

My favorite outfit being the one with the white tee and jean jacket, which is great when you need to layer for those cooler, but still not cold, days.

Which of these looks is your favorite? How would you wear this pleated maxi skirt?

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Fall Ready with ThredUP

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Sweater: Madewell via thredUP (similar) | Jeans: Madewell via thredUP (similar)
Mules: Madewell | Necklace: Uncommon Goods

As much as I love summer, fall fashion is worth the drop in temperature. The weather isn’t the only thing changing, though.  I’ve been up to a lot!

Throwing out expired makeup, and donating clothes that I don’t wear, inspired by my recent failed attempt at a capsule wardrobe.

But my love of shopping is still very very strong. I try to be more responsible by shopping secondhand first. And for so many reasons.

I save money and, to an extent, the environment. I love it! And my new to me Madewell clothes from thredUP. For under $50 I was able to get three pairs of like new jeans and a nice cozy sweater. That’s literally less than half of a pair of brand new jeans!

If you’ve never used thredUP before, here’s a little incentive, save even more by using code YHJ75 for $30 off your purchase of $75 or more, or WQA50 for $50 off your purchase of $125 or more!

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Madewell Fall Style Event

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One of my favorite things about blogging is connecting with other bloggers. When we can come together and collaborate with a brand we all love? Even better.

I’m super excited to share that Gabby of First & Warren, Robbin of The New England Life, and I will be cohosting a fall style event at Madewell Newbury!

The event will be this Thursday, October 6th from 6PM – 8PM at Madewell Newbury, located at 329 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Whether you’re in need of new jeans, boots, or sweaters for this fall, you definitely want to pop into Madewell for this event.

Not really looking for anything specific for the season?

That’s fine! You can still come by to see the three of us for some fall style tips, and check out Madewell’s newest fall arrivals. While you’re there you can enjoy some snacks (and sips), and enjoy 20% off your purchase of $125 or more!

We hope to see you there!!

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College Fashion Week Fashion Show

This post is sponsored by Her Campus Media and its College Fashion Week brand partners. But, as always all opinions are my own!

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Thanks to the Her Campus InfluenceHer Collective, I was able to attend the College Fashion Week fashion show!

I’m pretty that this was the first event that I had ever attended where there was a VIP seat reserved for me with my name on it.

When I arrived at Space 57 and checked in, I was greeted with smiles, handed a press pass, and the most impressive goodie bag! You’ll definitely be seeing some of its contents in future blog posts. After the check in table, there was an exclusive CFW photo booth, custom sweets and, of course, a bar.

Then, once you walked into where the runway was located, were stations where guests could talk to the CFW brand partners. And more goodies! You could even get your eye brows shaped!

As for the fashion show itself, there were tons of looks presented by young up and coming designers. Maybe I’m just a sucker for the 80s, but the Bow and Drape portion was my favorite.

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September 2016 Must Have Box

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You know that feeling when you’re expecting a package and it finally comes? Well surprise packages are like a thousand times better! POPSUGAR sent me the September 2016 Must Have Box to try and while I probably should have been expecting it’s arrival, I totally wasn’t and an otherwise pointless walk to the mailbox was made worthwhile.

I don’t know why I didn’t already have a POPSUGAR Must Have Box subscription, but I’m very seriously considering it now! The contents include something I had just said I needed and a few products I already love.

A lot of times my clothes get cover in all kinds of lint. But I hate how lint removers don’t have some sort of cover. The Flint Retractable Lint Roller makes that a non-issue. It’s exactly what I needed!

While I didn’t need a manicure set, I like that this NCLA one comes in a cute small case and has everything I need to keep my nails properly trimmed on the go. I can now stop wasting my business cards (which I’m starting to run a low on…) to clean my nails.

I also didn’t need another black hat. This Jack + Lucy one reminds me of a rose though, so I love it!

Snacks are always good to have on deck. Especially good tasting, gluten-free ones. I don’t like dark chocolate, but I’m sure I know someone who will devour these delicacies.

Briogeo and Smith & Cult are two brands that I’ve tried and loved before. I’ve already almost gone through the Briogeo deep conditioning mask! And have found myself wear the Smith & Cult gloss in The Warning over matte reds to really make my lips pop.

Overall, the September 2016 Must Have Box is amazing and definitely worth at least trying. And I’m super excited to share a special coupon code with you so that you can. Use SHOP5 and get $5 off your first Must Have Box!

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Travel Skincare Set

On The Go Glow Set

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If you remember nothing else about me, just know that I completely and utterly adore Katherine Heigl. If there’s a movie and she’s in it, I own it. And have probably watch it over a thousand times.

One of her favorite products is Hydropeptide’s Exfoliating Cleanser.

When I was planning my trip to visit Gabby in Nantucket, I realized that I didn’t have any travel skincare. Sure, I had a ton of random samples, but nothing that really went together.

Hydropeptide’s On-the-Go Glow Travel Set not only comes with a travel size version of Katherine Heigl’s favorite Exfoliating Cleanser. But also their Pre-Treatment TonerFace Lift MoisturizerEye Authority Eye Cream, and Purifying Mask.

I mean, the set has literally everything you need when you’re traveling. It even comes in it’s own cosmetic case!

What I really like most about the set (other than the was it makes my face look and feel), is how luxurious everything in it smells! Seriously, I felt like I was at the most amazing spa.
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College Fashion Week

This post is sponsored by Her Campus Media and its College Fashion Week brand partners. But, as always all opinions are my own!

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If you live in Boston (or even within driving distance) and you love fashion, but missed the Macy’s Fashion’s Front Row event in Downtown Crossing, don’t worry.

Tomorrow is College Fashion Week! The tickets don’t cost much at all. And you can get them here.

This is Her Campus Media’s fifth year of hosting College Fashion Week. The can’t miss fashion event will take place Saturday, September 24th from 6PM until 9PM at Space 57, and is to include four fashion shows with ten looks each, presented by young local emerging fashion  designers. Such as, My Social Canvas, Foray, Ali & Ariel, Frill Clothing, and Bow & Drape. Networking opportunities with both other Boston fashionistas, as well as the many brands that have partnered with Her Campus Media to make this event possible.

Interested in knowing which brands? You can view the complete list of sponsors here.

Some brands include:

Fitbit
Drybar
Rebecca Minkoff
Vince
Bertha Watches
Perfumania

I can’t even begin to tell you which one I’m most excited about, because I’m just that excited about them all!

I’ll be there the whole time, and I really looking forward to seeing some of you there. If you go (which you totally should), make sure to come up to me and say hi!

Seriously, the goody bags (which are included in the ticket price) will have over $900 worth of swag.

Can’t wait to share my recap of College Fashion Week afterwards. Stay tuned!

 

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