Styled by 5 Featuring Rad Swim

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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!

 

Peplum Tankini Outfit

Spring for me means one thing. That it’s almost summer. Bring on the sunshine, beach trips, and days by the pool! And thanks to Rad Swim, the Styled by 5 crew is ready. Even if the weather isn’t.

The temperatures in New England are finally going to start feeling like spring. While I don’t have any upcoming plans involving swimwear, I can’t wait until I do. Once that’s the case, I plan to find reasons to wear a bathing suit as often as I can!

This peplum tankini that Deidre, Kaylynn, Jacque, and Lauryn have all styled, has sequins that give it a little extra glitz. A really fun way to stand out. And if that doesn’t appeal so much to you, you can do so subtly, like Kaylynn and I, by opting for it in black.

 

Spring Ready In Uniqlo’s New Collection

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Camisole and Gaucho Pants:  Uniqlo 

Jogger Pants:  Uniqlo

Whenever I talk about Uniqlo everyone almost always thinks basics, I’m talking white t-shirts and black leggings basic. I’ve even been guilty of that assumption myself. But, after Uniqlo opened on Newbury Street, I quickly discovered that Uniqlo’s got more options that whatever you’re probably thinking.

Uniqlo’s new collection for spring, goes with so much that you already own. Since, in New England, it’s not quite spring yet, they’re great for layering.

Over, under, with, without…

If you can envision it, you can try it!

The two looks above are both neutral, classy outfits that can take you into spring without sacrificing (too much) warmth. I know I’m always cold, so heavier jackets are key. But, when the weather warms up, I’ll switch to something lighter like a trench jacket. I spotted some nice options while shopping around at Uniqlo, so that may have to happen. And hopefully sooner rather than later.

Add a cute purse (I prefer totes, but smaller one are what’s hot right now), a pair of heels (weather permitting), and you’re good to look good! Shop their new spring apparel here.

 

Photos by: Rachel Leiner Photography

Styled by 5 featuring Daniel Wellington

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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!

The Styled by 5 crew is teaming up with Daniel Wellington to show you how we style our watches. Use the code TWENTYSOMETHINGPLUS to save 15% on your order from www.danielwellington.com and get a Daniel Wellington watch of your very own!

I loved watches when I was younger. Maybe it was a kid thing, maybe it was just me. Either way, I can remember getting my first ever watch, it was a Mickey Mouse one, where his arms were the hands of the clock and had a bright red band. I wouldn’t be surprised if my mom still has it tucked away in a drawer somewhere. Years later, the manfriend and I argued over getting his cousin a watch for Christmas. I won. Both the disagreement and Christmas that year.

Now that I’m older, I’ve found that I haven’t worn watch nearly as often as I used to. That is, at least not until getting this classic one from Daniel Wellington. When I say it goes with everything, I mean that it goes with literally EVERYTHING. You can wearing it with jeans, a dress, for date night, you name it!

For four more ideas on what to wear with your watch, check out Deidre, Kaylynn, Jacque, and Lauryn‘s blogs as well!

 

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Photos by: Madaline Rose Heising Photography

Styled by 5 featuring SweetLegs

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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!

Styled by 5 featuring SweetLegs SweetLegs Outfit But first, coffee. Black Leggings Outfit SweetLegs Leggings Leggings Look

The amount of leggings I own is absurd. And that’s even after finally throwing out the ones with holes in them. I don’t wear leggings out very much, but there are some days when you just don’t want to put on jeans. Leggings are comfortable and easy. Plus the black ones go with everything.

The Styled by 5 crew is teaming up with SweetLegs to show you five ways to wear black leggings!

Leggings for me are what I wear when I have a lot to get done. In the house, or running around. It made sense for me to pair them with sneakers, a simple graphic t-shirt, and a comfy cardigan. And having tons to do means that I need my trusty Transport Tote.

For four more black legging outfit ideas, make sure to check out Deidre, Kaylynn, Jacque, and Lauryn‘s blogs too!

 

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Photos by: Madaline Rose Heising Photography

PinkBlush Olive Green Trench Coat

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!

This month we all proved that neutrals can go with any piece to make a flawless outfit. We also proved that neutrals don’t have to be boring to look good. I personally have been wearing a ton of Madewell lately (in part because I work there, but mostly due to my love of their jeans), and I wasn’t going to change that now!

For me, the basis of a feel good outfit are feel good pieces that pop with out combating each other.

I love that the olive green color of this PinkBlush trench coat that Deidre, Kaylynn, JacqueLauryn, and I all styled, goes so well with stripes and a fun animal print. Knowing that it can also look just as fabulous with a little black dress makes it a closet must have!

 

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Blooming in Femininity

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Blooming in Femininity Golden Buds Ring SetFeminine Outfit DetailsMadewell et Sézane SweaterCapwell + Co. Eden Necklace

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

Jord Wooden Watches jord-watch-outfit Ode to Navy

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!

xx

 

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JORD Wooden Watches

How to Wear a Maxi Skirt

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3 Pleated Maxi Skirt Outfit Ideas Belted Chambray Shirt and Green Skirt

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

Black Top and Green Maxi Black Sweater and Skirt

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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College Fashion Week Fashion Show

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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.

xx

 

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