Nautical and Nice

white skinny jeans

Top - Lilly Pulitzer | Pants c/o Fidelity Denim | Heels – Dior (sold out, similar) Watch - Michael Kors | Bag c/o Koret New York | Bracelets - Jcrew, c/o Sugar BeanDavid Yurman

I don’t consider myself too preppy by any means, but I couldn’t resist this Lilly Pulitzer top. The navy and white stripes had a perfectly nautical feel, but the one shoulder kept it modern and unique. Also, thanks to Fidelity Denim, I am currently living in these jeans. Which is kind of ideal because they match anything and everything and given my mental state right now (ya know, studying for the bar exam and all), the less I have to think about my outfits, the better. Plus, they are so comfortable!

 nautical outfit

striped sweater

white jeans

julie striped sweater

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Horizontal Stripes

bold strikes

Dress c/o Lulus.com | Tank – Bobi | Heels – Jimmy Choo (on sale!) | Bracelet – Similar here | Purse c/o Soci Shop

Rumor has it that horizontal bold stripes are unflattering on a woman because they tend to make her look wide. Doesn’t this dress prove that wrong? I mean, I’m no Twiggy, so if I can wear them, anyone can. The key is to find ones that work for your shape: diagonal ones that invert at your waist create a slimming illusion because they hug the tiniest part of your body. Just a little Monday Fashion tip!

lulus.com dress horizontal stripes navy stripe dress

To Tie Dye For {with Lulus.com}

girlavantgarde

Dress c/o Lulus.com | Hat – J.Crew | Watch – Michael Kors | Sandals c/o Fibi & Clo | Nails – Essie, Tart Deco

Ever since I made my own tie dyed shirts for summer camp Color Wars growing up, I never really got over my love for tie dye. Lulu*s had a grown up version in this maxi dress, and I knew immediately I’d live in it all summer long. Besides, you know how much I love maxi dresses (as seen here on vacation and here going to dinner.)

This past Saturday, Josh and I had a day that Josh jokingly calls “Courtney Day”, doing a few of my favorite no-stress activities: brunch, shopping, and a day in Central Park. Out of the three years that we’ve lived in NYC, we never really spent a summer weekend here. But with the bar coming up at the end of July, I’ve been studying more and more. Still, we’ve surprised ourselves with how much we enjoy these quieter and low-key weekends.

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striped maxi dress

 

Hakuna Matata

staycation look

Blouse c/o Annie Griffin | Jeans -Lucky (old) Similar here | Wedges – Franco Sarto (on sale!) | Bag c/o Jess Rizzuti | Panama Hat – J.Crew | Bracelets – Forever21, Jcrew | Ring c/o Taara

Given the warm weather thats suddenly swept through NYC, I decided to break out my floral prints and panama hat. I’ve been wearing this Annie Griffin top paired multiple ways lately: like a white skirt or black skinnies. That’s why I love florals, the combinations are endless. This time, for a shopping trip in the city, I went for a laid back look with loose jeans and cozy wedges.

This week I’m taking a staycation before I graduate and begin to study for the bar. That means I’m lying low, relaxing, and doing the things I love to do. No other outfit I own says “hakuna matata” like this one.

annie griffin blouse   staycation outfit  coral florals

jcrew panama and floral

Newport Prep

 black tunic dress

Tunic dress c/o Sail to Sable | Bag c/o Gigi NY | Sandals – Franco Sarto (old, similar here) | Lip Gloss – Becca, Flamingo Crush

Josh and I had so much fun on Saturday in Newport, Rhode Island. The weather was beautiful and so we were in such good moods. When packing for Newport, I felt like my new Sail to Sable tunic dress screamed ”Newport prep” aka “pack me”. So I did. I’m not sure if you can tell from the pictures but it has the tiniest bit of roped fabric at the hemline creating a unique scalloped effect. And I just love it. And so did Josh! And he never loves my clothes.

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