Fashion Friday: Spring Faves from J. McLaughlin (& Discount Code!)

While I’m still freezing my rear off in Boston, there is a TEENY TINY glimmer of hope for spring.  I can’t wait for some spring clothes- I really would like to ignite all the sweaters in my closet since I’ve worn them waaaaaaaay too much.  I’m all over the new spring collection items from J.McLaughlin- so many stripes, great lightweight scarves and handbags!  Something about spring really makes me want to get my preppy on! :)  But I thought I’d pull together some looks that show that preppy isn’t the ONLY way to wear J. McLaughlin items!  And just for you, they are offering 15% off your order today through Monday with code JMCLEOS! 

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DAYTIME: dress // scarf // bag // denim jacket // earrings // sandals

DINNER OUT: dress // necklace // shoes // trench

COCKTAIL PARTY: dress // clutch // shoes // earrings // necklace

SHOPPING: shorts // shirt  // scarf // bag // belt // sunglasses

EVENING EVENT: dress // clutch // jacket // bracelet // heels

Have a great weekend readers! And don’t forget about my two book signing events next week in Boston on Monday and Los Angeles on Thursday!!  XO

* This post is sponsored by J. McLaughlin, which helps keep this blog going! Thanks!!!

 

Fashion Friday: Neutral Layers for (Not Quite) Spring!

Getting dressed during the time between winter and spring can really suck. One day it can be sunny and you don’t even need a jacket and the next you walk out your door and slip and fall on your ass on a patch of ice before you realize how cold it is.  They key for dressing in early spring is layers.  And right now I’m loving the look of pale, neutral tones in various shades- it keeps you toasty while the light colors signify spring!

I was totally inspired by this shot. The bare legs you need to save for when it’s a BIT warmer, but the silhouette and overall concept are fabulous.  The key to this look is to always pair a slim, fitted pencil skirt with something looser and ideally, boxy and slightly cropped (but no tummy showing, please).  It shows of your curves without having everything be tight. The mix of textures is key too- smooth wool, chunky knit and suede (which is gonna be so huge for spring and next fall so stock up!)

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Fashion Friday (on Monday): #Bossladies

Since I had a major brain fart last Friday and thought it was Thursday when I posted, today we’re starting off our week with a little fashion!  A blog (and Boston) friend Robin Anderson (who you may have seen on the cover of the newest Rue Magazine) has just launched an adorable tote company that celebrates women, or #bossladies to be accurate. :)  Each tote is limited edition and will feature formidable female icons (Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Martha Stewart, for example…)  But I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the first one- J.Crew’s First Lady and all around amazing fashionista Jenna Lyons!   After repeatedly joking with friends that when pondering fashion questions, Robin would often ask “What would Jenna Lyons do?”- and the idea for the #bossladies bags was born!

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Fashion Friday: Dreaming of Spring

I am SO SO SICK of my Uggs and sweaters and layers. It’s torture to look at all the fabulous spring clothes that are out now which freezing my butt off, so I decided to indulge myself and create some spring outfits I can’t wait to wear! Spring has some trends already trending strong- chunky heeled leather sandals, leather mules, wedges and Birkenstocks, wide leg and flar jeans and pants, stripes everywhere, leather and suede (which will transition well into fall) and the color blue!

I am totally ordering this floral jacket/robe thingy. Adore!  Pair it with these insane bow heels and boyfriend jeans for a cool day to night look.

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FLORAL JACKET // TANK // JEANS // EARRINGS // SUNGLASSES // HEELS