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A city girl at heart. Discovering my style and hoping to inspire others in the process.

floral

cardigan + floral pants: h&m | shoes: zara | watch: michael kors 

As I’m sure we’ve all seen by now, along with neon and pastels, florals are everywhere this season. Honestly I think florals are just a spring season staple and not necessarily a SS12 trend but this particular spring I’m all about the floral print trousers and it was quite a mission to find the perfect pair.

These one’s were my first attempt, and while I do like them they just weren’t exactly what I was looking for but for the $15 price point I couldn’t pass them up.  I’ve actually already gotten some good use out of them.  This was the second time I wore them and since then, I’ve worn them one other time. Hmm, possible remix post? Ideas swirling in my head… anyway, luckily a few days after I found these, I snagged the most darling pair from zara and I will most definitely show them in a future post.

On this day, I couldnt find a shirt to wear with them that was office appropriate so I decided to pair them with my blue cardigan and just wore it backwards.  I kind of liked the results of the backwards cardigan and will probably do this more often, especially since it eliminates having to wear a camisole underneath so as not to show too much cleavage.  The pretty back detailing is an added bonus! 

pink lips & leopard print

blazer & top: lauren conrad via kohls | pants: mango | scarf: h&m | bag: michael kors | shades: kate spade

I love the mauve tones of this outfit. The subtle pink blazer mixed with the leopard print balance each other out nicely in my opinion.  Sometimes leopard print can look a bit loud (which, don’t get me wrong, on occasion I love and definitely rock in some of my outfits) but sometimes I like the effect that a more muted color has on leopard print, toning it down and making it seem almost more elegant.  At least as elegant as leopard print can possibly get.

And for a nice pop of color, a little dab of pink lipstick goes a long way.

xxx,

tsb.

red

coat: talbots (buffalo exchange find) | top & skirt: ann taylor loft | boots: forever 21 | tights: kohls | belt: h&m | bag: pour la victoire | shades: kate spade

These pictures were taken awhile back when it was still chilly in NYC and flowers still hadn’t started blooming.  It was kind of rainy and gray outside so I decided to throw on this bright red coat to brighten up my day.  Color always does it for me and as I’ve mentioned before, so does a good deal! I found this coat in one of my trips to the Buffalo Exchange for $29! There it was sitting pretty on the rack and in my size no less.  How could I pass it up? That’s right, I couldn’t.  It was meant to be.

complimentary

top & coat: old navy | pants: zara | necklace: thefleetcollection (etsy) | shoes: lauren conrad | shades: kate spade | ring: jewelmint | watch: michael kors

I know that in color theory purple and green are not considered complimentary colors but in Christina’s world of fashion, they are indeed.  They also both happen to be my favorite colors and I think they pair rather nicely together. I added a dose of leopard print (via my flats) to spice things up a bit.  I was wearing my leopard print wedges for most of the day but had to give my little feet a rest.  I’m sure the wedges will make an appearance in due time :)

flirty

top + skirt: american apparel | belt: f21 | flats: tory burch | bag: rebecca minkoff | shades: kate spade | earrings: express (old) | watch: michael kors | bracelet: spikethepunch | ring: premier designs jewelry

There’s something about floral and lace mixed with flowy skirts that give off a flirty vibe.  Its simple and feminine without trying too hard.  I live in skirts and dresses when the weather is warm so expect lots more flirty outfits in the coming Spring and Summer months.

little birdies

blazer + blouse + pants + ring + clutch : h&m | pumps: aldo | belt: old & gifted | shades: Kate Spade | earrings: borrowed from cousin

I definitely didn’t realize until typing up this post that I’m donned almost completely head to toe in h&m.  Kind of interesting but just goes to show you that you don’t have to spend a lot to look and feel great! I’m pretty sure the cost of this entire outfit (minus the shades and shoes) is less than $50!  I was never any good with numbers but this is simple addition.  GO ME…my bank account is thanking me! 

You all have a lovely weekend! I’m off to run some Saturday errands. I’m hungry, I think I’ll start with breakfast.

xxx,

tsb

be the change

shirt: forever 21 | vest: thrifted | jeans: american eagle | oxfords: zara | belt: target | watch: timex | bracelet: jewelmint

Another Jewelmint piece to display. I swear I do wear other jewelry, it’s just that my current favorites all seem to be from there these days. Anyway, I got this bracelet as a free gift with another purchase I had made.  Originally when I saw the bracelet online I liked the antique look the circle had but I had no idea that it had this quote on the other side of it.  I really love this touch especially because it’s from one of my favorite quotes by Mahatma Gandhi : “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”  I truly believe every word of this.

On a sidenote: I started watching the Vampire Diaries on Netflix, a direct result of my absolute boredom last Sunday afternoon.  Needless to say I have been hooked ever since and it’s sort of kind of been consuming all of my free time, hence the absence here on the blog.  I’m finally all caught up and very sad that I now have to wait until Thursday for a new episode but on the bright side you can expect more frequent posts :) 

hello, brooklyn

coat: bb dakota | jeans: uniqlo | button down: tommy | tank: gap | boots: simply vera | camera bag: vj style | bracelet + necklace: espirit | watch: casio | belt: target

Just some snapshots of an afternoon stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge with my cousin.  The weather was beautiful, the surroundings even more so and the company could not have been better.

Afterwards, we spent the rest of the day vintage shopping in Williamsburg.  I got scored some great finds and will be sure to post about them later! Happy Monday everyone & enjoy the week :)

xxx,

tsb.

Trusty Look

top and scarf: uniqlo |blazer: boutique | jeans: forever 21 |  shoes: h&m | watch: premier | bracelets: espirit, helloberry | necklace: urban outfitters

Another casual Friday outfit post.  If im being serious - this outfit - or some variation of it is pretty much my staple go to look. Denim or more recently colored denim (more on my obsession with that in a later post), a basic top and a blazer over to polish out the look.  It looks put together but doesn’t take too much effort to think through in the morning.  On Friday’s especially I find this combination particularly useful since my brain is a little fuzzy and on “all I can think about is getting through the day and then my weekend finally starts” mode.

I did tell you all I like my weekends, right?

daytime sparkle

sweater: lauren conrad | pants and clutch: zara | boots: nine west (old) | rings: jewelmint | sunglasses: kate spade

Sorry for the picture overload, I had a hard time choosing which pictures to post so I pretty much posted them all.  You can never have too many pictures of a pretty sparkly clutch right?  These were taken on the day last week that we had strangely warm temperatures in New York for early March.  I’m talking almost 70’s!  In all reality, we’ve had a strangely warm winter this year if you can really call it a winter at all. Regardless, I am so ready for spring and that smile you see on my face down below says keep the warm sunny days coming! Please and thank you.

Have a lovely and relaxing Sunday evening lovelies :) 

xxx,

tsb.