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Pendleton Blazer (old. Here’s a beautiful pastel pink one and a longer version), Tommy Hilfiger Button Down (borrowed from the boys), Banana Republic Top (similar here and I love the roses on this one), J. Crew Skirt (from a few seasons ago. Try this one), Nine West Heels, Tommy Hilfiger Clutch (gold one here and backpack version here), Kate Spade Earrings

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Springtime pastels are irresistible – maybe because they mirror the colors of buds pushing through the thawing ground. After a long New England winter, seeing the new year’s growth makes me so happy. The soft hues seem fresh and lively, especially this time of year.

Sometimes saturated colors are hard to pair without them fighting against each other, but pastels mix easily. Blush pink, lilac purple, sky blue, and icy green are simultaneously bold and harmonious, whereas bright pink, rich purple, royal blue, and kelly green mixed together could be garish. For today’s look I started with a lavender Pendleton blazer and Banana Republic floral print top layered over a men’s Tommy Hilfiger button down (side note: I love borrowing menswear pieces and playing with proportion, as I did here). Metallics also complement pastels. This  J. Crew mini is from a few seasons back, and, with textured gold heels, adds a bit of edge.

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Zara Tulle Dress (here’s something similar without sleeves – all the better for letting a layered turtleneck peek out), Riley & James Top (basic version here, metallic one here), Blue Spice Cropped Jeans (I like this pair and the fringe on these), Harrods Bag (bought in London during my last visit, similar here and here), Cape Robbin Heels (similar here), Michael Kors Cuff, Vintage Earrings

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I never need an excuse to wear green, least of all on St. Patrick’s Day, celebrated tomorrow. Being of Irish descent and having red hair on top of that, I was practically born in the color.

Many holidays are strongly associated with a certain color. In the case of St. Patrick’s Day, I chose a subtle way to acknowledge the celebration. The deep green hue of this Zara tulle dress compliments the burnt orange undertones of my flares, subtly suggesting the colors of the Irish flag. Dresses over pants – or pants under dresses depending on which way you want to look at it – are still one of my favorite things with which to play. The cropped hemline of the pants exposes the ankle and showcases the shoe. I mixed in a few other tones with a metallic pink top and gold mini bag. Of course, the color red goes with me no matter what I’m wearing because of my hair and freckles. Nothing subtle about them.

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Topshop Blouse (sold out, similar here and sleeveless version by Dolce & Gabbana here), Citizens of Humanity Jeans (which I clearly love and wear constantly, most recently here), Expressions NYC Bag (with a custom strap that did not come with the bag. Similar here and subtly color-blocked one here), Tahari Heels (old. This pair is close and I also like this lace up pair), vintage rings and earringsfashion blogger mixing casual and dressy in Topshopfashion blogger mixing casual and dressy in Topshop

I love wearing something unexpected as daywear. There are few things fancier than sequins, but I like to wear my sparkle just out and about. This Topshop blouse, with bell sleeves and an open back, might not be the first thing you think of for a daytime jaunt, especially paired with jeans. Denim is a staple and classic for a reason. The blue tones complement everything, even a disco ball top. When you mix together different fabrics with their own texture and level of “dressiness,” the result is a visually interesting combination. I finished the look with a blush toned bag, leopard kitten heels, and subtle gold pieces. Just remember: she who leaves a trail of glitter is never forgotten.

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Double D Ranch Jacket (similar here, and cool stone-colored one here), Closet Space Dress (similar here, also love the exaggerated sleeves on this one), Tory Burch Bag (old, last seen here, similar here), Candy Heels (this pair has a little extra embellishment, and this one by Gianvito Rossi is gorgeous), Vintage Choker (here’s a new version)

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Five thousand miles southwest of London, a family of mavericks located in Yoakum, Texas created a jacket that I had to bring with me to London Fashion Week. Their studded leather biker is a statement piece if ever there was one. Double D Ranch is western couture’s first family. They draw their inspiration from a long line of outlaws and revolutionaries to create pieces blending bohemian, cowboy, and Native American influences. It is rare to find clothing that embraces culture and heritage while simultaneously defying the tendency to be pinned down or labeled. But here Double D Ranch excels.

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The Marble Arch across from Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park

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London’s Regent Street was named after the Prince Regent – the future King George IV – and was designed by architect John Nash. Its reputation as a fashion mecca has earned it the nickname “mile of style.” Hamleys Toys is the oldest operating business on Regent Street, having originally opened in central London in 1760.

Regent Street London, England


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Samuel Dong Coat (similar here and vintage Burberry one here. Also here’s a polished silk version by Diane Von Furstenberg), Custom Rimini Dress (similar here, and also love this beaded one by Balmain), Gianvito Rossi Pumps, Edilson Carvalho Clutch (vintage), Cristabelle Tassel Earrings, Wolford Tights

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Collections with physical and optical movement characterize London Fashion Week. Pieces with texture, fluidity, and shimmer made their way down the catwalk at J. W. Anderson, Burberry, Halpern, Christopher Kane, and others. The movement of fabric and the play of light on material inspired my look to tour the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square between fashion week events.

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National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London

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