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IFB Conference – Day 1

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This week has been filled with style, beauty and amazing new friends! Day 1 of the Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference included panels of some of the industry’s most influential. I had so much fun getting my DIY on, sampling Spring beauty, discovering a new obsession (fashionable headphones..crazy chic!) and checking out fab jewelry.
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Aritzia Sweater, Zara Skirt , Gap Tights (similar), Nine West Booties (similar), Anthropologie Necklace, Mac Lips in Pink Nouveau, Butter LONDON nails in Fiver & Molly Cuddled
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If it doesn’t make you crazy like teenage love, don’t blog about it.-Tina Craig @BagSnob
Don’t dumb down for your readers. Raise them with you.” -Leandra Medine @ManRepeller
Be interesting, be useful or be clever.” -Dina Fierro @Eye4Style
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Fekkai introduced their PrX Reparatives collection. Fortified keratin and silk proteins make up the ultimate weapon for damaged hair.
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MailChimp had the ultimate DIY bar to create a chic tees. Why did I ever stop using a bedazzler?
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I’ve never been one for on-ear headphones, but Monster has completely changed my perspective. The glam Diamond Tear styles and interchangeable headbands totally won me over, added to my wish list!
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I love intricate jewelry, and Alex and Ani has a wide array to add your own personal touch.
Alex and Ani
Bare Minerals Spring BeautyI love all of the new product I received from Bare Minerals. Their Spring beauty collection is fun and flirty with punches of bright vibrant hues.
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We left with a collection of great new products to try (and some of my personal faves!)
TwistBandI can never get enough Twistbands!

Navy & Pink

Blazer: Michael Kors (similar)  /  Top: J.Crew Crewcuts  /  Pants: Target  /  Shoes: Adrienne Vittadini via TJ Maxx  /  Necklace: ILY Couture  /  Ring: JewelMint  /  Nails: Julep Alma (Trina Turk Fall 2012 Collection)

It was *love at first sight* when I spotted these sparkly pumps adorned with bows. They are the epitome of glam. It’s safe to say this statement shoe will add sparkle to any ensemble.

 

TIP: Don’t limit yourself to Women’s sizes. J.Crew Crewcuts boys clothes sometimes have a better fit than Women’s when it comes to button-front tops! Added bonus: the price tag is usually significant lower, also!

Spot On

Sweater: J.Crew  /  Pants: LOFT  /  Boots: ShoeMint  /   Handbag: Chanel  /  Watch: Michael Kors  /  Bracelets: Aldo (similar)  /  Nails: Julep Alma (Trina Turk Fall 2012 Collection)

 

 

 

 

Fall Staples

 Jacket: Gap (similar)  /  Sweater: Hive & Honey  /  Denim: J Brand /  Knit Socks: Forever 21  /  Boots:  DV Dolce Vita  /  Handbag: Louis Vuitton  /  Rings: David Yurman & Vintage  /  Watch: Michael Kors  /  Nails: Julep Alma (Trina Turk Fall 2012 Collection)

These boots were a TJ Maxx find. I’ve worn them all Summer, and they’ve been my go-to shoe this Fall. They’re a year-round staple in my closet. I’m such an ankle boots girl. I have so many similar pairs, but these are my favorite. I love the ankle length height.

This jacket was a steal on the clearance rack at Gap. I spotted the find this Spring, for $35 down from it’s $170 price tag. The removable faux fur lining & collar make this jacket so versatile.

Ocean Blues

Thinking of everyone in the NYC area that’s been affected by this horrible storm! Thankful for the amazing people who helped. Hope that everyone is safe! xo

 [Txt REDCROSS to 90999 to make $10 donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief]

I flew back to Pittsburgh last night, but today’s post is yesterday’s outfit in the Florida sun. My attempt at packing light worked well aside from the fact that I somehow snuck 9 pairs of shoes in my suitcase. (Maybe next time?) I packed one statement necklace that’ s versatility spanned from yesterday’s black & white polka dot popover shirt to dinner with this Vince LBD and nude pumps.

Top: Kensie / Denim: Hudson / Shoes: Zara / Necklace: J.Crew / Bracelet: Madewell / Watch: Michael Kors / Ring: JewelMint / Sunglasses: Tory Burch via TJ Maxx / Nails: Essie Fifth Avenue

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Polka Dots & Mint

The polka dot find from the J.Crew event I hosted has become a serious asset to my wardrobe. From a chilly night in Pennsylvania last week, to a sunny day in Florida this week (yes, you CAN wear white denim/dresses/etc. year round!), this printed top screams multifunction. Eager to share with you, I searched the dotted popover but found that it had been sold out online. Luckily, I found similar finds that are seasonless must-haves, too!

**Update, the J.Crew Polka Dot Peplum is back in stock! Swoop it up while you can.

Top: J.Crew (similar & similar) / Shorts: Paige Denim (similar) / Shoes: Steve Madden / Necklace: J.Crew / Bracelet: Madewell (similar) / Rings: David Yurman & JewelMint / Nails: Essie Fifth Avenue