Sunshine State of Mind

Shirt (similar) | Shorts | Sandals | Sunnies (under $15!)

Hudson: Shirt | Shorts | Shoes

We made it to our happy place for the next 10 days! It’s amazing what a little sunshine and warm weather can do for your mind, body, and soul. Stripes have been heavy on my radar, as of late. A lightweight boyfriend button down is such a great Spring staple to pair with everything from cutoff shorts to white denim! I can’t get enough of them. These suede wedges are the perfect neutral addition to my warm weather wardrobe! They’re not only comfortable, but such a great height, as well. I’m so excited to share my favorite Spring styles with gorgeous backdrops! Stay tuned!

Holiday Gift Guide // Fashion meets Function

The Subtle Statement Techie Gift Guide

Stelle Audio Golden Audio Pillar Wireless Speaker | Vitaya ALTRUIS Rose Gold & White Edition Necklace |  Simplehuman Sensor Makeup Mirror | Polaroid ‘Snap’ Instant Digital Camera | Ringly Into The Woods Emerald Smart Ring | Kate Spade New York Everpurse x Quentin Stripe Wristlet Pouch |  UGG ‘Kotah Shorty’ Tech Gloves | Mira Fitness Tracker Bracelet |  Polaroid ‘Zip’ Mobile Instant Photo Printer

It’s that time of year again, Holiday Gift Guides are here! Each week leading up to Christmas I’ll be sharing categorized gift ideas at numerous price points.

These are the most interesting techie gifts I’ve ever come across. Most of them left me thinking ” why didn’t I think of that?” They’re all so functional, yet so chic.

Currently Loving


Lace up Gladiators: 1 |  2 | 3 | 4

Banana Leaf Print: 1 | 2 | 3

Decorative & Functional Home Decor: 1 | 2 | 3

a Dewy Glow: 1 (highly coveted) | 2 | 3

Stripes: 1 | 2 | 3

Cut Outs: 1 | 2 | 3

Off the Shoulder: 1 | 2 | 3

Chic Supplies

chic supplies -

Hustle Notepad | Leather Pencil Case | Desk Calendar | Notecard Set | Acrylic Pen & Pencil Holder | iPad Folio | Planner | Pencils | Brilliant Ideas Notepad | USB

One of my favorite things about going back to school was always shopping for school supplies and getting organized (total nerd, yet so OCD) Whether it’s school or the office, these glammed up versions of everyday essentials will make anyone excited for their first day.

Patriotic Manicure


After perusing through a zillion patriotic inspired manicures on Pinterest, I was determined to recreate a star-spangled look myself. Surprisingly, this manicure can be done in minutes–a speedy top coat is much to thank for it!


What You Need:

Base Coat – I like Deborah Lippmann Rehydrating Base Coat

Fast Drying Top Coat – Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Nail Coat is absolutely fabulous



Red, White, Blue, Gold, Glitter lacquer


Essie (Fifth Ave) | Zoya (Snow White) | Dior (Tuxedo) | butter LONDON (The Full Monty) | butter LONDON (West End Wonderland)


  1. Attach an end of a lengthy piece of tape onto a counter or table. Apply two coats of blue lacquer to the tape and let dry completely.
  2. Apply two coats of red lacquer to your thumb, pointer, and pinky fingers.
  3. Apply two coats of gold lacquer to your middle finger.
  4. Apply two coats of white lacquer to your ring finger.
  5. Once dry, apply two coats of gold glitter lacquer over the already polished gold nail.
  6. Cut the painted tape into thin identical strips.
  7. Once completely dry, place two tape strips one at a time, evenly over the white painted nails.
  8. Using scissors, trim the ends of the tape strips to fit evenly over your nails.
  9. Apply one coat of a fast drying top coat to all nails.
  10. Apply an additional top coat layer over nails with the applied tape strips.

Floral & Stripes


Spring has finally sprung in Western Pennsylvania, and I couldn’t be more excited. Warm weather puts me in such a good mood, from running outside in the sunshine, driving with the window down or seeing fresh flowers. I’ve been itching to sport my favorite Spring styles, and mixed prints were top on my list.

The Subtle Statement | A personal style, beauty, DIY & recipe blog

Top: Forever 21 (similar) | Skirt: French Connection (similar) | Shoes: Banana Republic | Clutch: Target (similar) | Necklace: J. Crew (similar) | Bracelet: c/o Julie Vos | Ring: David Yurman | Lips: Maybelline Color Sensational Pink Pop

The Subtle Statement | A personal style, beauty, DIY & recipe blog

The Subtle Statement | A personal style, beauty, DIY & recipe blog

Friday Finds {Spring Style}

Friday Finds {Spring Style} #spring #trends

1. Jacket | 2. Earrings | 3. Sweater Top | 4. Shorts | 5. Colorblock Top | 6. Skirt | 7. Colorblock Oxfords | 8. Skirt | 9. Colorblock Heels | 10. Dress | 11. Metallic Heels | 12.  Necklace | 13. Colorblock Top | 14. Trench | 15. Floral Dot Print Top | 16. Printed Pants | 17. Belt | 18. Skirt | 19. Heels | 20. Crossbody 

Holiday Gift Guide {$25 & Under}

Holiday Gift Guide {$25 & Under}

  1. First Aid Beauty Feel FAB Kit
  2. Julep Nail Vernis 
  3. 2013 Weekly Planner
  4. Xhilaration Pajama Set
  5. J.Crew Crystal Bow Key Chain
  6. Striped iPhone Case
  7.  Glitter Bow Ballet Flats
  8. Macaron Box
  9. Campo Marzio Business Card Case
  10. C. Wonder Geo Paint Latte Mug