Fashion

Princess Lessons // Coats V2

Ok I admit it – I’ve done this post before. However – that was a while ago, and in the time that has passed since HRH has worn many additional chic coats. So I figured it was high time for Queen of Coats, V2.

I have serious closet envy. It’s not even that she has this many amazing coats – do you know how much room coats take up? I could never fit that many in my tiny apartment – even if I used all available space. She must have an entire wing at Kensington Palace dedicated solely to coat storage.

Here are just a few of my top selections from the  Kate Middleton coat collection – which are your favorites?

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xoxCrissie

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Real Life Style #27

Well, it’s been a while hasn’t it? I’m excited to be getting back to Real Life Style posts – and I thought my return to the personal style game would be a great time to share a little bit of my fashion philosophy.

I love a good casual look {even for work!}. Jeans and flats are everyday staples – but that doesn’t mean I don’t like to look polished and well put together. I also like to keep things pretty simple, I wear a lot of classic pieces mixed with a few more trendy items. And when I really love something I hold on to it for a long time.

Today’s look is a perfect example! Jeans, a white button down, and a sweater – dressed up with a statement necklace and paired with loafers and a vintage bag that I’ve had forever!!

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jeans: madewell // top: gap // sweater: banana republic (similar) // shoes: zara (similar) // bag: vintage dooney and burke (also seen here) // ring: madewell (similar) // necklace: similar

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xoxCrissie

*photos by Kelsey Combe

Color Crush // Burgundy

Isn’t Fall a wonderful time of year? Cool, crisp days that are still full of sunshine – cozy layers, boots!! And a shift in colors – I’m not just talking the leaves. Fall means we swap out our bright summer colors for the deeper, darker colors of autumn.

Let’s start with burgundy {or wine, ox-blood, berry, merlot, whatever you’d like to call it!} I love this rich shade for Fall, especially layered with neutrals like white, cream and grey.

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How would your wear it?
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xoxCrissie

 

How to Dress // Olivia Palermo

I think it’s fair to say that Olivia Palermo is street style royalty – always looking impossibly chic whenever she’s caught on camera. And coming out of fashion month she’s given us enough stylish snaps to last at least through fall!

Here’s a look I’d love to duplicate – chambray and white with a cute strappy sandal. Would you wear it?

top // sunnies // watch // clutch // skirt // heel 

 

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xoxCrissie

Foodie Fashionista // Kale + Cashmere

Monday’s always bring a few struggles.

Ugh, I have to get out of bed?
What am I going to wear?
Why is my hair doing this weird curl thing?
Why are there so many other people going the same way I’m going???!?!?!
And then the constant struggle – what’s for lunch??

So let’s try something new this week! We’ll start with a little lunch time inspiration, in the form of a fig & beet salad from Five and Spice and let the gorgeous colors guide our sartorial decisions.

Green and brown and gold with a touch of cream? Not a bad look, huh?
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xoxCrissie

How To Dress // Taylor Swift

Here’s the thing – despite the cat and the obvious pumpkin spice latte {so basic} I’m really loving Taylor’s look here. It’s simple, but polished – and the blue/rust color combo is pretty much perfect for fall.
Here’s how to snag her style for yourself {minus the cat…}

blazer // top // bag // pants // booties

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xoxCrissie

Fall Street Style // Grey on Grey

Now that it’s officially Fall (yep, that’s right – it’s FALL) let’s take a little break from Spring trend forecasting and focus on what’s going on right now. It seems that the street style pros have been going grey. Grey on grey on grey.
I’m sort of obsessed with this look… shades monochromatic cozy-ness….perfect for Fall, don’t you think?
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I think I could rock the all grey look pretty much all the time.
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xoxCrissie

Trend Watch SS15 // Check-List

The preppy part of me has always been a huge fan of gingham, so I have to admit, seeing it show up over and over on the Spring runways makes me pretty happy. And it’s more than just the classic gingham pattern that seems to be emerging as a trend, other versions of the checked pattern have been showing up as well – from the more cross-hatched look at Lela Rose, to large scale checks from Oscar de la Renta.

top row: Altuzarra // Lela Rose // DVF
bottom row: Bibhu Mohapatra // Proenza Schouler

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Trend Watch SS15 // No Pants, No Problem

Here’s an interesting look I’ve been seeing pop up over and over on the Spring Runways: the sheer skirt. Sometimes they appear as an overlay to a leotard type look, and sometimes as an extension to an already existing skirt or dress.
Thought this might not be a trend we’ll see everyday on the street, I have a feeling that it’ll be a huge trend come red carpet season!

top row: Lela Rose // Badgley Mischka
bottom row: Monique Lhuillier // Erin Fetherston


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Michael Kors is EVERYTHING // Spring 15

“It’s a summer night… You’re driving in a convertible 
…with the top down… the wind is in your hair, 
you’re beautiful and in love…”
 
The only thing more perfect than than the model instructions for the Michael Kors Spring 15 show, was the show itself. The collection is full of happy spring flowers, classic silhouettes and a laid-back preppy vibe – I want to wear it all, right now. Plus – how gorgeous are those messy braids? Perfection perfection perfection.

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