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STYLE DETAILS: NO. 175

Style Details No. 175

Today marks the 175th Style Details post (a little crazy to think about), but today will look a little different. Today is the start of something new and fresh. For some time, I have wanted to switch up my favorite series, but never found the right time.Well, today is the day for the new and improved Style Details. No time like the present, right?

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Vince Shirtdress / Marysia One Piece / Clare V. Circle Bag / Loeffler Randal Sandals (leave a comment below for an exclusive discount code) / J.Crew Cropped Jeans / Cashmere Wrap / Lulu Mules / The Perfect Shirt / Kayu Mini Tote / Tuckernuck Earrings 

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BUSINESS AS USUAL

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It’s finally business as usual around here.

We have almost made it through the first month of the year and I have one word to explain it: WHIRLWIND. Between moving, a few trips and trying to stay on top of my goals for the year, I will be welcoming February with open arms.

Minus a few hiccups here and there, most of my resolutions are still in tact.  I have been working out 5 times a week, eating healthy (minus a cheeseburger or two) and starting each day on a positive note. I talked about it here, but one of my goals this year is to get dressed every day (and by dressed, I mean getting out of my lulu pants from my morning workout). Keeping my style easy is the key to my success.  Think: jeans, a plain tee and a third piece to finish the look.  Have you ever heard about the third piece rule? My girlfriend worked at J.Crew during college. When she was working the floor, she was always advised to add a third piece to her outfit.  I am talking a belt, cardigan, jacket or scarf to add to her look.  Whatever she chose, she instantly looked so put together. Since then, I have taken their advice and followed the third piece rule.  It adds an unexpected element to an ordinary outfit.  Today,  my third piece was my new blazer.  Whether you work from home, like I do, or in a corporate environment, owning a blazer is a must-have wardrobe staple in any girls closet. To keep the look casual and cool, pair your black jacket with boyfriend jeans and a simple tee or throw it on over a mini dress with over the knee boots. If you work in the corporate world, I would pair it with a patterned pencil skirt and a great pair of pumps.

What is your go-to third piece?

 

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Row Schoolboy Jacket/ Baldwin Boyfriend Jeans (old/similar) / Cuyana Tee (c/o) / Jimmy Choo Heels / Celine Bag (similar)/ Celine Sunglasses / Ariel Gordon Lariat Necklace (c/o)

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SIMPLE AND SIGNATURE

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Goal Number 1: Keep it simple and signature.

For me, this year is all about focusing on my signature style.  Being a blogger, I am constantly finding inspiration, watching trends and trying to stay up with the newest and best products, but honestly I love a simple outfit that is elevated with classic accessories.  Do you feel the same?

Note: Keeping things simple does not make you boring.  Being able to re-wear clothes in your closet is the most important thing (because lets be honest, no one can afford to wear something new every day). My goal this year is to show all of you how to wear your basics while still keeping them fresh, on trend and a little different than everyone else.

If you have noticed since the new year I have been on a monochromatic kick.  Being only 5’2″, a single color elongates your figure and keeps me feeling comfortable throughout the entire day.  Adding texture and layers rather than color allows you to add something unexpected to a neutral look.

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ASOS Petite Slim Coat (I suggest sizing up)/ J.Crew Cashmere Sweater (love the Tilly Sweater too)  / Black Heels / Celine Bag / Celine Sunglasses / Dana Rebecca Joy Necklace c/o / Daniel Wellington Watch  c/o / Catbird Rings / Diamond Initial Necklace


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photography by Merritt Beck