20 new fashion bloggers you need to know about.

The 20 new Personal Style bloggers you need to know.

The always incomparable Who What Wear has sorted through the seemingly endless amount of up and coming fashion bloggers to bring us the best and the brightest. Take a look at these newcomers and decided for yourself if they have hootspa to hang with the likes of Manrepeller and The Blonde Salad. The one thing I’m sure we all can a agree on is the “mixed prints” trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.

See all the bloggers in their natural habitat here.

Toss those pants, skirt the issue.

Usually sometime around mid-Feburay I find myself in a complete and utter Winter funk. The days are endlessly cold and the Sun becomes sparse at best. I lose motivation for every and all activities that involve leaving the house, which usually leads to an extra 6-8lbs of unwanted belly fat – food is the only salvation!

This year was no different. None of my pants fit, the ends of my hair are impossibly dry and if I was any paler I’d be in a coffin. That is until this past weekend. For the first time since October I could see a break in the black hole that was this Winter. That big bright shiny orb finally let a little heat fall on the Jersey shore, and I begun the planning of something I had been wanting to do for years (Bonnaroo 2014, baby!). So in celebration of impending Spring, lets explore the most wonderful part of warm weather- the glorious clothes!

If you’re like me, and I’m assuming you are, pants are something I generally like to avoid. Here are some of my favorite pant-less looks and where you can get them.

Cheer up! Summer is around the corner.

Anthropologie has been the go-to place for hippie skirts for years, and while I know a long floral dress can seem daring, sometimes you just need to be a daring kinda gal. Pair this with a casual t-shirt for a Summer brunch, or a quality tank for an outdoor wedding. Come on! Haven’t you always wanted to own one of these. Admit it.

Anthropologie $168

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If the thought of that much floral makes you gag, then here is your alternative. There is never a wrong time of year for black. This tulip design allows for a flash of leg making this skirt a great “going out” staple. Now lets all take a moment to thank the Forever 21 Gods.

Forever 21 $15.80

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Is your motto “The shorter the better”? Check out this little number from Zara. The pattern is fun but conservative enough for a dinner with your boyfriend’s parents.Throw a black blazer over it and head to board meeting, or add some leggings and wear it into Fall. The options are endless.

Zara $25.90

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If you’re feeling a bit more conservative, J.Crew has got your back. This drapey pencil skirt is pure perfection, and a much needed pop of color in anyones wardrobe. It comes in a variety of shades, but I much prefer this cobalt blue.

J.Crew $98

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Polka! Polka! This dotted skirt is hard not to fall in love with. Just picture yourself the envy of all backyard shin-digs. I highly recommend carrying around a pitcher of lemonade
to complete the look. Obviously this sweetheart is brought to you by ModCloth.

ModCloth $49.99

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This classic a-length tulle wonder is both glamorous and fresh. Make it casual or dress it up with different tops and shoes. The airy fabric will be lovely on a particularly humid summer night. I love that they paired it with an Eiffel Tower tee, giving it just the right amount of whimsey.

H&M &34.95

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I always like to have one or two go-to casual skirts in my warm weather wardrobe.This longer version of the tulip skirt is perfect to throw on before a Sunday afternoon beach trip. Plus the price is pretty killer too. What would we do without the Targ Mahal?

Target $19.99

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Give me patterns or give me death. Short and tight, this skirt was made for a little partying. The high waist allows for a few extra chicken wings the night before, so have no fear, break out that cropped-top you never thought you’d wear again.

Nordstroms $20

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Happy Spring dreaming.

Xx

Tory, Tory, Tory

Let me start off with saying that losing my Tory Burch Sunglasses was the worst thing to happen to me last summer. Partially because that was the most dough I had ever spent on a pair of sunnies, but mostly because Tory has the distinct ability to make everything
she designs feel extra special. This collection was no exception. With flares of romance and just enough whimsey, Miss Burch’s fall 2014 girl is all class. I especially loved the short coats with the long pleats, and those elaborate statement collars. I always appreciate her buttoned-up approach to fashion, however seeing some plunging neck lines was a much needed flash of skin.Overall I thought this collection was quite beautiful, with an almost antiquey (not a word) vibe. Let me know what you think in the comments.

Buy Tory Burch here

Xx

Prabal Gurung’s serene reds.

Thank God for Style.com‘s relentless coverage of New York’s fashion week. I couldn’t imagine not being blessed with the majesty that is Prabal Gurung, who just recently obtained citizenship in the ole US of A. Even though he now resides in the city that made him a fashion icon, his collection is still very much a reflection of foreign travels. If anyone had ever doubted fashion as a viable art form, this collection would invoke some serious doubts.

Happy NYFW.

Xx

Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2014 Runway Show.

I became a fan of Rebecca Minkoff sometime last year, her sensible-chic sense of style lured me in, but her hard edge and affinity for bags is what kept me coming back. Her Fall 2014 runway show just solidified my fan girl status. I can’t wait to hit the racks come September.

Shop Rebecca Minkoff here.

I’m about to treat myself to this little beauty. My wardrobe is already full of black bags so I figured a little Marigold would do me some good. How perfect is this color for Spring?

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Happy fashion week.

Xx

The bags you covet for under $100.

I’ve been combing stores lately looking for the perfect bag to replace ole faithful, my cross body black faux ostrich beauty I’ve been dragging around with me for the past year. It was stylish, comfortable and was able to hold valuable things like my laptop and mid-day hummus snack. But unfortunately she is starting to show wear and will soon be sent out to pasture. And as i’m sure you know it could take weeks, months even, before you find that perfect bag, and when you do, its $1,800. Then you cry.

Not really, but you get the point, with designer bags costing two months worth of rent its hard to justify such a splurge. Luckily for us there are plenty of places out there that offer designer inspired duds for way, way less. Here are some of may favorites. They’re all under $100, so feel free to treat yourself and still be able to afford groceries.

This stunner is big enough to carry a work-days-worth of essential items, without sacrificing style. Can you say C-H-I-C.

$34.95 H&M

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This patterned clutch is a show-stopper at any event. Pair it with you favorite LBD for some serious pop.

$29.99 Zara

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The perfect brown bag is a must have in every girls arsenal. This is the perfect shade at the perfect price.

$84.99 ModCloth

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Everyone needs a colorful tote in their life, and this snake skin pattern is sure to turn heads at the poolclub this summer.

$49.99 JCPenny

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Looking for a bag to bring to Coachella? This crocheted darling has your name on it.

$68 Urban Outfitters

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This structured cross-body bag is a prepster dream. Wear it to your Harvard interview, or at least for a campus stroll. It also comes in mustard and cream.

$19.80 Forever21

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The slouchy bucket-bag is the epitome of effortless style and looks perfect paired with your favorite jeans and T.

$34.99 Target Limited Edition

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This black and white satchel may be the definition of class.

$59.90 Express

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A pop of red never hurt nobody.

$36 Nordstroms

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Happy Shopping.

Xx

How to wear overalls without looking like a hipster farmer.

Overalls have slowly been creeping back into our closets ever since high fashion brands started sending versions of the farming staple down the runway. It was only a matter of time before they landed in your local shopping mall, but with so many retailers trying their hand at the immersing trend, it’s easy to lose your way.

The key to the modern overall is to stay away from anything too baggy and pair them with a feminine blouse or  T-shirt (a classic white button-up would work well too). Try to steer clear of plaid and tank-tops. Your look could easily turn into a Halloween costume if you choose the wrong top.

Check out some of my favorites here:

This low-rise distressed version is definitely for a more daring lady. Pair it with a tight t-shirt or cropped-top.

Forever 21 $34.80

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Are you looking to take your alls out on the town? Look no further, this faux leather creation is an effortless way to dress-up a Friday night.

TopShop $110

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This light wash is a perfect alternative to jeans on a laid back Sunday afternoon at the market. Wear it with a printed top to add some quirky flare.

Express $58.80

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Reminiscent of a catsuit, this is not your mothers overall. Wear it with whatever you can get away with. The cat-eye sunnies and red pumps are highly recommended.

Nasty Gal $88

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Are you looking to set those legs free? These cute overall shorts are a must-have for making the summer concert rounds.

H&M $29.95

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If your wallet knows no bounds, you may be tempted to splurge on this leather version from Free People.

Free People $499.95

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Looking for something outside the box but also checkbook friendly? Check out this grey colored distressed take on the trend.

Forever 21 $32.80

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Will you be rockin overalls this season? Please share.

And as always, happy shopping!

Xx