Holiday Weekends and Casual Vibes

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I spent this holiday weekend in Florida celebrating the wedding of my college roommate/high school best friend. Between running errands, bridesmaid duties, and drinking (too much) wine at the reception, I needed an effortless Memorial Day wardrobe to pack along with my bridesmaid dress. A loose top and go-to jeans are always perfect for these sorts of occasions. This top is actually a dress, but I am not quite sure I could get away with it as such. However, it’s a great top and also works as a pretty sweet bathing suit cover up. Furthermore, you will LOVE the price, so check it out at the link below!

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From Head to Toe:

Necklace: Michael Kors, Top/Dress: SheInside, Jeans: Rebecca Minkoff, Shoes: Target

Photos by Anabella V Photography

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Summer Print Mixing

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Summer is upon us! As the temps heat up, I transition to short shorts and sun dresses for the better part of the next four months. Its not as easy to play around with such a minimal amount of fabric, but I like to experiment with flowy tops and different textures to keep these similar silhouettes exciting each day.

I am actually in the process of packing up my apartment for a 3 week vacation (so needed!) and am finding that mixing prints with similar cuts will keep my vacay wardrobe on fleek while having a variety of pieces to mix and match. I am attempting not to pack too much (always a challenge) because I want to by unique stuff along the way! First stop is a wedding in Florida, but can you guess where I am headed next? Follow along on Snapchat and Instagram (@thestylephile). And don’t worry, I will be blogging along the way!

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From Head to Toe:

Top: Piperlime (similar), Skirt: Piperlime (similar), Bag: Aldo, Shoes: Thrift, Blazer: Target

Photos by Anabella V Photography

I’ve got an early flight and need to finish packing, but in the meantime, you can check out some great outfit inspo from some of my other favorite ladies by checking out the posts below!

 

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Raining Petals

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My favorite time of year in the city is the last two weeks of April/first two weeks of May when all the trees bloom and cherry blossom petals litter the streets of NYC. Its this magical period when all the restaurants line the sidewalks with tables, everyone plants tulips, and all you need is a light jacket. The perfect time for a maxi dress and a glass of chardonnay, this is the time of year when I always fall in love with New York all over again (because, I usually start to hate her when it is still freezing in March). I picked up this Grecian maxi from Mixology, a new boutique on the Upper East Side. They sell online too, but if you are here you should stop in! Everything is super trendy AND reasonably priced!

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From Head to Toe:

Ear Cuff: Mixology, Dress: Mixology, Shoes: Thrift, Bag: Nine West

Photos by Anabella V Photography

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Summer Sister

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The past few months have seemed to fly by. The dull, tired, unbearable frost of winter passed and I embarked on a vacation basically every other weekend (with seemingly endless work hours in-between). Summer is always my favorite time of year in New York, and it has barely started yet seems to be whipping past. I’m leaving town again on Wednesday for a wedding, only to return officially from the West Coast in June. And I am just so excited. Maybe this is cliche, but life seriously is about traveling to me. I would much rather spend my clothes on trips than a purse (says the fashion blogger…) and always make lists of all the cities I want to visit whenever I am bored. I prioritize travel over most “adult” things, because personally, I don’t think there is a better way to become a more well-rounded “adult”. So I hope you guys will hang around as I blog across the country the next few weeks, because I am agonizing over what to pack for my outfit posts! In the meantime, this outfit symbolizes my summer plans…theres just a little bit of everything.

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From Head to Toe:

Earrings: ASOS, Sunnies: Anthropologie, Top: Lulu’s (Similar), Jeans: Mixology, Bag: ASOS, Shoes: Lulu*s

Photos by Anabella V Photography

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Florals: They Aren’t Just For Grandma’s Curtains

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Ever since starting The Stylephile, no matte how crazy life has gotten, I have posted three times a week for well over a year and a half. I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had stagnated a bit with blogging for the first time ever. And I love blogging so much it never felt like a chore before, but lately in many ways it has. And I feel like this is something that all women go through. Yoga pants have been my family wardrobe lately, and I have been working and traveling so much they are just such an easy go to.

I’ve never been the kind of woman who was mindless about how I dressed, but for the first time in my life I have been a little lazy. Women who love clothes do so because it helps them express who they are and how they feel, and for me being in a rut was being expressed far too much in my wardrobe. It is amazing the difference that wearing something bright and flattering can have on your demeanor. This floral romper and comfy heels really made me feel the energy I hadn’t been showing in my daily life. It’s crazy what a boost of energy one can get from putting a little time and effort into looking a way that makes you feel confident. Playing dress up is really my favorite pastime, when I have the time to do it. What do you wear that makes you feel your most confident?

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From Head to Toe:

Sunnies: Artists and Fleas, Romper: BCBG (similar), Bag: Aldo, Shoes: Lulu*s, Belt: Francesca’s

Photos by Anabella V Photography

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