City Hall

City Hall

No, I didn't get married, although this spot is where tons of young lovers in the city come to get married and snap a few pictures in this gorgeous little park. The fact that it had just stopped raining a few hours prior to this made the pavement of the park glitter, and the early morning light made everything in the city seem fresh and hopeful.

I finally pulled this skirt out of the back of my closet. I made it about two years ago to wear on Christmas, and this is only its second time seeing the light of day (I need to pull it out more often!) I love pairing this dramatic and slightly formal skirt with a roughed up and casual denim button down. Adding a pair of glittering earrings just pulls everything together, and the block heeled ankle boot keeps it from getting too prissy. 

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Spring in Seersucker

I've had my eye on these cropped seersucker pants from J.Crew for quite a while now, so when they went on sale, I had to grab them before they sell out! They're light, comfortable, and perfect for spring and summer, especially paired with a chunky sandal and a chambray button down. But what would a preppy outfit be without a statement accessory? Of course, I had to throw on my favorite tortoiseshell necklace with a tiny bit of color to match my orange Kat Von D lipstick.

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Orange // Gingham

Orange // Gingham

Good Morning, Lovelies! Don't orange and navy go together beautifully? I was so excited when I found these gorgeous vivid orange Alice & Olivia wide-leg trousers on sale at Bergdorf Goodman in New York last week! I went in with my mother and grandmother just to see the store, and of course walked out with both new makeup and clothing (oops!). 

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The Blues

The Blues

Today I decided to pair these (amazing) J.Crew Ryder pants with a classic chambray button down, J.Crew Factory Cora tassel loafers, a Kendra Scott Rayne necklace, and Sophie Harper pave ring (both of which came in my Rocksbox! You can get a month free with my code! Read the post HERE!) But what I was MOST excited for, was to take my new Loeffler Randall Saffiano Rider bag out for it's first spin! I happened upon it while scouring a Rent The Runway sample sale, and I couldn't leave without it! It was between that and a Kate Spade dress. Believe me, the decision was almost impossible. 

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April Showers

April Showers

Good morning, Lovelies! Naturally, we're kicking off April with a few showers, and slightly colder weather, but the cold-front can't keep me down in a new pair of J.Crew Ryder pants and a cute raincoat! I went for a very navy look, with a gingham button-down and J.Crew Addie loafers to match! To break up the blue hues, I added my (beloved) Kate Spade Cedar Street Maise, (I did a What's in my Bag tour, if you're interested!) and swiped on my NARS matte lip pencil in Cruella. You can never go wrong with red lipstick and winged liner, am I right?

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Coral & Silk

LOFT army green button down, American Eagle jeans, Target merona ankle strap block heel sandals, silk scarf belt, francesas coral earrings, Clinique Color Pop lipstick in poppy pop, Essie nail polish in geranium
LOFT army green button down, American Eagle jeans, Target merona ankle strap block heel sandals, silk scarf belt, francesas coral earrings, Clinique Color Pop lipstick in poppy pop, Essie nail polish in geranium
LOFT army green button down, American Eagle jeans, Target merona ankle strap block heel sandals, silk scarf belt, francesas coral earrings, Clinique Color Pop lipstick in poppy pop, Essie nail polish in geranium
LOFT army green button down, American Eagle jeans, Target merona ankle strap block heel sandals, silk scarf belt, francesas coral earrings, Clinique Color Pop lipstick in poppy pop, Essie nail polish in geranium
LOFT army green button down, American Eagle jeans, Target merona ankle strap block heel sandals, silk scarf belt, francesas coral earrings, Clinique Color Pop lipstick in poppy pop, Essie nail polish in geranium
LOFT army green button down, American Eagle jeans, Target merona ankle strap block heel sandals, silk scarf belt, francesas coral earrings, Clinique Color Pop lipstick in poppy pop, Essie nail polish in geranium
LOFT army green button down, American Eagle jeans, Target merona ankle strap block heel sandals, silk scarf belt, francesas coral earrings, Clinique Color Pop lipstick in poppy pop, Essie nail polish in geranium
LOFT army green button down, American Eagle jeans, Target merona ankle strap block heel sandals, silk scarf belt, francesas coral earrings, Clinique Color Pop lipstick in poppy pop, Essie nail polish in geranium
LOFT army green button down, American Eagle jeans, Target merona ankle strap block heel sandals, silk scarf belt, francesas coral earrings, Clinique Color Pop lipstick in poppy pop, Essie nail polish in geranium

I was so excited to see these block heeled sandals from Target come in the mail, and couldn't wait to break them out in this gorgeous spring weather! They're not too tall, but definitely dress up even a simple jeans and tee. I paired them with an easy army green button down and jeans (cuffed jeans and block heels are a match made in heaven, no?)

Then there's my new nail polish obsession. Essie's Geranium is the perfect summer red. It has a hint of orange in there, and naturally I just had to pile on this fun hue with Clinique's lipstick in Poppy Pop, and a pair of equally bright earrings from Francesca's. 

Finally, I had a little spark of inspiration, grabbed a long silky scarf, and tied it as a belt. Scarves are the easiest and most versatile accessories. Around your neck, waist, head, bag, they can go anywhere! Grab one in a fun print and play around with it, you never know what you'll come up with!

 

xoxo,

Audra

Pinstripes & Tassels

Pinstripes & Tassels

Good morning, Lovelies! After a few days of freezing weather, the temperatures have become a little milder, and I was able to break out this cute army green skirt and loafer combo. I just got these tan Cora Loafers from J.Crew Factory, and they are the perfect basic flat, with just a little interest from the tassel. 

With that, I also got a statement cuff bracelet that is too pretty! You really don't need any other jewelry with this cuff. It takes the cake! To pair with that, I added a simple blue pinstripe button down to match the cool tones on the cuff. 

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Leather and Layers

Leather and Layers

Today was a bit on the chilly side (it's about time!!) so I decided to layer two of my favorite pieces, this blue pinstripe button down from J.Crew Factory, with this blue/grey sweater (similar) from LOFT!

I added a little sparkle with this crystal statement necklace, also from J.Crew Factory and then paired that with J.Crew pixie pants, my brown leather jacket, and brown leather ankle boots (similar)! Topping everything off is my forever-favorite lipstick, Clinique's Color Pop Lipstick in Cola Pop!

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