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We Know That Our Hearts Are Just Made Out of Strings

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A second post from the whirlwind that has been my settling into life in the DMV! It’s been tedious…It’s been work. I’ve been unpacking, working, traveling, trying my best to explore and socialize, et cetera. What I’m craving most? A nice, relaxing evening involving a chill bean bag (remember those!?) and a movie with a bottle of wine, or a champagne cocktail. Alas, there’s much to be explored as I’m on the hunt for the perfect blog photographer, group of friends, brunch restaurant, lunch spot, dinner diggs, quality man; amongst maintaining my life at my new “home” with friends and new job. Confused/overwhelmed? So am I. These photos were shot by an area photographer, Kevin, who’s work can be found on his site here. He’s got a great eye and some great ideas, so I’m hoping you’ll be seeing more of his work up here!
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Top and Skirt from TJ Maxx
H&M booties
Ring c/o Eclectic Eccentricity (buy it here!)
Bracelet from TopShop
Nailpolish: “First Timer” by Essie

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Due to the recession, a major focus has been placed on more local businesses. As consumers, especially in the slowly drowning fashion business, we need to do our part to support smaller businesses.

One online website is completely revolutionizing how we can do this. MeInto brings local boutiques’ merchandise to consumers across the world! On the site you can view apparel by style, boutique, and location. Not only do they have womenswear, they also have accessories, some KILLER jewelry, menswear, and childrenswear.

Here are my favorite pics from their current women’s collections:

Striped Biker Jacket $60 fromUmgee

Blue Dress $56 from Lush

Sequin Jacket $249 from Betsy Moss

As you can see, they’re very on trend with the sheer maxis and leather accents.

These boutiques, and the site, carry hundreds of different brands, and is a great all in one place to find both classic vintage pieces, and newer top brands like J Brand and Miss Me. Right now, they are also having free shipping! Take advantage, and if you’re looking for some great more formal dresses, check there first and support local business!

Also, even greater news; MeInto is doing a Facebook giveaway and YOU could win a $1000 wardrobe! Like their page, upload a video, and good luck!

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Hello, Sailor!

Every year a new trend seems more prominent than the year before, and this year it’s taken full hold of the fashion world. This trend? Nautical/Sailor themed ensembles. These looks can be pieced together using a variety of fashion staples and new jewelry pieces that go with the theme.

(L to R) Hilfiger, Castelbajac, Philosophy, Chanel, Castelbajac

As I mentioned before, Jean Charles de Castelbajac has a very nautical inspired theme this upcoming Spring/Summer season. Similarly, everyone from Tommy Hilfiger to Chanel are pulling these looks.

My take: The striped dress is from Forever 21 for a mere $12.50, while the sunglasses are Urban Outfitters ($18), and the Hello Sailor necklace is from TopShop ($30), isn’t it so cute?!? The head scarf was from the thrift store Savers for $7. The shoes are SO comfy, let me point that out, and from Nine West for only $30.

You can find jewelry and accessories like these at all your favorite bargain stores like H&M, Forever 21, and Claire’s. Stripes are very in this season, so to make them fit with this trend, I suggest going with navy and white or red and white.

As for more obvious sailor-esque dresses and tops, I’ve found some great cute, yet cheap, alternatives to the swanky Chanel and Castelbajac. Forever 21 has this adorable number for $22.80, which is a perfect blend of nautical colors, strips, and girly frills.  For a top, I am completely in love with Forever’s Linen Sailor Tunic, for $24.80. SO CUTE.

images from Forever21.com

If you want to throw a pin-up style to your look, ChicStar.com and PinUp Girl Clothing offer the most adorable, curve adorning ensembles, some for as low as $30. Be sure to check out both those sites to start your look!

Whether you’re going shopping or going to the beach, this look is a perfect adorable look for anyday and anywhere this spring!