Style File: Copper Jewelry

{hand made copper tone earrings from an african vendor at the hessler street fair in cleveland}

Last weekend, I spent the afternoon at a street fair admiring the work of local artists. As I caressed items from one vendor to the next, I noticed a trend in the type items I was grabbing. I repeatedly went for copper tone pieces.

Loving: Statement Earrings+Bright Lipstick

Two of my favorite spring/summer combinations:  bright lips and obscenely large earrings. I like to wear this with both simple looks and dressed up ensembles. With hundreds of statement earrings to choose from, this show stopping look is so easy to create.

Loving: Dexter Moccasins + Hooded Sandals

Payless is the type of place I tend to forget about. It’s not a place I frequent because I haven’t had any luck there probably since high school or early college. With all of the new designer collaborations such as Christian Siriano and Lela Rose, it seems Payless has a little more to offer than before.

Style File: Brights

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As much as I try to incorporate color into my winter wardrobe, sometimes it’s just so much easier to throw on my go-to black cardigan or gray blazer. B-O-R-I-N-G. This spring, I’m going for the hi-lighter look.

Style File: Graphic Stripes

I remember hating stripes in high school. One day I wore a black and white striped top with white pants to school and I regretted my decision immediately. The brutal boys in the lunch room called me a referee so needless to say, I tucked the shirt away and didn’t look back.

Loving: R2 Bauer Bootie

I first spotted this R2 Bauer Bootie at a Filene’s Basement during my visit to Chicago last month. I tried, and tried to squeeze my size 7.5 foot into a 6.5 and it just wasn’t going to happen. I made sure to store the item number in my phone for future stalking purposes. I was thrilled to find they were the first hit that came up in a google search.

Loving: Black Faux Fur Vest

I think the faux fur vest is a bold trend. But the more I see it around, the more I like it. I can only see myself wearing a black faux fur vest as of now. I’m especially a fan of the black vests layered with an all black ensemble like Olivia Palermo’s head to toe black look here.

Loving: Wide Leg Pants

Alloy Wide Leg Jeans

This season, I’m loving wide leg pants. I wasn’t blessed with height, so wearing wide leg pants that barely show my foot give the illusion that my legs are much longer than they actually are. They are also flattering on those of you who are lucky enough to reach the top shelf at the grocery store without asking the 16 year old stock boy for help.