Striped Ruffle Sleeve Blouse

paige denim ruffle sleeve top
paige denim striped top
tony bianco denim pumps
paige denim top
ruffle sleeve striped top
dl1961 skinny jeans 
striped button down top
striped blouse
paige denim striped ruffle top 

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Paige Denim Top // DL1961 Jeans // Tony Bianco Pumps // Gucci Bag // House of Harlow 1960 Earrings // Ray Ban Sunglasses // Shashi Ring

I love it when a designer creates a basic top with a subtle twist.  This striped button down top from Paige is one of my favorite acquisitions for fall.  The silhouette is a staple, but the small ruffle detail on the shoulder gives it just the right amount of flare to make it a stand out piece.    This top is so versatile and can be worn with anything from jeans to a pencil skirt for an office-ready look.  Today I paired it with my high waisted charcoal DL1961 skinny jeans and denim Tony Bianco pumps.  I recently discovered Tony Bianco shoes and I am such a fan!  They have beautiful shoes at a fraction of the price of high-end designers.  To shop my look, click the links above and below.

xx,

Colleen

Photography by Christina Emilie

Summer Stripes

striped summer tank top
casual summer outfit
splendid tank top 
splendid tank top
destroyed white denim
ray ban aviators 
striped tank top
destroyed white jeans
splendid striped tank top 

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Splendid Top (older style, similar here) // Current Elliot Jeans // Rebecca Minkoff Shoes // Ray Ban Sunglasses // Vita Fede Gold Bracelet // Vita Fede Rose Gold Bracelet // House of Harlow 1960 Necklace

One of my favorite prints for summer is a nautical stripe.  Splendid is one of my favorite brands for comfy striped tops.  They have amazing tee shirts and tank tops that fit great and come in a variety of colors.  I got this top a few years ago and still continue to wear it every season because I love the fit and colors.  As someone who wears mostly black, tan and white in the winter, I love to bust out with some color in the summertime.  Today I paired it with my current Elliot jeans and favorite Rebecca Minkoff sandals.  I love this look for running errands around town or a casual brunch.  To shop this look, click the links above and below.

xx,

Colleen

Photography by Christina Emilie

Striped Button Up Blouse

striped button down blouse
l'academie striped classic blouse
striped blouse
button down blouse
striped button down
l'academie-blouse
J Brand Alana crop jeans
l'academie striped blouse
striped button up 
striped button down blouse

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L'Academie Blouse // J Brand Jeans (Older Style, Similar Here) // Vince Shoes (Older Style, Similar Here) // Anine Bing Sunglasses // Louis Vuitton Bag 

A fun fact about NYC is that it can get crazy windy and the day I shot this look for the blog, the wind was insane!  Even though I look a bit wind blown, I was insistent that we get the shot so that I could share one of my favorite go-to outfits for spring. There are a few classic pieces that everyone needs in their wardrobe and a striped button up blouse is one of them.  This L'Academie version is the perfect transitional piece that can be worn from spring to summer.  Today I paired it with my green J brand skinny crops and nude mules for a great casual look.   For warmer weather, roll the sleeves or tie it into a crop top in the front.  This top can also be worn as a cover-up over a bathing suit.  There are so many different ways to wear this classic piece!  To shop my look, click the links above or below.

xx,

Colleen

Photography by Christina Emilie