The Perfect Summer Caftan

This past weekend we celebrated Catherine’s wedding to Kevin and it is safe to say that it lived up to our expectations and then some – well actually a lot more.  I won’t give away too many details; I’ll let Catherine do that when she’s ready to share some photos from the big day! I will say that we danced into the wee hours of Friday morning to the likes of Bieber, Spice Girls + Britney Spears, champagne in hand. And now, Catherine is down south in West Palm Beach enjoying her honeymoon with Kevin and I am extreeeeeemely jealous; I’m sure you all are too.

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Unconventional Wedding Attire

Most of the weddings I have attended in recent years happened to be ones where I was a bridesmaid. This meant that my get-up was chosen for me, or in collaboration with the bride, and I did not have to worry about that decision in the least!  When my cousin Caitlin’s wedding rolled around last week, however, I was excited to try something new.  I found these amazing pants at Zara while Catherine and I were in New York and knew instantly that I had to do something really cool with them.

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Pop of Color

For my birthday this year (the day after Christmas), John got me a bike! Its a turquoise cruiser and it is absolutely perfect for me.  One of my favorite things growing up was riding bikes at the beach during our family vacations and around the neighborhood where I grew up. This past summer when we were at the beach John and I had such fun biking to and from the beach and all around Seaside and Watercolor and I can’t remember if I actually told him it would be fun to do it at home or if he could just tell.  Either way, Johnny for the win.

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shades of ink

*As seen on The Crystal Press.
Free People Tank

We are always going on and on about how we have a tendency to gravitate toward all black outfits, and that is certainly true. However, for me, I think I just have a habit of dressing mono-chromatically and that’s why I like the all black.  Here, I still kept with the monochrome look, but instead used different shades of the color for the same effect. I love this Babe Town Free People Top (how sweet is the name?) and have been dying to wear it since I got it for my birthday, but alas, it is the middle of winter. Solution? Blazer. Always, blazer. Always, Theory Blazer.

What’s your go-to piece no matter the season?

Theory blazerTheory BlazerTheory BlazerBlack DenimTheory BlazerBabe Town Top, Free People. Blazer, Theory. Black Denim, H&M. Bucket Bag, Silence & Noise. Sunnies, Celine (similar here). Platforms, Target

patterned pants & red brick walls







Pants: French Connection (similar here). Blouse: Forever 21 Collared Chiffon Blouse in black.
Tank Top: Theory Tubular Fliore Tank in brown. Blazer: Theory Rory Classic Tailor Blazer.
Boots: Zara Track Sole Boot (similar here). Sunnies: Giorgio Armani.
Jewelry: Nasty Gal Sierra Bolo Necklace (similar here). John Hardy Small Braided Chain.

photos: cathclaire ; also on The Crystal Press