The PERFECT Striped Dress

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Oh.My.Stars.  Seriously, stop what you’re doing right now and order this dress.  I had one of those moments that when I put this dress one, I felt this ridiculous urge to share it with…ANYONE, so, of course I text my two closest girlfriends and demand that they also stop what they were doing and buy this dress.  I mean, what are friends for?!

Phew.  I know I sound 10 shades of crazy right now but I swear, if this dress came in other colors I would buy them all.  ALL of them.  (it does…green and navy.  get that one, too!) 

It’s comfortable, it’s SO flattering, and the knit is just perfect.  It’s got a stretch to it but, again, it’s shaped so well that it doesn’t hug anywhere it shouldn’t hug.

Buy it.  Do it now.  

AND, you’re welcome!

Oh – wait.  How much are we loving this new waist-tying trend?  Clearly I’m a fan.  Little details that make my happy, right?  Right.

Have a great day!

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J.Crew Factory : Dress  |  J.Crew Factory : Denim Jacket  |  Joie : Booties, similar here  |  Madewell : Saddle Bag (on sale!), or here  |  J.Crew : Bracelets  |  Stella and Dot : Renegade Bracelet  |  J.Crew : Pearl Earrings, try these

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 A little Instagram snap shot here…

Because last week, I tell myself..I’m done with the summer stuff…and I bring home THESE sandals.  Cute, right?  I maaaay have bought black, too.  #dontjudge #comfortiskey

 

Invest : Leather

Summer Leather 4Leather is just one of those things I will always be so happy to invest in when looking for pieces that will stand the test of time in my closet.  While it can be pricey (…and affordable!) I do think putting a few extra dollars aside for things in your wardrobe that will always be there when you least expect to need or want to wear them.  It’s kind of like a little black dress, right?  You’ll most likely stumble upon it when you’re not even looking but trust me when I tell you that if you don’t bring it home, you’ll wish you did when you’re night calls for such a dress.  And, for the record, I found mine last year and I still love it immensely.  Yes – I love a dress.  LOVE.

These little black leather shorts are an absolute favorite piece for me to wear pretty much all year long.  I’ve worn them in the winter, in Vegas, but still…I’m so glad I have these beauties to fall back on when my girls (or husband!) spring a night out on me and I no idea what to wear!

I kind of love an all black outfit and I know I’ve chatted about this before but you can really do no wrong when you feel like black is the only color you’re wearing that night.  I tossed in a little leopard just because this clutch has been shelved for far too long.

What’s your most favorite piece that you’ve invested in for you closet?  I might have a few here and there that I’m so glad I took home…

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BB Dakota : Leather Shorts, here, here  |  Forever 21 : Black Lace Tank  |  J.Crew : Black Heels  |  Clare V. : Leopard Clutch

Leather Skirt

Talking about investing in some leather…  These right here are going to sell out and they’re fabulous.  You will most likely be seeing them a lot on the blog over the coming weeks, just a litttttle heads up.

Black Leather Skirt  |  Grey Leather Skirt 

Playing with Patterns

 

CollabI love starting off the week by teaming up with a few fabulous and oh-so-stylish fashion bloggers.  We are all pretty excited to share with you our take on some pretty patterns that we just love to wear in the summer.

But, just in case…Meet Kathleen (wearing Florals!) from Carrie Bradshaw Lied, Megan (wearing Stripes!) from Pretty in Pink Megan, and Katie (wearing Gingham!) from Out and Outfit!

While patterns are pretty much on a constant rotation here at The Northeast Girl, it’s so refreshing to see what other options there are out there so I can remix my own wardrobe.

I picked polka dots to share with you today mostly because I’ve been hanging onto this skirt for weeks now and finally found the perfect time to share it with you.  The pattern is so light and subtle, which is perfect for me and polka dots but they can tend to be pretty busy.  I love the light mint and light grey together because, for me, it’s pretty unexpected combination but I really love the way they came together.

Kathleen’s dress is the perfect mix of pinks and greens which is (obvs) so appropriate for summer.  Her pink clutch?  I die.  #needwantmusthave

Megan’s navy and green skirt just brings together two of my absolute favorite colors and while she’s clearly got the legs for that skirt, I love how the stripes are running into each other to create a whole new look.  Also, I’ve been following Megan’s blog for, well, ever and I love it when we work together!

Katie’s choice of gingham just makes me happy.  It’s, without a doubt, one of my favorite patterns and how she takes a button down shirt and makes it the perfect combination of casual and flirty is definitely something I need to try.  The nude peep toe also gives her legs for days.  Oh – and I seriously need to try a red lip, like, yesterday.

Don’t forget to hop on over to check out more pictures from all these beautiful girls!  They’ve got hours worth of archives for you to dig through and if that’s not a great way to start your Monday, I don’t know what is…

Have a great week, everyone!

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Anthropologie : Skirt  |  J.Crew : Hoodie  |  Madewell : Flats  |  Madewell : Crossbody  |  J.Crew : Bangles

 

Weekly Favorites

Weekly Faves
I’m working around my house today but wanted to take a quick minute to look back at last week!

Which one was your favorite?

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And….while I’m here!  Here are a few favorites that I’ve been keeping a close eye on…  Shop with me!

This and That

Floral Dress  |  Black Clutch  |  Beige Booties

Tortoise Sunglasses  |  Navy Print Skirt

Leopard Heels  |  Red Scarf  |  Grey Crossbody

Giveaway

And don’t forget…today is the last day to take advantage of the 20% off your entire order promotional code you can  use at White Plum (code : NORTHEAST20)

There’s also a GIVEAWAY to enter for $75 gift card to shop White Plum!  Ends at midnight, tonight! !

White Plum – Giveaway!

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Hey, everyone!  Happy Friday!

I’m here sharing another cute piece from White Plum that you definitely don’t want to miss!  White and Eyelet are so on trend this summer (…and, every summer, really!) so this is the perfect little top to add to your summer collection.  I sure hope you caught my post this past Monday sharing the GIVEAWAY that’s being hosted by White Plum!

Details here:  White Plum GIVEAWAY and PROMO CODE (NORTHEAST20 – 20% off your ENTIRE order until 7/28!!)  (GIVEAWAY entry form is at the bottom of the post!)

I paired my adorable top with a basic, but oh-so-perfect pair of denim shorts to keep this look perfectly casual for summer.  This saddle bag has quickly become my “go-to” all summer long because it matches just about everything AND it’s so easy to wear.  Because I’m wearing this bright white top, I tossed in a few turquoise jewels for a little bit of color but otherwise, I really loved this “back to basics” look.

White Plum has so, so many cute things available right now so definitely take a hop on over and take advantage of the sweet promo code that they’re offering just for you!  Oh – and entering a giveaway that promises $75.00 to shop away also sounds pretty sweet, right?!  Right.

Thanks for visiting today!!!  Have a wonderful weekend!

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