Camel Coat

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COAT: ASOS // TOP: ASOS // JEANS: ASOS (similar style here) // SHOES: ASOS (similar style here) // HANDBAG: Zac Posen (backpack version here) // SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban // LIPSTICK: Chanel “Mademoiselle”

I’m a girl who loves her classics. Give me a pair of black skinnies, white top, and neutral accessories and I will be more than thrilled to wear such combination. It could be my love for simplicity, but I just love how neutrals blend sooo well together! I found this top a few weeks back, and pretty much fell head over heels for it! The detailing is so dainty and bring so much life to what would be an ordinary outfit otherwise.

I decided to invest in a camel coat this winter because I was simply tired of wearing a black puffy coat every day, and needed a piece of clothing to give me hope for more color in my wardrobe in these winter days! This coat is at such a great price point, and I know I will be wearing it come fall and winter next year. It’s also so perfect for the cold spring days we still have upon us!

I’ve fallen in love with mules– they are the comfiest shoe I have worn to this date (basically slippers!). Again, I love the simplicity of them, and how they can pretty much match any outfit.

How has everyone’s week been? I have been nonstop working, but so thankful it’s almost Friday! Cheers to the weekend loves!

Xo,

Odette

 

How to Style an ALEX AND ANI Expandable Necklace

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Cardigan: Nordstrom // TOP: Topshop // DENIM: Articles of Society // Necklace: ALEX AND ANI // NECKLACE CHARMS: Endless Knot, Saturn, Ice Blue Swarovski Crystal, “N” Initial

Happy Saturday loves! I hope you all are having a great start to you weekend! I’m meeting with fellow Boston blogger friend, Kerrie Burke, for coffee today in the city and then spending the rest of the day with my family! I love weekends where I am spending most of my time with those I love most.

And that’s where most of my inspiration for anything I do stems from – being truly happy. We all have plenty of goals that we want to reach and fulfill, but it’s being truly happy throughout all of the work, progress, and growth that makes it all worth it. Especially in the industry that I am so fortunate to work in, there are times where small instances of doubt or comparison creep in that can truly be thieves of joy. I have learned that finding my “voice” through my blog has really helped me to overcome those moments of doubt. I also believe that true happiness lies in being yourself day in and day out.

My style has always been one of my favorite forms of showing who I am. At heart, I am simplistic and have a love for neutrals and soft tones, but I am never shy of a statement piece! That is why I loved partnering with ALEX AND ANI  to style their Expandable Necklace. The jewelry itself is classified as simple and dainty, yet there are so many ways to bring extra bits of detail or color- making it one of my favorite pieces to style (no matter the outfit!). As I stated before, my inspiration flows from being around those I love most and being truly happy through it all. So it’s no surprise that when it came to choosing charms for my necklace, I thought of people and other instances that bring me joy.

The Endless Knot Charm portrays that we are all connected through love. I am a believer in the energy you give to the world, you get back, so it’s better to choose and give love at all costs. To add to the theme of “love,” I chose the “N” Initial Charm to represent my boyfriend, Najib- did I mention I am a total cheese and love sentimental expressions of love haha! To go along with my love for neutrals, I added the Ice Blue Swarovski Crystal Charm. The color is almost multi-dimensional, and gives off hues of white, gray, pink, or blue- which matches perfectly with the Rose Quartz pendant, displayed in the middle of my necklace. Lastly, I added the Saturn Charm, because I am a total Capricorn!

The added touch of being able to pick out the necklace charms based on people/experiences in your life makes it so much fun to create the ALEX AND ANI Expandable Necklace! There is no limit in choosing how many charms you want to add at any given time, the simplest in me even likes only wearing one charm at a time! The other great aspect about this necklace is that you can wear it as a long necklace, or pull the beads together in the back to make it into a choker. There are truly so many ways you can style this piece of jewelry, making it so customizable for any style or any outfit!

Thank you all for stopping by, I hope you have an amazing weekend!

 XOXO

*In partnership with ALEX AND ANI

Thinking Spring

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TOP: Nordstrom // JEANS: Nordstrom // HEELS: ASOS // CLUTCH: Zac Posen // SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban // LIPSTICK: Chanel “Mademoiselle” ‘

Happy Monday friends! So, it’s been a while since I last posted on my blog, but all for a good reason! As you may know, towards the end of last year I created Sparkle Studio, a stationery and design shop. Creating a form of inspiration to bring into other people’s lives (besides through my blog) has been a dream of mine since I started this blog. So since November, I have been working steadily at creating prints + product to inspire and bring joy to others. Sparkle Studio is based of foil design, and I personally hand make each item.

In order to take the studio to the next level, I decided to put a little more time the past couple months into creating items for the shop. I never intend to leave the blog, it means too much to me to connect and share moments with you all, but these days I sort of have to pick and choose wisely on where I put my time. With focusing on the studio, I can proudly say that I have been accepted into SoWa, Boston’s open market for art. Starting in May, I will be selling my prints and stationery each weekend at SoWa. This is a huge accomplishment for me, and the next step in taking my business where I want it to go!

So now that you know I have been a busy bee behind the scenes, I wanted to let you know that I will still be updating the blog weekly and will continue to share style and lifestyle posts with you! This off the shoulder bow top has me thinking spring (who isn’t?!), and I cannot wait to wear it regularly when the temps are warmer. It actually hit 50 yesterday, and naturally I wanted to wear all the off the shoulder tops. The pretty bow detail on the back of this top is so subtle, yet it makes the top! I will always love a bow detail. Actually the first date Najib and I went on, I wore a white top with a similar bow backing and I still have it to this day. I truly don’t think I can have too many bow tops!

I love the way this color pink pairs with white, so I added my favorite handbag for spring, this Zac Posen Clutch. How cute are the pearl and flower details?! It can be worn as a cross body too, but the size of the handbag is perfect to be used as either. The heels I am wearing here are under $50, and the perfect blush/nude suede.

Thank you all for taking the time to stop by and catch up!

xoxo,

Odette

My Favorite Pair of Boyfriend Jeans

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CARDIGAN: ASOS // TOP: Nordstrom// JEANS: Nordstrom // BOOTIES: Nordstrom // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban // LIPSTICK: Chanel “Mademoiselle”

Hi friends! I am itching for spring this week. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s a new month, and we are one month closer to warmer temps? I don’t know about you, but I have slowly started to boycott my go-to boots, and just want to put on shoes/clothing that are not as stuffy!

This outfit will definitely be on transition until warmer temps arrive. The color of the duster is so cheery and perfect for spring. The style of the sweater is warm enough to wear throughout winter, but can easily be paired with lighter layers come spring. That’s wear these boyfriend jeans come in! I LOVE these jeans.   So I tend to have a love hate relationship with boyfriend jeans. When it comes to picking out a style, a want a pair that are tight enough to look like regular jeans, but loose enough for a casual style. Does that make sense? Haha.

Anyways, these jeans fit like a glove, and are so comfortable to wear all day long (who likes wearing jeans all day long?! not me!).

Now that winter is almost over (dreaming), I have been a busy bee trying to prepare a lot of new items for my Sparkle Studio shop! I cannot wait to show you all what’s in the works, and be sure to keep up to date with the shop for I will be adding new items regularly here on out!

I hope you all have an amazing Thursday!

Xo,

Odette

Valentine’s Day Outfit

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SWEATER: J.Crew (sold out, similar here and here) // SKIRT: Express // BOOTS: Sam Edelman (similar here) // HANDBAG: Kate Spade // LIPSTICK: Chanel “Mademoiselle”

Hello hello there! I hope everyone has had a great week! Mine has been filled with to-do lists, but I am thankful to be chipping away at them!

Today I am sharing a some-what casual Valentine’s Day outfit. I love the pleats in this skirt, I feel that they bring out the burgundy color even more so, and add a fancy/frill accent to the outfit! Since the skirt is so fun, I paired a more neutral sweater with it. I picked up this turtleneck sweater before Christmas, so sadly it has since sold out, but I linked similar ones here and here. The turtleneck leaves a cozy element, so perfect for the snowy Valentine’s Day we tend to get each year in Boston!

Come February, my accessories are tried and true, so I whipped out my current favorites. These over-the-knee boots will always be a go-to, and I love the way they pair with skirts! They come up about my knee enough to make the look more causal yet elegant at the same time…if that makes sense haha. I’ve had this Kate Spade handbag for a while, and so glad to see that similar styles are still available!

What is everyone’s plan for Valentine’s Day? Najib and I like to keep it low-key, and may just head to a local restaurant around town or stay in and cook a meal together- yes he helps to cook sometimes! 😉

I hope you all have a fabulous Thursday!

Xo,

Odette