Everyday Sling Boot with Rockport

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TOP: Nordstrom // JEANS: Nordstrom // SHOES: Rockport (c/o) // HANDBAG: Loeffler Randall (currently 25% off!!) // SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban

Though I will forever love Boston’s cobblestone streets, they aren’t so fun to walk in! There have been countless times where I pack an extra pair of flats to exchange for my heels, especially when it has been a long day and this gal does not feel like walking..I am mean wobbling! When it comes to finding that perfect fit within a shoe, I look for a couple of things. Comfort is above all else. Being a dancer until I went to college, God blessed me with the aftermath of wide feet- so jealous of all my size 6 friends. Such a feature leaves it sometimes near to impossible to find a shoe I love style and comfort wise.

You’ll probably guess that style is a close second when it comes to my choice in shoes. Accessories have always been my favorite pieces of clothing to pick out, and shoes can be such a fun element to add to any style. I love keeping my shoes to neutrals, that’s why I fell in love with these Rockport Sling Boots! The leather khaki is perfect for transitioning into warmer temps, especially with the peep-toe. The sling-back and wedge style leaves no room for wobbling on those cobblestone streets, and the lining is created with foam- making these shoes super comfortable!

I paired my boots with my new favorite pair of jeans. The raw edge is a fun trend I have been seeing a lot these days and I have to say I am loving it! This top is so great for spring. The neckline gives a different look to all the off the shoulder tops I have been wearing lately. Also, mint is one of my favorite colors to play with during spring- it matches perfectly with my boots!

Things have been non-stop around here these days! I’ve been creating non-stop for SoWa, and I cannot wait to share with you all/meet you all in person when I start selling my Sparkle Studio designs every weekend between May-October. I hope you all have an amazing rest of the week!

Photos by: Brad Bahner

XOXO

How to Style a Spring Scarf

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COAT: Nordstrom (last season, similar here) // TOP: J.Crew // JEANS: AG // HEELS: Sam Edelman // HANDBAG: Zac Posen // SCARF: H&M

One of my favorite accessories to date has always been a scarf. No matter the season, I feel like a scarf can add a subtle amount of detail to any outfit. In college, I was known as the scarf girl…but really ha! I probably had over 20 different scarves at a time, and would wear one like everyday. Borderline obsession, I know. These days, you won’t see me wearing a scarf everyday, but I still have quite a few in my closet!

Today I am teaming up with my One Nation Under Chic girls, to show you how to style this spring scarf nine different ways! We all have unique styles, and with spring being such a versatile season, seeing how we styled the scarf in our own way gives you so much inspiration on how to get the most out of an accessory that is under $20! Plus, we are giving one scarf away, head to my Instagram at 3pm EST time to see how to enter!

I chose to style this scarf as a bow. The multiple colors in the scarf compliment each other so well, that I kept the rest of my outfit pretty neutral. I love the way the bow sits just above my t-shirt line, and pairs perfectly with the style of my trench coat. The trench I am wearing is from last season, but linking a similar one here.

This look is perfect for the spring weather upon us, and I cannot wait to wear it again during a weekend with my girlfriends coming up! How is everyone’s March so far? I am working endlessly to create Sparkle Studio product to be added to my shop & to sell at SoWa come May! We just added mugs to the shop last night, check them out here!

XOXO

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

Ruffled Turtleneck

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TOP: ASOS // JEANS: Nordstrom (similar) // HANDBAG: Rebecca Minkoff // HEELS: Steve Madden // LIPSTICK: Bobbi Brown

Happy Wednesday loves!

Is everyone ready for Thanksgiving?! I truly cannot believe how quickly the holiday has come about, but I am exited for the season ahead nonetheless! Our plans for Thanksgiving are pretty simple- we’re visiting my mom’s family and then heading to see my dad’s afterwards…typical when you have a HUGE family like I do! I cannot wait to indulge in turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy this Lebanese girl sure loves her American food staples!

I’m not much of a Black Friday in-store shopper…the amount of people and those long lines honestly give me anxiety haha! But I do have to say I LOVE Black Friday online shopping. Nothing like waking up from a day full of eating to to cozy up on the couch and shop your favorite sales. I will be rounding up my favorites for you both tomorrow and Friday!

This sweater is by far my favorite of the season! Mostly because I love pink, but also for the style. Who doesn’t love a little ruffle in their life? The fit is just right- a little oversized with a turtleneck, making it extra cozy.

I paired it with my favorite ripped denim and heels. I’ve had these heels since college and they have held up so well! Sadly I was not able to find the exact pair, but these are quite similar in style and color! I then added a tassel bag (another holiday accessory must-have) for a fun and festive look! This Rebecca Minkoff bag came out in other colors this summer and I died for it, but never got it. So glad I waited, because this one is so perfect for any season really!

Have a great Wednesday!

Xo,

Odette

Boston Public Garden

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DRESS: Nordstrom // HEELS: Vince Camuto (old, similar here) // SCARF: ASOS (love this and this one too!) // SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban

 Happy Wednesday, loves! Today I’m sharing a look inspired by my favorite afternoon pass time- a stroll in the park!

Though I don’t get to much often, walking in the Boston Public Garden is so calming to me. Being by the pond, walking over the bridge, and seeing the beauty of our city’s skyline is what I look forward to most about spending the day in the gardens. This look I am sharing today is one that I love to wear when spending time in the gardens, and then heading to dinner with my boyfriend.

This swing dress is a great afternoon outfit choice, especially for walks in the park! I love it because it’s simple enough to accessorize, like I did with this plaid scarf. It’s also great because the fit is flattering! My heels are form last season, but I linked a similar pair by the same brand above!

Plaid scarves are also another favorite way I love to layer my outfits, especially when it comes to dresses! They are so versatile, and can go with any neutral color!

I hope you all have a great day!

XO,

Odette