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

Off the Shoulder Top

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TOP: J.Crew (similar style here and here) // JEANS: Articles of Society // SHOES: Last Season (similar style here and here) // HANDBAG: Rebecca Minkoff (similar style here) // WATCH: Marc Jacobs (had this for years!) // SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban

Hello there! Today I am sharing this J.Crew Off the Shoulder Top – perfect for spring/summer. I am so happy to see that the off the shoulder trend is still in full swing this year- I don’t want it to ever go away! Nautical stripes are my favorite, especially when it comes to planning for our annual trip to Nantucket…this cute little number will definitely be packed!

White jeans are a basic when spring comes around (even if snow is still on the ground!). This pair is pretty affordable, and oh so comfy! I chose to wear my lace up flats for this look, but I will definitely be pairing wedges for summer date nights!

I hope you all are having an amazing week! It’s been a crazy packed month, but I am certain to be updating my blog more now that Sparkle Studio preparation is slowing down. I miss you all so much!

Pictures 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

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