Sheryl’s Summer Wish List

Hi everyone,

As you all know, summer is by far my favorite season. No school, great weather, time with friends, beach days, movie nights, and of course – fabulous fashion trends. Although I love shopping at various places online and in store, I’ve always wanted to easily get all the brands I love off one website. This is why I love websites like www.ShopSpring.com. Inspired by the beautiful boutiques lining New York City’s Spring Street in SoHo, the brand emulates the experience of having all these shops available in one place.

My favorite part of the site is the accessories store which includes over 850 brands, some of my favorites being: Benefit CosmeticsKate Spade, Jack Rogers, Rebecca Minkoff, Free People, Steve Madden, and Urban Outfitters.  There are even high end brands like Alexander McQueen, GivenchySalvatore Ferragamo, Kenneth Cole, Rebecca Taylor, Ted Baker, and Rachel Zoe.

Since the site has so many different brands to choose from, different people can shop there and guarantee that they will find something to suit their styles. 

Today, I’ll be staring a few of my top picks that are on my radar for this season. All of the items I mention are from the brands on the site. Be sure to check them out with the links listed:

  1. Kimchi Blue Gina Jo Sweetheart RomperScreen Shot 2016-06-26 at 11.18.06 AM.png

I was so excited to see Urban Outfitters on this site, and even more excited to see that this flouncy number was on SALE! I love this lightweight, sleeveless sweetheart neck romper with flouncy flared shorts. It looks super vintage with buttons + pin tucking, but also very chic and girly.

2. Luna Round Cat Eye Sunglasses

Screen Shot 2016-06-26 at 11.30.03 AMScreen Shot 2016-06-26 at 11.29.57 AM

These totally remind me of the QUAY sunglasses, but at a fraction of the price! I love the gold color, as opposed to silver, because it compliments my tanner complexion, so these are perfect for me. These sunnies add such a cool, chic vibe to any outfit.

3. Steve Madden Stecy Heel – Black

Screen Shot 2016-06-26 at 11.39.24 AM.png

I’ve always wanted a pair of sleek and simple black heeled sandals that were the perfect height. I was contemplating buying them for full price on Nordstrom’s website, but I saw these for 25% off on http://www.ShopSpring.com!

4. Benefit Cosmetics they’re real! lengthening mascara

Screen Shot 2016-06-26 at 11.41.13 AM.png

I’ve heard so many great reviews of this mascara that I need to try it for myself. It has the ability to lengthen, volumize, curl, and separate all in this small bottle.

5. Rebecca Taylor Pickstitch Jacket

Screen Shot 2016-06-26 at 11.47.29 AM.png

I’m a huge fan of any jacket that can spice up a simple look, especially Moto jackets. You guys know that I love my GAP Pink Moto Jacket, but this Rebecca Taylor piece is higher-end and better-quality. I love the quilted texture, asymmetric zip front, and exposed metal zip pockets.

6. Rebecca Minkoff MOTO BUCKET – BLACK

Screen Shot 2016-06-26 at 11.50.45 AM.png

Another huge trend for sumer has been leather bucket bags. I’m not sure why (since it’s not the most convenient – structurewise), but one can’t deny that they are super unique and interesting. These bags are a happy medium between a small purse and large tote bag. Known for buckles and details, Rebecca Minkoff’s bucket bag is both elevated and edgy that you can sling over your shoulder for summer. 

7. Ted Baker NATLEAH Scallop detail ribbed dress – Mint

Screen Shot 2016-06-26 at 11.56.00 AM.png

Guys, I think I’ve actually fallen in love with this dress. If you know my style at all, you know that I’m a huge girly-girl. This pastel mint color is bold enough to make a statement but also muted at the same time. I think this dress is perfect for brunch in the city, Easter, or a birthday party.

8. Free People Denim Lace-Up Mini Skirt

Screen Shot 2016-06-26 at 11.59.09 AM.png

Free People is typically known for it’s bohomien, free spirit style. Though I don’t shop there often, I’m in love with this denim mini skirt. Denim skirts are definitely coming back from the ’90s. And this particular skirt is unique for the lace up and pleated details.

9. Urban Outfitters Kimchi Blue Pleated Maxi Skirt

Screen Shot 2016-06-26 at 12.03.19 PM.png

I don’t normally wear maxi skirts because of my petite frame (5’3″ and proud!). But I can’t help but fall in love with this pastel pink color, the side slit, and the pleated details. If I style it, I would wear the exact outfit as the model: a simple white tank top, brown sandals, and gold jewelry. Effortless and chic!

10. Soludos Suede Lace-Up Tassel Platform Espadrille Sandals

Lastly, I have been on the hunt fot the perfect brown espadrilles. Another major trend for summer 2016, these shoes are comfortable like Vans but stylish like flats. Started in the Mediterranean, Soludos is one of the most common brands for these shoes.

I hope you guys got some fashion inspiration for Summer 2016. Be sure to check out http://www.ShopSpring.com for more of what’s on trend and how you can stay on trend for the best prices!

Hope you enjoyed!

Signing Off,

Sheryl C. ❤

Advertisements

Floral Fun

I’ve been loving summer so far. Not only has the weather been amazing, but I’m actually excited when choosing my outfit for the day. In the wintertime, I just throw on whatever I need to stay warm – usually a chunky sweater, jeans, scarf, leather boots. But now, I have so many more options!

To me, floral is the epitome of spring and summer fashion. You can honestly never go wrong. Today, I wore this lovely mint floral romper from Nordstrom. And you’ll never believe how much I paid for it: $12!

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset
Processed with VSCO with a6 preset
Processed with VSCO with a6 preset
Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

IMG_3622

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset
Processed with VSCO with a6 preset
Processed with VSCO with a6 preset
Processed with VSCO with a6 preset
Processed with VSCO with a6 preset
Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

IMG_3623

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset
Processed with VSCO with a6 preset
Processed with VSCO with a6 preset
Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Outfit Details:

Romper: Darling ‘Gabrielle’ Floral Print Romper

Crossbody: Michael Kors

Gold Geometric Hollow Bracelet: Shein.com

Necklace: Forever 21

Shoes: Chinese Laundry (got them here)

Signing Off,

Sheryl C. ❤

Preppy & City Chic Style

Hey guys!

Today, I’ll be showing you a cute outfit that really shows my style. I would describe my style as being preppy with a “chic city twist”. Normally, preppy brings to mind Lilly Pulitzer, Kate Spade, Kendra Scott, and Southern brands (like Vineyard Vines, Marley Lilly, Simply Southern Tees, Southern Proper, Jadelynn Brooke).

While I do love these colorful brands, living in NYC has definitely toned-down my color choices. I love a good olive pant or white chiffon blouse. I guess you could say that my “city chic” comes from shopping at shops like Zara, J.Crew, Banana Republic, Anthropologie, Intermix, Gap, etc. Most of these stores are located right next to each other in SoHo or Fifth Ave anyways.

My Outfit:

Zara A-Line Dress

Gap Light Pink jacket (Old)

Tory Burch York Buckle Tote in Fairview Blue

Silver Glitter Oxfords (similar here and here)

RayBan Polarized Blue Mirrored Aviators 58mm

NuMe Hair Wand 25 mm

IMG_2478 2IMG_2485

Processed with VSCO with c1 preset
Featuring Palmer’s Flip Balms! Go check them out in my previous blog post.

IMG_2588

IMG_2633IMG_2637

IMG_2639
Kate Spade Waterbottle

IMG_2635

Processed with VSCO with c1 preset
Processed with VSCO with c1 preset

IMG_2638

Processed with VSCO with c1 preset
Processed with VSCO with c1 preset

Happy Sunday!

Signing Off,

Sheryl C. ❤

Feeling Like Blair Waldorf

On my way to go to Manhattan today, I decided to spice up my look and try Blair Waldorf’s outrageous and elaborate preppy style. However, instead of spend $450 on one Valentino skirt, I opted for the J.Crew sale section.

My Inspiration Photos: See how Leighton Meester’s stylist coordinated the top and skirt?

Screen Shot 2016-04-25 at 2.39.03 PMScreen Shot 2016-04-25 at 2.38.00 PM

My take:

IMG_2202 2IMG_0030IMG_0055IMG_0063

Where Everything is from:

J.Crew Factory Secretary Blouse Petite

Factory Printed basketweave Mini Skirt (similar here)

Tory Burch Reva Flats Gold Logo

Longchamp Navy Medium Le Pliage

Bejeweled Headband (similar here)

Hope you enjoyed!

Signing Off,

Sheryl C. ❤

 

 

On My Radar for Spring 2016

To me, springtime brings to mind blooming flowers, ice cream trucks, and of course – cute fashion. This spring, the major trends I’ve been seeing have been off the shoulder, mirrored aviators, lace-up flats, espadrilles, chambray denim, gingham, ruffles, scallops, the list could go on. I’ve also been seeing the same colors pop up on Instagram: white, navy, blue, and blush pink.

To prepare my closet, I love to make Polyvore sets to give me inspiration. They only take two minutes to add your favorite items to a set. Polyvore is like Pinterest, but everything makes sense together on the board. Today, I’m going to share some of my favorite sets that represent my spring style. Enjoy!

Blushing Pink

Screen Shot 2016-04-24 at 3.45.47 PM.png

1. Chicnova Fashion Box Clutch // I can’t believe the intricate bag is only $23! It would look great with an LBD for a night time party.

2. Zara Top with Peter Pan Collar // I love shopping at Zara during the springtime because that store encapsulates my style: preppy and chic. This collared top would be so cute with white cropped pants and some cute sandals.

3. Rebecca Taylor Off Shoulder Gauze Dress // Anything off the shoulder reminds me of something to wear to a tropical vacation, in Bali or Santorini or something. Super loose and flowy, it’s also a great swimsuit coverup.

4. Red Valentino ‘Eyes’ flared dress // I am absolutely obsessed with Red Valentino’s whole collection. But this fit-an-flare cap sleeve dress is so cute!

5. Kate Spade New York Initial Clutch // How cute is this purse? It’s the perfect addition for any black-tie or formal event, instantly dressing up any look.

6. FRENDS Layla leather and rose gold-tone headphones // These headphones have been all the rage because they are perfect for a feminine woman who still loves to listen to music Compared to those bulky BEATS headphones, these are way more delicate and girly.

7. Chicwish Elate Pink Dress with Bow Decor // This dress reminds my of Kate Spade: the girly color and bow, but it’s a fraction of the price!

8. Tory Burch Caroline Ballet Flats // These are a classic staple shoe for any girly girl. While black flats are great, nude flats can lengthen the leg.

9. Steve Madden ‘Sunshine’ Lace-Up Flat // Lace-up flats have suddenly been really popular since the beginning of 2016. It’s definitely an interesting twist on the typical ballet flat. I especially love these ones because of the short gold heel. Just like my Ivanka Trump E Day Chelsea Boot (from the winter time), the gold heel just dresses up any look.

City Chic meets Preppy

Screen Shot 2016-04-24 at 4.18.06 PM.png

  1. AVIATOR FLASH LENSES POLARIZED BLUE FLASH // Just recently, I purchased a pair of these, and I’m in love. They’re super chic and mirrored lenses are extremely popular in NYC. An additional benefit is that mirrored lenses block out your eyes, so if you’re having a rough day (we’ve all been there), just slip these babies over your face and your good to go!
  2. White House Black Market Saint Honore Distressed // A huge trend has been distressed boyfriend jeans. However, these jeans offer a classic rise and distressed touches for a more fitted ‘girlfriend’ look.
  3. Thomas Mason For J.Crew Mandarin-Collar Tuxedo Shirt // Not your average white button down, the tuxedo style and mandarin collar are a nice twist on a classic white blouse.
  4. Chloé Drew small leather and suede cross-body bag // I love how girly and simple Chloe bags are – for everyday use AND fancier events. This mixed media bag  features both soft suede and a contrasting leather front flap. The gold-tone hardware and long chain strap finish off this cute purse.
  5. Tory Burch ‘Miller’ Flip Flop // I swear I mention these shoes in almost every blog post. But they’re are so timeless, I could pair them with any outfit. I’ve seen 15- year old girls and 60-year old women wear them; they’re another great staple piece that will never go out of style.

Espadrille Love

Screen Shot 2016-04-24 at 4.33.28 PM.png

  1. Aquazzura Aquazurra x Poppy Delevingne Midnight Flat Espadrilles // Love the sun and moon embellishments!
  2. Soludos Lace and canvas wedge espadrille sandals
  3. Suede Espadrilles
  4. Soludos Classic Canvas Stripe Espadrille Sandal
  5. Aquazzura Belgravia Denim Espadrille // If you’re looking for a high-end designer summer shoe, these are perfect. I love the denim material!
  6. Soludos Platform Gladiator Sandals // I love how Solids mixed both leather and the classic espadrille material.

RED Valentino Dresses

Screen Shot 2016-04-24 at 4.43.46 PM.png

  1. RED Valentino Peter Pan Collar Heart-Print Dress
  2. REDVALENTINO Embroidered cotton-poplin mini dress
  3. REDValentino Women’s Lace Scalloped Dress – Nude
  4. REDValentino Embroidered cotton-poplin top
  5. Smocked Bodice Lace Dress
  6. REDValentino Two-tone cady mini dress

RED (Romantic Eccentric Dress) is another line of  Valentino, mainly focusing on contemporary party dresses. Even though the prices make my wallet cry, I love window shopping these girly dresses.

Well, that’s it folks! Hope you enjoyed what I’ve been eyeing this spring and noticed a couple of trends.

Signing Off,

Sheryl C. ❤

Spring OOTD!

Preppy OOTD

Hey guys!

Since it’s starting to get warmer in NYC, I decided to post the first photo, this year, of an outfit NOT consisting of a winter coat and riding boots. Personally, I think this epitomizes the “preppy style” for less. The oxford gives off a professional, clean-cut look, but the Sperrys make the outfit more casual. Paired together really brings a nautical feel. I finished the look off with my Banana Republic Brown Leather Tote, which breaks up the blue and navy.

Blue Striped Oxford: Tommy Hilfiger

Similar: http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=139970

Wooldblend Peacoat: Old Navy/Gap

Similar Style: http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=41720&vid=3&pid=978592042

Jeans: Hollister Co.

Boat Shoes: Sperry Topsiders

Brown Leather Tote: Banana Republic

Exact: http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=128603102&vid=1&locale=en_US&kwid=1&sem=false&sdReferer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bing.com%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dbanana%2Brepublic%2Btote%2Blarkin%26form%3DIE10TR%26src%3DIE10TR%26pc%3DCPNTDFJS