Mixing it up

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Fashion is all about self expression, and love nothing more than mixing not so obvious pieces together to create something unique and new.  I’ve had this striped dress in my closet for years, and adore the color and style.  By adding a cozy sweater and bright accessories, my favorite dress was transformed into something totally different. Sometimes shopping your own closet is all the inspiration needed.

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Dress-worn as a skirt (similar here & here),  Sweater: Nordstrom (similar here), Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, Shoes: Chanel, Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Bracelet: Baublebop, Belt: Banana Republic

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The Brogue

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Over the weekend, my husband and I relaxed over a bowl of noodle soup at Ippudo followed by a bit of shopping for him.  Seeing all the tailored blazers and detail focused footwear, I was inspired to opt for my boyfriend jeans over my usual skinnys, topped off by what I believe to be the ultimate menswear inspired flat…the brogue.  Flats are essential for city dwellers as walking is usually the best, and sometimes fastest method of transport.  At just over 5 feet, a flat shoe must be super stylish for me to indulge!

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Blazer: Theory (similar here & here),  Jeans: Rag & bone (also in skinny here), Tee: J. Crew, Shoes: Nan + Nu (similar here & here), Scarf: Theodora & Callum, Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Watch: Nixon, Clutch: Clare Vivier (also here).

Layers

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Accessories have always been a weakness of mine.  I love that with the addition of something as simple as the right scarf or a bracelet, a basic outfit can be transformed and really become a statement of your personality.   One of my favorite ways to wear jewelery is layering.  You can literally mix high end with bargain pieces and the result can be fantastic.  Happy layering!

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Jeans: Rag & Bone (here & here), Shirt: Blank Denim (also love this one), Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Clutch: Clare Vivier, Necklaces: Vintage, Dannijo, Bauble Bop, Shoes: ZU-old, Watch: Nixon (similar here).

Milestone

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{First post}

This week marks the one year anniversary of Wishbone, and I couldn’t be happier!  When I started my blog, it was a creative outlet for me and a chance to share my interpretations and inspirations that make me happy everyday.  My style has always been influenced by different people, places and cultures. With each post, I try to translate what inspires me, but with my own twist.

Thank you to all my followers for sharing their feedback, love and inspiration and visiting my world through Wishbone!

{Some of my favorite looks}

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Pastels

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One of my favorite and key pieces is my blush blazer.  It was such a perfect find (on sale)! and works year round.  I have to admit, with Spring/Summer ushering in beautiful, breezy days, pastels are my natural direction.  Blush serves perfectly as a neutral but with warmth, which makes it one of my favorites.

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Blazer: H&M (similar here & here), Shorts: Dion Lee-sold out (similar here), Tank: Vince, Belt: J.Crew, Heels: Jimmy Choo (similar here), Clutch: Sophie Hulme, Necklace: Gemma Redux, Sunnies: Barton Perreira, Bracelet: Michael Kors,  Nails: Chanel Azure

Anchors Away

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I have always loved stripes, or anything with a nod to nautical (must be my Southern roots). However;  I wanted to do a twist on the standard navy and white, red accents and nautical accessories by replacing the red with a hot pink, mixing two different stripes, and opting for gold beads in lieu of my signature chain link.  I love how these tiny tweaks give a fresh take on an otherwise basic trend.

(Coral and white stripes paired with a mint blazer or skirt is another version of this I absolutely love).

The sky really is the limit…or should I say rainbow. anchor half half

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Blazer: Zara-old (similar here), Skirt: Topshop, Top: Joie (similar here), Shoes: Dior (similar here & here), Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Watch: Anthropologie, Bracelet: Bauble Bop, Necklace: vintage (similar here), Lips: Makeup Forever #40

Double Denim

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My weekends are always casual and relaxed-which usually translates into my outfit selection. I’m currently loving the pairing of different denims and chambray, and the distressing of my vintage cut offs were the perfect opposition to a darker, more serious denim jacket.  You really can’t make a mixing mistake as long as there is some level of contrast.

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Denim jacket: Current/Elliott, Shorts:Vintage (similar here & here), Top: Topshop, Shoes: DVF, Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Clutch: Clare Vivier, Bracelets: Bauble Bop,  Earrings: Uniquities, Nails: Essie in boathouse.