Monday Edit – 5 Fab Favorites

Monday Edit – 5 Fab Favorites: It’s that time of week where we review the week that was with some of our favorite style makers.  First up, Cupcakes & Cashmere showcased her gorgeous Californian style with a mix of prints while Crystalin Marie gave us a lesson in how to maintain a casually chic ensemble.  Happily Grey styled a pair of boyfriend jeans with a bold red and white striped tee, Gal Meets Glam stayed true to her name appearing completely glamorous in a black lace dress and Little Blonde Book proved that sometimes less-is-more with a pared back ensemble that looked effortlessly stylish.  We loved choosing our favorite five of the week – tell us, which outfit would you love to wear?

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Cupcakes & Cashmere

 
 

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Crystalin Marie

 
 

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Happily Grey

 
 

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Gal Meets Glam

 
 

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Little Blonde Book

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AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick

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Beauty – Golden Eyes

Beauty – Golden Eyes: When you’re in the mood to glam-it-up a little golden eyeshadow goes a long way. Perfect for a cocktail night with the girls, a charity evening or a weekend dinner date.  Depending on the occasion, we love a muted gold eyelid or a bright and shimmery under eye.  However you decide to wear it, you can be sure it will add a definite sparkle into your day or night!  Take a peek at our favorite golden eyes and which products we use to recreate the look…

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Beauty High
Bobbi Brown 
Beauty Editor 
Mac Cosmetics
Total Beauty
Cosmopolitan

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AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick

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Glam Girl: Merrick White

We’re beyond excited to be welcoming 27-year-old Merrick White from Merricks Art as our Glam Girl today! From Huntington Beach Calfornia, Merrick’s laid back yet polished style is the epitome of effortless chic. Merrick shares a natural, beautiful approach to fashion which is interspersed with snippets of her gorgeous life. It’s no wonder she has such a loyal band of followers and we’re thrilled she is sharing some of her insights and style secrets with us today…

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What motivated you to start your blog?
I started my blog when I got married, and used it to document our travel and my art. Over time it shifted to documenting my small sewing projects, and the more I posted and created, the more I grew to love style and clothing designing, and now it’s my primary focus and passion!

How does the city you live in inspire your day-to-day fashion?
Moving to a beach city a year and a half ago definitely influenced my style. There is such a casual vibe here with windblown hair, frayed edges, and hardly a close toed shoe in sight. And although I still love to get dressed up, my style has shifted to more of an effortless, relaxed feel, which I really love.

Who are your style icons?
Honestly I don’t have any specific style icons. I draw inspiration from so many designers, bloggers, celebrities, and people around me — it’s such a mix of inspiration sources, which I think helps me really develop my own style, rather than just copying someone else’s.
 
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Name one piece every woman should have in her wardrobe and why?
A great pair of jeans. I don’t care what style or silhouette they are, but if they fit you well and make you feel amazing, then any great outfit (casual or dressy) can be built off of them.

What items do you always carry in your handbag?
Sunglasses, lipgloss, and a hair tie (and my wallet, of course).

What is the best beauty trick you’ve ever learned?
Dry shampoo. I used have to wash my long hair almost every day because it got greasy so fast. But now I use sauve dry shampoo and can go up to 5 days without washing it — life changing!
 
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Tell us…what is something not many people know about you?
Up until about five years ago, I had almost no interest in or knowledge about style or fashion. In fact, I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I went through a little grungy period in high school. But somehow, as I got into designing and sewing my own clothes, a love for style came along and now, besides my family, it’s my greatest passion. Crazy how a few years can turn your whole life upside down.

What are your favourite prints or colors to mix? Do you have any tips?
My all time favorite prints to mix are leopard and stripes (although I just saw someone wearing gingham and floral together the other day and I’m pretty sure I could get addicted to that). If only I had enough leopard pieces to do it every day (I certainly have enough striped pieces to pull that off). When pattern mixing, go for one big print and one little print, and make sure your prints have one color in common, which helps your outfit feel unified and purposeful.
 
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When you need a little pick-me-up, how do you add sparkle to your life and feel good?
I paint my nails a pretty color, and fill my house with fresh flowers.

How do you start your day? Do you have a morning routine?
Now that school is out, I’m trying to get in a routine of regular morning exercise. I love to get up before my kids, do a workout video, and then make myself (and them) a green smoothie. It’s the perfect jumpstart to a healthy day.
 
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AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick

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Feeling – Pretty

Feeling – Pretty:  There are often days when a feminine, girlish look is just what we are searching for.  Something light and floaty like a pale pink pleated skirt, a floral leather jacket or a long and airy maxi dress.  Or if you are pushed for time, a bow in your ponytail will have you feeling pretty in just a few seconds.  We’ve been searching high and low for our favorite pretty ensembles and have discovered these beauties…

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Gary Pepper

 
 

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Song of Style

 
 

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A Little Dash of Darling

 
 

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Pink Peonies

 
 

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Little Black Boots

 
 


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When you’re feeling pretty and need an ensemble to suit, Bloggers Closet has you covered…

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Pastel Watercolor Dress ($35) | Pink ASOS Midi Skirt ($30) | Wallis Floral Dress ($20)

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Trend Alert – Embroidered Bag

Trend Alert – Embroidered Bag: We’ve been spotting these bright and colorful embroidered bags around lately and it’s a trend we love.  Choosing a mexican inspired bag is a simple and gorgeous way to inject color into your ensemble all while adding a little bohemian chic.  Like a little slice of Mexico without having to leave home.  Take a peek at a few of our favorites…

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Lovely Pepa

 
 

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Tuula

 
 

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Song of Style

 
 

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Late Afternoon

 
 

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Pink Peonies

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AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick

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Glam Girl – Jackie Giardina

We are very excited to be welcoming 26-year-old Jackie Giardina from Living After Midnite to our Bloggers Closet community!  Jackie is a beautifully inspired East Coast girl who shares her style secrets, beauty tutorials and interior design insights with her band of loyal readers.  Read on to discover Jackie’s style inspirations, her must have wardrobe item and her favorite beauty trick…

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What motivated you to start your blog?
I got a new job that I could basically get away with wearing sweat pants to! I have a giant wardrobe filled with dresses and shoes and bags and I wasn’t wearing them! I started blogging as basically a reason to actually wear my clothes & do my makeup and it evolved into everything it is today!

How does the city you live in inspire your day-to-day fashion?
I don’t really think the city I live in really inspires my day-to-day fashion! I’ve always been a “walk to the beat of my own drum” kind of person when it comes to what I wear. If I like it I’ll wear it, if not I won’t.

Who are your style icons?
Right now I’m loving Olivia Palermo (obviously), Blake Lively, Jessica Alba, Emmy Rossum, I can go on and on…
 
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Name one piece every woman should have in her wardrobe and why?
A little black dress that fits them perfectly & they feel confident in! You can dress it up or dress it down & you know you’ll look good no matter where you’re going or what you’re doing!

What items do you always carry in your handbag?
My wallet, iPhone, charger because my phone ALWAYS dies, at least 3 lipsticks (swiping on a new color can totally change your look mid day!), and a pair or 2 of sunglasses (the cheap ones because I’m always breaking & scratching them!)
 
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What is the best beauty trick you’ve ever learned?
Always wear bronzer, but not all over your face! Apply it lightly around your hairline, in the hollows of your cheeks in along your jaw & BLEND! You can thank me later for your perfectly contoured look!

Tell us…what is something not many people know about you?
There’s nothing I love more than going Upstate, turning off my cell phone & disconnecting from the world. Pretty funny considering blogger requires my to broadcast my life on the internet!

What are your favourite prints or colors to mix? Do you have any tips?
I’m all about mixing leopard & floral in the warmer weather months!! Leopard is basically a neutral & floral is a staple in my Summer wardrobe so it was just a matter of time before I put them together! I did it once & now I’m obsessed with the combination!
 
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When you need a little pick-me-up, how do you add sparkle to your life and feel good?
I’m all about getting a manicure/pedicure when I need a pick me up! I tend to change my nail polish every couple of days so it doesn’t really make sense for me to always go to the nail salon, so when I do it’s a treat and something I look forward to all day!

How do you start your day? Do you have a morning routine?
I like to hit the snooze button more than I’d like to admit so my morning routine is pretty simple! I usually just wash my face, brush my teeth (obviously) & put my contacts in. Get dressed & do an easy makeup look – foundation, bronzer, blush, mascara & color in my eyebrows – and I’m out the door!
 
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AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick

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Monday Edit – 5 Fab Favorites

Monday Edit – 5 Fab Favorites: There is nothing we love more than visiting the blogs of our favorite style makers each week and discovering who is wearing what. So, we’ve decided that of a Monday we’re going to start sharing with you our pick-of-the-week outfits. This week, Damsel in Dior is classically cool in a linen t-shirt dress and Sincerely Jules styles a leather skirt for a grunge-meets-glam outfit. Meanwhile, Gal Meets Glam appears perfectly preppy in an all white ensemble, Neon Blush is the ultimate in boho chic and Kendi Everyday rocks a weekday uniform with ease. We hope you enjoy browsing as much as we enjoyed choosing them!

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Damsel in Dior

 
 

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Sincerely Jules

 
 

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Gal Meets Glam

 
 

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Neon Blush

 
 

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Kendi Everyday

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AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick

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Summer Style – Denim Shorts

Summer Essential – Denim Shorts: A pair of denim shorts in the summertime is the ultimate in casual chic. They are versatile in that they can look casual and cool with a pair of sneakers and a basic white tee or just as easily teamed with a blazer and heels for a more polished look. Perfect to style for a day at the beach but also practical for a day of shopping with the girls, we love the edgy appearance of distressed denim for an added element of grunge.  We’ve found a few of our favorite pairs…

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Brooklyn Blonde

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Native Fox

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Song of Style

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Damsel in Dior

Summer Essential - Denim Shorts -Happily Grey
Happily Grey


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Need to update your denim shorts collection? Bloggers Closet have a fabulous range…

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Aztec Print Denim Shorts ($10) | Scalloped Hem Denim Shorts ($6) | American Eagle Shorts ($15)

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Outfit Inspiration – Dinner Date

Outfit Inspiration – Dinner Date: We love an excuse to get a little dressed up of an evening and a Dinner Date is one such occasion.  Something pretty and polished with just enough ‘wow’ to make a statement without being too over-the-top.  Think a classic A-Line midi skirt, a little black dress or even a striking skirt and top combination along with a pair of gorgeous high heels – always heels in our opinion!   We’ve scoured the blogosphere and found our favorite dinner-date-worthy outfits…

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Brooklyn Blonde

 
 

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Ring My Bell

 
 

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Tuula

 
 

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Pink Peonies

 
 

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This Time Tomorrow

 


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Need some Dinner-Date-Worthy items in your wardrobe? Bloggers Closet has you covered…

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Pink ASOS Midi Skirt ($30) |  Zara Lace Camisole ($18) | Nude & Black Mary Jane Heels (Bid from $20)

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AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick

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Must Have – T-Shirt Dress

Must Have – T-Shirt Dress: The ultimate in less-is-luxe style, a t-shirt dress can be comfortable and chic all at the same time. A t-shirt dress is the perfect item to wear when you want to look effortless and casual but still maintain a classic style.  We love a plain jersey type dress for its simplicity, however are also partial to the detail of a striped fabric for that added statement.  We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite t-shirt dresses to share with you…

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Damsel in Dior

 
 

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Happily Grey

 
 

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Lovely Pepa

 
 

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Wendy’s Lookbook

 
 

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Devon Rachel

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AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick
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