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My Blue and White Elevated Basics

Elevated Basics in My Favorite Color Combo, Crisp & Fresh for Spring
May 19, 2016

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Lately, I’ve been focused on purchasing and wearing what I like to call elevated basics; dressing up comfortable, yet put together outfits that take me through my day in classic, effortless style. I’ve been so focused on EB’s that I’ve actually been purging my closet and clearing the clutter of outfits I’ll never wear again, and really honing in on what is my “true” style is, and more importantly, what I feel good wearing.  The feel-good part being key, because I’ve found no matter how beautiful an outfit may be, if the person wearing it doesn’t feel comfortable in it, it’ll just come off unappealing and awkward.

For me, I’m finding that my personal EB consists mostly of a black, blue and white color palette and wearable tomboy-esque pieces.  So based on that synopsis, today’s outfit is basically the poster child for my personal everyday EB.  A crisp white off the shoulder top (I cannot get enough of off the shoulder tops right now), my go-to distressed boyfriend jeans, a lightweight, striped trench coat perfect for spring tied together with my new Loeffler Randall floral envelope clutch (on major sale!) and scalloped blue heels.  And I might add…the floral envelope clutch is even more beautiful in person…I am so in love!  

I’ve read that some of the most successful people in the world have as few as 3 outfits to choose from daily.  Take Mark Zuckerberg, for example; his closet is filled with a sea of grey tees, hooded pullovers, numerous pairs of the same jeans, and tennies.  The thought being, with the amount of decisions individuals in highly successful positions have to make on any given day, they don’t want the question of “what to wear?” to be one of them; and that’s how I’m beginning to feel with my whole EB strategy.  While I’ll never be able to commit to only owning a sea of grey t-shirts, knowing that my closet is full of only items I love, and always feel comfortable in, makes pulling something off the hanger to wear for the day so much easier, and I love when something in my day can be easier.  Truly, MKR

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Photography, Kathryn McCrary for Waiting on Martha

AS PICTURED: TRENCH COAT | TOP | JEANS | HEELS | PURSE (on sale) c/o| SUNGLASSES

Boho Baby

Indulging my love in all things bohemian with a dress that can carry you from summer to fall
May 16, 2016

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Back in high school I went through a “hippie” phase.  I’m talking hemp in my hair, tie dye, no makeup, so lost-in-teenage-angst-my-mother-hated-every-second-of-it phase I’m thankful was very short lived.  And while the days of hemp and clay bead braids may be gone my deep love for all things bohemian still lives on.  Case in point, this amazing W by Worth boho-esque paisley chiffon maxi dress I picked up a few weeks ago.

Not only is this dress beyond comfortable, but I love the fact that with a quick change of accessories this dress will carry you from summer all the way to fall.  Simply switch up the platform sandals to boots, the white crossbody to a darker say tan one, add a hat and you have an instant-leaves-are-falling, chill-is-in-the-air outfit.

And speaking of platform sandals, these favorites of mine from Loeffler Randall are on major sale.  In fact, so is the white crossbody and just about everything else like these pom pom sandals I’ve been lusting after and my striped platforms last seen here…so now is the time to stock up.  

So tell me Friends, any teenage year moments you look back and laugh on?  Truly, MKR

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Photography, Kathryn McCrary for Waiting on Martha

AS PICTURED: DRESS c/o | CROSS BODY BAG c/o | WEDGES c/o 

Easy Breezy Linen…All Summer Long

An Easy, Breezy Outfit from W by Worth
May 9, 2016

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Now that I’ve had a taste of the shore (and the dreamiest stay on Palmetto Bluff if you saw on Instagram and Snapchat last week), all I want to do is lounge in the breeze. #guiltyascharged 

Can we all just agree that there’s nothing breezier than linen pants?!  But not scratchy-sometimes-itchy linen, I’m talking second skin, light as a feather linen.  And this pair from W by Worth NY, with its wide, cropped leg and striped yarn-dyed linen has all of the above qualities and more, which means quintessential summer on the water (or in the city) for me. When I saw the matching striped linen crop top, I knew it was official; I had found my go-to summer outfit.

The crinkle linen has that earthy (pajama-like) feel, allowing it to be as casual or elegant as I want it to be.  I’ll be dressing the duo down during the day with my Jacks, thrown over my bathing suit, probably with an ice cream cone in hand (or wine, let’s be honest here).  And when it comes time for dinner plans, I’ll throw on a pair of white jeans and these easy leather mules.  Hello summer.  So tell me, do you do linen during the warm weather months? Truly, MKR

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