I can’t believe it is already July 17th…what happened to the summer! I feel as if I just got home from college last week, but it’s been two months. Am I fully unpacked yet? Nope…but in my defense (more…)
During Boston Design Week, I had the privilege of attending a Q & A reception with the studio artwork manager of Marimekko, Petri Juslin. The collection on display was stunning, and I’ve been eager to share the pictures. I was blown away by (more…)
It’s hard to believe that it’s already spring as I look outside my dorm window at the snow storm. Either the groundhog was wrong or (more…)
Hello lovelies:) It’s been quite some time since I’ve last been on Tres Chic. My transition to college called for a temporary hiatus from blogging, but I promise I’m back. Now that I’ve moved to Boston, there is whole new set of adventures for me to share on the blog. It’s weird moving so far away from home, 639 miles to be exact, but I’ve fallen in love with Boston. Nonetheless, Ohio, you will be missed.
For spring break, my roomie and I fled to Naples for a girls trip. And p.s., you all should check out her blog, Bee and Reed. Taylor’s style is impeccable, and I’m not just saying that because she’s my best friend. Anyways, Naples has been absolute paradise. Though I’m an avid fan of fuzzy sweaters and knit scarves, there’s nothing quite like throwing on a bikini and laying on the beach all day.
In this look, I kept things simple with a pink blouse, white jeans, and mules. Taylor inspired me to try the mirrored-sunglass trend with this outfit. Both of us have been into statement sunglasses lately(the amount we own is embarrassing).
Bag: Louis Vuitton
Sunnies: Urban Outfitters
Stayed tuned for more of this weeks outfits. I promise, I’m back for good. It’s been too long; I’ve missed blogging. Comment below your spring break plans!
Yes, this is cliché, but its scary how fast time flies by. I feel like summer just began and I have months to run around in jean shorts and tan the day away in bikinis. In reality, I leave for college in three days. Is that terrifying or what? My whole life, I’ve lived in the same little small suburb and with the same group of people. I used to look out my bedroom window and dream about the day when I would have the opportunity to move to a big city. And now, it’s finally happening! Whenever people ask my how I’m feeling about going away to college, I always give them the scripted, “I’m so excited!” But, excited doesn’t even to begin to describe it. I’m at a loss of words, which does’t normally happen. To prepare, this last month has been filled with endless Bed Bath & Beyond trips and too many goodbyes, which is why I’ve been MIA recently.
As my ode to summer, I decided to let my free spirit run a little wild to create this very “bohemian meets vintage” vibe. I paired Vintage Levi shorts with a white crop top from Winds of Change. On my feet were my go-to-shoe this summer, tan lasso sandals from Madewell.
Shorts: Vintage Levi’s (similar)
Top: Winds of Change
Check back next week for an exciting new collaboration. I won’t give away details quite yet, but here’s a hint: it’s time to spread some happiness!
While in Venice, we took a boat over to the Island of Burano. It’s an island for fishermen, but I went to see their infamous lace and brightly colored buildings. I’ve seen the breathtaking photos of Burano all over Pinterest, but actually seeing it in person left me awestruck. It looked right out of a storybook. I didn’t want to leave; it was perfect. Instead of rambling on about how amazing it was (because I could do that for hours), I decided to let the photos speak for themselves.
Dress: Free People
Bag: Gucci (vintage)
Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.” -Lisa St. Aubin de Teran
Dress: Free People
Bag: Gucci Vintage (no longer sold)
We all have it- that one fashion trend that makes us say “Oh I can’t pull that off.” For some, it’s the comeback of crop tops. For others, it’s the rise of skinny jeans. For me, as silly as it sounds, is hats. Everyone wears hats, right? Well I’ve always tried to avoid them, because I thought I wasn’t a “hat person.” I mostly blamed this on my lions-mane hair. Have you ever tried to tame a lion? If you’re not a professional, don’t try it at home folks. It will just end badly. And same goes for my hair. I figured adding a hat would only cause my hair to rebel. Turns out, I was wrong.
When I was packing for Itay, I knew that I would need a hat to protect my face from the sun (as well as fashion purposes). I was hat hunting at H&M and I came across this oh-so-chic white floppy hat. I decided to give it a try, and I’m glad I did. It was the perfect extra touch for my italian inspired outfit (plus it was a great price). For this look, I wore a white maxi skirt that I scored at this little boutique in town. I matched it with a baby blue off-the-shoulder top and white flat sandals from DSW. To top it all off, I added my new favorite piece of my wardrobe- my H&M hat.
Hat: H&M (similar)
Skirt: Nola True
So the next time you are shopping and you think, “Oh, I can’t pull that off,” give it a chance. Maybe you will end up surprising yourself. Keep your eye out for my next post about my adventures in Rome. Happy hat hunting!
Ever since we were little, we’ve been taught to keep things within their boundaries; to color inside of the lines. And although I tried with all of my might to neatly paint by numbers and stay within the black borders, I just couldn’t do it. I found more beauty when all of the colors blended together. I still do.
In the world of fashion, people’s style is often times categorized. There is preppy, classy, retro, boho, sporty, grunge, and so on. Just like with coloring, I’ve tried to fit within one of these sections. But it hasn’t worked. So, I decided to to create my own category instead: Tres Chic. No, not the french translation of “very fashionable” (although yes, that is what it means). But instead, I mean my blog. Tres Chic is my very own category (please pardon the cheesy fashion name, I created the blog on a whim). I encourage all of you to find your own style— better yet, your own voice in all of your endeavors— instead of trying to adhere to a previously established ones. Life is more fun when you aren’t afraid to defy limits. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not promoting breaking important rules that are put into place for a reason. But when it comes to your creativity and individuality, go make your own.
In this outfit, I started out with a plain white button-downed boyfriend blouse (any wardrobe needs this as a good basic). Pretty conservative and classy by itself. But I thought it looked too boring with bland blue jeans, so I threw on a pair of ripped jeans. I matched the look with black gladiator sandals (I have been wearing these nonstop lately) and the iconically classy black Chanel quilted bag. My curls weren’t behaving, so up in a high ponytail they went. The outfit started conservative, but then I added my own little twist. Rebelliously conservative that is.
P.S. Once we took all of the photos I realized you couldn’t see the shoes I was wearing…but I promise, they are Rebecca Minkoff Georgina Sandal in black.
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