Trend Mix Success: Culotteralls/Overlottes? I’m in LOVE Either way…

You know how sometimes two trends in one can be a serious recipe for a fashion disaster?! Heck, more than sometimes– ALMOST ALWAYS, wearing multiple trends or “statements” at the same time is so NOT GOOD.

HOWEVER.

These overall/culottes from H&M came my way.

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Overalls, if you’ve been reading my blog (!) and have eyes and have gone shopping at least once this season, you know that grown up iterations of the Osh Kosh B’Gosh stand bys have made a major resurgence on the fashion scene– and I could not be more obsessed, as they play to my tomboy/fashion-forward/quirky sense of style perfectly.  Another trend, though not quite as ubiquitous, is culottes.  Culottes, for those of you who aren’t sure if I’m talking about some new blended drink at Starbucks, are wide leg, usually flowy, ankle length pants.  They came around (in kind of a gross way) in the early 2000’s — a lot of elastic waisted versions abounded in every teen-ish store in the mall.  This time around, though, culottes are a lot chicer, more taylored, sophisticated, and have more of a 70’s spin on them.

Ok, so back to this fashion hybrid– these “culloteralls” or “overlottes”– not sure which I like better…

I love them! These were only $50 from H&M (unfortunately they sold out online– but I linked a few similar options here, here, and here for you guys!), and are a silky, flowy, navy blue printed fabric– I wore this look to dinner with friends a few nights ago, dressing them up with neutral heels from Zara and a blush silk blouse.  In this case, the dreaded fashion trend blend was a success!

Hope this inspires you guys to take a fashion risk this week…<3

xo,

Christine

Weekly Round-up: Beach/City Stay-Cation

As summer is in full swing, here’s what’s on my radar/making me smile this week:

1. Car-Camping on the Beach:

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Now I’m not a huge fan of traditional camping, but when my husband suggested this awesome car-camping on the beach spot, I was super excited– we’re definitely huge beach people; plus, beach “camping” means no bugs, animals or getting lost in the woods! This spot on the very beginning of Fire Island called Democrat’s Point could not have been more perfect ❤

2. Outdoor Movie Night in NYC:

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Every summer, NYC hosts a ton of outdoor movie nights– and the HBO Summer Series in Bryant Park is the biggest and best in my opinion.  Here we are setting up our picnic spot for the movie The Poseidon Adventure..link to schedule here!

3. Dreamy night at the Downtown Dream:

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One of my fave hotels in the city, the Dream downtown is both luxurious, fashionable and funky…love the over-sized porthole views of the city! On Sundays, lay out by their “Beach” pool area after grabbing brunch at Bodega Negra downstairs.

4. Quiet street in South Street Seaport:

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We Citi-biked it all the way downtown to the tip of Manhattan’s South Street Seaport and found this quiet spot– perfect for eating ice cream and listening to live music on a steamy summer city night.

5. Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

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Around this time every year, one of our fave department stores, customer service QUEEN Nordstrom, hosts its yearly Anniversary sale, offering us fall designer goods at huge discounts before they go on sale at regular price… If you’ve never shopped this one before, now is the time! Link here! ** Follow me on Instagram @thelittlegoldmix to enter my giveaway for a $650 Giftcard to Nordstrom to start your shopping!**

Have a great week guys ❤

xo,

Christine

In the Mix: Summer Classics in Red, White & Blue

Coincidentally, last week was the fourth of July, and I’ve apparently been (unintentionally) wearing a lot of red/white/& blue this week…Here’s a little round-up of what I wore this past week, for the first week of summer adventures, with links to buy:

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Red dress: Urban Outfitters | Metallic sandals: J.Crew (on sale!)|Aviators: Ray-Ban

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White lace crochet dress: Zara (on sale in stores…may be a few left! similar one I like here)|Wood platforms: Chloe (old)|Clutch: Gigi New York

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Overalls: Madewell (literally, the BEST fitting ones I’ve found!)|Black tank: Madewell |Metallic sandals: J.Crew|Shades: Wildfox

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Pinstripe Off-Shoulder top: Urban Outfitters (sold out)|Denim cutoffs (fave pair ever!): One Teaspoon |Ankle tie sandals: J.Crew|Gold 360 earrings: Shashi via Shopbop

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Gingham Plaid Shirt dress: Rails LA via Shopbop|Sandals: Zara (old)|Clutch: Loeffler Randall (sold out, similar here)|Shades: Marc by Marc Jacobs

So those are my patriotic, July 4th week-outfits that took me from brunching and biking around NYC, to BBQs, picnics on the beach and a movie dinner date…Happy shopping!

xo,

Christine