Category Archives: spring style

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Geo

24th June 2014

This summer I want to wear white and only white …
all day, everyday, non-stop white! 
Oh and when I say white, you know I mean white, with a whole mess of bright colors and geometric patterns, right?
Summer in the city brings out a different side of me in all elements, including my style. I don’t usually get tanner (I’m addicted to SPF and terrified of skin cancer) but my sunglasses get bigger, shorts get shorter (hopefully not too short) and my legs actually stay shaved — well most days, so of course my color palette needs a complimentary makeover and my sights are set on bright white.



When I found this skirt I instantly fell in love with all of the bright colors and bold pattern — it reminded me of a piñata, PAR-TAY! I knew I had to have the matching patterned top as well so I could double it up as a dress or wear them as separates. The top is perfect with jeans & flats, tailored white shorts and sandals or tucked into a bright midi while the skirt is just screaming for a solid crop top, knotted chambray button-up or simple white tee. 
Since I allotted for a print on print look, I had to tone things down with my go-to shoe. I thought these powder-blue babies might be stuck on the shelf this summer (they’re suede) but after bracing the snow during Fashion Week, I thought they deserved some fun in the sun!
Oh and incase you’ve been living under a rock, the Zara sale is alive and kicking — and these Court Bow Pump are just one of the amazingly discounted must-haves.
My OOTD:
Top: Geometric Print Top c/o Lulus
Skirt: Geometric Print Skirt c/o Lulus – I also wear it with this
Shoes: Zara Bow Pump – my favorites & currently on Sale!
Bag: White Old Navy Bucket Bag – Also comes in black and saddle
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A Carrie Moment

12th June 2014

It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with Carrie Bradshaw – she will always be one of my favorite TV fashionistas (along with Blair Waldorf). Carrie changed fashion for everyone and I look to her style almost everyday for inspiration. Every time I twirl through NYC in tulle I think of CB! Today was no different, so I had to share this very, Carrie moment filled with stripes, tulle and of course, stilettos.

MY OOTD:
Top: Zara Stripe Crop Top (similar here or here for under $10) (another version here)
Shoes: Dolce Vita Pamona Pump with Leopard – get 20% off use SAVE
Skirt: H&M Tulle Skirt (old) – I love this BCBG one for $88 + 25% use, FRIENDS
I am also really loving this Top Shop Tulle Midi skirt for $100
Earrings: XO Earrings Urban Outfitters (silver here) – dying for this No. 5 earring here
Necklace: Jennifer Rex Leo Necklace c/o
I think a tulle skirt is a closet must have for any stylish city gal – it’s so functional and works year around! I pair mine with booties and cashmere in the fall, tights and turtlenecks for winter and crop tops for those warmer months! Skirts with a thick waist band like this one, help your tummy look super tiny and the midi length looks great on everyone… even shorties like me :]
P.S. Did I mention that Lord & Taylor is having their friends & family sale? 25% off almost everything including this darling tulle skirt with a bow! Be sure to check it out

photos by Pratik Doshi 
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Non-Stop Stripes

30th May 2014

I’m feeling stripey today by twirling through the meatpacking district in the pattern I just cannot stop wearing (or buying) – black and white stripes!


Sooo what do you think of my new bag – lies! It’s not new, as some of you may know its’s my mom’s from the 80s – but it’s mine now and looks brand spankin’ new thanks to a little TLC – where the C strands for cleaning! Although I really liked this bag’s “well-loved” look and thought the wear and tear added to the overall appeal, it’s soooo much nicer to have a clean, flawless, feels-like-new leather bag. As someone who has worked for many a handbag company in her day (Kate Spade, Coach), I was beyond impressed with Leather Honey’s amazing leather cleaner and conditioner – it took years off my Coach Willis without damaging the leather all while maintaining the original quality. I recommend leaving the cleanser on overnight for best results, removing the excess and following up with conditioner the next morning – doing so will help give your well loved leather piece a swanky makeover! 

My OOTD:
Shoes: Joe Fresh Shoes (On Sale in Store) // Similar round toe on sale here
Top: Basic scoop neck red/orange l/s tee from J.crew (old)
Scarf: Vintage find – absolutely loving this pink & orange one
Bag: Coach Willis old a classic! but they still sell an updated version here
 As soon as I saw this asos stripe skirt I knew I had to have it – I felt the same way about these darling striped pointed toe flats so I knew I had to double up on B&W stripes by pairing them together! I was never a big fan of the pointed toe (my feet are too cubby) especially in a flat – but my new go-to shoe has converted me to a pointed-toe believer! I picked them up in black & white stripe on sale at Joe Fresh as well as in solid black patent because I knew I would seriously regret leaving them behind!
P.S. Check out my quirky new phone case, I’m obsessed … Banana phone! What do you think, love it or leave it? (please say love it!)
I was recently featured on fashion bomb daily – yay! There was some really nice (and some not so nice) comments but someone said what my Boyfriend, Paris has been saying for ages – “I wish she didn’t wear sunglasses in every picture”. As a blogger, I have been hiding behind my sunnies lately – it’s just easier but as a reader, I can see why it’s a bit of a turn-off. I try to be as real, honest and down-to-earth as possible on my blog because my readers are so important to me and I want to give them nothing but the best :] as a result I am going to try my best to take off the Karen Walkers every once and a while … here goes nothing! As always I appreciate your constructive criticisms and support – I would love to hear any other suggestions you may have a always try to implement them when possible!
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Among the Flowers

19th May 2014

Today every things coming up roses … well daffodils? yes, i think those are daffodils – I’m really not sure, I don’t know much about other flowers because I’m extremely loyal to peonies and sometimes dabble in gerber dasies…  Anyways, every things coming up daffodils (or something) in my seemingly basic b&w look. But don’t fret, there is an element of surprise under this striped trench … so stay tuned!



My OOTD:
Jacket: Striped Forever 21 trench (old) love this one + 5 ways to wear it here
Skirt: White Tulip Zara Skirt (soo old, but similar styles here & here)
 Earring: DIY Giant Pearl stud (post coming your way soon), similar at bauble bar
Purse: Kate Spade summer house robbie (old, love this one for summer)
Bracelet: Graceful Glam gold bracelet by Shoe Dazzle (also comes in silver)
Shoes: Shoe Dazzle Neutral Strappey Kalya Sandal (on sale!)
Ring: Black White Flower Forever 21 Ring (old)

I’m obsessed with this bow back crop top – as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it. I mean, black white and a big giant bow, plus it touches on the crop top trend? I mean come on, how could I resist! It’s just long enough to wear with a midi skirt or something high waisted, but has a fun slit in the back. I had to pair it with my favorite striped trench (also here) to add a little mystery to the look – it’s basically the most fabulous mullet ever: traditional black & white in the front and a whimsical bow in the back!

Love these images? me too – a big thanks to Pratik Doshi  who shot these – nyc bloggers, if you’re ever in need of photographer, Pratik is your guy! His picture are bright & clear and he’s SO FUN to shoot with! Pop by his Facebook page here // and instagram here
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Strawberry Bubblegum

16th May 2014

I wore this look last night, when I stepped out to BucketFeet’s pop up shop in Soho. BucketFeet is a super cool, unique show concept – all the shoes are playfully patterned and designed by different artists, each with their own unique style. Mine are designed by Miami based artist, Bad Panda, who drew inspiration from his home town to create my kicks.

 My OOTD:
Top: Zara striped crop top (similar here, love this one)
Skirt: Vintage pencil skirt (long live the 80s) that I altered (similar)
Necklace: Zara Choker (cheaper here, ways to wear it here)
I probably need to stop wearing this top … but I can’t! Are you guys sick of it yet? It’s one of the only crop tops I own and I just can’t get enough of this trend #sorrynotsorry. Plus I never say no to black & white stripes annndd I love that it’s long sleeve so it feels a little more conservative (well as conservative as you can get for a crop top).
Before you go – here’s a few iPhone highlights from before & during last nights at Bucketfeet’s new pop up shop in Soho:
Paris & I had a blast in our new shoes. The pop up only lasts 90 days, so run, don’t walk to 108 wooster street to pick up a pair… or if you miss it, you can always order online :] Plus receive 10% off all bucket feet use the code COLORME10
Speaking of sporty styles, check out my latest feature as a fashion contributor for JetMag where I share the do’s and don’ts of stepping out in sporty styles – full story here
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Highlighter

14th May 2014

Today, Waffles and I are taking a walk on the bright side with contrasting highlighter hues and my new neon reebok skycapes!

My OOTD:
Top: Neon Zara Boatneck Sweater (similar + cute cropped ones here)
Jeans: Joe fresh white stretch denim jeans, love these Levi White Jeggings
Necklace: Chanel inspired pearl Zara choker – 5 ways to wear it here
Shoes: Reebok Skyscapes – I’m obsessed full story here
Waffles is wearing Jonathan Adler leash & collar (old, shop other styles here)
Spring has brought out a surprisngly casual side of my style and I’ve been wearing sporty sneakers on replay all season long. After visiting the Reebok Skyscape event and bringing home a pair of my own, I have been reluctant to take them off. I’ve even resorted to wearing these and/or my nikes (last seen here) with dresses and skirts to give this sporty trend a girly twist (like I did at Waffle’s birthday party here). I need to step into some stilettos soon or I’m afraid I never will again … okay, who are we kidding, I’ll probably be wearing sky high heels tomorrow.

Have you tried trading in your stilettos for sneakers this season? 
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That 90’s Chick

12th May 2014

The 90’s are back, and better than ever! Crop tops, sweaters around the waist and the Backstreet Boys are all the rage (okay, maybe I made that last one up cause I want it that way). Today I’m doubling up on the 90’s trend 

My OOTD:
Top: Zara striped long sleeve crop top (similar here, love this one)
Skirt: J.Crew Crew Cuts (don’t judge me) similar here + more spring colors
Cardigan (tied): Borrowed from my boyfriend (thanks, Paris) Tommy Hilfiger
Purse: Coach Bleeker Pinnacle Crossbody in Painted Snake – obsessed with this one
Earring: DIY Giant Pearl stud (post coming soon), similar at bauble bar
Shoes: Black Leather Bacio 61 Booties
I’m a 90’s baby, so I am loving that it’s making a comeback! Right after halloween last year, I had the genius idea to dress up as Dionne from Clueless and am determined to make it happen this October (P.S. have you seen this music video, I’m not usually into rap but I’m obsessed). But when the 90’s trend started popping up this spring, I thought why wait! I can channel Dionne everyday!
I also stopped by the Reebok Skycape event at Chelsea Triangle to test out (and fall in love with) their awesome new shoes. They’re light weight, machine washable, super comfortable and made of foam!!! Yes… foam! Fun fact- They actually make them in the same factory that Victoria Secret makes thier comparable bras! And because their made of foam, you can go sock-less! I’m wearing the Reebok Skycape in pink fusion (shop here) and went home with a pair in coral!
Will you be trying the 90’s trend?
P.S. how beautiful is the freedom tower, I love it!
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French Kissing in the USA

10th May 2014

It appears I’m a bit culturally confused:
Parisian hat, Union Jack and very american ripped jeans… oh my!
Spoiler alert –  I may or may not also through up a super awesome peace sign (asian tourist style) at the bottom of the post…. please try to contain your excitement. 

My OOTD:
Hat: Vintage via Merchant Square in AZ
Top: Stripe Ponte Tee in red by Joe Fresh (also in black & white)
Shoes: Kate Spade Red Bow Marie Heels (old – similar here for $50)
Jeans: 7 dollar Steal from Wet Seal last summer (similar here)
Bag: Kate Spade Summer House Robbie Bag (old)
This post title was inspired by this awesome 1986 jam by Debbie Harry, it’s basically playing on repeat in my head while I write this post. I also love the lyrics plastered on this hilarious sweater by Zoe Karssen (also here). All this red, white and blue action makes me think of Zooey Deschanel and her new collection for Tommy Hilfiger – To Tommy, From Zooey. Knowing my love for Zooey and my previous role at Tommy Hilfiger, I can’t believe we have’t talked about this yet, I’ll have to do a featured post on the line soon (until then, shop here!)
These photos were taken on greenwich ave, one of my favorite drags in the West Village by my good friend, international photographer and favorite Tea date Claire Eliza. After which we promptly stuffed our faces with scones and filled our bellies with hot tea poured from a pot with the Queen’s face on it at my the most darling little tea spot, Tea and Sympathy.
XO Courtney Quinn
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Denim x Denim

7th May 2014

Today I’m Overallin’ … again! I dabble in the classics by pairing denim on denim with classic white and other neutrals. 

My OOTD:
Shirt: Old Navy Hello Gorgeous Tee (last seen here)
Overalls: Tinseltown Overalls via Macys (see me in a Urban one’s here)
Bracelet: Graceful Glam gold bracelet by Shoe Dazzle (also in silver)
Earring: DIY (post coming soon), similar at bauble bar
Purse: Kate Spade summer house robbie (old, love this one for summer)
Shoes: Shoe Dazzle Strappey Kalya Sandal
So today’s post features my second go-around with the overall all (first was here). Learning that wearing them is super easy and fun, definitely a trend I would recommend trying. As I told you before, I opted for a skinny fit opposed to the boyfriend cut that most people (and bloggers) have been wearing, in order to keep myself from looking like a child. Overall (ha) the overall trend is really easy and effortless trend to try out this spring, and with some of the super cheap overall options out there at Urban Outfitters and Macy’s you can test it out without breaking the bank! 
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Cotton Candy

5th May 2014

Happy Monday, dolls! Hope everyone’s weekend was pretty & perfect! Today I was inspired by pink & blue, so I paired these two bright hues together for today’s look!

My OOTD:
Necklace: Zara Pearl Choker (similar here)
Top: Blue Chiffon Tildon Tee via Nordies (Similar)
Shoes: Steve Madden Gold Wedges Sandals (old)
Bracelet: Graceful Glam gold bracelet by Shoe Dazzle (also in silver)
Bag: Kate Spade Summer House Robbie Bag (old)
Get Cotton-Candy-Fied!
I’m so obsessed with the Cotton Candy Rebecca Minkoff bags!!
Giving this edgy bag a ultra-femme twist with girly, pastel pops is pure genius … and perfect for spring!
Pop by his Facebook page here // and instagram here
XO Courtney Quinn