Summer Classics

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And I'm back from the break! Had an action-packed Memorial Day weekend, featuring an archery lesson, some beer pong with friends, a trip upstate with family and some hang-out time with blogger buddy Sunita V. The weather was picture perfect the entire time, with Monday hitting summertime-like 80s--which meant I got to pull out a couple of my summer staples, like these classic Levis cut-offs (also worn here!), scored for $28 from an Ebay vintage seller.

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Lightweight silk tops are one of my faves during the warmer months, so I added an off-white silk tank, which was one of my free Spring Fashion Swap scores. I finished off the look with a cheap pair of sunnies ($6), some Nine West kitten heels ($27, TJMaxx) and a fringed faux-leather bag (an old purchase from the Philippines, cost unknown). The whole head-to-toe look came out to $61.

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Blurred Lines

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I'm a sucker for summer dresses, and I've got a ton of summery florals and preppy stripe options, but sometimes its nice to cleanse the palate with something a little different. So I was thrilled when Vanity Room, a brand that designs and manufactures in NYC, gifted me with this gorgeous black-and-white number. It's super light and comfy, making it perfect for roaming the hot city streets, but the blurred snakeskin-print gives it a little more edge and interest than the average summer dress. 

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I paired the dress with a my white mules c/o Dorothy Perkins, a gifted white bag and my fave pair of sunnies, which were a hand-me-down from a friend. If you're looking for to shop for American-made clothing that's on-trend and reasonably-priced (their current collection ranges from $42-$68!), I definitely recommend checking out more of Vanity Room's pieces. And stay up to date on sales and promotions by following them on Facebook! Happy hunting. :)

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Ocean Blues

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Since blue is my favorite color, I've accumulated a ton of blue clothing over the years, some picked out by moi, and others items gifted to me by friends and family who know how much I love the hue. So it's totally no surprise that I ended up matching the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront last week in a head-to-toe blue look (incidentally, even my nails were blue!). For the weekend outing, I kept things casual in a comfy American Apparel navy dress that I snagged for $0 at the Ethical Writers Co.'s Spring Fashion Swap, and also rocked a pair of amazing denim wedge sandals by Bhava Studio--another swap find, believe it or not.

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To keep the oceanfront breeze at bay, I layered with a light blue button-up (scored for just $2 from a friend's closet clear-out sale last summer), and then finished off the look with pair of recent birthday gifts, including a gorgeous blue leather backpack from my mom and a lovely turquoise and silver necklace from blogger buddy Sunita V. (They know me better than they know myself!) The whole look, including my $6 street vendor sunnies, came out to $8.

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