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My Morning Skincare Routine

My Morning Skincare Routine

| the Clinique 3-step skincare routine | Being the youngest of three females in my home, I unconsciously took advantage of my mother's and sister's skin care regimen when I was a pre-teen. At 12 years old, I wasn't concerned with my skin but I used all their Clinique...

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Beauty Routine for Winter Weather

How To Update Your Beauty Routine For Winter Weather Yay! We had more snow today! It was just a tiny bit of snow, but I know a lot more is coming. Winter is a beautiful time of year, especially when snow blankets the ground turning your street into a winter...

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Daily Skin Care Routine

Daily Skin Care Routine

February in Connecticut can get bitterly cold.  When the winter weather arrives and the heat gets cranked up, it is time for me to make an adjustment to my daily skin care products. My routine remains mostly the same, I just switch out a few of the spring/summer...

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Summer Styled Gingham

Summer Styled Gingham

You've gotta love shopping for someone else and then scoring the cutest thing in the store for yourself. I took Jackson to American Eagle to buy him jeans for a Bar Mitzvah party, and just as we were checking out, I spotted it. A blue and white gingham tank top with a...

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Eye Lash Extensions: Before and After Photos

Eye Lash Extensions: Before and After Photos

The instant I saw a girlfriend of mine rocking eye lash extensions, I've been intrigued by the whole idea. She looked sensational and I couldn't keep my eyes off her eyes. She looked glamorous, happy and rested. She has three active boys and I know she is chronically...

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Classic Pink and White Striped T-Shirt

Classic Pink and White Striped T-Shirt

When J. Crew had their spring sale, I rushed over to see what bargains I could take home. I picked up a couple of cute things on sale and one top that wasn't on sale. I've been buying a lot of pink clothes recently and I couldn't pass up this pink and white t-shirt....

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Lovely in Lilly

Lovely in Lilly

I've been a fan of Lilly Pulitzer clothes since my days at Penn State University. I remember my first purchase was a mini skirt. Being on a college student's limited budget, it felt like I paid a fortune, but it was so worth it! I had to own something made by Lilly....

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J. CREW Spring Sale!

J. CREW Spring Sale!

Yay - it's Thursday and that means there is only one more day before the weekend kicks off! If that's not enough to smile about, it is made even better by the fact that J. CREW is having a huge spring sale right now. Here's the deal. Get 40% off sale styles with code...

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Cool Girl Crop Jeans

Cool Girl Crop Jeans

Hopefully you had the same warm weather that we enjoyed here on the Connecticut Coast yesterday! It was in the low 80's most of the day which created the ideal backdrop for an Egg Hunt followed by a delicious Easter Brunch. When we got back home, everyone changed out...

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10 Transitional Outfits To Wear Now

10 Transitional Outfits To Wear Now

10 Transitional Outfits to Wear Now Sometimes I feel like I mention the weather a lot when I'm blogging. I'm not saying it's his fault, but I'm blaming my husband for this. Every morning before he leaves for work, he gives us the current temperature and what the...

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The Best Natural Foot Cream

The Best Natural Foot Cream

The Best Natural Foot Cream thank you to Bétèrre for sponsoring this post, all opinions are my own. Now or later, please take a moment out of your Monday to check out these Instagram photos that the celebs posted to their feed for the Golden Globes last night. Some of...

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Cheetah is a Neutral

Cheetah is a Neutral

The weather in New England has been really weird. Last week, it got cold enough for us to turn on the heat for the first time and this week it's going to be in the high 60's. The Connecticut weather is so unpredictable! My decision making skills on what to pack away...

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Pretty Preppy Transitional Outfit

Pretty Preppy Transitional Outfit

Pretty Preppy Transitional Outfit The weather here in Connecticut has definitely turned the corner and it's time to bring on the layers! I was looking for some chic transitional outfits and when I found a lightweight, form-fitting navy blue quilted vest at Old Navy...

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LOVE YOUR LACE-UP

LOVE YOUR LACE-UP

Love Your Lace-Up | Gigi Hadid wearing thigh high boots and a lace-up sweater | Lace-up anything is all the rage. Lace-up flats were huge this summer and I have to admit that I wasn't so crazy about them in the beginning. They have definitely grown on me, but I would...

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Wearing White after Labor Day

Wearing White after Labor Day

this post contains affiliate links Wearing white after Labor Day! Yeah, I'm so over it. Long gone are the days when I dutifully packed up all my white clothes after Labor Day. I stopped doing that years ago mostly because the weather was still so warm and glorious and...

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One Dress, Two Ways

One Dress, Two Ways

One Dress, Two Ways * don't forget to enter for your chance to win two free tickets to the Greenwich Wine and Food Festival, click here for the details and how to enter, good luck! * I picked up this fun, colorful Hatley dress for a steal during our mini-vacay at Lake...

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Favorite Things

Favorite Things

Favorite Things   Happy Friyay! I'm getting the impression that Connecticut is among some of the states that start school far into the summer (otherwise known as LATE). The children of some of my friends and colleagues that live in other parts of the U.S. have...

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Fall 2016 Fashion Trends

Fall 2016 Fashion Trends

Fall 2016 Fashion Trends   Look, it is not my fault that summer is coming to an end. I don't want it to be over either. I purposely avert my eyes and pretend not to see all the Halloween decor that is already on display. Don't get me wrong, no one loves Halloween...

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Back to School Clothes Shopping Tips

Back to School Clothes Shopping Tips

Back to School Clothes Shopping Tips | Catherine gave me the "thumbs up" on her new back to school clothes | Let me start by saying that I'm so grateful that I have a girl who loves clothes as much as her Momma! When Jackson was younger, I could get away with dressing...

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Children’s Capsule Wardrobe

Children’s Capsule Wardrobe

Children's Capsule Wardrobe | a few pieces from Catherine's Capsule Wardrobe | Have you heard of the term Capsule Wardrobe? It's a term coined by Susie Faux, the owner of a London boutique called "Wardrobe" in the 1970s. A capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few...

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Rain Romper

Rain Romper

Rain Romper Rain Romper - $29.99 Rain much? We definitely need the rain here in Connecticut, but this weather is putting a damper on my plans. The good news is that the weather is supposed to clear up soon and I'm looking forward to a few days of sunshine! In the...

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BIRCHBOX SUBSCRIPTION REVIEW: JULY 2016

Birchbox Subscription Review: July 2016 You know all the planets are aligning if the roses that you purchased for a separate photo shoot just happen to perfectly complement the color and design of this month's Birchbox. I picked up these pretty pink tipped white roses...

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Off The Shoulder Dress

Off The Shoulder Dress

off the shoulder dress I found a dress (on sale!) that incorporates three of my favorite things: off-the-shoulder style, embroidery and sequins! It's a trifecta. This perfect group of three elements is combined beautifully in this easy to wear, pull over style dress....

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Sun Kissed Shoulders

Sun Kissed Shoulders

Sun Kissed Shoulders Awhile back, I blogged about how off the shoulder tops are on again (here) and it was followed by a post on a cold shoulder top (here). I see a trend developing, that's code for obsession. This blouse from Primark offers the best of both worlds,...

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Racy Racerback Bras

Racy Racerback Bras

Racy Racerback Bras   EBERJEY ESTELLE RACERBACK BRALET - $60.00 I love bargain hunting for clothes and I recently found two Lilly Pulitzer tank tops at TJ Maxx at a ridiculous discount. These retail for $44 on the Lilly site and I got each for $14.99. Typically,...

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Ten Tassel Bags

Ten Tassel Bags

Ten Tassel Bags | TOMMY HILFIGER RIBBON RUGBY SMALL BUCKET BAG | The glorious warm weather has a way of bringing about a carefree sense of style. Layers and length are abandoned for flip flops, shorts, short-sleeve tops, bathing suits and coverups. When it comes to...

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Primark Danbury Fair Mall

Primark Danbury Fair Mall

Primark Danbury Fair MallYou're welcome. Okay, okay, I'm being a little presumptuous but I'm pretty sure you'll be thanking me soon. If you have not heard about PRIMARK, grab a cup of coffee and read on. What's Primark you ask? With its origins in Europe, Primark is...

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Birchbox Subscription Review: June 2016

Birchbox Subscription Review: June 2016

Birchbox Subscription Review: June 2016 Hello Gorgeous! When I launched my blog a year and a half ago, I envisioned that I would feature the latest beauty and fashion trends because I want to blog about things that I am passionate about. The beauty industry is...

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Cold Shoulder Top

Cold Shoulder Top I've been joking with friends that every time I look at the weather app on my iPhone the forecast changes. One day it looks like we are in for a week of rain, and the next day it looks like nothing but sunny skies! We had spectacular weather...

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Birchbox Subscription Review: May 2016

Birchbox Subscription Review: May 2016

Birchbox Subscription Review: May 2016 | May 2016 Birchbox Subscription Review with flowers from my own garden | This month's Birchbox is focusing on sun protection, and I only wish I knew about the irreversible effects of sun on my skin when I was a teenager. Between...

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6 Chic Beach Cover-ups

6 Chic Beach Cover-ups

6 Chic Beach Cover-Ups Hello Sunshine! And where have you been all my life? We've had an unprecedented period of rain for the past two weeks and we are all breathing a collective sigh of relief that the weather is finally warm and sunny. I'm soaking in the sun and...

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Paisley Print Maxi Dress

Paisley Print Maxi Dress

Paisley Print Maxi Dress I don't know about you, but when the weather warms up it puts me in the mood to shop for some new clothes. Last week, my friend Mary Ann and I headed to South Moon Under in Westport, CT to partake in an interactive fashion show as part of The...

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Birchbox Subscription Review: April 2016

Birchbox Subscription Review: April 2016

Birchbox Subscription Review: April 2016 SALE ALERT! AFTER READING SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE VINEYARD VINES SALE AND GET THE COUPON CODE! MOTHER'S DAY IS AROUND THE CORNER...HAPPY SHOPPING As I was packing for our family vacation in Florida, I spied my April Birchbox on...

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Elevated Black Bead Bracelet

Elevated Black Bead Bracelet

Elevated Black Bead Bracelet Elevated Black Bead Bracelet Last week, I hosted a cocktail party that included a fun and creative craft where my guests made some cute bead bracelets. It was such a hit that I wanted to share this DIY jewelry project! This Elevated Black...

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CT Fashion Blog

CT Fashion Blog

CT Fashion Blog When I launched Connecticut in Style a little over a year ago, I was blogging purely to satisfy my need to have a creative outlet to share ideas and inspiration regarding our chic part of the New England coast. I knew that I wanted to share my...

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Cheek Contouring

Cheek Contouring

Cheek Contouring It's Makeup Monday! A reader emailed me with a request to add more beauty and cosmetic tips on my blog. I decided to start with the cheek contouring technique because it is by far the quickest and easiest part of my beauty routine. It makes my...

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Neck Scarf – Trending Spring Fashion

Neck Scarf – Trending Spring Fashion

Neck Scarf - Trending Spring Fashion One of the biggest fashion trends for spring is a small neck scarf, it has quickly become the accessory du jour. A neck accessory is a great way to add instant style to your look, and while wearing it around your neck is the...

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Giveaway: Silk Tassel Necklaces

Giveaway: Silk Tassel Necklaces

I'm really excited about the giveaway today! Several years ago, I fell in love with tassels and basically anything that had a tassel on it. They seem exotic to me and the possibilities for how to use them are endless. I see them range in all manner of size and...

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Off the shoulder tops, are on again

Off-the-shoulder tops are one of the biggest fashion trends this season - and I couldn't be more excited that they are making a comeback! An OTS top can be a transformative item of clothing because it changes your look and your image. When I see a woman in an...

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Birchbox Subscription Review: February 2016

Birchbox Subscription Review: February 2016

One of the most fun and creative parts of my month is deciding how to photo style my Birchbox Subscription Review post. I never know what the box will look like on the outside and I typically open it and live with it for a couple of days to give myself some time to...

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Whiter Teeth in 5 Days

Whiter Teeth in 5 Days

{Sarah O'Brien, Founder and Creative Director of Connecticut in Style} When my friends and I get on the topic of having white teeth (yes, we talk about it) my answer is always the same: "If you're not whitening, you're yellowing." We all know that everyone's teeth get...

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How to get the perfect eyebrow

How to get the perfect eyebrow

We all have our beauty "thing." For me, it is and has always been, having a perfect eyebrow. Long before I realized how important they are to your appearance, I was tweezing every other day. I think I started when I was sixteen and I have never stopped. I am so...

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