FASHION

Pumpkin Picking

Pumpkin Picking

Charter Club/boat-neck top, Gap 1969 jeans, Frye boots Dear Mother Nature, What the...? We went from summer to winter in like two days. It was warm, sunny and gorgeous on Friday (I have the photos below to prove it) and on Sunday it was s-n-o-w-i-n-g. My ferns, that I...

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BEAUTY FILES: OCTOBER BIRCHBOX REVIEW

BEAUTY FILES: OCTOBER BIRCHBOX REVIEW

One of the very best parts of getting my BIRCHBOX in the mail is the anticipation of what the outside of the box will look like. They continue to enchant me every month with fabulous packaging! This month, the BIRCHBOX is exquisitely marbled with pink and white and it...

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DIY Flower Crown

DIY Flower Crown

I recently purchased a dress designed by one of my fashion icons, Diane von Furstenberg. It is one of her classic wrap-dresses in a vivid print. Getting the dress is one thing, putting the entire outfit together is another. I felt like I owed it to the dress to...

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10 Essential Flats

{Mini Miller Flat by Tory Burch in Bright Navy. I'm in love.} Sometimes I think that flats are just as commanding as heels. They obviously don't show off your legs as well as a heel does, but there is an arresting feeling I get when I see a woman impeccably dressed...

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Classic Blue & White Stripe Shirt

Classic Blue & White Stripe Shirt

Seriously, I am not supposed to be buying summer clothes! I'm a sucker for a classic blue and white stripe. When I saw this button down shirt from Ralph Lauren I bought it thinking that I could get some mileage out of it before snow flies. I’ve worn it by pairing with...

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Camo Jacket Reveal

Camo Jacket Reveal

  You can’t go wrong with a basic camo jacket for the fall weather. Whether you keep it simple with a black tee-shirt and flats or dress it up with a blouse and heels, this versatile Design Lab jacket is a must in my closet. It comes in two colors, army green or...

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Fall Fashion Color Report

Fall Fashion Color Report

Sometimes I think that the fashion industry is a little like "Who came first, the chicken or the egg." I like to be fashion forward, and as I was combing through RTW (ready to wear) clothing last week on New York's Fashion Week, I noticed that there was a definite...

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BEAUTY FILES: AUGUST BIRCHBOX

BEAUTY FILES: AUGUST BIRCHBOX

Opening my mailbox to see my bright pink BIRCHBOX shipping box never fails to put a smile on my face. In addition to the anticipation of what goodies are in store, I love seeing the packaging! My August box says "Adventure is a state of mind" and I couldn't agree...

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Mixed Crystal Jewelry

Mixed Crystal Jewelry

Mixed crystal jewelry from J. Crew - my favs this fall on CT in Style, a Connecticut-based lifestyle blog. Mixed stones. Mixed crystals. This fall's fashion trend is to mix it up on your ears, neck and your wrist with a burst of colorful and bright jewelry to make you...

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The Allure of the Locket

CT in Style Product Crush - Monica Rich Kosann Lockets I recently inherited a pair of Tiffany earrings from my mother. She knew that I was coveting them and surprised me with them as a gift on my last birthday. They had been given to my mother by my father after I was...

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Beautiful Cross Body Bags

Beautiful Cross Body Bags

I find that in the summertime, I need less of everything. This applies to my clothes, my shoes and my handbag. I usually leave my handbag in the car and just grab my wallet and mobile phone. On date nights, however, I take a few more items with me and that's why cross...

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Flirty Fringe Sandals

Flirty Fringe Sandals

As we welcome in the warm weather, the layers come off in favor of clothes that are more streamlined. I'm seeing lots of airy, light weight summer dresses that are very simple and beautiful. While I am in favor of simplicity, I also subscribe to the French phrase je...

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I Love you to the moon and back

I Love you to the moon and back

I love you to the moon and back - CT in Style, a Connecticut-based lifestyle blog. Dainty jewelry is so charming and lately I've been coveting anything that combines a little crescent moon and stars. Etsy is one of my favorite places to shop, especially for whimsical...

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5-Minute Hairdo

5-Minute Hairdo

CT in Style - A Connecticut-based lifestyle blog. When our AC kicks on, it finally feels like summer. I welcome the sun and the heat, but not what it does to my hair. My hair is naturally curly and when I blow it out, it gets frizzy. I love smooth curls, but it takes...

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How to Style White Jeans

How to Style White Jeans

I adore how a crisp pair of white jeans brightens any outfit. Whether you subscribe to the fashion rule that says white jeans can only be worn between Memorial Day and Labor Day or not, we are officially past Memorial Day now and I wanted to share some new ideas on...

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Five Fabulous Fragrances

Five Fabulous Fragrances

    Five Fabulous Fragrances by Connecticut in Style ctinstyle.com I think that perfume is very personal. Not every fragrance smells the same on everyone and it takes some sampling to find the right one for your body and your senses. Some people want their...

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Flash Tattoos

Flash Tattoos

If I was ever going to get a tattoo, I would have it around my upper arm, like an armlet. I'd probably get it in black with some celtic design, a nod to my Irish ancestors. But, I doubt I'd get anything that permanent - I like the...

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How to get Dazzling White Teeth

How to get Dazzling White Teeth

To set the mood for today's post, please take a moment now to turn on or up your device's volume. Let's take a listen to the great Louis Armstrong for a little bit. Just hover to the middle of the frame and click on the arrow. Our smile says so much about us, and when...

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The Best Peep-Toe Ankle Booties

The Best Peep-Toe Ankle Booties

      The Best Peep-Toe Ankle Booties - Sarah O'Brien Connecticut in Style Blog I keep tabs on what interior designers wear. I can imagine that their sense of design is transferable to their sense of fashion. While I was on the Near & Far Aid...

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Peasant Blouse

Peasant Blouse

Last weekend, I was in Sarasota, Florida where the weather is warm and sunny and gorgeous - and so are the people. On our last night, we strolled around the downtown area and came across a live outdoor latin music festival. I loved the fact that people were dancing in...

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Kate Spade Sale

Kate Spade Sale

If this cosmetic case isn't a conversation starter, I don't know what is. This bag oozes intrigue and who doesn't love a little of that? If I saw anyone with this bag, I wouldn't waste a second asking them what they have in it. If the tables were turned and anyone...

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BirchBox

BirchBox

  I signed up for Birchbox recently and I have to say that I am loving all the beauty samples! You've probably heard of Birchbox, but in case you haven't, here is the low down. When you subscribe ($10/month or $110/year) you will get monthly deliveries of...

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Connecticut Bloggers

Connecticut Bloggers

Connecticut Bloggers Connecticut Bloggers - Happy Monday! I wanted to start this week with eye candy. This Sugar Stack Ring from Tiffany is so pretty and comes in several eye-catching colors that look good enough to eat. There is nothing like getting a blue box from...

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Chambray Shirt

Chambray Shirt

Chambray Shirt Connecticut in style We are gearing up for our family vacation next week and I'm already making mental notes about what to pack and what to wear on the days we are traveling to and from our destination. The weather in Connecticut is finally warming up,...

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The Hottest Handbag Brands

The Hottest Handbag Brands

I was in a consignment store in Darien, Connecticut a few summers ago. The moment I walked in, I spotted the MOST GORGEOUS Marc Jacobs handbag I had ever seen. It was a robin's egg blue and a steal at around $450 dollars but I didn't buy it. When I went back the next...

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Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2015

Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2015

  Happy Friday and happy first day of spring! I'm drooling over Lilly Pulitzer's spring arrivals and thinking ahead to a warm and sunny tropical destination for spring break. We are headed to the Bahamas for a much needed family vacation (I'm counting the days...

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Sweater Tips

Sweater Tips

Even though it is March 9th, I'm staring at several feet of snow which means that it is still sweater season. In New England, our sweater season started in October and that makes March the official start of our sixth month wearing wool. I'm finding it challenging to...

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Boyfriend Jeans

Boyfriend Jeans

Boyfriend Jeans - Sarah O'Brien, Founder and Editor of Connecticut in Style There is something so romantic and sexy about wearing your boyfriend's or husband's clothes. It must be a universal thing to want to grab an item of clothing that belongs to your favorite...

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2015 Oscars Best Dressed

2015 Oscars Best Dressed

Oscar Night 2015. The biggest and most important award show of the year where the stars pull out all the stops and catch the spotlight in gorgeous dresses.  Here is a roundup of the best celebrity fashion from the red carpet paired with their Instagram pic!  Enjoy the...

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Pretty Professional

Pretty Professional

I bought my first business suit at Ann Taylor in Westport, Connecticut. I still remember exactly what it looked like and more importantly, how confident it made me feel for my first interview. I landed the job as an intern for a global-wide company and I was totally...

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Makeup Tricks & Tips

Makeup Tricks & Tips

I think it is fun to experiment with makeup tricks from time to time.  Most days, I keep my makeup to a minimum because I prefer a more natural look.  The three things that I rarely leave the house without wearing are eyeshadow, mascara and lipstick/gloss.  My...

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Tortoise meets Monogram

Tortoise meets Monogram

A monogram is such a classic look, it never goes out of style.  One of my favorite pieces of jewelry is a gold monogrammed necklace that I wear at least once a week.  There's something about wearing an accessory with your initials on it that adds a personal touch and...

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Paris Fashion Week 2015

Paris Fashion Week 2015

Yesterday at Paris Fashion Week, Giorgio Armani revealed his 68-piece collection for spring and summer.  Morgan Winsor, International Business Times, wrote: Giorgio Armani's 68-piece collection for spring and summer featured Oriental prints in delicate structures....

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Meet Marsala

Meet Marsala

  Marsala Pantone Color 2015 Marsala was recently introduced as the Pantone color of 2015 and there have been a lot of mixed reviews about this year's color selection, mostly not so good. Personally, I love the color and think that Marsala is versatile and...

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