My 10 Favorite Sunnies for Spring

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New sunglasses are the easiest way to spruce up your style for spring. I love that you can pop on a fresh pair to go from glam to funky in seconds. And you don’t have to spend a fortune either – my white sunnies from River Island got me feeling sooo 70’s, and they are under $25! Retro not your vibe? There’s a whole world of classic and colorful options to choose from… Continue reading “My 10 Favorite Sunnies for Spring”

All Black + Pop of Dusty Rose

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As you may or may not have heard, I am constantly trying to be a french girl. You know, svelte no matter how many croissants I eat, generally unbothered and adorable, with effortless style. But sadly, I have to limit my pastries, no one has ever called me adorable, and it’s too cold right now for the striped tee, silk trousers, and beret I’m envisioning (you see it too, don’t you?). In the interim, I’m reading up on looks from fashion week and channeling une femme winter – and for me, nothing says effortlessly chic like all black. The ripped jeans keep it from looking too severe and give this outfit a little texture. I also LOVE this dusty rose COS coat for spring, but I think using it as a transition piece with black is totally working. Come back for the spring-styling in a few weeks. p.s. If you’ve never tried an Everlane cashmere sweater, let me tell you, they are a dream for a fraction of the price.

Stay french out there. Continue reading “All Black + Pop of Dusty Rose”

Stay Warm In A Bold Knit Coat

IMG_2415First piece of news: My insta has even more style, beauty, general antics, and pictures of my pomeranian. What’s not to love?! ❤️ If you’re in the neighborhood, check me out @thechampagnechic

If you’re in the Northeast U.S. right now you are probably getting buried under inches of snow. Stay safe and warm out there! I took the redeye to Chicago last night and it’s freezing here so I feel your pain (but no snow yet, whew). This cold weather inspired me to post about the pure joy that is finding a really warm, but also chic, coat. Like this patterned knit from H&M. And it’s on sale right now for only $50!  Continue reading “Stay Warm In A Bold Knit Coat”

Brand I Love: COS

Looking at your played out winter clothes and realizing you are need of some new wardrobe staples? Me too. If you don’t already know, I MUST introduce you to one of my favorite European fashion imports: Cos. They do simplicity with a twist better than anyone. Think navy sweatshirts with fun pleating, skirts with tie belts and asymmetrical hems, dresses with a collar you can wear up for a square neck, or down for a v-neck. Their fabrics are thick and luxe, but you also can’t go wrong with the classic white poplin shirt. If you are into looking pulled together without a lot of effort (and who isn’t) or solid colors and classic tailoring, scroll down for my best picks from COS right now.

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This dress is from my latest trip to London and is no longer available but there’s a very similar version here (I almost like it more). Shoes: Old // Necklace: Nordstrom, (Similar Here) // Clutch: Claire V. (Similar Here) // Lipstick: Nars Continue reading “Brand I Love: COS”

I Finally Tried Dirty Lemon, Here’s What I Think

I’ve been served SO many Dirty Lemon ads lately, and I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what the hype was. I’d read some positive reviews, but didn’t get a sense of a whether people thought YES TRY THIS or a NO IT’S TERRIBLE. When I saw a promotion for $30/case, instead of the regular $45/case, I thought, “hell, let’s do this”. Plus I love the taste of lemon, so I figured worst case, I’d get a tasty lemony drink. I decided to try 3 of the 4 varieties they offer, per a brief description from the website below:

  • Collegen: Our +collagen formula features hydrolyzed marine collagen peptides, pure lemon juice and cayenne. This blend was carefully selected to improve skin elasticity and hydration, increase internal collagen production and support anti-inflammatory benefits.
  • Matcha: This formula draws its function from energizing matcha green tea (each 16oz bottle has the caffeine equivalent of a cup of green tea), helping the body stay alert but calm through naturally occurring slow-release caffeine and L-Theanine. ¹
  • Charcoal: Activated charcoal supports the removal of toxins and heavy metals from your body and has been used traditionally in hospitals as a poison control remedy due to its ability to bind to toxins in your gut without being absorbed by the body.

Continue reading “I Finally Tried Dirty Lemon, Here’s What I Think”

Wardrobe MUST: Madewell Jeans

You guys, I’m baaaaackkkkkk… I disappeared over the holidays because I was shopping for presents and drinking punch and throwing my 10th annual holiday party, and well, time got away from me. Plus it’s not a good idea to drink and blog, things get weird. I am so sorry friends! I still love you. But in the last few weeks, I’ve changed, and I have to tell you now, I’ve fallen in love with someone else… Madewell jeans.

I already had two pairs, but over the holidays I ended up in Madewell like three times (why three times? who knows?) and just LOVED every pair I tried on, so I did a full investigation, and it turns out their jeans are BOMB. Their sizes also run slightly big (I sized down size on most pairs), which makes me feel amazing about eating friend chicken for dinner last night… I mean, kale, I had only kale for dinner.

To sweeten the denim deal, they have this program for recycling your old denim into a $20 discount for you: You bring in your old jeans to any Madewell store. Madewell gives you $20 off a new pair FOR EACH PAIR YOU BRING IN. You read that right, you bring in four pairs, you get a four IOUs for $20 off of each pair of jeans. And since it’s a little coupon card, you don’t have to use it right away. Pop in your wallet until you are ready to replace and old pair. Madewell then ships your old jeans off to Blue Jeans Go Green™ to recycle into housing insulation. Everybody wins!  You can read more about the program here: Madewell Do Well. (Let’s all just admit we have a couple pairs in the back of the closet that we’re holding on to, “just in cases”.)

Long story short, I popped into Madewell on Sunday to use my last coupon card before it expired (was good for a full year!), picked up this pair of dreamy denim 9″ high rise skinny, ($135 or $115 after trade-in). I am obsessed. Ps check out my insta for even more fun stuff: @thechampagnechic

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