Top:Topshop / Jeans:Hudson Jeans / Earrings:J.Crew at Nordstrom / Shoes:similar-Nordstrom /
This time of the year is my absolute favorite! For an Irish lass, and former Irish dancer like myself, this has always been the busiest time of the year, some might even call it March Madness! =) Today starts the first day of my last year as a “twenty something” and I am feeling good about that! This year I have come to the realization that aging is a luxury that not everyone has the opportunity to enjoy- embrace it! =) My younger sister, Bridget’s birthday is tomorrow! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRIDGET! We have had a blast celebrating our St. Patrick’s Day birthdays together since 1990! Another part of the “madness” that occurs every March is that my older sister and Irish twin, Maureen, and I are now the same age again! We are 10 months apart so we always enjoy being the same age for two months! The look featured in this post is perfect for a celebration! It is bold, colorful, and fun! This outfit instantly puts me in the mood to celebrate! Cheers! XOXO
Jacket:Banana Republic / Top:Banana Republic / Jeans:Hudson Jeans / Shoes:DV by Dolce Vita / Earrings:Baublebar / Necklace:Banana Republic / Bracelet: Banana Republic/
Hi friends! Thanks for stopping by! It is time to start transitioning into spring mode! It is always exciting to transition into the next season, ditching the current garments worn repeatedly and adding a new, fresh batch of clothes to your closet. Even if they are pieces that you have owned for years, it is always fun to rediscover clothing that has been out of season and not off the hanger in quite some time. If you are anything like me, a new season also means an excuse to buy new clothes! =) The outfit featured in this post is one of my new favorites for the upcoming season. The military green color of the jacket is flattering to all skin tones and is super versatile, not to mention is also a big trend for spring 2017. This past weekend while we were walking to dinner in downtown Chicago, my sister and I realized that this shade of green mimics the one of the Chicago river! We could not get over the way that my outfit played with the scenery of the Chicago river in a way that made me seem like the perfect accessory to our city, Chicago, on such a gorgeous pre-spring evening. Enjoy! XoXo
Top:Banana Republic / Jeans: Gap (newest version) / Sunglasses:Shopbop / Earrings:Banana Republic / Necklace:Banana Republic / Shoes:old, similar-Banana Republic /
Happy Fat Tuesday! This girl loves any excuse to indulge! I have been indulging in comfort food and sweets for the past few months anyways, but today I can blame it on Mardi Gras! This outfit is perfect for the today’s occasion because it, coincidentally, accents the traditional Mardi Gras colors, (gold, pale green, and purple) in the accessories. The purple pumps makes this look perfect for a Mardi Gras party! Whether you are going to a party or having a (stylish) night in with the family like me, this look is perfection. Have a great day and indulge away! XOXO
2.21.2017Top:(no longer available), similar-Gap /Skirt:(no longer available), similar- Nordstrom / Shoes:Tory Burch / Earrings:Baublebar / Necklace:Banana Republic /Bracelet:Banana Republic /
Voila! A comfortable yet chic outfit featuring the ever-so-classic ballet flat! As much as I do enjoy wearing heels, the pace at which my two young children have me moving at, does not allow heels during the day… well most days! The perfect shoe for me during the day is the ballet flat. They are obviously flat- making running (literally) around all day super easy. They are also extremely versatile and chic. Tory Burch is the master of the ballet flat, she offers them in endless colors and patterns! To complete this ballet-inspired look I wore a black, leotard-like top, a black skirt which added texture, simple, dainty jewelry., and I topped it all off with a bun! Share your on “pointe”, ballet-inspired looks with me at email@example.com.
Cape:J.Crew / Dress: sold out, black version available- Jay Godfrey / Shoes:Banana Republic / Gloves:Vintage, similar-Shopbop / Earrings: Baublebar/
Let’s be real, the weekend is always super! This weekend is extra special since it is also the Super Bowl! I cannot wait to see what Lady Gaga’s performance will entail! Judging from her National Anthem performance last year, she will put on a legendary show! It is also my mom’s birthday tomorrow! Happy Birthday, Mom! Thank you for being my number one supporter and fan! I love you! Have a SUPER weekend everyone! xoxo
P.S. Share this post with any SUPER stylish friends! =)
1.26.2017Jacket:J.Crew / Dress:sold out from Nordstrom- available in XS Here / Shoes:Pattern sold out, other options-Superga / Earrings:Sold out-J.Crew, similar-J.Crew /
Two trends that are here to stay for the year 2017 are fashion sneakers and the ever so feminine, ruffle trend! Both trends are ones that I adore and have incorporated into today’s outfit post. Sneakers come in all prints and fabrics these days making it very easy to incorporate them into almost any look! Pairing sneakers with a dress like the one in this post makes the perfect daytime look with that added “cool” factor. The next trend, the ruffle trend, really speaks to the times! As we all know, women are definitely having a moment! Women have never been so strong, powerful, united, and empowered! Ruffles embrace the beauty of femininity and what could be more on trend than that?? What trends are you embracing so far in 2017?
P.S. I heard about this gorgeous blue backdrop thanks to Jennifer Lake of Style Charade. She is a fellow personal style blogger. She has gorgeous, whimsical photos and you should definitely check out her site and follow her on Instagram- I do! @JenniferLake is her Instagram handle. On her site, Style Charade, there is a section called WallCharades in which she provides a guide to Chicago’s street art. For anybody based in Los Angeles, there is a guide for L.A. street art too!
Top:No longer available, similar-Here and Here / Jeans:Sold out-Tory Burch, other Tory Burch pants-Here / Earrings:J.Crew / Shoes:Sam Edelman /
Everybody is all about making a statement nowadays, so why not make your own statement with your look! These Sam Edelman booties do ALL the talking…These showstopping shoes are gorgeous and versatile. It has been a long time since a pair of shoes have stopped me in my tracks the way these ones did! These shoes take your look and confidence to that next level. I actually gifted these shoes to my sister for Christmas, but with sisters, a gift for them is a gift for me too! 😉 What statement do you wish to make?
Coat:Badgley Mischka / Jeans:Gap (newest version) / Shoes:Renvy from Gilt / Earrings:Baublebar /
Hi everyone! The Badgley Mischka coat featured in this post is my new favorite! I recently purchased this little black coat from Rue La La, and it has been making going out and braving the cold exciting again! Typically this is the time of year in which getting bundled up gets old because the routine of wearing the same layers day after cold day is too monotonous. ((ENTER NEW COAT)) Faux fur coats are trending right now and lucky for us, they are extremely warm and chic! I had been eyeing coats similar to the one featured in this post for quite some time now but the added texture and leather details of this one made it irresistible and impossible to pass up. Plus, it reminds me of a coat that my mom has that was passed down to her from her mom, Ruthie, lovingly known as Ma. Both of the coats share the unique texture of the fur. Ma’s coat was the last big item that she purchased before she was married. After she was married she had 1,2,3,4….8 kids in 11 years! While her life did change shortly after buying her little black coat, her elegant beauty and style never have! xoxo
Sweater:(Emerald Version)-Banana Republic , similiar- Banana Republic/ Skirt:Milly / Earrings:Baublebar / Boots:Bucco /
Happy 2017! My 2 month absence from my site was totally unexpected, and I am thrilled to be back at it again! A LOT has changed! I attended the Simply Stylist Conference in New York which was the best thing I have done since starting this site. I met a ton of like-minded people who share my obsession for fashion and style. It was a perfect event for networking with other people in the industry. I left feeling connected and inspired. A few days after my return, we moved to a new home in the town where I grew up just days before my son, Killian’s, birthday. We are still getting settled but are very happy with the move! Killian had his golden birthday, 4! The holidays were a whirlwind, of course. Family members visited from Texas and New York, and we had parties almost every day! Now that the New Year’s confetti is settling and the pieces of my life are all falling into place it is time to get back to Girl With All the Curls. I am extremely honored to have you here, reading this! Thank you! I am going to be posting consistently again. Stay tuned to see what I have in store for 2017!
Sweater:Banana Republic / Dress:similar-ASOS / Shoes:Tory Burch / Bracelet:similar-Tory Burch / Earrings:similar-Kate Spade /
I have some very exciting news to share!…Guess what?! This weekend, I will be traveling to New York! I am so excited to be attending the Simply Stylist NY conference! I have been a long time fan of Simply Stylist! In the words of its’ founder, Sarah Boyd, “Simply Stylist is a way for like-minded women to come together, learn from one another, get inspired and to network. It’s a place where we showcase the true trendsetters and uplift fashion and beauty tastemakers of the future.” It is such a privilege to have the opportunity to attend this event. I started Girl With All the Curls six months ago, and while I have learned a lot already, I know I still have so much more to learn! I will be documenting the entire trip on Instagram, @girlwithallthecurls ,and Twitter, @MaryKateBlanco2 . **Disclaimer: My lack of activity on social media has been because my phone was used as a teether, eh hem..Nora. I am going to get a new one today or tomorrow at the latest! Bare with me! =) New York here I come!