Month: July 2016

Summer Stripes

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imageimageimageimageTop:Topshop / Shorts:J.Crew / Sandals:J.Crew / Sunglasses:Ray-Ban / Earrings:Banana Republic / Necklace:Fornash /

Earn your stripes… in style! Put a modern twist on the classic print by wearing stripes with, more stripes! Mix thin and thick stripes or wear stripes in opposing directions! The Topshop tank top featured in this post appealed to me because of its’ stripes that run in different directions. Once I combined this top with my striped J.Crew shorts, I had my very own print party! These two striped pieces, once combined, created a look that upgraded a classic print to a chic trendy outfit! Try it out this summer to earn your (summer) stripes!

Picture Perfect

7.29.2016imageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageCamera: Nikon/ Hat:Michael Stars / Top: Ella Moss/ Shorts:J.Crew / Sandals: DV by Dolce Vita/ Sunglasses: Ray-Ban/ Earrings:Baublebar / Bracelet:Banana Republic /

After receiving a lot of questions asking what kind of camera I use, I have decided to dedicate a post to the topic! When I decided to create my personal style website/blog, Girl With All the Curls, I wanted to purchase a camera that would take high quality pictures while being user friendly. After researching cameras and asking friends and family members for recommendations, (special shoutout: Patrick O’Donnell!-You were so helpful!), I purchased a Nikon D5300 camera and a 50mm lens. The 50mm lens is the best for fashion bloggers! My Nikon camera and lens are two of the best investments I have made. I am able to capture moments perfectly with high-quality images, making editing almost always unnecessary! The professional quality of this camera makes it possible to capture an image in great detail, making it possible to see the texture or weave of an article of clothing, as if it were right there in front of you! As a mom, I am always wanting to capture precious moments of my children, like the ones featured in this post from our recent vacation at our lake house! My camera does just that! The images captured are so real and life-like that it feels like I am able to freeze time with the click of a button. The wifi feature makes sharing and uploading pictures extremely easy! I could go on and on all day about how much I love this camera, but you get the “picture”, right?!

Vogue with a Side of Coffee

7.23.2016imageimageimageimageimageimageTop:Anthropologie / Shorts: J. Crew/ Shoes:Sam Edelman /Sunglasses:Tory Burch / Earrings:Kate Spade/ Bracelet: (no longer available),great alternative-Anthropologie / Coloring Books:Barnes & NobleBarnes & Noble / Colored Pencils:Barnes & Noble / Phone Case:(newest version), Kate Spade /

My favorite time of the day is late morning. I am past the “Can I go back to sleep?” stage and well into my “I can accomplish anything!” stage. This is the time of day in which my kids are energized and in full play mode, giving me time to plan the day, clean up, and be creative! I typically plan future outfit ideas and draft posts during this time. My well-rested mind and coffee filled self allow my creative juices to flow, (pun intended). Optimism is fully present in my mind and spirit as I begin the day. Recently, I discovered adult coloring books at Barnes and Noble! The Vogue coloring books, that I could not resist, have been a new and exciting way to channel my creative energy. Featuring vintage Vogue covers, they are a great source of inspiration! What time of the day is your favorite? I hope you all enjoy every minute!

Pleats and Pumps

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Dress:Luca Couture from Gilt / Shoes:Renvy from Gilt / Clutch: ( sold out,Anthropologie)  another gorgeous option-Anthropologie /Sunglasses:Ray-Ban / Earrings: Givenchy/ Bracelet: Anne Klein/ Ring: Michael Kors/

Copy me. Your eyes aren’t deceiving you, I give you full permission to copy me! After all, Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I am not endorsing taking credit for an idea that isn’t your own, but Isn’t that why blogs and websites like mine exist? To inspire? If even just one person takes inspiration from a post of mine, I feel accomplished, and quite thrilled- to be honest! Seeing an idea or concept that you like and putting your own personal spin on it is a beautiful thing! Having two sisters, I am no stranger to copying and being copied. The dress in this post was recently purchased by one of my sisters only minutes after she saw mine! We typically can share clothes but this particular sister is a bit taller than me so she needed a size that provided more length. When she told me that she purchased one for herself, I was thrilled! An outfit concept that I had instantly inspired someone! Yay! If this post, or any past or future post of mine inspires any of you, I would love to hear about it! Feel free to email (girlwithallthecurls@gmail.com), Facebook, or comment below to let me know about it. Let’s inspire each other!

Sweet Home Chicago

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Dress:J.Crew / Sunglasses: Shopbop/ Earrings:Banana Republic / Shoes:Aldo /

Today was the perfect Chicago summer day. There is nothing better than a bright blue sky decorated with the Chicago skyline on a sunny summer day. The always present breeze in the “Windy City” makes hot summer days like today bearable! Dipping your feet in the lake (Lake Michigan) is also a great way to cool off too! The beauty ofFered by this lovely city never gets old,Even to a Chicago native like myself. My younger sister, Bridget and I walked by the lake and soaked up this beautiful summer day. Bridget, who just so happens to be my photographer, loves exploring the city as much as I do. We both wore light, airy dresses to beat the heat today! Together, We had so much fun taking in the sights of our “sweet home Chicago”.