Outfit: Rainy Weekend

October 8, 2012

Cargo and stripes || The Average Girl's Guide

How was the weather by you this weekend? Our Saturday was gorgeous (thank goodness because I was up at 5 am to do PR for the first West Palm Beach GreenMarket of the season then a pool party — all before noon!) but our Sunday was a big drench-fest (i.e. apologies for photo quality in some pics!). While I normally default to denim on the weekend, I still love my cargos from a season or two ago. Are they still in? Please say yes! I plan on wearing them nearly exactly as I did here a year and a half ago (though promise my hair will look nothing like this. ever again! hahaha).

Stella & Dot arm party  || The Average Girl's Guide

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Tweed Blazer

September 24, 2012

I created a list recently on my phone called “style needs” to keep me on track when shopping. Otherwise, I spend money on, yes, cute items, but probably ones quite similar to what I own that don’t help me eliminate my real need for certain items for a more well-rounded wardrobe. (remember this post on the “nothing to wear syndrome?” Exactly.). Ok, on my list are fitted boyfriend jeans, minimalist strappy black heels with an ankle strap, amazing pointy-toe black heels, a few other items, and… a tweed blazer! I’ve wanted a Chanel-esque blazer for ages so when I stumbled across this at Zara (ok, truth, Tiffany found it and I immediately ripped it off the rack!) and then it fit me like so, I had an instant obsession moment.

What are the items on your wardrobe need (not want) list for Fall??  (ps: keep reading for more photos + where everything is from).

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I adore great brands but never the price tags. While sometimes what I’m about to suggest is never a good idea, other times it’s totally a score. Today’s outfit is from Crew Cuts. What’s that you ask? It’s the kiddie version of J. Crew. There’s one in my mall (also online) and its sophisticated looks totally translate into something me, a 32-year old AG (average gal), could wear. What I meant before about how this doesn’t always work? If it looks like little girl wear — or you’re not sure — pass.

This trick is best designed for petite sizes and/or smaller busts. Be aware of fit: look at arm holes, any tightness around the arms, too short hemlines and tightness around the hips. For reference, I — who is approx. size 4 with a small bust — mostly wears a size 14 girls. NOT YOUR SIZE? KEEP READING: Since this is not a “fit” for everyone, look to accessories! Crew Cuts has crazy adorable jewelry for a fraction of its adult counterpart, as does Gap Kids and department store sections.  At Crew Cuts, how adorable is this, this or especially this dress?? And jewelry wise, dying over this, this and this! (Plus, be sure to take an extra 40 percent off final sale with code OURTREAT). Wander in and see what’s available… all on major sale right now. And, shoes? Yeah, that fit a lot of us… more than you think. More coming later this week. Stay tuned.

dress: crew cuts (july 2012; also comes in blue) // wedges: madden girl via loehmann’s (2011) // necklace: forever 21 (april 2012; similar and LOVE this for $7.80!) + c/0 Maya Brenner “s” (here) // bracelet: kate spade (2011; these are each under $100: amazing Tory Burch, Juicy Couture or Coach options)

PS: huge thank you to my sweet neighbor, Lotte, who happens to be an amazing photographer (did I luck out or what?!) that owns, Weesteetee.  She snapped these photos in just a second (using my camera while running out the door after I asked her “for a favor” via FB) and I’m greatly appreciative. Thanks, L!!


Can you believe that next week will be July? Insane! Today, TAGG is bringing you a casual summer look that can be a total go-to for a casual work environment or for the weekend; simply swap out the wedges for sandals if you’re not great on-the-go with anything that has height. Loving the easy going nature of this skirt paired with a contrasting colored belt. And is it me, or does summer make me want to own about seven gazillion white tees? They go with everything and just feel lighter when it’s scorching hot out. This tee is perfect with black work pants and  a cardigan for weekday and my cut-offs when it’s the weekend.

  tee: j. crew (2012, similar via gap) // skirt: target (similar floral fun for under $20!) // wedges: mia rhodes (seen here and here) // tote: michael kors // bracelets: mimi boutique, antique market and derng // watch: michael kors (obsessed with white watches and accessories!) //

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