Street Style: Statement Dresses

Sometimes it is important to invest in your dress! You would be surprised how many boutiques offer sales that are extremely affordable yet you are still wearing a piece that is one of a kind.  This week on #streetstyle Jamie & Jen did just that.  Statement dresses that are unique, classy and feminine made this week’s blog post one of our favorites yet!

Jamie’s peachy long sleeved dress is perfect for fall and is from Asiye’s Boutique in Madison, CT.  Jamie scored this dress on sale for under $100!  Asiye’s has an amazing selection of beautiful boutique items well as formal evening wear.  They just launched their online store as well so make sure to check it out!

Jen’s dress is a beautiful custom-made dress by the wonderful Sandra Hagen.  Ms. Hagen has an Etsy shop that is filled with absolutely stunning pieces that are feminine with a touch of vintage.  Check her Etsy shop out for amazing fashion and sales on custom pieces.
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Topshop Loves Connecticut

I have always loved Topshop. From accessories to adorable dresses, Topshop seems to have it all. What is even more exciting is that Topshop is available in my favorite store, Nordstrom! I have the huge honor of being a Topshop + Nordstrom ambassador in Nordstrom West Farms Mall.
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Flowy & Carefree in Italy

I am still on a high from my trip to Italy.  It was amazing and I was happy to spend time with my family & friends while vacationing there.  We started in Rome and made our way to Southern Italy, where I fell in love with the Amalfi Coast (Sorrento, Isla de Capri, Positano).  Then, we made our way to Verona, Venice, Lake Maggiore, Lake Como, and Florence.  Each Italian region has it’s own culture and food and I found myself falling in love with the Amalfi lemons (lemoncello is delicious) and Tuscan Chianti.

My Italia fashion was comfortable and chic so I wore loose, flowy dresses with layers and of course, accessorized everyday. 🙂 Guess sent me this amazing Exotic sport’s watch that was perfect for such an exotic trip! Shop the look here.

Have you been to Italy?  What other countries have you visited?  This was my first European vacation and something tells me I will be going back in no time!

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{Casual Striped Dress: Forever 21| Cross body Bag: Target| Gladiator Sandals: Macy’s| Exotic Watch: c/o Guess| Bangles: Alex&Ani}

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View from on top of The Vatican. {Gold tone Exotic watch: c/o Guess| Bangles: Alex&Ani}

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{Dress: Charming Charlie| Exotic Watch: c/o Guess| Bangles: Alex&Ani | Aviator Sunglasses: Ray Ban}

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{Enjoying the “thyme” at a farm in Sorrento wearing my lovely gold-toned Guess watch}

Party Dress

This weekend we celebrated my big brother’s 30th birthday party.  He is not 30 yet, but will be on Wednesday.  It made me think, oh how time flies by!
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{the party was outside so I wore tinted moisturizer instead of foundation, a natural lip gloss and of course waterproof mascara}

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{my brother and me circa 2000}

Gladiator Head-Candy❤

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I was so excited about our new walkway (pictured above) that I had my husband take my outfit post pics right in our front yard.  Our puppy Zoey, of course, wanted to be part of the action.  I was going out for dinner by the shore and went for a casual yet flowy look, of course with this gorgeous Dana-Band!

{Striped Maxi: T.J. Maxx (worn here)|Cropped jean jacket: H&M|Jessica Simpson wedges: Nordstrom Rack| Metallic Rose Gold Hair Wrap c/o  Dana-Bands| Gold boyfriend watch: Guess}