Spring Staples

Romper- Tobi | Jacket- Esley (similar here) | Sneakers- Superga | Sunglasses- Ray Ban | Lipstick- Urban Decay

Spring trends often times fall into the same three categories: bright, floral and flow-y. When the weather finally starts to get warmer I like to carry over some of the trends and pieces from fall and winter and mix them with traditional spring trends to create a unique look. This Tobi romper is a classic spring piece with the blush tones and light structure. To make the look a bit more complex, I paired it with an army green bomber jacket. This jacket adds an edgy vibe to the look while still framing the romper and allowing the pattern and shape of the piece to pop even more. I am always a fan of the sporty chic look so I had to include one outfit with sneakers. Superga sneakers are a classic in my wardrobe, and I chose these plum ones to match the deeper tones in the romper, bringing the whole outfit together. The sneakers complement the lipstick which is also not a traditional spring-time tone.

Romper- Tobi | Purse- Francesca’s (similar here) | Slides- Karl Lagerfeld (similar here) | Sunglasses- Traps Eyewear

As we enter summer concert and festival season I find myself gravitating more towards pieces like this romper. I am used to scrolling through my Instagram explore page and seeing hundreds of intricate and complex bohemian looks that people put together at festivals. These outfits are often frustrating to me because people are just dressing for the event and for the pictures but not for their own style. I love the simple boho look because it is more suited to my personal style. This Tobi romper has the larger, cropped bell sleeves and a tassel belt. The simple colors and pattern as well as the traditional silhouette of the piece allow it to be both modern and bohemian. I paired the romper with some more Coachella inspired accessories. This cross-body bag adds more movement and fun to the outfit with the fringe. The purse also matches the espadrille slides perfectly. These shoes are on trend and are extremely comfortable. The fringe detail on the slides is subtle but adds that final touch to tie the whole ensemble together.

Top- Tobi | Jeans- Madewell | Wedges- Indigo Rd. | Lipstick- Urban Decay |Sunglasses- Traps Eyewear

One of my favorite trends for spring 2017 is the crazy sleeve trend. There is so much you can do with this trend because it is so versatile and it can really fit any style. Even the 80s shoulder pads and big sleeves are coming back into style (not exactly my personal favorite but I’m sure many people are happy about this). This Tobi top incorporates the pastel, off-the-shoulder and crazy sleeve trends all in one affordable piece. This top offers a more wearable option for the crazy sleeve trend. The hem of the shirt also hits at the perfect spot for high waisted shorts or jeans. The cropped jeans with a slight flare show off my favorite wedges. I wore these shoes most recently to my sorority formal and to my high school graduation so they hold a lot of great memories. They are the perfect mix of glamour and bohemian vibes with the lace up tassel detail.

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Grammys 2017 Red Carpet Trends

The Grammys are always an interesting event in regards to fashion. So many iconic and memorable looks. Let us never forget JLo and her 2000 plunging dress and more recently, Lady Gaga’s 2016 tribute to David Bowie. The most obvious standout this year was a fairly unknown African American artist, Joy Villa, who wore a dress with President Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” along with “Trump” along the train of the gown. This could be a “love Trump’s hate” type of message or maybe she is a supporter. Either one, I don’t think this stunt will keep her in the limelight for long.

Now for the more exciting news on the red carpet. Some of the major trends of the night crossed all genres. We saw plenty of keyhole cutouts, some more risqué than others (@JLo again). here are some of the stars from country music to pop performers who rocked this look.

Jennifer Lopez
Faith Hill
Demi Lovato
Carrie Underwood

The red carpet was also lit up by many other stars who decided to rock the metallic trend. Heidi Klum finally has come out of her fashion slump with this awesome metallic mini. Although Heidi is on her way out a slump, Katy Perry may be on her way in with this ill-fitted look. Here are the stars that blinded us with their metallic ensembles.

Katy Perry
Heidi Klum
Solange Knowles

 

All images courtesy of E! Online

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Dress- Billabong (similar here) | Necklace- Filigree Clovers | Sandals- Lord and Taylor 424 Fifth (similar here, only $26!)

I just got home from another amazing trip to Vermont. I love shooting in Vermont not only because of the gorgeous scenery but also because the small towns, inns and farms make me feel like I am in a different, more elegant time period. I always get dressed up for dinner when I am there even if we are just going to a small, casual tavern simply because the food and places are so amazing there and putting on a nice dress makes dinner feel like an important event. I wore this outfit on the last night of my vacation in Vermont. We ate at one of my favorite places, the Inn at Weston. I love this place not only because the food is fantastic but also because it is a classic, proper Vermont inn with green shutters, local artwork inside, greenhouses, beautiful gardens, and my personal favorite, an extremely talented and friendly pianist who plays while you eat dinner. Eating at the Inn at Weston feels like you are eating in the 1800s. I wore this dress mainly because it was very warm in Vermont that day and the dress is breezy and comfortable however I think the Vermont surroundings compliment the dress’s earthy pattern. I paired it with this long silver necklace to make it a bit fancier and my new brown buckle sandals. Look out for another new post this week featuring pictures of Vermont and all the fun things I did there!

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The Boho Slip Dress

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Dress | Wedges (also comes in blue and black!) | Purse (similar here)

The slip dress has been a huge trend recently so I thought I would show you how I wore this trend in a more bohemian way. One of the reasons I think the slip dress is so popular is because it is so simple and comfortable and looks so chic in that effortless way. Keeping that effortless style in mind I chose this dress because of its lace details, adding a feminine touch to the look, and its handkerchief hem adding that boho feel that is perfect for summer. It also didn’t hurt that the dress was on super sale at Saks Off Fifth for about $40! I paired the look with my favorite pair of lace up wedges that I bought at DSW for only $60 (I just wore these to my graduation!) which also adds to the boho vibe. I added this woven cross body bag as opposed to my usual saddle bag that I would wear with a bohemian look because it is less structured, like the dress, and acts as an interesting focal point in this simple look. In many cases bohemian looks can seem overwhelming with tons of layers, colors, and textures which is why I love this look because it achieves the boho style while still looking simple and effortless.

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Pinstripes and Street Art

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Dress- Free People (on sale!) | Shoes- Kate Spade (on sale!) | Bag- T-Shirt and Jeans (on sale!) | Earrings (similar here)

Everyone has that one light, comfortable dress that they throw on at least one a week during the summer. This dress is mine. I recently purchased this Free People dress at a local boutique, South Moon Under, on sale for about half off. I almost never buy Free People clothing for full price because discount stores like Marshalls, TJ Maxx, and Saks Off Fifth often carry Free People pieces for a fraction of their original cost. I love how this dress incorporates my preppy side with the seersucker design and my more minimalist style with the loose silhouette and lace-up detail. I am also in love with these new Kate Spade daisy sandals that I purchased discounted from Saks Off Fifth. Anytime I feel like my outfit is boring or needs an extra pop of color I put on these shoes which make me and my outfits brighter and happier. If you have followed my blog for a while you have definitely seen this bag before. I love saddle bags and this T-Shirt and Jeans one especially with its western inspired design. Finally, these earrings were a graduation present from my mom and I think they add the perfect classic touch to this look as well as some sentimental value.

Thank you so much to my friends Brian and Emma for not only taking these awesome pictures for me but for also making the shoot fun and energetic.

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Linen Layers

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Dress (Island Company; similar here) | Sweater (Anthropologie; similar here) | Shoes (similar here) | Sunglasses (Traps Eyewear)

Even though it is summer you can still pull off the layering trend. Where I live it can get cooler at night during the summer so I love wearing cropped sweaters to add another texture or change the silhouette of my outfit. I paired this light linen dress with a heavier sweater to balance the look. I wanted to wear these sandals because the color and the fact that they are flats are somewhat unexpected. I actually purchased the sandals at a consignment store but I will link a similar pair in the outfit details. I like this outfit because there are plenty of possibilities to wear whatever shoes or accessories you want with it to make it more interesting or unique.

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Dress- Urban Outfitters (similar) | Sweater- American Vintage (similar) | Bralette- Aerie | Sandals- Anthropologie (similar) | Sunglasses- street market (similar)

I am very excited to share this look with you all because I think it is perfect for festival season. Any one of these pieces would be great for an outdoor concert or festival. The lace up detail and the geometric print on the dress make the look different and eye catching. If you are going to a festival you probably won’t need this sweater but in case you are going somewhere a little colder I think this is a perfect piece because it is soft and simple and doesn’t detract from the dress. These sandals are my favorite pair and I usually wear them more often than my flip flops in the summer because they are so comfortable but also add a boho vibe to the look with the beaded detail. I was considering doing a post on the sunglasses alone because I love them so much. I bought these at a market on Houston Street in New York City for thirty dollars and I have absolutely gotten my money’s worth out of them. They add a twist to the classic aviator style and I love the rose gold lenses. Lastly I have to thank my friend Rosie (happy belated birthday!) for taking these pictures and I am so happy with how they turned out.

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LFW Street Style

Paris, Milan, and New York fashion weeks are all great but there is something special about London fashion week. I always look forward to those street style pics because London style is so unique. There is a certain quirkiness and boldness that is indigenous to the city. Because of my love for LFW I am so excited to be able share with you all these street style pics, courtesy of one of my favorite places online to shop, Farfetch. Any of these looks can easily be recreated by checking out Farfetch’s huge collection of luxury clothing for both men and women (they always have great sales going on too!).

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When I first saw all of the street style pics from Farfetch I knew that I wanted to talk about these two looks. I rarely ever get to talk about men’s fashion on Like Lillian however I love men’s street style pics from fashion week because they are unpredictable and are often fun and whimsical looks. Both of these guys are wearing relatively classic outfits but they added pieces to make them interesting and different like the Campbell soup Converse (I am trying to find them to buy for myself) and the skull bracelets. These guys also crushed the layering trend.

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These looks show how diverse and distinct London style is. The first look embodies the quirkiness there that I love. The hat, the mix of furs, the cool canvas tote, and the tennis sneakers are all such different pieces and ideas that work so well together in this look. And that is one of the best hats I have ever seen. The coat in the second look is stunning and I love how she made the ensemble edgier with the Wildfox sunglasses. I also love the last look because it is so simple but seems so bold and reminds me of an Alexa Chung look. Even this girl’s hair looks perfectly undone.

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Twin Lights

I am very frustrated with myself for not posting as regularly as I have in the past however I believe in quality over quantity so I would rather wait to do a great shoot and edit the images well before posting them. One of my New Year’s resolutions was to keep up with my Sunday and Wednesday posts every week which lasted me through January and I began to lose steam in February. Hopefully this post will be the start of at least weekly Like Lillian posts. I am also looking forward to doing more collaborative posts with brands and more travel posts. I am moving soon so I may even do a decor post in the near future. I am excited to share this outfit with you all because I have been wearing variations of this look quite often either with a different top underneath the jean jacket or with different shoes. I wore this outfit closer to St. Patrick’s day because of the leprechaun shoes. I also love this look because most of the pieces are relatively affordable. This jean jacket is from H&M, the pleated tank is from Forever 21, and the saddlebag is from Marshalls. I have wore this look with ballet flat and boots and there are so many different options for tank tops or tee-shirts to pair with the jacket. In addition to the outfit, I am also excited to share this post with you all because of how happy I am with the quality of the images which were taken by my very talented friend, Shoshana Swell who came up with the idea to shoot at this site which was perfect, especially in the second photo where New York City is in the background.

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Top (Forever 21- it’s on sale!) | Jacket (H&M) | Jeans (Paige) | Shoes (Free People) | Bag (T-Shirt & Jeans)

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