Chambray + Stripes

Two Style Favorites

Make For A Winning Combination

Lately my denim blouse has been a wardrobe staple, either on its own or layered over a few of my favorite tees. Today I’ve paired it with my best striped tee from J.Crew. This outfit will be worn a few more times, with shorts and even a skirt if the weather ever cooperates. For now, I have to keep the black jeans out and ready for action. Try this look too, no matter the wash or color of your denim. Keep colors and patterns simple, but always accessorize!

SHOP MY OUTFIT: CHAMBRAY TOP | STRIPE TEE | NECKLACE similar | JEANS | BRACELET similar | PEARL RING | YURMAN RING | BOOTIES

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PHOTOS | MICHAEL MANN

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White Out

ALL WHITE EVERYTHING

A Kick Start To Your White Summer Wardrobe 

White Hot! I’m totally gushing over all-white-ensembles for the season ahead, and the proof is in the sleek and modern styles below. Instead of being tardy to this trend party, get a leg up, and take note from some of my favorite looks. I’ve also shared a few white hot pieces on my current shopping wish list. And before you browse, remember that you don’t have to be super slender to wear all white. Forget the fashion faux pas and just have fun with it.

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Bright Florals & White

When Style -n- Smiles Meet

Fun Is Guaranteed

I will preface this post by noting two of my all-time favorite fellas helped me out with my photography this week. Greg served as “Artistic Director” while Michael had the role of “Photographer”. Both jobs suited my guys just perfectly. If you know them, then you just know what I mean.

Needless to say, we had so much fun shooting on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen. Greg has encouraged me to practice my “resting b*tch face”. I know it needs work. All the while, Michael had the tough task of trying to take photos in between bursts of laughter and street traffic. Thanks again to my sweet friends for pitching in and having fun.

SHOP MY OUTFIT: NECKLACE similar | JACKET | TOP similar | JEANS | WATCH | SNEAKERS

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Out of Office: Sick Day

I’ll BRB …

Everyone Deserves A Sick Day!

Unfortunately I think I am still recovering from the SEC tournament. Instead of a silly hangover, I definitely caught a nasty little bug. This sucker has me tucked under the covers (couch potato style) for the later part of the week.

Let’s be serious, this is not how I imagined kicking off March Madness. But I’ve started to realize that any chance I can sit back, relax, and take time to focus on the creative part of my life, I will take it. So today is one of those days where I’ll probably sleep until noon (not kidding) and wake up fresh to focus on my weekly goals.

PS – I thought I would share 30% OFF to BAUBLE BAR below! You only have a few days left!

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Dress Envy

Party Dresses & Such

With Lilly Pulitzer 

A perfect summer party dress is a true investment. Make a statement while looking classic and chic in the likes of Lilly Pulitzer. Never before have I shared a large assortment of Lilly pieces on Lex What Wear. That was until I saw the most recent collection. True to my aesthetic, the recent designs of Lilly Pulitzer are bold, beautiful, and summer ready.Whether you plan to spend a week on the beach, travel to the Hamptons, or attend a casual summer evening soiree, I’ve got you covered. Below you’ll find a few of my favorites, but click HERE for more! xx

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All About That Braid

The Hit Of Spring

Braid Trends Talk 

Lately I’ve been studying the braid, trying to nail down a few tricks to work into my morning routine. I’ve found that it’s easier for me to braid someone else’s hair rather than my own, so I’ve had a few learning curves as I perfect the ‘braids of spring’. Below are a few braid tutorials I’ve been attempting, and a few gorgeous gals and their braids for inspiration. Fingers crossed I can soon share my own braids, once they are photo shoot worthy of course. Let’s braid y’all!

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Dark Hues

A Pretty Print Top

To Be Worn A Number Of Ways

This spring I am transitioning several, light and versatile long sleeve blouses by pairing them with the most basic bottoms. I can easily imagine this brushstroke blouse with white jeans, or with a light wash distressed denim jean. This ZARA top, along with several others will be making appearances come warmer days. Before spending all of your extra cash on new spring styles, try recreating your wardrobe with a foundation of your favorite quarter sleeve and long sleeve blouses.

SHOP MY LOOK: TOP | WATCH | JEANS | BOOTIES similar

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Let’s Go Cats!

SEC TOURNEY BOUND

See Ya Soon Nashville

I’m headed for Nashville to root on my CATS to an SEC Tournament Victory! Follow my adventures and game day fashion on Instagram by following @LexWhatWear or using hashtag #LEXTOTHETOURNEY. LET’S GO CATS! 

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JERSEY | TEE | LEGGINGS | SNEAKERS

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The One Piece

The Coveted Swimsuit Style Of The Season

What To Wear – How To Wear It – When To Wear It

REJOICE! The one piece is back and ready for summer. I’ve been anxiously waiting to share this post, because it didn’t quite seem appropriate with inches of snow, ice storms, and winter wreaking havoc everywhere.  So now after a few days of nice weather, it’s time we have the swimsuit talk.

Disclaimer: This post is all about embracing a sleek, elegant and classic swimsuit style that just so happens to flatter a woman’s body in a beautiful way.

Below I am sharing my one piece line up from three great stores: ANTHROPOLOGIE, NORDSTROM, and VICTORIAS SECRET. I am also sharing a style guide for how to wear your one piece this spring break and summer. Lastly, I want to provide a few noteworthy tips for each of you who plan to shop for your new one piece. So Let’s get started…

1. INVESTMENT

One Pieces can be a little pricey (as is any good bathing suit). Because this swimsuit style can have a long life, over the course of several summer seasons, it is important that you do not get scared away by a high price point. Be willing to invest in a good quality swimsuit.

2. FIT

It is crucial that you measure correctly and fit the swimsuit style to your body shape. This means that you should absolutely measure your lady parts, waist and hips before making any online purchases. You should also pick a swimsuit that creates a good shape for the body you have.

3. STYLE

I highly encourage any one piece shopper to look for prints as well as solids. Don’t shy away form a fun print that suits your style. Keep true to your aesthetic. If you want to go for cutouts, do it in an appropriate way. If the swimsuit is mostly cutouts, well, you know you should have just spent that money on a string bikini. Also focus on the right neckline for your shape – the neckline is where it’s at!

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SWIMSUIT | COVERUP | BEACH TOTE | SANDALS | HAT | SUNGLASSES

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Real Relaxed

Ready For Spring

In A Real Relaxed Look 

Relaxed and casual style is one thing, but to say you can really “kick it” in an outfit is another. I truly feel that this outfit allows me to sit back, relax, and still love style at the same time. Just swap out your layered pieces to create additional go-to looks. Think graphic tee or a camisole with your denim jacket, paired with black jeans or even yoga capris. Finish off with your favorite sneaks, and your ready to “kick it” Kentucky style too.

SHOP MY LOOK: DENIM JACKET | SWEATSHIRT | JEANS | SNEAKERS | WATCH

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PHOTOS | CECE MARIZU

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