Monday, April 29, 2013

Coral to the Max

Hello Everyone! 

I love that a maxi dress can go from casual to cocktail with ease. Though I have opted for casual here, I could easily see this bright coral dress with chunky layered necklaces and a top knot for a chic drink with friends. Even more versatile than my maxi, is my vest. I know I have sung its praises previously... but it truly does go with everything. Have a great week! 

xo Christina

 Dress: Forever 21 (old but loving this cobalt one); Vest: Sanctuary (last seen here); Sunnies: Karen Walker; Clutch: Tory Burch (old); Bracelet: Madewell, J.Crew, David Yurman; Rings: Madewell; Monogram Necklace: Max and Chloe; Nails: Essie in Turquoise and Caicos

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Memphis Madewell Opening with Blogger Pennyweight

Madewell Memphis is open! For those of you that are unfamilar with the brand, it is like J.Crew's funky sister... eclectic with classic undertones... which I love. This store opening was hosted by Nashville blogger Elise Joseph from Pennyweight (check out her Pinterest boards they were featured in InStyle Magazine!) Lauren of Sunshades and Snowflakes and I made the drive from Oxford to Memphis and we couldn't have had a better time! Elise was so awesome, and it was great to chat with Kim Thomas of KP Fusion and Augusta Campbell of Memphis Magazines Style Watch. Not to mention, Madewell had some great finds...
Shop Madewell

Have a great rest of the week!

xo Christina

{Lauren in love with a structured coral top}

{Kim Thomas and Augusta Campbell}

What I wore to the event: Madewell silk top last seen here;  Tibi Arizona Maxi here; Nars Lipstick in Schiap

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Spring Weather Leather

I bought this cognac leather skirt back in fall; I love a piece that can be worn season to season. All I did was change out my sweater for a silky spring blouse, tights and ankle boots for these colorblock heels, and my coat for aviator sunnies. To add a jolt of color to such simple shapes, I had to add a pop of hot pink at the lips. Best part about this outfit... except for my everyday jewelry, no piece was over $100. Have a great week and thanks for reading!

xo Christina

Shirt: Madewell; Skirt; Kensie (now on sale!): Shoes: Zara last seen here (old but similar here and loving these here and here); Sunnies: Rayban (a gift from my bestie Jessica...she always gives the best gifts); Clutch: Boutique in Oxford (but similar one here) Rings: Forever 21 and Etsy; Bracelets: J.Crew and David Yurman; Liptick: NARS in Schiap

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Strawberry Stripes: Southern Royalty Feature

 I love stripes! They give a classic vibe to anything... shirts, skirts, dresses, and yes these shorts. Living in Mississippi for the last two years has certainly had an impact on my personal style. If anything, I think it has forced me to realize that I am an East Coast girl at heart. I am drawn to preppy bright colors, clean lines, and a great button down. This button down in particular has subtle anchor print... a slight homage to my college days as a Delta Gamma. 

A special thank you to fellow University of Florida grad and  Lucky Magazine Contributor Katherine Diane for featuring The Quarter Life Closet on her blog Southern Royalty. 

Check out her blog and the feature here:)

xo Christina 

{Tiny red anchor}

{Tortoise }

Shorts: Asos; Shirt: Madewell; Shoes: Marc Fisher (old but similar); Bag: Coach Willis; Necklaces: Pearls: J.Crew (old), Monogram: Max and Chloe;  Ring: David Yurman; Bracelets: J.Crew (also loving this new color here); Sunnies: Karen Walker

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fuchsia Floral

Happy Monday!

Punchy bright florals and white denim, spring is in full bloom. When I wear something feminine, I feel the need to accent with structure. My fatigue vest (as my friends can attest) has become a go to for me lately. The army inspired layer adds the right dose of cool to a super girly tie blouse. 



Blouse: J.Crew (old); Vest: Sanctuary  Jeans: J.Crew; Shoes: Juicy Couture (Similar here); Bag: Coach Willis; Sunglasses: Karen Walker 'Anywhere'; Lips: Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lipstick in Hot; Jewlery: J.Crew and David Yurman

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Shorts and Shiny Shoes

Hello! Happy Thursday!

The oxford shoe is a lot like the boyfriend jean. They are both menswear inspired, many people are hesitant to try them, and once you own a pair... you wonder how your closet once existed without them. These shoes are so comfortable and fun, and can be worn with anything you would normally wear with a ballet flat. I love options :)

Thank you for Reading



Shoes: Sam Edelman; Shorts: H&M (old); Sweater: J.Crew (old); Purse: J.Crew (old but loving this one); Sunnies: Karen Walker 'Anywhere'; Necklaces: J.Crew and Max and Chloe Bracelets: J.Crew, David Yurman, and Nordstrom; Ring: Forever 21; Watch: Michael Kors

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Color Block

 Happy Tuesday! 

I love that two unexpected colors can come together to make office appropriate silhouettes feel fresh and vibrant. When it comes to color, I have little to no fear. Sometimes it pays off, and other times, well.. it doesn't. (I am getting flashbacks to painting my bathroom bubblegum pink when I was 14). So don't be afraid to test the waters when it comes to color, at best you find a new lease on your closet, and at worst you have to repaint a wall :)

Thanks for Reading!



Blouse: Equipment (here); Skirt: Tibi (on sale here); Shoes: Via Spiga (on sale here); Bag: Celine Phantom; Sunnies: Karen Walker Super Duper (here); Necklaces: Neon: J.Crew (not online, but similar at J.Crew Factory here), Monogram: Max and Chloe (here); Bracelets: J.Crew (here) and David Yurman

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Long Live Lilly!

Long Live Lilly!

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Hello Everyone,

I am sad to report that fashion designer, icon, and Palm Beach socialite Lilly Mckim Pulitzer passed away today at the age of 81.  Lilly Pulitzer certainly has served as an inspiration to me and I wanted to honor her memory, as well as her impeccable taste. Long live the Queen of Pink and Green!

Fox News article on Lilly and her amazing life!



Thursday, April 4, 2013

Rainy Day Dots

Hello Everyone!

The saying goes that April showers bring May flowers. Well there should be a lot of flowers in Oxford next month, because the rain continues to fall. Rainy days shouldn't dampen your style. I mean come on, who doesn't love splashing around in their rain boots? 

Another thing that always puts me in a sunny mood when the actual sky is cloudy is a bright orange lip. This lip color Jenna by Bobbi Brown was inspired by the famous J.Crew President and creative director Jenna Lyons. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Jenna said that there is just something she loves about an orangey red lip that has more yellow undertones than blue... and I couldn't agree more.

The weekend is almost here! I hope it is a great one! 



 Skirt: J.Crew (here); Jacket: J.Crew (here); Shirt: J.Crew (here); Belt: Target (here); Wellies: Hunter (here); Bag: Celine Phantom; Braclet: J.Crew Classic Pave (here) and David Yurman; Sunnies: Karen Walker Anywhere (here); Lipstick: Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte lip color in Jenna (here)


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