Floral + Tassels + Stripes

Time for a riddle …

What do you get when you combine floral embroidery, rainbow tassels and pin stripes?

The most adorable, eye-catching blouse you ever did see!

Floral + Tassels + Stripes Anthropologie Blouse | Closet Full of Cocktails

Floral + Tassels + Stripes Anthropologie Blouse | Closet Full of Cocktails

While home in Buffalo for Memorial Day weekend, my mom and I went shopping … naturally. As we slowly passed by Anthropologie, we both did a double-take and started walking in reverse. Why you ask? Because we laid eyes on this gorgeous top at the same time!

Not only is it quite the looker, it’s also super lightweight and airy … perfect for the sticky Cincinnati summer ahead.

When styling this look, I wanted the blouse to be the statement, so I simply paired it with some white skinnies and nude block heels … then topped it off with some royal blue tassel earrings to pull it all together.

Floral + Tassels + Stripes Anthropologie Blouse | Closet Full of Cocktails

Floral + Tassels + Stripes Anthropologie Blouse | Closet Full of Cocktails

Floral + Tassels + Stripes Anthropologie Blouse | Closet Full of Cocktails

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Nordstrom Summer Clearance Sale

Let’s be honest: I love Nordstrom as much as the next person, but that #postgradlife means I can only really shop there if there’s a serious sale.

First, there was the Anniversary Sale, now it’s Summer Clearance time.

And don’t be fooled by the name: Just because it’s a summer sale doesn’t mean there aren’t great fall pieces marked down, too.

So here are some of my top picks to make your Nordstrom Summer Clearance perusing even easier (but maybe more expensive)!

Nordstrom Summer Clearance Sale | Closet Full of Cocktails

Outerwear: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

Bottoms: 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10

Shoes: 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15

Accessories: 16 // 17 // 18 // 19 // 20


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Denim Romper

Welp, I did it again… I let the busy life (and occasional laziness) get the best of me. So now it’s been two weeks since my last post! *Note to self: Be more accountable.*

Ranting aside, it has been a crazy couple of weeks. I’m finally settled into my new apartment and have the next few weekends booked with fun trips. Needless to say, I’ve been planning outfits like a crazy woman!

Enter one of my favorite go-to pieces for this summer/fall: the denim romper. Dress it up or down, this thing is going to get so much wear! You can wear it on its own with some bright accessories for a summery look, or layer it up with a chunky cardigan and felt hat for a more fall-inspired outfit. The possibilities are endless!

J. Crew Denim Romper | Closet Full of Cocktails

J. Crew Denim Romper | Closet Full of Cocktails

J. Crew Denim Romper | Closet Full of Cocktails

J. Crew Denim Romper | Closet Full of Cocktails

Romper: J. Crew (similar) || Shoes: DSW (similar) || Belt: Old Navy (similar) || Hat: Urban Outfitters || Lipstick: Urban Decay

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Pattern Mix

I’ve always hated the idea of fashion trends. They come and go so frequently, making them fickle and limiting.

Think early 2000s: stretchy gaucho pants, obscenely-worded graphic tees, sequin bucket bags. Besides maybe your overalls, denim skirts and chokers (#comeback), have you worn these in the past decade? Probably not. And if you haven’t gotten rid of them by now, they’re sitting in your closet, collecting dust. #guilty

But one trend I’m loving (and don’t see going “out of style” anytime soon): pattern mixing.

At first, I didn’t know how to make this trend work for me. I’ve seen some crazy mixing that I thought I could never pull off. I learned that the trick is to mix a bold pattern with a more subtle pattern. That way, you don’t look like you got dressed in the dark!

So for this look, I paired one of my favorite basic tees with an old favorite, this Urban Outfitters floral triangle scarf.

Pattern Mix | Closet Full of Cocktails

Pattern Mix | Closet Full of Cocktails

Pattern Mix | Closet Full of Cocktails

Pattern Mix | Closet Full of Cocktails

Shirt: J. Crew Factory (on sale!) || Shorts: J. Crew Factory (only $15!) || Scarf: Urban Outfitters (similar or similar) || Shoes: Target

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Have you tried the pattern mixing trend? Share your looks with me on Instagram at @ClosetFullOfCocktails!

Summer Stripes

Sadly, there’s only one month left of my favorite season. *tear*

On the bright side, I plan to fully embrace the “basic girl” stereotype this fall: sweaters, scarves, flannels, duck boots, pumpkin spice. But for now, I’m getting every last wear out of my summer clothes, starting with this colorful tank from Target!

Summer Stripes | Closet Full of Cocktails

As most Target trips go, I went with a strict game plan: Buy only what you came for and stay far, far away from the clothes! And just as quickly as I made that plan, it went right out the window. I stumbled across this top, and ended up with two more dresses in my hand… oops!

But #noregrets here. I’ve gotten so much wear out of this tank as well as a bunch of compliments. So I’d call that a win 🙂

Summer Stripes | Closet Full of Cocktails

Summer Stripes | Closet Full of Cocktails

Summer Stripes | Closet Full of Cocktails
Trying to hide my lipstick stain like…

Summer Stripes | Closet Full of Cocktails

Summer Stripes | Closet Full of Cocktails

Tank: Target (similar or similar) || Jeans: J.Crew Factory (on sale!) || Earrings: Baublebar (similar or similar) || Shoes: Nine West (similar)

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Rompin’ Around in Long Beach

Growing up, the 4th of July wasn’t really a noteworthy holiday. But for the past three years, the 4th has taken on a whole new meaning: it’s time to visit my boyfriend and his family in Chicago!

About an hour from the city is Long Beach, Indiana where Jack’s family has two beach houses. The weekend is always filled with good weather, great food and even better company, and this year was no exception!

One of his (40!) cousins, Grace, is a CFOC fan, so when we both expressed our love for rompers, I knew we had to do a post together. So without further ado, here’s me and Grace rompin’ around Long Beach in our rompers!

Rompin' Around in Long Beach | Closet Full of Cocktails

Rompin' Around in Long Beach | Closet Full of Cocktails

Rompin' Around in Long Beach | Closet Full of Cocktails

Rompin' Around in Long Beach | Closet Full of Cocktails

Rompin' Around in Long Beach | Closet Full of Cocktails

Rompin' Around in Long Beach | Closet Full of Cocktails

And of course, Larry had to make an appearance. 🙂

Rompin' Around in Long Beach | Closet Full of Cocktails

Rompin' Around in Long Beach | Closet Full of Cocktails

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