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Mango jacket / American Apparel crop top / Zara skirt & bag / Pixie Market shoes (sold out) / CCXVI cap

That feeling you get when the last thing you put on ties your whole look together. SMALL VICTORIES, people. In this case, I have my new CCXVI wool cap to thank for making this look feel complete after deciding to go with burgundy platforms. And yes, I have started quite the cap collection now! Two years ago I was all about floppy hats, buying them left and right, and now I’m seriously into caps. Go figure.

xx becs

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red accents

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Accents of any kind are my weakness. Australian, English, Boston; you name it and I get that woozy feeling in my knees. You don’t even have to be “my type” because having an accent instantly ups your attractiveness by 25%. AM I RIGHT? And when putting together a look, my favorite accents are red ones. Quick snapshot of what I wore this weekend with the full outfit post to follow. Accents courtesy of NARS Heat Wave lipstick and Zara (bag is on sale in-store; unavailable online).

xx becs

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I’m not a businessman. I’m a business, man.

zara tartan suit zpsc4578afe Im not a businessman. Im a business, man.

mango paisley suit checkered button down shirt1 zpse60e1a27 Im not a businessman. Im a business, man.

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Oh word, I have a temporary, not-so-original way to solve my failure at taking “selfies”. While I wish I had the luxury to wear baseball caps and skirts on the regular, my 9-5:30 calls for me to occasionally look professional. Here are some recent work looks featuring my favorite prints of the moment: tartan, paisley and houndstooth.

#1:  Zara blazer, shirt pants / #2:  Mango blazer, shirt & pants / #3:  Nasty Gal blazer, Zara shirt & American Apparel pants

xx becs

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cozy

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mango tweed coat zara turtleneck sweater 1 cozy

Mango coat / Zara turtleneck sweater & pants / Pencey Dolce Vita boots via Thrifted & Modern / Madewell hat

Calling this look my autumn effect. On a non-print wearing day, I enjoy the challenge of combing through my closet to see which complementary colors I can pair together. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. But when it does — like this time — I’m reminded about the necessity of stocking up on varying shades of colors that fall into the same family.

I’ll be back to posting regularly now that (real) life has calmed down a bit. Hope you’ve all been well!

xx, becs

DailyBuzz Style 9×9 | The Classic White T-Shirt

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Mango t-shirt and bag (c/o) | BDG shorts | Pierre Hardy Metallic Leather High-Top Sneakers via Net-a-Porter | SEE sunglasses

LIKE putting on a brand new pair of socks, there is nothing like wearing a crisp white t-shirt for the very first time. Hashtag LITTLE THINGS.

This past weekend, I took advantage of Mango’s current sale and picked up this fitted, rolled sleeve cotton t-shirt (with THE perfect amount of spandex/stretch) for $12. OH YEAH. Knowing I wanted to keep my look summer breezy and inspired by all the tie-dye in the 2013 Resort collections (LOVE), I paired the t-shirt with these tie-dye denim shorts and my new Pierre Hardy silver high-tops. Can you say business on top and party on the bottom?!

Thanks so much to DailyBuzz Style for letting me partake in the classic white t-shirt style challenge!

xx, becs