4:00 pm Fashion Fix: Overhauling Overalls

Despite our best efforts to keep overalls in the 90’s, they’ve come back into our lives, thankfully new and improved and with a certain vengeance to take the fashion world by storm.

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Thankfully, they’ve returned more tailored to the women’s body, some cropped, some reminiscent of a boyfriend jean and they’re looking great cuffed and paired with a classic pump.

After seeing the overall in leather, paired with fur, and in fun prints, I’m this close to grabbing a pair and giving overalls a second try. I love the last look: white, slim fit and cropped with a black pump. Then, a picture of the boys of ‘NSync, clad in overalls with one strap on and one strap off, comes to my mind and I just…can’t.

I’m  dying to know what you think about overalls making a comeback. Will they be making a return to your closet?

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Say it With Me: Never Force Down a Bad Margarita Again

As we say so long to April and set our sights on May {May people!}, one of my favorite days is right around the corner – Cinco de Mayo! Yes, it is the ultimate excuse for day drinking and copious amounts of tequila, but I am making it my mission to never see a pitcher of poorly made margaritas be served again. So this week’s Tasty Tuesday is dedicated to saying Salud in style!

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Did you know you can actually branch out while still staying true to tequila’s roots? Upon returning from our trip to Sayulita, I blogged about my new favorite drink – the Paloma. The drink is still tequila based, but features grapefruit juice, club soda and fresh lime. And is seriously good. But even with this alternative, there is still room to play as is evidenced by the Blood Orange or the Thyme options above {dying to try!!}.

Or perhaps you’d like something with a bit more sweetness? Then the Salty Chihuahua might be for you. This drink, besides having a fabulous name, adds a splash of orange liqueur, all for under 200 calories.  Note, this is another one of the major downsides of margaritas made with any bottled mixers – sugar, sugar and more sugar. Any of these hand-mixed options are going to help you bypass unnecessary calories, at least a little bit.

And if you really, really can’t stomach tequila, a mojito is your thirst quenching best bet, especially when you add a dash of grapefruit!

Sure, we will all eat lots of chips and guacamole with varying levels of a gourmet’s touch come Sunday, but your tequila should never be sacrificed.

Viva la Mexico!

spicy margarita // blood orange paloma // french kiss margarita // thyme paloma // grapefruit mojito // spicy chihuahua

Le Sweatshirt is Now Tres Chic

We all know French women have serious style. But when I came across Sezane, the evolution of the French bag line Les Composantes, I was immediately smitten. They’ve expanded, adding a combination of casual basics to pair with their classic accessories.

This isn’t rocket science, it’s just a little Parisian piece of work-wear heaven!

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I’m loving the look of sweatshirts these days. Wear one made of high quality cotton with a slightly tighter, more tailored fit  and suddenly they’re work wear appropriate, especially when emblazoned with a cheeky phrase like Sezane’s Le Superbe. You just have to be sure to up the ante elsewhere. A sweatshirt can only be worn with a good pair of trousers and heel {hello gorgeous metallic bootie!}, otherwise you’ll look like you’re headed to the coffee shop, not the office.

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If you need to step it up a notch, I’m also loving Sezane’s printed suit. The moto-style jacket feels modern and would easily do double duty on the weekends. The skinny cropped trouser also follows this trend to a tee. Putting the abstract print against a navy base, the suit can be considered a neutral instead of a wild choice.

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Last, but certainly not least on my Sezane wishlist, are their bucket bags! No matter what bag trends come and go, you’ll be able to pull this one out of your closet again and again.The camel option is a classic, but that navy version {Sezane calls it Marine blue} with the black python stripe has me weak in the knees.

What do you think? Does your closet need a little shot in the arm straight from Paris? Then definitely be sure to shop Sezane here. I’ll see you there!