Romantic Florals

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Hi guys! Let’s talk about trends we’ve seen for a little while- “romantic florals,” open shoulder, high waist jeans and gladiators. They’ve been around for a while and they’re still in -it’s time to invest in them.

The shirt I’m wearing, I immediately fell in love with. I thought it was a really special top and this season I had always admired how special looking floral Zimmermann tops looked, but I never wanted to spend close to $500 on one Zimmermann top. This top was perfect because it had the floral pattern that I wanted and the silhouette that I wanted of the open shoulders and it was the perfect price for me. I got it on sale at Intermix, its Intermix’s exclusive line, and they had so many more floral items I loved at an affordable price.

The Intermix top I’m wearing looks pretty similar to the Zimmermann ones I love, so why is the Intermix one so much less? It’s because it’s Intermix’s exclusive line- they can mark their items lower, while producing items of the same quality because they are selling direct to consumer not wholesale. I highly recommend buying items that are direct to consumer like items from the Intermix exclusive line, “Bop Basics” on Shopbop or Aqua from Bloomingdales.

As for my jeans- I needed a new pair of ripped jeans and figured I’d give high-waisted a try! I’m so happy I did because I now pair them with almost anything; my shorter tops that need to be with a high jean and regular tops that I tuck in or let hang and cover the high waist. Mine are from Revolve, there’s no sale going on with Revolve right now but if you use the code “Tulip” you receive 15% off all merchandise that’s not a best seller or a new arrival.

Stay tuned later this week for my post for Fourth of July weekend essentials! 


Get the top here and similar tops here, here, here, and here || Get the jeans here and similar jeans here and here || Shoes here and similar ones here || Similar shades here || Bag here


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This week we are flashing it back- to Fall 2016 (and the 80's!) during my semester abroad in Florence, Italy. Overalls and chokers seem to be one of the biggest 'throwback' trends of today's millennial fashion and we are excited to share with you how we prefer to pair them!

Like chokers, overalls are a come back item that have slightly evolved to include a more modern, chic twist. Our friend Emma Scott, pictured below (and probably one of the most photographed Tinner friends), never seizes to amaze us with her ability to stay ahead of trends by finding neat, hole-in-the-wall shops and styling their unique products with simple accessories. (Simplicity is key with overalls).

During our first touristy adventure in our new home in Florence, Emma (or Scoo as we call her) rocked these overalls with a comfortable Gap T-shirt and white, Dolce Vita Sneakers. Her simple accessories included, Rayban Sunglasses, ASHA Zodiac Ring, Michael Kors Watch, and a Leather Backpack

**We only got a couple confused looks from the Italians-- and turns out there is no direct translation for "American Fashion Blog," so we just went with it...

{Click herehere and here for overalls like the ones above!}

Scoo stumbled across these overalls at a pop-up in NYC called The Vintage Twin, who's motto is "Reworked Hunted Treasure. One of Each Item." At the pop-up, which gives 10% of their total company proceeds to charity,  Emma had these stressed and cut perfectly to fit her body. Offering a variety of custom vintage items at affordable prices,  the founders Morgan and Samantha Elias strive to provide unique items that allow customers to wear and express their individuality. Their mission is "hunting for treasures among the millions of quality goods that are given up each year, reworking some to make them on-trend and salvaging fabric and parts from others to create new designs."

Check out to shop online or visit their pop-up going on now until July 7th on 20 Spring Street and 199 Lafayette in NYC. 

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Seeing Stripes

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Every store we walk into at the moment, is filled with racks upon racks of white and blue striped pieces -- with many, eye-catching variations. For Memorial Day Weekend, Lindsay showed her festivity by pairing this striped J.Crew Factory top ($30!), with AG white jeans, Steve Madden wedges, and of course, the most classic RayBan Aviators. 

Tops like these are perfect (and super easy) to throw on for the summer and go well with any white or denim bottom. Below are a few striped tops that we are also watching!!

Check out these summer, striped styles from Shopbop and Zara -- here (this one's my fav), here, here, here, here, here, and finally, this amazing crop top (that's on sale!)

Mixing and Matching Free People

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Every time I go on the Free People website, I am excited (and slightly confused) about the how many different styles you can find. It appeals to a minimalist, someone who is boho chic or even to an "athleisure". For instance, these New Balance sneakers are really cute and perfect for a day in the city with a pair of distressed jeans and an oversized sweater. OR you can get this lace choker which would work better for a night out with black heels, leather pants (or skirt) and a white blouse. 

I went through some of Free People's newest clothes to help pick out a few pieces that I think you all will love. Everything from Jeffery Campbell Suede Stilettos to an all in one necklace that has a choker and is long. Click on the links to see the pieces on the Free People website!

New Balance Sneakers ($80) || Gold Necklace ($28) || Jeffery Campbell Heels ($188) || Leather Skirt ($128) || Leather Wallet ($48) || Lace Choker ($32) 

The (Sort of) Boyfriend Jeans

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With every new season, old trends return and current trends evolve. As we head into Fall, distressed denim seems to be at the forefront of both old and new. I have always been a fan of a simple skinny jean or jegging and have been reluctant to try different shapes and styles with the concern they wouldn't be flattering for my body (i.e. boyfriend jeans). Nevertheless, always fun to try trends that bring you out of your comfort zone a little bite. In an attempt to find boyfriend jeans that I could wear while traveling abroad, I stumbled across these baggy jeans that aren't quite boyfriend but have the same effect. Because they still have some shape, they aren't as unflattering as boyfriend jeans can sometimes be. And though the rips are somewhat aggressive, you can wear them as a fun beach look, chic European look, or even a little more conservative look with a simple, oversized button down (as pictured).

I am usually a huge fan of color and simple gold jewelry, as I like and feel most comfortable in it. This look, however, was one of my favorites from the summer and something completely out of my usual repertoire. The big staple necklace and cuff were really fun and I used the heels to bring it all together. I also really thought that my Warby Parker glasses were a fun addition and constantly try to remind myself that glasses can also be used to accessorize. 

As I head into my second week studying abroad in Italy, I made another unconventional purchase; ripped, light wash, overalls. Stay tuned to see how I style them and combine my desire to be ~European chic~ with my personal style!

Distressed Jeans: Here and Here (pictured above) || White Button Down: Here (oversized), Here and here (short sleeve option - SO cute) || Open Toed Booties: Here (similar) and Here (dressier option) || Warby Parker Glasses (also have AWESOME sunglasses!) || Necklace: Here (similar)

Black & White

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As I've gotten older, I've found that I buy a lot more neutrals and fewer patterns. Although this makes all my clothes look very similar, I prefer having versatility over having to re-wear identifiable patterns over and over again.

That being said, I try to spend money on neutrals that are timeless and good quality. All of the items pictured above are from this summer. The black pants are a recent Club Monaco purchase and I've already lost track of how many times I've worn them. Though other companies (like Zara) make similar pairs, I wanted to get something that would also be nice enough for work. I paired the pants with a $30 Old Navy cotton shirt that is PERFECT for a hot summer day and these new J.Crew animal print slip-on sneakers.

A tip that someone once told me about finding the right pair of lose pants that fits your body best is to look for ones that scrunch at the bottom. Whether they actually scrunch or just get tighter is your preference but something that comes together at the bottom will give your legs more shape. PLUS, if you wear them with heels they elongate your legs even more!

This outfit was incredibly easy to throw together because everything was neutral. I added the shoes to give it an extra pop, as neutral outfits usually look best with a little extra something. Whether thats a necklace, ring, shoes or bag is up to you. 

They no longer sell this white top but this quilted Old Navy top is a perfect transition piece for the fall and only $25!

 Club Monaco Pants Similar ON SALE ($29 down from $159) BLACK LEATHER

J.Crew Shoes ($198 + ADDITIONAL 30% OFF)

Linner's Abroad Essentials

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As we talked about in 'Neutral Necessities,' when shopping and packing for abroad, it is very important to stick to neutrals and think about how many different ways you could wear a certain item. While having a white skirt or a chic black jacket is critical for creating a variety of outfits, sometimes the most important items to match are the everyday accessories that make a statement while still staying simple. You don't want to bring bright pink supergas or an impractical sequin clutch; you have to think pragmatically about what you are going to get the most use of and how that item can be the staple to each outfit you put together. This is an important fashion lesson in general, not just for abroad, and is a good way to save money because neutrals are great and LESS IS MORE, people! :) 

ASHA Necklace ($350.00) || Neely Bag ($70.00) || Joie Shoes ($125.00) || Tory Burch Bag ($295.00) || Steve Madden Heels ($109.95) || Herschel Duffle ($74.99) || Supergas ($65.00) || La Mer Watch ($125.00) || Karen Walker Sunglasses ($220.00) || Adia Kibur ($50.00) || Sam Edelman Flats ($100.00) || House of Harlow Earrings ($30.00) || Mr. Parker Backpack ($395.00) || Michael Kors Wedges ($350) || Kendra Scott Ring Set ($70.00)