Category Archives: Fashion

coat inspiration

Season changes aren’t quite the same in Northern California, but I’m still doing my best to embrace the fall weather everyone else is experiencing. I pretty much have to wear/pack a coat and scarf every day here in San Francisco {even in June/July!}. One of the things I miss most about home is fall weather – the crisp air, the crunchy and colorful leaves, getting bundled up before going outside. I thought Madewell’s style inspiration: coat feature was simply adorable – they picked different areas of the United States and paired it with a coat and fall weather essentials. The two styles I relate to the most {based on where I live now and where I’m from} are the Great Lakes and the Pacific Northwest – I love a good flannel button-up.

Enjoy and happy first day of October!




j.crew spring 2013

I’ve spent the past week and a half living vicariously through New York Fashion Week blog posts and Instagram photos. One collection I absolutely loved {no surprise here!} was J.Crew’s Spring 2013 RTW collection. The bright colors! The quirky accessories! The stripes! The florals! Most of all; the way they were all mixed together into seamless, adorable outfit combinations. I absolutely loved the graphic sweaters – especially the “darling!” one above. Here’s a few of my favorite photos from the runway.

{Images via Fashionologie}

5 Ways to Style a Denim Shirt

Today my lovely friend and roommate Aimee {remember her from this post?!} is here to share a few of her styling tips. She’ll be sharing five different ways to wear a denim button-up shirt! I’m a huge fan of denim shirts {wearing one today, in fact} and excited to share Aimee’s styling magic with you!

1. Let’s face it. I’m a man repeller at heart and love mixing patterns. However, when i’m not trying to scare away every single human being, I like to mix these fun floral pants with the subtle-ness of the denim shirt. Complete the look with a fun colored heel and you’re good to go for the day.

2. On the weekend I like to be super casual. I usually love wearing jeans (and trust me, I’m a big fan of the Canadian Tuxedo), however, to switch it up and make it more feminine, I paired this denim shirt with polka dot shorts & chocolate brown strappy wedges!
3. I found this gem of a skirt at H&M for $15! Quite a steal that you can pair with so many things. I’d wear this outfit to work (I do work in a pretty casual office) or to Napa and top it off with a Panama hat to protect me from the UV’s.

4. I think the denim shirt juxtaposes the leather skirt pretty well, taking the look from a little risque to more appropriate. Pair it with a fun blazer in a wild print (a la Zara!) and you’re going out for cocktails with friends or a party looking sexy and still classy.

5. I won’t lie to you all–I love a good headband. Especially this sparkly one I received as a gift. Pairing the denim with a maxi makes the outfit look casual and fun. Perfect for a music festival or picnic. I added the heels for a pop of unexpected color.

Which outfit is your favorite? Don’t forget today is the last day to enter the Princess Vera Wang collection giveaway!

Thanks so much Aimee!

Princess Vera Wang Collection: Giveaway!

Today is the launch of the Princess Vera Wang for Kohls collection! This is Vera Wang’s second collection at Kohls and is aimed at younger women looking for “whimsical and contemporary” elements in their wardrobe. The team sent me bunch of fun items to share on my blog before the collection released and I absolutely love the Sheer Studded Paisley Top {above} and Eyelet Shortie Shorts {below}. To be honest, I’ve worn the shorts probably six times in the past two weeks!

Now here’s the fun part! I have some goodies to give away to one lucky Polish My Crown reader! All you have to do is check out the Princess Vera Wang collection, come back to this blog post and comment linking to your favorite product! One randomly selected winner will receive the below:

PLUS an amazing striped sweater not yet listed online. Yes – that’s over $100 in adorable Princess Vera Wang apparel and accessories! This giveaway will end on Friday, July 13 at 5 pm PT. Good luck —- I can’t wait to read what your favorite products are! xx
P.S. I definitely want to purchase these sparkle ankle boots. A-mazing.

red romper

I really loved my sister’s bright red romper and decided to wear it last week barefoot and with a skinny leopard-print belt. I’m usually a dress and skirt girl, but this romper was a fun way to switch up my style routine – plus was perfect in the 85 degree humid Ohio weather!

Enjoy the weekend!

Outfit Snapshots

Happy Friday {and long holiday weekend}! I’m back in Ohio again after a quick work retreat and spending time here until next week. SO thrilled to have more time to spend with my family! I wanted to share a few more fun outfit snapshots because….why not? Enjoy the weekend! xx

More outfit snapshots here.

Healthy Living Tips – A Giveaway with Aerie

Here is today’s FITness Friday post with Aerie!

While physical fitness is important, we think that a healthy lifestyle is even more key for a happier life, from the inside out. Healthy living involves more than just a trip to the gym; it covers all aspects of life – physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and relational. This week’s Aerie FIT outfit is the feather tank, equally perfect for the gym or a trip to the beach with your friends. Here’s a few fitness and healthy living tips to kickoff the weekend!

1. Surround yourself with healthy living inspiration. Leave Post-It notes in your bedroom, bathroom, workspace and everywhere else reminding yourself what you love about yourself. Write out quotes that make you feel good or something you are proud of. Check out Operation Beautiful for fun Post-It note ideas!

2. Make it part of your routine. It’s easy to hit the gym when it’s a part of your routine, just like brushing your teeth is. Try to go to the gym or do your workout at the same time each day so you get in the habit of working out on a consistent basis.

3. Go outside. While the gym is great, there’s nothing like being in the great outdoors. Some days {and nights} it’s just best to enjoy being outside, especially if you are cooped up inside all day. Take a long walk with a friend or jog around the block. Some cities even offer fitness classes outside. Being outside is also a great way to explore new neighborhoods or a cool park nearby!

4. Switch it up!  You don’t wear the same outfit everyday, do you? Rotate your workouts! Focus on weight training one day and cardio another. Try swimming one day and yoga the next. Take a Zumba class and then go hiking another day. You will enjoy staying active when you are doing lots of different activities. Don’t forget to enjoy rest days as well!

5. Treat yourself every so often. After finishing a good workout, you deserve a reward. Buy yourself a fun accessory or enjoy a cup frozen yogurt {my favorite is cake batter flavor with strawberries, granola and mango}.

Now it’s your turn to share your fitness or healthy living tips! Aerie and I are hosting a fun giveaway offering one lucky Polish My Crown reader a $50 Aerie gift card. There are two ways to enter:

1. Comment on this post sharing one fitness or healthy living tip
2. Tweet a fitness or healthy living tip to @luckyandi @aerie, including the link:

The winner will be selected on Friday, May 4th.
*Find Aerie’s FIT collection online, Facebook and Twitter. I also love the Aerie Pretty Is Everywhere Tumblr!

CONGRATULATIONS TO KELLIE! You were the randomly selected winner of the Aerie Healthy Living Giveaway.