Summer of Color

Blue Striped Dress | @maevestier

Dress c/o Calico | Bag (similar) | Necklace 1 & 2 c/o Gorjana | Shoes

I have been buying color in a BIG way this summer. Normally, I go for summer whites, pinks, and maybe one or two other colors I'm currently loving or wanting to try out. This time around, I'm really tasting the rainbow: I've bought reds, oranges, greens, lavenders, and blues to go along with my usual pink/white/black favorites. Playing around with more color has been a welcome change to my summer wardrobe, and I've rediscovered my love for light blue hues - like this striped wrap dress from a favorite local boutique. If you're in MA, you have to check out Calico - you won't be disappointed.

Striped Wrap Dress | @maevestier
Striped Summer Dress | @maevestier
Sweet Summertime | @maevestier

Photos by Nicollette Petersen.

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What to Wear: Fourth of July

Red Ruffle Sleeve Dress | @maevestier

Dress c/o Old Navy | Shoes | Bag | Photo by Nicollette Petersen

Fourth of July is officially around the corner, and I'm rounding up a few of my favorite pieces to help you look festive for the fireworks. Embrace the stars and stripes without breaking the bank - every piece below is under $200 (and can be delivered asap - you have less than a week!).


Sentimental Pieces: Morocco

Moroccan Silver Metal Bag | @maevestier

In September, I wrote a post called Sentimental Pieces about a pair of handmade sandals I picked up on a trip to Italy. Writing that post made me realize how many special memories are attached to certain outfits and accessories - so I've decided to share another sentimental piece with you today.
Some of you may remember my vacation in Morocco this November. I was there for a family wedding and had the opportunity to see a lot of Marrakech during the week-long trip. On what was one of my favorite days, my family and I ventured into the Moroccan markets with a local guide. He took us to these wonderful stores hidden deep within the markets. We visited a shop that specialized in Argan Oil (also known as "Moroccan Oil") and watched the process of how it was made right there in the store. We saw handmade woven rugs, intricate Kaftans and slippers, local spices, beautiful silver lamps - the list goes on and on. In one particular shop, I became infatuated with these gorgeous silver metal crossbody bags. I ended up purchasing the one in the photo above, inlaid with carved camel bone. I wore it a few nights later at the rehearsal dinner and couldn't stop staring down at it. Now that I'm home, I've gotten so much wear out of it - it's a truly unique bag to add to my wardrobe, and it's impossible to wear it without reminiscing about that magical trip.

Marrakech Spice Market | @maevestier

Spices and soaps in the Marrakech markets.

Pink Hair Don't Care: My Alice & Olivia Event

Pink Ombre Hair | @maevestier

Top & Pants c/o Alice & Olivia | Hair

I always wish that the Alice and Olivia store could just be my personal closet. Their playful, modern, girly aesthetic fits so well with my style, so I was thrilled to partner with their Boston store on Newbury Street to host a summer shopping event a few weeks ago. 
My best decision of the night was getting to the store early with my photographer so we could take photos before anyone arrived - that way, the rest of the evening I was able to focus on chatting with guests, sipping from cute little champagne bottles and eating macarons (complete with the Alice and Olivia "Stace Face"). 20% of proceeds from the event were donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a wonderful cause I worked with in both high school and college. 
For the event, I styled two pieces from Alice and Olivia's recent collections: this gorgeous flutter-sleeve crop top, which I plan to wear over and over this summer, and these amazing metallic foil high-waisted pants. I mean... I'm obsessed
Lastly, I decided to do something a little different with my hair. Thanks to some help from Beaucage Salon, I arrived to the event with a temporary pink ombre. We used Kristin Ess's "Rose Gold" tint (you can pick it up here!) to get the cotton-candy color. After about three washes, the product was completely gone and I returned back to my usual blonde - but I had so much fun having some pink in there for a few days!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out!
If you were unable to attend the event but would like to make a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, you can do so by clicking here.

Gold Pants Outfit | @maevestier
Pink Ombre Hair | @maevestier
Stace Face Macarons | @maevestier
Alice and Olivia Boston | @maevestier
Blogger Alice and Olivia | @maevestier

With my wonderful friend & photographer, Nicollette!

Alice and Olivia Pants | @maevestier
Alice and Olivia Outfit | @maevestier
Blogger Hair Flip | @maevestier

A Stier sister hair flip

Boston Blogger, Maeve Stier | @maevestier

Photos by Nicollette Petersen.

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Switch Up Your Summer Wardrobe

Blogger Pink Pants | @maevestier

Pants (under $50!) | Top | Bag | Shoes | Earrings c/o Baublebar

Excuse me if I sound like a broken record, but summer really is my favorite season. There's nothing I love more than when the weather is warm enough that I can just reach for a favorite dress, toss it on, and run out the door with some sandals. It also means that sometimes it's easy to get into an outfit rut when you just keep reaching for those same dresses (or rompers, or denim shorts, etc.) over and over again.
Here to add more options to your summer looks? Wide. Leg. Pants.
Figure-flattering, high-waisted, and easy to pair with a myriad of different tops (crop tops! Regular tees! Bodysuits!), I'm having such a moment with breezy summer pants. This particular pink pair are under $50 (currently on sale!) and work especially well with pretty backless pieces, like this cute little Aritzia tank.
My one tip? Try before you buy - some styles/crops/silhouettes will work better than others depending on your body!

Pink Pants Outfit | @maevestier
Boston Fashion Blogger | @maevestier
Summer Pants Outfit | @maevestier

Photos by Nicollette Petersen.

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