Shades of Brown

 BLAZER: JONES NEW YORK (OLD)  [SIMILAR]  / JEANS:  LEVI'S  / TANK: KARL LAGERFELD PARIS  [SIMILAR]  / BUTTON DOWN: GAP  [SIMILAR]  / BOOTIES:  SAM EDELMAN  / BAG: C/O REBECCA MINKOFF (OLD)  [SIMILAR]  / SUNGLASSES:  COLE HAAN  

BLAZER: JONES NEW YORK (OLD) [SIMILAR] / JEANS: LEVI'S / TANK: KARL LAGERFELD PARIS [SIMILAR] / BUTTON DOWN: GAP [SIMILAR] / BOOTIES: SAM EDELMAN / BAG: C/O REBECCA MINKOFF (OLD) [SIMILAR] / SUNGLASSES: COLE HAAN 

Black on black may be one of my favorite (no-brainer) outfits, and it is what I wear most often, however I do love shades of brown, especially those in the camel and cognac color families paired with crisp white and Americana blue jeans. 

Springtime is all about layering, especially in and around DC because lately it's been 70 degrees one day at 42 the next. We had a full day out planned, so I wore a white layered tank under a menswear style button down, topped off with my favorite standing collar blazer. I'm a pants girl, so I always opt for denim or trousers and an easy, comfortable shoe like these leather booties from Sam Edelman

Would you wear this? Tell me your favorite day-out outfit below! 

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Nicole M. Caruso

I was born in Manhattan to two native New Yorkers who met working in the Garment Industry. Fashion was the family business. Suburban Connecticut is where I grew up and often daydreamed about someday attending New York Fashion Week.

When I was in college studying Communication & Media, I met the man of my dreams. We married nearly one year after our first date, and have been adventuring together ever since. While we moved around the country for his job, I freelanced as a makeup artist, worked in retail, and blogged about style & beauty as a creative outlet. 

Moving back to New York led to serendipitously working for two major fashion houses, where I learned the ins and outs of the industry, and attended Fashion Week both backstage and in the tents. Soon after, Verily Magazine brought me on as Beauty Editor, which was my dream job. It combined all of my passions and hobbies into one, and granted me a deeper understanding of print and digital media. One year after that, I had my daughter and experienced true fulfillment in motherhood. 

Everywhere I have traveled, I have met incredible women who inspired me to be the best version of myself; to wake up every day feeling confident and ready to Carpe Diem. I want to inspire women to explore their feminine genius by investing in their self-worth. This lifestyle blog is the place where I can share my worldview, my experiences, and my tips and tricks to live a more fulfilling life, which include expert style and beauty advice, tips for healthy living, and reflections on marriage and motherhood.