The Third Street Art Alley

Last Tuesday, my friend Jess (owner of Main Street Printing Company) and I decided to explore the Third Street Art Alley in downtown Niagara Falls. The bright colors and impressive artwork seemed like the perfect backdrop for a photo shoot.

I had just received 3 new Tobi tops in the mail and was thrilled to be able to showcase these looks in such a fun environment. I did my best to ignore the baby sized snow piles and 40 degree weather. New clothes and new places always make my think of spring!

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This first top is the Back to Back Black and White Striped Tee. It’s a simple 3/4 top and I love the hint of nautical style that it provides.

Like blogger The College Prepster, Carly, said in one of her latest posts, “There is not one striped shirt in my closet… there are many”. You can’t go wrong with them, they’re classic! And I am happy to add this one to my collection. The material is a cotton and spandex blend, not too clingy and quite flattering.

Previously on my blog I’ve posted about my love for versatile pieces; I believe this Tobi top is a great example. In the warmer weather I will pair it with a pair of coral or white shorts, but it also works really well with any pair of jeans.


Next up, I styled my new Tobi Twist Around Top. I can’t come up with a better way to describe this heather grey long sleeve other than “business in the front, party in the back”.

It’s unsuspecting, and an easy way to show off your favorite new bralette. I also plan on using this shirt to transition an outfit from the gym to elsewhere, while still allowing my sports bra to play peek-a-boo.




This last look that Jess shot featured the Tobi Isabella Bell Sleeve Top in Wine. This could be completely in my head, but I like to think that the voluminous bell sleeves balance out my curvaceous hips.

I believe this top would be good for a business casual look or for going to happy hour.. plus when I spill red wine on myself it would probably be less noticeable in a top with its namesake color! Two birds, one stone.


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Although I don’t own them yet, I also have this Cute Blush Blouse and the Edie Wine Shirt on my Tobi wishlist… If this is your first time shopping with them you can get 50% off of your first order on regularly priced items, with some brand exclusions. All of the tops I wore during the art alley shoot retail for less than $50 on Tobi’s site, but with the “new member promotion” they would be even cheaper!

Check out Tobi, here! Which tops caught your eye?


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A casual patriotic look, with a dash of nautical: FFB Clothing Review.

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon Fabulous Finds Boutique on Instagram.  Once a prep discovers such an amazing store there is NO turning back.  Located in Fayetteville, NC I would LOVE to see the brick and morter store -but that’s a bit of a hike from NY even if the apparel is adorable.  This store was nice enough to show some southern hospitality and ship me a top.  Their e-tail site is a wonderful substitute for the real thing, and I recommend finding them on other forms of social media.  You’ll find yourself constantly in love with their products.  They have a wide array of tops, bottoms, dresses, and accessories at a variety of price points.  Quite honestly, the hardest part about ordering may be deciding what to pick.  Obviously, when given the opportunity to review such a fantastic brand, I didn’t hesitate.

The Lauren James USA Anchor Tank in Navy White

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This top is totally appropriate for a 4th of July cook out.  It ran larger than I anticipated, but works perfectly as a swimsuit cover up.  As you can see, there are deeper arm holes in this boyfriend style, but that’s what makes it even more perfect for layering with a lacy red or navy bandeau.  I plan on buying one ASAP.

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You can find this top on the Fabulous Finds Boutique site here.  I am wearing a size Large, but probably could have gone with a medium… it depends the look you are going for.  One of the benefits to ordering a larger style is that during the cooler weather, I can wear this top ike a tunic, with a navy cardigan (Lord knows I have too many from working at Coach!), grey ponte pant leggings, and my favorite red satin ballet flats.

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I love the way my “Red, Red, Red” Clinique lipstick brings out the red stripes in my shirt.  I am currently contemplating cutting up the sides of this top and tying them with red ribbons because I love the color so much! I would describe this top as being a casual patriotic look with a dash of nautical.  My make-up and bow headband dress it up a little more;  I also suggest adding pearls and wedges.


I was lucky enough to find a pair already in my wardrobe that look simply devine!  I don’t blame you at all if you mimic this 4th of July look.  Go for it!