Showing posts with label Fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fashion. Show all posts

April 12, 2017

Spring Essentials

Today is the start of Shopbop's big spring sale! Use code EVENT17 for 20% off orders under $500 and 25% off orders over $500.  Some of my favorite picks for a spring wardrobe refresh are below. Happy shopping!


November 16, 2016

Wardrobe Essentials: The Leopard Coat


There's nothing quite like a great statement coat to offset the blacks and grays that seem to dominate wardrobes this time of year. Don't get me wrong, I love wearing monochromatic looks, but sometimes you just need a punch of drama and a leopard print coat will do just that! While definitely a statement piece, a leopard coat can easily be dressed up for evening for a super glam look or dressed down with black denim and a cozy sweater during the day. I've been hunting for the perfect leopard coat for a couple of seasons now and this one is looking like it might just fir the bill. Some other great (and pretty affordable!) options below.
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October 26, 2016

Wardrobe Essentials: Camel Coat


Camel coats, camel coats under $300, inexpensive camel coats, camel overcoat for women

A camel coat is one of those investment pieces that you'll wear for years, but that doesn't mean you need to spend a fortune to find one that has a classic cut and is well made! After scouring the internet for one for myself I've rounded up a couple of favorites (all under $300!) that hit the mark.

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October 24, 2016

Fall Classics

How to wear a classic trench coat, classic trench coats for fall
How to wear a classic trench coat, classic trench coats for fall
How to wear a classic trench coat, classic trench coats for fall
How to wear a classic trench coat, classic trench coats for fall

October 17, 2016

Lace-Up Knits

Lace-up sweater, block heeled pumps, boyfriend jeans

I have to admit I wasn't a huge fan of the lace-up trend initially. Something about it just seemed too young for my style. But as the weather turned cooler I started noticing really cozy looking sweaters that incorporated this trendy detail and after tying a few on I was sold. Paired with slouchy jeans and some uber-comfortable low, block heeled pumps, you've got a on-trend weekend look that remains easy to wear.  I love this one I'm wearing from JOA, but I also rounded up a bunch of picks under $100 below. 

Lace-up sweater, block heeled pumps, boyfriend jeans
Lace-up sweater, block heeled pumps, boyfriend jeans

October 5, 2016

Sweater Weather

Seemingly overnight sweater weather has arrived in full force here in New York, and there are so much great options this season! I've ordered this, thisthis and this to try out (all under $100!). What sweaters are on your list this season?
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October 3, 2016

Flip It

White peplum top with skinny jeans and flats
White peplum top with skinny jeans and flats
Top // Jeans // Flats // Bag
Filed under things I love: white tops with fun details. This one (on sale!) is great underneath a blazer or cardigan for work and also stands alone well for a casual off-duty outfit. Other fun options below. 
White peplum top with skinny jeans and flats
White peplum top with skinny jeans and flats
White peplum top with skinny jeans and flats
White peplum top with skinny jeans and flats

September 13, 2016

Late Summer Whites

Summer white dress
A few weeks ago, as a surprise for M's birthday I made plans to head to Rooftop Reds, the first commercial rooftop vineyard in New York. I made the mistake of not checking their website before leaving home and when we got up to the roof we were sad to find it closed due to the hot weather. However, the lack of people made it a great spot for a couple of pictures, before we all but melted and headed back to the safety of our air-conditioned apartment! We're planning to head back and check it out again once the weather has cooled a bit. 

August 17, 2016

Packing for: Italy & Germany

Packing for Italy and Germany

I never managed to put the suitcase away from the last trip and its time to pack up again! Just the way I like it. We're heading to Germany and Northern Italy next week for some family activities and a bit of exploring and relaxing. Our trip is going to take us between city and country so I want to pack a mix of items that will work for both, and of course, its carryon only - so everything has to work double duty. I'm sticking mostly blues and whites with a couple of pops of orange to liven things up a bit. I rounded up some of the items I've currently got pulled out for consideration below.  

August 1, 2016

Packing for: California


We're heading out to California later this week for a short vacation and I am so excited! We're going to spend a few days in the Monterey/Carmel/Pebble Beach area then head up to Napa for a bit of wine tasting and cap it off with an afternoon in the city and lunch with a friend. The weather can be a bit unpredictable during the summer along that part of the coast, but inland by Napa it will be warmer, so I'm planning to pack pieces that can play double duty. White jeans, a striped dress, sandals and a cozy sweater are musts. I am also planning to pack some sneakers and athletic gear (these are my current favorites and on sale!) for a couple of hikes we've got planned and hopefully a few rounds of tennis.

July 25, 2016

Shade Hopping

summer striped blouse, tan skirt
summer striped blouse, tan skirt

Top (similar, similar) // Skirt (similar, similar) // Sandals // Sunglasses 

This weekend was definitely a hot one in NYC! We spent most of it inside with the AC on working on some projects around our apartment - we're slowly but surely making progress! But we did head out for a bit of shopping and something to eat late Saturday afternoon. If you're in the area there are some fantastic interior design and home goods shops along Atlantic Ave. Everything I am wearing here is from past seasons, but breezy summer stripes and a versatile khaki shirt are classics that you can wear season after season.

July 21, 2016

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I'm sure you've seen the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale across all your favorite blogs, but in case you haven't checked it out yet (it opens to the public tomorrow) there are some great deals to be had. I've rounded up a few of my favorite picks below. Lots of great work wear and pieces for the colder seasons!

{Work Wear}
V-Neck Sheath Dress // Color-Block Dress // Collared Lace Dress // Flutter Sleeve Dress // Seamed Sheath // Belted Top // DVF Silk Dress // Perforated Leather Pumps // Ruffle Sleeveless Top // Windowpane Skirt // Ruffle Hem Dress // Lace Collar Sweater

{Accessories}
Watch // Expandable Longchamp // Bucket Bag // Round Illesteva Sunnies // Nike Tennis Sneakers

{Beauty} 
neuLASH // Beauty Blender set // NARS Cheek Palette // Bobbi Brown Lip Kit

{Winter Wear}
BlankNYC Faux Leather Jacket // Textured Long Coat // Long Wool Vest // Sperry Duck Boots // Faux Shearling Vest // Mock Neck Pull-Over

{Workout}
Zella Crops // Zella Pullover // Nike Tank // Zella Track Shorts

July 18, 2016

March On

navy sleeveless sweater, cropped jeans, perforated flats, tan crossbody purse
navy sleeveless sweater, cropped jeans, perforated flats, tan crossbody purse
navy sleeveless sweater, cropped jeans, perforated flats, tan crossbody purse
navy sleeveless sweater, cropped jeans, perforated flats, tan crossbody purse

Sweater (similar) // Jeans // Shoes
 Sunglasses // Bag (similar budget version, also love this, this and this


July 11, 2016

Wardrobe Essentials: Off the Shoulder

off the shoulder tops and dresses trend

The off the shoulder trend has exploded this summer, and I can't say I hate it. Its a fun way to show a little skin, and explore some new shapes, while still looking polished. I've picked up a few pieces for my summer wardrobe (outfits coming soon!) but in the mean time, here are a few more options to drool over! I've been loving what MLM has done lately, and their off the shoulder tops and dresses are no exception, perfect for super warm temps!

June 27, 2016

Summer Stripes

Classic striped t-shirt with skinny jeans
Classic striped t-shirt with skinny jeans

Top // Jeans (love the cropped length for summer) // Sandals // Sunglasses // Blanket (similar)

Classic striped t-shirt with skinny jeans
Classic striped t-shirt with skinny jeans
Classic striped t-shirt with skinny jeans
Classic striped t-shirt with skinny jeans
Classic striped t-shirt with skinny jeans
Classic striped t-shirt with skinny jeans
Classic striped t-shirt with skinny jeans
Classic striped t-shirt with skinny jeans

June 21, 2016

Wardrobe Essentials: Summer Prints

summer prints
One look at my closet will tell you I'm not a big prints person, but I absolutely love it when I see a good one and am on a mission to incorporate a few pieces I truly love into my wardrobe. As it is finally summer (!) I've rounded up a few printed pieces perfect for the season. 

June 8, 2016

On The Wall

Top // Jeans // Sunglasses // Shoes // Bag 
M and I were out for dinner in Alphabet City, not a neighborhood we venture to all that often, and I saw this fun mural that was just begging for some photos. It kind of reminds me of a creepy, under-the-sea Cookie Monster. Or not... Either way, it was a fun reminder to get out and explore more in this great city we get to call home. There's always something to be discovered! 

June 6, 2016

Orange Crush

Orange linen shorts, lace blouse
Orange linen shorts, lace blouse
 Shorts (on super sale!) // Blouse // Shoes // Monogrammed Tote
Orange linen shorts, lace blouse
Orange linen shorts, lace blouse

These punchy orange linen shorts are crazy comfortable and come in a whole bunch of fun colors AND they're on sale! I picked up a pair in pink as well. Unless its crazy hot I almost always prefer long sleeves on top when wearing shorts. Personally I just think the balance of long/short looks a bit more polished and sophisticated. This lace top which is also on sale is easy to wear but a bit dressier than a basic long-sleeve t-shirt. 

May 16, 2016

Wardrobe Essentials: Pom Poms & Tassels


Pom Pom Sandals

Ok, so maybe these don't qualify as essentials, but they are just so fun! They are perfect for summer parties and would spice up a simple dress for a more casual wedding. I wouldn't invest a ton in this trendier style, but if you're looking to add a colorful and versatile sandal to your collection this summer, this would be my pick.

{Tassel Picks}
{Pom Pom Picks}

May 9, 2016

Lace Sleeves

lace sleeved top, drapey trousers
lace sleeved top, drapey trousers
lace sleeved top, drapey trousers
Top // Pants (most comfortable work trousers ever!) // Shoes // Sunglasses // Lipstick