Endless Winter // sweater + jacket + beanie

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

fall outfit ideas
Just because the calendar has declared it's spring, doesn't mean the weather's actually listening yet! Here in NYC for example, there's still loads of snow on the ground. But if you're like me, and looking to ditch your winter coat for good, here's what you need to know...
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fall winter fashion
In this topsy turvy weather, layers are your best friend. So if you can't stand to look at your puffy black winter coat again, start piling on alternatives - literally! Begin with a light cami, throw a thick sweater over it, and then add a medium-weight jacket when you leave the house. Voila! Suddenly your heavy coat doesn't seem so necessary after all. 
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I love these gray jeans because they allow me to mix up my outfits without straying too far from the everyday. When I'm craving denim but don't want to reach for regular blue jeans for the nth time in a row, this pair checks off all my boxes. These pants especially breathe new life into your typical sweater-and-jeans combo.
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fall street style
Talk about breathing new life...these boots are real traffic stoppers and provide all of my looks with a major edge. And seriously, snakeskin is IN! I have fun pairing these guys with unexpected patterns like stripes, and casual pieces like a fluffy cowl neck sweater. 
steve madden snakeskin boots
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A beanie is a practical way to add a splash of personality to your ensemble. Here, my red cashmere knit gives my outfit a playful dash of color while ensuring I stay warm - since I've decided to ditch my winter coat for good now. While "cute" can go a long way, it's "function" that truly saves the day. 
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It's hard to go wrong with a plain black purse. This one is great because it transforms into a clutch too. How clutch is THAT?
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Statement earrings that aren't too heavy - or too flashy - are my jam right now. I've been seeing chains incorporated into jewelry all over the place lately, and these beauties are an easy way to take on the trend. I love how modern they feel! 
elizabeth james gold earrings
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While it's hard to resist red lipstick when I'm wearing red, I opted for a pinker lip here. It gives my outfit a more casual vibe, which is what I was going for. 
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Perfect for urban exploring, weekend brunching, or daytime adventuring, this ensemble is ideal for the kind of weather most of the country is currently experiencing. When the sun starts to shine, all you have to do is peel layers! And if you've truly broken up with your winter coat, there's no better solution. 
spring outfit ideas
Photos by Dan Harper 
[sweater: Nordstrom (I also like this one) // jacket: Loft (similar style here) // jeans: Gap (super similar style here) // shoes: Steve Madden (similar style here) // beanie: Ann Taylor (similar style here) // purse: Ann Taylor (I also like this one) // earrings: Elizabeth & James (I also like this pair)]

Spring is here, people! And while this past weekend was still super chilly, there's a warmer forecast ahead and I cannot wait. Who else is ready to test out their spring break clothes?
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 // SHOP // 

After Dark Attitude // choker dress + thigh-high boots

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

winter street style nyc
Unfortunately spring went back into hiding here in NYC. But while chilly days are still ahead, at least I can keep things chic with my favorite leopard coat, thigh-high boots (which, lets be honest, make every day better), and a fabulous choker dress.
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By now everybody knows that chokers are hot. And this super flattering dress just happens to have one built INTO it - how cool is that? You're literally one-and-done with no need to worry about accessorizing. Fashion has never been so brilliant! Oh, and did I mention this exact dress is on sale? It also comes in loads of colors! 
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how to wear dress in winter
You've seen this coat a million times and you're going to continue to see it time and time again - sorry not sorry. It's a closet staple that takes every winter outfit up a notch. If you haven't already, I highly suggest investing in one of these bad boys - it'll change your style game! 
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True story: Kristin Cavallari once asked me if these boots were Stuart Weitzman. Obviously I died. First, Kristin Cavallari talked to me - eek! Second, these gorgeous boots cost a FRACTION of what a pair of SWs cost. But hey, I tricked an actual shoe designer, and you can too! Wear a faux suede pair with something fierce and prepare for the compliments to star rolling in!
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All this look needed was a simple black purse, nothing too flashy. I wanted my handy-dandy carrier to blend in, and that's exactly what it did. But when it IS noticed, it has a fun little tassel, which adds subtle personality. 
black crossbody purse
suede thigh high boots
These artsy earrings are light as air, which is why I love wearing them for any occasion - even out at night or to a party! They're super modern and different but still manage to look great with pretty much everything in my closet. 
nars lipstick beauty
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I read somewhere recently that shades of plum are the hottest lipstick trend. The article said that plum hues look fantastic on ANY skin tone, and I could not agree more. But if you're having trouble finding your perfect shade, Nars in "Liv" is known for being universally flattering. I tried it out for myself (which is what you see me wearing here), and I fell in love. 
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winter makeup
This outfit is perfect for an after-dark affair, don't you think? Truth be told, I actually wore this same exact look on New Year's Eve and I felt like a goddess all night. Seriously, these choker dresses are FIRE! And if you pair one with over-the-knee boots, you're just owning the street style game. 
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choker dress
Photos by Dan Harper
[dress: Express // coat: Ann Taylor (I also like this one) // boots: Wendy Williams via HSN (similar style here) // purse: Ann Taylor (I also like this one) // earrings: & Other Stories // blush: Nars in "Orgasm" // lipstick: Nars in "Liv"]

As sad as it is, the groundhog was right and there truly will be a few more weeks of winter. We got so lucky last month with a surprise heatwave! And while we still have a few scattered days of warmth here and there, it may actually snow this upcoming weekend...I KNOW! The bright side? At least I can still get a few more wears out of this leopard coat.
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 // SHOP //

In The Trench // graphic tee + suede trench jacket

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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Spring weather is upon us, people! And you know what that means - it's time to break out those jackets that have been collecting dust. Or in my case, buy a shiny new one! This luxurious (vegan) suede anorak/trench by Tobi is completely fabulous and SO perfect for fickle spring weather. 
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This is the kind of jacket that you can just throw on and go - and then be the most stylish person in the room once you get there. The super luxe texture adds just the right amount of polish to any look while still being amazingly versatile. I can easily pair this beauty with everything from a dress to jeans. Shop this exact same piece here
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A graphic tee is exactly what I needed to sass this outfit up. Lately I can't get enough of mixing casual pieces with more upscale ones, and this top never fails to provide the perfect dose of downtown chic. 
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Believe it or not, I bought these jeans ages ago at Pac Sun - remember Pac Sun? I believe I was a freshman in high school, I kid you not! And while they definitely don't fit the same as they used to, they've become a beloved pair of pants that I just can't seem to get rid of. 
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nyc spring street style
While my jeans are old, THESE amazing shoes are brand-spankin' new! You can actually treat yo self and buy the exact same pair here. Lucite (aka clear plastic) is one of the fashion industry's BFFs right now, and I love how these chic sandals brilliantly incorporate the material into the design. From afar it looks like my heels are floating in midair!   
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A touch of blush reminds me of spring, which is why I couldn't resist polishing off my look with this gorgeous Rebecca Minkoff bag (thanks, Mom!) Round saddlebag styles are super popular right now and I think they're a great way to switch up your typical rectangle-bag game. 
rebecca minkoff blush pink purse
tobi suede jacket
A favorite pair of mine, these earrings were gifted to me right before college graduation after I FINALLY got my braces off. When my mom presented them to me I nearly cried! I had had braces for 9 whole years so it was an emotional, beautiful day :) 
john hardy black earrings
nyc spring fashion
Trying out the cult-favorite makeup brand NYX for the first time, I decided to paint my lips with "Sydney." And for the amazing price, I was pleasantly surprised by how well the color stayed put. I got multiple compliments on the shade too, which is always a bonus! Not to mention pale pink is perfection for spring.
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This look is perfect for roaming around NYC (...minus the heels maybe). It's stylish, comfy, and ideal for mild outdoor temps. GUYS - spring is in the air! 
spring street style
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[jacket: Tobi // tee: Rebecca Minkoff (I also like this style) // jeans: Pac Sun (similar pair here) // shoes: Zara (another style here) // purse: Rebecca Minkoff (similar style here) // choker: Urban Outfitters // earrings: John Hardy (similar style here) // eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked 2 palette // lipstick: NYX in "Sydney" (similar shade here)]

These pics were taken on Museum Mile next to Central Park on the Upper Eastside. It was such a beautiful day out - the sun was shining and the streets were busy. It's that kind of electric energy that makes New York so addicting. I could have stayed out there all day! 
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