Midnight Blues // sheer top + high-waisted jeans

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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The truth: sheer tops are IN! Also the truth: sheer tops can be challenging to style and uncomfortable to wear. But the good news is, there are so many kinds of sheer tops, which makes it easy to pick ones that shield your problem areas while highlighting your best assets! And yes, sheer CAN be classy. 
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Fashion's favorite tops get a sultry evening-ready refresh this season. To master your next date night look, opt for romantic ruffles, dramatic hues, and sexy sheer detailing for major after-dark impact. I love how this Zara top is short, flowy, and shows off peek-a-boos of skin without being over-the-top; the high-neckline helps keep this piece polished enough for a fancy dinner.   
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With any crop top, high-waisted jeans are a must. I chose a pair with some chic multi-button detailing that's just begging to be shown. 
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The heels of the moment allow you to step into your own fantasy. Look to lustrous materials, exotic prints, and luxe textures for a fairytale ending to your go-to denim. I chose metallic pointed-toe pumps with a snakeskin cap to give my dreamy look a modern touch of whimsicality. 
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Echoing the hint of python on my heels, I teamed this look with my favorite Rebecca Minkoff bag - in snakeskin of course. 
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No necklace equals EXTRA attention-grabbing earrings. I wanted a dainty, elegant pair that helped make my top shine. I think the two ended up bringing out the best in each other, don't you think? 
diamon dangle earrings
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I FINALLY got a Kylie Jenner lipgloss...and I didn't even purchase it for myself. My BFF actually gave it to me as a birthday gift, and it was seriously the most perfect surprise! She chose a gloss from Kylie's metallics collection for me, "Reign." It's like a bronzey, reddish, orangeish, shimmery matte gloss - if that makes any sense. But however you choose to describe it, it looks FIERCE once applied! 
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Photos by Dan Harper 
[top: Zara // jeans: STS Blue via Nordstrom (similar pair here) // heels: Ivanka Trump (I also like this pair) //purse: Rebecca Minkoff (similar style here)// earrings: Ann Taylor // watch: Marc Jacobs // amethyst bangle: David Yurman // heart tag bracelet: Tiffany & Co. // lipstick: Kylie Cosmetics in "Reign"

A look like this definitely makes a statement, which is why I love it! However, it must be worn with confidence - cheesy but SO true! When done right, wearing sheer pieces conveys the message that you're fashionable and you know it, and who wouldn't want that, right? 

I sported this look during NYC Restaurant Week when a bunch of girl friends and I went out to dinner at a trendy Mediterranean spot. For a night out on the town, this is a go-to. 
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You Had Me At Merlot // off-the-shoulder top + white jeans

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

burgundy off the shoulder top
Squeezing every last bit out of this warm weather we've been having, I restyled one of this year's biggest trends and made it work for autumn! Yep, I'm talking about off-the-shoulder tops! And in brilliant burgundy, this style can easily take you from summer to fall - bonus points for matching it to your lipstick ;)
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Off-the-shoulder styles have ruled both the runways and sidewalks this past year. But just because temps have turned cooler, doesn't mean you have to cut this trend out of your rotation. Choose a top in a jewel tone and pair with long pants for a fall-appropriate combo. 
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Obviously white jeans still look just as fabulous AFTER Labor Day as they did BEFORE Labor Day. In fact, they're quite fresh for fall! I love teaming white denim with edgier, more moody pieces to make them pop -- perfect for a daytime autumn look.
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Lace-up heels are continuing to have a major moment, which is super exciting for me because I can't get enough of these gorgeous shoes. They're easy to wear with, well, everything! They truly give any look a stylish upgrade. 
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A black patent leather clutch is your solution to finding that go-with-everything bag that's both sophisticated and versatile. And in an oversized version like this one, it also fits all of your necessities...unlike SOME clutches you may know. 
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When wearing an off-the-shoulder top, I tend to go minimal with my jewelry. But like always, I love making an impact. These mismatched geometric earrings are dainty, modern, and JUST unique enough to demand attention. 
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Refresh your daytime beauty with shiny bronzes and shimmering taupes. Add a smudge of black eyeliner into the lash line using an angled brush, then finish the look off with layers of mascara for serious smolder. 
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Dialing up the drama is easy to do this time of year. And with burgundy added into the mix, it's simpler than ever! Think lustrous jewel tones, rich textures, and crisp silhouettes when looking to achieve a feminine polish with a captivating new edge.  
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Photos by Dan Harper 
[top: Ann Taylor (I also like this one) // jeans: Loft // heels: Ann Taylor (similar style here) // clutch: Hobo (similar style here) // earrings: & Other Stories (I also like this pair) // gold link bracelet: Stella & Dot // amethyst bangle: David Yurman // heart tag bracelet: Tiffany & Co. // bangle: Alex & Ani // lipstick: Milk Makeup in "New Whip"

It's crazy to think that soon it'll be too cold to even step outside without a coat, which is why I'm embracing this Indian summer we're having and getting all the use I can out of my favorite warm-weather pieces. Because as most of you know, I am NOT a fan of winter! And while this look is brilliant for a fall date night, it's also great for brunch with a best girl friend, which is exactly where I went after taking these photos! 
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That Fall Feeling // LBD + tuxedo vest

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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Ahh, fall. The greatest season of them all, right? From booties and oversized sweaters to suede and velvet textures, autumn is pretty much the fashion world's BFF. Why? Because your OOTD options are limitless thanks to layers and mild temps! 
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This LBD puts most black dresses to shame. I love its metallic polka dots and sheer detailing. It's a killer nightlife piece but works for day too with the proper accessories. And as for fall, it's a great dress to throw all sorts of layers over. In fact, it's hard to make this number look bad. 
Madewell black dress
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Without a doubt, many of my favorite fall combos involve a little black vest. And while I currently own three, each one is different from the last - I promise! This tuxedo style is super classic, always polished, and serves as a chic half-layer when it's not too warm yet not too cool. Throw yours on over literally anything for an instant update. 
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Suede "sock" booties are THE shoe for FW16. You've been seeing them everywhere, right? And while the particular pair I'm wearing looks super luxe, I actually bought them at Express for a very reasonable price (and now they're on SALE)! There's no question, this is THE shoe to know now and the perfect boot to pair with all your fall frocks. 
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Echoing the starry-night-effect of my dress, this black leather clutch looks fierce and edgy thanks to its zipper trim and tiny gold studs. It's one of those bags you can't go wrong with.rebecca minkoff black studded clutch
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I chose black & gold earrings to drive home the classy, edgy vibe of my ensemble. I love how this pair is understated yet impactful. 
marc jacobs gold black stud earrings
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 Feel like taking your choker game to the next level? Inspired by the models-of-the-moment (i.e. Kendall Jenner & Gigi Hadid), I added an extra layer to my go-to necklace. This stylized gold chain is JUST what my look needed. 
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Vests, skinny suede booties, chokers, and envelope clutches are four of fall's hottest trends. They truly come together so effortlessly too! I consider this my no-fail autumn outfit formula. When in doubt, break out one of these pieces (or all four) to give yourself a fresh fall vibe. 
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 Photos by Antonio Owens 
[dress: Madewell (old but I also like this one) // vest: Express (sold out but super similar style here) // boots: Express // clutch: Rebecca Minkoff // choker: Urban Outfitters // gold necklace: gift (similar one here) // earrings: Marc Jacobs (similar pair here) // amethyst bangle: David Yurman // heart tag bracelet: Tiffany & Co. // lipstick: Bare Pop by Clinique // eyeshadow: Naked Smoky palette by Urban Decay] 

To give this outfit some context, I wore this look to day three of New York Fashion Week last month. And while I wasn't so sure I could last in such high heels, I was pleasantly surprised :) But above all, this is an ensemble I feel confident and stylish in, which is the most important ingredient of ANY successful outfit - no matter the occasion! 
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