When it comes to modern elegance, seek a combination infused with traditional sophistication and peppered with grace. Today's elegance presents itself in classic pieces that have a very 'now' feel to them. By combining these unique yet forever elements you can create a look that's both simple and elaborate.
Pearl earrings are classic and have clearly stood the test of time. Think about it, you own a pair, your mother owns a pair, and your grandmother owns a pair. But when it comes to modern elegance, express some creativity by choosing a pair of double-back pearl earrings. Today's spin on the classic stud is timeless and adventurous - not to mention super pretty.
As I sit here thinking about elegance and what that means in 2015, I can't help but picture intricate, white detailing. It seems that this year (and the past few) have been all about that lace. This skirt is a prime example of what elegant modernity looks like - polished and fresh.
A simple black top? Ageless. An off-the-shoulder black top? Stylishly current and subtly bold. Bonus - no necklace needed when you're showing off this much collarbone!
In my last post I talked about creating a look, and how your makeup, hair, and accessories all help complete whatever vibe you're going for. This outfit definitely had "bun" written all over it. I made my hairstyle voluminous because I like the glamorous look, and well, that's the only way I know how to make a bun :)
Isn't this lace to-die-for? I matched my skirt with nude pumps to not distract from this statement piece.
Modern trend alert: mixing gold and silver. Don't be afraid people!
I love this look because it's simple yet still makes an impact.
Photos by Virginia Kluiters
[top: Ann Taylor (old but similar here), skirt: Ann Taylor, pumps: Vince Camuto (similar here), earrings: Ann Taylor, cream bangle: Kate Spade, amethyst bangle: David Yurman, gold bracelet: vintage (similar here), heart bracelet: Tiffany & Co.]
I have exciting NYC news for you all! This week my two roommates and I signed the lease for a beautiful Upper Eastside apartment in Manhattan *swoon*. I am officially a New York City resident! We move in August 3rd and in case you couldn't already tell, I'm pretty darn excited.
We got a good deal on the apartment, it's in a lively neighborhood, and there's enough space in the apartment for three of us to comfortably live (aka we're not living in a closet - yay)! And now I can see for myself if being an Upper Eastsider is as glamorous as Gossip Girl has made it sound ;)
But I have to be honest, these pictures are deceiving. The place I'm standing in front of is not my new home. In fact these photos were taken a week ago, which is before we even knew our apartment existed. But stay tuned for real pics of our new place!