This summer I tried to fill my closet with some lighter colored pieces, and I have been waiting patiently for fall to transition back to black. As my style and trends evolve, I try to buy a few pieces each season to fold into my staples. The first items that catch my eye are always the expensive ones, so I challenge myself to find cheaper versions that can do the job just as well, or better, than the expensive items. Here are some of my fall must haves for far less. PS: I’m a big believer in investing in luxury handbags, but in this case I feel like the inside out sides aren’t going to be trending for long. If you’re looking to invest in a black bag, make sure you choose a timeless silhouette with functionality that fits with your life on a daily basis.
This season has been the first where I’ve pretty much ignored NYFW. Was I a little upset that it was the first time in four years I hadn’t been to a show? Yes. But that’s besides the point! I found that last NYFW, the attendees were a little over-done. Everyone played it pretty safe (with the exception of Man Repeller of course) and I wasn’t blown away by the street style. So this season I focused on the shows, virtually ignoring NYFW Street Style posts. Now that all of that is behind us, I’ve moved on to London where I feel people are still willing to take chances on looks that represent who they are… not who gave them an outfit to wear free of charge. Here are my absolute faves from London Fashion Week. What are some of yours?
Images Via Harpers Bazaar
I can’t even believe how good the NYFW go-ers outfits were. This fashion week was extra tough because of the snow, so I love checking out how everyone worked with the bitter cold and ice patches at Lincoln Center. Of course there were parkas, fur hats and scarves, gloves, and layers upon layers… but then there were the out of the box-ers who didn’t act like there was a snowflake on the ground. Here are my absolute favorites.
This NYC weather the past week has been killing me. Bitterly cold with even colder wind gusts. Let’s just say I’m really looking forward to spring. Coach is helping me do that with their newest color addition… mint. It’s such a pretty color and so refreshing! My wardrobe will be full of it as soon as the thermometer goes down a whole lot of degrees. Check out some of the options Coach has on the site now, and get your pre-Spring shopping on. The Romy top handle (top left) is my absolute favorite, closely followed by the Penny and Mini Tanner. What’s your favorite?
Coach held their Pre-Fall 2013 press previews and I was lucky enough to meet with the lovely PR team and catch a glimpse of some of the gorgeous styles. There are so many great silhouettes and I was specifically blown away by the color. So many great options from updated neutrals like a light camel and blush to really fantastic color blocking (think fuchsia and red) are filling the showroom. And don’t get me started on mens… I’ll probably be snatching up a lot of that too! Here are my three favorites (sorry for the iPhone pics), what do you think?
I have a confession to make. I never, and I mean never, wear appropriate footwear. It all went downhill when my Catholic high school told me I couldn’t wear backless shoes. Well you know what, I want to wear Birkenstocks, damnit! From then on, I was on a mission to choose the opposite shoe of what would be suitable. Going snow tubing? Converse. Twenty degrees? Ballet flats. Walking miles around the city? Five inch heels. Duh.
One of my new year’s resolutions is to start wearing appropriate footwear and this begins with embracing the boot. My feet are freezing, and it’s time to release the flats and pumps for the winter. Shouldn’t be too hard to transition if I pick up a pair or two of these…
This ombre wall across the street from my apartment building was just begging for an outfit post, don’t you think?
I hope you all had a great holiday! I took a little bit of time off from blogging to celebrate with my family and with the future in laws. We have been on a Christmas celebrating marathon since the 22nd and Andrew and I were happy to find ourselves sitting on the couch watching movies as the snow fell last night. Andrew went back to work this morning but I’m off for the rest of the week so you know my days will be filled with wedding craziness! FYI: I was given the Style Me Pretty book (like I don’t spend enough time on the website) and there’s so much inspiration in that bad boy I’m going to explode. To keep you updated, wedding venue we loved didn’t end up working out so we are back to the drawing board and in overdrive this time. Wish us luck finding somewhere this weekend!
If you are in the NYC area you know how weird this weather has been. It’s December, we need to make up our minds! One day it’s freezing rain and the next it’s 55. In my opinion if it’s December there should just be a nice sprinkling of pretty, sparkly snow everyday. Anyway, I’ve been talking about doing outfit posts for a while, but just never got the nerve to… so here goes my first ever outfit post taken in the frigid cold.
I stumbled across this image on pinterest yesterday and fell in love with this look. As a proponent of mixing feminine and masculine pieces in each and every outfit, I thought this was the perfect combination.
For me, a full blown girly lace dress wouldn’t work. Plus, its frigid in NYC. So this is how I would wear her look. Leather and lace is always an amazing combination and you can’t go wrong with a pom pom beanie in my book. As for the beauty portion, her look just to happens to be my winter go to. You can’t live without Bobbi Brown tinted moisturizer. It’s the easiest way to keep your skin from getting dry from the winter weather while still providing coverage. Lip stains are perfect for winter because glosses can’t hold up to the wind situation always happening here and I’ve learned that winter it the time to embrace messy hair. Bumble & Bumble surf hair allows for perfect wind blown hair that looks purposeful.