How to Wear White After Labor Day

I know, I know, no white after Labor Day. Who made up that stupid rule? In my opinion, in fashion, there are no rules. Being a stylista is all about self-expression, and we shouldn’t allow anyone to tell us what we should and shouldn’t wear.   The idea of retiring your whites after Labor Day is outdated. I love wearing white in the fall and winter just as much as spring and summer.   When it comes to transitioning white into your fall wardrobe, remember that it’s all about the fabric. Lighter summer fabrics like linen, eyelet, and seersucker are too delicate. Make sure you stick to chunky wool, cashmere, and leather. Textures are key in any fall outfit especially when you wear a lighter hue. Also, mixing white with a dark contrasting color like burgundy, navy, and black will help you achieve the perfect fall look. To further prove that white should be a staple in your fall wardrobe, take a look at the three outfits I put together. Hopefully this will convince and inspire you.

 

 

How To Wear White After Labor Day

1. Madewell – Meridian Striped Cardigan | 2. Clare V. – Clutch | 3. J.Crew – White Jeans | 4. Madewell – Black Crepe Tank | 5. Sole Society – Black Bootie

 

How To Wear White After Labor Day

1. Mango – Polka Dot Sweater | 2. Gigi New York – Claire Clutch | 3. Mango – Cut-Out Skirt | 4. Peyton William – Vera Earrings | 5. Vince Camuto – Lavette Bootie

 

How To Wear White After Labor Day

1. J.Crew – Jackie Sweater Shell | 2. Zara – City Bag | 3. Zara – Polka Dot Trousers | 4. Jigsaw – Cardigan | 5. L.K. Bennett – Sersha Pump

Currently Coveting: Leather Moto Jacket

Lately, I have started obsessing over all of the new fall fashions.  I may love summer, but autumn is my favorite season for clothes.  There are a lot of exciting options out there, and you get to play with layering different pieces and mixing textures.  I know we’re not close to packing away our summer wardrobe, but it’s never too early to start shopping for fall.  One item in particular that I am looking forward to wearing is a leather moto jacket.  No matter the color, leather jackets are great layering pieces that add a much needed edginess to an outfit.  I always consider my summer style as being romantic and pretty, whereas in fall, I want it to be more dramatic.  Enter the leather jacket!  Also, I am a big fan of trying to get the most out of my seasonal clothing.  You can easily keep wearing your favorite summer dress by throwing on a leather moto and, poof, you’re ready for cooler weather!   Yesterday’s post was all about essential items you need in your wardrobe for autumn, and this style definitely falls into that category.  Even though, some years, this style is more popular than others, doesn’t make it too trendy.  A leather jacket is classic and can last you many years.   Below are some of my favorite pieces and I made sure I covered several different color options.  You can easily wear a lighter color like bone or heather grey this season; the sky’s the limit!

 

Currently Coveting: Leather Moto Jacket
Currently Coveting: Leather Moto Jacket

IN THIS POST:

1. Cupcakes and Cashmere – Breck Faux Leather Jacket | 2. Free People – Leather Jacket | 3. Via Spiga – Leather Jacket | 4. Halogen – Leather Moto Jacket | 5. Asos – Leather Biker Jacket | 6. Cupcakes and Cashmere – Kadence Faux Leather Jacket

Beat the Heat With Culottes

When you’re walking on the city streets or waiting on the subway platform for the train, it is unbearable to wear jeans.  I know that we all love jeans because they go with everything, but comfort is key for beating the heat.  I may wear a light jean jacket for those rare cool summer evenings.  Other than that, denim is high on my least-friendly-summer fabrics.  Thankfully, for those days where pants are necessary, there are several options that are lightweight and comfortable.  My favorite style at the moment is culottes.  They are chic, comfy, and provide coverage without being too constricting.  It took me awhile to get on the culottes bandwagon because I thought they aren’t for everybody.  However, I think that no matter your body type, you can pull them off with confidence if you pair them with the right ensemble.  The best way to style culottes is to wear them like an a-line skirt. Tuck in a blouse or go bold with a crop top, and then finish them off with heels for some height (especially for you petite ladies).  Don’t go too crazy; stick to basic colors like black, navy, or soft neutrals. If you’re still on the fence, try a longer pair and they will appear more like a wide legged pant.  I understand that styling these pants can be tricky, but I have your back.  Whether you’re wearing your culottes on a night out, for a weekend brunch, or to work (yes, it’s possible), here are 3 outfits to inspire you.  Summer is sticking around for another month, but who knows how long this sweltering weather will last.  One thing for sure, this pant will keep you cool, stylish, and be a great transition piece for fall.   Which one of these outfits do you like best?  I just can’t decide!

 

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1. Mango – Top | 2. Rebecca Minkoff – MAB Tote | 3. Zara – Culottes | 4. J.Crew – Blazer | 5. Nine West – Galiceno Sandal

Beat the Heat with Culottes

1. Zara – Lace Top | 2. Gigi New York – Uber Clutch | 3. Mango – Culotte | 4. BaubleBar – Tiffany Tassel Drops | 5. Sole Society – Tiia Studded Heel

 

Beat the Heat with Culottes

1. Madewell – Rivet & Thread Tee | 2. Sole Society – Callum Trapeze Tote | 3. J.Crew – Rory Pant | 4. Julie Vos – Bee Studs | 5. Allison Cole Jewelry – Nautical Rope Bracelet | 6. Halogen – Rena Crisscross Sandal

Weekend Style Guide

Just for kicks and giggles I decided to bring back a favorite of mine, my weekend style guides. I have always struggled with achieving the perfect casual outfit for my down time. I always feel more comfortable when dressed up and when the weekend rolls around I feel so sloppy. I love the idea of a basic white tee and jeans but I just don’t feel like myself in them. I am in desperate need of some inspiration. Usually, putting these mood boards together does the trick and jumpstarts my creativity. There is one store in particular that I am really drawn to at the moment. That store is Madewell. Have you been in lately? When putting together my research for this post, I gravitated to their casual designs. I feel that Madewell is the exact store I need to get me out of my weekend style rut. I mixed other brands in there as well and I am really excited about what I have found so far. If you too are seeking guidance, I hope this post gives you the ideas you’ve been looking for. So today, in lieu of my Weekly Finds, I have three fabulous outfits that will raise your weekend style game.

 

Weekend Style Guide

1. Madewell – Lisbon Top | 2. Hat Attack – Clutch | 3. Madewell – Denim Overalls | 4. Juliet & Company – Forget Me Knot Earrings | 5. Daniel Wellington – Watch | 6. Asos – Sandals

 

 

Weekend Style Guide

1. KT Collection – Hoop Earrings | 2. Clare V – Oui Clutch | 3. Madewell – Embroidered Dress | 4. Zara – Leaf Print Headband | 5. Sole Society – Sabina Sandal

 

Weekend Style Guide

1. Madewell – Printed Blouse | 2. Kate Spade – Cedar Street Cami Crossbody | 3. Madewell – Chambray Shorts | 4. BaubleBar – Bone Links | 5. Vince Camuto – Tarita Sandal

Weekly Finds

Weekly Finds | www.eatshoplivenyc.com

 

The weather may be gloomy this weekend, but nothing can ruin my first Mother’s Day! I am so excited to spend the day with my family. The cool thing is that I celebrated my birthday on Tuesday so it’s been a fun filled week. Spending Sunday with my boys will just be icing on the cake. Let’s hope that warm days will be here again because I can’t wait to start wearing my new spring clothes. I have been posting a lot of stories about my favorite trends this season, so check them out. In the meantime, here are my Weekly Finds where I share what links I discovered this week. Have a great weekend and don’t forget to wish your mom, grandma, or an important woman in your life a happy Mother’s Day!

 

DRESSING UP:  It’s wedding season! You are going to want to make sure you are ready by choosing the most stylish ensembles. To get inspired, this Vogue article has several different outfits for any type of wedding. Remember, you don’t want to take the focus away from the bride, but you always want to leave an impression.

 

MOTHER’S DAY:  You want to make sure you get something that your mom actually wants, right?  Then listen to what these moms have to say about what they do and don’t want.  Also, check out my gift guide from this week. Your mom will definitely be happy with what’s on this list.

 

ENTERTAIN HER: Speaking of Mother’s Day, revisit some stories of mine from the past to see the best brunch spots and fun activities to do with mom.

 

NEW NORMAL:  Having kids changes everything, and I mean everything!  Hear from this woman about what it’s like to live with children and how she’s dealt with the good, bad, and in between days.

 

BOOK CLUB: This is a fun website that I stumbled upon. The Book Seer takes the last book you’ve read and tells you what you should read next.

 

SHOP LIKE AN EXPERT: Do you ever get overwhelmed while shopping at flea markets? I sure do! There are always so many options and it can be hard to see it all. This article gives you tips on tackling flea markets like a pro.

 

Currently Coveting: Embroidered Detail

There is something about the warmer weather that makes me gravitate towards festive patterns and fabrics.  I have always had a soft spot for embroidered garments, and there is no better time to wear them during the spring/summer season.  Blouses, skirts, and dresses all etched with detailed designs make me smile.  Often times when you think of embroidery, it conjures up visions of your grandmother’s furniture.  However, recently designers have taken a more modern approach and incorporated this art form into their collections in a youthful way.  A lot of times the embroidery is created on loose fitting garments.  While I rarely wear boho inspired clothing, there is something about these flowy decorated styles that look lovely.  Most of the pieces that I found had floral designs. I also loved the flamingo shoes below.  There are a lot of fun ways to wear this trend.  For one, embroidery on a white shirt or blouse really elevates the look.  Secondly, I love to carry embroidered bags.  It’s a fun way to bring color and texture to your outfit.  I will definitely be giving this trend a try this season, but first I needed to round up my favorites to decide how I’ll be wearing it.  Which one of these do you want to add to your spring/summer wardrobe?

 

 

Currently Coveting: Embroidered Details
 
Currently Coveting: Embroidered Details
 
Currently Coveting: Embroidered Details

 

Currently Coveting: Embroidered Details

 

IN THIS POST:

1. H&M – Embroidered Blouse | 2. Glamorous – Cold Shoulder Dress | 3. H&M – Embroidered Skirt | 4. Mango – Embroidered Panel Dress | 5. Soludos – Smoking Slippers | 6. J.Crew – Embroidered Top | 7. Madewell – Embroidered Mini Dress | 8. Asos – Palm Tree Clutch | 9. Madewell – Embroidered Blouse | 10. Club Monaco – Elasaid Denim Skirt | 11. Mango – Embroidered Envelope Bag

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

This Sunday is a really special day for me. As a new mom, it is my very first Mother’s Day. Now that I have joined this elite club, I can give even better insight on what gift to give your mom. If your mom is like mine, then she doesn’t really need anything from me, but it is always nice to give her a gift to remind her how much you care about her. If you’re buying for a new mom, anything that ties her to her baby is a great gift. A picture frame with a special captured moment would put a smile on her face. For any mom, monogramming is a great way to go. It’s personalized and shows you care. Other fun ideas that I have featured on this gift guide are gardening gloves, a fit-bit bracelet, and of course, a Diptyque candle. I feel that it’s wrong to have a gift guide without a Diptyque candle, and as always, fresh flowers and her favorite bottle of champagne are perfect. Anything that can be shared between the two of you is a good choice as well. Whatever you choose for your mom, as long as it comes from the heart, she’ll be sure to love it!

 

Also, if you need some ideas for activities or places to take her to brunch, check out these past posts: 10 Mother’s Day Activities in NYC & Best Brunch Spots For Mother’s Day.

 

 

Mother's Day Gift Guide

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Mother's Day Gift Guide

1. Anthropologie – Celestial Coaster Set | 2. J.Crew – Beaded Tassel Earrings | 3.  J.Crew – PJ Set | 4. La Mer – Starter Kit | 5. Anthropologie – Homegrown Monogram Mug | 6. Fitbit – Alta Tracker | 7. Kate Spade New York – Wristlet | 8. Diptyque Candle | 9. Terrain – Gardening Gloves | 10. Kate Spade New York – Infinity & Beyond Pendant | 11. West Elm – Picture Frame

 

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