The It Bag for Fall From Gigi New York

The It Bag For Fall

The It Bag For Fall

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Now that fall is here, it is time decide which bag you’ll be carrying this season. You’re going to want something that is classic, versatile, and can go from day to night. The number one bag of my dreams is Chloe’s saddlebag. Unfortunately, I can never quite pull the trigger due to its high price tag. When I started my fall handbag research, the first place I visited was Gigi New York. Known for their high-quality leather goods, I have become a huge fan of their simplistic and classic designs. I was very excited to see that a part of their FW collection is a Saddle Bag called the Jenni. One reason why I am drawn to the Jenni is because it reminds me of the Chloe collection.   Thanks to Gigi New York, I can have the look I love without breaking the bank nor compromising quality and style. The Jenni Saddle Bag comes in several timeless hues that are perfect from autumn. I can’t quite decide which one I want. Should I go for a rich cognac or navy, or a lighter option like stone or grey? Whichever I pick, I know that this bag will be a part of my wardrobe for many years.   Do you have a favorite bag style? I have been a slave to the clutch and tote but I think this style might be my new go-to bag. It fits all of my necessary items and is fabulously chic, and perfect for fall!

 

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   The idea of retiring your whites after Labor Day is outdated.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

3 Ways To Wear A Turtleneck

Turtlenecks will never go out of style. In fact, now that fashion trends are taking a book out of the 70’s, turtlenecks are having a major moment. I, for one, am not in love with the 70’s trend. Yes I’m the one, but I am a lover of this sweater because of how practical it is and for its effortlessly chic style. Now that it’s February, a turtleneck is a very necessary item to wear, but you don’t want to get bored with it. Mix it up by tucking one into a midi skirt or layer it underneath a sleeveless dress. No matter how you style it, one thing is for sure, the turtleneck is incredibly comfy and cozy thing to wear. Whether you’re wearing a chunky turtleneck to stay warm or a sleeveless mock for a more sophisticated look, there are many different styles out there to try. Below are three different outfits to show you how to wear the turtleneck to stay warm this winter.

 

OVERSIZED

Really, who doesn’t love a chunky turtleneck? It’s basically a fashionable blanket with sleeves. Who wouldn’t want to wear that around all day? With this outfit, I paired the turtleneck with a mini skirt. You don’t want to wear an oversized sweater with wide legged pants. Instead, a mini skirt provides structure and balance.

3 Ways to Wear a Turtleneck1.  Julie Vos – Link Bracelet | 2. Sole Society – Envelope Clutch | 3. J.Crew – Turtleneck | 4. Zara – Mini Draped Skirt | 5. Club Monaco – Hat | 6. Sam Edelman – Petty Bootie

 

SWEATER DRESS

I love wearing dresses and sometimes, during the cold months, they aren’t a very practical idea. However, thanks to this turtleneck style, you can wear a dress no matter how cold it is. Just make sure you pair it with tights so your legs stay nice and warm. Pair this turtleneck dress with a tote for the office or a clutch for happy hour. Either way, wear it with heels for a polished look.

3 Ways to Wear a Turtleneck 1. KT Collection – Teardrop Beaded Earrings | 2. Charles & Keith – Tote | 3. Dorothy Perkins – Turtleneck Dress | 4. Ann Taylor Loft – Infinity Scarf | 5. Vince Camuto – Pump

 

TUCKED IN

Speaking of wide legged pants, they are a great complement to a turtleneck. The best way to pull off this style is to choose a lighter weight sweater and tuck it into these pants. Remember, a sleek turtleneck works best for layering. By tucking in a lightweight turtleneck, you can elongate your neck and arms, which will be very flattering to your figure. In addition to pants, you can also tuck a turtleneck into a midi skirt or under a sleeveless dress. But this outfit is probably my favorite.

3 Ways to Wear a Turtleneck

1. Mango – Turtleneck | 2. Gigi New York – Carly Convertible Clutch | 3. Zara – Wide Cut Trousers | 4. KT Collection – Gold Chain Necklace | 5. Sole Society – Ink Suede Bootie

 

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Let’s Go Shopping

I need your guys help!  I have started a very important search for the perfect cognac handbag.  Now this bag needs to be big enough for my crazy life but, at the same time, be chic, classic, and on trend.  Why cognac?  Firstly, I seem to buy only black handbags, so I need to get out of my rut.  Secondly, cognac is a very versatile color but stands out while your typical black bag blends in.  I used to think that wearing black shoes and clothes meant you had to wear a black handbag.  I know better now and, I have to say, I love how a cognac bag elevates an outfit.  I invest in a bag a season, so I decided that it is time to pick my new bag, and I am determined that will be of the cognac variety.  So, help a girl out!  Which bag should I get?

 

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IN THIS POST:

THE BUCKET BAG: ONE

THE SATCHEL: ONE | TWO

THE CROSSBODY: ONE | TWO

THE FRINGE TREND: ONE

THE CLUTCH: ONE

THE CLASSIC TOTE: ONE | TWO

SPLURGE: ONE

 

 

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Color Crush: Burgundy & Blush

I love burgundy and I love blush, so why not wear them together! In recent Color Crush posts, I have featured both of these colors as hues you should have in your wardrobe. Now I am here to show you how fabulous they are when worn together. Burgundy is rich and dramatic, whereas blush is light and romantic; this duo is match made in heaven. There are no rules when it comes to mastering this color combination. Just find your favorite styles and play around with them. You can push yourself a little further by incorporating navy, camel, or forest green. There are many ways to wear this look. I have put together two outfit combinations, one for day and the other for night. Whether you dress this look up or down, hopefully this post will get you in the right direction. So how do you plan on wearing blush and burgundy together? I’d like to hear what color combination is your favorite!
 

DAY

Color Crush: Burgundy & Blush

1. H&M – Knit Sweater | 2. Sole Society – Ashford Shoulder Bag | 3. Loren Hope – Marigold Siren Studs | 4. TopShop – Joni Jeans | 5. BP – Colorblock Scarf | 6. Sam Edelman – Paige Fringe Ankle Booties

 
 

NIGHT

 Color Crush: Burgundy & Blush

1. Mango – Flowy Textured Blouse | 2. Asos – Square Clutch | 3. BaubleBar – Lip Service Bracelet | 4. Zara – Lace Pencil Skirt | 5. Zara – Long Blazer | 6. Ivanka Trump – Tenice Pointy Toe Pump

 
 
 

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Currently Coveting: Capes

Do you ever look at the street style section of The New York Times and wish you were in it?  Well don one of these fabulous capes and you very well could be!  I think every fall, whether they are in style or not, capes land on my currently coveting list, and this season is no exception.  When it comes to cold weathered seasons, outerwear is a key element for your daily style.  It is the first thing people see and, if you are spending most of your time outside, it could be the only thing they see.  You want your outerwear to make a statement, be unique, and keep you warm.  A cape checks all of these boxes because it is chic, mysterious, and an alluring alternative to a coat.  If you want to be on pointe with today’s trends, pair your cape with wide leg pants or a mini skirt (see last week’s post).  If you want to keep it classic, wear a classic pencil skirt or a sheath dress.  Regardless, keep proportions in mind so that you look fabulous not frumpy.  If you have a sleeveless dress and you’re afraid you won’t be warm enough, throw a light turtleneck under it to keep your arms covered.  I hope you are as excited to wear a cape this season as much as I am.  See below which capes I am currently coveting, and maybe you will find the cape of your dreams.


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Currently Coveting: Capes

IN THIS POST:

1. She In – Turtleneck Cape | 2.  Asos – Diagonal Cape with Leather Trim| 3. Zara – Hooded Cape | 4. TopShop – Tonal Knitted Cape | 5. Mango – Wool-Blend Cape | 6. Zara – Hand Made Cape | 7. Miss Selfridge – Collarless Cape | 8. Asos – Heritage Check Cape

 
 
 

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