Wear Now & Later

Spring is creeping around the corner, and no one is happier about it than I am. Now, I know, we had a very mild winter, but there is nothing better than taking long walks outside, flowers blooming, and longer days. While we wait for warmer days, we need to start getting our closets prepared for a new season of fashion. All of your favorite stores are currently selling spring collections and this is the best time to shop. If you start shopping now, you’ll be sure to have a bigger selection and more sizes available to you. The only problem is that, at least where I live, it’s not quite warm enough to wear the newer clothes. March can still be cool and, as much as you want to wear lighter layers, you can’t just yet. However, I am so sick of turtlenecks, heavy coats, and tights. All I want to wear are my new purchases. That is why I am bringing back one of my favorite stories, Now vs. Later. This is when I choose three items that I love wearing for spring that, when paired well, can work for winter too. We are in that annoying transitional time of year when one day it’s hot and the next day it’s cold. The only way to survive is by layering, and I’ve become a pro at it.

 

WHITE JEANS

White jeans are my favorite because they can be paired with any color and style top. I really can’t wait any longer to wear them, so, before it gets warm, pair these jeans with a chunky sweater and your favorite jacket. Then, when the weather changes, wear it with a light blouse and sandals for a softer look.

 

Wear Now & Later

1. H&M – Melange Sweater | 2. Asos – Duffle Bag | 3. TopShop – White Jeans | 4. Jules Smith – Earrings | 5. Charles & Keith – Booties

 

Wear Now & Later

1. Mango – Printed Blouse | 2. Gigi New York – Kelly Saddle Bag | 3. TopShop – White Jeans | 4. Allison Cole Jewelry – Nautical Rope Bracelet | 5. Vince Camuto – Tarita Sandal

 

GINGHAM DRESS
I recently bought this dress and I want to start wearing it as soon as possible. For the now outfit I styled it with a heavy coat, scarf, and booties. This will make you more comfortable until you can ditch the layers for flats and a lighter trench. If you’re still in need of layers, try wearing it over a light turtleneck.

Wear Now & Later

1. H&M – Jacket | 2. Charles & Keith – Slouchy Bag | 3. Madewell – Checked Shirt Dress | 4. Humble Chic – Infinity Scarf | 5. Nine West – Bootie

 

Wear Now & Later

1. Kate Spade New York – Square Studs | 2. Zara – City Bag | 3. Madewell – Checked Shirt Dress | 4. H&M – Trenchcoat | 5. Asos – Tie Up Flats

 

MIDI SKIRT

I love this floral midi skirt from Zara and I have a feeling that this won’t be its last appearance on the blog. There are so many different ways I want to wear this for spring: with a blouse, flats, heels, a chambray shirt. The list just goes on and on. But, in the meantime, a sweater or turtleneck would look great with it. I suggest you find some rich colors for some contrast, either with a navy bag or chocolate brown booties.

Wear Now & Later

1. Mango – Turtleneck | 2. Gigi New York – Chelsea Crossbody | 3. Zara – Floral Print Skirt | 4. Jules Smith – Earrings | 5. Louise et Cie – Vianne Bootie

 

Wear Now & Later

1. J.Crew Factory – Chambray Shirt | 2. Sole Society – Vaughn Clutch | 3.Zara – Floral Print Skirt | 4. KT Collection – Cluster Turquoise Necklace | 5. Sole Society – Caged City Sandal 

 

 

 

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Currently Coveting: Sleeveless Jacket

On one of my recent shopping excursions, I found a fabulous sleeveless jacket at Anthropologie. I have been aware of this trend for quite some time now but never really investigated it before until now. After purchasing my first ever sleeveless jacket, I can tell you that they aren’t as pointless as I thought they were. I mean, think about it. Why would you buy a jacket without sleeves? Isn’t it just a fancy vest? Maybe I was waiting to find the right one but now I feel as if my eyes have been opened to the styling possibilities of the sleeveless jacket. If you are looking for something to spice up your wardrobe, this is it. It can be worn over a skirt, jeans, or a dress, and it really brings a sleek fashionable element to your outfit. Experiment with the style by wearing different textures underneath and belting it for some structure. I think this is the perfect buy for spring because we’ll still be layering but it’s a lighter option for the warmer months. I really think this is a trend you should play around with for spring, and the following are some fabulous options to get you started.

 

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SHEIN | ZARA | TOPSHOP

MISS SELFRIDGE | MANGO | TOPSHOP

 

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Party In Style

The best way to enjoy the summer is to have as much fun in the sun as you can.  Whether you’re going to a barbeque, a rooftop party, or having a picnic in the park, summer is the time to party!  We can stay inside once it’s cold again, but I say grab your favorite sunnies and take advantage of the beautiful weather while you still can.  Of course you are going to need a fabulous new outfit for all of these fun activities.  Today’s post is all about dressing for any social occasion.  Personally, I love a rooftop dinner with friends; sipping on cocktails, eating great food, all while overlooking the beautiful city.  Wear any of these outfits and you will look flawless no matter how hot it is.  So tell me, what is your favorite kind of summer party?  Whichever it is, chose one of these outfits and you’ll be the most stylish girl there!

Party In Style  1. Stella & Dot – Renegade Cluster Bracelet  | 2. Julie Vos – Baroque Cocktail Ring | 3. Seychelles – Hello Lovely Sandals | 4. Madewell – Embroidered Dress | 5. Ralph Lauren – Eyelet Fedora | 6. Warehouse – Bucket Bag

Party In Style

 1. Gorjana – Hoop Earrings | 2. Asos – Leather Flat Sandals | 3. TopShop – Strappy V-Neck Romper | 4. Karen Walker – Harvest Sunglasses | 5. Daniel Wellington – Classic Bristol Watch | 6. Vince Camuto – Calli Clutch   

 Party In Style 1. TopShop – Wildflower Print Bardot Top | 2. Steve Madden – Euphoria Flat | 3. Gap – 1969 Girlfriend Jeans | 4. Ray-Bans – Aviator Sunglasses | 5. Loren Hope – Triangle Cuff | 6. Clare V. – Oui Clutch   

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Currently Coveting: Scalloped Edge

If you’re looking for a feminine piece to wear this summer, then look no further than the scalloped edge.  Flirty scalloped hems are the perfect way to embrace a summery outfit, especially if you’re traveling to the seaside.  Just don’t overdo it; make sure you limit yourself to one scalloped item when putting together your ensemble.  A little goes a long way, but it is a lovely detail that can really elevate a look in a very minimalist sort of way.  The style is versatile and effortless.  It’s a trend that can easily pass as a classic piece.  I highly recommend you give it a try this season!

 

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1. Kate Spade – Sweetheart Scallop Necklace |  2. Asos – Scallop Trim Cross Body Bag | 3. Dorothy Perkins – Scallop Hemed Shorts | 4. TopShop – Striped Scallop Mini Skirt | 5. Kate Spade – Brittany Leather Slides | 6. Daisy Street – Scallop Dress | 7. Double Zero – Scalloped Romper | 8. Victoria Secret – Scalloped Bikini Top | 9. Victoria Secret – Scalloped Bikini Bottoms | 10. Oasis – Crochet Scallop Hem Top

 

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Color Crush: Summer White

Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, it is time to embrace summer whites like a champ.  Whether you wear white all year or not, now is the time for the color to shine!  There is nothing more classic than a crisp all-white outfit on a hot summer day.  Some may call it a trend, but it’s more of a staple and a necessity in the warm summer months.  Now, there are some negatives to wearing white head-to-toe.  It can get dirty but, as long as you keep to a reasonable budget and take care of the pieces, it will be well worth the risks.  If you aren’t ready to wear all white, try a pop of color like navy, coral, nude, or any neon.   I am definitely crushing over this color for summer and think you should get on board too.  In case you need a little push in the right direction, I’ve put together a few of my favorite styles that will be a great fit to your wardrobe.

 

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1. Rebecca Minkoff – Quilted Mini Affair Bag | 2. TopShop – Floral Crochet Shell Top | 3. Steve Madden – Euphoria Flat | 4. BaubleBar – Cape Knot Collar Necklace | 5. Madewell – Courtyard Shirtdress | 6. Zara – Ankle Strap Sandals | 7. Mango – Linen Wrap Skirt | 8. Essie – “Private Weekend” Nail Polish | 9. Kendra Scott – Cassie Bracelet | 10. Zara – Layered Dress

 

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Spring Shopping Wish List

We made it!  Tomorrow marks the official first day of spring!  Even though there is snow in the forecast here in NYC, I cannot wait for the season to arrive.  I am sick of wearing pants, boots, and puffy coats; it’s time for dresses, shorts, and flats.  It’s a very freeing time, and who doesn’t love all of the blooming flowers?  With a new season comes my favorite thing there is, shopping.  Has anyone else been finding new outfits for the warmer weather?  It can be a bit overwhelming because there are so many cute things out there.   I have been to all of my favorite shops and have rounded up for you what’s on my spring shopping wish list.  Take a look and share in the comments below what’s on your list!

 

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1. J.Crew – Sequin Floral Sweater | 2. Ann Taylor – Aztec Jacquard Shorts | 3. TopShop – Scallop Tee | 4. Sam Edelman – Lynn Espadrilles | 5. Zara – Striped Dress | 6. Jigsaw – Agate Placement Skirt | 7. Sole Society – Mallory T-Strap Heel | 8. Shinymix – Half The Fun Necklace | 9. Kate Spade NY – Lily Avenue Carrigan | 10. Anthropologie – Lace Front Maillot

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Holiday Outfits That Sparkle!

Tis the season for…sparkle!  I know that wearing sequins during the holidays is not groundbreaking, but it is a classic for a reason.  Whether you are going to a holiday party, Christmas dinner with the family, or a NYE celebration, they are the perfect choice for standing out in the crowd.  Sequins are festive, dressy, and just fun to wear.  Believe it or not, sparkles are more versatile than you think.  My favorite way to wear them isn’t what you’d expect.  I love to pair a sequined skirt with a fisherman’s sweater for a chic and casual day look.  Trust me, sequins are not only for evening-wear!

Now, if you really want to show off your holiday spirit, pair your sparkles with other festive-wear, like lace and velvet. You will be sure to turn heads and remember, if you look and feel fabulous, it will only make the holiday season more fun!  I could have put outfits together all day for you, but I chose to stop at these three fabulous picks.  I would love to hear what you will be wearing for the holidays, so be sure to leave a comment below.  P.S. don’t leave the red lipstick at home!

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1. Endless Love – Sequin Top | 2. Asos – Oil Slick Foldover | 3. Mango – Faux Leather Leggings | 4. Kate Spade – Square Studs | 5. Loren Hope – Sarra Crystal Cuff | 6. Asos Southy Pointy Heel

 

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1. KT Collection – Silver and Hematite Fringe Earrings | 2. Gigi New York – Python Leather Clutch  | 3. Reiss – Colorado Dress | 4. H&M – Sequin Jacket | 5. Vince Camuto – Marlene Sandal

 

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1, J.Crew – Fisherman Cable Knit Sweater | 2. Sam Edelman – Petty Ankle Boot | 3. TopShop – Sequin Pleated Midi Skirt | 4. BaubleBar – Pearl Earrings | 5. BaubleBar – Crystal Mason Ring | 6. Zara – Croc Mini City Bag

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