Hands down my favorite dress style as of late is the long sleeve mini dress. The covered top half of this look is warm and seasonally appropriate while still getting a little bit of skin in before the real cold blows in. My top picks in long sleeve dresses are dark florals, rich navy velvet and vibrant red prints. All of these dresses would be perfect for holiday parties, grabbing drinks or even for work. Just toss on a jacket, black tights and booties and you’re good to go!
This is my first fall in San Diego and getting used to the weather has been a trip. We moved at the end of the summer so it was still pretty hot in New York City when we left. We came out to California and the warm weather continued, pretty much the same. Well now that we are in November I am starting to really experience the difference in living in Southern California from the East Coast.Read More
The reason I started designing clothing for myself to wear is because I wasn’t finding exactly what I wanted in the marketplace. I look for pieces that are feminine, modern and with a touch of effortlessness and I kept coming up short when hunting this style down.Read More
We have been slowly putting together our new place and figuring out where to hang various pieces. Since we moved from a one bedroom apartment in Manhattan, we realized there was some furniture we needed to get.Read More
When I was preparing for my wedding I went on Pinterest to look up hair ideas. After searching “wedding hair” I was dismayed to find pretty much nothing that looked like the hair styles I had in mind. You see, I am not an up-do person, never have been.Read More
I hate having to put a full wardrobe into storage and pull another one out every time the seasons change. I’d much rather have pieces that are versatile and can be worn through the year just by changing up what I pair them with.Read More
We may be a ways out from Spring 2019 but that doesn’t mean I’m not getting a head start on fashion inspiration. The Ready-To-Wear Spring 2019 shows wrapped up earlier this month and they were chock full of feminine and romantic details, which are the cornerstone elements of my design aesthetic for Magill.Read More
I’m all about trying out new trends but there are some where I want to dabble without the investment. Namely because I can already see a few months (or weeks) down the road I won’t be into the style anymore. Dropping $$$ on something that I will wear one time is just not practical for me.Read More
I first starting seeing this look on one of my favorite style blogs, Sincerely Jules. Her go-to brand was and still is, Golden Goose. I immediately looked up the style, eager to get a pair for myself. Then I realized how much these beat-up sneakers retail for - $450 and up! For dirty, worn-looking sneakers!?Read More
Would you believe this top is made from a men’s button down shirt? It’s true! It was an old shirt of Jeff’s that I reworked into this new peplum top. Keep reading for more details…Read More
There has been a bit of lapse in my posting on Fizz and Fade for the past month or so and for that I apologize. We had quite an eventful month of September but now with us in nearly mid-October things have settled down a bit.Read More
On June 22nd I married my best friend, Jeff. We went on our first date in 2010 and eight years later we tied the knot in Long Island City, NY in front of our families and dear friends.Read More
It's still summer but September is here so fall fashion is definitely on my mind. As with the start of every season there are certain style elements popping up slowly that are poised to be major trends for the upcoming months.Read More
he changing of the seasons always makes me feel excited and invigorated, like there is something wonderful just around the corner waiting to happen.Read More
I'm a print-lover, through and through. In the hot summer months my wardrobe and my apparel designs are dominated by colorful florals. Now that we are starting to transition into fall my print proclivity is shifting to more geometric and organic shapes.Read More
My shopping list for August moves away from the bright and poppy prints I've been wearing all summer long (like this top and this dress). Right now I'm feeling muted shades of pink and brown, woven textures and animal prints. Long sleeve floral-printed dresses are perfect for late summer and transition wonderfully into cooler fall temps. A few of my faves are this one, this one and this one.
Cheetah is making a comeback this fall - everything cycles in fashion, ya know? Slip and bias cheetah skirts are trending especially hard. I recently bought some cheetah fabric and plan to whip my own skirt up soon, but this style from And Other Stories is a great find and will work well into fall and winter paired with a chunky sweater and boots.
Oh yea, and all these pieces are under $100! Who says you get beef up your closet without dropping a ton of money?
One of the events we planned for our honeymoon was a luau - when in Hawaii right? I got this vintage skirt before our trip and intended to cut it up and use the fabric to make something else.Read More
Today's post is a random smattering of thoughts, things lately on my mind and recent stuff I have been up to. Would love you comments, feedback, thoughts on any of my below musings!Read More
Hats are one of my favorite accessories, especially in the summertime heat. They add interest to an outfit, shade your eyes and protect your skin - all good things in the summer months! I have purchased a number of hats over the years but have found I come back to a handful of classic styles again and again. Knowing that I'll wear the hat many times over makes me more willing to invest in a high quality piece as well. Today's post features my three favorite hat styles for summer and where you can pick up one of each for yourself as well. Hats off to you.