Shop Your Closet” is a buzzy phrase that has been getting a bunch of airtime recently. The concept is simple- instead of going out to shop in stores and buy new clothes you look into your closet and do some ‘shopping’…no money required.Read More
Sunglasses for me are something I don’t think too much about, generally I have a couple pairs I love and just keep them on rotation. But I do like to branch and get a new pair every so often. While there are a plethora of designer options out there I don’t always have the extra cash to invest in a pricey pair. Lucky for me (and you) there are plenty of affordable sunglasses that add some new style to your wardrobe without making a dent in your bank account. I’ve pulled together some of my favorite picks on the interwebs right now, all under $30!
Jeans are one of the clothing items that you can get on the cheap and as long as they fit well NO ONE WILL KNOW. That of course is contingent upon the denim actually fitting you well.Read More
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!
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
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?
I am a huge fan of gingham in the summertime. It's one of those fabrics that really fits with "high summer", when temperatures are at their peak but you aren't quite sick of it yet.Read More
Graphic tees are having a moment. But are they though? Graphic tees are always having a moment, ever since the 80's flash-dance era has there ever been a season that graphic tee shirts are not around in some capacity?Read More
Last weekend we went out to brunch at a little place in the East Village. It was a beautiful day so we were about to site outside which enabled me to do one of the New York City past times I enjoy most - people watch.Read More
If I was buying just one new piece of clothing this Spring I would make it one that I could get a lot of wear out of it. This season that piece is a printed midi skirt. Whether in floral, solid or striped, a printed midi skirt is super versatile and easy to wear.Read More
If you live in a area where you experience a cold winter, cozy warm scarves are most likely a staple in your seasonal wardrobe. But when the warmer temps roll around, I for one have usually been less inclined to reach for a lightweight scarf. Why is that? Perhaps it is because I used to associated dainty scarves with something my grandma would wear (not to throw shade on my grandmothers). Well this season my view on silk scarves has totally changed and these lightweight accessories have become my new styling best friend.
Silk scarves are versatile accessories that can be utilized in countless ways. There literally is no limit to the options for how to knot it, drape it, loop it or tie it onto yourself or your other accessories (like a bag for example). A few of my favorite ways to style a silk scarf include -
- Tied around the wrist and paired with casual denim
- Knotted around the neck with a simple tee shirt
- Worn like a headband for a day in the sun
- Paired with another print like a striped tee
The next obvious question may be where to buy some new silk scarves. Hands down my favorite place to buy these is from a vintage or thrift store because you will find unique items for dirt cheap. There are also tons of options on ebay, simply search "vintage silk scarves". A few I found that I liked include this NYC scarf, this pink printed scarf or this vibrant yellow option. If you're more of a buy-it-new kinda gal, I included a few great options below as well!
There’s just something about the Aussies that has always seemed so cool to me. It seems like they are just a country of cool, fun, laid-back surfers. Obviously this is a gross generalization. However, I have found so many cool, laid-back clothing brands from Australia I think there must be a grain of truth in there.Read More
As much as I love fashion & style sometimes I find myself in a total inspiration rut. That old adage “a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear” – for me it’s more like a “closet full of clothes and no idea for how to wear them”.Read More
Lately I have been on the hunt for more vintage items that I can re-work into modern and wearable silhouettes for spring and summer. The reason I like to do this instead of just buying new fabric is for the great prints that vintage items often have.Read More
The thing I love most about denim jackets is the texture and dimension they add to a look. If you think about denim in general, it has a lot of shades of blue going on- it has fading, it sometimes has distressing or can even have rips with white threads peeking out.Read More
Shopbop is having a crazy sale right now, just in time to start picking up some pieces to round out your Spring wardrobe. I as spoke about in this recent post, I'm all about versatility when it comes to buying clothing and accessories. Being able to wear the piece in questions multiple times and multiple ways is the main lens through which I make all shopping decisions. My picks for the current Shopbop sale are no different. Such as a striped sweater or long sleeve tee I can wear now and when the weather gets warmer or floral dresses that do double duty for the beach or afternoon events. Make sure you check out the sale for any key pieces you've been eying since the savings are pretty good!
15% off orders of $200 or more (if you're looking for some new shoes for spring)
20% off orders of $500 or more (if you're in need of a wedding-attendant dress)
25% off orders of $800 or more (could be a good time to invest in a winter coat for next year)
As a fabric, gingham looks great in all kinds of silhouettes from dresses to skirts, even bathing suits and tops. Though it’s only February, there are tons of gingham pieces in the market right now. While gingham is great for warm weather, by pairing this fabric with darker and heavier pieces like a leather jacket or black jeans, you can definitely start wearing gingham now rather than waiting until summer rolls around.
Above are some of my favorites in the market right now. Click on each piece to get all the product details!
I’m a big fan of gingham and have been for a couple seasons now and definitely plan to pull this ruffled number I created last year out again this summer. I recently created a black gingham wrap top that I can’t wait to share with you guys soon too!
Many of us can agree that shoes can make or break an outfit. What I’ve found over the years is that I can wear a cheap top, budget jeans and a fast-fashion coat; as long as I have high-quality shoes on then the entire look will appear chic and expensive.Read More
I love testing out new hair and skincare products. But what I love even more than testing them out is telling my friends about which ones they should try. Today's post is dedicated to my recent favorites in hair and skin care. Some of these products you may already know and love. If nothing else I hope it gets you excited to try out something new! Let's get to it!Read More
I shared my Valentine's Day gift guide for men last week so I would be remiss to not include a version for females as well. You can go the obvious route of roses and chocolate for your lady on Valentine's Day but I think that is a little boring (not to mention very impractical). I would much rather receive something I can use going forward, not just enjoy for the day/week.
Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment - I have this lip stain and it just lovely. It smells of amazing citrus and imparts just the right amount of color. Not too much just a hint of pink.
Kate Spade iPhone Case - This case is just so pretty and feminine. Enough said.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta® Peel Extra Strength Daily Peel - I've heard amazing things about this daily peel. Why not give your woman something to make her even more beautiful?
Silk Pillowcase - It's silky and has lips on it. If this doesn't work for Valentine's Day then I don't know when it will.
Anthropologie Earrings - They would be great paired with a chunky sweater now and with a sundress come summer.
Blush Tote - I love the muted pink color of this tote and the fact that it has two different strap types. Plus it's only $25!
Rose Gold Bracelet - For the girl who wants some jewelry for V-Day, this bracelet is chic and understated yet very refined.
Rainbow Sweater - This sweater is so cheerful and cozy, perfect for those gloomy February days.
Naked Palette - Every woman and I mean every woman needs a good neutral brown eye shadow palette. This one is small enough that you get exactly what you need, no extra colors that will never be used.
The Beauty Chef Book - Get prettier from eating!? If you want to encourage your woman to cook why not dangle the carrot of beauty in front of her. I'm adding this book to my cart right now.