Posts tagged fashion
Red Coat

Sunday was a gloomy fall day and instead of staying inside to watch football, we made the trek uptown to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I had been wanting to go for a couple months now, as I had yet to visit since I've been living in NYC full time. I found out a few days ago that a new fashion exhibit was opening and my desire to go got even stronger.

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Style Crush : Zanna Roberts Rassi

When I am looking for some style inspiration there are a few go-to muses that I always turn to time and time again to spark my outfit ideas. Olivia Palermo is the first of these style muses that comes to mind, who in my eyes can do no wrong sartorially speaking. She seems to have discovered the secrets to perfect skin, amazing hair and impeccable style, taking serious fashion risks and yet never taking a misstep.

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Shopping For : Cold Weather Jackets

 Life in New York City means braving the elements all. year. long. In the summer that means sweltering humidity and steamy sidewalks and in the winter that means frigid urban wind tunnels down city streets. Since most of us living in the city don't have personal cars at our disposal, air conditioning and heated seats are not part of the commuting experience.

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Wardrobe Rehab : Session 3, New Season Additions

This is the third installment of my Wardrobe Rehab series, where I have been walking you guys through how I edit, evaluate and expand my wardrobe at the start of a new season. We started first with Cleaning Out Your Closet and then Re-Thinking What You Already Own. Today I am highlighting what is on my Fall Shopping List for the remainder of the year and which items I plan to save vs. splurge on.

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Red Shoes

A few months ago I bought a pair of red heels from Forever 21 with the intention of turning them into a special pair of my own with ruffled silk rosettes. I had done a similar technique before and wanted to revisit for a new pair of shoes. While I knew what I was doing, I wanted to test the technique on a cheap pair of shoes rather than a pricey pair. After initially

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Wardrobe Rehab : Session 2, Re-Thinking What You Already Own

Today I am talking about my second step in transitioning my closet from one season to the next; re-evaluating what items I already have to see how I can re-style into some new looks this season. Don’t get me wrong, I love buying new clothes as much as the next 20-something female. But I also love taking something I already own and mixing it a totally new way for a modern and current look. Saving some money by not having to purchase tons of new clothes is never a bad thing either!

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Wardrobe Rehab : Session 1, Cleaning Out Your Closet

Summer is coming to an end and that means it's time to put away our warm weather clothes and transition our closets for cooler temps. We still have some time in NYC until it is actually cold (the heat wave going on now is in the 90s), but the present is a great time to assess what you have in your wardrobe and what you may need to purchase for the upcoming season. Having an early plan for shopping means you can take your time and find exactly what you want, while paying a price you are comfortable with.

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Wear Later : Red Striped Button Down

Last week I posted about this Rails shirt from South Moon Under and how I would style the piece for hot summer days. Stripes in summer are a perfect match, right? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love clothing items I can wear multiple times and multiple ways. This shirt is one of those transitional items that works well dressed down for a casual summer day and dressed up for grabbing some drinks.

 

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Packing For : San Francisco

We are heading out to California on Friday for a multi-city trip and I could not be more excited to get out West. We will be visiting San Francisco, Napa, Big Sur and Lake Almanor. I was in Los Angeles for the Create+ Cultivate conference in May but I have not been to San Francisco since I was about 14 years old and the other places on our itinerary I have not been to ever!

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Shopping For : Off The Shoulder Tops

Have you been bitten by the off-the-shoulder bug like me? I have not been able to get enough of the shoulder-baring silhouette this summer, purchasing a few options and making a few myself (such as the style seen above). An off shoulder top highlights the collarbones in a flattering way while also being super comfortable and flow-y. It's like wearing sweatpants that are actually attractive...or something like that.

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Wear Now : Red Striped Button-down

Earlier this week Jeff and I decided to take a walk around Central Park after work. The sun was reaching the peak of golden hour when we got to the Bow Bridge, creating a beautiful light to gaze over the water and watch the row boats passing by. Although the weather has been super warm in NYC, the breezy linen of this Rails shirt eft me quite comfortable in the outdoor heat.

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Summer Blues

I have always loved a good off-the-shoulder top, but this summer my love has grown to pure obsession. I can't stop! This blue shirt from Urban Outfitters was a recent purchase and one that I am very happy about. It is so comfortable and light, and would work equally as well as skinny jeans as it does with shorts. I definitely plan on pulling out as much as I can before the warm weather fades into fall.

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Small Cross-Body Bags

 There is nothing I hate more than lugging a big bag around when exploring a city or going out to a restaurant or bar. I love having my hands free to hold a coffee (or alcoholic beverage), check out items in a shop or just feel comfortable and at ease. The small cross-body bag has thus become my go-to bag style for pretty much everywhere except work and traveling.

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Let's Getaway To : Charlotte, NC

 I'm traveling down to North Carolina this weekend to visit my parents and I am very much looking forward to the warm weather, lake views and southern hospitality. Their house is just outside Charlotte, near Lake Norman. They are right in Davidson, a cute college town full of charm. I am especially excited to just relax outside with a book and enjoy some family time.

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