Wish I Was Wearing - Gingham

1. MDS Stripes // 2. Lost + Wander // 3. Rachel Comey // 4. MasterxMuse // 5. SHEIN // 6, Forever21 // 7. Bliss and Mischief // 8. Gucci // 9. Topshop

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!

Shopping For : Statement Tops Under $100

The holidays are here and that means our calendars are packed with work events, family gatherings and celebrating out on the town. Dressing nicely for all those occasions is tough, I feel the pain. I always want wear something that is "fancy" enough but still comfortable. Also with the cooler temps, baring my shoulders suddenly seems overly revealing, not to mention shiver-inducing. Today I've assembled a selection of statement tops that will work for all your events and take you into the New Year. Bonus - they are all under $100!

This bow-sleeved top and this ruffle top from SHEIN are super steals for under $15 (how can that be?!). This voluminous top from Madewell and this layered version from J.Crew are similar to a favorite in my closet (as seen in photo above) and incredibly versatile. This knotted wrap top from Topshop is sure to be flattering on all body types, even with festive indulgences! Lastly, this knot-front version from J.Crew and this dotted blouse from Forever21 add some print while still being understated enough to wear often. What do you guys like to wear to dressier events in the cooler months? Need all the inspiration I can get!

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Wear Now, Wear Later : Pleated Skirt

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Pleated Skirt

Whenever I buy new items these days I am always thinking about how I can wear the piece in question more than once. That may mean I am able to wear it to work and then again on the weekends or it might mean I can wear it throughout different seasons of the year. I'm at a point with my wardrobe now however that I really want double-duty items and am willing to pay a little more for them. This year I am looking to invest in a pleated skirt that I can wear now with light fall layers and also this winter with some heavier items.

For Fall, I love the look of a feminine blouse like this one paired with a cropped army jacket and funky earrings like these. When the weather gets colder, I'll be pairing the same skirt with a chunky knit and a statement-making plaid coat. Do you look for double-duty piece? What are your favs?

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Fall Trend Update : Fringe & Ruffles

 With the heat wave we have going on in NYC right now, I have been dreaming about fall weather. One trend I have my eye on in particular is mini-fringe and ruffles. Neither of these texture treatments are anything new, but in the Resort 2017 shows many designers added theses classic cowgirl and schoolgirl details in sophisticated and modern ways.

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