“No White After Labor Day” is an antiquated maxim as far as I am concerned. I remember the rule being thrown around when I was younger but these days it no longer applies.Read More
On our last day in Venice we took a short ferry ride to visit the small island of Burano. I had read about Burano being a great day trip from Venice and I’m glad we were able to squeeze it in before heading back to Milan.Read More
Sweaters are definitely my go-to top throughout the Winter. Whether I’m going to work, running errands or hanging around the house I reach for sweaters pretty much everyday when it’s cold outside. Over the years I have accumulated a fairly large sweater collection in a variety of colors and silhouettes. It seems there is just always one more style or color that I don’t have that I need.Read More
Hats are one of those wardrobe pieces that seem fairly unnecessary. Save for the obvious winter woolen hat, there aren’t many times that you NEED a hat, you can get by without one. On the flip side however, hats are perhaps the simplest way to transform an outfit from snooze to stylish in one swoop. I’ve been a big hat lover throughout my life. As a young girl, I was obsessed with a denim bucket hat from Gap Kids. It was tacked up at the front with a big yellow fake sunflower stuck on. Oh how I loved that hat. I was crazy about the Olsen Twins at that time and I think they wore something similar. The original influencers. Anyone else have one of those hats?
Over the course of the past years I have steadily grown my hat collection and it seems the toppers are only becoming more and more popular as the years go by. When looking to add some new hats there are definitely some different price and quality routes you can take. I personally have gone for more affordable options, simply because you oftentimes cannot tell the difference between the cheap and pricey. There are some beautiful options from established milliners like Janessa Leone and I’m sure these will last forever if you take care of them. However I still feel at a place where I don’t want to invest quite that much in a hat just yet. But maybe one day :).
While many of my hats have come from places like Forever 21, Urban Outfitters or Nordstrom, I have gotten a few from street vendors in NYC. I even bought one from a street vendor while on our way to the airport, it was just too good a hat to pass up. If you find yourself in the East Village, there is a guy selling hats at a table on the corner of 14th and 1st Ave pretty much year round. They can be hit or miss, but in the summer especially he has some great straw hats for stupid cheap.
Cold Weather Hats
In the winter I like a classic black fedora that I can pair with warm layers and scarves, like I did in this post. It matches with everything and conveys a great city-chic vibe. A few great winter fedoras currently on the market include this tan fedora, this classic wide-brim black and this darker brown style. I am on the hunt to add a lighter colored winter hat to add to my collection, either like this cream version or this light grey style. These lighter color versions are perfect for transitioning from winter into spring.
Warm Weather Hats
Once the weather warms up I am all about a straw hat, whether boater, panama or sun style. They are practical when out in the sun all day and add great texture to summer outfits. You really only need one classic style like this option, but if you want to round out your collection you can’t go wrong with this or this.
I had been on the hunt for the perfect red sweater ever since it started getting chilly last fall. I love the way it pops against a pair of distressed faded jeans and the complex color combination it creates with a camel coat. I took my sweet time finding the right one to buy and am pleased with this Shein in cropped and high-neck option.Read More
We had the first taste of spring this weekend, with a sunny and warm Saturday. It was so nice to be able to walk outside without feeling like your face was freezing off. I have so many pieces that I’ve designed and sewed over the past few months that I haven’t yet photographed and shared on Fizz and Fade because I’m always covered up in a coat.Read More
Lately I have been seeing lots of women dressing the same. The same as each other? No. Rather the same shade head to toe, ie. in a monochrome palette. The concept is nothing revolutionary, especially head to toe black in a city like New York.Read More
We are in the doldrums of winter in NYC and the warmth of spring seems tragically far away. The snow we got last week has melted and the city is grey, grey, grey. That’s exactly what I did with this outfit, go full steam ahead into the grey vibes of the New York streets.Read More
High-Waisted Black Skinny Jeans
Is there anything more flattering than black skinny jeans? They are slimming and can be worn pretty much anywhere and with anything. I've had a few great pairs over the years, but my current favorite is this pair from Urban Outfitters (seen in this post and this post). I wear them all . the . time. I need to get another pair before the ones I have totally wear out. While you can definitely find some pricier skinny jeans, I am partial to the wallet-friendly options like these from Old Navy and these from H&M.
- H&M Skinny Ankle Jeans - Only $9.99!
- Old Navy High Rise Rockstar Jeans
- BDG Twig High Rise Skinny Jean - I wear these constantly!
High-Waist Mom Jeans
I waited awhile before hopping on the mom jean trend because I just didn't think they would flatter my petite shape. But once I got this pair from H&M (seen here , here and here)....game changer. The straight leg and high cut feels modern and retro at the same time. I love how I can tuck in any shirt or sweater and still get a flattering fit. My H&M pair is a little wider through the leg, so I have been looking for an additional style that is just a bit slimmer. I've had my eye on these H&M jeans, but after seeing this Gap style I may be looking to get those instead.
Dressing stylishly in the cold months is hard. Yes, you can wear cute things for when you’re inside. But living in a city like New York where we don’t drive cars around, we spend a lot time outdoors walking places.Read More
Hello 2018! I for one am super excited to move into a new year and get a fresh start. I got a new planner for Christmas and have already been using it a ton to plot out upcoming plans and daily to-do lists. While I use my phone calendar to keep track of plans, personally I really like using a physical planner to keep organized. Anyway, now on to the actual topic of this post - colorful winter coats!
Winter is in full force and a warm coat is absolutely necessary here in NYC. There is much to be said for a great black, navy or camel coat, but these neutrals can get to be a bit boring after awhile. I hunted down some great pastel options to brighten up my outerwear with candy-colored shades of pink and blue. I especially love this bright pink funnel-neck style and this longline blue topper. Take that Winter doldrums!
Once Black Friday hits it seems as though the sales just never stop and I am totally ok with that. As I start thinking about resolutions and goals for the new year I also have been thinking about what holes are currently in my wardrobe and the pieces I need to fill them.Read More
I've been a big fan of mixing prints every since I saw Jenna Lyons pull it off so beautifully with J.Crew's styling years ago. Combining stripes and plaids adds dimension and interest to what could otherwise be a simple look.Read More
I've been talking about statement sleeves for what feels like ages now, yet my interest in them has yet to wane. In plotting out my next sewing creations, I wanted to create a structured top with voluminous bell sleeves.Read More
'Tis the season for gifting, but that doesn't mean I don't have my eye on a few pieces to update my wardrobe as we move into the near year. Right now I am particularly interested in color, texture and details to add some style to my existing pieces.
High-Waisted Straight Jeans - High-waisted jeans have quickly become my go-to fit. I especially love the straight fit with mild distressing.
Bright Scarf - Since I know I will be wearing a lot of dark colors and neutrals this winter, I am looking for some bright scarves to lighten things up. I also love this one from Express, on sale right now for only $29.
Beret - The French staple is trending hard this season, test out the look with this budget-friendly version from Urban Outfitters.
Cozy Grey Cardigan - You can never go wrong with classic grey, this cardigan will serve you year-round.
Plaid Coat - One part classic, one part menswear and at the same time totally cool, I love the idea of a classic plaid coat this winter. This is only $44!
White Ruffle Blouse - Simple but still interesting, I love the cascading ruffles on this top which make it easy to dress up or dress down.
Embellished Mules - It may be getting colder out but I'm not quite ready to give in to wearing only boots. I love how funky and fun these mules are, perfect for adding the finishing touch to a look.
We had our first snow of the season in NYC this past weekend and it is finally starting to feel like Winter on the East Coast. On Saturday evening while SantaCon was raging near our apartment and the snow was falling we decided to walk up to Union Square for some shopping.Read More
Given my interest in fashion, many of my friends will often ask me what the next big trends will be. Today I wanted to share a few of my predictions for what trends will be popular in the upcoming monthsRead More
Last weekend we went to check out the Winter Festival happening in Bryant Park. We were particularly interested in trying out the curling, but the line was crazy long to get a mini lesson. So instead we settled for Spanish hot chocolate and warm churros while we watched the skaters.Read More