Monday, March 2, 2015

Casual Vibes In Neutrals

Outfit Details 

Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack / Sweater: Forever21 / Leggings: HUE 
Booties: Prima Donna / Hat: Prima Donna / Scarf: H&M (similar) / Bag: French Connection

Happy March babes!  

There were a few days last week when it felt like spring for a minute, so I took full advantage and lost a few layers.  Now when I say "it felt like spring," it was only in the 40s & sunny, but after this crazy winter weather 40 degrees feels amazing.  Standing in the sunshine is spring and standing in the shade is winter.  If you live on the east coast then you know exactly what I mean!  That didn't last very long though as it snowed again last night and will do so again a couple of days this week.  We are so close to spring and I am 100% for it! 

I've been in so much of a neutral phase right now, so I stuck with black and grey and added a pop of color with this purple hat.  I've worn this long cardi a couple of times before and it's seriously one of the most comfortable pieces that I have hanging in my closet.  It's such a great transitional item too as we head into the next season.  When the weather gets much warmer, I love styling cardigans like this with a pair of denim shorts.  They work well over dresses too.  I've been using this black bag SO much lately and for good reason.  For one, it goes with everything and two, it can be worn over the shoulder or as a cross body.  I've been a little obsessed with wearing it cross body as it really just gives my looks more of a casual & laid back vibe.  

I hope that all of you have a wonderful start to the new month. :) 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Black & White Grid

Happy FriYAY! 
I think this was my "I'm cold & have to pee" dance. lol This is my last look from fashion week.  Finally!  

Photos: Lexi

Outfit Details 

Coat: Forever21 / Pants: BooHoo / Sweater: Forever21 (similar
Shoes: BooHoo / Scarf: H&M (similar) / Bag: Prima Donna (love this) / Earrings: Bauble Bar

I wore this last Wednesday to the Nanette Lepore show.  Such a fab show by the way!  The theme of her new collection is Posh Rebel.  So many great pieces.  I posted one of my favorite looks on instagram.  

So when I first got these grid print pants, I knew that I wanted to keep it classic with black and white all around.  No surprise there.  This print has been a big trend for awhile, but it's actually my first time wearing it.   I got them a few days after this white coat and felt that these pieces would work really well together.  I wore this coat 3 times last week, so it was definitely a great purchase!  Surprisingly, it's still white.  I used to shy away from longer length coats since I am so short, (4'11) but now I fully embrace them and actually prefer them.  I will definitely wear this a few more times before winter ends.  To complete this look, I went with a high ponytail and bold red lip.  I think my main focus with this outfit was to keep it super simple, clean and chic.  By the way, don't mind my crazy hair sticking up.  I guess you can call me Alfalfa. lol 

I am heading down to Atlantic City for a weekend getaway with a few of my girls.  We are celebrating my friend's bachelorette!  I am looking forward to a little mixture of party & relaxation with my loves.  Hope that you all have a great weekend! :)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Trench & A Chunky Knit

This was my first time shooting in a snowy Central Park and it was beautiful!  Although it was snowing, the sun was shining bright.  I definitely need to spend more time there when the weather gets better.  I forget how amazing CP is sometimes.  Shame on me.

Photos: Lydia Hudgens

Outfit Details 

Trench Coat: Forever21 / Sweater: Forever21 / Pants: H&M (love these)
Boots: Nordstrom Rack (similar) / Hat: Prima Donna / Bag: Prima Donna (love this studded one)

When I first found this mustard trench coat, it immediately made me think of the spring.  I wanted to wear it now though, so I was thinking of ways to make it work for the winter too.  I think that we are at that point where we can slowly start to transition some spring pieces into our outfits.  Although it's still cold over here, there are definitely ways to do this.  Since a trench like this is so thin, layers underneath are a must.  I have on a long sleeve tee and then this chunky turtleneck knit on top.  I really love this combination of the mustard & grey. This is exactly how I tried the pieces on in the fitting room too.  I wasn't purposely trying to pair them together, but I ended up loving the combo. 

 Can you tell I have a major hat obsession?  So happy to finally have other colors and not just my black one, which I have literally worn a thousand times!  I am surprised that it's still in good condition.  Truthfully, with this winter weather, hair static is on a whole other level so throwing on a hat helps out a lot.  It's also a great solution for those days when you do not want to style your hair or let's just be real, when maybeeeee your hair is a bit dirty? lol I am guilty of this.  

Initially, I was planning to wear this outfit with jeans and booties, but when I saw the weather I thought it was best to wear knee high boots with black pants.  I love the faux leather detailing on these.  It's really those small things that make simple pieces stand out so much more.  The zippered bag also popped out a lot with this.   On a quick side note, I've been embracing nude lipstick so much more lately.  You guys know how much I love my red and even bold pinks, but there is something about a nude lip that I love.  It's subtle, but effective. 

Hope you have a great Thursday! <3