Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Nordstrom Rack Shop Event

Outfit Details 

Blazer Jacket: 1. State via Nordstrom Rack / Jeans: Dittos / Top: Dynamite 
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini via Nordstrom Rack (also love) / Sunglasses: Apt 9
Necklace: Prima Donna (here) / Clutch: Tommy Hilfiger (love this one

I'm excited for today's post because there's a fun event that I will be doing with Nordstrom Rack during New York Fashion Week and you're invited!  But first, let's get into the outfit details. 

I've always been a huge fan of menswear inspired pieces and looks.  Whenever I see a blazer or moto jacket, I instantly think menswear.  The best part is getting to add a feminine flair to those pieces.  As we transition into the fall season, this is a trend that I am pretty sure we'll be seeing a lot more of.  Mixing different textures and adding a flirtatious vibe with a bold lipstick and/or statement accessories  are all great ways to bring femininity to your menswear pieces.  I found this jacket in the clearance section at Nordstrom Rack for only $33.  I love that the jacket is a little oversized and fits in with the whole menswear trend.  I wanted to do a bit of texture mixing myself so I was really happy when I found these suede pumps there too for almost 50% off. I like the contrast that it added to the look. 

Now on to the event!
Nordstrom Rack has a new store opening in Queens and to celebrate they are throwing a private shopping event on Tuesday September 9th from 4-8pm and 25 of my readers are invited to come join the fun!  You will be among the first to shop the new store and get first dibs on some fab finds.  Two days before the event, they will pick one reader to have a personal styling session with me during the first half hour of the event.  Fun!  You can sign up for the event HERE and all details will be sent to you.  I hope that some of you are able to make it out as I would love to meet you all and of course, shop together!

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Nordstrom Rack.  All opinions are my own and this has not been edited by any third parties. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor Day

Outfit Details 

Shorts: BarIII (here) / Top: BarIII (here) / Shoes: Missguided (similar
Clutch: Tommy Hilfiger (also love) / Necklace: Prima Donna (here

Happy Labor Day & Happy September!  

I can't even believe that summer is officially coming to a close in a few weeks.  I've been trying to take advantage of this warm weather and get in a couple of last minute summer looks before the temperatures start dropping.  I wore this out on Friday night in the city to hang out with some friends.  I love these little ruffled shorts or as I like to call them, culottes.  They come with a matching top, but I was not able to get my hands on it.  So I decided to pair it with this mock neck crop top instead.  A pop of color and statement necklace completed the outfit, with of course a red lip!  I'm wearing a new shade that I'm currently obsessing over from Kiko #511.  Kind of funny that my dog's name is Kiko too! :) 

Wanted to keep this post short & sweet since I know everyone is out and about enjoying the day.  
Hope you've been enjoying this long weekend! 

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Pink & Plaid

Outfit Details 

Blazer: H&M (similar blazer) / Top: Cotton On (similar on sale) / Shorts: Cici Hot (here)
Shoes: Zara (similar style) / Bag: H&M (love this one) / Necklace: Dynamite
 Watch: Daniel Wellington (use code loveaffair for 15% off all products)

Happy Friday loves!

For today's look, I wanted to incorporate one of the biggest fall print trends: plaid.  Although these are shorts, I thought this was a fun way to start wearing the trend now as we reach the end of summer.  Plaid can obviously be worn all year round, but it usually dominates during the fall season.  Since these shorts are short, I wanted to balance that out up top by pairing them with a blazer.  I think it's always good to create that balance.

I ditched my typical pop of red and went with hot pink instead.  I've always liked the pink and black combo.  Since the shorts are high-waisted, I wanted to do a crop top.   I was definitely crop top obsessed this summer!  I can't promise that they won't continue to show up over the next two weeks before fall really comes.  ;)

New York Fashion Week is just a couple of days away so I look forward to sharing a fun recap with you all!  If any of you are going to be in the city, let me know as I would love to meet you! <3

Cheers to the weekend!

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Statement Shoes

Outfit Details 

Top: Forever21 (similar) / Skirt: H&M (similar style) / Shoes: Cici Hot (here
Bag: Tommy Hilfiger (similar tote) / Necklace: Capwell / Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

It's the end of summer and it's been super hot all week.  I had to take advantage and wear these statement sandals that I recently got.  I love a good printed heel since they are a great way to pull an entire look together.  I wasn't really sure at first how I wanted to style these.  Initially, I was thinking of doing a color block mix with the pink and yellow, but I actually don't have any yellow tops.  But at least I have yellow nails! I decided to keep it more simple and allow the shoes to be the focal point of the outfit.  It sort of reminds me of a school girl with the button down and pleated skirt.  You really can't go wrong with a white top!

Happy Thursday <3

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Skinnies & Booties

Outfit Details 

Top: Dex / Jeans: Paige Denim Via Nordstrom Rack (similar Deisel) / Hat: H&M (similar hat)
Booties: Franco Sarto via Nordstrom Rack (here) / Clutch: Galian 
Necklace: Dynamite (similar) / Sunglasses: Charlotte Russe (similar) / Watch: Daniel Wellington

Black is back!  But then again, it never really left.  One of my favorite combinations is black on black with a pop of red.  It's just a classic color combo that I can't seem to get enough of and as we head into the fall season, I will probably be wearing more of it.  I tried to give this look a little bit of a "tough girl" vibe with my black skinnies, leather booties, hat and studded clutch.  If it was a little bit cooler out, I would have worn a moto jacket on top too.  I've been on the hunt for the perfect pair of black denim and I can honestly say that I finally found them.  The stretch on this pair is amazing.  These were originally almost $200, but I got them for $80 at Nordstrom Rack!  I consider these to be a new staple in my wardrobe too, as I know that I will be getting a lot of use out of them.  They had a variety of other black skinny jeans too, but these were my favorite. 

A fall must-have for me is definitely a great pair of booties.  I had a pair that I wore last year with literally almost everything.  You might even remember them! haha When I found these, I was really drawn to the sling back style since I don't have any other booties like this. Plus, I got them for 50% off  at Nordstrom Rack .  Another good deal!  Booties are a great way to add some instant edge to your looks and I especially love pairing them with skinnies and skater skirts.  They've got that casual meets chic vibe going on.  As we transition into next season, they're the perfect shoe to wear with many different outfits.  

Have a lovely day!

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Nordstrom Rack.  All opinions are my own and this has not been edited by any third parties. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

By Night

Outfit Details 

Dress: H&M (here) / Shoes: (old, similer here) / Clutch: Dynamite (sequin clutch here)

For today's post I'm introducing you all to H&M's new capsule collection, "By Night."  This is an exclusive party collection that will add some extra edge and femininity for any of your special occasions.  The "By Night" collection includes fitted jumpsuits, body con dresses, crop tops & bustiers with lacy details and cut outs, and even exotic animal prints with sequin embellishments and neckline d├ęcor.  These pieces will work great for anything that you have going on at night.  You will definitely stand out!

I chose this one sleeve lace dress because I thought that it would be perfect to wear to a wedding.  It's classy, sophisticated and chic.  These are three things that I definitely always look for, especially when it comes to dressing for a special occasion.  I actually have three weddings coming up, one in which I will be a bridesmaid.  Very exciting! I decided to go with a wine colored lip, which I think compliments the lace detailing and as for my hair, I put it back in a low bun with a little bit of curls left in front.  

I hope all of you have a great day and thank you so much for your kind & encouraging words on yesterday's post, whether it was on the blog or via instagram.  You all made my day a little bit easier and brighter.  Love you all! 

Disclosure:  This post has been sponsored by H&M.  All opinions expressed are my own and this has not been edited by any third parties.