Friday, August 28, 2015

nyfw bound

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In just a few short days, I will be heading to my very first New York Fashion Week! And since I'm a fashion week virgin, I started planning my outfits FOREVER ago, slowly collecting show stoppers, modern-day classics and some incredibly unique pieces.

I can't giveaway everything that I'm going to wear, but I want to give you a little peek at my New York Fashion Week style. After lots of deliberation, I've decided on colorful fur accents, bold patterns and lots and lots of vintage. Stay tuned to see all of my fashion week looks. Have a great week, friends!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

with love from Paris

hat// Zara {similar here}
lipstick// Nars, Jungle Red 
earrings// Kate Spade 
stripes// J.CREW 
jacket// vinatage CHANEL via Cheeky Vintage {similar here}
dress// 4.collective {similar here}
bag// vintage Ferragamo via Cheeky Vintage {similar here & here}
boots// Topshop {similar here}
nail polish// Essie, Geranium 

Today I bring you one of my favorite looks from our April trip to Paris. When we were there the temperatures were so crisp and cool that they almost felt fall-like. Layering was the name of the dressing game, and more often than not I was wearing at least one jacket. 

Combining a leopard dress, stripes, a classic bag and comfy booties, this look has some of my most loved style elements that work in Paris and in my everyday life. When I travel I always get inspired by the city I'm in. For example, I was inspired by easy-going Parisian style to throw this striped shirt over my shoulders and wear it as a scarf. 

Next month brings my first trip to New York Fashion Week, and I cannot wait to see the new inspiration that trip creates. Stay tuned to see what's going with me to Fashion Week, and have a great day, friends! 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

bow & moto

lipstick// Nars, Jungle Red 
earrings// Kate Spade 
moto vest// Topshop 
blouse// Kate Spade {similar here & here}
pants// Piperlime {similar here & here}
bag// Louis Vuitton {similar here & here}
heels// Prabal Gurung for Target {similar here
phone case// Kate Spade 

Bow & moto. Two style concepts that are on total opposite ends of the style spectrum, but totally work when put together. This Kate Spade bow blouse has been a favorite of mine for years, so I was excited when they designed this version. And, ever since I scooped up this moto vest, I've been wearing it at least once a week. 

You know I'm all about investing in clothes that you can wear a million ways, and love way past just one season. So, I'm so happy to report that all of the pieces that compile this outfit are great investments for fall and beyond. "Party Pants" aka printed pants, are defintily trending for the fall. While bows and motos are always staples among the style set. 

And, don't forget about the accessories. Mini bags and minimalist heels are extras that you can, and will, want to wear with everything. Stay tuned to hear more about solid style investments for fall and beyond. Have a great week, friends! 

Friday, August 14, 2015

fashion statement

sunglasses// Warby Parker 
lipstick// Nars, Jungle Red 
earrings// Kate Spade 
necklace// c/o Camille Davis 
stripes// J.CREW 
skirt// Topshop {similar here & here}
bag// Prada {similar here, here & here}
heels// Hinge

One of the things I love most about working in the vintage fashion world is that you never know what your day will bring. Anything can pop up at a moments notice, and anyone can cross your path. Vintage fashion tends to bring the true fashion lovers together, and that was just my experience at the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show last fall. 

My business partner and I were there, shopping and showing our vintage collection, and as a result made the acquaintance of Hamish Bowles {absolutely died!!}, the Marc Jacobs design team and a fashion lover and talented jewelry designer, Camille Davis. Camille happened upon our booth and immediately we clicked. She's stylish, a fashion risk-taker and just about the cutest thing ever. 

Fast forward to almost a year later, and I'm thrilled to count Camille as a friend and introduce you to her incredible collection of handmade statement necklaces. Like me, Camille loves to make a statement and believes that dressing should make you happy and lift you up. Camille's incredible necklaces are crafted from vintage and antique materials that she sources all over the world. When I asked her why she is in the jewelry business, her answer that was too good not to directly quote...

"I think fashion should be uplifting, not a cause of distress or insecurity! I started designing jewelry to share that transformative feeling you get when you wear something special in everyday life, and I hope my necklaces enable women to feel amazing even if they're just wearing jeans and a t-shirt."- Camille Davis 

Check out Camille's recently launched website to peruse her musings, see her illustrations and get an even better feel for her aesthetic. And, if you join her mailing list, don't expect a standard e-blast. You will get a handwritten note from the designer herself. Now that's making a fashion statement! 

Monday, August 10, 2015

shirt cincher

sunglasses// Prada 
earrings// Kate Spade 
lipstick// NARS, Jungle Red 
denim dress// Bella Dahl {similar here & here}
shirt// Brooks Brothers {similar here}
cuff// Elizabeth and James {similar here}
heels// Hinge 

Lately I've been obsessed with tying shirts around my waist instead of using a belt. This little style trick adds an extra layer in an easy and flattering way. And is especially handy during the end of the hot summer months when we are getting antsy to layer, but the weather just won't allow it. 

This denim shirt dress that always requires a waist-cincher, gets another layer and some much-needed definition with this striped shirt worn as a belt. When you use this little style trick, make sure to tie the shirt off to one side so it doesn't add to the tummy area. And, honestly I think it looks better a little cockeyed rather than just straight on. Have fun using this little shirt cincher, friends!