Thursday, October 23, 2014

twigs & leopard

sunglasses// Karen Walker 
dress// Diane von Furstenberg {similar here & here
clutch// Clare Vivier
boots// Topshop {similar here}

A few years back, when Nina Garcia published her funny and fashionable style books, I remember reading that she loved seeing a DvF wrap dress paired with tough looking boots. Well, I kept that little style idea in my back pocket all this time and finally tried it this past weekend. And after trying out her style suggestion, I have to say that I LOVED it.

I most often believe that the best fashion pairs come when opposites meet, and this outfit is exactly that. The most feminine, and curve hugging, dress, paired with these of-the-moment chunky ankle boots, meet in the middle to create a totally cool, yet classic look. DvF’s wrap dress in her more than 40-year-old “twigs” print works when topped off with a bright lip and my always-reliable leopard clutch. Thanks, Nina, for inspiring this look years ago! 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

ladylike camo

sunglasses// Karen Walker 
earrings// Cheeky Vintage {similar here}
shirt// J.CREW 
skirt// Topshop {similar here}
bag// Cheeky Vintage {similar here
heels// Kate Spade {similar here & here

One of my favorite style tricks is styling pieces more casual or more dressy than they traditionally are. Sequins for day, Converse with feminine dresses, day bags for night, are all some of my favorite ways to mix things up. So, today I bring you camo styled in a ladylike way.  

Originally from the battlefield, and usually associated with hunting and hipsters, camo is a nouveau-neutral that is so fun to dress up. I paired it with a voluminous navy skirt, classic bag and metallic stilettos to make camo feminine, ladylike and dare I say...pretty?! So next time you need a style shake-up, consider wearing things in an unexpected way. You may be surprised at how fun and fashionable you feel! 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

safari inspired

sunglasses// Karen Walker
earrings// Kate Spade {similar here}
jacket// J.CREW {similar & on SALE here}
dress// vintage, found @Cheeky Vintage {similar here & here}
watch// Michael Kors 
nails// Essie, Geranium 
shoes// Converse 

When I put this outfit together, I thought it was an easy and modern fit to pair this leopard shift dress with an army green, safari inspired jacket. But until I was looking back at the outfit photos did I realize how safari inspired this look really is. The leopard dress plus the cargo pockets and high collar  on the jacket make this look classic yet laid-back with a wink to safari style. And my go-to everyday accessories like this black bag and bright lip finish off my look. Sometimes dressing like an exotic location is just as fun as the destination itself. Let's safari! 

Friday, October 10, 2014

where online shopping meets instant gratification

Photos from the Refinery29 team. 

Last week I was so excited to learn about an amazing new collaboration with the much loved, and much retweeted, Refinery29, and the always fabulous Premium Outlets. This fall join these legendary retailers for a unique shopping experience at The Shopping Block

The Refinery29 team is bringing small brands that only have an online presence to our fingertips at the Simon Outlets. Check out the special brands, outlet deals, selfie booth and my personal favorite, the Refinery29 custom tote bag design booth. They have lots of stops on The Shopping Block tour so check it out when it comes to an outlet near you

Thursday, October 9, 2014

just in time

Just in time for serious fall temperatures, our favorite online stores are giving us some major sale love. Today, I picked my favorite steals that are too cute to pass up right now. Easy-to-wear booties, cozy sweaters, flirty skirts and fab bags are what I'm craving as the temperatures finally change. Thanks so much to our favorite online stores for these fantastic sweet of you to look out for us! 

20% off at Piperlime with code FALL20 

30% off Madewell with code OHFALL 

30% off at J.CREW with code WEEKENDPLANS 

Happy sale shopping, everyone! Have a happy and healthy weekend.