Buttoned Up

Buttons and micro-bags are having a major moment right now so what better way to create a look than by putting them both together? This linen midi dress is so perfect and the buttons only make it *that* much better. I love wearing this to work for a chic and easy look or for a relaxing Sunday brunch. The icing on the cake? I scored it at the Zara summer sale for just $40! It’s sold out now, unless you’re lucky and can snag one in store, but I’ve linked a very similar style (sans buttons) for $70 below.

I still don’t know how to feel about the micro-bag trend, but I just love this bag so much and haven’t used it in nearly 10 years (does that make it vintage?!). The only reason is because I’m so used to carrying everything around with me, and with this bag I can only tote the essentials. Luckily it’s roomy enough to hold my phone, wallet and keys, which is all I really need!

If you’re looking for a good Chanel slingback dupe, this pair from Zara is to die for. They’re not an exact replica and the vinyl makes them truly their own. They’re surprisingly comfy, and for $50 they’re a fraction of the price point and way more practical for walking around those city streets.

Top off the look with any delicate gold jewelry. I’m loving all the rings right now and this Starburst Signet from Mejuri is everything. It fits perfectly and always reminds me to keep my pinky up.

Petite Malle Monogram at Louis Vuitton, $5,200

Striped Tunic at Zara, $70

Starburst Signet at Mejuri, $59

Heeled Vinyl Slingbacks at Zara, $60

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The Hiatus is Over

Took a much needed hiatus from social media the past few weeks, but now I’m officially back in business! I just got back from a relaxing trip to Florida, but now that I’m back in the city, I’m ready to hit the ground running. I’m ready for some huge changes the second half of 2018, so from here on out it’s werk, werk, werk, werk, werk. Stay tuned.

This bag from the Shayne Oliver x Longchamp collab is perfect for a mini getaway. There’s two zip compartments and it’s just big enough to hold all the essentials and then some. Most of this collection is sold out (it launched back in April with a special pop up in Soho to go with it), but I’ve linked my favorite travel picks still available below.

“Realness” Backpack, $750

“Hiatus” Travel Bag, $450

“Realness” Garment Bag, $695

“Realness” Expandable Travel Bag, $550

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Gucci Gang

The Gucci slipper is my absolute favorite shoe for spring 2018. I’ll admit, they are a bit of a splurge (but totally worth it with my employee discount!). It’s been a hot minute since I’ve had a proper pedicure, so I’m opting for this loafer style over a sandal right now. They’re also perfect for the office, allowing you to look professional, yet chic at all times. They’re also a great alternative to white sneakers and will instantly elevate any outfit. I love wearing them with dresses, shorts, cutoff jeans, anything, you name it.

Shop below to see some more of my white loafer picks for this season. For me, it was actually a toss-up between Gucci and Nicholas Kirkwood (I was seriously back and forth with this decision for days). I love Nicholas’ pointed toe and clean, minimal design. In the end, Gucci won because Gucci.

If you’re not ready to splurge just yet, I’ve also included some similar styles from Steve Madden and Sam Edelman so you can still achieve the same look for less!

Gucci Leather Slippers, $695 at Gucci

Sam Edelman Woven Loafer, $90 at Nordstrom

Nicholas Kirkwood Leather Slippers, $425 at Net-a-Porter

Steve Madden Patent Flats, $60 at Steve Madden

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Spring Sprang Sprung

Mr. Larkin crop top | Levi’s wedgie hi-rise jean | Dolce Vita sandals | Michael Kors bag

Spring has finally sprung! Well, kinda. It’s back to feeling like winter, but I’m just thankful it was nice out enough to leave my winter jacket at home and break out a crop top and sandals for the day. It was one of those days where you wanted to spend all hours outside in the sun. Hoping that was just a little taste of what’s to come this summer!

Crop tops used to be an every day staple for me back home – I mean what else are you going to wear when it’s 90 degrees and humid every single day? But now that I’m living up north, my stomach hasn’t seen the light of day in months. I was excited to finally style a spring outfit – I’m itching to switch out the clothes in my closet for some lighter pieces. I especially love this top from Danish brand Mr. Larkin – its oversized sleeves are so fun and look flattering on anyone and it pairs perfect with your favorite pair of denim. Click through the links above to shop this outfit!

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Easter Funday

Happy Easter! With 60 degree weather, it officially feels like spring today, although the forecast does say it’s going to snow tomorrow (why am I not surprised anymore?). Taking this opportunity to wear this fun dress from my Wear This edit this past week!

I’ve been on a mission to find a good wrap dress and this one is only $20 at Urban Outfitters right now! I love it because it’s so versatile – I can wear it with boots like in these photos or throw on some white sneakers for a more playful look. It also draws so many similarities to the Réalisation Par Alexandra dresses I’ve been coveting for so long and at a quarter of the price! This is definitely a style steal if I’ve ever seen one.

Side note: I took these photos outside of the Sézane L’Appartement store in Nolita, so if you’re in the city you should definitely stop by to check out this gorgeous storefront! Find it at 254 Elizabeth Street.

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Layered State of Mind

Since it’s been so cold for ages, I’ve had to come up with new ways to switch up my daily outfits. Layering is the best option to stay warm and still look chic. I’m so sick of wearing the same thing every week, which usually consists of some kind of knit, a pair of pants and one of three jackets. I’ve also decided I’m not buying anymore winter gear this year unless it’s 1) a great sweater on sale or 2) a pair of snow boots on sale (only because next winter will be my third in the city and I have to accept the fact that I’m not a Floridian anymore). Lately, I’ve been obsessed with layering camis (even though this is actually a dress) over turtlenecks! It’s a great way to break out a summer staple a few seasons early. Shop the items below to get a similar look!

 

Knit Turtleneck, $25 at H&M

Vinyl Chain Belt, $38 at Topshop

Silk Camisole, $50 at J. Crew

Skinny Jeans, $128 at Madewell

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Spring Blues

Four days into spring and I’m still wearing thick sweaters and heavy jackets. I’m so over this weather and ready to break out the sundresses and sandals and have picnics in the park. I’m hoping April brings along some heat, but I guess I’ll embrace the sweater weather while I still can.

Now is the perfect time to stock up on all your cold weather essentials. Big, chunky sweaters like this are starting to go on sale, and if you’re anything like me, you can’t bring yourself to overpay for a plain ‘ol pullover. This blue knit is a gem and I surprisingly stumbled upon it on a random Tuesday at H&M for only $17! I also picked up another similar to this, but flecked with orange for just $20 (see it on my Instagram here). Both were originally $49.99, which isn’t an outrageous price for a sweater, but there are a million other things I’d rather buy with $50.

You can never have too many sweaters and they’re essential pieces for a capsule wardrobe. I’m definitely holding on to both for next fall to add a bright pop of color to my wardrobe!

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Wear This: Green Items That Don’t Suck

St. Patrick’s Day is one of those cheesy drinking holidays that have become so Americanized you can’t not participate. So, to avoid getting pinched this Saturday, you should probably throw on some green and call it a day. For those who aren’t tickled green, I’ve rounded up nine items that you can wear over and over even after March is long gone.

Funnel Neck Sweater, $65 at Topshop

Stan Smith Sneakers, $75 at Adidas

Striped Wide Leg Pants, $95 at Topshop

Tassel Earrings, $18 at Mark & Graham

Rixo London Wrap Dress, $345 at Net-a-Porter

Quilted Belt Bag, $40 at Topshop

Mixed Print Shirt, $80 at Mango

Raye Lady Slides, $148 at Revolve

Trench Coat, $80 at H&M

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Be Mine

Madewell dress | Mango coat (in stores only) – similar here | Zara booties

All I want for Valentine’s Day is to wear this fur coat all day every day. For someone who’s not big on wearing red, I couldn’t pass up this silk midi dress. Not to mention, this color combo is to die for! Midis are a necessity in the winter, especially when you’ve been in an outfit rut for weeks. A thick pair of tights does make all the difference! And if you’re feeling bold, you could wear a pair of medium wash boyfriend/girlfriend/mom jeans underneath (see here, here and here for inspo). Topping this look off with the fur for a stark contrast made me feel like the ultimate fashion gurl.

What are your plans for the big V-day? I may or may not be ordering a heart shaped pizza for dinner later. Sending all the love your way!

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Now You See Me

Mango blazer + skirt

Fashion Week is winding down, but along with it came a ton of outfit inspiration to last me a few months. I had the hardest time deciding what to wear for Nicole Miller’s show last Friday (check back for a recap later this week), so instead of choosing one outfit, I may or may not have bought four. Options are everything!

I decided to try something a little different with this look. I’m loving this check print a lot right now and couldn’t resist this skirt + blazer set from Mango. They also have this pair of cropped trousers if skirts aren’t your thing. It’s something chic you can wear to the office and toward the end of the workday, you can shed the blazer for something more happy hour appropriate.

The last day of Fashion Week is tomorrow, and if you’re having total FOMO, you should definitely check out the “Now You See Me” art installation inside Club Monaco’s flagship Fifth Avenue store (160 Fifth Ave) where I shot this set. It’s a prime photo opp (obviously) and February 14th is the last day, so if you’re in the area I definitely recommend checking it out!

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