Month: January 2014

Black and Blue

You all should know by now that I love black and blue together, particularly navy. I spiced my usual navy and black combo up today with these sick metallic blue pants. If the light is really bright, they really shine, but they’re slightly more subdued (for metallic cobalt pants) in dimmer light. It’s really important not to let a statement piece just sit around in your closet after you’ve worn it once. Try and wear it in different ways so you’re creating entirely new outfits that your statement piece works well with, like I did with these pants. I wore them in an older post with a button-up and a cashmere sweater, which is definitely preppier than today’s edgier look.

Blouse: Magaschoni – similar   Vest: Adrienne Vittadini – similar   Pants: 7 For All Mankind   Boots: Nine West – similar

Leopard IS A Neutral

I went for a partially ombre look with my blouse and pants today although the transitions between colors have a large difference in hue. I don’t think it’s something you’d notice if I didn’t point it out because the ombre factor is fairly subtle. My eggplant shirt is a great way to wear color in the winter and pastel pink is making the rounds in fashion this winter, as well. While some people think leopard is a print and you have to match it with other neutrals, it’s really become a neutral itself. Because classic leopard print consists of neutrals, as a whole, it becomes a neutral.

Blouse: Zara (on sale in stores)   Jeans: 7 For All Mankind   Flats: Matt Bernson   Ring: similar   Bracelet: Foree Hunsicker – similar

White Jeans

Part of being a trendsetter is breaking rules and not conforming to the status quo and what’s socially acceptable. Here I am in white jeans in the middle of winter. I’d say that breaks some fashion rules and guess what, i don’t care. They’re pretty thick denim and since the rest of my outfit is made up of winter pieces, it totally works. Some seasonal pieces, like white denim, can really be carried over through seasons as long as you pair them properly.

Sweater: Diane von Furstenberg – similar   Cami: Zara (in stores)   Jeans: Hudson  Boots: Franco Sarto (no longer available)   Ring: (from Venice) – similar  Earrings: similar

Blossom

It’s practically a heat wave today with a high of 37 in NYC so it only made sense to wear something floral and springy. I really love the sky blue of this shirt and the way the red and yellow pop so from afar it looks like its just splattered in different colors. It’s a really soft and feminine look so I wasn’t about to wear black with it. I opted for simple medium wash skinny jeans and chestnut lace-ups. I went totally all out floral for me, though. Even chose a pair of flower earrings to go with this outfit.

Sweater: similar   Shirt: Zara   Jeans: Zara   Boots: Vince Camuto   Earrings: Michal Negrin   Necklace: similar

Grammys

Yet another awards show… but the gorgeous red carpet gowns can keep on comin’. Some of these music geniuses sure know how to work a red carpet and a designer gown.

Beyonce looking perfect as always in Michael Costello.

Katy Perry looking ever so musical in Valentino.

Taylor Swift dazzles in Gucci.

Iggy Azalea looks sweet and edgy in Elie Saab.

Colbie Caillat is red hot in Ezra Couture.

Rita Ora shines in Lanvin.

Anna Kendrick shows a little skin in Azzaro.

Miranda Lambert is a stunner in Pamella Roland.

Anna Faris looks simple, sweet, and chic in navy.

Paris Couture Week

I’ve always dreamed of having a life where I had a reason to wear high end couture pieces. Some couture pieces are a little out there and for the Lady Gagas of the world and others are suited for the Kate Middletons. Now that I’m no longer a tween dreamer I’m really trying to make that life for myself where I have an excuse to wear some couture pieces, maybe even from some of the collections from Paris Couture week this past week. There’s nothing that makes a fashionista swoon more than Paris Couture Week. The haute couture looks from high-end designers have every girl from 6-year-olds dreaming of being fairy princesses to real life princesses yearning to wear them.

One collection in particular has me drooling over it; that collection is Elie Saab – and it’s left me speechless.

All of the collections were absolutely incredible including Viktor & Rolf, who were inspired by their new fragrance Bonbon. 

Chanel included sneaker, knee-pad, and elbow-pad wearing models. (Although, wouldn’t it have made more sense for models wearing heels to have some joint protection?? haha)

Valentino’s spring/summer couture collection was on the wild side.

And Jean Paul Gaultier really spread his wings with this collection.

Shoe Crush Saturday: Sorel Conquest Carly Boots

You know the saying, “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em”? Well, that’s how I’m feeling about this polar vortex. Rather than sitting on my couch sulking because it’s so insanely frigid out that when I go outside I can’t feel my fingers, toes, and nose in a matter of seconds, I’ve decided to embrace it in the best way I can think of. Who cares if you look dorky as long as you’re warm. These Sorel Conquest Carly boots aren’t exactly Saint Laurent pumps or Stuart Weitzman boots, but for snow boots, they’re pretty stylish and they’ll help you beat the polar vortex blues. Wear these puppies while you’re braving the snow and carry your cute shoes in your bag for when you get to wherever you’re going. They’re definitely going to be the most sensible (what’s that?!) shoes in your closet and they’re worth every penny. A quality pair of snow boots like these will last you a lifetime.

Watermelon

Is it just me or do you think of watermelons any time you see green and pink paired together? Regardless, I’m a fan of this color combo even if it does make me crave juicy watermelon and sunny summer days at the beach. I love the waves of this blouse, the asymmetry,  and the way it hits at the natural waist. I used the waves (and the color) to my advantage when I made my jewelry choices. I wanted to play with shapes and geometry. Wavy shirt, v neckline (triangular), circular necklace, square earrings.

Blouse: Zara (old) similar  Jeans: Joe’s Jeans   Boots: Tahari   Necklace: similar   Earrings: similar   Lips: Stila – Grapefruit

Bichromatic

These Zara pumps had been seducing me and since pretty much alllll of Zara is on sale, how could I not give in to temptation?! And of course, when you make a great addition to your closet, you want to wear it right away. So, despite the weather I wore these pumps and some pretty thick tights today. I felt like a monochromatic electric blue look was the way to go with these shoes. I don’t own and I don’t really see myself wearing electric blue tights, so instead I went bicheomatic, but I think the impact of head-to-toe electric blue was still what I was aiming for. 

Shirt: Tresics   Sweater: Magaschoni – similar & I also like this one  Skirt: Zara (on sale!)  Shoes: Zara (in stores)

Olive Olive

…Get what I did there? O-live I-love Olive. Green can be a hard color to wear, but darker, earthier greens tend to look good on almost everyone. I really love the olive green shade of these pants and they happen to be really soft and warm for denim. I never like to wear brown with green because that’s a little too many earth tones for my taste, so I paired my pants with a crisp white shirt, a cream cashmere cardigan, and because of the weather, burberry rainboots (with cozy thermal socks underneath).

Shirt: Tresics    Sweater: Magaschoni (old) – similar  Jeans: Rock & Republic – similar    Boots: Burberry    Necklace: Swarovski (old) – similar