Holiday Chambray

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I have been living in this scarf lately. In fact, on my current Euro trip, it has sort of doubled as a pillow and blanket. This scarf can also be a great addition to a casual holiday look. If you are looking for an outfit that is something less dramatic, yet festive, this is a great option. Say it with me: holiday chambray–it even rhymes! Throw a super cute pair of heels on, (my Loubs are my faves) maybe throw some leaves in the air, like I am doing here..or whatever you have at the moment. Shop the look below!

Chambray: Madewell (many options here) / Denim: JBrand / Scarf: Topshop (not available online, similar here) / Shoes: Christian Louboutin Simple 100mm (sold out, similar here) / Bag: Michael Kors (not available, similar here)

Photography by Alexandra Gibbs

Twirl

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So can we please address my tulle obsession? I will compare this love affair with tulle to that of Bey and Jay. Ross and Rachel. Kelly and Dylan. Alex Vause and Piper Chapman. Ok, you get it. I found myself thinking about holiday looks for the season, and the answer was clear. Tulle. You cannot go wrong with a tulle skirt and pretty much anything. It is just that simple. I found myself twirling in Central Park on Sunday, because that is just what tulle makes you do. I felt like a 6 year old again in my dance class just twirling and laughing at the random tourists staring at me. I didn’t care. Twirl like no one is watching. Check out the look below, as well as an array of tulle skirts for your pleasure.

Tulle Skirt : Chicwish / Bomber Jacket: not available, similar here / Boots: Sturat Weitzman / Clutch: not available, similar here / Lips: Makeup Forever #43

 

Cyber Monday

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How is your wallet holding up after this weekend? Black Friday has officially been put on this Earth to overwhelm us, and then along comes its friend Cyber Monday! Now is your chance to snag any items you might have missed during the craziness this weekend. See some of my favorite CM deals and links below. Do work, son.

Anthropologie //

Cyber Monday  free shipping

Bloomingdales//

Cyber Monday 25% off a selection of regular and sale price items

ASOS (US) //

Cyber Monday  30% off

ModCloth //

// Cyber Monday – 25% off sitewide

Club Monaco 

// Cyber Monday check ClubMonaco.com for their biggest sale of the year

Everlane

// Cyber Monday On December 1, Everlane is opening up their popular 1-hour delivery service to New York City. For the same cost as standard shipping, customers in select Manhattan ZIP codes will be able to order Everlane’s most-wanted styles and receive them in under an hour.

 

Black Friday -Gifts for you//Gifts for them

Now that the turkey coma has worn off, (or in my case Tofurky).. it is time to get serious about Black Friday. I feel like the anticipation mounts all day. The anxiety, the drama, and the overall allure of the opportunity to literally justify purchasing everything you possibly can, is enough to drive an already insane person even crazier. That said, see below my magical gift guide. (This will be 1 of several.) Whether you are picking things up for someone special, or something for yourself, you might as well get it on sale. Drumroll please.

Oh, and also, please see links to some of the sales I am digging below, as well as easy access to the items above!

All Saints -20% off all styles 11/28-11/31

Bloomingdales-50% off on a selection sitewide 11/25-11/29

J.Crew-30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping, no mimimum 11/26-11/30

Piperlime- up to 25% off sitewide 11/27

 

Holiday Party Looks Under $100

Holiday Party Looks Under $100

And so it begins. For the next month, my life becomes all about eating, shopping, drinking, and more eating. (Ok, so that sounds like my life now.) Anyways, for the next month, you will see many of my posts will be holiday themed. I thought I would kick things off by sharing some of my fave holiday party pieces all under a Benjamin. That’s right, you don’t have to spend a million bucks to look like a million bucks. Boom.  Whether you are headed to an office party, a fiesta with your friends, or maybe you just want to feel festive, these looks will get you in the holiday spirit.

Shop these pieces, and other holiday glam for under $100!

 

 

Uniform

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As of late I have been all about basics. Some people have even joked that I have turned goth because I am wearing so much black. (haters gonna hate). There is nothing basic, however, about this Geo Tote from Anthropologie. Their handbags are so on point, I don’t even know where to begin. If you are like me, and have a certain uniform or outfit you are alawys seen in, then stop the show with an amazing statement bag. Secondly, there is a solid chance I will also start sleeping in my new boots. Stuart Weitzman is officially the other man in my life. Sorry, hubby.

Sweater: Press / Denim: J Brand / Boots: Stuart Weitzman Hijack / Handbag: Anthropologie 

Photography by Alexandra Gibbs

 

Cozy Stroll

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Your fall back outfit. Yep. You have one, don’t you? The fall back outfit is like the old faithful. When nothing else looks good, or fits right, you always have those one or two looks that you can throw on and they will never do you wrong. For me, it is always my fitted J Brand high rise skinnies, and this cozy sweater. I was rushing to get everything together to meet Alexandra Gibbs, and decided that I could never go wrong grabbing this look. I challenge all of you to think about your closet. What are your fall back pieces? Once you have them locked down, then think about ways to change them up and accessorize them. You will always look good, yet fresh. Fresh til death. Yeah, I said it. Shop the post below!

Sweater: Pim & Larkin (not available, similar here)/ Denim: J Brand High Rise Maria Skinny / Booties: Chinese Laundry  / Bag: Danielle Nicole 

Photography by Alexandra Gibbs

 

 

 

Layers on Layers on Layers

Modcloth

Fall is a time of transition, so clearly there are days where you look in your closet thinking about how to dress for a chilly commute, yet an office that is humid. I found myself perusing Modcloth the other night, as they always have affordable options that are stylish, and unique. I picked out a few of my favorite items, and paired some different layering options with them. As you can see, for me it is all about taking a rather simple jacket or poncho, and putting some flair to it. For example, the edgy denim jacket/hoodie combo can be made ultra feminine by adding a lace, fitted tunic sweater under it for instant glam. Plaid is another favorite trend of mine this fall, and Modcloth has a great selection of plaid shirts. Layering plaid or chambray with a poncho is really classic and understated. I also really love brimmed hats this season! What about the selection above, paired with a chunky coat, and delicate shirt?  Shop all items below!

PS-Also, if you want to just go crazy on the sweaters and get inspired by other Modcloth fall looks, check out there Sweater page!

Embrace Yourself Poncho / Chambray Shirt / Academic Aspirations Scarf / Around Downtown Jacket / Best of Clothes Worlds Lace Top / See Ya Layered Top / Tweed the Fine Print Jacket / Victorian Vibe Top / Topper the Morning Hat

October Style Challenge

Weddington Way

I was recently approached by Weddington Way, an online bridal boutique, to take part in a style challenge. The idea is to pick your favorite bridesmaid dress from their page, and build the complete look around the dress. Upon thinking about this challenge, I thought about my wedding, which seems like ages ago. (6 years, to be exact).  I have always been a fan of a black and white wedding. While times and styles change all the time, there is something about a black and white wedding that is classic and effortless. Thinking back to my wedding, I realized that while I probably wouldn’t change much, some of my tastes have changed a bit.  This is the updated look I would choose for my bridal party. This Alfred Sung Dress (Style D586) is perfect, because yes, the bridesmaids can absolutely wear it again. (I am not just being Katherine Heigl circa 27 Dresses.) Lastly, something that is very important to me, when thinking about a look is obviously the music. I mean, they don’t call me Haute Turntable for nothin’. I have included a small playlist at the bottom that features a few songs that I think fit this look and capture the ambiance perfectly. (PS- one of them happens to be the song I danced to with my dad at my wedding. #ballerinagirl)

Shop all of the amazing bridesmaid styles at Weddington Way here!

Trenches & Leopard

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NYC is a city without judgment. Where else can you go and sit outside at any time of day just having cocktails? This is my kind of town. After putting in an afternoon of photo shooting, we decided to seek refuge at a local adorable watering hole in the West Village. We landed on Blenheim, which has an adorable patio, and an even more adorable cocktail menu. It was nice to decompress, because, hello…having your photos taken is actually stressful. (#firstworldproblems) In order to make photo taking less stressful, I go back to basics. Ok, so literally you can wear a trench coat with absolutely anything, and it will look good. Scouts honor. This trench from Burberry was an investment, however something that will last a lifetime, and will always be in style. Guys, I am not the blogger that always rocks designer labels, and in fact I am quite the baller on a budget. I will, however, always invest in timeless pieces. Just do it.

Trench Coat: Burberry  (less expensive option here) / Denim: Similar style here / Chambray: Madewell / Boots: Similar style here /Bag: Danielle Nicole (Piperlime)

Photography by Alexandra Gibbs