Dark Florals

I know, I know, apologies are in order. I have been traveling and working hard at my job that pays the bills recently, and I promise never to leave you again! Ok, let’s move on…dark florals. I am obsessed with this new trend for fall, and cannot wait to get my paws on some of these fantastic prints. Dark florals are really the perfect way to add some sexy femininity to the otherwise neutral color palette for fall. I am all about what’s on tap for fall, so keep your eyes here for more of my favorite fall trends. I have been digging Piperlime as of late for floral trends. I am also working on some new playlists, so there is so much to look forward to! Grab your pumpkin spice lattes, and dust off your trench coats–fall is coming! {Click on the images for clothing details.}

Leather & Denim

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There is so much happening in this post, I don’t even know where to begin. I am starting to slowly transition my wardrobe into fall. (just the tip, if you will.) It all started this past weekend when I purchcased this fab new denim from Rag & Bone.  I swear, every single time I go in there, I want everything.  With this pair, I fell in love with the zipper. What is the best way to showcase new denim? Throw your favorite white tee on, and you are good to go. I think I am slowly getting ready for fall. Keep your eyes here, and Twitter and Instagram for more fall wardrobe behaviors.

 

 

Leather Jacket: Zara (not available, similar here) / White Tee: Gap / Denim: Rag & Bone – Justine Zipper / Booties: ( Not available, similar here) / Sunglasses: Burberry

Sorry, I’m Not Sorry

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You know how sometimes you see a piece of clothing and you immediately connect with it? That is exactly how I felt about this amazing graphic tee from Nasty Gal.  Not only does it reference one of my favorite hip hop duos, but it incorporates my two loves-music and fashion. The amazing thing about this tee is it is so versitile, which as you guys know, is very important to me. You can wear this with your favorite pair of denim and heels as seen here, or even pair it with your favorite pencil skirt and a jacket. No matter what, I promise it will add the right dose of  ‘tude to any outfit. For all my single ladies out there, wear this out to Starbucks to pick up coffee, and I will bet someone will stop to compliment you. (Oh and PS- that means they are an Outkast fan, so double bonus!) Shop my outfit below, while also listening to the obvious.

Sorry I’m Not Sorry Tee / Denim: J Brand / Chambray: Madewell / Heels: Trouve / Clutch: (not available, similar style here)/ Earrings: (not available, similar here)/ Cuff: (not available, similar here)

Just Throw it in the Bag: Pre Fall Obsessions

Happy Wednesday! I will keep this short and sweet. I am obsessed wtih a lot right now. Click on the items to check it out, and shop this goodness directly from here!

The Chambray Diaries

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I have said it before, and I will say it again–I love chambray. There are so many different ways to wear a chambray shirt. For example, this weekend we decided to keep it pretty chill in our house, only leaving to walk the dog, and grab coffee. If I was going to leave my apartment, it was going to be basic, with a layer of relaxed. I threw on my favorite chambray from Madewell, and that about did it. I am not going to give up on chambray, so you will be seeing the different ways I wear it periodically in a little piece I like to call “The Chambray Diaries.”  I bid you farewell.

Shirt: Madewell / Dress: Zara (Not available, similar here)/ Sandals: DV ny Dolce Vita / Clutch: Target (not available, similar here)/ Sunglasses: Burberry Cat Eye Spark / Earrings: J.Crew

 

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: All Black Everything

It is the last and final day of the major Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Why aren’t you shopping? As of tomorrow, the prices will go up on all selected items. I carved some time out of my busy day of laying in bed with coffee and Orange is the New Black  to pick up any last minute items. The closet vampire in me decided to check out any black staple items that I might need. Let’s face it, summer is flying by and before we know it the focus will shift to outerwear. Why not get a jump start on purchasing a fantastic coat or bomber jacket at a lower price to be ready for fall? Check out my faves here, and click on the item to shop directly. You are welcome.

 

Lace

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Question: What is the best way to feel ultra feminine? Answer: Lace. Lace is on trend right now, and I hope it is here to stay. It was one of those weather days where it was not quite warm enough for a tank, but not quite cool enough for pants. What to do in that situation? I like to throw a fitted blazer or top on with shorts and heels for an ultra glam look. In this case, I chose my favorite J. Crew shorts, and lace top. Let’s talk about this bag. This bag was an impulse buy from Modcloth a few years ago, and I can’t get enough of the colors! While it isn’t for everyday, this bag is a great way to add some flair to a basic outfit. See below for more affordable statement bags that will add some oomph to your outfit.

Lace Top: (not available, similar style here) / Shorts: J.Crew Chino Short (on sale!) / Sandals: Sam Edelman (sold out, similar here-on sale!) / Bag: Modcloth (not available, see similar statement bags below)/ Sunglasses: Burberry Spark/ Gold leaf earrings: ( not available, similar here)

 

Polka Dots

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This top from Anthropologie is really working its way into a Haute Turntable favorite. The feminine sleeves, and the black and white make for a very girly combo that I love so much. I was into effortless at the moment, so add in a pair of distressed denim, and a colored clutch, and you are all set. I have felt in a bit of a wardrobe rut lately, so when I put this outfit on, I felt completely refreshed, which inspired me to do the same in the music department. Check out my latest installment of jams below that will help you get out of whatever rut you may be in right now. Disclaimer, you might feel empowered to take on the world after listening. Go on with your bad self. Later.

Top: Anthropologie (sold out, similar here) / Denim: Rag & Bone Destroyed Skinny / Shoes: Jimmy Choo (ridic SALE) / Clutch: Kate Spade (not available, similar here) / Watch: Anthropologie / Sunglasses: Burberry

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALEXANDRA GIBBS

Sparkle

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Every girl needs a little sparkle, right? When I found this gem by Greylin on Piperlime, I snatched it up with the quickness. After doing a pretty thorough inventory of my closet, I realized that I really don’t have enough sequins or sparkle in my wardrobe. I must change this immediately. This skirt is more versatile than you think. I would pair it with a simple white tee, and some flat sandals, or dress it up with great jewelry and some heels. Either way, it is a must purchase. It is also on sale! This was an obvious choice for a day in Brooklyn with my homegirl Alexandra Gibbs. I had my fave accessories in my hand which included a simple clutch, and an iced coffee. Hope you guys are having a great week. I have a playlist ready for the weekend, so stay tuned! Shop the look below.

Skirt: Greylin Sequins Skirt -ON SALE!/ Tank: Tinley Road Center Seam Tank/ Booties: Trouve Revel/ Clutch: Tinley Road Giselle/ Sunglasses: Burberry

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALEXANDRA GIBBS

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale : Handbags

I know I am a few days behind here, (#betterlatethannever) but the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is like…major. I found myself with roughly 10 items in my shopping bag dangerously close to pushing the order button. I have a sleeping husband next to me as I type this, who won’t know until the doorman sends alerts notifying us of packages. Do you think he will take a bribe? I digress. The sale goes until August 4, so I will be posting my fave items from the sale up until then. Click on the item directly to go to the page and shop away! In fact, listen to this jam while you do it.