Wear Now, Wear Later: white trousers

Wear Now Wear Later: white trousers
You know those easy, breezy trousers you reach for during the hot Summer months? Well you can take them from Summer to Fall with the right styling. For Summer, keep them light with a silky blouse and simple accessories. As Fall approaches, ditch the blouse in favor of a lightweight knit and a statement necklace. Add a red lip and rich cognac sandals to warm it up for the changing season.
Wear Now: Joseph pants, Balmain tank, Prada sandals, Kate Spade bangles, Topshop belt, Essie nail polish
Wear Later: Joseph pants, Helmut Lang sweater, Michael Kors sandals, Lulu Frost necklace, Saint Laurent clutch, Giorgio Armani lipstick

Milan Fashion Week: Round Up

Antonio Marras, Fall 2013Antonio Marras

Blumarine, Fall 2013Blumarine

Etro, Fall 2013Etro

Dolce and Gabbana, Fall 2013Dolce and Gabbana

Emilio Pucci, Fall 2013Emilio Pucci

Giorgio Armani, Fall 2013Giorgio Armani

Just Cavalli, Fall 2013Just Cavalli

No.-21,-Fall-2013No. 21

Ports 1961, Fall 2013Ports 1961

Prada, Fall 2013Prada

Here is a round-up of some of my favorite collections from the runways in Milan – what were some of your favorites? To see my London Fashion Week favorites, click here. For my New York Fashion Week round-up, click here.

Happy Weekend!

Valentine’s Day: What to Wear

Valentine's Day: What to Wear
Whatever the occasion, here are a few V-Day inspired outfits you can wear this week. Personally, I like subtlety on holidays… You won’t find me wearing jeans dotted with a heart print or a pullover with cupid plastered on the front (do they even make this?), so here are some understated ways to incorporate the love this week…
Office: Try going bold with red trousers and a ridiculously-cool tee. Adding a structured blazer pulls the look together. Luxurious touches like a gold cap-toe pump, a rich leather bag, and a menswear-inspired watch keep it classic and elegant.
Ferragamo trousers, DVF blazer, Markus Lupfer tee, Kate Spade pumps (similar), Hermes watch, Madewall bag, and Kelly Wearstler studs
Dinner Date: If you and your someone are going out to eat, opt for a classic black/white dress with just a slight nod to the heart symbol. Add statement earrings and a pop of red with your bag to make the look extra special.
Victoria Beckham dress, Saint Laurent pumps, Prada clutch, Dannijo earrings, Kelly Wearstler ring
Valentine’s Day Brunch: Whether you are hitting a cool brunch spot with your girlfriends or grabbing a bite with your man, a pretty lace pencil skirt gets a cool modern update when paired with a chambray and brogues. Add heart-shaped touches like diamond earrings and a patent pouch to stay on theme.
L.K. Bennet skirt (similar), Madewell chambray, DSW brogues, Michael Kors watch, Coach studs, Mango pouch
Staying In: If you are cooking dinner or lounging for V-day (because you are poor like my man and me), then all you need is just a pop of pink to spice up your usual basics. Add a stack of gold bracelets and trendy loafers to pull this classic look together.
Marc by Marc Jacobs jeans, V-neck blouse, J.Crew loafers, Eberjey bra, Amrita Singh bangles



What is your v-day plan and how will you dress for the occasion? Tell me in the comments!

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Weekend Style Inspiration, Thanks to Elizabeth Olsen

Weekend Style Inspiration Thanks to Elizabeth Olsen
From Left to Right: 
SunglassesThe Row, Illesteva Leonard II (similar), Hat: Barr (similar), Pullovers: Rag & Bone, AllSaintsTrousers: Ted Baker, Diane von Furstenberg, Bags: Prada, The Row, Booties: Modcloth, TopShop
Let’s kick off the weekend with some serious style inspiration from that other equally-fabulous Olsen! I love this toned down, relaxed look. And it is so easy to recreate! Start with a pair of (not too) slim trousers and a drapey, comfortable T-shirt or sweater. Then add some trendy accessories like this wool fedora, round-frame sunnies, and lace-up ankle booties and voila, cool-girl weekend chic!

Met Gala Round Up

As usual, the beautiful people brought it at the Met Gala last week. Here are some of my favorite looks of the night:

My number one spot definitely goes to Emma Stone, who looked stunning in this Lanvin number. The color is nothing short of beautiful against her skin tone and hair color.

The other looks that I completely love include…

Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren

Gisele Bundchen in Givenchy

Jessica Biel in Prada

Victoria Justice in McQ by Alexander McQueen

Gwyneth Paltrow in Prada

What were some of your favorites? Tell me in the comments!

Currently Craving: Prada leather car clutch


This Prada clutch really revs my engine… OK, sorry, that was just terrible. What I mean to say is, this clutch is wicked cool… I have no other way to describe it, so for those who aren’t from Mass and don’t understand the magnitude of “wicked,” try the engine comment again. 🙂

Anyway, the sad reality is there is no chance of this clutch ever being introduced to my closet. I’m slowly coming to terms with it… the therapy to fight cravings like this is helping. Sigh.

1 Piece, 3 Ways: Floral Jeans

1 Piece, 3 Ways: Floral Jeans
My friend’s recent purchase of floral jeans and her subsequent inquiry on how to wear them inspired this post. Floral jeans are ubiquitous right now, so if you catch the craze here are 3 ways you can style yours! The first look is a twist on the denim-on-denim look. Pair a chambray shirt and a scarf with your floral jeans for an updated casual look. The second look is more appropriate for a night out. A sheer white blouse and amazing nude wedges pair perfectly with the printed jeans. Add a collar necklace and a studded clutch to toughen up the otherwise soft look. For the last look, I embraced the pastel trend with a soft pink sweater and pretty gold accents. Which look will you be trying? This pair of floral jeans is by Current/Elliot and can be purchased here.

Trend or Foe?

Let’s be honest, ladies, no matter how much we love, appreciate, and lust over fashion in all its various forms, there are trends out there that just don’t work for everyone. You know the ones I mean…those ‘exclusive to 6 foot tall, skinny bitches’ trends or the ‘just too weird to be wearing in any normal society’ trends. If you hit the streets wearing an out-there article or accessory, you may get snapped by a street-style photog, or you may just feel like a fool who would have been happier in your fit-me-like-a-glove jeans and unbelievably soft t-shirt.

This post is a tribute to those trends that I like to look at on the runways, in magazines, and on the aforementioned skinny bitches, but couldn’t possibly pull off myself. And to all those ladies out there who blaze the trail for ‘out-there’ fashion, bless you and your style balls.

Overalls

The Man Repeller at manrepeller.com

Seriously, how is she crushing the overalls look right now? I would seriously look like the farmer’s daughter. And not the hot farmer’s daughter that finds a brawny, sun-kissed husband… the one that tends the chickens and never leaves the farm.

Fierce Headwear 

Photo by Tommy Ton at style.com

I can only imagine the look on my peers’ faces if I sported golden, leopard print cherries on my head: The major problem being that these cherries are about the same size as my little pinhead… In all honesty, this piece is beautiful, but is it really wearable? Perhaps when the next royal wedding comes along, I will reach for the old cherry headband…

The Crop Top

Prada, Spring 2012

Proenza Schouler, Spring 2012

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE these looks. But it is one of those trends that the average woman is simply not pulling off. Imagining myself bearing the belly during daytime hours is laughable, not to mention during nighttime hours after I’ve consumed what’s left of the Easter candy on the East coast.

Hot Pants

Jason Wu, Spring 2012

Dolce and Gabbana, Spring 2012

Another trend sweeping the Spring 2012 runways, yet again, were hot pants. All I have to say is, see my laughable comment above… Hot pants are an editorial dream, but wearing them out on the streets is a serious fashion risk. What trends do you love to admire, but can only dream of pulling off?

Chic Travels


My recent travels got me thinking about what to wear when you are setting off on an airplane. Comfort is obviously key, but that doesn’t have to mean sweatpants, leggings, or other articles of loungewear. These pieces are much better left at home. (Please, please leave these at home!) I wasn’t able to get any shots of my own travel attire, but I’ve recreated looks above inspired by my own.

The first outfit combines comfy trouser pants with a basic tank top. Comfy trousers look put together and modern without the feeling of being constricted during a long flight. I always get chilly on airplanes, so I recommend layering with a cardigan or a scarf, which can easily be removed and stowed upon arrival (if your destination happens to be tropical or warm like mine.) Another unfortunate effect of flying for me is that my feet swell, so I typically go with sandals to allow for this unlucky expansion.

The second outfit I love for travel is designed around the very breezy and trendy maxi skirt. Pair a cotton maxi skirt with a boxy sweater and a scarf for optimal comfort. This will look wrinkle-free and chic throughout the trip. I added a fun floral corset top underneath for a totally new outfit upon arrival. For both travel looks, I did minimal jewelry because airport security is so strict now, and it would be hell taking off an arm party at every security check-point. I also added a big, roomy satchel where you can store your magazines, books, iPod, etc. for the flight. Let me know what your go-to travel style is in the comments. And stay tuned for some shots from my trip to St. Thomas!