The New Abercrombie & Fitch

If I could do high school all over this is what I’d wear. Of course, if only I had this level of taste, funds, and didn’t have to wear a school uniform. But back in High School, everyone was in loovvvee with Abercrombie and Fitch. Friends wanted to work there, shop there, live there. I, however, didn’t care for the brand. Like I mentioned in this previous post, I was not the biggest A&F supporter.

But over the summer I attended a fall preview at Abercrombie & Fitch and was blown away by the changes. The clothes were more elegant, tailored and included the color black! I was impressed with their latest eco-friendly jeggings (which I am rocking below) and how they’re constructed out of recycled plastic bottles. That evening they were doing monogramming and decided to stamp my new jeans with my initials.

My bowtie blouse and gold knotted bracelet are also from Abercrombie & Fitch, both of which I have received numerous compliments. While the brand still has their staple logo pieces, I am amazed how many button down blouses they are now carrying. It is a welcomed change.

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Top, Jeans, Bracelet from Abercrombie & Fitch

Jacket from Zara

Boots from 14th & Union

Purse from Chanel

Sunglasses from Firmoo

Photos by Nathan Wahl

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Seven ways to wear Velvet for Fall

Velvet has been a big trend this year and isn’t losing momentum. While some are afraid to wear the fabric in efforts to not look like a 90s costume, there are simple and easy ways to incorporate the trend that looks modern and effortless. Here are seven tips to style velvet for Fall.
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Unexpected Combinations For Fall

A trend that’s looming this fall is unexpected combinations. Meaning pairing pieces you wouldn’t normally match. For instance, track pants with a white button down shirt as seen here.

Happily Grey is one of my favorite bloggers who does this trend exceptionally well, but it was also spotted all over the Georgine SS ’17 Runway Show this past fashion week. The collection was filled with mixed patterns like plaid and polka dots. Varied  colors such as bright yellows and deep purples. Rich textures such as leather with metal, and lace with fur. Most surprising is the mixed silhouettes; combining culottes with trench coats, and short sleeve jackets with long sleeve undershirts.

Other combinations in the collection were: Soft lace with combat boots, safety pins with super structured leather dresses, metallic leopard print and pinstriped skirts, and sequins with pink dyed fur. Not to forget those vivid track pants with leather detailing that swayed as the models moved. While the collection hinted on the other popular trend, 90’s punk rock, there were many notes of unexpected combinations. Take a look for yourself.

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Georgine is a New York based designer and debuted at New York Fashion Week in 2014.

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Fall Fashion Trends and Accessories 2016

It’s a new season, which means time to change up the wardrobe. To help, I’ve listed what’s trending this fall season, from clothes to accessories. Some trends, such as the off the shoulder tops, chokers, and ruffles have transferred over from Summer to Fall. While others, such as embellishments and blocked heels are newer style ideas that are gracing fall fashion.

Fall Fashion Trends

No one needs to wear every single trend that is popular, but it is fun to know what’s hot. It also opens doors to new ways to style old clothes. It is amazing how simple accessories can change the look.  Here is a short list of what’s popular this season, and what you’ll be seeing a lot of through winter.

  • Chokers
  • Bell Sleeves
  • Menswear inspired looks
  • Blocked Heels
  • Velvet
  • Metallics
  • Embellishments
  • Off the shoulder
  • Fall florals

It may seem like a lot but let’s break it down into easy pieces!

Style ideas

We already discussed bell sleeves here, but what about the rest of what’s trending? There are some  pretty sweet pairings happening with these trends, like ruffles and off the shoulder tops like this. Or Velvet chokers! There are some unexpected pairings that work perfectly such as menswear inspired looks and embellishments. Coach did a great job demonstrating this trend combo in their SS ’17 line. I personally love seeing block heels and metallics being matched. But see for yourself below:

What trend pairing do you like or would wear? Let me know in the comments below. In the meantime here are a few other fall trends I am loving:

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A Closer Look at Coach SS’17 line

New York Fashion Week  has ended, and yet we are still eagerly reviewing what we just witnessed on the runway. In the weeks ahead, I’ll do a rundown of trends spotted and how to wear them now. But today is all about Coach; the dramatic redirection of their line, and how Elvis Presely played a big part.

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GiGi New York Pop Up Shop And Fall Preview

Earlier this month, in the midst of Fashion Week, I stopped by the GiGi New York Pop Up Shop in the Meatpacking district. There they had a beautiful setup of their latest line of Fall handbags as well as a few special pieces that will be releasing in November. Three of my favorite pieces were the Jennie Saddle Bag, Metallic Clutch, and Olive Piper Suede Pouch.

Why I like GiGi New York handbags is because the material is of a high quality while price point is relatively affordable. The designs are sleek and easy to match with any wardrobe while maintaining a shaping and size that is practical. All around these babies can last a long time and fit an ever changing wardrobe.

With the GiGi photographer Steve, we did a quick impromptu photo shoot with my favorites around the meatpacking district.

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Backstage at Michael Costello During NYFW

During New York Fashion Week, there were a few shows that I was particularly excited for. The Michael Costello Runway Show was on the top of the list! I nearly cried when I got the invite to see him at Moynihan Station on Thursday, September 8th.

As a self-taught designer, he went on to become a finalist in two separate seasons of Project Runway. I have watched him dress A-list celebrities such as Beyoncé and the Kardashians. His clothes are meant to make women feel beautiful, which you can clearly see below.

At the show, I sat directly behind a few cast members of the popular E! reality show WAGS. A number of other reality stars were in the crowd such as Summer Rae, Paris Hilton, and Dorothy Wang from Rich Kids of Beverly Hills.

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Denim Fashion

Fashion has been giving us a lot of throwback styles lately. We saw a surge in ‘70s style last year with the billowy silhouettes and vintage fabrics that are still holding strong on the trends map. The ‘70s weren’t the only decade to make a big fashion comeback. Enter the ‘90s, which brought us droves of flannel, chokers galore, and a modern look at denim on denim–something we never thought could be revived from the archives, but now ever top model is sporting!

Which brings me to today’s post: a feature on denim fashion that’s no longer an option for fashion enthusiasts, but a must. Denim has overtaken our wardrobes and made us fall in love all over again. Not only are we wearing denim jeans, but we’re wearing denim tops, dresses, and even headwear. There is no denying the denim trend, and below I’ll go over some of the best ways to wear denim this season. You’ll want to take notes.

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Jewel’s powerful story and inspirational words

Yesterday I recently visited the set of AOL Build, where the mega online hub hosts daily interviews with big named celebrities. I sat in on an interview with folk-country singer Jewel. If you grew up in the ’90s like I did, you’d remember jammin’ to her songs on the radio along with Savage Garden.

What I did not remember was how much Jewel had overcome at such a young age. She grew up in an abusive household, ran away at 15, became homeless at 16 and started stealing to make it through. She then started singing and songwriting which led her to become an American sensation.

But how did Jewel turn her life around?

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