Labor day weekend usually hosts a slew of all white parties to signify the end of summer and celebrate the fun we all had. I created a really simple all white look that is appropriate for many types of parties. Either a brunch, day party, or a cocktail party if you add heels. I hope you enjoy the look! Here is how to recreate it.
Along with the color yellow (see post here), red has been a big summer favorite. When I saw this red summer dress at H&M, I instantly fell in love. It reminded me of what the “it” girls wore in the 90s. I was too young to wear anything like it quite yet but always was in awe by how cool the ribbed jersey cotton dresses were. I also remember being enamored by the tiny ruffled detailings when I was a kid. So when I saw that this dress combined all my favorite essential 90s style picks, I had to get it.
Today’s look features this Red Valentino striped dress.
I actually shot this look back in April when the trees were still bare and the grass had yet returned to green. The weather just happened to be gorgeous and warm and I had this beautiful dress. So I thought, why not take a few photos. Best news yet, the dress is now 50% off. Or you can get 45% off and free shipping here. See, sometimes it saves to wait!
Shop the post and read more tips on how to style stripes
Today’s post is short and sweet. I apologize that it isn’t my typical trend report or lookbook, but don’t you worry! I am in the process of writing up a ton of new and fun posts for you, so stay tuned for that. I am also in the process of adding new discussion pieces, and revamping how this blog will work! I am beyond thrilled and excited to add those pieces into the blog soon. I really think you are going to enjoy them.
Holiday Look Details
Cashmere Top: Aqua on sale here; Faux Leather Skirt: Zara, similar here; Shoes: Jimmy Choo, similar here; Ring: Henri Bendel
I can’t believe Christmas and my birthday are in a few short weeks! It didn’t feel real until I went to Rockefeller last weekend and saw the Tree sparkling and hundreds of tourists shopping Fifth Avenue. I love this time of the year and how festive everyone gets!
Speaking of festive, holiday parties have officially begun. What you wear to these types of parties is up to you, but I love staying warm and comfy! This look was extremely toasty with the faux leather skirt and cashmere off the shoulder. The top was super comfy and cozy as well. It is always a winner when I can look dressed up but feel super comfortable. This look is perfect to go from the office to holiday happy hour or an evening holiday event.
If you live in New York City or visiting, you must check out Rolf’s Bar & Restaurant. It is extremely festive inside and fun to snap photos! Their homey pub puts me in the holiday spirits immediately!
In the comments, let me know what your holiday look is and what you wear to parties!
I am loving the latest sweater trend this season- long cardigan sweaters. It feels like you are wearing a big hug. Plus it looks super chic and it’s an easy way to dress up a casual look.
This sweater is from Gap (PS they are having 40% off sweaters sale). I found the length perfect and the thickness exactly what I wanted. Something comfy and warm that if I am not wearing a coat, I will still be okay. Of course, once winter hits I can double up with a long outer coat.
I just found the best faux fur jacket. So good that I’ve literally fooled friends. People thought I stole the coat out of my mom’s closet, but I just snagged it from Zara. It feels so soft and lush and the color is perfect with a mix of black and dark brown. I am obsessed with the leather trim and buttons that run down the front. It is very 70s inspired.
When I saw the coat in the stores, I did that one thing I swore I would never do… tried it on right in the middle of where everyone was shopping. I dropped my bags and slipped the faux fur jacket off the hanger and onto my shoulders. I loved it from the first moment I put it on. I went up one size because it was a lot smaller in the shoulders and arms than Zara’s usual pieces. I also wanted to be able to layer underneath for added warmth. By going up a size I am more comfortable and have more room for extra layers.
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.
Top, Jeans, Bracelet from Abercrombie & Fitch
Jacket from Zara
Boots from 14th & Union
Purse from Chanel
Sunglasses from Firmoo
Photos by Nathan Wahl
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.