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A little fall/winter inspiration from street style pics on Tumblr.
NYC’s Chelsea area is always filled with visual goodies. The KAWS exhibit at the Mary Boone Gallery is a must-see and I’m so glad I got a chance on a day and time in which the gallery wasn’t crowded. Did I mention that it’s completely FREE, along with all the exhibits on the same block and across the street? Holler.
On days when I know I’ll do some heavy duty trekking throughout the city, I trade in heels for my favorite and comfiest booties. It was also rainy this day, and if you’re a curly head, you know that means major fluff and frizz. I tried a hat for once and I really liked the outcome. To add a pop to my overall demure look, I wore an item I scored a few months ago from the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collection. So so so late, but who cares? I still love this piece.
Coat – Calvin Klein c/o Century 21 (similar: here) // 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Tuxedo Shirt // T-shirt – H&M (similar: here) // Jeans – American Apparel // Booties – Dolce Vita // Necklace – Beacon’s Closet // Ring Set – H&M // Hat - Zara // Handbag – Kate Spade // Lipstick – MAC: Cyber
Snapping away at the gorgeous and intriguing art pieces in the Unix Gallery – Justin Bower’s Panic Room. The exhibit is open until December 10th, so hurry and go see! More info here.
The KAWS exhibit is open until December 21st. Don’t be a herb and miss out. More info here.
Really quick post…I’m pretty sure everyone else is equally busy during Thanksgiving week. This outfit was worn yesterday while running errands in the city. Layers were the name of the game, and I made sure to stay warm and stylish (it’s a cold world out there!)
Denim Top – H&M (similar: here + there) // ”Boy” Sweatshirt – Forever 21 // High-Waisted Jeans – American Apparel // Oversized Coat – Anne Klein c/o Marshall’s (similar: here) // Booties: Forever 21 c/o De Janeiro // Rings: Zara
The coat and booties are perfect examples of why I love shopping at discount stores – and were purchased at unbelievable low prices, $80 & $17, respectively. Yeah, I’m that person; if you compliment my clothes or shoes, I’ll tell you exactly where to buy it, how much it costs, how long the sale lasts, GPS coordinates of the store. Ha! Nevertheless, I’m a bargain hunter, but still like to acquire quality items that will last in my wardrobe for years. After all, there’s no point in adding pieces to your closet if they have no sustainability.
With the temperature change, it’s become unbelievable difficult for me to choose what I’d like to wear on a day-to-day. I’m a summer baby to the fullest and the less layers, the better. I’ve always believed that coats detract from the aesthetic of outfits… but the right coat can definitely compliment your look! I LOVE this overcoat I purchased last winter. Although it’s lightweight, it works well over thick garments and is super versatile. It’s an item I can wear before the blistering cold hits…oh, the joy!
During this season, on days that show promise of a smidgen of warmth, I prefer to wear pencil skirts to switch up the tired pants/jeans look. I paired my oxblood/bordeaux skirt with a sweatshirt, booties, and a chunky circle scarf for a casual chic look.
I’m big on the details, so I love how the skirt and sweatshirt have contrasting fabric patterns. Plus, the sweatshirt’s incognito pockets were a nice added touch.
Here’s a new themed post I’ve been thinking about publicizing. Since I finally got a chance to, I figured I’d share my latest obsessions: booties & thigh high boots Of course, I work in numerals of 6 so here are my top VI picks for this month’s #StealorRealDeal!
Since fall season is in full swing, boots are so necessary to keep warm while looking stylish. Booties & thigh high boots can be easily coordinated with almost any fall/winter ‘fit, from jeans to leggings and sweater dresses to knit skirts.
I’m drooling over these Isabel Marant booties with a leather and suede combo. However, this pair of sleek Sigerson Morrison’s (which also comes in cobalt and hunter green) and this classic Nine West pair (available in a pony/leather combo or black leather alone) are calling my name! Well, my wallet’s name anyway…
Now for the trifecta. If only I could explain my penchant for thigh high boots… Although I am petite, I’ve never found thigh high boots to stunt my height or appear unflattering. I’ve always favored suede leather for this type of boot because it makes a statement without looking like Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman”. Although I’d love to add these Stuart Weitzman (on sale here) bad boys to my wardrobe, the price tag is driving me towards these more affordable options: Aldo’s slip on thigh high boots with a slightly scuffed appearance and Sam Edelman’s over the knee boot with adjustable strings in the back.
Thigh high boots look chic when paired with chunky sweater dresses, leather, or oversized outerwear:
Hope this post helped with your fall/winter footwear selection. Once you find the perfect pair you can sing, “I found you Miss New Bootie” (haha ^_^).
Here’s a simple outfit comprised of my fall favorites: crew neck sweatshirts, comfy boyfriend jeans, statement jewelry, and deep, bold lip shades. I went for a tomboyish look, yet sprinkled the femme factor with the heels & accessories.
Loving this new satin lip shade! Lately, I’ve been experimental with lipsticks and this color is so perfect for a fall/winter vampy look. [Oh, and I got my nose re-pierced! I couldn't resist; I love the edgy look it gives me.]
Sweatshirt – Vintage (similar: here + there, and if you’re feeling fancy: here)
Boyfriend Jeans – Noisy May c/o ASOS
Heels – Sigerson Morrison
Necklace – Beacon’s Closet (similar: here + there)
Rings – Laila Rowe & H&M
Lipstick - MAC Cyber
So, I rushed this outfit. Originally, I wanted to wear thigh high boots today, but it was entirely too warm out for any stifling material. Instead, I kept it comfy yet chic with these pumps that I’ve anticipated wearing with boyfriend jeans; and of course, I stuck to my uniform of pairing them with a crop top. Finally, I decided to pull my hair back for a more reserved look and to show off these lovely gems on my ears. I’m exceedingly self-conscious about my forehead (where my five-heads at?), but I’m slowly embracing it.
Sharp Edges Blazer – Nasty Gal (similar: here + there)
Crop Top – American Apparel
Boyfriend Jeans – Noisy May c/o ASOS
Heels – Zara
Purse – 1980s Vintage Coach
Earrings – H&M (similar: here + there)
Watch & Sunnies – Marc by Marc Jacobs
Happy Friday I’ll be heading to my alma mater for homecoming yay!
Hello, long time no see! It’s been an entire m-o-n-t-h since my last post (hangs head in shame). There’s really no excuse, but I’ve been caught up in personal life, employment changes, and such so I’ve been busy to say the least. Long story short, I’m trying to get back on my grind!
Here’s an outfit I wore the other day. I’m not a big fan of the fall, but I try my best to take advantage of this lovely in-between weather we’ve been having in NYC. Gosh, I love when it’s still cool enough to wear just one layer of clothing and simply throw a blazer or light jacket on in the evenings. Even more so, I love that I can still rock crop tops, which I am ever so fond of. As of late, I put myself on a budget, so I figured a simple yet chic black and white outfit would be perfect to assemble. Since the ensemble already has a sleek look to it, I minimized on the accessories and coupled it with a bold red + pink lunch bag purse.
Quilted Moto Jacket: Nasty Gal (similar: here)
T-Shirt: H&M (similar: here)
Heeled Sandals: Zara
Purse: Zara (only in black on sale! here)
Cuff: Laila Rowe
Aside from my aforementioned endeavors, I’m proud to announce that I’ll be revving up for an official domain web launch. [hence why I've been so busy ;)] Stay tuned!
I will eternally have an affinity for anything casual/boyish fused with femininity. As we draw closer to the fall season, I decided to play around with a pair of olive boyfriend fit cargos, while maintaining an element of summer with a crop top.
Top: H&M (similar cute ones: here & there)
Neon Bra: H&M
Cargo Pants: Levi’s (similar: here & there)
Heeled Sandals: Zara
Necklace & Cuff: Laila Rowe
Clutch: DSW (similar: here & there)
Sunnies: Ray Ban (gifted, but on sale here)
Nail Polish: Essie – Aruba Blue
I’m wearing Heaux from RiRi Hearts MAC Collection. I must say I’m a sucker for matte lipsticks.