Last week, Krystal, Grace and I were invited to spend two days in gorgeous Chatham, New York with Garnet Hill (all thank to Grace :) where we stayed at a gorgeous house, went wine tasting, made s’mores, tested out amazing bedding and took a private morning yoga class. It was amazing and I felt SO lucky to be a part of it.
I tried to just be present and soak in as much of it as I could, so I didn’t take a ton of photos but of course managed to sneak in some outfit shots on the first day, thanks to Krystal. :)
I recently got this backpack (it has my initials!) and fell in love with it but hadn’t gotten a chance to use it or photograph it before this trip. It turned out it was the perfect bag to store my laptop because it’s super structured and supported my computer perfectly. I think it might be my new go-to carry on!
It’s no lie that the culotte pant is a bit of an intimidating trend to try out, but with the right proportions and styling, these cropped trousers can be really fun to wear. I found a high waisted pair I really liked from Zara, so I brought them home and gave them a try.
I do want to point out, that although technically culottes have been described as a shorter cropped pant that were made to look like a skirt, the updated versions out in the stores now tend to run anywhere from super cropped to the just below the knee or down to just above the ankle. Hope the helps clarify any confusion!
Anyhow, I’ve created five different, (work appropriate, no less!) ways to rock this wide-leg pant trend, so take a look and let me know which outfit is your favorite! xo
Photos by: Casey :)
P.S. I also created a video on my YouTube channel sharing these outfits, so if you would like to check that out too, take a look HERE!
Look 1: Blazer: Zara / Shirt: F21 / Pants: Zara / Shoes: Zara / Clutch: Lancaster / Shoes: Zara
Look 2: Necklace: Ann Taylor / Sweater: Top Shop / Pants: Zara / Shoes: Nine West / Clutch: Clare V.
Look 3: Blazer: Helmut Lang / Top: Zara / Pants: Zara / Shoes: Mango / Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim / Necklace: Dannijo
This type of look has pretty much been my fall uniform on repeat. It’s just so easy to recreate simply by just playing around with and switching out various styles of jeans paired with different colored blazers, button downs, hats and heels. The combinations are endless!
Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend. I feel like it flew by but it was nice to just hang out with Casey and the kitty and enjoy the perfect weather we had in New York. Fall is finally making an appearance!
I worked off of this behind the scenes image from the photo shoot to show where my inspiration came from. I love how her hair is swept off to one side and is sort of messy.
I know, I know, you might not think “punk” when you think of me, but believe or not I love creating an edgier outfit from time to time and that’s what is so fun about fashion! You can change your look just by altering your clothing and makeup. But of course, I obviously still wanted my outfit to be authentic to me, just spunkier, so I styled my look around leather, plaid and red lipstick. I tousled my hair, wore a cat eye and kept everything else really simple and straightforward so as not to overwhelm the overall look.
If you live in New York, make sure to check out the Sunglass Hut SoHo Pop-in shop, which connects NYC to their London Fashion Week sponsorship and was totally recreated for consumers to touch and interact with the Sunglass Hut PUNK IT UP campaign. And for every purchase at the SoHo location, an exclusive tote bag designed by Gareth Pugh will be given away for a limited time only, so go check it out!
Hey guys and happy Wednesday! So I recently did a video on my YouTube channel talking about my September favorites so I thought I would make a blog post out of it as well. Check out my current favorite items below!
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Side note: For those of you that aren’t familiar with this series, it focuses on my favorite sites, highlighting my favorite pieces, and will change and rotate every Wednesday with different styles and price points. Happy shopping! xoxo
When I first moved to New York, I lived on the Upper West Side. I loved it up there because it felt safe and quaint, yet still a part of the big city. After living there for a year I became familiar with the different avenues and eventually made my way down to Columbus Circle to explore, which is on 59th street. The Shops at Columbus Circle are pretty amazing and quite a destination spot if you ask me. There are so many stores there plus the fact that there is a huge Whole Foods, an Equinox, plus many restaurants and more.
So with all that said, I recently partnered with The Shops at Columbus Circle with the plan of action to spot five lucky people shopping and gift them great pieces from The Shops that would complement what they were already wearing. You can read on to see how the weekend went!
First off, I saw these two cute friends and their adorable babies and new they would be the perfect fit for the items I had in store. One being a pair of classic black Ray Ban Wayfarers from Solstice Sunglass Boutique, and the other, a grey Eileen Fisher circle scarf. They already looked so cute in what they were wearing, that is was so easy to style them with one extra accessory each.
For Jessica, I thought that they Rayban wayfarers would be the perfect piece to edge up her outfit a bit. The size of the frames looked great on her face and her little boy seemed to love them too, so it was a win win.
And for Tiffany, I liked her striped dress a lot and thought that the grey circle scarf would really complement the colors she was already wearing plus her overall look.
Next up came Todd, who was visiting with his wife from Florida and they were about to get a glass of wine after shopping all day before I snagged him! I really dug his relaxed style but loved how he still looked put together. I knew that just a couple accessories could elevate his look in no time.
I chose this wool grey tie from J.Crew for him and a blue and white silk pocket square from Thomas Pink, just for fun, to take his afternoon look straight to pre-dinner cocktails.
The next girl I found was named Julie and she was just shopping around killing some time before meeting a friend for lunch. Since my gift was a few bracelets from Satya Jewelry, I thought her outfit would be perfect with the addition of some pretty black and gold bangles. They accented her classic gold watch so well and I loved that they played off her already white and black ensemble.
After Julie, I spotted another young girl shopping around named Katelyn, who I thought would be perfect for the next gift! I had found some really pretty delicate necklaces in Montmartre and since her original look was fairly straightforward and simple with no jewelry, I knew this girl’s outfit would be even more perfect with just the addition of these two pieces.
Lastly I ran into such a sweet guy named Eric coming out of the New York Running Company Store. He already had a great athletic look going on, but was only wearing a t-shirt and shorts. As the weather starts to get chillier, I thought that the pullover shell I had selected from the store would be a great and practical piece for not only seasonal running but also just hanging out with friends.
The day was super successful and I think everyone went home happy with their gifts. It was a great time and I loved meeting new people and spending time in such an awesome space. If you are ever in town or live up near the park, make sure to head on over to The Shops at Columbus Circle and check it out! xo
Hat: Mariners / Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Scarf: Zara / Jacket: True Religion / Shirt: Saint James / Bag: Proenza Schouler / Jeans: Zara / Shoes: Nine West
I love scarves. I have more than I care to admit but I can’t stop buying more every fall and winter. I find that my most favorite scarves are either from Zara and ASOS (see yesterday’s post) and I love how affordable they are.
Sometimes styling a really long or large scarf can feel intimidating because you start to wonder where all the fabric is supposed to go! But my favorite way to handle an oversized scarf is to make sure it doesn’t too look fussy or “done” and that it is comfortable around your neck. I tend to wear mine fairly loosely, circled once around with the ends hanging down in front.
It’s not quite chilly enough just yet to break out my new ones so I thought instead I would share some of my older, favorite outfits from this past year where the scarf was the main focal piece.