Happy Thursday, everyone! I hope you’re surviving this wet and dreary weather. Thankfully, this weekend is supposed to be a bit nicer, so if you’re downtown in the city during the afternoon, come hang out with me at the Bloomingdales in Soho! I will be there from 1-4 along with Nixon Watches and InStyle magazine, where we will be sharing the new watch styles available (a perfect holiday gift!) as well as offering helpful accessory styling and stacking tips! (See official invite below.)
Exciting news! Come join Kim from Eat.Sleep.Wear and I on December 6th, where we will be hosting a very fun event with Gap and InStyle at the 34th street location in Manhattan. It’s a perfect chance to say hello, (we’d love to see you!), sip on a cocktail, and do some serious Christmas shopping (take 30 percent off your purchase). Plus, one lucky reader will win a chance to be styled by me in a head-to-toe ensemble courtesy of Gap! To enter, leave a comment below – I will be choosing the winner a week from today, so stay tuned! xo
Happy Wednesday! Just a note to let you all know about an awesome sweepstakes that ASOS is running until this Friday. Enter here for a chance to win a $5,000 shopping spree (!!!) and for each of the first four 5 faves you create each day, you will receive an entry into the ASOS Grand Prize Sweepstakes! Above I created a little outfit around my five favorite things that are currently on my wish list. Alright, now hop to it because you only have a couple days left to enter! xo
Three of my favorite tops are from American Apparel and each are a different version of the Tri-Blend t-shirt. First off, we have the Short Sleeve Women’s Track T, second we have the Unisex Short Sleeve Deep V-Neck and third we have the Racerback Tank, all in Athletic Grey, all of them needed staples for ones wardrobe…well at least my wardrobe anyway. I have found that I can wear these three items with just about anything to almost any occasion. You can dress them up or dress them down. While out and about this week I saw a couple different girls wearing this type of shirt paired with a cute skirt.
(Above) This was taken at the Jenny Kayne show. She paired a similar grey, casual t-shirt with a cute printed skirt, which looks dressy enough for a work event, but not over done. I LOVE her shoes and bag, with their neutral colors of beige and mauve. And, with the help of this simple tee, the whole ensemble comes together in a no muss, no fuss kind of way. Relaxed yet still stylish enough for a fashion event. I like it.
(Above) I simply adore this outfit. I took this while out last weekend at Arlo & Esme and asked her if the tank was from AA, and in fact it was. This is another great example of how to wear a casual tank with an interesting skirt (I especially like the seams and the small little pockets on either side) while maintaining a look suitable to wear out on a Friday night. The simplicity of it all makes it so perfect. Effortless, really. Not to mention, the shoes she wore with it.
Nothing too out there or over the top trendy, just a stylish gladiator-esque heel that went really well with the overall ensemble. Nicely done.
(Above) And lastly, while getting my daily fix of The Sartorialist’s amazing photographs taken for Style.com during New York Fashion Week, I came across this image. I was immediately drawn to this shot, and thought that the girl in the image looked familiar. Then, after looking at it again, I realized that the title of the photo was named Marina, which turned out was the same Marina I used to work with while over at InStyle! What a small world. Anway, again, we have here the very casual, laid back-looking grey t-shirt that could almost pass for something she might put on to sleep in (love it!), paired with a high-waisted black skirt—not to mention her cute shoes—equals the end result of a very simple, paired down look that I like to call Relaxed New York Chic.