Happy Wednesday! I’m so excited to share with you a recent project I did with Skype, where I personally styled an editor, Hayley, from SheKnows to help her get ready for a date with her boyfriend. I often use Skype when styling clients that either don’t live here or that just need a quick 15 or 30 minute session, so this was a perfect way to share how this application works so well.
Below are some photos taken at Haley’s apartment – you can see me on her computer screen walking her through the process. :) I wrote a whole article for SheKnows on the experience and how I break down the styling process, which you can read HERE!
But for now, I will give you a quick rundown of how we kicked off the session.
First, she showed me her closet…
Then we discussed what pieces she wanted to start with to try and narrow down the selection a bit.
Fast forward a bit to this skirt, which we ended up creating the final outfit around.
We talked about everything from accessories to hair styles to makeup…
And this was the final look we came up with based on what items she had and loved in her closet! Overall, it was a great session and she felt styled and ready to go out on the town with her boyfriend. Win, win! xo
Hi hi! What are you guys up to this weekend? Casey is back from Nashville (he was there for a work trip) so I plan on splitting my time between catching up and hanging out with him, and holing up downstairs in the closet editing YouTube videos because…I’M LAUNCHING MY CHANNEL ON TUESDAY! Holy moly, you guys, it’s all happpppening. I’m nervous and excited but mostly excited, so I really hope you guys come check it out.
I will be uploading videos on Tuesday and Thursday and they will be focused on fashion, styling, shopping and all that fun stuff, so stay tuned! I will make sure to give you all the necessary info and details on Monday, but in the meantime, enjoy your weekend, stay warm (if you are currently in a cold climate) and wish me luck!
P.S. Please feel free to suggest styling questions, topics and things you want to cover, ok? xo
Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Earrings: Ben Amun / Shirt: J.Crew / Blazer: Zara / Skirt: (Eeek, I don’t know or remember because there’s no tag! Sorry you guys!) / Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Bag: Lauren Ralph Lauren (gift) / Watch: Nixon (gift) / Bracelets: J.Crew and Charlotte Russe
Happy Tuesday, everyone! I am so excited because I am flying to Seattle today for the holidays. I can’t wait to see my friends, family and of course, Barney! I packed this skirt with me and plan on wearing it on New Year’s Eve with Casey. Not sure what we are doing yet, but regardless, I always like to dress up a bit and this number is the perfect piece to work into my outfit. The tiny scallops, box pleats and silvery fabric add a festive touch and gives off a sweet and feminine vibe, which I really like. Anyway, I thought it would be fun to show you easy ways to style it up, simply by changing out the top and necklace, creating two different fun and festive looks!
I was asked to partner up with Rent the Runway and Pantene Pro-V to create a festive holiday post seeing that the party season is officially here. It was perfect timing because I had a very fancy soiree to go to at the Trump Soho with Casey and was really excited to get all dolled up.
When doing my hair for a dressy event, I like to keep it simple and straight forward by narrowing my products down three: a dry shampoo, a flexible hair spray and hair creme to smooth down flyaways.
Since growing out my hair, I have really been into wearing it down and wavy. To achieve the look I wanted, I needed to create tight curls and then be able to brush them but have them still stay semi intact. Since I started with clean hair, I needed to create the texture and hold I wanted, so I sprayed my hair with dry shampoo and hairspray before using my curling iron.
After my hair was all bouncy and tightly curled, I sprayed it one more time with hairspray, brushed it through with a flat brush, then used the cream to shape the waves and tame any loose flyaways. Then, one final spritz of hair spray and voila, all done!
I had plans to wear the dress out later in the evening, but I knew the lighting wouldn’t be as good, so Casey and I trekked outside during the day in our ginormous sleeping bag coats and took these photos. It was about 25 degrees outside, and as crazy as it sounds and as cold as I was, we laughed our way through it. Because what else can you do? I am pretty sure the situation looked pretty comical – me in a strapless dress taking photos in the middle of the afternoon, freezing with no coat on. But it was worth it!
Later that night, I got all dressed up again, touched up my hair with all three products and bundled up to head back outside. Once we arrived at the party, we couldn’t resist taking photos out on the terrace. I absolutely love the one below that Casey captured. I was standing there posing and trying to look cute, and bam, a huge gust of wind came under my dress and almost blew it up! It was definitely my Marilyn Monroe moment, minus the subway grate. :)
Thank you to Rent the Runway and Pantene for this great partnership and to Casey for braving the cold with me and taking these photos. xoxo
Ever since I got my ears re-pierced ( I now have two on one side and three on the other), I have loved playing around and mixing and matching with different studs. My usual go-to is Bauble Bar for fashion forward and wallet friendly pieces, so when I got hold of their Play By Ear Gift Set I was over the moon. Their gift box is full of so many various styles you can’t help but be inspired to mix and match and wear as many as you can. That said, I thought I would give it a whirl and do quick little earring remix for you guys!
Last week I teamed up with Gather & Gown, a new e-commerce bridal boutique, to style and remix a couple of their bridesmaids dresses. I think it’s so fun to take an item of clothing, in this case, a fancy party dress, and give it a completely different personality. I started with the dress shown above, which when worn traditionally as a bridesmaid dress, would look very elegant with silver strappy heels and a statement necklace. But instead I wanted to make it look a bit more edgy, so I slipped on a fitted black moto jacket and grabbed a pair of sparkly heels to give the look a bit of sass.
All the pretty dresses. So many gorgeous styles and colors to choose from!
Founders Michael Shettel and Vincent Piccione launch their site in January 2015 and will offer beautifully tailored contemporary dresses for the wedding day and beyond, all for under $200 plus free shipping and free returns. The duo also wants their site to help girlfriends easily shop collaboratively together online no matter where they live or the distance between them.
The team took a handful of pictures on my iPhone while I was on set, so I thought it would be fun to share some behind the scenes photos of me getting ready, on camera with my gorgeous model (video to come soon!) and with one of the founders and designers, Michael Shettel. Seeing that I’m only 5’4, I had to stand on an apple box the whole time! Thanks, Gather & Gown for a great shoot. We shot some great footage and I can’t wait to share the final video with you all! xo