If yesterday’s cold spell didn’t confirm that it’s officially fall, then I’m not sure what does. Oh, right, the return of pumpkin spiced lattes at Starbucks. The impending frost bite is most certainly on its merry little way and it’s high time you update your autumn wardrobe with this fall’s favored color. Some call it burgundy. Some call it oxblood. I’d like to keep things simple and just stick to calling it wine. Why shouldn’t my closet reflect my favorite beverage? (I drink it for the antioxidants, people). The look can be achieved from head to toe tonal or simply incorporated with a well placed resveratrol rich accessory.
Schutz Fiona Suede Pumps, $185, HELMUT Quilted Coat, $550, Kain Stretch Twill Mini Skirt, $150, Rebecca Minkoff Line Quilted Flirty Bag, $275
Barolo and bordeaux and cabarnet, oh my!
The worst part about traveling to me is the process (followed in close second by packing). Getting through the airport is a simple form of hell. Having to stand barefoot in security is bad enough, but the mere thought of my skin touching the seat freaks me out (FYI- I have the same problem with movie theaters). The short answer to this problem would be to layer on as much protective layers as possible, but in case you missed the memo, it’s hot out. So what does one wear when it’s 95 degrees and about 1000% humidity? Here’s a hint: It’s absolutely NOT a Juicy tracksuit.
1. Forever 21 Metallic Trapeze Tank, $15.80, 2. Urban Renewal Gauze Bell Bottom Pant, $39.00, 3. Sam Edelman Gigi T Strap Sandals, $70, 4. alice + olivia Phoebe Mid Length Slim Dress, $176, 5. Cooperative Applique Ballet Flat, $34, 6. KAIN Label Pocket Tank, $80, 7. Forever 21 Sheer Abstract Maxi Skirt, $13.50, 8. Ecote Soleil Thong Sandal, $29, 9. Gucci Round Frame Metal Sunglasses, $325, 10. Dorothy Perkins Black Flyaway Cardigan, $29, 11. See by Chloe Ambre Big Tote, $550
Please remember that you can be comfortable without wearing printed pajama pants to the airport. Pull yourself together, sister… you never who might be in the next seat.
Remember back when I invited you to the Pants Party? Well, you knew I was going to RSVP “YES” to my own party. Duh. So, I found a pair of pretty awesome floral jeans at Zara (that were only $60!) and paired them with one of my favorite slouchy Kain tanks so as not to look too prissy, pretty, pretty princess-like. (I don’t like to blow my cover too early). This outfit is perfect for hanging out casually or could be a great date outfit with some strappy heels and shiny accessories. I opted to lounge in the sunshine and slip my shoes off. I “topped” it off with a big ol’ top knot.
tank: Kain, jeans: Zara (similar here), shoes: Colin Stuart, hair: top knot, necklace: Maya Brenner
Though winter here hasn’t been much more than grey and rainy, I was able to catch a little bit of sun a couple of weekends ago.
I know coming hot off the heels of my Stylelist Q + A, this may seem like a “risky” outfit choice. Here’s the thing: I don’t hate leggings as a whole. I hate when girls wear leggings like they’re Levi’s. I’ve got a whole stack of leggings, but you better believe that unless I’m in the midst of a pilates class, my “assets” are covered when wearing them.
I love the sheer peach mixed with grey knits and grounded with a luggage brown boot. It’s a nice alternative to the standard black and brings a little bit of light (ness) to your most grey winter days.
Rule of thumb when deciding whether or not a shirt is long enough to be worn with leggings: Put your hands down to your sides. If the shirt reaches your fingertips, it should be okay. It’s kind of like the skirt/shorts rule in highschool. Use your head (and your eyes), your front pieces and bum should not be showing. Leggings, afterall, are not pants.
1. Equipment Major Blouse, $208, 2. Top Shop Ribbed Marl Leggings, $36, 3. Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner (Peacock), $20, 4. Bare Escentuals Pretty Amazing Lip Color (Confidence), $16, 5. Kain Modal Silk Blend Tank, $85, 6. Alex & Ani 12 Assorted Expandable Bangles, $138, 7. Steve Madden Intyce Cognac Boots, $149.95
Normally I would never mix bright orange with anything black so as to avoid looking like a Halloween reject… Not to mention my highschool colors were actually black and orange (Go Cadets!). However, I really liked the way this orange- or as I like to call it persimmon- looked with the black acid wash of these jeans and was only accented by adding bold gold accessories.
Sure, this look probably isn’t for everyone… or everyday (and no, I’m not wearing it to Thanksgiving dinner), but it brought out my inner hip hop loving fly girl and it kind of just made me want to dance– but what doesn’t? Wanna join my dance party? Here’s how to recreate the look:
1. Kain Scoop Neck Pocket Tank, $49.99, 2. Forever21 Skinny Acid Wash Jeans, $27.80, 3. Only Hearts Lace Bralette, $48, 4. Erica Anenberg Crystal Chunk Ring, $145, 5. Erica Anenberg True Gold Twosome Ring, $80, 6. Alexander McQueen Faithful Bootie, $787.99, 7. D&G Abigail 5 Row Necklace, $195