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Next Level Leather

October 14, 2014

Every girl needs a leather jacket in her closet. It is one item that you can own that will never go out of style.  This is a staple piece to invest in and it will stand the test of time.  Fit and quality are the two most important factors when choosing a leather jacket.  You want a jacket that fits you impeccably and a color that you can wear with almost anything.  Black or tan are safe choices because you can pair them with pretty much anything you already have in your closet.  There are so many options out there when choosing a style so take your time to find one that fits your personal taste.  It is a wardrobe essential in my opinion, from instantly adding a cool factor to a cocktail dress, edging up a feminine dress, or simply giving you the whole “I just threw this on” look with jeans and a t-shirt.  You will get a lot of wear out of a leather jacket so think about the cost per wear measurement when deciding on how much you want to spend.

Nicole Miller killed it this season with her Quilted Leather Jacket!  The subtle quilted chevron pattern adds texture and dimension to this sleek black jacket.  The structured silhouette, mandarin collar, and double slider zipper makes this a unique piece.  For the first look I paired this jacket with an amazing silk maxi skirt by Malene Birger and a Bella Dahl black t-shirt.  Black and tan suede heels by Schutz and a sparkling bib necklace by Dannijo make this outfit perfect for date night.  I love the cool, rocker vibe of this look. Ever since our trip to New York I am obsessed with everything black.  This jacket elevates a simple t-shirt and skirt combo to a whole other level of chic.


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Leather jackets and jeans are the perfect combination.  Throw on a colorful silk blouse and you have a quick and pulled together look in no time.  The quilted leather jacket adds some edge to this flowy Abstract Floral blouse by Waverly Grey and blue pair of Luxe Sateen J Brands.  If you haven’t tried a pair of J Brand’s Luxe Sateen pants you are missing out!  These are the most comfortable skinny jeans you will every try on.  They are so soft and come in so many brilliant colors.  This is an outfit you can mix and match so many different ways with what you already have in your closet and look fabulous!


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A leather jacket over a cocktail dress is the epitome of cool.  The Nicole Miller Baba Fringe Dress is instantly transformed from your typical sparkly cocktail dress into something edgier and cool.  You can zip up this jacket to make the outfit more sleek and polished or leave it open with the sleeves rolled up for a more relaxed look.  It is amazing how you can throw a leather jacket over a dress and completely change the feel of the outfit.  I love the look of very feminine dresses with lace and ruffles juxtaposed with a more masculine and edgy leather jacket.


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A leather jacket is definitely a must have this fall and winter for your closet.  Don’t be afraid to choose one with embellishments, texture, fur, or color – let your personality show through the jacket.  Make sure you find a professional leather cleaner to keep it looking nice, but a little wear will make it look even better over time.

 

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Wear Now Wear Later

August 21, 2014

I love buying pieces that can transition from one season to the next.  Right now I am eyeing all the beautiful fall lines coming out and craving some cooler weather so I can wear them!  Luckily a lot of  fall items can be worn right now and then later when the temperatures drops.

You can make any summer dress fall weather appropriate by simply adding a comfy cardigan and booties to keep you warm.  Skirts are also an easy transitional piece because you can wear a tank or t-shirt with them in the warm weather and then just throw on a lightweight sweatshirt and boots for cooler temperatures.  Brightly colored blouses that pop with white shorts can also be carried into the fall months by switching the white for dark denim or tan jeans.  Scarves are also a great way to take summer pieces into fall, the key here is layering.

This Nicole Miller Ikat Dress is the perfect buy now wear now piece. The short sleeves and great color palette make it transition easily into Fall. Pair it now with the Rachel Zoe Gwen sandals and simple jewelry like the Kendra Scott Evan earrings. When the temperatures drop, throw on a statement sweater coat like by Malene Birger’s Cameliu Caridigan and a chunky shoe like the Rebecca Minkoff Alex bootie.   Add some flair with this awesome python clutch.

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This unique skirt by La Prestic Ouiston is a must have transitional piece for your wardrobe.  You can take this skirt from one season to the next easily with a change of the top and shoes.  Wear this skirt now with a simple gray t-shirt by Bella Dahl and neutral shoes like these Joie Nice sandals.  Later in the season you can swap out the sandals for high heeled booties and a cute sweatshirt.  Finish off the look with a little crossbody bag.  (A side note on this fabulous skirt  – it is made entirely from vintage silk scarves bought all over the world  and then made in Paris. Oh la la!!)

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A colorful silk blouse like this one by Tolani is timeless and can be worn year round.  Wear it now with white denim cutoffs and an edgy pair of sandals like these by Rebecca Minkoff.  As the weather changes you can throw it on with a tan pair of J Brand skinny jeans and an amazing pair of Rag and Bone booties.

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Having pieces that can transition easily from season to season will make your life a whole lot easier.  Next time you’re getting dressed think about how what you have on can possibly transition into the next season, don’t be afraid to think outside of the box!

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Sporty Chic

June 12, 2014

If you haven’t noticed already, one this years hottest trends is athleticism.  It is all about being sleek, minimal, and luxurious.  My must have piece this summer is the Jogger pant.  I love how designers are using luxe fabrics, embellishments, and bold colors or prints to balance out the relaxed silhouette of the pant.  It completely changes the look of the pant to something you could wear out on Friday night for drinks with friends.  The way you style the pant is important, I know that can seem intimidating but I have picked three looks that are perfect for someone wanting to dip their toes in the athletic trend.

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These Elliot Lauren Joggers in Black will become a staple in your closet.  You can wear them with pretty much anything.  I wanted to keep this look classic so I paired them with a simple long sleeved top by 3 Twenty – the mesh inserts on the sleeves give it an edge and add to the sporty vibe.  Black heels and a black pair of Kendra Scott earrings finish the look – this is an easy look you will wear over and over again.

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I am a huge fan of Hot Pink so when I saw these Magaschoni Joggers I knew I had to include them in this post.  They were the perfect choice to pair with this Sachin + Babi bomber Jacket.  This jacket is to die for!  It is made from velvet laced sequins.  This outfit is so bold you just need a simple top, jewelry and black heels to finish the look.

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White Hot

May 22, 2014

Memorial Day weekend is almost here and all I can think about is what I am going to wear! With the temperature rising I find myself reaching for anything White….it is so chic and effortless. There are so many different ways to wear white, the choices are endless! You can play it casual with white denim cut offs by JBrand or a great Bella Dahl blouse. Throw either of them on for a BBQ, pool party or a day at the beach and you are set!

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