It’s hard to believe that the Holiday shipments are already starting to arrive. There’s something about the glitz and sparkle that gets me excited for the Holiday season. Hunter Bell always has a stellar Holiday collection and this outfit is a testament to that. The Rena skirt by Hunter Bell is a classic midi length that she carries from season to season. It has a silhouette that is flattering on just about everyone and not to mention the fabulous Hot Pink color! I mean what girl doesn’t love to wear hot pink? The black leather trimmed waist gives the skirt some edge. This is a great piece to add to your wardrobe especially if you’re not ready to commit to a full leather skirt. A sequined crop top is the perfect compliment to this midi skirt. I love how the short top balances the longer length of the skirt. The Mimi top by Hunter Bell has a mixture of different sized sequins that are shiny and matte. These Rebecca Minkoff Raz Heels are the must have heel for this season! The black leather and suede shoe has the right balance between classic and edgy. If you haven’t tried Rebecca Minkoff shoes yet you are missing out! These are the most comfortable heels you will ever own and will be able to dance the night away at any holiday party you have this winter! To finish the look I added a sparkly pair of Dannijo earrings and a Raoul clutch in black pony hair and leather. Every eye will be on you when you walk in to the room wearing this look and you will want to wear this again and again.
This wonderful chill in the air means one thing, its leather weather. A fabulous leather moto jacket is a closet staple for just about everyone and slowly, but surely another leather piece has been gaining popularity among wardrobes. Leather pants, or leggings have become the new cold weather staple because they are so versatile. They are an investment piece for sure, but you will get just as much wear out of them as you do your favorite leather jacket. A simple, slim fitting style is the easiest to wear in either a black or brown color. Make sure they fit properly because leather will stretch over time so you want them to be snug, but you don’t need to go down a size. The quality of the leather will determine the durability of the piece so you want to make sure you spend your money on a high quality pair that will last a long time. Don’t forget you need to find a professional cleaner that specializes in leather so you can extend the life of your pants.
You can style your leather leggings with just about anything like you would a pair of jeans or leggings. I’ve got four looks to show you to give you some ideas that will show you how truly versatile these amazing By Malene Birger Leather Leggings look with just about any top. For the first outfit we kept things simple and neutral by pairing the leggings with a casual By Malene Birger turtleneck, Rebecca Minkoff booties, and a Trina Turk crossbody. We even added another touch of leather with these fun Megan Park earrings. This outfit is a great go to look for busy days or traveling. You can even add a sweater or blazer for an extra layer on colder days.
Here’s a great look that rocks two of Fall’s biggest trends, leather and fur! This extraordinary fur vest by Elizabeth and James was meant to be paired with the leather pants. A simple long sleeved shirt by Elliot Lauren was the perfect backdrop for the vest and the length is perfect for leggings. This boho-chic look is another great outfit for the day to meet friends for lunch in or go shopping. The Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Affair bag is the perfect size to carry all your necessities in and still be lightweight. The strap is adjustable so you can wear it like a cross body or on your shoulder. I used the Alex booties by Rebecca Minkoff again to keep with the earthy tones of this outfit.
Leather leggings can also be work appropriate with the right blouse and shoes. I paired a Nanette Lepore textured cream blouse with a longer hemline and a fabulous pair of suede Schutz heels to dress up the pants. This tribal printed vest by Nell is the perfect addition to this outfit to give it some structure and more texture. The colors combine so nicely and really makes me feel like its Fall. A slouchy leather bag like this one by Raoul is perfect for work and running to meetings.
The last look I want to share with you is the ultimate chic and comfortable outfit. A cashmere poncho, like this one by Allude, with the leather leggings is the absolute perfect match. Its such a simple look but you will standout among a crowd. I accented the sweater with a gold and leather necklace by Megan Park, Rebecca Minkoff booties, and an amazing python clutch by Malene Birger. You could wear this anywhere and to anything. Just swap the boots out for heels for the night and you are good to go!
Don’t forget to find a professional cleaner that specializes in leather for a pair like this. You can extend the life of them by having them cleaning properly and get your money out of this investment piece! Can’t wait to show you more ways to style leather pants this season!
Who says you can’t wear florals for Fall? Definitely not Trina Turk!! She has created the most perfect floral pant with a beautiful Fall palette. The Frea pant features a great neutral gray background with pops of burnt orange and fuschia. We love to mix patterns so we paired the pants with a great shirt by Diane von Furstenberg and we finished off the look with a black and nude quilted Raoul bag. Shop this look and others now at www.lovemosaic.com.
Its finally the first day of Fall!!! I have been counting down the days until it officially arrived and I can begin wearing all of my boots, scarves, and jackets. Here in South Carolina, we still have very warm weather right now so I will be adding Fall pieces where I can each day. Most of you would think its time to start packing up your summer clothes and maxis along with them, but don’t just yet! I am putting a Fall twist on some maxi dresses today that will be great for this unpredictable weather.
This colorful geometric print maxi by Nell is a knock out on its own and easy to take from day to night. I decided to pair it with a white oversized blazer by BCBGMaxazria that makes this dress work appropriate as well as keeping you warm. This edgy blazer has a zipper detail on the front that you can unzip to change up the look. This is a very sleek and clean look that you could wear at the office and then with an awesome pair of heels for a night out with friends.
This Alice and Olivia Marianna Maxi is simply marvelous! The Crown Jewel print in beautiful blues, red, and mustard is just perfect for Fall. I love the sleeveless style and front slit that make this maxi very easy to wear. You could wear this dress alone on a warmer day with a cute pair of booties for a fabulous casual look. For a more glam look I paired this maxi with an amazing fur vest by Elizabeth and James that just screams luxurious. This cropped rabbit and coyote fur vest features angled stripes and a shaggy trim. It is a piece that you will treasure for years to come.
Mara Hoffman knows how to make an amazing maxi and this racer-back Snake print one is no exception. Loose and flowy, you could wear this dress all day long and throughout the year. It is a great dress for the office when paired with a sleek black BCBGMaxazria blazer. This blazer is a wardrobe staple with sass! It has faux leather sleeves and a draped open front that is so chic. Both of these pieces are very versatile and can be mixed into your wardrobe to create some magnificent outfits.
I don’t know about you, but I am loving the fact that I can carry my maxi dresses from Summer into Fall. Theses dresses are so comfortable and look so polished at the same time. I can’t wait to show you more ways to style your maxi dresses! Stay tuned!
A little black dress is a must have in everyone’s closet! A great black dress can easily transition from one season to the next and from day to night. You need a dress that fits great and makes you feel beautiful. So my number one rule when searching for that perfect LBD is the right tailoring. Make sure this dress fits you well and accentuates your assets and hides any spots you may not love. Don’t be afraid to invest in this dress because this is one you will want to wear again and again.
A simple black dress is great, but I love black dresses that have embellishments, cut outs, or unique detailing that gives them a special charm. Below are my top three picks for unique black dresses.
This floral printed Tilly dress by Elizabeth and James with mesh cut outs is a perfect day to night piece. The playful silhouette goes great with boots or flats for the day and then strappy heels for night. A great neutral bag like this one by Raoul is a timeless bag you’ll carry forever!
Elizabeth and James has outdone themselves with the Valencia dress. The intricate embroidering and mesh detailing makes this one stunning piece! This is another fabulous option for a date night or party. You will surely turn heads in this outfit! A beaded clutch like this one by Nanette Lepore is the perfect accessory for this dress.
We got right to work this morning viewing Spring 2015 collections. We started at 10 Crosby Derek Lam. The collection focused on a predominantly neutral color palette and featured an abundance of beautiful pleating. My favorites included a whimsical romper and a belted trench cut from washed linen silk in a beautiful shade of agave blue.
I was also smitten with their shoe collection. There were 3 styles that I was particularly drawn to and they were all styles that are practical and shoes I would live in. I am already looking forward to these styles coming in.
A quick pit stop at Shake Shack was one of the highlights of the day. I am going to go out on a limb and say it is one of the best burgers I have ever had. I always look forward to eating there! Not to mention, they have crinkle fries!!
After lunch, we headed to Sachin + Babi. This is one of my favorite designers so I was very excited to see what they had in store for Spring 2015. It was one of their most beautiful collections to date! The embellishments and embroidery were out of this world.
It is going to be really hard narrowing down the line but these were some of my favorites from the Ready to Wear collection. Spring 2015 Trend ALERT……Mesh and fringe are going to be everywhere!
Sachin + Babi also has an evening line called Noir and the pieces are phenomenal! These were my picks!
Next up was Raoul! My head was spinning at this point! How beautiful is this color palette featuring fuschia and tangerine! This collection had a very pop art feel. At this point in the day I realized another big trend for Spring 2015 is going to be midi length skirts. I love how romantic this length is and I think it works for a variety of ages and body types.
Raoul also had a killer selection of handbags. I am a sucker for any type of exotic skin!!
Our last stop was Trina Turk. I had never been to her showroom in the Meatpacking District and it was quite a treat. It was just as colorful and cheery as you would think it would be! Viewing her Spring 2015 collection was a great way to end the day!
These were my favorite looks!
Tomorrow’s appointment include Rachel Zoe, Nicole Miller, Equipment and we will be viewing new lines A.L.C, Elle Sasson and Tanya Taylor! We can’t wait to fill y’all in on what we see!