Holiday Collaboration with Bettye’s “Crystal” Pump, designed by Abbey Liebman

I am so excited to share a holiday shoe collaboration post I did with Abbey Liebman and Bettye shoes! These black suede pumps have a bejeweled and pearl embellished heel (trend alert), and because they have a chunkier heel they are pretty comfortable to walk around in. You can dress them up and dress them down. I paired the heels with one of my favorite feminine, elegant, and sophisticated black and white dresses. I love the pleats on the dress, very fun to twirl around in! Black and white is a classic color combination that I always feel comfortable in. I completed the look with pearl drop earrings, which subtly match the pumps. This outfit is perfect for a work holiday party, or any other polished party 🙂

All photography was taken by the extremely talented Alex Van! These are my favorite photos she took. Message me if you would like to work with her!

Max & Cleo pleated dress- sold out (similar here)
Bettye “Crystal” Pump- sold out (similar here)
Pearl drop earrings- Taj (similar here)

 

Ruffled Leopard Dress & Ally Pumps

I saw this ruffle leopard print dress on a coworker at work, and when she told me it was $35 from the WhoWhatWear collaboration at Target, I ordered one for myself! As you probably know, I love anything leopard print, especially if there are ruffles too! I like that this particular print is subtle- it does not scream “leopard” unless you really look closely. I also love that it is modest and has sleeves, it makes it the perfect dress for the office.

I paired my new dress with my new favorite black leather pumps from Ally. Ally designs comfortable heels for women, and I can wear these ones for hours at a time and not be in pain due to the arch and toe padding. The shoes haven’t launched to the public yet, but you can sign up early to be in-the-know at https://www.ally.nyc/signup. These pumps are a closet staple!

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

Leopard print dress- WhoWhatWear for Target
Ally Pumps

Crop Top, Fringe Jeans, Mules, & Draped Leather Jacket

Last week my ballerina cousin Nancy took me as her plus 1 to the Ballet Beautiful book launch party. The event was held in the cutest hideaway space in Meatpacking, called Fort Gansevoort. Attire was “Ballerina Chic”, but I didn’t want to embarrass Nancy with my tulle skirt! I opted for my favorite piece of the moment: my red Maje leather moto jacket. I paired it with a black crop top (it was in the 70s in October!) and ombre fringe jeans (trend alert) that I am really into now. I love pairing them with my pearl studded mules. I completed the look with my trusty ear jackets for a very edgy, downtown look. Lately, I have been loving wearing my leather jackets draped over my shoulders; it gives me an instant “pulled together” look and feel.

Red leather jacket
Black crop top
Ombre fringe jeans (similar here)
Pearl studded mules
Ear-jackets

Red, White, & Nude

Red, white, and nude…one of my favorite color combinations because it really allows the red to “pop”. I bought this red leather jacket at Maje earlier in the spring, and it’s been a perfect transitional piece to wear into the fall. I love wearing it draped over my shoulders, and this white tie-front dress is perfect for layering. These nude lace-up cage sandals are the perfect complement for any look with a statement piece (but they are a little hard to put on!) I got them for my 26th birthday, so they are going on 3 years and I still love them. I also may own them in black, and you may be seeing them soon! I completed the look with mirrored clear sunnies (trend alert) and dark “Wicked” nail polish by Essie.

My birthday is tomorrow, and I am enjoying NYC’s 70 degree weather 🙂

 

Maje red leather jacket
Stylestalker  “Florence” dress
Schutz “Slate” lace-up sandals
Ring- NYC street vendor (similar here)
Mirrored clear sunglasses

Fall Look: Whimsical Silk Blouse, Fur Vest, Raw Hem Denim, Kitten Heel Booties

This is the first fall look (true fall look…) I have worn this season. It has been so warm I have still been able to get away with my summer clothing! I paired my whimsical silk eyeball blouse by Alice & Olivia with a fur vest, dark raw hem denim, and new kitten heel booties. I immediately loved the print of this blouse, and you can’t go wrong with silk blouses. This fur vest (trend alert, a few years now!) is special to me because it was a splurge on my 26th birthday, plus it’s reversible! These gray ram hem denim jeans are a closet staple, as they go with everything. The length of the denim is perfect for showing off great shoes. I purchased these booties at the FFANY event last week. I was immediately attracted to the button detail, the pointy toe, and the kitten heel (trend alert!) which is big for fall. I felt so edgy at brunch at Gemma with my friends Jeni and Abbey! Abbey even bought, and wore to brunch, the same pair of boots. Twins!

Alice & Olivia Eloise Mandarin Collar Blouse
Yves Salomon rabbit fur vest
Raw-hem gray denim
Nine West Zadan Kitten Heel Bootie

Trench Coat Season, with Bettye’s “Carly” Pump

I loved this photoshoot with photographer Alex Van and Abbey Liebman’s Bettye “Carly” shoe desigs. Due to the fact that this was a shoe collaboration, I started the styling process with the red ankle strap shoe and built it “up”. I love navy and red together. This dress has an amazing open back too- I love anything with interesting back details! The dress can go from work to play by pairing it with a sweater for the office. I completed this look with a trench coat with black piping details, and feminine touches such as flared and ruffled bell sleeves. I love how polished, sophisticated, and classy this look is, and the red shoes really make the outfit pop (and I love the little tassel detail). This fall, I have been very into wearing jackets draped over my shoulders. It instantly makes an outfit look more chic!

Bell sleeve trench coat with black piping
Backless navy dress- ZARA (similar here)
Bettye “Carly” Ankle Strap Pumps

Irridescent Pink Sequined Dress

Glitter!!! I had such an amazing night tonight at the QVC FFANY event, which featured a shoe salon where proceeds benefited cancer research. The evening started off with cocktails and appetizers, a shoe photography station for a shoe contest (amazing), and a photo booth. The shoe salon had various designers offering their shoes at half off. Guilty…I bought an amazing pair of boots! I attended the event as a guest of my collaboration partner Abbey Liebman and Bettye Muller shoes. Highlights included hearing Sam Edelman speak, and seeing Alexandre Birman win designer of the year. I even got to congratulate him on the way out 🙂 Oh! And randomly seeing Mandy Moore in the shoe salon. Girlfriend likes shoes just like the rest of us!

About a week ago, I saw this sequin and pailette Halston Heritage dress and I fell in love with it. I had no where to wear it, but I knew that I would someday! That day was tonight haha. The pink was perfect for a gala in support of cancer research. The work on this dress is exquisite. It includes a mixture of both sequins and pailettes in ombre shades of pink which fade from big (at the top of the dress) to little (towards the bottom). I got complements on it all night long. The dress has a lot going on, so I kept the look simple with my lucky black patent leather Christian Louboutins, simple hair, makeup, and jewelry.

Halston Heritage Pink Sequined Kaftan Dress
Christian Louboutin Patent Leather Pumps

Bohemian Black & Gold with Bettye Studded Mules

I loved styling this bohemian look with gold studded mules by Bettye. My style is usually a little more preppy than bohemian, so it was really fun to switch things up. I love the tiny stud details that shoe designer Abbey Liebman added to these mules. The black and gold goes well with so many different looks, and paired perfectly with this matching black, gold, and white dress! I like the shiny gold pailette detailing, the long black tassels, the balloon sleeves (trend alert) and the subtle star embroidery. All photography in this post is taken by the talented Alex Van!

Happy fall, which mean happy booties!


Bohemian embroidered dress- Native Rose (similar here)
Bettye “Stately” studded mules

Yellow Ruffle Strapless Sundress with Keyhole Back

It’s nearly October but it’s still in the 80s in New York, which means I get a little more time to wear some of my favorite sundresses! I love to wear yellow. It is such a cheerful color, and I love the subtle gray print on this dress. Strapless dresses are always a good idea to wear if you’re going to be in the sun, to avoid tan lines. I like the double ruffle at the top of this one.

However, my favorite detail on this dress is the “surprise” keyhole back with a bright pink elastic strap. It’s such a fun, unexpected detail.


Yellow Ruffle Strapless Dress- Miami (similar here)

Mint Fringe Cover-Up

I wish it was still this weekend! My friend Jeni graciously hosted us on her amazing sailboat in Long Island, and it was a blast, per usual. We have had an absolutely gorgeous September and it was 85 degrees on Saturday! I opted for a simple, elegant, chic look: black string bikini, mint fringe cover-up from LulaRoe, Panama hat, clear mirrored sunnies, and a low messy bun. I love the mint color of the cover-up, and that it is a sheer robe. Also, the soft pink fringe at the bottom is such a nice detail! I love this effortless, easy breezy look!

Panama hat
LulaRoe mint fringe cover-up
Black string bikini- American Apparel, RIP! (similar here)
Clear mirrored sunnies

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