Blue Velvet Booties, Raw Hem Jeans, Ruffle Sleeve Sweater

Thank you to all of my subscribers for reading my blog! I wanted to send a little note and apologize that my latest posts for the past few weeks were not sending you an email. WordPress had a glitch, which has been restored. Please be sure to check out the posts from these weeks though, I kept up with posting regularly, for the most part! There are some holiday party and NYE looks (I know that sounds ancient).

So, the below look is really a fall look that I have been meaning to post, but I think that it transitions well into winter. This ruffle-sleeve sweater is a variation on the popular bell sleeves (trend alert!). I also love the mock turtleneck, and the soft dove gray color of this sweater. I kept this look current with raw hem denim, and possibly my favorite trend of these colder months: velvet booties (trend alert!). When I saw this Nine West pair, I had to get them…I loved the rich deep blue velvet, the button detailing (very Victorian), the round toe, and the interesting shape of the heel. I completed the look with my favorite clear plastic sunnies. I love these because they go with everything!

 

Clear mirrored sunnies
Endless Rose dove grey ruffle-sleeve sweater
Raw hem denim
Nine West blue velvet booties

ALLY Shoes Video Shoot

Right before the holidays I shot a video collaboration with ALLY shoes. ALLY shoes are designed for comfort, with extra arch and toe support. The shoes are elegant, sleek, and sexy. They pair with anything. For the shoot, I wanted a professional look. I went with sophisticated all black! Black tank, oversized blazer (a new purchase which I love), black leggings, and of course, my ALLY heels. I completed the look with gold jewelry: a gold bangle and my favorite statement lion necklace!

ALLY shoes just launched their website (here:(http://www.ally.nyc/), and for a limited time you can receive $40 off by using my code, W4ST.

Zara oversized blazer
Black tank
Black leggings
Ally Pumps
Gold bangle
Gold lion necklace (similar here)

NYE Wedding in Tel Aviv: Little Black Sparkly Dress

I had a super special NYE this year: I traveled to Israel for the wedding of my friends Alejandro and Maya! It was a beautiful wedding and evening. When packing for this trip, I wasn’t sure what to wear for a NYE wedding…in Israel…but I figured that I couldn’t go wrong with a black sparkly (NYE, duhh!) jersey sleeveless dress. I love all of the sparkly pailettes, and that this dress is very easy to wear. I kept this look easy and comfortably by pairing it with my trusty black strappy block-heeled sandals. I can walk, and dance, miles in these shoes…literally! I have had this black dress for 7 years, and I have worn it on several other NYE, and it is a classic dress that I can wear over and over again.

 

DKNY pailette sleeveless dress (similar here)
Black block-heel sandals

NYAC Holiday Party: Pleated Emerald Lace

I wore this emerald green pleated lace frock to another NYAC holiday party with my friends Jeni and Janel. I love pretty much any and all lace dresses, and I love how sophisticated and demure this one is. It came with the nude skinny belt, which matched perfectly with the strappy sandals I paired it with. This dress reminds me so much of something Princess Kate would wear. Although, no open-toed shoes for her, she probably would pair it with closed-toe pumps. I accessorized the dress with simple pearl and diamond drop earrings. The emerald color and sleeves on this dress make it perfect for winter holiday parties, although it is also versatile enough to wear as a transitional dress I think, as well.

Pearl & Diamond Drop Earrings 
Eliza J Emerald Green Pleated Lace Fit & Flare Dress
Steve Madden Stecey Nude Strappy Sandals 

AppNexus Gatsby 1920s Party at the McKittrick Hotel

This year, my company, AppNexus celebrated its 10 year anniversary. To celebrate, they allowed us to have a Plus 1, so I brought one of my best friends who came in all the way from London: GRACIE! The theme was Gatsby and 1920s, and I was excited to dress up for the theme and had so much fun. I ordered this headpiece from eBay! They also sold it on Amazon, it’s an exact replica of one that was worn in the Gatsby film. I ordered the dress from French Connection (believe it or not). I had my eye on it for a while because I loved the fringe and the sparkly gorgeous detailing, and when this theme was announced I had to get it! It was perfect for the party, and I also would wear it again to a different cocktail party, wedding, etc. I completed the look with an old black ostrich feather bolero, and sexy strappy platform sandals- which made the ensemble a little bit 2017 🙂

French Connection Black Diamond Fringe Flapper Dress
Crystal Gatsby-Inspired Headpiece (similar here)
Black Ostrich Feather Bolero
Michael Kors “London” Strappy Sandals

 

New York Athletic Club Jingle Ball

I have been a little behind on my posts because the past few weeks have been pretty much all consumed with wrapping up Yoga School, but I am pleased to say that I was still able to dress up for a few fun holiday parties and I will share the looks now and in a few upcoming posts. I had my eye on this “snowflake” inspired Alice & Olivia dress for a while, and when my friend Jeni invited me to this party, it was the perfect excuse to dress up! I love dressing up, and I love holiday parties as an excuse to wear anything sparkly. I love the nude underlay of this dress, with the mesh beading on the top. There also is one layer of tulle. I really felt like a princess!

The dress was enough of a statement piece on its own, so I kept my accessories simple: my classic Louboutin “Decolettes”, a skinny black headband, and minimal jewelry.

Alice & Olivia “Alyssa” Dress
Christian Louboutin Decolette

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

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