Balloon Sleeve Sweater & Pearl Embellished Sandals

The weather has been so up and down in New York lately. It was almost 80 degrees earlier this week, and now it is cold again. I paired an almost all-black look together the other day, with a few of my favorite recent trends: balloon sleeves (bubble sleeves) and pearl-embellished shoes. This cashmere sweater is by Magaschoni, and I was particularly drawn to it because of it’s unique interpretation of this season’s balloon sleeve (trend alert!). I love that the balloon sleeve detail is more of a bubble at the elbow…Snow White style! I kept the look simple with black leggings, and black sandals with pearl embellishments (trend alert). I loved these sandals so much, that I also bought them in a blush-nude hue, too! My bright blue nails are the finishing touch, I had so much fun with them. The color is “Butler Please” by Essie.

Sunglasses-Tom Ford
Balloon-sleeve Cashmere Sweater- Magaschoni, sold out (similar here)
Black Leggings- Vince Camuto
Pearl-embellished sandals- Forever21 (similar Stuart Weitzman here)

Valentine’s Day: Blue Hearts & Pearl Booties

I can’t believe it is yet another Valentine’s Day! As a child, I loved to wear red and pink on this holiday. Today, I still like to stay in the festive spirit with whimsical heart prints. A few years ago (hard to believe) I styled the pink and red version of this heart print button-down on the blog. This year, I am styling the blue version! I paired it with a faux fur navy sweater, and white denim. Who says you can’t wear denim after Labor Day 😉

My favorite part of this whole look, however, are the pearl booties. They are Jeffrey Campbell and it took three orders to get the perfect size and style. However, I LOVE them. The gold in the heel complemented the gold buttons on the blouse nicely.  The heel is the perfect height, and the pearls add such a nice surprise detail in the back. I wore these with my friend, Nicky, into Jeffrey’s over the weekend, and the sales people were all squinting at my boots and asking if they were Chanel (HA!)

I am off to Copenhagen tonight. Happy Valentine’s Day, loves!

C. Wonder faux-fur sweater
C. Wonder gold button-down heart print blouse
White denim
Jeffrey Campbell pearl booties

All Black: Sleeveless Belted Vest & Quilted Peep-Toe Leather Booties

I hope this blog post publishes! I have been having a lot of issues with my blog posting and emailing my subscribers, so thank you for bearing with me! I had so much fun shooting this sophisticated all black look the other weekend when it was slightly warmer. I decided to go for bigger hair and bright blue nails (Essie “Butler Please”) to complement this all black look (how New York…). I recently swooned over the black belted vest at Zara. I paired it with Halogen black leather peep-toe booties that are SEVEN years old. I love the zipper and quilting detail on them. I felt very edgy, downtown, and vampy during this shoot! Thanks Nicky for taking these pics!!

Black top- Splendid
Black vest- ZARA, sold out (similar here)
Black leggings- Vince Camuto
Black zipper quilted peep-toe booties- Halogen

Camel Coat

I recently picked up this camel coat (trend alert!) from ZARA and am madly in love with it. Camel is one of my favorite neutrals for these colder months, and I love the sophisticated clean lines of it. I kept the look clean and chic with a thin black turtleneck (didn’t think I would own one past fourth grade!), my favorite black leggings, clear sunnies, and new silver and star-studded Crown sneakers. There are few things that I love more than a comfortable, chic sneaker. I loved the metallic on these ones, but I especially loved the little metal star stud detailing. There are no laces, so they are also super easy to slip into. This looks is so downtown New York to me, particularly Soho, which is why we went there to shoot this look! I felt very edgy and blended right in with the neighborhood 🙂

Black slim fit turtleneck
Zara camel coat
Vince Camuto black leggings
Metallic star Converse- Crown Italy, sold out (similar here)
Clear frame mirrored sunnies
Rebecca Minkoff Black Envelope Crossbody, sold out (similar here)

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

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