Bettye Collaboration with Shoe Designer Abbey Liebman

Hi guys! I am super, super excited to post the first of a 4 part collaboration series with shoe designer, Abbey Liebman for Bettye’s Fall ’17 Collection! Bettye shoes come in a variety of styles (as you will soon see!) I loved the process of this collaboration…from visiting her design studio, to looking at samples, to seeing the vintage and inspirational shoes she uses. In this first post, I am wearing rose-gold tassel loafer mules (slides…trend alert!) and Abbey is wearing black platform peep toe booties. I opted for an all black look, pairing my new favorite raw hem jeans (trend alert) with a black Marc Jacobs jacket I have had for 10 years (classics never go out)! These mules also come in black and burgundy- I am a big fan of burgundy for fall. Abbey opted for a downtown edgy look. It was a hot, sunny day shooting throughout the West Village and Greenwich Village. HUGE props to our photographer extraordinaire,  Alex Van, for capturing so many amazing pictures and for having an eye for locations!

Also, Abbey was just named the shoe designer for Bettye Muller shoes, so I have a feeling there might be more collaborations in the future 😉

To see more of their work, follow Abbey Liebman @abbsinshoes and Alex Van @van_fiction

 









On Emily: Marc Jacobs jacket- 10 years old! (similar here)
Distressed raw hem jeans
Rose gold “Brea” loafers- Bettye
On Abbey: Bettye peep toe booties that are not in
stores yet, but will be soon! Shop here for more Bettye shoes

Striped Culottes & Crop Top

It’s mid September and we have had an 80 degree weather streak…and I will take it! More days for me to wear my favorite crop top (trend alert) and bold striped pants (trend alert) ! I love these wide leg pants / culottes. They are so comfy, closing at my waist, and they “swish” when I walk! At first glance, it looks like I am wearing a pleated skirt. I also love the cut of this crop top…the high neck is so flattering and I like that it is not too short either (I wish I had bought a few pairs). I paired this outfit with my trusty gold aviators, Rebecca Minkoff black bag, and block heeled strappy sandals.

I was wearing this outfit when I met the ultimate fashion blogger, Chiara Ferragni…thank goodness I had something cute on! These pictures are taken in my hood, in one of my favorite parks, Washington Square Park. This look is very edgy and “downtown”, while also being sophisticated.

Black crop top
Gold aviators
Striped culottes
Block heel sandals
Black envelope cross-body

Nantucket Part 2: Blue & White

I spent the past 4 days in Nantucket with my Mom, and it has been pretty dream like. Nantucket is one of my favorite places- it feels very idyllic, almost utopian. Every corner is filled with beautiful flower plantings and charming shingled homes. The style is definitely P R E P P Y. I have been saving these fun turquoise tassel earrings (trend alert) to wear on the island. It also was a perfect place for me to wear my new faux-halter ruffle and lace top. I love the details on this top! I kept the look casual and low-key by wearing my favorite ankle-zipper skinny jeans and white velcro sneakers (trend alert)! Thanks to my wonderful Mom for taking my pics on this trip!

Tan, please don’t fade now…

Turquoise tassel earrings- NYC street vendor (Lisi Lerch similar)
White ruffle lace top- Blu Pepper (super similar here by 7ForAllMankind)
Ankle zipper jeans (similar here)
White velcro sneakers- Calvin Klein

Nantucket: Shorts & Sweater Weather

To everyone that received my last post… in French apparently, that was not me! I sincerely apologize. My site has been maliciously attacked over the past few months, and I am working on a solution now that it seems to be a regular occurrence. Until the solution is reached, I will continue to post via WordPress here, per usual. Again, I am so sorry if you received the French spam post!

It is my Mom’s and my second day on Nantucket, and it is just as gorgeous as I remember it. Nantucket is New England prep at its finest. My anchor-print white J. Crew shorts are perfect for the island! They also are perfect for transitioning with layers into fall. It’s a little cooler here now that it is September, so I paired my shorts with my favorite taupe sweater (hooray for sweater weather!) I kept the look downtown edgy with my new white velcro sneakers from Calvin Klein. (I never would have thought that I would ever wear velcro sneakers past the age of 5…but here I am). My gold ray ban aviators were the finishing touch to this classic, casual-but-polished look.

Happy weekend!

Ray Ban gold aviator sunglasses
Taupe layering sweater- Demylee, sold out (similar here)
J. Crew anchor chino shorts
Calvin Klein “Divine” double-strap sneakers

Floral Sundress & Metallic Gladiators

There is nothing more summery to me than a summer sundress! As soon as I laid my eyes on this bright whimsical floral print, I knew I had to have it. I love the yellow, the drop waist, and the subtle high low hem. I kept this look simple and casual by pairing it with my favorite metallic gladiator lace up sandals. I believe that metallics are the equivalent of neutrals. A sundress, like this one, is a closet staple to me because you can dress it up and down. If I switched into heels this look would be cocktail party ready.

It’s been fall like weather all weekend so far, but that won’t stop me from wearing a few final summer looks! Hope everyone is enjoying their Labor Day holiday!

Floral dress- i.d.s (many similar styles here)
Schutz Erlina metallic gladiator sandals

Floral Neon Sundress, Strappy Platform Sandals, Monogrammed Envelope Clutch

Happy September, everyone! It feels like fall in NYC today, so gorgeous out. I wore this neon floral print dress to a Girl’s Night on Thursday with my friends Jeni and Janel. It is SO bright- you can tell from the pictures, it’s not the lighting. I love the cut of this dress. The front looks like a halter top, which is great for showing off your shoulders, but that back is actually criss-cross (secured with a button, interesting). I paired this pink and white number with black accessories, a monogrammed clutch that was a gift from when I was a bridesmaid in my friend Katie’s wedding, and black platform strappy sandals from my friend Helene (a lot of friends in this post!)

These shoes remind me of a quote I recently heard, and agree with: “I just want to make enough money to afford impractical shoes” 😉

Neon floral print dress- Mimi Chica
Monogrammed Envelope Clutch
Black Platform Strappy Sandals- Michael Kors (similar here)

Kate Spade Spring / Summer ’17 Must Haves

Below are some of my favorite must-haves from Kate Spade’s Spring / Summer ’17 line! I must say I am embarrassed that this post has been sitting in my “Drafts” folder since May! Enjoy the eye candy. I love her whimsical designs!

Happy almost Labor Day holiday!











Kate Spade New York

LulaRoe Classic Tee

There aren’t many more days left this summer where I can wear white jeans! This classic tee goes perfectly with the white denim, and it’s such an easy look. The tee is from LulaRoe and is so cozy and comfy! It’s also great for layering. I paired the pretty teal color with my favorite orange fringe necklace (trend alert…last summer ha!) I love the “yoga” vibes from the necklace. I completed the look with my favorite espadrille wedges.

LulaRoe tee shirt
Tassel fringe necklace- purchased in Greece! (similar here)
White jeans
Espadrilles

 

LulaRoe Patterned Leggings

I just returned from an amazing beach weekend in Ocean City, New Jersey with one of my best friends from high school, Katie! Katie is now a consultant for Lula Roe clothing, and I have to admit that Lula Roe leggings are THE most comfortable leggings I have ever worn. I own several pairs. They come in one size fits all, and they are so soft and stretchy. I loved the fun blue and yellow pattern on the ones I am modeling below. I also love that I can burst into spontaneous yoga poses in them! I paired my leggings with a black tank and jean jacket. Casually chic!

To get your own pair, click on this link!


Jean jacket
Black tank
Lulu Roe leggings 

Scalloped Edge Top

Below is one more look from my trip to Montauk a few weekends ago. It was my first time to Montauk, and now that I have been I feel like I know more of what the “style” is there. This look would have fit in better in Southampton 😉 Regardless, there is nothing more summery than white jeans. They are so clean and fresh and chic! Plus, you can pair them with so many fun tops…they are like a canvas! For this reason, I consider them a closet staple. I paired my white jeans with a favorite scalloped edge (trend alert!) top that I almost wore for the 4th of July. I love the feminine detailing of the scalloped trim, and I have also loved all of the scalloped detailing we saw on bathing suits this season (Marysia swimwear, anyone?)

I completed this look with white cat-eye shades to make the red top “pop”, and gold metallic star lace-up sandals. Even though our first day was gloomy, it was such a fun weekend.

White cat-eye sunglasses- NYC street vendor (similar here)
Red scalloped top- Monteau Los Angeles (similar here)
White denim
Gold star lace-up sandals
(on major sale now…$16.99!)

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