Club Monaco Wish List

I dropped in Club Monaco on Fifth Ave last week, and I think it’s safe to say that I would happily wear everything in there! When I think Club Monaco, I think elegant, feminine, details, neutrals, and staples. All of their pieces have some sort of detail work that makes the piece special. Right now I am particularly loving the scalloped pieces (trend alert)!

Do you have a favorite piece?

 

 

Frederrika Trench Coat
Teodora Cold-Shoulder Dress
Colema Silk Top
Priyalla Top
Spie Top
Sidone Bow-Back Cashmere
Edni Dress
Indya Knit Skirt
Helek Shirt (Black & White!)
Atrina Scallop Skirt
Cookson & Clegg Military Vest
Marysia Antibes Swimsuit
Edni Flat
Traiger Vest

Dreamy Badgley Mischka for a Fairytale Night

Last Wednesday I attended the Dancing Classrooms gala at The Pierre Hotel, for the second time. Dancing Classrooms supports an in-school residency where children develop life skills through the art of social dance. The Pierre Hotel is quintessential New York. It has beautiful mural walls, gold gilded everything, and even a balcony! I knew I wanted an elegant, sophisticated, ethereal, timeless, angelic, dreamy look for the fairytale night. It was the perfect occasion to wear a vintage Badgley Mischka gown for the first time. I even bought this dress on a girls trip to Philadelphia with my host, Helene, which made it even more perfect! The gown is a nude beige color, with wispy chiffon batwing sleeves, and a popover front. Underneath the popover is glittery beading. After playing around with the sleeves, I figured out that the sleeves can also be worn draped over the shoulders for a different look. I paired the gown with gold delicate dainty earrings borrowed from my roommate, a high ponytail, and gold strappy Jimmy Choos.

It was a fairtytale night…especially because I had to leave the ball at midnight to make a 7am flight!

Crystal and gold delicate earrings (similar here)
Vintage Badgley Mischka cape gown (similar here)
Vintage gold Jimmy Choos (similar here)

 

 

 

 

White Chevron Vintage Fur Coat

The weather these past few weeks in NYC has been…crazy. One day it’s warm tee shirt weather, and the next day it’s snowing and feels like your face is going to freeze off. Tomorrow it’s supposed to be a blizzard! I bought this white chevron vintage fur coat from a street vendor on Bleecker Street. It was a birthday present for myself last fall! I love the warm furry collar, and the gorgeous chevron detailing on the back. It’s so warm and the wind can’t break through it! I paired my coat with my new absolute favorite black ankle zipper leggings (closet staple). They are so versatile and I love that they are dressy enough to wear to work, while being comfortable! My round tortoise-shell sunnies and black envelope cross-body have been staples with me lately. These booties are another star of this outfit…how amazing are they! I love the all black, with edgy mini stud detailing and double buckles. The leather is so shiny, and the heel is the perfect height for a little bit of lift, while still being practical to run around the city.

Hope everyone stays warm tomorrow! Spring is coming…

 

Round tortoise-shell sunglasses
White Chevron Fur Coat- vintage (similar here)
White House Black Market Pointe Skimmer
Rebecca Minkoff Envelope Cross-Body
French Connection Roree Studded Bootie


Cotton Candy Coat

It’s springtime in February! How glorious has this entire weekend been? This coat was a bit of a trend splurge last fall, which I don’t usually recommend, but it’s just so FUN! Last year’s teddy bear coat has made it to a second season! I wore it out on Friday night, and my girlfriends called it a “Carrie Bradshaw coat”. A few boys told me “your coat is…wonderful” and “your coat looks like cotton candy”. I loved this description so much that it is the new namesake of this post. My boyfriend thinks this coat is silly (re: Man Repeller ha) but I tell him that I make the streets of NYC interesting and fun and give something to delight the people outside! I paired the coat with a favorite pair of gray stretchy skinny jeans, my black Rebecca Minkoff envelope cross-body bag, my go-to tortoise-shell sunnies, and brand new burgundy Chloe moto boots (completely obsessed with these). I love the femininity of the coat, especially when paired with the edgier and more rugged moto boots.



Round tortoise-shell sunglasses
Cotton Candy Coat
Gray Skinny Jeans
Envelope Cross-Body
Burgundy Buckle Strap Boots

Barbados: Bare feet, Braids, & Bougainvilleas

This weekend’s girls getaway in sunny Barbados was the perfect setting to wear some of my favorite beach pieces. Also, there was a real boardwalk! All white is one of my favorite looks for the beach, it is crisp and clean and feels very luxe! This Rebecca Taylor white tiles embroidery coverup tunic is lightweight and very comfortable. I love the detail of the eyelet lace and mirrored embroidery, the winged arms, and cinched waist. A go-to tunic is a closet staple in my opinion, as they are very versatile and easy to wear and pack. I paired this look with a white fedora, my new black bikini from American Apparel, and cat-eye sunglasses I bought from a street vendor in New York City. I completed the look with a red mani pedi, a side French braid, and bare feet. Enjoy the bougainvilleas, possibly my favorite flower…they remind me of Thailand.

 



White fedora
Cat-eye sunglasses- street vendor (similar here)
Black string bikini
White tiles embroidered tunic

Geometric Print Bustier Sundress

This weekend a few friends and I traveled to Barbados for a little girls trip. We pretty much just went to the beach everyday and walked around, which made it a perfect opportunity to break out one of my favorite geometric printed sundresses. This one is a few years old and from Target! It has a stretchy elastic back which makes it extra comfy. I love the blue geometric pattern, and especially the stitched bustier top. I remember seeing some Parker strapless peplum tops with this same sort of stitched bustier top a few years ago, which is a trend I loved. I paired this look with some whimsical bubblegum pink sunglasses and navy blue closed-toe espadrilles which matched perfectly with the dress. Hair in a messy bun, because I could not be bothered! Enjoy this casual tropical look and the change of setting!

Pink gold-inner-rim sunglasses- Laundry by Shelli Segal (similar here)
Geometric Print Bustier Sundress- Target (similar here)
J. Crew Sardinia Espadrille Wedges

Downtown Glam

It’s Super Bowl Sunday! Is this look too much for a viewing party? (Ha!) I had so much fun pairing this borrowed Vince black, white, and gray fox fur vest with my favorite pleather leggings. The fur is so luscious and big with an extra cozy collar! The leggings are lined with fleece and have adorable side zippers. I glammed up the look with some classic cat-eye sunglasses, purchased on the street in SoHo for five bucks. These studded and jeweled gold capped pumps are also my latest consignment find, and they are so comfortable to wear! I promise there aren’t TOO many more fur vest posts coming, I am a little obsessed with them. They are the warmest and chicest!

Enjoy the final pic in my favorite Nikes- I had to!

 


Cat-eye sunglasses (similar here)
Black turtleneck
Vince fox fur vest
Pleather leggings
Zara gold capped court pumps (similar here)
Black & white Nikes

RIP American Apparel

American Apparel is the latest clothing retailer to hit the dust. I’ve always liked American Apparel’s classic staples and edgier basics. Due to the closing of their stores, everything is 40% off! I picked up the below olive green sweater (which I LOVE), a dressier pair of tailored sweatpants (if there is such a thing), and a classic triangle skimpy bikini (which will be perfect for an upcoming Barbados weekend!)


Unisex Fisherman Pullover
Leisure Pant
Black String Bikini

Floppy Hat, Fur Vest, & Vintage Boots

This post is special to me because I have been waiting to write about this look for two years since my blog’s launch! This is a fall look that I think transitions well into winter. It consists of a floppy hat, a fur vest, skinny jeans tucked into riding boots, delicate gold jewelry, and a fabulous pair of sunglasses. It is a classic, sophisticated pairing that involves neutrals, vintage pieces, and mixed textures. In keeping with New York, this look is almost all black, with a pop of gray. I bought this floppy hat and these amazing black leather vintage boots at a rummage sale almost a decade ago. Both pieces cost me less than $10, and are still in style years later. This winter break I polished up my boots, waterproofed them, and had heel caps added on. I am a big believer in taking care of your things.

The shirt, although hard to see in the pictures, is a light weight jersey shirt that has an open “dip” back from one of my favorite designers, Splendid. It is wonderful for layering and oh so cozy-  worth paying retail for! The Yves Salomon vest was a 27th birthday present to myself, from myself, from Intermix. My friends Gracie and Aisha went with me when I pulled the trigger, helping me choose between a wood-y brown color and the gray I ended up with. I love this vest because it is so warm and comfy, and it also can be reversed to show a different cut! The best part is that it fits perfectly underneath my leather jacket, so the jacket can have furry flaps. A fur vest is a warm, functional, closet staple, and fur vests have been trending for a few years now. 

Thanks to Daniel for taking these West Village pics!


Black vintage felt hat (similar here)
Prada “Cinema” Sunglasses
Delicate gold and black drop necklace
Diane Von Furstenberg 440 bangle bracelet
Splendid light jersey open back top 
Yves Salomon reversible rabbit fur vest
Black skinny jeans
Black vintage riding boots (similar here)

Leather Leggings, Quilted Coat & Wedge Sneakers

This Saturday it was chilly but sunny, so I wore my favorite practical fall coat that I could get away with. It’s black, quilted, has a hood, hits mid-thigh and my favorite part are the thumb loops (very edgy!). I paired my coat with a whimsical DVF reversible black and red lip print scarf, pleather leggings, wedge sneakers, and big sunglasses. I have been crushing on leather pants / leggings for a few months now, and the insides of these ones are fleece! I love the ankle zipper detail, too. The sneakers- I have always liked wedge sneakers. They are very polarizing, people either love them or hate them! I had my eye on these Isabel Marant velcro “downtown” edgy sneakers. The neutral color pairs with nearly everything, and they are very comfortable.

This outfit must have been good luck, because on our walk to SoHo we saw ASAP Rocky!

Laundry Gold Top Cat-Eye Sunglasses (similar here)
Diane Von Furstenberg Lips Jacquard Woven Scarf
Michael Kors Black Quilted Thumb Loop Coat (similar here)
Faux Leather Leggings with Ankle Zipper
Isabel Marant Bekett Suede Wedge Sneakers

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