Indian Summer: Printed Maxi Skirt, Tank, and Shell Statement Earrings

This weekend was GORGEOUS in NYC. Sunny and breezy, with very little humidity. It was one of the nicest days we have had all summer. Maxi skirts will always have a special place in my heart after living in conservative Norhteastern Thailand, as I wore a lot of them to the school I taught at. My friend Nicky and I saw this button-up one at Anthropologie the other week and I fell in love with it. I love the Provence-style yellow and blue print—and the whimsical yellow tulips! I kept the look simple and late-summery with a black cloth button-front tank (thanks to my sister Dara for gifting this to me! I also got it in crème 😊) and gold and pearl big shell earrings. Between the tulips and shells, this look was a fun mixture of sophisticated and whimsical.

If you fasted today for Yom Kippur, hope you will be enjoying the break fast soon! Also happy birthday to my dear friend, Helene!

Gold shell earrings
Printed “Buttoned Cornelia” maxi skirt
Black tank

NYC Downtown Weekend: Fringe Jeans, Slides, and Crossbody Bag

It’s finally fall in NYC. Cooler temps and lots of rain this weekend! I wore this outfit pretty much all weekend: my favorite hippie ombre fringe jeans (trend alert!), a simple knot-front dove gray sweater, Rebecca Minkoff studded crossbody bag, and embellished slides. I finished the look with my little cat-eye sunglasses (trend alert!) This look was easy and so perfect for bopping around downtown with my gal Nicky!

 

Ombre fringe jeans, Forever21 sold out (similar here)
Knot-front sweater (similar here)
Studded crossbody bag
Embellished slides, Topshop sold out (similar here)
Cat-eye sunglasses, NYC street vendor (similar here)

Strapless Silk Paisley Maxi Dress & Leather Hobo Bag

I can’t believe there are less than two weeks of summer left! I have so many special summer clothes that I am trying to wear quickly now ha! I wore this strapless silk paisley maxi dress on a weekend stroll last Saturday with one of my best friends, Nicky. We walked around some of our favorite spots in the West Village, including my favorite street: Morton Street. I kept the look simple, easy, flowy, and classic with gold aviators and a brown leather gold lobster-claw clasp Tory Burch hobo bag. I completely the look with a new dainty gold two-star necklace (trend alert) I purchased that day from Gorjana!

I like that this look has boho vibes. It’s different from looks that I usually wear, which is fun!

Calyspo Silk Paisley “Caparica” Maxi Dress
Tory Burch Leather Hobo Bag, old (another Tory Burch I like here)
Ray Ban Gold Aviator Sunglasses
Gorjana Gold Star Necklace

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)

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

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

Montauk Beach Day: Halter Double-Slit Maxi Dress

I purchased this maxi halter dress at the start of the summer, and I could not wait to wear it in the Hamptons! I love the neutral colors, the subtle tie-dye, and most of all the double-slit. I paired this dress with a bright pink triangle bikini, and new cat-eye white sunglasses (had been crushing on white sunnies all summer). This was my first trip to Montauk, and it was an absolute blast.

White cat-eye sunglasses- NYC street vendor (similar here)
Lush tie-dye halter double-slit maxi dress (similar here)

Yellow Ruffled Swiss Dot Midi-Dress

I picked up this yellow ruffled swiss-dot midi dress (midi dresses- trend alert!) at H&M in June, and I brought it to Europe with me. I love the length of it, the soft dots, the baby yellow, and the feminine ruffles. It was perfect for exploring town, and the beautiful lookout points in Lagos. I remember it was so HOT this day! I paired the look with my favorite boater hat (trend alert) and clear-framed mirrored sunnies. I purchased the straw woven beach bag in town.

Take me back!

H&M Swiss Dot Ruffled Midi-Dress (similar here)
Straw Boater Hat 
Clear-framed Mirrored Sunnies
Straw Tote (similar here)

Banquet at The Drake: Long Sleeved Lace LBD

If you follow me on social media, by now you probably are well aware that I am in Chicago to celebrate my sister’s graduation from medical school. There is not a shortage of parties this weekend requiring some fun outfits. Below is the long sleeved lace little black dress (LBD) that I wore to her banquet at The Drake Hotel on Thursday evening. I love the intricate lace and the ruffle across the chest- a nice feminine detail. I have also been really into higher collared pieces lately as well, this dress’s neckline is almost like a faux turtleneck! I paired the look with simple pearl and crystal dangly earrings, which I borrowed from my Mom, and some old nude strappy heels.

Pearl and crystal dangly earrings- my Mom’s (similar here)
Slate & Willow long-sleeved lace little black dress (similar here)
Preview nude strappy sandals- 7 years old! (similar here)

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