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
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Holiday Party Part 1: Feathers & Velvet

I’m really excited to share the first part of a series of holiday party looks. I absolutely love getting dressed up for the season’s holiday parties, it’s a positive for dealing with frigid temperatures! I usually opt for lace and sparkles (there may be some of that later!) but for this past Saturday night’s parties it was too cold to wear the dress I had originally picked out. I recently ordered this elegant black ostrich feather trim top. I love it! I paired it with black classic slim pants and one of my favorite trends of this season: velvet shoes! I picked these ones up at a Tamara Mellon sample sale. I was originally disappointed that the blue and fuschia colors were sold out. However, the gold is so rich and warm. I love playing with details and textures- the feathers and velvet complement each other. I topped everything off with a bright red lip. This look is a great alternative to the standard cocktail dress, and would also be appropriate for office holiday parties. Feminine, chic, sophisticated, and elegant!

 

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Snake Ear Cuffs- Lunessa
Ostrich feather blouse- Endless Rose
Black SkinnyPants- Nordstrom
Velvet Pumps- Tamara Mellon

Satin Polka Dot Trousers

Sometimes a girl just needs to wear satin polka dot trousers, a cocoa ruffled blouse, cat-eye sunglasses, and classic bowed Ferragamos. I felt so classic, elegant, and feminine in this work look. I bought these trousers when I moved to New York a few years ago, and I love their menswear-vibe. The polka dots are subtle and fun, while being unexpected and different. I love the ruffle on this blouse (it can be tied at the neck, too), and the billowy sleeves. I have always wanted to rock a pair of cat-eye sunglasses…I felt very Audrey Hepburn in this pair I bought from a street vendor in New York! I also recently purchased this long gold chain necklace a few weeks ago and I have worn it almost everyday. It is delicate and dainty and goes with pretty much anything. I got the silver bracelet in Thailand, and the gold cheetah ring was a graduation present from college- and it is so fierce (no pun intended). The gold-detailed grosgrain bow Ferragamos are a classic closet staple- they are elegant and the heel is low enough that I can wear them all day.

The satin polka dot trousers are a statement piece. Would you consider wearing “statement” pants?

 

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Ruffled blouse (similar here)
Cynthia Rowley satin polka dot trousers- no longer available (similar here)
Ferragamo shoes
Lunessa gold chain delicate necklace
Silver bracelet (similar here)
Cheetah ring (similar here)
Cat-eye sunglasses

Sequin Pants

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, and instead of the little sequin dress, this year I have been dreaming about some sleek sequin pants! The holiday season’s latest trend seems to hit right above the ankle, perfect for showcasing your favorite pump or sandal. I would select a pair in silver, gold, emerald or black for the holidays. Added benefit: Who doesn’t love a little extra warmth and comfort?

Which is your favorite pair?

 

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Amuse Society Silver Sequin Joggers
French Connection Green Sequin Pants
Anthropologie Sequin Pants
Chelsea28 Sequin Pants
Sequined Gold Glitter Pants

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