Heart Earrings, Classic Parka, & Lace-Up Croc-Embossed Booties

Two of my favorite trends of the season (trend alert!): heart earrings and lace up booties! These pearl embellished earrings are from H&M and are so fun and Valentine’s Day appropriate! The coat is a classic from Sandro, and I adore these croc-embossed lace up booties with a chunky heel. Perfect for one of my final West Village strolls 🙂

Classic Houndstooth Coat for Fall

I know we had one winter snow storm in New York City already, but let’s go back to fall for a second! I am still loving houndstooth for fall, and I have had this coat for almost a decade! It just goes to show you that classics can stick around. I kept the rest of the look really simple: black! I added some feminine touches with my pearl embellished shoes and whimsical heart shaped sunglasses.

I can’t believe it’s Thanksgiving this week already! Also, how gorgeous are these fiery orange trees?!

 

Houndstooth Coat
Black Top
Black Pants
Pearl-Embellished Shoes (Booties here!)
Heart Sunglasses

Fall Transition Look: Dove Gray Draped Jacket

Even though it’s October, it was still 80 degrees today in NYC! This makes it a little bit confusing when dressing. When the weather transitions from summer to fall, warm to cool, I like to ease the transition with a sundress and layer a leather jacket over my shoulders. Leather jackets are super versatile, and I think that they are closet staples. I like the way they look so effortlessly chic when they are draped over your shoulders. I love the color of this faux leather dove gray jacket. I layered the jacket over a floral pleated racerback mini dress. I completed the look with two trending accessories: pearl block heel sandals (trend alert!) and slanted cat-eye sunglasses (trend alert)!

 

BlankNYC dove gray faux leather moto jacket
Parker floral pleated mini dress
Pearl block-heeled sandals, sold out Forever21 (similar here)
Cat-eye sunglasses, NYC street vendor (similar here)

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

Wedding Guest Edition: Seafoam Green Lace Dress

I am missing last Sunday’s wedding in Lancaster, Pennsylvania! This is the “dusty sage” (seafoam green) lace dress I wore as a wedding guest. I think that an understated colored lace dress is always a safe bet for a wedding. I love the sexy low back on this one, the spaghetti straps, and the mock halter front. I paired the look with neutral (blush) block-heel sandals with pearl embellishment (trend alert!). I love how these colors blended together. I completed the look with a bright red lip and dangly classic pearl drop earrings.

Only 4 more weddings to go this year!

 

Romeo & Juliet Woven Open Back Floral Lace Midi Dress 
Blush Pearl Embellished Block-Heels Sandals
Pearl Dangly Drop Earrings- my own from Taj Jewelers

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

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 

Graduation Guest: Jeweled Shift Dress

My sister graduated from medical school today (so proud!) and the below are a few pics of the outfit I wore to the graduation. I chose this kelly green shift dress because it’s springy, conservative for a family-friendly event, festive, and a shift dress that can be worn from work to a cocktail party. I love the jeweled studded design that decorates the front of this dress. Green is one of my favorite colors to wear. I paired the dress with quiet pink pearl dangly earrings, and new favorite shoes I will be wearing all summer: block-heeled strappy sandals (trend alert)!

Pearl dangly earrings (similar here)
KARTA jeweled shift dress
H&M block-heeled strappy sandals

 

Spring Trends: Overall Dresses & Mules

Two trend trains I have hopped on board with this spring are overall dresses and mules (slides). I saw this white denim overall dress at Forever21 and had to scoop it up, I like that it’s a play on last season’s overall shorts, and I love the copper buttons down the middle. I also picked up this olive green (one of my favorite colors to wear) bodysuit! It is the first body suit that I have ever purchased, and I like that it has long sleeves, and it’s very functional for pairing with any sort of overalls so that your shirt doesn’t ride up! I completed this look with a shoe you will see me wearing all spring (and another trend alert): mules! I love the pearl detailing on these ones, and they are so comfortable and easy to wear. So happy that spring is finally here and I can wear these fun spring pieces!

How do you feel about overall dresses and mules?

White overall dress- sold out (similar here)
Olive green ribbed bodysuit
Pearl studded mules

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