Downtown Look: Fuchsia for Fall

I will keep this one short but sweet: fuchsia for fall! I love the bright and bold hue of this silk fluttery top by Parker. I am a sucker for any piece that has cloth buttons! I kept the look downtown and edgy with raw-hem jeans, my favorite studded buckle booties, matching gold accessories and whimsical heart-shaped sunglasses.

Parker fuchsia silk blouse
Gray raw hem jeans
Gold studded booties, Coconuts by Matisse (similar here)
Heart sunglasses
Gold star necklace

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)

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

Red Beaded Sheath Dress

On Thursday night I attended the New York AIPAC gala at Terminal 5. AIPAC is an organization committed to strengthening, protecting, and promoting the US-Israel relationship. I couldn’t decide what to wear to the event, and it was also the same day as the Alice & Olivia Sample Sale, where I found this fabulous red beaded / studded dress! Sample sales are always funny, because you change in a fitting room with 20 other strangers and everyone gives their opinion. I was deciding between this dress and a whimsical lipstick-mascara printed dress, and the vote was unanimously 5 for 5 for this dress. I love the intricate cutout patterns, and the delicate beading. I can wear it in the summer, and also in the winter to holiday parties. It is very sophisticated! I paired this dress with one of my tallest pairs of patent leather peep toe stilettos. It was so good to see so many of my Poland friends at this event (almost been a year since that trip)! Later in the night I went to Ludlow House for its 1 year anniversary, and Questlove performed…which is a coincidence because exactly one year ago I attended a different gala with my friends Nic, Helene, and Steve, wearing an Alice and Olivia dress, with Questlove performing. June 15th must be a special day. Deja Vu!

 


Alice and Olivia Nat Embellished Dress
Stuart Weitzman Peep Toe Pumps Victoria High Heel

 

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

 

Out & About in London!

I took a red eye from JFK to London last night and arrived this morning! After meeting one of my best friends, Gracie, at Liverpool Street Station, we headed back to her place to freshen up and then we headed out and about! Gracie lives in Spitlfield, a fun neighborhood in East London. We spent the day walking everywhere. Our itinerary included exploring the Shoreditch neighborhood– which has some amazing shopping and edgy, quaint vibes. Shoreditch feels like Brooklyn a little bit, lots of cool graffiti and interesting shops. We then walked through Borough Market, which was gorgeous and aromatic, and then we checked out the Tate. The Tate rooftop has incredible views of London. It’s been about 19 years since I have been in London, so the Shard and the Gerkin are new for me! We walked back to her place passing through the garden of St. Paul’s Cathedral, and topped off our night with a proper Indian meal at Brasserie on Brick Lane. The weather in London is cool but sunny, so I wore my new favorite black knit cape which has elegant studding, gray skinny jeans, and my absolute favorite comfy Chloe booties which are perfect for walking all day! I love how dark and edgy this look is. The entire look felt fitting for London, especially the cape! I topped off my look with gold aviators. Instant, elegant chic 🙂

Ray Ban Gold Aviators
Goodnight Macaroon “Freja” Knit Cape
Seven For All Mankind Skinny Jeans
DVF Chunky Bangles
Chloe Moto Booties

 

Fluted Hem Mini Dress

It finally felt like spring this weekend, which of course meant that I could whip out some of my favorite spring pieces! I love this navy mini dress from Zara. It has beautiful studding details which highlight the fluted hem. I consider navy a neutral, so I paired it with camel booties that also have a surprising coral heel. The interior lining of these booties is matching coral as well, which I think is a clever detail. I got these booties in college, and I still love them. I paired this simple downtown look with my brand new gold Ray Ban sunglasses. A pair of aviators are a classic closet staple. I am bringing them with me to London tonight!

Happy Spring! Enjoy the graffiti wall pics- I couldn’t resist. Thanks to Daniel for the photos!



Ray Ban Gold Aviators
Zara Navy Blue Studded Fluted Dress
BCBG Booties (sold out, these would pair nicely)

 

 

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


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

Bubblegum Marshmallow Coat

Otherwise known as a “teddy bear coat”, I prefer the name “bubblegum marshmallow coat”. It reminds me of a few of my favorite things! I picked up this coat for my birthday this November, and I have been wearing it for most of this winter (due to our odd warm spurts). I love how big and puffy this coat is. To me, it is outrageously fun and very downtown New York. I have been pleasantly surprised at the hilarious complements I have gotten on it- from women shopkeepers to men on the street. To be honest though, I am not sure how many people actually like the coat, or if it is so wild that they just feel the need to comment on it. Regardless, I love this coat and I love the gold studded edgy booties I paired with it!


Marshmallow 2

Marshmallow 4

Marshmallow 1

Marshmallow 5

Marshmallow 6

Marshmallow 3

Sunnies- Ray Ban Clubmaster
Bubblegum Marshmallow Coat- Guess
Gold studded buckle booties, no longer available (similar here)

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