Leopard Drop Waist Sweater Dress & Bright Rockstuds

One of my favorite prints to wear is leopard print, and I particularly love leopard print for fall. It’s so fun and whimsical! I got this drop waist sweater dress a few years ago at Ann Taylor Loft, and I love how flouncy it is (very fun to twirl in). It’s also work appropriate. I paired the look with my hot pink Valentino rockstuds to add a pop of color.

Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving!

Ann Taylor Loft Abstract Animal Print Mini Dress
Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Pump

Halloween House West Village Stroll: Oversized Coat and Edgy Buckle Boots to Explore the Decorations

Happy Halloween!!! This is my favorite season in the West Village, because all of the big fancy brownstones compete with each other over who has the most ostentatious, over-the-top decorations! I went for a lovely weekend stroll with my friend Gracie and her visiting friend Angela. Below are a few of my favorite houses!

For our downtown walking tour, I wore my new favorite edgy buckle boots and a new oversized Rebecca Minkoff double breasted peacoat.

Which decorated house is your favorite? I think I like the one with all of the white pumpkins and cats! This house does the same decoration every year, it’s their thing!

 

Rebecca Minkoff “Santo” double-breasted coat
Black Maje sweatshirt dress
Forever21 edgy buckle boots
Longchamp “Large Le Pliage” tote

Jersey Dress & White Sneakers

It’s 81 degrees right now in NYC! It’s the perfect opportunity for me to wear one of my favorite easy jersey dresses, a closet staple. I love the navy blue color, the high neckline, and peekaboo back on this one. It’s so cute and simple with fresh white sneakers (trend alert!). I completed the look by pairing it with a suede crossbody bag and cat-eye sunglasses. I love the jeweled fringe detail on this bag. It’s just the right amount of detail and sparkle to spice up an otherwise simple outfit.

360 Sweater Jersey Dress- sold out (similar-ish here)
Calvin Klein Double-Strap White Sneakers
Zara Suede Fringe Bag- sold out (similar here)
Cat-Eye Sunglasses

New York Black

The rumors are true. New Yorkers wear black. A LOT of it. Everyday. Even in the summer.

I love wearing color, although there is no denying that black has a lot of favorable traits:

– Black is slimming (thank you, black!)
– Black goes well with every other color (perfect for accessorizing)
– Black looks good on brunettes and blondes alike (and redheads, not to leave anyone out)
– Black has a “seriousness” about it, which is great for the office
– Black is chic

Below is one of my favorite black Calvin Klein sweater dresses. It is very warm and I like the feminine ruffle and button detailing on the front. This dress is very versatile because I can wear it from work to happy hour (who makes it to those…but in theory!) The dress is a little short for my work taste, so I make sure to only wear it with flats. I absolutely love the new pointy toe ankle strap flats I paired it with! To accessorize, I wore some big sunglasses and delicate green drop earrings.

On my morning commute, I felt like I blended right in!

 

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Women’s Ruffled Sweater Dress- Calvin Klein
Sunglasses- my own (similar Tom Ford here)
Green and gold drop earrings- Lunessa
Ankle Strap Flats- Dolce Vita

The Sweater Dress

Dressing in the winter for work can become a bit mundane. However, the sweater dress is here to save you. The sweater dress is one of my favorite alternatives to pencil skirts with tights or slacks in the winter. It is chic, warm and comfortable! In this look I paired it with one of my favorite pairs of patent leather T-straps, and a light blue statement necklace. (Blue on blue is one of my favorite color combinations). After work, you can slip into a pair of booties and you’re ready for happy hour!

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Sweater Dress- Eliza J (similar here)
Statement Necklace- Nordstrom (similar here)
T-Strap Heels- Nine West (gorgeous here)

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