RIP, Piperlime

This has been a brutal month for some retailers. First, C. Wonder announced it was closing. Four days ago, Piperlime announced the same. Both of these retailers had amazing merchandise, in my opinion. Piperlime actually has a lone brick and mortar store right here in SoHo. It is definitely on my “SoHo Treasures” list, and I will be very sad to see it go. In the next few weeks leading to its closing, there are sure to be some great sales. Today, there was 25% off all full priced items. I am sure the sales will keep coming, and getting better. Below are a few of my favorite picks:

Don’t forget, you can use your GAP, Old Navy, and Banana Republic giftcards when shopping at Piperlime!

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Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Alligator Stretch Bracelet
Kate Spade Love Birds Wink Clutch
Rebecca Minkoff Pearled Arrow Front to Back Earring
Elizabeth and James Foil Tank
Vince Allison Slides

3 Little Black Dresses

I hope that everyone is staying warm! It is definitely snowing hard in Manhattan. I figured that I would share three of my favorite Little Black Dresses (who doesn’t love another LBD) on this snowy Monday in order to help warm all of our hearts! All three of these dresses can be worn in different seasons, and I’ve selected dresses that are at different price points. The great thing about the LBD is that you can pair it with so many different accessories, it’s classic and you are sure to get a lot of wear from it.

The snow falling outside is romantic. LBDs are romantic. They belong together!

Which LBD is your favorite?

 

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Nothing is Nicer Dress (Top)- Modcloth
Mixed Media Sheath Dress (Middle)- Nordstrom
Butterfly Cut-Out Dress (Bottom)- Milly

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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)

Nude Pumps

Nude pumps are a closet must-have for every professional woman. They go with absolutely everything. Plus, they elongate your legs in a way that black pumps only wish they could! Below is one of my favorite Friday office looks. The pumps are by Eurosoft and I love them because they have cushioning and are not too high, which is great for a long day at work.

 

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Ruffle-Knit Sweater- Anthropologie (similar here)
Cigarette Pants- Cynthia Rowley (similar here)
Nude Pumps- Eurosoft Shoes  (similar here)
Sunglasses- NYC street vendor (similar here)

Welcome to West 4th Street!

Thanks so much for visiting my new style, beauty and professional venture, West 4th Street. This site is something I have wanted to do for the past few years, and I am so excited that it’s live! This blog is a creative (and fun!) outlet for me. I am a full time management consultant, but I love expressing myself through fashion, which is sometimes challenging in a professional, male-dominant environment. I am incredibly inspired by New York City, particularly the eccentric and charming personality of the West Village- this blog’s namesake. Going forward, I plan to focus on work-wear and navigating “professional fashion” in the corporate office, in addition to off-the-clock weekend and party wear (I am a dress and shoe girl at heart…who isn’t!) I am a self-described risk taker, and I hope that this blog will energize, motivate and inspire you to push the limits.

Warmly,
Emily

Emily