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 🙂

Fall Downtown Look: Houndstooth, Lace & Ruby Velvet Booties

One of my favorite things about dressing for the fall season is…houndstooth! I love a good houndstooth print, and I particularly loved this dress (which is 9 years old!) because it was mixed with sexy black lace at the top. I kept the look “fall” with burgundy velvet lace-up booties. What is more fall than burgundy and velvet?! I completed the look with my this-season smaller cateye sunglasses to keep my style downtown and edgy.

I can’t believe it’s almost holiday party season!

Love…ady houndstooth & lace dress
Catherine Malandrino burgundy “Veeanca” lace-up velvet booties
Cat-eye sunglasses, NYC street vendor (similar here)

France Part 1, Provence: One-Shoulder Bow Detailed Striped Cotton Dress

Last Sunday I returned from an incredible nearly 2 week vacation in France! I met one of my best friends, Gwen, in Aix-en-Provence, and we road-tripped through the south. She was the photographer for all of these pics (thanks Gwen!) When I saw this one-shoulder swingy cotton dress, it screamed “Provence” to me! I love the striped pattern and the subtle bow detail on the shoulder. I am very into tea length dresses (trend alert!) this season. I completed the look with my favorite lace up espadrilles (they are 12 years old, from Banana Republic!), a red lip, dainty gold rings, and cat-eye sunglasses.

Aix-en-Provence was so charming, and one of my favorite places we visited. The lavendar fields also had me feeling like I was in The Sound of Music!

 

Do + Be one-shoulder bow detail striped cotton dress (exact replica here)
Banana Republic open-toe lace-up espadrilles (similar here)
Cat-eye sunglasses, $10 NYC street vendor (similar here)
Dainty gold rings

Red, White, & Nude

Red, white, and nude…one of my favorite color combinations because it really allows the red to “pop”. I bought this red leather jacket at Maje earlier in the spring, and it’s been a perfect transitional piece to wear into the fall. I love wearing it draped over my shoulders, and this white tie-front dress is perfect for layering. These nude lace-up cage sandals are the perfect complement for any look with a statement piece (but they are a little hard to put on!) I got them for my 26th birthday, so they are going on 3 years and I still love them. I also may own them in black, and you may be seeing them soon! I completed the look with mirrored clear sunnies (trend alert) and dark “Wicked” nail polish by Essie.

My birthday is tomorrow, and I am enjoying NYC’s 70 degree weather 🙂

 

Maje red leather jacket
Stylestalker  “Florence” dress
Schutz “Slate” lace-up sandals
Ring- NYC street vendor (similar here)
Mirrored clear sunglasses

Floral Sundress & Metallic Gladiators

There is nothing more summery to me than a summer sundress! As soon as I laid my eyes on this bright whimsical floral print, I knew I had to have it. I love the yellow, the drop waist, and the subtle high low hem. I kept this look simple and casual by pairing it with my favorite metallic gladiator lace up sandals. I believe that metallics are the equivalent of neutrals. A sundress, like this one, is a closet staple to me because you can dress it up and down. If I switched into heels this look would be cocktail party ready.

It’s been fall like weather all weekend so far, but that won’t stop me from wearing a few final summer looks! Hope everyone is enjoying their Labor Day holiday!

Floral dress- i.d.s (many similar styles here)
Schutz Erlina metallic gladiator sandals

Scalloped Edge Top

Below is one more look from my trip to Montauk a few weekends ago. It was my first time to Montauk, and now that I have been I feel like I know more of what the “style” is there. This look would have fit in better in Southampton 😉 Regardless, there is nothing more summery than white jeans. They are so clean and fresh and chic! Plus, you can pair them with so many fun tops…they are like a canvas! For this reason, I consider them a closet staple. I paired my white jeans with a favorite scalloped edge (trend alert!) top that I almost wore for the 4th of July. I love the feminine detailing of the scalloped trim, and I have also loved all of the scalloped detailing we saw on bathing suits this season (Marysia swimwear, anyone?)

I completed this look with white cat-eye shades to make the red top “pop”, and gold metallic star lace-up sandals. Even though our first day was gloomy, it was such a fun weekend.

White cat-eye sunglasses- NYC street vendor (similar here)
Red scalloped top- Monteau Los Angeles (similar here)
White denim
Gold star lace-up sandals
(on major sale now…$16.99!)

Printed Romper

It’s officially romper season! I started warming up to this trend about two summers ago, but now I am a huge fan! I love that rompers can come in all different kinds of fabrics and styles, I think that the one I am wearing below could even be described as “sophisticated”. I love the interesting V-shaped neckline, ruffle detail, and the fun mix-and-match prints (the tiny star-print top matches the stars on the sandals). It was a sunny and beautiful 75 degree day in NYC this weekend, so I paired this romper with my trusty gold aviators and gold star lace-up sandals. It was the perfect, easy outfit for bopping about the Upper East Side with my cousin, Nancy!

In my opinion, a jumpsuit is a romper with pant legs, while a romper has short bottoms.

Gold aviators
Printed romper
Gold star lace-up sandals- Forever21 (similar here)

Spring Shoot with Tom Naples Photography Part 2

It is spring in New York City. Here is the final batch of photos from my shoot with Tom Naples Photography a few weeks ago. I have also added in some candids. We actually saw another fashion blogger shooting on these courthouse steps. We though it was such a cool spot that we copied her, when she was finished of course! A few weeks ago I saw this top at ZARA and had to have it. I love a black and white chic look, and the off the shoulder (trend alert!) is so flattering and sexy without showing too much skin. I paired it with my favorite flared jeans, some killer strappy heels, a headband to add some youth, and a bright red lip. I haven’t worn flared denim in a while- I tend to stick to a skinnier pant leg these days, but flared denim is incredibly flattering and elongates your legs. The 70s knew a thing or two about fashion! These strappy heels are some of my favorites. They look like Jimmy Choos, but they were actually a $45 steal…

Tom’s gallery can be found here. Isn’t he amazing?

 

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Sunnies- NYC street vendor (similar here)
Blouse- ZARA
Flared Denim- Hudson (similar here)
Shoes-Aldo

The opinions expressed in West 4th Street by Emily are her own. They do not reflect the opinions of Emily’s current or past employers, her clients, or any organization with which she is affiliated.