Bahamas: Calypso Embroidered Cover-Up & Metallic Star Sandals

Today I am testing out a new format! I just returned from a wonderful vacation in the Bahamas with my friend Jeni. For the trip, I packed some of my favorite resort wear pieces! When I saw this gorgeous Calypso colorful embroidered and beaded tassel tie-front cover-up (that was a lot!) I had to have it. Calypso is one of my favorite resort wear brands, there stuff is so beautiful. I paired the look with my classic Panama hat, gold star lace up sandals (a Forever21 knockoff of Loeffler Randall), and cat eye sunglasses. A few girls even complemented me on the sandals when I was in line for wrist bands. I felt very glamorous and pool ready!

Trench Coat Season, with Bettye’s “Carly” Pump

I loved this photoshoot with photographer Alex Van and Abbey Liebman’s Bettye “Carly” shoe desigs. Due to the fact that this was a shoe collaboration, I started the styling process with the red ankle strap shoe and built it “up”. I love navy and red together. This dress has an amazing open back too- I love anything with interesting back details! The dress can go from work to play by pairing it with a sweater for the office. I completed this look with a trench coat with black piping details, and feminine touches such as flared and ruffled bell sleeves. I love how polished, sophisticated, and classy this look is, and the red shoes really make the outfit pop (and I love the little tassel detail). This fall, I have been very into wearing jackets draped over my shoulders. It instantly makes an outfit look more chic!

Bell sleeve trench coat with black piping
Backless navy dress- ZARA (similar here)
Bettye “Carly” Ankle Strap Pumps

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

Bettye Collaboration with Shoe Designer Abbey Liebman

Hi guys! I am super, super excited to post the first of a 4 part collaboration series with shoe designer, Abbey Liebman for Bettye’s Fall ’17 Collection! Bettye shoes come in a variety of styles (as you will soon see!) I loved the process of this collaboration…from visiting her design studio, to looking at samples, to seeing the vintage and inspirational shoes she uses. In this first post, I am wearing rose-gold tassel loafer mules (slides…trend alert!) and Abbey is wearing black platform peep toe booties. I opted for an all black look, pairing my new favorite raw hem jeans (trend alert) with a black Marc Jacobs jacket I have had for 10 years (classics never go out)! These mules also come in black and burgundy- I am a big fan of burgundy for fall. Abbey opted for a downtown edgy look. It was a hot, sunny day shooting throughout the West Village and Greenwich Village. HUGE props to our photographer extraordinaire,  Alex Van, for capturing so many amazing pictures and for having an eye for locations!

Also, Abbey was just named the shoe designer for Bettye Muller shoes, so I have a feeling there might be more collaborations in the future 😉

To see more of their work, follow Abbey Liebman @abbsinshoes and Alex Van @van_fiction

 









On Emily: Marc Jacobs jacket- 10 years old! (similar here)
Distressed raw hem jeans
Rose gold “Brea” loafers- Bettye
On Abbey: Bettye peep toe booties that are not in
stores yet, but will be soon! Shop here for more Bettye shoes

Nantucket Part 2: Blue & White

I spent the past 4 days in Nantucket with my Mom, and it has been pretty dream like. Nantucket is one of my favorite places- it feels very idyllic, almost utopian. Every corner is filled with beautiful flower plantings and charming shingled homes. The style is definitely P R E P P Y. I have been saving these fun turquoise tassel earrings (trend alert) to wear on the island. It also was a perfect place for me to wear my new faux-halter ruffle and lace top. I love the details on this top! I kept the look casual and low-key by wearing my favorite ankle-zipper skinny jeans and white velcro sneakers (trend alert)! Thanks to my wonderful Mom for taking my pics on this trip!

Tan, please don’t fade now…

Turquoise tassel earrings- NYC street vendor (Lisi Lerch similar)
White ruffle lace top- Blu Pepper (super similar here by 7ForAllMankind)
Ankle zipper jeans (similar here)
White velcro sneakers- Calvin Klein

Kate Spade Spring / Summer ’17 Must Haves

Below are some of my favorite must-haves from Kate Spade’s Spring / Summer ’17 line! I must say I am embarrassed that this post has been sitting in my “Drafts” folder since May! Enjoy the eye candy. I love her whimsical designs!

Happy almost Labor Day holiday!











Kate Spade New York

Camel Coat & Croc Collar

Happy New Year! W4street is officially 2 years old today! This snowy weekend in NYC was the perfect opportunity to pull out one of my favorite birthday presents to myself: this wool blend coyote fur trimmed coat. I am from Chicago, and one rule I always stick to when purchasing coats is to only buy coats and jackets that have hoods! Lately, I have been very into fur trim. I have a dark olive green puffer that I wear when it is really cold, but for this weekend’s light snow this “Little Red Riding Hood” inspired coat was perfect. I saw it in September at Nordstrom Rack and they only had a few left. It was love at first site. I love the camel color, fur trim, and the toggle details. It felt very “cloak-like” to me. I was okay with the splurge because it’s so practical (there are even double pockets!) not to mention it’s from one of my favorite designers- Trina Turk. I saw an extremely similar coat at ZARA, too. My coat is still available in black!

This post must be a delayed birthday post, because I paired the coat with my favorite new black leather tassel cross-body– another birthday present from my good friend Nicky, and an amazing Baublebar crocodile and pearl collar (trend alert!) I saw and had to have. I have been wearing my OTK boots over pants this winter, too. They add an extra layer of warmth to my legs! Sorry there aren’t more pictures- it was really cold!

 

Trina Turk Elizabeth Toggle Coat
Forever21 Black Jeans
Rebecca Minkoff Envelope Cross-body
Unisa Black OTK Boots (similar here)
Baublebar Croc Collar

 

 

Beach Coverup

A cute, lightweight coverup is critical for beach days. I stumbled upon this one and it caught my eye because (one) I love anything striped and (two) the neon green tassels were so fun! I wore it to a beach day in the Hamptons a few weeks ago with my friend Helene. I paired the coverup with a straw Panama hat, gold-detailed sunglasses, and a new bubblegum pink bikini. Beach ready!

I think this coverup is nautical, fun, and easy to throw on- plus it’s a bit of additional sun protection! My friend Ari said that it looked like a talis…a joke that was somewhat appreciated (Coachella talis).

 

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Panama hat
Laundry gold top cat-eye sunglasses (similar here)
Coverup- JC Swim by Just Class (similar here)

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