Last week, I realized that there’s a sample sale space in my office building…and the featured sale of the week was Club Monaco. Obviously, I had to check it out, and I came away with several great pieces at a fraction of the original price. One of my bargains was this tweed and leather skirt, which ended up being perfect for a rare date night last weekend. Although I’m not usually a fan of asymmetrical hems, the leather piping on this one was too perfect to pass up. I insisted that my husband snap some pictures on our way to dinner, even though it was starting to get a little dark. P.S. I’m getting a haircut tomorrow, so stay tuned for a new style!
Jacket: Forever 21 (similar), Tank: LOFT (similar), Necklace: c/o Charming Charlie (similar), Skirt: Club Monaco (similar), Boots: Pour La Victoire via Gilt City Warehouse Sale (similar), Bag: Kate Spade (similar)
Transitional periods like early fall are great for skirts. On warmer days, you can still go without tights, and they look cute with flats, heels and boots. The mini skirt is a silhouette which will never go out of style. Keep it current in flirty (faux) leather and playful patterns. Over the past couple of years, the midi has come back with a classy, elegant vibe. A-line shapes with subtle pleats are super flattering, and there are tons of choices in perfect-for-fall hues. If you’re petite and you’re worried about the length of a midi on your smaller frame, Nordstrom and ASOS both have great selections in petite sizes too.
I’m not shy about my love of layering, and with temps ranging from the 70s to the 40s in NYC this week, I definitely need to be on top of my game. So, when ModCloth asked me to put a layered look together, I was more than happy to check out their selection. Always start with a lightweight cami, and then choose a blouse. I like to layer with button downs and blouses with embellished collars or bows. No matter what you put on top of them, there will always be a fun pop of color or pattern from underneath. As for that top layer, you can opt for a casual sweatshirt, a chunky knit pullover, or a textured cardigan like the one below. I would pair a neutral look like this with dark jeans or jewel-toned pants. How about you?
A beaded Peter Pan collar is pretty much an invitation to get creative with your layering…and yet, somehow I hadn’t thought to wear this sweater like this before. The best way to save money and make sure everything in your closet is as versatile as possible is to really think outside the box. Short sleeve blouses don’t have to be limited to warmer temperatures. You can wear them over a lightweight sweater or button-down, or like a shell under a blazer or cardigan. These are also great ways to make sheer shirts office-appropriate. This was what I wore to work on Friday, and it transitioned well to a post-work wine and Scandal sesh with one of my besties. Btw, have you seen The Limited’s Scandal-inspired collection? So gorgeous, and totally Olivia. Read More →
Living in Manhattan is exciting and fun…but it can also be overwhelming. There is always so much going on at once, and seemingly endless streams of people out and about at any given time. Sometimes I just need a break from the craziness and I’m lucky that we live only a few blocks from Central Park. The pup LOVES running around in the grass and exploring hidden paths, and as a suburban grown girl, it’s fun for me too. Read More →