Top: H&M, Pants: Forever 21 (Available in Black Here), Shoes: Zara, Bag: Chanel, Necklace: J Crew, Bracelet: J Crew
Some of my weekday afternoons are spent either working out or dining out. This past Monday I spent the evening having dinner with hubby and decided to wear something that was comfortable and chic. I have a confession to make….I love jogging pants. I know the trend is at least 3 years old now but it’s become a classic in my wardrobe. My go to weekend look when shopping or just hanging with friends includes jogging pants and sandals. Not only are they comfortable but they’re a perfect alternative to jeans and I love that you can dress them up or down. For this dinner outing, I decided to ditch the sandals and opted for a pair of heeled sandals.
The best part about this trend? They’re available in a variety of price points. This pair was purchased at Forever 21 for $27.80. What do you think of this look?
This past Sunday, I spent the afternoon at brunch celebrating a friend’s birthday in the city with a few of her other closest friends. I decided to opt for color blocking since purple and blue prove to be such a beautiful combination. Since the shorts are a bit high waisted, I added a gold belt to add dimension to the colors and define the waist.
What do you think of this color combo?
A few weeks ago I went to Mexico for a mid-year vacation with the hubby and we basked in total relaxation for 6 days. One of my favorite things about a tropical vacation at a resort is trying out the different restaurants on the hotel property, giving me an opportunity to wear some of my favorite summer dresses.
My favorite summer dress is this grecian style number I scored in H&M 2 years ago for only $34.95. I love the softness of this seafoam color with an open, flowy, grecian style that’s to die for. I simply added a thick gold belt to define the waist, creating a waist-down ruching effect that flanked my curves.
What do you think of this dress?
One of my favorite go to summer colors is mint, adding a subtle yet refreshing look to any outfit. Adding a pink champagne metallic skinny belt adds perfection definition to the waist and compliments the snakeskin nude/metallic clutch.
This dress gets lots of wear during the summer and usually I opt to dress it up with a classic pair of pumps. This time around I wanted to try something different and decided to add a pair of lace up sandals for a more casual look.
What do you think of this look?
Denim: Zara, Top: Similar, Sandals: Similar, Jacket: Similar This past Sunday I spent the evening at a friend’s annual family BBQ. The temps started warm but as the evening approached, the clouds rolled in and suddenly it became breezy and chilly. I decided to keep it simple and donned a pair of boyfriend jeans with a baby doll top. My favorite go to piece for the cool summer nights is this blush colored motorcycle leather jacket. The neutral color is soft enough to pair any outfit and gives a soft yet edgy look.
Last week Monday, I had the opportunity to visit the Snowman Showroom alongside a few other fabulous bloggers who are all part of the NYC Fashion Bloggers MeetUp group. Snowman makes luxurious high quality down outerwear that’s perfectly made for the chic sophisticated woman. We had a chance to try on several styles from their spring and fall collection and we all found our favorite styles. From short sleeved cropped jackets, to mixed media jackets combined with leather and luxe fur, there wasn’t a single coat not worth trying on. Check out a few of my favorite styles and a couple of my fellow bloggers wearing their favorite styles:
Dress: DVF, Bag: Chanel, Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Orange has been one of my favorite all time colors that I love to wear regardless of the season. It makes a great transition into the fall season with tones of brown and in the summer season it’s a perfect base to wear with more neutral tones like nude. This past weekend I attended the wedding of a childhood friend andwanted something that was chic enough for the occasion but cool enough for a sunny outdooor ceremony. I opted for this sixties style shift dress, accented with beading to add the right touch of chic for the occasion.
What’s even better? I caught this dress for $50 at the DVF sample sale last month. Isn’t this a FAB find?
When sequins comes to mind most people will automatically think of a night look, but when done well can look effortlessly chic for a day look. The trick is to wear pair sequins with a casual piece for a casual-glam look. Pairing a chambray top with this sequins panel pencil skirt is a clever way to make an otherwise dressy piece perfectly casual for day wear.
What do you think of this look?
As a follow up to Monday’s post, here are 2 chic ways to remix this pencil skirt outside of the office. I ditched my button down white shirt at the end of the work day, and added a cool v-neck graphic tee – my preference for graphic tees are always v-necks becuase I love the sight of an exposed neck with peeks of collarbone. For a punch of color, add a bright neon green blazer and accent your lips with a fuchsia or coral lipstick. I chose a fuchsia lip by Mac called Impassioned.
For a more edgier approach, toughen the look of this otherwise classic conservative pencil skirt by adding a leather motorcycle vest and inject pops of red with an accessory and on the lips.
Which look is your favorite?
Wearing black and white to the office can almost feel like a uniform which most people tend to avoid. The last time I dressed in black and white to the office, I wore a black pant suits and I felt like an FBI agent. So when I had a meeting for work last week with a client, I ditched the black pant suit and opted for this sexy yet appropriate black midi pencil skirt, added a classic white shirt and opted not to wear the matching blazer. For an added punch of sexy, I decided to wear my favorite red lipstick by Mac (Ruby Woo) and complimented the outfit with a red bag.
For added dimension to the body, ou can yadd a belt to define your waist. Would you wear back and white to the office?