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NYFW Favorites for Less

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Another New York Fashion Week has come and gone, leaving my closet begging for new seasonal additions. While many of us fashionistas aren’t able to afford the high-end luxury brands, it’s important to realize there are so many alternatives out there that you can afford. I love using the inspiration I see at NYFW to bring new pieces to my wardrobe that won’t make too large of a dent on my paycheck! Here are some of my favorite finds & where to get them for less!


 If your LBD needs a little extra bling, sequins are a great way to catch a little extra light. 

Luxury: HUGO BOSS (Photo: ImaxTree)

Less: French Connection Angelfire Sparkle Fitted Dress $290 (JohnLewis.Com)


Looks like clogs are making a come back. Choose neutral shades such as beige and taupe for ease when matching. 

Luxury: DEREK LAM (Photo: ImaxTree)

Less: Funkis Leather Clogs $120 (Net a Porter)


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 Fitted capris are a must-have for every office setting. Grey is a great alternative to black and can be paired with floral, stripes, or geometric shapes.

Luxury: MICHAEL KORS (Photo: GettyImages)

Less: Apt. 9 Modern Fit Tapered Ankle Pants in Light Taupe $32.99 (Kohl’s)


White dresses aren’t just for your wedding day. Embellishment such as beading and embroidery bring class and character to your entire outfit.

Luxury: NARCISO RODRIGUEZ (Photo: ImaxTree)
Less: Tahari Beaded Jacquard Fit & Flare Dress $59.97 (Nordstrom Rack)


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Mesh skirts let you show off some leg without a slit or high cut. 

Luxury: PROENZA SCHOULER (Photo: ImaxTree)

Less: Lucy Paris Pencil Skirt-Fishnet $58 (Bloomingdale’s)


Over-sized sweaters are good, but they’re best when decorated with fun prints like skulls.

Luxury: TOMMY HILFIGER (Photo: ImaxTree)

Less: Get a Head Sweater $44.99 (ModCloth)


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Gingham could be found all over the runways this year, and for a good reason, too. It’s fun, bright, and reminds many of us of Brigitte Bardot’s wedding dress. 

Luxury: OSCAR DE LA RENTA (Photo: ImaxTree)

Less: Mango Gingham Check Shirt $49.99 (Mango)


Why settle for studs, when you can have swirls? Dress up your ears with odd shapes to bring a fun twist to life.

Luxury: TORY BURCH (Photo: ImaxTree)

Less: Rose Gold Tone Swirl Button Earring (Lord & Taylor)

What was your favorite outfit at NYFW? Let me know below!

Sea(Foam) You Later, Summer!

A delicate mix of blue and green, sea foam has always been one of my favorite colors. It adds a pop of unexpected color to outfits without overpowering what you’re wearing.

Its versatility makes it perfect for throwing on your living room walls, wearing to an evening gala, or even for adorning your kitchen utensils! And, of course, it’s wave like color reminds me of the beach, which I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to after such a beautiful summer…



NineWest Necklace from Macy’s $65

Monrow Tissue Narrow Tank from Austique $84

The Classic Backpack from Herschel Supply Company $40

Stella Mcartney Oversized Shades $300

Anchor Print Rash Guard from Sperry Top Sider $70

Now Introducing Heels from Modcloth $34.99

Nails Inc Chelsea Psychic Garden Nail Polish from the Hut $18

Loewe Scarf from TheRealTheReal $125

Big, Bold Statements

A fan favorite, I’ve decided to repost this from my last site. Enjoy!



   Statement necklaces are wonderful conversation starters that brighten up your whole wardrobe. They are versatile and can be paired with t-shirts, blazers, stripes, wedding dresses..you name it. It’s all about finding the right balance. One of my favorite bloggers,SarahBelle93x, is great at putting together outfits with gorgeous statement necklaces and I’ve been inspired by her to put together some do’s and don’ts of wearing statement necklaces.

-Mix textures and shapes.
-Experiment with silvers and golds.
-Center your outfit around your necklace. The necklace should be the focal point.
-Be confident. This one is huge; rock your own unique style and be proud.

-Be afraid to mix different shades.
-Over accessorize with earrings, watches, rings, etc.
-Feel obligated to stick to one hue.
-Mix loud patterns with crazy intricate necklaces.
-Overdo your hairstyle or makeup. Keep it simple. Natural makeup and pulled back hair work best so that your necklace can do the talking.

(One) Necklace 21 Turquoise Statement Necklace with Rhinestones: $12.90 [HTWI: The turquoise hues would complement a long black dress with a plunging neckline.]
(Two) J Crew Deco Arrowhead Necklace: $99.99
(Three) BCBG Draped Bead Necklace: $148 [HTWI: Pair this gorgeous gold necklace with a black blazer and tight black pants to bring a little jazz to your office space.]
(Four) Fulfilled Designs Multistrand Colorblock Statement Necklace: $35
(Five) J Crew Flower Fan Necklace: $49.50 with 25% off using “SHOPNOW” [HTWI: Simple and elegant, the flower necklace will pair well with skinny black and white horizontal stripes, without taking too much attention off of either piece] 
(Six) Zara Teal Chain Cord and Stone Necklace: $29.90
(Seven) Kate Spade “Amalfi Mosaic Statement Necklace: $348 [HTWI: Adorned with bright, spring colors, this gorgeous Kate Spade necklace would look fantastic with a white, knee-length tulle dress and nude heels]
(All pictures were taken from the indicated websites and are not my property.) 

Bold Birkenstocks

I’m all about fashion trends reemerging, whether it be bell bottoms or high top shoes. However, as someone who grew up not understanding the aesthetic value of Birks, I was surprised to see them make a comeback. They’ve truly reinvented themselves with new shades and patterns that make them easy to center an outfit around.

These German beauties have great foot support and are made out of cork and latex, which helps keep your feet in good health.They typically run between $90-150, but they are a solid investment that will last long in your closet.

Here are four ways I’d style the comfy shoes!



 Overalls are “alls” the rage now! Pair them with a coordinated white crop tank top and white sandals. Top it off with a daisy flower crown to give some extra color to your boho outfit! 

Pink Daisy Garland Headband

White Tank Top 

Denim Overalls

White Gizeh Birkenstocks



Stay comfy and cool in this gorgeous black maxi dress. The unexpected pop of color in the teal Birkenstocks compliment the gorgeous striped handbag, both of which make great accessories for a summer night out.

RiverIsland Black Maxi Dress

Arizona Leather Mint Green Birkenstocks

Black and White Crossbody


These metallic pants are the perfect way to brighten up any wardrobe. Throw on a solid black tank, black Birkenstocks, and matching gold sunglasses and you’re golden! 

Gold Ray Bans

Black Tank

Sequin Embellished Pants

Black Gizeh Birkenstocks




Who doesn’t love running errands in comfort? Pair a vintage t-shirt, yoga pants, and solid brown Birkenstocks for a comfortable way to run around town. 

JCrew Knit Top
Arizona Two Strap Birkenstocks

What’s your favorite way to wear Birkenstocks? What’s your favorite style? 

Festival Outifts

A fan favorite, I’ve decided to repost this from my last hosting. Enjoy!

Ah, Coachella. You’re back again, effortlessly fusing together worlds of music and fashion into two crazy weekends. Diversity is huge among the performers this year, which means you can expect to see a wide range of styles, unique takes on basic pieces, and out-of-this-world pairings. With weekend highs in the late 90’s, Coachella will literally be a hotbed of great style. Every attendee brings their own personal contribution to the melting pot of fashion, paving the way for the rest of the year’s trends. I anticipate seeing a lot of kimonos, booties, funky patterns, and great floral head gear in the fashion roundups.

Here are some outfits I put together to help get your creative juices flowing for what to wear this weekend and next weekend. Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes, wear sunscreen, and stay hydrated. (It’s the Mama Hen in me, I swear…)




Three: Optical Cool-usions
Tapestry Sundress $72
Madewell The Winston Boot: On Sale $144.99
Impulse Women’s Fedora Hat: $16.66


What will you be wearing to the festivals this year?