Gold pleated skirt: Storets (similar here and herehere) | Black leather jacket: old, but love this one and this one | Silver loafers: Rebecca Minkoff |Silver Clutch: old J.Crew (similar one here)
Every now and again, I try to push myself out of my comfort zone and try something completely different, and I always encourage my friends to do the same– that’s how, like anything in life, you discover new things you end up LOVING, wondering how the heck did I function without this before!? Enter this gold pleated midi skirt from Storets– I mean, obvi, it gets points for being gold, and midi, which is my fave current length. Since I knew I was mixing metallics here, I kept the top simple– just a plain white tee and black moto jacket to offset the glam feel of the skirt– and added silver shoes and a silver clutch to make the look visually interesting. I ended up loving this look– and can’t wait to wear this skirt with a baggy grey sweater, funky sweatshirts and combat boots come cooler temps!
Shop my whole look above, and I hope you try something new style-wise this week!
Blush lace slip dress: Zara (similar here and here) | Leather moto jacket: Mango (faux and real versions I love) | Leather pointed toe booties: Zara (similar here and here)
Blush satin bomber jacket: Forever 21 (similar here and here) | Black overalls: H&M (currently loving these similar options) | Silver tassel loafers: Rebecca Minkoff
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not a huge fan of pink– never have been, even when I was a little girl. I guess its the rebellious part of me that doesn’t want to like the “expected” color for girls; it never feels edgy enough for me. However, I DO like this mauve-blush color that’s creeping into my wardrobe the past few seasons– and when paired with black, leather, and boyish accessories (moto, loafers, overalls), my tomboyish sensibilities are more than satisfied!
Gold Satin Slipdress: Missguided | Grey “Super” tee: Sincerely Jules |Sneaks: Stan Smiths
This weekend, Tim and I took Nolan upstate to our old college- The University at Albany (or for you New Yorkers, SUNY Albany!). We were out and about all day, from brunch, to touring campus, and meeting up with some of Tim’s old Fraternity brothers…so this is what I wore to keep comfy, but still feel “dressed”. I layered my current fave little grey tee, the “Super” t-shirt by Sincerely Jules, under this gold satin slipdress from ASOS— again, I love the contrast of the “sexy”, “night time” material of the satin dress with the casual tomboyish slouchy grey tee. I paired this look with simple white Stan Smiths and my black Saint Laurent Betty– and did a crown or milkmaid braid in my hair to keep it out of the way (but really just didn’t feel like washing it lol). This is such an easy look to recreate– this will def be on major repeat this fall and winter! Try and pick up a few different slipdresses, maybe in satin, velvet, a print and a solid, and try experimenting with your fave old tee shirts under them! Shop my exact pieces worn above through my links!
Whoa, so having a baby and working full time as a teacher does NOT make it easy to find time to keep up with my blog– if I didn’t love fashion as much as I do, it would definitely be way too easy to let it slide…so when NYFW time rolled around this year, I knew I wanted to push myself to make it work. Unfortunately, September Fashion Week in New York always coincides with the first week of school, and being a teacher, this is obviously a crazy time of year. It ain’t easy adjusting from sleeping in and doing whatever you want all summer, to organizing and ready-ing a classroom and switching over your brain to “adult” mode! Anyway, I knew that I was going to be able to go to Fashion Week shows and events last weekend, and forego any weekday/weeknight activities because of school– and now that Nolan is here (remember last Fashion Week, when I was 7 months pregnant!?), I also didn’t want to miss too much time away from him (hence why I ended up bringing him with me on Sunday’s adventures!). So here’s what I wore– (click links to shop my looks!)
Look 1: Saturday, for Rebecca Minkoff
Two piece wrap dress: Storets (comes in black as well!) | Gold boots: Topshop | Bag: Chloe Faye |Sunnies: Le Specs “Weekend Riot”
Look 2: Son Jung Wan Show, ShopStyle Social House, Patricia Michaels Show
Navy Pinstripe dress: Topshop (identical and similar here, here and here) | New York t-Shirt: Zara (similar here and here) | Gold Boots: Topshop
Look 3: Gigi New York Pop Up Event, Shirley Posey Show, and brunch with Nolan!
Fringed Denim Dress: Asos | Orange Suede mules with metallic heel: Asos | Bag: Proenza Schouler | Sunnies: Wildfox Couture
Shop my looks through the links above!
Happy Fashion Month guys!