Look: Leopard & Satin Layers

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Leopard Tee: Topshop Via Nordstrom  (similar tee here)| Gold Satin Slipdress: Missguided (sold out, similar here and here) | Blush Bomber: Forever 21 | White Loafer Mules: Faith via Asos| Bag: Saint Laurent Betty

Post NYFW snowstorm, we’ve been having warmer than normal, spring-like temps here in New York, which mean my sweaters and boots got a rest this week, and I busted out a few warm weather staples.  I layered this leopard print tee, which acts as a neutral in this case, under this gold satin slipdress, to give it some edge.  I paired this layered look with a blush bomber from Forever 21– FYI, dusty rose, mauve, blush, whatever  you want to call it– this chic shade of pink will continue to be everywhere this spring and into next fall.  I relished in keeping my legs bare, pale as they are right now, and slid into my fave white loafer mules (although who am I kidding, I wear these guys even when the temps drop into the teens, sorry mom!).  This outfit was one of my faves I’ve worn recently– I felt really “me”– it’s a seemingly random mix of items, but it just makes sense (at least to me lol).  Hope this inspires you to keep mixing and remixing slip dresses and tees!

xo, ❤

Christine

NYFW February 2017

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Faux fur trimmed plaid coat: Asos (on sale for under $100!)| Faux leather leggings: Aritzia (and a way less pricey version here)| Caramel sweatshirt: Forever 21 | OTK boots: Sam Edelman |Sunnies: Prada

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Blazer: Zara | Metallic top: Reclaimed Vintage (sold out, similar here )| White Booties: Zara , similar ones here and here

This season, New York Fashion Week was ushered in with a major blizzard in New York; we got about a foot of snow on the very first day! I went to events and shows Friday through Sunday (regular job problems lol) and had to get pretty creative with outfits due to the weather conditions.  Dressing for fashion week is always a challenge (a really fun one) because in February, its always snowy and frigid, and in September, temps are usually still soaring in the 80s and 90s.  Anyway, I wore the first look above for my first round of shows– Dan Liu and Hakan Akkaya (see my fave looks from these shows below). The basic sweatshirt is having its moment in fashion right now, and I loved the caramel brown color of it, so I paired it with my fave Aritzia faux leather leggings, OTK boots, and this statement coat from ASOS (all shoppable above). I was cozy, warm and comfortable for a day of running around. The second look was a quick change for datenight with Tim; I did jeans and a metallic top from Reclaimed Vintage, white booties (another HUGE spring trend) and my new oversized blazer from Zara.

The color of the season at Dan Liu

Oversized Ruffles at Hakan Akkaya

Sheer and more ruffles — still going strong at Hakan Akkaya

On Saturday, I had a brunch date followed by the Taoray Wang show and the ShopStyle Social House party.  I was lucky enough to be invited to pull pieces from the Dreams on Air designer showroom to wear for the day, so early that morning I shot down to Soho and picked up the FABULOUS denim star print bomber. I had already planned on wearing this red leather mini from Asos with sheet stockings and white booties, so when I saw this bomber in the showroom, it was a match made in Americana heaven.  Red, like shown above at the Dan Liu show, and in the skirt I wore below, will be everywhere starting, like, NOW.

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Denim and leather star print bomber: Narciss via Dreams on Air showroom | Red faux leather skirt: Asos (similar here and here)| Bag: Chloe faye

Taoray Wang showed THE most incredible blazers and jackets; see below for a few of my faves (this will also be a huge trend going forward– the oversized, strong shouldered blazer is back in a big way):

 

The sheer black lace trend isn’t going away any time soon!

 

Menswear still going strong for spring and fall

My absolute favorite piece from her show! Blazers worn as dresses yesssssss

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Blush sweatshirt dress: Asos | Silver puffer: Topshop(sold out, similar one in blush here)| Velvet embroidered booties: Steve Madden | Fishnets: Asos 

For my final day of fashion week, I woke up to the sound of sleet and ice pellets hitting my window…so naturally I was like “today is the day for a mini dress, fishnets and velvet booties!” (eye roll). You guys know my obsession with sweatshirt dresses, so I was super excited to wear this blush rose one with fishnets, my new velvet booties and this silver Topshop puffer.  I tied a camo sweatshirt around my waist for added interest and to break up the dress a little. Sidenote, your highschool puffer jacket was all over fashion week; they’re back in a big way. I love the randomness of this metallic silver one with this outfit, and wore this look for a jewelry event hosted by Freida Rothman and my friend Emily Men of The Wardrobes, followed by the Leanne Marshall show …which was AMAZINGGGGG and probably my fave show I attended this season. See my favorite looks and trends to know below:

More red, this time paired with lace !!!! Such a perfect clashing contrast!

Shimmer and shine continue to be important, as does this blushy rose color!

Love how she dressed down this look with patent booties<3

So that’s a wrap on this edition of NYFW, until September rolls around! It’s def not easy leaving Nolan for three days straight, but fashion week only happens twice a year– the thrill and excitement of shows and streetstyle, networking with other bloggers and stylists, and escaping “regular life”for a few days is kind of worth it! Shop all my fashion week looks above through the links, and hoping you guys enjoyed this mini-trend forecast as well!

Happy Weekend ❤

xo,

Christine

Look: Statement Sleeves, Meet Overalls

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Grey Ruffle Sleeve Sweater: Shein Official (Similar here ) | Black Overalls: H&M| Silver Creepers: Zara (sold out, similar here and here) | Bag: Chloe Faye

This is my second outfit based around the “statement sleeve”, as I posted about last week (the sleeve is currently experiencing its 15 minutes of fame), and this time I paired the with my fave piece of all time, overalls! Turns out that this trend is perfect with my trusty one piece; since overalls cover the front of a top, the sleeves are the only part of a top you really see– hence, overalls being the perfect thing to pair a cool ruffled sleeve with! I kept the palette simple with black and grey, with a pop of metallic silver in my shoes to bring extra contrast to the look.  Shop two versions of my sweater above, plus my exact fave black overalls are back in stock, linked above!

xo, ❤

Christine

 

My Six Picks: White Booties

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I just picked up this pair of crisp white booties from the Zara sale, and while sadly, they’re sold out, I’ve compiled six of the best pairs of white booties out there right now, in varying price ranges.  White booties are simple, yet statement making– there’s something about a stark, clean white shoe that really punctuates a look.  Gone are the days of white shoes being associated with nurses and church-going six year olds– Celine has totally made white shoes and booties the coolest new addition to an outfit.  I’ll be wearing mine with distressed skinnies and sweaters, with boyish tees and slipdresses or a mini …and come Spring, these guys won’t be going anywhere. Shop some of my faves below.
xo, ❤
Christine
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