Mix Must: Detailed White Sneaks

One trend that will carry you through these last weeks of summer straight into fall (and next spring) is the “detailed white sneaker”.  Once associated with middle aged dads on vacation, retirees in Florida and humans under the age of 5, the white low top sneaker is definitely cool again.  Pair them (obviously) with skinnies and a casual tee, sweater or graphic sweatshirt, or my favorite current way to wear them, with dresses to lend a fresh and sporty vibe that’s way less expected than sandals or heels.  Extra extra credit for wearing these sporty kicks with cool details like snakeskin, studs, metallic details, or different textures.  EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA credit for pairing them with this fall’s hottest pants shape, culottes or wide leg cropped pants.  Below, how I styled them this weekend with one of my favorite summer dresses and a denim jacket– totally different than how I wore this dress the first time, here: 





My exact sneaks are from Aldo (linked here), and are under $100.  Below, find some more of my favorite detailed white sneakers in varying price ranges:

Top Row: $$$

Middle Row: $$

Bottom row: $

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Hope your own pair of fresh white kicks helps make saying goodbye to summer a little easier for you guys!
xo, ❤

Weekly Round-Up: Recent Outfits + Gold + Chicken Wings…

This summer’s been funny, because while it has def allowed me more time to work on blog posts, they seem to be coming in spurts, followed by a few (or more) days of slacking off– really, just enjoying life, summer, and living in the moment. So this Weekly Round-Up includes a few outfit details from the past week, plus two other high points of the week for me …

1.This red dress again, this time with a sporty vibe:




Tying a denim jacket around your waist (yup, the same way you did in 1997 on your 7th grade field trip– except this denim jacket doesn’t have Looney Tunes characters embroidered on it–hopefully) is my current fave way to add texture, definition, and grungy-ness to a look– kinda 90s, a little tomboyish, plus it adds a layer to your look when its too warm to actually wear the jacket! Especially if you’re wearing a dress that could use some definition around the waist or a color/texture breakup…try it! As always, sneaks, especially Converse, with a dress is typical for me here– prob my fave way to wear a dress (or with booties), so that the whole vibe is less precious.

2. White Shortalls:



Two trends that will DEFINITELY carry into fall will be the mock turtleneck (I’m really pushing this one you guys…after years of low cut tops, this just feels super fresh and modern) and my faves, overalls.  I recently picked up this pair of crisp white shortalls at Topshop for only $35 on sale (link HERE TO BUY) , and will def be wearing them on repeat during these final days of summer, before I bust out the long legged versions for fall.

3. Shorts and Booties:


I’m totally getting excited for bootie season guys– obviously LOVE summer, but I feel like I’ve had the same sandals on repeat for the last few months and am excited to start building looks around different shoes.  I wore this look last night for dinner in Korea Town and a movie in Bryant Park.  These grey Tibi booties are sold out, but a few similar options, if you’re in the market for a grey leather booties, are here:

Rag and Bone $$$$

Ash $$$

French Connection $$

Aldo $

4. New gold jewelry source: Park Lane Jewelry


You guys are well aware by now that gold jewelry (my “littlegoldmix” wink wink 😉 ) is one of the mainstays of my look.  I recently was introduced to Park Lane Jewelry, a company that has been making gorgeous costume jewelry for over 50 years. They have tons of different styles, looks and price points– literally, something for everyone.  Above are just a few additions to my daily mix– make sure you check them out — Park Lane Jewelry!

5. Best Chicken Wings in town (according to Tim Comer, Chicken Wing Expert):


So my husband has been a chicken wing connoisseur for over twenty years– he recently found this restaurant in TriBeCa called Distilled— which supposedly had some of the best wings the city has to offer.  According to him, (I’m not a fan of wings myself…too much work, not enough pay off if you ask me) these did not disappoint!!! Super crispy, meaty, and flavorful, he could have eaten “778347 more”.  Oh, also their spring greens salad and tater tots were pretty bomb too– they also have a great selection of beers.

Ok, that’s all for now– make sure you stay tuned for lots of upcoming Fall fashion and NYFW posts!

xo, ❤


New to the Mix: Button Front Denim Skirt





Grey silk tank: Joie (old) | Button Front denim skirt: Topshop | Snakeskin laceup sandals: Schutz | Sunnies : Illesteva | Bag: Marc Jacobs (old, see story here)| Lip color: MAC Rebel

You know those items that you SWEAR you will never wear again because you cringe every time you think about how cheesy they were the first time around?! Any of you guys who were in high school or college in the late 90s/early 2000s , I bet my bottom dollar that you each had AT LEAST 4 versions of the denim miniskirt– probably from Abercrombie, Aeropostale, American Eagle, and Hollister (basically all the same store, right? Why did it take me till my 20s to realize this?! Also, please stop spraying cologne and turning down the lights so much Hollister and Abercrombie — you all know what I’m talking about! I like to see and breathe while shopping, hope that’s ok…)  Anyway– my favorites on rotation all had major distressing, maybe a rhinestone or two, and frayed hems…and I totally rocked them with Ugg boots and Juicy Couture zip ups (literally about to puke thinking about this !!!)

So I swore, no denim skirts, period, ever again.

Because it’s either like 2000s bald Britney or an old Amish woman, with denim skirts, that is.

But, as it often happens in fashion , (and what I love about it best) the denim skirt has made a resurgence– and a pretty cool one at that.  Right on board with the 70s vibe that came on strong last season and will continue to dominate this year, this “new” denim skirt has no bad Britney/Amish vibes attached to it– the A-line mini with buttons down front begs to be worn with flat sandals and a tank or tee tucked in now, loafers and booties with a cropped sweater or slim turtleneck come fall.  It’s one of those fashion items that hits you upside the head and makes you reconsider your own “never agains” and simultaneously sparks ideas for lots of new outfit combos that feel fresher than ever. I’ve linked my exact skirt from Topshop above, and three similar options in varying price points below– happy skirting!

xo, ❤


Similar Button Front skirts:

Forever 21: $

Zara: $$

Alexa Chung via Shopbop: $$$

Look: City Simple + Reconnecting with an old (Leather) friend







White button front crop top: Zara | Distressed cutoffs: One Teaspoon | Snakeskin loafers: ASOS| Sunnies: Illesteva | Quilted Leather Bag: Marc Jacobs (old)

We spent the day museum hopping in the city yesterday, and since it was going to be 90 + degrees out, this Zara crop top (currently in stores!) and cutoffs seemed like my best bet– plus I’ve been dying to bust out my new ASOS black and white snakeskin loafers (!!!), and this simple outfit wouldn’t compete with them.  I’m capital L LOVING the menswear – borrowed-from-the-boys vibe of a strong pointed mannish loafer these days– anything else flat wise feels too feminine for me right now.  Plus, these withstood a full day of skipping around the city, including Citi-biking it down to TriBeCa.  This Zara crop top is, for me, the only way I’ll probably do a crop top lol…tomboyish, classic, and not too, well, cropped lol.  This one will transition (get ready to see, hear, read that word TRANSITION in every magazine, blog, store advertisement etc for the next month or so !!!) nicely into my fall wardrobe as well.

Now this bag.

About 10 years ago, when I was in college, I waitressed summers at a neighborhood restaurant, saving up my housepay (servers you know what this means!) to put towards this Marc Jacobs– now some of you may remember the “Stam” bag by Marc Jacobs, named after model Jessica Stam– it was allllll the rage as one of the “It” bags of the early 2000s.  I knew then that any “It” bags would have a short shelf life, so I knew I didn’t want to get the one that 4747373 other people already had…and I fell in love with this version from that same quilted line the Stam came from– this one is called Julianne.  Funny how I still remember “her” (it’s ??) name after all these years! I went to Bergdorf Goodman with literally a stack of $5s, $10s and $20s and paid in cash for this gorgeous bag.  It has a gold chain strap and top handle, plus four super convenient outside pockets…and I wore it EVERYWHERE for about the first year I got it. And as I was cleaning out my closet the other day, I came across her– haven’t worn her for years, as bag styles changed– and just couldn’t part with her.  I guess because it was my first real BIG purchase, that I saved up for before I even had a “real” job.  And guess what?! For some reason (maybe this is where my style instincts kick in?!) she feels “right” again…and we’ve been out together three days in a row now 🙂

What’s a sentimental fashion item in your closet that you’ve reconnected with!? I’d love to hear about it! Comment below!

xo, ❤