Look: Sporty Chic in Brooklyn









Olive fitted dress: Topshop via Nordstrom | Oversized Varsity Jacket: Forever 21 (similar here, here, and here)|Adidas Stan Smith Sneakers|Bag: Chloe|Black cord Choker: Forever 21

Hey guys! This winter has been the craziest New York winter in awhile– below zero temps and a blizzard one weekend, and the next one warm enough to go tights-less with just a light jacket.  This past weekend was def the latter– it was a balmy 55 degrees for a birthday brunch in Brooklyn to celebrate my friend’s baby boy’s 1st birthday (lol how funny is it to be ONE!!!)

I picked up a few new stretchy body con dresses from Topshop recently, this olive green one included.  These have been my saving grace this pregnancy– its been tough to find actual “maternity” clothes that still hold true to my personal style (edgy, boyish, not too girly), so fitted dresses with some give to them have really been my go-to. Forever21, Topshop, H&M and Zara all make really affordable ones that I’ve worn throughout my pregnancy, and I know that I will be able to style and wear post baby as well!

The Varsity/Bomber jacket was EVERYWHERE this past fashion week– its been around for a few seasons now, but oversized ones are really going strong currently.  They make a great alternative to a denim or leather moto jacket, and are perfect for layering and adding an “athleisure” or tomboyish touch to your looks.  This is probably my fave outfit that I’ve worn recently, and you guys can copy it pretty easily: Basically, start with a body con dress, (short like this one, or a midi would be great too!), add fresh white sneaks and a jacket like this one, and you’re done! Sporty, kinda schoolgirl-tomboyish, but very current and chic.  The ponytail seemed like a must with this vibe also– As much as I love my hair, sometimes there’s nothing better than pulling it off your face, right?  Accessories-wise, the 90’s styling called for a black cord choker (remember the good old days when we rocked these with like, peace signs and yellow smileys hanging off em?! They are TOTALLY BACK!) and simple aviators.  This look works for brunch, shopping, errands, or even work , if you work in a casual or creative environment like mine.

Shop these exact pieces (plus some similar options!) above now– I bet this outfit solves at least ONE of your events this weekend!

xo, ❤


Sale Alert! Gigi New York’s Leather Goods


Guys, FYI one of my fave leather goods designers, GiGi New York, is having a HUGE winter sale right now– as in 50%-60% off lots of their accessories, including these clutches.  I use these (the “Uber” clutch) as both bags on their own, and also to organize the contents of larger bags and totes, especially when travelling. You can even personalize your bag with your initials for only $10!

Shop the links below to score some of my fave picks from the Gigi Sale!


Hayden Satchel in Black


Jenn Bucket Bag in Stone


Uber Clutch in Wine


Chloe Clutch in Shearling


All in One bag in Grain


Zip pouch in Poppy


Madison Crossbody in Pine



NYFW Adventures 2016

To sum up this past weekend’s New York Fashion Week adventures, I’ll need to use a few “F” words– Fashion,  (duh), Freezing (coldest temps NYC has seen in about 20 years!), Faux Fur (the point at which the first two “F” words meet), and Food (lots of recs coming your way!).

Look 1: All black texture mix and shearling for the Rebecca Minkoff show and after party, and ShopStyle Social House Event:








Shop this exact Rebecca Minkoff clutch, straight from the runway, HERE




Faux Shearling Coat: Zara (Sold out, similar here and here)|Black lace trimmed long sleeved dress: (non maternity! BCBG Max Azria| Combat boots: Zara (sold out, similar here and here)|Suede and leather grey bag: Chloe Faye| Gold choker: Vintage, via Brooklyn Flea Market| Sunnies: Saint Laurent

I wore this look to watch the Rebecca Minkoff show and attend the after party at her Soho Store, where I GOT TO MEET HER! Needless to say this was awesome and she was as sweet and down to earth as I could have hoped for! She patted my bump and asked how my pregnancy was going– she even remembered a time we ran into each other at Barneys!

I love the unexpected mix of pairing retro looking shearling, one of my fave textures, with the sleekness of all black– and the contrast of the lace trimmed dress and combat boots make this look even more interesting for me.  Plus, the layers kept me pretty warm.  The patchwork suede and leather clutch pictured above was one of my fave pieces that Rebecca debuted at the show– It’s def topping my wishlist right now!

After RM, we hit the ShopStyle Social House event, where bloggers, fashion media, buyers, and designers mixed and mingled over a beauty bar, styling center, drinks and snacks. My fave leather accessories company, Gigi New York even gifted monogram leather crossbody bags to us attendees (obsessed with these!).

Look 2: Faux Fur, Stripes, Rust, and the Magical Overalls for the STyle Fashion Week Just Drew show and Valentine’s Day adventures






Faux Fur: Zara (sold out, similar here and here)|Black overalls: H&M  an actual maternity version here)|Striped turtleneck: J. Crew|Rust Suede booties: Aldo |Mixed Print crossbody: Loeffler Randall (old, similar here and here)

Again, on Sunday, temps in the city were negative -5085075048, so I built this look around the navy blue faux fur jacket and these black H&M overalls that magically, somehow, still fit (non maternity! My regular size! Thank god for 2% lycra, right!?) A word about mixing navy and black– ignore your grandma’s old rule about keeping these “frenemy” colors separate: They can be paired in a very chic way, as long as it looks PURPOSEFUL and not accidental like you tried to match them and blindly failed– in this look, the navy in the striped turtleneck tie into the navy in the jacket, and the black overalls work as a solid base for the whole look.  The pops of rust in my booties and sunnies pair well with accentuating the navy (in my opinion 🙂 ) I met up with blogger pal Mollie for the JustDrew runway show at Gotham Hall– check out his collection here.   Then, it was back to our hotel, The Roxy (formerly the Tribeca Grand), which was AMAZING, to change for Valentine’s Day dinner at Barbuto in this outfit (Look 3):


I just switched out the overalls and turtleneck for this navy pinstriped dress from Forever 21, and braved the cold with bare legs and the same rust booties I wore during the day (thank  you Uber drivers!)

Look 4: Casual in a Rust-ic sweater, jeans, Stans, and long grey coat for Dim Sum Brunch:




Rust sweater: Urban Outfitters |Grey menswear coat: Forever 21| Ripped knee maternity jeans: Topshop (non maternity version here)|Sneaks: Adidas Stan Smiths|Rose Gold Clutch: Gigi New York|Beanie: Nordstrom (old, similar here and here)

We stopped in Chinatown for Dimsum at Golden Unicorn (voted best in NYC people– go there, NOW!!!) to close out our NYFW/ Valentine’s Day weekend.  This was a few minutes before it started snowing, when stark white Stans and ankle bearing cuffed jeans seemed like a good idea! I kept the rust theme going with my fave comfy oversized sweater, and topped it with some boyish grey accessories– this coat from F21, and my fave grey beanie.

Sidenote: Restaurant and Hotel Recommendations!

Over this NYFW weekend, we ate at:

Mokbar, Chelsea Market (great ramen, dumplings, wings)


Bubby’s Tribeca: (Cozy brunch spot serving all the classics)


Barbuto: Chef Jonathan Waxman’s tasting menu was literally the best thing(s) we ever ate.  Pork Paparadelle Ragu, Kale Pecorino salad, and his famous roast chicken were just a few highlights– great date night spot guys!

Golden Unicorn: Voted best Chinese Dim Sum in the city, year after year.  I’ve been going here since I was a kid– now I get to bring my little guy to one of my fave spots in the city ❤

The Roxy Hotel: Formerly the Tribeca Grand, The Roxy is a cool corner building on West Broadway where Soho meets Tribeca– super cool jazzy vibes here- def chic and stylish, but minus the pretentious airs some other NYC hotels can have.


Well that’s it you guys! Hope you enjoyed sharing in my Fashion Week escapades– check back for my summary or all the best looks, trends and what should be on your style radar in the near future.

xo, ❤