My Mix Must-Have: Little Black Rompers

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Romper: ASTR via Nordstrom (sold out, similar options below!)| Suede laceup heels: Zara|Leather motorcycle jacket: Mango |Leather marble clutch: Rebecca Minkoff (sold out, but the regular version is here)|Sunglasses: Saint Laurent (sold out, similar here)

Rompers are  by far, one of my favorite things to wear– they can be casual, dressy, cute, sporty– really anything you need them to be…and you can move freely in them (although going to the bathroom leaves you feeling a little…naked lol). I have a few (ok, more like alot of) rompers in my closet, but if you’re new to the romper game and haven’t worn one since you were under the age of 2, I suggest you get an “LBR” (copyrighting that!), or Little Black Romper (or jumpsuit) stat! I wear this one from Nordstrom’s ASTR with Converse and a denim jacket, with laceups and a leather motorcycle jacket (seen here), or with a blazer and pumps…it is definitely one of the most versatile pieces you can have! I wore this outfit to brunch at Bagatelle this past weekend…the laceup suede heels are a new Zara find (obsessed) and the leather jacket is pretty much my second skin at this point…I feel more “me” with it on! My particular romper is sold out at Nordstrom, but I’ve compiled some of my other favorite LBRs for you to shop below!

xo,

Christine

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Update the Mix: Fringe Benefits

Fringe | Fashion Week | Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2015

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Above: Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2015: NYFW- February 13th, 2015

I’m pretty sure I’ve always had a thing for fringe.  I remember my grandma having various fringe-y tablecloths and curtains, and me loving the feeling of running my fingers through the tassels; twisting them, swinging them, twirling them.  So imagine my excitement when the piecey pieces started showing up on runways (above) and from our favorite accessible stores like Zara and Asos!

I’ve owned a few fringe pieces for awhile now, and every time I wear them, I just get happy– it’s something about the movement and the bohemian, carefree flair that simultaneously satisfies my obsession with texture in an outfit.  When one of my all time favorite designers, Rebecca Minkoff, showed lots and lots of fringe on her runway today, at New York Fashion Week, it solidified for me that this trend would be around for at least another few seasons.  The looks shown above show fringe in its finest iteration: styled with 70’s downtown flair, with lots of maroons, deep golds, and of course black.  And no need to wait until next fall! Get some of these fabulous tassels in your mix NOW– I promise, they up the fashion factor of any outfit.

See below, some of my favorite fringe pieces in my current rotation:

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Black fringe wrap skirt: Zara

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Black metal chain fringe tank: Zara

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Black swing sweater with leather fringe: Saks Off 5th 

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Black pebbled leather crossbody bag with gold chain (“Disco bag”) : Gucci 

Shop my personal fringe picks below- these will work now, for spring, and into next fall, so don’t be afraid to take the plunge now!

Hope you enjoy your “fringe benefits” 😉

xo,

Christine

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The Kooples top
nordstrom.com

5 48 black pullover
saksoff5th.com

Zara
zara.com

Proenza Schouler leather purse
bergdorfgoodman.com

Rebecca Minkoff fringe purse
rebeccaminkoff.com