Your Fall Accessories Guide

/ September 27, 2016

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What’s an outfit without some accessories? It’s like that common expression of having a glass half full or empty – however you like to see it. Of course there will be some days where you run out of the house sans a necklace or earrings and that’s totally fine because I am mighty guilty of it,  but just think about what those right studs or chic sunglasses will do for your look while your headed to your destination or socializing amongst friends. I’m learning year after year that the right accessories can really MAKE a look. And since Fall seems to be you guys favorite season (blah blah), this may just be the best time to get those pile-on and additives of fashion-envy just right to complete that lovely ensemble. I searched high and low for some striking accessories for pretty much all price points. So have at it! (image: vogue.com) (more…)

Trench Coat Came out to Play

/ September 26, 2016

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J.Crew Trench Coat (similar styles here and here) and Bucket Bag, Zara Shirt, Dorothy Perkins Skirt (similar), Tibi MulesMissguided Sunnies

It’s not quite coat weather, but I couldn’t wait to wear my trench coat for a classic twist on a rather streetwear look. I’ve talked and talked and wrote about how versatile this jacket is, and why you should certainly own one. It can be styled a trillion ways, and you can even add fun tweaks to it like I did here with random, quirky buttons. (more…)

Why You Should Consider Using Pink Himalayan Salt

/ September 22, 2016

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As you may know, I am a part time health nut. It occurs about 3 to 4 times a week. I am a firm believer in moderation and not completely obsessing over what to eat to be free of all bad things. A girl’s gotta have some guilty pleasures and indulgences sometimes, ya know? One of the things I have become more conscious of is my seasonings and things I use for my diet that can have multi-purpose uses, such as organic brown sugar, honey, ginger root, turmeric, etc. My newest trial and curiosity has been the pretty pink salts I’ve been seeing people use for their food and other things. The correct term for the pink salt is called Himalayan Salt. Now, I am by no means a medical expert but I do tend to read a lot and do enormous amounts of research because that’s just how I roll. Most of the articles I’ve read speak highly of this less refined salt and what benefits it has to offer. (more…)

The Lexington NYC: An Artfully Engaging New York Hotel

/ September 20, 2016

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Every time I visit New York for Fashion Week, I prefer to stay in a hotel that I know will take good care of me and has the right ambience for my taste. The Lexington Hotel: Autograph Collection fits the bill in just about all I wish for in a cozy hotel. Owned by the Marriott, you will find that this vintage hotel stands apart from its conservative and traditional counterparts. Can you believe Marilyn Monroe once lived in a suite here?  It was renovated in 2013, so that makes it just about new and it boasts on artsy and original details that captures the essence of NYC, jazz, and more. Located in the East Side Midtown Manhattan area – just a few blocks from Grand Central – it is also walking distance from some of my favorite stores like Ted Baker and a 4 story H&M. I love when I enter this decorative venue because of their great vibes and distinctive art collection from their walls to their ceilings. The style of this hotel is absolutely beautiful. And this isn’t a sponsored post, I just admire a hotel that feels like I’m staying inside of a chic art gallery. It’s in the center of a lot of landmarks and not too far from the Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall. The price point of this hotel is fairly good and it runs me about $200 per night during peak time. If you are ever looking to stay in a posh hotel with a beautiful lobby, modern seating, and stylish rooms, then The Lexington Hotel NYC is your place. Believe me when I tell you. Check out more of my pictures below. (more…)

Katty Xiomara RTW Spring 2017

/ September 19, 2016

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Katty Xiomara, a Venezuelan born designer with life inspirations stemming from her home in Portugal had a big success with her 4th year runway show at New York Fashion Week. Designing since 1998, she has kept the brand’s philosophy in steady motion with strong elements of sophisticated yet playful pieces with her recent S/S 2017 collection. After thoroughly browsing her looks, I could have easily made this only about the beauty details the models gracefully donned down the runway. There were high twisted buns with slicked down bangs AKA baby hairs that exceptionally complemented the femininity in each outfit. And the bronzed painted eyebrows on every skin tone shade was an edgy touch to the chic and elegant dresses, and sailor jumpers. The collection started off with pink and nude tones that were absolutely beautiful and transitioned into watercolor prints and ocean and navy blues. I really admire Katty Xiomara’s ode to the nautical life, making a maritime theme sexy and ultra feminine. There was netted and sheer fabric all up and through her collection, and she also incorporated flirty ruffles on sleek silhouettes. The S/S 2017 theme was a modernized naval academy line for women who are confident in their skin and want to feel as womanly and sexy as possible. Another show I missed in the flesh, but sad I missed. Hope you enjoy the rest of the collection. Take a look at the 40 looks here. (more…)

So Much Outfit Inspo from Rosie Assoulin S/S 2017

/ September 14, 2016

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42 amazing looks were presented at the Rosie Assoulin show on Monday. The “It” designer who has supporters like Solange, and Leandra Medine from Man Repeller quoted “Life” simply being her inspiration for her recent collection. Each outfit are sartorially chic in its own way. From the shore to a resort to a yacht party, these looks are absolutely perfect. I will definitely keep this designer on my radar. Check out the rest of the looks and the full collection here. (more…)

Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2016 ‘See Now. Buy Now.’ Collection

/ September 12, 2016

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Coats off to Rebecca Minkoff for staying ahead of the curve when it comes to what her fashion fans want. There has been talks abut the “See Now. Buy Now.” retail model with current runway shows giving instant access to what you see on the runway. Minkoff was one of the early adopters for this idea, so in due time we will find out how effective this is with millennial shoppers and simply folks who just simply can’t wait for the goods. I attended the show on Saturday with a gang of other fashion editors and bloggers who witnessed a street runway affair with a live band. (more…)

Crushed Velvet Ankle Boots at NYFW

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 Fresh Brand Men’s T-shirt, Daisy Street Crushed Velvet Boots (similar style), Just Fab Purse c/o. Asos Sunglasses

I stepped out in the streets of New York being very cliche with a NYC city men’s t-shirt. I attended a few shows on Saturday and wore my new Daisy Street velvet booties for the entire day. To my surprise, my feet didn’t hurt until I put them back on for the Alexander Wang party later that night with a different outfit. (more…)

The Season of the Statement Jacket: NYFW S/S 2017 Street Style

/ September 9, 2016

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The first official day of NYFW has passed and after much review, I have already named this season: the season of the statement jacket. From large embroidered prints adorning the backsides to studded leather jackets to vintage two tone denims, fashion mavens are letting their outerwear speak for themselves. I am digging these street style looks, check them out for yourself after the jump. (more…)

Pick Your Vintage Tee

/ September 8, 2016

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Noooo this isn’t something new…as a matter of fact – this is very old and nostalgic. Vintage and vintage inspired t-shirts with reminiscent rock concerts and notable musicians are extremely popular these days. It’s a top that can be styled any which way. See exhibit A of me wearing a Def Leppard tank (you can buy here), vintage jeans I recently bought (that I am absolutely in love with) and John Lennon inspired sunnies. (more…)