One Blouse for Work and Play

Work --> Play
For the second installment of the transition from office to evening challenge, I chose this amazing blouse by Etro. Go with the natural tones for daytime, by choosing a classic nude pencil skirt and pumps. Chic black studs and a roomy leather bag in a contrasting hue pull the look together. For cocktail hour, ditch the conservative skirt in favor of skinny, black leather pants (or jeans if having leather plastered to your thighs isn’t your thing… It isn’t for everyone). Roll up the sleeves of the blouse to reveal a sick metal cuff, and step in to a killer pair of black pumps. Add small jolts of color with a bright red clutch and lipstick (the hue of the season), and voila! You are ready for a night on the town… Where would you wear this blouse, and how would you style it?

My Picks from the Barneys Warehouse Sale

Fellow fashionistas, do not miss out on Barneys Warehouse Sale! If you don’t have time to scour the pages for items, check out some of my favorites:

Derek Lam, $186
Manolo Blahnik, $180
Alexander Wang, $36
A.L.C., $96
Saloni, $150
Balmain, $528
Derek Lam, $114

And of course every girl’s gotta have a sparkly skirt…

Theyskens’ Theory, $84

What are your favorites from the sale? Any other items you are craving right now? Tell me in the comments!

Weekend Recap: Rings and Things

Went home this weekend to catch up with friends and family… Clockwise from top: 1. Received my replacement Allison Daniel snake ring in the mail… Great news, because I was starting to feel naked without it. 2. No trip home is complete without some good old New England seafood from Browns. 3. Laying poolside with le dog and my Fall InStyle. 4. Saw Evita on Broadway, which was nothing short of amazing.

Neon Number

Wearing – Dress: Carmen Marc Valvo, Heels: Boutique 9 (last seen here), Watch: Michael Kors

I am headed to work, so I kept the accessories minimal with this neon dress, and I added a silk black blazer once I arrived at the office. I love how easily this dress can transition from day to evening… To hit cocktail hour, all I would have to do is lose the blazer, add some higher heels, and amp up the accessories. Score one for versatility!

One Skirt: From The Office to Happy Hour

Office --> Happy Hour
One of the challenges women face in the corporate world is how to take their daytime office look in to the evening, without packing a completely new outfit. I’d love to take on this challenge and start a series of how-tos, taking one piece and translating it from office to evening. I’ve started with this gorgeous Prabal Gurung lace pencil skirt. For day, I paired it with a clean, silk blouse and a matching blazer. Keep the accessories minimal: a stack of bracelets, funky specs, and a nude pump (with a little bling!). To change for cocktails, switch out the blouse for a soft tank. Add killer heels, cool jewelry, and amp up your makeup a little. What do you think? How would you wear this skirt for the day or night? Tell me in the comments!

Weekend Recap: Coney Island

The trip begins…

Scream Zone… somehow I was convinced to ride BOTH scary roller coasters

Hot mess, wearing – Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Tank: UO (similar), Shorts: UO (old), Watch: Michael Kors

A more mild ride: The Tickler
Delicious funnel cake, which I got all over my face
Cool old fashioned cash register… plus it is PINK!

We had a great day spent at Coney Island. The manfriend and I were like little kids again! We went on rides, played a couple carnival games, walked the boardwalk, and enjoyed some funnel cake and ice cream. What could be better? Hope you all had a great weekend too!

City Stroll

Wearing – Dress: Anthropologie (old), Belt: vintage (similar), Shoes: Boutique 9 (old), Shades: Ralph Lauren (similar), Earrings: Anthropologie, Watch: Michael Kors (similar Rosegold), Bracelets: Off-Fifth, vintage, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar)

Anddddd, the real me comes out… She’s unstoppable sometimes…

These shots are from last weekend… We had brunch, then strolled around the park for a little. Any suggestions for a good brunch spot in or around the East Village? Tell me in the comments! Happy Friday 🙂

 

Wish List: Summer Workwear

For the first time in my life, I am in a position where the dress code is defined by those two dreaded little words: business professional…. dun dun duuuuun. There are a number of problems with this. First, I want to look fashion forward and young. Second, it is a million and one degrees outside (yet, the office is freezing). And third, I don’t want to get bored with my options.  So here are the items I am craving right now for the office, that are still young, cool (in every meaning of the word), and work-appropriate…

Clockwise from Top:

Ray-Ban Clubmaster Glasses… These have been at the top of my list for a while – sunglass or eyeglass version, doesn’t matter.

Topshop Cream Vest… Unique alternative to a blazer. Layer over a dress, or pair with trim trousers and a silk tank.

Cartier Louis Tank Watch… An absolute classic watch, and plus Cartier is the office in discussion.

Antonio Marras Wide Leg Trousers… Mix business and fashion by adding a fitted blazer or crisp button down to these floral trousers.

Stackable gold rings (Nordstrom) The best way to keep your personality at the office is with jewelry. I would wear a couple on a few fingers to stay true to my style.

Nina Ricci Pencil SkirtA bright, fun alternative to the usual black pencil skirt.

PS by Paul Smith Button Down… A menswear inspired blue oxford shirt is my new chambray shirt.

How would/do you stay fashion-forward and young in the corporate world? Tell me in the comments!

Hello Hi-Low

Wearing – Top: Jessica Simpson, Skirt: Zara, Shoes: Boutique 9, Shades: Ray Ban, Watch: Michael Kors (similar), Rings: BCBG and Bobbles & Lace boutique

So here’s the haircut, finally revealed. Unfortunately, the humidity got to it before the camera did… Let me know what you think in the comments!

Prints Please

For some strange reason, I haven’t been able to get my boyfriend new photographer out of bed in the morning to take my picture before work… These mini shots thanks to the good old iPhone will have to suffice. Apparently, I have been crushing prints lately… which is your favorite?

Clockwise from top – Shoes: c/o Steve Madden, Pants: Zara, Ikat wrap dress: Maeve @ Anthropologie, Heart Dress: Diane von Furstenberg, Studded Belt: Forever21