Style Inspiration: Polished Casual

Style Inspiration: Polished Casual
From Left to Right – Sunglasses: Ray Ban. Tops: T by Alexander Wang, Joie. Jackets: 7 for All Mankind, Mango. Clutches: Guess by Marciano, McQ Alexander McQueen. Watch: Kate Spade. Trousers: Maison Martin Margiela, Marc Jacobs. Brogues: Asos, Brooks Brothers
Here is polished casual look, via Stockholm Streetstyle, to kick off your weekend! It combines classic pieces that every woman should have in her wardrobe: black trousers, a white T, denim jacket (particularly love her moto-style), and menswear-inspired flats! Adding cool shades and an oversized clutch keeps the look young and modern. Have a great weekend!
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Houndstooth and Leather

Michael Kors dressDress: Michael Kors, Leather Jacket: Max Studio (lusting over this one), Booties: r2 via DSW (old, similar), Belt: Calvin Klein

Michael Kors dress

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Apparently I didn’t realize my bangs were parted like that… Otherwise I probably wouldn’t be smiling so coyly.

Max Studio leather jacket

Michael Kors dress

Rings: Gorjana and Alexander McQueen, Clutch: Express (reallyyy old, similar)

Max Studio Leather Jacket

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I’m sorry, but is it December in New York? Because it sure doesn’t feel that way. The legs are not meant to be seen so close to Christmas… Anyway, this is my new favorite dress. If you recall, I did a wish list for long-sleeve dresses here. Ask and you shall receive, my friends! That is, if you are lucky enough to have a mother as amazing as Mamma B. I love the combination of a classic print like houndstooth with tougher elements like leather trim and exposed zippers. I can also wear this number for work – just add tights, swap a blazer for the leather jacket, and trade in the booties for sleek pumps. Voila!

Photo Credit: Lydia Hudgens

1 Piece, 3 Ways: Lace Pants

1 Piece, 3 Ways: Lace Pants
I hemmed and hawed over the Zara pants I posted yesterday (here)… I wasn’t sure how versatile they could be given the pink-ish hue and texture. I pulled the trigger anyway, and have found them to be surprisingly functional. I’ve put together three different looks for play, work, and a holiday party using this similar version by Malene Birger.
Look 1: The best way to dress down trousers is to add a comfortable sweater and flats. Wrap a leopard-print scarf around your shoulders, and you have a modern Audrey Hepburn-look.
T-neck Sweater: Alexander Wang, Scarf: Lucky Brands, Flats: via INDRESSME, Bag: The Bridge (similar), Bracelet Watch: Brooks Brothers, Hoops: Lucky Brand 
Look 2: A crisp, white oxford and navy blazer make these trousers office-appropriate. Add interesting nude pumps and a wrap watch to keep it fresh and cool.
Oxford: AllSaints, Blazer: J.Crew, Shoes: H&M, Bag: Victoria Beckham, Watch: Kate Spade New York, Studs: Pim & Larkin
Look 3: ‘Tis the season to party! Oxblood and peach are a beautiful and rich color combination. Add a sparkly, collar necklace and on-trend metallic pumps to complete the festive ensemble!
Blouse: NSF, Metallic Pump: Casadei, Necklace: Kate Spade, Rings: Gorjana, Coat: Tsumori Chisato, Bag: Marc Jacobs
Which look is your favorite? XO

Nerd Alert

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Pants: Zara (similar), Sweater: Cynthia Rowley (love this version), Blouse: H&M, Booties: Jessica Simpson (love these too), Glasses: Tiffany & Co., Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (in gray), Necklace: vintage (similar)

Hillary Biggs

Hillary Biggs

Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelets: vintage and J.Crew, Rings: Gorjana (similar), Alison Moses

Hillary Biggs

Looks like I spilled on my pants… I swear I didn’t – damn cleaners.

Jessica Simpson Booties

Hillary Biggs

Hillary Biggs

Just nerding it up with my glasses and sweater/collared shirt combo. Lydia called it “nerdy chic,” and I will accept that as a compliment. I hope you all had a nice weekend!

Photo Credit: Lydia Hudgens