1 Piece, 3 Ways: Floral Pencil Skirt

1 Piece, 3 Ways: Floral Pencil Skirt
I love the unexpected mix of a bright floral print with a classic pencil skirt. This piece makes a statement, but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear it all the time. Here are three unique ways to style such a bright skirt for weekend, work, and evening.
Look 1: Dress the skirt down with an easy striped T-shirt and sneakers. A denim jacket balances out the mix of patterns, and simple accessories won’t compete.
Graham & Spencer top, Madewell jacket, Keds sneakers, Forever 21 bracelets, Karen Walker sunnies
Look 2: A feminine peplum top adds sophistication, creating an office-appropriate look. Add chic pumps and a bold necklace in complementary hues for an extra touch of personality. A classic leather bag and trench in neutral colors keep the look polished.
DKNY top, Martin Grant trench coat, Charlotte Olympia pumps, Armani Exchange watch, Michael Kors bag, similar necklace
Look 3: This skirt packs a punch, so for evening accent it with black. A crop top (or full tank if you aren’t comfortable with putting your abs on display), sexy heels, and an accent bag are the perfect pieces to accompany such a playful skirt.
Nomia crop top (similar), Jimmy Choo sandals, Kelly Wearstler clutch, Bottega Veneta ring 

New York Fashion Week: Roundup

Choosing top collections from the Fashion Week lineups is no easy task, so despite my best efforts I am sure there are designers and looks that I truly love that aren’t on the following list… Please tell me in the comments who your favorites were from NYFW. So without further ado….

3.1 Phillip Lim, Fall 2013

3.1 Phillip Lim

This collection teaches us the true art of layering in the winter… An expert mix of colors and fabrics.

BCBGMaxAzria, Fall2013

BCBG Max Azria

Love the rorschach-esque patterns, the fluid fabrics, and the leather legs.

Christian Siriano, Fall 2013

Christian Siriano

Inspired by Russia… Siriano’s collection represents the luxe lady that I hope to someday be.

Jason Wu, Fall 2013

Jason Wu

The makeup and the shoes are to die for… As always, Wu expertly blends feminine and dark elements.

Karen Walker, Fall 2013

Karen Walker

Cool moss green combined to form unexpected color palettes… This collection looks effortlessly chic.

Marc by Marc Jacobs, Fall 2013

Marc by Marc Jacobs

This collection is reminiscent of the late 70s, with rich colors and the styling is absolutely perfect.

Milly, Fall 2013

Milly

Graphic, sporty… This collection pushes the envelope, while remaining very wearable.

Prabal Gurung, Fall 2013

Prabal Gurung

Perfect mix of hard and soft with a nod to military… beautifully done.

Proenza Schouler, Fall 2013

Proenza Schouler

I’m a sucker for black and white everything, and it is done flawlessly here. Interesting cuts and fabrics, and can I please wear that white dress for my nonexistent wedding?

Theysken's Theory, Fall 2013

Theysken’s Theory

Love the fabrics and how well they are cut… Another perfect example of effortless chic.

More fashion week updates to come… Have a wonderful weekend!

Currently Craving: Sunglasses

Craving Sunglasses
My mind is possessed with thoughts of sunshine due to my upcoming Spring Break. Unfortunately, I have an unusually small head (believe me, strangers have pointed this out), so sunglasses are a difficult accessory for me. That said, here are some pairs that I would add to my collection if my head and my wallet would allow it…
What shades are you craving for Springtime?