1. Palazzo Pant Chic: Weekday at Work to Saturday Night Out Edition

    One of my favorite all time summer staples is a fabulous printed pant. This can become tricky for me because I’m the height of a lawn gnome and curvy too. And soooo many trend pants this season, like a jump suit or a palazzo don’t come in petite lengths. But I came across this magical pair of palazzo pants that happened to be the perfect length for me without tailoring or having to be in a petite/short length! So the first look is me making the pants look work to after work dinner at restaurant week appropriate with a tailored knit top, light silver chain necklace, and a large tote. The second look is me making the pants Saturday night dinner and rooftop bar appropriate. For this look, I chose a simple white beater, to keep the emphasis on the pants, but still look casual, translucent statement jewelry, and a fun colored clutch. For both looks, I chose white tops because the print is already strong. I did silver and clear jewelry because it wasn’t too much and went with the scheme. And I did nude wedges because i wanted the focus on the pants. I did pops of color bags, with each drawing inspiration from the pants. Palazzo pant chic.

    Look 1: Work Week to Dinner
    Pants: Matty M (Marshall’s)
    Knit Top and Bracelets: New York and Company
    Necklace: Express
    Aviator Sunglasses: Ray Ban (Macy’s)
    Tote Bag: Kate Spade New York
    Sandals: Anne Klein (Lord and Taylor)

    Look 2: Saturday Night
    Pants: Matty M (Marshall’s)
    White Beater: Forever 21
    Necklace and Bracelet: New York and Company
    Clutch: Diane Von Furstenberg (DVF sample sale)
    Sandals: Anne Klein (Lord and Taylor)

     

  2. Animal Print Chic.

    Ah, we all know how much I love prints! Especially a fun graphic one for the summer. And I’m all about putting your best dress forward, so this makes an ideal combination! I was meeting a friend for dinner after work at a cute fun trendy restaurant in the other boroughs, so I definitely wanted to bring the fun. During the work day, I paired it with a black cardigan to keep the look tame (in fall I’ll probably spur it with a black blazer). I chose to highlight the black in the outfit with black accessories and sandals because there are so many strong vibrant colors already at play. So I did simple black jeweled studs, a black and a translucent bracelet, black handbag, and my signature add a belt to every dress to emphasize the waist and give definition.

    Dress: Nanette Lepore (Nanette Lepore Sample Sale)
    Studs: Banana Republic
    Sunglasses: Kate Spade (Barney’s New York Outlet)
    Belt: New York and Company
    Bracelets: Chinatown NYC
    Handbag: Coach
    Sandals: Anne Klein (Lord and Taylor)

     

  3. Summer Vacay Chic.

    So my family and I had to make a quick emergency trip to the Dominican Republic and I really loved my little sisters traveling to the DR outfit. It was simple, chic, but comfortable (great for traveling!)pieces that could easily be mixed and matched with other summer vacation essentials.
    Disclaimer: FYI When traveling to the Dominican Republic, it is customary to be dressed to the nines. There is no such thing as comfort wear. It’s a cultural thing.

    Panama Hat: New York and Company
    Romper: Forever 21
    Watch: Michael Kors
    All Purpose Tote Bag: Lauren by Ralph Lauren
    Sandals: JCPenny

     

  4. dandyinthebronx:

    Taken at Arthur Avenue | The Real Little Italy of New York in the #Bronx. If you want real Italian dishes you gotta visit! Photo by: Julio Almanzar

    Man Style.

     


  5. me sexting

    1. boy: what u wearin? ;)
    2. me: Prada spring/summer 2013 fur coat with daisy appliqué and archive Margiela tabi boots
     

  6. My life.

    (Source: multicolors, via mademoisellemichelle)

     

  7. Sunday Brunch Chic.

    Oh how I love spring and summer and the necessary brunches that go along with it! And of course the fashion! Because I am always so dressed up during the weekdays, I’m more casual on the weekends with my usual weekend attire being an oversized slouchy top and skinnies.I love pairing three bright colors together like this lime green sweater, with this bright plaid pink scarf and cobalt blue skinny jeans. I accessorized with a black and gold detailed bag, faux large diamond studs, and neutral colored patterned oxfords for a chic cool girl look (I didn’t want to add more colors, so I went with neutral colored accessories). I finished with a fun side braid, the perfect next day hair do.

    Sweater: Gap
    Scarf: J.Crew
    Jeans: Express
    Handbag: Tano for Barney’s New York (Barney’s Warehouse Sale)
    Oxfords:DV by Dolce Vita (Macy’s)

     

  8. Black Textures Chic.

    I love black. It’s super chic and universally flattering. One of my favorite styling looks is to wear all black, but do it with different textures to keep it fun and modern, and not funeral-ly. I paired my go-to faux leather skirt with a textured gingham plaid silk blouse. Since it was still chilly, I paired it with micro polka dot tights and my super comfy black booties before I store them away for spring/summer. I finished with silver/gray accessories, another great styling tip with black instead of my usual pop of color. Black chic c’est chic.

    Blouse: White House Black Market
    Skirt and Jewelry: New York and Company
    Tights: Anne Taylor LOFT
    Booties: White Mountain (Macy’s)
    Handbag: Michael Kors

     


  9. The Pledge of Diego

    imdiego

    "I pledge allegiance to the Diego. And to the Diego for which it stands, one nation, under Diego, indivisible, with liberty, and justice for Diego."

    So no, I shall not destroy you imdiego

    =]

     

  10. Casual Lunch Chic.

    I was meeting my friend for lunch in the east village and I wanted to break out a a fun casual outfit, because it was the first real day of spring like weather! I did this green and white shaker knit sweater, ideal for a spring day, with a matching green belt and sapphire blue skinnies and yellow flats, because green, yellow and blue look great together with white as the neutral. I topped the outfit off with a white scarf with yellow polka dots, hardly visible in this pic. I finished with a gray bag, a simple white bracelet and my faux oversized studs.

    Sweater and Belt: Club Monaco (sample sale)
    Jeans: Express
    Scarf: New York and Company
    Flats: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Lord and Taylor)
    Handbag: Michael by Michael Kors
    Sunglasses: Ray Ban (Macy’s)
    Faux Diamond Studs: Whats New Again Consignment Shop
    Bracelet: From the Dominican Republic