1. 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

     

  2. Sunday Chic: Winter Shorts Edition.

    So I wore this outfit galavanting around Astoria Queens, and I wanted a fun outfit for a girl’s “Sunday Funday.” In one of my old jobs, I was actually known as the queen of the winter shorts because i love a good tweed/dress short paired with tights and boots…my fave winter go to look to mix it up. In this outfit, I played with textures, colors, and patterns. I paired these tweed glen plaid shorts with this fun chunky polka dot sweater, because red a is great pop of color with black and white. The polka dot is black/blue, so it unifies with the black in the shorts. I opted for a gold belt to play with the warm tones in the sweater, because a silver belt would have just disappeared. To add some depth in the tights, I went with black striped textured tights, subtle enough to achieve this look. I did my simple black combat boots and a long pendant for a casual effect. Also, the pendant looks great with the v-neck and is a fun play against the polka dots. I threw my hair into a topknot and did a black  crossbody bag with gold/silver/pewter accents. Sunday Chic!

    Tweed Shorts and Necklace: Express
    Sweater: Gap
    Belt and Tights: New York and Company
    Handbag: Tano for Barney’s New York (Barney’s Warehouse Sale)
    Combat Boots: Franco Sarto The Artist Collection (Nordstrom)

     

  3. School Girl Chic.

    So I wanted a fun way to wear this sleeveless color-blocked sweater dress because it was a Friday and I was going to dinner afterwards in midtown. The dress’s collar was a little school girl, so in keeping with the theme and staying in the neutral colors, I went with black mesh polka dot tights for a fun look. I did a boyfriend cardigan because a shorter one felt too formal for a fun Friday outfit and my trusted black booties. I added a black belt for some definition and I did silver earrings because a necklace would have competed with the embellished collar. I did matching black and silver bracelets to continue with the neutral palette. I finished the look with a pop of color with my bag, because who doesn’t love a pop of hot pink?

    Dress: Estilo Clasico Boutique (Bronx, NY)
    Belt and Jewelry: New York and Company
    Tights: Anne Taylor LOFT
    Booties: White Mountain (sold at Macy’s)
    Handbag: Kate Spade (Lord and Taylor)

     

  4. Mixed Media Chic.

    As we all know leather has been a big trend, especially in mixed media pieces, ie this khaki/leather dress. Because this dress is simple chic, it made the perfect canvas for this fun tri colored belt. I went super simple with accessories with no necklace because a necklace would have competed with the dress’s neckline and leather details in the dress. So I added another neutral, with this silver bracelet. I did black tights because it’s freezing and matching black booties for a leg lengthening look. I finished with a black bag, which went with the scheme. I wore this on a Friday work day in which I went to happy hour and tapas with some friends in soho, the perfect downtown chic outfit!

    Dress: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Bloomingdales)
    Belt: Club Monaco (sample sale)
    Bracelet: New York and Company
    Tights: Hue (Nordstrom Rack)
    Booties: White Mountain (sold at Macy’s)
    Handbag: Coach

     


  5. Dressing up is like masturbation, I do it for myself and if it turns you on, that’s fine, but this is for me and you’re not invited.
    — FullTen (via beeewalsh)

    Love this quote!

    (Source: alephnaughty, via imdiego)

     

  6. Sunday Brunch Chic.

    I was meeting my friend for brunch and I wanted a fun casual Sunday outfit. I love mixing and matching textures and patterns. So I did this grayish sequin crew neck sweater layered with a boyfriend fit gingham plaid shirt, navy skinnies, a hot pink cross body, and brown boots with plaid accents. I kept accessories simple but fun with large faux studs and tortoise shell wayfarers. Mixing done right.

    Gingham Plaid Shirt: Gap
    Sequin Sweater: Alice and Olivia (sample sale)
    Skinny Pants: Vince (nordstrom rack)
    Boots: Madden Girl (macys)
    Cross Body Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (scoop NYC)
    Sunglasses: Michael by Michael Kors (INA Consignment Store)
    Faux Studs: What’s New Again Consignment Store

     

  7. 60’s Chic: The Winter Edition.

    Oh boy do I love a fabulously printed retro inspired dress, especially in this dreary crazy nyc winter. To add to the mod look, I did black tights, tall boots, and a long silver pendant chained necklace. I chose silver because it was a great neutral to add in. I finished with a belt because we all know I love belting everything. And I did a black bag to go with the black theme. Voila! 60’s Chic.

    Dress: Michael by Michael Kors (got it at Marshall’s!)
    Belt and Bracelet: New York and Company
    Necklace: Express
    Tights: Hue
    Boots: Vaneli (Nordstrom Rack)
    Handbag: Coach

     

  8. Valentines Day Chic.

    So today is valentines day, and here in NYC, we’re still recovering from the yucky snow storms mess. It was a casual Friday kind of day, with early release from work, and my valentines day plans were pushed to next week, so I opted for a casual v-day look. I absolutely love this blouse! It has little hearts going around, perfect for today (plus there’s so much I can pair with it for future outfits, ie a colored skirt, black bottoms, etc). I did bright red skinny pants in honor of today, black flats and earrings because of the bow. I finished with a gray bag to add some contrast. Voila! Casual V-Day Chic.

    Blouse: Eva Mendes for New York and Company
    Pants: New York and Company
    Earrings: Express
    Bracelets: JCPenny
    Handbag: Michael by Michael Kors
    Shoes: Vera Wang

     

  9. Lace Dress Chic.

    So I had bought this dress during holiday season, and actually wore it on New Years Eve (my mom has this thing about wearing green on NYE, something to do with good luck) and I did black tights, black booties and accessories with it. Now I wanted another way to wear it to work. Today happened to be an important work day filled with meetings with my out of town colleagues. So I drew inspiration from the banana republic website and how the model and reviewers were wearing it. The model had it styled with yellow flats and one reviewer paired it with a blazer to make it more refined (the sleeves are see through lace). I opted for these paillette ballet flats because my yellow flats were too bright to be paired with the blazer. Plus these flats have a black outline and bow that tied it all together. I did black, silver, and diamond jewelry and my signature belt everything and anything approach. I finished with a grey bag, a great neutral to add in the mix, which went with my jewelry.

    Dress: Banana Republic
    Belt and Necklace: New York and Company
    Blazer: Express
    Black/Silver Bracelet: Earrings Plaza 34th st.
    Diamond Bracelets: Victoria Townsend Fine Jewelry (Xmas Gifts)
    Handbag: Michael by Michael Kors
    Flats: Zara

     

  10. Winter Chic.

    One of my favorite casual looks for freezing cold weather is an oversized sweater, skinny pants, riding boots and a fun scarf. It’s comfortable, but still put together and chic. I’m all about detail, especially the exposed side zippers on the sweater and the unique cobalt blue in the pants/jean hybrid to the buckles in the boots. I played with cool colors and I love orange with blue and brown. And when your hair is a mess, I’m a huge fan of the side braid, which also looks super chic underneath a beret or beanie. Winter chic indeed.

    Sweater: Michael by Michael Kors
    Skinny Pants/Jean: Vince
    Scarf: New York and Company
    Earrings: Wet Seal
    Bracelets: Gift Shop at Work
    Boots: White Mountain (sold at Macy’s)
    Handbag: Marc by Marc Jacobs