Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Red Milly Dress and Lips Clutch for Valentine's Day

Head to Toe: Dress, Milly // Coat, vintage // Booties, Nina // Clutch, Ora Delphine

Happy hearts day, fashionistas! Today is not only Valentine’s Day, but also the two month mark to our wedding! So my face is literally the heart-eye emoji today. Sean and I are celebrating with a nice dinner but otherwise keeping things low key. Thankfully, we have a long weekend coming up to knock out some planning. It’s down to the fun details—what color napkins, a basket for our flower girl, booking the honeymoon—so I’m doing my best to savor this time, because I know the big day will be here before we know it!

Here, I’m sharing an outfit I wore to the Dennis Basso fashion show earlier this week (check Instagram highlights for more), that perfectly suits the day. Tonight, I’m opting for something a little less extravagant, but it’s nice to pretend we’re going to some fancy club that requires a bright red cocktail dress, no?
PS: I'm only in the background, but this outfit made an appearance on Man Repeller and it made my whole Fashion Week.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

A Blush Wrap Dress and Thoughts on NYFW Street Style

Head to Toe: Dress, ASTR // Bag, Deaux Lux // Boots, Seychelles // Coat, vintage

Guys, it was a frigid start to New York Fashion Week, which usually means street style is all about the statement coat. Thursday, I wore leather leggings, a super chunky turtleneck, Sorel boots and this pink leather coat. But when I got to my first show, I felt underdressed. My biggest street style observations were embellished stilettos, lacy dresses, and long, wide-legged slacks. Now, fashion week is obviously a huge exaggeration on the way people normally dress, but to quote Carrie Bradshaw, "I couldn't help but wonder," does this mean athleisure is finally over? Or at least, will we go back to wearing our Lululemons (JK all of my leggings are from T.J. Maxx) only at Soul Cycle and to the grocery store on Saturday? Will we have to step it up in other aspect of our lives, like work or, gasp, brunch? 

I don't know if a more dressed-up lifestyle is about to take root in NYC and beyond, but I did have to step up my game for NYFW, so I ran to Rent the Runway (I do the unlimited subscription) to get a dress for day two. This is what I came up with: an ASTR wrap dress paired with my favorite vintage L.L. Bean coat (scored at L Train Vintage in Williamsburg) and over-the-knee boots. Because let me remind you, it was still bitterly cold. I didn't feel so hot when I had to wait outside for 40 minutes at the Milly show, but I felt chic AF. So, fashun, right? 

Friday, February 2, 2018

5 Stylish Dresses for Valentine's Day That Don't Try Too Hard

Head to Toe: Dress, Cupcakes & Cashmere // Coat, Opening Ceremony // Booties, Thursday Boots // Bag, vintage // Tights, MeMoi

While some have mixed feelings about Valentine's Day, I can't hate on a holiday that encourages eating chocolate and wearing my favorite color, pink. Years ago, I'd get crafty for the occasion and bake or create some little gift to give out. I remember making bookmarks with famous love letters once. Now that I'm adulting and all that, it's hard to find the time to get too creative, but I do enjoy having a nice dinner out with Sean. (I think I'll try and get some cupcakes made this year, as well.)

I also love the excuse to get a little more dressed up than I normally would to go out. This year, I'm loving a tight mid-length sweater dress with pink or red accents, like the one I'm wearing here. It's clingy and flattering in all the right places, despite horizontal stripe's reputation for widening. (Sorry I didn't get a shot without my coat, it's cold AF this week!) I'm including a few more looks below that have the right amount of festive flair without trying to hard—i.e. a fire engine red slip dress. How will you be celebrating hearts day?
Cupcakes & Cashmere Metallic Sweater Dress

H&M Knit Dress

Lulu's Cozy Midi Sweater Dress 
Zara Long Striped Dress

EVIDNT Bold Sweater Dress