Fashion Friday: Neutral Layers for (Not Quite) Spring!

Getting dressed during the time between winter and spring can really suck. One day it can be sunny and you don’t even need a jacket and the next you walk out your door and slip and fall on your ass on a patch of ice before you realize how cold it is.  They key for dressing in early spring is layers.  And right now I’m loving the look of pale, neutral tones in various shades- it keeps you toasty while the light colors signify spring!

I was totally inspired by this shot. The bare legs you need to save for when it’s a BIT warmer, but the silhouette and overall concept are fabulous.  The key to this look is to always pair a slim, fitted pencil skirt with something looser and ideally, boxy and slightly cropped (but no tummy showing, please).  It shows of your curves without having everything be tight. The mix of textures is key too- smooth wool, chunky knit and suede (which is gonna be so huge for spring and next fall so stock up!)

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Fashion Friday (on Monday): #Bossladies

Since I had a major brain fart last Friday and thought it was Thursday when I posted, today we’re starting off our week with a little fashion!  A blog (and Boston) friend Robin Anderson (who you may have seen on the cover of the newest Rue Magazine) has just launched an adorable tote company that celebrates women, or #bossladies to be accurate. :)  Each tote is limited edition and will feature formidable female icons (Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Martha Stewart, for example…)  But I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the first one- J.Crew’s First Lady and all around amazing fashionista Jenna Lyons!   After repeatedly joking with friends that when pondering fashion questions, Robin would often ask “What would Jenna Lyons do?”- and the idea for the #bossladies bags was born!

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Fashion Friday: Dreaming of Spring

I am SO SO SICK of my Uggs and sweaters and layers. It’s torture to look at all the fabulous spring clothes that are out now which freezing my butt off, so I decided to indulge myself and create some spring outfits I can’t wait to wear! Spring has some trends already trending strong- chunky heeled leather sandals, leather mules, wedges and Birkenstocks, wide leg and flar jeans and pants, stripes everywhere, leather and suede (which will transition well into fall) and the color blue!

I am totally ordering this floral jacket/robe thingy. Adore!  Pair it with these insane bow heels and boyfriend jeans for a cool day to night look.

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FLORAL JACKET // TANK // JEANS // EARRINGS // SUNGLASSES // HEELS

Fashion Friday: Buy Now, Wear Next Year!

I’ve been following fashion week closely and have found so many patterns in what designers are showing as the “trends” for fall 2015.  By assessing what’s going to be hot NEXT fall and winter, you can buy some great items NOW that will still be chic in 12 months!  And with all the fall/ winter sales going on you can get some great stuff for low prices too!

FUR, FUR and MORE FUR (Faux, preferably)

Fur was everywhere on the runways.  There was hardly a designer who DIDN’T show fur, especially fur collared coats and blazers.  Now, real fur is not for everyone (I do my best to not buy it personally) but there is such good faux fur now that you can get this look without sacrificing your beliefs.  In my opinion, this was the number one trend of fashion week shows!

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Fashion Friday: A Cold New York Night Out

Last night Andrew and I were in New York for a fun event and with the weather dropping into the single digits figuring out what to wear was tough. I decided that wearing a dress would just be too cold so I opted for a menswear look inspired based on this amazing Veronica Beard blazer. I have always loved a white and black tux jacket, and after owning an affordable version (J.Lo for Kohls, for real) I decided to pony up and get a perfectly tailored one. I was loving the jacket with jeans but was worried it was a smidge too casual…
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tuxedo jacket // heels // jeans (these are awesome) // clutch // earrings (old, similar here)