look of the week: opposites attract

afdce284ac45f98e62fd428b582c619b*photo credit: pinterest.com

Leopard and chambray are an “opposites attract” kind of pair and come together in a most ideal relationship.  A staple chambray shirt (a must have for your wardrobe!) combined with a fierce and very on trend leopard piece achieve a preppy yet edgy and cool aesthetic.   Work it with a pair of denim or a simple black pencil skirt.  I’d wear it like this…

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  1. J.Crew Keeper Chambray Shirt, $78, jcrew.com
  2. Current/Elliot low-rise skinny jeans, $228, net-a-porter.com
  3. Stella McCartney Linen Top, $435, farfetch.com
  4. A Peace Treaty Sabra Coil Bracelet, $110, shopbop.com
  5.  Jennifer Zeuner Hamsa Bracelet w/Turquoise, $176, shopbop.com
  6. Marc by Marc Jacobs satchel, $498, shopbop.com
  7. Alexander Wang metal sunglasses, $390, net-a-porter.com
  8. Christopher Kane cashmere-blend scarf, $520, net-a-porter.com
  9. L.L. Bean Trench Coat, $129, llbean.com
  10. See by Chloe Cork Footbed Sandals, $260, shopbop.com

happy heart day

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  1. Theirry Lasry perfidy sunglasses, $435, shopbop.com
  2. Molton Brown candle, $49, www.moltonbrown.com
  3. Chloe two tone leather sandals, $525, net-a-porter.com
  4. Brahmin large bangle, $48, $48, brahmin.com
  5. Rachel Pally long cutout dress, $238, shopbop.com
  6. Diptyque tam dao eau de toilette, $88, barneys.com
  7. Makeup Forever rouge artist natural n45 red, $19, sephora.com
  8. Stella McCartney julia tumbling lace underwired bra, $85, net-a-porter.com
  9. Stella McCartney julia tumbling lace briefs, $45, net-a-porter.com
  10. Mulberry Alexa textured-leather satchel, $1,650, net-a-porter.com

style tips: reader question

*reader question*  HELP! I need a pair of good quality, waterproof, warm, tall winter boots, with good/rugged treads.  Also, NOT UGLY is a major requirement.  Ideas please???  I also need to replace my Hunter rain boots for year-round shitty weather-wear.

*answer* I find this to be quite a conundrum as well because although I try to maintain stylish-ness at all given times (it’s a sickness – I can’t help it!), living in New York requires us to bust out the durable (bulky, over-sized, shapeless – shall I go on?) weather wear every now and again.  I’ve had my own struggle to find the right pair of snow boots that keep me feeling fashionable and protected at the same time but there are some great options and you just have to hunt them down.  I’m not going to lie – most are ugly and worse – clunky!  If you have big feet like me (I wear a size 9), it can feel like a hopeless situation.  Check out this stellar pair of Ugg Belcloud boots that are both stylish and functional – a total win in my book.  They are waterproof, have epic traction, are not clunky, have a sock liner and shearling inside.  They would be perfect with either your sporty or trendy looks!  Plus, they get strong reviews (4.4 out of 5 stars).  As for rain boots, Ugg also makes a super sleek pair (Madelynn) that is a perfect update to the well known Hunter.  They also get solid reviews (4.5 out of 5 stars), have a sheepskin sockliner,  heavy-tread outsole,  are waterproof and have slip protection.  Wowsers!  Now – go play in the snow!

Screen Shot 2013-02-12 at 9.03.51 PMBelcloud (also available in black), $295 at ugg.com

Screen Shot 2013-02-12 at 9.13.24 PMMadelynn (also available in black), $160 at ugg.com


monday blues…

Whose got the Monday blues., raise your hand?  And it’s raining too – dang!  It kind of just adds insult to injury – ya know?  Here are a few ‘blue’ things that should brighten your day.  Between the Mara Hoffman dress and the Elizabeth and James ring, your frown may just turn upside down.  Happy week!

mara hoffman dressMara Hoffman Backless Column Dress find here

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J.Crew Everly Suede Pump in Bluebird find here

blue backpackBlue Leather Backpack by Pierre Hardy find here

blue hole - belizeThe Great Blue Hole – Belize  *photo credit: thefancy.com

Screen Shot 2013-02-11 at 10.06.28 AMOdd Future High Hat Blue New Era find here

Screen Shot 2013-02-11 at 10.33.20 AMElizabeth and James Bird Claw Ring find here

Screen Shot 2013-02-11 at 10.23.05 AMTrue Blue Kennedy Sunglasses by Grey Ant find here