mad for plaid

IMG_8206My obsession with plaid scarves (scarves in general, really) is an ever growing phenomenon which likely started in my early teens.  As a gal who doesn’t wear much color or print, this is a pattern that has always won my heart.  It brings to light different sides of my style personality – sometimes preppy, other days british punk, more often boho, and on occasion urban hipster.  Accessories have a tremendous amount of styling power and small tweaks could completely change your overall look.  This Zara scarf, which can be styled in a myriad of ways, is available online, but I recommend scooping it up quick due to its popularity (it was recently just sold out).  If you don’t fancy this one, much more awesomeness here.

SHOP THIS LOOK:  sweater: Zara // pants: Zara (similar) // moto jacket: Sfera (similar) // booties: Zara // scarf: Zara // bag: Chloe // sunnies: See

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photos via candy kennedy

shiny happy people

shiny happy peopleI’m a total sucker for anything with holiday bling, but there’s only a small window of “appropriate” time to wear it (think now through January).  With thanksgiving around the corner – peak season for glitz and glam is about to pop off.  I can already hear the jingle bells jingling (literally).  Here are a few cute and affordable sparkly options, each under $100!  No need to break the bank on seasonal styles with little wearability.  One or two items in your closet will suffice to pull a holiday party ensemble together in a snap.

Style tip:  Save your pennies for the classics!

SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE
  1. Zara sequin and fringes scarf, $39.90, zara.com
  2. Nina bootie, $74.99, zappos.com
  3. River Island geometric mini skirt $56, riverisland.com
  4. Express mini skirt, $59.90, express.com
  5. Topshop crop tee, $90, topshop.com
  6. J.Crew resin earrings, $75, jcrew.com
  7. LOFT ankle pants, $44.88, loft.com (available in store only)
  8. River Island midi skirt (also in pink), $80, riverisland.com
  9. Topshop bodycon dress, $98, topshop.com

photo via man repeller

swap meet

jennyRemember this post when I told you about this coat? Well – it came, but quickly so it went. After arriving by way of London via farfetch.com, they accidentally had sent the wrong size! It was a disappointing moment in the Greenstein-Weisberger household since it had traveled across the Atlantic and was unavailable in the States. While waiting to exchange it for the right size and mulling over if I should just return it all together, I happened upon this. Cheaper than the Malene Birger and similar in silhouette, it felt like a sign to let the other one go. So I did, and had a few extra bucks in my pocket, to boot. Here is the coat from Zara that I swapped it for, paired with the boyfriend jeans I wear endlessly and topped off with some bling.

SHOP IT: coat: Zara, top: old (similar), jeans: GAP, shoes: J.Crew (similar), bag: Louis Vuitton, sunnies: Ray-Ban (similar), ring: old (similar), bangles: vintage & from india (similar), rhinestone bracelet: j.crew (similar), cuff: old (similar)

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photos via candy kennedy

throwin’ shade

gray is the new black

Despite my efforts to bring color into my wardrobe, I consistently defer to black.  It’s edgy, flexible and works with my skin regardless of season.  I leave color for my lip, which is usually a bold red.  When I learned that gray was trending for fall like said here, it provided change, but not a huge departure from my style uniform.  I scooped up these trousers which reminded me of the ones from this post and figured I could easily kill two birds with one stone.  I added in some old stand-bys to complete the look.

shop it:  sweater: old (similar), trousers: Zara, moto jacket: Sfera (similar), shoe: J.Crew, sunnies: Von Zipper, clutch: vintage (similar), lip: Makeup Forever in N45

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photos via Ira Jesse Pfeffer

style, naturally – part II

weekend wear_final_1Happy Monday!  Remember this post discussing effortless style?  Nothing beats it – wearing easy and laid back ensembles that you feel confident in.  Dina and I have made it a ritual to hit up the farmers market on Saturday mornings.  We go pretty early to avoid crowds and the last thing I want at that hour is to a) think and b) be uncomfortable.  But I also don’t want to look like I rolled out of bed.  You feel me, right?  These “sexy boyfriend jeans” from GAP are perfect for these days.  Relaxed and roomy, yet (like their name says), “sexy”.  Pairing them with my go-to, (haven’t taken them off my feet) Zara booties and moto jacket also helps alleviate the shlump-factor.  I feel like I’m in my pajamas without actually being in my pajamas.  There are ways, my friends.  There are ways.  Comfortable + stylish = mission accomplished.

SHOP THIS OUTFIT:  moto jacket: Sfera (similar), shirt: Zara, jeans: GAP, shoes: Zara, bag: Louis Vuitton (similar), sunnies: Ray Ban