Let’s be real, my blog is like 5 months old. However, it has been such an amazing journey! In 2013, I moved to NYC, started grad school, became a fashion writer, attended NYFW, and made so many incredible new friends. I am so excited to see what the next year holds! Thank you for being a part of it! Below are my favorite outfit posts from 2013!
Animal print dresses were a huge trend last year, (see Kortney Kardashian, Andrea Bowen, and Olivia Palermo) and I am hoping they will be kept up this season even though I haven’t seen them as much. I think they have a cute and fun appeal that pairs well with classic looks. I chose to be inspired by the horses and colors in the dress and create a contemporary take on equestrian style. I had fun stomping around Central Park with my friend Kortni and taking in the magnificent fall colors. It was a perfectly warm fall day!
Dress: Forever 21 (Old, available on Ebay for $20!)
Blazer: Bought somewhere in Paris that I cant remember (Similar: Here)
Boots: Miu Miu (Thrifted, Similar: Here)
Hat: Urban Outfitters
I have a hard time dressing simply, but mix every neutral possible together and I feel like I have definitely added enough spice to an outfit! I know there’s that “no white after Labor Day” thing, but I personally love white all year round. I think it signifies the cold in a festive way, while brightening up what may otherwise be a gloomy day. I love this Catherine Maladrino for DesigNation jacket because you can basically zip it in 1,000+ different ways. It comes in black too, but the white seemed classy with a little rocker vibe at the same time. Apparently Katie Holmes has the same jacket, but it is on sale now on the Kohl’s website if you are interested!
Jacket: c/o Catherine Malandrino DesigNation (On super sale now!)
Top: American Apparel (Dress worn as top-this thing is wayyyy too short to be a dress…)
Skirt: Leila Rowe (Similar here)
Scarf: Leila Rowe
Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren
Earrings: Francesca’s Collections
It is getting so cold! I was born in the city, but had spent the majority of my life in Florida until I moved back here last February. And I have got to say, I am such a Floridian! Summer seemed like a blink of an eye, and all of a sudden its sweater weather again! I had tons of pea-coats and trenches in Florida. Mostly because I liked how they looked, but also because they were obviously necessary for the two days per year in January when the temperature was less than 50 degrees. Wearing them everyday in the winter opens up a ton of exciting wardrobe possibilities, but my outfit of choice will always be a sundress and sandals. This trench was purchased in the tiny seaside town of Dingle, Ireland when I was there with my mom and aunt this past summer. Dingle is full of tiny boutiques. They sell beautiful jewelry and cashmere scarves. I found this trench on sale, and the last one in my size! Plus the inside is lined with fabric printed with martini glasses, so it was really love at first site. I love how its classic, but the lining gives it a little something extra. I wore this look while I ran a few errands in Soho, one of my favorite Manhattan neighborhoods. I hope you all had a great weekend!
Trench: Boutique Find (The only similar one that I could find is ridiculously expensive here)
Top: Rachel Zoe at Loehmann’s on sale now for $40 (originally $215)
Jeans: Seven for all Mankind
Bag: Aldo (sold out)
Shoes: Lulu*s (sold out)