This time last year, we had the freaky snow that came right before Halloween and now on the East Coast we're dealing with a hurricane (in the midwest there was an earthquake that came in at 3.9!) Yesterday we were out braving Sandy to stock up and I have to say there are times when an umbrella isn't the best thing when there's wind running around! But if you are able to rock an umbrella in this weather, Marc Jacobs can definitely complete the look. With the rest of the week being rainy, it's a pretty key accessory. I'm obsessed with Ahnu rainboots which came thanks to me attending Pamela Pekerman's Well Accessorized for the Holidays. I have to say that these are super comfy and yet fit your feet in such a way that you don't feel like you have a clunky boot. When the rains hit, you want items that are perfect for getting wet - this leather shopper tote from Hunter Boot is amazing and can be worn with this rubber watch from Swiss Army watch. Finally, I'm loving that there is no reason to not look super chic in this inclimate weather by Burberry trench coat with a hood! Together this looks super cute and ensures that your items will not be drenched! Stay dry and safe as we continue on with Hurricane Sandy.
A day full of meetings on Friday means that it's time to rock a fabulous look as we close positive things for Kitten Lounge, Style Tweetup, Mani Week and Shoe Week. As the Editor in Chief, it's amazing the number of things that I'm running to do in the midst of all the other things! SO when you have to looks uber fashionable and brave the elements - this is my favorite look - Black and Tan!
When it's raining a trench coat is expected but what about a shearling trench coat from Burberry paired with simple leggings from Topshop. Since it's all about the meetings, my iPad must be accessorized in a studded Christian Louboutin ipad case. To finish this look, rock Hari Jewels fabulous Cabochan cocktail ring with this Nixon watch and of course, Charlotte Olympia with these suede and leather ankle boots.
We're hitting the season where the rainy season will be upon us and having a number of trench coat looks is a must! I'm obsessed with Burberry Prorsum and love their Striped Raffia Weave Trench Coat and Hat! I'm generally not all about being matchy matchy but I love the details of this and feel that this is a must. Finish this outerwear look with this Sandra Dini ring that is comprised of Aquamarine, Milk Aquamarine and White Topaz ring. Finish the look with these fabulous wine and bordeaux Fendi peep toe booties. Finally, put in a pop of color with this Jimmy Choo Patent Leather Cutch known as Ubai!
Tuesday, I'm off to LA for the week! I always love when I'm able to pack my bags and head out for a series of days where I get work done, meet people and do a number of other items! With the Oscars being this week, there are a number of fun activities that I will be able to attend as well! When it comes to traveling, it has to be all about comfort for sure. Since I am going in between temperatures, I love wearing a skinny jean such as the ones by LAgence. Pairing this with a simple grey tee from All Saints, allows me to fly and hit the ground running! Add a fun necklace such as this choker from Aurelie Bidermann adds such a much needed flair. I'm loving this color blocked trench in navy from Ivanka Trump!
More adornment can be found with additional items such as Azhar's black and white Contrarie ring which adds a special sparkle. Coach's Poppy collection brings in the classic horse and carriage aesthetic which has a nice rose hue to it. I'd cap this look off with Delman's patent leather ballet flat known as the Falon! I received this a few weeks ago thanks to the fab PR team at Delman! If you want to add a bit of color in, this is a great way to do it in a very simple way and allows you the utmost comfort when you're boarding your flight and then hitting the ground running!
It's not a shock that men and women can rock one another's look and it's not always about androgyny. Menswear is popular in women's looks and there are a number of items in women's that can be worn by a man. My boyfriend loves rocking my beauty product - shower gels, facial scrubs and more and yet he's still as manly as you can imagine. Today I have the left side of the spread focused on a men's basic look in outerwear, women is on the right and in the middle goodies to share! I love the his and her look and with the rain that we received yesterday, I got to think about rocking trench's by Burberry and fab shoes by Cole Haan. I could so see Paul and I walking in Soho between my brand meetings wearing this classic look with well worn fab shoes that have a brownish/grey look to it. Of course, the cutest thing ever is that we can share the accessories! Paul loves carrying my totes when they're too heavy and this Fendi one can go either way and is super luxe. I love my scarves and am never without one as the weather gets closer to the fall. Love Quotes is phenom and when we're done sharing a cigar and a bevvie, I can wrap him up in it to take a pic! I do love his and her looks!
When you step out this Valentine's Day everyone is going to notice your fab outfit, the smile and that you have a certain glow but people may not ask how that glow was achieved. Although people will assume that it's the fact that you're coming off of the beginning days of Couture/Fashion Week and that you have stamina to attend all the shows and that you're going to rock on through Valentine's Day and President's - you know the secret essentials that are necessary for your look! We kick it off with energy. I have been taking SoU! Energy vials daily and I am obsessed. It's so easy to take this liquid that goes into whatever you drink to ensure that you're able to attend everything that you have always participated in. Of course, no matter how good we are to ourselves with eating right, yoga and visiting friends - sometimes unwanted friends (pimples yuck) decide that they want to hang out. The only way to deal with them effectively is during the time that we actually take a break. Ensure that your lashes are lush with Rapid Lash! Finally, you have to have kissable lips and Carmex Moisture Plus will do just that and ensure that you're have that movie star sheen! All of these are an essential and the good news is that they are not relegated to just being used on the day of Love or on a day where you really have to wow people - they are your everyday essentials.
Yesterday (minus the rain) the weather was pretty nice! It made me think of the fact (unless I'm too hopeful) that Spring could sneak up on us sooner than we think! I wouldn't mind having a longer spring season! Regardless, trench coats are a staple and although the classic tan color is something that we should all have, we should definitely branch out. I find when I'm running around to Editor's appointments and more, that I rarely take my coat off unless I plan on staying for a bit. With that said, my outerwear becomes my outfit for the day.
So with that in mind, I am including a super fab color and great accessories that will work with the coat and whatever you happen to wear! I love Michael Kors bag which has a great texture and really makes this look pop in such a subtle way. In addition, I love that Diane Von Furstenberg has branched out into eyewear. The same classic look that she has brought to her apparel comes in these glasses and allows all of us to embrace our inner Jackie O's. Finally, it's all about the ring and I love that this incorporates my love for the beach with the mixture of a seashell and coral! This is cocktail luxe to the max!
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