I am such a fan of Moroccan items from food, beauty items, design and more! It's a major influence within my boho chic meets classic style mixed together! Roll over the above images to see why I'm obsessed with the above beauty items including Moroccan Oil, Nest Fragrances, Ren and Giorgio Armani. Of course, these items are inspired by accessories that I'm loving and since this is apart of my styling aesthetic, I'm super excited to share some of my faves including - Ugg and Paloma Picasso's fabulous ring available at Tiffany & Co
The other day I was chatting with my friend who is beginning the early stages of finding the amazing guy and realizing that there is definitely a future with him. She's in the stages of bringing items over to stay in as it's not quite the time to leave items over - according to her. It made me think about how we go into so much effort into our looks from what we wear in the day and then at night. If we had the opportunity, how would we dress our guy or in many cases, if a guy was thinking of how he should rock his slumber style, how would he do so?
I would think that he would want to keep it easy and comfortable so I have a long sleeve grey tee from Surface to Air and paired with these suede bottoms in navy from Polo Ralph Lauren which is perfect for sleeping in, staying up and running to the bodega across the street! He can also slip into UGG Australia's Byron slippers which will keep him warm and allow him to keep this fab casual look. I have to say that I love rocking a scarf indoors so I can't help but to pop in this portion on the easy look available at Luisa Via Roma. Stephen Webster's onxy signet ring is a fab way to round out the accessories. Finally, we love a man who rocks fab beauty and he can do this simply with his Jack Black kit which ensures that he has all the basic necessities to maintain his fab good looks!
Um, all I can say about yesterday's weather is - brrrr! How can it be that we have had phenom weather over the past few weeks and now we got a sudden burst of chilliness in the air! Today, we want to make sure that His Style reflects the need for cold weather accessories to brave the temperatures that will soon be the norm as we make our way in and out! I'm loving that we start with a down coat (loving that I just got one a few weeks ago that has come in handy) by Paul Smith. This coat has that great grey distressed hue and a wool with leather detail. This ensures that when you pop your color, you get to have this fab flare. I'm a firm believer in protecting your eyes by wearing sunglasses when you're outside. Rock this pair of Mosley Tribes to bring out your inner aviator. This dual grey color scarf by D & G will keep his neck warm and looking glam no matter where he happens to be. I'm also loving that his hands can still maneuver his smartphone thanks to Echo Design which has fab innovations that allows you to glide your finger across the screen. Rag and Bone has one of my favorite pairs of boots for men that mixed fab leather with a grey wool in the side panels on this cap toed shoe. Finally, he can lug all his necessities around with the Aidan Carry All Tote by UGG Australia. Together, his cold weather look will definitely ensure a double take.
This is the season where you start to add on more layers as it's not quite enough to get a full on coat but you can't just keep it light. One of my favorite colors is grey and when it comes to my outerwear, I love rocking this hue and popping in some tans. I'm loving UGG Australia's Fingerless Shortie with Shearling Gloves. I love wearing fingerless since I'm always doing a million things where it's easier for me to get items done. On days when I feel the need to layer in a different way, why not rock a pair of Maison Martin Margiela Wool Blend Arm Warmers. This is cute to wear with short and long sleeve tees. When your toes get a little chilly, rock Sorel's Crazy Cable Wedge Boots which has a nice leg warmer touch and I love the whimsical and yet cabinesque feel with the little bears that are across the top of the shoe.
I love rocking scarves and why not go with Missoni and a fab open weave mix of grey and tan together which is super cute. As mixed hues continue within this post, I'm loving this fabulous hat by Simonetta Ravizza Zebra Print Fur Cap which is so cute and chic! Wrap it all up by rocking this lustworthy bag by Christian Louboutin Sybil Springbock Fur Tote which looks amazing with a fab pair of jeans or my new fave - leggings. What I love most about this look is that you can wear the most simplest of items and rock these items to up it! Take some time to think about your favorite winter hues and what we will begin to see more of since it will be under outerwear.
So when you see my boyfriend Paul when we're heading to meetings for my brands or to symposiums for his businesses, he's decked out in jeans and a number of blazers (he adores the blazer he got from Cairo) but when we're just hanging out, doing errands, or just relaxing - he loves wearing tees. Now this is something I am a huge fan of as I love relaxing in that as well! So I had to think about Stadium Chic - there is something about chunky scarves, layering and more when you go tailgating that you can bring into the everyday without looking too frat boy!
I'm obsessed with henley's and ADORE grey and when it comes to organic cotton, no one does it better then James Perse which I love wearing their tees so it's perfect on him. Layer that up with a fun graphic tee. Since he loves orange, I'm loving this SuperDry shirt which is fab. Pair it with these fun panelled jeans by Jeckerson which has a slimming fit and fab details. To keep him warm, I want him to rock an edge of hunter with this Barbour x To Ki for J Crew which has a hood and tons of pockets! This will add a nice rustic look to it and then the Johnston Murphy orange and grey scarf will be phenom and his feet always stay warm when he rocks his UGG Australia Ascot Wool shoes which are perfect for walking around the house (he adores them and we have a matching set) or for running out in our market across the street!
This weekend we had fab weather but when I think of the fall, I think about beginning to add on layers - especially those you put on in case of inclimate weather. Growing up, when I visited my grandparents in Jersey, we also put items away in the Mud Room. This room was intended for rainy gear or umbrellas; however, we also used it for much of our outerwear. So in thinking of the Mud Room I instantly thought about these super cute Ashdale slip on shoes from UGG Australia that protect your feet from being wet but allow you be without your boots. I would wear this with jeans or other items and only when the rain wasn't torrential. Thinking of these fab hues, I thought about that cabinesque masculine since of hues and how this can pop up throughout your living space from red, blue, green and tan.
To start, your living space needs that leather chair from Ethan Allen and this rich tan hue is perfect as it's unisex in tone and begs to be dressed with this fab throw from Anthropologie. Lean back in the chair for the ultimate cozy factor by popping in a fun blue tone with this pillow. When you think about relaxing and braving the elements, who doesn't want a pop of red color for your fave mugs from Sur La Table and this vegetable bowl is perfect for snacking at Cooking.com! Keep things close and uncluttered with these spice boxes from William's Sonoma.
Finally, that great Mud Room/Ralph Lauren feel to this entire space can only be upped by actually dressing your dog in this Big Pony Dog Polo which is super cute and cozy!
Last night, Paul and I wandered the Village after a round table and made our way to a super yummie Thai restaurant! I love the fall when the weather is just beginning to turn and you get giddy wearing a number of outerwear options and layers. In honor of this, I created a fun his and her leather/shearling spread! I'm OBSESSED over his style which rocks YSL's coat which is in a fab charcoal color which always looks phenomenal. Paired with the perfect distressed jeans by D&G and fun shoes, he's ready to be out and about looking amazing! Cap it off with a fab pair of fingerless gloves by UGG and a super cute beanie cap to wrap up the rest of the look. A quick pop into Forever 21 can provide a number of colors that are perfect to finish the look.
When she steps out, Karl Donoghue's jacket takes the aviator look to another level by combining this fab sleek look and popping shearling in to complete the look. Rock these with UGG's newest foray into fab footwear with this mix of menswear. Keep it simple with Paige Premium Denim pants. She can complete her look by pairing it with Simonetta Ravizza's marble fur hat which looks so cute and is warm and this fab crossbody bag by Woolrich.
As promised we are wrapping up our New York Fashion Week coverage into the weekend. This way we will be back to our regularly scheduled program on Mon! With that said, I had many people ask me how did I get through NYFW? I wish I could say that I was eating well balanced meals, getting plenty of rest and exercising to start each day. But in reality Fashion Week is a hectic schedule and with this season launching my line and doing appearances, it was even crazier! With that said, you find comfort where you can! In the day, that may mean spending an extra 20 mins to mingle with friends between shows, maximizing the fun of lounges or just taking a moment to go off site to get some work done so you're not as stressed.
For me, I took the night time to get comfortable while I worked to stay current with shows. During UGG's Post Fashion Night Out brunch, I soaked in the sun, yummie nibbles/bevvies and loved our gift - fabulous Ansley shoes in Grey. Seeing that I was in heels everyday and standing for long periods, my feet deserved the ultimate in comfort! Due to all the fun outfits I wore (which I can't thank Natori enough, it simply meant that in coming home, I had to slip into something comfortable that wouldn't stop my work flow. LnA hits the spot as it's cozy, cute and in a pinch, I can throw on leggings and make a quick errand if need me. Finally, my skin is another way that I revitalized my self after hours. Bliss' Sugar Scrub in Blood Orange White Pepper Sugar Scrub ensures that my skin stays soft and glows so that I can rock my Ted Rossi pieces and my Virgins, Saints and Angels one as well.
My after hours routine in terms of NYFW is all about obtaining comfort without distracting from the work that had to be taken care of. Having these at my disposal ensured that I looked great and was prepping for the next day of events.
Last night, I was back at the showrooms of UGG Australia to preview portions of their fall collection. I always love a night with fab footwear and handbags, great wine and nibbles and times to catch up as I never know when I will be traveling again! Above Felicia, myself, Megahan, Jordan and Katy posed as we were chatting up who knows what! In the midst of the rain we had a great night and I fell in love with two pairs of shoes that are an absolute must in my closet! Finally, people always ask what I'm wearing when I'm running around in terms of accessories so yesterday I picked my massive amount of charm bracelets that have been my signature this summer and I rocked two rings from Virgins, Saints and Angels, a Ted Rossi cuff and loving my Rebecca Minkoff bag! See more images, my fave looks from the collection and more right here.
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