I'm obsessed with Linea Pelle as I have loved them since 2008 when they dressed me for my first coverage of New York Fashion Week! It continued on with just seeing the heritage of this leather brand as it is used in bracelets, belts and handbags! Last year, we did a fun Style Tweetup with them to kick off New York Fashion Week as well as our Shoe Week events and it was so much fun (check out the event from last year). Andrew Cotton, the VP and Creative Director of Linea Pelle tweeted with us in LA as we checked out the line in NYC! Well yesterday, we did it again and this time, Andrew was in NYC and we were able to meet him, see the line and just hang out! Roll over the images above to get tidbits, see video and more to learn about this fun event!
It's been a crazy week and with the weekend being hours away, here's a little accessories inspiration via Ghurka which is a great leather goods line that is peeking behind the seams to showcase the hand craftsmanship. As an Accessories Expert, I'm all about the details and being able to tell the story of the brand which this video shares so well. You know that when I designed my line with Sebago for my Kimmie Smith x Sebago Spring 12 collection, I kept talking about the process, the leather, the craftsmanship etc so it's always a joy to share other brands that also believe in these components when they make their goods.
Happy May as you read this I'm doing my final preps! Today, I will be at WJAL on ABC 7/Channel 8 talking in DC at 11am on Let's Talk Live on about Hot Mom style and accessories as Mother's Day is right around the corner and then I will be off to ABC 2 The List in Baltimore to talk everything summer from fab moms to what to wear this season. So while I'm off doing that, enjoy some of my face wrap bracelets and watches which I'll be talking about and/or wearing today by rolling over the above images including Michael Kors, Linea Pelle, Coach and La Mer Collections.
Having a welcoming home is such an essential not only for you but when it comes to inviting people over as well! The little touches let people know a lot more about you and gives great insight into you. There is something about this time of year that definitely makes me look at ways to tweak my living space whether it's accents or the big pieces. This is also true for those that are making plans in terms of their summer homes as those need to be updated as well so that you can enjoy them when you arrive!
I love a great rich neutral that still ranks high on the pop factor! Today's decor is inspired by these fabulous Fendi Slingback Snakeskin Print heels that are amazing with cute dresses for brunch, pairs well with denim and is perfect to be rocked with rompers begging to be dressed up! They're fabulous year around which sets the stage for pieces that you're looking to add into your decor.
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The rich and warm hues look amazing and so I am bringing this into pieces that would be perfect for the living room, office and open areas in your home that are off to the side of rooms. Roll over images to see what pieces are on my radar at the moment including Macy's, Horchow, Urban Outfitters and Gilt.
As you know, I'm not prone to rocking watches personally (strange that there are only 2 accessories that you'll rarely see me wear - but so it is) but I do love seeing one that has a good face. Whether it's matte, blinged out, white, etc - it makes for a great conversation piece. Today's Wrist Wednesdays includes a number of brands that I do love seeing whether it's on me or when I'm out and about. Roll over the images above to see more about why I'm loving Versace, Movado, Patek Philippe and Girard Perregaux.
Although the first day of Spring kicked off yesterday, this in between weather makes me think about taking a proper getaway and when that happens - you have to go warm weather and beaches as far as the eye can see! With that in mind, I present to you the 10 items that are an essential when it comes to looking amazing. What I love about these key items is that many of them can be interchanged with your looks even when you're back battling the temperatures. You'll love some of my faves from maxis from Mark, Ombre Ikat scarf by Echo Designs and a fab classic bikini by Burberry.
Although I'm sure you have more accessories than you can even count, what is your favorite brand to wear from day to night when it comes to wearing fun and casual pieces (especially with Spring and Summer being a huge focus in my closet)?
Although the weather here in NYC and in many parts of the country are trying to hold fast to the winter, Spring is around the corner and while you wait, you should definitely start infusing fun elements into your closet. For the past few Wednesdays, I've shared some fabulous bracelets that you should rock within themes (looking for stacked, knot bracelets, beaded pieces and more). Typically there are a few bracelets that are in heavy rotation throughout an average week. Now I love a number of brands but it's no secret that I can't pass up a fabulous wrap bracelet and Chan Luu happens to be one of my favorite designers. I love that the collection has a variety of natural stones, leather hues and more! Being a fan of stacking them together, I love that they also encourage layering with their #LLOTD (Layered Look of the Day) which is a great way to show how you wear it whether you're into colorblocking, monochromatic and more! Take a moment to check them out and what would be more fitting on Wrist Wednesdays (#WristWednesdays) to rock a little Chan Luu ()@ILoveChanLuu)and to submit your Layered Look of the Day (#LLOTD)!
Now like many of you, I have so much tech it's a bit crazy when it comes to putting things together when I'm running around the city or seriously traveling on a trip! So when I am working with my clients I have a series of items that I love taking with me so I can stay connected and sometimes pass the time as well. As you guys know I'm a member of the Tablet Crew which is a great way for me to use my Samsung ATIV in my day to day life!
I use my tablet to draw sketches for my jewelry line as I love one of the programs that comes pre-loaded on the tablet, Autodesk Sketchbook Express - this is a fun program whether you're doodling or seriously making some sketches. For a number of files that come my way, it's super easy to navigate them and keep them organized with Box and Dropbox! In addition, I use my Sky Drive a lot which houses my pictures and recently I downloaded Office 365 (courtesy of the fabulous Microsoft team) that allows me to have all of my office programs (as I'm always creating something whether invoicing my clients, reading a document etc) and it allows these items to not only be in the cloud but it allows me to download this program to all of my tech (my phone, laptop and more). You can win a one year subscription of Office 365 for your very own! Simply let me know how you would use your Office 365 to keep your tech connected and to get your work done! I also love my Unit Conversion as when I'm running to my stores buying jewelry components I can convert the measurements! When I'm in some down time, I love Pianotime and Mahjong! In addition, I actually work out from my tablet as I'm doing a fun 12 week challenge for Revolt Now Fitness, each Friday I will share what I'm up to as I work on the challenges and get ready for Spring and Summer!
I'm all about accessorizing! When I first got my tablet, I spent a week trying to figure out the perfect cover for it! Interestingly enough, this tablet is slightly longer then the iPad so it doesn't fit with a lot of brands! BUT I realized that this tablet which is 11.1", can fit in cases that are perfect for Apple's laptops especially their thin ones! One of my favorite places to go to for my tech when it comes to keeping it away from harm is Piel Frama which is a phenomenal leather case house out of Spain! This morning my case finally arrived and I love that this brown leather case (which smells amazing) is almost like a folder/portfolio as my tablet can slip into it.
As you guys may know, my sister's fiance is a DJ and has spun internationally and at a lot of events here in the city! Although you will not see me doing this at any level that he is, I do love Urbanears that turns your tablet and phone into your own DJ tools where you can mix your music and feel like you're rocking it like a world class DJ! It comes in a number of colors and just fits right in my tablet and allows me to play! Of course, when playing this OR when listening to my music, Sol Republic is a must whether it's my headphones that sit on my ears or the ones I use when I'm running around that sit in my ear - it keeps the sound perfect while also allowing me to use it to talk on regardless of the kind that I am using! Finally, I can't say enough how much I love using my Go Smart Stylus which allows me to navigate my tablet from the tip of it when my fingers are tired! I'll continue to loop you in on what I use to keep me connected as it's always good to know what's out there as well as what apps are awesome!
As you know, it's NYFW and it's definitely difficult to balance a super cute outfit when there is a blizzard outside. There are times when you definitely want to wear a cute outfit that's super cute and girly if it's for a special presentation, a dinner etc! I have a few key events next weeks that regardless of the weather, I will be rocking a cute outfit (and running in and out via a car service)! I have been obsessed with Tulle Skirts lately and was so pleased when I received a fabulous skirt to wear during NYFW and an opportunity to share a giveaway as well as a discount code with you! I will rock my skirt on the last day of NYFW which happens to be Valentine's Day as well but for those wondering how one can wear this look now or during the spring, of course I had to accessorize it.
With this tulle skirt, there's a lot of volume so I like items that are a little more fitting and create a silhouette by playing with proportions. This palette is about neutrals so I paired this Tees by Tina blush cami with this cream tulle skirt with bow. I actually wear tank tops year around and Iove this Liska fox fur bolero. Make sure you're warm when you're outside with this Miu Miu double breasted wool gaberdine coat which continues to keep the color flow. keep your hands warm and fashionable with these 3.1 Phillip Lim fingerless gloves (so you can continue to text as you shuttle across town).
Accessories are an essential with any outfit and I love that they can be worn with a number of looks. Typically, I never wear earrings but on special occasions it's nice to wear something different and I highly suggest these Federica Rettore sapphire, pink tourmine and diamond earrings which are a nod to geometria. One of my favorite accessories is a signature ring and this one by Irene Neuwirth is an opal in rose gold with an emerald cut. Wrap bracelets are always a fun way of making sure that you have a bit of a boho chic vibe in your outfit and this natural hued one by Chan Luu is perfect. I do love going over the top with a number of my necklaces is this piece by Erickson Beamon is perfection. This piece is also amazing to wear when you have a simple tank and jeans - it's definitely a conversation piece. These heels by Charlotte Olympia are so cute and are just the thing to wear for Valentine's Day or anytime that you feel like rocking hearts. Finally, the bag completes the look and this one by Marc Jacobs is a great way to make an appearance.
Today, I'm kicking off a fabulous giveaway which involves Shabby Apple as I love their Tinsel Town Tulle Skirt and there are a number of items that may tickle your fancy. You have the chance to win a $50 gift card with the winner to be announced on Feb 15th! Starting on Feb 15th, we will have a giveaway code that will be available from Feb 15th - March 15th for a 10% discount.
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My tech is pretty important to me no matter where I go but during NYFW it's such an essential that I double check to make sure that I have everything. Although I'm so fortunate to live a few streets away from Lincoln Center (one of the areas that NYFW takes place), I can't bank on being able to swing by my apartment when I'm off to shows, presentations, gifting suites and so much more. So I ensure that everything is not only fashionable but I can run my office from anywhere and still hang out with my girls as we touch base between sushi and cocktails (love TB'ing with Raijean, my sister, Makeda, Kitty and more).
So to stay fab and connected, I suggest the following! Like many my iPad allows me to do a number of things from staying on schedule, taking notes, taking some pics etc. Keep it fab by including it in my Linea Pelle (love that they are sponsoring me this season and that you will see me rocking their bags, belts and of course my case) Dylan Croco iPad Case. I'm not an orange girl per se but it's Paul's fave color and I love rocking hues that he loves seeing. I love the Go Smart Stylus which allows me to work on my iPad without using my fingers and to accurately selecting what needs to be done. As I never know when I'm traveling, my passport is always on hand and I enclose it in a vibrant holder by Lodis. All of this can fit into my Bottega Veneta bag which is a fab hobo in a caramel color.
My key accessory is a scarf and I love this one by Guess that works well with a number of looks or if there is a slight chill in some of the presentation areas. I am a huge fan of sunglasses and love this retro oversized pair by Miu Miu. Since I love to do touchups or to build upon a look, I always bring a few more cosmetic items than normal and this cosmetic case maintains a great pop of color by Givenchy cosmetic case. Finally, it's all about a fab wallet as you'll be pulling it out a number of times for whatever reason - no need to stop accessorizing, love this one by Alexander McQueen.
UPDATE: We have a special giveaway for our bloggers - Go Smart Stylus wants to give 4 of their fab instruments away! To enter to win, you must leave a comment below that includes your name, your blog and your Twitter handle. 4 winners will be selected to receive the Go Smart Stylus which allows you to navigate your tablet! We will announce a winner on Feb 7th (the first day of NYFW FW2013).
Growing up, I was all about black and grey - they were my favorite hues. I felt that it looked super chic and although I was right, my closet was devoid of a lot of colors that are necessary for a well rounded wardrobe. Then I moved on to college and I definitely fell in love with grey to such a point that I began to banish black and go the other way with this heathered tone. It was coming to NYC a little over 10 years ago where I learned balance and embraced other hues. When Kitten Lounge came along, I eventually came to the logo that currently sits on the site. To be honest, I was not a fan of pink; however, it's become a color I have embraced to such a point that I have it on in some way whether it's my accessories, tech accessories and beyond. This look is all about rocking 2 hues that continue to run throughout the outfit. I don't do it often so it's fun when I opt for this style. With NYFW being around the corner, I have a number of appointments in showrooms whether I'm previewing a line or am working on styling runway shows for this time of year. I live for fab blazers, leggings and great pieces that let me wear an outfit from day to night regardless of how my schedule evolves through the 24 hour clock.
As much as possible, I have begun to add pink within various apparel choices and if there is a signature event that I am attending, I definitely wear this as this color now works across all the brands that I have in addition to Kitten Lounge! I'm a huge fan of Vince hot pink silk shirt which is perfect in all seasons as it can be layered or worn alone. Pair this over black J Brand leather leggings which is another staple in my closet. Complete the layered look with this fab Celine blazer (love the button detailing). I love rocking a fab scarf and have to admit that that portion of my closet just continues to grow, this one by Marc by Marc Jacobs is perfect.
I then think of my fun pieces and in this case, I'm loving these Alexander McQueen grosgrain heels with a bow - it's sweet and yet edgy. Geometria is in full swing with this Laura Bohinc sun and moon ring which is a conversation starter without a doubt. Ivanka Trump's necklace adds in a bit of heft and old world glam while these fingerless gloves by Imoni bring edge as well as allowing you to work on your phone as you're running around - I'm never without fingerless gloves.
Finally it's all about the bags. iPads are necessary in all that I do so keeping them safe while stylish is essential. This Burberry Prorsum metallic pink leather case is perfect and fits within this 3.1 Phillip Lim bag with a great slight foldover detail. Together it's a fab look or a great way to think of pieces that you wish to add into your look but to rock another way.
For $100,000, fashion and sustainability come together when it comes to crusiing around in the eco Fisker Karma. Such celebs as Alicia Keys have been sporting these around town and when I think of hanging out in one of my fave hotspots (I've already been thinking of my mid season break when the temperatures become truly challenging), this car and bikinis go hand in hand in South Beach, Miami. Whether you're rocking out and staying at the Delano or are cruising Ocean Drive, there is only way to make this look amazing!
Your fabulous look comes together within Vix swimwear with an Ella bandeau top and faux leather trimmed bikini briefs. Cover it up with Roberto Cavalli's animal print kaftan. This look is further accessorized with Jimmy Choo (my essential go to when it's for a night out or a day for your feet to truly be on display) Pekabo Cork platform which are black and gold! Finally, this fab haircalf handbag by Saint Laurent is the ultimate in chic!
Each Wednesday in 2013, we'll provide a number of options within a theme, This month, we're focusing on the classic Little Black Dress. The LBD is typically associated with a cocktail dress but there are so many styles that carry over to a number of looks! We're loving Victoria's Secrets The Little Tee Dress which is perfect to wear alone or layered within an overall look. This is also perfect for heading out to dinner with friends and family in a casual setting, a work event or just running around! To dress it up, rock these McQ Alexander McQueen two tone leather ankle boots which are a mix between preppy style and a bit of an edge. Ass this textured Ncbis Eve necklace. Complete the look with this Deborah Pagani diamond golden moonstone and onyx ring which has a great array of neutral hues. Finally, keep the winter chill away with this fabulous Missoni mohair coat. This works well no matter the season whether you add a fun pair of glasses, tights, a boyfriend cardigan and a fabulous scarf. In addition, this dress comes in a number of hues which are perfect for creating an essential component to your closet. Throughout the month we will continue to provide more options on various LBDs.
Each day it's getting closer and closer to NYE and of course we'll be showcasing some of our favorite looks. Today, it's a nod to menswear as well as black and white which is always chic. We're loving this Elizabeth and James black and white tuxedo which can be paired over these LAgence suede leggings as well! Complete the look with a simple cami and then layer on accessories to finish this look! I'm loving this resin Tory Burch necklace with chain detail as well as (of course) this Balenciaga city bag which includes everything you need for a night out. Finally, these simple Lorenzi heels make this utter perfection!
Can you believe how amazing the weather has been this week and the fact that it's December and we're enjoying 60's weather! Nothing is cuter than when couples rock matching hues and go all out to ensure that their puppy looks equally as fabulous! So I love the idea of rocking black and cobalt blue as it looks fab. I'm a huge fan of wearing skinnies whether it's Cushnie Et Ochs in leather leggings for her and these fab Dsquared2 slim fit jeans for him which look amazing! I am a big fan of black tees - for him, I love this Nell Barrett V-Neck (double) and for her, OBSESSED with this LGB Vibration sleeveless t. How can you not love this gold thunderbolt (it's like The Flash) and to accent, either person can rock this Botto Giuseppe scarf. This blue color continues to your shoes with heels by Jerome C Rousseau (exclusive to Intermix I love these booties) and he can rock uber sexy Prada kilt lace ups that also have blue. Once again, play twinsies with this fab cap by Eugenia Kim and for her, rock this Gucci White Gold ring which is FAB! Finally, we're loving that the gold thunderbolt shows how fab you can accessorize with your pooch with this Couture by Sophie fabulous bag for your puppy, matching leash and this jacket! We love this line as it was apart of Shoe Week during NYFW and TODAY will be making its debut at a fun trunk show this evening. Check out more from Couture by Sophie's, Icon Collections at D Pet Hotels in Chelsea (104 W 27th St Btwn 6th/7th Ave from 7 - 9pm). Shop, nibble and sip and RSVP at Chelsea.NYC@DPetHotels.com. We also love it as this bag is cruelty free as it's a high vegan leather grade AND the fur is faux - who doesn't want to walk around the city with this fab and uber chic family?
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.
The countdown continues towards New York Fashion Week continues! In the last few weeks, we're all working to make sure that our schedules make sense for shows. Here at the Kitten Lounge Loft, we're adding to our team to cover the shows as I will be focusing on Shoe Week! As the Co-Founder and Creative Director, I'm up to my eyeballs in planning a number of details from runway shows to private events. Whether I'm in our offices or hanging out at home, the theme is always fashion!
It's easy to tweak your office to ensure that it is ready for New York Fashion Week whether you're covering Shoe Week, Milk Made or Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week. I love having a fab armoir from Viva Terra, whether you turn it into a place that houses your favorite beverage a la Mad Men or you place your shoes in there - or both! Add some art by taking your favorite images and placing it within this frame from Macy's. Prop your feet up on this ottoman from Ethan Allen. I also love that this piece of furniture makes for a great table! I would also use this to store my Duracell Powermat which ensures that while you're at shows in the tents, you don't have to worry about your phone powering down in between tweets! Charge it up in a specially made case from Duracell and leave it on the mat. In addition, power the back up charge so that if your phone does lose a battery, you can charge it on the smaller one when you're out and about - it's definitely helped me in a pinch! You can win a Duracell Powermat of your very own by entering our fab giveaway - continue reading and enter!
Relax or power up some work on this chaise from Urban Outfitters in this fab grey shade and pop on a pair of peacock themed pillows from Gump's and Dwell Studio. Finally, have your nightstand in your office to handle odds and ends with this piece from Anthropologie and if you have some space, you can use it as a way to display your shoe of the moment such as this Camilla Skovgaard.
Over the past few weeks you have noticed some rolling changes and I have another one from you. As an Accessories Expert, I always love connecting you with amazing finds or showing you how I would enhance a look that I already love. I'm excited to bring a new format to Kitten Lounge - simply roll over the images and be directed to more information without having too much text to clutter the space!
This weekend, ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars star, Shay Mitchell attended Teen Vogue's Back-To-School Event rocking one of our favorite looks cas to glam hot pink blazer, white cami and a cute pair of leather shorts that are cut in a romper style. She paired this with neon limon nails, a turquoise beaded necklace, blush pumps and an agate ring. Of course I had to enhance the look just a bit with a number of pieces that are perfect to top off this look and become great staples for whatever you're wearing.
I love this Botswana Agate Ring by Chan Luu which is a great neutral, of course these fab double platform heels by Rachel Zoe are perfect and have a bit of twise as I love that the ankle has a bit of a point - as someone who adores shoes, this is such a great paor to have in your closet. I'd switch out her limon nails for a soft butter melon hue by Butter London known as Bumster. Finish the look off with this fab turquoise necklace by Kendra Scott.
I am such a fan of olive as it's perfect year around but as we get closer to fall, I embrace this hue even more! Today's look is inspired by a very large love of mine pony hair and python! I'm loving these Givenchy Camel Suede Pony Hair platform pumps. Because I love a bit of that monotone look, how about these Utzon Natural leather leggings which are super slimming on your legs. I had to pair this with the Nancy Gonzalez Tassel Dome Bag which is such a great color and perfect for the change in seasons. Include this Givenchy draped top which is perfect for going out and brunching. I love that you can pair this with a fabulous necklace from Becky Kelso with an olive pendant. To continue bringing in these neutrals, I love this Coralia Leets bracelet and I like how it is balanced with Jamie Joseph quartz ring which is hand faceted and with diamonds. Finally, accessorize with your polish by including this olive/gold hue from Butter London and is known as Wallis!
I'm not going to lie, I am a huge fan of taking night looks and rocking them in the day. The essential classic night shirt is perfect to wear later in the evening but how about bringing it in the day? Brulee currently has a sample sale and this shirt is phenom to rock in the day for meetings, errands and to board a flight! Pair this with Zero+ Maria Cornejo which has a crop knee legging which is super cute. Pop on a pair of Rupert Sanderson yellow and black laser cut butterfly heels! I love Cathy Waterman's citrine ombre beads. Pair this with Fendi's cuff and rock this Elliott Chandler cocktail ring.
It's been a heat wave for the past few days and we have made it to Friday! Although it feels like we have been living on the sun, there's never anything wrong with infusing it into your look. Maxi skirts have been running around all over the city and we love this Dip Dye one by Topshop. Pair it with a silk Alexander Wang top to bring some yellow back towards your face and bring on the accessories! Alexis Bittar's gold necklace with long molten Lucite is the perfect pendant to rock with this look. I'm loving Stephen Dweck's Crystal Quartz ring in bronze. Layer it in with Charriol as I rock their bangles everyday and add an ethnic twist with Linea Pelle! Finally, make your feet uber comfy with these flat sandal espadrilles by Tory Burch!
After visiting Macy's yesterday to see how Brasil is a major theme throughout 300 locations, I wanted to bring Sao Paulo within today's post. I started off with a fabulous kaftan by Gold Hawk. I love embroidery and the fact that this is the perfect dress to wear whether it's alone or with shorts underneath it. I imagine that this is perfect to go shopping in and have paired it with the Parceria Carioca Pao de Acucar tote which is available within the Macy's curated Brasil shop. To complete this look, I'm loving the Zoe and Morgan Amethyst cocktail ring which is the perfect amount of bling as well as a stack (of 24) Cara Accessories mixed bangles! Finally, keep it comfy and boho chic with Kickers - these shoes are so comfortable and now you can win a pair as well by visiting our Kitten Lounge Facebook page for your entry!
Happy May - we're finally locking into the time period where we definitely don't have to worry about these dips in temperature. Many of us have actually begun to dip into our summer wardrobes and we're not even looking back towards our winter gear. My love for maxi dresses has definitely encompassed the maxi skirt! I'm loving this fabulously striped pleated skirt from Alice and Olivia. When you wear something that not only has a number of colors as well as textures and movement, I like to create a little simplicity and love that this tank top from Club Monaco is the perfect item to pair with this skirt! I definitely want to pair a fun necklace with this look and Noir Jewelry has this fab bugle knot necklace has fun hues that are woven in. On you hand, this Dara Ettinger cocktail ring has a fabulous yellow hue which brings sunshine from your hand! Yellow picks back up in this look with my fave pair of sandals by none other than (shocker) Giuseppe Zanotti which has your feet wrapped in this hue as well as adding a little extra bling. With so much color, it's an even better excuse to include this python stacked set of 3 bangles to make everything look completely relaxed by Ted Rossi!
When I think of someone with fab men's style two people come to mind, McArthur Jospeh comes to mind. Not only is he the editor at Fashion Indie but he is also a menswear blogger for his own site, Daily Mister. I love how he nails the bow tie look everytime that I see him at an event, in his offices or when he's snapped by others at an event! Second, is Quentin Washington of Avenue Swank which is the epitome of someone who is always suave and chic whether he's in his hometown of Washington or popping into the city to attend events. I love their personalities and with them in mind, they have inspired today's post!
Here is a way of creating that same fab style and of course you can put components of it together or break it apart to make it your own. Start off with these fab cornwall blue striped bermuda shorts by Kai-Aakmann. I love that these shorts elongate the leg and when paired with a crisp white button down shirt by Maison Martin Margiela (who has a fab design house for men and women). Roll up the sleeves to give it a bit of a comfortable edge and top is off with this fabulous Etro fedora hat which has a lot of varying prints which is perfect for this look! Make the look pop from the blues by introducing the yellow paisely bow tie that's available at Mr Porter. Accessories are everything so we have to have the perfect tote to hold it all together - I love the Fendi washed calfskin cut out bag! This is perfect when you're running from one appointment to the next as no one likes a bag man! Finally, chic is defined by these fabulously suede Tod's driving loafers. Love the color and the serene yet sporty look that it adds into this overall look.
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