Fashion Editorial: ELLE Netherlands September 2017

Florals? For fall? Groundbreaking. I couldn't resist a chance to play with one of my favorite lines from The Devil Wears Prada. But seriously, dark, moody, romantic floral prints are winning this fall.  Elle Netherlands gives print perfect inspiration in their September issue. 

ELLE Netherlands September 2017 - Model: Merel van Mierlo / Photographer: Nicky Onderwate

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Beauty Beat: Oxblood Nails

Who doesn't love fall season beauty? The cooler weather gives an excuse to go more dramatic with makeup (without sweating it off) and dramatic beauty looks balance heavy clothing. My favorite fall/winter beauty trend, which revives itself year after year, is deep, dark, oxblood nails. This fall from runways to subways, deep vampy red nail polish can be seen on women of all ages and styles. 

fall beauty trend, oxblood nails

There is something very mysterious and sexy about a woman wearing a deep shade of nail polish - it screams "I'm in charge." But, if vampy nails are a bit too much for you, consider one of this year's favorite nail art trends: a neutral manicure with dark red tips or a half moon manicure. Oxblood nail polish comes in a variety of shades to compliment all skin tones, including deep brown red, purple under hued reds, and black red with a hint of shimmer. The hardest part about achieving an oxblood manicure, may just be picking your favorite color;)

oxblood nail polish


Get the Look: Giovanna Battaglia's NYFW Street Style


Fashion editor and stylist Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert always brings her A game when it comes to street style moments, and this New York Fashion Week was no different. From head to toe leopard and shocking shades of pink to feathers and pearls, Giovanna Battaglia 's nyfw SS18 outfits  combined some of the hottest trends and are ones to draw inspiration from. 

Italian's know their leopard print, and Battaglia showed a sophisticated catty style by mixing leopard prints in classic shapes like a wrap dress. A gold necklace and statement sunglasses draw eyes to her face and make what could be a loud print act as a neutral.    

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Fun fact, Giovanna Battaglia has two different sized feet? Lucky for her fashion designers don't have a problem gifting her fab footwear like this pair of feather Prada's. Never one to shy away from a statement piece, she paired her feather adorned heels with a red leather skirt, and a graphic t-shirt of her design and signature heart sunglasses. 

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Although I am far from a Barbie girl, far be it for me to hate on a lady who loves her pink. Battaglia embraced the nyfw color of the moment by mixing pink tones and playing with high low accessories such as pearl jewelry and sneakers, for playful look. 

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Last but not least - and my personal favorite outfit Giovanna Battaglia wore during nyfw ss18 - a pleated midi skirt and another one of her statement t-shirts from her line BAT GIO by Giovanna Battaglia.

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Object Obsession: J.Crew Horoscope T-Shirts

J.Crew Horoscope T-Shirts

J.Crew has done it again and this time they've taken a sign from the stars. J.Crew's horoscope t-shirts are sure to sell out in an instant, and the dreamy Pisces in me can't help but crush on these zodiac styles. J.Crew gives each star sign tee a personality befitting of the sign's astrological traits giving them an easy to love and easy to wear vibe. So now my only question is, what's your sign? 


Shoe Stories: Put a Bow On It!

No.21 bow heels

The fashion world has spoken, and the newest "it" shoes are dressed up like presents, adorned with bows and decorative knots. But seriously, when was a new pair of statement shoes not a gift?!

For those lucky ladies who have the budget to spare, Italian brand No.21 makes the bow heels and knot sandals du jour. From satin to velvet, No.21 shoes are anything but basic and have a sophisticated deconstructed look that is an instant outfit maker. 

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If you are looking to embrace the bow trend while keeping your credit in tact, the look for less is easy to find. A few of my favorite at the moment include palm print bow mules, Loeffler Randall velvet knot heels (ok, not super budget but better less than No.21) and these blush slides which I have been wearing nonstop. 

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