2.15.2017

Accessory Alert! White Boots

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Mud puddles be damned, white boots are white hot! Impractical? Maybe. In style? Absolutely! Fashion editors, models and bloggers have been ruling the streets at New York Fashion Week fall/winter 2017 in white boots. From 90s inspired white Doc Martin's to high shine white patent leather booties, the styles are aplenty and the ways to wear them are even greater.

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When paired with men's inspired inspired suiting a dash of pink adds in feminine flare. White boots are taken up a notch when they come with a metallic heal like these white boots with rose gold heel.

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White patent leather ankle boots infuse a mod vibe to current styles. At New York Fashion Week this show goer paired hers with a bright handbag and teddy bear coat for warmth. 

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Running between shows at New York fashion week looks like a breeze when wearing low heeled white booties and wide legged denim.

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Fashion editors know that white sneakers aren't the only white shoe you need in your closet this season. At NYFW fall/winter 2017 Vogue staffers paired their white chelsea boots with a midi dresses and skirts and warm coats to meld winter and spring styles. 

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White heeled boots are the perfect transition boot when the weather starts to warm. Make like this fashionista and pair them with a red skirt and and black turtleneck for a head turning look. 

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Last but not least and my personal favorite way to wear white boots: Pair your white ankle boots with ripped jeans and a classic white shirt for a look that is equal parts chic and rock'n'roll. 

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1.31.2017

Beauty Beat: Dark Lipstick

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Dark, vampy lipstick is a makeup trend made for winter, and with all the parties this time of year it is the perfect time to try a new beauty look! I've been committed to oxblood nails every fall/winter for a decade, but I'm taking the rich hue a step further and am embracing a rich bordeaux lip this year. 

Dark lipstick in an oxblood or deep wine hue makes women look mysterious and sexy and in control, and I can speak from experience - it also makes you feel fierce! From crayons to glosses to traditional matte lipsticks, there are plenty of dark formulas on the makeup market at the moment. Just make sure to choose a shade that compliments your coloring. I have blond hair and light skin (similar to the top right photo) and found my perfect dark lip duo in Bite's cashmere lip cream in burgundy and Sephora lip liner in pleasant plum. 

A couple tips when taking this trend to the streets, line and fill your lips with a lip liner in the same color first, take your lipstick with you for touch ups and  don't forget to use a lip brush when applying a dark lipstick or even gloss, the precision is imperative!

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1.18.2017

Fitness Fashion: Jonathan Simkhai x Carbon38


Fitness fashion retailer Carbon 38 has launched an exclusive collection of activewear with CFDA award-winning womenswear designer, Jonathan Simkhai, that pushes the limits of athleisure. 

The Jonathan Simkhai x Carbon38 collection of leggings, jackets, sports bras and more unites Simkhai's signature powerful yet feminine designs featuring architectural detailing with Carbon38's expertise in high performance fabrics and practical athletic elements. Standouts include peplum waisted active jackets a modern wide-legged track pant and lace-up tanks that will seamlessly transition from the streets to yoga studio.

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*Images via Carbon38

View the entire Jonathan Simkhai x Carbon38 collection here

1.04.2017

Street Style Inspired: Oversized Scarves

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Images via Pinterest

Is everyone surviving the polar vortex? Not to rub it in, but here in San Francisco we have winter fashion a bit easier than those in the midwest ect - I mean we can actually leave our homes without wearing a snow jacket.  These casually cool street style looks left me inspired to find an oversized plaid or houndstooth scarf to bundle up in. Paired with a chunky knit sweater or leather moto jacket, jeans and Wayfarers,  oversized scarves make the perfect accessory to brave the winter weather in. 

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12.09.2016

Trend Alert: Metallic Pleated Skirts

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I love a sequin pant, but this holiday party season I'm looking for something a bit more day-to-night versatile, a metallic pleated skirt! From classic metallics such as gold, bronze and silver to jewel tone colors, a metallic pleated skirt makes an instant impression without trying to hard. Celebrities have been stepping out in designer lame pleated skirts to wow the press and fashionistas everywhere know that this trend can be taken for a standout daytime look just as easily. 

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Actress Dakota Johnson dressed to impress in a pleated midi purple lame Gucci skirt and made her look winter appropriate with a fur jacket, tights to keep warm, and some 70s revival platforms! Get her look for less with this jewel toned metallic pleated skirt.

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Fashion icon Alexa Chung gave us cool girl holiday style by mixing her gold lame pleat skirt with more casual striped sweater and sleek black pumps. Get her look with this under $100 version gold pleat skirt.

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For some real party perfection, take a cue from fashionista Solange Knowels and look for a bronze or rose gold pleated midi skirt. She mixed hers with a similar toned top and stilettos for understated glam that would work for a boozy brunch or cocktail party.  

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To take your metallic maxi skirt from night to day dress it down with items you already have in your closet such as classic sneakers and a leather jacket. To up the anti on this trend look for a striped metallic pleated skirt  or this lame printed maxi skirt.

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For a sophisticated and warm winter look incorporating the lame pleated skirt trend, keep your outfit monochrome from head to toe. A silver pleated maxi skirt with an oversized grey sweater achieves instant chic!

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Last but not least, my personal favorite way to wear a metallic pleat skirt is to pair it with a concert tee for some downtown edge! Throw on a leather jacket or faux fur in the winter and take it off when the weather allows to keep rocking this trend through spring. Get the look with this under $100 bronze pleat skirt.

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11.28.2016

I'm Shopping For... A Red Jumpsuit!

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I'm on the hunt for a red jumpsuit and am absolutely convinced that it will make my holiday party season even merrier. A jumpsuit should be a one piece staple in every woman's closet, as easy to throw on as a dress but more unexpected, and a red jumpsuit gives off an automatic air of confidence and an undeniable glam factor. 

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Wide legs, one shoulder and a built in silk scarf?? Talk about sophisticated! This look was a street style scene stealer and we can see why. I'm pretty sure this red hot jumpsuit is Valentino, and luckily I've found and a stunning look for less here

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An open back jumpsuit when done in a deep red is the perfect party ensemble. Metallic heels, a sleek clutch and an easy updo take the look from a sexy night on the town to an instant celebration hit.

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Last but not least is this street style stunner gracing our eyes with a wide leg strapless red jumpsuit. Although a little black leather jacket or tuxedo style blazer is an obvious outerwear choice, worn with an army inspired jacket juxtoposes uptown and downtown glam with fashion girl flare. 

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