We are at it again. New York Fashion Week kicks off this week. Designers and models take the runways, showcasing their latest collections, while crowds of fashionistas, editors and photographers take over New York City to check out the scene. Fancy soirées are planned to honor the celebration, and we spend a week straight dining on champagne and macarons. If you are lucky enough, you’ll find some real food.
Blogger babes, yoga pants, and one, hot SLT studio. That was the scene this past weekend, when I was invited to host a curated class for SLT’s fancy new studio on the Upper West Side. Over 24 hours later, and I’m still thinking about our sweat sesh, because it rocked, but also because every muscle in my body is still sore (in the best way possible, of course).
Color combinations can be tricky, especially when piecing together your look. I don’t know about you, but I often have moments of hesitation. Does this color really work with this one? Ok, I’m not so sure, but can I make it work? When I’m creating my looks I stick to a few rules. Am I using a cool color palette or warm palette? Does the color look good with a contrasting hue, such as black? I try different options to see if they work, and usually photograph them as I go along. I always trust photos instead of my eyes.
In the fall, I fell in love with the wine, faux fur Grooved Coat by Eliza J (you can find that post here). I loved the piece so much that I also chose it in Midnight Blue. I’m lucky enough to work with the team that designs the Eliza J coats, and I melt over each one, every season. When I find a statement piece that I just can’t resist, I tend to buy it in a second color as well. Trust me. This one’s worth it.
Now that I had my new faux fur coat, it was time to style it. Blue and black combinations always made me a bit hesitant in the past. The colors are so similar. Do I choose black or blue? What shade of blue; royal, navy, baby blue? Well, the midnight blue paired with black, definitely worked! The black was my base color, leaving the midnight blue to shine as the pop color.
To add interest to the look, I mixed my textures. Since I was wearing a faux fur coat, along with basic black, I chose leather leggings (similar here). My sweater had a few jet black crystals which blended with the look, while adding a hint of sparkle.
To accessorize, I wore my Valentino ‘Rockstud’ sunglasses, YSL bag (similar here), leather gloves, and black, lace up, wedge boots (similar here). Grey ankle boots (like these) would have worked with the color combo as well, however I chose black boots to give my legs an elongated look. This is a great trick for all you shorties out there. Don’t worry. I’m with ya!
Over the weekend, we took a stroll around Lincoln Center, which is one of our favorite spots. Aside from attending the theater, it’s also a fun place for us to sit and people watch. We’ll have dinner across the street, and then wander over the fountain, coffee in hand, and sit to chat for a while. It’s especially lovely in the spring and summer.
So beauties, I hope you learned a thing or two about color combinations, and styling today. I’ll give you as many tricks as I can. As far as faux fur pieces go, this one is a must have for the winter months, so snatch it up asap. That’s all from me! Lots of love from NYC. xx
- Eliza J: Faux Fur Groove Coat, Midnight Blue (on sale!)
- Leather Leggings: similar here
- Sweater: similar here
- YSL: satchel (similar here)
- Valentino: ‘Rockstud’ Sunglasses
- Earrings: similar here
- UGG Australia: Leather Gloves
- Ankle Boots: similar here
Hello Valentines! The holiday of hearts is just 2 weeks away, and I’ve been busy styling a few looks to inspire your fancy night out with your beau, your bestie, or both! Typically I’d sport a little red cocktail dress for a night out, but I’ve got a new look for you. Meet the little red dress’s sassier, and older sister.
Dearest snow storm Jonas. You were soft, sweet and romantic when it all started. I gradually watched you fall, piece by piece, and flake by flake until you became larger than life. You blew in, with a force so mighty, you took over all of New York City. You were cold and ugly. You sent shivers down my spine, and you left it all on the streets. You forced me into my ugly puffer coat, and boring, flat rain boots, which you know I can’t stand. I spent a full day cooped up inside my home, leaving my sequins and party dresses behind, locked in the darkness of my closet. But I’ve got something to tell you, sir Jonas. We. Are. Over.
We want it all right? We shoot for the best of everything in life, and won’t settle for less. Let’s face it, the world is competitive, jobs are cut throat and if you live in New York, well…you need to play the game to get ahead. But, what if you could be younger, wiser, and more attractive in an instant? Such is the life of 40 year old Liza Foster from the hit series, “Younger” on TV Land.
New Year’s Eve is a time to move forward. It’s a time to reflect and a time to appreciate the past. As the clock ticks down to midnight, a whole new year with brand new expectations awaits us. Maybe you’ve gone through challenges or hardship, and look to the future as a bright light of hope. Maybe you’ve had a year of bliss, and you wish to cherish those moments and hold on to them for 2016.
It’s 6:30am and I’m dressed for a cocktail party. A little lace dress, fancy shoes, wrapped in fur, with a smidge too much perfume. You walk out the door on a Tuesday morning like that right? Welcome to my world. The doormen must think I’m crazy, and my husband can confirm that. I get uncomfortable stares from little old ladies riding the elevator, as it looks like I’ve just completed the walk of shame with my makeup somehow still intact.
You’re headed out to your holiday party with five minutes before darting out the door. You’ve got the perfect dress, complete with some sparkle, but of course you are madly dashing around to find the perfect accessories to complete your look. This happens to you, right? Or is it just me?
‘Tis the season for holiday parties and it’s time to get fancy. There are oh so many glamorous dresses to choose from and lucky for you, I’ve found a few favorites that you may love. From sequins to beading, off the shoulder and midi dresses, there are some great pieces out there. The colors this season are bold and beautiful, with scarlet red, emerald green, and brilliant blue, or there’s the classic, sophisticated black option. Check out these beauties to wear to your holiday soirée, and let us know what dresses you like best. Cheers to a fabulous holiday season. Celebrate in style. Lots of love from NYC. xx