Royal

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Summertime always inspires dramatic, attention grabbing colors, and to it’s opposition, monochromatic black dominates my Winter selections.

I have always loved head to toe black for it’s ability to ooze instant chic, but adding bright statement accessories and different textures always make things interesting.  Leather leggings and a royal blue tote will be on high rotation this season!

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Leather pants: Alice + Olivia (also love these & these), Blazer: Theyskens Theory (similar here & here), Tee: J. Crew, Shoe: Joie (also here), Bag: Reed Krakoff (similar here & here), Bracelets: J. Crew (extra 30% off!) & Bauble Bop, Sunnies: Barton Perreira, Earrings: Sweetie Pie.

The Dark Side

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Although cooler months are ahead, I can’t seem to totally commit to wrapping myself in layers yet.  I love a good cabernet (wine and color) 🙂 – so this pencil was right up my ally.  I decided pairing a cropped top and peep toe bootie made my migration to the dark-side a little easier.

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Top: Zara (also similar here), Skirt: 3.1 Phillip Lim (similar here & here), Booties: Steve Madden, Sunnies: Westward Leaning, Earrings: Sweetie Pie Jewelry.

Cinch

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One of my best investment piece decisions was made several years ago in Fendi.  I am a sucker for leopard, and the Fendi interpretation was a belt I knew I would have for years.  I consider most animal prints neutrals and this piece was no exception.  Blazers, coats and over-sized dresses all cinch together perfectly.  It was definitely a splurge as far as belts go, but continues to be one of my most loved accessories.

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Sleeveless blazer: Laveer-sold out (similar here & here), Jeans: Rag & Bone, Belt: Fendi (similar here & here), Shoes: Christian Louboutin (similar here), Clutch: Sophie Hulme, Sunnies: Barton Perreira, Bracelet: Bauble Bop.

Orange Fizz

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There is definitely a chill in the air in NYC.  It seemed to have happened overnight, transitioning from a sticky heat to a much welcomed cool breeze.  With this shift, out come the “in-between” sweaters.  I love these because with their weight, you can still mix them with warmer weather pieces.  I adored the rebellious, overly happy color of this sweater and knew it would stand out in a sea of darker tones.  Of course I had to rein it in a little by pairing it with a bit of black leather 🙂

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Sweater: J. Crew (similar color here), Leather shorts: T by Alexander Wang-sold out (similar here & here), Booties: Steve Madden, Sunnies: Ray-ban, Hoops: Sheila Fajl.

Jump Jump

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I’ve literally been obsessed with finding the perfect jumpsuit for the past few months.  Being a short stack often makes it hard to find a fabulous fit.  Strapless, mesh, wide-leg and halters were one by one ticked off my list as I found that something was missing.  I fell in love with this one from Zara.  I love the simplicity of the fit and for once the length was perfect!  This will definitely be one of my go to pieces for season’s to come.

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Jumpsuit: Zara (also love this one), Shoes: YSL, Necklace & Bracelet: Bauble Bop, Sunnies: Barton Perreira, Clutch: Clare Vivier, Lips: MAC in Vegas Volt.