Leather pencil

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One staple piece that lends itself to any season is a leather pencil skirt. The silhouette alone is a classic and I love the luxe feel leather can add to any piece of clothing.  I snapped this beauty up last year on sale no less, when I saw the zipper detailing.  It’s super versatile letting me position the zip in the front, back or as a thigh high slit.

I decided to pair down the leather with a basic tee, and add girlie accessories as a contrast to the edgier elements.

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Leather skirt: Nicholas (similar here & here-love this faux version), Tee: Monrow (also love this one), Belt: Forever 21 (similar here & here), Shoes: BCBG (similar here & here), Bag: Dior, Sunnies: Ray-Ban (similar here), Bracelet: Gemma Redux.

 

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Peplum Remixed

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It absolutely feels like Summer is in full effect and with the 4th right around the corner, crisp white denim and flirty tops are on my mind.  I unintentionally had a red, white & blue moment over the weekend (already dreaming of beaches, BBQ & fireworks).  I decided to revisit the peplum trend, loving it’s shorter sibling that lends itself to oceanfront festivities.

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Top: H&M (similar here & here), Denim: J Brand (also love these), Shoes: ZU-old (similar here & here), Clutch: Clare Vivier (fold over version here), Sunnies: Barton Perreira (similar here), Hat: Forever 21, Nails: OPI A roll in the hague, Bracelet: Dannijo.

 

 

Currently

Currently anguilla

Dreaming of Anguilla//Shoes: Report (also love this version)

currently fig tart

Afternoon sweets planning//Fig, Honey & Almond tart & Barton Perreira sunnies

currently cherries

Cherries over rips//Denim: Mother

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Oceanfront necessities//Clutch: Clare Vivier, Sunnies: Ray-Ban & Hat: Forever 21

fringe wishbone

Luck//Necklace: Jennifer Zeuner

F&E quad

Lighter mind set//Top: Frank & Eileen & Candle: Tocca

 

Chopped

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With warmer weather on the horizon and a new work gig, I decided it was time for a much needed chop.  I’ve always been a bit nervous about cutting any more that 1 inch off my hair so when my stylist took a little over 3, I took a sigh of relief when I realized I loved it. With an 85 degree weekend, I was happy to shed my locks….for now 🙂

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Shorts: Nicholas (also love these & these), Tank: Topshop (similar here & here), Shoes: Nordstrom (similar here & here), Clutch: Clare Vivier, Hat: Forever 21, Sunnies: Wayne Cooper (similar here), Nails: O.P.I A roll in the hague, Earrings: Gemma Redux.

 

Lighter

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Now that Spring is finally upon us, pastels and lighter versions of Winter’s color counterparts are popping up everywhere.  One piece of clothing I could not live without is my denim jacket.  Admittedly, I have about 5 in my closet in various shades of blue, but all on the darker side.  My go to has been a beloved one I’ve had for years – and has the tatters to prove it.  The fit is immaculate and it just works.  When I stumbled upon it’s lighter equivalent (minus the holes) I was in love.  The particular shade of blue is amazing and already feel the heaviness starting to melt away.

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Denim jacket: J. Crew, Dress: Calypso-old (similar here, here & here), Hat: Forever 21 (also like this & this one), Belt: J. Crew-ON SALE,  Shoes: Converse (also love these), Clutch: Clare Vivier, Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Nails: Deborah Lippmann in Blue Orchid.

 

Snuggle alert

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Temperatures are dropping by the minute in NYC, but that doesn’t mean I have to look like the Michelin Man.  A fabulous accessory is a must have when cold weather hits, and with these cozy picks all sub $150, they’re hard to resist!

Sweater: Joie soft (on sale), Hat with bow: Kate Spade, Leather/knit gloves: Carolina Amato, Fur gloves: Accessorize, Mittens: Plush, Fedora: Sole Society, Infinity scarf: Spun via Piperlime, Knit cap: Sole Society, Plaid scarf: Forever 21, Red skull cap: Forever 21, Muff earbuds: Surell.

Super woman

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I have always been on-board with the cape trend. Each season, yummy iterations hit the stores and I’m always obsessed.  I find though, that being petite, I can sometimes look like I’m playing dress up with volumes of fabric overwhelming my frame.  A few years ago, I found my solution: The cape sweater.  A hot pink version was my first purchase, quickly followed by the more basic, black courtesy of Vince.

I firmly believe every girl needs a cape 🙂

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Jeans: Etienne Marcel (love this one & also in grey), Cape sweater: Vince-old (similar here & here), Shoes: Joie, Clutch: Elizabeth and James (smaller version here & similar here), Hat: Forever 21-old (similar here & here), Sunnies: Wayne Cooper (similar here).