royal downward

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!

royal half

royal acc 2

royal full

royal walk 2

royal cross 2

royal acc

royal ant

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.


classic full neck

With fashion week coming to an end, I found myself inspired, but overwhelmed by the massive conglomeration of trends that all came together in a fantastic display everywhere I’ve looked in the city.  It was unbelievable to finally be in the midst of everything, and while I saw some outfits that were true fashion genius the way colors and prints came together, I also noted the undeniable elegance of the women that chose classic pieces, tailored to perfection with a red lip.  Amidst all the midi skirts, statement shoes and every other trend imaginable, the beauty found in simplicity was simply striking.

classic acc

classic crop 2

classic jacket

classic full down

classic half

Blazer: TheyskensTheory (also similar here), Denim: Topshop (darker version here), Top: Topshop-sold out (similar here & here), Shoes: Jimmy Choo (similar here), Belt: Gap, Bracelet: Bauble Bop, Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Lips: Marc Jacobs, Earrings: Sweetie Pie


pearl full hold

I have never been a huge fan of pearls (I know-a sin being from the South).  One of the first gifts my now husband gave me when we were dating, was a strand of pearls, which I can now admit, I only wore because they were gifted from him. However; I’m loving the pearl cluster necklaces.  Something about them feels updated and uber chic.  I love the sophistication this simple accessory adds to any wardrobe.

pearl acc

pearl full collar

pearl full down

Blazer: Theyskens Theory (similar here), Shorts: Nordstrom (similar here & here), Tee: LNA (similar here), Chambray top: Rubbish, Shoes: Mulberry, Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Watch: Nixon (similar here), Bracelet: Asos, Pearls (similar here).


classic pockets

Sunshine at last!….and the perfect excuse to slowly incorporate spring trends into my wardrobe.  I love that nautical is already popping up everywhere, considering I love stripes and anything inspired by the coast.

To keep the trend from looking to literal, I decided to pair a darker blazer and similar hued rolled jeans to keep a neutral look.  The finishing touch, a pop of hot pink….naturally!

classic half cross

classic back

classic acc

classic glasses

classic half pop

Jeans: Current/Elliott (similar here & here), Tee: Feel the piece (similar here & here), Blazer: Theyskens’ Theory-sold out (similar here), Belt: Sydney Markets (similar here), Shoes: Luxury Rebel, Watch: Nixon (similar here), Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Clutch: Clare Vivier,  Necklace: Bauble Bop (similar here), Lips: NARS is Capucine

Color me

When the weather is chilly, I always gravitate toward richer more neutral colors, and with Fall right around the corner, the darker siblings of summer’s neons and pastels are everywhere.  I decided to rebel with a bit of hot pink, which quickly transformed my simple, black dress and booties into something  lighter.  A brightly colored blazer is a closet staple for me.  It works for every season and always is reminiscent of the warmer months….which is a must for me during winter!

~Colored blazers I love (here & here)~

Blazer: Zara-old (similar here & here), Dress: Theyskens Theory, Belt: B-low the belt-old (similar here), Booties: Barney’s (similar here).  Bag: Alexander Wang (similar here & here), Sunnies: Tom Ford