When I first moved to the city, I often wondered, how could I still retain some semblance of style while also being able to maneuver the increased walking and bipolar weather conditions. I remember for the first 6 months I really thought I could wear heels almost everywhere and actually believed the weather report on the morning news. (Insert wide-eyed emoji here).
Fast forward a couple years and here’s what I’ve learned. Flats can be your friend. Yes this was tough for me to conceptualize, but after a week of non stop heels and realizing no amount of reflexology would help, I made peace with flats and found styles that made my feet feel just as special as my Manolo heels did. These Gucci mule loafers are one of my favorites with their mix of classic and edgy. They are comfy as hell and have serious staying power.
I also had to take stock of my handbag collection as well. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good cross body mini bag, but if you’re out and about in the city, something a little larger is required; preferably to fit a pair of heels and umbrella. I opted for the Celine trapeze. The medium size is perfect and the shoulder strap is great if you prefer that to the crook of your arm.
Bag: Celine (also love this one and this alternate style), Shoes: Gucci (these are super cute too), Denim: AG Jeans, Top: Zara (similar here), Sunnies: Oliver Peoples
// Wrapping season // Denim: Current Elliott, Shoes: Chanel, Bag: Chanel, Sweater: Nili Lotan,
// Window display at Saks //
// Celine loafers // (similar here), Denim: Citizens of Humanity
// Favorite corner //
// Warm holiday season // Bracelets: Hermes & Vita Fede, Shorts: Rag & Bone, Sweater: Zara
// Current coffee table // Lip: Chanel, Nail: Chanel, Candle: & other stories
// The mini // Bag: Chanel, Top: Sandro, Nails: Jin Soon
Always one to hang on to warm weather as long as I can, I am slowly easing into Fall (at least my accessories are). I’ve always invested in good accessories. Bags, shoes, sunnies-all are key pieces that if purchased with some thought, can carry you through every season. I always gravitate towards a version of a neutral as these colors are the way I go with many of my investment pieces.
The warmth of my bag and suede texture my shoes added just the right nod to Fall.
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi (also love these), Denim: J Brand (also here), Top: Zara (similar here), Hat: Rag & Bone (similar here), Bag: Saint Laurent (love this & this color), Sunnies: Tom Ford
Some of my favorite events are the one’s where I can dress to the nines. Fancy dresses and sparkly heels definitely make a girl feel special, but sometimes a tee and jeans feels just as glamorous. I love taking a classic black and white graphic tee (especially one with attitude) and pairing it with an over-sized blazer and bright heels. It’s an easy twist that elevates the unassuming jeans and tee.
Top: SheIn, Denim: Zara (similar here), Blazer: Theory-On Sale!, Shoes: Louboutin (similar here & here), Sunnies: Illesteva, Bag: Dior.
Ever since our trip to Paris, I’ve been obsessed with stripes. Admittedly, I already had a fairly large section dedicated to them in my closet, but I can’t help adding new pieces, as they are a perfect neutral without being boring. There’s something so classic yet so versatile about stripes. They can take on an entirely new life paired with leather and ripped jeans vs. a girly skirt and sweet flats. Sunday felt like a stripe kinda day.
Denim: Citizens of Humanity, Top: Zara (similar here), Bag: Gucci (also love this color), Flats: Chloe, Sunnies: Tom Ford, Scarf: Isabel Marant (similar here).