ROSES AND BLUE VELVET

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Jacket | AllSaints

T-Shirt | Current/Elliott

Skirt | Topshop

Boots | Steven by Steve Madden

My practicality almost got the best of me when I bought these boots, telling me that I would wear them much more if they were black. Then I remembered that most of the items in my closet are neutrals anyway so why not get them in blue, the color I really loved. I was obsessed with this Topshop skirt immediately.  Embroidered denim is everywhere at the moment and this skirt is the perfect balance of tough and sweet. It sold out pretty quickly, but click the links below to shop similar looks!

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LUSTING AFTER…

I’m still obsessing over embroidery as much as everyone else is at the moment and this BLANKNYC Moto Jacket is such a cool iteration of the trend. The weather may not reflect it here in NYC yet, but I’m ready for warmer weather and this Reformation linen dress screams summer to me. I’ve written about my love for beaded tassel earrings before and I actually bought these in red while I was writing this post, as Baublebar has a great promotion going on right now. I love the tomboyish 70’s vibe of these Madewell jean shorts and I’m really into graphic tees with a feminist twist right now.

The pieces above are all shop-able, just click the pictures!

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IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

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Sweater | AllSaints

Pants | Mango

Shoes | Rebecca Minkoff

My wardrobe mostly consists of monochromatic basics. You would assume that this would make shopping  a breeze, but it somehow makes it even harder. My favorite basics have special details that set them apart from the hundreds of other pieces just like them. This grey cable-knit sweater is beautiful because of the mismatched patchwork of knits and these white sneakers are special because of their stud-like leather straps. Shop similar unique basic looks below:

 

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ALL TIED UP

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Lace-up detailing and embellishments are all over the place right now, but one of my current favorite versions of this trend is pants with lace-up detailing. I’ve seen it on denim and leather pants alike either as a detail on the front panel of the pants, ankle, or even all the way up the leg.

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YELLOW FEVER

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In all honesty, yellow has pretty much always been my least favorite color, never mind the fact that the majority of my wardrobe consists of neutral colors any way. I always thought that it was a hard color to wear and looked best on darker skin tones. I’m discovering that I was wrong – I just hadn’t found my perfect shade of yellow yet. The yellows I like the most are a bit deeper and more of a golden yellow-orange than purely yellow. They’re more mustard-y than lemon-y — I like to think of them as marigold, after the flower of the same name.

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LIQUID METAL

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The 80’s are coming back in a big way. Us nineties babies have had our time long enough, it’s time to share the spotlight (even though I never get sick of anything nineties related). Did Stranger Things reawaken this 80’s nostalgia? Or maybe it was our love for synths in pop music. The plethora of runway styles inspired by the decade of less is not more are currently trickling down to streetwear. A few reworked trends characteristic of the decade are exaggerated ruffles, strong shoulders, white shoes, sequins, and high-shine fabrics. 

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EAR CANDY

Good news: all those global-inspired pieces you purchased last year during warmer times are still extremely in this year. In fact, global-inspired pieces are bigger than ever whether it be pompoms, embroidered detailing, or one of my personal favorites: colorful tassels. We’ve seen tassels show up on purses, dresses and shoes, but my current favorite iteration is earrings, especially if they’re beaded. This season’s tassels are bright, colorful, and make me dream of dancing on a beach somewhere – preferably with a piña colada in my hand.tassel-earrings

I’m usually a minimalist when it comes to jewelry, but I’m trying to get out of my comfort zone and I’m starting with earrings. I love the idea of pairing these with a relaxed blouse, off-the-shoulder top, or even just to spruce up a white t-shirt.

So far, I’ve seen the best selections from J. Crew and BaubleBar when it comes to color, price, and variety. Shop these styles and more below!

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VINYL FANTASY

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Right now, it feels like everywhere I turn, one of my favorite style-inspirers is demonstrating how to rock vinyl pants. The goddess herself, Giselle, made them look downright casual during a talk show appearance. I’ve heard them referred to as ‘patent-leather’, but all I can think about when I see these babies are their more punk rock roots. Squeaky, skin-tight, liquid-y and shiny,  there’s nothing that says the ’80s are back more than the vinyl pant. However, they’re best styled in ways that bring them into the present.

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