#tbt — Back at it again today with another look from last fall that got lost in the mix! But, once again, it’s a look that will definitely work this spring, too. Black and white is chic year round, obviously!
A white and black based printed skirt paired with black and white booties (or heels!) is an outfit that can quickly take you from your desk to drinks after work. With a black and white bottom half, you’ve got a blank canvas on top. Whether you go for a structured black blazer, a denim jacket, a brightly colored blouse, or keep it minimalistic with a form-fitting black sweater (and maybe add a statement necklace!), you’re bound to have a versatile look that works for wherever your day may take you!
I ventured out for brunch at Sarabeth’s in Tribeca this past weekend and highly underestimated the weather. I’ve been so antsy to break out some of my new spring pieces so when I saw a high of 42 degrees and a picture of a sun on my weather app, I guess I overlooked the part where it said feels like 34. (Rookie mistake, you guys. Blame my lack of judgement on Spring Fever.) Thank goodness I was on my way to yoga after brunch and had my New Balance sneakers in my bag.. Definitely changed into those promptly after these photos were taken to save my toes from freezing off! (Not pictured: My wool coat and perforated tote!)
It was outfit overload in this post, so I figured I’d break it down and give each outfit the spotlight it deserves. (Different photos, of course!)
Remember when I transitioned one of my summer maxi skirts into the fall? You can do the same thing when transitioning from winter to spring! I am so ready to retire my chunky knits, but unfortunately Mother Nature isn’t really on board. (A snow storm on the first day of spring? That’s just torture.)
To keep myself sane and to try to stop wearing the same outfits I’ve been wearing for the last six months, I’ve been trying to incorporate little bits of spring into my winter wardrobe. It was a random high-50’s day when I donned this outfit, but let me tell you — those high 50’s felt HEAVENLY. I think I saw people in shorts that day, but I didn’t even judge. I FEEL YA, GIRL. Let those legs feel the sunshine!
While it will be a few weeks (probably a month or two, realistically) until it’s shorts weather for me, bright colors and floral patterns will have to try to emulate that bare-leg-high in the mean time.
LOFT is KIL-LING-IT. I repeat, get to your nearest LOFT store or get your fingers ready to click click click. You’re going to want everything. I don’t know how I even ended up on the LOFT website last night… Don’t get me wrong, I have long, long loved LOFT, but I’ve been trying to be on a little bit of a loosely-interpreted shopping ban lately. I’ve been trying to steer clear of random online shopping unless it’s something that I truly need, but somehow I ended up on LOFT.com and holy sh*t, you guys. LOFT is literally killing it. As I was browsing new arrivals, I felt like I was looking at pieces from a contemporary designer, not a brand that I’ve gotten fabulous deals at for years. But let’s stop talking and start shopping, shall we?
Click through the arrows to see all of my favorite pieces…
If you know me at all, you know that I am kind of obsessed with my Susan Miller Astrology Zone app. (Yes, I pay for the extended version. #noshame) So, naturally, I loved these videos! (I’m a Virgo and this was quite the lovely outlook for the year ahead!)
One of my favorite Chicago-based fine jewelers, Dana Rebecca Designs, did a little interview feature with me on their blog! (You can check it out here.) I love Dana’s designs so much… Absolutely breathtaking!
I wore this outfit to work last fall and somehow forgot to post it! (There’s a whole graveyard of outfits on my desktop that’ve never made it to the blog… #rip) This look kind of works for the *hopefully* upcoming spring transitional weather, too. Don’t you agree?
If you’re lucky enough to not be on the East Coast right now, and if you wanted to make the dress even more spring-y, toss on a white denim jacket with a pair of white wedge sandals. (Or, these or these!) Done, and done.
They just launched their mobile app today (you can download it here!) and it’s equally as fabulous. Makes shopping so easy! Almost too easy… Almost. PS: If you shop the app today you can get 20% off! But that’s today (3/18) only!
I teamed up with Shoptiques last week for a fun shoot in the Nolita area. I chose some of my favorite pieces from shops all over the world, got my hair and makeup done by GlamSquad, and knocked out six different outfits in an afternoon! (Whew!) Those pictures are actually up on their website, so forewarning: you will probably see a familiar face if you’re browsing around!
In addition to the shoot, I hand-picked a selection of my favorite items for the launch of the app! Click here to see almost 100 of my favorite pieces of clothing, jewelry, and accessories on Shoptiques. Happy Shopping! (Also, all items I’m wearing are linked to at the end of this post!)
You guys! Remember the Vineyard Vines clutch that I used practically every single day last summer?! It’s back. And it’s even better than before! The new scalloped edges make my heart skip a beat! It sold out in a flash last year so be sure to act fast. I seriously used this clutch every single weekend last summer — in the Hamptons, out to dinner, grabbing drinks, brunch, you name it — and plan to do the same this summer. Definitely worth the investment!
When I’ve been getting dressed lately, I’ve been gravitating towards simple monochromatic looks. No print mixing, no color-blocking, just one main color palette. While I do think these types of looks are classic, they really aren’t that fun. I’m 100% bored with my closet right now. Maybe even 150% bored. I’m truly tired of all of my winter clothes! I want to wear bright, punchy colors, flirty dresses, strappy sandals, and bold floral prints. Immediately!