What to Wear to New York Fashion Week

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Ahh, New York Fashion week.  The week we all put our regular lives aside to gawk at the ready-to-wear fashion amazement that will dictate our trends for the upcoming season. Taking a cue from my favorite designer Kate Spade, I decided that my outfit for NYFW this year would include a ladylike silhouette, paired with a tough-yet-trendy leather & herringbone jacket; perfect for fall.

I have to say my jaw dropped when I found this little black dress from Kate Spade complete with embellished jeweled neckline at my local TJ Maxx.  I had no idea they carried my very favorite designer. With a neckline like this, I didn’t even need a statement necklace.

I’m not one to normally wear all black, so in true personal fashion, I had to grab a punch of color to set it off.  I knew I had to have these beautiful lime green snakeskin beauties when I found them (in the clearance section no less!) for $39…WHAT?!

What were your favorite shows this year?

I was definitely diggin’ Kate Spade’s more relaxed wear complete with tons of fun abstract floral prints and of course my favorite–STRIPES! The garden-esque colors made me smile. Take a look yourself!

Other lines I was lovin’ on? Lela Rose’s metallics & a-lines, and of course Mara Hoffman’s eclectic colors and prints!

Tell me your favorites in the comments section!

Outfit: Kate Spade dress c/o TJ Maxx | Ralph Lauren lime green snakeskin heels c/o TJ Maxx| Similar leather & herringbone jacket | Handbag c/o Gregory Sylvia

Fall Transition

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Even in Florida, we like to “pretend” it’s becoming fall–although the temperatures still won’t quit!  At an average of 90-100 degrees in the afternoon, it’s tough to get into the feel of autumn in all of its glory.  Lately, I can’t stop thinking about that perfect time of evening when you have to wear a scarf because it’s a little chilly, Halloween parties, haunted hayrides, corn mazes, riding boots, and all the beautiful layering of new fall pieces!

Well, until the temps start to cool down–I’m going to have to keep dreaming. In the mean time, my idea of transitioning from summer to fall will include minor wardrobe adjustments such as the ones seen here. I like the idea of switching sandals out for cute embellished booties like these boho beauties.

In addition to warmer footwear, longer sleeves and warmer fabric in dresses is important.  Subtle fall accessories like floral headbands in cooler tones and scarves help to transition dresses from summer to the cooler months.

Miss Me has a great selection of dresses that will transition perfectly from summer to fall.  I’m loving their tunic styles right now because as the temps continue to get cooler, all you have to do is add leggings or tight jeans to pair with boots and you’re all set!

Although people may think that the “bohemian” style is exclusive to summer, I like to wear mine in fall as well, with a slight adjustment to the fall palette. Jewel tones like navy, amber, and hunter green seem to take center stage as the leaves start to fall.  With pops of brighter color, these jewel tones seem to come alive. This is, by far, my favorite season!

My second look is a little bit more casual, with the perfect-fitting jeans.  A kimono is another one of those perfect topper pieces that work well to replace a cardigan or a blazer.  Paired with a graphic tee, it takes a casual look from traditional to modern and bohemian.

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Outfit: Dress c/o Miss Me| Handbag c/o Miss Me| Boots via Zara| Headband via American Eagle

 

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Addicted to Lipstick

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Kimonos have been a summer time staple for me this year so I only thought it appropriate to wear one as we say “farewell” to hotter temps and all the beauty that is summer.

It’s so easy to just throw on one of these kimonos over top of a simple graphic tee and a pair of worn-in jeans. I’m starting to delve more into the bootcut/flare jeans.  I’m kinda over the skinny jean look when I see the difference in photos. It’s amazing how a wider cute jean can make legs look smaller and more shapely. These Miss Me jeans do just that and are so soft to the touch.

In order to bring out some color, I grabbed this small cornflower blue Michael Kors clutch.

Outfit: Tie Dye Kimono| Michael Kors clutch| Addicted to lipstick tee c/o Style Lately| Jeans c/o Miss Me| Necklace via Charming Charlie {similar here}

 

Congrats to Brittany who won the Boden Clothing giveaway! Your email is on the way :)

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Boden Clothing Giveaway

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It’s been awhile since we’ve done a giveaway, so here’s a super exciting one! I’ve been partnering up with this amazing Boden Clothing company (out of the UK) since the spring and I’m happy to announce that we are giving away a $25 gift card along with a free scarf to one lucky girl!

From perfectly fitting pencil skirts (like this one I styled here!) to these adorable mixed-print tees, I’ve worn out every piece I own from Boden! I love to play on the colors by mixing and matching.

So here’s your chance! To enter, simply comment below telling me what piece you’d choose if you won as well as your email and name. Be sure to tweet and follow Boden on Facebook (through the widget below) for extra chances of winning! Open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway closes September 3rd 12am EST.

Good luck!

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Outfit: Colourblock Breton top c/o Boden Clothing| Flats via H&M {similar here}| Mint jeans c/o Gap {similar here}| Necklace c/o Our World Boutique| Ray Ban aviators| Michael Kors watch
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Pineapple Dress

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I had to double-check that I hadn’t already posted this amazing dress I thrifted while in New Orleans in June.  I’ve been wearing it nonstop on the weekends because it’s so comfy and doesn’t cling in this heat!

Funny story–mom and I went to Buffalo Exchange  in New Orleans when we visited in June and found so many cute and–might I add–”fruity” themed pieces only to find out that Reese Witherspoon herself was seen shopping in that exact store the day before!  As I checked out at the counter with my fruit-filled purchases, the girl excitedly told me that Reese had purchased a pineapple necklace with her daughter the day before and that she was staying in New Orleans (apparently her hometown) for the duration of the filming of her new movie, “Don’t Mess With Texas”.

Unfortunately, we were not able to see Reese, but we did have another “almost” celebrity encounter the very next day. We were at the mall at the end of the Canal Street having a beignet at Cafe Du Monde when we found out that Arnold Schwarzenegger was just sitting at the table next to us about ten minutes before we arrived. Talk about bad timing! Either way, we had a blast and it was nice to spend time exploring a new city with my family.

Hope you all are enjoying your weekend! :)

Outfit: Pineapple dress thrifted from Buffalo Exchange {another cute pineapple dress here!}| Lime fruit handbag via Slimskii| Guess leather wedges {Similar here}| Necklace c/o Arthur & Livingston