Trend To Try: Metallic Midi Skirt

Two year’s ago I was given a metallic midi skirt. It was one of those pieces that I instantly loved and also had zero idea of how I would wear. Fast forward two years and it’s still sitting in my closet and I’m pretty sure this is the season it will make it’s debut.

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Recently I’ve seen plenty of street style inspiration featuring pleated metallic skirts. I love a leather jacket paired with almost any ultra feminine look, but could also see myself in the contrasting fuzzy crop top or sweater combo.While the street style crew likes to pair the look with sneakers (not featured here), like most anything else, I think the look is completed best with a sky high heel.

  1. This is the perfect shade of pink if you’re not ready to go the metallic route.
  2. My absolute favorite look of the bunch. This could be a perfect holiday party look.
  3. This look makes the crop top feel new again, especially with the exaggerated maxi hem.
  4. The most ladylike version of the look is ready for the office holiday party, just add a statement earring.

A few options to try the look out…

If you’re ready to fully commit this skirt is incredible.

Love the slightly longer length of this one– I find it much more flattering.

A gorgeous cut and pretty color.

To test the trend, this is an easy and pretty entry point.

 

Boots Made For Walking

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It happens every fall. As the temperature starts to dip I realize that I won’t be able to get away with sockless flats much longer, and with a run-around-the-city lifestyle, I can’t wear heels 24/7. As much as I’ve tried, even wedge sneakers and a low heel boot will start to ache in the balls of your feet after twenty five blocks. I adore (obsessively) adore boots, but sometimes style requires, or desires, something lower than a mid shaft riding boot.

This week my mom happened to be in town, and we headed out to hunt down some new shoes for her (she had a whole host of foot complaints) and I tagged along looking for my own inspiration. Lo and behold I came across these flat ankle boots. They are completely different from what I would normally wear., I love the off-brown color and loose around the ankle fit (no clingy calf cleavage.) What shocked me even more? These gems are from Sperry!

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After three years of college at the Sperry capital of the country, I swore up and down that I would never own “boat shoes.” I am always impressed when a brand with a strong history grows and shifts successfully without neglecting their roots. Props to Sperry for making one of the most comfortable and cutest pairs of boots made for walking this season. Also, to me for gaining some footwear maturity. I’m sure my toes will thank me one day.

*I just so happened to marry a man who owns more than one or three pairs of Sperry classics, but I’ve grown to accept his taste. The shoe clash even came out in my sister’s speech at our wedding!

Summer Beach Weekends

Happy Friday! Can’t you just taste the weekend a mere few hours away? This week seemed long, but was actually very productive and busy.

This weekend I am heading to one of my favorite places in the world for the first time this summer. I am so looking forward to a relaxing break, some fresh seafood, and the always calming to me salt water.

Last weekend, in a desperate attempt to find the ocean, the boy and I ventured to Jacob Riis Park. I had never heard of the park, but read about it in Time Out New York as a quick beach “staycation.” I’ll admit, I had never ventured to a “New York” beach. The Hamptons sounded snooty, the rest dirty, and I frankly had no interest. But I was craving the sand and am so glad we ventured out! We took the subway to the bus to find a quiet, diverse beach with clean water, a huge expanse of sand, and a hot dog on the boardwalk. Plus, how often do you see New York City on the horizon of the ocean?

I wore my staple denim cutoffs over my bikini for the whole day, and felt very at home. The t-shirt is American Eagle – and I love it! I have two others and they truly are “the perfect tee.”
At the end of the day, we splurged to take the ferry back to the city. I highly recommend it! Once you’re on board you pass Staten Island, Coney Island, and Red Hook before coasting into Wall Street, with a beverage in hand if you beat the rush!
I hope you have a fabulous weekend filled with plenty of fun in the sun!

 

Out on the Town in Girly Green

 
CC Skye Bag, vintage jacket, street vendor necklace, Michael Michael Kors Jenna Sandal (similar), Rachel Rachel Roy Flounce Dress
Green is one of those colors that I’m never particularly drawn towards, (I always race towards the girly pinks and oranges) but I always receive complements when wearing.  I was thrilled when my mom surprised me with this dress; however, we had differing opinions on how I would wear it. Her mind sometimes seems to think I’m 5 inches shorter, so this would be “work appropriate.” Needless to say between the length and plung-ish neckline, this dress was reserved for a fun date night on the Lower East Side (review here.)

On a side note, in the distance of the second photo you may see a group of men hanging out of the window. They were encouraging the boy and I to come upstairs for an impromptu photoshoot in their “light filled studio…” at 10pm on a Friday night (this explains the incredibly awkward photo above.)

Pajama Party

shirt and pants MNG by Mango via JCPenny, shoes Lovely People, necklace Sparkle via Henri Bendel, ring a birthday gift from the boy, bag CC Skye
 
A few weeks ago I took to the streets on the hunt for some new work clothes. I found myself in front of JCPenny, a store I probably haven’t entered since I was looking for a winter coat with my mom in grade school. I figured why not, and was taken completely by surprise with the new store. In particular, I lost myself in the MNG by Mango section.

I was tempted by the pajama pants trend earlier in the spring, but didn’t want to splurge on an expensive pair that I may only wear a handful of times. At $35, these pants were an easy way to try out some comfortable pants, and after wearing them to a soccer bar, I am impressed by how much I like them. The fabric isn’t sheer, which I was concerned about, and the pattern is far more wearable than I expected. The rest of the shopping trip for “work clothes” I actually like, not so successful.

Also, what’s not so wearable? These platforms which split down the middle half way through my walk to Mr. Dennehy’s.