Quick photo recap of one of my days in New York this past week. I went out for a work trip last week and slipped in a few explorations of the city while I was there! It’s always a great time when I visit the city and this time we stayed in lower Manhattan at the Standard East Village which was the perfect spot for great restaurants and shopping.
Texture Fabric Top – Zara | Houndstooth Patterned Longline Coat – H&M | Two Tone Raw Hem Denim – H&M | Studded Wooden Heel Ankle Boot – Jessica Buurman | Stella Crossbody – Naked Vice
Houndstooth &/or plaid, you had me at FALL. I’ve been loving the cold weather here in SoCal so I’m excited to add a new arsenal of coats into my wardrobe! A plaid longline coat is a fall must have and I just HAD to venture out over Black Friday weekend to grab this particular lightweight houndstooth longline coat from H&M before they all disappeared.
Off Shoulder Poplin Top – Zara | Two Tone Denim – H&M (Similar) | Netted Sandals – H&M | Mini Bucket Bag – Hieleven | Crystal Nicki Sunglasses – Triwa
Day two of New York Fashion Week means lazy Sundays and shopping. We popped into Acne down in Soho and did a little spending, although there were plenty of pieces I’d be more than happy to drop some bills on, I reverted to just browsing. Since it was a more casual day, I opted for a more casual look. I picked up this off shoulder poplin from Zara. I have another off shoulder poplin blouse however I loved that this one had the collar still attached which gives a very low maintenance look.
Pairing a statement blouse and some statement jeans made easy. I absolutely love these two toned denim jeans with raw uneven hems. I have been searching for a pair like this and when I finally found them at H&M I was so distraught when they were sold out both online and in stores!
Riley Raw Hem Denim Top – BooHoo | Lace Up Pant – H&M | Austen Teardrop Panama Hat – Urban Outfitters | Black Chelsea Boot – Zara | Round Sunglasses – RayBan
I think sometimes people forget or don’t realize how much work can go into a blog post. Usually if your someone living in the city you constantly have a great backdrop whether its marble buildings in a financial district or dirty alleyways in the middle of downtown there is always something that can help your outfits live. Being from Orange County it’s a little more difficult to be as creative as you’d like to be (aside from beach photos of course). Fortunately my fiance and I ran across this little deserted bar and it was might I say the perfect backdrop to my edgy urban cowboy look I had going on.
I have a weakness for lace up pants (as some of you might know from my very early on blog posts with my Zara waxed denim favorites, which btw I found after having lost them for most of the year) so when I saw this camel colored pair from H&M I had to grab them. I had been trying to figure out how to style my latest raw hem denim tank I grabbed from BooHoo and if you’ve been following me, you probably realize I’m a big fan of raw hem denim. Actually if you Google “Raw Hem Denim” and check the images, more likely than not one of my photos will pop up. I gravitated towards this top for the overkill of raw hems, plus it has just right amount of cropped action for me to feel comfortable pairing with high waist trousers or low waist skinny jeans (in this case). I will say that this probably was the worst day to wear pants, once I stepped outside and realized it was 90 degrees out I knew I made a mistake. But hey, do it for fashion right?
On a side note, as a lover of online shopping and getting a bargain I’m always on the hunt for coupon codes or other opportunities for me to save online. Case in point, the top I’m wearing in this post I got for an amazing 30% off! Unlike in store sales, most of the time you can find better deals online (although you’ll have to pay for shipping and wait for your goods). Groupon is a great resource for saving because you won’t need to save anything upfront. All coupons are 100% free to use with over 70,000 coupons from more than 9,000 stores, and they are consistently adding new ones daily. Many of these promo codes are unique to Groupon and you don’t need to be a member to use them!
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Black Sleeveless Contrast Panel Loneline Vest – SheInside | Striped High Collar Tee – Zara (old) | Ridley Skinny Ankle Grazer Raw Hem Denim – ASOS | Platform Blucher Shoe – Zara | Volant Sunglasses – RAEN Optics | Black Envelope Crossbody – H&M | Statement Bib Necklace – ASOS
There’s something about oversized clothes and longline coats that makes my heart swoon. I really am getting a tad obsessed. I don’t think anything feels or looks more chic and flattering than pairing an oversized top with some skinny bottoms and/or throwing on a longline coat, vest, blazer, etc on top. This is a look that I can transition from day to night which is the greatest for the upcoming Holiday Season. With family get togethers around the corner I want to look put together yet have the ability to have a little fun outdoors as well. Mixing casual pieces like the raw hem denim and long sleeve tee with a structured vest and statement necklace you can see how easy it can be to make your look casual yet sophisticated. Don’t forget to finish the look with some comfy shoes and a lightweight bag since we all know you don’t want to carry around your work bag during a Holiday Party.
Simple look for fall is going all denim. Well, denim and chambray to be precise. I’m a big fan of mixing prints and textures while maintaining the same color palette. I’m also becoming quite obsessed with ankle grazer jeans with raw hems. It’s definitely a trend I would recommend giving a try, your ankles will thank you for it! ASOS never disappoints with their jeans, for some reason they fit my body so well and considering I ordered these online it’s really saying something considering jeans are something you 90% of the time need to try on. There are a few different colors along with some distressed pairs that will fit perfectly with your wardrobe. Select the link above to shop!