SHIFT IN

marni black and white shift dress MARNI Shift Dress (similar here)  // VINCE Leather Leggings // CHANEL Clutch 

There are few things I love more than a black and white color combo. It’s the most classic – and the chicest, in my opinion – combination out there. It’s easy to wear and it never goes out of style. This would explain why 75% of my closet is black and white (with a little gray thrown in there, too). This shift dress was something I picked up at Forty Five Ten. I knew it would be something I would wear a million times. Not only because of the timeless colors, but it’s that perfect in-between length that allows you to wear it as a dress (a mini, mind you) or as a tunic. I like options. I can go bare-legged and pair it with my ballet flats, throw it on with a pair of tights (these are my tried and true favorite), or I can pair like so over my leather leggings.

See below for other options to get the look!

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 Photos by Molly Miller

MY CAMO PANTS

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 RAY-BAN Sunglasses // MADEWELL Striped Shirt (on SALE!) // J.CREW Sweater // MADEWELL Camo Pants (on SALE!) // REPETTO Ballet Flats // Bracelets: SARAH CHLOE Monogram Bangle, MADEWELL  Glider Bangle and Tracecraft Bangle, Cartier Love Bracelet, Jody Candrian Cuff (from Five & Ten)

Remember this post? Well, I took the plunge. I overcame my fear of camo and purchased these pants from Madewell. I’ll admit that I was a little uneasy about the purchase (what is it about this print that freaks me out?!), and I had thoughts of returning them. However, once I threw them on for the first time, I loved them. I’ve worn them many times over since then. They’re really a perfect baby-step into camo because the print is so subtle. You almost miss it if you’re not looking closely. Most surprising is that camo really works as a neutral for me. I’ve worn them with everything from stripes to this black sweater to nearly every single color of my Equipment shirts. What can I say? I’m a camo convert.

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RAINY DAY

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 BARBOUR Hat (c/0) // RAG & BONE Jacket (similar here) // OLD NAVY Sweater // MADEWELL Jeans // VIKTOR & ROLF Booties (similar here) // GIVENCHY Bag

The last few days have been rainy around here. I haven’t minded it one bit. After spending the weekend wintery Jackson Hole, gray weather and cooler temperatures is actually what I was hoping for. It feels fall-ish and right now that’s exactly what I want. This kind of weather lets me pull my sweaters – including this chunky knit one – out of hibernation, and I can even throw on a jacket without burning up. This sweater in particular is one I’ll be wearing over and over this season. It’s casual enough for a cozy day inside, but the leather detailing adds that extra something if I’m feeling dressy. I’ve officially made the transition to fall wear. I couldn’t be more ready. Let’s hope these temperatures stick around.

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FRIDAY BLUES

mixed blues RAY-BAN Sunglasses // J BRAND Leather Jacket // TROUBADOUR Dress (gifted) // AQUAZZURA Sandals

I always do my best to stay in the loop on new designers and new lines. Considering the amount of time I spend on the internet (too. much.) and paging through magazines, I’d like to think I do a pretty good job of that. However, I’m always so thrilled when I receive an email or blog comment from a reader or PR company introducing me to something – or somebody –  new.  (It’s one of my favorite parts of having a blog.) That was the case with Troubadour. This new-to-me line is designed by FIT grad Lindsey Carter (she was previously a designer for Madewell, so you know she’s got a good eye.). I took a peek through the fall collection and instantly loved the the classic, feminine feel. The designer has an eye for mixing prints and patterns. This dress was one of my favorites for that very reason. The color palette is simple (blues and grays), but she’s masterfully mixed two very different prints together – and it totally works. I can’t wait to see what Carter is cooking up for the spring season.

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A FANCY STRIPE FROM CLUB MONACO

striped top CLUB MONACO Striped Top // VINCE Leather Leggings  // CLARE VIVIER Clutch // BALENCIAGA Cuff // ALEXANDER WANG Heels (similar here)

I don’t need to remind you all about my love for stripes. The simple pattern is my very favorite and happens to be taking over my closet. With the exception of  this cozy new sweater, the majority of my stripe purchases have been tees – long sleeve, short sleeve, oversized, you name it. While I can make a stripe tee work with just about anything, I really didn’t have a dressier stripe in my closet. One that I could wear when I’m feeling a little fancier. This top from Club Monaco has filled that void. The black-and-white combination is classic and lends itself to just about any pairing (even this pair of printed pants). The material gives off a subtle sheen making it just a little bit glam.

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IN THE MIX

luella & june RAY-BAN Sunglasses // J BRAND Leather Jacket  //  MADEWELL Shirt // J.CREW Pants // ALEXANDER WANG Shoes (similar here) // Bracelets: SARAH CHLOE Monogram Bangle, MADEWELL  Glider Bangle and Tracecraft Bangle, Cartier Love Bracelet, Jody Candrian Cuff (from Five & Ten)

One of the trickiest things about getting dressed this time of year is figuring out how to master the transition. It’s not cold enough (not. even. close.) to abandon all of my warm-weather pieces, but I’m also dying to pull out some of my fall favorites (like this jacket). They key is finding a way to to combine both – which is exactly what I tried to do here. Remember this outfit? It was one of my favorites from this summer. These pants (I have the matching top, too. And yes. I wear them together.) reminded me of those floral shorts, so I just applied the same dressing principle. I added in the same basics (a striped shirt and a pair of simple heels), and then I made it feel like fall by throwing on my leather jacket.

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 Photos by Molly Miller

TRUE BLUES

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 RAY-BAN Sunglasses // J.CREW Shirt // VEDA Leather Jacket // OLD NAVY Skinny Jeans // CLARE VIVIER Leopard Clutch // MANOLO BLAHNIK Heels

If there’s one thing I have more than enough of in my closet (besides stripe tees like this one, of course), it’s button-down shirts. I live in them. They’re my easiest and quickest go-to when I’m wanting to look put-together but don’t have the time to think out a look. They  instantly just polish off a look. For more casual days, I opt for oversized boyfriend shirts, but if I’m going just a touch more dressy, the tailored ones are a no-brainer. (I had this one monogrammed with my new initials. It’s a fun touch.) I wear the shirts with everything but denim is clearly the frontrunner. I just can’t think of anything more classic than an oxford shirt and a pair of skinny jeans. While I always love a dark rinse, lately I’ve been turning to my coated pair along with this carmel color, too. To add some visual interest, I usually grab a print accessory. This Clare Vivier clutch certainly fits the bill.

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Photos by Molly Miller


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TO THE OFFICE

luella & june RAY-BAN Sunglasses // J.CREW Tossed Hearts Shirt // HERMÉS Vintage Belt // ZARA Skirt // KATE SPADE Beau Bag (gifted) // ZARA Shoes (similar here)

I’m lucky that I work in a creative office where pretty much anything goes when it comes to workwear. There are days when I show up in my skinny jeans and Converse sneakers (those are usually days that require early mornings and/or late nights), and then there are others when I feel like getting a little more dressed up. My job requires so much running around (pulling for shoots, meetings, castings) that I hardly ever wear heels to work. It’s usually ballet flats (I’m currently alternating between these and these) during the day, and then I keep a pair of heels in my bag to change into when I’m headed to cocktails after work.

Since my office is so flexible with the dress code, I can usually make one piece work several different ways. This blouse, for example, has become an instant favorite. The black-and-white print (It’s called “Tossed Hearts.” Love that.) allows for easy mixing and matching. I’ve worn it with my leather pants, jeans, and even printed pants. The same goes for the skirt. Blouses, sweaters…I even paired it with a t-shirt last week. The one thing that (almost) never changes about my office looks is the bag. It’s got to be a carryall of some sort. I rarely leave home without my iPad, my notebook, and there’s usually a magazine in there, too. I need a bag that can fit all of that – plus a couple of other things, too. Kate Spade’s Beau Bag has worked like a charm. I love the structured shape, and there’s plenty of room for whatever I want to tote around. The hidden pocket allows for extra organization, meaning my bag won’t turn into a giant black hole as it so often does.

Those are my workwear essentials. Tell me yours?

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SATURDAY STYLE

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MADEWELL Shirt // MADEWELL Jeans // KATE SPADE Beau Bag (gifted) // C. WONDER Leopard Slippers (gifted) // Bracelets: Madewell Glider Bangle and Tracecraft Bangle, Cartier Love Bracelet, Jody Candrian Cuff (from Five & Ten) // ESSIE “Meet Me At Sunset” Nail Polish // RAY-BAN Aviator Sunglasses

I think you all are getting the picture from this post that my looks have been focused on the basics lately. This weekend I applied the same principle – classic boyfriend button-down and a pair of denim, but, thanks to the glorious (glo-ri-ous) weather we had this past weekend (highs in the low 80s and lows in the 60s!), I was able to add in some fall touches. I switched out my light-wash jeans for my (new) favorite coated pair and then added my C. Wonder leopard smoking slippers. I topped off the look with an essential leather carryall -  Kate Spade’s new Beau Bag. The good news is that this bag isn’t one that’s just reserved for fall. It’s one I’ll carry all year long, season after season.

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Photos by Molly Miller

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SIMPLE STAPLES

simple white t-shirt RAY-BAN Sunglasses // MARC JACOBS T-Shirt // AG Jeans // ALEXANDER WANG Sandals (similar here) // CHAN-LUU Bracelets // CELINÉ Bag // J.CREW iPhone Case // ESSIE “Meet Me at Sunset” Nail Polish (on hands) // ESSIE “Bikini So Teeny” (on toes)

I am more than ready for the fall weather to arrive (hurry up already). September is halfway over and we’re still dealing with 95 degree temperatures. (The weatherman is talking about some cold front that’s going to come through on Friday, and I’m seriously crossing my fingers that it’s an actual cold front. You know one that brings the temperatures down more than two degrees. Wishful thinking?)

While I await the cooler weather, it’s been a little bit of a task trying to figure out what to wear. I’m tired of wearing shorts and my even my most favorite summer dresses (this one) are starting to look a little weary. In order to survive the heat – but not look like I’m still living in summer clothes – I’ve been relying on my most simple basics. My favorite t-shirts (a black one, a striped one, and this white one) have been on full rotation for the last two weeks. A good tee makes for a perfect foundation. Those tees go with anything, so I’ve been pairing them with denim, my new leather mini, and cropped trousers. Wardrobe basics like that are seasonless. They’ll work anytime of the year which makes them ideal transition pieces.

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