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The New Rules Of Wearing White Jeans

You've got the "white denim after labor day" thing down. Here's how to take it to the next level

Great sunglasses will boost your confidence.

Do a classic white, distressed, ankle skinny jeans. White denim can be timeless and can be worn all year round.

The magic is in the mix. Bring on the colors and textures and have fun!

Practice your stride. Build your off-duty wardrobe on rag & bone's laid-back high-top sneakers which sport whip-stitched laces for an old-school feel.

Go for it! Soft cotton denim gives this button-front shirt a laid-back, versatile ease perfect for the workweek and weekend alike.

What goes best with bright white skinny jeans? A bomber jacket of course!

Try accessories: forget what you've heard about over accessorizing! Accessories are fun and flattering!

I am wearing: Panama Hat: H&M, Sunglasses: Miu Miu (sold out, similar here), Choker Necklace: Aqua, Bomber Jacket: Topshop (sold out, similar here), Shirt: Equipment (sold out, similar here), Long Necklace from Anthropologie, Jeans: Paige Denim (sold out, similar here), Bag: Street Level, Sneakers: Rag&Bone (sold out, I like these too)

PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN ROUNDS

FASHION STYLING: DANUTA BYRA

 

This is what I call preppy, hip and sexy!

What kind of jacket should you wear with a snap front mini skirt?

I recommend a short quilted zip front jacket option. All you need now: a fun crop top and hot wedge platform sandals.

On the bottom, wide skirts complement a short, boxy jackets: this front snaps skirt gets an update with an adorable scalloped hem.

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Adding texture- in Burberry Brit fall jacket- lifts the look into multiple-compliment territory. To look dapper keep the jewelry accessories minimal. Squared-off flat handbag or clutch should telegraph smart elegance. Low heel mules would be another great option but with a skirt, stick to higher wedge platforms.

For Jamie's make up: Definitely less is more! And our precious model gets away with using very little. Because of her luminous skin, we stick with earthy tones: gold, brown, caramel, bronze.

With each shoot, she just gets prettier.

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Don't you agree that these Loewe sunglasses make this look noticeably more interesting? Black and blue make wonderful wardrobe builders; they're easy to mix and match, and they're especially stylish when you stir in a little rusty gold details or a touch of darker metallic blue like the Whistles clutch.

Splurge only on standouts since you'll be using them all season long.

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Jamie wears: Sunglasses: Loewe, Top: Michelle by Comune Bishop (sold out) , Necklace: Alex and Ani, Jacket: Burberry Brit (sold out), Skirt: Aqua (sold out) Wedges: Gucci (sold out) Clutch: Whistles

PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN ROUNDS

MODEL: JAMIE KLEIN
FASHION STYLIST: DANUTA BYRA

MAKEUP: DANUTA BYRA

Knock-down, to die-for perfection.

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6 TRENDS IN FASHION AND BEAUTY WE LOVE.

1. Past decades we own.

Silhouettes, fabrics and patterns from 50s and 70s are this season's hit. The devil is all in the details: overexposed zippers, wide belts and flowers.

Dress: Zac Posen, Belt: Express, Necklace:H&M, Cardigan: bordeaux (Anthropologie)

Dress: Zac Posen, Belt: Express, Necklace:H&M, Cardigan: bordeaux (Anthropologie)

Touch of 50s and getting stuck in 70s ...

2. Florals- Hot Right Now.

For those Spring and Summer outings it is only appropriate to come out all in floral color.  Classic floral dress is a carefully planned decision, cool and feminine. It needs to keep all proportions and balances in check. If high neck dress- we can go shorter, if neck and cleavage are exposed- dress should fall below the knees. For jewelry we go with oversized, heavy earrings.

Dress: Keepsake (sold out), Earrings: J.Crew, Shoes: Steve Madden

3. Three for Three Steps to clean Face.

Before any make up gets applied or after it is removed I use Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush with 3-Step Skin Care routine: foaming soap, clarifying lotion and moisturizing gel.

4. Cat Eye Running.

Eye Make UP: The cat eye look comes and goes. This is a rather subtle, lighter version and it works really well with darker tops. Love Tom Ford mascara, I use it for all of my eye make up looks.

Tom Ford

Bobbi Brown

Dior

5. Everything in Two.

Two piece combos are still in. You can wear high waisted skirts with cropped tops in all shades and colors. They can look very sexy or just plain playful.

Two Piece dress: Lucy Paris (sold out, similar  here ), Necklace: Kate Spade (sold out, similar  here ), Cardigan: Alexis Mabille, Shoes: Top Shop (sold out, similar  here )

Two Piece dress: Lucy Paris (sold out, similar here), Necklace: Kate Spade (sold out, similar here), Cardigan: Alexis Mabille, Shoes: Top Shop (sold out, similar here)

Other fun pieces

Black Halo         Wyatt             M Missoni                   LULUS               Dillards              Forever 21

6. Shout Out to rag&bone Label.

Smart people make beautiful and interesting things. Marcus Wainwright and David Neville's brand rag & bone specializes in genius, unique modern designs.  Thanks to them the brand is one of the most coveted wearable, prestige clothing labels in today's market.  New face of luxury with New York aesthetic. Made by people for people.

But beautifully constructed things are not anonymous, they don't just come out of nowhere. Without any formal fashion training there was an idea, project and passion that lead to creation of an ideal product. In short, these designers utilize a pure craftsmanship of local manufactures and some of the oldest factories in the country. Their brand image has been built on quality and expert skill. Everything is thought through with downtown sensibility and it is impeccably crafted. That's what I call "trendy."

RAG & BONE JEANS

JEANS: rag&bone (sold out), BAG: Philip Lim (sold out), SHOES: Sarah Jessica Parker (available here), TOP: Calvin Klein, BLAZER: H&M, Sunglasses: Krewe (available here)

Accessories

Another way to style rag & bone jeans:

Dreamy Necklaces

Mother's Day is almost here! Here are our picks for Spring's must-have necklaces. These beauties will be a nice additions to your Spring celebrations and of course perfect gifts to our lovely mothers!

For sexy moms conscious of their feminity, a flower of red-hot beauty elegances this necklace from Mahavir in India. This flowery pendant speckled with garnet stones that radiate like bright residues, forms a splendid contrast when styled with black turtle neck and blue jeans. 

Sweater:  Alexander McQueen , Jeans: Rag&Bone, Boots: Frye, Clutch: Jimmy Choo, Necklace:  Novica , ( love this one from  Emerald Park Jewelry  as an alternative and if you are not a big fan of pendant necklaces), Sunglasses: Wildfox

Sweater: Alexander McQueen, Jeans: Rag&Bone, Boots: Frye, Clutch: Jimmy Choo, Necklace: Novica, ( love this one from Emerald Park Jewelry as an alternative and if you are not a big fan of pendant necklaces), Sunglasses: Wildfox

For young, perhaps still a bit naïve and girlish moms. Provoking with their innocence, they are beautiful and fascinating, consciously expressing their personality. This M. Haskell for Inc is perfect, it syndicates gorgeous oranges with stunning pink and looks fabulous with gold-tone mixed metallic dresses or tops.

Dress: Marques' Almeida, Coat:  Drome , Shoes: Yoins, Bag: Burberry, Necklace:  M. Haskell for Inc  (or if you are not into tassel necklaces, here is another great option from  Emerald Park Jewelry )

Dress: Marques' Almeida, Coat: Drome, Shoes: Yoins, Bag: Burberry, Necklace: M. Haskell for Inc (or if you are not into tassel necklaces, here is another great option from Emerald Park Jewelry)

For inspiring and creative moms who like to make bold statements with eye-catching accessories.

Dress: Haute Hippie, Pumps: Dolce&Gabbana, Clutch:  Alexander McQueen , Necklace:  Liz Clairbone  (or this Assorted Fashionista Necklace from  Emerald Park Jewelry ), Sunglasses: Gentle Monster.

Dress: Haute Hippie, Pumps: Dolce&Gabbana, Clutch: Alexander McQueen, Necklace: Liz Clairbone (or this Assorted Fashionista Necklace from Emerald Park Jewelry), Sunglasses: Gentle Monster.

Perhaps she is a bohemian mom who likes to mix her styles and likes dynamic jewelry. Display a lustrous iridescence and metallic rainbow luster, flashing all the colors of the rainbow with your flowery top and skinny jeans.

Top: Dorothy Perkins, Jeans: Tommy Hilfiger, Boots: Dolce & Gabbana, Backpack:  Hershel Supply & Co . Necklace:  Eclectic Eccentricity  ( or if you like to pair your bohemian pieces with yellow gold jewelry, this is a perfect piece from  Emerald Park Jewelr y), Sunglasses: Victoria Victoria Beckham.

Top: Dorothy Perkins, Jeans: Tommy Hilfiger, Boots: Dolce & Gabbana, Backpack: Hershel Supply & Co. Necklace: Eclectic Eccentricity ( or if you like to pair your bohemian pieces with yellow gold jewelry, this is a perfect piece from Emerald Park Jewelry), Sunglasses: Victoria Victoria Beckham.

If your mom prefers paisley, flowery prints and lightness in her outfits, this colorful Shh by Sadie Rocked Up crystal quarts necklace shouts freedom, boho and luxe of effortless beauty.

Top: Etro, Trousers: Etro, Heels: Guess, Bag: Yoins, Necklace:  Shh by Sadie Rocked Up  ( or if she prefers a more delicate pendant necklace to go with her prints, this is a great option from  Emerald Park Jewelry ), Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples.

Top: Etro, Trousers: Etro, Heels: Guess, Bag: Yoins, Necklace: Shh by Sadie Rocked Up ( or if she prefers a more delicate pendant necklace to go with her prints, this is a great option from Emerald Park Jewelry), Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples.

For moms with timeless, classic sense of style but who are also not afraid of sharp, deep colors and simple forms, we picked this precious stone pendant.  One pear-cut iridescent green emerald gemstone would make the perfect mother’s day gift.

Top: Roksanda Fuji, Skirt: Parlor, Sandals: Giuseppe Zanotti, Clutch: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Necklace:  Allurez  ( love this one too from  Emerald Park Jewerlry ), Sunglasses:  Calvin Klein , Turban Hat: Choies.

Top: Roksanda Fuji, Skirt: Parlor, Sandals: Giuseppe Zanotti, Clutch: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Necklace: Allurez ( love this one too from Emerald Park Jewerlry), Sunglasses: Calvin Klein, Turban Hat: Choies.

 

10 Ways To Revive Your Old Pieces - Old & New Spring Remix.

In this post I am reviewing some of the new, hot items available on the market but also going back into my closet to revive and rediscover once beloved pieces that are still very much wearable and classic.

1. In this first look I took the boxy shapes, cropped top from last summer and tweed jacket, and loosened the look up with long wide pants. 

Top:  Someday Lovin , Jacket: Alberta Ferretti (old) also love this  one  , Blazer: H&M (old) s imilar here , Pants:  Daily Look , Bag: Luis Vuitton (old) love this  one  , Necklace: Betsy Johnson (old), love this one from  Emerald Park Jewelry  too. 

Top: Someday Lovin, Jacket: Alberta Ferretti (old) also love this one , Blazer: H&M (old) similar here, Pants: Daily Look, Bag: Luis Vuitton (old) love this one , Necklace: Betsy Johnson (old), love this one from Emerald Park Jewelry too. 

2. This next look is inspired by Spring- innocent ingénue, all sweetness and light. Spring is here, and with it comes a new crop of florals, pair them with your old pastels or neutrals in retro but edgy style. Love this A-Line dress by Ellen Tracy. 

Dress:  Ellen Tracy , Blazer: Gant (old)  similar here , Shoes: Christian Louboutin(old) love  these flats  as an alternative, Tote: Henri Bendel (sold out), love this  one  too, Bracelets: David Yurman and Alexis Bittar (old), love this one from  Emerald Park Jewelry , Fedora: TopShop

Dress: Ellen Tracy, Blazer: Gant (old) similar here, Shoes: Christian Louboutin(old) love these flats as an alternative, Tote: Henri Bendel (sold out), love this one too, Bracelets: David Yurman and Alexis Bittar (old), love this one from Emerald Park Jewelry, Fedora: TopShop

3. Dressing down for the most challenging role of my life- motherhood. You will catch me wearing no make up, linen wide pants and stripe loose top. If you desire to dress up this look a bit, below I added some bohemian elements. 

Top: French Connection (old), I like this  one  , Coat:  Isabel Marant , Pants:  Joie , Pumps:  Valentino , Tote: Henri Bendel sold out, Earrings: Bling Jewelry (love these from  Emerald Park Jewelry  ,) Bracelet:  Kate Spade , Sunglasses:  Ray-Ban

Top: French Connection (old), I like this one , Coat: Isabel Marant, Pants: Joie, Pumps: Valentino, Tote: Henri Bendel sold out, Earrings: Bling Jewelry (love these from Emerald Park Jewelry ,) Bracelet: Kate Spade, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

4. I love to dress down, but I'm the queen of boho and Spanish influenced style. I'll look at Rachel Zoe and say, yeah, that's cool, I'll rock that. I won't ever spend the money she does, though. Except for shoes and earrings most of these items are from new collections by Tory Burch and IRO. 

Top:  Tory Burch , Jacket:  IRO , Jeans:  Page , Pumps: Christian Loubouitn (old) love these but I am sure  these  are super uncomfortable, Bag: Deux Lux (soldo out), Earrings: Belk (old) love these from  Emerald Park Jewlry , Sunglasses:  Thierry Lasry

Top: Tory Burch, Jacket: IRO, Jeans: Page, Pumps: Christian Loubouitn (old) love these but I am sure these are super uncomfortable, Bag: Deux Lux (soldo out), Earrings: Belk (old) love these from Emerald Park Jewlry, Sunglasses: Thierry Lasry

5. Pleats have been seen on the streets a lot lately: skirts, flouncy white shirts, spring coats etc. Street style is the fashion of our culture, and so for me, it is the way onward. It's all in the way we mix and match the pieces. You can mix this blouse with your worn-out boyfriend jeans, shorts or pencils skirts. 

Top: Alice+Olivia (sold out at Bloomingdales, I like  this one  too), Trouser: Jhonathan Saunders (old) absolutely love  these pants , Flats: Bureberry (old) similar  here , Bag: Versace (sold out), Earrings:  Blue Canday , Watch:  Peugeot , Bracelet: Liz Clairbone or this one from E merald Park Jewelry , Ring Set:  T&C

Top: Alice+Olivia (sold out at Bloomingdales, I like this one too), Trouser: Jhonathan Saunders (old) absolutely love these pants, Flats: Bureberry (old) similar here, Bag: Versace (sold out), Earrings: Blue Canday, Watch: Peugeot, Bracelet: Liz Clairbone or this one from Emerald Park Jewelry, Ring Set: T&C

6.  Cape-style sleeves, embroidered and back cutout with tiered overlay, this season's sexiest dresses take their cues from traditional Mexican way of dressing. Don't forget to find your favorite vintage jewelry pieces to complete this look. 

Dress:  Free People,  Cardigan: H&M (old)  similar here , Boots: Taryn Rose (old)  similar here , Bag: Saint Laurent (sold out), Choker: Mango love  this one  too, Belt: Stella McCartney,  similar here

Dress: Free People, Cardigan: H&M (old) similar here, Boots: Taryn Rose (old) similar here, Bag: Saint Laurent (sold out), Choker: Mango love this one too, Belt: Stella McCartney, similar here

7. A new breed of suit has swept in this spring, coming directly from DVF SS16 Collection. Her new fashion maturity features the arrival of such elements of decent dressing as "safari styling,"glamorous taupe-grey linen, point collar, utility style front pockets and playful rainbow fringing twist. 

Top: European Culture (old) similar concept  here , Jacket:  Diane Von Furstenberg , Pants:   Diane Von Furstenberg , Shoes:  Michael Micahel Kors , Bag: Gucci (sold out), Earrings: Blink Jewelry, or these from  Emerald Park Jewelry , Bracelets:  David Yurman  and  Belk , Sunglasses:  Saint Laurent

Top: European Culture (old) similar concept here, Jacket: Diane Von Furstenberg, Pants: Diane Von Furstenberg, Shoes: Michael Micahel Kors, Bag: Gucci (sold out), Earrings: Blink Jewelry, or these from Emerald Park Jewelry, Bracelets: David Yurman and Belk, Sunglasses: Saint Laurent

8. Strong, romantic and feminine. This dress by Adelyn Rae suggests a wistful prettiness and openness, taking harbor in the formality of trapeze structure. Pair it with a tried oversize trench, a cropped peacoat or a bomber jacket.

Dress:  Adelyn Rae , Trench:  Hobbs Saskia , Shoes:  Joie , Bag:  Relaxfeel , Watch:  Micahel Kors , You can accessorize with this bracelet from  Emerald Park Jewelry  and Sunglasses:  Forever 21

Dress: Adelyn Rae, Trench: Hobbs Saskia, Shoes: Joie, Bag: Relaxfeel, Watch: Micahel Kors, You can accessorize with this bracelet from Emerald Park Jewelry and Sunglasses: Forever 21

9. Summer and spring as seasons are laid-back, which means you can play more with comfortable shirts and jeans or shorts. Once you're comfortable with your base, you can expand onto your accessories. 

Top:  Madewell , Blazer:  Alice&You , Jeans: Abercrombie&Fitch (old)  similar here , Shoes: Joie , Crossbody:  Flora Bella , Bracelets: Zaful and Boho Betty ( I love this one from  Emerald Park Jewelry ), Necklace:  Forever21

Top: Madewell, Blazer: Alice&You, Jeans: Abercrombie&Fitch (old) similar here, Shoes:Joie, Crossbody: Flora Bella, Bracelets: Zaful and Boho Betty ( I love this one from Emerald Park Jewelry), Necklace: Forever21

10. Bejeweled or silk pleated tops and pleated mini skirts are turning up the heat this spring.  Chic European meets bohemian is a sudden expansion of girlie femininity. Let's not forget to accessorize heavily with jewelry for maximum glamour effect. 

Cardigan: Eileen Fisher (old) like this  one  too, Top: Marc by Marc Jacobs (not available) here is another stunning  top,  Skirt: Alexander McQueen (old)  similar here , Shoes: Dior (old) love  these , Tote: Henri Bendel (sold out)  love this one too . Earrings: Lali Jewels love these from  Emerald Park Jewelry , Sunglasses: ASOS

Cardigan: Eileen Fisher (old) like this one too, Top: Marc by Marc Jacobs (not available) here is another stunning top, Skirt: Alexander McQueen (old) similar here, Shoes: Dior (old) love these, Tote: Henri Bendel (sold out) love this one too. Earrings: Lali Jewels love these from Emerald Park Jewelry, Sunglasses: ASOS

Weekend Dress Code

This week is all about perfect pieces for a weekend in a hot spot like New York City or any trendy suburban neighborhood- from a fashion village bound top and faux fur vest to an ultrafeminine super comfortable pair of jeans and combat boots.

Let's get started with your cozy weekend look. Number one get the color right. The Fall/Winter collection featured a full spectrum of color- from outrageous neons to perfect primaries.  How to wear it?

20-year-olds or younger (like our model Angelica) can happily boast brights- including head-to-toe color and funky kaleidoscopic patterns or bold graphic sweatshirts. They can also experiment with textures and pair different styles like urban/boho or romantic with grunge. Shocking shades work well on 30-year-olds when scaled down to a chic accessory- think a vivid clutch or a pair of stilettos.

Update your wardrobe with pieces like slim pants or jeans that add miles to the leg and sleek, streamlined accessories.

Make a strong statement this season with punk-rock pieces, graphic sweatshirts and prints that pop.

Amazing dramatic eyes and pale lips by Danika Clevenstine.

Play with proportion: Try oversized coats, cardigans and vests.

Angelica is wearing: Vest: Zara, Sweatshirt: ROMWE, Bag: Aldo, Jeans: Forever 21, Boots: Charlotte Russe

Angelica is wearing: Vest: Zara, Sweatshirt: ROMWE, Bag: Aldo, Jeans: Forever 21, Boots: Charlotte Russe

MODEL: ANGELICA WALEJNIS

MAKE UP: DANIKA CLEVENSTINE

PHOTOGRAPHER: JOHN ROUNDS

STYLIST: DANUTA BYRA