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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

 

Jean Jacket Style and Six Ways of Fading to White in Style!

Some great jean jacket styles are out there for you to try. Remember to skip boxy styles and create curves with a cinched-waist jacket this is especially great if you have a boyish build.

Pair your jacket with a sexy t-shirt or camisole and flirty scarf for a look that's flattering, feminine and very 2015.

All you need are comfortable flat Vans to finish the look.

Every woman should have at least one jacket that's a teeny bit tight across the chest. Zip or button it to just under the bustline, and let the rest of your jacket frame your chest for instant va-va-voom appeal!

Say no to oversize square-cut styles (that only works for blazers and coats come this Fall). Trade in your shapeless denim numbers for a shorter, sleeker version that doesn't overwhelm your frame, especially if you're petite.

Make this look evening-ready by adding strappy sandals and chandelier earrings. (and loosing the scarf)

Jamie is wearing: Jacket by H&M, Bag by Aldo (available for rent or purchase- learn how here), Shoes by Vans, Earrings: Kohls, Scarf: Simply Vera Wang, T-Shirt: American Eagle, Sunglasses: Simply Vera Wang, Jeans: Hollister

PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOHN ROUNDS

MAKE UP BY DANIKA CLEVENSTINE

STYLED BY DANUTA BYRA

MODEL JAMIE KLEIN

SIX WAYS OF FADING TO WHITE IN STYLE

Prepare for a white out. This summer, style reaches new heights of sophisticated simplicity with clean, crisp white. Shed some light on your look with these six simple solutions for staying in style.

1. WHITE BAG

There is something so retro about a white leather bag. Racy and demure all at once, it works at any hour. It's polished and lady-like by day, but ideal for evening when the white really pops.

Chicnova Blouse, Skyla Top, Glamorous Jeans, Quipd Pumps, Lulus Purse, Kenneth Jay Earrings, Ray Ban Sunglasses

Chicnova Blouse, Skyla Top, Glamorous Jeans, Quipd Pumps, Lulus Purse, Kenneth Jay Earrings, Ray Ban Sunglasses

2. WHITE SUNGLASSES

Think big this summer. Oversized sunglasses are shading eyes everywhere. Choose white plastic frames that look great with a tan and complement your smile.

CALYPSO St. Barth Tank, Keepsake Skirt, CiCiHot Wedges, SKEMO Clutch, Esmeralda Earrings, Miss Selfridge Ring Set, Dorothy Perkins Floppy Hat, Wildfox Sunglasses

CALYPSO St. Barth Tank, Keepsake Skirt, CiCiHot Wedges, SKEMO Clutch, Esmeralda Earrings, Miss Selfridge Ring Set, Dorothy Perkins Floppy Hat, Wildfox Sunglasses

3. WHITE SANDALS

You can never go wrong  with white platform sandals. Abandon the rules from years past and do something unexpected. Go ahead and pair them with a dark dress.

Abaday Dress, Bel Air Sandals, Proenza Schouler Bag, Normal Timepieces Watch, Chan Luu Bracelet, Hugau Ring, Pieces Hat

Abaday Dress, Bel Air Sandals, Proenza Schouler Bag, Normal Timepieces Watch, Chan Luu Bracelet, Hugau Ring, Pieces Hat

4. WHITE TANK

Dress it up for work with a skirt or pants and a fitted or oversized blazer. Dress it down for the beach with a hat and a mini or for a casual night out in the movies with jeans and pair of KEDS. Any way you look at it, a white tank is perfect for every occasion.

Keds Champion Micro Dot Lace, Michael Kors Parker MK5354 watch and VALENTINO GARAVANI Leather Rockstud 2Rows bracelet are available for rent or purchase. Learn about our CLOSET FULL OF OUTFITS Box  here !  BCBGMAXAZRIA Tank, River Island Jacket, J Brand Jeans, Chloe Bag, Charlotte Russe Earrings and Rings, Becksondergaard Scarf

Keds Champion Micro Dot Lace, Michael Kors Parker MK5354 watch and VALENTINO GARAVANI Leather Rockstud 2Rows bracelet are available for rent or purchase. Learn about our CLOSET FULL OF OUTFITS Box here!

BCBGMAXAZRIA Tank, River Island Jacket, J Brand Jeans, Chloe Bag, Charlotte Russe Earrings and Rings, Becksondergaard Scarf

5. WHITE DENIM JACKET

Summer classic, a white denim jacket is a versatile style staple.

Maurices Dress, Dorothy Perkins Jacket, Stuart Weitzman Shoes, Hermes Bag, Anne Klein Watch, Marni Necklace (Blue), Arizona Bracelet, Charlotte Russe Necklace, Pamela Earrings, Charlotte Russe Sunglasses

Maurices Dress, Dorothy Perkins Jacket, Stuart Weitzman Shoes, Hermes Bag, Anne Klein Watch, Marni Necklace (Blue), Arizona Bracelet, Charlotte Russe Necklace, Pamela Earrings, Charlotte Russe Sunglasses

6. WHITE DRESS

Honey, they shrunk the dresses this season. And that means legs are taking center stage. Why not have lovefest with yours?

ALDO Perelli Ankle Strap High Heels are available for rent or purchase. Learn about our CLOSET FULL OF OUTFITS Box here!

Glamorous Dress, Givenchy Handbag, Yoins Necklace, Assad Mounser Bracelet, Guess Watch, Letters by Zoe Bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels Ear Clips, Stella & Dot Ring, Ray-Ban Sunglasses,

What is your favorite "WHITE" Summer classic?

Longline Coat

Coat: Miu Miu, Dress: 3.1 Philip Lim, Thights: Hue, Boots: Nine West, Earrings: H&M, Clutch: ASOS, Sunglasses: H&M

Wow! Can we talk about longline coats? This season they are flowy, long and epically cool; the ultimate fashion must-have and the options are endless. Below you'll find pieces from designers like Temperley London, Prada, Vivenne Westwood, Cédric Charlier and Jacques Vert.  It is only fitting that for today's posts I wore my favorite Miu Miu black coat and paired with neutral 3.1. Philip Lim dress to keep it simple.

WEEKLY PLANNER

Wear something superb wonderful, premeditated, and exceptional every single day for a full week. Not that there’s anything wrong with a simple outfit but ….

Here are some unique outfit combinations for every day of this week.

MONDAY

This outfit was inspired by Rose Gold Pave Diamond A Little Light Necklace by Astley Clarke. Hat: Eugenia Kim, Sunglasses: jcrew, Ring: Kismet, Trousers: PAIGE, Clutch: SAINT LAURENT, Cardigan: Zadig&Voltaire, Shirt: CHLOÉ, Boots: LANVIN

TUESDAY

This outfit was inspired by American Eagle Hooded Surplus Jacket (Coat). sweater: Monki Bobo, Jeans: Punk Rave, Shoes: SoYouShoes, Bag: Chanel, Earring Studs: Sole Society, Bracelet: TDW Fashion, Necklace: Adina Reyter, iPhone Case: casetify.com,

WEDNESDAY

This outfit was inspired by Black Pleat Crepe Tuxedo Shorts MCQ BY ALEXANDER MCQUEEN. Bracelet: Astley Clarke, Tote: Burberry London, Jacket: MONCLER, Earrings: Stephen Dweck, Sunglasses: TIFFANY, Boots: GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI DESIGN, Tank Top: LOST AND FOUND.

THURSDAY

Inspired by c-10 sneakers by Adidas. T-Shirt: Chicwish, Coat: Chicnova Fashion, Jeans: J BRAND, Clutch: Mango, Cuff: Saint Laurent, Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples.

FRIDAY

Inspired by Valentino Women's 'Rockstud' Leather Clutch Bag from Pre-SS15 in Black Iconic studded clutch bag.  Longsleeve: LAUREN MOSHI, Cape: BURBERRY, Jeans: Rag & Bone, Trainers: Nike, Watch: kate spade new york, Necklace: Vivienne Westwood, Beanie: KBETHOS, Lipstick: M·A·C,

SATURDAY

Inspired by My Chemical Romance (sold out but also love this one) Black Parade Bracelet 4 Pack | Pack of four black and red bracelets with MCR charms. Dress: ASOS, Coat: Mango, Sandals: Valentino, Clutch: MICHAEL Michael Kors, Necklace: on Etsy.com SymphonyofShiny , Scarf: yoins.com Eye Palette: Bobbi Brown

SUNDAY

Inspired by asymmetric knit sweater by Le Moine Tricote, Pumps: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, Clutch: ANN DEMEULEMEESTER, Necklace: Annoushka, Sunglasses: Celine, Earrings: Dinny Hall, Rings: Kismet and Monica Vinader, Jumpsuit: MASON BY MICHELLE MASON, Knitwear Neck Piece: Wool and the Gang.

Nude Awakenings

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Scarf: H&M, Blazer: H&M, Necklace: ASOS, Dress: Jada, Boots :Aldo, Clutch: ASOS, Bracelet: Roost at Anthropologie

Scarf: H&M, Blazer: H&M, Necklace: ASOS, Dress: Jada, Boots :Aldo, Clutch: ASOS, Bracelet: Roost at Anthropologie

Nude, beige or creme never goes out. Those colors are perennial, everlasting, infinite and make me feel natural and special. I love to wear nude all over and I indulge in everything womanly. My favorite is the dress of course but I also adore this "shrunken" style blazer (although it is a bit wrinkled from sitting in the car for too long). Flash of gold adds a rich element to this look. 

I want to hear from you! Send me pictures of your favorite nude, beige or creme outfit. I would love to include these in my "nude awakenings" hall of fame and feature them in my blog.


MORE NUDES

The strongest coats this season are punched-up classics: a peacoat in brilliant blush (almost nude) at Temperley London from the Winter 2014 collection, is a contemporary take on the classic riding coat.

Nail Polish: Dior, Dress: Temperley London, Headband: Benoit Missolin, Coat: Temperely London, Scarf: Temperley London, Necklace: Dannijo, Clutch: Givenchy, Shoes: Valentino Garavani

The newly minted perennial got a fresh spin in the form of garment dyed jeans at Brunello Cucinelli and urban patchwork at JUNYA WATANABE COMME DES GARÇONS.

From the top clockwise: First Look: Shirt: CHLOÉ, Hat: Albertus Swanepoel, Cardigan: MARY KATRANTZOU, Poncho: J.Crew, Necklace: Annina Vogel, Belt: Hermès, Bag: CHLOÉ, Pants: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, Shoes: Valentino Garavani. Second Look: Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Earrings: Dinny Hall, Sweatshirt: Moschino, Jacket: MCQ BY ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, Shoes: JIMMY CHOO, Jeans: JUNYA WATANABE COMME DES GARÇONS, Bag: Aspinal of London, Ring:Dinny Hall

I love when designers play with patterns, textures and colors. Inspired by an 18th century Spanish chasuble, this close-fitting dress from the Temperley London Winter 2014 collection is folkloric in both tint and texture.

Coat: Reiss, Earrings: Oscar de la Renta, Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Dress: Temperley London, Bracelet: Annoushka, Bag: Stella McCartney, Shoes: Alejandro Ingelmo

Even when dressing down a bit let color be your guide. Here are few playful pieces. Nude fedora hat, blush knit sweater and beige cashmere sweatpants jump-start a super comfy and bold look.

Hat: Mühlbauer, Sweater: Michael Kors, Necklace: Astley Clarke, Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Eyeshadow Pallette: YSL, Pants: J.crew, Popover: J.Crew, Shoes: Valentino Garavani, Bag: ALEXANDER WANG

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