Archive | September, 2014

Friday Favorites: Black & White

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In keeping with the outfit post from earlier this week, Friday Favorites features black and white picks.  From graphic to simple, it’s easy to make a statement in this eye-catching combination.  Keep it chic with all black and white accessories, or add a punch of color with a bright shoe, handbag or jewelry.  It’s so easy to wear this combo, this may be your new go-to (it is mine)!

Scarf: Zara
Tank: Piperlime
Sneakers: Superga
Trousers: Joie
Handbag: Loeffler Randall

Have an idea? Question? Opinion? Please be sure to leave a comment.  Thanks for reading! ~Jenn

Black, White & Blue

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I’ve been living in black and white lately – maybe it’s the transition from summer’s bright hues in preparation for the darker shades that fall brings.  If you follow my outfit posts on Instagram, you’ll see my variations on this outfit theme of late.  I’ve also been working more this month, which means fewer jeans and tees and more “professional” wear.  A silk top, such as this one, is a perfect transition piece because it is demure yet keeps you cool even in these lingering warm, early fall days.

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Essential to tonal dressing (or really any outfit) is adding a pop of color and/or texture with accessories.  Here I add interest with the blue shoe and a bit of sparkle and edge with the statement necklace, worn on the outside of the blouse.  Finally, the clutch adds more texture and, because it is in the same color pallet as the outfit, it all seems to make sense.  In essence, your accessories should be telling the same story as the rest of your outfit.

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Outfit Details Joie Sandals | Loeffler Randall Clutch (similar) | Bauble Bar Necklace | Leather Pencil Skirt (similar) | Equipment Blouse

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Thanks for reading! ~Jenn

Friday Favorites: It’s a Man’s World

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Borrowed-from-the-boys styling continues to be a huge trend this fall as store shelves are stocked with menswear-inspired favorites like the oxfords, fedora and pleated trousers below.  When trying this look, be sure to mix in feminine pieces for an interesting contrast that keeps your outfit from being too androgynous.  For example, pile on delicate necklaces with a classic button-down shirt, slip into a sassy pair of pumps with the pleated trousers or wear a flirty skirt with the lace-up oxford shoes.  Although these pieces are classic, it doesn’t mean it can’t be fun!

Blouse: Equipment
Trousers: Aritzia
Fedora: Kate Spade
Oxfords: Stuart Weitzman
Vest: Sanctuary

I’m always looking for inspiration and feedback – please be sure to leave a comment. Thanks for reading and enjoy a terrific weekend! ~Jenn

Friday Favorites: Comfort Chic

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Rarely get out of your yoga pants? Not to worry because fashion is now taking a cue from busy soccer moms, comfort aficionados and workout enthusiasts alike, as chic casual attire becomes street-wear worthy.  Designers like Alexander Wang and Tory Burch are designing athletic lines in an attempt to capitalize on Lululemon’s yoga-pant success.  And, with the resurgence in popularity of old-school sneakers and lux fabric updates to the track pant silhouette, your comfort attire is completely in vogue well beyond the gym.

Below are a few of my most favorite casual, comfortable yet utterly chic pieces.  Wear them together for a cool, relaxed look or mix and match with your more “formal” attire for a cool mix.  For example, pair the printed sneakers with a crisp pair of skinny jeans and a blazer for casual Fridays in the office or add heels and some oversized jewelry to the track pants for a fun date-night look.

Sneakers: Sam Edelman
Tote: MZ Wallace
Baseball Hat: J.Crew
Pants: Sabine
Tee: T by Alexander Wang

Please leave a comment with any inspiration or feedback regarding Friday Favorites.  Thanks for reading! ~Jenn

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