image Texture of the Season: Velvet

No longer relegated to holiday party wear, this plush fabric has been all over the 2016 runways.  This is one trend we don’t have to wait to rock – there are so many gorgeous options in plus available right now.  Better yet, many of my favorites are on sale! More…

image OOTD: Suede Mini and OTK Boots

I think we all have those pieces in our closet: Things we were really excited about when we bought, but end up thinking “not today” and moving on every time we consider them while getting dressed in the morning, because we just can’t figure out how we want to wear them.  Sometimes the consideration is practical, like with these over the knee (OTK) boots I got last summer from Lane Bryant – definitely something I stashed until it started feeling like winter.  But this suede mini is something I expected to wear immediately, and ended up languishing in my closet for months with the tag on.  So this weekend, I decided to take a little time and tackle styling this skirt. More…

image OOTD: Spring in Winter

I’m loving the Pantone colors of 2016: Rose Quartz, a warm pale pink, and Serenity, a cool light blue.  This is the first time I can recall that Pantone has picked a pair of colors for Color of the Year, but this is a great combination to do so for.  Together, they are evocative of of a prismatic sunset sky, and they are classically perfect for spring.  That didn’t stop me from wearing it with snow on the ground, though.  Keep reading for how to style a light, springy item for winter.   More…

image Designer Collab: Sophie Theallet for Cacique, Valentine Collection

The latest lingerie collaboration from designer Sophie Theallet is here just in time for Valentine’s Day.  The collection is equal parts  seductive (luxe lace in red and black, perfectly placed cutouts) and playful (like the nod to the French influence on the “Mon Amour” mesh camidoll).  I love the natural vibe of the campaign images too – it is refreshing to see models who aren’t a classic hourglass, and who aren’t photoshopped to inhuman smoothness.  I hope to see this trend continue.   More…

image OOTD: Shag Fur Coat

The minute I laid eyes on this shag coat from Boohoo, I knew I had to have it.  Over the top in the best way, I lovingly refer to it as my muppet fur coat, a la Man Repeller.   More…

image OOTD: Snow Day

Last weekend, after a wonderfully warm December, NYC was hit with the first big snowstorm of the year, and it seemed like nature was making up for lost time. Winter Storm Jonas dropped over a two feet of snow.  We braved the still falling snow on Saturday to try to sled, but to no avail.  On Sunday, with clear blue skies and the sun glistening off of the fresh white blanket covering the city, we met our friend in the park to make a snowman (and have an unannounced snowball fight, of course).   More…

image OOTD: Snake Print

This weekend I went to brunch with blogger babe Shainna from A Thick Girl’s Closet, and of course we had a little impromptu OOTD shoot in the park after chatting a sipping bottomless mimosas at Tryon Public House for a couple of hours.  I was wearing one of my favorite looks lately, this snake print skater dress from Gwynnie Bee, and my trusty moto jacket.  My new OUI/NON Rafe clutch complemented the monochrome palette, and my Hue tights added a pop of color.  My go-to Chelsea boots completed the casual look.   More…

image Get the Look: Michelle Obama’s SOTU Narcisco Rodriguez Marigold Dress

No matter your politics, I think everyone can agree that Michelle Obama was a vision in a gorgeous shade of marigold at the State of the Union last night.  Her Narcisco Rodriguez sheath was a bold statement, and she was absolutely radiant in the warm hue.  I immediately looked for similar dresses, and found a great dupe from Kasper, available in plus, for under $50!  This Nippon Boutique dress is similar as well, and is still in stock in size 14W here, and sizes 18-24W here.

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