The Fall 2016 runways kicked off the trend, offering up pantsuits featuring slim cuts, bold patterns, slouchy fits and peplum-accented blazers. Perfect for a night out and the boardroom – depending on you style it (I’m pretty sure my boob tee wouldn’t cut it in the boardroom). Spring 2017 picked up where Fall 2016 left off, providing working women everywhere options like velvet, oversized
Spring 2017 picked up where Fall 2016 left off, giving us more power suit options in velvet, oversized silhouettes, and creative layering tricks.
Cut to Fall 2017 and it was pretty hard to find a runway that didn’t feature some form of power suiting. We saw everything from boldly patterned pieces to more conventional incarnations with an exaggerated twist.
Now, let’s talk about my look from NYFW. This entire look was a steal and one of my favorite outfits from NYFW. You can snag this entire power suit look at your local mall without breaking the bank and are sure to turn heads!
The power suit is from Banana Republic (thanks, mom) and the t-shirt can be found at Topshop.
Whoever said rules were meant to be broken must have known me.
This look is proof (to my crazy ass) that you CAN wear white after labor day, dye your hair purple after 30 and rock a kimono without anyone yelling some ‘cultural appropriation’ bullshit at you.
We live in a crazy world where everyone is on high alert and ready to attack the moment you don’t fit in with normal expectations! I mean – Let me live my life! I adore this look and frankly, that is all that matters, right?
The purple hair come c/o of the team over at Matrix and the AMAZING Elements Hair Studio in Brooklyn. The team hooked me up with purple roots and a stunning silver rinse – perfect for fashion week and perfect for me. I can’t remember the last time I had normal hair.
The white after labor day rule is done. I didn’t even think twice about pairing this white dress with the white boots for this look. And for the record, I think white shoes are going to be a big trend this season – so much so I created a Pinterest board about it.
Now let’s chat about the kimono. I have been wearing this bad boy nonstop since I snagged it from ASOS and I am not mad about it. I can not tell you a number of compliments I have received since I started wearing it. It was literally a showstopper at fashion week and I can not wait to continue to style it into fall.
So, there ya have it –
Purple Hair Don’t Care – White After Labor Day + The Kimono of My Dreams
What I Wore:
Kimono: ASOS (c/o), Premium Kimono with Bird and Floral Embroidery
I was born with a big booty. Not just a big booty – a WIDE booty. So anything that supports the sculpting of my booty is good in my book.
Allow me to introduce to you the Sweaty Betty, Power Leggings. These bum-sculpting power leggings are perfect for sweaty workouts or a casual coffee date in the West Village (like me above). To achieve this beautiful print the team over at Sweat Betty printed on a white fabric base, which resulted in a white shadow showing when stretched – this freaked me out for a minute but once I gave the power leggings a good look in the mirror I realized just how special these leggings are. These are truly the must-have legging for the fashion-forward woman who works out hard and plays harder – me.
They are bum-sculpting (duh). They’ve sourced the best technical fabric with the perfect mix of stretch and recovery. The carefully placed seams sculpt the thighs and bum.
You can wear them for over 7 sports.
The sweat-wicking and quick drying technology are CRUCIAL for when you are training. Insert me (attempting) to train for my half marathon. I need to stay dry…or else (I won’t share the dirty details, but these benefits are crucial).
They are super flattering – even after eating my weight in pizza this week in New York.
The technical fabric will solve ALL of your problems.
First things first, can we take a minute and talk about the fact the I JUST discovered that the makers of the fantastic pastel egg shaped lip balms we ALL have in our purses eos stands for ‘evolution of smooth.’
I feel like everything in my life just came together and everything makes sense. The eos or the evolution of smooth is pretty much the secret to travel. I am constantly on the road and my skin is constantly suffering from it. From running through security last minute at SFO to taxing on the runway at LAX – my travel diaries are long and not very luxurious. Do I wear makeup to the airport only to take it off the moment we take off? Is that what the cool girls are doing these days?
Insert me – the last person on the plane 99% of the time with my makeup on from the night before. What is the easiest thing I can do to help? Introduce all-natural products starting with eos lip balm. It is easy and compact and actually quite instagramable. It is a high quality, all-natural product yet with a drugstore price tag.
Now, these images are from my recent trip down south to Los Angeles from San Francisco. A girls trip for me to LA usually means a ton of shopping + sun. And while shopping + the sun are two of my favorite past times maintaining a fresh face can be a struggle after a long day of traveling and a ton of sun.
Look at me -no makeup and looking fresh oh-so fresh faced.
And as I am gearing up to travel to New York for fashion week I know what HAS to be in my bag: a portable phone charger, a pair of flats and my eos lip balm!
Thank you to eos for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest and completely my own.
The crew over at Everlane has done it again! They’ve created a heel that you can actually walk in and I’m not talking about walking from you Uber to the restaurant. I’m talking walking ALL around the city, ALL damn day! This is a 100% HONEST review of the ballet-inspired shoe of your dreams. The day heel by Everlane has the perfect silhouette and is designed with a rounded toe, a walkable 2-inch block heel, and an elasticized back for extra comfort. Buy them now – before they sell out again!
Update: I have now had Everlane Day Heel for a couple of months and I can not express how much I love these shoes! These are the ONLY heels in my wardrobe that I can wear around the city without having to carry a pair of flats and without having to call an Uber to only go a couple of blocks. They wear beautifully and look fantastic! Get the Everlane Day Heel! You won’t be disappointed!