Trends at 30: Am I Still Cool?

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Late last night when I was editing these photos I thought to myself…

Am I doing too much here?

Does a very LOUD 30-year-old lady need to be wearing a massive Pharell hat, a lace-up dress WITH bell sleeves AND OTK boots?

This outfit is a one man trend report for 2016. But, lucky for me a lot of these trends can easily carry over to 2017 – just not ALL AT ONCE.

Kayu - Design - Handbags

I think we are going to see less of the lace-up details in 2017, but the statement sleeves are here to stay and I’m good with that. I can’t get enough of the bell sleeve trend – it just can make eating very tricky!

IRO - Ralene Dress - Shopbop - Netaporter

Kayu - Design - Handbags

IRO - Ralene Dress - Shopbop - Netaporter

Will Leather Hat

IRO - Ralene Dress - Shopbop - Netaporter

IRO - Ralene Dress - Shopbop - Netaporter

Frye - Claude OTK

OTK boots are here to stay. I don’t care what anyone says. I LOVE these boots (and they are now on MEGA sale). The stacked heel and rich redwood color make these a timeless piece in my closet and I will be rocking these bad boys into 2017.

But this post has forced me to ask myself:

Am I still cool?

Can I still pull off all of these trends?

…or maybe just not ALL at once.

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What I Wore:

Dress: IRO, Ralene dress

Boots: Frye (c/o), Claude OTK

Bag: Kayu (c/o), Gold Santa Fe Straw Clutch

Hat: Will Leather (c/o), The Lola Hat // SOLD OUT

A Monochromatic Look With A Side of Shapewear

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Is wearing the same color from head-to-toe easy?

Nope.

Does it look good?

Yes.

Does it require shapewear?

Sometimes.

In my case YES.

WHY ITEM m6?

I’ve tried ALL the awful shapewear.

AND I am 100% guilty of taking off my shapewear in the middle of a wedding. You know that awful feeling when you are attempting to sit in your shapewear and you realize that you would rather die than continue to try and look skinny while trying to eat a nasty dinner salad at a wedding…we’ve all been there.

Well, I’ve found a piece of shapewear that doesn’t make you wish that you were never born. AND the secret is compression. ITEM m6 combines function with fashion + incorporates high-tech form fit compression threads in their legwear and shapewear. They are also the only shapewear brand with wellness, beauty and shaping benefits. The compression quality in their products promotes blood circulation that improves the oxygen supply, giving me a true power boost. The compression has a beautifying effect as it improves microcirculation on the skin, which combats blemishes creating smooth, flawless skin AND I could 100% use all the beautifying effects down there, right?

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What I Wore:

Jacket: Tart Collection (c/o), Justine Jacket in Light Gold

Top: Uniqlo (c/o), Cotton Oversized Short Sleeve Shirt

Skirt: Uniqlo (c/o), Rayon Midi Skirt

Slip: Item m6 (c/o), Slip

Boots: Matisse, ‘Graffiti’ block heel bootie

Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Betsy (old). Adore these new Karen Walker options here + here.

Friday Forecast: I’m Seeing Stars

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[Saint Laurent, Rock 40 Chelsea Boot + Daniel Wellington, Classic Sheffield Watch 40mm]

 Today is all about stars. I love that even a lot of the most luxurious designers (I’m looking at you, Gucci + Saint Laurent), are playing around with fun patches and basic shapes like stars and hearts and all kinds of embroidery. When I first saw other people wearing stars, I honestly didn’t see myself joining in… But the trend has grown on me a lot. Check out my first star post here.

Retailers across the board are stocking star prints and star-adorned items in variations unthinkable. Whether you choose to wear your galaxy of stars out and about or want to simply pin them away on your favorite Pinterest boards, I can guarantee the outcome will be a magical one.

Shop STAR shoes:

Shop STAR apparel:

HANA TAJIMA X UNIQLO: THE FLARED DRESS TWO WAYS // PART TWO

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Why does a leather jacket instantly make everything look cool?

Even if in this case the leather jacket is just a ‘leather look’ aka FAUX leather jacket. Who knew that you could look this cool for under $100? Thanks, ASOS!

Now, this dress may look familiar as this is the second time I’ve styled it in two weeks.

Check out Part One here

For this look, I wore the dress with the belt around the smallest part of my waist instead of tied around my neck in part one. Cinching my waist always accentuates my curves and leaves me feeling fab. Paired with the faux leather jacket from ASOS, velvet booties and a vintage Chanel bag this look exudes the ultimate ladies who lunch (downtown edition) look.

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What I Wore:

Jacket: ASOS (c/o), Leather Look Biker Jacket with Stripe Print

Dress: Uniqlo, Flare Long-Sleeve Long Dress

Shoes: Matisse, ‘Graffiti’ Block Heel Bootie

Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Number One (black)

Bag: Chanel (vintage)

 

 

 

 

What I Ate: While We Were Young NYC

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I literally know nothing about the NYC dining scene, but I DO know that West Village’s While We Were Young is a MUST for the ultimate feminine dining experience. I had the pleasure of dining at While We Were Young during NYFW when the teams behind Amour Vert + the Twiirly App (my current work gig) decided to host the ultimate #BloggerBrunch. Check out what I wore here.

Now let’s talk While We Were Young

The decor is an Instagrammer’s dream. The food is light and delicate yet delicious and the While We Were Young team could not be more fabulous.

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A lavender cocktail that doesn’t taste like diabetes?

Sign me up!

The cocktail program at While We Were Young is not only photogenic but delicious. The drinks are refreshing and light. Perfect for brunch or a night out with the girls.

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Avocado Toast

smashed avocado / sourdough / poached farm fresh eggs / feta / delicious 

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Burrata

honeycomb / candied meyer lemon / caracara orange / blood orange / the perfect mix of unexpected flavors

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Goffel Farms Chicken & Waffles

buttermilk fried chicken / champagne waffle / house made hot sauce / maple syrup

One of the BEST dishes from the brunch. Spicy + Sweet AND who doesn’t love a green waffle?!

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Dine at While We Were Young

183 W 10th St
New York, NY 10014
P: (917) 675-6272

and check out the Twiirly App here.