Spotlight On: Hats & Scarves

Winter Accesories

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Snow is falling here in NYC which means you may need some fun, new winter accessories.  I like to shop around for highs and lows to mix and match.  The easiest way to change up that black winter coat is to wear a different hat or scarf!

Spotlight On: Plaid

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1. Plaid Flannel Shirtdress | 2. Classic Plaid Square Scarf | 3. Plaid Vegan Leather Sleeve Coat |
4. Retro Plaid Sweatshirt |5. Golden Bear Sportswear Varsity Jacket (splurge!) | 6. Cropped Plaid Moto |
7. Checked Top With Frill Sleeves | 8. Fireside Vest in Buffalo Plaid | 9. Sheer Plaid Blouse
10. Pleated Mini In Tartan Skirt | 11. Original Mallalieus Boots | 12. Pencil Skirt in Black Watch Plaid
13. Pendleton, The Portland Collection Mugs | 14. Rainy-Day Umbrella

Falling into a New Season

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Fall weather is finally back in the city and I couldn’t be more excited for the arrival of my favorite season. This weekend I had my first hot coffee in months, happily added a second layer to outfits and didn’t wear any sandals. It’s not that I don’t love summer; it’s actually pretty incredible considering I get over 10 weeks off! However, the city gets to be unbearably hot and humid especially for those who have ruined more white tees than they can count. The cool breeze and even slight nip in the air were greatly welcomed this weekend. Bring on the riding boots, booties, layers and lattes, I’m ready!

Vest: Banana Republic | Sweatshirt: Forever 21 | Jeans & Flats: old | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: J. Crew (on sale, which it never is, with code FALLSTYLE) | Monogram Necklace: Max & Chloe

Jewelry Closet

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Sounds amazing, right?! When we were looking at apartments and I saw this pre-war medicine cabinet, I had a vision. Having experimented with many different forms of jewelry storage over the years and I now know that if I can’t see it out in the open, I won’t wear it. The ability to have all of my jewelry on display but also be able to conceal it behind the doors is a dream, especially in a tiny NYC apartment! I know I have a lot…probably too much but this collection wasn’t built overnight and is comprised mostly of Forever 21 finds or deeply discounted J.Crew baubles.

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There is a lot of storage in this small space. Up on the top shelf are towels, wash cloths and sheets. I found these storage bins at TJ Maxx but they are available from a variety of retailers. The Container Store outfitted the rest of the closet including the nail polish bins.

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IMG_3601Some favorites arranged by rose, gold and silver.

IMG_3602Watch stand, small compartment storage, and earring stand all from the Container Store.

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Camo Pants

Camo Patterned Pants
From Top Left:  Rag & Bone jeans /Joie army pants / Tripp low rise jeans / Mango drawstring pants / TEXTILE Elizabeth and James jeans / Winsor Camoflauge pants / Baldwin Denim camouflage jeans / Forever 21 cotton pants / Urban Renewal cotton pants/   
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Camo pants have become a new staple and I find that they go with more than you would think.  I passed a pair at Gap in March that I was considering purchasing but still wasn’t sure if I would wear them often enough.  It wasn’t until I saw that they were sold out online that I realized I would be disappointed if I didn’t go buy them (this has happened more than once before).  Luckily, when in NYC, you can walk to the closest Gap in no time and when they are sold out there, they can call the store ten blocks away and within an hour you can have them in your hands!  I have worn mine with pink flats, sneakers, striped t-shirts and graphic tees…the possibilities seem endless. Since the Gap ones have sold out, I found a mix of high and lows and different fits.  How would you wear them?