Tag Archives: Free People

Feeling Neutral

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Elizabeth & James top / Zara jeans (similar online) / J.Lo shoes / Gypsy Nation vintage bag / etc… watchband bracelets / Gypsies & Debutantes friendship bracelet / rings c/o Vanessa Mooney / Free People sunnies (similar online)

With all of the traveling that I tend to do, it’s tough to pack “outfits,” so I usually opt for pieces that are interchangeable—hence my gravitation towards the color black. I love these neutral pieces because they can be dressed down like so, or they can each be bumped up a notch with other pieces.

xoLiz

Good for Your Soles

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Free People top (similar online) and sunnies (in store, similar online)/ J.Crew tank / Levi’s shorts / Worishofer shoes / Zara necklace / Nona E. Rose belt / Rebecca Minkoff bag / etc… neon and gold watchband bracelets / Shaya bangles / Alex and Ani bangles / Nixon watch

NYC living can be hard on people’s soles (pun intended)—especially if you’re like me and you’re on your feet all day. I scoffed at shopping in the comfort shoe section for years, but now I know why people do it. Though there has got to be a happy medium between comfort and cute.

These WORISHOFER wedges are my summer go-to shoe. Once reserved for elderly German women, when done right, they can look pretty darn cute on the girl on the go.

STYLIST TIP: If you’re like me and don’t love the way your legs look in shorts, try pairing them with a little wedge. The slight lift will make your legs appear longer and leaner. Of course this little photoshoot trick is the BEST secret to killer legs. 

xoLiz

Bad Hair Day Solution

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Jessica Simpson jacket (TJMaxx) / Leifsdottir top / Madewell jeans (sold out, but similar style here) / Aerosoles shoes (Marshalls) / etc… watch necklace and watchband bracelets (both at ByBrooklyn) / Gypsies + Debutantes friendship bracelet / other bracelet c/o Jewelry by Beth Lauren / vintage bag (Gypsy Nation at the Artists & Fleas) / vintage scarf, sunnies, earrings

With this wacky weather we’ve been having here in NYC, I’m destined for a bad hair day. It’s days like this that force me to throw it back into yet another bun or something of the like. A nice way to freshen that up, is throwing a vintage scarf and making an easy turban with it.

Easy Turban ‘Do:

  1. Start with either a long rectangular scarf or for a large square scarf, fold into a triangle and roll into a long piece
  2. With both ends in each hand, lay the middle of the scarf over the top of your head
  3. Pull both ends under hair and criss-cross to the other hand
  4. Pull ends back on top and criss-cross once more
  5. Tie ends into a small knot and tuck in the ends of the knot 

No luck with this? Just go get a cool turban pre-made headband like this gorgeous silk one from E.Kammeyer or this wire one from Free People (which requires slightly more skill) and look like you know what you’re doing.

xo Liz

Yo MoMA

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Free People top and camisole / O by Organics skirt at Athropologie (similar online) / DV by Dolce Vita shoes / vintage Coach bag / Ray-Ban sunnies / Zara necklace / etc… braided watchband bracelet / all other jewelry, vintage.

This past weekend, on Mother’s Day, it was the perfect weather for strolling around NYC and exploring the sculpture garden at the MoMA. It was fun to be a tourist in my own home. I even got a bit envious of all of those visitors wearing their neon I heart NY shirts around the museum. Who knows, maybe they had some neon envy of me too.

STYLIST TIP: Too timid to attempt neon yet? Try it out by balancing one piece of neon clothing with all neutral pieces. That one pop will say it all and you won’t look like you’re wearing a costume from the 80’s.

xo Liz

Hats Off To Spring

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Gap top (in stores, similar online) / Free People jeans / Aerosoles shoes (Marshalls) / Hat from Ecuador via Brimfield Antique Show / Shih bag (Loehmann’s) / etc… watchband bracelets / Gypsies & Debutantes friendship bracelet / H&M enamel cuff / Shaya square bangles / Alex and Ani bracelets  / vintage earrings and rings. 

It occurred to me that this past weekend was the first weekend I’ve been home in NYC and not working in nearly two months! It was a good weekend to be around for, as the temperatures rose and the sun came out—hence, the hat to protect sun-deprived skin. It was also the perfect weekend to stroll around Williamsburg, Brooklyn, eat lunch at Five Leaves and pop into the Artists & Fleas market, which is my favorite spot to pick up unique finds. It’s good to be home.

STYLIST TIP: Choose to wear a hat OR sunglasses—wearing both at the same time can make you look like you’re hiding something…or someone really important, if you choose to do so. 

xo Liz

My Insta-Week on Location

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Somehow I lucked out and the one day this week that was gorgeous and sunny out, I happened to be on location shooting the cover of a magazine at a resort on Cape Cod. While it was an exhausting day and I had to lug bags and bags and bags of clothing and accessories up and down a few flights of stairs (thank goodness for the help of an amazing crew!), it was one of those days that makes it all worth it.

I didn’t look so glamorous, running around, but it sure felt like I could get used to the scenery of this photoshoot.

My Free People pants (similar) and pasty feet that haven’t seen sun in a while match my lint roller!

Looks like Robin, our prop stylist on this shoot, also got the cobalt blue pant memo…and got stuck doing double duty as a photo assistant while on the beach.

We found this little fella pool side. Check out those fierce brows channeling Altuzarra‘s spring 2012 runway.

I pulled these amazing Prada flats that everyone on set went ga-ga for, but sadly could not use when our male model was 6’4″ and our female model was a whopping 7 inches shorter. Wah wah.

We also didn’t use these particular Sisco Berluti baubles, but I’m obsessed with the stacks of bracelets you can put together from this company—especially these mint colored ones. I’d wear these layered with my own bracelets for a beachy daytime look, or one of these sparkle accented ones at night time. …and yet another item on my wishlist.

Speaking of bracelets I’m obsessing over, this is the latest bracelet I’m adding into my stacking rotation. No, not the etc… watchband ones you see me rocking almost daily, but the Gypsies + Debutantes studded friendship bracelet I couldn’t resist getting while pulling for this shoot. The showroom made it too easy for me and now you can get your own here.

Hope you’re enjoying your own insta-week! Follow me, Liz Teich, on Instagram for more of my styling behind-the-scenes.

xo Liz

Instant Good Hair Day

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Free People top / Gap tank

One of the perks of being a stylist is working with a glam squad that I constantly am learning new beauty tricks from. I had the pleasure of working with one of the best the other day, Kacie Corbelle, when she came down from Boston for a shoot in NYC that we worked together on. On a particular bad hair day of mine—in which the freakish 80 degree weather in April didn’t help—I asked her how in the world does she get her hair to look that amazing every time I see her?

She divulged her secret: She puts Moroccan Oil in her hair at night before she goes to bed, throws it up in a high bun. When she wakes up, voila, instant good hair day!

Kacie even claimed she’s only uses a hair dryer on her hair a handful of times each year thanks to this trick. So I had to try it for myself.

I think she’s on to something.

What do you think of this easy beauty trick?