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.
Zara jacket / Gap Body tank / Ever skirt (similar online) / Ray Ban sunnies / Nona E. Rose belt / etc… braided watchband bracelet / Gypsies & Debutantes bracelets (coming soon, others online) / Plenty by Tracy Reese shoes (similar online) / vintage bag, earrings and all other jewelry
I’m not usually one for polished lady-like looks like the fabulous Saucy Glossie—especially with my busy lifestyle and trekking all over the city, but sometimes I can’t resist a beautifully designed find like this silk pleated skirt I found at the Barney’s Warehouse Sale. Of course, I had to make it more my style by mixing it with black pieces to give it an edge.
STYLIST TIP: When wearing a ladylike skirt, make sure to pair it accordingly with ladylike accessories like a structured bag and classic pumps to look put together (stay away from slouchy bags and wedges this time).
Vintage dress / H&M belt / Simply Vera by Vera Wang sandals (similar online) / Cambridge Satchel Company bag / Nixon watch / etc… watchband bracelets / Gypsies + Debutantes bracelets (coming soon, others online)
photos by Nicole Rowley at The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
I’m usually not one for up-do’s, but rising temperatures and a back detail like this definitely call for one.
It’s funny that I have friends asking me about hair styling advice recently, when I rarely do more than run a flat iron over my own hair—I’m a wardrobe stylist, not a hair stylist. Though, I’ve picked up a few tricks here and there from hair stylists on shoots that I’ve worked on.
Braids are the easiest way to look instantly more pulled together when you’re having one of those bad hair days and this ‘do, though looks more complex than it is, couldn’t be simpler. It even lasted for what would have been 2 bad hair days thanks to the humid weather we’ve been having in NYC!
- Braid hair into two sections (a loose french braid works best) and secure with clear elastics.
- Next, pull one braid across the crown of the head and secure with bobby pins.
- Do the same with the other braid and tuck the ends under the first braid.
- Secure with u-shaped pins for more hold.
Beauty Secret: Loose hair and hair that frames one’s face is always more flattering for one’s face. Don’t pull your hair into a tight up-do or ponytail unless you’re prepared for a harsher look.
Madewell shirt / Zara jeans and necklace/ Matiko shoes (similar) / Gypsy Nation vintage bag / Nona E. Rose belt / J.Crew hat (mine is from Brimfield Antique Fair, imported from Ecuador and sold to J.Crew!) / etc… watchband bracelet / Gypsies + Debutantes friendship bracelet (ON SALE NOW!) / H&M cuff / Nixon watch
I raced home after a shoot on Friday in time before the sun went down to finally get you some style candy! (Sorry for the lack thereof, but there’s been too many exciting things to share with you lately).
The weather in NYC has been so wacky that I didn’t know how to dress for the day. You can’t go wrong with layers and the chambray shirt came on and off a few times that day. It went back on as we were shooting in the street and a light sun shower perfectly ended my exhausting and at times, hot day.
STYLIST TIP: I personally like my shirts a bit oversized and/or flowy to balance out my skinny shoulders, so if you opt for that too, make sure you balance out your silhouette with a slimmer bottom. Vice versa if you go for a looser bottom.
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.
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.
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