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Black and White and Ladylike

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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). 

xoLiz

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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

Spring Cleaning

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Sparrow sweater (Anthropologie) / Leifsdottir top (similar) / Zara pants (similar) / Urban Outfitters vintage belt / vintage bag / DV by Dolce Vita shoes / Ray-Ban sunnies / etc… necklace and bracelet 

Can you believe it’s only April? While the West Coasters are dressed for Coachella (I’m jealous!), we’re just starting to prepare for summer here on the other side of the country. Luckily I just made the switchover in my closet and broke out my warm weather gear. The sweaters are officially stored away!

This early spring cleaning forced me to dig out my old clothing that I have worn in the past couple of seasons and finally got them ready to either donate or consign. For those that are new to the consigning idea, it’s the best way to see if you can make $$ off of your designer pieces, while donating the rest.

This season, I’m working with Leftover Luxuries to sell my pieces like a pair of Marc by Marc Jacobs shoes that I sadly realized that they were just too small on me after I wore them once and a vintage Versace top that I bought years ago for a photoshoot with 90’s fashions and haven’t figured out what to do with it. Contact my friend Kim there if you are in the same boat as I am or stop by on April 27th – May 6th to pick up designer pieces like mine at a low price.

xo Liz

Rockin’ The Suburbs

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On Sara: dress (similar) / BCBG clutch / shoes (similar)

On Liz: BCBG dress (similar) / Rag & Bone blazer / Nine West shoes / Betsey Johnson jeweled bracelet / etc… watchband bracelet / rhinestone bracelet (Nordstrom Rack) / vintage ring / Ray-Ban sunnies / clutch (TJMaxx).

My gorgeous (and also stylish) art director friend, Sara, and I felt a bit out of place the other day while strolling through Peekskill, New York.

We were definitely overdressed to pick up iced coffees at the Peekskill Coffee Shop, but it was a necessary trip with the time we had to kill between our friends’ wedding ceremony and reception. It sparked a lot of turned heads and cat calling, as we were pretty dolled up for a Saturday afternoon in the ‘burbs.

I love being able to dress up and my physically demanding job rarely gives me the opportunity to. It was so fun to feel like a scene from Sex & The City, with our cocktail dresses and heels, grabbing coffee. If only every day were that glamorous!

xo Liz

Sorbets

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Gap blazer; James Perse tee (Century 21; same tee in different color online); Zara jeans and belt; Bloch shoes (similar); H&M enamel bracelet; etc… watchband bracelet; Pamela Love spiked cuff; scarf (Artists & Fleas); RayBan sunnies; vintage Coach bag.

I must say that my sartorial New Years resolution of incorporating more color into my wardrobe and wearing less black has been easier this season than it has ever been. I’m not usually drawn to such a soft pallette, but there’s something pretty cool about the sorbet color trend this spring. Mint may even be my new favorite color.

Though, without risk of looking like a Benneton ad, I needed to add an edgy detail like these sweet and tough cuff bracelets to make it more my style.

How will you wear your sorbet colors? Yum.

xo Liz

Bright Brights, Big City

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Uniq top (Century 21, similar online); Banana Republic camisole (similar); O by Organics skirt at Athropologie; Vince Camuto shoes (TJMaxx, similar online); Rebecca Minkoff bag; Ray Ban sunnies; Alex & Ani bangles; etc… watchband bracelets and coin ring.

I escaped the big city (NYC) for another big city (Philadelphia) this past weekend. The 80 degree (March!!) weather in Philly was ideal for strolling through the sights, parks and shops. I felt like I was home in Brooklyn shopping on 3rd Street at some great boutiques—on recommendation from Kim of Eat Sleep Wearincluding my new favorites like VagabondArt in The Mechanical Age of Reproduction, and Hostwhere I picked up this delightful blood orange scented candle.

I admit, I felt a little out of place wearing bright colors and overdressed for just about any activity here—especially going to The Nerdist Podcast taping at the Trocadero with comedians Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray and Matt Mira, along with 800 self proclaimed nerds.

Even the swankiest spots for the Friday night crowd, like El Vez, were a bit more laid back than what I was used to, but I always say, it’s better to be over dressed than underdressed.

xo Liz

Feelin’ Cool

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Hype top (Century 21); Chaiken black cotton tank (sample); Zara leather jacket; BDG jeans; vintage belt and bag; Seychelles boots; Ray-Ban sunnies; vintage bangle; etc… metal and cord watchband bracelets and watch necklace; Marina Pecoraro silk rope bracelet (Artists & Fleas Market); Vanessa Mooney zip me up wrap bracelet in purple (c/o Vanessa Mooney); vintage friendship bracelet. / photos by Joshua Boccheciamp

I don’t think I’ve come to terms with it being fall yet—especially with this crazy warm weather we’ve been having during this holiday weekend. So when the cool air chills me in these evenings, it’s easy to transition with my perennial favorite leather jacket from Zara.

This jacket is my favorite way to toughen up my feminine looks (with my combat boots being a close second). While a good affordable leather jacket is hard to find, Zara consistently doesn’t disappoint year after year, with gorgeous designs similar to my classic favorite for under $250!

I know some of you wouldn’t dream of spending that much on a jacket, but hear me out: This is a piece of your wardrobe that will last for years to come and it can be thrown over almost any outfit when the temperatures begin to drop. A party dress can be made casual and t-shirt with jeans can look edgy (hello, James Dean?). You’ll be warm and feel cool at the same time—guaranteed.

Enjoy your Columbus Day and the gorgeous weather!

xo DA