Tag Archives: Zara

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

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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

Life’s A Beach

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C&C California tunic / Gap tee / Zara pants / J.Crew bag / House of Harlow 1960 sunnies (similar online) / Havaianas flip-flops (similar online) / vintage jewelry

I was ready for the beach when I got a few pieces—courtesy of my new favorite swimwear line, K.BELOjust in time for my weekend getaway to a Maine beach house. Sadly, it was a bit too cold for my bikinis, but I still managed to put my cover-up/tunic to good use while walking on the beach!

BEAUTY TIP: To get a quick and easy bun ‘do like mine, try this…

1 – Pull hair into high ponytail, but don’t pull the last loop completely through

2 – Take the loose ends that are not in the elastic and wrap around the base of the ponytail

3 – Secure with U-shaped bobby pins (that preferably match your hair color)

4 – Pin the remaining hair in the loop down in a bun formation and marvel at your new easy style!

xo Liz

Minty Fresh

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Betsey Johnson dress (sample sale) / Zara belt / J.Lo shoes (Loehmann’s) / Barney’s bag / Ray Ban sunniesetc… watchband bracelet / Alex and Ani bracelets / Shaya bangles / Nixon watch 

You know me, I love me some army candy. For the past few years, I’ve been looking for a mens style watch—yes, I’m a little late on the trend—but I didn’t want to wear something so, well, trendy.

While I adore the cool oversized Michael Kors watches like this one and the Marc by Marc Jacobs rose gold watches like this one, I have been holding out for something that I’ve never seen on any other woman (so far).

Well, I finally got the one I’ve been holding out for from my hubby for my birthday. I love how masculine and retro this NIXON watch is and it looks great stacked with my vintage watchband bracelet that I wear almost every day. The best part is that it’s stretchy band makes it comfortable to push up on my arm when I’m busy working. You likey?

xoLiz

I Love Rock’n’Roll

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Zara top  and jeans / Rag & Bone jacket / TopShop scarf (currently in store, similar online) / Plenty by Tracy Reese shoesRebecca Minkoff bag / Nona E. Rose belt / etc… gold and neon watchband bracelets / H&M spiked cuff / Shaya bangles / Alex and Ani bangles 

Okay, so I’m deviating this week from my style resolution of more color in my life, but I tend to gravitate towards looks like these that are one part chic + one part edgy. There’s something about walking around wearing some skulls and studs that make you feel like you can take on the world.

STYLIST TIP: Avoid looking like you just stepped out of your mall’s Hot Topic but adding subtle edgy hints and mixing them with some more feminine, polished pieces like a tailored blazer or heels. 

xo Liz

p.s. If you haven’t checked it out yet, the etc… online shop is finally up-and-running so you can rock some of your own arm candy—even in NEON for a limited time!

Paradise City

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Zara jacket / Equipment top (Marshalls, similar online) / Levi’s jeans / Aldo shoes / Gypsy Nation vintage bag / H&M belt and enamel cuff / Alex and Ani bracelets / etc… watchband bracelets / Shaya bangles

I met up with some industry friends the other night and was faced with the dilemma of how to dress for the crowd. Casual or fancypants? All black for evening or lots of color for the warm weather? Would the rooftop bar be heated or windy? Decisions, decisions!

STYLIST TIP: When in doubt for a somewhat casual night out, you can’t go wrong with a fun printed top (like this on-trend tropical-inspired one), jeans, heels and a leather jacket. A leather jacket will add an edge to an otherwise sweet or cheesy look and is also perfect for taking your daytime dress into night. Seeing a pattern here? 

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