Fashion Staple Used: Embellished Neckline Tank
The colored jeans trend is continuing for fall. Now the hues are just richer and the fabric is more luxe, thanks to coated to denim. To elongate my legs in these red leatherette skinnies I added a matching bootie. It’s a little trick I recommend to all my fellow shorties out there. If you’re shorter, it also helps to tuck your top into your pants.
Moondust Vest Top c/o French Connection, bracelets /co Haute Betts, Branch ring c/o Whitley Designs, grandfather’s watch, Luxor Link Bracelet and Waverly Three Way Bag c/o Stella & Dot, Mango sunnies, Rockette leatherette jeans c/o Citizens of Humanity, Forever 21 jacket, Helena booties c/o Sole Society
Photos by Preston
(front row with Lauren Conrad, Jenny Packham, fashion week bff The Budget Babe, Victoria’s Secret rooftop lounge, Naeem Khan)
Day 6 was another magical fashion week moment. If you follow me on Twitter, over the years you’ve heard me voice my obsession over Jenny Packham. The British designer is one of my absolute favorites. So imagine my excitement when I discovered not only did I have a front row seat, but it was next to Lauren Conrad! This season, Jenny Packham was inspired by The Rat Pack Mascots of the 1960s. Disco ball minis and crystal encrusted chiffon gowns floated down the runway. Both Lauren and I absolutely loved the polka dots!
After enjoying some sweet treats with Victoria’s Secret rooftop at the Empire Hotel, I headed to Naeem Khan. The designer drew inspiration from elemental beauty, resulting in vivid sunset gowns and sparkly Arabian sea kaftans. But my absolute fave was a black and white rose print organza gown. Fashion week is tricky. The runways are showing what in store for next spring. But the street style is all about fall. For my look, I chose two of my favorite trends for the season: oxblood and leather.
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H&M top and pants, Kendra Scott Valencia necklace in pink (on sale now!), Mango sunglasses, Aurora Cocktail Ring c/o Stella & Dot, Dolce & Gabbana bag, Ivanka Trump Margo pumps
Photos by the fabulous Budget Babe
Michelle Jonas Travelwear dress, Mango sunglasses, scarf c/o Spun by Subtle Luxury, La Mer Collections watch, Energy Muse bracelet, Olsenboye sandals, Foley + Corinna Mid City bag
I hope all of you are having a wonderful Labor Day weekend so far! I’m spending it in San Francisco for my cousin’s wedding. Today, we flew up and headed straight to Napa Valley for a little wine tasting. The key to packing for this city is layers. It was warm enough in the early afternoon to wear a dress and sandals. But when we finished our first wine tasting, the winds kicked up and I was thankful to have a scarf. And after a bottle of delicious Cabernet Franc, I added a third layer with my denim shirt (you might remember seeing it styled three ways here).
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Happy Labor Day weekend!
(Rashida Jones, Heather McDonald, Beyonce)
Now that’s summer is heating up, some days I just want to swap out my bright denim for a colorful pair of shorts. For day, you can pair them with printed tanks like Heather. And when night comes along, add a blazer like Rashida and B. Here are my picks for under $100:
1. Ann Taylor, $78
2. RD Style, $44
Stay tuned to see how I style my Ann Taylor shorts three ways in this week’s Staples Series!