First time, second time…(who knows), but I do know I enjoy getting lost in the Times. (wink, wink)
Last week I talked about the variety of color blocking and the fun ways I like styling it this fall. But here’s the thing, as much as I love bright colors, timeless neutrals also hold a special place in my heart (and closet!). So while we rotate into the new season it’s easy for me to put things in neutral (like automatically). Why? Because seasonless and sleekness are def. great things to keep in your wardrobe, too. Name one good reason you wouldn’t – I’ll wait.
(Oh, and don’t let the word “neutral” and its blah undertones mislead you…)
BELT: vintage, from my moms closet
I used to think I’d only be able to tell or enjoy the change of season through Starbucks’ seasonal favorites. #Floridaprobs
But since I’ve been going back and forth to NYC for meetings slash shooting content (get ready for some big changes before the end of the year!) I’ve had the luxury of experiencing the beauty of fall first-hand.
And with business and leisure in mind during my travels, it makes total sense to rock ‘em fitting power suits (I told you I would, remember?). There’s so many aesthetic twists and turns with suits. Think: slim waist, boxy shoulders; nautical ones with buttons all the way down; completely tailored types. Most suit trends and shapes are being influenced by us women. #GirlPower Now, you know why I’m building my suit collection. #wink Plus, They’re even perfect for fall/winter trips to iconic London or romantic Paris… (hint: is that something we should consider?) I mean let me add another layer, a beret and teleport there now!
As we close out summer and welcome fall, I must say some things never change.
Like what exactly? Like the humidity (duh), heat and sunshine in sunny South Florida! It practically travels to every season with me. Sure, it’s great for the tan, but not so much the hair.
My Florida girls get it.
DRESS: (c/o) Carolina Herrera
From runway to street style, New York Fashion Week is a time that lights up the entire city and… rest of the “fashion” world. A time where sidewalks become an actual runway filled with bold colors, plaid on plaid and a strong shoe game to name a few. Everything was fun, dramatic, tailored and wonderfully feminine.
Agenda: New York City!
I remember counting 1, 2, 3, 4… blisters on my toes from (unnecessarily) wearing heels two weeks straight. I remember having hunger pains from not eating lunch and dinner (there’s like no time). I remember having the biggest bags under my eyes (and no, I’m not referring to Prada although today’s bag is worth mentioning. More on this in a second…) And I remember having the biggest smile on my face.
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Ok, so last week I talked about investment pieces and why I splurge on items like this blazer. (Click here to read it.) I also promised to re-style it. Why? Because I know once you see this blazer again, buy it, you’ll love it forever, just as I do because it’s so versatile…
Trust me, I’ve been there. When I first started working in PR, my salary was a joke. I BARELY made enough to eat cover my living expenses much less go shopping. The times I shopped, I bought my clothing from fast-fashion stores or from the “affordable” department at Nordstrom (you know which one I’m talking about). Never – never – never – ever designer.
I’d skip by designer and think to myself, “one day I’ll upgrade my wardrobe… hopefully by the time I’m 30.”