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Wear something fierce

 

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Channeling my inner Kate Moss in this oversized jacket by somedays lovin’. I’ve been wearing this topper all winter long!  Gold shades and hi=waist skinnies finish out the look.

Have a fantastic week, everyone!

Jacket: somedays lovin (No longer available – Purchased at Aimee boutique
Cami: BCBG (No longer available – Similar option from Express here)
Pants: Rag & Bone (No longer available – Similar Rag & Bone option here)
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman (Similar option from Steve Madden here)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Sunglasses: Dior 

Fall Wardrobe Roundup

Wow. Where has the time gone?

I’ve not shared several looks I’ve been wearing over the past month or so. Rather than post like a mad woman, I thought I’d share many of the styles in one roundup and a few ways I’ll continue to wear these pieces into winter.

All photos by Andrea Altman Photography

Go Weekend Casual
I LOVE this effortlessly sexy top. The colors and pattern make it very versatile and the open back shows just enough skin to make it fun for an afternoon date with the hubby. Here I wore with black jeans and brown suede booties but this top would look great with flare jeans and circular sunnies or with white jeans/cut offs and leather sandals in summer months.

Shirt: Some Days Lovin  Purchased at Aimee boutique.
Jeans: J Brand
Booties: Rag & Bone (No longer available). Similar here.

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Play Off Proportions
Play off proportions with an oversized sweater (BCBG), lace-up black pants (Rag & Bone) and chic booties (Alexander Wang). The look is sexy enough for dinner or a night out with friends, but still says colder weather cozy.

Note: All items purchased last year but try these options!
Sleeveless Turtleneck Sweater
Fun Leggings
Black Booties

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Wear a Crewneck Sweater Multiple Ways
Wide leg jeans and caramel booties. Gauchos and block heels. Denim skirt and D’Orsay pumps. This Banana Republic sweater looks great with just about anything. In colder months, swap these items for skinny jeans and taupe calf-hair booties or dark flare jeans and suede pumps. Drape a blanket scarf over your shoulders and cinch your waist with a belt. With this bold orange sweater, I’d pair with a fun plaid for extra style points! Try this one, here.

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Pair Masculine and Feminine Items
You’ve probably noticed by now that I almost always juxtapose more feminine pieces with something a bit masculine. This black A.L.C. hooded, sleeveless sweater was heavy enough to provided added warmth on cooler mornings and added a little edge to a fluted, print skirt.

Maximize your investment this winter by pairing a skirt with thick black tights, chunky oxfords and a cashmere sweater. Or keep it flirty and tights free with over-the-knee boots! Like the top? Wear with an oversized blazer or cocoon coat and slim boyfriend jeans. Ballet flats and a feminine, crossbody bag will provide the perfect balance.

Sweater: Intermix (No longer available).
Skirt:
Banana Republic

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Consider Color-blocking
Amp up simple black skinnies with a cozy sweater with a fun pattern and booties.

Jeans: J Brand
Sweater: Sonia Rykiel (No longer available). Try this one.
Booties: Rag & Bone

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Menswear Street Style
A silk white blouse and black pants are street chic with oversized shades, suede pumps and a fedora.

Shoes: Banana Republic
Sunglasses: 3.1 Phillip Lim Thick Frame Sunglasses.
Hat: Scoop NYC

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Rock a Graphic Tee
Graphic tees are so fun and easy to throw on with  denim. Wildfox and ElevenParis are some of my favorite brands but I love this piston rose tee from friend and hot rod builder Bodie Stroud of B.S. Industries.

His shop has completed more than 30 custom hot rods — some for celebrities including Tim Allen and Johnny Depp. You may also recognize Bodie from the hit show Monster Garage where he starred with builder Jesse James. Check out his line of apparel here!

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Paisley with a Pop of Color
I wore this feminine blouse with cropped, patio pants to my daughter’s baptism earlier this fall. The cage like sandals and waistcoat add a little edge and make the look more fashion forward.

Shirt: Intermix (No longer available). Jumpsuit in same pattern here.
Pants: J. Crew Note: Try in wool options for winter!
Shoes: Donald Pliner (No longer available). Similar here.
Coat: Zara
Clutch: BCBGeneration (No longer available).

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Dress Up Boyfriend Jeans
Dress up boyfriend jeans with red suede pumps and a boyfriend blazer or throw on leopard loafers and a black blouse for some casual but sexy va va voom. Keep it office appropriate with a cami underneath and non-distressed styles.

Blazer: Banana Republic (No longer available)
Jeans: Rag & Bone (No longer available). Great affordable option here. Less distressed option here.
Loafers: Jimmy Choo (No longer available). Similar here. And here.
Blouse: BCBG (No longer available). Similar here.
Pumps: Chinese Laundry

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The Slouchy Tuxedo Pant


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These slouchy tuxedo pants have quickly become a favorite of mine for vacations, date nights and dinners in Vegas. I love a beautiful dress but sometimes I’m just not in the mood. It is nice to look totally put together but feel like you’re in sweats.

I typically style these with a simple top like the one seen here and black Stuart Weitzman nudist sandals. With the weather getting colder, I instead topped with a leather jacket and put on pumps. These pants would also look great styled in an off-duty way with a comfy sweater and leather or suede sneakers or loafers.

Shirt: C/MEO Collective (No longer available). Purchased at Aimee boutique. Same top in black here.
Tuxedo Pants: lola & sophie. Purchased at
Aimee boutique.
Jacket: BCBG (No longer available). Similar BCBG look here.
Sunglasses: 3.1 Phillip Lim Thick Frame Sunglasses.
Lariat Necklace: Aimee boutique
Shoes:
Banana Republic

Photos by Andrea Altman Photography





Casual Fridays Call for Boho Blouse and Booties

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This weekend, try pairing a boho blouse with cutoffs (or jeans), booties and a wool hat.

As cooler weather approaches, I’ll want to swap out the shorts. This top will look fabulous with leather pants in a rich brown or high-rise, black lace-up leggings. A furry vest layered on top will add more depth and provide warmth while still showcasing the paisley print.

Style tip: In addition to your top and bottom (shoes not included), always look in your closet and ask yourself what other ONE thing could you throw on to make your outfit more interesting? Perhaps it is a statement cuff, fun clutch or a lovely scarf. Or maybe it is a topper like a leather moto jacket or boyfriend blazer. These simple details will take your outfit up a serious notch!

Happy Friday, everyone.

Blouse: BCBG (no longer available). Similar look here. And here.
Shorts: AG (Now on sale)
Hat: Scoop NYC
Booties: Rag & Bone (No longer available) Other Newbury Bootie styles here.
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Photos by Andrea Altman Photography

Seventy & Sunny

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Two trends I’m loving this year: seventies inspired pieces and mirrored shades!

Here I work both wearing high rise crop jeans and mirrored Ray Bans.

Simple. Fun. Playful. Perfect for a casual Friday.

Have a great weekend.

Shirt: BCBG (No longer available). Similar look.
Jeans: 3×1 (On sale).
Shoes: See by Chloe (No longer available). Similar look.
Sunglasses: Ray Ban. See mirrored shades here.
Lariat Necklace: Aimee boutique

Photos by Andrea Altman Photography