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Your Guide to NYE Party Looks

We’re only a few days out from the big night. What will you be wearing?

Whether you head to the fanciest steak joint with your loved one, gather with old friends for food and laughter or paint the town red with your girls, this is the perfect night to show a bit more skin or wear something flashier. Think silk, sequins, leather and lace! Below are a few styles that work great for ringing in the New Year.

1) Sport a cape top with silky shorts and suede heels. The blouse provides a little more breathing room for a night of overindulgence and the sleeves add proportion to bare legs in winter months.

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Shirt: Olivaceous (purchased at Aimee boutique). Similar dress in black – ON SALE.
Shorts: BCBGeneration (No longer available). Similar here – ON SALE.
Shoes: B Brian Atwood (No longer available).  Try this great, affordable style.

2) Try a flirty romper with a feminine bag and strappy heels.  I love that this romper covers a bit more skin than most on the market. Again, play off proportions and show some leg but keep arms and chest covered. Or vice versa. You could also do a longer pant jumpsuit with a strapless top!  The open back and flouncy short bottom on this one offers subtle sex appeal without going over-the-top. See links below for a variety of jumpsuit/romper options.

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Romper: The Fifth Label (purchased at Aimee boutique). Similar here. See other styles here.
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

Shades: Quay Australia (purchased at Aimee boutique)

3) Wear Sequins.  Hanging with friends at home? Dress the jacket down with flare jeans, pumps and a fun graphic tee. Or dress it up with a silk cami and black pants for a night on the town.

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Sequin Jacket: MinkPink (purchased at Aimee boutique).
Pants: Rag & Bone. Similar here.
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Clutch: Marc by Marc Jacobs (No longer available). Similar here.

4) You can NEVER go wrong with a LBD.  This one by Amanda Uprichard comes in a faded black and features a beautiful high neckline which is very of-the-moment. I’ll keep it simple and pair with fun earrings or a gold cuff and black heels for a “classic, can’t fail”  look. Top with a leather jacket for extra oomph and added warmth when bar hopping.

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Dress: Amanda Uprichard (purchased at Aimee boutique). See other Amanda Uprichard styles here.
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

Moto Jacket: Banana Republic

Wear Your Floral Sheath One Last Time

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I have a serious love hate relationship with fall. It means summer is coming to an end. Bleh. It also means it is time for a wardrobe refresh… and who doesn’t love to go shopping for new finds?! Booties, oversized sweaters, knits and killer coats.

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Before it cools down, I wanted to wear my summer florals one last time. This Milly sheath is feminine and fun but also has a sporty vibe with striping down the sides almost like track pants. And who doesn’t love orange, navy and white paired together?

Going to church or a friend’s bridal shower? I’d pair with nude strappy sandals or navy flat sandals in a rich leather. Running errands or hitting up brunch and the farmer’s market? Add a masculine edge with bulky leather slides (seen here) or consider  espadrilles. I also love the idea of navy or light gray/neutral colored New Balance sneakers from J Crew!

It may be a tad chilly so layering is key. Grab a jean jacket or denim vest as you head out the door and rock your fav summer sheath again this weekend!

After this wear, I’ll hang mine up for the season. Sad. But more fun fall styles to look forward to!

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

Linen & Legs for Days

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Summer will be over before we know it. Sad. Soooo, I’m working to wear my linens while I still can.

This simple black and white linen tube top is easy breezy and loose enough to cover up the beer and BBQ bloat I’ll be experiencing this Labor Day weekend. Oh joy.

Because I’m showing quite a bit of skin on top, I play off proportions and keep my legs covered. But… just because I’m covering them up doesn’t mean I can’t still show them off. This high-rise, wide leg pair by Rag & Bone is super comfortable, on trend and gives me legs for days.

I keep the look casual but feminine and reach for some classic black aviators, a satchel and feminine heels…. Done.

What are you wearing this weekend? Hope you all have a safe and fun-filled weekend with those you love. Check back soon!

Top: Olivaceous (No longer available – Aimee boutiqueSimilar option here.
Jeans: Rag & Bone – The Justine Wide Leg
Sunglasses: Ray Ban (in Gold)
Shoes:
The Nudist Sandal by Stuart Weitzman
Bag: See by Chloe Satchel (No longer available). Similar option here.
Lariat Necklace: Aimee boutique

Photos by Andrea Altman Photography

Flower Girl

Flower Girl

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Every woman should own a floral maxi dress. I love this one. Simple in black and white but more formal than cotton, it transitions well from spring to fall. The V neck and multiple side slits offer sex appeal and glamour but in an understated way. From a trip to the farmer’s market or a girlfriend’s bridal shower to date night on a fabulous patio, this dress suits all occasions.

Style tip: As cooler days approach, just grab a leather jacket and nudist heels or opt for booties, a fuzzy sweater and wool hat.

I was channeling my inner Marilyn Monroe in the last photo… only I wasn’t as graceful. ; )

Dress: Olivaceous (Purchased at Aimee boutique)
Shoes: The Nudist Sandal by Stuart Weitzman
Sunglasses:
3.1 Phillip Lim Thick Frame Sunglasses.
Bag: See by Chloe Satchel (No longer available). Similar option here.
Lariat Necklace: Aimee boutique

Photos by: Andrea Altman Photography