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As someone who is a lover of mixing and matching different textures when putting together outfits, this trend is right up my alley! Combined shoes of all styles have been popping up in almost every trendy retail store and pretty much every major designer from Dior to Tom Ford has a version. Aside from outerwear, I think adding dual textured shoes is the best way to add some interest to your outfit especially when facing the colder temperatures. So what do you think about this trend? I personally can’t get enough! 🙂 (Reminder: You can click the images to shop the shoes below!)


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This autumn season there has been one color that I have been utterly obsessed with, TAUPE! I have never quite appreciated all of the amazing qualities about this tone, but lately, it has been making a constant appearance in my outfits.  I personally love this color because it allows for so much versatility (considering it goes with EVERYTHING) without being too harsh. As it gets colder we tend to wear darker shades, and for me, it has become a great alternative to black while still being neutral. From my previous “thirsty Thursday” post, I gave examples of a few leather pieces I have been lusting over, so when I finally purchased these taupe culottes I HAD to build a look around them. I also took this as an opportunity to challenge myself by creating a monochrome look using similar shades and to my surprise I loved how it came out! Since I was essentially using one color palette, I decided to play around with textures. While the leather pants made for a great base, I thought it would also be cool to add a textured funnel neck top and a fur scarf. The fur piece definitely tied the look together for me and added a little extra glam as well. 😉 Taupe has definitely become a statement color in my wardrobe and I look forward to creating new outfits with it as the season continues.

Outfit Details & Links:

Top- Zara

Culottes- Zara

Heels- Asos

Scarf- Online

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Another one of my favorite fall trends is dark lips. So for me, it was only right that I build a look around them. After applying such a bold lip color I decided to stick with the “dark” theme and intertwine another trend, GOTH. The gothic look is one that has been popping up all over runways as a tribute to the culture for a few years now. Celebrities like Rihanna and Rita Ora wear the look often and seem to be in full support of it; so I finally decided to take a stab at it myself. Naturally, it would be obvious to include a lot of black pieces, and I did, but I also chose to soften the look by wearing a tunic with navy and white stripes. By doing this, it broke up the harshness of the leather jacket, shorts, and thigh high boots. Tall boots are a fall essential because you can get away with showing a little skin while also staying warm as the temperatures drop. Looks like these can also be modified for winter with a quick addition of tights and a heavier coat. So how do you like the look? I personally think it’s one that I will continue to experiment with, in the following months. Try it for yourself and let me know what you think! Until next time. 😀

Outfit Details & Links: 

Tunic- Zara

Turtleneck- NY & Co.

Shorts- Urban Outfitters

Boots- Aldo

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When it comes to fall/winter fashion, it can sometimes be a daunting task to balance keeping warm and still looking put-together. While layering is the most obvious solution, it also helps to deal with heavier fabrics. Leather is definitely one of those go-to textures in the cooler seasons and many stores like Zara and Asos carry a wide selection of pieces that work perfectly to keep you cozy and on trend. Here a few of my favorite leather bottoms I will be rocking this season! (Don’t forget to click the images to shop the items below!)

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One of the reasons why I love fashion so much is because it allows for freedom of expression and an overall fun, confidence boosting experience. Yet with that being said, still, “the fashion gods that be” try to attach rules and regulations; but we all know rules are meant to be broken 😉 . For a long time one of the major fashion DON’TS was denim-on-denim. Currently though, it is a trend that is highly celebrated and much less despised…if done correctly of course. In my opinion, the key to successfully executing an all denim look is pairing together pieces that provide enough of a contrast in color, so as not to look like the dreaded “Canadian tuxedo.” I wanted the focal point of this 70’s inspired western look to be my dark wash flare jeans. In order to compliment the warm tones associated with the fall and keep the retro vibe, I used my Mom’s suede embellished headband as a scarf and my tan block heels for height. I must admit, I am quite pleased with this trendy look and look forward to more mildly cool days so that I can continue to provide some fall fashion inspiration!

Outfit Details & Links:

Top- Urban Outfitters

Jeans- Express

Heels- Zara

Scarf- Vintage

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FINALLY!!! My favorite season has arrived in all of its glory! I’m not quite sure what it is about the fall that gets me so excited but it is a constant reoccurrence every year. From the leather jackets, to the chunky knits, and rich colors, I don’t see what not to love! On this particular day, the weather was absolutely perfect. It was just breezy enough to layer up and still walk around with a hot beverage without breaking a sweat. During the cooler months I tend to stick to more neutral colors and tones so breaking out staple pieces like my leather leggings and trench coat was a no-brainer. In my efforts to make this a “smart” look, I decided to put my layering skills to use by pairing my sleeveless long hemmed button up with an ombré sweatshirt, which matched perfectly with my grey metal-tip flats. With the final touches of a simple necklace and small cross-body bag, I was on my way. Whether it’s for the fashion or the pumpkin spice lattes, I can’t get enough of this time of year. Enjoy!

Outfit Details & Links:

Coat- Massimo Dutti

Sweatshirt- Zara

Button-up- Zara

Leggings- Zara

Flats- Zara

Necklace- Zara

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As fashion week continues and the energy continues to surge, here’s what to expect: more shows, more running around, and more outfit changes. My only piece of advice would be to live in the moment and take everything you can from the experiences because before you know it, it will all be over and the purpose of getting dressed will be slightly less exciting. I wanted a relaxed yet striking look for this particular day, so I went with the ever-so-popular Calvin Klein sports bra and a fringe mini, both of which are highly on trend. To keep the simplicity I threw on my single strap mules, and baby blue leather jacket (which I have featured before) for a nice pop of color to end the summer.

Outfit Details:

Jacket- Wilson’s Leather

Bra Top- Calvin Klein

Skirt- Topshop

Heels- Topshop

 

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As we know, I am definitely a heel-girl and though they are not always the most practical, they certainly can help you stand out. With that being said though, if you don’t have the luxury of having a chauffeur I would strongly advise a comfortable pair of shoes because the city streets will definitely take a toll. Since the 70’s trend and all things “fringe” are very popular at the moment, I paired these playful heels with an abstract printed frock for a more sophisticated and chic look. Remember, during fashion week it’s all about making a statement so strut like you mean it and stop traffic!

Outfit Detials:

Dress- Zara

Heels- Zara

Bag- Dooney & Bourke

 

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For my last day of NYFW festivities, I made my rounds in Soho then checked out a few shows at Milk Studios. Though we got a late start and the sun was going down, I felt completely satisfied with all that I had seen during this hectic week. In my backless button up and striped trousers I felt incredibly comfortable and stylish for this final evening. Surviving New York fashion week is definitely something I can check off of my bucket list and I am beyond excited for what next year brings. So long for now.

Outfit Details:

Top- Asos

Trousers- Zara

Heels- Zara

Bag- Dooney & Bourke

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Though it is long overdue, I am finally getting around to my long awaited, two-part fashion week post. While it has sadly come to an end and since moved on to other countries like London, Milan, and Paris, reminiscing over the incredible week during NYFW is something I hardly mind. While stating the obvious, it’s clear that New York fashion week got off to a rainy start, but a little moisture did not stop the energy in and around the city. The excitement that comes with fashion week is undeniable and the beautiful people that grace the city bring tons of inspiration, celebration, and energy.

Outfit Details & Links:

Top- New York & Co.

Dress-Missguided

Shoes- Zara

Bag- Fossil

Glasses- Versace

 

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Whether day or night, I’ve found that fashion week is a time that brings people together socially and creatively. If you have plans to see the shows or just take in the New York atmosphere, I think one of the most important things to do during this week is just get out there! This is one of the best times to meet people with common interests, network, take pictures, and be a part of amazing events that are only available a few times of year. This is a time like no other in the city where opportunity is everywhere, you just have to be in the right places to receive it. 

Outfit Details & Links:

Top: Topshop

Bralet: Urban Outfitters

Skort: Zara

Shoes: Zara

Backpack: Topshop

Necklace: Zara

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I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Academy of the Arts fashion show on the second day of NYFW and the experience was nothing short of breathtaking. It was amazing to see the creative works of such young visionaries come to life and I was honored to witness it. Through the madness, constant running around, and endless events, I highly recommend everyone to take a slice of what fashion week has to offer. You will not be disappointed!

Outfit Details & Links:

Printed Co-Ord set- Asos

Lace Bralet- Zara

Shoes- Zara

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