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Menswear Edition / Wits + Beauxs #Giveaway

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When it comes to fashion, women have most of the fun, though there are some items in menswear that even women are enviable of.

Socks is one of them. When us ladies wear a wild or fancy pair, it’s usually for ourselves and for no one to see. We get the short end of the stick.. Men, on the other hand, can show them off. Whether it’s rolled jeans, a peek when sitting or even a glimpse when walking, men have the opportunity to get bold and colorful on their ankles, more than any other item.

When Wits + Beaux contacted me with their bold and colorful socks, I was thrilled to see them in person, but kind of bummed that I couldn’t actually wear them. I decided that the hubby—who’s usually behind the scenes—could be in front of the camera for once.

You can purchase the socks in a 3-pack (and do less laundry), so we chose our 3 favorites, which we happened to agree on. We then styled them out with our favorite shoes and pants, which wasn’t too difficult, because these socks steal the show!

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socks: c/o Wits + Beaux | pants: Hugo Boss, John Varvatos, Kent Jeans | shoes: Paul Smith, Jack Purcell, Paul Smith | laces: Epaulet

co-styled by Joshua Boccheciamp | photos by yours truly

 

How would you pair them? You can win your own three-pack of Wits + Beaux socks by entering below (the more entries, the better chance of winning!):

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The Only Crop-Top I’ve Owned Since The 90′s

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I always say if there’s a trend that I mastered back in the day, then I don’t want to re-live it—especially overalls (yes, they’re “back”).

Never say never.

Crop tops have been popping up for the last couple of years and are especially prevalent here in Brooklyn.

So how do you wear one and not look like you belong on 90210? The only way I find them acceptable is if it’s paired with a skirt that is high-waisted and covering your belly-button. This is one 90′s trend that I encourage you to try at home, with caution, if it’s done right.

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top and skirt: JSDNYC | shoes: Steve Madden | sunglasses: c/o George Gina & Lucy | bag: c/o Gentlefawn | bracelets: Kate Spade, c/o E.Kammeyer, etc…

STYLIST TIP: Don’t be afraid to rock your fall booties with your summery dresses this time of year. A cool boot can toughen up a feminine frock.


#FridayFavorites / What to Wear For Today’s Weather

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I met someone the other day that when they found out that I was in fashion, they asked if I was into the Pose app. Just when I thought I was one of the few insiders that knew about it, she told me that’s basically how she decides what to wear each morning. I never thought about it that way. I’ve been posting my outfits you see on here with the brands I’m wearing, but people are actually using it as a tool the way you would use Pinterest to decorate your house.

Another revelation I recently had about Pose is that I can use it to decide what to wear, based on the forecast. Genius, right? As a New York City girl, I’m a slave to dressing for the weather:

“I can’t wear those suede shoes today because there’s a 50% chance of rain!”

“It’s suppose to be 60 degrees in the morning and 80 by noon. What the heck do I wear for that when I’m out all day?”

“Weather.com said flash flood warning. Am I going to be the only crazy person on the subway wearing wellies when it’s dry out?”

You feel me on this one?

I decided to sign up for the Pose app‘s dress for the weather feature, which based on the weather in my location, will email me every morning with outfit ideas for both casual and fancypants looks.

Pose dress up or dress down

Follow me on Pose at @dearandi, as well as some of my favorite Posers like @lightscamerahair, @stephanieunter , @classroomcouture, @karenbritchik


White on White

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We’ve been starting to get some glimpses into fall weather this week in NYC, but I’m not ready for summer to be over.

I guess that’s why I felt the need to wear white on white before the dreaded old school Labor Day Rule (no white after Labor Day—yea right).

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dress: Maison Martin Margiela | belt: Anthropologie (similar online) | shoes: Report | bag and jacket: Zara | bracelets: etc… and Kate Spade | lips: Nars

 

STYLIST TIP: Try this look at home with a white blazer and an easy white dress. To polish your casual whites even more, add some metallic accessories, but keep it simple. The beauty of wearing white is how clean and simple of a look it is.

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Mad About Midcentury Modern

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If this is transitioning from summer to fall, I’m cool with it. No pun intended. I picked up this skirt at a sample sale (for $20!) while stopping by for showroom appointments a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t wait until fall to wear it, so as soon as I felt the slightest drop in temperature, it went on. I dressed it down for now with a fitted white tee, but when fall approaches, I will be sure to have fun with this one.

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tee: James Perse | skirt: Showroom Seven sample sale | belt: Anthropologie | shoes: c/o Cole Haan | bag: Zara | bracelets: etc…, c/o Beth Lauren, Kate Spade, K&P Vintage Jewelry | earrings: Tom Binns

STYLIST TIP: Try a sophisticated mid-century skirt style this fall, whether it’s below the knee or a fuller skirt, you’re sure to look chic. Store that mini-skirt and think more mid-century 50′s and 60′s Mad Men this season. Just be sure that if your skirt gets longer, your top should either get shorter or get tucked in, which compensates for the new proportion.


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