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.


Birds of Paradise

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There’s something about one-piece swimsuits that look so chic. I’m all about them this summer and as the heat wave came and went here in NYC, one piece suits are the only way I’ve been able to jump into the frigid water lately.

You may remember from this post of another K.Belo swimsuit that I’ve found the best one-piece suits that don’t make you look matronly OR like a kid. A better bonus is that they look great when you’re sitting beside the pool and then grabbing lunch.

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swimsuit: c/o K.Belo | top and skirt: vintage from Spooky Boutique at the Artists & Fleas Market | hat: J.Crew (similar online) | sunglasses: c/o George Gina & Lucy | bracelet: c/o Mae Movement | earrings: Tom Binns (sold out online!) | shoes: T.J.Maxx

STYLIST TIP: A good swimsuit is all about the fit. Make sure it doesn’t pull or bunch anywhere. Forget the sizing (I usually size up in swimwear)! You may need a different size on top than the bottom. For a one piece, you may need to sew in cups to have it fit proportionately. Most importantly, look for swimwear that is best for YOUR body type…and when you find it, buy it in multiple colors/patterns!

Also take note that swimwear gets marked down at the end of summer, so it’s the best time to buy because swimwear trends don’t change as frequently and then you’re ready for that getaway in the colder months.


Summertime Blues

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I know I’ve been a bit M.I.A. lately, but I’ve been busy with back to back—and sometimes overlapping—exciting projects that I will be sure to share with you as soon as they come out.

This weekend was a bit of a recovery from all of the lack of sleep and traveling I’ve been doing. After putting together nearly 20 looks for a fall fashion editorial last week, I hardly felt like putting together more than a mismatched bikini the past few days.

After all of that, I hopped in a car with a few friends this weekend and road tripped about 3 hours north of Brooklyn to a little oasis in upstate New York called the Peekamoose Blue Hole, which is a swimming hole that gets its name not only because of its untouched and unpolluted crystal blue water, but also because when you jump in, it turns you blue due to the ice cold temperature.

If you decide to check out this gem of nature, I highly recommend in bringing (or investing in) a pair of hiking sandals. These ones by Keen got me through trips in Costa Rica and Hawaii, as well as other places that can be a bit rocky but you don’t want to look like the nerd with the water shoes on. While they didn’t match my bikini perfectly, I definitely was happy about wearing them when all of my friends in flip-flops jumped in with bare feet.

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top: J. Crew | shorts: Splendid | swimsuit: c/o K.Belo | sunglasses: Ray-Ban | shoes: Keen | bracelet: Hathamade | earrings: Tom Binns

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(I’m the one holding my nose and with the reaction of “this is going to be freeeeeezing.”)


Twofer Tuesday / New Site AND Work Alert

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photography: Bill Miles
stylist: Liz Teich

Lucky you. You get what we call in the business a “twofer” today.

You know when you see a sweater and the collar is attached to it already? That’s a twofer.

A dress that looks like a top and skirt together but it’s really one piece. Now you get it.

So not only am I sharing this cool book cover I worked on for the famous basketball coach, Rick Pitino, who’s book is coming out in October (on presale here now!), but I’m also excited to announce that I my styling portfolio website has been revamped for the first time in years and it’s finally up and running. Check it out.

 

Shout out to the Bronx Bathgate Bulldogs Baskeball team for lending your nicely worn basketball, which looked way more authentic than the new one that I also purchased for this shoot!

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