Vest - Haute Hippie
Turtleneck - H&M
Leggings - American Apparel
Shoes - Manolo Blahnik//similar here at a deal!
Bag - Miu Miu//try this beauty or this

Hello all! I am finally back after a very hectic but fabulous New York Fashion Week.  There was so much to see and lots of new designers and trends that I can't wait to share with you.  To kick off my MBFW recap, this is my look from Day 1.  The weather was quite a challenge this season (somehow the temperatures seem to always conveniently drop when you want to go out in your fabulous skirts and heels), so I chose to wear this luxe lavender vest on the warmest day the week had to offer. 
As you can see, I've also decided to switch up the hair.  The vest happened first, and the matching purples were pure coincidence!  Even the boots were a last minute score from an end-of-season sale at the Manolo Blahnik boutique.  Shopophyle tip: end-of-season sales are the best times to score some great finds!

I don't typically do much color-matching, but when I do, I keep the rest of the outfit simple (in this case all black) and make sure not to match my makeup - you don't want to look overly match-y.  Here I'm wearing Sephora's Rouge Cream Lipstick in Deep Reddish Plum.  It's one of my favorite cheaper lipsticks!  Stay tuned, I have lots of updates from the runways and the rest of my NYFW outfits!


Trend I'm Loving: Wide Leg Trousers

Trousers - Tibi (similar here, here, & here)
Crop top - Mandarin & General
Trench coat - Front Row

I always loved the wide-leg trouser.  I have fond memories of pairs I owned in middle school that would always make me look taller and sleeker than I really was.  So when I saw that the trend was coming back, I got secretly giddy with excitement.  As Derek Lam told Vogue, "there's a certain swagger" in the wide-leg pant.  It is a welcome change for me.  After several years of the skinny jean, I'm in total agreement that the style is starting to feel old and boring.  Not to mention the form-flattering benefits of the new silhouette.  Be sure to balance with a more modest and form-fitting shape up top, so you don't get swallowed up in fabric.

 You will certainly be seeing more of this look on here in the near future.  Bring on the sartorial swag.


Photos by Angelito Jusay
Makeup by Crisleidy Espejo

Dressing for the weather

Shorts - Guess
Top - H&M
Trench coat - Front Row
Hat - Topshop


This unseasonably warm weather  can get our wardrobes acting as confused as our thermometers.   It's always a funny time to me, watching people in the streets and seeing what they're wearing.  Puffy coat and Uggs to your right, light cardigan and flip-flops to your left.  What month are we in again?

When the temps rise uncharacteristically as they have been in the recent weeks, I like to take advantage and get creative, and one way I do so is by playing with lengths.  Shorts with a trench coat make an unexpected outfit to match the unexpected weather.  We may be far past summer, but you can still wear shorts paired  with some cool booties, with a cool wide brim hat for when the wind gusts pick up.

Styled Two Ways: color of the year

Look 1

Look 2

Marsala - Get The Look

In case you haven't heard, Pantone has chosen Marsala as the color of 2015.  It is a warm, sultry wine color that is flattering on pretty much any skin tone, and can be played up in multiple ways, whether it be as clothing, accessories, or beauty.  While I must admit I was a bit skeptical about this color pick initially, I can now say I've grown more excited as I've realized the versatility of the rich shade, perfect to start wearing now and through the season.

I think shorts can sometimes be underestimated.  They're great, even in the winter, because they can be dressed up without feeling stuffy the way a dress or a skirt can feel.  Throw them on over tights, and you are warm, dressed up, and free to move without restriction.  I tried two looks here - one with a casual long sleeve top, tucked in to show off the cinched waistline of these fabulous shorts.  The lacy top in look two is a little more daring and sexy, something you can wear to a holiday party.

Of course, how else would I complete this look but with plum-wine stained lips. I'm so into the Melted lippies lately because they feel great on - staying power without drying out the lips.  Not to mention the gorgeous colors. 

How will you be working Marsala into your wardrobe this year?  Into it or not?


Photos by Greg Routt