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!


Black and White but Never Boring

Dress - Sandro (similar here, here, and here)//Shoes - Topshop (also in all black)
Clutch - Ela (similar here, here, here)

Black & white with menswear inspiration.  

I'm really feeling the menswear inspired designs this season; I feel my closet is craving some more edgy, smartly tailored pieces.  Additionally I'm loving loafers, and I walked right into this pair at Topshop just before fashion week.  The thing about doing menswear-inspired from head to toe is that you have to be careful to give it a feminine touch to ensure it's still a flattering look on the female body.  Which is why I felt this sleeveless tuxedo-style dress was perfect.  I'm able to wear the masculine tailoring while still showing some leg, and with a deep-V cut so that things wouldn't feel too stuffy and business-like.  

Almost always I will compete a black and white outfit with some pop of color or fun accessory, like this metallic clutch and a red lip.