Saturday, May 17, 2014

Spring Steppin in Style x Nike Collab

The #1 trending shoe for spring 2014 (drum-roll please…) is the SNEAKER! Yes, you heard right, an actual pair of running or training shoes. When? How? Why? Is this even possible, do we dare to actually be comfortable? Should I stop shaking my head to the commuters/and or tourists on the subway with terrible sneakers paired with the wrong outfit? Sneakers have now become acceptable for more outings then just the gym. Chanel & Karl put all of my thoughts into perspective when his Spring-Summer 2014 Haute Couture collection came down the runway. Even some of my favorite fashion bloggers The Man Repeller, Sincerely Jules, Song of Style, Peace Love & Shea and The Blonde Salad have eased me into the idea of finishing a fashionably chic outfit with a pair of sneakers. Now let’s not go crazy, there is actually an art of dressing with these kicks. The trick is to still look extremely put together, wear all of your normal accessories, and then add on the kicks for a final touch. 

This look is all about the bright pink Nike Flex running shoes. They have a light mesh and mid-foot overlay with rubber soles. These kicks are extremely light weight and comfortable, better yet- cute enough to wear with a daytime outfit. I call it my "casually running to the mall" attire/errands around town. Nike has just released a  summer style guide with a killer selection of sweet kicks. Lots of bold colors for spring, textures, patterns and mixed materials. Love it! You can even customize your colors and design.

These basic black leggings (I own about 50 pairs of them), graphic tank top, and green army vest are from Forever 21. I am about that "layering life" this spring. I put on a flowly white blouse with black leather trim from Fashion to Figure under the vest. The jeweled colorful statement necklace is by For Every Bella, I especially love this piece because you can wear it with a casual look, such as this one, or with a cocktail dress for an event. The rings and bracelets are from Freida Rothman's new spring arrivals. My kelly green and gold hardware satchel handbag is by Michael Kors. The black and gold oversized "Sophista Kata" sunnies are by Jimmy Swagg eyewear. 

Sneakers: NIKE | Sunnies: Jimmy Swagg | Necklace: For Every Bella | Satchel: Michael Kors 
Rings/Bracelets: Freida Rothman

Do you dare to step out in your sneakers this week? (other then to the gym) 


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Through The Grapevine

Today was the PERFECT Sunday to be outside soaking up the sun with a glass of wine in hand. Since my mom likes her wine, our Mother's Day tradition is hitting up the Alba Vineyard in New Jersey. We always bring a picnic and some good company to enjoy tastings all day.  They have live music throughout the afternoon and you can explore the vineyards where everything is grown on site. The scenery is gorgeous and we always have a good time. (sometimes too much of a good time)

Since it was almost 87 degrees out today, I decided to wear a flowly navy and yellow flower print maxi dress by UMGEE USA, a California based apparel brand. I added a cream light-weight 3 quarter sleeve dolman cardi by Forever 21 and navy leather cross body handbag by Remi & Reid. All of my jewelry including the pave teardrop necklace, bangle stacks, rings and earrings are by Freida Rothman.  These gold aviator sunglasses are by Michael Kors. 

Dress: UMGEE USA | Cardigan: Forever 21 | Handbag: Remi & Reid | Jewelry: Freida Rothman

I hope everyone had a great day with their moms! Happy Mother's Day to all of the amazing woman out there. 


Monday, May 5, 2014

Let's Bet @ the Met! #MetGala2014

I know your instagram and facebook feeds are probably going crazy right now with all things Met related, so I wanted to give a quick recap of my best dressed favs. Just in case you live under a rock… the Met Gala is the single most important fashion event of the year hosted by Ana Wintor. (Editor-in-Cheif of Vogue Magazine). The annual ball kicks off the Metropolitan Museum of Art's yearly Costume Institute exhibit.  This year the theme of the night is a tribute to Charles James, America's First Couturier. 

SJP in Oscar de la Renta & Fred Leighton jewels. BOOM DONE OVER, she will always be the queen in my book. #effortless

S T U N N I N G… Anne Hathaway in Calvin Klein. 

Bonnie & Clyde, I adore them...don't we all! Killing it in Givenchy Couture, literally Bey is dressed for a fashion funeral. (drop dead gorg)

Rachel McAdams in Ralph Lauren & Fred Leighton jewels. Classic, elegant, minimal done right. 

Emma Stone in Thakoon! She looks so refreshing and sexy, I love the color on her. (hair and makeup also to perfection)

Rhi Rhi looking angelic in an all white Stella McCartney number. 

Blake & Ryan both in Gucci, they are such a hot couple what can I say?

Lupita Nyong'o in this Prada number… wellllll let's just say I'm not mad at her for taking a risk (it is the Met Ball after all) and green looks great on her. 

Nicole Richie in Donna Karan Atelier, and I must add I am in love with her purple hair. 

Our favorite badass model Cara Delevingne in Stella McCartney 

Shailene Woodley in Rodarte, this is interesting but I like it! Good color and texture blending combination, definitely a risk but a good one. Now her hair… well thats another story. (not a good one)

Who were your favs of the night?