Sunday, April 24, 2016

Prints & Platforms











Location: Midtown NYC | Photographer: Seef 7 


WHAT I'M WEARING:
Jacket: Vintage Missoni | Dress: Haute Hippie | Shoes: Michael Kors | Handbag: Kara Ross NY


Life is too short to wearing boring clothes OR black all the time. As a New Yorker, we get stereotyped and people think the chic thing to do is wear all black. I am not against black, but I find it extremely un-creative & semi depressing. I on the other hand like to LIVE in color. Bright colors make me feel better, they add sunshine to a cloudy day. Do not be afraid to mix up your colors! There is no “wrong” or “right" in this situation. If you have the confidence to pull it off, then most likely you CAN. If you need a little extra color-coaching or tips, I’ve got you covered girl. 

The actual idea of “matching” is gone- throw it out the window. I like to start with 3 or 4 shades that contrast just enough to make it look absolutely intentional. Remember in grammar school you learned the color wheel? Think of complimentary colors as far neighbors, the color sitting on the opposite of the wheel wheel be the complimentary hue that will go great with your starting choice. For example- GREENS go perfect with PURPLES and YELLOWS look fab with VIOLETS. See what I mean? Different shades of one color also help tie in a cohesive element. Point blank don’t be afraid to step outside of the box, or color outside of the lines.



 I paired my colorful ensemble with a sky high nude platform pump. I am 5’8 without heels, with these babies on I’m well over 6ft. I never let my height dictate my heels, just because your tall does not mean you have to resort to flats. At the end of the day it really comes down to confidence. Hold your head up high, you have unlimited potential. 

Can’t wait to see your color mixing! Until next time ...




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Sunday, April 17, 2016

LADY IN RED











Location: High Line, Chelsea | Photographer: Seef 7 

WHAT I'M WEARING: 
Off The Shoulder Dress & Nude Belt: H&M | Slides: Mari A | Bag: Old Navy 
Hair by Alex, 23rd Street Salon NYC

You know that perfect hour of light right before the sun sets over the city? I like to call it the “gold hour”, it’s my favorite time to be outside and take in all of the beautiful colors in the sky. My favorite place in NYC is definitely the high line, it draws inspiration and is my sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This weekend it FINALLY started to feel like Spring, and I took advantage of the weather with my wardrobe. I have been waiting to wear this casual cotton off-the-shoulders “seƱorita” esq dress. I belted it above the waistline to create a shape and define my curves. This dress literally made me feel like a real life emoji! I wore these casual and comfy Mari A double band slides (so happy to retire my boots for the season!), and a colorful straw pom-pom tote. 

Who else is ready for Summer?! Bring on the rooftop brunches, beach days, high line adventures and BBQs. I CAN’T WAIT! Planning to travel this Summer? DM or email me on packing tips and style advice for your trip. 
XO-JB





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