Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Bordeaux X Ivory

Coat: Coalition LA (Similar) Free People // Sunglasses: (On Sale!) Marc Jacobs // Sweater: (Comes in more colors) Express // Jeans: James Jeans (Similar) 1822 Denim // Shoes: (Come in more colors) Marc Fisher Ltd 
  Bordeaux and ivory look so gorgeous together in the Winter! Coated pants are trending right now, and my bordeaux coated pair by James Jeans are not only cute, but super comfortable! I paired the wine colored skinny jeans with an ivory lace up front sweater, and an ivory faux fur coat by Coalition LA. To keep the focus on the pants, I kept my accessories neutral, with grey suede Marc Fisher Ltd booties, silver Marc Jacobs cat eye sunglasses, and an adorable Furla crossbody. Shop this look by clicking the links above, and shop similar items at the end of this post. 
Photography by: Grant Friedman


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Fire Engine Red

Coat: Trina Turk (Also comes in black!) // Top: (Comes in more colors) GUESS // Jeans: Levi's // Belt: Gucci // Shoes: (Come in more colors) Givenchy 
  I always wear red during the Holiday Season. Red is easy to wear during the daytime when paired with denim and neutral tones. I am obsessed with silks and velvet materials. This silky top by Guess comes in several colors and is oh, so comfortable and chic! (Without paying the costly price of real silk.) I paired the blouse with one of my favorite belts! I am obsessed with this red suede limited edition Gucci belt. A pop of red can really add life to your look. I added my camel Trina Turk coat, and olive green Givenchy boots to keep the focus on the red. Shop this look by clicking the links above, and shop similar items at the end of this post. 
Hair by: IGK NYC
Photography by: Grant Friedman


Saturday, December 10, 2016

Cobalt Blue

Coat: (On sale!) J.O.A. // Sunglasses: Jimmy Choo // Sweater: (Similar. Comes in more colors) Urban Outfitters // Jeans: Genetic (Similar): Pacsun // Belt: Gucci // Handbag: (Comes in more colors) Mezzanotte // Shoes: (Come in more colors) Marc Fisher Ltd.  
  Cobalt blue is one of my favorite colors to wear! This gorgeous coat is by J.O.A. I wanted to keep the focus on the color of the coat, so I paired the look with light distressed jeans by Genetic, an ivory knitted turtleneck, and cobalt blue colored cat eye sunglasses by Jimmy Choo.
For a pop of contrast, I added grey suede booties by Marc Fisher Ltd., and a metallic gold cross body by Mezzanotte. This look is casual chic, and is great for weekdays or weekends. Shop this look by clicking the links above, and shop similar items at the end of this post. 
Hair by: IGK NYC
Photography by: Grant Friedman


Monday, November 28, 2016

Faux Fur and Velvet

Coat: (On sale!) Guess // Sunglasses: Dior  // Sweater: (Comes in more colors) Express // Pants: James Jeans (Similar): 7 For All Mankind // Backpack: (Comes in more colors) Steve Madden // Shoes: (Come in more colors) Steve Madden 
  I love this look! My adorable faux fur jacket is by Guess. This jacket is thick to keep you warm during those cold Winter days. My long tunic-like sweater underneath is by Express. This sweater is so comfortable and comes in many colors. I paired the look with black coated skinny jeans by James Jeans
Velvet is trending this season. My Steve Madden booties are my new obsession and come in so many fun colors! My velvet backpack is also by Steve Madden, and comes in many colors too. This backpack is a great substitute for a purse. Click the links above to shop this look, and find similar styles at the end of this post!
Hair by: IGK NYC
Photography by: Grant Friedman


Monday, November 21, 2016

Camel X Wine in Soho, NYC

Coat: Trina Turk (Also comes in navy) // Sunglasses: (Come in more colors) Fendi // Sweater: (Comes in more colors) Express // Skirt: Guess // Backpack: Louis Vuitton // Shoes: Sergio Rossi (Similar)
  Camel and wine tones are perfect this season. My gorgeous coat is by Trina Turk. This coat is a great investment, and will go with absolutely everything. It also comes in navy! I paired my coat with a gorgeous embellished mini skirt by Guess. Embellished pieces are a great way to transform your plain look into a fabulous one. This whole look is perfect for the Holidays. 
My black sweater is from Express. Express has great sweaters at affordable prices. I wanted to add a pop of color with my bordeaux thigh high Sergio Rossi boots and white Fendi cat eye sunglasses. These cool sunglasses come in a variety of colors. Click the links above to shop this look, and find similar styles at the end of this post!
Hair by: IGK NYC
Photography by: Grant Friedman


Friday, November 18, 2016

A Weekend In New Orleans

Earlier this month, I decided to visit New Orleans. New Orleans is so close to Miami, the flight is only an hour and a half, (If that), so why not? New Orleans is a beautiful city filled with rich history, so much, that many consider New Orleans to be one of the most haunted cities in the world. I decided to make the trip a ghost hunting trip. 

 I stayed at Hotel St. Marie, located right in the center of the French Quarter. Hotel St. Marie was built around 1806, and is exactly what I was looking for. It's located on the cutest little street, Toulouse Street, and my room had a balcony with a great view. The location is very convienent- you're already in the French Quarter, so you can walk to all of the tourist attractions and picture perfect streets from the hotel. 

The view from my room's balcony. 

I wanted to shoot this gorgeous Lulu's gown right in front of my hotel, because the setting was so beautiful. This look made me feel like a real Southern Belle. It was actually raining when we took this picture, but I think the wet streets add so much life to this shot.  

I arrived on a Sunday, and spent my first day in New Orleans walking around the cute little streets of the French Quarter, seeing all of the sites, cafes, and gift shops. I had dinner at The House of Blues, which had an amazing menu. I highly recommend eating lunch or dinner here when visiting.  

Music is huge in New Orleans. New Orleans is the birthplace of music icon Louis Armstrong. It is very cool to see locals performing live music on the streets of the French Quarter. This particular performance looked like it was straight out of a movie.  Couples were dancing, and it was almost like I had gone back in time for a minute. There is really nothing else like this, it was a very rememberable moment. 

New Orleans is well known for the practice of voodoo and psychic readings. In fact, most people visit New Orleans just for a psychic reading. 

Every building in the French Quarter is filled with so much history. I love the plants each balcony has. 

This is a picture from the back of the St. Louis Cathedral located in Jackson Square. 

Set by Elliatt. Booties by Kendall + Kylie. 

Dress from Lulu's, necklace from BaubleBar, Sunglasses by Sunday Somewhere. 

The one place I really wanted to see in person was Hotel MonteleoneSince 1886, Hotel Monteleone has provided luxury and historic accommodations for travelers to New Orleans. It is also known to be one of the most haunted hotels in the U.S. In fact, there is supposedly a ghost of a little boy named Maurice Begere who walks the 14th floor, after dying from an illness in one of the rooms. Of course, I had to go to the 14th floor (which is technically the 13th floor), and take pictures of the hallways myself. 

I did not see any "ghosts", but I did get creepy vibes on the very quiet and cold hallways of the 14th floor. I took a break from ghost hunting and went down to the 2nd floor, where Hotel Monteleone offers a fantastic spa where you can get anything from a mani-pedi, to a massage. 

Walking through Saint Louis Cemetery No 1. This cemetery is from the 19th century and has above-ground tombs. I highly recommend visiting this historic site. You can see the infamous tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Catherine Laveau, and even the tomb Nicolas Cage has purchased for himself when he passes.  

The very last place I visited in New Orleans was Café Du Monde. Cafe Du Monde is a famous cafe open 24 hours in the French Quarter, and are known for their delicious fried beignets. The beignet is a square piece of dough, fried and covered with powdered sugar. They are served in orders of three. You truly have to taste them yourself to understand how amazing they are. It didn't hurt to have an equally amazing hot chocolate while eating them. 

Delicious beignets that are so good, Kim Kardashian flew to New Orleans just to eat them. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Red For The Holidays in The West Village

Dress: The Jetset Diaries (More styles by The Jetset Diaries) // Earrings: Kendra Scott // Choker: (Similar) BaubleBar // Bag: Furla // Sunglasses: Céline // Shoes: (Limited Edition. Not Sold In Stores) (Similar): Valentino  
  I have been very into red tones lately. It may because the Holidays are right around the corner! I am so excited for The Holiday Season, it is my favorite time of year. Variations of red tones are trending right now. From bright red to bordeaux, you should incorporate more red into your wardrobe this season.
I shot this look in the West Village in NYC a few weeks ago when it was warmer. Red dresses are great for holiday parties, because you can steal the show easily. My dress is by The Jetset Diaries, and can be styled with a leather jacket and booties for a cool evening look. My adorable cross body bag is by Furla. I paired the look with my limited edition Valentino Rockstud heels. These shoes are not sold in stores anymore, but I've found you guys a similar red pair of leather Valentino Rockstud heels that are just as pretty! Click the links above to shop this look, and find similar styles are the end of this post!
Photography by: Grant Friedman