NewsFLASH: the sun is shining and you should be too! Sparkly attire is no longer limited to New Year’s Eve or cheesy nights at the club in Vegas. Some of our favorite street style stars like Mira Duma, Chiara Ferragni, and Giovanna Battaglia have shown us that with the right pairings, sequins can make a spectacular daytime statement! Here are three tips for rocking sequins before dark:
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Let's talk tights. While historically categorized as an undergarment, in recent years, hosiery has become a statement-making accessory. One of the perks of cooler weather is the addition of this legwear layer. Opaque, sheer, fishnet, patterned, lace, jeweled...the possibilities for gorgeous gams are endless.
I recently paid a visit to TipToe Boutique to test-drive a few of the hundreds of styles of tights that they carry. Minus the fluorescent rainbow pair I rocked with my ugly school uniform in middle school, I have always been leery of funky tights. I have long admired the way they look on gals with supermodel-length-legs, but was worried they would be unflattering on my petite frame. I've always stuck to basic opaque and sheer solids, which frankly doesn't cut it for a connoisseur of excessive accessories.
For my entry into trendy tights territory, I decided to start with this pair of Pretty Polly Secret Sock Tights. This was an easy transition, because I love the look of over-the-knee boots. These tights are equally as flattering as OTK boots, and they give a sexy Ode To Clueless vibe. They are also unbelievably warm, because of the extra "sock" layer. At about $25 a pair, they make a great "stocking-stuffer!"
Stay tuned for more of my adventures in the world of eccentric nylons. This is an outfit I would wear to a casual, but festive holiday party. The colors are quite literal, which was unintentional, but hilarious. Especially because I am Jewish. I topped the ensemble off with my season essential: the chic black fedora. This one is by Yestadt Millinery and is also from TipToe Boutique.
For order inquiries, contact TipToe Boutique at (516) 374-1100.
There is nothing more American than blue jeans and a white T-shirt, except for maybe Coca-Cola and baseball. Fall fashion demands denim, but this basic has undergone a very unbasic transformation. This season's blue jeans come in the form of patched jackets, 70's-inspired button front skirts, chic dresses, bags, and even heels. I find myself constantly gravitating to these upgraded denim pieces. The juxtaposition of a polished silhouette composed of the iconically laid back fabric is irresistible. When dressing up denim, it is important to elevate the look with fabulous accessories. These exquisite jewels from Melissa Lovy add the perfect, elegant finishing touch! Melissa Lovy's jewelry has a classic-meets-modern take on versatility with styles that appeal to every woman for just about any occasion. I have been living in the sleek Augusta cuff! Use the code EEXLOVY for 15% off plus free shipping on your Melissa Lovy purchase from now through Wednesday, September 2nd.
I live in sundresses during the summer and I wear them to the point that I never want to see them again come the following year. For this reason, 99% of my summer day dresses cost less than $100, with many as low as $30. I find most of my favorites from Zara, H&M, and Forever 21. I get such great pleasure from taking an inexpensive dress, like this beautiful one from H&M, and accessorizing it in all sorts of ways. My good friend, Shani, and I discovered this particular dress on one of our shopping excursions and both bought it in different colors. We have been having the best time sending each other mirror selfies of the different ways we style it. Isn't it a blast to see how two people can conceptualize completely unique ways to wear the same dress? Do you and your friends do the same thing?
Unlike most New Yorkers, I actually enjoy Manhattan in the summer. It's quieter, there's less traffic, and the warm city evenings feel romantic and sexy. I don't mind a Sunday afternoon at the beach, but I prefer to see the sunset over the city skyline. A loose white dress like this one from MLM is perfect for cocktails al fresco on a humid, sticky night. I love how off-the-shoulder designs leave room for lots of glamorous jewelry. I have rekindled my 90s obsession with chokers and I love the way this gold one looks with giant earrings. Wishing everyone a hot and sexy summer whether it's here, at the beach, or on a yacht in Capri. Xoxo
Dress: MLM, Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, Earrings: NastyGal, Choker: NastyGal (similar), Initial Necklaces: (212) 956-2800 for inquiries), Rings: Erickson Beamon (ExcessoriesExpert@gmail.com to order), Clutch: Vintage (similar)