I love all the colorful street art around the city. So when I saw this beautiful mural in Soho, I thought it would go perfectly with my favorite casual little black dress that I got a couple years ago at Old Navy. Having always been one for extremes, I simply can’t get enough of neon on black.
Just like the bright details make the painting magnificent, I topped off what started as a very basic look with my signature Kendra Scott Naomi Two Finger Ring and my favorite summer sweater that I actually got at Cosco.
If you’re wondering about the iPhone photo, yes, I totally have a cell phone case with my chandelier logo. My boyfriend got it for me for Christmas and I love it!
This is a total rain-inspired post. After today’s downpour and being attacked this week by fall allergies that hadn’t existed before I moved to the city, I began to detest the new fall season. Then I remembered how much I’ve been looking forward to wearing boots and leggings around the city and forgot all about the rain or my allergies. Every socialite knows that when it comes to cold weather style, you can’t just have one pair of boots. There are different style for different outfits, weather, and sometimes days of the week. Here are four key styles you need to have one hand as the weather turns from August to Autumn:
1. Rain Boots: New York is a walking city. So when the rain is coming down and the streets are inches thick in water, you are going to need a good pair of rain boots to make it home. I will always have a soft place in my heart for the classic Burberry rain boots. Not only will they keep your feet and the lower parts of your outfit dry, they are also stylish enough to wear when it’s not raining.
2. Crazy Boots: Every girl needs a pair of boots in her wardrobe that stand out. I mean really stand out. They aren’t a neutral color or an everyday design. They don’t need to go with everything. They just need to be fun. Made with original vintage kilim rugs, Kiboots are all one of a kind.
3. Black Boots: Don’t be afraid to have more than one pair of black boots. No matter if you prefer wedges, heels, or flats, these are your go-to boots for the season.
4. Short Booties: Keep your wardrobe diverse by having a variety of tall and short boots. Booties look great with a dress or skirt.
Lately, I have been noticing some crazy pre-fall shoe trends including this Alice in Wonderland style of wearing heels or short boots with an eye-catching pair of high socks. The previously taboo “heels and socks” look is prominent in ALDO‘s fall 2011 advertising campaign modeled by Lily Donaldson and photographed by Terry Richardson. I never thought I would like this. But, with the pictures I have been seeing and the occasional person I have been spotting on Fifth Ave. sporting this look, I am kind of digging it. Admittedly, not everyone can pull it off. But, if you can, you are bound to be showered with compliments. Personally, I really don’t know why this look has been considered a fashion faux pas for so long. It’s actually cute and functions are a fashionable way to keep your feet warm in your heels once the weather begins to change.
If you aren’t daring enough to put on a pair of crazy socks under your heels, which I’m not sure if I am, another combo that I see being popular this season are bright colors on black. I’m really liking the idea of an all black evening outfit with black tights complimented by a neon colored heel. This look can also be achieved by shopping at ALDO. Whatever you are thinking for the fall, I highly recommend ALDO for your shoe/boot needs. I can honestly say they are the most comfortable shoes on the market.