East vs. West Style | OTK Boots

October 21, 2014

Full disclosure: It took me awhile to feel comfortable in OTK boots without feeling like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.

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HUTCH SHIRTDRESS c/o | SOLE SOCIETY OTK BOOTS c/o | SOLE SOCIETY FEDORA c/o | TAUDREY PENDANT NECKLACE c/o [SIMILAR] | H&M VEST [SIMILAR] [UNDER $50] | GIGI NEW YORK TOTE | RAY BANS SUNGLASSES | BOBBI BROWN GLOSS in NOUGAT

For the longest time, I just. could. not. bring myself to purchase a pair of O(ver) T(he) K(nee) boots. I felt soo uncomfortable and thought everyone I traipsed by while in said hooker boots were judging me. Cut to today: I own 4 pair. Heeled brown, heeled black, flat brown, and flat black (suede + under $40). One for every occasion, literally.

Don’t get me wrong. Those Vivian Ward boots are still on the feet of IDGAF girls everywhere but the right OTK boot for you can change the game entirely. Bottom line: Not all OTK boots are slutty. And that’s the most important place to start when hunting for the perfect boot for your style.

Typically, there are only two ways I ever wear OTK boots: With dresses or over tights/pants. With pants, skimpiness doesn’t really matter since everything is covered. But pairing OTKs with a dress is a different situation, entirely. I’m most comfortable with a few inches of skin showing above the knee. Take into consideration that when you walk, sit, etc. the dress is going to ride up. And ain’t nobody want to be seen with a hoochie at girls brunch, amiright? Introducing heeled OTKs into the situation? My favorite way to pair these with a dress is to choose a shift or flowy dress that hits just above the boot. Super mod but simple and you won’t be worrying about flashing strangers all night. Unless, of course, that’s your thing.

Still not convinced? Try a pair that hit below your knee but have the option to unfold to become OTKs. Two birds. One stone boot.

Get  a little more boot inspiration from my favorite #EastVsWestStyle Challenge girls:

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MUTED | Elie Tahari for DesigNation

October 20, 2014

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ELIE TAHARI for KOHL’S JACKET c/o | H&M TOP [SIMILAR but expensive] | MANGO SKIRT [SIMILAR] | ABERCROMBIE BELT way old [SIMILAR] | GIGI NEW YORK BAG c/o | GORJANA BAR NECKLACE |  TAUDREY DATE STAMP NECKLACE | ONECKLACE MONOGRAM NECKLACE | LULUS’S PENDANT NECKLACE | BAUBLEBAR TASSLE NECKLACE

Fun fact: This MANGO maxi skirt was an impulse buy at a satellite shop inside a California airport. Random? Yes. Best decision ever? Ca-learly.

With all this cool weather, a girl can get bored wearing dark colors day in and day out. In some places on the east coast it still might be seasonally appropriate to get away with this type of Summer-to-Fall look so take out your maxis one last time before they’re boxed away until April. Pair it with a cropped sweater and a leather jacket or go for a little bit of a lighter look, like I did here, and pair it with a flowy top and light colored suede jacket. This one is my favorite piece in that Elie Tahari collection for Kohl’s we’ve been drooling over. It’s on sale for $78 down from $130 and also comes in black. Buy both? I think, yes. Looking for more reason to invest? Loving how Danielle styles her Elie Tahari x Kohl’s moto jackets here.

Would you wear this look? Can’t lie, I’m kinda diggin’ it. Like, wish I could head out to work in it, diggin’ it. What’s your favorite way to style maxi dresses/maxi skirts as the weather cools off?

5 WAYS TO WEAR TURTLENECKS

October 17, 2014

Turtlenecks are no longer the frumpy ‘mom’ top to pair with high waisted, loosing fitting jeans. They’re making a come back and unlike peplum, this is a trend that I can get on board with. Until 2 years ago, the only turtleneck you’d find me in was a long sleeved Underarmour HeatGear during football games. That was until I spotted a black Ralph Lauren turtleneck at Tysons that changed my life. A good turtleneck can take you places, people. So let’s walk through 5 super chic and easy looks that you can easily create, probably, from what’s already in your closet.

Chic top

Easy enough, right? Throw it on for work, paired with a pencil skirt and heels or tuck it into a leather mini skirt and drape a blazer over it for a night out. Extra points for this chic monochromatic look.

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Layer it

This is one of my favorite wears to wear a turtleneck. Instead of wearing a boring cardigan or choosing yet another blazer (I’m so guilty of this) layer your turtleneck under a sleeveless dress to turn it up a notch. You’ll look sartorially savvy and you’ve just perfectly transitioned that dress into Fall-wear.

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Double up

This might just be one of the easiest ways to wear turtlenecks. Not too tight, not too showy, it’s just right. Double up, especially if you’re introducing prints into the situation. I’ll be recreating this easy look below by adding my favorite pair of distressed boyfriend denim and nude heels. DS tip: Scrunch the sleeves of the sweater to get even more out of that patterned piece underneath.

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Sweaters

A turtleneck sweater is a simple way to sport this look, keep warm, and look fierce. Try a patterned turtleneck top under a cowl neck sweater for an extra pop.

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Utility

At the end of the day, it’s fa-rezzing in this city during the winter. Layering up is essential and it’s not always easy to look fashionable AND keep warm. Make it easy on yourself and pick one color to dress in then layer till your heart is content. Choose a crossbody purse that has a little hardware or keep that monochromatic look for a European vibe. Think about it: navy slacks, navy turtleneck, navy oversized coat, navy crossbody? GORG.

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