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Leather Track Pants

Welcome to part two of my incredible Fashion Week experience.  To kick off fashion week I went for leather track pants and my go to classic black and white.  I must admit, I was skeptical about the leather track pant, I mean it is a pretty strange combo.  The name, “track pants” implies you are on your way to the gym probably in the 90s, but the track pant is no longer reserved for the gym and is now found on runways and thank God for that because the last thing I would ever want to do in these pants is work out……holy hotness!  Once I realized these pants are really just an oxymoron, I was able to embrace them to the fullest extent and not surprisingly fell in love.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Pants: BCBG (similar here), Top: Vince (similar here), Shoes: BCBG (found here), Bag: Alexander Wang (found here), Bracelets: Fornash

Fashion Week

Not surprisingly I went for another fav combo of mine….baggy on baggy

Leather track pant

The key to the perfect leather trouser is the right amount of slouch

black and white

I went for leather and gold accessories & a teeny pop of turquoise and my signature red

spikes

These shoes are everything

leather track pant

Leather Track Pant

Photos courtesy of Meaghan from District Sparkle & G.L.A.M.

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Crop Tops for Days

Dare to bare in this week’s trend, the ultra fabulous crop top!  Crop tops are everywhere this season and at first, I must admit I was a little nervous about them, but now I am in love and cannot get enough.  I try to incorporate a crop top into as many ensembles as possible, which is tricky (and not quite appropriate) considering the dress code at my office is business casual.  But I digress, I fully appreciate the initial hesitation with crop tops, but this trend is a summer must that I encourage everyone to experiment with.  There are different levels of midriff to bare and so many looks that can be achieved with this trend.  Make it your own and have fun with it!

crop top

This is the perfect amount of skin for someone easing their way into the crop top trend

polka dots

I’m seeing spots and loving it! The mixture of different sizes is absolutely delightful!

Photo courtesy of Frivolous Fringe

black and white

I love the boldness of this look! She went for it and looks amazing!

Photo courtesy of They All Hate Us

bustier

I’m always a fan of a perfectly tailored bustier top!

Photo courtesy of Utterly Ruins 

crop top

I absolutely need this top for my Hawaii trip! If you know where I can find it let me know!

Bold prints and crop tops are an unbeatable combo

A high waisted skirt and crop tops are an unbeatable combo

Photo courtesy of Ashley Ring My Bell

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Dare to Bare

Another summer obsession and heat wave survival essential is the crop top.  I know I said it before and dedicated a post to the 90s, but they are back in a big way and the resurgence of the crop top is another wonderful 90s trend that has reared its fabulous head.  While the 90s were dominated by grunge, the crop top has taken on a more versatile role.  Baring your midriff is not only on trend but it can also be done in a tasteful sophisticated way.  This is another trend that I constantly hear people say they cannot rock, but to the naysayers out there I say, you can do it!  As always, comfort is key so only bare what feels right to you and from there, go wild!

Cropped Top

Top: American Apparel (found here), Skirt: French Connection (similar here), Shoes: DVF (found here), Bag: Love, Cortnie (found here)

crop top

There are different levels of midriff to bare so only show what you are comfortable with!

Leopard

Leopard is the perfect complement for any ensemble

Black & white

I went for the classic (and my absolute favorite) black and white combo to experiment with the crop top

Crop Top

Details!

I normally don't go for a midi length but the conservative length is perfect for the provocative top

I normally don’t go for a below the knee skirt but the conservative length is perfect for the provocative top

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Classic Stripes

The unbeatable, classic, eye-catching black and white combination has taken over my blog this spring/summer and I am OK with it.  The fusion of these opposites has a stark breathtaking effect, which looks different depending on how you rock it allowing you to really make this combo your own.  Stripes are a sartorial staple this spring/summer channeling a preppy nautical vibe that can have a hint of edge depending on how you you style it.  Not surprisingly, I opted for edge over prep for the G.L.A.M. Charity Fashion Event benefiting Safe Shores DC.  For the second annual G.L.A.M. charity fashion event that I planned and hosted with my G.L.A.M. partner District Sparkle’s Meaghan, I turned to my favorite “trends” black and white, stripes, a figure accentuating body con dress and a pop of neon.  When dressing for any occasion comfort and attitude is key, which is why I turned to my trusty favs.  Always remember the clothes aren’t wearing you, you are wearing the clothes and let your personality and confidence shine through.

black and white

Dress: Torn by Ronny Kobo (found here & on sale!), Shoes: c/o Aldo Shoes (found here & on sale!)

Braids

It’s hard to tell because my hair is so dark, but I used a french braid to secure this side do

Neon

I could not be more obsessed with these shoes! They are the perfect statement piece for any look and I love the pop of neon that glows in the dark!

Black and white

Photos courtesy of Heidi of Jax and Jewels

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Can’t Get Over Overalls

I have to admit the last time I wore overalls was when I was in grade school, but boy do I miss them!  As I get older (it’s almost my birthday) it is refreshing to remember that fashion and trends are not ageist and do not discriminate.  What matters when it comes to fashion and personal style is that it reflects you, your mood, the person you want to be that day and is, of course, flattering.  With all of this in mind, I can’t wait to embrace overalls and pay homage to the days when things were less complicated and comfort was all that mattered.  For years I have been in the market for the perfect pair of short overalls and while my search is (sadly) still ongoing I think this is truly the season I will rekindle my love with this classic wardrobe staple of the 90s.

These overalls are my dream! Love the casual look & textured tee.

These overalls are my dream! Love the casual look & textured tee.

Photo courtesy of Sincerely Jules

Man Repeller

The Man Repeller herself rocking leather overalls! These are absolutely flawless!

Photo courtesy of Man Repeller

Perfect way to dress up overalls is pairing them with heels, blouse & blazer.  Unexpected and fabulous!

The perfect way to dress up overalls is pairing them with heels, a blouse & blazer. Unexpected and fabulous!

Photo courtesy of Refinery 29

A great way to make overalls your own is by adding a statement necklace and an unexpected pop of color

A great way to make overalls your own is by adding a statement necklace and an unexpected pop of color

Photo courtesy of The Boo and the Boy

Black and white for spring! We all know how I feel about this.

Black and white for spring! We all know how I feel about this. #love

Photo courtesy of Teen Vogue

leandra medine

Leandra Medine loves overalls and I love her for that!

Photo courtesy of Man Repeller

Rihanna is stunning in this denim jumper!

Rihanna is stunning in this denim jumper!

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Loving Leather

For my interview with the iconic Tadashi Shoji I turned to one of my style staples and the timeless black and white “trend.”  I must admit I was very nervous leading up to the interview so wanted to be in something that I not only felt great in, but something I also felt comfortable in.  Now that I think about it this is quite in line with Shoji’s philosophy.  So I turned to leather.  Leather is huge this spring and is so luxurious!  If real leather isn’t your thing go for the vegan alternative, which is equally as fabulous!  I am all about mixing textures and wearing leather is the perfect way to dabble with this.  Try integrating leather into your wardrobe with an unexpected top, with a classic jacket or accessory, or just go bold and pair leather with leather.

 

leather

Top: Mason (found here, similar here), Skirt: H&M (similar here & here), Shoes: Zara (found here), Bag: Alexander Wang (found here)

black and white

This top is so wonderful because it has many different textures (hello leather) and silhouettes. Peplum is also one of my favs for spring!

black and white

A black pump is a wardrobe staple, especially when black and white color blocking is so big this spring.

black and white leather

As always, it is in the details

All photos courtesy of Sara from High Fashion 4 Less

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