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Brights and Cut Outs

I’m at a point in my life where a good dress can go a long way.  I have a wedding pretty much every other weekend and when I’m not at a wedding I’m at an event.  This past weekend I had the incredible honor of attending the 50th anniversary of the Institute for Policy Studies, an uber liberal, progressive think tank that was co-founded by my father 50 years ago.  IPS has served as an invaluable resource and advocate for social justice, always fighting for equality and human rights.  I grew up with IPS as a part of my extended family, a family that was made up of the brightest, most forward-thinking, determined, brilliant minds to ever exist.  I was completely overwhelmed with pride and love this weekend, and for the gala that was the culmination of the awe inspiring anniversary I turned to one of my favorite dresses of the season a bold orange, asymmetrical hemline dress with subtle cut outs.  I wanted to go with something that was appropriate for the occasion, as well as a show stopper.  This is normally my goal for all events I attend.  As always confidence is the ultimate accessory that truly makes the ensemble.  Make sure you are comfortable in whatever outfit you don for an event and as always go bold.

Most importantly, Congratulations IPS on 50 years of fighting the progressive fight!

Asymmetrical dress

Dress: Hunter Bell (found here), Necklace: Baublebar (found here), Shoes: Aqua (similar here), Bag: Coach (similar here)

leather jacket

I wear this leather jacket with everything! It’s a great way to add a little edge to any look.

cut outs

slightly wind blown

statement necklace

Smiles and a slicked back do

orange dress

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Wedge Sneaker

The Wedge Sneaker is the trend everyone loves to hate and can best be described as polarizing, well I would say fabulous but there are a lot of nay sayers ready to hate.  The wedge sneaker is so wonderful because it combines fashion, fun and comfort.  It is very rare that comfort and fashion are used in the same sentence so I think we should take a moment to appreciate the greatness and rarity of this combination and embrace the wedge in all its glory!

Wedge Sneaker

It’s like we have the same closet

Photo courtesy of Obaz

I love the feminine skirt, white washed denim and of course wedge sneakers!

I love the feminine skirt, white washed denim and of course wedge sneakers!

Photo courtesy of Prettyz

Wedge Sneaker

Casual perfection

Photo courtesy of Chicisimo

Wedge Sneaker

Such a fabulous and unexpected ensemble! It is also excellent for this crazy spring!

Photo courtesy of lipstiq

Wedge Sneakers

Loving the leather and wedge combo

Photo courtesy of Style Says

Wedge Sneaker

Perfect pairing of tomboy style and feminine charm.

Photo courtesy of Sincerely Jules

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Back in Black (and White)

I know I have already featured black and white for spring, but I seriously can’t get enough!  Black and white is classic while also being fashion forward, making it timeless.  I also love this trend, because anyone can rock it and the components are already in your closet.  I love me some color, but black and white is currently my uniform (this also might have something to do with the painfully frigid weather). Black and white is so fabulous because you can take it in many different directions, it can be graphic, you can mix prints, you can color block, go fancy or casual, which is exactly what I am doing in today’s post.  So embrace my uniform and get ready for spring.

Pants: J Brand (found here), T-shirt: Silence & Noise (old, similar found here), Jacket: Georgie (found here), Shoes: Zara (found here), Bag: Alexander Wang (found here), Sunglasses: RayBan (found here), Bracelets: Fornash (found here), Necklaces: Gorjana (found here) and thirfted (similar found here)

Pants: J Brand (found here), T-shirt: Silence & Noise (old, similar found here), Jacket: Georgie (found here), Shoes: Zara (found here, similar here), Bag: Alexander Wang (found here), Sunglasses: RayBan (found here), Bracelets: Fornash (found here), Necklaces: Gorjana (similar found here) and thirfted (similar found here)

This perforated leather jacket is my latest obsession for spring!

This perforated leather jacket is my latest obsession for spring!

Just lounging

Just lounging

No wind machine necessary

The trick to pulling off a white tee is that it has to be the perfect amount of oversized and just the right amount of sheer

It's in the details.  When going with a casual look dress it up with accessories.

It’s in the details. When going with a casual look dress it up with accessories

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Photo credits to Dzifa from Mr. Dzifs

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Brocade with love

This Valentine’s Day (like all other Valentine’s Days) I will be rocking the red.  As I’m sure you have noticed by now, I love getting dressed up for special occasions (and really everything in between) and Valentine’s Day is no exception.  This V-day I am rocking a long sleeve fitted brocade dress in red and black.  Brocade is one of my favorite trends and is so incredible, 1) because it has the ability to give the illusion of the perfect figure and 2) because the workmanship is so intricate and delicate there is no way not to fall in love.  So this Valentine’s Day embrace the red and throw on a dress that makes you feel unstoppable and take the day by storm.

Dress: Torn (found here), Jacket: Michael Kors (old, similar found here), Watch: Michael Kors (old, found here), Bracelets: Madewell & Stella and Dot (found here), Ring: Elizabeth ____ (found here)

Dress: Torn by Ronny Kobo (similar found here), Jacket: Michael Kors (old, similar found here), Watch: Michael Kors (old, found here), Bracelets: Madewell & Stella and Dot, Ring: Margaret Elizabeth (found here)

I am obsessed with the beautiful woven pattern!

I am obsessed with the beautiful woven pattern!

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Maxing out

The star of street style this fall is the maxi!  Everywhere I turn I see the maxi flawlessly paired with leather coats, utility jackets, and oversized cozy sweaters.  The way to successfully pull off the fall maxi is to respect proportions and make sure the maxi is the centerpiece of the look.

bold pairing of red and chambray

Photo courtesy of shopwildbleu.com

so versatile and comfy!

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fall nudes, so on trend

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love the casual tee, mossy green, edgy leather and masculine briefcase

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in love with this sweater! i need it for fall!

Photo courtesy of carolinesmode

color blocking perfection

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fab blazer and top knot

Photo courtesy of dressinterest

i am obsessed with every detail of this look–from the emerald maxi to the cropped top to the incredible necklaces this outfit is absolute perfection

Photo courtesy of harpers bazaar

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