Alice and Olivia

Spotted: B At The Met!

….and I don’t mean Blair Waldorf! Admittedly, I am a HUGE Gossip Girl Fan! Didn’t miss an episode. If you haven’t watched it, please do!! When the opportunity arose to do a shoot at The Met, I knew the theme had to be Serena like. It needs little explanation and I will tell you this is one of my favorite looks of all time. I paired this Pink floral Ted Baker skirt with an Alice and Olivia simple black cashmere sweater with detachable white collar and cuffs. Black pumps and a little jewelry and we were set to shoot. Fascinating fact, you are not allowed to sit on the steps at The Met!! What?!? I could not wait for the guard who kept telling me to, “keep moving”, to move himself or look away so I could plop down and get just one shot as was seen in so many episodes. More than determined, I got it. This classic outfit just looks so polished, so feminine and easily transitions into fall. I only wish I could get away with wearing it to class, because I totally would. I Know You Love Me, XOXO (actually, I hope you do !)

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TopAlice and Olivia| Skirt: Ted Baker (Similar Here)| Shoes:Ferragamo| BraceletHermes

 

#NYFW

Last night, I was in NYC to attend my first ever New York Fashion Week event, yes, little ole me!! While it was not Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino or Chanel (I will be there one day <3), this was a quaint show that took place at Stitch Bar and Lounge on 37th St. A newer designer was unveiling her line of little black dresses. It was a fun, intimate vibe and I was so happy to be invited!! For my NYFW debut, I chose to wear my new go to favorite- Torn by Ronny Kobo.  I’ve said it before, the fabric, the prints, the look and the comfort level are all details that cannot be ignored.  This American designer gets it and so do I! I chose this darling dress because while it is simple, the print is fun and young and the style is as well.  Don’t be shocked; there are even little shoulder pads in this dress.  I was like – what the heck????? My mom said…they used to be in everything, they must be coming back! No matter, they just gave the edge of the shoulder a little lift and I adore this dress! To accessorize, I wore my fabulous black and rhinestone Chanel cuff and Chanel crystal logo earrings and that was it.  I carried the black Soho bag by Gucci.  My shoes were a new find,  my first pair of Alice and Olivia shoes.  These are my new love.  Drixa, these black, studded, strappy heels are really magnificent with a 3-button closure on the outside.  Honestly, I love my shoes and the price point of these, while still expensive, they are not exorbitant, yet I felt like they were priceless (and really comfortable too!)!! I finished off the night with a quick pop in to Pinkberry and it was a success.

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Dress: Torn by Ronny Kobo| Bracelet: Chanel | Shoes: Alice and Olivia | Purse: Gucci

Beneath the Brooklyn Bridge

When I saw the piece for today’s post, I knew immediately when and where I would be wearing it if it suited me as well as it did the hanger. Thank goodness, I think it did. When I put it on, I did not want to take it off……..ever! I felt like a princess.  This Alice and Olivia Gab Pleated Halter Jumpsuit is 100% polyester and flows beautifully.  The details are subtle, yet add to the awe at every turn.  The cut-out back closes with an exposed center zipper, so it is not to be missed.  I had no choice but to wear my hair up so the ‘T’ design was not covered. The bodice is made up of tiny soft pleating and adds another element of sophistication.  The only color this jumpsuit comes in is white, which is so fitting because it truly is so special.  This outfit is certainly deserving of one of my prized pair of shoes ( a match made in heaven!).  These shoes are like artwork and I only wear them for very special occasions, as I did on my 18th birthday.  The Louis Vuitton sandals are delicate and sleek.  When you look closely, you will find that the crystals form the designs in the logo that is LV. I added a crystal upper arm bracelet and wore a wide black Chanel cuff bursting with crystals in the Chanel logo.  I carried the Soho leather chain crossbody  Gucci bag in black.  The ensemble was perfect for the setting below the Brooklyn Bridge. It is magical as you watch constant boat traffic and the lights of the city come alive from the River Café in Dumbo.

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All Dressed Up with Somewhere to Go

On a random Monday night, I received an invitation to enjoy a fun night out with friends. The occasion lent itself to dressing up on a warm summer night. I chose to wear this Alice and Olivia strapless romper. There are so many details that make this piece special. To name a few:

1. The clean crisp white color

2. The surprise contrast of black mesh side and back panels

3. The visible deep zipper running down the back

4. The invisible slash pockets in the front (I LOVE the hidden pockets, such a bonus!)

5. The neat, single knife pleats in  front

And lastly…

6. The overall WOW factor of this understated yet elegant piece that is so easy to wear.

To complete the outfit, I added a bold, gold tassel statement necklace with subtle diamond accents by Paige Novick. I carried a black Soho Leather Chain Shoulder Bag by Gucci. For my footwear, I chose the Louboutin Rolando HiddenPlatform Pump in black patent leather. I kept my hair simple in a sleek, low pony tail and was ready to go!

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Romper: Alice and Olivia  |  Shoes: Christian Louboutin (Rolando Hidden-Platform Pump) | Bag: Gucci (Soho leather chain shoulder bag) | Necklace: Paige Novick