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savvy summer.

Skirt the Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photos; London Times tie dye peplum dress; what to wear to work; Banana Republic sparkle stone white statement necklace; Michael Kors gold mother of pearl BF watch; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Tory Burch straw satchel; Pour La Victoire Mai nude wedgeI’m sure you know by now that I’m not a big fan of Mondays, but I still always kick off the work week with a little extra panache.  Enter this insane tie-dye peplum dress.  It has the right cut and length for the office, with an eye-opening print that’s sure to jumpstart your morning.

If after all of this, you’re still in denial it’s Monday, you can head over to London Times today, where I’m sharing my savvy summer tips for traveling in and around NYC in style.  Be sure to check it out!

Skirt the Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photos; London Times tie dye peplum dress; what to wear to work; Banana Republic sparkle stone white statement necklace; Michael Kors gold mother of pearl BF watch; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Tory Burch straw satchel; Pour La Victoire Mai nude wedgeSkirt the Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photos; London Times tie dye peplum dress; what to wear to work; Banana Republic sparkle stone white statement necklace; Michael Kors gold mother of pearl BF watch; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Tory Burch straw satchel; Pour La Victoire Mai nude wedgeSkirt the Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photos; London Times tie dye peplum dress; what to wear to work; Banana Republic sparkle stone white statement necklace; Michael Kors gold mother of pearl BF watch; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Tory Burch straw satchel; Pour La Victoire Mai nude wedgeSkirt the Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photos; London Times tie dye peplum dress; what to wear to work; Banana Republic sparkle stone white statement necklace; Michael Kors gold mother of pearl BF watch; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Tory Burch straw satchel; Pour La Victoire Mai nude wedge

Wear
Dress: London Times (c/o)
Necklace: Banana Republic
Bracelet: J.Crew
Watch: Michael Kors
Bag: Tory Burch
Shoes: Pour La Victoire
Nails: Essie’s DJ Play That Song

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four ways to wear: festival fashion.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; what to wear at a musical festival; Amanda Sanchez of Little Miss Fearless, Lynzy Coughlin of Sparkling Footsteps; Caitlin Lindquist of A Little Dash of DarlingIt’s round three of my style collaboration with Lynzy of Sparkling Footsteps, Amanda of Little Miss Fearless and Caitlin of A Little Dash of Darling.  This week, we’re showing you four ways to rock festival fashion and coincidentally, we all agreed that maxi dresses are the obviously the way to go!

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; what to wear at a musical festival; Forever 21 purple maxi dress; BaubleBar bronze geometric necklace; Sequin pave branch necklace; Rebecca Minkoff BF brown crossbody bag; Madewell maroon bracelet; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny cuff; J.Crew orange friendship bracelet; NOLA boutique red bracelet; Target glitter sandalsWhen brainstorming outfits for this challenge, I was tempted to reach for a graphic tank and cutoff denim, but that seemed a little too simple (ask me again when temps hit triple digits).  This maxi dress (last seen here and here) was a little more chic, but just as easy going.  Top it off with a stack of jewelry, a crossbody bag and my new favorite glitter sandals and I’m ready to jam!

See how Lynzy, Amanda and Caitlin interpreted festival fashion over on their blogs!

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; what to wear at a musical festival; Forever 21 purple maxi dress; BaubleBar bronze geometric necklace; Sequin pave branch necklace; Rebecca Minkoff BF brown crossbody bag; Madewell maroon bracelet; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny cuff; J.Crew orange friendship bracelet; NOLA boutique red bracelet; Target glitter sandalsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; what to wear at a musical festival; Forever 21 purple maxi dress; BaubleBar bronze geometric necklace; Sequin pave branch necklace; Rebecca Minkoff BF brown crossbody bag; Madewell maroon bracelet; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny cuff; J.Crew orange friendship bracelet; NOLA boutique red bracelet; Target glitter sandalsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; what to wear at a musical festival; Forever 21 purple maxi dress; BaubleBar bronze geometric necklace; Sequin pave branch necklace; Rebecca Minkoff BF brown crossbody bag; Madewell maroon bracelet; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny cuff; J.Crew orange friendship bracelet; NOLA boutique red bracelet; Target glitter sandalsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; what to wear at a musical festival; Forever 21 purple maxi dress; BaubleBar bronze geometric necklace; Sequin pave branch necklace; Rebecca Minkoff BF brown crossbody bag; Madewell maroon bracelet; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny cuff; J.Crew orange friendship bracelet; NOLA boutique red bracelet; Target glitter sandalsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; what to wear at a musical festival; Forever 21 purple maxi dress; BaubleBar bronze geometric necklace; Sequin pave branch necklace; Rebecca Minkoff BF brown crossbody bag; Madewell maroon bracelet; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny cuff; J.Crew orange friendship bracelet; NOLA boutique red bracelet; Target glitter sandals

Wear
Dress: Forever 21 (similar)
Necklaces: BaubleBar, Sequin (c/o)
Bracelets: C. Wonder, J.Crew, Madewell, NOLA Boutique
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar here and here)
Shoes: Target (similer here and here)
Nails: Essie’s Turquoise and Caicos

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gray + gold.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; Zara white blazer with gold buttons; H&M gray v-neck t-shirt; Forever 21 gold gray floral skirt; Juicy Couture fringe necklace; Hello Fab gold glam clutch; J.Crew gold pave square link bracelet; Zara neon snakeskin heels with buckles; Michael Kors mother of pearl gold boyfriend watch

Three day weekends are the best … until they’re over.  The downside: Major case of the Mondays.  The upside: It’s actually Tuesday!  And as always, I try and start the week off with a chic little number that works at the office or at a much needed happy hour.

Gray and gold is the color combo du jour, punctuated with my new favorite sequin clutch and a touch of neon.  How are you surviving the post-holiday blues?

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; Zara white blazer with gold buttons; H&M gray v-neck t-shirt; Forever 21 gold gray floral skirt; Juicy Couture fringe necklace; Hello Fab gold glam clutch; J.Crew gold pave square link bracelet; Zara neon snakeskin heels with buckles; Michael Kors mother of pearl gold boyfriend watchSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; Zara white blazer with gold buttons; H&M gray v-neck t-shirt; Forever 21 gold gray floral skirt; Juicy Couture fringe necklace; Hello Fab gold glam clutch; J.Crew gold pave square link bracelet; Zara neon snakeskin heels with buckles; Michael Kors mother of pearl gold boyfriend watchSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; Zara white blazer with gold buttons; H&M gray v-neck t-shirt; Forever 21 gold gray floral skirt; Juicy Couture fringe necklace; Hello Fab gold glam clutch; J.Crew gold pave square link bracelet; Zara neon snakeskin heels with buckles; Michael Kors mother of pearl gold boyfriend watchSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; Zara white blazer with gold buttons; H&M gray v-neck t-shirt; Forever 21 gold gray floral skirt; Juicy Couture fringe necklace; Hello Fab gold glam clutch; J.Crew gold pave square link bracelet; Zara neon snakeskin heels with buckles; Michael Kors mother of pearl gold boyfriend watch

Wear
Blazer: Zara
Shirt: H&M (similar)
Skirt: Forever 21 (similar)
Necklace: Juicy Couture
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelet: J.Crew
Bag: Hello Fab (c/o)
Shoes: Zara
Nails: Essie’s Turquoise and Caicos

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an (almost) ode to black.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photo; black and white striped dress; J.Crew Factory Vero neon yellow clutch; ShoeMint hot pink pointed pumps; Juicy Couture pave pyramid stretch bracelet; C. Wonder skinny bangles; Crown and Glitter black and gold spike necklace; BaubleBar bronze geometric necklace

After overdosing on color from yesterday’s outfit, my best friend asked me to give an ode to black.  I just about died laughing at the request.  She lives in LA and wears mostly dark shades while I live in NYC and wear mostly colorful brights — it’s quite a comical contrast.  Well boo, this is as good as it’s gonna get: my (almost) ode to black, because it wouldn’t be me without a few pops of neon.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photo; black and white striped dress; J.Crew Factory Vero neon yellow clutch; ShoeMint hot pink pointed pumps; Juicy Couture pave pyramid stretch bracelet; C. Wonder skinny bangles; Crown and Glitter black and gold spike necklace; BaubleBar bronze geometric necklaceSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photo; black and white striped dress; J.Crew Factory Vero neon yellow clutch; ShoeMint hot pink pointed pumps; Juicy Couture pave pyramid stretch bracelet; C. Wonder skinny bangles; Crown and Glitter black and gold spike necklace; BaubleBar bronze geometric necklaceSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photo; black and white striped dress; J.Crew Factory Vero neon yellow clutch; ShoeMint hot pink pointed pumps; Juicy Couture pave pyramid stretch bracelet; C. Wonder skinny bangles; Crown and Glitter black and gold spike necklace; BaubleBar bronze geometric necklaceSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photo; black and white striped dress; J.Crew Factory Vero neon yellow clutch; ShoeMint hot pink pointed pumps; Juicy Couture pave pyramid stretch bracelet; C. Wonder skinny bangles; Crown and Glitter black and gold spike necklace; BaubleBar bronze geometric necklaceWear
Dress: NYC Boutique (similar here and here)
Clutch: J.Crew Factory
Necklaces: BaubleBar, Crown and Glitter (c/o) (on sale!)
Bracelets: C. WonderJuicy Couture
Shoes: ShoeMint
Nails: 
Essie’s DJ Play That Song

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jam packed.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photo; J.Crew floral print pussybow blouse; Anthropologie neon chartreuse lace skirt; J.Crew Factory neon rose clutch; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; A Beautiful Heart white bubblegum bracelet; BaubleBar arrow cuff; Michael Kors gold boyfriend watch; Sam Edelman colorblock wedge; Essie DJ Play That Song neon purple nail polishI usually like to plan an outfit around one piece — a statement necklace, a printed blouse or a pair of killer shoes — and build from there.  Well today’s outfit was spontaneously jam-packed with a few of my favorite things: floral, lace and neon.  There wasn’t really a starting point — just a bunch of fabulously bright and punchy pieces from my closet coming together to make one heck of a colorful spring outfit.  Try it some time — you’ll never know what you’ll come up with!

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photo; J.Crew floral print pussybow blouse; Anthropologie neon chartreuse lace skirt; J.Crew Factory neon rose clutch; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; A Beautiful Heart white bubblegum bracelet; BaubleBar arrow cuff; Michael Kors gold boyfriend watch; Sam Edelman colorblock wedge; Essie DJ Play That Song neon purple nail polishSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photo; J.Crew floral print pussybow blouse; Anthropologie neon chartreuse lace skirt; J.Crew Factory neon rose clutch; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; A Beautiful Heart white bubblegum bracelet; BaubleBar arrow cuff; Michael Kors gold boyfriend watch; Sam Edelman colorblock wedge; Essie DJ Play That Song neon purple nail polishSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photo; J.Crew floral print pussybow blouse; Anthropologie neon chartreuse lace skirt; J.Crew Factory neon rose clutch; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; A Beautiful Heart white bubblegum bracelet; BaubleBar arrow cuff; Michael Kors gold boyfriend watch; Sam Edelman colorblock wedge; Essie DJ Play That Song neon purple nail polishSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photo; J.Crew floral print pussybow blouse; Anthropologie neon chartreuse lace skirt; J.Crew Factory neon rose clutch; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; A Beautiful Heart white bubblegum bracelet; BaubleBar arrow cuff; Michael Kors gold boyfriend watch; Sam Edelman colorblock wedge; Essie DJ Play That Song neon purple nail polishSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photo; J.Crew floral print pussybow blouse; Anthropologie neon chartreuse lace skirt; J.Crew Factory neon rose clutch; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; A Beautiful Heart white bubblegum bracelet; BaubleBar arrow cuff; Michael Kors gold boyfriend watch; Sam Edelman colorblock wedge; Essie DJ Play That Song neon purple nail polishSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photo; J.Crew floral print pussybow blouse; Anthropologie neon chartreuse lace skirt; J.Crew Factory neon rose clutch; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; A Beautiful Heart white bubblegum bracelet; BaubleBar arrow cuff; Michael Kors gold boyfriend watch; Sam Edelman colorblock wedge; Essie DJ Play That Song neon purple nail polish

Wear
Top: J.Crew
Skirt: Anthropologie
Bracelets: A Beautiful Heart (c/o), BaubleBar, J.Crew
Watch: Michael Kors
Bag: J.Crew (on sale!)
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Nails: Essie’s DJ Play That Song

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tough tweed.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; faux vegan leather moto jacket; H&M black v-neck t-shirt; J.Crew purple silver tweed mini skirt; L.A.M.B. black and white clutch; L.A.M.B. black strappy heels; Juicy Couture pave black stretch bracelet; C. Wonder black skinny cuffWhile swapping out my winter wardrobe for spring attire last month, I decided to hold onto my tweed skirts for just a little while longer.  For the most part, it’s been lightweight skirts and flowy dresses all month long, but when temps occasionally dip back down down into the chilly zone, I’m forced to go crawling back to my thicker layers.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; faux vegan leather moto jacket; H&M black v-neck t-shirt; J.Crew purple silver tweed mini skirt; L.A.M.B. black and white clutch; L.A.M.B. black strappy heels; Juicy Couture pave black stretch bracelet; C. Wonder black skinny cuff

This past weekend, I decided to toughen up the tweed with a faux leather moto jacket and strappy heels (in reality, I wore black chucks to get around).  Black accessories and a graphic clutch give the usually preppy texture a little bit of edge.  Let me know what you think about this combo and scroll down for a little guest star in today’s post.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; faux vegan leather moto jacket; H&M black v-neck t-shirt; J.Crew purple silver tweed mini skirt; L.A.M.B. black and white clutch; L.A.M.B. black strappy heels; Juicy Couture pave black stretch bracelet; C. Wonder black skinny cuffSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; faux vegan leather moto jacket; H&M black v-neck t-shirt; J.Crew purple silver tweed mini skirt; L.A.M.B. black and white clutch; L.A.M.B. black strappy heels; Juicy Couture pave black stretch bracelet; C. Wonder black skinny cuffSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; faux vegan leather moto jacket; H&M black v-neck t-shirt; J.Crew purple silver tweed mini skirt; L.A.M.B. black and white clutch; L.A.M.B. black strappy heels; Juicy Couture pave black stretch bracelet; C. Wonder black skinny cuffSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; faux vegan leather moto jacket; H&M black v-neck t-shirt; J.Crew purple silver tweed mini skirt; L.A.M.B. black and white clutch; L.A.M.B. black strappy heels; Juicy Couture pave black stretch bracelet; C. Wonder black skinny cuffSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; faux vegan leather moto jacket; H&M black v-neck t-shirt; J.Crew purple silver tweed mini skirt; L.A.M.B. black and white clutch; L.A.M.B. black strappy heels; Juicy Couture pave black stretch bracelet; C. Wonder black skinny cuff

Wear
Jacket: Boutique in SF (similar)
Top: H&M
Skirt: J.Crew
Bag: L.A.M.B. (similar)
Bracelets: C. Wonder, Juicy Couture
Shoes: L.A.M.B. (love this version!)
Nails: Essie’s Butler Please

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black + bright.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; black and neon outfit; Tobi black button up dress; Gap neon green cardigan; Sequin black and gold necklace; H&M leopard skinny belt; Rebecca Minkoff turquoise MAC clutch; C. Wonder leopard skinny cuff; Juicy Couture pave pyramid bracelet; Sam Edelman black and brown wedges; Essie's Butler PleaseToday’s outfit is what I called my “toned down” look.  I started with black and brown basics, because they always makes for an easy foundation, but it just wouldn’t be me without a few pops of color.  A neon cardigan, a bright clutch, and bold nail polish and there you have it — an outfit that’s perfect to usher in the weekend.  Happy Friday everyone!

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; black and neon outfit; Tobi black button up dress; Gap neon green cardigan; Sequin black and gold necklace; H&M leopard skinny belt; Rebecca Minkoff turquoise MAC clutch; C. Wonder leopard skinny cuff; Juicy Couture pave pyramid bracelet; Sam Edelman black and brown wedges; Essie's Butler PleaseSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; black and neon outfit; Tobi black button up dress; Gap neon green cardigan; Sequin black and gold necklace; H&M leopard skinny belt; Rebecca Minkoff turquoise MAC clutch; C. Wonder leopard skinny cuff; Juicy Couture pave pyramid bracelet; Sam Edelman black and brown wedges; Essie's Butler PleaseSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; black and neon outfit; Tobi black button up dress; Gap neon green cardigan; Sequin black and gold necklace; H&M leopard skinny belt; Rebecca Minkoff turquoise MAC clutch; C. Wonder leopard skinny cuff; Juicy Couture pave pyramid bracelet; Sam Edelman black and brown wedges; Essie's Butler PleaseSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; black and neon outfit; Tobi black button up dress; Gap neon green cardigan; Sequin black and gold necklace; H&M leopard skinny belt; Rebecca Minkoff turquoise MAC clutch; C. Wonder leopard skinny cuff; Juicy Couture pave pyramid bracelet; Sam Edelman black and brown wedges; Essie's Butler Please

Wear
Dress: Tobi (sign up for 50% off your first order!)
Cardigan: Gap
Necklace: Sequin (c/o)
Belt: H&M (similar)
Bracelets: C. Wonder, Juicy Couture
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Shoes: Sam Edelman (similar)
Nails: Essie’s Butler Please

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