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trend alert: camouflage.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; how to wear camo for fall; C. Wonder silk camo print shirt; 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli mini satchel in green cheetah/camouflage; Forever 21 Camo Wayfarer Sunglasses; Sam Edelman Alvin Haircalf Loafers in Camo; C. Wonder Camo Scarf; Gap 1969 Always Skinny Camo Jeans

I’m not much of the outdoorsy type, but I can’t help but fall in love with one of the biggest trends this season: camouflage.  The army-inspired print is instantly toughens up any look, but still feels modern and playful.  Check out a few of my favorite camo pieces, which are way more chic than your average surplus goods.

1. C. Wonder Silk Camo Print Shirt
2. Forever 21 Camo Wayfarer Sunglasses
3. 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini Satchel
4. Sam Edelman Alvin Haircalf Loafers
5. C. Wonder Camo Scarf
6. Gap 1969 Always Skinny Camo Jeans

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fall essentials: the moto jacket.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; motorcycle jacket ideas; moto jacket shopping collage; Express Minus the Leather and Moleskin Moto Jacket; Loft Boiled Merino Wool Moto Jacket; Forever 21 Street-Chic Oxblood Moto Jacket; Gap Cropped Plaid Moto Jacket; BB Dakota Johs Faux Brown Leather Moto Jacket; Tinley Road Contrast Vegan Leather Moto

As an Arizona girl living in NYC, fall is a bit of a strange season to me.  I’m used to the weather going from scorching to freezing in a matter of two weeks, which is why I’m completely unprepared for an entire season dedicated to transition.  I’m on the hunt for a new jacket to keep cozy while the temps slowly drop and the moto jacket is on the top of my list.  Check out a few of my favorite options and let me know which ones you’d rock!

1. Express (Minus the) Leather and Moleskin Moto Jacket
2. BB Dakota Johs Faux Brown Leather Moto Jacket
3. Forever 21 Street-Chic Moto Jacket
4. Gap Cropped Plaid Moto Jacket
5. Loft Boiled Merino Wool Moto Jacket
6. Tinley Road Contrast Vegan Leather Moto

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utilitarian.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Gap military utility jacket; Forever 21 navy blue lace dress; T&J Designs maroon oxblood statement necklace; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny belt; Gigi Taylor saddle pebble leather tote; Michael Kors tortoise boyfriend watch; Madewell maroon oxblood vintage inspired bracelet; DV by Dolce Vita Helia gold chevron sandal wedge; zeroUV designer inspired tortoise oversized sunglassesGetting around town is one of the easiest, yet most challenging aspects of living in NYC.  Everything is in “walking distance” — my definition of which has increased from a few blocks to a few miles since I’ve moved here.  To adapt, I try and create versatile outfits — looks that work while running around town for brunch, coffee, and errands.  To me, comfort will always come first, but that doesn’t mean utility and creativity are mutually exclusive.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Gap military utility jacket; Forever 21 navy blue lace dress; T&J Designs maroon oxblood statement necklace; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny belt; Gigi Taylor saddle pebble leather tote; Michael Kors tortoise boyfriend watch; Madewell maroon oxblood vintage inspired bracelet; DV by Dolce Vita Helia gold chevron sandal wedge; zeroUV designer inspired tortoise oversized sunglassesFor starters, walkable shoes are key.  I usually stash a pair of flip flops in my bag, but these Dolce Vita sandals were comfortable enough for a two-mile stroll from one side of the island to the other this weekend.  A large, neutral tote is also a must for all the schlepping that I do.  From there, anything goes.  I love layering a military-inspired jacket over a feminine dress and tying it all together with a dash of leopard.  And there you have it: a super easy outfit for a day around the city!

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Gap military utility jacket; Forever 21 navy blue lace dress; T&J Designs maroon oxblood statement necklace; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny belt; Gigi Taylor saddle pebble leather tote; Michael Kors tortoise boyfriend watch; Madewell maroon oxblood vintage inspired bracelet; DV by Dolce Vita Helia gold chevron sandal wedge; zeroUV designer inspired tortoise oversized sunglassesSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Gap military utility jacket; Forever 21 navy blue lace dress; T&J Designs maroon oxblood statement necklace; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny belt; Gigi Taylor saddle pebble leather tote; Michael Kors tortoise boyfriend watch; Madewell maroon oxblood vintage inspired bracelet; DV by Dolce Vita Helia gold chevron sandal wedge; zeroUV designer inspired tortoise oversized sunglassesSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Gap military utility jacket; Forever 21 navy blue lace dress; T&J Designs maroon oxblood statement necklace; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny belt; Gigi Taylor saddle pebble leather tote; Michael Kors tortoise boyfriend watch; Madewell maroon oxblood vintage inspired bracelet; DV by Dolce Vita Helia gold chevron sandal wedge; zeroUV designer inspired tortoise oversized sunglassesSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Gap military utility jacket; Forever 21 navy blue lace dress; T&J Designs maroon oxblood statement necklace; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny belt; Gigi Taylor saddle pebble leather tote; Michael Kors tortoise boyfriend watch; Madewell maroon oxblood vintage inspired bracelet; DV by Dolce Vita Helia gold chevron sandal wedge; zeroUV designer inspired tortoise oversized sunglasses

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Jacket: Gap (similar here and here)
Dress: Forever 21 (similar)
Sunglasses: zeroUV (c/o)
Necklace: T&J Designs (c/o)
Belt: C. Wonder
Bag: Gigi New York (c/o)
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelet: Madewell
Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita (on sale!)

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city meets country.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a brown leather skirt; Forever 21 maroon gingham button up shirt; Le Tote brown leather skirt; Le Tote gold hardware leather cuff; C. Wonder tortoise square link necklace; Hello Fab gold glam sequin clutch; Diane von Furstenberg DVF April leopard calf hair pumpsOkay, so I’ll be completely honest here: I don’t really do country and I don’t do rodeos.  Truth is, I once bought a pair of cowboy boots … and then only wore them once.  Needless to say, I’m much more of a city girl that is occasionally inspired by the country spirit.  So maybe my interpretation involves sequin and leopard — would you expect anything less?

 Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a brown leather skirt; Forever 21 maroon gingham button up shirt; Le Tote brown leather skirt; Le Tote gold hardware leather cuff; C. Wonder tortoise square link necklace; Hello Fab gold glam sequin clutch; Diane von Furstenberg DVF April leopard calf hair pumpsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a brown leather skirt; Forever 21 maroon gingham button up shirt; Le Tote brown leather skirt; Le Tote gold hardware leather cuff; C. Wonder tortoise square link necklace; Hello Fab gold glam sequin clutch; Diane von Furstenberg DVF April leopard calf hair pumpsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a brown leather skirt; Forever 21 maroon gingham button up shirt; Le Tote brown leather skirt; Le Tote gold hardware leather cuff; C. Wonder tortoise square link necklace; Hello Fab gold glam sequin clutch; Diane von Furstenberg DVF April leopard calf hair pumpsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a brown leather skirt; Forever 21 maroon gingham button up shirt; Le Tote brown leather skirt; Le Tote gold hardware leather cuff; C. Wonder tortoise square link necklace; Hello Fab gold glam sequin clutch; Diane von Furstenberg DVF April leopard calf hair pumps

Wear
Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Le Tote (c/o)
Necklace: C. Wonder (similar)
Bag: Hello Fab (c/o)
Bracelet: Le Tote (c/o)
Shoes: DVF (similar and way cheaper!)

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mix master.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to mix prints for fall; Rachel by Rachel Roy graphic print blouse; Forever 21 neon black textured dress; Tory Burch Robinson satchel tote; Juicy Couture pave pyramid leather bracelet; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny bangle cuff; CC Skye Mercy Princess bracelet; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; L.A.M.B black strappy heelsLast Sunday, I had the joy of attending the RewardStyle party at the Empire Hotel.  Prior to the rooftop party, a few of my lovely blogger friends and I pre-gamed gathered at Krista’s rooftop for outfit photos.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to mix prints for fall; Rachel by Rachel Roy graphic print blouse; Forever 21 neon black textured dress; Tory Burch Robinson satchel tote; Juicy Couture pave pyramid leather bracelet; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny bangle cuff; CC Skye Mercy Princess bracelet; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; L.A.M.B black strappy heelsFor the party, I scooped up a new dress from Forever 21.  I’m obsessed with the texture of this dress and I love that the black and neon combo is the perfect balance of brights for fall.  But of course, it wouldn’t be #NYFW if I didn’t turn it up a few notches, so I paired geo print on geo print.  The result: a mix of sharp shapes, punctuated with bold accessories throughout — a formula that will never get old!

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to mix prints for fall; Rachel by Rachel Roy graphic print blouse; Forever 21 neon black textured dress; Tory Burch Robinson satchel tote; Juicy Couture pave pyramid leather bracelet; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny bangle cuff; CC Skye Mercy Princess bracelet; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; L.A.M.B black strappy heelsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to mix prints for fall; Rachel by Rachel Roy graphic print blouse; Forever 21 neon black textured dress; Tory Burch Robinson satchel tote; Juicy Couture pave pyramid leather bracelet; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny bangle cuff; CC Skye Mercy Princess bracelet; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; L.A.M.B black strappy heelsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to mix prints for fall; Rachel by Rachel Roy graphic print blouse; Forever 21 neon black textured dress; Tory Burch Robinson satchel tote; Juicy Couture pave pyramid leather bracelet; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny bangle cuff; CC Skye Mercy Princess bracelet; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; L.A.M.B black strappy heels

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Top: Rachel by Rachel Roy
Dress: Forever 21 (similar)
Necklace: BaubleBar
Bracelets: C. WonderCC Skye (c/o), J.CrewJuicy Couture
Bag: Tory Burch
Shoes: L.A.M.B.

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fall essentials: leopard.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall fashion essentials; shopping for leopard; Forever 21 Chic Leopard Peplum Top; C. Wonder Leopard Calf Hair Leather Tab Lock Clutch; C. Wonder Screw Stud Leopard Bangle; Steve Madden Leopard Vamp Loafer; Nine West Flax leopard pointed toe pump; Kate Spade 2 Park Avenue Beau Bag

Leopard has always been a neutral in my book, so it’s no surprise that I’m craving the animal print more than ever now that fall is here.  Take it in small doses or balls to the wall.  Check out my favorite feline pieces and let me know which leopard looks you’re lusting after this fall!

1. Forever 21 Chic Leopard Peplum Top
2. C. Wonder Calf Hair Leather Turn Lock Clutch
3. C. Wonder Screw Stud Bangle
4. Steve Madden Vamp Leopard Loafer
5. Nine West Flax Leopard Pointed Toe Pump
6. Kate Spade 2 Park Avenue Beau Bag

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lighthouse.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photos; J.Crew chambray polka dot button up shirt; Forever 21 watercolor floral skirt; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; Derng rosegold pave link bracelet; Rebecca Minkoff BF crossbody bag; Zara nude and white colorblock basic heelImmediately following our afternoon in the Hamptons on Saturday, James, Tracy and I drove another 45 minutes to the most eastern point of the island.  We visited the Montauk Point Lighthouse — New York’s oldest lighthouse.  The sun was quickly setting, but we made it just in time to take in the coastal fixture and wander down to the shore so that Tracy could see the Atlantic Ocean for the first time ever.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photos; J.Crew chambray polka dot button up shirt; Forever 21 watercolor floral skirt; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; Derng rosegold pave link bracelet; Rebecca Minkoff BF crossbody bag; Zara nude and white colorblock basic heelAnd as summer quickly comes to an end, I thought I’d make use of a few of my favorite  warm-weather staples one last time.  It’s hard to transition away from my favorite season of the year, but I’m glad I got to have one hell of a weekend say goodbye.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photos; J.Crew chambray polka dot button up shirt; Forever 21 watercolor floral skirt; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; Derng rosegold pave link bracelet; Rebecca Minkoff BF crossbody bag; Zara nude and white colorblock basic heelSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photos; J.Crew chambray polka dot button up shirt; Forever 21 watercolor floral skirt; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; Derng rosegold pave link bracelet; Rebecca Minkoff BF crossbody bag; Zara nude and white colorblock basic heelSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photos; J.Crew chambray polka dot button up shirt; Forever 21 watercolor floral skirt; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; Derng rosegold pave link bracelet; Rebecca Minkoff BF crossbody bag; Zara nude and white colorblock basic heel

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Shirt: J.Crew (similar)
Skirt: Forever 21
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar)
Bracelets: Derng (c/o), J.Crew
Shoes: Zara

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