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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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last hurrah.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a summer dress for fall; Gap military utility jacket; coral floral summer dress; J.Crew cognac brown belt; Gigi Saddle Taylor Tote; Sam Edelman Sophia black and brown wedge; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny cuffI can’t believe I’m admitting this, but I’m starting to switch my wardrobe from summer to fall.  The first things to go into hibernation: bright pastels and overtly spring-ish floral prints.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a summer dress for fall; Gap military utility jacket; coral floral summer dress; J.Crew cognac brown belt; Gigi Saddle Taylor Tote; Sam Edelman Sophia black and brown wedge; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny cuff
While I was saying farewell to a few of my seasonal faves, I found this coral dress that I hadn’t worn since last June.  I couldn’t bear the thought of waiting another year to wear it again, so I mixed it in with a few of my fall staples for one last floral hurrah.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a summer dress for fall; Gap military utility jacket; coral floral summer dress; J.Crew cognac brown belt; Gigi Saddle Taylor Tote; Sam Edelman Sophia black and brown wedge; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny cuffWanna give your summer frock a little bit more longevity?  There’s nothing a military jacket, tortoise/leopard jewelry, and one amazing cognac tote bag can’t fix!

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a summer dress for fall; Gap military utility jacket; coral floral summer dress; J.Crew cognac brown belt; Gigi Saddle Taylor Tote; Sam Edelman Sophia black and brown wedge; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny cuffSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a summer dress for fall; Gap military utility jacket; coral floral summer dress; J.Crew cognac brown belt; Gigi Saddle Taylor Tote; Sam Edelman Sophia black and brown wedge; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny cuffSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a summer dress for fall; Gap military utility jacket; coral floral summer dress; J.Crew cognac brown belt; Gigi Saddle Taylor Tote; Sam Edelman Sophia black and brown wedge; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny cuff

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Jacket: Gap (similar here and here)
Dress: Full Tilt (similar)
Necklace: C. Wonder (similar here and here)
Bracelet: C. Wonder (similar)
Belt: J.Crew
Bag: Gigi New York (c/o)
Shoes: Sam Edelman (on sale!)

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now & later: sam edelman wedges.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Forever 21 Twisted Cut Out Cuff; Gap Colorblock Leather Envelope Clutch; Urban Outfitters byCORPUS Silky Scallop Hem Red Dress; BaubleBar Ivory Sunburst Bib Necklace; Sam Edelman Sutton Leopard and Cognac Strap Wedge; Piperlime Tinley Road Camel Black Striped Ponte Fit and Flare Dress; C. Wonder Pyramid Gold Stud Cuff; Banana Republic Flavia Foldover Clutch in Berry; J.Crew Crystal Color Stone EarringsSam Edelman Sutton Wedges — $87.99 (on sale!)

Whenever I go shopping, I make it a rule to only buy pieces that I can imagine myself wearing in at least two or three different outfits — a standard that helps me to prevent impulse purchases and saves me from buyer’s remorse later down the road.

Well, when I saw these these Sam Edelman wedges on sale, I immediately conjured up two different outfits: the first look still very much in a bright, summer mindset and the second being slightly toned down for fall.  I love the looks equally and have pretty much convinced myself that these wedges pass the test!  Leopard, after all, is a neutral. Which look is your favorite?

1. Forever 21 Twist Cutout Cuff — $8.80
2. Gap Colorblock Leather Envelope Clutch — $35.95 (on sale!)
3. Urban Outfitters Silky Scallop Hem Dress — $59
4. BaubleBar Ivory Sunburst Bib Necklace — $36
5. Tinley Road Striped Ponte Fit and Flare Dress — $69
6. C. Wonder Pyramid Stud Cuff — $58
7. Banana Republic Flavia Foldover Clutch — $79.50
8. J.Crew Crystal Color Stone Earrings — $75

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rompin’ season.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; black and white tribal romper; Gap Luxe Light neon green cardigan; Courtney Kerr x Bauble Bar Neon Alaqua tribal statement necklace; CC Skye geometric gold bracelet; Coach Legacy Penny brown crossbody bag; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny bangle; Sam Edelman Sophie black and brown colorblock wedgesI’ve been gushing about my excitement for summer since before spring even hit.  And while it’s definitely my favorite season for adventures and travel, it’s also what I like to call rompin’ season!  It’s been awhile, but I think you all know my affinity for this one piece wardrobe solution (seen here, here, here and here).  I scooped up another one to add to my ever-growing collection and plan on living in this all summer long.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; black and white tribal romper; Gap Luxe Light neon green cardigan; Courtney Kerr x Bauble Bar Neon Alaqua tribal statement necklace; CC Skye geometric gold bracelet; Coach Legacy Penny brown crossbody bag; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny bangle; Sam Edelman Sophie black and brown colorblock wedgesSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; black and white tribal romper; Gap Luxe Light neon green cardigan; Courtney Kerr x Bauble Bar Neon Alaqua tribal statement necklace; CC Skye geometric gold bracelet; Coach Legacy Penny brown crossbody bag; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny bangle; Sam Edelman Sophie black and brown colorblock wedgesSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; black and white tribal romper; Gap Luxe Light neon green cardigan; Courtney Kerr x Bauble Bar Neon Alaqua tribal statement necklace; CC Skye geometric gold bracelet; Coach Legacy Penny brown crossbody bag; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny bangle; Sam Edelman Sophie black and brown colorblock wedgesSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; black and white tribal romper; Gap Luxe Light neon green cardigan; Courtney Kerr x Bauble Bar Neon Alaqua tribal statement necklace; CC Skye geometric gold bracelet; Coach Legacy Penny brown crossbody bag; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny bangle; Sam Edelman Sophie black and brown colorblock wedges

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Cardigan: Gap
Romper: NYC Boutique
Necklace: BaubleBar
Bracelets: CC Skye, C. Wonder, J.Crew
Bag: Coach
Shoes: Sam Edelman (on sale!)

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summer style: white hot.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer shopping collage; white hot summer trend; Forever 21 white bejeweled sheath dress; Tory Burch Pierson Beach Tote; Kate Spade New York Cooper Wrap Strap Watch; Preen x Aldo Rise MUSILOVA white strappy pump; J.Crew sunflower white stone necklace; Gap 1969 white denim vest; BaubleBar Pave Crescent bracelet; Express white perforated hard case clutch

I’ve always believed in wearing white whenever you want (fall, winter, and spring!), but if you play by the “No White Before Memorial Day” rule, you’re now free to let loose!  Kick of summer with some of my favorite white hot pieces and let me know which one is your favorite!

1. Forever 21 Bejeweled Sheath Dress — $27.80
2. Tory Burch Pierson Beach Tote — $350
3. Kate Spade New York Cooper Wrap Strap Watch — $215
4. Preen x Aldo Musilova Ankle Strap Pump — $155
5. J.Crew Sunflower Necklace — $50
6. Gap 1969 Denim Vest — $59.95
7. BaubleBar Pave Crescent Bracelet — $32
8. Express Perforated Hard Case Clutch — $49.90

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