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off duty.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; how to wear gingham in the fall; J.Crew navy gingham button up shirt; J.Crew olive 3" shorts; BaubleBar bronze geometric necklace; Gigi New York Taylor pebble leather tote; zeroUV designer inspired sunglasses; JewelMint leather wrap bracelet; Joie Dylan leopard loafersDuring the work week, chances are that you’ll find me dolled up in a dress or a skirt.  On weekends, I prefer a much more laid back look.  Loafers, shorts, and a super casual top (even button ups are pushin’ it here).  My off duty looks are made for exploring new neighborhoods (this outfit was shot in Park Slope, Brooklyn), curling up at coffee shops and napping in the park.  Happy weekend friends!

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; how to wear gingham in the fall; J.Crew navy gingham button up shirt; J.Crew olive 3" shorts; BaubleBar bronze geometric necklace; Gigi New York Taylor pebble leather tote; zeroUV designer inspired sunglasses; JewelMint leather wrap bracelet; Joie Dylan leopard loafersSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; how to wear gingham in the fall; J.Crew navy gingham button up shirt; J.Crew olive 3" shorts; BaubleBar bronze geometric necklace; Gigi New York Taylor pebble leather tote; zeroUV designer inspired sunglasses; JewelMint leather wrap bracelet; Joie Dylan leopard loafersSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; how to wear gingham in the fall; J.Crew navy gingham button up shirt; J.Crew olive 3" shorts; BaubleBar bronze geometric necklace; Gigi New York Taylor pebble leather tote; zeroUV designer inspired sunglasses; JewelMint leather wrap bracelet; Joie Dylan leopard loafersSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; how to wear gingham in the fall; J.Crew navy gingham button up shirt; J.Crew olive 3" shorts; BaubleBar bronze geometric necklace; Gigi New York Taylor pebble leather tote; zeroUV designer inspired sunglasses; JewelMint leather wrap bracelet; Joie Dylan leopard loafersSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; how to wear gingham in the fall; J.Crew navy gingham button up shirt; J.Crew olive 3" shorts; BaubleBar bronze geometric necklace; Gigi New York Taylor pebble leather tote; zeroUV designer inspired sunglasses; JewelMint leather wrap bracelet; Joie Dylan leopard loafers

Wear
Shirt: J.Crew
Shorts: J.Crew Factory
Sunglasses: zeroUV (c/o)
Necklace: BaubleBar
Bag: Gigi New York (c/o)
Bracelet: JewelMint (c/o)
Shoes: Joie (c/o)

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style formula: spots + dots.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit collage; how to wear polka dot and leopard; Old Navy Women's Crew Neck Polka Dot Sweater Dress; BaubleBar Tortoise Oval Link Strand; Super for J.Crew Ciccio black thick rimmed eyeglasses; Loeffler Randall Ryder oxblood and gold satchel; Michael Kors Slim Runway black and gold watch; Sam Edelman Petty leopard booties

Polka dots and leopard are some of the most classic prints around.  On their own, they  liven up any outfit.  Put them together and they create a bold, but surprisingly cohesive look.  It’s currently my favorite combo on rotation, so I’m recreating it for you with pieces that are perfect for fall.

1. Old Navy Crew Neck Sweater Dress
2. BaubleBar Tortoise Oval Link Necklace
3. Super for J.Crew Ciccio Eyeglasses
4. Loeffler Randall Ryder Bag
5. Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch
6. Sam Edelman Petty Booties

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luxe for less.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; leopard sleeveless blouse; 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target navy skirt; 3.1 Phillip Lim black satchel; C. Wonder tortoise link necklace; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny bangle; Gorjana & Griffin alphabet disc bracelet; Juicy Couture pave pyramid bracelet; Pour La Victoire Mai patent black wedge pumpsI hate to admit it, but I was one of the maniacs that stayed up until 4:30 AM for the release of the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collections a few weeks ago. When the packages came in the mail, I couldn’t decide whether the sleep deprivation was worth it.  But once this outfit came together, I felt a little bit better about my life.  I’m all about creating luxe looks for less.  And while the real 3.1 Phillip Lim is still on my wishlist, I’m glad I get to have a few fun pieces from the designer collab to call my own.  Did you score any pieces from the collection?  I would love to see how you styled them!

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; leopard sleeveless blouse; 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target navy skirt; 3.1 Phillip Lim black satchel; C. Wonder tortoise link necklace; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny bangle; Gorjana & Griffin alphabet disc bracelet; Juicy Couture pave pyramid bracelet; Pour La Victoire Mai patent black wedge pumpsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; leopard sleeveless blouse; 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target navy skirt; 3.1 Phillip Lim black satchel; C. Wonder tortoise link necklace; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny bangle; Gorjana & Griffin alphabet disc bracelet; Juicy Couture pave pyramid bracelet; Pour La Victoire Mai patent black wedge pumpsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; leopard sleeveless blouse; 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target navy skirt; 3.1 Phillip Lim black satchel; C. Wonder tortoise link necklace; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny bangle; Gorjana & Griffin alphabet disc bracelet; Juicy Couture pave pyramid bracelet; Pour La Victoire Mai patent black wedge pumpsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; leopard sleeveless blouse; 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target navy skirt; 3.1 Phillip Lim black satchel; C. Wonder tortoise link necklace; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny bangle; Gorjana & Griffin alphabet disc bracelet; Juicy Couture pave pyramid bracelet; Pour La Victoire Mai patent black wedge pumps

Wear
Top: NYC Boutique (similar)
Skirt: 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target
Necklace: C. Wonder (similar here and here)
Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target
Bracelets: C. WonderGorjana & Griffin (c/o),  Juicy Couture
Shoes: Pour La Victoire

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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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cool classics.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; Express Portofinio Black and White Polka Dot Shirt; J Brand 811 Skinny Jeans; C. Wonder tortoise link necklace; Gigi New York Saddle Taylor Tote; Joie Dylan leopard loafersThere’s something undeniably classic about a pair of jeans and a crisp, white button-up, but, as you may have noticed, my definition of classic is anything but plain.  My basics usually involve playful patterns and unexpected combinations and this outfit definitely delivers a twist on otherwise timeless pieces.  Polka dot and leopard?  They’re the new neutrals!

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; Express Portofinio Black and White Polka Dot Shirt; J Brand 811 Skinny Jeans; C. Wonder tortoise link necklace; Gigi New York Saddle Taylor Tote; Joie Dylan leopard loafersSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; Express Portofinio Black and White Polka Dot Shirt; J Brand 811 Skinny Jeans; C. Wonder tortoise link necklace; Gigi New York Saddle Taylor Tote; Joie Dylan leopard loafersSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; Express Portofinio Black and White Polka Dot Shirt; J Brand 811 Skinny Jeans; C. Wonder tortoise link necklace; Gigi New York Saddle Taylor Tote; Joie Dylan leopard loafersSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; Express Portofinio Black and White Polka Dot Shirt; J Brand 811 Skinny Jeans; C. Wonder tortoise link necklace; Gigi New York Saddle Taylor Tote; Joie Dylan leopard loafers

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Shirt: Express
Jeans: J Brand
Necklace: C. Wonder (similar)
Bag: GiGi New York (c/o)
Bracelets: C. Wonder, Gorjana & Griffin (c/o)
Shoes: Joie (c/o)

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one of the boys.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a baseball cap; Zara black leather panel top; Hollister white shorts; Sequin gold talon necklace;  Coach Legacy brown crossbody bag; Movado Esq One black silicone unisex watch; Joie Dylan leopard loafers; Essie white nail polishYou may have noticed that I don’t wear hats very often/at all on the blog.  As much I would love to be a hat person, I suffer from a very serious condition called megalocephaly.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a baseball cap; Zara black leather panel top; Hollister white shorts; Sequin gold talon necklace;  Coach Legacy brown crossbody bag; Movado Esq One black silicone unisex watch; Joie Dylan leopard loafers; Essie white nail polishJust kidding.  I googled “medical condition for abnormally large heads” and that fancy term came up on the search engine.  In reality, I’m just very insecure about my rather rotund head — so much so that I sometimes ask the BF to lean in when we take pictures together so that we don’t look so disproportionate.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a baseball cap; Zara black leather panel top; Hollister white shorts; Sequin gold talon necklace;  Coach Legacy brown crossbody bag; Movado Esq One black silicone unisex watch; Joie Dylan leopard loafers; Essie white nail polishHaving an oversized head prevents me from scooping up a few trendy toppers on my wish list (like these leather or leopard caps), but this weekend, I found the first baseball cap to fit my noggin in the men’s section of H&M.  No shame here — I love borrowing from the boys.  Just don’t ask me to join your fantasy football team.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a baseball cap; Zara black leather panel top; Hollister white shorts; Sequin gold talon necklace;  Coach Legacy brown crossbody bag; Movado Esq One black silicone unisex watch; Joie Dylan leopard loafers; Essie white nail polishSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a baseball cap; Zara black leather panel top; Hollister white shorts; Sequin gold talon necklace;  Coach Legacy brown crossbody bag; Movado Esq One black silicone unisex watch; Joie Dylan leopard loafers; Essie white nail polishSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a baseball cap; Zara black leather panel top; Hollister white shorts; Sequin gold talon necklace;  Coach Legacy brown crossbody bag; Movado Esq One black silicone unisex watch; Joie Dylan leopard loafers; Essie white nail polish

Wear
Top: Zara
Hat: H&M
Necklace: Sequin
Watch: Movado (c/o)
Bracelets: Lucky Magazine (c/o)
Shoes: Joie (c/o)

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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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