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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

Wear
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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fall essentials: the backpack.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall shopping essentials; Madewell Transport Rucksack; Modcloth Keep Chic and Carry On Backpack; Modcloth Weekday Woodsy Backpack; Modcloth Geometric Genius Backpack; Topman Dunlop Stone Backpack; Tory Burch Pierson Backpack

It’s been a over a year since I’ve graduated school, but I can’t but help but feel that “back to school” shift every fall.  Back to business, if you will.  So to usher in the new season, I’m bringing you a few of my favorite fall essentials — starting with the backpack of course.

My days of lugging around textbooks is long over, but I’m on the hunt for a chic little backpack to bring with me on weekend adventures.  Check out a few of my favorite picks for the season!

1. Tory Burch Pierson Backpack — $365
2. Modcloth Keep Chic and Carry On Backpack — $59.99
3. Topman Dunlop Stone Backpack — $50
4. Modcloth Weekday Woodsy Backpack — $69.99
5. Madewell Transport Rucksack — $248
6. Modcloth Geometric Genius Backpack — $39.99

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weekend wear: day trip.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer shopping collage; Ruche Denise Polka Dot Chambray Dress; Sole Society floppy straw sunhat; Kate Spade Bourbon Street Fabric Freddie colorblock crossbody bag; Urban Outfitters Deena & Ozzy Double Strap colorblock sandal; Madewell Drifter Shades nude sunglasses; J.Crew crystal feather necklace

I always have an extra pep in my step on Friday morning.  With the weekend just hours away, the possibilities for adventure are endless.  Tomorrow, the bf, the pup and I are picking a train and a destination and going on a little spontaneous day trip.  This weekend wear is inspired by our impromptu day date.  So relax, say yes and hopefully, you’ll have a little unexpected excursion yourself!

1. Madewell Drifter Shades — $49.50
2. Ruche Denise Polka Dot Chambray Dress — $48.99
3. Sole Society Floppy Sunhat — $34.95
4. J.Crew Crystal Feather Necklace — $58
5. Kate Spade Bourbon Street Fabric Freddie Bag — $148
6. Urban Outfitters Deena & Ozzy Double Strap Sandal — $29

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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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secret formula.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring shopping collage; J.Crew Perfect Linen Shirt in Dot; J.Crew Factory Classic Button Down Shirt in Gingham - Fresh Kiwi; Madewell Perfect Chambray Ex-Boyfriend Shirt; Modcloth Beach Front Bungalow Dress; Modcloth Rococo Reception Dress; Shop Ruche Sail Away Pink Stripes Dress; Sam Edelman Sophie Wedges; Nine West Reelymind Yellow Wedges; Steve Madden Realdeal Snake Wedges

Yesterday, I wore what I’m sure will be my go-to style for the next few months of warm weather: a crisp button-up shirt, a brightly printed dress and a pair of chic wedges.  So today, I’m showing you a few options from this fail-proof formula for you to try on your own.  The combinations are adorable and the possibilities are endless!

1. J.Crew Perfect Shirt in Linen Dot — $88
2. J.Crew Factory Perfect Button Down Shirt in Gingham — $34.50 (on sale!)
3. Madewell Perfect Chambray Ex-Boyfriend Shirt — $69.50
4. Modcloth Beachfront Bungalow Dress — $44.99
5. Modcloth Rococo Reception Dress — $49.99
6. Ruche Sail Away Striped Dress — $42
7. Sam Edelman Sophie Wedge — $125
8. Nine West Reelymind Wedge — $69.50
9. Steve Madden Realdeal Snake Print Wedge — $90

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pastel + paisley.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; Madewell lavender chambray button-up shirt; Forever 21 Floral Paisley Dress; Coach Classic Penny cross body bag in lime; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; C. Wonder snake skin skinny bangle; Stuart Weitzman nude strappy heelsButtoned up shirts tied over colorful dresses — it’s kind of my jam and you’re gonna be seeing a lot of this combo over the summer.  It’s a quick and easy way to spice up a dress and quadruple your wardrobe options.  And if you’re always in a rush to run out the door like me, this is the kind of outfit that will let you snooze for those extra ten minutes.  Happy Monday peeps!

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; Madewell lavender chambray button-up shirt; Forever 21 Floral Paisley Dress; Coach Classic Penny cross body bag in lime; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; C. Wonder snake skin skinny bangle; Stuart Weitzman nude strappy heelsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; Madewell lavender chambray button-up shirt; Forever 21 Floral Paisley Dress; Coach Classic Penny cross body bag in lime; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; C. Wonder snake skin skinny bangle; Stuart Weitzman nude strappy heelsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; Madewell lavender chambray button-up shirt; Forever 21 Floral Paisley Dress; Coach Classic Penny cross body bag in lime; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; C. Wonder snake skin skinny bangle; Stuart Weitzman nude strappy heelsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; Madewell lavender chambray button-up shirt; Forever 21 Floral Paisley Dress; Coach Classic Penny cross body bag in lime; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; C. Wonder snake skin skinny bangle; Stuart Weitzman nude strappy heelsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; Madewell lavender chambray button-up shirt; Forever 21 Floral Paisley Dress; Coach Classic Penny cross body bag in lime; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; C. Wonder snake skin skinny bangle; Stuart Weitzman nude strappy heels

Wear
Shirt: Madewell
Dress: Forever 21
Bag: Coach
Bracelet: C. Wonder, J.Crew
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman (similar)
Nails: Essie’s Watermelon

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little birdie.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photo; Gap Luxlight V Neck Neon Cardigan; Bird Print Dress; Michael Kors leather straw clutch; C. Wonder crystal necklace; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny cuff; BaubleBar arrow cuff; Madewell Broadway brown leather sandals

I’m still daydreaming about my recent trip to Louisiana, even though my body and my bank account are still paying for how much I ate, drank and shopped while down there.  One of my favorite finds included this bird print dress from a local boutique in New Orleans.  Just another piece to add to my collection of bright, whimsical prints, but this one will definitely stand out as a reminder of my amazing time down in the south.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photo; Gap Luxlight V Neck Neon Cardigan; Bird Print Dress; Michael Kors leather straw clutch; C. Wonder crystal necklace; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny cuff; BaubleBar arrow cuff; Madewell Broadway brown leather sandalsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photo; Gap Luxlight V Neck Neon Cardigan; Bird Print Dress; Michael Kors leather straw clutch; C. Wonder crystal necklace; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny cuff; BaubleBar arrow cuff; Madewell Broadway brown leather sandalsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photo; Gap Luxlight V Neck Neon Cardigan; Bird Print Dress; Michael Kors leather straw clutch; C. Wonder crystal necklace; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny cuff; BaubleBar arrow cuff; Madewell Broadway brown leather sandals

Wear
Cardigan: Gap
Dress: Boutique in NOLA
Necklace: C. Wonder
Bracelets: BaubleBar, C. Wonder, J.Crew
Clutch: Michael Kors (similar)
Shoes: Madewell

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