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all dressed up.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; how to style a little black dress; Karen Kane Wrinkle Resistant Travel Scuba Dress; Promod textured white jacket; JewelMint collar necklace; Hello Fab glam gold sequin clutch' ShoeMint hot pink pointed pumpsBefore moving to NYC, I only owned one black dress in my otherwise colorful wardrobe.  Fast forward a year and my collection is rapidly growing with LBDs of all shapes and sizes.  I love them because they make for an instantly polished look every time, which is perfect for mornings where I’m rushing out the door.  When I do have a little more time and brainpower to put into my outfit, I dress up my LBDs with playful accessories: a textured jacket, a sparkly necklace, a pair of neon pumps – or all of the above!

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Jacket: Promod (c/o)
Dress: Karen Kane (c/o)
Necklace: JewelMint
Bag: Hello Fab (c/o)
Shoes: ShoeMint

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pop of red.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; how to style a little black dress; how to wear a shirt under a dress; Zara black a-line skater skirt; J.Crew black and white snow leopard button up shirt; T&J Designs black statement necklace; Lipstick Rose Red Riding oxblood bangle bracelet; Michael Kors gold mother of pearl face boyfriend watch; Pour La Victoire Mai black patent wedge pumps; Olivia & Joy Rockefeller red satchelSince moving to NYC, black has definitely played a more prominent role in my  wardrobe.  Sure, it’s chic and professional, but it’s also the perfect canvas for some major pops of color.  Afterall, it wouldn’t be my kind of outfit with some bold hues or playful prints.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; how to style a little black dress; how to wear a shirt under a dress; Zara black a-line skater skirt; J.Crew black and white snow leopard button up shirt; T&J Designs black statement necklace; Lipstick Rose Red Riding oxblood bangle bracelet; Michael Kors gold mother of pearl face boyfriend watch; Pour La Victoire Mai black patent wedge pumps; Olivia & Joy Rockefeller red satchelSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; how to style a little black dress; how to wear a shirt under a dress; Zara black a-line skater skirt; J.Crew black and white snow leopard button up shirt; T&J Designs black statement necklace; Lipstick Rose Red Riding oxblood bangle bracelet; Michael Kors gold mother of pearl face boyfriend watch; Pour La Victoire Mai black patent wedge pumps; Olivia & Joy Rockefeller red satchelSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; how to style a little black dress; how to wear a shirt under a dress; Zara black a-line skater skirt; J.Crew black and white snow leopard button up shirt; T&J Designs black statement necklace; Lipstick Rose Red Riding oxblood bangle bracelet; Michael Kors gold mother of pearl face boyfriend watch; Pour La Victoire Mai black patent wedge pumps; Olivia & Joy Rockefeller red satchelSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; how to style a little black dress; how to wear a shirt under a dress; Zara black a-line skater skirt; J.Crew black and white snow leopard button up shirt; T&J Designs black statement necklace; Lipstick Rose Red Riding oxblood bangle bracelet; Michael Kors gold mother of pearl face boyfriend watch; Pour La Victoire Mai black patent wedge pumps; Olivia & Joy Rockefeller red satchel

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Dress: Zara (similar)
Shirt: J.Crew
Necklace: T&J Designs (c/o)
Bag: Olivia + Joy (c/o)
Bracelet: Lipstick Rose (c/o)
Watch: Michael Kors
Shoes: Pour La Victoire (on sale!)

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scuba gear.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; Baukjen Carlisle black and blue shift dress; L.A.M.B. black and white clutch; Gorjana & Griffin gold alphabet disc bracelet; Pour La Victoire Mai black patent wedge pump; zeroUV mirrored aviator sunglassesI can’t say that I’ve ever been scuba diving, but I find the whole idea of an underwater adventure completing invigorating.  When I put on this wet suit inspired dress, I felt instantly transformed.  I love the minimalist look: a form-fitting frock paired with simple modern accessories.  I feel ready for a deep sea adventure — as long as I don’t have to get my hair wet.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; Baukjen Carlisle black and blue shift dress; L.A.M.B. black and white clutch; Gorjana & Griffin gold alphabet disc bracelet; Pour La Victoire Mai black patent wedge pump; zeroUV mirrored aviator sunglassesSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; Baukjen Carlisle black and blue shift dress; L.A.M.B. black and white clutch; Gorjana & Griffin gold alphabet disc bracelet; Pour La Victoire Mai black patent wedge pump; zeroUV mirrored aviator sunglassesSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; Baukjen Carlisle black and blue shift dress; L.A.M.B. black and white clutch; Gorjana & Griffin gold alphabet disc bracelet; Pour La Victoire Mai black patent wedge pump; zeroUV mirrored aviator sunglassesSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; Baukjen Carlisle black and blue shift dress; L.A.M.B. black and white clutch; Gorjana & Griffin gold alphabet disc bracelet; Pour La Victoire Mai black patent wedge pump; zeroUV mirrored aviator sunglasses

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Dress: Baukjen (c/o)
Sunglasses: zeroUV (c/o)
Bracelet: Gorjana & Griffin (c/o)
Bag: L.A.M.B. (similar)
Shoes: Pour La Victoire (on sale!)

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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

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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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James Colvin

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little mesh dress.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Le Tote black mesh stripe dress; ILY Couture Basilissa pave link bracelet; L.A.M.B. black and white clutch; Prabal Garung x Target red wedge sandalsThere are plenty of ways to wear a little black dress, but this one might be my favorite.  I’m not the kind of girl that you’ll see wearing cut-out panels, but I will rock a bit of mesh.  It’s definitely more demure than its edgy counterpart, but it shows enough skin to make for a feminine and fresh take on the LBD.  This time around, accessories take a backseat to this fun little party frock.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Le Tote black mesh stripe dress; ILY Couture Basilissa pave link bracelet; L.A.M.B. black and white clutch; Prabal Garung x Target red wedge sandalsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Le Tote black mesh stripe dress; ILY Couture Basilissa pave link bracelet; L.A.M.B. black and white clutch; Prabal Garung x Target red wedge sandalsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Le Tote black mesh stripe dress; ILY Couture Basilissa pave link bracelet; L.A.M.B. black and white clutch; Prabal Garung x Target red wedge sandalsILY Couture Basilissa Pave Link Bracelet

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Dress: Le Tote (c/o)
Bracelet: ILY Couture (borrowed from Tracy)
Bag: L.A.M.B. (similar)
Shoes: Prabal Gurung x Target

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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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fierce florals.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo;  Le Tote mirrored floral dress worn as top; Kirna Zabete x Target leather a-line skirt; BaubleBar black geometric statement necklace; J.Crew Factory Vero neon yellow clutch; L.A.M.B. black cut out heelsI never really plan my outfits in advance (which is maybe why I’m perpetually running late), but I like to start my day off feeling like a blank canvas.  Some days — like today — my outfit ideas start off soft and feminine and end up more forward and fierce.  Case in point: a fun floral dress that was completely transformed by a little leather and a pop of neon.  Take a little time to experiment with your wardrobe and I’m sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised with all the possibilities!

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo;  Le Tote mirrored floral dress worn as top; Kirna Zabete x Target leather a-line skirt; BaubleBar black geometric statement necklace; J.Crew Factory Vero neon yellow clutch; L.A.M.B. black cut out heelsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo;  Le Tote mirrored floral dress worn as top; Kirna Zabete x Target leather a-line skirt; BaubleBar black geometric statement necklace; J.Crew Factory Vero neon yellow clutch; L.A.M.B. black cut out heelsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo;  Le Tote mirrored floral dress worn as top; Kirna Zabete x Target leather a-line skirt; BaubleBar black geometric statement necklace; J.Crew Factory Vero neon yellow clutch; L.A.M.B. black cut out heelsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo;  Le Tote mirrored floral dress worn as top; Kirna Zabete x Target leather a-line skirt; BaubleBar black geometric statement necklace; J.Crew Factory Vero neon yellow clutch; L.A.M.B. black cut out heelsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo;  Le Tote mirrored floral dress worn as top; Kirna Zabete x Target leather a-line skirt; BaubleBar black geometric statement necklace; J.Crew Factory Vero neon yellow clutch; L.A.M.B. black cut out heels

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Dress Worn as Top: Le Tote (c/o)
Skirt: Kirna Zabete x Target (similar)
Necklace: BaubleBar
Clutch: J.Crew Factory (on sale!)
Bracelets: Lucky Magazine (c/o)
Shoes: L.A.M.B.

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