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belmont stakes.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; what to wear to a derby or horse race; Zara TRF neon yellow floral print dress; Joe Fresh orange floppy hat; Banana Republic sparkle stone white statement necklace; Tory Burch straw satchel handbag; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Sam Edelman Sophie colorblock wedge; Essie DJ Play That Song neon purple nail polishThis past Saturday, Tracy and I took a trip on the Long Island Rail Road over to Belmont Stakes, the third and final leg of the US Triple Crown (look at me pretending to know something about horse racing!).  It was a fabulous escape from the city, complete with big hats, sundresses and mimosas.  I couldn’t have asked for a better time — minus the fact that I lost $11 in bets (high roller, I know).

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; what to wear to a derby or horse race; Zara TRF neon yellow floral print dress; Joe Fresh orange floppy hat; Banana Republic sparkle stone white statement necklace; Tory Burch straw satchel handbag; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Sam Edelman Sophie colorblock wedge; Essie DJ Play That Song neon purple nail polishSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; what to wear to a derby or horse race; Zara TRF neon yellow floral print dress; Joe Fresh orange floppy hat; Banana Republic sparkle stone white statement necklace; Tory Burch straw satchel handbag; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Sam Edelman Sophie colorblock wedge; Essie DJ Play That Song neon purple nail polishSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; what to wear to a derby or horse race; Zara TRF neon yellow floral print dress; Joe Fresh orange floppy hat; Banana Republic sparkle stone white statement necklace; Tory Burch straw satchel handbag; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Sam Edelman Sophie colorblock wedge; Essie DJ Play That Song neon purple nail polishSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; what to wear to a derby or horse race; Zara TRF neon yellow floral print dress; Joe Fresh orange floppy hat; Banana Republic sparkle stone white statement necklace; Tory Burch straw satchel handbag; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Sam Edelman Sophie colorblock wedge; Essie DJ Play That Song neon purple nail polish

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Dress: Zara
Hat: Joe Fresh (similar)
Necklace: Banana Republic
Bag: Tory Burch
Bracelet: J.Crew
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Nails: Essie’s DJ Play That Song

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may 2013 recap.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; May 2013; spring outfit photosone / two / three / four

It was barely a month ago that I was reveling in my first ever actual spring.  The whole city was in bloom and everyone had an extra pep in their step.  Well May has come and gone and summer is moving on in.  It feels like I barely just tucked away my winter coats, but with the 90°F weather rolling in, it’s about time for my denim and leather jackets to go into hibernation too.  Check out this roundup of all of my outfits this month and get ready to say goodbye to spring layers and hello to summer shorts!

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four ways to wear: monochrome.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; style collaboration; Caitlin Lindquist of A Little Dash of Darling; Amanda Sanchez of Little Miss Fearless; Lynzy Coughlin of Sparkling FootstepsIt’s round two of my collaboration with Caitlin of A Little Dash of Darling, Amanda of Little Miss Fearless, and Lynzy of Sparkling Footsteps.  This time, we’re showing you how to wear one color from head to toe for a monochromatic look.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; Fashion 4 Ways; Anthropologie orange print blouse; J.Crew Factory neon rose No. 2 Pencil Skirt; BaubleBar bronze geometric necklace; Sequin pave branch necklace; Michael Kors white leather straw clutch; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Sam Edelman Sophie wedgeYou can usually find me rocking at least two or three different colors in any given outfit, but sticking to a single color from head to toe?  Surprisingly, I’ve never tried it!  Turns out, going monochromatic makes for an outfit that’s just as vivacious as my usual repertoire.  For this challenge, I covered myself in corals.  From an over-saturated blouse and skirt to coral color-blocking on my shoes, I definitely embraced the phrase “head to toe!”

See how Caitlin, Amanda and Lynzy rocked the monochromatic looks over on their blogs and let us know what you think of this trend in the comments below!

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; Fashion 4 Ways; Anthropologie orange print blouse; J.Crew Factory neon rose No. 2 Pencil Skirt; BaubleBar bronze geometric necklace; Sequin pave branch necklace; Michael Kors white leather straw clutch; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Sam Edelman Sophie wedgeSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; Fashion 4 Ways; Anthropologie orange print blouse; J.Crew Factory neon rose No. 2 Pencil Skirt; BaubleBar bronze geometric necklace; Sequin pave branch necklace; Michael Kors white leather straw clutch; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Sam Edelman Sophie wedgeSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; Fashion 4 Ways; Anthropologie orange print blouse; J.Crew Factory neon rose No. 2 Pencil Skirt; BaubleBar bronze geometric necklace; Sequin pave branch necklace; Michael Kors white leather straw clutch; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Sam Edelman Sophie wedgeSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; Fashion 4 Ways; Anthropologie orange print blouse; J.Crew Factory neon rose No. 2 Pencil Skirt; BaubleBar bronze geometric necklace; Sequin pave branch necklace; Michael Kors white leather straw clutch; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Sam Edelman Sophie wedge

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Top: Anthropologie
Skirt: J.Crew Factory
Necklaces: BaubleBar, Sequin
Bracelet: J.Crew
Bag: Michael Kors (similar)
Shoes: Sam Edelman

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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

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

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spring medley.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photo; Banana Republic Factory striped pussybow blouse; Forever 21 floral water color skirt; American Eagle denim jacket; Michael Kors straw clutch; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; A Beautiful Heart bubblegum bracelet; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Sam Edelman colorblock wedgeHaving a case of the Mondays seems to only get worse in the spring.  I spent most of the morning wistfully wishing it was the weekend again and I can’t wait to get back to exploring the city, lounging around in the park and twirling around in bright, floral outfits and cheerful accessories.Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photo; Banana Republic Factory striped pussybow blouse; Forever 21 floral water color skirt; American Eagle denim jacket; Michael Kors straw clutch; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; A Beautiful Heart bubblegum bracelet; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Sam Edelman colorblock wedgeSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photo; Banana Republic Factory striped pussybow blouse; Forever 21 floral water color skirt; American Eagle denim jacket; Michael Kors straw clutch; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; A Beautiful Heart bubblegum bracelet; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Sam Edelman colorblock wedgeSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photo; Banana Republic Factory striped pussybow blouse; Forever 21 floral water color skirt; American Eagle denim jacket; Michael Kors straw clutch; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; A Beautiful Heart bubblegum bracelet; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Sam Edelman colorblock wedgeSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photo; Banana Republic Factory striped pussybow blouse; Forever 21 floral water color skirt; American Eagle denim jacket; Michael Kors straw clutch; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; A Beautiful Heart bubblegum bracelet; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Sam Edelman colorblock wedgeSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photo; Banana Republic Factory striped pussybow blouse; Forever 21 floral water color skirt; American Eagle denim jacket; Michael Kors straw clutch; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; A Beautiful Heart bubblegum bracelet; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Sam Edelman colorblock wedgeSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photo; Banana Republic Factory striped pussybow blouse; Forever 21 floral water color skirt; American Eagle denim jacket; Michael Kors straw clutch; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; A Beautiful Heart bubblegum bracelet; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Sam Edelman colorblock wedgeWear
Jacket: American Eagle (similar here and here)
Top: Banana Republic Factory
Skirt: Forever 21
Bracelets: A Beautiful Heart (c/o), C. Wonder, J.Crew
Bag: Michael Kors
Shoes: Rosegold
Nails: Essie’s Play Date

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four ways to wear: neon + pastels.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blog; style blog; spring outfit photos; neon and pastels; blogger collaboration; A Little Dash of Darling; Sparkling Footsteps; Little Miss FearlessThe blogger collaboration is finally back!  I’m SO thrilled to be teaming up with Amanda of Little Miss Fearless, Lynzy of Sparkling Footsteps and Caitlin of A Little Dash of Darling to show you four different ways to wear spring trends.  Today, we’re kicking it off with how to mix neon and pastels!

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blog; style blog; spring outfit photos; neon and pastels; American Eagle jean jacket; Tobi mint button up blouse; Anthropologie neon lace skirt; BaubleBar pink tab necklace; Michael Kors straw clutch; Michael Kors gold mother of pearl BF watch; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Essie's Play date; Sam Edelman color block watchWith spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, neon will be in heavy rotation.  Don’t worry, the ultra-saturated hues are much more wearable than you think.  You can pair neons with neutrals to play it safe or pile neons on neons to go all out.  But if you’re looking to shake things up, try mixing neons and pastels for a look that’s both colorful and balanced.

I paired chartreuse with mint and quite possibly discovered my new favorite color combo of the season!  Check out how Amanda, Lynzy and Caitlin mixed neon and pastels and let me know what you think of the trend!

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blog; style blog; spring outfit photos; neon and pastels; American Eagle jean jacket; Tobi mint button up blouse; Anthropologie neon lace skirt; BaubleBar pink tab necklace; Michael Kors straw clutch; Michael Kors gold mother of pearl BF watch; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Essie's Play date; Sam Edelman color block watchSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blog; style blog; spring outfit photos; neon and pastels; American Eagle jean jacket; Tobi mint button up blouse; Anthropologie neon lace skirt; BaubleBar pink tab necklace; Michael Kors straw clutch; Michael Kors gold mother of pearl BF watch; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Essie's Play date; Sam Edelman color block watchSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blog; style blog; spring outfit photos; neon and pastels; American Eagle jean jacket; Tobi mint button up blouse; Anthropologie neon lace skirt; BaubleBar pink tab necklace; Michael Kors straw clutch; Michael Kors gold mother of pearl BF watch; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Essie's Play date; Sam Edelman color block watchSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blog; style blog; spring outfit photos; neon and pastels; American Eagle jean jacket; Tobi mint button up blouse; Anthropologie neon lace skirt; BaubleBar pink tab necklace; Michael Kors straw clutch; Michael Kors gold mother of pearl BF watch; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Essie's Play date; Sam Edelman color block watchSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blog; style blog; spring outfit photos; neon and pastels; American Eagle jean jacket; Tobi mint button up blouse; Anthropologie neon lace skirt; BaubleBar pink tab necklace; Michael Kors straw clutch; Michael Kors gold mother of pearl BF watch; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Essie's Play date; Sam Edelman color block watchSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blog; style blog; spring outfit photos; neon and pastels; American Eagle jean jacket; Tobi mint button up blouse; Anthropologie neon lace skirt; BaubleBar pink tab necklace; Michael Kors straw clutch; Michael Kors gold mother of pearl BF watch; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; Essie's Play date; Sam Edelman color block watch

Wear
Jacket: American Eagle
Top: Tobi (sign up for 50% off your first order!)
Skirt: Anthropologie
Necklace: BaubleBar
Bracelet: J.Crew
Watch: Michael Kors
Bag: Michael Kors (similar)
Shoes: Sam Edelman (similar here)
Nails: Essie’s Play Date

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april 2013 recap.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photosone / two / three

Somewhere in between March’s freak snowstorm and April’s rainy days, spring magically sprung.  Having never really experienced four full seasons (an Arizona spring lasts for about two weeks in February), I never imagined how glorious this time of year could be.  People shedding their winter coats and tights, lowers blooming in every planter and park throughout the city, and me decking myself out in bright colors and bold prints galore.  Check out this month’s recap of all my spring’s best and let me know which is your favorite!

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