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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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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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cranberry chevron.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; 2013 pre-fall outfit photos; Topshop oxblood top; Loft Zig Zag Stripe Print Pleated Summer Stroll Skirt; T&J Designs Black Luxe Crystal Necklace; Juicy Couture Pave Pyramid Stretch Bracelet; Zara Black Raffia Clutch; CC Skye Maize gold geometric bracelet; Sam Edelman Sophie black and brown wedge sandal Even though I feel like I got a lot accomplished, this weekend FLEW by.  On Sunday, Tracy and I woke up at the crack of dawn (literally) for an early morning photo sesh.  Walking through the city at 6:30 AM was a completely different experience — the bustling streets and crowded parks were almost completely desolate.  Only a few crazies (present company included) were out and about so early.  It was eerie, but delightfully serene.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; 2013 pre-fall outfit photos; Topshop oxblood top; Loft Zig Zag Stripe Print Pleated Summer Stroll Skirt; T&J Designs Black Luxe Crystal Necklace; Juicy Couture Pave Pyramid Stretch Bracelet; Zara Black Raffia Clutch; CC Skye Maize gold geometric bracelet; Sam Edelman Sophie black and brown wedge sandalBy the end of the morning, we had made our way to DUMBO.  We walked our way through the cobblestone streets and down the waterfront park, taking in the “never-gets-old” views of the Manhattan skyline.  And even though it’s only August, my color palette over the weekend feels like the seasons are already changing.  Oxblood is back, balanced with lighter cranberry chevrons for an outfit that has me excited for cooler  weather and a moodier season.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; 2013 pre-fall outfit photos; Topshop oxblood top; Loft Zig Zag Stripe Print Pleated Summer Stroll Skirt; T&J Designs Black Luxe Crystal Necklace; Juicy Couture Pave Pyramid Stretch Bracelet; Zara Black Raffia Clutch; CC Skye Maize gold geometric bracelet; Sam Edelman Sophie black and brown wedge sandalSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; 2013 pre-fall outfit photos; Topshop oxblood top; Loft Zig Zag Stripe Print Pleated Summer Stroll Skirt; T&J Designs Black Luxe Crystal Necklace; Juicy Couture Pave Pyramid Stretch Bracelet; Zara Black Raffia Clutch; CC Skye Maize gold geometric bracelet; Sam Edelman Sophie black and brown wedge sandalSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; 2013 pre-fall outfit photos; Topshop oxblood top; Loft Zig Zag Stripe Print Pleated Summer Stroll Skirt; T&J Designs Black Luxe Crystal Necklace; Juicy Couture Pave Pyramid Stretch Bracelet; Zara Black Raffia Clutch; CC Skye Maize gold geometric bracelet; Sam Edelman Sophie black and brown wedge sandalSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; 2013 pre-fall outfit photos; Topshop oxblood top; Loft Zig Zag Stripe Print Pleated Summer Stroll Skirt; T&J Designs Black Luxe Crystal Necklace; Juicy Couture Pave Pyramid Stretch Bracelet; Zara Black Raffia Clutch; CC Skye Maize gold geometric bracelet; Sam Edelman Sophie black and brown wedge sandal

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Top: Topshop
Skirt: Loft
Necklace: T&J Designs (c/o) (on sale!)
Bracelets: CC SkyeJuicy Couture
Bag: Zara (on sale!)
Shoes: Sam Edelman

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leopard & lace.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; J.Crew leopard print button up shirt; Express white a-line skirt; T&J Designs black luxe crystal necklace; Express high waist fit and flare white skirt; Gigi New York All In One python embossed clutch; Juicy Couture pave pyramid gold cuff; Juicy Couture pave pyramid black stretch bracelet; ShoeMint Elizabeth lace up cut out heelsI’m bringing back another one of those “everything and the kitchen sink” outfits.  Today’s outfit started with a crisp white skirt, which led to a cobalt embossed python clutch and lace-up heels.  I sprinkled a dash of leopard and toped it off with a statement necklace and voilà!  Another outfit jam packed with my favorites.  Too much of good thing can be wonderful, right?

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; J.Crew leopard print button up shirt; Express white a-line skirt; T&J Designs black luxe crystal necklace; Express high waist fit and flare white skirt; Gigi New York All In One python embossed clutch; Juicy Couture pave pyramid gold cuff; Juicy Couture pave pyramid black stretch bracelet; ShoeMint Elizabeth lace up cut out heelsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; J.Crew leopard print button up shirt; Express white a-line skirt; T&J Designs black luxe crystal necklace; Express high waist fit and flare white skirt; Gigi New York All In One python embossed clutch; Juicy Couture pave pyramid gold cuff; Juicy Couture pave pyramid black stretch bracelet; ShoeMint Elizabeth lace up cut out heelsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; J.Crew leopard print button up shirt; Express white a-line skirt; T&J Designs black luxe crystal necklace; Express high waist fit and flare white skirt; Gigi New York All In One python embossed clutch; Juicy Couture pave pyramid gold cuff; Juicy Couture pave pyramid black stretch bracelet; ShoeMint Elizabeth lace up cut out heelsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; J.Crew leopard print button up shirt; Express white a-line skirt; T&J Designs black luxe crystal necklace; Express high waist fit and flare white skirt; Gigi New York All In One python embossed clutch; Juicy Couture pave pyramid gold cuff; Juicy Couture pave pyramid black stretch bracelet; ShoeMint Elizabeth lace up cut out heelsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; J.Crew leopard print button up shirt; Express white a-line skirt; T&J Designs black luxe crystal necklace; Express high waist fit and flare white skirt; Gigi New York All In One python embossed clutch; Juicy Couture pave pyramid gold cuff; Juicy Couture pave pyramid black stretch bracelet; ShoeMint Elizabeth lace up cut out heels

Wear
Top: J.Crew Factory
Skirt: Express (on major sale!)
Necklace: T&J Designs (c/o)
Bracelets: Juicy Couture
Bag: Gigi New York (c/o)
Shoes: ShoeMint (c/o)

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summer sequins.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; Tobi Square One white chiffon tank dress; Joe Fresh gold sequin a-line skirt; T&J Designs teardrop highlighter necklace; J.Crew Factory Vero neon yellow clutch; red gemstone bracelet; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny cuff; Zara snakeskin and neon heels with bucklesThere’s something about a touch (or punch) of sequin that adds instant glam to any outfit.  Wearing sequins during the day is one of my favorite ways to combine casual and chic pieces.  Because even though I don’t have any special occasions lined up, I won’t let that stop me from sprinkling in a little sparkle.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; Tobi Square One white chiffon tank dress; Joe Fresh gold sequin a-line skirt; T&J Designs teardrop highlighter necklace; J.Crew Factory Vero neon yellow clutch; red gemstone bracelet; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny cuff; Zara snakeskin and neon heels with bucklesSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; Tobi Square One white chiffon tank dress; Joe Fresh gold sequin a-line skirt; T&J Designs teardrop highlighter necklace; J.Crew Factory Vero neon yellow clutch; red gemstone bracelet; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny cuff; Zara snakeskin and neon heels with bucklesSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; Tobi Square One white chiffon tank dress; Joe Fresh gold sequin a-line skirt; T&J Designs teardrop highlighter necklace; J.Crew Factory Vero neon yellow clutch; red gemstone bracelet; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny cuff; Zara snakeskin and neon heels with bucklesSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; Tobi Square One white chiffon tank dress; Joe Fresh gold sequin a-line skirt; T&J Designs teardrop highlighter necklace; J.Crew Factory Vero neon yellow clutch; red gemstone bracelet; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny cuff; Zara snakeskin and neon heels with buckles

Wear
Dress (worn as top): Tobi (get 50% off your first order!)
Skirt: Joe Fresh
Necklace: T&J Designs (c/o)
Bag: J.Crew Factory
Bracelets: C. Wonder, NOLA Boutique
Shoes: Zara

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