Fashion

How I Style My Favorite Sweater 4 Ways

I’ve found my new favorite sweater for the season and I decided to style it 4 ways to show you how versatile these kinds of pieces can be! In the winter, a sweater is the equivalent of a plain white t-shirt. It can be paired so many different ways, dressed up or down. I chose to style this olive green sweater from Something Navy x Nordstrom and you can shop it, right here. Keep reading to see how I styled this sweater four different ways!

Outfit 1

This one is my favorite because it’s probably the most common way I’d style this. I paired it with my new favorite dad jeans from Topshop and a pair of cream heels. Super simple and really cute! I can wear this for a night out or I can switch out the heels for sneakers and go run errands.

Sweater: Something Navy / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Louis et cie
Sweater: Something Navy / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Louis et cie
Sweater: Something Navy / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Louis et cie

Outfit 2

This one is more fun and dressy than the previous outfit. While the weather is not too chilly, I paired it with these black leather pants and some mid calf slouchy black boots. I love the look of leather and suede boots, and I thought it was a perfect way to style the sweater. A balanced mix of dressy and casual.

Sweater & Boots: Something Navy / Leggings: Blank NYC
Sweater & Boots: Something Navy / Leggings: Blank NYC
Sweater & Boots: Something Navy / Leggings: Blank NYC

Outfit 3

Because the sweater is just a little over size, I thought it would look nice thrown over a button down top and paired with some leather leggings. It’s a casual outfit when paired with sneakers, but I decided to go with the same mid calf suede boots! Perfect for a dinner date when it starts getting chillier.

Sweater & Boots: Something Navy / Shirt: Zara / Leggings: Blank NYC
Sweater & Boots: Something Navy / Shirt: Zara / Leggings: Blank NYC
Sweater & Boots: Something Navy / Shirt: Zara / Leggings: Blank NYC

Outfit 4

This is my work wear way to style this sweater. I love these cream trousers and thought they would look so pretty with the green sweater. Since it’s fall, I was inspired with the leaves and paired the outfit with these orange heels, but you can really take this anywhere you want. You can do nude heels or black, ankle boots, flats or sneakers to make this outfit versatile for any occasion.

Sweater: Something Navy / Pants: Target / Belt: Urban Outfitters / Shoes Charles David
Sweater: Something Navy / Pants: Target / Belt: Urban Outfitters / Shoes Charles David
Sweater: Something Navy / Pants: Target / Belt: Urban Outfitters / Shoes Charles David

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The Best Neutral Work Outfits For Fall

As you know, I love a good neutral outfit so I was inspired to share some of my favorites for work in the fall. Honestly the fall colors are really what got me, so these are a pleasant balance of fall and neutral colors. I’m REALLY looking forward to wearing these over the next few months! Keep on reading to see some of my fall outfit ideas for the office.

Outfit #1

I raved about these pants in my last post and guess what, they’re back. I’m head over heels for these pants, they are so dang cute. If you buy anything this fall, please buy these!! I paired them with a taupe sweater I got from Old Navy a few years ago and some nude heels and now we have my favorite ~lewk~ for fall.

Sweater: Old Navy / Pants: Target / Shoes: Steve Madden
Sweater: Old Navy / Pants: Target / Shoes: Steve Madden
Sweater: Old Navy / Pants: Target / Shoes: Steve Madden

Outfit #2

Guess what! These are the same pants, but in orange because they are the best, linked here. If this is unclear, please see paragraph above. In the fall, orange is a neutral and I don’t care what you say. I paired these with this leopard print sweater (that is also a neutral, don’t @ me) and some white heels for a perfectly put together fall inspired look.

Sweater: XLE / Pants: Target / Shoes: Steve Madden
Sweater: XLE / Pants: Target / Shoes: Steve Madden
Sweater: XLE / Pants: Target / Shoes: Steve Madden

Outfit #3

I have a feeling, I’m going to be very into all black outfits this season, so here’s my fall inspiration for it. I love this outfit, because if you switch out the shoes for heels or mules or booties, it can easily go from day to night without being too scandalous for the office.

Top: Something Navy / Pants: Old Navy / Shoes: Steve Madden
Top: Something Navy / Pants: Old Navy / Shoes: Steve Madden
Top: Something Navy / Pants: Old Navy / Shoes: Steve Madden

Outfit #4

A sweater dress is a great way to stay cozy, but put together for fall. Plus these are SO easy to come back now a days. I remember a few years ago struggling to find them in stores! This one is from Target last year and I’ve gotten a ton of use out of it. Plus the gray color is super easy to style with any type of shoes or jacket.

Dress: Target / Boots: Public Desire
Dress: Target / Boots: Public Desire
Dress: Target / Boots: Public Desire

Outfit #5

For casual Friday, I went with a super casual look, jeans with a button down and sweater over. Groundbreaking. It’s such a simple outfit, but you either love it or you hate it. Personally, I like it but you can always remove one layer and get a totally different cute outfit out of this look. And both are work appropriate!

Shirt: Old Navy / Sweater: Target / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden
Shirt: Old Navy / Sweater: Target / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden
Shirt: Old Navy / Sweater: Target / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden

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Things I Loved This Month: September 2019

September has been a good month, I think. Very busy and lots of travel going on so I’m excited to share this month’s favorites with you. Keep on reading to see what some of my favorite things were!

Punta Cana, DR

Earlier this month, I went on vacation to Punta Cana and stayed at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana. It’s an all inclusive resort in Bavaro Beach and it was a really nice trip. I was so happy to relax and lay on a beach for 5 days without a care in the world. We spent a good amount of time relaxing by the pool/beach, eating good food, and drinking yummy drinks. It was an exciting, and romantic trip and I was so happy that we got to go!

Toronto, Canada

I also took a little trip to Toronto for work, which was also a great time. Though it was busy during the day, I was able to get out and explore one night. I took a stroll down Yonge St. and treated myself to some of the best sushi I’ve had in a while! Toronto is such a young, happening city so I’m looking forward to going back to explore some more!

Pumpkin Cream Nitro Cold Brew

Say what you want but Starbucks and all things pumpkin got the best of me this month. I’ve been drinking the pumpkin cream cold brews non-stop all month long and I see no end in sight honestly. I will usually get a nitro because of the caffeine but when I’m not so sleepy, I’ll stick with a regular cold brew. It’s just sweet enough that you don’t need to add any other creamer or sweetner to it. Definitely try this if you’re into pumpkin drinks!

Pumpkin Beer

I tried my fair share of pumpkin beers this month also and I have to say it’s hard to choose a favorite! I’m really into local beers, so I’ve tried mostly the ones at breweries around Long Island. My favorites so far are the Montauk Brewing Company Pumpkin Ale and the North Fork Brewing Co. Butternut the Hutt, but an honorable mention to the Blue Point Brewery for their Pumpkin Ale also!

Target

I’ve been all over Target this month because they’re getting in all their new fall fashion. Target has really stepped their game up in recent years as far as fashion goes by adding in all new brands. My favorites are the Who What Wear brand and the A New Day brand. They have really pretty pieces for work, but also some of the best quality basics for under $20 (think: tees for $10 and leggings for $14). Plus they often have dupes for other brands, like Madewell which has such cute pieces but the price point is not necessarily affordable. Definitely check out some of the new styles there!

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation

I put up a question sticker on my Instagram Stories recently asking for suggestions for drugstore foundations and this is one that was recommended to me by a friend. I decided to try it out because I liked the $5.99 price tag and I fell in love. It’s got a medium coverage, but it’s definitely buildable (just make sure it dries in between layers). Plus the shade range is insane! I found my exact match and only needed to try out 2 shades. Love this and highly recommend for a drugstore alternative foundation.

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How To Style Pink For Fall

Now that we’re really into the swing of things for fall, I thought I’d also get into styling for fall. One thing I’ve been really into has been pink for the fall. Pink is the kind of color that, no matter the shade, is always associated with spring and summer. I’m here to show you that it can be worn all year round! Keep on reading to see how I style my pink pieces for the fall.

Outfit #1

I got this pink cardigan from the September 2019 collection of Something Navy because 1) I’m obsessed with pink and 2) felt I needed a new cardigan. This one comes in a dark gray and a pretty rusty orange color (that I’m very interested in). My favorite way to style button up cardigans is with just a cute bralette under and jeans or even trousers if you’re ballsy (not for work unless you’re SUPER ballsy). Today I went with some medium/dark wash mom jeans and a pair of white sandals (similar) since the weather is not REALLY that fall yet.

Sweater: Something Navy / Jeans: Topshop / Sandals: Steve Madden
Sweater: Something Navy / Jeans: Topshop / Sandals: Steve Madden
Sweater: Something Navy / Jeans: Topshop / Sandals: Steve Madden

Outfit #2

These pink trousers are very spring if we’re honest, but I figured the best way to make them more fall was to add some leather to the look. I paired this leather jacket over a plain white t-shirt and some black mules. What I love is that adding the leather also grunges up the look a bit more, while the pink pants and the mules keep the look feminine and perfectly balanced. My pants are sold out but here is a similar pair at a similar price point!

Jacket: Something Navy / Shirt: Something Navy / Pants: Topshop / Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Jacket: Something Navy / Shirt: Something Navy / Pants: Topshop / Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Jacket: Something Navy / Shirt: Something Navy / Pants: Topshop / Shoes: Urban Outfitters

Outfit #3

I’m obsessed with this sweater! I’ve shown it to you a few times in the brown and now I’m sharing the pink because it’s that good, linked here. Super soft and cozy and perfect for fall. I found these cream pants at Target a few weeks ago and impulse bought them, but they are the kind of pants that are wardrobe staples but I can never find in stores. I knew I had to grab them, especially because they were less than $30! I’m adding a denim jacket and sneakers to dress it down, but you can add heels and a blazer to dress it up for work.

Jacket: Forever 21 / Sweater: Something Navy / Pants: Target / Shoes: Superga
Jacket: Forever 21 / Sweater: Something Navy / Pants: Target / Shoes: Superga
Jacket: Forever 21 / Sweater: Something Navy / Pants: Target / Shoes: Superga

Outfit #4

I’ve shown you guys this pink trench tons of times, because it’s just the cutest. For a pink coat, it really goes well with everything and I wore the heck out of it in the spring this past year. I paired it with a pretty simple all white outfit to transition it into the fall. One of my favorite white sweaters and the same cream pants from the previous outfit look super cute with the pop of pink while still keeping you warm. I added nude heels but again you can dress it down with sneakers! The long version of this coat is sold out, but here’s a similar short version from the same company.

Coat: Something Navy / Sweater: Urban Outfitters / Pants: Target / Shoes: Steve Madden
Coat: Something Navy / Sweater: Urban Outfitters / Pants: Target / Shoes: Steve Madden
Coat: Something Navy / Sweater: Urban Outfitters / Pants: Target / Shoes: Steve Madden

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The 5 Fall Shoe Trends I’m Loving Right Now

Now that fall is in full swing, I wanted to share some fall shoe trends that I’m absolutely loving right now! As you all know, shoes are my thing and always have been. I have TONS because I wear such simple outfits, that shoes are the best way for me to spice things up (along with fun jackets/coats). All these shoes are linked and from Steve Madden so they are super affordable. So keep on reading to see some of the fun shoes trends that I’m going to be wearing all season long!

First up are these cute combat boots with fur inside! I love these mainly because of the heel, and also the fur inside. It’s such a cute added detail that still keeps you comfy and cozy. I also really like the leather on these too. They are not normal combat boots, so they way cuter in my opinion. This style is called “Comfort” and they are just $99.95! You can find them linked here and below!

Next I found these pretty croc textured knee high boots! I love the texture on these because it’s super subtle, but still very much on trend. They also have a heel which means you can dress them up too! I’ve been loving knee high boots since last fall and frankly, my love for them has only grown stronger. These are called “Triumph” and they are linked here!

I wasn’t big on the western trend last year. It’s really not my style, but when I saw these boots I felt like I could get on board with it. I love this tan color, though they come in black and white also! I think the heel is a perfect height and the little metal detail on the toe/heel is such a good ode to the western era. These cuties are called “Zora” and are linked here.

By now you should know that I’m a sucker for a sleek, fitted ankle boot. I have 5 pairs that I got last year that I wear constantly in the fall and winter. The only thing I don’t love about (some of) those is that they are the sock material, so they’re not as structured as I’d like sometimes. Cue to these pretty ladies. They are suede which I love but still have the slim heel and ankle that I’m looking for, making them perfect to wear with dresses/skirts and jeans! These are called “Clovers” and they are linked here!

Now even though it’s getting chilly, I still love a strappy sandal if I can swing it. I also love the low heel trend that’s been happening even though I will always prefer a super high heel. These are cute, neutral and can easily be dressed up or down! They come in black also and are a perfect shoe if your fall weather is a bit more mild. These are called “Inessa” and they are linked here.

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How To Transition Your Summer Clothes To Fall

Now that Labor Day has officially come and gone, I’m ready to get into the swing of things for fall. I’m so excited for pumpkin spice, apple cider donuts, cool weather and of course, fall fashion! Today, I’m sharing how to transition your summer clothes into the chilly fall weather.

Outfit #1

For this outfit, I figured one of the easiest pieces to transition into fall is shorts. Specifically leather shorts! Because they are a heavier material, you can get away with wearing them a little bit longer than other shorts. I like to pair mine with a heavier sweater to keep me cozy without being too warm. These shorts are old from Zara, but the sweater is from Something Navy and is currently on sale for 40% off! It also comes in a ton of colors. I just ordered it in pink! The brown is linked here and the pink is linked here.

Sweater: Something Navy / Shorts: Zara / Shoes: Superga
Sweater: Something Navy / Shorts: Zara / Shoes: Superga
Sweater: Something Navy / Shorts: Zara / Shoes: Superga

Outfit #2

For this outfit, I decided to keep it very classic and wear an outfit I like to wear all year round. Jeans and a graphic t-shirt is my go-to outfit. For the fall, I like to add on a blazer for warmth and a little bit more structure. I also added heels, because why not! As the season goes on, you could transition the blazer into a heavier jacket or even layer it with a heavy coat for more warmth.

Blazer: BCBG MaxAzria / Shirt: Gucci / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden
Blazer: BCBG MaxAzria / Shirt: Gucci / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden
Blazer: BCBG MaxAzria / Shirt: Gucci / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden

Outfit #3

For my third outfit, I figured I’d style one of my favorite dresses. This navy dress is old from Target but it’s so versatile. You can wear with with a cardigan for work, or on it’s own when it’s nice in the spring and summer. I decided to add on this washed black denim jacket because I love navy and black together. It’s such an easy outfit to throw on for a casual day or even date night!

Jacket: Forever 21 / Dress: Target / Shoes: Steve Madden
Jacket: Forever 21 / Dress: Target / Shoes: Steve Madden
Jacket: Forever 21 / Dress: Target / Shoes: Steve Madden

Outfit #4

Similar to outfit number 2, I took jeans and a t-shirt and styled it with a blazer but this plaid blazer is super heavy and really nice to wear as a jacket in the fall. The plaid pattern is still also really popular even though the jacket is from a few years ago! I kept it very casual with white platform sneakers from Superga. Again, just throw on a heavier coat for more warmth as the season goes on.

Blazer: Forever 21 / Shirt: Something Navy / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Superga
Blazer: Forever 21 / Shirt: Something Navy / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Superga
Blazer: Forever 21 / Shirt: Something Navy / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Superga

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Simple How to Style: Mom Jeans at a Baseball Game

A few weeks ago, I went to a Mets Game with Andrew for his birthday so I decided to share what I wore to it. It was super easy and simple, but still felt cute and sporty. I also had a minor accident that day, so keep reading if you want to cringe and possibly laugh!

For my outfit, I decided to keep this super simple by just pairing one of my favorite pairs of mom jeans from Topshop with a basic ribbed tank top from Target. These tanks are pieces that I always have in my closet, but honestly forget about because I always try to dress up more. However, they are awesome layering pieces and they are also great for hot days when you just want to be casual. They’re super versatile! I also paired them with this pair of Camila sandals from Steve Madden that I got last summer. These are some of my favorite sandals and I have them in 3 colors! Mine are sold out, but these are similar from Treasure & Bond and ON SALE FOR 40% OFF!

Jacket: Forever 21 / Top: Target / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden

Now for the fun/scary part! We decided to take the train over to the game because we thought it would be easier than driving since we were also meeting out friends for dinner before the game. We were heading up to the train platform on the escalator and I was walking up like any normal human being would do. About half way up, I tripped over my sandals and felt head first onto the escalator steps. My head hit the edge of the escalator step hard. I quickly got up and immediately started crying out of shock, but realized shortly after that my head was bleeding! We rushed back down from the platform and headed straight to urgent care where they were able to stitch me up right away. Honestly it was such a freak accident because it’s something you never even think of as a possibility, but it happened! To me!

Post Head Injury!

After I got stitched up, we got some buffalo chicken pizza cause we were starved and obviously couldn’t make it to our original dinner plans. The doctor gave me the okay to go to the game as long as I was up for it, so a few hours later we decided to carry on with our plans. The game ended up being very exciting. Lots of great hits by the other team, but the Mets got a few home runs in there too! In the end, the Mets lost but we had a lot of fun. We also watched the whole game so we could see the fireworks afterwards which was another nice treat!

Fireworks!

Overall, I’d say it was a great weekend, even with the scary fall. My main tip to you is to always wear closed toe shoes when you’re walking up the escalator and hold on to the handrail! I hope you enjoyed this read! xx

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