Sophia Webster x J. Crew is Here!

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If you haven't heard yet, Sophia Webster created an exclusive shoe collection with J. Crew and I attended a private showing of said collection at the NYC Madison Avenue store.  The collection was beautiful and the funky and cool aesthetic of Sophia Webster is the perfect antidote to J. Crew's more traditional look.  There were so many beautiful pieces of apparel as well and I may or may not have picked up some items.  You'll have to wait for my style posts to see what I picked out; until then take a peek at these stilettos from the Sophia Webster x J. Crew collection.  (Plus some lovely decor and delicious treats.)

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A Little Black Dress and an Oscar de la Renta Memory

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'Tis the season for Little Black Dresses!  The seasons are changing and it's always a good idea to have a few little black dresses in your closet.  I tend to rotate between a few.  This LBD is my latest acquisition! It's fitted, scalloped, and cocktail length: everything I love in a LBD.  This dress is your 'go-to' day-to-night dress; it's work appropriate and also fun and sexy to wear out at night.  I decided to look at this dress from two perspectives: one with a belt and the other without.  The dress sans a belt is more sleek and classic.  (This is always an unfailing look.)  The dress with the belt is a little bit country.  I really like them both ways. They each serve a purpose and make it so the LBD can be worn in endless ways.  

Side note: the breaking news of Oscar de la Renta's passing is certainly saddening and heartbreaking for the fashion world.  I had the chance to intern at Oscar de la Renta's design house and watch him perfect a resort collection (at the helm from start to finish).  I feel so lucky to have had an experience like that.  This career is certainly full of exciting opportunities and that one leaves an indelible mark in my mind.  RIP ODLR.  

Wearing: Dress: Club Monaco, Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Belt: Club Monaco, Stilettos: Jean-Michel Cazabat, Necklace: my own

Photos by: Lydia Hudgens.

Twirling and Strolling in Reiss

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This skirt was made for twirling!  The minute I laid eyes on it, I knew I'd be in for a sartorial treat. Midi-skirts have been making quite a comeback in the last year or so and every season there seems to be another new and exciting one to try.  You may remember, this past spring, I donned a quilted, white midi-skirt by Topshop. The skirt in this post is quite the contrast to the white one: with a vibrant color and pattern (which is truly what struck me about the skirt).  Fall is a great time to incorporate midi-skirts into your wardrobe, because you can style it with a sweater, chunky or light and it isn't too cold to show off a little leg.  I chose this sporty sweater by J. Crew, which offers a stylistic contrast to the feminine style of the skirt.  (It's always fun to mix styles that wouldn't normally go together--high/low, sporty/girly, fancy/casual.)  This look is perfect for work, twirling and strolling on a Sunday, or just meeting friends out and about.  I love its effortlessness and chicness.  I paired the look with a simple pair of Jean-Michel Cazabat stilettos, gold bangles, and a clutch.  Not to mention, I picked up a green juice from Organic Avenue on my stroll!   I'll be honest, I'm not a huge green juice gal (if you follow me on Instagram, you'll see I love coffee) but a green juice is a nice change up once in awhile.  Try a "Sweet Greens" from Organic Avenue if you're looking for a healthy juice!  

Top: J. Crew, Skirt: Reiss, Stilettos: Jean-Michel Cazabat, Bangles: Blufly (solid ones), Gorjana (thin one), Clutch: Stella and Dot.

Photos by Lydia Hudgens.

Glamping

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1. /a form of camping in which participants enjoy physical comforts associated with more luxurious types of holiday/
2. Blend of glamorous + camping

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For many, camping is the age-old way to explore the wilderness, but it is glamping that has been on the rise. 

Glamping is not dusty, glamping is not messy, and glamping does not have bugs (all pluses in my book!).  Instead, glamping offers elaborate bedding, in-door/outdoor rooms, private decks, and fancy dining areas.  In glamping, the accommodations, activities and itineraries are fabulous and the attire is oh-so-chic!  To glamp (looks like it’s a verb also) one must come properly dressed.  Now that you know the official definition of glamping, the updated and much more glamorous version of camping — have you glamped?

Here are a few style tips that you may want to remember when packing for your glamping trip:

  • Caftans + tunics:  they’re loose and easy to wear, which makes them perfect for the outdoors. Plus, they match the more glam accommodations. 
  • Gladiator sandals: forget Tevas—glamping requires a cute and strappy sandal to gallivant around the campgrounds.
  • Oversized fedoras, floppy hats:  A large and dramatic hat is a must-have accessory for your leisurely outdoor getaway.
  • Designer sunglasses: An average camping trip might make you pack your throw-away pair of sunglasses for fear of dropping them in a lake, but for glamping you’ll need them while you’re relaxing on your private tent terrace. 
  • Booties: Glamping typically offers a semi-fancy dining area where an evening party or meal might take place. Instead of stilettos, a chic bootie is the preferred glamping shoe.
  • Designer fanny pack: All the top designers offer this trend and it easily doubles as a purse for your ‘rustic’ adventure.

With fall in full swing, now is the perfect time to start thinking about taking a little trip into the wild – in style and luxury. 

{This post was originally created for Coca-Cola Journey.}

Waxing Nostalgic on Bond Street

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Oh 90's nostalgia.  When I put this dress on, it felt very Narciso Rodriguez via Calvin Klein in the 90's. When I was shooting this look, I had an image, in my mind, of cobblestones, stilettos and a simple silk dress--very Carolyn Bessete-Kennedy circa 1997.  She was known for her understated--yet impeccable taste in clothes (and men!).  (Although the men may not have been so understated.)  If you recall on her wedding day, to John F. Kennedy Junior, she wore the most elegant and classic Calvin Klein dress designed by Narciso Rodriguez.  Her style left an indelible mark on the fashion world and the fact that I can still connect with it to this day, truly defines an icon.  

The scene was set for this shoot: a simple look, the wind blowing, my hair up in a loose bun, the cobblestones on Bond Street; it was perfect.  This look has a very moody feel to it and the overcast sky added to that effect.  The Christian Louboutin stilettos added a feminine touch.  

Wearing: Dress: ATM, Stilettos: Christian Louboutin, Jacket: DOMA, Ring: Kendra Scott, Necklace: Marrin Costello, Bangles: Blufly

Photos by Lydia Hudgens.

Purple Rain

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Ok, so I am not Prince, but I couldn't resist using the title to his infamous song 'Purple Rain' for this post.  If you haven't made the connection yet, this look is dripping in purple--no accident, as you may have imagined.  Since I bought these Stuart Weitzman stilettos, I have been making a point of incorporating purple into many of my looks.  Starting with the stilettos to the dress and the lastly to the hat: I'm absolutely loving the purple coordinates.  

In addition to the purple theme, this look emulates how to dress during the turning of the seasons.  I have been looking for ways to wear my summer clothes into the fall and topping this Club Monaco day dress with a leather jacket was just the style trick (take note!).  So before it starts to get too cold, try wearing some of your favorite summer pieces with a fall twist: a jacket, blazer, hat, etc.  See some suggestions below!

Wearing: Dress and Hat: Club Monaco, Jacket: Doma, Silettos: Stuart Weiztman, Bangles: c/o Bluefly

Photos by Lydia Hudgens.

Cold Weather Accessories for Fall

It's getting chilly here in NYC--although it's still sunny out, there is a definite shift in the air and it truly feels like fall.  In honor of Fall officially making its debut, I put together a boutique of some excellent cold-weather accessories (and some rainy ones too!).  

All Sparkles Today

It's all sparkles for this Fall Friday in NYC!  I thought it'd be fun to mix in a sequined and sparkly piece I bought last winter into a casual Fall look.  It always makes for a unique look when you can put together a fancier piece with a casual one.  This outfit was really well-rounded--from the color palette to the matching of the quaintness/daintiness of the West Village.  This look was shot in front of a West Village favorite: Buvette.  (Try Buvette for breakfast!) The sparkle in the trees perfectly complimented this Club Monaco skirt.  Start thinking about fun ways to incorporating fancy pieces with casual ones for this fall/winter!

Wearing: Top: Reiss, Skirt: Club Monaco, Purse: Chloé via Net-A-Porter, Sandals: Chloé, Necklace: made by me. 

Photos by: Lydia Hudgens.

Clashing Patterns in Honor of London Fashion Week

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Seeing that it's the start of London Fashion Week, I thought it was fitting to post about some of my favorite British brands.  No, I am not attending London Fashion Week (although it is on my to-do list--one of these years) but, this year, I am merely an observer and following along.  With NYFW coming to an end last week--LFW started, almost without any break, so I have been keeping close tabs on the happenings over in London.  In regards to NYFW, it truly was an absolute success and a whirlwind of a week!   If you haven't had a chance to see my whereabouts--check out my NYFW week posts now.  Aside from the flurry of shows, parties, and events, My Stiletto Life was fortunate to be included in some great NYFW articles.  StyleList named me as one of 25 fashion bloggers to follow on Instagram and Gotham Magazine interviewed me for a fantastic piece on 10 fashion bloggers' NYFW experiences.  I hope you all had time to check out the pieces.

Now onto my outfit:

In this look, I am wearing a striped Topshop dress, a Reiss hat, and Rebecca Minkoff stilettos.  Topshop and Reiss are both exceptional fashion brands based out of London and always bring charm and style to their clothes.  Topshop, is often very girly, fun, and trendy whereas Reiss is much more classic and ladylike--Reiss happens to be a favorite of the Duchess of Cambridge as well!  I've been a customer of Reiss for a long time and I can always find timeless pieces from their collections.  The hat, I am wearing in this post, is a perfect fall/winter piece and will carry me through the NYC winter.  I was also really excited to play with patterns and colors in this post.  The entire look is black and white and offers two kinds of patterns, with the dress offering symmetry and the stilettos offering a funky look.  I absolutely love the way they clash.  Try incorporating some of these pieces into your look for fall and keep an eye out for the the latest collections coming out of London this week!

Photos by Lydia Hudgens.

NYFW Wearing Alexander Wang and Stuart Weitzman

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I hope you've been following along with my NYFW week adventures!  It's been quite an exciting few days (and it's not over yet!).  From meeting the iconic Diane von Furstenberg to connecting with fellow bloggers on the rooftop of The Empire Hotel, this Fashion Week has been quite the marathon.  For this post, I am sharing the look I wore to the rewardStyle party at The Empire Hotel--what a fantastic venue!  You may remember this Alexander Wang dress from earlier this summer and I couldn't pass up an opportunity to wear it on a warm NYC day; and on a rooftop no less!  I did take the opportunity, however, to style this dress in a new way with a new pair of Stuart Weitzman stilettos.  I absolutely adore these stilettos.  They are not only a perfect height and silhouette but their coloring is what really makes them stand out: plum!  I paired the plum stilettos with my long druzy necklace--also the color purple--which brought the entire look together. The plum against the white is a great contrast.   The mixed white granite background of Lincoln Center provided the perfect backdrop for this look.  Keep following along as I post outfit and event details here on MSL and Instagram.  

Photos by Lydia Hudgens.


NYFW Continues with rewardStyle and Diane Von Furstenburg

The fashion shows and street style looks have been in full swing since this past Thursday and NYFW carries on in its ever persistent way (even with Joan Rivers' memorial right in the middle of the week).  It's almost fitting that Joan had her final 'show' during NYFW--RIP Joan.  

Well I did not make it to the Upper East Side to stand with Joan's fans, I do have some fantastic snaps I have been taking for the past few days.  From parties, to designer chats to shows, the past few days have offered some amazing moments.  Make sure to keep up with me on Instagram, where I do real-time posting!  Click through the gallery below to get a glimpse into NYFW from where I stand.

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Hello Everyone!  I hope everyone had a fabulous Labor Day weekend!  I was in Chicago and sadly ended up getting sick and didn't get to see as much of the city as I had hoped (hence the lack of posting and Instagram photos).  Oh well--I will have to visit again.  

With Labor Day behind me, it's full steam ahead in NYC with NYFW starting.  I already attended a great event put on by AOL and The StyleList, which was a conversation between Zac Posen and Kinvara Balfour. (You might remember her from my 'NYC Photo Diary' of NYFW in February.)  Kinvara is always a sensational moderator and Zac is giggly, fun, and personable.  Kinvara looked lovely in the Zac Posen gown Heidi Klum wore at the Emmys, just in a shorter version.  Zac even suggested a 'who wore it better' contest. . . I say Kinvara for the win!

Kinvara Balfour chatting with Zac Posen at the AOL Headquarters during NYFW.

Kinvara Balfour chatting with Zac Posen at the AOL Headquarters during NYFW.

I'll be posting social media updates throughout NYFW, so be sure to follow along on Instagram and Twitter!


Since the cooler fall weather is on its way, I've put together a boutique of some great, transitional, fall pieces to buy!  A chunky sweater and a pleated skirt is always a lovely fall combo and exchange your strappy sandals for a stiletto bootie.  Click-though to get the details on each piece.  


Farewell to Summer in Bec & Bridge

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Well the last weekend of summer is upon us and it's quite the double edged sword.  On the one hand we have a three-day weekend to enjoy but you know that come Monday night, summer is officially over (insert sad face emoji).  I personally look forward to this time of year.  September is often considered to be the (unofficial) fourth month of summer.  The weather is perfect: not too hot or too cold, the city is bustling again. New York Fashion Weeks kicks off a month of fashion weeks all over the globe.  College football begins anew.  Wait, what?  Yes, I do enjoy college football.  I used to be quite the fan but these days I just watch a game here and there.    September just makes you feel like anything is possible (think Mary Tyler Moore throwing her hat in the air!).

Anyways, onto my outfit (the important stuff!).  For the last days of summer, I decided to pair this colorful and abstract skirt by Australian designer Bec & Bridge with a textured crop top (which is on sale now!) also by them.  This is a really eye-catching look (just the way I like it!).  To make it even louder, I added the reflective Ray-Ban sunglasses and a pop of color on my lip, neon accessories and a bright blue clutch--better get all my bright colors in now, right?!  Bec & Bridge makes fantastic womenswear pieces that are edgy, feminine, and sexy--I'd suggest checking them out when you're looking for some party clothes.  If you mix and match their pieces they can certainly be worn in different settings than that, however.   

Hope everyone has had a great summer and has plans for Labor Day.  I'm actually in Chicago now for the long weekend--I've never been!   So I'm really excited to explore the town.  Any food, shopping, or recreational recommendations?  I'd love to hear them!

Follow me on Instagram to see my day-to-day updates!

Wearing: Top and Skirt: Bec & Bridge, Stilettos: Maison Margiela, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Lipstick: Mac, Clutch: Stella and Dot, Rings: Marrin Costello, Bracelet: J. Crew


A Tutorial in Necklace Layering

For the past few months I have been layering necklaces quite a bit.  I love the layered necklace look and I believe they are a big trend for fall.  As I've mentioned before, layers and fall tend to go together (in any form).  Necklace layering is a great way to add some dimension to a look and also to get creative with your accessories.  Here is my easy tutorial on the best way to layer necklaces.

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1.  The first necklace to layer is the longest: that necklace acts as the anchor to the layering sequence and preferably you want it to carry some weight.  I personally like the necklace's chain to be thin and dainty with some kind of stone or pendant on the end.  In this layered look, my longest necklace has a lot of length and carries a tear-drop chrysoprase stone.  

2.  The second necklace should fall in the center of your upper chest.  This necklace can have a pendant with a little less weight--I chose mine to be dainty with a thin snake piece hanging, which adds to the layering effect.  

3.  The third necklace should fall at the center of your collarbone.  It can be a circular, square, or triangular piece but something small.  

The layering length shouldn't just vary but the weight and heaviness of each pendant should correlate to the layer it's on.  (I.e. the longest necklace has the heavier pendant or stone.)

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The first necklace to go on is the longest (1), the second is the medium length piece (2), and the third is the shortest in length (3).  Once you've layered all three, you have your final look (4).  Try these guidelines with your own necklaces and give your entire look an added dimension! 

All necklace used in this tutorial were made by me--see the entire look here.

Check out this lookbook, below, to get some great necklaces (of all lengths) to layer.

Separate but Matching in Topshop

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I'm feeling very mod and sixties in this matching separates number by Topshop.  I'm like Twiggy minus the twig!  Matching separates was another one of the summer trends I called out recently and I was really drawn to this look.  The geometric style and light color palette, felt very natural and summery.  It has been quite some time since I considered wearing a crop top, but when it is with a high-waisted skirt, it is quite flattering.  (Gone are the days of wearing a crop top with denim cutoffs, for me!)  

This look came together rather easily.  Since it's a matching two-piece, the body of it was a cinch and the accessories were left to be adorned.  The Alexis Bittar cocktail ring, I featured a few weeks ago, was practically made for this color palette and was a gorgeous addition; as were the chrysoprase tear drop earrings I made.  Yellow and grey accessories, in my purse and stilettos (respectfully), rounded out this look.  This look can easily transition into fall--so I'll be wearing this a couple more times!  Get this look below and see other suggestions for matching separates.  

{Wearing: Top and Skirt: Topshop, Stilettos: Jean-Michel Cazabat, Purse: See by Chloé, Ring: Alexis Bittar, Necklace and Earrings: made by me}


Summer Style in American Eagle Outfitters

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rayban, clubmaster, sunglasses, aeo style, American Eagle shorts, 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli, summer style, trends, blogger, J crew

Do I love a summer trend or what?!  You may recall that jean shorts were a highlighted trend in my post: "Summer Trends" and I have put together this look to incorporate the trend into my style.  I had a vision for this look: casual meets fancy.  I wanted to wear a very laid back loose-fitting top with a fitted pair of jean shorts and dress it up with stilettos.  Mixing and matching a casual piece with a dressed up piece, has always been a favorite styling trick of mine.  J. Crew seemed to be the obvious choice to find the perfect casual button up (of course they did not fail me) and American Eagle Outfitters was the perfect place to find jean shorts.  Truth be told, I had not shopped at American Eagle for a long, long time.  (I have memories of my 13 year old self wearing AEO and for the most part, I had left that memory untouched.)  However, it came to my attention, that they had some great fitting jeans at an even better price point!  So I figured, why not revisit my childhood?  I'm happy I did because I was able to create this playful look.  I also made this look even cooler with my new Ray-Ban sunglasses.  The 'clubmaster' style is new to me, but I am really enjoying the old-school frame with the reflective optics.  

Wearing a loose-fitting button up, like the one in this post, allows for some great necklace layering, which will be huge in the fall (layering and fall are a thing).  I actually made all the necklaces I am wearing and it has been fun to mix and match my pieces with others.  Necklace layering is a great way to add dimension to your look and style--I strongly suggest trying it yourself.

Wearing: Top: J. Crew, Shorts: American Eagle Outfitters (see similar below), Stilettos: Jean-Michel Cazabat, Purse: 3.1 Phillip Lim,  Midi-rings: Marrin Costello, Sunglasses: Ray-Bans

Try these necklaces for layering:


Midi-Skirts All Year Long

Midi-skirts are a really playful trend that came out this past spring and have been worn all summer and according to WhoWhatWearit's a trend that isn't going away anytime soon!  These skirts can be worn into fall very easily with a chunky sweater on top and some booties.  Also, depending on where you live, you can wear them into winter without any tights!  What do you think of the trend?  Have you tried it?  See how I styled my Topshop midi-skirt back in May!

Shop the boutique, I have put together, of some lovely midi-skirts that are still on the market! 

Topshop Romper 2.0

stuart weiztman wedges, kate middleton wedges, roper, topshop, summer style, bauble bar, statement necklace
stuart weiztman wedges, kate middleton wedges, roper, topshop, summer style, bauble bar, statement necklace
stuart weiztman wedges, kate middleton wedges, roper, topshop, summer style, bauble bar, statement necklace
stuart weiztman wedges, kate middleton wedges, roper, topshop, summer style, bauble bar, statement necklace
stuart weiztman wedges, kate middleton wedges, roper, topshop, summer style, bauble bar, statement necklace
stuart weiztman wedges, kate middleton wedges, roper, topshop, summer style, bauble bar, statement necklace
stuart weiztman wedges, kate middleton wedges, roper, topshop, summer style, bauble bar, statement necklace
see by chloe, summer style, topshop romper, romper, coral romper

Monday, Monday, Monday!  

The only way to get past Monday's blues is with this colorful look I've created. You may remember that I styled this Topshop romper in a much more simple and casual manner a few weeks ago--and because this romper is so versatile, I wanted to show it styled another way.  This look exudes summer--every piece has a bright color and they all end up complimenting each other!  I chose the Stuart Weiztman wedges (which Kate Middleton has now made famous in blue suede) in nude to offset the already bright look.   My necklace is a fabulous piece by BaubleBar which is always a great place to find statement necklaces.   My cocktail ring is by my friend and designer Marrin Costello and the purse (as you've seen in other posts) is See by Chloé.  This purse has quickly become my favorite of the summer--mainly because it's simple, easy to carry, and has that gorgeous summer yellow hue.  

What do you all think of this look compared to the other?  

Do You Like it to Know It?

Happy Friday Everyone!

I wanted to take an opportunity to explain an application that I have been using for a few months now and I think you should all use it too!  How often do you see a fashion blogger's Instagram photo and want to know what they're wearing and exactly where they got it from?  Well, the good people, at rewardStyle, have taken the guessing out of that game and made Instagram instantly shoppable!

Here are the details: if you follow me on Instagram, you'll see that I often add a detail in the text, below or next to my photo, that says: 'get the full look here,' followed by a link (see my Instagram shot below).  That link will lead you to LiketoKnow:It, where you can create an account and every time you 'like' one of my Instagram photos, with the appropriate link, you will receive an email.  That email will contain the photo you liked and shoppable links for each piece I'm wearing!  It makes it super easy to find out what I'm wearing and where to get it!  Below is my Instagram feed--click on the photos and you will be taken to the app to shop my looks!

shop my feed, instagram, mystilettolife, rewardStyle, like it to know it

Have a great weekend! 

Summer Trends

This summer has produced some great trends that I have happily taken part in--have you?!  

summer trends, equipment gingham blouse, mule, matching separates, Bec and Bridge, Bauble Bar, statement necklaces, denim cutoffs, gap, strappy stilettos, topshop

 

1.  Gingham--I love this trend that took the blogging world by storm this summer.  

2.  Matching Separates--did you know it's cool to match again?

3. Abstract Patterns

4. Denim shorts

5. Statement Necklaces--did they really ever go out of style?

6, 7, and 8. Strappy stilettos, mules, and flat espadrilles