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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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

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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!

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Have a great weekend! 

Summer Trends

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

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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 

I'm So Fancy

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This dress though.  A couple things: I love a summer white and I am a huge fan of Alexander Wang's minimalist style.   This dress is the perfect look to round out summer and fall.  Its classic style makes it the perfect chic piece for any occasion.  I love mixing the creamy white color with bright accessories and for this look I stuck with shades of emerald.  The laser cutout stilettos are from B by Brian Atwood and I've actually had these since last season and they still have found a place in my wardrobe this year.  I also paired simple jewelry together and did some layering with my necklaces (both of which I made!).  The Alexis Bittar cocktail ring brings the glam to this classic look.  This look can easily go from daytime garden party to evening in the city--just change up some of the accessories and you're good to go!  

Get this dress, similar stilettos and accessories below! 

Dress: T by Alexander Wang

Stilettos: B by Brian Atwood

Clutch: Zara

Cocktail Ring: Alexis Bittar

Necklaces: My own

For my make-up and hair details, check out my previous post!

National Lipstick Day?

Apparently, yesterday was National Lipstick Day.  I love lipstick as much as the next fashionista but there is an actual day dedicated to lipstick--what's today: national mascara day?  HA!  Well, in honor of the creamy colors us ladies (and some men) like to paint on our faces, I have composed a make-up and hair post to showcase my new tresses and some of my favorite make-up and hair products.


Make-Up

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1. Eyebrows: I fill in my eyebrows with Benefit's Brow Shaping Kit.

2. Eyes and Lashes:  For my eyes, I often use a mix of shadows but my go-to palette is by Stila.  I use Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner to define my eyes and for mascara, I love YSL's version.

3. Face: I start by using concealer to cover up blemishes and I love the Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick,  I also use YSL's 'Touche ´Eclat' to brighten the skin under my eyes.  I blend that in and then, on my entire face, I use a cream foundation by YSL.  To set the foundation, I use Laura Mercier's loose setting powder

4.  Cheeks: On my cheeks, I begin with Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in 'Pink Quartz' (as a base).  I then, depending on the season or my look, top it off with Bobbi Brown's blush in 'Pale Pink' or Benefit's 'Dallas' bronzer.  Recently, I have been mostly using the bronzer as I love the tint it provides in the summer.  

5.  Lips:  For this look I decided to go with a really standout lip because of the color of the dress.  (Which you will see more of later in the week.)  In the above photo, I am wearing a Mac lipstick in a somewhat off-red color.  It's a great summer color--very playful and fun.  If I want a more neutral look, as I have in this post, I go for this pale pink lipstick by YSL.    


Hair

 As I mentioned in my last post, I finally got my hair cut and colored and got quite a bit of hair chopped off.  My hair grows very quickly and in the last month it was all the way into the lower part of my back!  Since it's still summer and I was in need of a refreshing look, I thought a shorter cut would be perfect.  I still have long layers and I love how the hair in the front is much shorter.  It's always nice to change your look up a little as it can give you that much needed energy you might be missing from time to time.  

As a result of the shorter length, it is lightweight and easy to style.  To style my hair, as I have done in the above photos, I use an inch and a half curling iron (mine is by Revlon and is great!) and start to curl the hair throughout.  The hair in the back can sometimes be harder to curl but if it doesn't completely curl--no problem--if you blow dry it, it will still have a very stylish and chic look.  I use a John Frieda blow dryer.  For styling products, I love Bumble and Bumble such as the 'Brilliantine' cream and their hairspray.  

Happy Styling!

Getting Gingham With It. . .

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Equipment gingham blouse, See by Chloe purse, stilettos, StyleList, white and black look, Marrin Costello, J Brand
Equipment gingham blouse, See by Chloe purse, stilettos, StyleList, white and black look, Marrin Costello, J Brand
Equipment gingham blouse, See by Chloe purse, stilettos, StyleList, white and black look, Marrin Costello, J Brand
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Equipment gingham blouse, See by Chloe purse, stilettos, StyleList, white and black look, Marrin Costello, J Brand
Equipment gingham blouse, See by Chloe purse, stilettos, StyleList, white and black look, Marrin Costello, J Brand

So Will Smith got 'jiggy wit it' and I'm getting 'gingham with it,' because I'm a fashionista and I really can't pull on the 'wit' part.  I am pretty tried and true when it comes to my English pronunciation.  

If you haven't gotten 'gingham with it' this summer, you're about to!  Gingham is all the rage and I love a good trend.  I first noticed this trend a couple months ago but couldn't decide just how I wanted to approach it (yes, this is my inner monologue when it comes to fashion.).  I spotted this Equipment blouse originally in the cami form and really loved it--however, I thought it might make more sense to get it with sleeves for the cooler days.  So I went with the same print, different style, still by Equipment

Since I have been living in these J Brand white denim pants, they were the obvious choice to pair with a white and black top.  I also love the crisp look white pants provide.  I added my black suede stilettos (which are a great staple black pair of heels), and my other new addition to my wardrobe: a See by Chloé purse.  Could this purse be more fabulous?!  I snatched up this purse when Net-A-Porter was having their massive sale. It's a beautiful summer piece, with its pastel yellow and simple refined style.   

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I recently got my hair cut!  I had been waiting some time to get my hair colored and cut and boy, does it feel good!  This length is super new to me. . . I have almost exclusively been a long-haired gal.  (Except when I went through the Jennifer Aniston 'Rachel' phase--don't lie you did it too #goodtimes.)  Anyways, I am thrilled with the look and love the lightweight feel.  Stay tuned for a hair post coming soon! 

Have a great week Everyone and get this look below!

Top: Equipment , Denim: J BrandStilettos: Jean-Michel Cazabat, Purse: See by Chloé, Bowzer bracelet: Marrin CostelloStacked rings: Stella and Dot




Accessories from the Nordstrom Sale

The Nordstrom sale is still going strong and I've pulled my favorite accessories from designers such as Alexis Bittar, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Rebecca Minkoff.  Click through images below!

'Tillie Camping' + Nordstrom's Big Sale!

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And I'm in the woods!  Normally, it's My Stiletto Life,  but sometimes, even a diva like me has to 'let it go' and slip on a pair of Havianas.  When I first spotted this romper, I immediately knew I had to try it--it arrived and fit like a glove and it's very reasonably priced.  Thank you Topshop via Nordstrom!  Topshop always has adorable pieces that don't break the bank.  

Since I was 'Tillie Camping,' I put my hair in a loose-side braid and got these sunglasses at the camp store (9 dollars!) and pranced around camp all night in this coral number.  This was the perfect look for a fun night in the woods (at least for a fashionista like me!).  If you're curious about where I go camping it's called Lair of the Golden Bear--it's a family camp centered around University of California, Berkeley and it's a whole lot of fun for kids and adults alike.  

If you like my look above, see the romper, sandals, and more summer pieces below! 

Wearing: Romper: Topshop, Sandals: Havianas, Glasses: Lair of the Bear (similar here).


"I don't like sales:" said no one ever.  Well except maybe Debbie Downer--but I think even she would get down with this sale!

Drumroll please! It's hereeeeeeeee: the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and there are some amazing pieces with some major markdowns!  Take a look at my curated look book (for women and men!) below or click-through and find your favorite pieces!

Happy Friday and Happy Shopping!

My Favorite Pieces are on Sale!

Remember all of these spring/summer looks?  Well a lot of my favorite summer pieces are on sale!  YAY!  Click on the small plus sign hovering over the images below to be taken to each item or click on the description of each item below!  All of these pieces are still great for the rest of summer and fall!

On The Road

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As I mentioned in my post last week, I was off to the mountains to go camping.  I also mentioned, I'm not much of camper so of course my outfit to drive up to the woods was a pair of white shorts.  Upon arrival to the camp site, everyone basically thought I was out of my mind for wearing white--but, hey, you can take the fashionista out of the city, but you can't take the city out of the fashionista!  Ok, I'll be honest--yes these shorts got dirt on them but that's what dry cleaning and or bleach is for--right?!

 So on our way up, we stopped at a fruit stand which seemed to be the perfect backdrop for a shoot--I love the bold colors and open look the fruit stand provided.  I also felt silky smooth in this top from French Connection that I picked up in NYC.  I paired it with these Banana Republic shorts, wedges, and colorful Ray-Ban sunglasses and I was road trip ready!    Get my look below and also see some of the pieces that French Connection has right now--not to mention a great sale they're having.  

Stay tuned for my post when I am actually in the woods!  

Wearing: Top: c/o French Connection, Shorts: Banana Republic, Wedges: Castañer, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Necklace: my own

I'm all About Rompers this Year

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And it's this Rag and Bone Romper for the win!  I mentioned in an older post that I was on the hunt for another romper to add to my wardrobe.  I already have my cream romper from Club Monaco and I was looking for one that was a little bit edgier and short-sleeved.  When I was in NYC, I found just what I was looking for at Barney's (of course--Barney's never disappoints).  Not only did I find exactly what I was looking for but this bad boy was on sale!  Umm, nailed it?!  Once I tried this romper on, I knew it would be a great versatile piece.  For starters, it's black and white, which means it is timeless and I can wear it throughout the fall and winter seasons.  I also like that it has a dropped waist which gives it a more mature look.  The perforated leather detailing is just the right amount of contrast to the all black look.  I also liked that it wasn't super tight, and had a casual and loose fit.  I can easily wear this romper with stilettos and dress it up (as I've done in this post) or wear it with flats to make it a more casual look.  

While in NYC, I also scored this beautiful cocktail ring (the one on my left hand and pointer finger).  This is a beautiful piece by Alexis Bittar--a Brooklyn based jewelry designer, who is known for his colorful stones and lucite pieces.  His pieces are well crafted and very unique;  I've been a fan for a longtime.  This ring has been quite the hit!  I often get compliments on it and the Alexis Bittar team, themselves, complimented me on it by sharing my image of it on their Instagram about a week ago.  A lavish cocktail ring can always dress up any outfit.  I suggest having one in your jewelry box at all times!  For the rest of this look, I added some other great rings and accessories and finalized the look with classic stilettos--these are another great and timeless piece.  I have already been able to wear them with a few outfits.  

I hope everyone is getting back into the groove today after a nice long weekend of celebrating the good 'ole USA.  I am actually continuing the fun by going camping this week (and by camping, I mean 'Tillie camping' which isn't exactly roughing it--but as close as I get to roughing it!  I'll be posting pics on Instagram while I'm 'camping' so be sure to follow me to see what I'm up to.  Happy Monday!

Wearing: Romper: Rag and Bone, Stilettos: Jean-Michel Cazabat (sold out but similar here) via INTERMIX, Cocktail ring: Alexis Bittar, Clutch and stacked rings: Stella and Dot, Solid ring: Marrin Costello, Criss-cross ring: my own, Necklace: my own.

Piperlime's 4th of July Sale

Fourth of July weekend is not just a great weekend to BBQ, layout and imbibe, but it's also a great weekend to do some shopping!  Take it from the shopping Queen herself: moi!   A lot of retailers are having some fabulous sales and it's worth checking out--and you can do it all from home!  

First on the list is Piperlime--they are having a one day sale that ends July 4th at 12pm PST.  It's a small window so shop now!  Other retailers having great promotions and sales are:

INTERMIX

Additional 40% off already reduced items.

J. Crew

40% off Final Sale Items: use code SHOPMORE.

Bauble Bar

Receive $10 Off orders of $30+.  Use code: JULYRS

Zappos

4th of July Clearance items.

Click through to see what the above retailers are offering this 4th of July!

Below, I have put together a boutique of my favorite items from the Piperlime Sale!

Happy 4th Everyone!  Be sure to follow me on Instagram to see my real-time updates!


Get Your Shorts on for your 4th of July Weekend!

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I'm all about shorts this summer!  Typically, I am a dress or skirt girl, but I have been leaning more towards shorts lately.  I love that they provide a crisp look but are still playful and fun.  This look was centered around weekend wear. . .whether you're going to the Hamptons or Tahoe, for your weekend getaway--you want to have an easy look to wear while there and traveling there.  I recently bought this Stella & Dot yellow/canvas tote and it has been a great summer bag.  You can throw a lot of stuff in it and it's really cute! Always bring a tote with you while on vacation--it'll be a lifesaver.  I also always bring a smaller bag like my Marc by Marc Jacobs satchel for my essentials (wallet, keys, lipstick, phone, flask--ha) that I want to have ready to go.  

This look can be worn for any weekend getaway but it is also a super cute look for the upcoming 4th of July holiday!  I'm sure you'll be wearing some variation of this look all weekend long!  Have a Happy 4th Everyone and take a peek at my suggestions below to help you find the perfect look!

Wearing: Top: Zara, Shorts: Zara, Stilettos: Jean-Michel Cazabat via Intermix (on sale!!), Jewelry: Marrin Costello, Tote: Stella & Dot, Shoulder Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Sunglasses: Gucci

Photos by Sharon Siegel 

Last Day for Shopbop Sale

Last Day for the Shopbop sale!  Get 25% off already marked down items with code: 25MORE at checkout.

Need a cool and fresh summer dress-see my favorite picks here:

Get the perfect tote at a fabulous price! 

Get your summer sandal or a bootie for winter!

Back in the Big Apple

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Summer, nyc, soho, alc dress, sale, big apple, chloe sandals
Summer, nyc, soho, alc dress, sale, big apple, chloe sandals
Summer, nyc, soho, alc dress, sale, big apple, chloe sandals
Summer, nyc, soho, alc dress, sale, big apple, chloe sandals

Hello All!  Well, if you've been following me on Instagram, you'll know that I have spent the last 10 days in my home away from home: NYC!  I absolutely adore NYC, because I used to live there as a student at Parsons and as a young professional and have so many fond memories there.  Every time I go back, it feels so familiar and fun.  I always hit up my favorite spots and try some new ones either that I've never tried while I lived there or ones that have just popped up since I left!  Last time I was in NYC, it was in February and it was freezing; so going this time around was a lot more fun in terms of fashion!  I mostly brought dresses, shorts, tanks and sandals and of course left some room for some items I would pick up there-I always go to Barney's while I'm in NYC, it's a tradition.  

One of my first looks was in this fabulous A.L.C. dress.  I love how this dress is one complete look because of the mixed materials.  The skirt has a gorgeous pattern and is pleated which provides a lovely contrast to the simplicity of the top.  I also adore a dress with a drawstring at the waist because it provides the body with some shape.  When you're traveling, it's always nice to have a dress, like this one, that you can put on and be done getting ready (aside from accessories).  I paired this dress with my beloved summer sandals, and the ever classic 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli bag.  

Stay tuned for more of my NYC looks and pictures!

Wearing: Dress: A.L.C., exact dress, Sandals: Chloé, Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Jewelry: my own

Photos by my travel partner in crime: Erin Sullivan.

Feeling Romantic in Blue

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I love a true blue piece.  It's always been a great color on me and one of my favorite colors in general.  I spotted this shift dress on Gilt Group and it has quickly become one of my favorites dresses.  It's light, easy to wear, and can be dressed up or down.  I paired it with these fabulous black stilettos by Jean Michel-Cazabat that I bought at INTERMIX for a serious deal!  (My grey ones are now on sale as well!)  These stilettos were one of the items in my INTERMIX bag from my last post.  I paired the look with a matching blue clutch from Stella & Dot and jewelry made by moi!  What do you think of the drop necklace with the amazing stone on the end?  I've been having a lot of fun making my own one-off pieces and would love to hear your feedback!  Leave comments below!  Hope everyone's Monday is off to a good start and go USA!