Classically Cropped

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What are your thoughts on truly statement heels? Do you wear them with a simple look to really show them off? Or do you prefer to match them with other pieces that are equally as impressive? I love how individual and playful style can be, as I can be partial to playing up or playing down a piece just depending on the day. With these new (and to-die-for, might I add) Valentino pumps, I really wanted them to be the statement of the outfit, so I put on classic pieces that would be casual if it weren’t for my bad ass shoes.

As a general rule, any jeans and flowy top combo can easily be turned into a super chic look with a killer pair of heels. This is by far my favorite way to look put together when I am feeling unreasonably lazy and cannot be bothered to put too much thought into a look (but still want to be the best dressed person in a room).What are your fashion cheats and tricks?

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From Head to Toe:

Top: Lulu*s, Jeans: Target, Bag: Francesca’s, Shoes: Valentino

Photos by Anabella V Photography

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Favorite Thrift Finds

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I had a friend over for dinner last night, and as I eagerly showed off my shoe collection all the ones she liked were one I bought from thrift stores. All high-end designers purchased for a good 80% off their original prices. She said “Don’t you ever shop at boutiques?” And, yes, I do, local shops and smaller designers, sometimes sample sales, but I simply refuse to pay a thousand dollars for designer labels. Furthermore, something about finding an amazing designer piece at a thrift or consignment shop, in your size, in amazing condition, makes the piece a lot more special. So when I found this Tibi dress at Housing Works for $40, it was one of those amazing thrift moments where you thank the shopping gods and whip out your credit card. Though thrifting does take some more work than typical shopping, it is just so worth it. If its not your favorite thing to do, I sincerely encourage you to find a shop and give it a good browse. Its my favorite way to shop!

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From Head to Toe:

Dress: Tibi (thrifted, similar here), Bag: c/o Brahmin, Shoes: Zara

Photos by Anabella V Photography

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Bell Bottoms Are Back

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I wouldn’t have been caught dead in bell bottoms in high school, but their recent comeback to the world of denim would have me skipping if I could do so in these shoes. With such an interesting cut, and an undeniably sexy leg-lengthening effect makes them one of my new wardrobe staples! Big clogs and a definitive 70’s vibe are my favorite way to wear them, but you pull off a cool crop top for a festival inspired vibe, or something loose and baggy for an effortless-chic and modern vibe. The key to pulling off a pair of bell bottoms is wearing them with heels and making sure the outfit’s proportions are in order. How do you feel about the trend? You think its here to stay or a passing fad? Either way, I am going to do it up while I can!

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From Head to Toe:

Sunnies: Vintage, Top: Rebecca Taylor, Bracelet: c/o Brahmin, Watch: Michael Kors, Bag: Aldo, Bell Bottoms: Nasty Gal, Shoes: Aldo

Photos by Anabella V Photography

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Feeling Flirty

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It was below freezing in the city today. The wind was so hard that I literally almost fell over, and I am pretty sure I have a bunch of dreadlocks formed by walking a mile in the wind. However, I could’ve sworn last week was spring, and I tried to wear my favorite skirt with this super flirty look. I love nothing more than showing a hint of skin and then throwing on a jacket or–in this case–a vest to keep it flattering and modest. My tastes favor incredibly feminine cuts and pieces, so jackets and vests give this looks just the right amount of edginess.

March is such a weird month in NYC regarding the weather. I think my heaven is a combination of the weather in April and September. But March can snow and be freezing in the morning and hot by lunch, and it really just makes it a pain in the ass to dress for. I always get excited for March because its a sign that the worst of the winter weather is over, but I can’t wait to hit the weeks where I can dress like this everyday!

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From Head to Toe:

Vest: TopShop, Bralet: TopShop, Skirt: Minkpink (similar), Bag: Vince Camuto, Shoes: Maje (similar)

Photos by Anabella V Photography

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Feelin’ Lucky

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Guy, TopShop has the best selection of spring stuff this season. Seriously, run.there.now. I spent like five hours there last Tuesday (and did you know they have awesome free personal styling dressing rooms complete with macaroons? Never using the main ones again). Anyway, I’m about 25% Irish and wanted to show off some green with a hot new body con dress, and this one was peeeeeerfection. They also had it in black and nude, but I don’t own any green dresses! Plus I grabbed this killer heels to match on sale for just $40!

St. Patty’s Day in NYC is a bigger deal than it is in Ireland (where actually the holiday is not that crazy). So in order to avoid being pinched, I decided to jump on the bandwagon. Which means drinking Bailey’s shots with my girlfriends somewhere tomorrow (follow along on Snapchat! @thestylephile). Try not to drink to much baes!

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From Head to Toe:

Dress: TopShop, Coat: Kling (Similar here), Shoes: TopShop, Necklace: Stella and Dot, Bag: Aldo

Photos by Anabella V Photography 

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