Day to Night Looks For Summer Weekends

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Summer weekends can be relaxing, but when you head from the lunch to the beach to an event, it may seem like you don’t have a lot of time to get ready. This past weekend, that is exactly how it was for me: fun, relaxing, and ending all too fast. By wearing this gorgeous Lulu*s dress two ways, I had an easy day-to-night look. Swap out the shoes, add some eyeliner, and jazz up your accessories and you are ready to go! Day-to-night styling is one of my favorite style secrets, what are yours?

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Outfit Details:

Day: Dress (worn as skirt): Lulu*s (not available, similar here and here), Top: Zara, Shoes: Nine West, Bag: Forever 21, Necklace: Stella and Dot, Sunnies: Thrifted

Night: Dress: Lulu*s, Shoes: Thrifted, Bag: Brahmin, Earrings: Francesca’s

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Printed Pants and Trendy Accessories

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Printed pants are great for adding interest to an office outfit, but they can also be made week-end chic with some bold accessories and fun details! I paired mine with this Necessary Clothing top and G by Guess peep-toe booties. These fun capris are also great for print-mixing and look good dressed up or down! When buying a printed pant, it is good to invest in a print that can be worn in a variety of ways. These are super comfy and versatile! Look for a fun print on a pant with good tailoring, that way no matter how you wear them they look chic!

I shot this look with my new friend Brittanny; check out more of her amazing photos on her website! She takes quick shots, but instantly knew exactly how to capture the vibe that I wanted! I am lucky to have found here (for which I owe thanks to my beautiful and stylish friend Shira of A Sequin Love Affair).

Headed to The Hamptons for the first time this weekend to cover the Hamptons Wine Festival for Joonbug. I’ve never been before, so if you have any good recommendations Tweet me or comment below! For all the weekend photos follow along on Instagram (@thestylephile)!

Happy Friday beauties!

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Outfit Details:

Pants: Forever 21, Bag: Vince Camuto, Shoes: G by Guess, Watch: Vince Camuto, Top: Necessary Clothing, Cuff: BCBG

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Happy Birthday Foster Grant!

Foster Grant 85th Anniversary

Foster Grant threw their 85th birthday bash at the Gansevoort Pake Avenue last week and it was a blast! I was there to interview Vampire Diaries star Kat Graham for Joonbug. (You can check out the piece here.)

Kat is the new face of the “Who’s That Behind Those Foster Grants?” campaign. She was such a sweetheart, and I loved swapping style tips with her over Foster Grant’s newest collection. From aviators to mega glam shades, there is something for everyone at Foster Grant! Kat and I agreed that one of the coolest things about the brand is that their amazing variety! At such an accessible price point, they are accessible to everyone as well!Kat dished that she is inspired by the 90′s, and loves dressing with a vintage edge. I loved that, as you guys know that I am a huge fan of vintage shopping! The Foster Grant line has pieces that felt vintage, with cat-eye and thick frames, as well as sunnies that were a bit more modern.

Some of my fave bloggers were in attendance, particularly Jessie of Style and Pepper and Arielle of Something Navy. We all posed for photos and sipped champagne to celebrate the occasion. Jessie and Arielle are such dolls! I can’t explain to you guys how kind and supportive bloggers are within the community. If you ever see your favorite blogger on the street or at an event, don’t be too shy to say “Hi!” We love talking to girls who love fashion as much as we do!

All in all, the Foster Grant party was full of the New York glamor that makes me love working in this city more and more every day! A fancy pair of sunglasses is the perfect accessory to emphasize mysterious city style! I’ll be sure to showcase my favorite Foster Grant glasses soon on the blog…but in the meantime, here are some party photos!

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Snakeskin Pants

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Leopard was the new black, but snakeskin is the new leopard; and I love it. I think snake skin is so chic and gorgeous. It has been catching my eye on everything from bags to shoes, and–as seen here–pants. I bought these pants from Mango for a major steal. I always get asked if they are real, they even have a realistic texture. I always smile and say what a bargain they were! They make a classic look instantly rocker chic! I paired these beauties with a black and white ensemble, perfect for day or night! Shop my favorite snake skin looks below!

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Outfit Details:

Top: Mango, Pants: Mango, Bag: Vince Camuto, Shoes: 6pm, Necklace: Thrifted

  • H&M Sandals H&M Sandals
  • MQN Dress MQN Dress
  • Alexander Wang Clutch Alexander Wang Clutch
  • Apt. 9 Pants Apt. 9 Pants
  • H&M Sandals H&M Sandals

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How To Dress Up a Basic Piece

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I have a hard time investing in basics. This is totally hypocritical because I think the best things to invest in are timeless pieces. But I sometimes have a hard time justifying paying a bunch of money for a denim shirt or a solid top when I feel like I could find it at Forever 21 for less than half the price. That’s why I love shops like Forever, Target and TJMaxx. You can buy cute and essential basics like this, and if they shrink or fade you can basically go back and buy the same thing again. And maaaaaybe over time it might make more sense to just bite the bullet and get some high-quality solid tops, but right now stuffing my drawers with Target maxi dresses like this one seems like a worthy investment.

So easy, and as comfy as a night gown, this sweet little maxi is perfect dressed up or down. Pair it with some heels and a long sweater and it will be great for a casual summer wedding. Add a scarf and some sandals like I did and you are ready to spend Saturday in the city. With a piece like this, truly anything goes. A waist-cinching belt, a statement necklace, or a fun hat would all work with this dress. And at $30, why not add one to your wardrobe?

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Outfit Details:

Dress: Target, Shoes: Dolce Vita, Bag: Nine West, Scarf: Urban Outfitters, Earrings: Stella and Dot

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