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Sydney’s Chained Outfit

In On Sydney on January 21, 2013 at 12:11 AM

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Shirt: Zara, Jacket: Galleris Lafayette, Leggings: Wilfred for Aritzia, Shoes: Dolce Vita, Bag: Celine, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear, Bracelets: Hermes and David Yurman

When it’s cold outside, it can be challenging to find outfits that are both warm and chic. Leather leggings have hence become my go-to staple, as they’re incredibly easy to dress up or down depending on your whereabouts–parties, meetings, luncheons, you name it. While it’s fun to play with a contrast of hard and soft by adding a feminine top or a delicate shoe, I like to keep my outfits on the edgier side when wearing these leggings–a top with chain detailing is only natural. Because I always believe in a pop of color (besides the classic color combination of black and white), my royal blue handbag and bracelet felt like just the right options.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Night Glow Outfit

In On Sydney on January 14, 2013 at 12:03 AM

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Vest: via Aritzia, Sweater: J.Crew, Skirt: Parker, Tights: Wolford, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bag: Chanel, Bracelet: Hermes 

On chilly New York City evenings, there’s nothing like a comfortable and warm sweater that’s dressy enough for a night on the town. I wore this outfit for dinner at Nobu, one of my favorite restaurants, as it’s an easy transition look from work to dinner. There’s been a great sale going on at J.Crew for the past few weeks, and I was extremely satisfied to have found this sweater, as it’s versatile and chic while still being a simple staple. Whether paired with leather leggings, a classic skirt, or over a colorful collared shirt and jeans for a casual weekend look, there are so many ways to wear this sweater. I still always believe in a pop of color, hence my blue cuff bracelet, which although is small in size compared to the rest of my outfit, adds just the right amount of color to this night glow ensemble.

with style,

s

Sydney’s Brrr Burgundy Outfit

In On Sydney on January 10, 2013 at 12:00 AM

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Shirt: PJK, Vest: Derhy, Leggings: Lululemon, Bag: 3.1 Philip Lim, Shoes: Enzo Angiolini, Earrings: Jennifer Miller, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear 

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Rich spice tones are making up the prevailing color palette this winter, leading burgundy to be a must-have shade in your wardrobe. The color brings such a warmth to days that are on the chilly side, while still looking fresh at the same time. Although my blouse is super bright and doesn’t need any other colored pieces to make a statement, I wanted to incorporate different textures as well, leading me to add some other elements of burgundy via my fur vest, which I bought in Paris, and my go-to work tote (Lim, you’re a genius).

By the way, this is my 900th blog post!

with style,

S

Sydney’s Icy Outfit

In On Sydney on January 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM

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Shirt: Wilfred, Vest: J Brand, Jacket: Galleris Lafayette, Leggings: Lululemon, Necklace: Anthropologie, Bracelet: Scoop, Shoes: Rag & Bone, Bag: Celine, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear 

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There are certain pieces of jewelry that make a statement in any outfit, and this necklace is one of them. Anthropologie consistently comes out with affordable and cool jewelry in designs that are unique, making the store one of my go-tos when in need of a fresh piece of jewelry.

This necklace in particular is the perfect seasonal bauble due to the acrylic ice drops, which are connected to yellow beads and bright multicolored gems. Since it’s been quite cold outside as of late, layering has become a key part of how I dress, so this sparkler adds just the right amount of pop.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Pink Pop Outfit

In On Sydney on January 4, 2013 at 12:01 AM

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Sweater: Aqua, Leggings: Wilfred, Shoes: Valentino, Bag: Balenciaga, Sunglasses: Prada, Necklace: Dannijo, Bracelets: J.Crew & Hermes 

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The Big Apple is absolutely freezing, and it’s not just because I was in Palm Beach with warm temps and sunny skies for almost two weeks. This time of year, as known as the start of winter, leads to more black than usual (or so it seems), with the occasional flash of color.

In this outfit, I chose to incorporate hot pink, which acts as a fun pop. Since this sweater is a bit oversized and simple, a shiny bauble was the perfect way to add some dimension to the outfit. I love the combination of chunky stones and a thick chain. But what I’m most excited about in this post is my pair of Valentino boots.

I could only find them online at Net-A-Porter to link to them above, on sale for about $900 from $1300, but I found them at Saks in Palm Beach for a mere $400. It was the day after Christmas sale, and the price was so great that it only felt necessary to make a purchase. They’re biker chic meets street side glamour, due to the ruffled trim and gold hardware finishing. They’re easily becoming one of my wardrobe’s must-haves, and the zip detail makes them such a fun buy.

with style,

S

Happy New Year!

In Holiday, On Sydney on January 1, 2013 at 11:46 AM

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Happy New Year Style Solutions readers!

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Shirt: Tracy Reese for Target & Neiman Marcus, Bracelets: Cusp, Earrings and Necklace: Jennifer Miller 

I rang in 2013 in probably the most low-key fashion ever. We usually go to a big party at our club in Palm Beach, but this year we decided to have a small dinner party at home with our close family and friends. My mom made a great dinner comprised of fillet, spinach with golden raisins and [three] other vegetable dishes, in addition to warm bread and an array of desserts, including cranberry meringue pie and chocolate chip brownies. In terms of decor, we added some New Year’s Eve party assortment for a touch of festivity–my favorites are the hats!

I loved watching the ball drop in Times Square via the coverage of Ryan Seacrest on ABC, as it’s our classic way of counting down to the New Year.

So enjoy the first day of 2013, and let’s make it a fabulous year!

with style,

S

Sydney’s Pre-New Years Eve Outfit

In On Sydney on December 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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Dress: Gilli, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bag: Proenza Schouler 

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For every outfit post that I write, I list the items that I’m wearing, which usually takes up a line or two. The one above is probably the shortest I’ve ever written, due to the simplicity and minimal pieces incorporated into this look.

I found this dress at a local Palm Beach store, Eye of the Needle, which I was so excited to find as I am obsessed with maxi dresses. They’re great for women of all ages and sizes, but they really seem to elongate us shorter ladies. I also love how the dress looks more like two separate pieces, dressy on the top portion due to the intricate bead and sequin embellishment, and a bit more casual on the bottom due to the jersey-type fabric and movement, as it creates an interesting take on the eyes.

Although I particular adore it for the holidays and resort, it’s definitely a year-round piece that can be worn in a variety of climates. Also, it doesn’t require a lot of accessories, so keeping it to a simple shoe and a clutch with one piece of jewelry is all it needs.

If I didn’t wear it for last night’s dinner, this dress would definitely be an appropriate option for New Year’s Eve.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Palm Beach Daytime Outfit

In On Sydney on December 29, 2012 at 12:06 AM

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Shirt: Gryphon, Jeans: J Brand, Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Necklace: J.Crew, Bag: Alexander Wang, Sunglasses: Prada 

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White jeans have always been my go-to piece of clothing when vacationing during resort season. They’re a staple piece that has an easy ability to be dressed up or down, depending on your whereabouts, and obviously works with just about everything. I especially wear them during the day in Palm Beach, as it’s easy to just switch up my top and accessories. This blouse has become an easy favorite due to the intricate detailing on the sleeves, and the citrus meets neon color pallet. Because it’s a higher neckline than I’d usually wear, a statement necklace was just the right add-on, especially as it’s so girly and fun to look at.

Make sure to Tweet me @SydneySadick a picture of your favorite holiday party outfit with a coordinating title and #VelvetHoliday to win a free pair of  “Janis” Velvet Eyewear sunglasses!

with style,

S

Sydney’s Black and Gold Outfit

In On Sydney on December 28, 2012 at 6:33 PM

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Shirt: Gap, Jacket: A. Los Angeles, Skirt: Parker, Shoes: Luxury Rebel, Bag: Balenciaga, Necklace: from Paris, Bracelet: Macy’s 

There’s something rather relieving about being in a warm climate like the Sunshine State while the temps are much cooler back at home in NYC.

Sandals in December? No heavy coats? A little color thanks to the sun?

It’s definitely a break from the Winter usuals.

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Although Christmas is [sadly] over, we’ll keep the lights on the bushes outside our Palm Beach home through New Years, continuing to bring some festivity.

I love wearing metallics at this time of year, regardless of where I am, and felt that that sparkly and shine remind me of the lights. Black and gold is a classic combination, so I made sure to infuse these colors from head to toe–a little art deco appeal.

Also, you only have a few days left…to tweet me @sydneysadick a picture of your favorite holiday party outfit #VelvetHoliday to win a free pair of Velvet eyewear Janis sunglasses! Tweet, tweet, tweet!!

with style,

S

Sydney’s Christmas Day Outfit

In Holiday, On Sydney on December 26, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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Top: Equipment, Skirt: Jill Stuart, Shoes: Vera Wang, Handbag: Ted Baker, Ring & Earrings: Jennifer Miller, Sunglasses: Prada 

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There are some occasions when getting dressed up during the day is a given. On days such as Christmas, and more specifically when in Palm Beach or other places of warm climate, I like to keep my outfits within a light color pallet, as it creates a fresh look. This skirt was the perfect option for Christmas Day brunch, and I’m still in shock as to where I purchased it. I’m not a huge vintage or consignment store shopper whatsoever, but when spotting it in the window of Second Time Around, a consignment shop in the Upper East Side, I gave in to trying it on, and then purchasing it for a mere $80. Tangerine has been quite the popular color this year, and I like how it evokes a tint of rose-gold. But since I wore it mostly during the daytime, and intend to further do so, I dressed it down with a simple white oversized blouse, but still played on the glamour of the sequin embellishment by incorporating my jewel platform sandals, a chunky cocktail ring and metallic clutch, both of which were on sale.

with style,

S

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

In Holiday, On Sydney on December 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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Pajamas: Betsey Johnson, Slippers: Ugg, Lipgloss: MAC “Kiss Don’t Tell” 

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Decorating my family Christmas tree is one of my favorite traditions leading up to the holidays. From old ornaments to those new, each one was purchased with a purpose and brings a little holiday spice to our home. My newest ornament is ba-nan-as…and so maj. That’s right–it’s a glittering, glam ornament designed by Rachel Zoe, which is part of Christopher Radko’s new celebrity-designed holiday ornament collection. The black with multicolored infused sequin bauble screams Rachel, so I was super excited to put it on the tree.

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While the build up towards the holidays is always fun, festive, and exciting, there’s nothing like celebrating Christmas in real time. I always miss the little joys of Christmas following the holiday, like watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and How The Grinch Stole Christmas, passing the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree while walking down Fifth Avenue, listening to non-stop Christmas music on the radio, and so much more. So tonight, take some time to sit by your tree in your comfiest PJs, catch one of those last Christmas movies on ABC family…and simply enjoy. After all, ’tis the season to be jolly.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Tricolor Outfit

In On Sydney on December 22, 2012 at 1:28 AM

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Dress: Bailey 44, Jacket: Topshop, Tights: Wolford, Shoes: Rag & Bone, Bag: Chanel, Necklace: Tiffanys, Earrings: Jennifer Miller 

This winter, lace fabric remains to be a favorite among designers (and me), yet with a dramatic turn for the colder season. It’s super feminine and has a festive look to it, making it the perfect second-skin for the days leading up to the holidays. I particularly like the rich lace fabric used in my dress, as it brings a romantic finishing touch, and its navy blue color allows for many ways to mix and match. There’s something truly glamorous about the combination of blue and black, but the pop of burgundy in my coat adds dimension.  I’m also excited about my new slightly weathered leather booties (I got them on sale from $500 to $190 at Intermix!), which are an essential year-round shoe that tie in the grey from my coat perfectly.

with style,

S

Style Solutions & Velvet Eyewear Holiday Giveaway

In Holiday, On Sydney on December 21, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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Vest: via Aritzia, Dress: Sandro, Tights: Wolford, Earrings: Jennifer Miller, Bracelet: Kenneth Cole, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear, Bag: Balenciga 

In celebration of the holiday season, I’ve teamed up with Velvet Eyewear for an exciting giveaway on Style Solutions!

Sunglasses are by far one of my favorite accessories, so I was thrilled to have discovered Velvet Eyewear at Henri Bendel last fall. Velvet Eyewear’s “Janis” has easily become my go-to pair of shades,  as it’s classic and glamorous yet has a hint of edge due to its oversized shape and size.

With much excitement, now’s your chance to win a pair of Velvet Eyewear’s “Janis!”

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To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is tweet a photo of your holiday party look with a coordinating title to my Twitter handle @SydneySadick, and write #VelvetHoliday. I’ll announce the winning holiday party look on my blog and Twitter on January 4, 2013, and the “Janis” will be sent directly to your doorstep!

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Can’t wait to see your outfits!

with style,

S

Sydney’s Tartan Outfit

In On Sydney on December 20, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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Jacket: Bimba & Lola, Shirt: T. Babaton, Leggings: Wilfred, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Handbag: Celine, Lips: MAC “Kiss Don’t Tell”

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From the runway to the sidewalk, tartan has proved to be a must-have print this season. I especially like it in the form of a coat, as it makes for a darling way to brighten up your cold weather wardrobe. It’s quintessential, rustic-chic, and super comfortable all at the same time. So when I found this coat that had something a little extra special–the bright blue fur collar–while browsing the streets in Paris in August, I knew I had to have it. But one thing that I always keep in mind, which can be challenging since I love to mix and match, is that you really cannot wear tartan in combination with another print. It will look far too busy, so keeping it minimal is the way to go. Skinny leather leggings, one bold accessory, a classic pair of pumps–and stop there. I didn’t even add jewelry as it simply didn’t feel necessary.

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Last eve was particularly busy (holiday season in the city, ‘Tis) with parties, and this outfit worked for a clothing line launch (Sam & Drew–photo above) at Blue & Cream to a private holiday soiree at a Soho loft. All in all, this jacket is one of those pieces that is hard to get bored of, and I find joy in wearing it time and time again.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Holiday Dress-Up

In On Sydney on December 15, 2012 at 12:02 AM

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The holiday season makes for the perfect time of year to experiment with prints and textures, as ’tis the season to also go a little over-the-top.

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Jacket: Milly, Shirt: L’Agence, Skirt: Tinley Road, Tights: Wolford, Shoes: Dolce Vita, Bag: Balenciaga, Scarf: Galeries Lafayette, Earrings: Jennifer Miller, Shades: Velvet Eyewear 

This outfit is my take on being holiday-chic while still comfortable for a day’s worth of running around. I tend to stay away from skirts during the winter, but I’m obsessed with the one above as it’s metallic leather and is fun to pair with different tops and accessories–layering is key. The overall color pallet of this outfit is on the neutral side, so I used this animal print scarf as an unexpected pop of color, which gave it a bright and cheerfulness while still staying true to the holiday shimmer and shine.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Leather Holiday Moment

In On Sydney on December 14, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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All leather might just be a little bad-ass for the holidays, but when paired with a statement piece and one or two colorful gems, it can bring a whole other level of glamour to an outfit.

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Jacket: Wilfred, Shirt: T. Babaton, Leggings: Wilfred, Shoes: Guess, Bag: Chanel, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear, Bracelet & Necklace: from travels 

Over the past year, Aritzia has become one of my go-to stores. I continuously make trips to Soho from the UES just to browse their racks, but needless to say, the Canadian store is opening uptown, and I am very excited.

I purchased my leggings and shirt there, in addition to my tailored jacket, which has become an easy favorite due to the shimmery metallic threads of fabric that makes it tres holiday appropriate.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Rouge Holiday Outfit

In Holiday, On Sydney on December 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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Jacket: Zara, Leggings: AG, Shoes: Dolce Vita, Handbag: Vintage Chanel, Hat: Topshop, Bangles: Cusp 

For the inner hip Mrs. Claus, wearing red during the holiday season is always classic. It’s not a color that I particularly own a lot of, but I make a great effort at this time of year to invest in a few key pieces, as red truly adds the perfect punch of festivity. These leggings are a fun combination of holiday and edge, so they’re super easy to dress up or down depending on the occasion.

Pairing them with this lady-like (almost peplum) structured jacket with minimal but statement-making bead embellishment added just the right amount of glamour, in addition to these uniquely shaped booties, which even captured the attention of The New York Times’ Bill Cunningham. Now that’s a New York moment.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Electric Blue Outfit

In On Sydney on December 3, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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Blouse: via Kitson, Jeans: J Brand, Jacket: Galleris Lafayette, Shoes: Minelli, Handbag: Celine, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear, Bracelets: Chamak by Priya Kakkar, Ring: BCBG 

On chilly days leading up to the holidays, there’s nothing like brightening up with a vibrant outfit. Electric blue is one of my favorite shades of the season, making this pair of corduroys, which I purchased at Fred Segal in LA, one of my favorite bottoms. I decided to go for a bold print (I know, as if the pants and bag weren’t bold enough) because it is the holiday season, it is New York City, and because honestly…why not? I added my fair share of girly detail with my bow-topped pumps, which naturally speak to my childhood’s fashioning of bows–but that didn’t last long.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Sparkly Embellished Outfit

In On Sydney on November 29, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Sweater: J.Crew, Vest: Velvet, Jeans: J Brand, Shoes: J.Crew, Handbag: Reed Krakoff, Gloves: Saks, Sunglasses: Ray Ban 

There’s something about this time of year that makes me want to incorporate girly, sparkly, and embellished pieces into one look. When doing this with casual daytime outfits, I like to add these qualities in doses, where as for evening outfits you can get away with going over-the-top. In this look, my embellished-collar sweater is feminine with its sparkly jewels, which I absolutely adore, but to spice it up for an edgier take, pairing it with my favorite leather knee patch jeans, motorcycle booties, and leather gloves gave it just the touch of “bad ass” that it needed. The combination of edge and holiday joy made it a cozy and comfortable option for a day around holiday shopping.

 with style,

S

Sydney’s Holiday Infused Outfit

In On Sydney on November 26, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Top: Forever 21, Jacket: Barneys CO-OP, Leggings: Lululemon, Shoes: Brian Atwood, Necklace: misc, Handbag: Celine, Nails: OPI 

There is no place like the island of Manhattan during the holidays. Between the city’s decorations, delicious food, city-wide Christmas music, holiday shows, Rockefeller Center Tree lighting, and so much more, NYC is truly a wonderful place to be at this time of year as there is so much to look forward to. Since the city gets dressed up during the holidays, I like to incorporate holiday-looking pieces into my outfits. For example, this metallic top, which is a versatile piece that could be great with a skirt and heels for a holiday party or with white jeans and sandals for going into cruise. Cheetah noticeably is my favorite animal print, so why not go all out with not just one pop of the print, but two? 

with style,

S

Sydney’s Thanksgiving Outfit

In Holiday, On Sydney on November 22, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Shirt: Zara, Blazer: Sandro, Leggings: Lululemon, Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff, Shoes: Tory Burch, Earrings: Found in travels 

Happy Thanksgiving Style Solutions readers! I am so happy to be in NYC, celebrating one of my favorite holidays at home with my family and friends. We have about 15 people coming over for dinner this evening, where there will be lots and lots of food. Leggings are especially useful on this holiday–no need to feel suffocated in a tight dress, pants, or skirt when wanting to enjoy a delicious, festive meal. I still like to be dressed for the occasion, so wearing warm, holiday colors, like burgundy, a baroque print, and a tux-style jacket help to glamour up while still feeling comfortable.

So put on your most comfortable yet stylish outfit, catch Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV (it’s a tradition in my home–what’s your favorite float?), eat lots of food without guilt (although I must admit I’m catching a Soul Cycle ride this AM), and just enjoy the holiday. But don’t forget–tomorrow is Black Friday, so get ready to shop ’til you drop (the sales are unreal)–now that’s exercising.

with style (and so many thanks for all of my readers!),

S

Sydney’s Touch O’Jewel

In On Sydney on November 2, 2012 at 3:10 AM

Shirt: Gap, Sweater: Zara, Jeans: J Brand, Shoes: J.Crew, Necklaces: Jennifer Miller and Ann Taylor, Handbag: Balenciaga, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear

The last time I wore these leather inset jeans was with bold, chunky and colorful accessories. This time around, I decided to go for a dark color pallet and limited jewelry. The sweater is a new purchase; a staple piece that will carry you from fall to winter, whether paired with flared or skinny jeans, a pencil skirt, or over a LBD. The jeweled collar is what gives it a slight hint of edge, making it a trendy basic to add to your wardrobe–plus, it’s under $100. Relaxed outfits as such are great for days when the weather’s a bit funky (thanks, Sandy), and most of all, they make me excited to wear more colorful pieces in upcoming outfits.

with style,

S

(photo credit: Lauren Pollack)

Sydney’s Ultimate Comfortable Outfit

In On Sydney on October 31, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Top: American Apparel, Sweater: Gap, Leggings: Lululemon, Shoes: Tory Burch, Handbag: Celine, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear, Necklace: Blue Marine  

Leggings are one of those wardrobe staples that I can almost always justify purchasing. Whether patterned, leather-detailed, or just classic black, I love that they’re versatile enough to wear for a casual day (like after hurricane Sandy), or with the appropriate accessories and clothes, dressy enough for a night out with friends. In this case, I added one of my favorite necklaces, which I purchased four hot summers ago in Rome, and my Celine luggage tote for pops of color.

All black is definitely a New Yorker’s uniform, but there is something about a splash of bright color that brings a dreary day from drab to fab.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Pre-Sandy Ensemble

In On Sydney on October 29, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Shirt: Sandro, Pants: Topshop, Shoes: Zara, Handbag: via Endless.com, Earrings: Amrita Singh, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear 

With Hurricane Sandy about to hit the East Coast, I wanted to pull off a glamorous outfit before rain boots, leggings, and comfortable pajamas become the norm for the next couple of days. These Topshop pants were a purchase towards the end of the summer, and I’ve been waiting until the weather got cooler to wear them. The metallic piping will make these pants perfect for going into the holidays, as ’tis the season to be glittery. And while my earrings and clutch are pieces I’ve owned for over a year, I decided to incorporate my new pair of suede pumps, which are not only under $100, but are classic and suitable options for a simple yet sexy accessory.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Bordeaux Infused Outfit

In On Sydney on October 24, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Shirt: Cauplet, Pants: James Jeans, Shoes: J.Crew, Handbag: Balenciaga, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear, Necklaces: Marcia’s Attic and Galeries Lafayette

It’s safe to say that wine-colored outfits are a Major (with a capital “M”) fashion trend this season.

These dark and rich hues make for the perfect autumn colors, and are ultra chic substitutions for our favorite neons and pastels, which are making their way towards “storage” until next summer.

In this outfit, I used bordeaux as a pop of color, but this shade is also a great option when creating a monochromatic look. And, it’s a chic alternative for wearing all black, as it’s simple, easy to match, yet doesn’t have a harsh appearance as black sometimes does.

So whether incorporating a wine color via garments or accessories (my 3.1. Phillip Lim tote is one of my absolute favorites), this is one set of colors that your wardrobe should not miss out on this season.

with style,

S

(photography: Chris Hughes)

Sydney’s Revival of Fall Stripes

In On Sydney on October 22, 2012 at 1:35 AM

Sweater: J.Crew, Vest: Velvet, Leggings: Lululemon, Boots: Enzo Angiolini, Handbag: Balenciaga, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear, Bracelets: Bebe 

They’re a funny thing, trends. Sometimes so unexpected, while at others completely predictable. One that continues to revive each season with no surprise, yet with a bit of a twist, are stripes.

This fall, they’re back and ready for some fashion-action, more bold (and horizontal) than ever. That’s when I knew I had to have this J.Crew sweater–it’s comfortable, warm, colorful, and versatile, and is great for when you want to be dressed but feel somewhat relaxed. Sometimes channeling a classic silhouette in a trendy color or pattern is the perfect way to kick off a new season–and, with the help of a pair of new boots that tie the whole look together.

with style,

S

(photography: Mitchell Sozio)

Sydney’s Tropical Topped Outfit

In On Sydney on October 19, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Top: Sandro, Sweater: Gap, Pants: Rag & Bone, Shoes: Steve Madden, Bag: Balenciaga, Necklace: via Galeries Lafayette, Ring: YSL, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear, Polish: Essie’s Penny Talk 

Say aloha to exotic floral prints in fall hues that will bring some spice (besides your pumpkin spice latte) to your season. I found this blouse at the Sandro flagship in Paris over the summer and love the striking print with the three-quarter length sleeves and the bead detailing in the front. Also, the zipper makes for an easy way to go from professional to sexy (depending on how far you want the neckline to go), whether tucked into a skirt with strappy heels or with trousers and pumps. I decided to go for a more city weekend casual vibe, with skinny jeggings and these amazing wedge booties. I always find Madden’s shoes to be on the uncomfortable side, but not this pair–they’re super comfortable and add just the right amount of height without looking over the top.

with style,

S

(photography: Chris Hughes)

Sydney’s Leather & Stripe Ensemble

In On Sydney on October 10, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Shirt: Barneys New York, Vest: Velvet, Jeans: J Brand, Shoes: J.Crew, Handbag: Zara, Bracelet: Hermes, Necklace: Topshop, Sunglasses: Emporio Armani 

Leather is one of the hautest trends for fall this year, specifically black as the dominant force. Head-to-toe leather looks were seen on the fall/winter catwalk, but there is another (and far more practical way) of incorporating the trend: leather insets. I love the juxtaposition of the leather insets into the denim, making my J Brand jeans one of my favorite purchases of the season. A tip for keeping their sleek and cool aesthetic is to not go to a tailor (this is one instance where one will not come in handy!) and shorten them. Save your money for pants that actually need it. The long length and relaxed vibe will add depth to your outfits paired with stilettos and high heel booties.

And just for leathery kicks, I wore a top with a stitch of leather at the pocket, which is truly one of the most comfortable pieces I own (and it’s under $100)–more colors Barneys, please!

with style,

S

(photography: Chris Hughes)

Sydney’s Quilted Silhouette

In On Sydney on September 27, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Shirt: Sandro, Bottoms: James Jeans, Shoes: Minelli, Handbag: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear, Bracelets: Hermes and David Yurman   

Structured blouses paired with jeans are one of my favorite tricks to looking dressed up while still keeping it casual. I did just that with my new top from Sandro, a brand that has quickly become one of my favorites this season. This black quilted top, in particular, with short sleeves and a round neckline, makes for an easy go-to piece when in need of a basic/classic with a twist. The gathers at the shoulders bring a stylish military-like effect, adding some uniqueness–it is quite the must-have. I’m also quite smitten with my new blue suede pumps, which I purchased in Paris. They’re such a happy shade of blue (royal, I’d say), and is extremely popular for fall. I like them most when paired with jeans or trousers, but they also look great with a LBD, naturally. Royal blue is on my list of favorite colors this season, and I’m happy to incorporate it any time it’s suitable.

with style,

S

(photography: Chris Hughes)

Sydney’s Color of The Season Ensemble

In On Sydney on September 26, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Shirt: Sandro, Bottoms: James Jeans, Shoes: Monica Corte, Handbag: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear, Bracelet: Hermes, Earrings, via BlueFly.com 

Burgundy, and all of its interconnected rich wine hues, have made it to the top of my list as far as color concerns this season. Bordeaux and chianti are some of the most popular, spotted on the runways and today’s streets. They’re great for both dressing up and down as they can be incorporated in many ways throughout your outfit–via clothes (tops and bottoms), sunglasses, handbags, shoes, jewelry, and so on. These hues can also be a great way to wear a monochromatic ensemble, which I’m looking forward to experiment with once the temperatures cool off a tad more.

This sweatshirt is one of my favorite pieces for fall, which I bought in Paris over the summer. It’s super comfortable, and I love how it incorporates the beloved animal print trend. It’s easy for a casual day of errands, yet it can styled for evening (nothing beyond a dinner with friends) with the help of a black mini skirt, pumps, and a clutch.

with style,

S

(photography: Alex Rak)

Sydney’s Sporty Sided Outfit

In On Sydney on September 22, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Shirt: Generation Love, Jacket: Blank, Leggings: Lululemon, Shoes: Monica Corte, Necklace: via Cusp, Sunglasses: Emporio Armani, Nails: Deborah Lippmann’s “Let’s Go Crazy” 

High-top sneakers are suddenly popping up everywhere, making them one of the most must-have pairs of shoes this season.

College campuses swarm with women a la ballet flats galore, while the work force exhibits high heel pumps, or for the select few who are brave enough, stilettos. But there’s a gap, something for the girly trend-setter who wants to look chic but with a sporty twist. That’s where the high-tops come in, and this pair from Gregory’s at Fred Segal in LA were just the right ones for me.

I was excited to pair my high-tops with this new [faux] leather jacket, a real steal for under $100. It comes in other color options, but this blue hue was my favorite for its rose-gold hardware.

What’s your take on high-tops?

with style,

S

(photography: Chris Hughes)

Sydney’s Casual and Cozy Outfit

In On Sydney on September 21, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Sweater: Wilfred for Aritzia, Bottoms: James Jeans, Shoes: J.Crew, Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff, Bracelet: Hive & Honey, Necklace: Vivienne Westwood Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear (similar) 

There are some days when wearing casual, relaxed and cozy outfits only feels natural. Knit sweaters are my go-tos on those types of days, and I particularly gravitate towards this cropped silhouette for its colorful blend and irregular-looking texture. Although I’m a total leggings junkie, this is one item in my closet that looks right with jeans only. However, I was happy and quite frankly surprised to be able to pull off booties this early in September. It wasn’t warm, nor was it cold. It was just right, and booties felt absolutely appropriate. I’m ready for last minute humidity to disappear and for fall and all of the wonderful activities that comes with the season to arrive. Little hints are getting me excited, like the pumpkin stand at Whole Foods and the display of bags of Halloween candy at CVS.

What are some of your favorite hints of fall?

with style,

S

(photography: Chris Hughes)

Sydney Fashions Sam Edelman’s ALVIN

In On Sydney, Sam Edelman on September 14, 2012 at 2:12 AM

Top: Topshop, Jeans: James Jeans, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Handbag: 3.1 Phillip Lim0, Ring: YSL, Necklace: Galeries Lafayette, Sunglasses: Emporio Armani

Playing with colors via clothes, shoes and accessories is something that I thoroughly enjoy. Whether mixing and matching or sticking to one hue from head to toe, color brings a level of freshness and excitement to one’s outfit. A color that is huge this fall is burgundy. It was all over the fall 2012 runway and is making its stamp with some of this season’s hottest pieces. A few of my favorites include my “Pashli leather tote”, an upgrade to my previous carryall that’s made going from work to social events extremely easy with its spacious size and balance between classic and contemporary, my peplum top, a comfortable and versatile piece, and my slipper-styled loafers that are boldly funky and are a must-have flat for the season.

What are your thoughts on burgundy?

with style,

S

(photography: Chris Hughes)

Sydney’s Forest Green Fling

In On Sydney on September 13, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Tank: American Apparel, Leggings: Lululemon, Sweater: Free People, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear, Necklace: bought in Paris

Forest green is one of my favorite colors for fall, so I was excited to incorporate the hue in yesterday’s outfit via my floral necklace and sweater.

The “Rugby Sweater” is a great piece for going into the coming season as it keeps me warm in the air conditioning yet isn’t a burden when out and about. I like the button front opening as it makes for an easy piece to wear with anything as simple as jeans or leggings to a cute cocktail dress or bandage skirt at night.

To transition from day to night, this new M.A.C cross-body (aka the Morning After Clutch) made for the perfect handbag as it’s compact yet is still roomy for my necessities. The adjustable chain is a great feature as it can be singled, doubled, or removed for a clutch. You’re basically getting two bags for the price of one, a real steal.

Yesterday was a busy day from early morning until late at night, so I was happy to be in an overall comfortable outfit.

with style,

S

(photography: Chris Hughes)

Sydney’s New York Fashion Week Ensemble

In Fashion Week, On Sydney on September 10, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Shirt & Pants: MANGO, Shoes: J.Crew, Handbag: Celine, Belt: Gap, Bracelet: Hive & Honey, Earrings: Jennifer Miller, Sunglasses: Emporio Armani

I wore this outfit to Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week yesterday afternoon. Running around the tents at Lincoln Center is like going back to a special place that you’ve known so well for years, so it’s exciting to go back every season: same security guards, same attitudes, same hangouts and V.I.P lounges, but different front row attendees and of course collections. My morning started off with my usual family Sunday brunch at a new restaurant on the UES (the best chocolate chip and fig breads in town) prior to attending Lela Rose, Tracy Reese, and Diane Von Furstenberg’s shows. I wanted to wear an outfit that was colorful, bold and could transition easily from day to night. Patterned pants were the perfect option, and I’m particularly obsessed with these as they’re in a funky royal blue print. I also decided to incorporate an unexpected pop of color via my patent leather belt and brand new satin pumps to give this edgy look a bit of “girlie-girl.” I’m not usually into satin shoes, but this pair is a major exception.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Purple Infused Outfit

In On Sydney on September 8, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Tank: American Apparel, Vest: Cos, Skirt: Amanda Uprichard, Necklaces: Vivienne Westwood and Galeries Lafayette, Bracelets: Ippolita, Shoes: Zara, Clutch: Zara, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear 

During Fashion Week, I love to be dressed up at all times because you never know where the day will take you.

I purchased this multicolored tribal baja-print mini skirt at Cusp and love the bright colors implemented throughout. It’s a great transition piece for its light-weight fabric and ability to be worn with black without looking too overly dark. I bought my vest in Paris at what I call the Parisian version of H&M, and it’s become a go-to staple that truly works with just about everything.

I’m also completely obsessed with my newly-purchased Zara accessories (yet for some reason the clutch doesn’t seem to be available online)–the purple heel and studded clutch are the perfect finishing touches.

What’s your favorite color to infuse into your outfits?

with style,

S

(photography: rachel korsunsky)

Sydney’s Fashion’s Night Out Ensemble

In On Sydney on September 7, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Shirt: Urban Outfitters, Jacket: ASOS, Leggings: Lululemon, Necklace: via Cusp, Shoes: Zara, Handbag: Mulberry, Sunglasses: Emporio Armani 

I wore this outfit to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out with a group of friends over browsing, shopping, picture-taking and eating. No matter where in the world you celebrate the kick off of Fashion Week, FNO provides a global connection. I received this ASOS blazer in the mail about 10 minutes before leaving for FNO. It looked even better in person than it did online, which is quite rare in the world of online shopping (for me at least). Plus, it actually fits–no returns! My favorite kind of patterns are animal prints, so I love how this version is abstract, metallic, and super colorful, making for a special piece in my wardrobe. It made for the perfect pop of color, so there was no question of wearing it for one of the biggest nights in fashion. I wanted to be comfortable and settled for my favorite denim button down (I think it’s time for another…maybe a polka dot one?) and leggings, but I made sure to add some elements of glamour with my oversized and ultra sparkly necklace and rose gold bag. Notice anything different than usual? My hair is up! This is such a rarity, but it felt appropriate for this look. More NYFW coverage. Strut, strut, strut!

with style,

S

(photography: Chris Hughes)

Sydney’s Transitional Pieces

In On Sydney on September 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Sweater: Berenice, Skirt: Masscob, Handbag: Minelli, Shoes: H&M, Bracelets: via Cusp, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear

With summer ending and autumn near, we’re at this funny time in fashion. Sandals or booties? Shorts or jeans? Blouses or sweaters? The questioning can go on and on, but what I like to do is pick out a few key transitional pieces that are cool enough for these last few weeks of warm days, yet are still suitable for a chilly breeze (if we’re lucky, that is) at night.

Just about everything in this outfit is from Paris–even the H&M shoes, which I settled for after a day’s worth of touring and painful signs of blisters. They’re great neutrals, but the heel is what makes them fun. This jean skirt has also been coming in handy as it’s airy and light. I typically don’t like jean skirts, but this version is feminine and playful with its two-toned fabric and buttons along the middle. It’s easy to wear with light knits like the sweater above, which is a comfortable option for a long day of work or classes. Last but not least, the tote bag which seems to hold everything with all of its metallic and glittery goodness–love the combo of black and gold. Heavy it is, but the look and space of it is worth it.

with style,

S

(photography: Chris Hughes)

Royal Blue Hues

In On Sydney on August 28, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Shirt: MANGO, Pants: Lululemon, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Handbag: Chanel, Bracelet: Hermes, Necklace: Danielle Stevens, Sunglasses: Emporio Armani

Royal blue is one of the “It” colors for fall, and I’m adoring it already. I saw it all over Paris: nail polish, handbags, shoes, jackets, pants, shirts–everything. Whether implementing pops of the hue via clothes or accessories, there are ways of wearing it during these last (crazy!) days of summer, making it the ultimate transition color.

I purchased this MANGO blouse at their Paris location for its ease and versatility. I’m always looking for staple pieces that still portray my personal style, so this was a must. I dressed it down with leggings and wedges, but once fall hits it will work perfectly with suede pumps or booties and a blazer or leather jacket. It’s easy to style in different ways, and much to my liking, it’s super comfortable. Since it’s a basic top, I added a chunky necklace for a summery and bold juxtaposition effect in order to create some depth.

The blouse comes in two other colors: off-white and red. No matter which color you choose, you’ll find that this top will become one of your go-to’s.

with style,

S

(photography: Chris Hughes)

Katie and Suri? No, Mitchell and Sydney!

In On Sydney on August 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Yesterday AM, I was alerted that I was featured in yesterday’s WWD (Women’s Wear Daily) cameo,”They Are Wearing: The Hamptons, N.Y.”

It took me a moment to recollect when and what this was, but then it hit me. In late June, I was walking around town in Southampton and there was a photographer taking pictures (paparazzi style) of different people. I hadn’t thought of it since, but it’s exciting to see that they used the picture! The weirdest part though is that I coincidentally wore the same outfit (minus the shoes, bag and necklace) yesterday prior to learning about the feature because I felt like I should give the shorts a few more wears before storing them until next summer.

My accessory in the photo (just kidding)? My little brother Mitchell, who takes almost all of my “On Sydney” photos and brings so much fun and excitement–a photographer meets actor meets singer meets Apple owner all in the making. WWD described the outfits in this cameo as “preppy as ever, but more edge”–hence the stripes and studded wedges. I never use preppy as a word to define my personal style, but it is the Hamptons, making it all the more appropriate.

So in honor of summer memories, below are some of my favorite summer pieces in my wardrobe that I will miss fashioning until summer and all of its joys return in 2013.

sparkly Jack Rogers

neon bracelets

Topshop straw bag

with style,

S

Sunday Blues

In On Sydney on August 19, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Shirt: Gryphon, Sweater: Calypso St. Barths, Jeans: J Brand, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Clutch: Nicole Lee, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear, Necklaces: Galeries Lafayette and Vivienne Westwood 

This time of year is always bittersweet. The summer is winding down which means only a few more Hamptons weekends, beach days, bright and light ensembles, and all of the other wonderful activities that summer has to offer.

But at the same time, there’s so much to look forward to for fall, like Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, the season premieres of some of my favorite shows (like Gossip Girl–guilty), Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte, autumn festivities, and more.

So with just one more weekend before Labor Day, I’m taking full advantage of wearing my favorite pair of white denim jeans. I’ve been pairing them with a variety of sleeveless blouses and cardigans (it’s already getting a bit chilly out East).

I love this Gryphon blouse, which I bought last summer. I haven’t worn it this year at all, but today it just felt right. My crystal pink orb necklace is a new purchase from Westwood’s flagship store on Melrose in LA.

It’s probably the most “girly” piece of jewelry I own, but hey, it’s not everyday you find a necklace in the shape of an orb!

with style,

S

Sydney Visits BCBG’s Headquarters

In On Location, On Sydney on August 14, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Shirt: BCBG, Pants: James Jeans, Necklace: Blue Marine, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Handbag: Celine 

Curtain call! The grand finale of my weekend in LA was a visit to the BCBG headquarters, an environment that promotes creativity and all things fashion from head-to-toe.

I had the opportunity to tour the incredible space, where I learned a wealth of information about the company and the talented staff behind it. I got to see everything from the amazing staff lounge (definitely the coolest I’ve seen, furniture comprised of past photo shoot decor) to the fashion closet that’s a fashionista’s nirvana.

One of my favorite moments was visiting the textile room filled with rolls and rolls of the most exquisite fabric. The closest I’ve come to something like this is watching episodes of Project Runway, so I can only imagine how the fabrics will come to life via the work and creativity of the BCBG magic workshop.

It felt only natural to wear this BCBG blouse, a dramatic take on a classic and versatile top that is the perfect transition piece for going into fall. Whether paired with a black skirt for work or a quick change into jeans for dinner with friends, this blouse is a day-to-night must. And of course I added a statement piece of jewelry for some Style Solutions glam, and a pop of color.

with style,

S

Beverly Hills Dah-ling

In On Location, On Sydney on August 13, 2012 at 2:36 AM

Shirt: Sandro, Shorts:!IT, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Handbag: Celine, Necklaces: Topshop, Sunglasses: Emporio Armani, Ring: Frangos 

With only a few weeks left of summer, I’m continuing to incorporate doses of neon into my outfits–I know I’ll miss the hues dearly once deep reds, greens, blues and purples become the norm. I picked up this Sandro blouse (on sale…big time) at one of the very many locations in Paris, though I was a little skeptical of whether to purchase it since it is the end of the season. However, it always seems that it’s this time of year when I relive the classic phrase, “I have nothing to wear.” Plus, it will make for an easy go-to piece once cruise season comes along. And as crazy as it seems, resort season is less than one hand’s count away.

I wore this outfit to The Getty Museum, one of the most beautiful museums I’ve been too. Looking over a breathtaking view of the Hills, I went to see LA Style, the Herb Ritts exhibit, which was extremely interesting. It was fascinating to see his style of photography and all of the incredible work he has done in the fashion industry. Following the museum was lunch at the Beverly Wilshire hotel, walking around Rodeo Drive, and stopping for a chocolate fix at my favorite chocolate store (even back at home) Teuschers before relaxing at my hotel prior to dinner at Mr. Chows. No matter where in the world I am, I still value the Sunday rituals–brunch, family, and usually Chinese food.

with style,

S

Chambray Cool

In On Sydney on August 11, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Shirt: Millau, Skirt: Masscob, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Handbag: Celine, Bracelets: Borrowed from mom, Necklace: via Galleries Lafayette Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear 

LA is one of my favorite places to visit because it’s a relaxed and laid back environment, something that I enjoy and crave every once in a while. Since the temps are a bit warmer than I expected this weekend, I’ve been sticking to light-weight pieces that are easy for walking around–I hate when clothes stick to skin!

This chambray skirt is one of my favorite pieces that I bought in Paris because it’s extremely versatile and is the perfect transition piece for going into fall, with a knit sweater and some booties. Also, my sunglasses are a brown version of my favorite black ‘Janis’ pair, which are super oversized and fun.

Some of yesterday’s highlights were having lunch at The Ivy, spending way too much time indulging in an amazing selection of denim at Fred Segal (plus a shoe buy reminiscent of Isabel Marant), bumping into Rachel Zoe at Kitson, seeing Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards’ new store KYLE by Alene Too, and having a fun dinner at Bar Marmont.

with style,

S

Airplane Mode

In On Sydney on August 10, 2012 at 5:42 AM

Shirt: Jennifer Hope, Pants: James Jeans, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Hat: Topshop, Ring: David Yurman, Necklace: Wink NYC, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear, Clutch: Prada 

There are some items in my closet that I go back to more so than others, and one of them is this blouse, which I purchased at Big Drop in Miami. I love the contrast of blue hues and the aquatic-looking print, making it a great transition piece into fall. It’s also super comfortable as the fabric is lightweight, so I decided to wear it to work and then straight to the airport to catch my flight to LA.

I wanted to pick up the refreshing blue hues through my accessories, so my Taryn platform sandals and Prada clutch (which fit easily into my carry-on bag) made for the perfect accents. I did add one bold extra–my floppy hat, which I haven’t worn in months, but is an accessory that I love to add when in need of a bit of drama. I’m in LA for the weekend and am excited to blog from here! It’s supposed to be warm, so fun, playful and colorful pieces.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Blue & Bejeweled

In On Sydney on August 8, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Shirt: Zara, Leggings: American Apparel, Shoes: Zara, Handbag: Celine, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear, Bracelet: Hermes 

I’m back in NYC (so happy!), but only until I head to LA for the weekend. Since I’m somewhat still in Paris time, I wanted to wear something super comfy for meeting a friend for frozen yogurt, running some errands and catching up on some work before heading to last night’s Gap fall preview. I’m obsessed with this bejeweled Zara top that I found while the mega sale was happening a few weeks ago.I love the oversized fit combined with the glamorous and colorful shoulder embellishment.

After way too many croissants, wearing leggings was the right way to go, plus two new royal blue accessories (which I promise you will be the number 1 color for fall) that topped off my Parisian spree.

By the way, the Daily Glow just published a first-of-its kind list of the “55 Best and Worst Cities for Your Skin” that’s worth checking out where your city ranks!

PS-what do you think of the hexagon sunnies? Velvet Eyewear gave them to me and I am obsessed.

with style,

S

Paris Snapshots

In Food, On Location, On Sydney on August 2, 2012 at 2:22 AM

Paris is definitely the city of lights, and without a doubt the city of love. The feeling when walking down streets such as the Champs de Elysee, Le Marais and rue Saint-Honoré is not like any other. There is always something beautiful to look at, chic to buy (self control!), and delicious to eat. And although I’ve been to Paris quite a few times, I get more and more amazed by the city every time I visit. Above are some snapshots of the week thus far, and below are some of my favorite songs that are keeping me to the beat while bustling on the Parisian streets.

Awake (Electric Guest), This Is Love (feat. Eva Simons, will.i.am), Pound the Alarm (Nicki Minaj), Dark Paradise (Lana Del Rey), It Takes Time To Be a Man (The Rapture), Skinny Love (Birdy), I Can’t Lie (Maroon 5), Whistle (Flo Rida), 1901 (Phoenix), La belle et le bad boy (MC Solaar), La vie en rose (Louis Armstrong), A Star Is Born (feat. J.Cole, Jay-Z)

avec style,

S

Sydney’s Outfit De Place Vendôme

In On Sydney on July 31, 2012 at 3:43 AM

Shirt: Zara, Vest: Topshop, Skirt: Helmut Lang (similar), Shoes: Zara, Bracelet: Juicy Couture, Sunglasses: Emporio Armani, Handbag: Chanel

I like just about everything in Paris. I always find new stores, restaurants, museum exhibitions, and “spots” every time I’m here, but there are some places that are fun to re-visit too, such as Place Vendôme: a square in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, and the starting point of the Rue de la Paix. It feels so open in comparison to the rest of the city, and I enjoy walking by the famous Ritz hotel in the square, and the adorable shops surrounding the area.

The weather has been very fall-like, but absolutely beautiful. Around 65 degrees, no one is dressed in summer attire. I have not seen one pair of shorts, or sandals for that matter, so I’ve been wearing somewhat heavier pieces and closed shoes.

This Helmut Lang skirt is a new piece that I bought in the Southampton outpost a few weeks ago. I love the asymmetrical cut as it’s a modern take on a classic staple. It was perfect for trying on with lots of tops at stores throughout the day, and I can’t wait to spice it up with some colorful Parisian pieces (and some basics) that I bought at Sandro.

avec style,

S

Sydney’s Super Saturday Outfit

In On Sydney on July 30, 2012 at 4:40 AM

Dress: ASOS, Jacket: Burberry, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bracelet: Juicy Couture, Ring: Frangos 

Bonjour from Paris! I’m so excited to be here, and I can’t wait for you to read all of my Paris-themed blog posts for the next week.

Before heading to France, I had one of the busiest 24 hours in the Hamptons ever. Friday night a Cinema Society movie premiere on the beach in East Hampton, with Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, Liv Tyler and James Marsden, and the next day Super Saturday (the shopping event of the summer, which raises money for OCRF) a few hours before heading to the airport. Paula Patton was supposed to join hosts Kelly Ripa, Donna Karan and Ariel Foxman, but unfortunately couldn’t make it do the weather. And due to the rain, my sale ASOS dress required a chic raincoat. This Burberry piece is one of my favorites because it’s easy to wear and travel with, obviously matches with just about everything, and has exaggerated sleeves that gives it an extra oomph of pizzazz.

How was your weekend?

with style,

S

Tribal Trek

In On Sydney on July 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Top: Mango, Shorts: Millau, Shoes: Zara, Handbag: Furla, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear, Necklace: Mom’s closet 

I’ve had my mind set on a pair of dressy tribal shorts, so I was thrilled to find this pair at LF’s Southampton location. The pattern is funky and abstract, while the combination of bold and semi-citrusy hues makes for the perfect transition piece into fall. That’s right, I said it. Fall. Fall too early? Maybe. But stores are no longer stocked with summery galore (except the sales, which are massive right now), but instead with warm colors in prints reminiscent of the upcoming season.

Don’t get too crazed yet, because we have a little over a month left of summer, neons, and pastels to celebrate. So sip on cool drinks, dip your toes into the ocean or a nearby body o’water, and flaunt your sexiest outfits. Own it!

with style,

S

Sunset Beach

In Hamptons, On Sydney on July 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Dress: Alice & Olivia, Sweater: J.Crew, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bag: LF, Sunglasses: Chanel, Necklace: Danielle Stevens, Ring: Frangos

I went to Sunset Beach for dinner last night to celebrate my mom’s birthday.

I haven’t been there in years, and it felt great to be back. The relaxed yet super cool environment, savory food, oldie selections of music, familiar and new faces, mini doses of window shopping, and just being with my family made the night special.

The island has a beachy and relaxed vibe, but I still wanted to be dressed up since it was a special occasion. However, this is somewhat a preppy outfit, a word that I never associate myself with. Ever

I opted for my LGD (little gold dress), which is a summer favorite since it can be dressed up with pumps and lots of jewelry or down with wedges, a cardigan in a bright color (I chose fire engine red), and sunglasses.

…and yes, we did catch the sunset towards dessert!

with style,

S

Mellow Yellow

In On Sydney on July 20, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Shirt: Maeve via Anthropologie, Skirt: H&M, Necklace: Intermix, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bracelets: Henri Bendel 

Yellow is such a bright and happy color, making for the perfect pop of sunshine on a day full of rain, hail, thunder, and lightening. What’s fun about the color is that you can look very Sonia Rykiel parisian chic via yellow head-to-toe, or you can incorporate the hue in smaller doses if you want to be a little less experimental.

I particularly like the combination of yellow and nude. I think it’s classic and sweet and gives you the perfect opportunity to play with chunky accessories, like my bangles and oversized necklace. There are some yellow pieces I’d stay away from, though, like patent leather pumps, pants, and rain boots.

What’s your take on yellow?

with style,

S

Pretty ‘n Pink

In On Sydney on July 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Top: Mango, Shorts: BCBG, Shoes: Zara, Handbag: Chanel, Sunglasses: Emporio Armani, Necklace: Colette, Bracelets: J. Crew, Ippolita, Anthropologie, David Yurman, Beads 4 Battle 

There’s a mega heat wave hitting NYC this week, making it best to wear light-weight fabrics. My go-tos: these darling pink lace shorts from BCBG. They’re not only super comfortable for [somewhat] beating the heat, but they’re also great for a day’s worth of plans, be it meetings or gathering with friends.

Despite the many color trends, like neons and pastels, there are some colors that remain classic, and one is pink. I like to combine pink with another solid and classic color, such as black, white or grey, to keep it from looking too much and creating a pop effect. I always try to think about what can make all of my outfits cool and trendy but still elegant and sophisticated.

with style,

S

Jungle Fever

In On Sydney on July 17, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Dress: Audrey 3+1, Vest: Topshop, Handbag: Chanel, Shoes: Vince Camuto, Bracelets: Hermes, J.Crew & Paris boutique

I love animal prints. They’re fun, playful and can be spiced up to create total jungle fever.

This maxi dress is a longtime favorite, which I purchased at Kitson in LA last summer, and decided to give it a wear for dinner at The Hurricane Club last night. I love the airiness and how the back of the dress is long while the front is short–it’s kind of like the best of both worlds. I kept my accessories in the same color pallet with my vintage handbag, bold platform sandals and wrists full of bracelets.

It’s funny because although I’m immensely obsessed with color, I’ve lately been in the mood for dark hues at night. I’m sure this won’t last for too, too long, though.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Hamptons Snapshots

In Hamptons, On Sydney on July 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Top: Vintage, Shorts: Otis & Maclain, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Handbag: Eliza Gray, Sunglasses: Emporio Armani

I’m back in the city after a busy but fun weekend in the Hamptons. There was a lot going on out East, like make-your-own Havaianas event at Blue & Cream, The Daily Dan‘s Chic of the Week party at Calyspo, Dan’s Taste of Two Forks event, and The Parish Museum’s Midsummer Party, just to name a few. In between my whereabouts, I had some time to make a few stops at some of my favorite stores, giving you some of my favorite weekend snapshots from the likes of Blue & Cream, Big Drop, Cita Nuova, Elie Tahari, and one of my evening outfits.

Lots of sunshine, bright colors, accessories galore, sparkles, and fun.

with style,

S

Boho Chic

In On Sydney on July 15, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Shirt: coolchange, Skirt: via Kitson, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Handbag: Alexander Wang, Necklace: misc., Sunglasses: Emporio Armani 

Yesterday was beautiful out East, making for the perfect Chic of the Week party at Calypso, hosted by The Daily Dan.

When I think of Calypso, bohemian with a chic twist comes to mind, so a maxi skirt was definitely the way to go. I love this silhouette because it not only works on tall women, but on us shorties too. The only difficult aspect of wearing a maxi skirt is pairing it with the right top. It’s very easy to end up wearing the wrong blouse, shirt, or tank, taking away that cool, beachy factor that you were initially intending to portray. But, with the right accessories (think one statement piece, like my necklace), a neutral wedge, a top with movement that is just the right length, and a classic tote, you can look effortlessly glamorous in one of this season’s hottest separates.

Take it to the max!

with style,

S

Hamptons Shades of Grey

In On Sydney on July 14, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Top: Nameless, Shorts: Otis & Maclain, Handbag: Christian Dior, Ring: Frangos, Shoes: Zara, Nail polish: Essie’s Mint Candy Apple, Painting: Pam Gaslow

There are some nights when I just like being comfy, even if that means going to a hot restaurant on a Friday night in the Hamptons. Because of the mix of beachy chic on the East End, you can semi get away with mixing both casual and dressy pieces into one cohesive outfit. That is, if you accessorize right. So, I went for casual on top (of course with some hints of glamour), and dressy on the bottom.

I bought this sweatshirt a few weeks ago at Ruby and Jenna in Southampton and decided wearing equally casual pieces with it was not the way to go. That’s when the idea of silk cocktail shorts and punchy accessories in orange hues came in mind, bringing out the neon stitching from the sweatshirt.

The painting is from chic artist, Pam Gaslow, whose digital designs printed on canvas feature Chanel handbags in creative and colorful ways.

A chic masterpiece!

with style,

S

Party Time! Dani Stahl & The Daily Dan

In Hamptons, Interview/Personal Appearance, On Sydney on July 13, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Shirt and skirt: Urban Outfitters, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Handbag: Balenciaga

This week was quite the busy one, so I’m definitely craving the weekend.

One highlight was meeting fashion stylist, TV personality, and NYLON Editor-at-Large Dani Stahl at a private DIY denim event at the Gap on 85th and 3rd in NYC. Guests brought in a pair of old jeans to get Dani-fied, transforming them into a custom cut-off creation by Dani–who doesn’t need an extra pair of shorts in the summer?

That’s not all. Guests also enjoyed a candy bar of sour candies and licorice from Sweet City Candy, and music by DJ Techture. If you missed the fun, no worries, because Dani will be hosting a second cut-off event on Thursday, July 19th from 6-8pm at Gap at Lincoln Center. Do stop by!

Here’s some more party hopping for you! And this time, out in the Hamptons. The Daily Dan (joint venture between The Daily Front Row and Dan’s Papers) has teamed up with Calypso for a “Chic of the Week” party. Come join me and The Daily Dan team for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres provided by ultra delish beau marchais from 5-7 (more details above).

The best part? The Daily‘s editors will select the best dressed attendee and feature her in an upcoming issue of the magazine! RSVP and come!

Keep an eye out for some of my favorite Calypso pieces while nibbling and mingling!

with style,

S

NY Library, NY Outfit

In On Sydney on July 9, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Shirt: T.Babaton via Aritzia, Skirt: H&M, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear, Handbag: Zara, Necklace: Galeries Lafayette

There are some memories as a young child that I’ll never forget. One of them was going to the New York Public Library as a kindergartener with my class of 14 girls in navy blue jumpers to get our very first library card. I remembered thinking, this is as close as I’ll get to a credit card at 6 years old! As long as I could get Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, I was set.

Although libraries are no longer our main source of getting books, thanks to the Kindle, iPad and Nook, there’s something classic about them that I like to revisit every now and then.

The New York Public Library is definitely one of this classics, a word that Big from Sex and the City used quite frequently during his role.

Carrie and Big’s wedding was filmed at the library in the first movie, and although the wedding was a failed attempt (recap: Big ended up being runaway bride), it was the perfect setting for Carrie’s style.

When I passed by the library I thought it was the perfect location to take some pics. I ended up sitting on the staircase for a bit, and it felt nice to just take a moment and enjoy the scenery from many steps above.

The clothes in this outfit are rather new, except for my necklace, which I purchased about 4 years ago in Paris and still adore it.

By the way…I’m going to Paris in 2 weeks!

with style,

S

Sydney’s Rose-Gold Outfit

In On Sydney on July 6, 2012 at 12:01 AM

When recently scavenging through racks of clothing and walls of accessories a la H&M a few weeks ago, I came across a number of rose-gold pieces that surprisingly look best when worn together. My blouse, clutch, bracelet and earrings (so Prada-esque) are all from the trendy chain, and my shoes (Zara), jeans (James Jeans), and sunglasses (Emporio Armani) are staple pieces that I already own…so, just about head-to-toe.

Rose-gold is one of my favorite hues because it’s elegant, warm, and something different than your typical yellow gold or silver. It looks great with pastels, or  even just simple (like black and white) crisp colors where the hue glamorously pops.

I also like rose-gold against denim, and in this outfit I wore my jeans a little differently, rolling them up to my ankles for a cuffed and rather casual look. Little tricks like this add dimension to your outfits and show more of your personal style. Make your mark!

with style,

S

Sydney Fashions Sam Edelman’s GABLE

In On Sydney, Sam Edelman on July 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Shirt: Velvet, Shorts: !IT, Scarf: Theodora & Callum, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Handbag: Chanel, Necklace: Juicy Couture, Sunglasses: Emporio Armani 

With the spirit of the Fourth of July, I felt like sticking to a semi red, white and blue color palette for just one more day. Theodora & Callum graciously sent me this scarf the other day, and I absolutely adore the print as it channels the opulence of Turkish tapestries with its intricate oval detail and Eastern-embellished rectangular border. The turquoise hue is refreshing while the stamps of red add a bold pop. Red is a sexy and fierce color that can be worn during all seasons. I picked up the color from my scarf by wearing my Sam Edelman gladiator sandals–they’re lively with a playful pattern of thin leather straps, and the addition of my favorite animal print, cheetah.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Patriotic Ensemble

In Holiday, On Sydney on July 4, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Shirt: Miss Edge via Ruby & Jenna, Shorts: J Brand, Shoes: Valentino

Happy Fourth of July, Style Solutions readers!

Holidays allow us to experiment with theme dressing, which can definitely be a challenge, especially since on this holiday we’re limited to red, white and blue. However, I also like to spice up my patriotic palette with a trendy metallic. You want to be fun and festive–not reminiscent of a Halloween costume.

To create a balanced outfit, I mixed some pieces from my closet (shorts and shoes) with a pair of themed sunglasses and some necklaces that I picked up at a random party store, and a t-shirt that I scored for just $18 at a boutique in the Hamptons.

You don’t want to spend a lot of money for a once-a-year outfit, so combining what you already own with some inexpensive accessories makes for the ultimate ensemble.

So enjoy the day’s traditions, be it a family BBQ, hanging out at the beach with friends, watching fireworks, or just enjoying your day off by sitting in the cool AC!

with style,

S

Sydney’s Purple Grape Outfit

In On Sydney on July 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Shirt: Amanda Uprichard, Shorts: Seven For All Mankind, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Handbag: Louis Vuitton, Sunglasses: Chanel, Necklace: Danielle Stevens 

My favorite color, purple, has made a comeback this season. We witnessed this at NYFW last fall, where designers such as Prabal Gurung and Rag & Bone incorporated the hue into their spring/summer collections.

I’ve been obsessed with the color since I was a little girl (thanks, Barney) as it’s feminine and girly while bold and strong, adding an instant pop to your outfit. I love my blouse and handbag’s grape shade in particular, since it’s reminiscent of one of my favorite Essie nail polishes -play date- and looks [sugary] sweet.

Paired with a crisp pair of white jean shorts, a neutral shoe with a tint of glitter, and some white jewelry and sunnies to top if off, this outfit made for the perfect Saturday afternoon outfit.

with style,

S


Sydney’s Nod To Hamptons Nautical

In On Sydney on June 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Shirt: Millau, Shorts: J.Crew (similar), Necklace: Danielle Stevens, Shoes: Juicy Couture, Sunglasses: Emporio Armani, Handbag: Goyard

Yesterday was boiling hot in the Hamptons. Sticky, humid, and just plain warm temperatures require easy, breezy and light fabrics for ultimate comfort. These adorable shorts, which I picked up last weekend at J.Crew’s Southampton location, made for the perfect solution. I love the bold color combo and the horizontal stripes, which is a flattering and classic print.

Investing in a good pair of patterned shorts will make getting dressed in the morning a lot easier as they can amp up your simple white t-shirts and even worn-in summer wedges. They are truly the key to easy, stylish and versatile summer outfits.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Gingham Sweetness

In On Sydney on June 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Shirt: Free People, Pants: James Jeans, Shoes: Nanette Lepore, Ring: Frangos, Necklace: Danielle Stevens, Handbag: Reed Krakoff, Sunglasses: Emporio Armani

This outfit is my interpretation of transforming yesterday’s accessories (shoes, necklace and ring) a la Hamptons weekend to New York City chic.

I bought this gingham print blouse at Cusp last week, and it makes me think of delicious picnics in Central Park and outings in the country. It’s a fresh take on the classic print due to the bright strawberry hue and airiness of the menswear-styled silhouette.

Gingham is a popular trend this season thanks to designers and fashion houses such as Miu Miu (have you seen those darling sling backs?), Jil Sander and Marc Jacobs, making it a coveted print to fashion on these warm summer days.

The necklace is what I believe gives this outfit the Sydney touch, as what was originally just a simple collar amped up to one with a touch of glamorous and feminine edge. The jewelry and structured boxer bag also make this more of a city look, but it can easily be transformed to weekend casual with the replacement of white lace shorts, a fun espadrille and a relaxed tote.

What’s your take on the gingham trend? 

with style,

S

Sydney’s Bejeweled Outfit

In On Sydney on June 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Shirt: Millau via LF, Shorts; H&M, Shoes: Nanette Lepore, Handbag: LF, Ring: Frangos via Charm & Chain, Necklace: Danielle Stevens via Cusp, Sunglasses: Chanel 

I’ve been waiting for just the right time to wear these shorts since purchasing them two weeks ago. Eyeing them everyday since hanging them up in my closet, I finally decided to wear them to dinner last night in the Hamptons. I love the shorts’ neon hue and wanted to emphasize the punchy pallet via accessories for a summery yet dressy look. I chose one of my favorite colour-block platform sandals of the season which are now on sale, a chunky cocktail ring, a clutch that I picked up from LF last weekend that is reminiscent of both Bottega Venetta and McQueen but has a younger look, and a necklace that is a total summer staple. It’s versatile since it can be worn both short and long, and it conveniently matches with everything.

There’s something so fresh and cool about the juxtaposition of chunky jewels on clothing, and how the combination can simply create a classic-meets-contemporary aesthetic.

with style,

S

Style Solutions 2 Year Blogiversary

In On Sydney, Video on June 23, 2012 at 12:00 AM

It’s unbelievable that today marks Style Solutions 2 year Blogiversary. What started out as a class assignment turned into a 7 days a week business that features everything that I love. I so appreciate my daily readers, the newcomers that join the Style Solutions community everyday, and the opportunities that have been presented to me. Your comments, emails, Tweets, and overall support have made blogging such a pleasure.

I also want to recognize the [65] designers, stylists, celebrities and authors who I have featured in interviews and coverage of personal appearances. They have all been such great support to Style Solutions, and to celebrate them is a video slideshow above.

Also, below I share some of my favorite moments on the blog this year.

attending NYFW

seeing Christian Louboutin in LA

being a Brand Ambassador for Theodora & Callum and Sam Edelman

holiday shopping at Gaga’s Workshop

getting styled at Curve Miami

with style,

S

Sydney’s Miley Dress

In On Sydney on June 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Dress: Yumi Kim, Shoes: Zara, Handbag: Balenciaga, Bracelets: Ippolita, Necklace: Cusp, Sunglasses: Emporio Armani

There are some days when my schedule requires wearing an outfit that transitions from day to night: from work straight to a party and then dinner with friends.

My new Miley dress was the perfect go-to frock for my busy day since it’s professional and classic while incorporating an element of pizzaz.

I love the cinched waist as it makes the dress look more like separates (a shirt and a skirt); and, although I tend to shift away from black dresses at this time of year, the pink and purple pastels mixed in with black and white pattern gives this LBD a summery feel. Plus, it’s one of those “feel good” dresses, meaning you could eat a heavy dinner and still feel like you’re outfit is flattering.

I usually like to switch up my accessories for my daytime and evening plans, but since I had to stick to just one set in this outfit, I added a statement necklace for some glitz and glam and kept my shoes and handbag simple for a polished look.

It’s all about creating a happy medium.

with style,

S

Sydney Fashions Sam Edelman’s PETTY

In On Sydney, Sam Edelman on June 15, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Dress: Forever 21, Sweater: J.Crew, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Handbag: Balenciaga, Bracelet: street vendor, Sunglasses: Emporio Armani

Playing with patterns is a fun way to experiment within your wardrobe, especially via accessories. I like to do this most when my clothes are on the simple side, sticking to just one or two colors. There’s nothing like a pop of color, or in this case pattern, and what better way to do so than with some accents?

Mixing cheetah and stripes sounds like a bold move, but I love taking risks. Although they might sound completely opposite and a weird combo, I find that they attract due to the brown hue in both my handbag and shoes, and add a cool/funky factor. Since it was rather chilly outside, I decided to wear my PETTY booties by Sam Edelman. I love, love cheetah. It’s a sexy, wild and fierce print that looks chic during all seasons. Sam’s version is stylish and comfortable, making them my go-to. They add just the right amount of edge to dresses, shorts, skirts, you name it. They’re basic and cute and definitely come in hand.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Little White Dress

In On Sydney on June 12, 2012 at 7:01 AM

 Dress: Funktional, Shoes: Aldo, Handbag: Balenciaga, Bracelets: misc. store on CocoWalk, Earrings: Ivanka Trump 

I’m definitely one of those girls who cannot live without a dress during a warm season (actually, all seasons). Luckily, brands both high and low have come out with a large number of darling dresses for summer 2012. From lengths both short and long and cool cutting-edge styles to colors both sweet and strong, there is a large opportunity this year for women to not have to settle for a dress that is anything less than one she loves.

White dresses are among my favorites; they’re classic, fresh and crisp, and work for both casual and dressy occasions. I purchased this dress at Atrium in Miami in May, wearing it for the first time to a family luncheon yesterday afternoon. The best part about the dress is that it incorporates a twist, bright neon grosgrain detailing at the exposed back zip. To add onto the splash of neon on my dress, I accessorized with my favorite bracelet trio, patterned shoes and a neutral bag for color balance.

What’s your take on the little white dress?

with style,

S

Sydney’s Pastel and Peplum Ensemble

In On Sydney on June 11, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Shirt: H&M, Pants: James Jeans, Shoes: Prada, Handbag: Goyard, Ring: J.Crew, Necklace: Topshop (similar), Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear, Nail Polish: Essie’s Lilacism 

I stayed in the city this weekend as my relatives are visiting from out of town. We decided to spend yesterday afternoon in the Meatpacking District, where the stores are spacious, each carrying an eclectic assortment of merchandise that you can’t find at department stores–most of them are flagship stores and have items made specially for the location.

We shopped everywhere from Jeffrey (there was a huge shoe sale with Prada, Miu Miu, YSL, Jimmy Choo and more) and Scoop to Moschino and Yigal Azrouel.

We also stopped at one of my favorite food trucks for warm and gooey chocolate chip cookies and a failed attempt to sipping on iced cappuccinos (they didn’t have decaf).

I wanted to wear an outfit that would be fun and colorful for daytime, but still appropriate for a fondue dinner at Artisanal. I chose my new peplum top from H&M that I absolutely love. It’s super soft and comfortable, and the color is a perfect match to one of my favorite nail polishes, Lilacism. The hue is elegant and enchanting and whispers the transition to summertime.

I love the combination of lilac and navy blue, so there was no question to wear my favorite jeans, chunky cork and patent leather wedges, and oversized tote.

It was also the perfect opportunity to wear my new collar necklace that incorporates all of my other favorite pastel hues.

How did you spend your Sunday afternoon?

with style,

S

Sydney Fashions Sam Edelman’s ORLY

In On Sydney, Sam Edelman on June 7, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Shirt: Equipment, Pants: James Jeans, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Handbag: Reed Krakoff, Bracelets & Earrings: misc. store on Cocowalk, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear

Yesterday turned out to be a beautiful and sunny day, so after meetings and lunch with girlfriends, I decided to head to one of my favorite spots in Central Park: the Boat Pond. It felt great to go back to my neon galore and wear some color for the day’s festivities. I decided to wear my new exclusive Equipment for Intermix sleeveless Mina blouse that has a fold over collar and single open slit pocket at the bodice. I love the romantic floral lace, which makes it a total femme classic.

I accessorized with a combination of neutrals and neons. There was no doubt in my mind to pair my outfit with one of my favorite Sam Edelman shoes, the ORLY, which has a chic and sophisticated pointed toe; I love the combination of cork and metallic gold. Whether for work or for a weekend out East, the Orly slingback is fashion worthy.

with style,

S

Sydney Brooches To The Classics

In On Sydney on June 7, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Shirt: Urban Outfitters, Pants: James Jeans, Shoes: ModCloth, Brooch: Antique 

Denim button downs are quite the controversial topic in my family. The femmes of the older generation seem to despise them, where the younger generation simply adores them; I still run to my worn-in version when I want to be comfortable in something that is unstructured.

What I love most about denim button downs is how they can be worn in so many different ways: with a pair of lace shorts, a bright maxi skirt, tucked into a tweed mini skirt, unbuttoned as a jacket around a LBD, or simply with different colored jeans.

I decided to spice up my Wednesday dud with a classic, antique brooch that I found hidden behind my chunky jewelry in my drawer. I love the different colored stones and how much it sparkles when the light hits it.

You might find it surprising, but brooches are in this season. They can substitute your statement necklaces (not too often, of course) with their bold colors, design and glamour.

It’s fun to experiment with the placement of your brooch as the options are endless. Some tend to place brooches in the most unexpected places, like on a silk scarf or purse, but I like to place mine right over my top pocket for an accentuated look.

I was also happy to slip back into my Kicks and Tell Wedges, which I haven’t worn since my trip to LA. They are the ultimate go-to for creating an element of surprise with its print that simply speaks for itself, high platform heel and pastel hues.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Streetwear

In On Sydney on June 6, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Shirt: Topshop, Pants: Aritzia, Shoes: Dries Van Noten, Handbag: Reed Krakoff, Necklace: Marcia’s Attic, Earrings: a present, Bracelet: Hermes

Some days are sunny while others are rainy, and yesterday combined a little bit of both. New York is one of the most unpredictable cities, and it’s not just the weather; be it a man dressed up as an explorer greeting street-goers outside of Nellos restaurant, a celebrity spotted through the window at Tom Ford, or just a change of colored lights on the Empire State Building, glistening from rooftop heights.

I tried on about 3 different outfits until I settled for the one above while getting dressed yesterday morning–it was one of those days. I wasn’t in the mood for a splash of neon (surprise, surprise), a tight dress, or a pair of patterned shorts (it was too cold, for starters).

I felt like wearing the typical New York City uniform: all black. I did, however, incorporate a slither of color with my metallic green strap on my new heels that I scored off of a Barney’s sale rack.

I love shoes, and there is no such thing as having too many. No one says a word to a man dating “too many” women at once, so why should anyone question a woman’s right to shoes?

Consider them…our boyfriends. Mr. Louboutin…Mr. Zanotti…Mr. Vivier…Mr. Jacobs…

As Marilyn Monroe once said, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” 

with style,

S

Sydney’s Peach Sherbet Outfit

In On Sydney on June 4, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Shirt: Aritzia, Jacket: Zara, Pants: James Jeans, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bag: Zara, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear, Earrings: Jennifer Miller, Bracelets: Cusp, Ring: J.Crew 

Before heading to the Hamptons on Friday afternoon, I decided to take a quick trip to Zara.

With only a few minutes to spare, I spotted a tweed blazer and studded clutch that I could not pass up. Blazers and clutches are functional staples, so I feel like you can never have too many. I like to invest in about two to three trendy and affordable clutches and blazers per season as they amp up your wardrobe in a fun and stylish way.

This “Fantasy Blazer” is super summery and girly with its sherbet hues and peplum detailing at the back. I not only love it over a tank top and jeans, but I actually find a sleeveless dress or a sequin tank top and silk cocktail shorts underneath to be other adorable options.

I also think it’s extremely important for one of your investment clutches this season to be oversized. The clutch I purchased from Zara fits all of my necessities, making it an easy go-to bag.

It happened to match with this outfit perfectly, and the stud embellishment brought some edge.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Prom

In On Sydney on June 2, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Thursday evening was prom. While I hear that most stress over the occasion, I was quite at ease, even with 65 people at my home for pre-prom (h’ordeuvres and pictures). I wore a Sue Wong gown that I loved from the moment I was introduced to it at a personal shopping session at Saks in April. For one, I love a long dress, and the intricate detailing and sequin embellishment added the perfect combination of 21st century chic and old Hollywood glamour. I paired my dress with Jimmy Choo silver metallic strappy sandals, Jennifer Miller earrings, and a set of thin diamond bangles.

Above are some photos pre-65 people at my home, my dress, and the details that made the evening special.

with style,

S

Sydney Fashions Sam Edelman’s YELENA

In On Sydney, Sam Edelman on June 1, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Dress: Maiya, Vest: Topshop, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Bag: Zara, Bracelets and Rings: Antique, Earrings: Israel boutique, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear

I have a minor obsession with wearing little day dresses during the summer. Although the season doesn’t officially begin until June 20th, the temperatures are warm, so I’m starting early. As I’ve continued to separate my clothes into NYC and Hamptons piles, I’ve come across some older pieces that look as good as new.

I purchased this dress at a boutique in East Hampton, Obligato, 2 summers ago and added an array of both old and new accessories. My favorites? My brand new messenger bag (love the combo of clear and leather), my antique rings, and my YELENA shoes. These Sam Edelman color-blocked straps and metallic hues make them one of my favorite summer shoes. Whether paired with a dressy ensemble or casual weekend attire, they add a modern and sexy touch, which all outfits can most certainly use.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Memorial Day Ensemble

In On Sydney on May 28, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Dress: Torn by Ronny Kobo, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Handbag: Tory Burch, Sunglasses: Emporio Armani, Earrings: via Jennifer Miller 

Last night was full of running around, from a party at Southampton Social Club and dinner with my family at Sant Ambroeus to meeting friends at 75 Main. I decided to throw on this transitional cotton twill mini dress to suit all of the places that my evening had set for me. The dress features a fierce jungle print that incorporates a bold color combination of coral, turquoise, banana, and black, all to form a multi leaf motif. What I love most about the dress is that it has pockets, a major plus, especially when you’re wearing a bag that can’t fit all of your necessities. It’s relatively easy for this dress to go all “New York City”, so to steer away from a universally polished look, I added bold and colorful accessories for some extra spice and pop.

Although it’s time to leave paradise this evening and head back to the concrete jungle, next weekend awaits. And while the city might not be as fresh and relaxed as le vie dans les Hamptons, it’s still where dreams are made of, making them happen one block at a time.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Fendi Baguette Ensemble

In Accessories, On Sydney on May 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM

In one of my favorite episodes of Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw said, “I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet.”

Her eclectic and designer-driven wardrobe definitely makes this quote true, from her sample sale Manolo Blahniks to her haute Halston couture. But one staple we saw Carrie wearing more than once was her Fendi baguette handbag.

This particular style was the bag of the 90s; it came in every color and pattern imaginable, from sparkly sequin embellishment and mesh to snakeskin and bright suedes.

The femmes of my family happened to have had just as big of an obsession as Carrie, and luckily kept their bags throughout the decade.

Fendi is reissuing their iconic Baguette bag for a limited run in 6 of their most popular iterations in conjunction with the launch of a new book about the accessory.

Although one wouldn’t dare to fashion this bag a few years ago, it’s time we bring it back.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Quick Trip To Miami

In On Location, On Sydney on May 20, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Top: Graham & Spencer, Pants: 7 Jeans, Shoes: Jack Rogers, Bag: Goyard, Sunglasses: Chanel, Bracelets: Cusp

I went to Miami for a short trip this weekend. It’s definitely an off time to be here, but the slower pace was a nice break from the constant working and moving at home…but now it’s definitely time to get back! I had some time to shop yesterday afternoon before going to dinner at Mr. Chows. I stopped at my usual go-tos: Atrium, Big Drop, Curve, and Wink. Although all of these stores have locations in NYC, I find their Miami hubs to be the best in terms of merchandise, display, and sales associates. I found 2 adorable dresses at Atrium, which I’m excited to share very soon.

I’m going back to NYC in a few hours, and I can’t help but to think all about the Hamptons. As my second home, I am excited to gear into summer and the excitement that is to come. Memorial Day weekend kicks off a Hamptons summer at best, and with just a few days away, it’s time to get ready.

Below are 2 totes that I think are perfect for a Hamptons weekend.

Rebecca Minkoff

Vince Camuto

Also, stay tuned for an exciting interview tomorrow…you don’t want to miss it!

with style,

S

Sydney Fashions Sam Edelman’s ADENA

In On Sydney, Sam Edelman on May 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Top: Forever 21, Sweater: Helmut Lang, Pants: James Jeans, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Handbag: Cambridge Satchel, Necklace: Aqua, Sunglasses: Emporio Armani, Belt: Gap

Although we might associate labels and love, there’s nothing like the good old mixing and matching. I’ve been out every night for about a week, dressed up in everything from a long sequin gown and a tight cocktail dress to skinny dress pants and sequin blouses. While I love to dress up, I felt like wearing quite the opposite outfit yesterday afternoon: jeans, a t-shirt, colorful accessories, and even a pair of flats, Sam Edelman’s ADENA to be exact. The shoe is the perfect go-to for some sparkle and spike, an edgy addition to a rather girly-chic outfit.

With a quick walk around The Frick Museum, an afternoon meeting and packing for today’s trip to Miami, this outfit did just the trick.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Mint Fresh Ensemble

In On Sydney on May 14, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Dress: Zara, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Earrings: Jennifer Miller, Bracelet: antique, Clutch: Balenciaga

While most women were dressed in pink at yesterday’s Mother’s Day brunch, I decided to go for mint green, the perfect hue to freshen up your spring wardrobe. When I spotted this Chanel-looking dress on a rack at Zara, I had a feeling it would be a great go-to staple for a dressy daytime event. I love the sparkly gold piping and the mini gold stud embellishment on the vertical panels, adding just the right amount of edge. To make this host of intricate detailing most visible, I limited my jewelry to two chunky pieces: a bold hanging earring and a geometric cuff.

I had a fun time in Palm Beach, but it sure feels great to be back home for a couple of days, until the next trip on Friday.

with style,

S

Sydney Fashions Sam Edelman’s LORISSA

In On Sydney, Sam Edelman on May 12, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Top: Aritzia, Blazer: Aqua, Shorts: Anthropologie, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Handbag: Reed Krakoff, Bracelet: Hermes, Ring: Wink NYC Necklace: J.Crew, Sunglasses: Armani 

I arrived in Palm Beach early last night to celebrate Mother’s Day with my family. This weekend is the last hurrah of the season before everyone migrates to the Hamptons for the summer, and although it’s always hard to leave the island for 6 months, le vie in the Hamptons definitely makes up for it.

I wore this outfit before changing to go to the airport. It was 70 degrees, so running around in a pair of shorts sounded like the perfect idea. However, I still wanted to look street-chic, so I added my Sam Edelman ultra edgy LORISSA peep-toe pumps. They are truly show-stoppers and will definitely keep everyone around you in line. They come in a variety of colors, but the neutral is a classic way to go as it works with just about anything. My boxer bag and chain necklace also made for some trendy nudes, while my green ring was the perfect complement to my shorts.

I’m loving this color combo and am looking forward to wearing shorts all summer long!

with style,

S

Sydney’s Dinner Party

In Decor, On Sydney on May 11, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Dress: Topshop, Shoes: Aldo, Necklace: Wink

Last night, I hosted a dinner party at my home for my closest friends of 13 years and their parents. It was the perfect spring evening to celebrate over delicious food, stories from our childhood, and sweet fruitails, all in the presence of bright, fresh decor. My gold dining room table was accented with green napkins and candles, flower arrangements, mini candle party favors, and pins with our pictures used as seat assignments. The parents sat in tables surrounding us with a similar setup, yet green was the main color and gold was the accent (love the combo).

Most wear LBDs to a NYC dinner party, but I wanted to wear something just as bright as my party’s decor. I love this new neon lace dress that I purchased at Topshop last week. My Aldo shoes matched perfectly and have a subtle mint hue that I picked up with my necklace. Although I usually stick to my favorite Frou lipstick, this outfit required a splash of coral, the perfect hue for when you want to make a statement without looking over done.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Printed Jeans

In On Sydney on May 8, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Top: Topshop, Vest: Topshop, Pants: Joe’s Jeans, Shoes: Zara, Sunglasses: Giorgio Armani, Handbag: Mulberry, Bracelets: Ippolita, Necklace: bought in Italy 

Looking to spice up your denims in the freshest way this spring? Then invest in a fun pair of printed jeans, an extension of the printed-pants trend.

I wore this outfit for lunch and browsing the shoe department at Bergdorfs. The shoes have gotten more impractical and crazier than ever, and I am absolutely loving it.

When picking a print, it should be so eye-catching that it almost jumps out of the seams. There is no room for dullness. Some of my favorite denim brands have come out with bottoms to highlight the trend, such as J Brand, Current/Elliot, Seven Jeans and Joe’s Jeans. Whether paired with a simple white T-shirt for going casual or a sexy blouse for going dressy, there are many ways to create a fun, colorful, and bold ensemble. If you want to go even bolder, try a printed top, but do so carefully!

with style,

S

Sydney’s Abstract Blues

In On Sydney on May 5, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Tanktop: American Apparel, Jacket: Love 21 via Forever 21, Pants: James Jeans, Shoes: Prada, Handbag: Prada, Cuff: Tory Burch, Necklace: Wink Miami, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear, Belt: Hermes

Have you ever found yourself in the presence of a breath-taking work of art, so much so that you want to hang it on your wall? Well, that’s how I feel at a clothing store, especially in the presence of abstract prints. It seems as though fashion designers took a trip to the art world this season to gather inspiration for this bold and colorful trend. We are the canvas. When I came across this lightweight jacket at Forever 21, I knew it would be the perfect summer staple. First of all, I love wearing blue as the color is feminine, fresh and complements my light complexion, and second of all, it gives me a great excuse to find all sorts of blue hued accessories to incorporate into the rest of my outfit. I was most excited to wear my Prada clutch as it hasn’t been touched in years; I purchased it at a sample sale –think Carrie Bradshaw fighting for a pair of Manolos.

To wear this trend at its best, make sure to pop your abstract print against a solid color-please!

 with style,

S

Sydney’s Guide To Playing With Patterns

In On Sydney on May 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Shirt: Clover Canyon, Shorts: Myne, Tights: Wolford, Shoes: Vince Camuto, Bracelets: Hermes & J.Crew, Blazer: Aqua, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear 

There’s salt and carmel. Pastels and neons. Chuck and Blair.

Combinations that seem unlikely to work can actually make the perfect matches after all. This same concept can be found in mix’n matching with patterns. Who said that the only way to look chic is to match everything from your clothes and accessories right down to your makeup? Not me. You do, though, want to mix appropriately so you don’t look like a circus act (although if you do, please make it Circ de Soleil).

Kidding aside, mixing is a trend that should be fun and exhilarating; an opportunity to play dress up in your closet with some daring spunk to give your otherwise simple pieces a facelift. This trend is perfect for these confusing warm to cold weather days. Although my blouse and shorts look like they shouldn’t work otherwise, they do. A tip to mixing while staying classy is to stick to a color pallet. I chose black and brown with splashes of blue and orange.

Also, think about proportions. You want there to be an equal balance of pizzazz in both your upper and lower extremities of your outfit. My Vince Camuto platform sandals are the perfect solution to adding a pop of color to my dark tights, which brings a polished look. Lastly, stay on the simple-side with your accessories. The addition of just a few bangles, a pair of sunnies, and a classic handbag all help to unify this experimental ensemble.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Trench Coat Trio

In On Sydney on May 3, 2012 at 12:00 AM

We’re right at the cusp of the arrival of flowers, and what better way to brighten up a day full of Spring showers than with a trench coat? The classic style has been around for centuries, and this season they are back looking cooler and chicer than ever. Not your mom’s Burberry or London Fog, but one that has a twist and incorporates this season’s hautest trends.

Above are my 3 favorites: (in order) Gryphon, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Michael Kors. Each classic silhouette is made unique with sequin embellishment, neon trim, and cheetah lining.

The Gryphon trench is perfect for dressy occasions-a dinner meeting, date, Broadway show, you name it-as the sequin detailing makes for a glamorous look. The Marc trench is great for weekday lunches, press events, work, and school as it’s simple and rather subtle yet still has a hint of pizazz. The Michael trench is a fun go-to option for the weekend as the metallic and cheetah combo makes for a funky and edgy look.

Each trench suits a different purpose and personal style, but their ability to keep you from getting wet while still looking fashionable and on trend is unanimous.

with style,

S

Sydney Fashions Sam Edelman’s TACOMA

In On Sydney, Sam Edelman on May 2, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Shirt: J.Crew, Pants: James Jeans, Belt: Gap, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Bracelet: Scoop NYC, Handbag: Christian Dior, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear

Sam Edelman’s TACOMA platform peep-toe is one of my favorite shoes in his Spring/Summer 2012 collection. For one, purple is my favorite color, and the thick heel and touch of leather at the back of the shoe makes for the perfect, sexy, bold, and summery combination.

Since the shoes play with different materials, I wanted to mix and match the rest of my outfit to create a cohesive look by incorporating a neon patent leather belt, a quilted handbag, hexagon sunnies and an embellished cuff. The AM rain turned into PM sun, calling for a bright splash of sunshine via classic button down.

The simplest accessory in this ensemble is my skinny belt. I wanted to add a pop of color without being overly obvious by going small in size. Although skinny belts come and go, I still like to update my selection with the hautest hues; and if it were up to me, neons would never go out of style.

No matter what your personal style may be, a skinny belt can go with just about anything, from boho-chic (belt around a maxi dress) to preppy (over a cardigan).

More warm weather and sunny days to come!

with style,

S

Sydney Fashions Neon Stripes

In On Sydney on April 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Shirt: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Pants: James Jeans, Vest: Topshop, Handbag: Reed Krakoff, Shoes: Louboutin, Bracelets: Bendels, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear

I rarely fashion the simple t-shirt and jeans look, so this outfit is about as close as I’d like to get. I purchased this great Marc by Marc Jacob’s find about a month ago and love the combination of stripes and neons. Sporty stripes are a haute trend this season, so to keep that sporty-chic vibe, I added my Topshop leather vest. The trend is made for those who are always on the go, taking those Sunday casual meets athletic-looking ensembles to the next level. Luxe fabrics, tailored fits and detailed stitching have also helped this trend go beyond workout attire.

The key to mastering the trend is to not be super literal with how you style your outfit. Add some high heels and a structured bag for a polished take and finish off with some adorable sunnies and stacked up bangles for the perfect weekend brunch date. When you want to dress up the trend for work or weeknight play, try a sleek blazer, a fitted skirt and a platform shoe.

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with style,

S

Sydney Fashions Sam Edelman’s MABEL

In On Sydney, Sam Edelman on April 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM

I styled these Sam Edelman MABEL platform sandals for a beach beauty meets city glam look. I wanted to complement the bold platform with some edge on top and the braided heel with some casual beach-like flow on the bottom. Pajama pants are the perfect way to experiment with movement, especially this pair by Collective Concepts. I paired them with an American Apparel tank top and a Topshop vest. To complement the pants’ orange hue, I added a Topshop coral necklace, a cuff from Paris, and a Shanghai Tang clutch (which has a suede keychain that matches the suede of my shoe), keeping my Velvet Eyewear sunglasses safe while waiting for the sun to shine.

with style,

S

Sydney Fashions Sam Edelman’s ODETTA At Godiva+FEED

In On Sydney, Sam Edelman on April 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Dress: Aubrieta via Anthropologie, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Handbag: Reed Krakoff, Bracelets: Galleries Lafayette and Cusp, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear

The social calendar is busy this week, starting off with last night’s launch of The Lady GODIVA Program, an international philanthropic endeavor, at Godiva’s Fifth Avenue flagship. Lauren Bush Lauren, co-founder and CEO of  FEED, collaborated with Godiva to create an exclusive FEED 10 bag, which provides ten school meals for children in regions of Africa. Lauren and Godiva CEO Jim Goldman gave a speech to attendees about their efforts and the collaboration.

I wore this outfit to the launch. It’s almost as if these ODETTA Sam Edelman shoes (in Sunshine Yellow) were made for this dress. Not only is the pattern charming and springy, but the shiny metal detail on the modern block heel adds just the right amount of edge. The shoe comes in two other patterns: Black-White Paparazzi Pink and Red-Hot-Saddle.

Mark your calendars fashionistas, because Sam Edelman is making a personal appearance at Bloomingdales on 59th and Lex from 6-8 tomorrow. I’ll be an on-site blogger, so come on out and say hi and purchase a pair of shoes from Sam’s spring/summer collection.

with style,

S

Sydney’s 85 Degree Ensemble

In On Sydney on April 17, 2012 at 12:00 AM

 Dress: Oonagh by Nanette Lepore, Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Handbag: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Bracelets: Beads 4 Battle, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear, Hat: Aqua 

I can’t believe how warm it was yesterday! Talk about a welcome home gift. It truly felt like a midsummer day with men running shirtless, sunbathers on the Great Lawn, ice-cream stores prematurely packed, and women dressed in sleeveless shifts. I was one of those women. I’ve had a love for sleeveless dresses ever since I was a little girl. There was this particular bug patterned dress in the color pallet of what I’m wearing in these photos that I lived in for about my entire pre-K life. When I came across this leopard print silk dress, I knew it was a spring/summer must-have. Plus, it was on sale (and still is!).

I love how the addition of a few accessories can make this already colorful outfit even brighter and more fun, especially the fedora which adds the perfect warm weather finishing touch.

with style,

S

Sydney Plays With Shapes & Neons In Vegas

In On Sydney on April 16, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Dress: Leifsdottir, Jacket: Zara, Earrings: Topshop, Shoes: Zara, Handbag: Chanel 

I just got home from Vegas, and I already miss it. I’d only been there one other time as a very young child, so I appreciated this visit even more. I always say that all I do in NYC is walk, walk, walk; but, it doesn’t compare to the amount of walking I did in Vegas–the bottoms of my pumps show it all.

I wore this outfit for my last day in Sin City. The dress is a new purchase from Anthrpologie, one that is becoming a go-staple as it can be styled in all sorts of ways due to the print’s color pallet and asymmetric drape.

The jersey material also makes it extremely comfortable, whether for sitting at a show or walking long distances, while the knotting at the hip creates a super-modern shape.

The malls, hotels, restaurants, etc are absolutely freezing, so I paired my dress with this yellow Zara blazer, which was quite the hit. Although this dress can easily be worn without a jacket while still looking great, I wanted to add some structure for a dressier look.

So with 48 hours of lots of walking, not a lot of sleep, and complete fun…what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!

with style,

S

Sydney Fashions Sam Edelman’s CHASE

In On Sydney, Sam Edelman on April 11, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Top: Topshop, Jeans: J Brand, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Necklace: Adia Kibur via Cusp, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear, Handbag: Balenciaga 

A bright, sunny and rather warm day calls for the perfect pair of shoes. I wore this outfit for a bite to eat with a girl friend before going to see The Book of Mormon, one of the best Broadway shows I’ve seen.

I’ve always had an obsession with rose gold, incorporating the hue into my wardrobe with clothes, shoes, accessories, and even makeup. I was thrilled to come across Sam Edelman’s CHASE platform wedges in toasted rose. The sexy cork combined with the complementary contrast of leather straps and gold shine buckle makes for a chunky and bold look. Despite the ultra-high platform, they are extremely comfortable to walk in. I picked up the rose from my shoes in the upper part of my outfit with my sparkly rose necklace that adds just the right amount of glamour.

Suggestion: I like these platforms most with a straight leg pant as it elongates the ensemble without being too obvious.

Also, the shoe comes in two other color ways, mineral blue and natural, which are easy to match while still making a statement.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Tribal Palm Beach Look

In On Sydney, Sam Edelman on April 3, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Dress: Planet Blue, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Necklace: Aqua (similar), Handbag: Goyard

I am thrilled to announce a new collaboration with Sam Edelman as a brand ambassador. In addition to posting about how I wear my Sam Edelman shoes on a weekly basis on Style Solutions, I will also be guest blogging on Sam’s blog. I’ve been wearing Sam Edelman shoes since the beginning of my teen years, from the must-have Gigi sandal to the sexy and ultra edgy Lorissa peep-toe pump. I met Sam last year at his pop-up store in Palm Beach, and he was the first designer who I interviewed for my blog.

This first post features me in the Taryn platform sandal in Turq Time from the Spring/Summer 2012 Collection. I absolutely love this dressy strappy sandal as it is the perfect way to kick your outfit up a notch. The chunky heel makes the sandal sexy while still sophisticated and trendy, so it’s a great option for an outfit that you’d like to transition from day to night. Not only is the sandal the ultimate pop of color with a LBD, but it also acts as the perfect complement to an outfit that has a similar hue in it which you’d like to emphasize on even more, like my dress from Planet Blue. The sandal comes in 4 other color ways: Black, Egyptian Gold, Ice Shimmer Snake, and Ivory.

No matter which color you choose, the Taryn will give you some well-deserved Spring Fever!

with style,

S

Sydney’s Slip Skirt

In On Sydney on April 2, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Shirt: American Apparel, Bandeau: Big Drop NYC, Skirt: Topshop (similar), Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear, Bracelet: Hermes, Shoes: Jack Rogers

Whenever I travel, I like my outfits to be uncomplicated and effortless. This new Topshop skirt is just that; trendy, bright, and easy. Overall, I find myself more interested in wearing dresses because they seem to be most flattering while still fitting and sexy. My closet is only full of about 3 skirts, all of which are short. For the past year, I’ve been obsessed with maxis, so when I found this slip skirt that combined several of my favorite trends while having a fantastic fit, I knew it was perfect. However, it’s the type of skirt that doesn’t look right with tights, making it only appropriate for the dog days of spring and summer (and of course your travels to warm destinations in the winter).

I am a total heel fanatic, but I found flats to be most flattering with this look as heels combined with the length of the skirt would make me look shorter than I actually am, although I’m pretty short in the first place. The cork and metallic detailing of my Jack Rogers make for a beachy yet glamorous ensemble, perfect for daytime and going into nighttime for a casual dinner.

While it was enjoyable to wear bikinis, sandals, and light attire for the past week, it’s now back to city clothes and reality.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Florida Orange Ensemble

In On Sydney on April 1, 2012 at 12:01 AM