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Winter Cravings

In Accessories, Beauty, Clothing on January 24, 2013 at 10:43 AM
Halston Heritage

Halston Heritage

Sugar

Sugar

ASOS

ASOS

Could it be any colder outside? Although it’s almost unimaginable, it honestly could be. But that doesn’t mean that wearing a pair of fuzzy sweatpants and sipping on hot chocolate with toasted marshmallows while indulging in Fifty Shades of Grey or Sex and the City re-runs in bed doesn’t sound like the perfect option. However, there’s still work, school, traveling, parties, and other life responsibilities that we all have to attend to. Therefore, we still have to get dressed and keep it chic despite these cold temperatures, so get inspired by some cute pieces (accessories, shoes, clothing, beauty products–whatever it may be) that will make you want to get dressed up this chilly season.

with style,

S

ASOS Adores

In Accessories, Clothing, Shoes on September 18, 2012 at 1:37 AM

ASOS is killing it this fall/winter with clothes, shoes and accessories galore that will make you and your wardrobe ultimately and fashionably happy.

Below are some pieces that I’m currently loving and am looking forward to getting my hands on too. From color blocked denims, burgundy infused booties, floral high waist shorts, and tweed clutches to floral glam necklaces, these items are fabulous additions.

color block denim

high booties

high waist

tweed

floral

Which piece is your favorite?

with style,

S

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)

To Splurge, or To Save

In Accessories on August 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM

It’s the time of year when ripping out pages from the many September Issues is the norm, scouting out fall must-haves to add to our bucket list before the season hits. Handbags seem to always be one of the most popular items, and with the incredibly stylish and large number of designers who create masterpieces each season, it can certainly be hard to decide when’s the right time to splurge, and when’s the right time to save.

Luckily, there are ways to shop the trends at both price points that are equally chic. 5 of the most popular fall handbag trends are the satchel, the cross body, the embellished clutch, the everyday classic, and the doctor bag.

The satchel is great when you just want to dump in everything, be it for work or for play. I especially love burgundy this season, so these Philip Lim and Steve Madden options are spot-on.

Cross body’s are great for casual weekends since they’re not heavy and can be worn straight into the evening if you don’t have time to switch to a clutch. Royal blue is definitely the color of the season, so these Marc & Banana options are super on-trend.

Embellished clutches are the “it” dressy bags of the season, thanks to the likes of Valentino and other couture fashion houses as such. I love how the ornate details on both the Williamson and ASOS clutches have the ability to take an outfit from drab to fab.

A new fall handbag is what the doctor ordered! But these Lanvin and ASOS babies won’t be filled with stethoscopes, thermometers or other MD necessities. Instead, your daily needs!

Last but not least, I truly believe that every woman must own a classic, black everyday bag. It’s your go-to when nothing else feels right; and, at the end of the day, black matches with just about everything. Mulberry and Sheinside‘s options will do the trick.

What’s your favorite fall handbag trend?

with 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

Sydney’s Travel Essentials

In Accessories on June 20, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Whenever I travel, I like to be as organized as possible.

I always use my classic Louis Vuitton shoulder bag as my carry-on and fill it with a trip’s worth of necessities– magazines, a sweater, a healthy snack, my passport, my iPad, Advil, sunglasses, etc. It’s extremely important to not just throw your items in your bag, so keeping them in cases (such as your iPhone and passport) are easy and fashionable ways to prevent losing your belongings.

Below are some of my favorite cases in bright rosy and citrusy hues that will amp up your travel style this summer.

Henri Bendel $68

Topshop $30

ASOS $13

Rebecca Minkoff $195

Vera Bradley $13

with style,

S

Sydney Colorblocks With Candy Hues

In On Sydney on March 20, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Shirt: ASOS, Jacket: BCBG, Pants: James Jeans, Handbag: Reed Krakoff, Shoes: Christian Louboutin Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear, Necklaces: Topshop, Bracelets: Beads 4 Battle, Ring: Misc. Israeli boutique, Nails: Chanel’s May

I’m loving the color block trend this season. It’s bold, colorful and appealing to the eye. There are some days when I’m in a rush and don’t have time to put together a complete color block outfit, so instead, I’ve purchased some pieces that do the color blocking for me.

The trend can also be challenging or annoying at times, since you’re constantly trying to make sure that your mix-match color combo is effective. Items like this ASOS blouse will do the nitty gritty work for you, making keeping up with the trend much easier.

With the help of some complementary accessories and some beautiful temperatures, wearing candy hues makes any day brighter, and more importantly, sweeter.

with style,

S

Popbar’s Fashionable Popaholic

In Clothing, Food on March 4, 2012 at 1:27 AM

Yesterday was another Saturday spent downtown, but this week in Gramercy Park and Christopher Street. I felt like I was on an eating adventure, trying different food all day–from Murray’s Cheese and Amy’s Bread to Sockerbit and my new favorite place, Popbar, an adorable popsicle shop with hand-crafted gelato on a stick made with all natural ingredients.

The popsicles are extraordinarily refreshing and tasty, coming in a wide range of flavors such as banana and blood orange, which are two of my favorites. You can customize your popsicle experience by dipping them into chocolate sauce and toppings such as coconut. If you think it’s a little too soon in the season for a popsicle, don’t worry; Popbar has come out with Hot Chocolate on a Stick by simply adding steamed milk to their chocolatey goodness.

Talk about a solution!

Below is an outfit that I’ve created inspired by my two favorite Popbar flavors, banana and blood orange. I’m a total popaholic!

1. Zara $129, 2. ASOS $16, 3. Equipment $184, 4. Current/Elliot $260, 5. ASOS $18, 6. Chanel $33, 7. J.Crew $328, 8. Velvet Eyewear $159

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S

5 Transitional Accessories Under $100

In Accessories on March 3, 2012 at 12:25 AM

ASOS Fluro Sequin Collar $26.86

Modcloth $60

BCBG $90

Dannijo $92

Nine West $99

It’s officially March! Although it sounds great to think about upcoming holidays, warmer temperatures and light ensembles, it’s still chilly outside, so it’s not time to put away your winter wardrobe just yet. However, to satisfy both your pre-spring fever and the reality of keeping warm while it’s still cool, spice up your outfit with some fun transitional accessories; whether it’s a detachable collar, neon clutch, sapphire shades, pastel cocktail ring or metallic platform sandal. Click on the images to go directly to the item’s website.

with style,

S

2 Of My Favorite Trends

In Accessories, Beauty, Clothing on March 1, 2012 at 12:46 AM

1. J.Crew $298, 2. Nine West $79, 3. Rodrigo Otazu $220, 4. Tasha $38, 5. Republic $40, 6. Forever 21 $5, 7. Marni $170, 8. Walls Fashion $78, 9. ASOS $13, 10. TOMS $54, 11. ASOS $64 

1. Butter $14, 2. Essie $8, 3. OPI $9, 4. Deborah Lippmann $18, 5. NARS $18, 6. Dior $23, 7. Chanel 

Two of my favorite trends right now are powerful florals and bright nails. Despite the fact that I’m back to wearing some of my warmer attire this week (thank you mr. groundhog), I cannot help but be addicted to spring’s hautest trends and the bright colors that bring a drab rainy day to one that is fun and fab.

If you’re still wearing your fur vest, umbrella, and rain boots, just think spring!

Florals are far from boring this year. They are colorful, charming, glamorous and loud without being tacky. The last time we saw florals become a trend this big was back in the 90’s. This time around, designers have updated the trend with straight leg pants, envelope clutches, fun frocks, cool collars, sexy shoes, belts and more. Once it’s officially spring, a trip to the Botanical Gardens might not be such a bad idea!

Let’s not forget those bright nails. Spring is all about bold neons or delicate yet fierce pastels–sweet pistachio, juicy tangerine, hues of blue, and more.  I love to switch off between neons and pastels. I think that pastels are better for work days and neons are better for weekends and play.

What do you think of these trends?

with style,

S

My Favorite Looks From ASOS

In Clothing on January 22, 2012 at 2:23 PM

blouse, $54

dress, $64

skirt, $63

ASOS knows how to create outfits that are trendy yet affordable. From simple skirts with a pop of neon, multicolored blouses that aren’t the usual from your local department store and cut-out dresses that actually fit you are some of what I love from this online shopping emporium.

Yesterday marked the first snow fall of the year, and it is still crazy freezing! However, instead of continuing to buy winter pieces, I’ve somewhat moved on to Spring as the new collections work perfectly for my upcoming travels. I have just enough winter galore to last me through the season and will style them in different ways to make it look like I bought a whole new outfit.

One of my newest investments include the first ASOS blouse above. The light color pallet with the bold black piping going through it is the perfect combo. ASOS styled it with black leggings, blue nail polish, and small bangles. I, though, have some of my own ideas on how to wear it and will show you once it arrives on my doorstep.

with style,

S

Flower Power With Simon Doonan

In Accessories, Clothing, Shoes on January 18, 2012 at 12:13 AM

1. H&M $8, 2. Topshop $60, 3. Oasis $35, 4. Alexander McQueen $275, 5. ASOS $36, 6. Paul & Joe $350 7. Stolen Girlfriends Club $396, 8. BCBG $68, 9. ASOS $81, 10. Opening Ceremony $278, 11. Nicole Miller $325, 12. Dr. Martens $50 

Women fashioning men’s clothes has been a major trend, thanks to brands like A.P.C and Rag & Bone. It’s been all about boyfriend blazers, boyfriend jeans, and military-inspired ensembles. But with 2012 unveiling the newest trends, it seems as though there’s going to be a return to a long-gone glamorous femininity with some fabulous flower power.

There won’t be any borrowing from the boys this season, darlings. Instead, we’ll be wearing chic pastels with floral prints that are tropical-inspired, ethnic-inspired, art-inspired, and more. Although our silhouettes might be a bit more girly than usual, we can still fashion our undeniable edge by creating outfits that combine what’s street-chic and our own personal style.

About two weekends ago, I was browsing the home floor of Barneys with my mom. We came across Simon Doonan signing his new book Gay Men Don’t Get Fat at his personal appearance. I was rushing out and didn’t have time to chat, but I did manage to get a shot of him on my iPhone in a fabulous multicolored floral button-down. He aced the trend while still making it “him” with a dark yet colorful tie and jacket. Like I always say, it’s all about looking hard and soft at the same time. Take Simon’s floral look as inspiration for a possible upcoming investment.

Above is my favorite mix of high and low floral galore. Whether you start with a clothing item, a shoe, or accessory, it’s always fun to experiment and add trendy pieces to your closet.

with style,

S

Accessorize Like A Golden Globes Fashionista

In Accessories, Award Show on January 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Angelina in Atelier Versace, Salma and Jessica Alba in Gucci, Charlize and Mina in Dior, Lea and Shailene in Marchesa, Jessica Biel in Ellie Saab, Claire in J. Mendel…the list of best dressed celebrities strutting down the red carpet at the 69th Annual Golden Globes is larger and better than ever.

My favorite? Nominee, Zooey Deschanel, who fashioned an elegant yet edgy backless Prada black gown with emerald green glass pearl embellishment above the waistline and an extraordinarily chic ivory pearl embroidered collar. I also love her matching Prada emerald green glass pearl clutch, tuxedo nails (her take on a french mani), and chunky cocktail ring.

The dress is of course what we look at and judge first and foremost when these A-Listers walk down the red carpet, but what I find to be just as important is the accessories: earrings that dangle, crazy beautiful cocktail rings, and phenomenal clutches.

Below are my favorite Golden Globes inspired earrings, cocktail rings and clutches, all $270 and under, that will make you the most trendy and glamorous red carpet fashionista.

Bring out one of these pieces for your next party, and you’ll be sure to steal the spotlight.

1. Made Her Think $200, 2. Swarovski Crystal $88, 3. Miu Miu $185, 4. Frangos $112, 5. ASOS $15, 6. Isabel Marant $140, 7. BCBG $38, 8. ASOS $12, 9. Kenneth Jay Lane $190, 10. Yves Saint Laurent $275

1. Lauren Merkin $61, 2. Armani Exchange $80, 3. House of Harlow 1960 $199, 4. ASOS $63, 5. BCBG $148, 6. Moschino $160, 7. Lileauxshby $230, 8. Zara $20, 9. Monsoon $27, 10. Karen Millen $225

with style,

S

Pastel Guide

In Accessories, Beauty, Clothing, Shoes on January 9, 2012 at 8:32 AM

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If starting a whole new section in my wardrobe took about the same amount of time as creating a virtual wardrobe on the internet, I’d first rush to pastels. The trend is quickly making its way to the fashioniverse, becoming more and more apparent in editorials, department store windows, and so on. My love for pastels grew when browsing Barneys and Bergdorfs over the weekend.

Pastels are said to be the new neon come Spring (although I’ll never give neons up). Pastels definitely scream “girly” to me; I don’t know if it’s the colors themselves or the fact that many women in Palm Beach over Easter tend to wear anything and everything pastel. Probably a combination of both.

Pastels can be worn beautifully if fashioned the right way. I would not wear more than two pastels in the same outfit, but I would mix them with your edgier pieces to create a soft and hard play on the eyes. Below are my favorite pastels that can easily be mixed and matched with basic pieces that you most likely already own.

J Brand jeans, Acne sweater, Dior eyeshadow, Dior lipgloss, Dior nail polish, Equipment blouse, Bobbi Brown eyeshadow, Topman socks 

Dannijo bangles, ASOS earrings, DSW flats, Steve Madden platforms, ASOS belt, ASOS handbag, Amomuito earrings, Modcloth wedges 

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S

Stylish Stocking Stuffers

In Holiday on December 14, 2011 at 12:18 AM

1. Banana Republic Trio Drop Earring, $45
2. Juicy Couture Gemstone Headband, $45
3. Deborah Lippman Metallic Nail Polish, $24
4. ASOS Turban with Vintage Detail, $15
5. Bobbi Brown Creamy Lips Colors, $23
6. Juicy Couture Pave Bow Wish Necklace, $48
7. Lulu Frost for J.Crew thin Deco bangle, $45
8. BCBG Stone Waist Belt, $48
9. Native Union Pop Phone, $29
10. ASOS Pyramid Knuckleduster Ring, $15 
 
 
1. Miss Marc enameled brass stud earrings, $28
2. Heart-shaped acetate earbuds, $40
3. Lola Parfum Rollerball, $22
4. Miss Marc Usb, $42
5. Heart Usb, $42
6. Rollerball trio, $38
7. Confetti Bubble Pony, $42
 
1. Braced-lets, $5
2. Angry Bird Pens, $5
3. Guitar Hero, $26
4. Cupcake stickers, $4
5. Dylan’s Candy Bar Naught & Nice 3 Bar Pack, $9 
 

For the accessory junkie, the marc jacobs lover, and the kid at heart.  Get your stockings ready!

with style,

S

Holiday Party Dresses Under $100

In Holiday on December 13, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Attending a holiday party is the perfect time to bring out your most glamorous and festive outfit; from the clothes, to the accessories, to the shoes, and even to the makeup.  Whether you want to stick to a LBD or go for a maxi or brighter frock, make sure your look has a little twist.  This is the holiday season, and it’s time to dress like it.

Below are 3 of my favorite holiday party dresses under $100.  

with style,

S

Lace Waisted Dress with Contrast Lining, $81.81, available at ASOS.

Long Draped Dress, $99.90, available at Zara.

Dress $34.95, available at H&M.

Holiday Gifts On A Budget

In Holiday on December 2, 2011 at 7:34 AM

Who said you can’t buy great, fashionable gifts that don’t cost a lot of money?  Definitely not me!  Part of what I love about holiday shopping is the ability to shop high and low prices.  From Forever 21 to Louis Vuitton, there is always a solution.

This is my first post of gifts on a budget -5 gifts to be exact- all $20 and under.  Stores that have a nice selection of gifts at this price range include Forever 21, ASOS, J.Crew and Piperlime.com.

with style,

S

High polish eyelash curler that features rhinestone handles and rubber padding. Forever 21, $4

A Missoni-esq punch of color scarf with zig zag pattern and fringed ends. Forever 21, $10

A clever and quirky way of keeping up with your favorite blogs. J.Crew, $10

Multi chain drop earrings. Hive&Honey, $16

Metallic, glamorous, and the perfect pop of color with a LBD. ASOS, $20

Belt The Day Away

In Accessories on November 17, 2011 at 6:56 PM

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This is the first day that truly feels like winter!  The brisk cold air, unveiling of holiday windows, and Thanksgiving talk makes it feel normal [finally] to wear boots and jackets.  The city is bustling today, as usual, especially in warm places like stores and coffee shops.  I just got back from a meeting at Nespresso, one of my favorite haute-spots on the Upper East Side.  I ordered a mocha latte, which has a chocolatey taste without being over caffeinated.

As I was walking to and from Nespresso, I noticed a number of women fashioning thin belts with dresses and pants; perfect for day and night.  I usually stick to my vintage Hermes H belt because it’s classic.  Plus, I have three different colored straps for it to go on, so I alternate: navy blue, tan, and black.  However, I now want a belt that’s thinner and not expensive, but truly fun for those outfits that need a quick add of pizzaz.

Jessica Szohr always does a great job at adding a thin belt to her outfits like in the photo above–she’s knowledgeable about pulling off an effortlessly chic look.  ASOS has a great selection of thin belts.  From sparkly belts to cheetah belts to metallic belts and much more, the options are endless.  However, I came across a fantastic 3 that are perfect for this season.  Whether with a chic corduroy, a simple LBD, or just a t-shirt and jeans, these belts can add a bold factor without spending lots of money.

And get ready Style Solutions readers, because starting next week, it’s all about the holidays!

with style,

S

Asos Mirror Metallic Skinny Belt, $11

Asos Suede 2 Prong Color Block Belt, $22

Asos Fantasy Leather Leopard Belt, $22

A Clutch For All

In Accessories on October 21, 2011 at 7:26 AM

Friday is here which means weekend attire is back!  It’s time to put away those pencil skirts and work totes and bring out those fun and flirty dresses, bright colored pants, clutches, and more.  I’ve never been more in the mood to wear a clutch–I think it’s because I’ve been carrying my Marc by Marc Jacobs black tote all week, which is so heavy on one shoulder that I almost feel like I’m walking lop-sided without it!

I’m thinking a Tory Burch or Roberta Freymann clutch to start off my weekend.  I’m craving color and want to stay away from black; but honestly, can a New Yorker really stay away from black?  Not so much.  But it’s a nice attempt.  I’m going to be traveling a bit this weekend to Maryland and Philadelphia, and will be going out for a dressy dinner on Saturday night.  Bringing a clutch is the perfect bag when traveling as they are light and usually flat–perfect for that jam-packed suitcase!

I’ve been browsing for a new clutch online, and I came across some that are great options when it comes to look and price: all under $100.  Some act as neutrals, while others act as a pop of pizzaz.  Below are 5 of my favorites.

ASOS $35

ASOS $79

ASOS $58

H&M $24

Zara $99