What I Wore

BLUE JEANS AND BOMBERS

Blue jeans and bombers are never a bad idea. For a cool summer night, I love a great oversized jacket with a fitted top and jeans.

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I’m obsessed with this jacket designed by Amanda Litzinger of Stickybaby. She will most likely have a piece of clothing to match your #currentmood in the most stylish way.

Layered underneath is a peek of a lace-up top from American Eagle. We’ve been seeing these trend go full force thanks to Reformation. (I can’t get enough!) You definitely need one in your wardrobe this summer.

I’m a jeans kind of girl. These Denim X style also by American Eagle are as comfortable as a legging but has that great distressing and edge that only denim can give.

To dress things up, I paired this look with my favorite grey All Saints pumps. The word that comes to mind when I put these on? Slay. (All day)

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This jacket is guaranteed to give you all the feels.

Photos by Jess Rao in Brooklyn, NY

 

SHOP MY LOOK

JACKET: STICKYBABY

TOP + JEANS: AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS

SHOES: ALL SAINTS

EYEWEAR: RAY-BAN

 

 

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5 DRESSES YOU NEED RIGHT NOW

Somehow we skipped Spring and went full force into 85 degrees in NYC. What does that mean? Dress weather!

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I’m a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl most days but in the summer sometimes it’s just easier throwing on a dress in one simple step. Miraculously you look instantly put together and super feminine. I’ve rounded up my top five favorites to keep you looking stylish all season long…

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  1. Off-The-Shoulder — Can’t stop wearing off-the-shoulder everything. This denim dream is from Zara has all the elements you want in a dress – did I mention the pockets?!

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2. LWD — The little white dress. The cutest option by American Eagle Outfitters. Obsessed with the tassel detail and embroidery.

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3. The Slip Dress — If you don’t have a slip dress already in your wardrobe – you need one. Perfect when you want to look casual chic. I love this paired with sneakers or a great pair of fringy heels for date night. I love this style by Aritzia.

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4. The Shirt Dress — Everyone needs a shirt dress. This style by Aerie is a great staple for your wardrobe. I love the linen fabric and stripe detailing. The belt is also super cute and will look amazing on multiple dresses all summer long!

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5. I love this maxi from Zara. Easy, breezy & bright! I’m loving yellow this season — it’s such a flattering color and makes a bold statement.

WHAT TO WEAR THIS WEEKEND: THE 4TH

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Can you believe July is already here?! I can’t believe the 4th is this weekend! It’s one of my favorite holidays. There’s nothing like being with your favorite people, grilling out and watching the beautiful fireworks on a summer night!

On the 4th — I always go casual. What’s more American than wearing denim? For my look I decided to wear a pair of white destroyed boyfriend jeans with an easy striped crop tee from American Eagle Outfitters. Adding a pop of red with my Kate Spade Saturday crossbody gives a touch of Patriotic love without being too red, white and blue.

I love a good statement hat. This fun style I scored at H&M — this style has been super popular this season and being under 20 dollars, there’s no reason not to embrace the trend!

For the evening when you’re ready to watch the fireworks with your favorite people, an easy denim jacket around your waist is not only fashionable but functional to keep you warm once the sky lights up.

My favorite sneaker of the moment are these Stan Smith’s — the light grey is a nice alternative to the white and neutral enough to go with most pieces in your wardrobe.

I’m sure you already have similar pieces in your wardrobe — what will you wear to celebrate?!

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Photos by Allison Schaller

SHOP MY LOOK

TOP: Don’t Asky Why, American Eagle Outfitters

JEANS: American Eagle Outfitters

JACKET: American Eagle Outfitters

SNEAKERS: Adidas

BAG: Kate Spade Saturday

SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban

HAT: H&M

 

 

NOT YOUR BOYFRIEND’S JEANS

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Boyfriend jeans – not the easiest type of denim to wear even though they claim to be!

Since I’m used to wearing a tight skinnier fit denim, I tend to feel a little frumpy when I wear a looser style. It’s important to find a pair of boyfriend jeans that still give you a shape. American Eagle Outfitters latest revamp of the boyfriend jean is called the “Tomgirl” — which has a skinnier fit. I also suggest playing with sizing. In a boyfriend jean I usually size down so they are not too baggy and overtime they will give you the right amount of slouch you want.

To feel more put together it’s all about adding the unexpected – a fun pair of heels! I scored these beauties at Zara a few summers back and love the bright bold turquoise. Turquoise is such a flattering shade on so many skin tones and the perfect pop of brightness to ease our way into summer.

I love a white crop top – especially this one from Aritzia. It fits a little oversized, but layered with a favorite lacy bralette from Aerie adds a just a bit of edge. Denim on denim has always been one of my favorite combinations. To continue with the “boyfriend” look – I actually borrowed from the boys and wore a men’s denim jacket from American Eagle Outfitters as well. Draped over my shoulders, I’m ready to hit the city for a fun summer night. Perhaps a rooftop?

Where will you wear your boyfriend jeans?

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Shot in NYC by Dea Jenkins

BACKSTAGE PASS: New York Fashion Week

It’s that time of year again…your Instagram feed is flooded with #NYFW and blurred images of runway models are all filling your phones. NYC, always known for its street style kicks it up a notch as the buzz from the venues spills out into the street.

I had the opportunity to attend the David Tlale show and get a sneak peek backstage. I may love what happens behind the runway more than what goes down the runway. The frenzied action and stacks of make-up sent my beauty obsessed heart soaring.

I love to see the models getting ready, what make-up tricks the artists are using and just how they accomplish that signature “runway glow”.

Well my dear readers, if you always wanted to look behind the velvet curtain…look no further and come enjoy some highlights of my Sunday at Lincoln Center below:

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I decided I was officially ready for a fall color palette so I paired this Wilfred dress from Aritiza from my closet for a classic silhouette. I added some edge with my American Eagle Outfitters moto vest for some “tomboy chic” and completed my look with my go-to All Saints grey pumps, Zara studded clutch to add some texture and Michael Kors watch. On my nails? I just celebrated my 26th birthday that weekend and got peer pressured by my neighborhood nail salon to try OPI’s “All Sparkly and Gold” glitter nail polish and all I can say is this is the ultimate Beyonce mani…P.S. you know we’re birthday twins right? 🙂

Backstage at David Tlale SS14

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Beauty was directed by makeup artist, Louise Zizzo who used MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Cheeky Bronze to highlight cheek bones.

MAC lipstick in So Chaud gave a great coral hue with a touch of pink bronze pigment to add a metallic sheen. Lip pencil in Vino added definition to the pout.

This look is the perfect transition as we ease out of summer into fall: pretty, subtle and still adds a nice peachy glow.

Favorite Looks from the Show:

Pastel metallics were a common theme not only in the makeup but in the clothing itself down the runway — I loved this mix within the collection for spring/summer…wish I could rock it now!

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A casual appearance by male supermodel Tyson Beckford didn’t hurt either…

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After the show we caught these male models heading out still in their looks and skateboard in hand ready to hit the next show! The ultimate street style.

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Be sure to stay tuned for more Fashion Week fun coming soon!

Xo,

Syma

Photos by Allison Schaller & Yours Truly