Black & White Stripes

H&M blouse 
black and white striped blouse
lace camisole
black and white blouse
striped button up
black and white stripes
H&M Blouse
Black and white stripes 
H&M button up
H&M striped shirt

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H&M Top // Anine Bing Lace Bodysuit // Paige Jeans // Stuart Weitzman Boots (older style, similar here) // Elizabeth & James Ring // Clare V. Clutch // Vita Fede Gold Bracelet // Vita Fede Rose Gold Bracelet // Jenny Bird Earrings 

I've always loved wearing black and since I've lived in NYC, my obsession with black has reached another level.  Black is always a safe option and it looks great on everyone.  I have been searching for a great black and white striped top for awhile now and I actually found one from a different brand that was 100% silk and cost $200.  I was about to pull the trigger, but then one day when I was browsing H&M I spotted this blouse that gave the exact same look I was going for at  a fraction of the price!  I know that this blouse will not last as long as the more expensive silk version, but I think I will get a few uses out of it for the season which makes it worth it.  Today I paired it with my favorite black skinny jeans and my Anine Bing lace camisole.  One of my favorite styling tricks is layering lace under a button down or tee so it peaks out a little.  This outfit is perfect for a casual holiday party or dinner out with friends. To shop, click the links above or below.

xx,

Colleen

Photography by Christina Emilie

Military Jacket and Tee

anine bing graphic tee
military jacket
military jacket and graphic tee
anine bing shirt
army green jacket
fisherman hat and military jacket 
casual everyday outfit
military jacket
anine bing logo tee
anine bing eagle tee 

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Anine Bing T-Shirt // J Brand Jeans // Trouve Jacket (older style, similar here) // Stuart Weitzman Boots (older style, similar here) // Forever21 Hat // Gucci Bag // Jenny Bird Earrings

One of my favorite pieces I own is my military  jacket.  I bought this jacket years ago and it still remains one of my fall staples.  I am all about accessible clothing and investing in pieces that are going to last a long time and can be mixed and matched every season with new pieces.  Today I am pairing it with this vintage inspired Anine Bing t-shirt and my go-to J Brand skinny jeans.   I am a sucker for a good t-shirt and love it when the fall season comes along so I can layer them under all of my cool jackets.  This jacket adds a great edgy vibe and the stiletto boots dress the outfit up.  These boots were another investment piece I bought about two years ago.  Every season I do a closet edit and challenge myself to create new pairings with these investment pieces to maximize my cost per wear.  To shop this look, click the links above or below.

xx,

Colleen

Photography by Christina Emilie

Vintage Anine Bing T-Shirt

anine bing vintage tee
vintage t-shirt and jeans
t-shirt and jeans 
anine bing 
vintage tee and destroyed denim
anine bing shirt
leopard clare v. clutch
ripped jeans from AG
anine bing clothing
anine bing t-shirt

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Anine Bing T-Shirt // AG Jeans // Stuart Weitzman Shoes // Clare V. Clutch // Quay Sunglasses // Gorjana Hoops // Vita Fede Bracelets - Rose Gold Version, Gold Version // Pandora Ring

I have been searching high and low for the perfect vintage style t-shirt to pair with my destroyed denim.  I love this look because it is perfect for a casual day around the city but also has a cool rock and roll vibe.  I was so excited when I found this Anine Bing vintage tee because it was just what I was searching for!  I love the graphic paired with the bing logo and even though this is not technically a vintage shirt, it definitely has that vibe.  The fit of this tee is very boxy and oversized (this is a size small), so to tailor it I rolled the sleeves and half tucked it into the jeans.  To add some more edge I paired it with my leopard Clare V. Clutch and Stuart Weitzman heels.  Anyone who knows me, knows that this jeans and t-shirt look is what you can find me in 95% of the time!  To shop, click the links above and below!

xx,

Colleen

Photography by Christina Emilie

Stripes & Cutouts With LNA

LNA clothing Stripe Desert tee
lna clothing slash tee
lna casual top 
slash neck tee
mother denim insider fray jeans
lna slash tee
nude mules
lna clothing tee 
LNA Clothing 

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LNA Top // Mother Denim // Vince Shoes (similar here) // Anine Bing Sunglasses // Gorjana Hoops // Vita Fede Bracelet // Madewell Necklace 

I love wearing stripes because they instantly make me feel like I should be on a boat or by the water.  The nautical look is always a major trend every summer so I am always looking for ways to put a spin on it.   I love this LNA tee because it gives me that nautical feel with a little bit of edge with the slash detail.  I love taking pieces that are preppy or super feminine and adding little bit of edge whether it is with jewelry or extra special details.  To complete this casual look, I paired it with my button fly frayed hem Mother jeans and my super comfy Vince mules.  I love these shoes because they give me the height without any discomfort!  I went to visit some college friends last weekend and danced all night in these without a single issue.  This is an older style, but I found a similar pair above.

xx,

Colleen

Photography by Christina Emilie