Pink Ruffle Camisole

pink ruffle cami 
l'academie camisole 
ruffle statement sleeves
ruffle sleeve cami
l'academie camisole 
statement sleeve tops
ruffle sleeves
pink camisole 
stuart weitzman rose gold nudist sandals
pink ruffle camisole

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L'Academie Top // J Brand Jeans // Stuart Weitzman Shoes // Ray Ban Sunglasses // House of Harlow 1960 Necklace - sold out, I like this one here  // Vita Fede Gold Bracelet // Vita Fede Rose Gold Bracelet

One of the best outfits to wear for a night out is a pair of nice jeans and a camisole.  It is an easy way to look super pulled together and is perfect for a hot summer night!  I fell in love with this off-the-shoulder ruffle sleeve camisole from L'Academie.  The statement sleeve is a major trend right now and this particular one covers all the right places (seriously though, it is so hard to maintain a tricep muscle)!  Normally I am not a big ruffle person, but this one is super subtle and chic!  To add a little edge to the look I paired it with my rose gold Stewart Weitzman Nudist Sandals and stacked on the jewelry.  To shop this look, click the links above or below!

xx,

Colleen

Photography by Christina Emilie

The Perfect Summer Dress

summer dresses

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From Top Left: Capulet // L'Academie // Clayton // Current Elliot // Splendid // Paige // 7 For All Mankind

Even though I am a total jeans girl, I am trying to add more dresses into my wardrobe for dressier summer events or when it is just too plain hot for jeans.   My favorite style is something that is slim fitting but not too tight.  I also really like blush pink and light blue colors.  All of these casual dresses are perfect for a summer BBQ or a lunch with friends.  My personal favorite is this floral print dress from Paige and big surprise, the denim dress from 7 For All Mankind.  To shop my picks, click the links above and below.

xx,

Colleen

Striped Button Up Blouse

striped button down blouse
l'academie striped classic blouse
striped blouse
button down blouse
striped button down
l'academie-blouse
J Brand Alana crop jeans
l'academie striped blouse
striped button up 
striped button down blouse

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L'Academie Blouse // J Brand Jeans (Older Style, Similar Here) // Vince Shoes (Older Style, Similar Here) // Anine Bing Sunglasses // Louis Vuitton Bag 

A fun fact about NYC is that it can get crazy windy and the day I shot this look for the blog, the wind was insane!  Even though I look a bit wind blown, I was insistent that we get the shot so that I could share one of my favorite go-to outfits for spring. There are a few classic pieces that everyone needs in their wardrobe and a striped button up blouse is one of them.  This L'Academie version is the perfect transitional piece that can be worn from spring to summer.  Today I paired it with my green J brand skinny crops and nude mules for a great casual look.   For warmer weather, roll the sleeves or tie it into a crop top in the front.  This top can also be worn as a cover-up over a bathing suit.  There are so many different ways to wear this classic piece!  To shop my look, click the links above or below.

xx,

Colleen

Photography by Christina Emilie

Styling A Feather Vest

club monaco feather vest
L'academie 70's blouse
70's style outfit
feather vest with blouse
l'academie blouse
70's style blouse and feather vest
black, brown and cream handbag
house of harlow earrings
bohemian blouse
bohemian chic 

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Club Monaco Feather Vest // J Brand Jeans // L'Academie Blouse // Stuart Weitzman Boots (older style, similar here) // Pour La Victorie Bag (older style, similar here) // Sashi Ring // House of Harlow 1960 Earrings // Daniel Wellington Watch (15% off with code CityLuxe) // Ray Ban Sunglasses

Over the past couple of weeks the weather here in NYC has been really mild considering we are still deep into the winter season.  I love when this happens because it gives me a chance to ditch the heavy winter jackets and opt for looks that won't completely cover my outfits. This feather vest from Club Monaco is the perfect piece for this type of mild winter weather.  The feathers provide a surprising amount of warmth and a touch of glamour to the look.  To go for a 70's type vibe, I paired it with my L'Academie necktie blouse and favorite J Brand skinny jeans.  

xx,

Colleen

Photography by Christina Emilie