Poplin Corset Top

poplin corset top
zara poplin top 
built in corset top
striped corset top
corset top
Poplin shirt and jeans
poplin shirt from zara
j brand skinny jeans
striped poplin shirt
zara corset top 

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Zara Shirt // J Brand Jeans // Schutz Shoes // Ray Ban Sunglasses // Cuff Bracelet // Shashi Ring

Labor Day weekend may have passed, but that doesn't mean we need to say goodbye to summer just yet.  The temperatures stay pretty warm throughout September so now is the time to wear all of the tops that you didn't get a chance to wear all summer!  One of my favorite fabrics to wear in the warmer summer months is poplin because it is lightweight and crisp.  This corseted poplin top from Zara is perfect for a warmer fall day.  I love the corset look without the discomfort.  Paired with my J Brand skinnies and nude pumps this outfit is the perfect transition look from late summer into fall.  To shop, click the links above and below.

xx,

Colleen

Photography by Christina Emilie

Splurge vs. Save: Summer Shoes

summer shoes

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Tabitha Simmons Mules // Schutz Mules // Alexandre Birman Pumps // Tony Bianco Pumps // Gucci Loafers // Steven Loafers //  Alaïa Pumps // Tony Bianco Pumps // Alexander Wang Sandals // Raye Sandals 

I am very strategic when it comes to what pieces of clothing and accessories I splurge on.   Everyone has their own personal preferences when it comes to what they like to spend their money on, but I always advise my clients to pick and choose carefully because some pieces are trendy and won't be in style past one season.  For example, I am a big proponent of splurging on handbags because a nice handbag can instantly make any outfit look amazing.  When it comes to shoes, for the most part I think along the same lines with some exceptions.  Since living in NYC, I realize how much of a beating my shoes take.  Between the subway, dirty sidewalks, winter elements and grates my shoes always end up looking beat up.  I think that there are certain shoes that are worth the high-end price tag and others where you are better off getting the look for less.  If the shoe is super trendy like these embroidered Gucci loafers or studded pearl shoes, I recommend getting the less expensive version because they probably won't be in style for more than a few seasons.  On the flip side, a classic pair of black pumps or over the knee boots that you will wear over and over again are worth spending a little more on because you get more use out of them.  Shoes that are more expensive are usually made with higher quality materials so they tend to wear a lot better than a synthetic shoe would from Zara.  Today I have rounded up some of the biggest shoe trends right now at both a higher and lower price point.  Happy shopping!

xx,

Colleen

Striped Culotte Denim Jumpsuit

7 for all mankind jumpsuit
culotte jumpsuit
striped culotte jumpsuit
striped denim jumpsuit
culotte jumpsuit
denim jumpsuit
7FAM jumpsuit
7 for all mankind denim
striped denim jumpsuit
7FAM jumpsuit

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7FAM Jumpsuit // Schutz Shoes // Ray Ban Sunglasses // Vita Fede Gold Bracelet // Vita Fede Rose Gold Bracelet // Gorjana Earrings // Lariat Necklace

I love a good jumpsuit for the summer months.  When I found this 7 For All Mankind striped denim jumpsuit, I knew I needed to have it!   The best part is I got it on major sale!  This jumpsuit combines two of my favorites things to wear, denim & stripes.  It is super slimming with the vertical stripes and the belt at the waist really cinches you in.  The culotte style pants are a major trend right now and most importantly, it is super comfortable.  I have been dying to wear this outfit and can't wait for some upcoming events where I can wear this look.  To dress it up a little, I paired it with some nude pumps and layered on the gold jewelry.  To shop the look, click the links above and below.

xx,

Colleen

Photography by Christina Emilie

Royal Blue J Brand Pants

royal blue jeans
royal blue j brand jeans
royal blue pants
star mela clutch
royal blue pants
star mela multicolor clutch
white tunic style top
white summer tunic
blue jeans 
colored jeans 

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J Brand Pants (older style, similar here) // Splendid Top (older style, similar here)  // Star Mela Clutch // Ray Ban Sunglasses // Schutz Shoes // Gorjana Hoop Earrings // Vita Fede Gold Bracelet // Vita Fede Rose Gold Bracelet 

A few years ago, colored jeans made a major comeback.  This trend was one that I was really happy about because it gave me a chance to add some color into my wardrobe while still being able to wear jeans 24/7.  These royal blue J Brand jeans are ones that I still love to wear in the summer months because they add a great splash of color and get me out of my normal neutrals only kick.  Today I paired them with a simple white tunic and my Star Mela clutch to add another major pop of color.  Recycling trends and pairing them with some classic staples that you already have in your closet is a great way to get the most out of your wardrobe.  To shop this look, click the links above or below!  

xx,

Colleen

Photography by Christina Emilie