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

How To Style Velvet Pants

paige denim velvet pants
anine bing graphic tee
anine bing tee
anine bing t-shirt
velvet crop pants
anine bing shirt
velvet pants
velvet pants and graphic tee
graphic tee
graphic t-shirt

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Anine Bing Top // Paige Pants // Ray Ban Sunglasses // Jenny Bird Hoops // M. Gemi Pumps // Clare V. Clutch // Vita Fede Gold Bracelet // Vita Fede Rose Gold Bracelet 

This fall and winter season velvet is going to be a major trend.  Most of the time when you think of velvet you probably think of the holidays and getting super dressed up for a fancy dinner or office party.  I like to take velvet and make it a little bit casual for a cool rock and roll vibe.  Lately I have been living in this t-shirt from Anine Bing.  It is so soft and gives any outfit that cool edge.  Today I paired it with my velvet crops from Paige.  These pants are super comfy and are a great statement piece for your wardrobe.  I love the color!  The best part about these pants is that they can be paired with a t-shirt for a casual look or with a silk blouse or blazer for a party-ready outfit.  To shop, click the links above or below.

xx,

Colleen

Photography by Christina Emilie

Statement Sleeve Blouse

statement sleeve blouse
frayed hem jeans
statement sleeves
statement sleeve blouse from h&M
white blouse
Black strappy pumps
statement sleeves
whitE blouse from h&m
statement sleeve blouse
puffy sleeve blouse

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H&M Top // 3x1 Jeans // Ray Ban Sunglasses // Steve Madden Shoes // Vita Fede Gold Bracelet // Vita Fede Rose Gold Bracelet

One of my favorite trends this season is statement sleeves.  This trend has been around for awhile now and I am so happy it is carrying over into fall!  This puffy sleeve blouse from H&M is super affordable and is a great statement piece.  I love the fit and the quality is very good.  The a-line waist cinches just at the right spot and adds a great detail to the look of the top.  It also hides any sins around the belly if that happens to be your problem spot!  Today I paired it with my favorite 3x1 frayed hem jeans and classic black pumps from Steve Madden.  This outfit is perfect for a night out or even a dressier lunch with friends.  You could also pair this top with a pencil skirt and pumps for the perfect office look.

xx,

Colleen

Photography by Christina Emilie

I'm With The Band: Styling a Concert Tee

rolling stones t-shirt
concert tee
band t-shirt
rolling stones tee
band tee and destroyed jeans 
rolling stones
how to style a band t-shirt
how to style a concert tee
rolling stones t-shirt
band t-shirt

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Daydreamer Tank  //  3x1 Jeans // Stuart Weitzman Shoes // Gucci Bag // Ray Ban Sunglasses // Vita Fede Gold Bracelet // Vita Fede Rose Gold Bracelet // Gorjana Earrings 

One of my favorite outfit combinations is an old school band or concert tee with jeans.   Vintage concert t-shirts have always been a trend and recently artists like Kanye West and Justin Bieber have jumped on the bandwagon by making their concert merchandise more stylized.  My personal favorites are old school bands that conjure up nostalgia.   This Rolling Stones tank top from Daydreamer isn't vintage, but has that worn-in vintage feel that I love.  The classic Stones logo is also one of my favorites for an edgy vibe.  Since it's summer, I styled this with my high-waisted frayed hem 3x1 jeans and Stuart Weitzman rose gold pumps for a dressy touch.  To transition this look into fall, I would add one of my moto jackets for a total rock and roll vibe.  To shop this look, click the links above or below!

xx,

Colleen

Photography by Christina Emilie