girl at the rock show

TGIF chicpeas! i dont know about you, but it’s taken me a lot of angry teen rock music to get through this week, especially Blink 182’s take off your pants and jacket album, which has been on heavy rotation (do it- you’ll feel better).

band tees have made a big comeback in street style of late, as you can see from the bloggerinas below. as a result, i’ve been inspired to edge up my typically conservative style and make it a little more ‘rock and roll’ by incorporating a faded tee, leather and some studs. try some for yourself, get angsty, and and prepare to party all weekend long…

1– leather jacket 2–cat eye shades 3– choker 4– cherry tee (another great option)

5– studded backpack  6– military jacket 7– sleek sneaks 8– crystal shades 9– rainbow hoops

10– beats headphones  11– leather pants 12–vegan leather skirt 13– moto boots

14– waistless denim  15– embellished crossbody 16– faded logo tee 17– shirred tank

 

 

what carine says is cool

i frequently wish i was a better purger. over the years i’ve tried to get better at letting go of pieces sooner and making space for new. however occasionally the hoarding comes in handy– you never know what will come back in style– and it’s especially helpful when you see some cool girl walking down the street wearing something you already own.

such is the case with a pair of pointy toed ankle booties from J. Crew that have been hidden in the back of my closet. i rarely wear them because the narrow heels make any subway ride extra hellish, but they were a gift from my parents and to be honest I just never got around to finding them a new home.

thank god for my laziness, however, because seeing this recent snap of bella maqnifique Carine Roitfeld made me need my boots asap. she’s truly the most sexy, fashion-forward sixty two year old I’ve ever seen (i hope i look half as good at her age). here she’s wearing an almost identical pair, styled in her classic french way– all black, a little edgy, and lots of leg.

screen-shot-2017-01-07-at-5-05-59-pmcarine is proof that a good stiletto never goes out of style. so get yourself a lookalike pair stat– options by nine west (shown below), via spiga, jimmy choo, johnston & murphy, and stuart weitzman

1) black ankle boots

2) volumizing hair spray

3) grommet embellished mini skirt

4) spanx opaque tights

5) barbara bui ribbed turtleneck

6) beige polish

5 under $50

some chic steals and deals to get you through your week– 5 of my current favorites, all under $50

#1 zara fleece jacketone of my best purchases this fall, half coat/half sweater, this blanket style feels soft as a bathrobe but is tailored enough to wear to work. see me debuting it on insta here.

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#2 beaded tassels. ladies in love with the oscar de la renta tassels, look no further. this etsy shop has jaw dropping identical options all for $49

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#3 h&m biker jeans – pair with a cozy sweatshirt, beanie and sneaks for a perfect errand running outfit.

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#4 western belt – as many of us know, the model/trendy fashionista clan has been rocking western style belts for some time. while i am a little skeptical on how long this fad will stick around, at $6 you can test drive it for yourself and say goodbye when its on to the next thing.

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#5 twist-front teewhile technically it rings in slightly above $50, if you sign up for the club monaco email program you can get it for $50.15 (does anyone else think of isla fisher in bachelorette when you hear club monaco? if you havent seen this movie, just do it). my friends know i am notoriously cheap for buying tees— my go to’s are always scoop neck t-shirts from h&m, Target turtlenecks and long sleeved jersey ones from the cynthia rowley for TJmaxx line. seriously, i never pay more than $30– because i end up throwing them away after a season or two and buying all new. however, the detail on this one makes it worth the extra dough and i made the mistake of trying it on at the store– lit-er-a-lly-yyyy the softest. sold.

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***honorable mention to these amazing dv for Target mule boots ringing in for only $27!!! you, my bootie friends, didn’t get featured in the top 5 because you arent available online and/or in stores anywhere in my size. grrrrr. so i didnt want you gals to feel the sadness/anger/disappointment flooding my emotions when i see them. target reps— call me, i want them. their parent brand dolce vita has them online here at a much higher price. nnneeeew thank you.

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meet this season’s version of the statement coat– boots and booties of all shapes and embellishments. they’re lighting up runways and fashion week photos errrywhere because they’re pretty much the perfect thing to jazz up your old jeans and a chunky sweater, while giving your stan smiths a much needed break. i know 95% of my readers may be scared of some of the picks below, but i promise you can dip a toe into the trend in a subtler way. some of my favorites are below…

 

#1 MSGM. debating maxing out my credit card for these lovely floral babies. hoping shopbop will hold their f&f sale before it gets to that point!

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#2 nasty gal. metallic + geometric makes the perfect match. this pair could also do double duty with a silk top and midi skirt for an evening on the town.

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#3 rebecca minkoff. these velvet babies are subtler than some of the other pairs, but sadly sold out in most sizes. you can bet this cp is already signed up for the waitlist.

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#4 valentino. let the stars be your guide in an out-of-this-world jeweled pair

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#5 faith boston. marble heels? yes puh-lease.

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#6 saint laurent. rockstar worthy silver stars get brought back to earth by a stretchy side and shockingly wearable heel

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#7 target. snakeskin wonders that look just like the ones featured in photo 4, for under $35

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#8 sam edelman. floral brocade with a slightly far east vibe. also try a pink candela pair from anthropologie.

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want more? for those of you looking for other options, check out net-a-porters full embellished boot guide here!