marigold moment

this weekend a dear friend and avid CP supporter texted me a picture of herself in this hot little jumpsuit, headed out on the town (and looking fabbbb). words can’t explain how much it meant to me– I thought my heart was going to burst. I couldn’t believe there is not only someone willing to read my jumble of thoughts and ideas on the internet, but also someone who wants to buy (and wear) them!!!??! Little encouragements like this are the reason I keep blogging. ❤️ you all, chicas. 

now on to today’s main event– 


mustard, marigold and dandelion yellow are all having a major moment this fall. while the bright color might scare you, it’s actually quite versatile– perfect paired with denim, navy, black or brown. It provides a little pop of excitement and is rich enough to be muted into some very sophisticated looks. Scroll to shop my current finds featuring the hue…

 

1– gauze scarf

2– lips sweatshirt

3– fringe earrings

4– silk kimono dress

5– tie waist skirt

6– OTS knit top

7– bonsai bucket bag

8– ruched zipper skirt

9– embroidered cotton shirt

10– coco velvet sandal

one sweater, three ways

i saw this sweater available for pre-order a few months ago in the Saks catalog, but couldn’t bring myself to buy it amidst new yorks chilly temperatures. however, as fate would have it, this week’s trip to the laundromat included a pop-in to intermix (lol– only in new york would the two ever be located next to each other) where i came face to face with said sweater, and it was too good to resist. it’s a great transition piece, with a cross over back detail and fringe loud enough to stand alone, but a basic enough color to be worn plenty of times/ways. as an homage to its versatility, here i’ve styled it for three different occasions– work, play and dinner out.

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#1 saturday brunch– wear it alone and let your skin peek out from the fringe for a laid back festival look

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1 sweater   2 shades  3 sandals  4 shorts  5 bag

#2 at the office— you need to layer it over a silky tank or blouse unless you want some scandalous looks from your coworkers. i cant wait to pair it with the freshest summer work pant– a pair of black culottes– and my go to nude pumps, plus some classic accessories to dress up the casual knit.

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1 sweater  2 shoes  earrings  culottes  belt  6 shirt

#3 date night— im kind of digging layering the sweater over a little slip dress for a nod to 90s grunge, but keep it flirty with fringe x2, an organic style cuff by my favorite charleston designer, and a sassy embellished clutch

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1 sweater  2 clutch 3 slip dress 4 heels  5 cuff  6 perfume

what do you think cps– how would you wear it? Xx

d.g.a.f.

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occasionally i fall in love with something so fashionably fab, before i even bring it home, i know every straight man in my life will hate it. boyfriend jeans, loud prints, fur vests, peplum tops, neon, extra baggy sweaters and maxi dresses are a few that have made this list…

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these little gems, otherwise known as a man repeller, baffle the male species and typically aren’t the most “figure flattering” silhouettes, requiring a thick skin and some serious confidence to pull it off. however, they always double check the fashion forward box, making me a happy happy happy girl. such is the case with this isabel marant esque sweater– so fluffy its almost ugly, cozy warm and completely chic. wear it with a suede skirt, some new fall polish, and a whole lot of sass. ps you can get one today for 40% off!

wear it with…

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  1. banana republic fringe sweater
  2. suede zara skirt
  3. jil sander beanie
  4. rebecca minkoff bar studs
  5. tom boy no more by essie
  6. sam edelman joey boots

into the fringe

When I saw my girl OP rocking this fringe skirt along with some other snazzy ladies, I knew it was going to be one of my more daring fall purchases. theres something tough and western but distinctly feminine about the look. I first discovered a lux one at Scoop and was mulling over a splurge purchase when I luckily found Zara’s copycat last week (what did we do before inditex??!)—three clicks later its on the way to me. Love the idea of pairing the dramatic fringe with a simple cotton T.

op fringe skirt 2

black fringe skirt

fringe skirt 4

fringe skirt 3

i figured it has been a while since i did a little splurge vs. save post, so channel the looks above, no matter what your budget
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tshirts: splurge on an alexander wang (pricey but last forever) or go more basic with j.crewimage003

skirts: scoop keeps it classy in a more tailored style while zara offers an identical style for less

**third option by alice + olivia if you’re looking for a mini

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bags: dying for the combo of red/green + camo/studs on this last season valentino, but BR’s stripe offers a citron pop

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shoes: to master the fall transition, stick with a open toe bootie to transition from sandal weather. keep it sleek in the Vince addie or save with a similar style at urban outfitters (in a dream world, channel OP in these alaia

p.s.– don’t these new fall clutches at BR take a page from Anya Hindmarch?!