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.

alc dylan

#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

basic betch

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when i saw an article on the news a few weeks ago that kate moss had been kicked off a plane for calling the pilot a “basic bitch” i genuinely laughed out loud. i mean, this is the girl who said “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”— undoubtedly she’s never one to mince words. holding Kate as inspiration, for us phelbians avoid this most unchic of labels, try basics with a twist (just like my favorite kind of martini, which i’m sure katie dearest had a few of prior to plate-gate).

#1 not so basic lbd
pic 3.12. paired with the sickest black pumps i ever did see– nicholas kirkwood, you are a genius (another option)

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3. try a cropped white tweed jacket with just the right amount of fringe (or this high-low derek lam version— on sale!)

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4. over this “don’t call me a sweetheart” sweetheart cami

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5. hide tired eyes behind these chic mirrored frames

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6. be airport casual in a lace up tee

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7. with a not so basic crossbody purse that looks way more expensive than it is (hoo knew rag and bone did bags?)

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8. and a comfy pair of trouser jeans to make anyones legs look like a supermodels

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safe travels and clear skies to all of my cps traveling this week! xx

game set match

while the matching set fad is already starting to be overdone in my book, i couldnt resist the stripes on this chic alc set. best of all, its completely office appropriate (no crop top), both pieces can be worn numerous ways, and the outfit is on sale now (skirt, top).  if its sold out in your size, try a similar set here.

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