studded dress, two ways

my weekly Zara perusal discovered a plethora of new spring arrivals–first up this amazing t-shirt dress. the studs pretty much scream isabel marant, its basic enough to go with everything, and it exudes just the right about of edge to not be boring. i will be wearing it now (with tights and 12 layers on top, so let’s skip that look), transitioning into spring and carrying it straight into the heat of summer. it’s a steal at $99 so grab one for yourself before it sells out!

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transitional weather (spring/fall) for cooler days, layer a leather vest or jacket for warmth (love this allsaints style) and booties for a football game or concert

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           1. Zara dress

           2. triangle studs to add another shape without adding too much additional bling

           3. a printed cross body by clare vivier— the polka dots acceptable post adolescence

           4. fringe boots balance out the biker vest with a cowgirl vibe

           5. vince leather vest (actually scored this exact style at TJ Maxx last weekend)

dog days of summer this dress is the perfect travel outfit– knee high gladiators balance out the asymmetrical hem and keep the bohemian vibe going

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          1. Zara dress

          2. simple arm party by chan luu to add some extra color

          3. shades– prada sunnies may break the bank but always make for a great sunny day

          4. sandals (also try the always super comfortable stuart weitzman version–love the gold!)

bundle up

hello loversssss (or as Carrie Bradshaw would say- luh vaaas) sorry it’s been forever since I’ve checked in- lot’s of change has been going on in this chic peas world- including a new job, a new apartment and a new city (hello nyc!) i am finally in my happy place -surrounded by shopping, street style and all sorts of sartorial inspiration! while i would love to upgrade my wardrobe like yesterday (why is everyone here so fashionable?!) it’s going to be a work in progress. but since the leaves have started turning and i’ve been weathering some chilly mornings on the way to work, first priorities are some new staples to help me bundle up.

bundle up 2

#1 sweaters– first on my check list is a nubby sweater or two to keep the chill off. loving this AllSaints cable style, a chunky turtleneck from H&M, a shearling cardigan (be ahead of the curve- shearling is super in right now) or an edgy zippered look from Helmut Lang.

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#2 skinny bottoms– while i may or may not have made an impulse purchase at Vince last week (shh mom, dont look!) im on the hunt for some other legging options aside from the leather look. so far i’ve rounded up this waxed burgundy moto style, this cool textured knit pair and this ahhhmayzing pair of printed floral jeggings.

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#3 boots– when i saw these Loeffler Randall boots our eyes made contact, we fell in love and ive never looked back. while i plan on keeping my feet firmly planted in them most of october- january, i have a feeling i may need to cheat on these with maybe this Tory pair as another option. (check out this great madewell pair for a dressier option!)

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that’s all for tonight CPs- basically a preview into my fall uniform- i couldn’t be happier to be back on the wagon! promise i wont let the seasons change (again!) before i write another post.