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

summer calling

ring ring, summer here. this weekend new york officially became the sweaty steampot it can be (a season officially marked once the sidewalk garbage starts to smell- blech). this is actually happy news for a summer girl like me, as I for one would rather be sweating than freezing in most scenarios.

if you’re a fellow summer birthday like this Cancer, you live for the days of long nights and bare legs. in honor of this most holy of seasons, I rounded up some shorts + sandal combos to carry you all season long.

for the romantic…

subtle shorts

 

shorts: rebecca taylor

sandals: schutz

sunnies: warby parker

for a tropical jaunt…. bahama shorts

shorts: j.crew

sandals: ancient greek

sunnies: ray ban

for the girl next door… 

all american

shorts: madewell

sandals: vince

sunnies: dior

to make shorts not just a daytime thing… 

city slicker shorts

shorts: topshop

sandals: zara (also try the nude version)

sunnies: prada

to get the right kind of attention…

patterned shorts

shorts: zara

sandals: l*space by cocobelle

sunnies: illesteva