Never An Excuse to be Late

An item that is essential to accessorize all outfits is the wrist watch.  Watches have made a big comeback in the past few seasons and  they have shown serious staying power.   The reason behind the popularity of this old-fashioned, oversized, menswear-inspired piece is because a watch instantly spruces up an outfit.  Wrist watches provide mature arm candy in any hardware you want – silver, gold, ceramic or leather strap.  Slip on a watch and you instantly professionalize your work attire, glam up a night look or add the only necessary piece of jewelry you need for a casual day.  Not to mention wearing a watch will help you brush up on your time-telling skills instead of peeking at your iPhone every 5 minutes!  Below are some of my favorite watches, enjoy!

watches
from left to right – Marc by Marc Jacobs Baby Dave Watch ($250), Kate Spade New York Metro ($195), Michael Kors Runway Chronograph Watch ($250), La Mer Brown Snake Wrap Watch ($92), AX Armani Exchange White & Rose Gold Multi-Function Watch ($220)
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Holler for a Collar

Yes, Honey Boo-Boo Child’s this stylish fall trend can be found around the neck of only the most fashionable.  Collar necklaces are the new statement pieces and they are being spotted everywhere!  Kim K, Jessica Alba and Kelly Osbourne have donned this neck accessory and you can pull off the look as well.  Find a great silver or gold collar necklace and keep the rest of your accessories above the neck very simple; the collar necklace demands all the attention so don’t wear any competing pieces.    See some of my favorites below.

  

Left to right – Dannijo, marc by Marc Jacobs, Sabine at Piperlime

 

 

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Welcome to the Wild West on Wednesday!

Okay, totally unplanned title but another unforeseen was the western trend flooding fashion blogs today!  OpenSky debuted Glamour’s “neo-western” inspired collection (with photo above) that included lots of gold and turquoise jewelry pieces  and Rachel Zoe chose her “cow-girl chic” accessory picks in The Zoe Report (some seen below).

                   

(from left to right: Alushia Sanchia Toledo Ring, $140, Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Berkeley Bag, $475, B Brian Atwood Pallazo Boots, $795)

Both of these blogs shared their ideas of western flair showcasing fringe, cowboy boots, turquoise and lots of denim.  Below are some outfit pieces I chose that will make your inner cowgirl come out. Although each of these alone can give fashionistas a taste of the west, I wouldn’t advise wearing them all at once!

western wear
Enjoy!
always FASHIONABLY kate

Prepare for the Weekend with Tory Burch

I realize it’s only Tuesday but I know I’m not alone when I say I am so ready for the weekend.  And what better way to get through the weekly struggles than to coordinate some Weekend Ensembles.  Lucky for us fashionistas, one of our most beloved designers, Tory Burch has pre-selected some coveted items from her collection specifically for weekend.  Whether you’re going casual or dressy, Ms. Burch has got you covered with fall pieces ranging from leather jackets to the popular spring-to-fall trend of colored skinny jeans.  Below are some of my favored picks.  Enjoy!

      

Ivy Super Skinny Jean – $225                      Ivy Super Skinny Jean (in Malachite) – $195

 

Amanda Riding Boot – $495                      Bryce Bow Blouse  (in Ivory Afton) – $295

      

Quinn Quilted Leather Ballet Flat  – $250         Emmy Leather Jacket – $895

      

797 Large Satchel (in Black) – $625                             Logo T Stacking Bangles – $195

See the rest of the options here – Tory Burch.com

 

always FASHIONABLY kate