| blouse (2) | pants (2) (3) (4) (5) | crossbody | shoes |
Some of my favorite items and standout pieces come from designer consignment stores. I have found them selling at less than half of retail – even when brand new. I seek out these stores when I’m traveling because you never know what you may find.
I purchased these Marissa Webb wide leg crops from a Dallas consignment store, Clothes Circuit. Unfortunately, I can’t link the exact pair, but I found similar.
Do you shop at consignment stores? Does it weird you out to wear someone else’s clothes? Or do you get overwhelmed by the large amount of inventory? My trick is: just try it on. Something may look awful on the hanger but look great on you. Often the opposite happens. I will have high hopes for a garment, and it just doesn’t fit right. Remember, you are looking for buried treasure!
Here are some of my favorite online consignment stores and designer liquidators if you haven’t found a local store you like!
- The Real Real
- Luxury Garage Sale
- The Outnet
- United Apparel Liquidators
| tee | vest (2) | denim | mules |
The saturated greens in these photos make me happy. Spring is here, and it’s time to be outside. #EarthDay.
I love that this outfit is so easy to put together, but adding the vest makes this look more than a casual t-shirt and jeans combo. If that makes any sense. The addition of a third piece can do wonders for any look, whether that means adding a wrap to a dress and heels or a double breasted blazer to your work blouse and pencil skirt.
My favorite third piece is a vest. I have denim, which you’ve all seen a thousand times, military inspired, red leather and a couple of others. Try layering a third piece, and see how much more put together you feel!
For more inspiration, here are some other vest looks: 1, 2, 3, 4. Notice how boring some of my outfits would be if the vest was gone!
| sweater | skirt | booties, similar (2) (3) | bag |
I love mixing textures to make an outfit more interesting. Today, I wore a combination of velvet, suede, fringe and pebbled leather, and I love the way it turned out. See what fun outfits you can create with the pieces in your closet.
photos by: May Montague
Velvet Slide | Velvet Ankle Strap Sandal | Velvet Embellished Mule
By now you’ve most likely seen velvet in your local boutiques and online at major department stores. It’s a huge trend this season, so I decided to share a few of my favorite velvet shoes!
What I love about velvet is not only can you dress it up, but you can dress it down. Wear the mules with a comfy sweater and distressed denim; wear the heels to a cocktail party; and wear the slides to work with a cropped trouser. Don’t limit yourself.
Velvet: a huge trend for fall.
I’ve curated a few of my favorite velvet pieces for the season. All different price points and all different styles. Here are some big and small ways you can incorporate velvet into your wardrobe.
3.1 Phillip Lim Bag
As you know, I love a touch of femininity in each outfit I wear. What better way to do this than adding a bow to your hair. The velvet bags are minimal yet add interest to your look. Another way to subtly add velvet to your look is by adding a velvet belt. Front tuck your blouse or sweater into your jeans for a peep of color and texture.
Free People Blazer
Elizabeth and James Cami
COH Rocket Skinny
Front Pocket Skirt
Velvet doesn’t have to be bright. I selected staples for your fall wardrobe. Pair chunky sweaters with the velvet bottoms and sleek pants with the velvet tops.
Rebecca Minkoff Sneaker
Ankle Strap Pump
Free People Mule
Rag and Bone Floral Flat
Loeffler Randall Heel
What a more fun way to add velvet to your wardrobe than by your shoe. Here you can kill a few birds with one stone or knock out a couple of trends in one. The mule is sleek and fresh, and it comes in velvet! The sneaker is everywhere and that blush color is huge for fall.
| blouse (2) (3) | denim | shoes |
I have gotten a lot of wear out of this Zara (imagine that) blouse since I bought it mid July. It was light enough for hot days in New York but works as a transitional piece into fall. Of course, fall comes a little later around here since it is currently 85 degrees and not a tree has changed. I wore this with shorts and wedges this summer, white jeans, and now dark distressed denim and velvet sandals. It’s now off to the dry cleaners after a few wears and minor spillage. Come back to me soon!
photos by: Eileen Barrett