Stripe Cape

hello fashion blog cape

black cape

black hat ily couture

stripe cape

black and grey cape

DETAILS: BLACK STRIPED CAPE (UNDER A $100) || BLACK HAT || GREY WRAP DRESS (UNDER A $75) || OVER THE KNEE BOOTS || GREY STRAP WATCH

These capes are one of my favorite pieces we brought in to ILY this fall! I wore the navy one on my Instagram this weekend when we took the kids on the helicopter ride for Wes’ birthday.  They come in four colors (burgundy, camel, black, and navy). I couldn’t decide on a favorite color, I know all of them will get a lot of use. They are also reversible so if you want the grey to be more dominate you can just flip it over and the black becomes the more subtle stripe.

We also got more knot dresses in! We added sleeves on them this go around and went a little shorter so you can pair them with over the knee boots and long sweaters. I am wearing the grey one under my cape, but we also have this gorgeous plum color as well. You know my weakness with all things burgundy and plum this year 🙂

Hope you all are enjoying your week!

XX,
Christine

 

 

4 Pants That Should Be In Your Closet

Principle-denim1. BOYFRIEND JEANS || BACKPACK || BURGUNDY LACE-UP SUEDE BOOTIES || SLEEVELESS TURTLENECK SWEATER

2. SKINNY JEANS || CAMEL SHOULDER BAG || GREY ANKLE STRAP HEELS || BURGUNDY STRIPED CAPE 

3. FLARED DENIM || STRIPED LONG SLEEVE TEE || GREY BLAZER

4. LEATHER CROPPED PANTS (UNDER $100) || SHEARLING HANDBAG || GREY LONG SLEEVE TEE || TWO TONE SNEAKERS

My closet denim collection has hit a repeat cycle and there are so many cute new cuts and styles for Fall I did a closet refresh this weekend and ordered some new staple styles.

1.) Boyfriend jeans: Boyfriend jeans are such a comfortable option for every day looks, they are easy to throw on and with a great pair of heels you can easily dress up your look. I just ordered these because all my boyfriend jeans are distressed and I wanted a cleaner cut pair.

2.) Skinny jeans: AG has always been one of my favorite brands of denim. They fit me really well and don’t stretch out. They are are my go to brand when I want a new style. I wear this distressed pair probably once a week on my blog and actually have 2 pairs because I literally live in them. They just came out with a high rise skinny that I LOVE. Most of my denim is low rise so I wanted a higher cut for variation.

3.) Flared jeans: There’s nothing like flared denim to really elongate your legs plus it’s a completely different silhouette from a lot of the other pants you probably own so it’s an easy way to break out of your normal routine.

4.) Leather leggings (Under a $100!):  It’s that pair of pants you can wear for everything from errands with a pair of tennis shoes and chunky sweater to a night out because it matches and works with everything. I just ordered this cropped pair (exclusive to Shopbop). They are such a good price point and I love that they are cropped. All my other leather leggings are long and I like the cleaner look of flats with cropped leggings so the material isn’t all bunched at the bottom.  BlankNYC is one of my favorite brands, not just because they are affordable but they are also great quality. This pair of slim boyfriend jeans I got last summer is one of my all time faves (also under a $100).

Have you switched up your pants collection this season? What are some of the new styles you are trying or excited to try? You can see more staple styles for this season here.

XX,

Christine

*In collaboration with Shopbop.

 

 

White and Black

valentino hello fashion blog

blazer and boyfriend tee

black and white everyday outfit

black and white with rockstuds

white and black rockstud flats

black jeans and blazer

DETAILS: ROCKSTUD FLATS || WHITE BOYFRIEND TEE (SIZE UP FOR OVERSIZED LOOK) || BLACK DENIM || BLACK BLAZER (OLD FROM FOREVER 21 – SIMILAR HERE) || CELINE HANDBAG ( OBSESSED WITH THIS ONE) || SUNGLASSES || NECKLACE (LAST SEEN HERE)|| WATCH

Happy Friday guys! Ahhhh I’m obsessed with these shoes! I have been on the hunt for cute white flats and hadn’t seen anything that caught my eye until these! In full honesty I am not much of a Valentino shoe girl, they look so cute on other people but I just never wore them. A few weeks ago I was in Vegas and saw a girl walking down the street in these and had major shoe envy! I was obsessed! I searched all the major retailers and couldn’t find them – so I went to my go to spot for all the rarer styles that are harder to find and they have them! I love when you hunt for something and finally find it! It makes the purchase more exciting 🙂

When it comes to transitioning to fall, accessories are everything. Shoes and bags can do a lot for taking your look from season to season. White out is a major color theme we are seeing this season – also the white and black combo is always a classic you can’t go wrong with. We all have white layers – tops, sweaters, etc.- laying around the closet so opt for nicer accessories to complete your white out look. I love this clutch and this YSL bag or for a sportier look this white backpack is really chic too.

Below are a few more white and black pieces I am loving.

XX,

Christine

*Photos by Emmy Lowe Photo. In collaboration with SSENSE and Shopstyle.