little mesh dress.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Le Tote black mesh stripe dress; ILY Couture Basilissa pave link bracelet; L.A.M.B. black and white clutch; Prabal Garung x Target red wedge sandals

There are plenty of ways to wear a little black dress, but this one might be my favorite.  I’m not the kind of girl that you’ll see wearing cut-out panels, but I will rock a bit of mesh.  It’s definitely more demure than its edgy counterpart, but it shows enough skin to make for a feminine and fresh take on the LBD.  This time around, accessories take a backseat to this fun little party frock.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Le Tote black mesh stripe dress; ILY Couture Basilissa pave link bracelet; L.A.M.B. black and white clutch; Prabal Garung x Target red wedge sandalsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Le Tote black mesh stripe dress; ILY Couture Basilissa pave link bracelet; L.A.M.B. black and white clutch; Prabal Garung x Target red wedge sandalsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Le Tote black mesh stripe dress; ILY Couture Basilissa pave link bracelet; L.A.M.B. black and white clutch; Prabal Garung x Target red wedge sandalsILY Couture Basilissa Pave Link Bracelet

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Dress: Le Tote (c/o)
Bracelet: ILY Couture (borrowed from Tracy)
Bag: L.A.M.B. (similar)
Shoes: Prabal Gurung x Target

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Tracy Davis

fierce florals.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo;  Le Tote mirrored floral dress worn as top; Kirna Zabete x Target leather a-line skirt; BaubleBar black geometric statement necklace; J.Crew Factory Vero neon yellow clutch; L.A.M.B. black cut out heels

I never really plan my outfits in advance (which is maybe why I’m perpetually running late), but I like to start my day off feeling like a blank canvas.  Some days — like today — my outfit ideas start off soft and feminine and end up more forward and fierce.  Case in point: a fun floral dress that was completely transformed by a little leather and a pop of neon.  Take a little time to experiment with your wardrobe and I’m sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised with all the possibilities!

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo;  Le Tote mirrored floral dress worn as top; Kirna Zabete x Target leather a-line skirt; BaubleBar black geometric statement necklace; J.Crew Factory Vero neon yellow clutch; L.A.M.B. black cut out heelsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo;  Le Tote mirrored floral dress worn as top; Kirna Zabete x Target leather a-line skirt; BaubleBar black geometric statement necklace; J.Crew Factory Vero neon yellow clutch; L.A.M.B. black cut out heelsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo;  Le Tote mirrored floral dress worn as top; Kirna Zabete x Target leather a-line skirt; BaubleBar black geometric statement necklace; J.Crew Factory Vero neon yellow clutch; L.A.M.B. black cut out heelsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo;  Le Tote mirrored floral dress worn as top; Kirna Zabete x Target leather a-line skirt; BaubleBar black geometric statement necklace; J.Crew Factory Vero neon yellow clutch; L.A.M.B. black cut out heelsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo;  Le Tote mirrored floral dress worn as top; Kirna Zabete x Target leather a-line skirt; BaubleBar black geometric statement necklace; J.Crew Factory Vero neon yellow clutch; L.A.M.B. black cut out heels

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Dress Worn as Top: Le Tote (c/o)
Skirt: Kirna Zabete x Target (similar)
Necklace: BaubleBar
Clutch: J.Crew Factory (on sale!)
Bracelets: Lucky Magazine (c/o)
Shoes: L.A.M.B.

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Tracy Davis

city meets country.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a brown leather skirt; Forever 21 maroon gingham button up shirt; Le Tote brown leather skirt; Le Tote gold hardware leather cuff; C. Wonder tortoise square link necklace; Hello Fab gold glam sequin clutch; Diane von Furstenberg DVF April leopard calf hair pumps

Okay, so I’ll be completely honest here: I don’t really do country and I don’t do rodeos.  Truth is, I once bought a pair of cowboy boots … and then only wore them once.  Needless to say, I’m much more of a city girl that is occasionally inspired by the country spirit.  So maybe my interpretation involves sequin and leopard — would you expect anything less?

 Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a brown leather skirt; Forever 21 maroon gingham button up shirt; Le Tote brown leather skirt; Le Tote gold hardware leather cuff; C. Wonder tortoise square link necklace; Hello Fab gold glam sequin clutch; Diane von Furstenberg DVF April leopard calf hair pumpsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a brown leather skirt; Forever 21 maroon gingham button up shirt; Le Tote brown leather skirt; Le Tote gold hardware leather cuff; C. Wonder tortoise square link necklace; Hello Fab gold glam sequin clutch; Diane von Furstenberg DVF April leopard calf hair pumpsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a brown leather skirt; Forever 21 maroon gingham button up shirt; Le Tote brown leather skirt; Le Tote gold hardware leather cuff; C. Wonder tortoise square link necklace; Hello Fab gold glam sequin clutch; Diane von Furstenberg DVF April leopard calf hair pumpsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a brown leather skirt; Forever 21 maroon gingham button up shirt; Le Tote brown leather skirt; Le Tote gold hardware leather cuff; C. Wonder tortoise square link necklace; Hello Fab gold glam sequin clutch; Diane von Furstenberg DVF April leopard calf hair pumps

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Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Le Tote (c/o)
Necklace: C. Wonder (similar)
Bag: Hello Fab (c/o)
Bracelet: Le Tote (c/o)
Shoes: DVF (similar and way cheaper!)

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James Colvin