Kickin’ It


This post is sponsored by DSW.  All opinions are my own.

Skirt The Rules // New Balance 501 Sneakers

As much as I love a good heel, sky-high stilettos are not the most practical option for a city dweller like me.  I’m either biking to work or running down a subway platform to catch the train, so that “cab to curb” kind of lifestyle just isn’t going to work.  In reality, I’ll usually have a pair of flats on during my commute and then throw on my heels right before I get to my destination.  If you see a girl switching out her shoes on the corner of the street, that’s probably me…

Skirt The Rules // New Balance 501 Sneakers

Enter the perfect sneakers from DSW.  It’s a shoe style that I never thought I’d pair with something other than sweats and a tank top until recently.  Times have changed, my friend!  Athleisure is the idea of being sporty and comfortable, without sacrificing your style.  The first time I explained the term to a friend, he laughed at me, but it’s a thing!  Sneakers aren’t just confined to the gym or to the feet of middle-aged tourists.  They’re being worn with dresses and skirts, or in my case, with a refined coat and leather leggings.  Gone are the days where I have to stuff an extra pair of shoes in my already brimming tote bag and that’s a trend I can totally get behind.

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Wear:
Coat: SheInside (c/o) (on sale!)
Top: Lou & Grey
Leggings: Target (similar here and here)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker
Necklace: Madewell
Ring: Kendra Scott (c/o)
Bag: (similar here and here)
Sneakers: New Balance (c/o DSW)

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Pool Side

Skirt The Rules // White Eyelet Skirt

When I think of March, I think about road trips, barbecues and pool parties.  I dream about flouncy swimsuits and eyelet skirts and I imagine myself lounging by the pool, catching up on all my favorite magazines.  And then I realize that the first days of the month in New York actually look like this.  The struggle is real guys.  March will always conjure up the memories of spring break, the promise of colorful blooms and even brighter swimwear. We’re almost there guys — I can feel it!  I got a taste of it back in Arizona a few weeks ago and I can only hope warmer days make their way over to the east coast ASAP.

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Wear:
Bikini Top: Target
Skirt: Zinke
Sunglasses: Karen Walker
Necklace: Ann Taylor
Bracelet: C. Wonder (similar here and here)
Flats: JustFab (similar here and here)

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Photos:
James Colvin

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Faux Fur Vest

Skirt The Rules // Black & White Winter Outfit

These days, I’ve been reaching for a simply black blouse and the coziest faux fur vest.  As much as I love bright, bold colors … sometimes things are much simpler in black and white.  Especially in the winter.  And especially on Mondays.

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Wear:
Top: LOFT
Vest: C. Wonder (similar here and here)
Jeans: Target (similar here and here)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker
Bracelet: Lord & Taylor
Ring: Kendra Scott (c/o)
Heels: DVF (similar here and here)

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