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Features

Trend Alert: Western Details

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I recently debuted my newest pair of heels – a black suede sandal that’s right on time with the latest trend – Western details! While I do love trends, I look for ways to incorporate that don’t break the bank, because sometimes trends are over quickly and you don’t want financial regret. If it’s a pricier item, I look for ways to adopt the trend more classically so I’ll feel comfortable wearing the item in seasons to come.

 

That was the case with these lovely Maje sandals that Jason bought me in Barcelona! While I love the western detail, I feel like it’s not overwhelming and I’ll be excited to wear these for years to come. The classic silhouette and undertested black suede will fit right in with the rest of my wardrobe! Well, I wanted to share the link of where you can buy this pair – not only because they are so cute, but they incredibly comfortable! And while I’m sharing my newest obsession, I thought I’d share some other Western-inspired items that caught my eye.

 

Western Flat Sandals: If you’re not a heels person, never fear! This Birkenstock-inspired pair is comfy, cute with jeans, and right down the street on the shelves of your local Target.

 

A Western Boater: I’m slightly hat obsessed and ready to hang up my straw boater for a more Fall-friendly version. You’ll be the chicest gal on the ranch!

The Belt: Last but not least is an easy way to incorporate the western trend – the belt! Here is my favorite (more suede!) courtesy of Free People and another slightly cheaper variation from Urban Outfitters.

 

What do you dolls think? Are you on board with this trend?

Outfits

Seeing Sequins

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You dolls might have read my most recent post on what to wear a casual night out. The look consisted of a black sweater, some chic sunglasses (if it’s early evening), and your favorite pair of jeans. Easy right? I wore that outfit as a comfortable alternative to getting all dressed up out in Barcelona. Well, when it was time to head back to Dublin, jetlag still had ahold of me, but I wanted something a little more glam. Enter this elevated long sleeve tee, covered in sequins. The color is described as deep well, and it’s the prettiest shade of ink navy. It almost looks black if not in the light. This time when I was heading out – you guessed it…I reached for the same pair of jeans! But instead of a sweater, I threw on this top and the comfiest pair of heels I now own. With western details (another blog post coming on this soon), the heels are perfectly on-trend but classic enough to last from year to year. I love this look because I get to wear sequins without looking like it’s my 21st birthday, or I’m heading out to a night in Vegas. You know what I mean? The light jeans keep it casual and modern. But hey, what girl doesn’t like to the sparkly center of attention!

 

That night I had the most fantastic time going to dinner with old friends in Ireland and sipping cocktails with my brother. I even hit my late-night Indian spot, a restaurant I’ve frequented since I was 15. Before we hit the town, we also managed to take some photos together…something that my mom was surprised and delighted by. And I have to say…my brother has the blogger poses down pact. Perhaps I should watch my back! Spending time with family is my favorite part of traveling, and this trip was no exception. I hope you dolls stay tuned because I have a couple more Fall looks that I wore while on my trip. Coming to the blog soon!

Top: Samsoe & Samsoe.  Jeans: Forever 21.  Heels: Maje.  Bag: Vintage Loewe.

Outfits

Back Down South

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Last weekend Jason and I had the opportunity to break out of NYC for a long weekend and head back to our old stomping grounds of Atlanta, GA. I hadn’t been back since we moved years ago, and it was a surreal experience to see the city from different eyes and at a different stage in life.

 

Some sights and sounds brought back instant nostalgia, while other new developments made us feel foreign in our past home. It was a strange and humbling experience to reflect upon where we’ve been, how we’ve evolved and where we hope to go in the future.

 

One thing that hadn’t changed about the city was the unique Southern charm and style of the people! Atlanta has such an energy that is truly its own. And the people don’t mess around when it comes to fashion y’all! I knew that going back down South for this trip, I had to come correct with my outfits!

 

For my first day out on the town, we spent time exploring our old neighborhood of Buckhead- doing some shopping, dining and afternoon champagne sipping. I love the weather there, because despite the crisp fall air, it was still as bright as can be! The sunshine lets you get away with transitional mini-dresses, and I thought this was the perfect time to wear a new favorite from Maje. I love a good fit-and-flare dress, and this one has a Parisian feel with its classic black and white combo, combined with a short and flirty length. This dress was just the inspiration I needed to break out a brand new pair of Stuart Weitzman boots! You may have seen me in the Highland, but this year I sprung for the AllLegs which go even higher on the thigh (ooh la la) with a slightly pointier toe. I think they’re so sexy, and I love them!

 

To go with my little French dress, I paired Chanel accessories (but of course!) and a red oversized blazer that I found at my local thrift store. You never know what treasures you can find!

 

I had such amazing trip and I hope to be back soon! But in the meantime, I can’t wait to wear this again back in New York… just maybe with some tights.

 

P.S. Maje is currently having their Friends & Family Sale. So if you like my dress, you can head there to find other goodies on sale!

 

XO, LA

 

Dress: Maje. Red Blazer: Sold Out. Boots: Stuart Weitzman. Handbag: Chanel.  Sunglasses: Chanel #5182.