Last night I attended an event at the Piperlime SoHo Pop UP store featuring “Song of Style” blogger and fashionista, Aimee Song. (www.songofstyle.com). The event was really fun and unique! I had a great time mingling with PopSugar and other fab ladies at the event. Aimee was super friendly and chatted with everyone.
Also, they had the cutest little treats for us to nibble on while we were shopping/mingling. A churro (fried dough sprinkled with sugar and cinnamin) hanging from an umbrella! Strawberry, rhubarb popsicles and rosemary flavored ice-cream sandwiches were just some of my faves from this Piperlime Event in SoHo. Oh, cannot forget the oyster cart with fresh oysters ready to be served. My blogger friend, MDoll, loved that part! Check her out on http://www.mdollnyc.com
I kept my outfit fun and chic- pairing my favorite American Apparel striped top with my neon pink trousers from H&M. Love the stripe simplicity with a bright, pop color! Accessories I kept simple with simple studs and two yellow bangles. Of course, my neon jelly’s were on my feet, keeping me comfy and pulled the look together!
While shopping and strollin’ in Soho yesterday my friend and I noticed a trend that we were a bit unsure of. Velvet. Some love it and some stay far away because it has the potential (ill-fitting) to not accentuate your body in the best way. One of the most important things about a luxury velvet fabric is fit. It’s truly supposed to be form-fitting to accentuate every curve rather than loose where it looks like you are wearing a velvet curtain.
While I am not a huge fan of velvet, I like to incorporate it in small doses. Sometimes trends are not fit for every woman, we each have different styles, different body shapes and we should marry them with the trend that we like and that fits us. Instead of following a trend, let the trend follow you. Here are some finds that I personally like and might inspire you to give velvet a try!
AA Velvet Pencil Skirt in Plum Perfect & Black ($40)
Urban Outfitters crushed velvet legging (Insight)
Jeffrey Campbell ($163)
Lately, I have been into sheer black more than ever! Even though I am and will always be a huge fan of vibrant colors there is something about this new trend that I am just loving. Black is always a classic choice but sheer black just oozes a mix between edgy and elegance. The long sheer skirts are everywhere right now and I love the versatility of them. Day or night/ boot or heel/ casual t-shirt/ fancy blouse.. possibilities are endless! My favorite!
Here are some of the naturalista fashionista’s rockin’ their sheer black.. Inspired? .. I think so! ( Olivia Palermo is Killin it’ with her all sheer black ensemble and pop of turquoise jewelry. The slick back parted hairstyle and red lip is just a cherry on top of this fab. outfit. )
Here are some options to incorporate in your wardrobe to achieve this look.. Remember one item at a time then mix and match pieces for a less match-y outfit. (It’s all black anyway) 😉 Pair with a black ankle boot for an edgy feel or a sleek high heel for a more elegant feel…And you’re all Sheer Black Everything !
AA Sheer Black Top ($58)
Forever 21 “Textured Heart Skirt” ($24.80)
Forever 21 “Lace Maxi Skirt” ($24.80)