Styles of a City Ballerina

Sometimes, the daydreamer in me wants to be a ballerina. Perhaps it’s the femininity about it all.

Regardless, I thought what better time to fulfill my ballerina dreams than New York Fashion Week? The look felt effortlessly special. Here’s a little style secret: I’m wearing my cardigan backwards. Try it! Often times, a buttoned sweater will work both ways.

Links to achieve this look are below. Happy weekend, my friends.

PS. I’ve been at New York Fashion Week to scan the runways for the best unexpected wedding looks. The story is now up on Harper’s Bazaar!

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SKIRT: Chloe [Look for LESS]// TOP: Aliya [Look for LESS]// PUMPS: Christian Louboutin [Look for LESS]// CLUTCH: Elie Saab [Look for LESS]

Photos by Jake Ireland and Design by Erik Shute//Hair & Makeup by Bryce Scarlett and Quinn Murphy

Jump[suit] Through the City

It’s Wednesday and my feet are hurting. Probably because I’m trying to be super chic during New York Fashion Week by strutting around the city in heels.

My sister and I are doing some work for Harper’s Bazaar. From what we’ve seen on the runways, the crop top isn’t going anywhere. We’ve also seen a lot of full skirts and modern rompers. Nothing is easier to wear than a romper. It’s a simple, stylish staple that only takes up one hanger.

Here are snapshots of my favorite jumpsuit. Links to get the look are below…

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Jumpsuit: Alexander Wang [Look for LESS Here $49.95]//Glasses: Chanel [Look for LESS Here $77]//Skirt: The Row [Look for LESS Here $59.90 w/ any Graphic Tee]

 

Photos by Jake Ireland//Design by Erik Shute

Mind Ready Monday: Big City, Big Dreams

I’m waking up this morning in the Big Apple. The skyline is bright and the energy is high.

My trip to NYC comes in the midst of a two-week hiatus from sunny California. That means I’ll be off the broadcast waves for a couple of weeks. Instead, I’ll be talking weddings, fashion and travel with you.

First up: New York Fashion Week. My sister and I are taking on the city’s streets (in heels, of course). We’re really excited about doing some work with Harper’s Bazaar.

 

NYFW Essentials: Harper’s Bazaar mag, Chanel sunnies, NARS gloss and biz cards.

Big sis Rochelle is the true style maven of the family, and I’m an expert of all things love and weddings. Which means, Rochelle will be scouring the shows for the season’s best trends, and I’ll be scanning the runway for unexpected wedding gowns. It will probably turn into a total swoon fest, ending with me wanting to get married all over again. I wonder if my husband would go for it?

Today’s Mind Ready Monday moment came to me while wandering around Central Park last night. It followed a weekend spent in Columbia, Missouri. As you can imagine, Missouri has far fewer skyscrapers and swanky hotels. But it’s where I launched my career. And it’s where I turned some early goals into bragging rights on my resume.

Bottom line: dreams are built everywhere. Lives are built everywhere. Success is built everywhere. Work hard, be patient and stop waiting for greener grass on some other side of the country. Big dreams don’t always require big cities. Rather, they require optimism and resilience.

… And maybe a pair of heels. It is Fashion Week, after all.