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Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo: My NYFW Recap

Hello again loves! It’s been a whirlwind of experiences and work since Fashion Week begun, I know I have been a bit MIA here, and I am finally back in the blogging groove to share the biggest highlights and inspiration I brought home with me to San Francisco. One of my favorite collections I experienced was on the second day of Fashion Week, for Olivia Palermo’s capsule with Banana Republic. I wanted to share it first because it is GOING.TO.SELL.OUT. There were pieces that fit into every season, making it not only a transitional piece you can add to your closet, but also incredibly timeless. I fell in love with all the soft details and muted patterns (I’m not even a pattern kinda gal) and HAD to snag this incredible lace adorned sweater the second I saw it in darker colors.

Not only is it beautiful, it’s also incredibly comfortable, and easy to pack. I am jet setting a little more these days, so it’s super important to me to find outfits that aren’t high maintenance when it comes to being packed and photoshoot ready shortly thereafter. It resists wrinkles and plays well with my active fashion pieces like my fave pair of Carbon38 pants. This show was incredible, to say the least: it was hosted in 5th Avenue’s Banana Republic, a beautifully immersive and intimate event with other bloggers and media. I’m STILL pinching myself that I had the chance to meet Olivia Palermo in person, and even get a picture with her post show! She’s always been a style idol of mine: timeless, strong-willed, and effortlessly gorgeous. She’s even more beautiful and sweet in person!

At New York Fashion Week, I paired it with this amazing skirt from the Target x Victoria Beckham collection, and it was a total hit. I even got my very first street style feature on AOL wearing it at the Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo show that day!! I was ALL about being comfortable and fashionable this year, and it’s a trend that’s not going unnoticed these days. Be true to yourself, and wear things that make you happy and feel your best inside. It’s the spirit of this blog, and a concept I will continue chasing, so many exciting things are to come, so stay tuned!

You can shop the collection now, and I will be linking my other must-have picks below, to save you on time (and the horror of missing out on popular pieces!):

Bell Sleeve Surplus Jacket (Mint)

Paisley Tie Neck Dress

Cable Knit Turtleneck With Lace Accents

Velvet Tie Neck Midi Dress

Asymmetrical Trench Coat

Outfit Details

Sweater: Cable Knit Turtleneck With Lace Accents, Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo

Skirt: White Scallop Midi Skirt, Victoria Beckham for Target (SOLD OUT), here on Poshmark

Shoes: Sky Hi Wedge Sneakers, Nike (SOLD OUT) similar here

Sunglasses: Classic Aviator, Ray Ban

Makeup Details

Foundation: Your Skin But Better Illuminating CC+ Cream in Light, IT Cosmetics

Blush: Cloud Paint in Puff, Glossier

Highlighter: Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter, Fenty Beauty

Lips: Amuse Bouche Lipstick (custom Bite Lip Lab shade), Bite Beauty similar here

Brows: Dipbrow Pomade in Medium Brown, Anastasia Beverly Hills

Photos in SoHo by Paige Sovic of Paige Nicolle Photo

Makeup by me

The Most Versatile Pants You’ll Ever Wear

You’ve seen me post about these versatile pants several times before, but after owning them for six months, I honestly believe they deserve their own post. Over the past year, I have begun to simplify my life, and that also includes my wardrobe. If you’ve been to my apartment, you know what I’m talking about: my 15-foot long closet is completely stocked full of clothing, accessories, and bags. In an effort to pare down the excess and focus on the necessities, I have started to strategize what comes into my closet more closely, and the key element? Versatility.

Part of the spirit of my blog is finding transitional pieces that can work twice as hard when it comes to styling, so when Carbon38 started to create their own line of pieces that double as workout attire and street attire, I was pumped! I finally took the plunge when the first designer collaboration came out, the Jonathan Simkhai x Carbon38 capsule. One of the staple pieces were the Tommaso Pants, and they were my impulse buy. From the day they arrived until now, I can confidently say they are some of my most worn bottoms, whether it be post workout or in the office! Ask any of my co-workers, and they’ll say they would never guess they were active wear. Pretty versatile, right?

Since summer is officially in full swing, I have been pairing these pants with my favorite dressy sandals of the season, the Rockstud Flip Flops. If you’re looking for a splurge pair of statement sandals, these are it! I bought them for my trip to Miami last year, and have never really taken them off. Talk about versatile! Try a pair of your own, or swap them out for a killer pair of platforms if you’re feeling a more bold look.

These pants have made dressing for work much more comfortable and have cut down on my dry cleaning bill as a result, which is amazing. It’s quite literally wash-and-wear, just like your leggings! While they have a higher price tag than most of my technical clothing, it’s a worthy investment being able to have its incredible versatility: it keeps my closet from getting cluttered by virtually replacing a pair of jeans, sweats, and slacks. Wish you could pack your regular work pants in your gym bag without ever getting wrinkled? You can with these. Sound a little more cost effective now?  Check them out while you can, as they’re selling out quick! I’m wearing a size S for reference.

Also- big heads up: Carbon38 will be releasing a new capsule full of summer resort wear that’s perfect for a night out or the office. Stay tuned for next week’s posts, I can’t wait to share it with you!

Outfit Details

Top: High Neck Striped Sweater, Victoria Beckham for Target (SOLD OUT), similar here

Pants: Tommaso Pant, Carbon38 (for 20% off use MGRAGG50)

Sandals: Rockstud Flip Flop, Valentino (price friendly option here)

Sunglasses: Chloe Sunglasses, TopFoxx in Rose Gold/Black

Makeup Details

Foundation: Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, in Natural Beige

Primer: c/o  Hourglass Ambient Light Correcting Primer, in Luminous Light

Contour: Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Kit

Lips: Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme, in Slow Bur

Lashes: House of Lashes x Sephora, in Everlasting

Brows: c/o Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer, in Medium Brown

Makeup c/o Nina @ Sephora Union Street

Photo by Christine of Christine Hanks Photography