{currently craving} western wear


going west

After a week spent in Colorado, it’s strange to be back in New York City amidst the crazy, busy, hustle & bustle of this isle I now call home. I’m finding myself craving the elements of laid back, Western style that make a place like Beaver Creek seem so comforting and beautiful. Rich leathers, turquoise beads, worn denim, fringe accents, and soft hues are just some of the things that I love about being out West. My ideal Western style would be a mix of high & low end as showcased here in this Polyvore set. And imagine how much more chic had I been doing the below horseback riding in the above outfit than what I was really wearing (tee, jeans, tennis shoes…quelle horreur!)

I have tons more Colorado photos to share from my vacation, but in the meantime…have a chambray button down you are looking to have go the extra mile? Check out 3 ways to style it!

p.s I’m the guest blogger on See Jane today! Head over yonder to check out my full list of fall 2011 essentials.





{combo to covet} red + leopard

When Rachel Bilson stepped out in the above combo, I was immediately struck by how chic she looked in her Erdem red pants and leopard pumps. As I’ve previously mentioned, I plan to get a pair of red, structured trousers this fall and now think I need a pair of leopard heels to pair with them. I’m loving the entire look below…what do you think?


combo to love: red & leopard




flat out (+ help!)

Living in New York has taught me a lot about myself these past six months. And let me tell you, it’s certainly also taught me a lot about the way I dress. Whilst I get out in heels still plenty, I’m never found without a pair of flats of some sort in my bag for those walks home from the subway or trekking across town. That being said, I’ve realized I’ll be in quite a pickle when this warm weather fades and I’m left without the option of throwing in the slimmest pair of sandals as my fall back.

That being said, I think it’s time I find a new pair of flats as my go to. Taylor has loads of cute ones and it got me thinking I need a classic and easy pair to add to my rotation.

So help me pick my next pair!! Here’s some inspiration. Tell me in comments which you like best and your guidance will be way appreciated [insert rob stewart singing ‘have i told you lately that i love you…]


flat out