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Happy Friday, friends! It’s supposed to be a nice one today in NYC, albeit cold (which I love). Raven and I are headed to Baltimore tonight to visit his brother and see the BROS production of The Electric Pharaoh. If you’re in the DC/Baltimore area, please check out the BROS (Baltimore Rock Opera Society), they’re hilarious and magical and so much fun, and it’s a wonderful thing to support local theater. We’re bringing Charlie with us, who loves a good roap trip, so be sure to check Instagram for some updates! Below are some of my favorite links from this week:

Affordable find jewelry.

How to throw shade via GIF.

This NYC nail salon sounds amazing.

Oh, I want these shoes.

Vibrator roundup (NSFW).

Apple Pay guide (anyone else excited?).

RIP Oscar de la Renta.

A cozy sweater and the raincoat that reminds me of growing up.

Jaime King’s closet is perfection.

Thank you, Cup of Jo, for this!

And the winner of this week’s Amika shampoo set is…

KARIN!!!! 

I’ll be emailing you shortly, congrats!

See you Monday!

xoxo,

ALLIE SIGNATURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

sneak peek image by Ashley Caroline Photography. Check back next week for full outfit post!

wrap it up

Have you guys seen the images of every fashion legend walking around the city wearing the most beautiful poncho ever?

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The poncho in question is this, and it’s a steal at $1400. Okay, so, if I had the money I would order it so fast it would make your head spin. It’s perfect in every way. It’s ski house meets hippie with reckless abandon. It’s monogrammed. Come on!

Studies (by me) do show, however, that wearing a poncho – regardless of the brand – does result in feeling extremely cultured and important. And snuggly. Here are a few I’m loving: one, two, three, four, five.

One more day to enter the giveaway! Do it do it (why is it so hard to give you guys free stuff??)!

That’s all!

xoxo,

ALLIE SIGNATURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

image one, two, three, four.

 

rain boot / snow boot roundup

Like it or not, winter is coming. Apparently it’s going to be as bad as last year. I don’t mind, I love winter…but for the other 9,999,999 New Yorkers, it’s a drag. Footwear becomes seriously compromised – Louboutins get replaced by flats, which get replaced by Hunter rain boots or Uggs. And while these are fine, they’re everywhere. New Yorkers, I understand that neither wind nor snow nor heat nor gloom of night shall keep you from looking fashionable, and I respect you for that. But let’s vary it up. Here’s my definitive list of stylish rain and snow boots, to keep your feet happy:

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Blue UGG // Red Lined Boot //  Buckle Boot // Studded Boot // Balenciaga Boot // Sorel Slipper // Rain Riding Boot // Orange Boot // Patterned Boot //  Short Tassel Rain Boot // Via Spaga Snow Boot // Dog Welly // Leather Lace Up // Tartan Rain Boot // Yellow Hunter // Perforated Rain Boot // Brown Printed Boot // Short Brown Boot // Waterproof Snow //

My recs for a rain boot are: mobility (one), warmth (two), and style (three). Yes, I place style last on this list. I don’t like knee high options as much, even though they’re adorable, because they’re just harder to walk in. For years I’ve been wearing Sorel mid calf boots, and just this year purchased a pair of ankle rain boots (in black) to see how they fair. My sister in law swears by these, and who could argue with their classic look (my mom had a pair when I was a kid!)? Also, even though Uggs get such a bad rap, I love the above color, plus they’re so warm! What say you, friends? Tell me your preference!

Oh, and don’t forget to enter this week’s giveaway!

xoxo,

ALLIE SIGNATURE

one shirt, three ways

Getting dressed should be the easiest thing you do all day. Seriously! Not one to quote the Kardashians, I once heard an interview with Kourtney Kardashian, where the interviewer asked her how she always manages to look so stylish with two little ones; I loved her answer. It was along the lines of “It takes as much effort to throw on leggings and boots as it does sweats and sneaks.” I love that idea; I believe in that philosophy so hard, I think of it all the time and I try to impart its wisdom on my clients. Don’t muddy the waters, just wear what you like. The easiest way to do that is to have a foundation of great pieces that leave the guesswork out of getting ready. Like this shirt. Check it out:

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Polka Dot Blouse // Jeans // Cropped Pants // Skirt (another alternative)//  Sneakers // Ankle Boots // Top-Siders

First of all, I know what you’re thinking. Is that blouse really a classic piece? Break. Your. Own. Rules. Do you love it? Does it go with everything (Spoiler: yes. see above)? Is it super wearable? Yes. Classic! Secondly, I’m loving neutrals for fall. I would wear the heck out of those white pants to a client meeting.

The takeaway here is to have a bunch of items – not all, but let’s say 5 –  in your closet that can be worn casually, to work, and for night time (top siders with a skirt for date night?? yes.). You have 5 items like that, and you have 15 different outfits…and I’m not even good at math.

Friends…tell me! Do you have adaptable pieces in your wardrobe? Which is your favorite? Oh, and don’t forget to enter this week’s giveaway!

plain white tee + giveaway!

Nothing inspires confidence in me quite like a simple white tee. I bring one to every shoot on the off chance that it will be needed, and in this case, it became my favorite look of the day!

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jeans // gold necklace (sold out, similar here) // bracelet // ring

A huge thank you to Julia Bushe, who immortalized my blonde-ish locks in these lovely pics.

And speaking of locks…this week’s giveaway is from my favorite line of hair products ever, Amika!

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That’s right, my friends at Birchbox helped me hook one reader up with Amika’s AMAZING color pherfection shampoo and the best dry shampoo ever!

To enter, leave a comment below with your favorite Birchbox item. Winner announced Friday!

xoxo,

ALLIE SIGNATURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

images by Julia Bushe Photography.

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