Confession – I'm not all that into clothes shopping.  However, I do like to look as though I am!  If I had a magic fairy that could make the perfect outfits appear in my closet so I would never have to try anything on, I would be a happy camper. In the meantime, I'll take my fashion cues from the ever stylish streets of the Big Apple.

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This is a display of jeans at Scoop NYC – a great shop for everything – shoes, accessories, casual-to-party clothes.  Notice they're all flares?  They're back!  I couldn't be happier! I am getting a little tired of the skinny jean look unless they're worn with boots.  What do you think?

This past summer, I bought this pair of flare jeans called 'The Bell Jean' by Current/Elliot and I looove them!  I got them on Shopbop – free worldwide shipping in 3 days or less and free returns!

Current & elliot - Bell Jean
I found these two outfits below while surfing around the fashion blogs. They are just perfect for work-to-evening. 

Flare jeans

Flare cords

 I also found this picture – in my opinion, the perfect outfit.

Geraldine Saglio - Denim Blog

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Another trend I'm glad is on the way out are over-the-knee boots. Whenever I've tried on the high heeled versions I look like a total hussy – not that I'm judging – it's just not the look I'm going for 🙂 The flat ones make me feel like a pirate.  I think you have to be over 5'8" to pull them off.

These Rag & Bone boots at Scoop are amazing.  The midcalf height is great and love the flat heel for everyday.
Rag & bone boots

I ended up buying these at Andrea Carrano; a small boutique shoe store – the kind you only find in ny.  Everything is beautifully handmade in Italy.

Boots

Andrea Carrano is known mainly for ballet flats. I bought a pair in dark charcoal suede and took these photos of some other colors for future reference.

Balletflats1

Ballet2

Was so tempted…

Denim jacket

One of the windows at Searle. Such a fun party outfit!

Searle window

I never know what outerwear to bring when I go back East during the colder months. I only have one really heavy coat – a full length parka. In California, we can get by with just a jacket, and add a sweater on the colder days. So I was thrilled to find this pea coat (from Shopbop) which is the perfect weight for fall in ny and winter in sf.

Peacoat

Peacoat2
My overall impression was that the trends seem to be leaning to the more feminine, tailored and sophisticated. I'm so glad the boxy shirts, jackets with shoulder pads and MC Hammer style pants that were resurrected from the 80's seem to be gone! I'd love to know what is your fashion staple?




 

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