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Winter Must Have: Leather Leggings

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Madewell black turtleneck top / Duster coat, $24 / Yves Saint Laurent black skinny jeans / Yves Saint Laurent leather flat, $850 / Givenchy black handbag / Illesteva matte black glasses

Lately I’ve been obsessed with leather leggings. They’re an amazing staple for the winter. Ever since graduating it’s been a little difficult to dress up everyday. Leather leggings are an easy way to spruce up any look, yet stay effortless. The best thing is that they come in many patterns and styles, so it’s super easy to change it up a bit. Even though they’re leather, they shouldn’t be paired with short shirt or blouse. Pair with a longer sweater, button down or tunic for an effortless chic look. Below are some options if you’re looking to add leather leggings to your wardrobe.

Swell Liquid Legging- $19.50 (purchase here)

BCBG Max Azria Mari Legging- $55.20 (purchase here)

Nasty Gal Glamorous Hang Tight Legging- $58.00 (purchase here)

What is your winter staple? Leave a comment below of your winter favorites!

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My Five Favorite New York Fashion Week Collections

New York Fashion Week is a two-week long event every girl, especially New Yorkers, dream of attending. Since I was at school, about 6 hours away, I had to watch these beautiful shows online.  However, I had the coziest, warmest, and the best seat in the house, hands down! Many designers brought out there A game for fashion week. In this post, I will be sharing with you my five favorite Spring/Summer 14 collections. (By the way, these aren’t in any specific order)

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#1 BCBG Max Azria

Fashionista was able to ask the legendary Max Azaria who is the BCBG woman.  He simply said “She’s a woman of 2014 who’s in love with the world—she’s modern). BCBG’s collection embraced black, white, floral prints, and pastels while keeping the looks crisp and clean. Azaria was able to combine all of my favorite elements into one beautiful collection, bravo! Look 32 of his collection was one of my all time favorites. I love to embrace black during the warmer months, so I was very excited to see this beauty. The lace and tooling gave this feminine gown an edgy vibe!

 

Image#2 Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor was able to create a stunning Spring/Summer collection that people wanted to get their hands on ASAP, especially me. Taylor used crisp white, vibrant colors, leather, and denim (of course) to make her collection stand out. From her tailored blazers, peplum tops, to chic leather vests, this collection literally blew me away. This was my favorite look! I was in love with how great the crisp white looked against the grey. I also loved the contrast between the wool sweater and the white mesh track pants. All I can say is, OBSESSED!

 

Image#3 Rachel Zoe

My favorite stylist showed the fashion world, once again, that she isn’t someone to be messed with.  Zoe’s Spring/Summer collection was inspired by travel and it definitely showed in her collection. I loved her safari inspired blazers, shorts, maxi dresses, and silk pantsuits. This collection would be perfect to channel your inner boho chic gal. Look 2 was my absolute favorite of this collection. Since I love to keep my outfits pretty simple, this is something that would make me step out of my comfort zone. I loved the rich forest color of the silk shorts in contrast to the white crisp shirt and taupe knit sweater. Can we say #SafariPrincessHitsNY, absolutely love it!

 

 

Image#4 Badgley Mischka 

Mark Badgley and James Mischka were inspired by the 50s and it shined bright all throughout their Spring/Summer collection. This feminine collection embraced flapper dresses, while also incorporating white, navy, grey, pastels, and purple. There was one component of their show that completely took my breath away, the gowns! Every girl dreams of the few occasions where she can wear a beautiful floor length gown, this collection made me wish I can live one of those occasions right now. Their gowns were delicately made with jewels, beads, pearls, lace, glitter and chiffon. My personal favorite was look 46. This gown was perfect! The beading, the fabric, the tooling, and the way it looked on the model made everything about this absolutely perfect. I think we can all agree that this gown is a show stopper!

 

Image#5 Betsey Johnson

All hail Betsey Johnson! During NYFW Johnson made a fab comeback and I was pleased to say her collection was fun and flawless! Johnson was able to show her inner spunk by having a fun and relaxed show. Inspired by the 80s, Johnson was able to keep some of her signature elements such as leopard print, glitter, lace, floral prints, and leather. My favorite look, even though it was hard to choose, was look 28. This fun gown reminded me to the Betsey Johnson collected I loved as a child. I loved how she used black, grey, and silver tooling to create a full fun and statement gown. I would love to see this gown on someone who has a full, bright personality… It would be a perfect match!

 

I really hope you guys enjoyed my favorites for New York Fashion Week. What designers had your favorite looks or what designers left you disappointed? I would love to hear your opinions! I hope everyone has a great weekend! Xo