Winter Must Have: Leather Leggings

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!



Trendy Tuesday: Flatforms and Birkenstocks

Summer is right around the corner and I can’t help but search for the perfect flatform and Birkenstock sandal. As we all know, flatforms and Birkenstock styled sandals will be the biggest trend of this summer.

As of now, many stores are carrying different versions of each of these styles. I know that Birkenstock is actually sold out of their infamously ugly sandals. However, it won’t be hard to find a knock off pair that’s just as stylishly ugly/chic. One site that is catering to everyone’s summer trend needs is Steve Madden. They have tons of affordable and chic options if you’re looking for flatforms or Birkenstock styled sandals. Here are four sandals that are definitely on my summer trend list.

Steve Madden: Flatform/Birkenstock Obsession

1. The Scotttie, $99.95,  flatform is definitely one of my favorites. I’m obsessed that this shoe is all black and platform. I’m also obsessed with the leather straps on the shoe. The leather gives the shoe a premium feel for an affordable price. It will be easy to dress up or down these edgy flatforms. These beauts aren’t out yet, so you will have to visit the site to pre-order them.
2. The Boundreee, $89.95, are a chic twist on your classic Birkenstock. I loved these sandals because they were that trendy Birkenstock look with a twist. I loved the pony leopard print. It really gives these sandals a cool factor that can really amp up a look. I know Birkenstock actually teamed up with a brand to create a pair of Birkenstocks that look like these, except they’re so expensive. These sandals are perfect for this trend. Especially if you fall out of love with this trend in two years, you won’t regret spending a ton of money on these. (They also have these in black pony as well!)
3. The Marked, $89.95, are flatforms as well but not as extreme as the Scotttie’s. These come in black and tan, and are both absolutely purchase worthy. I love these because these would be perfect for everyday wear. They’re not to high or over the top. They’re the perfect style if you want to embrace this style but are still a little skeptical.
4. The Surfside, $99.95, are also one of my favorites. This look is a little more basic for everyday wear. However, like the Soctttie’s they have that super high platform. I love these because of the simple minimal look they have. They’re very simple however they have that cool trendy factor to them. They also come in white as well (but of course I like the black ones better).
I hope these four sandals have inspired you to embrace the flatform and Birkenstock trend this summer. These looks are perfect because they’re affordable! These looks are amazing because they look great and they won’t put a dent in your summer wardrobe fund.

Fall Trend 2013: Winter White

As the temperature is finally starting to drop and the leaves are finally changing, it is time to embrace the fall weather. There are plenty of trends that are super chic and easy to follow. While interning, working, or going to class it is important to be comfortable while being stylish. One of my favorite trends this fall are all white outfits! Wearing this vibrant crisp color will set you apart and help you stand out.  This monochromatic look can be easy to assemble and is an easy way to look put together in a short period of time.


This affordable outfit is perfect for work. To break up the crisp white and give it a winter feel, maroon or bordeaux accessories work perfectly.

Here is an affordable outfit I have put together. Being a college student while interning can be expensive. I love so many elements about this outfit. The silk shirt its loose fitting and is forgiving for any figure. This shirt paired with this simple cropped trouser gives a polished yet comfortable look. The pop of bordeaux gives this crisp look a fall appropriate vibe. To look chic and put together it is easy to throw together and affordable all white outfit.


This outfit is perfect if you have a higher budget and plan on going to an evening outing. What sets this look apart is the use of gold and black as accents to balance the white.

For people who have a higher budget, yet want to achieve a similar look, I have put an outfit together for you too. This outfit is more appropriate when it’s a bit chilly. Also, is perfect for a night time outing. I loved the texture of this Fendi sweater and thought it was the perfect piece to base an all white outfit around. Pairing this comfy sweater with some basic white jeans, give this look a causal yet put together vibe. Accessorizing with a black leather bag, white and gold booties, and gold jewelry gives this look a nighttime funky chic vibe and I love it! This is definitely an outfit you can wear on a girls night out.

If you’re going to work or a night out on the town, these looks are perfect to stand out while getting fab for fall. I hope you have enjoyed these looks! Stay tuned for more Fall trends throughout the week! Stay beautiful.

-Best, Jair xx