Color Pop!

No matter if it is my outfit, my makeup, or my photography, I absolutely love adding in a splash of color. I know, I know...you guys are probably saying...you wear so much black. Yes, that is true. But, I always try to add in a pop of color to keep the look from being to dark and boring. 

Here are my top 5 easy ways to making your images and looks stand out from the crowd.

1. Wear one bold piece of clothing. I have been doing this ever since high school. I remember back then I'd wear a crazy colored dress with black tights, shoes, and cardigan. To this day I find myself still following these old habits. One thing I often do is wear a colorful coat over a black outfit. Take the look shown here for instance. I have only had this coat for a couple of weeks (and only worn it a handful of times) but New Yorkers have been stopping me left and right to tell me how much they love the color. Who said New Yorkers were unfriendly anyway???

2. Wear a bold lip! Trust me on this one. It not only makes your look seem more complete and polished but it really does make you stand out from the rest. Personally, I feel like everyone needs to own a great red lipstick. Don't go and say you can't pull it off. You can! Just have some confidence, and I promise you'll be getting compliments from strangers. The red lip I'm wearing here is always a conversation starter. Strangers have stopped me while I was vacationing in New Orleans, crossing Fifth Avenue in NYC, in Bloomingdale's, and even in a full elevator to tell me how much they love this shade. FYI: it's Sephora's Creme Lip Stain in 01 Always Red. It is my absolute favorite. 

3. When taking photos I think that a colorful background is always key. If you have ever checked out my portrait photography you will see how important color is to my images. A simple tip is no matter what anyone is wearing I like to use colors found in nature and the landscape around us to enhance the subject. Using opposite colors on the color wheel is a great way to make an image pop! If someone has green eyes, put them next to some purple flowers. If you're wearing a red dress, lay down in the bright green grass in the park. You get the picture!

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4. Try some colorful legwear. As much as I love basic black tights (they really do go with everything), I find colorful tights to add so much fun to every look. In my massive bag of tights that I have sitting in my closet I have so many crazy colors: vivid purple, hot pink, wild tie dye...the list goes on and on. Fashion is about having fun. So go out on the limb and try something outside of the box.

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5. Try adding in some colorful jewelry. My jewelry box is full of things like turquoise necklaces, a pink horse pin, and red earrings. It's stuff like this that turns a basic look into a stylish outfit.

How do you have fun with color in your everyday looks and your photography???

Shoe Season

Warmer weather means it is the perfect time to start shopping for some new shoes. I have to admit, my spring and summer shoes are kind of lacking...so I'm currently on the hunt for new shoes for the upcoming seasons.

Here are the must have styles everyone is going to be talking about. Get them while you can!

Slippers with Tassels  available at Zara- $49.90

Slippers with Tassels available at Zara- $49.90

Tassels are everywhere right now! They add a little bit of class and a whole lot of flare to a basic shoe. These are absolutely perfect for the office.

Striped Strappy High-Heel Sandals  available at J.Crew- $268 + 20% off

Striped Strappy High-Heel Sandals available at J.Crew- $268 + 20% off

Chunky heels are my favorite! Not only are they so on trend but they are so comfortable and easy to walk in. When you live in a city like I do and walk everywhere you learn fast that comfort is key. Bonus points if you get them in a fun print!

Flatforms are a must!!! You may have heard Jen Hsieh talking about how she can't wait to try this trend in my recent podcast, and I totally agree. Not only are they edgy, fun, and hip...they are so much more practical than any stiletto or sky high wedge out there.

Which shoe trends are you excited about for the spring/summer seasons?

Shopping Roundup

The weekend is upon us! So let's spend it shopping some seriously terrific sales.

Stop on by Anthropologie and save an extra 30% on all sale items when you use the code XTRAXTRA at checkout.

Steve Madden is taking up to 40% off select sale items.

Save up to 40% on casual weekend looks and up to 50% on sale items when you use the promo code BRSALE at Banana Republic.

Levi's is taking up to 40% off!

Brooklyn Industries is taking 20% off of jackets, outerwear, and sweaters.

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Shake Your Booties

For those of you that follow me on Instagram you know that today was a happy day for me. I finally got to wear one of my favorite pairs of fall booties. It was in the mid-60s when I left for work today and the idea that autumn is around the corner (nevermind that heatwave scheduled for next week) made me so very happy. It got me thinking of how I don't have enough booties in my wardrobe. Four pairs are definitely not enough...right???

Here are some of my favorites out there now for the coming season-

Tracee Boots available at Kate Spade New York- $350

Pastel Jetts in pink available at Modern Vice- on sale for $295 (originally $375)

Sueded Ankle Booties available at Joe Fresh- $59

Oasis Zip Detail Ankle Boots available at ASOS- $121.82

Vagabond Olga Chelsea Boot available at Urban Outfitters- $155

Countryy available at Steve Madden- $129.95

 

What are your favorite styles for booties this fall???