Wednesday, October 28, 2015

faux fur & OTK boots for fall

Fall fashion, fall style, OTK boots, over the knee boots, 90's style influence, Fall in NYC, fall style in New York, denim, burgundy for fall, fall lipstick shades, burgundy lipstick 
 
Fall fashion, fall style, OTK boots, over the knee boots, 90's style influence, Fall in NYC, fall style in New York, denim, burgundy for fall, fall lipstick shades, burgundy lipstick
Fall fashion, fall style, OTK boots, over the knee boots, 90's style influence, Fall in NYC, fall style in New York, denim, burgundy for fall, fall lipstick shades, burgundy lipstick
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Fall fashion, fall style, OTK boots, over the knee boots, 90's style influence, Fall in NYC, fall style in New York, denim, burgundy for fall, fall lipstick shades, burgundy lipstick
Fall fashion, fall style, OTK boots, over the knee boots, 90's style influence, Fall in NYC, fall style in New York, denim, burgundy for fall, fall lipstick shades, burgundy lipstick
Denim jacket, this fringe one is everything!
Vintage dress, but this one is a gorgeous affordable maxi, this one I may need to invest in
Faux fur collar this one is giving me life, and in blue!
Over the Knee boots c/o Ted & Muffy, great similar style at lower price point, and higher price point
Sunglasses
Lipcolor, mixed with this one


This color palette screams Fall Fashion and 90's style, two things I currently am obsessing over. I just got back from NYC and in comparison to San Francisco they are really experiencing a true Fall. The leaves in Central Park were starting to turn beautiful seasonal shades, the air was chilly, and the layers were in full effect. I brought the burgundy faux fur stole seen above (if you follow my Instagram I know you've seen it) and it was a life saver, as I didn't really expect it to be that cold!

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Monday, October 19, 2015

all white for fall

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Coach Aran Funnelneck Turtleneck, Coach RTW 2016, Fringe turtleneck, Bally Swiss chain link bag, quilted chain bag, curly to straight hair, all white for fall, white for fall, Ray Ban aviator, J.Jill cropped denim, Coach, Coach Tamara pumps, Coach, chic street style, OOTD
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Coach Aran Funnelneck Turtleneck, Coach RTW 2016, Fringe turtleneck, Bally Swiss chain link bag, quilted chain bag, curly to straight hair, all white for fall, white for fall, Ray Ban aviator, J.Jill cropped denim, Coach, Coach Tamara pumps, Coach, chic street style, OOTD
Coach Aran Funnelneck Turtleneck, Coach RTW 2016, Fringe turtleneck, Bally Swiss chain link bag, quilted chain bag, curly to straight hair, all white for fall, white for fall, Ray Ban aviator, J.Jill cropped denim, Coach, Coach Tamara pumps, Coach, chic street style, OOTD
Coach Aran Funnelneck Turtleneck, Coach RTW 2016, Fringe turtleneck, Bally Swiss chain link bag, quilted chain bag, curly to straight hair, all white for fall, white for fall, Ray Ban aviator, J.Jill cropped denim, Coach, Coach Tamara pumps, Coach, chic street style, OOTD
Coach Aran Funnelneck Turtleneck, Coach RTW 2016, Fringe turtleneck, Bally Swiss chain link bag, quilted chain bag, curly to straight hair, all white for fall, white for fall, Ray Ban aviator, J.Jill cropped denim, Coach, Coach Tamara pumps, Coach, chic street style, OOTD
Coach Aran Funnelneck Turtleneck, Coach RTW 2016, Fringe turtleneck, Bally Swiss chain link bag, quilted chain bag, curly to straight hair, all white for fall, white for fall, Ray Ban aviator, J.Jill cropped denim, Coach, Coach Tamara pumps, Coach, chic street style, OOTD
Coach Aran Funnelneck Turtleneck, Coach RTW 2016, Fringe turtleneck, Bally Swiss chain link bag, quilted chain bag, curly to straight hair, all white for fall, white for fall, Ray Ban aviator, J.Jill cropped denim, Coach, Coach Tamara pumps, Coach, chic street style, OOTD
Coach Aran Funnelneck Turtleneck, Coach RTW 2016, Fringe turtleneck, Bally Swiss chain link bag, quilted chain bag, curly to straight hair, all white for fall, white for fall, Ray Ban aviator, J.Jill cropped denim, Coach, Coach Tamara pumps, Coach, chic street style, OOTD
Coach Aran Funnelneck Turtleneck, Coach RTW 2016, Fringe turtleneck, Bally Swiss chain link bag, quilted chain bag, curly to straight hair, all white for fall, white for fall, Ray Ban aviator, J.Jill cropped denim, Coach, Coach Tamara pumps, Coach, chic street style, OOTD
Coach Aran Funnelneck Turtleneck, Coach RTW 2016, Fringe turtleneck, Bally Swiss chain link bag, quilted chain bag, curly to straight hair, all white for fall, white for fall, Ray Ban aviator, J.Jill cropped denim, Coach, Coach Tamara pumps, Coach, chic street style, OOTD
Funnelneck Fringe Turtleneck c/o Coach, similar lower priced options here, here, and in grey
Denim c/o J. Jill, old but these are on super sale, love the rips!
Pumps, similar on sale — last pair too
Chain link bag vintage, love this one— dream bag in an ideal world 


All white any time of year is quite fine in my opinion. While I may have said it a few times over the course of my life I've never really adhered to the adage of 'no white after Labor Day'.  In fact, all white after Labor day or any time of year, especially for Fall, when darker hues rule is especially perfect, in my opinion. 

This chunky fringe turtleneck is a standout piece, the quality and feel envelop you and really play to the theme of the season, and the excessive fringe additions are obviously my favorite part. Since the turtleneck is such a strong piece I wanted to tone the look down by wearing mostly light neutrals with strong pops of black, and my hair just begged to be tucked in just so.

What do you think, would you wear this turtleneck? If so how would you style it?

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

live in levi's

Live in Levi's, Le Tote, Levi's denim, vintage coat, thrifted coat, camel coat, long camel coat, Superga sneakers, Karen Walker Super Sunglasses, striped tee,
Live in Levi's, Le Tote, Levi's denim, vintage coat, thrifted coat, camel coat, long camel coat, Superga sneakers, Karen Walker Super Sunglasses, striped tee,
Live in Levi's, Le Tote, Levi's denim, vintage coat, thrifted coat, camel coat, long camel coat, Superga sneakers, Karen Walker Super Sunglasses, striped tee,
Live in Levi's, Le Tote, Levi's denim, vintage coat, thrifted coat, camel coat, long camel coat, Superga sneakers, Karen Walker Super Sunglasses, striped tee,
Live in Levi's, Le Tote, Levi's denim, vintage coat, thrifted coat, camel coat, long camel coat, Superga sneakers, Karen Walker Super Sunglasses, striped tee,
Live in Levi's, Le Tote, Levi's denim, vintage coat, thrifted coat, camel coat, long camel coat, Superga sneakers, Karen Walker Super Sunglasses, striped tee,
Live in Levi's, Le Tote, Levi's denim, vintage coat, thrifted coat, camel coat, long camel coat, Superga sneakers, Karen Walker Super Sunglasses, striped tee,
Vintage coat; great price point on this one, love this sleeveless version
Striped tee, love this one for Fall
Sneakers — how funky are these?!


Ever since I had a say in what kind of clothing I would get to wear, I always choose comfort. I knew trends were important, and looking nice but I always knew I wanted to be comfortable.  There were days when I remember just wanting to live in warm fleece sweat pants (!) they were a thing back then. It was a sense of security and they felt great! 

Denim is my modern day fleece pants situation. I've gravitated towards bootleg, flare, skinny, cropped and have loved them all. I'm still currently super into a skinny style and the pair above by Levi's from Le Tote is exactly what I look for in denim — the higher rise, the deeper blue hue for a lighter wash, the flattering cut, and of course the way they make me feel. Le Tote is now offering this exact pair in their boxes, so get yourself a pair, you'll thank me later. 

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

plaid on plaid

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Plaid cape soldout but this one is adorable, and 25% off with code 'INTHEFAM25' at Shopbop!
Plaid woven shirt, similar on sale styles here and here,
Tortoise shell sunglasses & love these quirky ones, take 25% off with code 'INTHEFAM25'


My mom has worn capes every since I can remember. She chicly swaddled herself in them running to and fro in the city, with little old me by her side admiring her chic presence and 'drive' to always go somewhere. It's safe to say I get some of my chicer outfit choices from this woman, probably some of my not-so-chic ones too— she was force to be reckoned with in the 70's, disco everything.

Today's plaid on plaid take just happened, originally I planned on wearing a plain white oxford, but the plaid woven one was hanging right next to it just begging to be worn with said plaid cape. It's the perfect intro-to-fall and borderline-holiday-look. I added a glossy berry lip to really accentuate the seasonal feel, added a polished pair of pumps, and a vintage cat brooch to add a bit of glamour but also secure the cape closed when the chill came in. 

It's safe to say I'm a little obsessed with plaid for fall, but plaid on plaid is so much better. 

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

contemporary casual

Ectu LA handbag, tomboy chic style, Olukai Keawe oxfords, zara dropwaist dress, Coach moto leather jacket, red bandana, how to do the bandana trend, how to wear a bandana, fedora hats for fall, Contemporary Jewish Museum
Ectu LA handbag, tomboy chic style, Olukai Keawe oxfords, zara dropwaist dress, Coach moto leather jacket, red bandana, how to do the bandana trend, how to wear a bandana, fedora hats for fall, Contemporary Jewish Museum
Obsessed with all of these outerwear options! I rocked this one on my snapchat!
 
Ectu LA handbag, tomboy chic style, Olukai Keawe oxfords, zara dropwaist dress, Coach moto leather jacket, red bandana, how to do the bandana trend, how to wear a bandana, fedora hats for fall, Contemporary Jewish Museum
Ectu LA handbag, tomboy chic style, Olukai Keawe oxfords, zara dropwaist dress, Coach moto leather jacket, red bandana, how to do the bandana trend, how to wear a bandana, fedora hats for fall, Contemporary Jewish Museum
Ectu LA handbag, tomboy chic style, Olukai Keawe oxfords, zara dropwaist dress, Coach moto leather jacket, red bandana, how to do the bandana trend, how to wear a bandana, fedora hats for fall, Contemporary Jewish Museum

Ectu LA handbag, tomboy chic style, Olukai Keawe oxfords, zara dropwaist dress, Coach moto leather jacket, red bandana, how to do the bandana trend, how to wear a bandana, fedora hats for fall, Contemporary Jewish Museum
Moto Leather Jacket
Old dress but similar sale styles here and here
Gaucho fedora
Bandana
Oxford shoes
Similar handbag



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Monday, October 5, 2015

ref girl

Reformation dress, Reformation Zion dress, Reformation backless dress, bandana style, how to wear a bandana, Birkenstocks style, how to wear Birksnstocks and still look trendy
Reformation dress, Reformation Zion dress, Reformation backless dress, bandana style, how to wear a bandana, Birkenstocks style, how to wear Birksnstocks and still look trendy
Reformation dress, Reformation Zion dress, Reformation backless dress, bandana style, how to wear a bandana, Birkenstocks style, how to wear Birksnstocks and still look trendy
Reformation dress, Reformation Zion dress, Reformation backless dress, bandana style, how to wear a bandana, Birkenstocks style, how to wear Birksnstocks and still look trendy
Reformation dress, Reformation Zion dress, Reformation backless dress, bandana style, how to wear a bandana, Birkenstocks style, how to wear Birksnstocks and still look trendy
Reformation dress, Reformation Zion dress, Reformation backless dress, bandana style, how to wear a bandana, Birkenstocks style, how to wear Birksnstocks and still look trendy
{Reformation dress sold-out, but similar here and below, Sandals, Bandana, Necklace}

Reformation is one of those brands that just gets everything right- from the styling of the garment, to the model of the attire in question, and down to the apparel, obviously. Their incorporation of high-end luxe accessories with their garments makes their "lower-priced" point items seem fancy, but still relatable. 

I found the Reformation dress I'm wearing above on super sale right before I left for Nicaragua, it didn't make it to me in time, but lucky for me I had a trip planned to LA and you bet I got good use out of this backless, criss-cross number over there. When the weather is 100 plus degrees- backless numbers are all you want to wear. I took a cue from the Ref girls on the website and accessorized accordingly- on-trend bandana and Birks, luxe leather cross-body and a little bling to sass it all up. 

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

masculine//feminine style II

{Wrap coat borrowed from BCBGeneration, Top c/o True Religion, Denim flares c/o True Religion
Detachable bow tie, Heels, similar lower priced style}

Cat-eye sunglassesThis look would definitely be dubbed a "Carlina look" by many people's standards. It encompasses a a bit of both masculinity and femininity. The over-sized bow and the relaxed button-up are where my tomboy side come out, and the mid-rise flares and gorgeous wrap coat (obsessed with this on-sale version!) make it ladylike. Overall it's a great look for Fall. I can't wait to rock all my chunky knits, layers of scarves and all the capes. In fact I'm wearing my plaid cape today, keep an eye out on my Instagram for a sneak peek. ;)

Take 40% percent of all styles on the BCBGeneration site with code Carlina40.

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