Black, White & Red

10.23.2014

Kate Spade Gable Dress RachMartino
Kate Spade Gable Dress RachMartino
Kate Spade Gable Dress RachMartino
Kate Spade Gable Dress RachMartino
Kate Spade Gable Dress RachMartino
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Early fall is starting to fade into the horizon and the weather is already too chilly to wear this outfit (without a coat that is). In contrast from my usual bold color favorites, this autumn I've been loving black and white looks. I had my eye on this Kate Spade dress ever since I saw it on my favorite blogger, Keiko Lynn. So naturally when it went on 'Surprise Sale' at KateSpade.com I snatched it up. I love the sweetheart collar and mix of tee-shirt material with structured cotton. It's got that special mix of elevated yet casual that I always return to, with that special dash of KS whimsy. It's got that classic feel with a touch of kitsch that I know will carry me through many well-loved years of wear.
Photos: Jeff Thibodeau 

The Perfect Little Red Coat

10.17.2014


Ever since I was a kid I've been wearing Land's End. Each Christmas I could pick one coat from the catalogue and I would spend hours weighing the pros and cons of each option. When I moved to New York two years ago, I turned to Land's End for my first truly warm down jacket. That long black puffer helped me survive the Polar Vortex. See it in action here. Naturally I was thrilled when Land's End asked me to try out some of their outerwear collection for this year. I love that their website has a detailed Outwear Guide to find the perfect coat based on weather & style. I choose this cherry red topper in boiled wool for a relaxed yet chic fall look. It's perfect for a casual friday or weekend but can be easily dressed up with a great skirt or dress. I paired it with black skinny jeans and open toe boots to balance the bold shade and add a touch of edge.  
Special thanks to Land's End for sponsoring this post

Cozy & Chic with Asos

10.16.2014



If you've been following my blog or YouTube for a while, you already know I'm crazy about Asos. From my season Hauls to my Asos #OOTDs, I totally have a thing for the UK retailer. So when Asos asked me to share my favorite trends for the fall season, I was thrilled! This autumn I'm crazy about plaid, long outwear, ankle boots and great unexpected pops of color. For this look I paired this chic black trench from Asos with a hugely oversized plaid scarf. The trench is incredibly versatile and you can wear it over anything - it has been getting some serious action on these rainy Brooklyn mornings. I'm also totally in love with this scarf -- it's huge and can double as a blanket, shawl, pashmina and often for me head wrap on windy, rainy days. The scarf colors are bold and it pairs perfectly with my signature fall red lip - Mac's Ruby Woo! For the boots, I chose grey suede ankle boots that are easy to walk in and can go from day to night. Last but not least, I chose this unexpected mint bag with a fabulous mix of textures. I thought about going with a traditional black leather tote but I really felt the pop of understated color was a great way to tie the look together. Shop my favorite fall trends below! 

My Girl Gang in #MademoisellePlume

10.14.2014



I can't believe I've already lived in New York for 2 years. It has come and gone so quickly and I feel incredibly lucky to have met so many amazing people in the Big Apple. For me, this post comes full-circle. Last year around this time I met Pauline (the fabulous French blogger behind Pauline Fashion Blog) at Fashion Week as she was working on last year's launch of Mademoiselle Plume. This season I teamed up with Pauline and my new blogger bestie, Christine who's blog, MyStylePill, I've been following for years to announce the newest collection of Mademoiselle Plume from Comptoir des Cotonniers. It was so fun shooting with these amazing girls who've already taught me so much about life & blogging. If you love lightweight down jackets, or doudounes as the French say, as much as we do be sure to enter the Comptoir des Cotonniers contest. Simply gather your 'girl gang' and snap a photo to share to Instagram using hashtag #MademoisellePlume for a chance to win one of 10 Mademoiselle Plume jackets! Contest ends October 26th - good luck! 
Photos by Romain Libbrecht captured at 60th & 5th Ave
Special thanks to Comptoir des Cotonniers for sponsoring this post! 

H&M x Alexander Wang

10.13.2014

I'm so excited to announce I've partnered with H&M for the launch of #AlexanderWangxHM. I am such a fan of H&M and am so excited to see the new collection. Tomorrow, October 13th, H&M will unveil a vending machine that will dispense exclusive Alexander Wang x H&M water on 100% RPET water bottles at the H&M Global Flagship store on 5th Ave and 48th. If you make a purchase of $50 or more at the global flagship store you'll be given a vending machine token (shown above) to use in the machine. A limited number of water bottles will include a ticket to the Alexander Wang launch party in NYC or a ticket to the pre-shopping event in NYC. Stop by the store before November 5th to grab a token. 
Special thanks to H&M for sponsoring this post

#FossilStyle

Dress, Jacket, Watch & Bag c/o Fossil



I'm crazy about this new fall look I created in collaboration with Fossil. The colors perfect for autumn with a great mix of textures. The dress is a great piece that I've been wearing to work & on the weekend. The shape is flattering and classic but with a unique cut. I paired the dress with a leather motorcycle jacket to add a touch of nonchalant edge and added grey accessories and a great leather band watch from Fossil. Share your fall look using hashtag '#FossilStyle.'

This post has been created in partnership with Fossil. I have been compensated in exchange for this post in the form of product. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Park Avenue Princess

10.06.2014



I love a great dress. A dress that makes you feel amazing as soon as you put it on. Last week I had a blast shopping at the Ted Baker location on 5th Avenue. I tried on a multitude of gorgeous frocks and flowy skirts and then I tried on this dress and I instantly fell head over heels (with the heels too!) The dress is sweet and romantic yet still perfectly appropriate for the office. To give it that pulled together chic look I paired it with sparkly court shoes, a sweet little bow belt, and a petite bag, all courtesy of Ted Baker. If you're in the market for an insanely pretty look you're in luck because Ted Baker is offering 20% off everything both in-store and online. Shop Thursday October 9th in-store and online for 20% off – one day only! 

Photos: Jeff Thibodeau. I had a blast shooting this look on the edge of Central Park with the elegant and always alive city buzzing behind me. 


Special thanks to Ted Baker for sponsoring this post! 
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