Bringing Color Back

Bringing Color Back I get really excited when I figure out epic outfits that I can put together that are super fun and colorful. My go-to colors tend to be the typical black and white and so I make it a focused effort and challenge to myself to work on trying to step outside of my standard color palette comfort zone. Being obsessed this fall with a good skater skirt and trying to get in as many of them in my wardrobe as possible, I got excited when I came across this line called Skot that had fun and bright colors and styles. Skater skirts are super fun and useful because they are so diverse and can  be dressed up or down depending on how you're feeling with anything from crop tops to oversized sweaters. Deciding to go all out in my color ventures in today's look with a green plaid shirt and yellow neon highlights, I think it's safe to say that today I brought color back in a big way.

Shirt: Forever 21 (similar here) Skirt: Party Skirts by Skot Shoes: AMI Clubwear Sunglasses: Warby Parker Necklace: Ann Taylor (similar here) Ring: H&M Bracelet: Nissa Jewelry

Skater Skirt

Skater Skirt

Plaid Shirt

Skater Skirt

Skater Skirt

Skater Skirt

Plaid Shirt

Skater Skirt

Concrete Jungle

New York has always been one of those magical places for me. It's like, without a doubt, every time I'm in the cab ride from JFK to the city, I instantly mush into a ball of love and astonishment for NY the second I see the view of the city skyline for the first time. Maybe it's the hustle and bustle of the streets, maybe it's the idea of a winter wonderlanded December with people ice skating at Rockefeller, or maybe it's my Gossip Girl fantasy of the battle of the Upper and Lower East Siders. But whatever it is, in the iconic words of Jay and Ms Keys, it truly is a concrete jungle where dreams are made of.  I had a blast in NY (as I always do), and had the best time being amongst all that is fashion during NYFW. I'm excited for what the future holds and can't wait to take you all along the journey with me.

Till we meet again NY, xo Lainey

Vest: Liberty Sage // Top: Urban Outfitters // Skirt: Forever 21 // Shoes: H&M // Bag: Sorial Handbags // Jewelry: Bita Pourtavoosi (necklace), Nissa Jewelry (gold chain bracelet), BCBGeneration (white affirmation bracelet), Viento (double gold finger ring and gold snake bracelet), Nashelle (black gold finger ring) 

It's A Tea Party

Many would be fortunate to find a group of friends, let alone one friend, to call their bestie. Your best friends are supposed to be the ones that are there for you through it all-- everything from the fun, new and exciting times and chapters in your life, to the difficult and challenging moments, to the inside jokes that you still talk about years later, and to everything in between (including when you're living miles or even continents apart from each other). Lucky for me, I think I may have found some of the best ones. And today's post is dedicated to one of them, Neeka, whose birthday it is today.

We spent this past Labor Day Weekend attempting to hide from the heat wave in floppy hats and simmer down with cool cups of wine and champagne in the form of cute tea cups to accumulate into Neeka's official Tea Party birthday bash. With a sea of neon, florals, crop tops, and long skirts taking over the whole outdoor patio that was transformed into the location of this beyond cute tea party, there was no more perfect way to ring in Labor Day and a new birthday year.

My Outfit: Hat: Forever 21 // Top: Nasty Gal // Skirt: Forever 21 // Jewelry: House of Harlow (starbust ring), Bita Pourtavoosi Jewelry (gold studded ring), Shop Lately (necklace), BCBGeneration (Lainey affirmation bracelet)