NYC Recessionista Roundup: the knit pencil skirt

One of my favorite trends as of late is the knit pencil skirt. It combines all of the tailoring and sleekness of a pencil skirt but with the breezy, stretchy, comfy feeling of a pair of leggings. Whoever came up with these is a flipping genius.

Here are eight affordable options:

(All images courtesy of retailers as follows)

a. Old Navy jersey stripe pencil skirt
b. Old Navy stretch pencil skirt
c. Gap solid knit pencil skirt
d. Gap stripe knit pencil skirt
e. Asos gray jersey pencil skirt
f. Old Navy jersey knit pencil skirt
g. Asos floral knit pencil skirt
h. Asos double layered jersey pencil skirt

The Little White Dress you need to see

Sigh ... this LWD (little white dress) from Chicwish is so. darn. chic. Couldn't you see a bride-to-be wearing this to her bridal shower / rehearsal dinner / city hall wedding?

It's just so very Mia Farrow circa 1966 with a twist.

(Image courtesy of Chicwish)

PS - it looks a helluva lot more luxe than its under $75 sale price tag ... 

Asos' latest wiggle dress

The wiggle dress from Asos is honestly one of the most flattering and effortless dresses I've ever seen...and this newest floral print is perfect for fall.

(All images courtesy of Asos) 


Oh my gosh, you guys ... the very first early fall pieces from LOFT are ACTUALLY HERE.

This camo pencil skirt

This utility blouse

These print ankle pants

This floral piped shirtdress

This printed bomber jacket

This floral tie-neck blouse

This petal print tie-neck top

This jeweled sweater

This embellished sweatshirt tee

This striped sheath dress

This floral print tie-neck dress

These camo print skinny pants

This leaf print bomber jacket

This lace-tipped sweatshirt dress

This chevron jacquard skirt dress

This dark chambray shirt dress

These lace up oxfords

These peep toe booties 

These round toe wedges

These animal print smoking slippers

These modern pumps

(All images courtesy of LOFT)

10 Pieces to Transition into Fall with Old Navy

Well, here it is -- a first look at fall from Old Navy. These pieces are absolutely perfect for August and September, when we start thinking about the change from summer to fall. And not only can you wear them right now, but you can wear them much later by layering them with other pieces.

(All images courtesy of Old Navy)

1. Jersey sheath dress
2. Jersey pencil skirt
3. Canvas utility jacket
4. Printed shirt dress
5. Faux leather oxfords
6. Faux leather crossbody handbag
7. Scoopneck graphic tee
8. Strappy ankle boots
9. Floral chiffon skirt
10. Scoopneck striped jersey dress

Outstanding Outfits: Emma Stone's Laid Back Cool

My girl crush on Emma Stone continues ... today I'm marveling at how she manages to make a sweatshirt look so damn chic.

(All images courtesy of retailers as follows)

1. Topshop floppy hat from Nordstrom
2. Cat eye sunglasses from Ruche
3. Cropped boyfriend sweatshirt from Asos
4. Faux leather backpack from Modcloth 
5. Men's blazer with shawl collar from Asos
6. Mid-rise shortie short from Urban Outfitters
7. Steve Madden embossed slip-ons from Nordstrom

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale IS ON - my top 20 picks under $100

Okay, ladies ... Nordstrom's MAJOR anniversary sale is on now ... and there are so many deals under $100, it's crazy.  And even though it's summer, this sale is the perfect place to stock up for fall.

Here are my top 20 picks from the sale --

This ruched long-sleeve dress

This Kate Spade initial pendant

This cross-body bag

These ankle boots

These emerald cut stud earrings

This faux leather moto jacket

These embossed slip-ons

This elbow patch striped sweater

These ankle boots

This lip print dress

This crochet hem sweater

This star print skirt

This buffalo check scarf

This textured crop top

This pleated lace midi skirt

This Kate Spade cocktail ring

These printed leggings

This Bauble Bar statement necklace

This faux leather boucle coat

This faux suede oxblood satchel

(All images courtesy of Nordstrom)