9.19.2014

Riding Boots for Fall


Top (left to right): Sam Edelman // Tory Burch // J. Crew // Marvin K //
Bottom (left to right): Cole Haan // Cole Hann // Sam Edelman // Burberry


Every year I always find myself on the hunt for the perfect brown riding boot. It's surprisingly hard to find something that I love, but this year I started my search early! I wanted to share my top picks with you all. They all range in price so hopefully everyone can find something they love.

I'm off to Chicago so be sure to follow along on Instagram. Have a great weekend!




9.18.2014

ASOS Embellished Dress

Dress: ASOS $161 // Shoes: Calvin Klein (old) similar $196 // Bag: Prada (passed down and old) similar $195 // Watch: Movado $495 (gifted) // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban $200 // Earrings: BaubleBar $28 


 Really excited to share today's look with you all! I wore this dress last week during fashion week for the Movado party. I originally bought this ASOS dress for the rewardStyle party but it arrived too late (sad face). Of course that didn't stop me from wearing it later on! I have a sweet spot for anything embellished and this dress has quickly become a closet favorite. The best thing is that it's super light weight. The materials are plastic so it doesn't weigh the dress down. 

I was really struggling between getting the pink or white in this dress (because we all know I love white everything) but I'm glad I opted for the multicolored one. It was great for a statement dress and better for something to have all year round. 

We also have to applaud Andrew for some great photos. We snapped this outfit in under five minutes (it usually takes 30) and it was super dark out! I hiked up that ISO and prayed for the best. 




9.17.2014

Coach Giveaway

 
Shirt: J. Crew Factory $59 (on sale for $54)  // Skirt: J. Crew $78 (one sale for $59) // Bag: Coach $378 // Shoes // Earrings: BaubleBar $28 (similar here for $8)

Hi friends, happy Wednesday! Today I'm teaming up with Courtney from Color Me Courtney and Coach to give away two Mini Borough bags (for you and a friend). Courtney and I met over Labor Day Weekend at Saratoga. She's such a sweet girl and if you don't already, head over to her blog and follow along as she takes on the big city one outfit at a time.

We wanted to thank our fans and friends and host this giveaway for YOU! Courtney and I picked out the cutest little mini purses from Coach to give away. These bags are the perfect addition to any wardrobe. The one I'm wearing is white, tan and NAVY (woo) and has three main compartments. While I love to be hands free, others might not. No worries! You can detach the long strap and save it for a later date. Courtney is featuring the metallic mini which I also love (can't I just keep them both?!) because it can honestly go with anything!

We're holding this giveaway on Instagram in addition to the link below so you have different ways of entering. If I were you, I'd make sure to enter as often as possible to better my chances of winning.

The winner will receive both bags shown above. One to keep (you get first dibs at the color) and the other to give to your best friend, family member (or me… I'll be your best friend 4lyfeee) anyone you want! You and your friend can also go in on this together. Make sure you both enter and really tilt the odds in your favor. So make sure to let your peeps know.

The contest will begin today and end next Wednesday, September 24 at 11:59 pm ET. Good luck!

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9.16.2014

Travel Tuesday: Headphones

Shirt (on sale) $19 // Jeans $62 // Watch // Headphones $125

These headphones might be one of my favorite travel accessories. I'm a total movie watcher on the plane and I hate when I can't hear what is going on because of too much background noise (i.e. the plane, the crying baby in 10 B or the loud talkers behind me). When I started traveling often, I really found the need for noise-cancelling headphones. I wanted something that would silence those around me and were comfortable enough to fall asleep in. That's where these Audio-Technica headphones came into play.

I got these two(?) Christmases ago from Santa and he was even sweet enough to take my glasses into consideration. The padding makes the headphones so comfortable all around my head -- the top and the sides -- for when I'm sleeping, wearing my glasses or just regularly listening to my music/movie.

When I'm not traveling, I also use them at home. Sometimes when I'm editing videos and really need to focus or just when I really want to hear all the sound quality from the program (it  makes a difference). They're great for all the time.

Pro Tip: Collapsible Headphones
The only negative part about over-the-ear headphones is they're so bulky. There's no good place to put or store them. You want to find headphones that can collapse into themselves and that are easy to travel with (like these). You'll thank me later!

Shop more headphones here:


9.15.2014

Menswear Monday: First signs of Fall


While technically there is still over a week remaining in summer, small signs of fall have begun to appear. The morning air is a bit crisper, the lazy sun sets a bit earlier, and Sundays are becoming a bit football-ier.

Fall is awesome, and it's unfortunate that we only get to experience it for about 3-4 weeks here in New York until winter blows in and decides to stick around for six months or so. 

I'm embracing fall little by little this year, starting with a new pair of corduroys. J. Crew Factory has a great selection of colors and fits, and I recommend checking them out. I can remember my days as a youth when I thought corduroys were just about the nerdiest thing you could wear. That and it was also the name of an awesome bear who wore green overalls.

Let's be glad I'm not modeling that look today.

9.13.2014

NYFW: A Snapchat Story

Here is my snapchat story from fashion week. A little behind the scenes action. Enjoy!

Follow along for more real life stuff @ kristalinn14 on snapchat!