Camel & LBD Combo

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Every girl’s go to for date night is a LBD, am I right? I picked this one up on a recent visit to the new & Other Stories boutique in Georgetown. I love the dress details like its flirty length, the deep-V neckline, the bell sleeves, and the exaggerated waistline with those cute covered buttons. I also love the fact that it cost me less than $100!

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I love pairing feminine dresses with masculine outerwear (see a similar combo here) and lately my go-to has been this double-breasted camel coat (also a steal at around 100$). Camel and black work really well together, and the coat’s tailored silhouette gives the look an urban, sophisticated feel that would transition well from the office to happy hour.

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Of course I had to throw in a few eye-catching, feminine details like leopard heels (similar here and here) and my favorite statement bag (similar bi-c0lor combo here and here). The outfit was perfect for my date night with hubby at Kinship, one of the most upscale casual spots in the District (if you haven’t been there yet GO and order the roasted chicken for two)!

150a7440Double Breasted Crombie Coat from TopshopStructured Little Black Dress from & Other StoriesGucci Marmont Shoulder Bag (similar bi-c0lor combo here and here), and Isabel Marant Poppy Pony-Hair Leopard Heels (similar here and here).

Shine Bright Like a (Pink) Diamond

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Street style, especially NY street style, is such a great source of inspiration! Take this look, for example. I was in SoHo the other day when I saw this incredibly chic (European, I assumed) woman wearing an oversized silver jacket. I never thought that I would find anything like it in the US, until I came across this very similar style at Nordstrom.

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The jacket is definitely an eye-catching statement piece. It can be dressed up (with an otherwise all black outfit, for example) or down, as it is here with distressed jeans like these from H&M. For this look I kept rest of the details on the classic side, like this simple grey cashmere turtleneck and lady-like pink accessories like this clutch and these shoes (similar here and here) to match the pink faux shearling on the jacket.

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My fashion inspiration wore her silver jacket with baggy jeans, flat booties, and retro cat-eye glasses – a super edgy, quirky look that fit her perfectly. I could never pull that exact look off, but that’s the point.    Fashion inspirations, like any other inspiration, should be appropriated and personalized, but never copied (even if they are reeeeeeallly good). Do you, but try to do it well.

sylvia-29sylvia-57TopShop Silver Metallic and Pink Faux Fur Jacket Uniqlo Grey Cashmere Turtleneck SweaterH&M Distressed Jeans, Isabel Marant Pink Heels (similar here and here), TopShop Pink Caleb ClutchCeline “New Audrey” Sunglasses