Kate Spade Ma Cherie Antoine Sima Bag

Kate Spade Ma Cherie Antoine Sima Bag

This bag is perfect for sassing up a casual daytime outfit. The Kate Spade “Ma Cherie Antoine Sima” cross body clutch adds a sleek yet quirky touch to a dinner party or a night out with friends. The bottom of the bag is flat and expands as you place more items inside. It’s also spacious enough to fit my keys/keychains, my iPhone Plus, lipstick, and a small hairbrush. I usually can’t carry bulkier items like these in my more delicate clutches. The Sima clutch doubles as a cross body with its removable gold chain.

 

 

Saffiano leather is used for this bag which makes it less likely to be scratched. Since I don’t own an actual French Bulldog, at least I get to where one! This Ahhh – dorable Frenchie makes for a versatile accessory that goes with many outfits adding a unique yet simple touch.

 

WHAT TO WEAR

Honestly, with this clutch you really can’t go wrong. Black and white are two colors that go with EVERYTHING, but sometimes when a piece contains black and white being used together it becomes challenging to pair with multiple colors, but it doesn’t have to be. That’s why I’m here to help you spin the color wheel and throw in some patterns to make creating your best look be effortless.

PATTERNS

Florals, plaids, stripes, you name it. The bold contrast of black and white in this Sima clutch makes it easier to pair with delicate florals, pinstripes, and madras plaid. Pairing these types of patterns with bold contrasting colors (even black & white) gives the outfit a more balanced look and feel without being to busy. Check, houndstooth and gingham patterns in a smaller size are also a good choice to compliment your Frenchie clutch.

COLOR

Wearing the right color is essential for any outfit and if it involves a particular accessory you want to wear it with. My personal favorite when it comes to experimenting with black and white pieces, is to add a pop of yellow. Wearing the color of the sun seems to scare some people away from wearing it. Adding a neutral tends to mute the color a bit. Another good choice is sky blue and also any light blue that is more on the pale side. Mint and emerald green are among to colors that would work well with this clutch. If you’re on the fence about experimenting with the color spectrum I recommend layering your look with a neutral color jacket. No matter which way you decide to wear your Kate Spade Ma Cherie bag, you’re definitely amping up your wardrobe with an eye catching statement piece.

 

 

JACKET

Zara suede fringe coat

SHIRT

Pookie & Sebastian

JEANS

Zara ripped Jegging

SHOES

Kate Spade Marcelina Heels

BAG

Kate Spade Ma Cherie Antoine

Kaye

I’m a fashion enthusiast that strives to create looks that fit my persona, effortlessly. Art exhibits, reading, the news and anything peaks my interest and strikes creativity, are all put into my blog to share with you.

Betsey Johnson Press Event

Betsey Johnson Press Event

 

Strawberries, pineapples, and cherries. Oh My! Betsey Johnson’s summer collection is sure to have your mouth watering with tropical fruit inspired pieces. Known for her outrageous runway shows, nostalgic handbags, and boutiques that are all pink, Betsey Johnson‘s summer lineup refused to disappoint.

 

 

Pietro Lolita in Soho, which is also known for all things pink was the perfect venue for the press release. This event was filled with summer vibes from the moment I walked in. Mannequins were sporting pink wigs and the were models dressed in summer frills. The swimsuit line up is giving an old school sense of the 1950s with pin up style one piece suits, high waist bottoms, and bandeau tops. While Betsey is known for bold floral prints and stripes, she seems to be elevating the classic prints by adding something sweet. The classic gingham and stripe pattern have now been embossed with jeweled cherries on the shoes and an all over lip print added to the stripes. Mixing patterns is quite the challenge with fashion but, you can save yourself the headache by having Betsey Johnson in your wardrobe this summer.

 

This collection doesn’t stop at patterns. The event featured an array of nostalgic handbags with the intention of making our mouths water. Count on Betsey to turn your favorite summer treats into a go to summer handbag. A crab and cherry shaped leather zip clutch are sure to become your vacation essentials. The classic summer straw bag has now been transformed into a pineapple and strawberry shaped wristlet that can also be worn as a cross body. You can now enjoy a  firecracker popsicle without the mess with Betsey’s leather popsicle gold chain cross body bag. Mr. Softee might owe you a tip! Take a tip from me and do not skip out on this collection.

 

 

Overall, Betsey Johnson’s press event was the ultimate introduction to the season’s new trends. It had everything you could want in a tropical getaway without the travel headache. If you’re looking to amplify your style this summer, look no further than Betsey Johnson’s new summer lineup.

 

   

 

Kaye

I’m a fashion enthusiast that strives to create looks that fit my persona, effortlessly. Art exhibits, reading, the news and anything peaks my interest and strikes creativity, are all put into my blog to share with you.

SIMPLY Beauty Conference NYC

SIMPLY Beauty Conference NYC

Up until recently, I had never heard of the SIMPLY Beauty Conference. This event was powered by NYLON. I’m so glad I looked into it and got to experience the event during Fashion Week. Fashion Week is what most consider going to the shows, and the now trending, street style fad in which many hope to get noticed by a flock of photographers looking for outrageous outfits. I don’t think this trend is fading out anytime soon. It’s not fashion week without it. So I was glad the Simply Beauty Conference had something different to offer. After taking a look at the Simply and learning and learning about the event, I was dying for a VIP ticket. Since this was out of my budget with the spring semester approaching, I went with the social butterfly pass which was totally worth it. I was able to connect with those who share my interest in fashion, beauty, and blogging.

 

There were different stations set up for companies to advertise their products, apps, and shops. Each station had their own unique set up for snapping pics and complimentary samples of their products. The first company I noticed was “Wen”. I’m sure most of you are familiar with the infamous hair treatment line by Chaz Dean. How could anyone resist sitting on a fur seated swing with floral vine handles. The photographers who took  professionally done photos also gave you printed copies within minutes after taking your pictures and the option to have them texted to your phone. Before I could have my picture taken I was given a handmade flower crown that I got to customize with different color options offered to me. No Snapchat filter needed.

 

 

 

Overall The Simply Beauty Conference was a social event for people to be able connect with each other, share interest, and mingle. The companies advertising their products were very generous and showed a lot of creativity in how they advertise using unique photo backdrops and set ups. The atmosphere felt relaxed and not overwhelming while still having an upbeat energy with all the excitement. The Social Butterfly pass was totally worth it. I’ll be the first to sign up when SIMPLY makes their return to NYC.

Kaye

I’m a fashion enthusiast that strives to create looks that fit my persona, effortlessly. Art exhibits, reading, the news and anything peaks my interest and strikes creativity, are all put into my blog to share with you.

Alice and Olivia Stace Face Sweater Dress

Alice and Olivia by Stacey Bendet “Stace Face” Sweater Tunic

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What I wore to the Teen Vogue Summit Meet up NYC

 

Photo: Joseph Akhuetie

 

GIVING STACE FACE

    If you’re walking down Madison Avenue and see a well dressed Damme wearing massive round sunglasses, and striking red lips, please be aware that she is rocking “Stace Face”.  Add a bun to her hair and she’s aced the signature look created by Stacy Bendet. Unfortunately for me, I have yet to achieve this look. While I was in keen search of a wardrobe change to welcome fall favorites from fashion week, I found my closet desperately craving a signature piece from Alice & Olivia. I’ve window shopped the store countless times, staring in awe at the whimsical yet chic styles on display and on the website. My current obsession is the signature “Stace Face”. Excited to see the site had the classic Stace Face printed on a dress, my fingers did the clicking instantly. Immediately I thought, “I found my outfit for the the Teen Vogue Meet Up.” Indeed I did. I had to have it!

Photo: Joseph Akhuetie

     Before I could get to the Summit (which was a month away), I had always wanted to take photos inside the Oculus at World Trade Center. I called up my good friend and photographer Joseph Akhuetie to take some shots. I wore my sweater dress with a powder blue suede overcoat from Zara (AW 17). It’s lightweight and has an oversized fit which doesn’t add too much bulk to my outfit. Since this sweater dress has a slight batwing shape to the underarms, the oversized fit of the coat makes it easy for me to move my arms. To finish off the look, I wore a pair of cord wrapped, sock style, open toe booties from Zara (AW 17).

WHAT TO WEAR

Combining primary colors always creates a nice contrast to any outfit. The red lip is the standout color on the sweater. The Stace Face design is already eye-catching on it’s own. Adding a lighter shade of blue creates a subtle contrast from the pop of red while still focusing attention on the bold design .

Sock style boots are very flattering to the shape of any leg. They give a more sleek look that compliment dresses and skirts really well. Black was an obvious choice me however, this keeps the focus on the dress without creating any clash.

It’s fashion. I get it. Everyone has their own unique style that sets them apart from what appears on the runways and what we see on the street. The Alice and Olivia “Stace Face” sweater dress is a standout piece all on its own yet, it’s a canvas that begs to be worn in countless ways.

If you’re the subtle type and still want to be noticed without being flashy, try a khaki trench coat with flesh toned shoes.

Edgy? Throw on a black leather moto coat and combat boots.

If you’re a little daintier and like the quirkiness of this dress, wear it all on its own with sock style heels and a chic chain strap cross body clutch.

The possibilities are endless in this piece. Which literally looks like a piece of art was sketched right on to it. Seriously! Am I obsessed for wanting to box frame this sweater and ensure it doesn’t ruin? Okay… maybe a little. The Alice and Olivia “Stace Face” sweater tunic is a versatile standout piece that is sure to get you noticed and feeling confident. Dress it up like your walking the runway while strolling down Madison Avenue.

P.S. I recommend wearing this dress with a pair of Alice and Olivia Dina Calf Hair Pumps (preferably green if you can get your hands on them or something similar)

Photo: Joseph Akhuetie

Photo: Joseph Akhuetie

 

Art Wall at Teen Vogue Meet Up NYC TOMS

Zara Patent Sock Style Boots

Kate Spade Vintage Radio Clutch

Kaye

I’m a fashion enthusiast that strives to create looks that fit my persona, effortlessly. Art exhibits, reading, the news and anything peaks my interest and strikes creativity, are all put into my blog to share with you.

ANTHROPOLOGIE Fluttered Fete Skirt

Anthropologie “Fluttered Fete” midi skirt By Eva Franco

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Kaye

I’m a fashion enthusiast that strives to create looks that fit my persona, effortlessly. Art exhibits, reading, the news and anything peaks my interest and strikes creativity, are all put into my blog to share with you.