Brooklyn Babe

I’ll be the first to admit that I hate looking like a tourist even when I am one. I love to pretend I am a local and just make it up as I go along. You will never see me pull out a map, and I try to never look confused or lost. Don’t ask me why I do this - I have no idea either! It is a weird habit I picked up, but I stand by it to this day.

I did, however, let myself become a tourist in New York. Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge is a magical experience. While it is very touristy, it is an attraction you cannot miss.

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I would highly recommend wearing comfortable shoes, because while it is not a difficult walk, it can seem pretty long if your feet are hurting. I know it is tempting to wear something super stylish and cute since we all know a million photos will be taken, but wear something that you can move around in. I decided to wear a pair of acid wash jeans and a soft short sleeve tee. I paired this look with my velvet booties to give it a bit of flair.

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Be sure to check out my most recent post below as well as my holiday gift guides! xx

3 Ways To Dress Like Your Dad

So I’m sure everyone has seen the whole dad sneaker trend happening, and while I do not know where I stand on that fashion statement, there are plenty of other dad trends that I can support. Who knew I could create a whole new fall look without spending any money?!

 

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This first idea is nothing special seeing as how I’ve been stealing my dad’s sweaters since I was in high school, but it is definitely a trend that I want to keep alive. I love pairing a big sweater with super tight skinny jeans and booties, because it is a cozy but cute look.

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Next, is a look that I cannot wait to try. I know people have been wearing this trend for a few months now, but I simply cannot bring myself to wear a blazer in the dead of summer without passing out. I love the look of a “dad blazer” otherwise known as an oversized blazer with a pair of skinny jeans and a body suit and booties. (Outfit Inspo - Danielle Bernstein) I also love it over a fitted dress for a dressier look. Whichever direction you take it, I would recommend wearing fitted clothes under the blazer so you still have a nice silhouette.

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This last look is one of my favorites. I love wearing oversized dress shirts year round. During the summer I would wear them with shorts and just tuck in one side. During the winter, they go great with jeans and the same tuck or as a dress with a sweater on top. If you wear them as a dress, they look great with tall boots. (Outfit Inspo - Allegra Shaw)

 

Tip: If you do not have access to clothes you can create these looks from at home, simply order the piece you want a few sizes up. That way it looks like you just pulled it out of your dad’s closet.

 

What are some of your favorite dad trends? Let me know down below! Don’t forget to check out my Instagram for more and check out my last post below!

5 Fashion Rules to Follow

Over time, many fashion rules have come about. While some have aged out, there are others that have held strong to this day. I got the idea for this post from Ashely Brooke’s video 18 Fashion Rules: Which to Break and Which to Follow.

With the rules below, these are all my own opinion. While some people may live their fashion lives freely, there are some rules that I follow religiously - one in particular that you will see below. ;)

 

5. Have a go to outfit.

Don’t get me wrong - I love putting together super creative and super stylish outfits, but sometimes you just do not have enough time to do that. This is where your everyday uniform comes in handy. For example, in Los Angeles it seems as if the go to outfit is a pair of jeans and a tee - usually all black. I became quite fond of this outfit while living in the area, because it was so easy, but I still felt stylish and cool when wearing it.

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4. Know Your Fit

By this I mean know what styles suit you best. Some dresses may look fabulous on one person but completely different on someone else. Feeling great in your clothes comes from learning what looks best on your specific shape. For example, when you find a pair of jeans that fit perfectly, I can guarantee you will feel so much better when you walk out of the door.

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3. Wear Sunglasses No Matter The Season

Sunglasses are my absolute favorite part of my outfit. I remember in high school, my friends would always laugh when I still had my sunglasses on in the middle of a rain storm. Sunglasses serve multiple purposes - they protect your eyes which is important (!!!) and they add the finishing touch to your outfit.

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2. Quality Over Quantity

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People that know me will probably laugh when they see this rule on my post, because I have not been one to understand the value of having minimal shoes or clothes. More recently though, I have started to appreciate the idea of having fewer items, but having them be nicer quality. I have slowly started to learn that when you buy something that is not great quality, you end up having to replace it once, twice, maybe three times before you stop wearing it. In the long run, you end up spending extra money you could’ve put into a nice piece.

  1. No White After Labor Day

    This is my absolute number one rule. I know many people will say this rule is outdated, but what can I say - I am from the south and this rule is serious here. Now this is not to say you can’t wear anything white after Labor Day. White shirts are fine. Winter whites (as in pants or skirts) are fine. White booties are fine. White jeans, linen, or any other summery styles are not. Many people will disagree with me on this one, but I will take this rule with me as long as I live. Oops!

 

What are your fashion rules that you follow? Let me know below and be sure to check out my last post!