Fall Beauty With Aerie

This past week has been a craze during fashion week and it was challenging to find moments to lay low. Everything I did from morning to night revolved around a social engagement and strict schedule. Any pocket of free time I could find, I'd wander around my neighborhood and I got to find some gems like Giovanni Rana (part of the lovely Chelsea Market).

During the afternoon I got to capture some of my favorite pieces from Aerie. I layered the chambray shirt dress with their oversized sweater on an off day for a simple, every day look. What I love are the minimal details like the gold rings with the criss-cross ties woven in to give it a little pop. I also tied the dress in a knot on the bottom to create some different lengths throughout the bottom.

If you didn't already know, Aerie has had several campaigns highlighting different aspects of natural beauty. I've partnered with them in the past for their untouched ads using models of all sizes here. Now, it's great to enter the Fall season in partnership with their new campaign using no makeup. 

#aerieREAL

Photos: Bethany Marie
*This post was made in partnership with Aerie

Lou & Grey

Wearing: Lou & Grey Crossover Poncho* (here), Leather Jacket* (here), Chambray Palette Shirt (here), Urban Outfitters High Waisted Skinny Jeans (here), Circus by Sam Edelman booties (here), Chan Luu necklace* (here)

Photos: Elizabeth Catalano

Retreat In West Village

"Breathe in the new day, no matter what has happened. For what is to come is greater than what has been. Your heart is exploding into new territories, full of wonder, awe, surprise, and Love. Let love carry you into fullness."

Jewel Tones For The Holiday

Lately I've been in love with jewel tones as the holiday season as approached. This emerald silk dress and coat by Amanda Uprichard gave off a new facet of royalty with its effortless femininity on display. See the details below from my stroll through West Village:

Amanda's designs intrigued me from the second I laid hands on them– as colorful as her collections are, I could feel a another layer of edge to them. Not often does this happen, but as I was exploring her collection and trying on her pieces, I could almost feel her heart behind the design. It was beautiful. I was sensing that there was more to her than the colorful patterns and playful atmosphere that's given off. 

Most of you see me stick to lots of neutrals or darker colors, but it's not the color that stops me, it's the heart and attitude behind the clothing. There was something about this dress that spoke such depth to me and it exuded a presence that said, "I can speak a different language each time you wear me and I am timeless in my elegant royalty." 

What I love is seeing how the same outfit feels in different places. This day in West Village felt magical, beautiful, and... cold. ;-) But it was well worth it. 

I can't wait to share more Amanda Uprichard in the future. I think you'll love her style as much as I do :)

Wearing: Amanda Uprichard Gabriella dress* (here, similar, similar, similar), Amanda Uprichard Mae Wool Coat* (here), Free People Bucket Bag (here), Free People + Jeffrey Campbell Minimal Lace Up Boot (here)

Photos: Elizabeth Catalano

Stroll Through NYC

Hello from New York! I'm here for the next week for some fun things coming up. I absolutely love this city and it grows on me each time I visit. My first day was nonstop, but beautiful and filled with so many moments I will already keep forever. I captured some of my day below, details and more:

Wearing: Free People top (here), Free People bralette (here), Urban Outfitters cardigan* (here), Free People vegan leather leggings (here), Chanel handbag (similar), Chan Luu necklace* (here), Tie flats (similar)

Photos: Elizabeth Catalano