Street Slay

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These. Heels. Are. Everything!

Every girl has a pair of shoes that makes her go insane... She plans her entire outfit around them, and wears them every chance she gets. Well, guys… here’s mine!

For the past couple of years different styles of lace up boots have been trending, and I have a fair share of them. However, these are different because they aren’t boots. They are actually lace around your legs from the bottom, which can be a little annoying. BUT, beauty is worth the pain!

These beauties are from LuxNoire, and retails for an affordable $54.99. However, I was very unhappy with their service. I received these shoes one month after ordering, and got no response from the seller both times that I contacted them. So, do not order from LuxNoire if you’re in a rush. It’s definitely worth the wait, though.

These sultry sandals spruces up any outfit and they definitely SLAY!

Outfit Details:

Lace Up Heels – LuxNoire.com

High Waist Shorts – FashionNova.com

Shirt (which is actually a dress I remodeled) – Meshki Boutique.au

Diamond Choker – Aldo

Shot By: Vaughn “Boogie” Browne – ShotByBoogie.com

xoxo,

A New York Belle

 

No White After Labor Day?

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Contrary to popular belief, wearing white after Labor Day is NOT some kind of fashion faux pas. I’m a firm believer in wearing whatever makes me feel happy and confident, and white is one of my FAV colors. So just because there’s some crazy myth that wearing white after Labor Day is a fashion don’t, doesn’t mean that I’ll stop wearing it!

As you know, I love everything nude. Although in a prior post I said that I’d be incorporating more colors, doesn’t mean that I’ll be giving up my go-to!

So, today I wore a white American Apparel bodysuit with a pair of white high rise Abercrombie & Fitch jeans. You might be wondering if I wasn’t freezing my butt off since it’s the middle of fall in NYC. However, we’ve been experiencing very odd weather with temperatures varying from January to June within a matter of days. So, today’s temperature was definitely on the milder side of the spectrum. But, to keep warm, I wore a chunky Forever 21 sweater. Chunky sweaters are must-haves for fall and winter months. You can spice them up anyway you’d like; with everything from leggings, jeans, skirts/shorts, or to even be worn as dresses!

I hope you guys loved this look as much as I do!

Outfit Details:

Bodysuit – American Apparel

High Rise Jeans – Abercrombie & Fitch 

Sweater – Forever 21 (past season)

Perspex Boots – Missguided  (similar)

Choker – Aldo

xoxo,

A New York Belle

Khaki Vibes

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So, guys, its senior year! It’s extremely bittersweet for me to accept the fact that I’m going to be graduating from college soon.

On one hand, I’m super excited to officially be an adult, to set my own rules 100%, and not having to worry about doing things around my class schedule.

But, on the other hand, this economy is super scary. I’ve known so many well-qualified college graduates that were unemployed for months, and that’s the last thing I want. However, I’m thinking about attending grad school, to set me aside from the crowd. But then again, just the thought of the work load scares me.

Long story short, I am going to be enjoying the heck out of my senior year. I’m definitely going to be a little reckless and enjoying the fact that I won’t have any real responsibilities!

So, for my first day back, I wore a super comfy jumpsuit/bodysuit/leotard/onesie (whatever you call it) with a plaid flannel. But, to dress it up, I wore my clear perspex boots. You can easily dress this jumpsuit and flannel look down with sneakers like I normally do when I want to dress more casually. Or, to keep the dressy look, you can wear any sort of heeled sandals!

I received lots of compliments on this look, so I hope you love it as much as I do!

Outfit details:

Jumpsuit: Necessary Clothing or Fashion Nova

Flannel: Forever 21 (see similar)

Prosper Boots: Blink Boutique (in store) but you can also find at Public Desire or Ego Official 

 

xoxo,

A New York Belle

 

 

 

 

OOTD: Clear Perspex

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Hi, Dolls! I hope you guys are doing well! I’m sorry for the long break, but unfortunately my laptop crashed so I had no way of posting. But, I’m back and I’m better!

In one of my posts a few months back, I posted that these perspex heeled boots were trending now. They’ve actually become a lot popular than I expected! Since I loved my nude pair so much, I had to get another. With these clear boots they can be worn with almost every style and color outfit. So, I decided to show you guys two ways that I style them.

I paired both looks with my perspex boots and high rise shorts. For my first outfit, I wore an off-the-shoulder top (that everyone seems to have this summer) This outfit can be worn for dressy and semi-dressy occasions.

For my second outfit, I paired the boots and high rise shorts with a white bodysuit and blazer. The blazer added a bit more comfort for me because I prefer not to be too exposed. For example, if I’m wearing something short, my top will be covered (and vice versa). This outfit can be worn for dressier occasions.

And, yes. My hair is RED!

Outfit details:

Off-the-shoulder Top – Necessary Clothing

High Rise Shorts – Abercrombie and Fitch

Bodysuit – American Apparel 

Blazer – H&M (past season)

Perspex Boots – Blink Boutique (in store)

I hope you guys enjoy!

xoxo,

A New York Belle

 

 

The Switch Up

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Today’s photos were taken in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which is known for its great views of Manhattan, beautiful graffiti all over sidewalks and walls, and hidden but popular restaurants!

On a different note–you guys know, I’m more of a heels and dressy shoes type of gal. However, recently I’ve been feeling the need to switch it up more. So, I started incorporating more sneakers into my wardrobe. I know I’m a bit late, but I recently purchased the Adidas Superstar, and I love them! They’re really easy to dress up or down and they’re beyond comfy! So, I paired this look with a jersey dress, which was super easy. Dress, sneakers, and I’m ready to go!

Outfit Details:

Jersey Dress – Missguided.com (purchased in 2014)

Sneakers – Adidas

xoxo,

A New York Belle

Brunch x Perspex Heels

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So, today my friends and I decided to go to brunch at a popular rooftop lounge, 230 Fifth Avenue. We had an amazing time, despite the cloudy weather because the food was great and the view was breathtaking! Although there weren’t endless mimosas, the brunch was buffet style, which is always great! Also, 230 Fifth Ave is known for their expensive meals, but their brunch special is extremely reasonable. After brunch, we decided to go to Dallas BBQ’s for some Texas sized pina coladas! LOL. All in all, it was a great day of us catching up and having delicious food.

Outfit Details:

Bodysuit – Boohoo.com

Nude Leather Skirt – Boohoo.com

Nude Perspex Heels – Missguided.com

 

xoxo,

A New York Belle

Here’s to The End of Junior Year!

As the spring semester at FIT is winding down, I’m taking this time to reflect. My third year of college has been a serious struggle! I had so many personal issues, that my studies were affected. Although I didn’t fail any classes, or completely fall of track, this school year was definitely a lot harder than usual. The issues I faced, made focusing in school to be an extremely difficult task. But my determination helped me remain focused. Now that the semester is almost over, I couldn’t be happier. Although every college student is excited for summer recess, I’m excited that I’ve gotten my ish together! And I know that my senior year is going to be much better!

So, in honor of my reflection of the 2015-2016 school year, here are some photos from my Back to School post from the beginning of the year!

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xoxo,

A New York Belle

Throwback Thursday

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In honor of throwback Thursday, here’s a post from my previous blog . For this look, I paired my nude knee high lace up boots, with a blush-toned shirt dress. This has been one of my favorite looks because it can be worn for almost any occasion. The heels are on these boots aren’t too high, so they’re very comfortable! (and I’m all about comfort)

I hope you guys enjoyed this week’s throwback!

Outfit Details:

Shirt Dress – Forever 21 (see similar)

Lace Up Boots – LolaShoetique (see similar)

xoxo,

A New York Belle

 

Trending Now: Perspex Heel Boots

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Have you guys noticed the “clear” or “translucent” heel being added to some of your favorite shoes? This trend is called the Perspex heel and they are making a splash in the shoe industry! Gone are the days of boring heels and heels being worn only in the winter! These shoes are made for the riskier ladies and can be worn year round. They come in a wide array of styles from thigh high boots, gladiator heels, sandals, and booties like the ones pictured (which happens to be my favorite). Perspex boots come in various colors like clear, nude, blush, blue, grey, and black. AND, They can be styled with almost everything!

Where to find them?

PublicDesire.com has the widest selection of boots with the perspex heel. However, they can also be found at Missguided.com and ASOS.

Stay tuned for an upcoming post on how I style my Perspex boots!

xoxo,

A New York Belle

The Streets of SoHo

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Today, one of my best friend’s, Genesis and I took to the streets of SoHo, New York. For those of you that don’t know, SoHo is known for its great shopping! You can find fast fashion stores like Zara and H&M to luxury stores like Louis Vuitton and Burberry. SoHo is also known for the cobble-stoned streets! They’re absolutely beautiful, and probably my favorite thing about SoHo. Although Gen and I didn’t really coordinate our outfits, we loved our photos, so I decided to share!

My Outfit Details:

Nude Long Sleeve Top – Missguided.com

Nude Longline Midi Skirt – Missguided.com

Nude Rope Lace Heels – Missguided.com

Bag – LouisVuitton.com

Watch – Burberry

Genesis’ Outfit Details:

Jacket – see similar H&M

Top – see similar Hollister

Jeans – H&M

Boots – Old Navy

xoxo,

A New York Belle