This is our second edition of #SHOESDAYTUESDAY. (Missed the first installment? Click Here!) Getting inspiration from Sea of Shoes blogger Jane Aldridge, this ensemble has us actually eager for Sweater Weather. Keep it casual and cool, with a touch of glamour. See how you can get that LUXE Look and keep on scrolling!
Want to get that LUXE Look that is easy and fun all that the same time? Take notes from Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes as she piles on the glamour with fox fur and a fun shoe. While we love the all white look she’s rocking, Labor Day is just around the corner so keep it laid back in a dark wash skinny denim. A classic white shirt can get a little boring. The Ona Blouse by T Tahari is business in the front and party in the back. Elevating a boring basic with exposed zipper details and mesh panel that has cool girl written all over it.
Keep the fox fur tight or let it hang long. Stack on an arm party. And don’t forget the aviators!
Classic Rayban Aviators | MAGASCHONI Cashmere and Fox Fur Infinity Scarf | Arm Party!
The Singapore Sling
The staple drink from both Hunter S. Thompson’s The Rum Diary and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. It’s a sweet drink that inhabits Thompson’s not so sweet world of corrupt cops, business owners and even more shady main characters. This drink consists of the following:
- 3 oz Gin
- 1.5 oz Heering Cherry Liqueur (cherry brandy)
- 0.75 oz Cointreau
- 0.75 oz DOM Bénédictine
- 1 oz (2 parts) Grenadine
- 12 oz (16 parts) Pineapple juice
- 1.5 oz Fresh lime juice
- 1 dash Angostura bitters
How you make it:
Pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes.
Strain into highball glass.
Garnish with pineapple and cocktail cherry.
Invented in 1886 by an American engineer stationed in Cuba during the Spanish-American war, the Daiquiri soon became the patron drink of sailors. It even made it’s way to The White House as JFK’s drink of choice. This variation was made specially for Ernest Hemingway by a bartender who knew him a little too well. Legend has it that Hemingway could go through quite a few of these in one sitting so it was made without sugar.
- 4.5 oz (9 parts) White Rum
- 1 oz (3 parts) Lime Juice
- 0.5 oz (2 parts) Grapefruit Juice
- 1.5 oz (3 parts) Maraschino Liquer
How you make it:
Pour all ingredients into shaker with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain in chilled cocktail glass.
Alright. You got me. This titular drink probably has more to do with the film adaptation rather than the dead-tree version of Mario Puzo’s crime drama. But containing only two top shelf ingredients, it’s not hard to see why a mob boss might choose it.
- 35 ml (1 part) scotch whisky
- 35 ml (1 part) amaretto
How you make it:
Pour all ingredients directly into old fashioned glass filled with ice cubes. Stir gently.
The Mint Julep
Still a staple of America’s South and it’s upper-class culture, this drink has been with America since it’s founding. Before it made it’s way to the Kentucky Derby, Virginians used the drink to wake up with and saw the powers of the mint leaf as something like today’s Red Bull.
- 6 oz Bourbon whiskey
- 4 mint leaves
- 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons water
How you make it:
In a highball glass gently muddle the mint, sugar and water. Fill the glass with cracked ice, add Bourbon and stir well until the glass is well frosted. Garnish with a mint sprig.
Only a certain kind of character would have these ingredients laying around. The French 75 is named after an artillery piece by an American who spent a little too much time around France during the First World War. Be warned, it can be as dangerous as it’s namesake if paired with a night on the town.
- 3 oz gin
- 2 dashes simple syrup
- 1.5 oz lemon juice
- 6 oz Champagne
How you make it:
Combine gin, syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into an iced champagne glass. Top up with Champagne. Stir gently.
All images used from Wikimedia Commons. All drink recipes from IBA Official Cocktail
Who Wore it Better?
1) Miranda Kerr vs. Coleen Roony
3) Kendall Jenner vs. Kim Kardashian
6) Alicia Keys vs. Selena Gomez
7) Nicki Minaj vs. Julie Bowen
8) Kanye West vs. Scott Disick
9) Jourdan Dunn vs. Khloe Kardashian
Here on the STYLELOG, we’re starting a new weekly series called #SHOESDAYTUESDAY where we’re going to highlight a pair of shoes and show you how to style it for various occasions. Let’s take a walk through the wild side, first up are these super rad Michael Kors Cassie Loafers.
Summer may have started its countdown to being over, and while our hearts are crying a little, Festival Season is still in full swing!! Made in America is just around the corner here in Philadelphia, and we’re psyching ourselves up. If you don’t have a show on the horizon, get a few friends together and blaze a trail, go on an adventure! There’s still plenty of summer sun left to go on a road trip. This outfit screams of the outdoors and wandering aimlessly wherever the path may lead. The Michael Kors Cassie Loafers give that western cool vibe and the backpack is a festival and travel-friendly necessity.
- Wide Brim Fedora
- Stack on some Wrist Candy
- KATE SPADE Cedar Street Perforated Bee Wristlet
- KATE SPADE Bruno Aires Mini iPad Folio
- The Necessity: KATE SPADE Cobble Hill Callen Backpack
“With a Rebel Yell, she cried More More More.” While Summer Fridays are reaching its end, it doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun in the office. Taking cues from IT girls Zoe Kravits and Cailin Russo rocking septum jewelry, we’re getting the feeling rebellion is in the air. Update that boring 9-5 wardrobe and reminisce about your teenage angst with some punk-inspired accessories paired with current pieces that may make you feel like you can ditch work early.
Crop tops are everyone’s favorite especially during the warm seasons. You can wear them with anything, and I mean ANYTHING. Here are some ways to wear crop tops in different styles, so get ready to update your closet with your favorites.
Pair your favorite black leather crop top with a slit high-waist maxi skirt for a sassy look. Accessorize with a pair of Michael Kors Guliana open-toe ankle straps, Tory Burch Adalyn clutch, and to protect your eyes from the sun, add a sun hat.
2) Fun & Flirty
This is the ultimate party look. Play around with all the colors of the rainbow and match the skirt with your crop top in your favorite hue. Lastly, pair the outfit with a cute crossbody (Kate Spade Cedar Street Monday shown).
3) Urban Chick
If you want the “urban” look, go with a graphic top and match it with high-waist shorts and wedge sneakers. Voila, you are already stylin’.
4) Casual Babe
Last but not least, if you like casual this is for you. A plain crop top with distressed skinny jeans, a cute bootie, and aviator sunglasses make the perfect street style.
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1. An Edgy Sandal
The Stuart Weitzman Sunbelt Chunky Heel fits the bill perfectly with it’s chunky heel and buckle detail. An edgy chunky heel will add instant style points with everything from cut off shorts to a flirty mini.
White jeans can instantly step a casual look up a notch as an unexpected wardrobe choice. In a classic fit, white denim jeans add a clean and crisp look without taking yourself too seriously. Still, this look can be hard to pull off so here are 3 surefire tips to keep you ahead of the fashion curve.
1. Get Prepped
Pair crisp white jeans with a polo and casual boat style shoes for an easy preppy look that isn’t over the top. A handsome watch will finish off the look quite nicely too. Try the Adriano Goldschmied Graduate Denim Jeans in White and the Tommy Bahama New Fray Day Polo in Red Wine for this look.
2. Play Dress Up
Add a bit of panache with an eye catching sport shirt like the Balik button up shirt from Robert Graham or go for a more clean cut look with a classic solid style. Try this look with the Graduate jean from Adriano Goldschmied in a sateen white. The brushed cotton hand keeps the casual pants feeling more dressed up than usual.
3. Casual Friday
Get ready in a pinch by pairing your favorite white jeans with a slim fit v-neck t-shirt in a color with a heathered effect. The heathered tee keeps it casual while still maintaining a pulled together look. We say you can’t go wrong by pairing this look with one of Cole Haan‘s very popular Lunargrand style shoes. Try this look out with the Psycho Bunny V-Neck in Orchid and the DL1961 Russell Classic Straight Jeans in Chalk.
We all know what a staple the LBD—little black dress—is in a woman’s wardrobe. However, the term doesn’t have to be taken quite so literally—special details can make you stand out in a room yet still remain a closet basic.
B IS FOR BLUE // Who says an LBD has to be black? We are obsessing over this Nicole Miller cutout dress in a bold blue. A blue dress can become a staple piece in your wardrobe. Change it up by layering with a blazer or leather jacket, and tights and booties in the winter. Our pick for the warm weather? Vince Camuto metallic strappy sandals of course!
LOVE LACE // Off the shoulder and lace is the perfect combination for date night. Swap out your basic LBD for this pretty Nicole Miller sheath. This strappy MK heel is sexy and sophisticated for summer. Girly has never looked so good.
Don’t forget a bag! This MK tile clutch will give your look just enough shine.