East Village.

Top: J.Crew (Sale!) ; Shorts: Zara

Boots: Steve Madden ; Bag: J.Crew 

Sunglasses: Oakley

Photos c/o Jonathan Jones

Black Out.

Dress: American Apparel  ; Jacket: Zara (ThisThis, or That)

Bag: Car Shoe ($ or $$) ; Shoes: Stuart Weitzman (Suggested)

Some may lay claim to black on black being boring and basic. I, in fact, see it as an extremely creative outlet.

Tip 1: Picking a single color palette allows you to experiment with textures.

Tip 2: Black is one of those colors that you can buy very frugally without it looking cheap (tan- not so much.)

Tip 3: You can choose any pop of color that tickles your fancy.

Tip 4: Black = classy, so it is okay to show a little more skin

Tip 5: DO NOT mix your shades of black if one or more is faded

Photographed by Karen Nickel 

Life Aquatic.


Dress: Zara (ThisThis, or That) ; Shoes: Stuart Weitzman (Suggested)

Starfish: Vintage (Similar) ; Clutch: Target

Arm Candy: Sugar Bean, Rose Gold Bracelet, Turquoise Beads

Tip 1: Invest in bright, scenic, playful, pieces. (Suggested)

Tip 2: Invest in a cap toe pump for fall.

Tip 3: Accent a color in your dress with your arm candy.

Tip 4: Invest in a structured, Alexander McQueen-ish, dress. (Suggested)

Tip 5: Don’t make fish faces in public.