STYLE: LONG TANK TOP & WIDE BRIM HAT FOR PUERTO RICO
My husband and I had planned a trip to an eco resort in Nicaragua for this past Labor Day past weekend, but the night before my DH (dear husband) could not find his passport. At 3am we gave up looking and decided to book a last minute trip to Puerto Rico instead, where you can travel with an American driver’s license. Luckily, our Nicaraguan resort allowed us to postpone the trip without penalty, so we are going there next month!
While I snoozed for a few hours, DH found an amazing boutique hotel, The Horned Dorset Primavera Hotel, on the shores of Rincon, managed to get us on an 8am flight to San Juan and rent a car for the two and a half hour drive to the other side of the island.
As soon as we landed, I changed into an Angelrox eco-friendly the dye tank dress (also ideal for layering in the fall), put on a fair-trade Pachacuti wide brim hat I recently discovered on sale at Club Monaco, and slipped on the vegan Beyond Skin metallic sandals. When we headed to the terrace bar for sunset mojitos, I carried all my essentials in the ikat print eco Matt & Nat clutch: organic Intelligent Nutrients mosquito repellent, all-natural Hourglass lipgloss, and Forever Living aloe vera lip balm and a mini notebook for ideas on all the up and coming travel posts I’m really excited to share!
- Annabella, Brooklyn
STYLE: GROWN-UP SCHOOL GIRL LOOK
My baby girl just started her first year at school and I was so inspired about it that wanted to create this schoolgirl look for me too:) I´m wearing a checkered shirt dress
with nude Cri de Coeur Ravished
boots. This is a great outfit for fall and if you want it turn it into a more business-like look, just add beige or black jacket and tights or leggins.
- Viola, Helsinki
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STYLE: STATEMENT RINGS
Bold necklaces are a major trend for fall, but I think bold rings are an even easier way to make a style statement: they go with almost any outfit from casual to fancy! These animal and nature inspired hand jewels by October Anniversary are made in New York out of recycled metals. The Warrior Panther will compliment to my rugged denim shorts and a tee as I go for a countryside movie with my hubby tonight (see our Fashiolista list for “Countryside Date Outfit below). Do you prefer necklaces, bracelets or rings when you want to add that extra oomph to your outfit? Let us know!
- Annabella, New York (now in Stockbridge, MA)
STYLE: COLORFUL (FAUX) SNAKESKIN
Happy Sunday! Today I’m wearing this outfit for Sunday brunch. Mixing colorful snakeskin accessories with bright dresses is another fun way to wear animal prints and still look sophisticated (don’t try this with leopard print!). The Heather Belle faux snakeskin clutch is truly unique, as no other designer has been able to replicate the look and feel of snakeskin like she has: the bag is very luxe. My sandals are made of golden faux snakeskin, so the whole look is slightly bold but still chic and put together.
PS. The Heather Belle bags come in a variety of bright colors and we now have them at MISSQA! I got the blue as it’s my absolute favorite color and I can wear it with anything. We would love to see how you style vegan animal prints and skins- post a picture response below with a link to your blog if you have one or leave a comment!
:: Heather Belle blue Audrey clutch:: Beyond Skin Jackie sandals:: Lara Miller Madison Dress Set::
- Annabella, New York
STYLE: CHIC SNAKESKIN ACCESSORIES
First of all, what do you think about our new white background (we are still practicing with the lighting:-)? We are excited to try something new that will put all the focus on the fashion and beauty looks! Most importantly though, I’m head over heels in love with these vegan snakeskin ankle boots. Snakeskin print is very easy to mix with other prints, as long as the color palette stays the same. As the cap toe is black, I finished the look with a black belt and shoulder bag. To make sure the animal print styles look sophisticated, keep the makeup minimal and hair natural. Here, I just flat ironed my hair straight and added shine serum for a slight wet-hair look.
:: vegan Snakeskin ankle boots by Beyond Skin at MISSQA:: dress that comes with a faux leather belt (Annabella’s old; we like to swap our vintage dresses):: old eco and vegan bag by MATT & NAT (To get a similar one, check out this vegan snakeskin black shoulder bag by Heather Belle)::
- Viola, Helsinki
STYLE: Sophisticated Leopard Print
I’m back in the swing of things in Brooklyn, having recovered from jetlag and my wedding party (photos to come soon!). As August is the last month of summer, it’s time to go bold! Try a leopard-print dress with stone-colored accessories to keep the look sophisticated; match it with makeup minimal and undone, wavy beach hair. Perfect look for the DUMBO Art Gallery Walk tonight. What do you think about this outfit? Let us know below!
:: dress made of overstock materials by Doucette Duvall:: vegan shoes by Melissa:: vegan and eco-friendly bag by Matt & Nat::
-Annabella, New York
STYLE: How to Wear Denim Shorts in the City: New York
A time comes when you mentally note you really should not wear jean shorts unless you are going to the country or the beach. Yes, they feel too young and also require a substantial amount of cross fit and yoga (my new workout routine!). But pair them pumps and a buttoned-up white shirt (post-workout routine), and the cut-offs magically transform into something you can also wear in the city. I would still not wear this outfit to the office, but love it for the weekend and for city vacations. This will certainly go into the suitcase as I head to Finland on Thursday!
* Reuse Jean Shorts in recycled cotton * Beyond Skin vegan leopard pumps * White Shirt (old Filippa K that might just last forever) * Makeup: OCC bronze and golden eyeshadows, Sante blue eyeshadows, Lavera lipstick and mascara *
- Annabella, New York
THE FIND: Blue Striped Tom’s
These Blue Beckett Women’s Vegan Classic flats ($54) by Toms Shoes complete a chic, casual outfit. Last night I had a dinner and movie date with my husband in Brooklyn, and taking into account all the puddles after hot summer day showers, I couldn’t figure out which shoes to wear to look cute in my cropped jeans and a tee. These would have been perfect! Stripes always look stylish and sophisticated, even if your outfit is otherwise cool and casual. Blue Striped Toms are a weekend wear must-have and of course, how chic is the fact that every time you purchase a pair, a child-in-need gets a pair too?
- Annabella, New York