This Crochet Dress Made Heads Turn!

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  The moment I laid eyes on this crochet midi dress I knew it would be worn to pieces all summer long. It is the perfect shade of blue and how about the ventilation system for criss sakes. It keeps getting better, cool breeze approved! Although the dress speaks volumes on its own. I couldn't help but add to every detail by pairing the look with lots of standout accessories. I've been in thrift shops a lot lately and this sequined black bag and assortment of  bangles are proof of my love for thrifting. It always warm my heart to find these little gems nestled in small corners of the thrift shop. 

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  I wore a lace green bralette underneath the crochet dress because of the extreme low cut front and for a day filled with walking I pulled out my monogram Fendi wedges that are insanely comfortable to walk in.

  I spent the day walking around my favorite neighborhood. Dumbo, of course! We had a small picnic near the water and later dinner in soho followed. This outfit with from day to night without any problems. 

  Drop some of your favorite summer spots below. Im eager to explore some new neighborhoods!

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How To Nail A Monochromatic Outfit

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  Finally the weather in New York gave us a break with temperatures hitting the 70's. Cue in the crop top please! I ceased the moment to get out of a sweater. Finally! And reached for the nearest crop in arms length. You'll catch me rocking this exact top all through Spring and Summer as its the perfect transition shade ever.

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  With warm temperatures out I still played it safe by pairing the look with my high wasted khaki denim pants. I layered a matching light weight khaki jacket on top for a little monochromatic moment.

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  I layered a matching light weight khaki jacket on top for a little monochromatic moment. I love the cropped yet boxy feel of the jacket and how it too is a great transition piece. With Spring only a few weeks away I'm prepping slightly early with light weight jackets I can use as layers in Winter and stand alone pieces in the Spring/Summer months. 

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  To break up the monochromatic feel of this outfit I chose my newest purchase, these violet booties which I caught on sale at Zara for only $20. Yes you heard correctly. They were the last pair left in store. Just when I couldn't find anything I direly wanted upon exiting "BOOM" goes these babies hidden under a shelf on the floor!

  I spent this lovely day roaming around the Meatpacking district with Britt! You can check her out here for even more style posts!

  Be sure to come back for more style posts throughout the week! Have a great day! :-)

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The Coolest Winter Coat That Actually Keeps You Warm

  There's so many things I love about Fashion but at the top of my list would be the fact that Fashion holds no boundries. Like how a snake sheds its skin or how a cateplllar propels into a butterfly is the very reason why I love the world of fashion. One could recreate themselves over and over again and it could still look beautiful each time!

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  This day in fashion is courtesy of onlline shopping, family discount stores, and an ex-boyfriend keen sense of style... Lol!

  I stumbled upon this lime green turtleneck and leather paper bag pants (which totally are the wave) at a discount store in Harlem. The shoes were a purchase online from Boohoo during the holidays A.K.A crazy sale season and A.K.A bank account over drawn. Haha!

  This beautiful statement coat is from the H&M X Kenzo collaboration again from the Ex with the good taste. You can also see how I styled it in this post too!

I'm not your conventional shopper these days. I collect my beloved pieces from whatever store, website, and person that enters my sight. We are a team that way. If my heart goes thump thump X 3 then that lil baby is mine. Hello new addition!

  Now thatI've spilled a little about my shopping habits, what are some of the ways you like to shop? Comment below and have a great day peeps! :-)

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How To Wear Pastels In The Winter -Holiday Party Edition

  This look is what I would call a "Happy Accident".  I wore this outfit to my jobs holiday party and received so many compliments that I decided to shoot in it as well. It was definitely not the traditional holiday look someone would typically reach for when attending a holiday party but in some cool way, it worked! And since when did I ever follow a rule when it comes to just about anything? (Lol!)

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  This look could easily work for a regular day around the city eating, meeting with friends, and shopping. Let's also note how often I've been wearing this coat. It was perhaps my best Winter investment and It'll surely be in more post to come. I'm completely obsessed with it! The paper bag pants where a summer staple for last year and they were quite easy to transition into my Winter looks. I paired it with my pastel pink sweater and lilac baret for the ultimate pastel palette.

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  Shoes can make or break an outfit so I paired the look with these fun holographic ankle boots from Charlotte Russe. Keeping with the theme of the outfit I also rocked another favorite accessory of mine. My silver metallic cross-body clutch that's perfect for dressing an outfit up.

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  As if the outfit wasn't complete enough. I decided to add one more star to the party. These  tassel earrings where perfect for completing the look.

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I've been repeating this outfit combo a bit now. Pink with teal, is it that this coat seems to go with everything or am I still just a bit still obsessed with all things pink? Possibly both! Be sure to view my last post for more outfit inspo and check out the widget below to shop this look.

Leave a comment if you loved my version of a "Holiday Outfit". Would you wear it?

XOXO -Darrabie

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A Standout Coat That Makes A Statement

  Hey hey y'all! I've been stuck in seemingly the biggest creative block ever. I'm happy to have moved past it and here ready to share better content for you all! Show of hands for any creatives who's ever felt like this? Let me know in the comments below.  I can't wait to show you all what I've been up to with all the fresh new content that'll be rolling out soon. Thank you all for being patient with me. Now on to the good stuff!

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  This coat has easily became my favorite of all time. I found it a few weeks back at a sample sale while roaming around the Garment District here in NYC. The color instantly grasped my attention and since it's purchase I've been wearing it nonstop. So much so I've even forgotten what my other coats look like. This coat simply goes with everything and acts almost like a neutral with my wardrobe of course! I've linked a similar coat above.

  Like any shopping day I couldn't pass up an opportunity to add more pink to my wardrobe. A woman can never have too much pink! So I picked up this hot pink sweater from H&M. It's ridiculously soft and the perfect pop of color to take your outfit to the next level. 

  The pants were also a no-brainer for me as I was drawn to the unusual asymmetrical crop and flare. I'll be wearing them a lot, all season long!

  Do you all have any favorite places to shop for statement coats? Statement pieces? Comment them below and enjoy the Holidays! :-)