The Rainbow Over Manhattan

  I'm seeing rainbows. I'm a colorful person by nature. Sometimes I take wearing color to the next level and flaunt it all at once. What better way to wear all the colors then with rainbows? 

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I must admit I've been a sucker for anything rainbow related. So much so that I even decided to take it up a notch and get matching rainbow accessories. Rainbow is defintely one of summers hottest trend and I rarely ever pass up a moment now to try it out. I scored a pair of rainbow hoop earrings to match with my rainbow tie front tube top and it was a magical pairing. 

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  I bought these stretch high-waist asymmetrical pants last year on sale from Boohoo and have worn them non-stop since. They are perfect all year round and super easy to style. I had a little walk around this cute neighborhood in west village and stumbled upon this pink house. It was the perfect back drop for my outfit.  Hope you all are enjoying your day :-)

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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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Spring Time Blues

  Aside from yesterdays randomness of drinking a canned beer with a straw at a... get this, beer event.  I perhaps looked like the biggest queen of the bourgeois clan at you know an actual beer event were normal folks unlike myself drink it straight from the can. Cue the proper emoji please 👉🏾🤦🏾‍♀️. Yes I know sometimes I fail at the smallest task in life. Haha and the other day was one of many. But that's okay I'll crawl into my rabbit hole and pretend I didn't just shame myself in front of the 20's something year olds who probably could care less how I partake in drinking beer. What can I say I'm a huge germaphobe at best! Aside from my lack of blending in and unfollowing the rules, I decided to blend out and sport a blue monochromatic number. 

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  While the weather is still adjusting I'm opting to wear lighter weight sweaters in lieu of my heavier Winter ones. So I paired my sweater with a true blue cropped denim pant. Since we can't quite retire the coats. I pulled on my favorite coat of the season this teal number I've been loving and wearing nonstop since the start of Winter. 

  I've been noting all the trends during Spring/Summer fashion week everywhere and decided to try one out with this look. Colored tights were seen on every runway imaginable during New York, London, Milan, and Paris fashion week. I decided to settle for a sheer red pair embellished with a cool diamond print running along the front. Nothing says Spring like white booties so here we are. 

  What do you think of this look? Will you be trying any new Spring Trends? Let me know in the comments below and have a great weekend! :-)

Spring Is Finally Here + Easter Sunday

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Views from the Brookfield Mall in the Financial District

Views from the Brookfield Mall in the Financial District

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  After what seem like undoubtedly the longest Winter ever has finally shined a little light on a grand Easter Sunday. Hoped everyone enjoyed their day because I certainly did. My Sunday started off with a stroll around the financial district near the river to take in some great views with my lovely. We arrived just in time to see the  beginning of the sunset. We decided to grab a cappuccino and pastry then commenced to take in the view from the comfort of the Brookfield mall that over looks the Hudson. After enjoying a beautiful sunset, we trotted off to Matro's Restaurant for an unbelievable dinner that left us rubbing our belly's. Food baby in full affect, no shame here! If you ever visit Matro's be sure to go during the live performance time if possible. From the food, service, ambiance, and songtress our Sunday ended on the loveliest of notes. 

How did you enjoy your Sunday? Comment below! :-)

Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2018 Collection Preview Party

  If you missed the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2018 Collection party. No worries I'm here to fill you in. SN: Be sure to keep up with my stories via IG for the ultimate fashion events. I'll give you the full run down and great content. Now back to the good stuff. Nothing screams Spring like florals, leave it up to D & G to get the idea right with subtle and bold versions of it alike. The collection included soft pinks, golds, silver, and a nod of print that D&G do so well. If I were a garden I'd imagine i'd be adorned in Dolce & Gabbana latest Spring/Summer collection from head to toe. Honestly whats not to love? From the flowy dresses, co-ord sets,  pants suit, and bold accessories. There's a little something for everyone in this collection!

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  For my look I decided to rock metallic across the board which made for a pretty flashy outfit combo. An ode to Silver Surfer meets Galactic fashion robot bot thingy. ( Stay with me here lol) Styling joggers just became that much easier, adding a white button down instantly dresses the joggers up for a more polished look. I layered a flannel print vest for a little more warmth. Then topped the look off with my favorite coat this season by Samuel Dong. The layers of ruffle flaps makes this outerwear piece the ultimate statement jacket. Wouldn't you agree?

  Which looks are your favorite from the Dolce & Gabbana is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

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  Be sure to come back later for the D&G gallery! You wouldn't want to miss all the stylish people who attended the Spring/Summer 18' collection preview. Be sure to shop the Dolce & Gabbana collection here.

Silver Surfer out! lol

Spring Time Hues

  Hello from the comfort of my favorite NYC cafe. I hope you all are staying warm and dry! While the weather is still quite sucky. I thought I'd drop a post to inspire us for Spring/Summer!

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  Remember that one warm day we had last week? Well, I had my first Spring look ready to go with this lavender wrap top. I teamed the top with my navy and pink pinstripe skirt for a fun yet flirty look. There's not an opportunity I don't miss to wear my fav metallic bag that seems to pair well with just about everything! 

  And once again my new fav babies! These violet booties I've worn just about everyday since purchasing them a few weeks back! I can see myself purchasing a second pair for backup in the foreseeable future. (Is that OD? lmk lol!) 

  What better way to enjoy a rare Spring-like day in the middle of Winter then to trot around meatpacking with a fellow blogger babe grabbing latte's and catching-up on life! 

Hope everyone is enjoying there day and be sure to come back for more outfit inspo! :-)

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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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My NYFW A/W 18 Style Diary

  NYFW is always a dream. There's nothing like meeting people who love fashion equally as much as you. This season was very bitter sweet between the blistering cold and dreary rain, nothing could stop the high energy that seems to encompass every show goer. For every outfit during fashion week I found some way to incorporate color rather it be through the outfit itself or accessories.

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Day 1

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  Day one of fashion week is usually the most exciting for me. It sets the tone for the rest of the week ahead and I believe should always be one of your best looks. I like to describe this look as racer chic. The checkered sweater from Boohoo paired with my new favorite vinyl flare pants (also from Boohoo) were the ultimate ode to Nas car drivers everywhere.  I paired it with an extremely over-sized blue puffer coat, sleek gold boots because having one color contrast is never enough. I finished the look with a sporty themed bag from Asos. Day one was like no other from attending the shows at Industria, racing to Panel discussions at Samsung and stopping for a moment to capture street snaps. It was among one of the best days. And I even met a new fashion blogger buddy Emily who has great style and also helped capture these street snaps. Check her out here!

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Day 2

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  On day two of fashion week I attended the Chromat after party. It was surely a party I wouldn't miss for anything as last seasons party was just as amazing. I believe I might be starting a fashion week tradition here. We'll call it "Never ever miss a Chromat Party"! lol! For this look I went monoCHROMATIC (haha, get it?) and wore a powdered pink jumpsuit which I thrifted when living in Houston. This look was easy, effortless, comfortable and chic!

 

Day 3

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  So this look is an official unofficial fashion week look. I took a break in my fashion week schedule to celebrate a close friend birthday. I still wanted to catch the essence of fashion week so I wore a bright yellow mock neck sweater dress from Asos with frayed denim jeans and finished the look with my go-to white booties from Amazon. (Yep, that's right my favorite shoes are from Amazon

 

Day 4

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  On day four of fashion week I decided to rock my DKNY military inspired trench coat along with my custom made fit and flare pants designed by ASH the Designer. The fit was amazing and I received tons of compliments on them. It was the perfect outfit for the busy hustle of fashion week. Because the look was on the more neutral side I decided to add a pop of color with a fire engine red bag for more flare!

Day 5

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  On the final day of fashion week I attended the Rebecca Minkoff X Bumble Bizz panel discussion at the Rebecca Minkoff store in Soho and Bettina Werner Salt Queen gallery opening. What better way to make a style statement among so many other fashionistas then by wearing pops of color all over. Stripes are perhaps my go-to outfit combo over and over agin. It works for all occasions and this day was no exception. I went for a pink and blue striped blouse that had all the old school vibes. The shoulder pads inside gave the blouse a boxy silhouette which I love. I decided to pair it with an old favorite of mine, these embellished denim pants which you may remember from last NYFW (check that post out here). I then completed the look with my yellow bucket bag for an additional pop of color.

So there we have it another fashion week here and gone. I'm super excited to do more shows next season and create another round of fashion week looks. If you have any suggestions please feel free to comment below! 

Which day was your favorite look? Let's chat below and as always 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! :-)

 

How To Wear Socks With Heels - Street Style Approved

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It's not everyday that I wear socks with sandals but this was definitely one of my favorite trends to experiment with. Since I want to make full use of my shoes during Fall/Winter wearing socks with heels or sandals seems just right. I love that the neon green socks adds a fun element and pop of color to my outfit. Although I stayed in the shoes for a maximum of a hour lol, don't judge me! (Some days wearing heels are better then others) I received some great feed back on my journey to the store and back! Haha! It's great to know that this outfit was street style approved. I've purchased more fun socks to add to the collection and can't wait to show you all some of the ways I style this fun trend! I wanted to pair my new sweater with a pair of semi cropped flared denim. I finished the look with my favorite bag of the moment (I LOVE this spacious black bag, remember when I wore it here) and these floral print chunky heel sandals paired with the neon green socks were the perfect finishing touch!

Will anyone be experimenting with the socks worn with heels trend? Let me know in the comments below. Be sure to return tomorrow for another updated outfit post! :-)