If you don't already know Victoria, of VMac & Cheese, let us introduce you. This California-girl-turned-New-Yorker perused our Fall/Winter collection and selected some of her favorite items for a casual photo shoot in her new, New York neighborhood. Victoria wore the magically-adaptive, always cool Saint James stripes with a tortoise chain necklace before completely transforming it with sparkly jewels and a blazer. One part West Coast casual, one part Uptown chic, and entirely classic, Victoria's looks were perfect for an afternoon of coffee dates and work on her patio, and transitioned seamlessly to a drink date with her husband at the end of the day.
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Meet Jessye, Creative Director by day, blogger for her site, City Tonic, by night. Jessye's schedule requires her to look professional yet casual for work, and prepared to explore Boston after hours for her blog. We caught up with Jessye on our last trip up north, where she styled our Amanda Uprichard Skater Dress
for daytime, then drinks. First, Jessye popped on a silk button-down and a tweed jacket to dress down her look while playing up the dress's flared skirt. She then added heels, a clutch, and a leather jacket for a more dressed up, nighttime look. Jessye's two ensembles were not only perfect for work and play, but also reminded us that a jewel-toned dress in a pretty silhouette can be a refreshing and equally as versatile alternative to your go-to little black dress.
Earlier this month, we met up with Laura, of the blog LoSoFancy, on a pitch perfect fall morning in Boston. After browsing through a some of our favorite items for fall, Laura decided to show off the versatility of the Audrey Jacket by styling it for three different occasions...
First, Laura paired the jacket with colored jeans, a Saint James top, tortoise necklace, and booties for an easy weekend look
Next, Laura popped the blazer over a striped shift and added a pair of wedges for a work-ready ensemble
Finally, Laura wore the blazer over a simple white tee, and added some sparkly jewels and a clutch for a casual yet polished look
, perfect for a dinner or drinks date.
We've always loved the Audrey Jacket, but after Laura demonstrated its ability to elevate any outfit to the next level of chic, we decided to love it even more.
We're always on the lookout for pieces that are versatile enough to suit any occasion, continuously answering our "what to wear" dilemma, and making their price per wear ratio justifiable. What's better than investing in something that you'll feel great wearing anywhere, time and time again, for years to come? This is why we've always been fans of Ali Ro's signature anoraks. We fell even harder for these jackets when we discovered this weightier, herringbone-lined version for fall. Not only is this easy outer-layer the perfect weight for transitional weather, but it can also be worn rain or shine, to the office or on Sunday mornings. Our friend Mary Grace proved it, as she agreed to let us tag along and snap a few pictures of her as she wore the jacket from the gym to work, and then over her weekend attire for brunch with friends. She looked completely comfortable and polished for each occasion, officially putting this jacket on our list of absolute wardrobe essentials.
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Oh, let us count the ways we love button downs. With daytime temperatures steadily in the 60's, sweater weather is still a few weeks off, yet tees and tanks are weeks behind us, leaving us in sleeves and collars seven days a week. We met up with Megan, Emily's friend from college, and her boyfriend Tyler, who sported some of our favorite of these staples on a brisk afternoon in New York
. The two looked perfectly season-appropriate (and, let's add, happy) as they strolled through Central Park after work. Once the streetlights turned on and the temperature started to drop, Megan popped on her Barbour jacket, reminding us of another fall essential, and the two headed to dinner. We're already imagining these collars
peeking out of sweaters come winter, and paired with shorts come early spring.
Fun fact about Megan: Both her brothers and her Dad have served in the Marine Corps, and she was known among college friends for her love of all things red, white, and blue.
Fun fact about Tyler: He was snatched up by Abercrombie & Fitch scouts in middle school and was featured in their advertisements as a pre-teen!
To explore our collection inspired by Megan and Tyler, click here