chefchaouen dress

the glam files / shabby appleshabby apple dressthe glam filesthe glam files fashion blogSunglasses: Urban Outfitters, Dress: c/o Shabby Apple, Pumps: Aldo, Clutch: Aldo

Maybe it’s the journalist in me, but I love finding backstories about the inspiration behind a brand or piece of clothing. If it has a cool story, I’m all the more drawn to it! Such was the case with this printed dress from Shabby Apple. I’m constantly adding to my travel bucket list and Marrakech has been high on the list for some time so I loved that this dress was from the Marrakech collection. The print is inspired by the city of Chefchaouen, known for it’s beautiful blue buildings — seriously, Google it, Marrakech just moved up my list again!

I like dresses like this best for everyday work wear. Most days I’ll pick out my outfit the night before — it just makes for easier mornings and no piles of discarded outfits piled up on the bed! Of course there are days this doesn’t happen so it’s nice to have an arsenal of pieces to fall back on. The cool print on this dress means my outfit doesn’t require many accessories to look complete. I kept it simple with pointed toe pumps and swapped my usual Pashli tote for a box clutch when we went out to dinner after work.

chartreuse lace dress

the glam files fashion blogthe glam fileslulu frost revolution necklacelace dressstatement necklaceSunglasses: c/o Pau Rio, Earrings: Kate Spade, Necklace: Lulu Frost (on sale!), Jacket: Gap, Dress: Urban Outfitters, Watch: Fossil, Ankle boots: via Nordstrom, Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim

The day before New York Fashion Week, I got to go to the Mondrian in Soho for a kick-off event with StyleList – a network of bloggers I recently joined as contributor! On days when I need to head into the city after work, there isn’t much time to do more than a makeup touch-up and accessory switch. And while I’ve always felt my style is too all-over-the-board to settle into a uniform, I do have some go-to outfits for multi-purpose days like this one.

In my opinion, dresses are the easiest — they’re almost throw on & go! I added my denim jacket for when it got cooler at night and my newest, arguably favorite, statement necklace. I’m loving the fall trend of mixing textures and in the transition weather, lace is the best texture to use. Once it gets more into fall I’ll be doing the same with cozier textures like chunky knit sweaters, leather and shearling!

floppy fedora

the glam filesthe glam files wide-brim fedorathe glam filesthe glam files hoboken fashion blogthe glam files gap denim jacketHat: H&M, Sunglasses: AJ Morgan, Jacket: Gap, Dress: Target, Watch: Fossil, Flats: J.Crew, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, Lips: Chanel, Nails: O.P.I. in Pink Flamenco

Sometimes I wish I was more of a hat person, but you’re looking at the entirety of my hat collection. Maybe I’ll find one more to win me over this fall — a navy, burgundy or olive fedora would be ideal! Lately I’ve been throwing on my denim jacket over summer dresses and calling it a transitional outfit. I think I can get away with one or two more weeks before I have to switch out my closet from summer to fall. I’d love to know, what’s your favorite styling trick for the in-between weather?