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One Dress three moods

Its that time of year where your schedule gets filled up by  Holiday parties.  I never know what mood I’m feeling until I go to my closet. Accessories can transform any dress.  That is why I created three different vibes that you can execute with only a pair of shoes and a single item of jewelry.

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1. Emilio Pucci Bracelet. Antonio Berardi heels.

2. Lanvin Earrings. Christian Louboutin heels.

3. Gucci statement necklace. Sophia Webster heels.

Find variations at any price or go straight right to the source net-a-porter

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Its a Jay Z Christmas over at Barneys NY

Mr. Shawn (jay Z) Carter has teamed up with Barneys New York for this seasons Holiday extravaganza.  Jay Z mentioned that he wanted to create a true New York Holiday vibe.  According to WWD, this limited edition Holiday collection will be a hoodie from Rick Owens, Lanvin tailored jacket, a duffel bag from Proenza Schouler, and more. nothing says NY Holiday like Lanvin and Rick Owens. Right? I can imagine in the charmed life of JayZ. Drop date has been leaked for  November 20th launch date approaches. 

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Nest Egg In The Sky…

I mean… Talk about setting up shop where you not only have your flagship store, your design studio, but your dream apartment taking up a half a block radius in the hottest neighborhood on the island of Manhattan. If your name is Diane von Furstenberg, then this is your life. The very talented fashion designer is best known for the famous wrap dress and her bold prints.

Every time I make a trip down to the Meatpacking district I can’t help but always look upon Diane’s 6 story brick building and gaze to a stimulating glass-and-steal little nest on the very top of the six story building

The décor inside is inspiration enough for me to update my very own apartment. However, I am still missing the incredible 80 foot that is in the middle of the room.

One of the most inspiring things that DVF has said, that I do my best to abide by is        “I don’t like to talk about my dreams,” she says. “I like to make them happen. I prefer to talk about them when they’re done.”

Readers Digest got a sneak peak in the designer’s oasis.

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Get The Boot…

Boots are my absolute fave. thing to buy for Fall. That’s why I’m excited to go on “le tour de web” and pick out my must haves this season.

The biggest trends still going strong this season are embellishments, motorcycle, ankle, and knee. Now is the time to invest in your ED (everyday) boot for Fall. And why not treat yourself to one that will make you feel amazing every time you slip it on.

Here is a sample platter of what you will be seeing me rock this year.


1.Balenciaga is killing it with these tough luxe downtown cool cutout boots.  Matchesfashion.com

2.Vince Camuto makes some pretty rad motorcycle boots for a decent price. Amazon.com

3.I can go crazy over MiuMiu sometimes. That small metal toe detail in the front, Drives me bananas. Net-A-Porter.com

4. So much love for Isabel Marant. These may be over the top. But pair these with the right outfit, and you will be a stunner for sure. Matchesfashion.com

5. Simple EDs (every-days) by Acne that will give you the ultra chic-ness to your wardrobe.  mytheresa.com

6. I will admit Steve Madden nailed it with these shit-kicken bandit boots. Amazon.com 

7. I have been craving bows for Fall and who else would I turn to then Valentino to have the perfect mullet boot around. You know, business in the front. Bow Party in the back. these babies also come with a heel as well. Nordstrom.com

8. the perfect boot for any occasion this season. sleek yet simple. For under $270, you can add these to your closet and not have that buyers remorse I always hear women talking about. Nordstrom.com

9. LOVE these neutral ankle boots by Sam Edelman. With it having a stacked thick heel, you will gain the height while you have the comfort. Amazon.com

10. Investment of the season. As you all may know, I am a sucker for beige. That is why these Mulberry’s will be my splurge of the season. Mulberry.com

11. who doesn’t want a little fringe in their life?  These will add some fun to your outfit without looking all crazy. and with them being under $200, I am sure we can manage these in our Fall budget. Amazon.com

12. Last but not least me newest lover. Rag and Bone classic Harrow bootie in the black suede with contrasting brown strap leaves me breathless every time I just glance at these babies.  Bergdorfgoodman.com

I hope I have helped you come closer to finding your boots for Fall. I know I just made it that more difficult for myself as I debate which ones exactly I need to get and want to get.

As you know, if any of you need styling advice as to what you can wear with these boots. I am only an email away. You tell me what you boot you are thinking about and I will gives you looks you can pull off. Casey@caseyexplainsitall.com

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Inspiration Into Reality

One of the things that inspire is honestly walking around the streets of New York. I am also a big fan of my monthly subscriptions to all my fave mags.  I could be going about my regular day and then in an instant I can turn a corner and see an outfit  that stops me dead in my tracks. I  keep a file of pictures I take or come across of outfits that I would love to recreate and put my own spin on it.

My first look is a cute girl wearing a bright jacket with a stripe shirt and distressed shorts. I knew I had every element of that outfit right in my closet. Here I put my spin on it…

The next look is super fun and casual for a weekend brunch with girls. I took one look at the inspiration picture and knew right away I had all these things already in my closet. I turned my stripe dress in a skirt. For the vest, I had this old GAP denim jacket that I cut off the sleeves and gave it an updated alteration.

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Thrill Seeker

I am not much of a thrill seeker these days. Don’t get me wrong, I have done my share of skydiving in New Zealand, surfing in Sayulita, Mexico and riding sand dunes in Arizona. However, this season I will be living in the fast lane through my clothes. If you are living the extreme life or simply wanting to just dress like it, I have the answer for you.

My inspiration mood board:

The key to this seasons sporty trend is to take one key piece and turn it into a day-to-night outfit.

For example, I found this amazing sporty Alexander Wang jacket to create a fun look for the office. I decided to keep the jacket the main event and add a pair of flat-front trousers, chunky platforms, and a mesh racer back tank. Keeping the color palette alive, I added a fun contrasting belt and a loud over-the-top necklace.

I came across this amazing surfer-inspired dress by Michael Kors and I wanted to play it up a bit. So, I  paired it with a cotton-blend jacket and rolled up the sleeves  for a more casual take, and pair with sandals and a fun bracelet. If I was out on the town wearing this little get-up, I imagine a hightop bun  glossy lips and a sassy clutch.

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Road Block

Slam on your fashion breaks ladies, everything is coming to a halt this season thanks to color blocking.  Can you ask for anything more for your spring wardrobe??? Here is a road map of my must have staples this seasons.

They key to making this trend successful  is not over doing the single trend from head to toe. For example, the Carven pumps would look amazing with a simple LBD and a fun contrasting clutch.

You could also take the Tibi blouse, add fun pants, and strappy stilts to wrap it together.

Please DO NOT over think it. Have fun with it and make it your own.

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Green With Envy.

This spring show off with some green in your wardrobe.  Make an impression either with a dress or a a key statement accessory.

1. Ralph Lauren 2.Marc by Marc 3. See By Chloe 4.Ralph Lauren 5.Tibi 6. Kenneth Jay Lane 7. Willow

All items can be found on Net-A-Porter.com

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One Dress Two Ways…

I have fallen in love with this cobalt blue silk belted dress by Jason Wu. It is a must have staple for any evening event this season. I decided to play up two totally different looks that will leave everyone gasping for air the moment you walk in.

First…I wanted to show off an edgy side to this dress. Starting off with some funky McQ Alexander McQueen studded neon pink Pumps. Throw on an over the top Tom Binns Swarovski bib necklace, and a Stella McCartney Neon-trimmed faux python clutch to tie the entire fashion forward look. It is a bit eccentric but totally worth it. I’d say “DO IT” if you are feeling like your inner rock star vixen wants to come out.

If you want a more Grace Kelly vibe, I put together a ravishing classic look. Starting off with Valentino at your feet. These classic satin peep toe pumps have an exceptional detail with crystals on the  bows giving a simple yet elegant finish. I also incorporated a modern take on the neck line. Even though this Bottega Veneta oxidized necklace is far from our grandmothers pearls, it is still subtle yet an intriguing piece of jewelry. To top it off, I added the signature Bottega Clutch. Big enough to fit your keys, lip gloss and a credit card.

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Either way, This dress will have you be the talk of the town either edgy or classic. Let me know which girl you are… Classic or Edgy?

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Explain What’s In The Bag

One of my Fave things to do is collect handbags. I justify spending moooolaaaaa on all my babies by looking at them as investment pieces. Let’s be serious on why handbags are soooo amaze-zing…. They carry all things I need in a day. I have been refereed to as having the “Mary Poppins” bag because at any given moment I can pull out almost anything. I have a bag-inside a bag- inside a bag. I love keeping it all organized because I change purses so often. It saves me time and I find things much easier with my system I have perfected.  I have invited you all to take a peek of what I carry around day in and day out.

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