#OOTD: Luxe Velvet & Flirty Florals

VWThere are moments when I’m shopping and I run across a GORGEOUS floral print I can’t pass up! Does this happen to anyone else???
This Summer I wrote a blog post on how to style two piece sets featuring my favorite floral Free People outfit I practically lived in ALL SUMMER. The skort bottoms (shorts that look like a skirt) were my go-to piece to mix and match the entire season. I paired these bottoms with all kinds of tops in my closet – graphic tees, my favorite chambray denim shirt, crop tops and bralettes. This skort was more than necessary for super hot days in NYC and is an absolute staple in my closet for vacation, just like my trip to Mexico in November. The best part about two piece sets is that they’re basically a two in one because you can wear the matching top with denim cut offs or jeans but you can also wear the entire look together.
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For those of you that don’t know, I work in site merchandising for Victoria’s Secret. This Fall we introduced a gorgeous luxe velvet bralette that I’ve been layering under sweaters because it’s the comfiest thing EVER and it’s also so beautifully designed with chantilly lace and a cut out back detail that’s to die for. It comes in 4 colors and it’s also a steal for only $34.50!!
Style details are at the bottom of this blog post!
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Bralettes are one of my go to staple closet pieces, not just for Summer but for Fall and Winter months as well. They’re so easy to wear out as outwear with denim cut off shorts when it’s hot as hell outside but during colder months they’re super easy to layer. I love pairing this velvet lace bralette under off shoulder sweaters for peek-a-boo lace and also under my favorite flannel tee on days I don’t feel like wearing a bra. (Which happens more often than not!)
Photo Feb 23, 9 21 44 AM_previewMARGThis was definitely one of my favorite Mexico vacay looks (with my favorite accessory being a margarita of course!)

Fall 2017 Footwear Trends

bootieAccessories are EVERYTHING!! Whether it’s jewelry, hair accessories, footwear, or handbags, I love the beauty of being able to throw on accessories to complete any look and love that they can easily change the way an outfit looks altogether.

If there’s one accessory category that I could never live without, it’s definitely SHOES!! Ladies, you know what I mean. Guys just don’t understand and they probably never will. If I had to guess, I would bet that our love for shoes is most likely equivalent to a mans love for football. So while he’s watching sports, you can find me shopping for shoes! 😉

That said, today I’m sharing some of the most popular Fall footwear trends at the moment that will take you from a day at the office to a night out. The best part? Majority of the styles I’m sharing are under $100! Looking cute doesn’t have to break the bank babes! A lot of these looks are similar to high end designer brands that would normally cost you hundreds of dollars. I’ve also included some functional cold weather options under $200 that will keep you warm and cozy since Winter is right around the corner!

LOAFERS
Loafers and mules are my favorite for the office! Not only are they super comfy (most have cushion for comfort) but there are so many options you can play with including velvet, fur, metallics and embroidery. My latest obsession are these adorable Steve Madden ‘Kaden’ loafers in velvet with fur because they’re a really cute version of the popular fur Gucci loafers for a tenth of the price!!
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1. Topshop LUNA Bow Loafers $48
2. B.P. Kali Loafers from Nordstrom $59.95
3. Cape Robbin Embroidered Velvet Mules $34.99
4. Sole Society ‘Cammila’ Pointy Toe Loafers $79.95
5. Steve Madden ‘Kaden’ Velvet Fur Mules $89.95

OTK Boots
If you don’t own a pair of over the knee boots yet, BUY THEM NOW! You can thank me later. Not only will they keep you warmer than ankle boots as the temp starts dropping, but they offer an extra layer of warmth. I style my flat OTK boots with pants or leggings and a chunky sweater during the day and style my heeled OTK boots with a crop top, leather jacket and skirt when I’m going out on the weekends. My favorite thing about them is that they make me taller due to the height which is good since I’m only 5’3″!
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1. JustFab ‘Tibbie’ Over The Knee Velvet Heeled Boots $74.95 but $42.95 for VIP members!
2. JustFab ‘Tibbie’ Embroidered Over The Knee Heeled Boots $74.95 but $42.95 for VIP members!
3. Marc Fisher Humor Over The Knee Boot at Macy’s $129 on sale for $64.50!
4. JustFab ‘Gale’ Over The Knee Peep Toe Boots $75.95 but $42.95 for VIP members!
5. JustFab ‘Kinsley’ Over The Knee Heeled Boots $84.95 but $46.95 for VIP members!

BOOTIES
Booties booties booties!!! I literally live in booties during the Fall. They’re so easy to throw on and you can easily change the look of any outfit with a pair. I’ve been rocking these JustFab star booties since the beginning of Fall and decided that my next purchase is going to be a brocade printed pair like these Nasty Gal booties ($4) for Holiday parties!
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1. JustFab ‘Jacinta’ Velvet Star Booties $59.95 ($39.95 for VIP members!)
2. Go Jane Precious Pearls Faux Suede Booties $33
3. Guess ‘Amary’ Patent Booties $
4. Nasty Gal Brocade Booties $70
5. JustFab ‘Jacinta’ Embroidered Booties $59.95 ($39.95 for VIP members!)

SNEAKERS
Living in NYC requires that you own good (and fashionable) sneaks! My walk to and from work is 20 minutes each way so the functionality and comfort is a huge factor for me. My favorites for Fall are these rose gold converse high tops (#1) and anything with velvet or fur!
COLD WEATHER
It’s finally hitting 40 degrees this week in NYC so in the back of my mind I know WINTER IS COMING!!! I swear by Sorel brand ANYTHING if you’re looking for a cute pair of snow boots and recommend Sperry boots if you’re just looking for a waterproof pair. Both brands offer a really great assortment of all weather functional options and I promise you they’re worth spending the extra $$ on.

I ran across these super cute stripe EMU Australia slippers at Free People last week and am majorly obsessed! I would actually wear them outside during Summer. My go to for running errands or lounging around my apartment during the winter are these cozy Ugg slippers (#5) or anything Ugg in general. Even if they’re not considered as ‘cool’ as they used to be, they keep me warm and that’s all that matters when it’s almost zero degrees outside!

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1. Sorel ‘Joan of Arc’ Winter Boots $179.95
2. Emu Australia ‘Wrenlette’ Slippers $59.95
3. JustFab ‘Winter’s Coming’ Fuzzies $59.95 ($44.95 for VIP members!)
4. Sperry ‘Syren’ Gulf Duck Boots at DSW $99.99
5. Ugg Alena Suede Slippers $120

Happy shoe shopping babes! I hope you have enough room in your closet for all these cuties!!

Fall 2017 Trend Guide

PHOTO 1It’s officially Fall! Time for pumpkin spice lattes, apple picking, scarves & boots!! I’m not mad about it.

Truthfully, I’ve been waiting as long as possible to write this blog post because I’ve been in denial over the fact that I now need to wear a jacket when I leave my apartment. BUT I just booked a flight to Tulum next month because I know my beach bum is going to need it to get me through the NYC Winter!

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PHOTO 4With cooler weather brings new trends so I’m excited to share my 5 favorite trends of the Fall season with you along with 25 of my favorite Fall finds! The best part? They are all under $100! I repeat…ALL UNDER $100!! Some of these I recently purchased for myself and some of them I sell in my online boutique www.MoonlightGypsyShop.com!

Are you ready?? Bring on cozy nights by the fireplace & hot cocoa!

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TREND #1: VELVET

Unless you live under a rock, I’m sure you’ve noticed that the top trend for Fall is VELVET! I’m loving the dark rich jewel tones because I feel like they’re easier to style, plus deep wine and navy colors typically look great on everyone. If you’re looking to make more of a fashion statement, step out in emerald green velvet which is one of the hottest new colors for the season!
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1. Cape Robbin Velvet Embroidered Mule ($34.95)
2. Victoria’s Secret Velvet Wicked Unlined Bra ($39.50)
3. 19 Cooper Ruffle Velvet Dress at Nordstrom ($89)
4. Moonlight Gypsy Velvet Quilted Shoulder Bag ($50)
5. Moonlight Gypsy Velvet Boho Headband ($16)

Check out my curated Moonlight Gypsy velvet shop HERE!

TREND #2: STARS
This is such a fun trend of Fall! I’ve seen everything from studs, embroidery and glitter stars on dresses, tops, footwear and accessories. It’s a fun way to add some character to your look and these are super easy items to pair with basics.
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1. JustFab ‘Jacinta’ Star Booties ($59.95 but $39.95 if you’re a VIP member!)
2. Forever 21 Star Studded Mini Skirt ($19.90)
3. Moonlight Gypsy Moon & Star Choker Necklace ($18)
4. Nordstrom B.P. Mini Star Stud Faux Leather Backpack ($45)
5. Steve Madden Star Sneaker at DSW ($49.98)

TREND #3: OVER THE KNEE BOOTS
I don’t consider myself a “sexy girl” but theres something about knee high boots that make me feel hot! Does anyone else feel that way?! Because I’m short, I feel like they make me look taller which is nice for someone so petite (I’m 5’3″!) I recently bought a pair of flat and heeled over the knee boots in black (of course…because that’s all we wear in NYC during the winter!)
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1. JustFab ‘Tibbie’ Over The Knee Velvet Heeled Boot ($74.95 but $42.95 for VIP members!)
2. JustFab ‘Tibbie’ Embroidered Over The Knee Heeled Boot ($74.95 but $42.95 for VIP members!)
3. Marc Fisher Humor Over The Knee Boot at Macy’s ($129 on sale for $64.50!)
4. JustFab ‘Gale’ Over The Knee Peep Toe Boot $75.95 but $42.95 for VIP members!)
5. JustFab ‘Kinsley’ Over The Knee Heeled Boot ($84.95 but $46.95 for VIP members!)
P.s. Can you tell where I purchase most of my shoes from?!
Shop Moonlight Gypsy Crochet Leg Warmers to pair with your Fall boots HERE!

TREND #4: EMBROIDERY
Embroidery has been trending for a while now but lately I’ve been obsessed with the mixture of embroidery on lace and mesh. Theres something about the combo of sheerness and floral designs that make me feel feminine and pretty! Pair any of these items with a leather skirt or pant and you’re good to go!
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1. Zara Multicolored Lace Top ($24.90)
2. Moonlight Gypsy Embroidered Choker Necklace ($16)
3. Moonlight Gypsy Embroidered Flower Mesh Top ($32)
4. Moonlight Gypsy Embroidered Sweater ($58)
5. JustFab ‘Jacinta’ Embroidered Bootie ($59.95 but $39.50 for VIP members!)

TREND #5: PEARLS
There’s a lot of vintage & Parisian influence emerging lately in the fashion world which I am absolutely LOVING! I’m also not hating the fact that Coco Chanel probably had something to do with it. 😉
Pearls are feminine and elegant – plus, they add a girly finish to any outfit or accessory.
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1. Moonlight Gypsy Pearl Ruffle Sleeve Sweater ($48)
2. Moonlight Gypsy Pearl Boho Flower Tie ($10)
3. Zara Pearl Sweater Dress ($49.90)
4. Moonlight Gypsy Pearl & Rhinestone Pom Pom Hat ($42)
5.  Go Jane Precious Pearls Faux Suede Booties ($33)

Happy Fall shopping babes! Stay tuned..you might just see some of these pieces featured in the blog and on my @m00nlightgypsy Instagram within the next few weeks!

SHOP MY STYLE:
Cape Robbin Velvet Embroidered Mule $34.95
Zara Multicolored Lace Top $24.90
Zara Mid-Rise Pink Skinny Jeans $39.90
Zara Suede Biker Moto Jacket $89.90
Moonlight Gypsy Miami Beach Sunnies $16
Kendra Scott Earrings – Linked similar ones here!
Bucket Bag – Linked a similar one here!

Photography By: Kristin @thepetitepearproject
Location: Washington Mews, NYC