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Sophie Elkus

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Pinstripes at Alice & Olivia

Alice & Olivia blazer, Alice & Olivia pants, Schutz heels, Chanel bag, Illesteva sunglasses

When I walked into the Alice & Olivia showroom to choose an outfit for their presentation, I had one thing in mind: girly, floral-y, dramatic.

Everything I have from A&O is feminine: full skirts, dark florals, tailored collars. However, as I sorted through the hangers of options I spotted this striped tailored blazer and pant combo at the back and paused. The metallic stripes down the sleeves were CHIC. I tried it on and it was the winner, just needed a bralette underneath (unless you’re going for a red carpet situation). The fitted silhouette on this suit makes it work without drowning you in stripes, and the whole thing felt a little more subtle than I expected. It’s a good choice for a blonde since the gold stripes play off your hair color a bit.

I paired it with a black strappy heel and my mirrored sunglasses. The Alice & Olivia presentation itself was gorgeous – if you follow me on IG you probably saw some photos and videos of the dark fairytale/garden/tea party vibe. Models stood in gold bird cages and sat in gardens of flowers –  they must have used hundreds of rose petals.

This suit had me thinking that I could use some more fitted jackets in my life. A blazer transforms jeans and a tee so easily and is a great autumn and winter staple piece. After poking around online I realized that ASOS is the jackpot for tailored blazers – you have to go look at their selection, so many colors and fabrics! I ordered this navy pajama kimono jacket and also love this tailored blazer.

I loved hanging out with Sivan during NYFW; it was so much fun to have a partner in crime. If you haven’t checked out her blog yet she has the best effortless style/makeup tips and recipes (she’s also hilarious on Snapchat) and is the sweetest girl!

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Photography by Felicia Lasala
Alice & Olivia blazer, Alice & Olivia pants, Schutz heels, Chanel bag, Illesteva sunglasses

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