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The Sneaker Trends You Need For Fall

The New Sneaker Trends You Need For Fall

It may not feel like it, but it’s fall!  I can hardly believe I am still running around New York in shorts and a crop top.  This time of year always makes me think about back to school shopping when I was a kid.  I have vivid memories of heading out at the start of the new school year with my mom to find my look for that year.  At my wedding,  one of my bridesmaids recounted a story about this exact moment when we were kids.  She told the story that I always waited until school had started so that I could scout all of the new trends that were happening in the halls of school.  What can I say, I’ve always been on the hunt for great fashion inspiration.The New Sneaker Trends You Need For Fall

This season, the trend I’ve been falling in love with is the statement sneaker.  I have never been one to shy away from a statement shoe.  My favorite new pair is this fantastic stacked platform from Gucci.  They’re the perfect sneaker to pair with a great pair of flared denim for fall or a fun structured cropped trouser (love this pair from J.Crew).

There are so many directions, but I wrapped up a few of my favorite sneaker trends you need for fall.  I went for something with a little 70s funk and fun.  Below you can see a few of my favorite picks, and starting at $40!  A few of my favorite sneaker trends for fall include the platform sneaker, metallic sneaker, contrast toe cap, and glitter sneaker (I’m a sucker for glitter).

One of my absolute favorite go to sneakers is also Golden Goose!  They’re so chic and effortless in their already worn and beaten up design. These high tops and these low tops (um, yes VELVET) are on my fall must have list! No matter your style there’s a trend for you!

I would love to hear what your favorite trends for fall are!?  And what sneakers you’ll be rocking this season!

The New Sneaker Trends You Need For Fall


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Shop The Look: Top: Alexia Maria // Shorts: GRLFRND X Revolve // Shoes: Gucci // Purse: J.W. Anderson //  Sunglasses: Banana Republic (similar here and here) // Bracelet: E.Kammeyer Accessories

The New Sneaker Trends You Need For Fall

Bright Yellow Dress

You know that dress that always makes you feel fantastic the moment you put it on?  This bright yellow dress from Marissa Webb does that for me.  It’s easy, effortless and makes the perfect statement.  Though this flirty little dress is sold out, I’ve picked a few of my favorite yellow dresses to brighten the end of your summer days.

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Sunny Yellow Dress

I paired my favorite yellow dress with a classic pair of Givenchy heels, Celine sunglasses and a few layered necklaces.

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Out and about in this post with my amazing and talented friend Ashley Nelson of On The 10.  Ashley has an amazing blog and Instagram @Ashleynii.  She’s one of my absolute favorite people to grab a quick workout or glass of rose with….or both 🙂

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Dress: Marissa Webb (similar here) // Shoes: Givenchy // Bag: Charlotte Olympia (similar here) // Sunglasses: Celine // Necklace: Lana // Bracelet: E.Kammeyer Accessories

Photography by: Shane LaVancher 

 

 

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The Ballet Athletic Line That’s Going To Rock Your Workout

The Ballet Athletic Line That's Going To Rock Your Workout

Since moving to Brooklyn I have been loving the barre classes at Xtend Barre Brooklyn and The Bar Method Brooklyn.  As a runner, I am in desperate need of cross training and workouts that help build a strong core and allow me to get a deep stretch.

To pair with my new barre method love, I have been wearing pieces from the newly launched ballet athletic line Belle Force. Belle Force was super savvy and started the brand via a Kickstarter campaign.  After exceeding their goal, they finished production this spring and the collection is now live.  With a  simple color palette of blush and black the collection is filled with ballet inspired details.

The Ballet Athletic Line That's Going To Rock Your Workout

The leggings I’m obsessed with and wearing in this post have a stretch french netting detail that mimics ballet shoe ties. The same gorgeous stretch netting trim is used to finish the edges of the bra worn under this plunging neckline top.  I’m loving the bra so much that I also have it in blush and have been wearing it outside of my workouts as a base with strappy tanks during the summer.

Now, about this top!  I love the wide shoulder and long length.  The best part though is it’s reversible.  It has a high crew neck on one side and a plunging deep v neckline on the other side.  I personally love wearing it both ways.

The Ballet Athletic Line That's Going To Rock Your Workout

To me, great design is all in the details.  It’s the little things that bring such joy to something you are going to pour so much sweat into.

As for fit, I purchased a medium in the tank and the bra but a small in the legging.  I find my rib cage is a bit wider and usually need a medium or size 8 in sports bras but a small or 6 in most leggings.

So Accessories Gal readers, what workouts are you currently obsessed with and what are you wearing to get them done?  I would love to hear from you about what workouts are making you break a sweat and what you’re sweating in.

xoxo,

Accessories Gal

 

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The look // Top: Belle Force // Leggings: Belle Force // Bra: Belle Force // Shoes: Givenchy (similar here) // Bracelet: E.Kammeyer Accessories

Join me tomorrow at Xtend Tribeca for a Belle Force barre class!  8:30am at 80 Warren Street.  Excited to sweat it out in a little Belle Force!

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The Ballet Athletic Line That's Going To Rock Your Workout

My Favorite Mules For Spring and Summer

My Favorite Mules For Spring and Summer

I’ve recently fallen in love with mules.  They’re classic, chic and super comfortable for this NYC gal who is always running around town.  I’m currently obsessed with this pair from Donald J. Pliner.  I love the suede body and textured leather chunky heel.

My Favorite Mules For Spring and Summer

The weather in NYC has been completely unpredictable so I included my favorite leather moto from All Saints with the look (similar here).  I paired it with a cropped knit long-sleeve from Lululemon (similar here) and my new denim go to, The Levi’s 501s.  I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to finally put these jeans on my body, but I’m sold.  They’re so easy and comfortable.  For some added texture to the outfit I added one of my go to clutches from Olympia Le-Tan (similar here and here) and my always staple, E.Kammeyer Accessories tassel bracelet.

My Favorite Mules For Spring and Summer

Looking for a great mule that’s not basic black?  Here are a few fun options:

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All Saints Jacket (similar here)

Lululemon Top

Levis 501 Jeans

Donald J. Pliner Mules

E.Kammeyer Accessories Bracelet

Olympia Le-Tan Purse (similar here and here)

Photos by Adam Houston

My Favorite Mules For Spring and Summer

The Chic Upgrade For Your Spring Wardrobe

The Chic Upgrade For Your Spring Wardrobe

As much as we’ve enjoyed the chills of winter, we can all agree that we’re ready to shed those chunky sweaters, puffer coats and oversized scarfs for something with a bit breezier.  If you’ve ever taken a peak into my closet, you know there are a plethora of crisp white shirts. If I’m being completely honest, I have a bit of an obsession.  They are my wardrobe staple go-to and the perfect tool for a spring wardrobe update.

I recently discovered this one from Loeil while perusing for a few new Spring essentials.  I wasn’t quite sure how the sizing would work when I ordered it as its a one size fits all, which in my experience works for knit tops but not wovens.  I was pleasantly surprised to find it fit me perfectly.  I’m 6 feet tall and it fits as a tailored shirt.  On someone a bit shorter than me it would fall a little lower and the shoulders might be a littler easier.  Here are a few of my favorite crisp white shirts to shop for Spring:

The Chic Upgrade For Your Spring Wardrobe

I styled my crisp white shirt with this studded Swagger bag from Coach and updated hoop earrings from Jennifer Fisher.  I plan to rock this mini bag all summer long at concerts.  I love the size and the detachable cross body strap to allow for dancing all night long.

How will you update your Spring wardrobe this season?

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Outfit Details// Top: Loeil // Jeans: ASOS // Bag: Coach c/o // Shoes: Valentino // Sunglasses: Rayban // Bracelets: E.Kammeyer Accessories Tassel Bracelet, John Hardy Silver ID Bracelet (similar here), Cartier Love Bracelet // Earrings: Jennifer Fisher
 
Photos by Adam Houston
How To Upgrade Your Wardrobe This Spring

The Accessories Gal Closet

My husband and I recently purchased our first home in Downtown Brooklyn.  There’s so much to do, decorate and design to add our mark on our new home.  The first design tasks we tackled were  the closets.  We lived for years in Union Square in a “quaint” one bedroom, as we liked to call it, and my closet was as many friends lovingly referred to it, a game of Tetris.  Shoe boxes were stacked 4 deep, with polaroids of what was in them taped to the outside (a nice little trick for those space savers among us).  Clothes were so jam packed I completely forgot half of what I owned.  Moving in all honesty, re-introduced me to the half of my wardrobe that had been buried for years.

To create the closets of our dreams we hired California Closets.  I was super impressed with the details involved in the design.  They measured the height of my heels to decide how tall the shelves should be, counted the number of shoes I had, asked me how I like to organize my denim and how many long gowns I have.  What we created was a space that  amazes me every morning as I  walk into to get dressed.

When designing a new closet, here are a few tips and tricks I highly recommend:

  1. Streamline hangers.  Throw away all of those dry cleaner or wooden hangers and purchase velvet hangers like these to keep your clothes compact and in pristine condition.
  2. Organize jewelry in trays.  We built drawers underneath the vanity in my closet with soft-close drawers, organized with removable jewelry trays.  Keeping jewelry organized in flat trays makes getting dressed so much easier because you see the entire lay of the land.
  3. To maximize space on shoe shelves, places shoes heel to toe.
  4. Organize your purses on shelves by type of bag (clutches, top handle, oversized, etc.).  Additionally, put the dust bags inside of each bag as filler.  It’s much easier to see all of the bags you own and to help them keep their shape.
  5. Lastly, give up fast fashion.  Invest in pieces that will last for years to come and you won’t have to throw away because they just fall apart.

Lastly, two fun pieces of news.  I’m having a huge closet sale on April 22nd. If you live in or near NYC, come join us !  And most of the items seen in this post are available to rent from my closet at VillageLuxe.com (use code ACCESSORIESGAL).

 
Alexander McQueen Heels (similar here)
Charlotte Olympia Clutch, Olympia LeTan Clutch (similar here), Edie Parker Clutch (similar here),  Edie Parker Clutch

Lululemon Top, Alexis Skirt (similar here), Alexander McQueen Necklace (similar here)
Chanel Bag and Charlotte Olympia Bag
E.Kammeyer Accessories Necklace
Balmain Jacket and Chanel Purse

Christian Siriano Shoes and Armani Shoes
E.Kammeyer Accessories Bracelet and Vintage Chanel Necklace
Photographed by: Shane LaVancher, Styled by: Leah Snow

Accessories Gal Snow Days in Utah

The snow was calling.  A little time in the woods with amazing people, adventure and inspiring conversations was exactly what I needed.  My husband and I recently traveled to Powder Mountain in Utah to spend some time with the Summit Community.  We were honored to be welcomed with open arms for a weekend full of inspiring conversations about global change, worldly adventures and growth.

Surrounded by amazing scenery for 5 days we recharged our batteries, disconnected from our never ending emails and immersed ourselves in what makes Summit amazing, the people, the conversations, and oh yeah, the food.  In between inspiring talks (think TED talks), workshops and amazing farm to table meals, we hit the slopes.

Both my husband and I are absolute adventure junkies and Powder Mountain provided endless fluffy powder, wide open trails and some bad ass black diamond runs.  We spent a few days learning the mountain and carving our own path.  We were blessed though on our last day to meet an amazing guy from the Summit community that knew the mountain like the back of his hand.  As we skied up and down the mountain, across traverses, through chairlifts I didn’t know existed, he showed us a side of the mountain we never would have found.  One that was wide open, steep, and full of fresh, un-groomed powder like I’ve never experienced it.  And the best part, after every amazing run, a snow cat would pick us up to take us right back up to the top of the run, and round and round we went, all day long.

To say we had an epic time would be an understatement.  So here’s a little look at the beautiful scenery and my ski outfit day one (yes the hat came off and a helmut went on).  Oh and just a little side note for all those runners out there, the trail running in Utah is epic.  But these New York City lungs were a little unprepared : ). 

Jacket: DC (Similar Here) // Vest: Lululemon c/o // Top: Lululemon c/o // Pants: Lululemon c/o (Similar Here) // Hat: Eugenia Kim // Sunglasses: Goodr (PS, THEY’RE $25!!!!) // Boots: Stella McCartney (Similar Here)

New Year, New You

The New Year: that time when we decide to start fresh, ditch all of our bad habits, create a new workout regimen, and well, tell ourselves we’re going to get down to business.  Not everyone is a New Year’s resolution maker.  I though, am one of those people.  I find that setting goals for myself helps give me direction and accountability.

This year I made a few goals involving my career, my health (mental and physical) and my home life.  I’ll share a few of them here with you.

Goal 1: Sign up for a 1/2 marathon (I haven’t run one since my back injury last year).

Goal 2: Find the workouts that I love doing that will continue to push me to get my sweat on.

Goal 3: Find time in the morning to sit peacefully and enjoy the view in my new home.

Goal 4: Cook two recipes a month with my husband out of our Bon Appetit Magazine.

I’m sure many of you have goals that are fitness related.  I love to workout, so getting my butt to the gym or a class has never been the problem.  But sometimes the workouts get stale and you need to find something new and fun. Since moving, I’ve been encouraged to shake things up and try some fun new workouts.  My early favorites are Brooklyn Body Burn, Xtend Barre and Brooklyn Total fitness.

Even with all of the great new workouts in my neighborhood, one of my all-time favorites and always a kick-ass workout is Body Conceptions.  The classic Body Conceptions classes are part cardio dance, part toning and a whole lot of seat section as they like to call it.  I like to call it “torture,” but I’ll tell you, my ass thanks me later when it looks a whole lot tighter 🙂  Last November I participated in the BoCo 5-week challenge and lost a total of 15″ (the sum of circumferences around your arms, thighs, waist, etc.).  It’s a great way to get in gear and feel inspired by other women doing the same thing.  From February 5th – March 19th they’ll be hosting another challenge.  It starts this week so there’s still time to join.

What are your goals or resolutions this year?  I would love to hear from you all what you’re striving for in 2017.

New Year, New You Outfit// Top: Lululemon c/o // Jacket: Lululemon c/o (Similar here) // Pants: Lululemon // Shoes: Adidas (black with rose gold, grey with silver)  // Sunglasses: Dior // Bracelet: E.Kammeyer Accessories

Photos by Adam Houston

Fall Uniform

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The moment fall arrives I go straight for my favorite turtleneck sweaters, moto jackets and easy denim.  This season I’ve added a few additions to my fall uniform that I’m really excited about.  Building a fall/winter wardrobe that offers you lots of mixing and matching is important.  You want items you can layer together, play with and have lots of versatility.  This season I’ve added a few essentials to my arsenal including a new leather jacket, oversized bag accessory and a super comfy, high fashion flat shoe that you can wear all day long.  Key items every well dressed woman should have in her fall wardrobe are:

 

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Photos by Shane Lavencher

Change Is In The Air

Change Is In The Air

Change is in the air, my friends.  Yes, partially because it’s fall, but for me, the last two months have turned my life upside down in the best way possible.  Now, this will also explain why I’ve been MIA, on all fronts.  Instagram, Accessories Gal, Snapchat, you name it, has taken a back seat to the momentous change in my life.  Change that made NYFW a little tricky for me, but none the less, I was able to shoot one fab look, shown here.  What’s happened you ask?  Well, my husband and I finally closed on our first apartment in NYC.  We’ve crossed the river and moved to, dare I say it, Brooklyn!    We are so thrilled to finally own our first home.  We now reside in Downtown Brooklyn, and own a little piece of heaven way up in the sky.

If the apartment weren’t enough change, I added another layer of excitement.  I recently took a new job as Director of Technical Design for an amazing fashion startup called Universal Standard.  I am so passionate about this amazing brand founded by two bad ass women.  The clothing is chic, minimalist and seasonless.  Selling only online, they are changing the way we see fashion in a big way.   Now don’t worry, E.kammeyer Accessories isn’t going anywhere.  I’ve been on the hunt for a long time for something that would creatively challenge me, push me to be better, and grow me as a designer and technical designer.  I’m excited to say, I think I’ve found that job.

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Learning to balance this new life is taking some time though.  And I’ll be the first to say that balance hasn’t always been my strong point.  Finding my new sweet spot with work, social life, the blog and fitness has been a bit tough.

So to help me find a bit of perspective, get my butt back in running shape and carve out some me time, I am doing a little 6 week challenge with one of my favorite workouts, Body Conceptions.  I did their 4 week summer challenge and looooved it.  So I thought, what better way to integrate fitness time into my day to day.  Carving out time to workout every day can be difficult.  It’s important to find a workout that you enjoy.  Also, I find planning out your week, and when you’ll workout is important for me.  If I know at the start of the week where and when I’m working out each day, it takes that barrier out.  For me, Body Conceptions has been an amazing workout because it’s fast paced, dance inspired and has great music.  Also, last challenge I saw a huge change in my back side that I wasn’t mad about!

Change Is In The Air

With all of these new adventures I’ve gotten a bit behind on all of the fashionable updates on Accessories Gal.  But, better late than never, here is my favorite looks from fashion week.  If you were around this season, you know that Saturday was hot hot hot.  So I opted to wear as little clothing as possible.  Answer to this dilema, my favorite Miu Miu backless smock top.  It’s part art smock, part canvas trench coat.  Pair it with my favorite jeans from Seafarer, and my go to Fendi Monster mini purse (tied and turned into a fanny pack of sorts).

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Change can be a hard pill to swallow for some.  I’m usually one of those people.  This time though, it’s been different.  Finding ways to embrace change is so important.  I’ve found taking a moment outdoors everyday to state my intention for the day helps me get started on the right foot.  It gives me drive to conquer the day.

So I leave you with this, take a moment each day to state your intention, and ask yourself, what do you want to change in your life?

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Change Is In The Air // Top: Miu Miu // Pants: Seafarer (on sale!) //Shoes: J.Crew (similar here) // Bracelet: Margaret Elizabeth 16 Stone Bangle,  Cartier Love Bracelet // Earrings: Pamela Love // Purse: Fendi // Nails: ManiorPedi c/o (get $10 off using code ACCESSORIESGAL10)

Photos by Shane Lavencher

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