Noir Neutrals

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So many of my wardrobe staples are black, I often forget there are other rich neutrals that can mix in just as well. I'll admit I even felt a little weird pairing these pieces together - oxblood + olive + blue gray. How... colorful? Maybe for a girl who uses black as an anchor to every outfit. It's slimming, chic, and goes with everything, which is why it's always the first color I go to if I'm investing in something pricier that I expect to have forever. But my latest challenge is to stray a bit from the black and start playing with other sleek, sophisticated colors. These Alexander Wang booties were my first non-black investment shoes and I like where they've taken my wardrobe. I've still got the Helmut Lang oxblood version of my black waxed skinnies (seen here) on my list as well. It's a whole new world of possibilities.

BCBG blazer (last seen here), Gold Hawk top, Joe's jeans, Alexander Wang booties, 3.1 Phillip Lim pouch, Tom Ford sunglasses, Michael Kors watch, Forever 21 necklace, NARS Scarlett Empress lipstick

Photos by Ian Sheppard

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The Mix

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Theyskens' Theory leather jacket, All Saints top and boots, Zara pants, Alexander Wang bag, Michael Kors watch, HRH Collection bracelet, Dita sunglasses, NARS Scarlett Empress lipstick, necklace - similar

I wasn't kidding when I said that my fashion week suitcase consisted of not much other than every kind of black and white combo I could find. I wore it in one way or another every single day, and saw that a lot of stylish ladies on the streets of NYC shared my love for the mix. The white pants and sequin top were a nice way to honor the lingering summer temps. My new obsession is to incorporate white in my wardrobe long past Labor Day and into the winter - luckily at this point in the week the weather had cooled down to a perfect fall crispness. The black leather jacket and buckled boots added a very necessary autumn feel to the outfit and brought it far away from soft and light. This was one of my most favorite ensembles of the week, mainly because it made me feel like... me.

Photos: Shoemocracy