B. MAKOWSKY Handbag giveaway! #BMakHalloween

B. MAKOWSKY Handbag Giveaway Contest!
@bmakowsky_handbags #BMakHalloween

What:  A spooktacular Halloween handbag giveaway! I will be giving away one of these beautiful B. Makowsky handbags, you choose which color!

When: Today until Wednesday, October 30th!

How to Win: One lucky winner will be chosen through twitter. Look out for my tweet each day on @Fashion_Ace. Whoever reposts the most content throughout the course of the 6 days will be chosen to receive a Halloween-inspired B. Makowsky Handbag. Winner will be announced on Wednesday October 30th. Let the haunts begin!


In the mood: Bushwick Staycation on Hancock Street

This past birthday weekend I decided to run for hills (away from this crazy city) and escape to Bushwick for a peaceful staycation on Hancock street. With Bushwick on the rise for an up and coming art, culture and fashion scene, I thought I would give you a little taste of my Bushwick experience. No matter when I decide to hang out in this hood, I never miss a night at Roberta's for some amazing stone oven pizza and hot toddies on the side.


ALVIN VALLEY 5 days a week: Casual Friday #denim

The Hanley Skinny c/o Alvin Valley // 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target bag

Casual Friday is everyones favorite day. There is nothing like slipping into a comfortable pair of pants after a long, hardworking week, and buttoning up a cut-off denim top. Whatever your weekend plans, keep fridays cool and comfortable!

shot by April Hubal


ALVIN VALLEY 5 days a week: THURSDAY #TresBrooklyn

         When I plan on spending an adventurous day in Brooklyn, I always feel motivated to experience a fresh side of my ever-changing style. I long to wear over-sized menswear with fitted pieces and get excited to create a killer combo by pairing my combat boots with a flowy maxi skirt. And you're never truly "Brooklyn" unless you can add a bad ass wide-brim hat to your already eccentric ensemble. This "oh-so brooklyn" edge brings out a side of myself that I usually don't sport in the city... which makes it all the more rejuvenating in the end. Deriving from the Parisian term for "a particularly cool combination of informality, creativity and quality", as quoted by The New York Times, this look is Tres Brooklyn.

shot by April Hubal


ALVIN VALLEY 5 days a week: WEDNESDAY #BlockParty

The Bailey trouser and Color-Block blouse c/o Alvin Valley // Mac Bag by Michael Kors

Nothing screams power look more than color blocking. Its the perfect weather to showcase your moody teals, blue and greens, and Alvin Valley has the ideal pieces for your middle-of-the week work day. When color blocking, it is a no-brainer to stay in the same color palette family, with different shades and values of the same hue. Add a pop of color such as this bright orange (Mac bag) to keep the look eye-catching and vibrant!

                                                                                                shot by April Hubal


ALVIN VALLEY 5 days a week: TUESDAY #FallClassic #TakeMeOutToTheBallGame

The Hanley Skinny c/o Alvin Valley // Nine West bag

This ensemble featuring the Hanley Skinny by Alvin Valley is truly a Fall Classic, in anticipation for the beautiful crisp weather, and the World Series, of course. This is the ideal outfit to head straight from the office to catch your favorite game with your friends. With baseball-inspired skinny trousers, toss on your favorite mod cap to add just the right amount of tom-boy status. This athletic-chic look will gain any fashionista admittance into even the top sports bars for that tuesday night game.

shot by April Hubal


ALVIN VALLEY 5 days a week: MONDAY #FuschiaFresh #Business #Suit

The Hanley Blazer  and The Hanley Skinny c/o Alvin Valley // heels c/o Nine West // satchel c/o Etienne Aigner

I am so excited to announce that I will be partnering with the womenswear brand, Alvin Valley, for the brand's relaunch. This week, I am doing a style series named "Alvin Valley 5 days a week" showcasing the creative and many different ways Alvin Valley pieces are able to be worn, Monday-Friday, no matter what type of woman you are! Today's post goes out to all of the sophisticated business women with a downtown lifestyle who want to start their weeks with a punch of color. If you are one of those women, choose Fuschia Fresh to stand out on the streets and in the board room for the week ahead.

Alvin Valley is known as the King of Pants, due to the fashion designers fit, quality and design. These pieces were nothing short of fitting like a glove! Being the 6ft tall girl that I am, my biggest challenge is finding a pair pants with these restrictions:
a) long enough
b) I can bend and move in easily throughout the city
c) pants that hug my body so nicely I feel better about the way I look
I will honestly say that these are the best pants that my body and 6ft tall frame have ever experienced. Comfort, stretch, and body conscious are three design characteristics that have made me fall head over heels for the King of Pants.

shot by April Hubal


Backpacking through LES with Everlane...

Reverse Denim Snap Backpack c/o Everlane // EIR NECKLACE WITH RAW QUARTZ CRYSTAL c/o LAB by Laura Busony

The Reverse Denim Snap Backpack by Everlane has accompanied me in many adventures and endeavours throughout the city. From backpacking to and from my 8 classes at FIT, to Gin Lane, to business meetings and showrooms, home in LES and back again, this knapsack has safely held my most prized possessions such as my Mac, Canon camera and other goods especially while traveling to different cities. Not to mention that a solid, double-take-worthy backpack is now a standard on the streets of New York nowadays, you might as well choose one with stability and swag. Goodbye JanSport, hello Everlane.

A special thank you to Everlane and Gin Lane


TRENDING: Comic Book Club

The Comic Book Club is calling all #nerds. Dare to wear your brightest ketchup & mustard colors without fear of rejection this fall season. Check out 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target, which recently hit stores on September 15 to discover hidden gems that remind you of the comic book tears that sculpted your imagination throughout your childhood. 

Followed by my photos is a glimpse of the WGSN Retail Collection Review for the launch of 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target, that I was fortunate enough to have published through assisting WGSN's Associate Editor of Retail, Aria Hughes! It was a unique opportunity that I am forever grateful for. Not only did this report have me on the edge of my seat in anticipation for the collection, but I gained valuable knowledge from an extremely reputable and experienced professional in the field of Trend Forecasting.
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A special thank you to The Digital Brand Architects and WGSN