A Dramatic Off The Shoulder Top From Shein and A DAY OUT IN SOHO

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Summer in NY, yes it can be hot, and many times I would rather be at the shore, but the city can also be a magical place in the summer too. People spilling out of sidewalk cafes, the long days and golden sun sets—plus it tends to be a bit less crowded and the perfect time to shoot. This past weekend I met up with a photographer named Marina who I met through Instagram. I had been following her feed and discovered she lived three towns over from me. How cool is that? Definitely one of the upsides of social media. After following Marina for about a year on Instagram we met last winter during NYFW, we were attending the same show and she recognized me from my feed. But this weekend was the first time we met up to shoot.

We headed to Soho were I got my hair braided at Birch Box by the very talented Karina Sanchez. I love their hair and makeup services — you can get an updo or braids done for only $30, how cool is that! With these super dramatic over-sized ruffles I knew having my hair up was a no brainer. And speaking of the top, this top was gifted to me from Shein and I must say I think I knocked it of the park with my choice of this show stopping stunner. I had numerous people stop me in the street to ask me where I got it.

And with the fashion forward braids, Kardashian worthy top, my fringe heels, and Marina following me about with a telephoto lens I kind of felt like Kim Kardashian

And with the fashion forward braids, Kardashian worthy top, my fringe heels, and Marina following me about with a telephoto lens I kind of felt like Kim Kardashian. I paired this top with these high rise flares from H&M but it would look really good with a skirt too, and I just may do this for fashion week. The bag is from BCBG and the sandals are from Zara which I picked up last summer.  The necklace I picked up at Oh La La a few months ago. Remember the video? This gorgeous top retails for $17.85 if you can believe that. So if you want to stop traffic like I did be sure to head to Shein.com. And tell them Allie sent you!

And to see more street stye and street photography check out Marina’s Instagram feed at @ValletyStreamerAtelier

  • Rosy
    July 5, 2017

    I love this look! It’s super dramatic and super stylish, you look amazing. I love your NYC backdrop 🙂

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
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  • Rachelle
    July 5, 2017

    You look fabulous Allie, this outfit is perfection and I love your hair like that.


  • The Fashion Folks
    July 5, 2017

    That statement top is so chic! Love that you balanced the ruffles with denim, so chic. And gorgeous hairdo, so perfect with braids for summer! Xx


  • Rowena
    July 5, 2017

    Now that is a statement top! The ruffle has the perfect amount of volume and your styling is on point!

  • Carmen
    July 5, 2017

    Aaw I LOVE this one shoulder top and the silhouette of those ruffles 🙂 You styled this look so on point Allie <3
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

  • Gil Zetbase
    July 6, 2017

    Fabulous outfit!
    Have a nice day!
    Gil Zetbase

  • Violette
    July 6, 2017

    This off the shoulder top is amazing! I love these ruffles!


  • Kris
    July 6, 2017

    I love your outfit and your blog in general! Amazing photos!

    Have an awesome day!
    xx, Kris

  • Jackie Harrison
    July 6, 2017

    Wow stunning and elegant love it

  • Love this top!! So cool!
    Mónica Sors

  • SwissTwins
    July 6, 2017

    I really love your style!!
    Hava a nice day

  • Ashley
    July 6, 2017

    Omg, this ruffle is over the TOP and I absolutely love it! You look too cool here, lady.

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Marina Borushek
    July 6, 2017

    Beautiful and chic styling! On the budget! It was fun to work with Ali on this project. Delightful to photograph NYC prime lady with fashionable and creative mind. And SoHo streets made a perfect backdrop for this urban fashionista. My Instagram followers can not get enough of this photoshoot

  • Cindy Elena
    July 6, 2017

    I LOVE that top! It’s absolutely perfect and I love how you styled it!

    xo | Cindy Elena

  • sonia // daring coco
    July 6, 2017

    Hahaha I can definitely imagine feeling overly luxe in that top and feelings of being “papped” around town. I love the drama of the ruffles. So, so gorgeous.


  • Akaleistar
    July 7, 2017

    That off the shoulder top is fabulous!

  • Mihaailo
    July 7, 2017

    In love with this look!

    Mihaailo| mihaailo.blogspot.com

  • Rachel
    July 7, 2017

    Love the whole look and the details are perfect!


  • Jessica
    July 8, 2017

    Oh yes, that one shoulder top is quite dramatic! Love the flared jeans to go with this look!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • michenn
    July 8, 2017

    Allie, these photos and this look are stunning! Seriously gorgeous shoot, I’m in love!

  • Mica
    July 9, 2017

    Love the quilting on your bag! That is a beautiful statement top too, dressed down perfectly with the jeans, and you’re right the braided hairstyle was awesome with it.

    Really liked these photos – how nice you could meet someone you follow and work together on a set of photos as wonderful as this 🙂

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Elle
    July 9, 2017

    She should follow you around more often! Wow, do you look fabulous , a bit like Allie MacGraw, and I know I am dating myself ! Love the high rise flares and that black blouse knocks it out of the park !
    Love the sunniness and the hair !
    Xx, Elle

  • Laura
    July 10, 2017

    This looks so different, love it 🙂

    Pink Frenzy

  • Nathalie
    July 10, 2017

    What great stunning off the shoulder top. I absolutely love it. And love how you did you hair really complements the top as well.


  • Joyce
    July 11, 2017

    Looove this top and love how you paired it with such awesome denim and more casual shoe. Great outfit 🙂

    Characters & Carry-ons

  • Shireen L. Platt
    July 12, 2017

    Get an updo or braids for only $30 seems really reasonable in NYC and you look absolutely FABULOUS, Allie! Love that top from Shein but the real winner is the photography in this post. It’ so editorial like!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  • little luxury list
    July 13, 2017

    What a beautiful top! It’s definitely a show stopping piece. It’s awesome you got to meet a photographer via Instagram – ahh the power of social media!

  • jasna
    July 14, 2017

    Obssesed with this top babe, you are rocking it!

  • Colleen
    July 18, 2017

    You look AWESOME! I didn’t realize that Birch Box had salons. That top – what a statement!

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A Dramatic Off The Shoulder Top From Shein and A DAY OUT IN SOHO