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
















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


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


  3. 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


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

  5. 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

  6. Fabulous outfit!
    Have a nice day!
    Gil Zetbase

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


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

    Have an awesome day!
    xx, Kris

  9. Wow stunning and elegant love it

  10. Love this top!! So cool!
    Mónica Sors

  11. I really love your style!!
    Hava a nice day

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

    Le Stylo Rouge

  13. 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

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

    xo | Cindy Elena

  15. 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.


  16. That off the shoulder top is fabulous!

  17. In love with this look!

    Mihaailo| mihaailo.blogspot.com

  18. Love the whole look and the details are perfect!


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

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. This looks so different, love it 🙂

    Pink Frenzy

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


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

    Characters & Carry-ons

  26. 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

  27. 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!

  28. Obssesed with this top babe, you are rocking it!

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

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