Sunday, September 14, 2014

Trippy

Photos by me

I haven't been able to experience much of fashion week this season because of work, but I was able to pop over to the Cynthia Rowley presentation, which was tons of fun.  I said on twitter the other day, prior to this show, that NYFW this season seemed to be about a big 60s resurgence, and this presentation really proved it.  I'm loving the stovepipe bellbottoms and swingy shift dresses with modern accessories and styling. I'm also a fan of the modified exercise wear she was showing - it seems like that trend is here to stay for at least another season or two, which isn't necessarily a bad thing because I need all the motivation I can to go running.  Sleek black separates with metallic gold trim should help. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

What a Beautiful F*ckin' Day


 Vintage lace bra, Zara crop top, APC skirt

Piggybacking off of my last post, this past Saturday was one of those knock down, drag out beautiful and scorching late summer days.  After brunching at Sarabeth's with F's family, we headed through Tribeca, stopping at Hudson River Park, imagining we lived in a loft on Greenwich street, and ending up at the Angelika to see John MacDonough's latest Calvary.  It kind of feels like a hazy dream now that we're both embedded in the work week again. I think I'm going to start petitioning for the 5 day weekend, I'll let you know how it goes. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Late and Lazy Days


Stella McCartney and Isabel Marant resort

I appreciate how New York always gives it's residents a real Indian summer - we never end August with a wimpy 65 degree day and then, BAM, we're in fall.  There's always a period of about 3 weeks in late August/early September where it's impossible to stay indoors because every single day is just so darn miraculous. 

In terms of clothing, I'm looking at the next few weeks as an opportunity to ease into the longer, slim silhouettes I've been seeing in some of my favorite resort shows, while still maintaining breezy fabrics and wearing sandals to work. Stella is always perfect, as evidenced by the number of times I've blogged about her collections (MANY), but I was surprised to find that I was drawn to Isabel Marant's casual suiting as well. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Cloistered


 APC skirt, vintage Doc Martens, Cheap Monday tote

Yesterday was the perfect day, warm yet not humid, with a sense of early fall's crispness. F and I decided to go exploring at the Cloisters, which anyone in the New York area should go to as often as possible, because it's one of the most beautiful oasis-like spots in the city. We hiked around there for hours, picnicking along the way and spotting groundhogs everywhere (a rare wildlife sighting!). I was wearing my new APC skirt, which is a really perfect transitional item, because it's light but also lined. You'll be seeing plenty more APC  pieces popping up here soon I'm sure! 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Waking Up

Dress from Tokyo, shoes from London, LOFT jacket, Marc Fisher handbag

One thousand apologies for my extended absence! I'm re-upping my commitment to this blog, as life has very recently begun to settle down. To make a long story short, over the past few weeks I've begun a new job and moved into a new apartment, both things which have occupied 100% of my time, to the point that I rarely even open my laptop for personal reasons. But I'm so excited to announce that I'm working for the amazing French brand APC as a production assistant at their Manhattan showroom, which is pretty much the stuff dreams are made of. It's such a fantastic company to work for, and the perks aren't bad either...

Other than that, this post is simply a reminder that I am alive and well, and would like once more to become internet friends with all of you <3 nbsp="" p="">

Monday, July 21, 2014

Invitation to Love

 
Images via my Pinterest

A little diversion from your regularly scheduled fashion blog. I'm moving into a new apartment with my boyfriend in a little less than a month, and therefore I'm busily brainstorming various ways of decorating. My tastes haven't changed very much since my last apartment, except for that I'm more interested in shades of dusky pink. Other than that, I'm loving smoky blues and greys combined with tiled white, accents of plants and botanical prints. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Baebae

 
Images from my tumblr

Just a little glimpse inside my head - I'm wearing black, letting my hair become really ridiculous, and listening to this on repeat. Cause it's sexy. Trying to get around to a real outfit post today or tomorrow, between apartment viewings! Praying to the real estate gods this evening...

Monday, July 7, 2014

Mondays in Jackson Heights

H&M top, vintage skirt, Deena & Ozzy shoes

This is pretty much becoming a uniform of sorts on my not-so-lazy summer days. I've just started working at my job full-time, which requires most of my duties to be done at home, with the exception of meetings. I usually try to look a bit more like a real person for a meeting, but today I've just been at home except for a quick stop at Le Pain Quotidien with my dad, a.k.a. I'm wearing oversized everything. 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Now Sissy That Walk


Photos via i-D: Phillip Lim, Dior, Dries Van Noten, Issey Miyake

I don't know if you guys have been keeping up with the menswear shows (I'm a little late to the game  myself), but some of them are honestly breathtaking this year. My interest was piqued when several of my friends were lucky enough to attend some of the shows in Paris and Milan (the downside to having friends who work for Saint Laurent and Dries...), and they were texting me photos and videos of the looks. I should probably rename this post "How social media makes my jealousy palpable"...

But anyway, if you have a moment and are as nerdy as me about words like "single breasted jacket construction", I would recommend you check out i-D's backstage photos of the menswear shows. They're really good at having their photography style reflect the overall aesthetic of the runway show and its pieces. 


Monday, June 23, 2014

Quite Strapping

Clockwise from top left: VICKISARGE ear cuff, Maison Martin Margiela bag, Vintage cat eye sunglasses, Band of Outsiders Dress, Maria Francesca Pepe body harness, Stuart Weitzman D'Orsay pumps, Rag & Bone Sandals, Prada Perfume

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll probably have seen how this week I've been trying out my recently purchased harness on a bunch of different outfits. I'm a big fan of this little guy, which I got from the Etsy store Halo Apparel; it has a huge range of different harnesses. I got mine custom made in baby pink, so that I could wear it with my mostly black outfits for an interesting effect. As you can see, I tried it out with my leather crop top and a full floral skirt for a more feminine look, as well as with shorts and a silk top for a casual weekend outfit.

I've also included another *dream* look, featuring this incredible harness by Maria Francesca Pepe. I like surrounding the harness with items that are breezy and somewhat retro looking; it offsets the simplicity of the outfit and elevates it to something incredibly chic-looking.