Sunday, November 23, 2014

Getting Steamy

All items via ModCloth

When the good people at ModCloth asked me to put together a collage showcasing my favorite layering items for this fall & winter, I jumped at the chance because it's something I've been thinking about a lot lately. I've also been recently fighting off a really lame cold, so warmth is definitely priority number 1 when getting dressed.  I like the idea of long, loose layers, complemented by heavy heels and some great jewelry, because you can trick people into thinking you're really chic when it's actually just as comfortable as wearing sweatpants. Also, all of these items with the exception of the bag, fall into the price range of $15-60, which makes them simply irresistible.  

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cream Dreams


Ph., APC, ASOS, Sandro, Etsy

Think of this as an inspiration post/wishlist. I'll probably be doing a real wishlist for the holidays at some point, but this is just me musing around and trying to angle myself around the idea that it's actually really freaking cold now. We've been burning the Feuille de Figuer candles around the APC offices, and they really help create this beautiful, serene ambiance. I think I like the idea of winter whites and florals, it helps make the transition into the season less harsh. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Moons and Suns

Last night I had the opportunity to stop by the Mode Marteau vintage jewelry preview, held in DUMBO. I feel bad for the terrible quality of my iPhone photos, because these pieces certainly deserve to be seen in their best light. Despite my technological failings, I'm sure you can get a sense of how uniquely stunning the jewelry all was. It was all I could do not to stuff a beaded brooch or stone-encrusted bronze necklace into my bag on the way out. Be sure to check their website, and if you're interested there's an opportunity to check out their wares tonight and tomorrow! 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Creepy Lala

H&M dress, New Look boots, Marc Fisher bag, vintage leather jacket

I took the day off from work today, which was definitely a great decision because the weather was so beautiful and it's nice to be out and about on a weekday; everything is so much less crowded, especially in Harlem where we live. We strolled around the Conservatory Garden, which is like a mini-oasis and reminds me of Paris because everything is so symmetrical, and the fountains are all classical sculptures. Then we kept walking into the North Wood, which is full of small waterfalls and little dirt paths.  Central Park provides a never ending supply of delight for me, and fall in New York is turning out to be simply marvelous this year. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014


Rue LaLa recently posted a cute lil' style guide for handbags, and it's in these moments where I realize what I really look for in a handbag.  To be honest, I don't really like handbags very much (I'm a shoe woman); I kind of just wish that more women's clothing had better pocket space.  I try to stuff things into my jacket when I'm going out, and for work I use either a Cheap Monday or APC tote because I need room for my lunch. However, my actual favorite bag is this one, by Marc Fisher, that I found on sale at Macys a while ago.  It looks incredibly classy, is quite well-made, and isn't too big, so you don't get that "bottomless pit purse" feeling.

 In it I place my wallet, a notebook for writing on the train, my headphones, lip balm and my new favorite lipstick - Cognac from Smashbox.  I think my life is all about being able to keep myself amused without using my phone to play games on it (I call it the Subway Zombie Effect), and keeping my lips hella fresh n' flossy. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fluff Abounds

vintage sweater

I've been trying to pick up some inexpensive pieces to wear to work, that will go with the nicer APC pieces I've gotten from the company. It's a surprisingly difficult balance, as APC's aesthetic is much cleaner and minimalistic than my hodge-podge of styles. Still, something like this fluffy-as-fuck pink sweater does the trick. Worn with black jeans + boots, plus a swipe of eyeliner and a layer of hot pink drugstore lipstick, I'm ready to kick Friday's a$$.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Mad Men-ning

I went to the Museum of the City of New York this Saturday, to see the Mac Connor exhibit.  If any of you guys are into 1950s/60s stylized illustration and the like it's a must-see.  We wound up in Central Park after the museum because the day magically turned from rainy to gorgeous, it's nice when that happens.  I'm trying to get into my jacket game, but the weather is still mostly quite warm, which I'm definitely not complaining about. Autumn is unapologetically gorgeous this year. 

Monday, September 29, 2014


Photos, WWD

I know that we're about to wrap up Paris, but I can't help it - my heart is still in Milano. Not only do my favorite collections always come out of there (looking at you, Dries and Marni), but I'm loving the street style looks outside of the shows as well. There's a simplicity and season-less aesthetic, not to mention an air of purity about these looks - maybe it's the proximity to the Vatican? Whatever it is, I'm now on the hunt for pleated shirt dresses and everything in oxblood. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Falling into Spring


You guys, I am HEAVILY invested in this month's fashion week.  It's the first time in a while that I haven't felt as though everything hasn't just been fully regurgitated to the highest extent, in terms of themes and silhouettes, etc. Two of my favorites have been Erdem and Fendi.  Erdem, for it's languorous cuts and ability to completely envelop itself in an inspiration, the show was engrossing from start to finish.  And as for Fendi, I was really surprised at how much I loved it, being that I'm not the biggest Lagerfeld fan.  But the show was so much fun to watch, with really great artistic detailing, fantastic shoes, and a side of GLAMOUR darling. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014


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.