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Aug 22, 2013

The Best of Basics




Is it just me or do the last weeks of August have a certain heaviness to them? I’m excited for my birthday (August 23rd!) but not so excited to go back to school (a mere 3 days after my birthday…yup). Anyways, I’ve been wanting to make the most of my last days of summer so my days have been filled with sleeping in and just hanging out. This is pretty much my uniform as of late: boyfriend jeans, heels, minimalist top, and some colorful statement jewelry to keep things chic but still casual. I really love how this new Baublebar adds such color and contrast to my white leather tank AND the colors are dark enough to carry seamlessly into fall. You’ll definitely see me sporting this piece more throughout the cooler months as well. 

| Necklace: c/o Baublebar | Jeans: c/o Express | Top: c/o Express | Heels: Zara | 





Aug 22, 2013

The Best of Basics




Is it just me or do the last weeks of August have a certain heaviness to them? I’m excited for my birthday (August 23rd!) but not so excited to go back to school (a mere 3 days after my birthday…yup). Anyways, I’ve been wanting to make the most of my last days of summer so my days have been filled with sleeping in and just hanging out. This is pretty much my uniform as of late: boyfriend jeans, heels, minimalist top, and some colorful statement jewelry to keep things chic but still casual. I really love how this new Baublebar adds such color and contrast to my white leather tank AND the colors are dark enough to carry seamlessly into fall. You’ll definitely see me sporting this piece more throughout the cooler months as well. 

| Necklace: c/o Baublebar | Jeans: c/o Express | Top: c/o Express | Heels: Zara | 





Aug 10, 2013

Skorts Are Totally Having a Mariah Moment





So can we all just agree that skorts are all definitely having a moment? Anyways, that dang mini Zara skort (you know the one…I have two myself #noshame) keeps popping up on bloggers, street style bait, and all sorts of sartorially attuned women. I for one love it. Not since the days of Limited Too (RIP) pleated polyester blend skorts have I found a marriage between style and comfort (aka peace of mind that I can sit sloppily on my couch). I’m particularly loving this long skort (also from Zara…IKR) because it’s so elegant and moves beautifully. The structural hybrid of pants and a maxi skirt is BEYOND everything to me. 

| shirt + skort/pant hybrid: Zara | heels: Marni | 




Aug 3, 2013

Tropical Bloom











Some very exciting things have happened for me in the last few days….I’m happy to share with you all that I’ve moved into my first apartment! For those of you that have been following this long and arduous journey, you know how frustrating the search has been. I’m so relieved to finally be in the perfect place, and I’m so happy and grateful that it all worked out perfectly! In retrospect, I’m glad other places fell apart so many times or else I wouldn’t have found this one! It’s a beautiful building and I’m so thankful to be able to live here. More photos and decor posts to follow soon!

Anyways, in the process of unpacking and settling into my new life downtown, I’ve been keeping it relatively simple and comfy these past few days. Breezy T-Shirt, comfy but flattering jorts (with gratuitous spandex, obvs) , and some heels to spice up the outfit, and I’m ready to head out the door. 



| shorts: c/o Rich & Skinny [via] Dietch PR | shirt: Zara | heels: Alexander Wang



Aug 3, 2013

Tropical Bloom











Some very exciting things have happened for me in the last few days….I’m happy to share with you all that I’ve moved into my first apartment! For those of you that have been following this long and arduous journey, you know how frustrating the search has been. I’m so relieved to finally be in the perfect place, and I’m so happy and grateful that it all worked out perfectly! In retrospect, I’m glad other places fell apart so many times or else I wouldn’t have found this one! It’s a beautiful building and I’m so thankful to be able to live here. More photos and decor posts to follow soon!

Anyways, in the process of unpacking and settling into my new life downtown, I’ve been keeping it relatively simple and comfy these past few days. Breezy T-Shirt, comfy but flattering jorts (with gratuitous spandex, obvs) , and some heels to spice up the outfit, and I’m ready to head out the door. 



| shorts: c/o Rich & Skinny [via] Dietch PR | shirt: Zara | heels: Alexander Wang



Jul 23, 2013

The New C.Wonder Site!

For all my regular readers, it should come as no surprise that the relatively new C.Wonder is one of my favorite fashion retailers on the scene. The store carries everything from bright, colorful fashions, to delightful home goods, and even geek chic accessories for the most discerning tech enthusiast out there. 

While the C.Wonder store experience is a must see, no pun intended (okay, maybe a little), it is still a relatively regional phenomenon not accessible to a wide scale yet. However the online experience is equally unique: visually elegant with large detailed photographs and extensive descriptions. Site navigation is intuitive and logical to use, you will not find yourself asking “I wonder where I can find…”. 

C.Wonder’s revamped site also introduces their brand new blog, “Inside the C.: A Chic Guide to a Wonderful Life”. The blog is a colorful addition to anyone’s blogroll, and features recipes, home decor ideas, Q+A’s, behind the scenes, and of course fashion tips. I definitely recommend checking it out at http://blog.cwonder.com.

The new C.Wonder site also features online monogramming for a wide range of their products including cardigans, jeans, and their trusty nylon totes. C.Wonder’s monogramming is at once classically decorative and personal. 






| tote: c/o C.Wonder | 


Jul 14, 2013

Black & White








Sometimes you just have to appreciate keeping things simple, especially in this heat wave we’ve been having. I chose to wear this black and white ensemble to a day of press previews last week, keeping things muted and simple. Of course, a day of running errands in the hot city would be nearly impossible without a good bag. The buttery soft Logan convertible backpack/bag by Rebecca Minkoff is exactly the kind of trusty hold all one needs for busy summer days like these. Perfect for that holding that huge bougie bottle of Duane Reade brand Fuji water, wallet, iPhone, and three-four backup phone batteries depending on just how bad your social-media-addiction-and-battery-induced-anxiety is that day. 

| top: vintage | skort: Zara | shoes: Alexander Wang | bag: c/o Rebecca Minkoff | rings: c/o Rebecca Minkoff


Jul 14, 2013

Black & White








Sometimes you just have to appreciate keeping things simple, especially in this heat wave we’ve been having. I chose to wear this black and white ensemble to a day of press previews last week, keeping things muted and simple. Of course, a day of running errands in the hot city would be nearly impossible without a good bag. The buttery soft Logan convertible backpack/bag by Rebecca Minkoff is exactly the kind of trusty hold all one needs for busy summer days like these. Perfect for that holding that huge bougie bottle of Duane Reade brand Fuji water, wallet, iPhone, and three-four backup phone batteries depending on just how bad your social-media-addiction-and-battery-induced-anxiety is that day. 

| top: vintage | skort: Zara | shoes: Alexander Wang | bag: c/o Rebecca Minkoff | rings: c/o Rebecca Minkoff


Jul 12, 2013 / 1 note

Modern Sportswear




Lately I’ve been super obsessed with simple silhouettes gone luxe. Take for example, these Rebecca Minkoff shorts and this Kotur clutch. Both simple, familiar shapes, but reimagined in such glam ways that they’re subtly edgy. Baby soft lambskin breathes new life into the old mesh athletic shorts of gym classes past, while bright fuscia liquid swirling in perspex makes a statement out of the simple minaudiere.

Don’t forget to check out Kotur’s blog too - their ‘Muses’ section is always great for learning about influential women in the fashion industry!



| sweatshirt: T by Alexander Wang | leather shorts: c/o Rebecca Minkoff | shoes: Alexander Wang | clutch: c/o Kotur |


Jul 9, 2013 / 2 notes

Required Reading: New Icons of Fashion Illustration, British Fashion Designers, and Fashion A-Z

Being a fashion student, there are few things I love more than fashion books, especially when they’re as informative and inspirational as the ones published by Laurence King Publishing. They were kind enough to send me samples of three of their fashion books a while ago and I’d love to share my reviews with you all. 




New Icons of Fashion Illustration by Tony Glenville: This gorgeous hardcover book is a must have for anyone who finds fashion illustration fascinating. As a business student at FIT, I’ve always been insanely jealous of my classmates studying design for their abilities to make beautiful fashion illustrations. The synopsis of each illustrator provides a great background and the selected examples of their works help define and clarify individual artistic style. Printed on heavy stock paper with luscious colors, this book serves as both inspiration and eye candy for the discerning fashion lover. I particularly enjoyed reading about Petra Dufkova’s process behind her delicate and romantic watercolor illustrations. This collection of over 200 pages of fashion illustrations is so beautiful, it’s difficult (read: I may have needed to be physically restrained) not to want to cut them all out and decorate the walls of your studio (shared amongst 5-7 people, naturally—thanks astronomical NYC rent!) with. 


British Fashion Designers by Hywel Davies: I think it’s okay to judge a book by its cover when it’s Kate Moss in Alexander McQueen. This book focuses on British fashion designers such as McQueen, Christopher Kane, Stella McCartney, Luella, Hussein Chalayan, John Galliano, Paul Smith, Vivenne Westwood, and much more. Several of the profiles also feature Q+A’s among the beautifully curated photos of each designers’ collections and specific info on how Britishness influences them. Great for the in depth info you just can’t find on Wikipedia. 


Fashion A to Z: An Illustrated Dictionary by Alex Newman and Zakee Shariff: Practical, informative, and handy must have for all fashion students, textile students, design students, and anyone else even remotely interested in fashion. A concise guide to fashion terminology that’s also illustrated beautifully, and sized perfectly for dorm bookshelves. What more could a girl ask for?