Monday, December 15, 2014

Cruising Through Soho | Moments of Chic

If I didn't mention how insanely windy and frigid it was the day this look was shot, I'd be living a lie. GUYS, it was so cold my fingers were turning purple and keeping my eyes open was another story - so apologies in advance if I'm a little heavy lidded. Regardless, this look and I survived + the photos prove that this floral skirt is here throughout winter.

Necklace: La Soula  Jacket: bebe (similar hereShirt: c/o Amour Vert via Piperlime  Skirt: c/o Amour Vert via Piperlime (SALE!!) 
Scarf: Street Vendor  Purse: Philip Lim for Target  Tights: American Apparel  Boots: Wanted (similar style)
Mousse: Beautiful Textures  Lipstick: Makeup Forever Rogue Artist Natural in N9

In all honesty, florals can work in any season - it's all about how you WERK it. For instance, you want to keep any floral look for spring bright, light, and airy. When it comes to winter you'd want to play around with those opposites (neutrals, knits, layers) for a more weather appropriate look. Oh, and lots of thick winter leggings - the ones from Plush or American Apparel are pretty amazing are keeping my legs nice and cozy.

On this day my moto jacket kept me warm for a quick shoot in Soho and a fun coffee date before scrambling off to work. I'm currently facing a ton of projects + deadlines at work (lots of sitting UGH) - so shooting in the blistery cold is welcomed with arms wide open. Any reason to stretch is a good one, right!

Stay warm friends!!

Photos by Lydia Hudgens.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Something Classic in a Modern Way

It's been a while since I did something geared towards office style. And with my favorite (aka only) pencil skirt in tow, I think now would be the perfect time to "remix" it for a more desk-friendly look. In fact, my favorite Express staple has probably made just as many cameos on the blog as my Joe Fresh moto jacketThese two pieces have definitely been smart buys for me. 

Earrings: Goldy & Mac  Necklace: c/o Capwell+Co  Sweater: Madewell  Skirt: Express  Bracelet: The Sak  
Rings: House of Harlow 1960 + Zoetik  Jacket: Joe Fresh  Purse: DKNY  Mousse: Beautiful Textures  
Flats: DSW  Lipstick: Makeup Forever Rogue Artist Natural in N9

And while we're on the subject of "remixing", anything that can go from office to an event and a few holiday pop-ups after work are a godsend. Which is exactly what this effortless look was able to provide a few days ago. Also, what's with December jam-packing everyone's schedule - it kind of feels like a rat race. Or maybe, that's just me and dayumn am I looking forward to sleeping in during 2015.

But until 2015 comes around (which I am sure will happen in a flash), I'll continue wearing this pencil skirt. This time around I decided to pair it with luxurious but affordable knit sweater from Madewell. I felt that pairing gave it an off-duty look, but one you'd wear to the office when combined with these bermuda flats I scored from DSW. Since I wanted to maintain that effortless look I stuck to wearing this chain necklace from Capwell+Co and these rad earrings I found at a local boutique, Goldy & Mac.

Also, how crazy is this weather that tights were not needed... in December.

Photos by Lydia Hudgens.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Double Take: Get Kate Middleton's Look

Our favorite duchess was in town, and only two train stops away! Trust me when I tell you that I attempted to get tickets to that night's game but with no avail. DRATS, hopefully I'll catch the royals another time. Kate Middleton's personal style has always been in the limelight, granted everything she wears will always be scrutinized but at the same time - everything she wears, I always fall in love with. With the best (full-body) photo I could find of her from that night, I attempted to recreate her look and for less! I didn't add a top in, but you could wear this ensemble with any nice black tunics or knits that cover your bum.

Get the look: Zara Patterned Wool Coat - Topshop Ponte Leggings - Gap Classic Ballet Flats - Anne Taylor Lennox Clutch - Spalding Basketball - Brooklyn Nets Tickets (don't forget to invite me!)

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