Posts tagged ‘acne’
Winter, You’re Not So Bad Afterall
Almost all of my outfits start with a base piece. Sometimes its a shoe, other times its the pants, and I’ve been known to plan an entire look based off a bag. Though there’s no specific “formula”, working around one piece is helpful, especially on those days when you hate everything in your closet or feel a certain amount of pressure to look good (ahem, Fashion Week).
Since Nemo hit just one day after the start of Fashion Week, I have been forced to bring my outfit focal point from the shoes on me feets to the coat draped around my shoulders.
Now, I know many people who relish the opportunity to bitch about winter because they’re forced to wear these bulky coats that they’re constantly taking on and off with nowhere to store them. I admit that this scenario is frustrating, particularly when you’re at a crowded bar. But in the midst of Fashion Week where I’m spending as much time running between shows as I am sitting in my heated seat, the fuss over outerwear is non-existent.
Much to my surprise (and delight!), I am thriving under the comfort of never having to take my coat off. For one, it means that those five slices of pizza I ate will not be visible to the hungry street style photographer. It also means that I can opt for lighter jackets as I pile on copious amounts of layers — I may be wearing last night’s pajama top as an undershirt, but none of you will ever know that! Unless I tell you like I just did, which kind of ruins my point, but I think you get it anyways.
// photos via Pinterest & The Cut
The Color Pool
Baby blue is not a color I tend to reach for. This is mainly because people with blue eyes are always told how great they look in blue and unfortunately wearing the color brown doesn’t really yield the same response. “Hey! That’s a great color brown on you, really brings out the brown in your eyes” — yeah, no, that never happens.
But when I spotted this fuzzy blue Acne sweater on sale, I just couldn’t resist. No, it didn’t “bring out my eyes” or compliment my pale skin in a particularly striking way, but it’s cozy and a refreshing change from my other go-to colors.
I’m sure there are many of you out there who swear that you can’t wear lime green or tangerine or pastels or whatever, but before you completely remove that certain hue from your wearable colors list, I suggest you test out a few shades. Some greens have a bit more grey in them, some yellows a bit more cream, and so on and so forth. I know that a cold pastel green makes me look like I’m perpetually seasick, but one with a little more yellow works on me. But for baby blue I’ve found that a more saturated shade makes me look like I’m a confused 5 year-old tomboy, while cooler shades are more flattering. So, as the spring collections start hitting stores and the inevitable springy hues dominate every rack, I suggest you try a variety of different shades instead of nixing the rack of soft pink entirely.
Worth the Wait
With each season comes a trendy silhouette; the satchel bag, the ankle boot, the wide leg pajama pants, etc. And under this silhouette “umbrella” reside specific must-have items: the Mulberry ‘Alexa’ bag, the Alexander Wang bootie, the Marc Jacobs pant.
Sometimes I stand beneath this umbrella, decorating myself in as many trendy silhouettes as I (a.k.a. my bank account) can manage. Other times, I stick my nose in the air and let the rain fall in, unmoved by the current fads. And then there are those times that I am so late to the trend that I may as well have been living in a mole hole for the past few years unaware of any popular silhouettes settling beneath a season’s umbrella. Such is the case with my recent acquisition of this green parka jacket.
The selling point for me after all these years was the furry hood. I love how giant it is, and that it sits upright and perky around my shoulders (wow, it really sounds like I’m talking about an erection here, but let’s move beyond my word choice).
Growing up, I loved watching old movies with women dressed in luscious fur coats that practically engulfed them with their volume and buoyancy — kind of like a squirrel tail. So, when I saw how this fur hood encompassed its model, I knew my search for the human eating furry parka coat had come to an end.
This trend may have been around for awhile, but I’m glad I waited until I found the exact parka I was looking for.
//photos by Emily Malan
As you may have been able to tell from many of this summer’s outfit posts, I really turn up the girly factor when it’s blazing hot outside. Feminine dresses, billowy skirts, and colorful sandals are pretty much all I wear.
I decided to try to an edgier look this past weekend by pairing some ripped up cut offs with my signature fall boots, a vintage inspired tee and a heavy metal cuff by Citrine by the Stones. And thanks to the rain I got to break out my oversize rain jacket and the faulty umbrella I picked up on the corner of 52nd Street and Lexington Ave. Gotta love those umbrellas guys for those times when you get caught in a storm, which has been me for the past few rainy days. Get.A.Clue.
I have to admit that I prefer the summery frocks during this time of year, but I’m ready to switch things up for some fall apparel because I’m starting to miss boots, pants, and jackets.
// photos by Emily Malan
I will never forget my first pair of Abercrombie + Fitch jeans. I was in 8th grade, and after begging my mom to even go into the store, we walked out with a pair of ripped up flared jeans that could hardly stay up even with a belt (oh, the days of being a pre-pubescent, teeny tiny ballerina). But even though they bunched in all the wrong places thanks to a tightly cinched belt, I wore those ripped up wonders to pieces.
Twelve years later and I am still attracted to ripped up denim (remember this post?). No, they may not be from Abercrombie + Fitch - I can’t even remember the last time I went into one of their stores – but they’re just as, if not more, distressed. And with summer just around the corner, I think there’s no better season to give those torn up pieces a good grass and/or BBQ stain.
//photos via pinterest