Posts tagged ‘edge’
I complain about the subway a lot. It’s either overpacked, smells horrendous, or delayed when I desperately need to be on time. But as much as I detest it’s unreliability, it also happens to be one of my favorite sources of inspiration. I get a lot of writing material on the subway, and I also find a significant amount of outfit ideas while riding the L train. Though I hate to admit this, I am the ultimate creeper on the subway and take snapshots of outfits or pieces that catch my eye. True story: I took a photo of a girl wearing this bag last summer and went on a scavenger hunt to find it. Yes, I could have just asked her where she bought her bag but I lack those guts.
Photographic proof c/o my iPhone
Anywhozit, while scooting across town via the underground tunnel the other day I creepily spotted a girl who pulled off black, white, and denim better than anyone I’ve seen wear black, white, and denim; which is a lot of people considering it’s a common style combo south of 14th street. While there was nothing particularly “special” about her outfit — denim jacket, black skirt, white sweater — she had that je-ne-sais-quois-I’m-so-comfortable-right-now look about her that immediately had me regretting my choice of leopard jeans and bulky sweater that bunched up under my jacket. Ugh, why was she so cool?! And why are my sleeve holes up around my shoulders?!
I took a sneaky pic of the outfit as I was exiting the train (I KNOW THIS SOUNDS SKETCHY!!) so as not to forget it when I found myself in an outfit rut the following day. And now here you see me testing the style, though my I-don’t-give-a-hoot attitude is not nearly as convincing as L-Train-Girl’s — see pursed lip photo below.
Old Navy jacket (similar awesomeness) | Stray Heart shirt (launching this summer!) | Zara skirt | Pour La Victoire boots | Saks beanie | Alexander Wang bag | Karen Walker sunglasses
// photos by Emily Malan
Ear cuffs are having a moment and I gotta say, I’m kind of into it! I used to be a total earring fanatic but in the past few years they’ve taken a hiatus from my wardrobe. I often feel a little too “done up” when I wear earrings, though they are a perfect way to make a glamorous statement.
These ear cuffs, however, are making me rethink the aforementioned earring absence. I love how, like earrings, they can be big and bold or delicate and elegant, adding just a touch of edge to any look. I just bought this set of 3 ear cuffs and can’t wait to try them out with minimalistic outfits like a crisp white dress and simple pair of pumps. A white dress will require some sort of tan at this point, so I guess I’ll be self-tanning this weekend…