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Drunk At Vogue

December 12, 2011

I admittedly bought these Manolo Blahnik‘s after watching that episode of Sex and the City (for the umpteenth time) where Carrie gets drunk at Vogue and falls in love with these patent leather mary janes. Yes, I’m in a serious relationship with Sex and the City (see here for proof) but I’m also madly in love with these shoes and I don’t think it’s only because of the show.

I’ve worn them numerous amounts of times (see here and here for a mere glimpse), and when I received an invitation to have brunch at Vogue with QVC last Friday, there was no way I was going without my “drunk at vogue” shoes strapped to my feet. While I didn’t actually get drunk at Vogue a la Carrie Bradshaw, I did enjoy a delicious pain au chocolat and some coffee before venturing out into the cold with Emily for a walk around Bryant Park.

**I realize I look absolutely exhausted in these photos…hoping this past weekend of rest has changed that.

{ Searle coat, J.Crew blouse, Theory sweater, J Brand jeans c/o, Manolo Blahnik heels, Coach bag c/o, Jordana Silver shoe pendant worn as necklace }

// Photos by Emily Malan

Leather + Jersey

November 28, 2011

I picked up this jersey + leather sweater/sweatshirt concoction last month, hung it in my closet and kind of forgot about it until two weekends ago when I was huffing and puffing that I didn’t have anything to wear and then boom sha-ka-la-ka this little gem popped out at me. How could I have possibly forgotten about a sweatshirt with leather sleeves!? I don’t know. I honestly do not know. But that’s neither here nor there because now it’s in frequent outfit rotation and that’s all that matters. It also came in handy this past weekend whilst suffering from a serious post-Thanksgiving food baby which I’ll be working off this entire week…

{ H&M jacket, Generation Love Leather Sleeve Sweater, J Brand Jodhpur Jeans c/0, Acne ‘Pistol’ Boots }

Everything Counts

November 15, 2011

I enjoy dressing in swamp tones, as is made apparent by this earth hued outfit I threw together yesterday (complete with scarab beetle necklace). Ever since I nixed my bad habit of spray tanning after senior year of high school (orange just isn’t a good everyday color for me), I’ve learned to embrace my pale post-summer complexion and as a result, consistently dress in rich, dark colors.

These J Brand jeans arrived on my doorstep a few weeks ago and I’ve worn them half a dozen times ever since. While I normally only really wear black jeans, I was surprised by the versatility of this dark green pair. What’s even better is that with every pair sold, 100% of the net proceeds will be donated to City Year in their efforts to prevent high school dropouts. Had it not been for my high school experience I could still be frequenting the fake tanning salon and looking like an oompa loompa!

{ Free People Coat (also worn here), Zara Blouse, gifted J Brand ‘City Year’ Jean, gifted Dolce Vita Boots, Mulberry Handbag, Scarf via LF, RayBan Aviators, Bauble Bar Scarab Necklace, Forever21 & nOir Jewelry Bracelets }

//Photos by Emily Malan for Runway Hippie

[ Everything Counts - Depeche Mode ]

♦♦ Elson ♦♦

August 22, 2011

Back in May I had the privilege of previewing Karen Elson’s collaboration with Nine West first hand and meeting the ethereal Karen Elson herself! I’ve been dying to share my experience with you but have had to keep it hush hush until now! Woohoo! SECRETS OUT!

The preview was held in the Mondrian Soho in a dimly lit room dressed up in a 1920s bohemian style with Karen’s equally bohemian chic collection interspersed throughout. Comprised of Victorian inspired lace-up boots with hints of sparkle, crushed velvety wedges (like mine above!) and carpeted doctor bags, Karen Elson’s collection not only reflected her own personal style but pulled together some of history’s best fashion pieces in one solid collection. When it came to choosing which piece I wanted most, I had the hardest time, and was this [ -- ] close to snagging the sparkly lace-up boots but instead opted for these beautiful burgundy wedges that felt a bit more versatile. I’ll probably end up getting those sparkly boots though…

And now onto the even more exciting part, my brief sit down with Karen Elson! She is perhaps the most radiantly beautiful person I have ever met – she seriously glows. Not only is she humble and full of grace, but she’s positively brilliant! Just hearing her describe her inspiration for the collection (lots of vintage combined with the Victorian era) was like sitting in on a history lecture. Fascinating. I wish I was as cool as her…

Although I styled the shoes with a more conservative look (I was in Wasp county at the time), I can’t wait to bust these beauties out again with long, flowy skirts, floppy hats and lots of bangles.

{ J.Crew shirt, J Brand jeans (similar version here), gifted Karen Elson x Nine West wedges }

»· Purple Haze ·«

July 6, 2011

I don’t normally wear purple; In fact I’d go so far as to say I’ve never bought anything purple. But when J Brand sent over these purple-people-eater cut-offs my opinion of the grape juice hue changed completely. It’s a perfect alternative to blue jeans and much to my surprise goes with an ton of different things! I went simple with this look because it’s bloody hot outside and a light airy sweater and not much else seemed to be the best choice for these high temps. And since I’m all about trying new things in this post, I decided to waste some time doodling on my photos for a change. Not sure how I feel about it, but I definitely had fun doing it!

Now excuse me while I go die in front of my air conditioner.

{ Anthropologie sweater, gifted J Brand shorts, gifted Nine West espadrilles, Urban Outfitters bag, thrifted sunglasses (also worn here), gifted LUXLA bracelet and Accessorize bangle, all other bracelets vintage }