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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 ]

»· Style Icon: Chloë Sevigny ·«

July 7, 2011

Obvi this one goes without saying, but she’s too cool not to feature. What I love about Chloë Sevigny’s style is that it doesn’t necessarily fit into a single category but it’s certainly eclectic. Her red carpet looks always have a sophisticated edge and in terms of her day-to-day looks? who doesn’t love a good vintage tee and a pair of Doc Martens?! I’m pretty sure she invented the denim cut-off and no one looks better in sockies and sandals than she does.

This is the first of my “style icons” that had me online shopping/browsing equally as much as finding suitable photos for this post. As if I didn’t already want all of the Chloë Sevigny x Opening Ceremony collections, seeing her wearing every piece made me want them even more. Hello eBay, we meet again.  Or for that matter, if anyone is a size 8 or 8.5 and selling any of her shoes – email me stat!!!

There’s such a unique simplicity to her look that makes her style feel totally attainable but at the same time somewhat difficult to pull off. There’s no denying that Chloë’s got an attitude that makes rocking head-to-toe Louis Vuitton look just as easy as a pair of broken in Levi’s and a vintage Cramps tee (yet another item I’ve been coveting for years). Chloë, if you’re reading this, I’d love at least half of your wardrobe.

photos via tfs

A Week in Review

April 22, 2011

Even though this week wasn’t nearly as hectic as last week, it still felt as if I had hardly a minute to kick my feet up and relax. Either way it’s been a great week and now I’m in Austin, Texas hanging with two of my best friends for the weekend. Suggestions on what to do/where to go are always welcome!

The week kicked off with my very first Passover at my friend Sevan’s house in Connecticut where I also got to meet her two very silly cats! The rest of the week was spent photographing outside for upcoming projects, so I couldn’t help but capture the bits of spring that are beginning to pop up all over the city. It’s amazing how much happier New Yorkers are when it’s warm out. I think I actually saw someone smile and say thank you while I held the door for them, but I could have easily hallucinated that…hm…

This week was also spent celebrating my friend’s birthday, mingling at a party my friend Erin throws once a month, and previewing True Religion’s Fall 2011 collection which has re-awoken my love for blue jeans all over again. Oh, and leather leggings, but that should come as no surprise to anyone here. Right? Right.

And now my sweets I’m off to explore the city of Austin! Have a wonderful weekend!

{ Phenomenal matzo ball soup }

{ Beautiful necklace sent over from Thandu Zulu }

{ Fact: I love Magnolia cupcakes }

{ Success! Found my staple heels for spring/summer }

A Little Leg Room

October 4, 2010

Although I will forever stay true to my skinny black jeans, I’ve always had a love for wideleg, baggy trousers. I’ve said it twice before and I’ll say it again, there’s something undeniably sexy about a woman wearing menswear inspired clothing. As gorgeous as a form-fitting Hervé Léger dress can look on a woman, I find that at times it’s nice to leave a little something for the imagination. Whenever I throw on a pair of trousers, slacks, wide-leg jeans – you name it – I find that I not only immediately feel more elegant and chic, but I am ten times more comfortable! Just like on an airplane, there’s really nothing like a little leg room.

Over the past few seasons there have been a plethora of wide-leg pants gracing the runway, but there have been also been a ton of loose-fitting blouses and pairing the two together is less than flattering. Talk about looking like one billowy blimp!

Indeed, finding the right top and shoes for a pair of wide-leg pants can be a bit of a challenge. However, if the trousers are high-waisted I’ve found that tucking in a slim fitted tank or tee provides the most flattering silhouette; and if the pants are a low-rise, relaxed fit then a structured and strong shouldered blazer is the best option. Below are some ladies who really know how to turn an androgynous pant into something feminine and sexy.

photos via the sartorialist, google image, chictopia