Posts tagged ‘polka dots’
Biking with Topshop
The Crew aka Fash Mob
What’s better than a bunch of b*tches cruising around on bikes in Soho? B*tches dressed in Topshop cruising around on polka dot bikes in Soho (and Astor Place for a hot toddy second).
Over the past few weekends I was put a
soul cycling mission to scour the streets of NYC for fashionable ladies worthy of a Topshop gift card, street style snaps, and a style star ribbon from my very own bike basket. With Topshop and a group of pretty pedalers by my side, we created the ultimate Fash Mob that had tourists flocking, dudes drooling, and taxi cabs honking with every ring of our bell. So basically what happens when Justin Bieber comes to town…or Obama, depending on your interests…
I had the pleasure of meeting a few of you while out on my
two wheeler bicycle, which is always such a delight — even though I was seriously sweaty (biking around in 90+ degrees? Sorry I’m not sorry).
And while I’m happy to trade in the sweat for a Saturday spent snuggling up to my AC, I’m going to miss hopping on my polka dot speed demon to search the streets for stylish pavement strutters (read: not hookers) amidst the typical white socked, sneaker clad, visor wearing tourists.
Shwing! Check out those style stars!
Cue intense motorcycle “vroom vroom” sounds
What a crew!
Until next time…
High (Not Turtle) Necks
I have all kinds of issues with this skirt. When I first bought it I swore that I would wear it all the time. A year later and I think I’ve worn it twice. While I love me a midi-skirt, there’s something about the prairie like cut and oversize pockets that always makes it feel a little more colonial than I would like. After months of frustrated trials and errors, I realized I was getting too elaborate with my shirt choices and needed to go sleek and simple.
Recently, I’ve been drawn to tops with high, round necklines that show that extra bit of shoulder/collarbone. The cut is undeniably edgy while still retaining the simplicity of a basic tank — otherwise known as the ideal top for my pilgrim skirt dilemma. I’ve already repeated this outfit a few times which now has me thinking: I need more of these tops in my life.
On Mixing Prints, Again…
This has been one of those weeks where all my clothes end up on the floor because I can’t decide what to wear (read: sick of everything I own). Normally I would just grab a dress or plain shirt and jeans and call it a day, but this week I can’t stop pairing prints!
There really is no rule of thumb when it comes to pattern mixing — at least in my opinion. People say you should find some kind of similarity between the pieces (i.e. color, shapes, etc) but really it’s a trial and error process for me. Does this plaid shirt look good with these polka dot shorts? Can I wear a horizontal stripe skirt and vertical stripe shirt? It’s really just like a puzzle and trying to find the right pieces that go together. And maybe sometimes I look like a five year old regurgitated out of the sale rack, but I’m ok with that.
// photos by Emily Malan
In the fall and winter I’m all about the edge – give me a leather jacket, dark jeans, and boots any day of the week and I’m set – but once summer comes around I trade all that grungy stuff in for sweet and feminine pieces. This season I’ve noticed that I’m really inspired by the 1950s style of Lolita. Cherry prints, lots of gingham, and saddle shoes are what I plan to gather for the fast approaching season along with Lipsmacker lip balm, lots of bubble gum and a good tan.
Here are some pieces on my summer wish list – can you guess which one I’ve already snatched up?
- Miu Miu Gingham Slingbacks – $595
- Selima Sun for J.Crew Sophia Sunglasses - $128
- Topshop Cherry Glitter Sun Dress – $72
- Étoile Isabel Marant Crochet Sweater - $460
- Marc by Marc Jacobs Preppy Straw Canteen - $158
- BaubleBar Silver Star Studs - $24
- Chloé Eau de Parfum (my summer scent) – $85
- Style by Marina Denim Jacket - $74
- Juicy Couture Cherry Print Bikini Top and Ruffle Bottom - $160/$78
- Style by Marina Crochet Skirt - $59
- Rachel Antonoff x Bass Saddle Shoe – $138