Posts tagged ‘summer’
Ani Lee — The New Spring Staple
I’m very loyal to the brands that I love. Rag & Bone, Zara, Stella McCartney, Paige Denim, Equipment — I don’t have to tell you that I wear these brands religiously. But while these favorites will forever stay at the top of my list, I am always on the lookout for new labels that send my heart beating a mile a minute — because that’s what amazing clothes do to us, isn’t it? One delicious pair of stilettos and we’re ready to wear them to the gym simply because we don’t want to let them out of our sight. A new purchase is like the honeymoon phase with a boyfriend — we cannot get enough. (And yes, I really did just say that.)
While browsing through unread emails not too long ago, I stumbled across a standard press release sharing images of X celebrity wearing X label. Normally I delete these emails since that’s not something I generally share on here, but when I saw an image of Diana Agron wearing a schoolgirl inspired dress by a designer I’d never heard of until now, Ani Lee.
As someone who prefers crisp fall weather to balmy spring and summer, I don’t usually get too excited over spring/summer clothing. But Ani Lee nails the warm weather look with tailored short suits, feminine playsuits, and breathable dresses, all of which work for either day or night; a necessity for the warmer months as you really want to grab a happy hour table without having to go home to change first.
Check out her entire collection here!
A Week in Review
Ted Baker suited me up nice and freshy fresh for NYFW!
It wouldn’t be Fashion Week without a proper storm, and
Finding Nemo is just in time to put a damper (ha! a pun, though not intended) on my footwear selections. It’s quite impossible to look sleek while there’s sleet on the ground, especially when you’re prone to sidewalk slipping like me. But with every onslaught of rain or pilage of snow, Fashion Week manages to pull through with undaunted street style photographers huddling outside waiting for the stylish crew that says “to hell with this weather”. And the poor models, bless their teenage hearts, brave the cold and dash from show to show, many without a driver to escort them.
As for me, I’ve decided it’s rain boots and ponchos until this weather lets up. I may be daring about many a thing, but I’ve already chipped a tooth from slipping in the snow thanks to an inappropriate shoe choice once and I don’t plan on making the same mistake twice.
I’ll update you on my fashion week take aways soon, but until then peep some of the other happening’s in the world of Sonia.
Martinis on me and this cute penguin shaker thanks to CoverGirl!
I started a new writing class that brings me back to some old stomping grounds
Major model stink eye happening at the Whit presentation (more NYFW photos soon)
Someone confiscate my scissors! Lopped off another inch or so all by meself!
The ultimate handbag ready for some fashion week stuffin’ thanks to Khirma Eliazov
Transitions and What Nots
I got this maxi dress back in July and failed to wear it with all its glorious exposure (mega cleavage on this sucker) while it was still nice and toasty out. Unwilling to move it to the back of my closet until next spring/summer, I paired it with a fitted and cropped leather jacket that added just the right amount of edge and actually toned down the fancy factor of the dress.
Now the real question is, can I make it work in winter?
All Saints jacket | BCBGMAXAZRIA dress | Alexander Wang bag | Vintage sunglasses
// photos by Emily Malan
The Sandal Flats Concoction
As someone who doesn’t own a single pair of flats (they make my legs look stumpy), my flat summer footwear is pretty limited. Sneakers are good, but they can be a bit hot in this steamy city, and I don’t wear flip flops except while walking Finn. So, like I said, limited summer flats options.
Last Christmas in San Francisco, however, my friend Gillian came over to my house wearing the cutest nude sandal-meets-flats concoction (because that’s appropriate winter footwear in California). Thinking they were Margiela’s, I promptly did a bend-and-snap to get a closer look at those pretty little things. And then Gillian told me they were MaxStudio. Say whaaa?
Wham bam thank you ma’am I was on the computer buying these suckers in navy. They’ve since become my go-to summer footwear and I love how they’re not the typical gladiator sandal nor are they the classic ballet flat (they’re also under $100). They’re a great combination of the two and even my Mom is on board with them (and she hates sandals).
Kid tested, Mother approved.