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Monochromie Homie

October 17, 2011

I’ve been really into monochromatic outfits lately – obviously my all black ensembles don’t count, but just the other day I wore red from head-to-toe and loved looking like a tomato. This look is obviously much more subtle but I love how polished grey looks when paired with similar charcoal hues.

The other great thing about this outfit is that it’s as comfortable as a grey sweatsuit. The trapeze shaped cashmere sweater is as cozy as wearing a blanket and trousers with a little breathing room are a nice change from my everyday skinny jeans. If both pieces came in multiple colors I would definitely own them; I mean how great would this outfit look in emeraldy greens?! Peacock blues?! MUSTARD YELLOWS!? Oy!

The good thing is that this is an easy look to re-create no matter what pieces you have in your closet (sweater and trousers? I know you all have some of those in your wardrobe), so stay tuned for something similar coming real soon…

{ Zara sweater, Jigsaw wool trousers, Giles Deacon x Nine West booties, J.Crew bag }

 

..Beckoning Fall..

August 17, 2011

August is a tough month. People are either away, enjoying their last bits of summer or they’re like me, cursing the continuing humidity and anxiously waiting for that first crimson leaf to emerge. Fall will forever be my favorite season mainly because I’m happiest when I can comfortably layer my clothing and can walk around without breaking a sweat.

There are few things more beautiful than autumn in New York; the streets become quieter, the trees transform into rainbows of oranges, reds, and yellows, people are pleasantly wrapped in light jackets or chunky knits, and there’s an unmatchable crispness in the air. I’ve already begun thinking of different outfits to wear once that first fall day really hits, and these are just a few items I wouldn’t mind adding to my roster.

  1. Topshop Silky Stripe Tee – $66
  2. Pamela Love Moon Sterling Silver Ring – $425
  3. Grace Choi Fur Collar – $21
  4. Stella McCartney Burgundy Trousers – $330
  5. Asos Wide Brim Fedora – $43.10
  6. Mother Denim Drama Jean – $148
  7. Victoria Horning ‘The Cluny’ Bag – $895
  8. Marc by Marc Jacobs Michaela Silk Dress – $498
  9. Forever21 Faceted Rhinestone Necklace – $12.80
  10. Rag & Bone Newbury Suede Bootie – $495
  11. Essie Nailpolish in Chinchilly & Wicked – both $8
  12. Style By Marina Shirt Dress – $78
  13. Mali Sabatasso Green Turquoise Ring – $275
  14. Alice by Temperley Fur Gilet – $410
  15. Vanessa Bruno Color Block Jumper – $324
  16. Modcloth Belt – $18

 

Coffee Shop Confessional

April 6, 2011

These past few days have been a bit of a nightmare. The internet in my apartment is down and seeing as how I do the majority of my work from my home, it’s been a bit stressful getting things done…needless to say I’ve been living in a local coffee shop for the past 48 hours. However, instead of surrendering to my initial desire to work in said coffee shop wearing comfy leggings and an oversized sweatshirt, I’ve decided to take full advantage and get dressed up as much as possible for these public occasions. Since it’s been progressively warmer in the city, I thought it time to shelve my staple black tights and skinny black pants, and instead grab a pair of lightweight, relaxed-fit chinos that are not only ideal for spring but perfect for days spent typing endlessly at a nearby coffee shop. As hard as it is for me to say goodbye to certain articles of clothing for the season, I have to say I’m pretty excited to work on my tan and wear some pieces that have been hiding in the back of my closet for the past six months.

{ J.Crew blazer (last seen here), Forever21 shirt, vintage belt, Anthropologie trousers, Jeffrey Campbell heels, Longchamp bag }

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