Saturday, February 28, 2015

tasseled

Chloé necklace, For Love & Lemons jumper

I'm not sure why, but long necklaces have never been my thing. Maybe it's because they remind me of Notorious B-I-G, but regardless of the reason, I've never ever worn or wanted one... until now. 

The thing about long necklaces is that it can go from classy to tacky pretty quickly. So pick one that has a bit of weight. The one I'm wearing is from Chloé. I figured if I was going to pop that cherry, it might as well be with the holy grail of necklaces. 

Normally I wear this necklace with a deep v-neck or against black so it's doing all sorts of slinky things for my neckline. But you know those moments when you just need a little va-va-voom in your life? (Usually before the weekend and after days of monotonous work-wear). In case this is you too, I'm suggesting you find a sick necklace, go backless, dangle it down your back, and let it do all sorts of slinky thing for your backside.

Monday, December 29, 2014

vibe with me?


These 12 tracks pretty much sum up 2014 for me. These are the songs that have been played and replayed through rough days, fun days, Spain days and sad days. Here are some high (and some low) vibes for your last hour of work on this grueling Monday.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

like your birthday suit


COS dress
Guys, I'm going through a serious nude phase. 
As far as I'm concerned, there are many benefits to the birthday-suit aesthetic. 
It's versatile - it can basically do anything the LBD can. 
It's easy - think thoughtless dressing. 
It's a sure head turner - I mean, let's be honest, you look a little naked. 
But most importantly, you're always going to have a shoe that works. I generally like to keep it minimal when it comes to accessorizing a basic nude dress and aim to really knock it out of the park with a sick shoe.
Here, I went with studded black ankle boots à la Chloe.

As for the chair? That only came in black. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

90s forever


H&M Denim Jacket, Calvin Klein Bralette, Vintage Levis Jean 
 
Ah, jacket season. 
I've been waiting for you for quite some time. Thank you for finally showing up. 
I snagged this jean jacket a few months ago at H&M. Yep, believe it baby - H&M. With it's embroidery slightly reminiscent of Proenza's F/W12 collection, this jacket is your basic jean jacket with a punch. And it's perfect. 
Why a jean jacket? Like, how 90s of me?
Yea, so I love the 90s. (Holler at me Lisa Frank). 
But really, it's because jean jackets are just effortless. They're not as heavy as a leather jacket and not as fancy as a blazer. They're easy. So easy to the point that pairing it with a bare face and messy hair pretty much seals the deal.
 
And let's not overlook the jeans - mom jeans are back, consider them a gift from above. 
R.I.P. camel toe.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

what's in my bag: F/W14

whats in my bag

So that one time I gave you a peep into my bag... it was brief. So I thought I'd be more thorough this time around. Everything you see here is what's currently chillin' in my bag, and these are my must-haves for the cooler season. 

Ready? Let's go clockwise.
1. Aviators - instantly up your cool factor by five notches. These are Ray-bans. I wore them all summer, and I'll wear them all winter.
2. Classic wallet - I mean... you just can't go wrong with a classic leather wallet. I always prefer mine in a darker color. I've done crème, and trust me, it did not end well. 
3. Small jar of face lotion - Cetaphil. I'm pretty much married to it. We're really happy together, and we'll be registered at Barneys.
4. Toner - will be you best friend this winter. I use this Caudalie beauty elixir all day 'er day. It's basically > coffee and has a hint of ginger. (#healthy) Just make sure you don't get it in your eyes - it stings.
5. Lipstick - ah, 'tis the season for vampy lips! Mine is Black Plum by Givenchy. It's borderline purple, but not quite. I love this color with a basic T and a leather jacket - so bad ass.
6. Sunscreen - just because it's cloudy doesn't mean you don't need SPF! I LOVE LOVE this one from boscia. I have the worst skin type. It's sensitive and thin, oily but dry. I've tried MANY sunscreens, and this one works best for me. It's super light weight, works well with my (minimal) makeup routine and most importantly, doesn't smell like Banana Boat. Just make sure you rub it in really well, or you might end up with white flakes on your face (because, let's be honest, no one will tell you).
7. iPhone - aka life line. I get a lot of questions about this phone cover when I'm out and about... because it's just such.a.flirt. It's Kate Spade.
8. Keys/Business cards - always. You just never know who you'll run into. 

Thanks for sticking around. xo 

Thursday, July 18, 2013