French women are known for many things. One of more inspiring French practices to me is their great sense of style. The same outfit can look downright frumpy on an American yet totally chic on a Parisian.Read More
This spring has felt strangely long and quick at the same time, anyone else feeling that way? On the one hand it seems as if we are still at the tail end of winter while on the other hand Memorial Day is next weekend.Read More
I love shopping for new clothing items as much as the next millennial, but sometimes you want to change things up without spending any money. Every season there are new styling tips and tricks that become popular and can help shake your wardrobe up a bit.Read More
Now that we have finally shifted into springtime I've found myself gravitating towards muted colors, looser shapes and subtle textures. Wide leg pants, white + cream and soft browns all are feeling super fresh and inviting.Read More
Last weekend we went out to brunch at a little place in the East Village. It was a beautiful day so we were about to site outside which enabled me to do one of the New York City past times I enjoy most - people watch.Read More
If I was buying just one new piece of clothing this Spring I would make it one that I could get a lot of wear out of it. This season that piece is a printed midi skirt. Whether in floral, solid or striped, a printed midi skirt is super versatile and easy to wear.Read More
If you live in a area where you experience a cold winter, cozy warm scarves are most likely a staple in your seasonal wardrobe. But when the warmer temps roll around, I for one have usually been less inclined to reach for a lightweight scarf. Why is that? Perhaps it is because I used to associated dainty scarves with something my grandma would wear (not to throw shade on my grandmothers). Well this season my view on silk scarves has totally changed and these lightweight accessories have become my new styling best friend.
Silk scarves are versatile accessories that can be utilized in countless ways. There literally is no limit to the options for how to knot it, drape it, loop it or tie it onto yourself or your other accessories (like a bag for example). A few of my favorite ways to style a silk scarf include -
- Tied around the wrist and paired with casual denim
- Knotted around the neck with a simple tee shirt
- Worn like a headband for a day in the sun
- Paired with another print like a striped tee
The next obvious question may be where to buy some new silk scarves. Hands down my favorite place to buy these is from a vintage or thrift store because you will find unique items for dirt cheap. There are also tons of options on ebay, simply search "vintage silk scarves". A few I found that I liked include this NYC scarf, this pink printed scarf or this vibrant yellow option. If you're more of a buy-it-new kinda gal, I included a few great options below as well!
There’s just something about the Aussies that has always seemed so cool to me. It seems like they are just a country of cool, fun, laid-back surfers. Obviously this is a gross generalization. However, I have found so many cool, laid-back clothing brands from Australia I think there must be a grain of truth in there.Read More
As much as I love fashion & style sometimes I find myself in a total inspiration rut. That old adage “a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear” – for me it’s more like a “closet full of clothes and no idea for how to wear them”.Read More
I am all about the spring cleaning and getting unused items out of my closet and life for that matter. A few years ago, I read Marie Kondo’s Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and I would like to say it had this profound impact of my life and how I relate to objects.Read More
Lately I have been on the hunt for more vintage items that I can re-work into modern and wearable silhouettes for spring and summer. The reason I like to do this instead of just buying new fabric is for the great prints that vintage items often have.Read More
We had a surprisingly nice day this past Saturday with 60’s and sun. I’ve talked a bunch recently about my love of vintage scarves and how I’ve added a few new ones to my collection. This is one of the scarves I recently bought at No Relation Vintage (for a mere $5!). I love the subtle color and print, just enough to add a hint of interest to an outfit without overwhelming the look.Read More
Spring is here! I already started pulling out some of my lighter pieces and moved some of my winter items into storage. I usually like to shuffle around my closet when the seasons change to get the colors, prints and fabrics I am in the mood for front and center. This season I have pinks, light blues and dark florals lined up for wear. Usually when I do this process I start to see some gaps, whether clothing items I need to replace or a specific accessory that could really help to tie together the items I already have. Today's post has some of the pieces that are on my spring buying list to help round out my wardrobe and inject some new color.
My white sneakers have been on heavy rotation recently and I love the look for spring. I have a pair of black Supergas and love them for their simplicity and quality. The white pair is classic and will go with pretty much everything.
Basket bags were everywhere last year and the trend is still going strong this spring. This round one from Urban Outfitters feels of-the-moment and is at a great price.
Silk scarves, I'm a woman obsessed. If you aren't into vintage, Urban has some great options right now.
Now that I will be setting my booties aside, I want a low-ish heel that feels casual and elevated at the same time. I love the mid-height mules out right now, especially in a fun color like this pink.
This pastel sweater is easy, casual and perfect for the lingering chill in the air.
I go through earring phases, for awhile I only like studs. Now I'm really into the statement earrings. I really like how this pair feels fancy yet casual with the raffia fringe.
Purple nail polish feels fresh, unique and is surprisingly very flattering. I have this color from Essie and wear it all the time.
What I love so much about vintage is how unique each piece is and knowing there is an unknown story behind it. Who owned this originally? Why did they buy it and why did they give rid of it? What were they feeling the first time they wore it? It's like living pieces of someone's personal history.Read More
It's official, it's spring. Though you would definitely not know it given the fact that we are getting a nor'easter today in NYC! The temperature outside is certainly not warm enough for springtime clothing but that doesn't stop me from getting the itch to change things up a bit. One way to get a new look without sacrificing warmth is to shake up your layering combinations. In this way you can create fresh color combinations and interesting texture mixes while finding some new looks already hanging in your closet. Layering also enables you to bring out some of those warm weather pieces early in a still seasonally appropriate way. I've put together some inspiration and combination tips to get you started. I challenge you to take another look at your closet with fresh eyes, at least until we actually get into Spring!
1. Sweater + Blouse
Top ripped denim and a white shirt with a light-colored yet warm sweater.
SHOP THE LOOK
2. Tee Shirt + Tank Top
Get double-duty from your warm weather tanks by pairing a simple white tee shirt underneath.
SHOP THE LOOK
3. Turtleneck + Dress
Break out the summery floral dress and still stay warm by combining it with a black turtleneck.
SHOP THE LOOK
4. Blazer + Jean Jacket
Get a perfect mix of business and casual by pairing a jean jacket with a tailored blazer.
SHOP THE LOOK
5. Dress + Jeans
Keep legs warm on cool days by tossing jeans under a light dress.
SHOP THE LOOK
I have multiple pairs of jeans in my closet but time and time again I end up reaching for the exact same ones. Why? Because they are the best-fitting ones. I know that I can pull them on and feel confident that they will flatter and enhance my look.Read More
The thing I love most about denim jackets is the texture and dimension they add to a look. If you think about denim in general, it has a lot of shades of blue going on- it has fading, it sometimes has distressing or can even have rips with white threads peeking out.Read More
When I first found out I needed glasses I was nine years old and I cried. A lot. I felt like I was doomed to be a nerd for the rest of my life. So dramatic, I know. Although, considering how often I go to the library these days, maybe my fears were not that far off...Read More