Thursday, May 14, 2015

Gingham

(Jacket: Topshop - Similar: here / Dress: Behind the Glass - Similar: here / Boots: Madewell - Similar: here / Bag: Mulberry)

This look, which I wore for the final day of Teen Vogue Fashion U, is one of my favorites from my most recent trip to NYC. Obviously, it was a bit chillier then, which made it perfect for busting out some layers. This dress has quickly become a wardrobe go-to. It's incredibly transitional from day to night, spring to summer, summer to fall - you get the gist. Plus, the beauty of gingham is that it's quite bold (a win in my book), while still keeping to its timeless roots. Basically, I like it a lot. I paired the dress with a bubble gum pink faux fur jacket to add a splash of color to an otherwise black and white color combo. 


Monday, May 11, 2015

A Week From Today

I have such exciting news to share! A week from today, May 18, I will begin working as a summer accessories intern at ELLE Magazine in New York City. Having the opportunity to truly work in this industry, specifically in the magazine realm, has been a constant goal of mine since the seventh grade. I feel so incredibly blessed to not only spend the summer in a city that has over the years come to occupy such a large portion of my heart, but to also see dreams I have had for years materialize. So, with that being said, let summer 2015 begin!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Dusk in the City

(Coat: Topshop - Similar: here / Faux Leather Pants: Asos (On SALE!) / Shirt: Forever 21 / Cropped Leather Shirt: Behind the Glass  - Similar: here / Boots: Acne Studios - Similar: here / Scarf: Gap - Similar: here / Bag: Mulberry / Glasses: Warby Parker / Necklace: Perch Jewelry Studio)

For the full day of seminars at Teen Vogue Fashion U last month in New York City, I paired some loose leather pants with a beige blouse and a cropped pastel pink leather shirt. I kept the colors to a minimum, with mostly pastels, blacks, and just a small pop of color with the scarf, and let the textures take the stage. To finish the look off, I threw on my go-to patent leather boots and topped it off with my fluffy beige coat.


Monday, April 20, 2015

Mulberry Lily


As promised in my previous post, here's the beauty that was hidden away in that Mulberry shopping bag - a Lily in oxblood! I've been on the hunt for the perfect small bag for quite sometime now after realizing the bags I already owned had a rather large gap in size. My other bags were either way too big to carry on nights out, or they were way too small to actually fit the essentials - wallet, phone, chapstick, etc. And given the fact that Mulberry has never once let me down, that's obviously where I began (and ended) my search. Once I decided that this was the one, I had initially planned to go for the bag in Mulberry's tried and true oak leather. But immediately after stepping foot in the store and seeing it in oxblood, it was love. I realize I'm slightly obsessed with Mulberry, but hey, with bags this good, how can you blame me?


Monday, April 13, 2015

A Bag Full of Surprises

(Coat: Lucky Brand - Similar: here / Shirt: Andrea Diodati via The Deep End Club / Button Up: Rebecca Taylor - Similar: here / Velvet Pants: Free People - Similar: here / Boots: Marc Jacobs - Similar: here / Bag: Mulberry)

Whoever came up with the the old wise saying, "don't spend it all in one place," obviously had never stepped foot in a Mulberry store, or at least had never seen me step foot in a Mulberry store... My kryptonite. What can I say, I just couldn't resist. Stay tuned for an upcoming post featuring what's actually in this bow adorned bag. Oh, the suspense! 

This was a day spent interviewing in the city, so I pulled out some of my favorite pieces (hey, first impressions matter, people). I never doubt this cheetah coat, as it always pulls through for me. The neutral color palette always grounds any brightness in an outfit, while still lending way for elements of texture and print. The shirt is a new acquisition I picked up while visiting The Deep End Club in East Village. The color is just incredible. Actually, come to think of it, it's so good that I'm now craving orange sherbet. Anybody? No? Hmm. Well, anyway, if you haven't already, definitely check out The Deep End Club, it's the absolute coolest. I paired the shirt and coat with a long white button up because firstly, the more layers the better (obviously), and secondly, it gave a nice clean break between the orange of the jacket and the deep green of the velvet pants. And finally, to finish the look off, I threw on a sweet pair of metallic boots I picked up while in New York.