A leading candidate for winter wardrobe's MVP is my big black turtleneck sweater. The cashmere feels sumptuous after a long day on the slopes, and when I pair it with skinny jeans and a blazer I feel like Grace Kelly (or you know, Phoebe Philo).
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
It is so horribly cliche, but I can't help but picturing myself as I'm Ali McGraw. The current popularity of camel and cable knit sweaters has been far too tempting. I was even thinking about dusting off the old ivory keys, but then I remembered that I'm not really a Radcliffe music major. Lets just say that my roommates are thankful.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Several weeks ago I went to visit some friends who are now studying at Harvard. It was an absolutely beautiful weekend- blue skies, crisp air, and fall leaves. When I wasn't obsessing about fall in new england, I was able to notice that the harvard student body is quite well dressed. I thought dressing like Oliver Barrett IV went out out of stylewith the advent of affirmative action, but my weekend in cambridge proved me wrong.
Ever since my visit, I've been dreaming of over the top preppy classics. Schoolboy blazers, corduroy, tartan, Barbour jackets and sweaters with elbow patches dance through my mind.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
on my fall/winter wish list
- penny loafers
- navajo or nordic oversized wrap sweater
- gray sweatshirt (like thos isabel marant one from seasons ago)
- black cropped pants, not like the skinny isabel marant ones. I want them to be in more of a suiting material, and with more of a kick around the calf
- nice wool blazer. one that properly fits. none of this boyfriend oversized business. I'll be wearing it over my oversized sweaters
to be continued...
Who knew the gems hiding in zara kids? Don't worry -there's no little one on the way. This is purely imaginary shopping, and I wouldn't have even been aware of it without my daily style's posts on children's fashion.
I guess I shouldn't be that surprised- I've always loved the crewcuts styling. But whats scary about these outfits is that they are pretty close to exactly how I want to be dressing this fall. Denim shirts, ripped jeans, stripes, loafers? Yes on all counts.
The last couple seasons I've felt a little adrift. I was able to get on the studs bandwagon, but a lot of the other hot trends just fell flat to me. I can't exactly pass for a punk rocker, and I never felt comfortable wearing a bodycon mini. It's not because of my body (though I'll be the first to admit I'm hardly a supermodel. It was more that I didn't feel comfortable dressing in such an overtly sexual, exhibitionist way. Crop tops and mesh just don't do it for me. Dressing like a street walker is neither comfortable, nor sexy.
I feel sexiest when I'm just out of the shower wearing a classic white button down, with my wet hair either pulled into a bun or dripping down my back.
So obviously I'm quite excited about the new tack that most designers seem to be taking. It's like they're embarrassed by their past follies, and are maturing. Many of the outfits are in fact to mature for my current stage of life, but I'm ok with that because finding a style that's "me will be much easier this year than in years past.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Jealousy is an ugly emotion, but the more I learn about Caroline Issa, the harder it is to curb my emotions. She has a totally banging wardrobe filled with the most amazing coats, and has the best collection of lipsticks.
But she's also one smart cookie. She studied business at penn, then went into strategic management consulting working with fashion retailers and consumer brand companies. After her foray into retailing she switched over to tank magazine where she whipped the business into shape while contributing her strong sense of style.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
My preferred mode of travel is walking- it allows you to see so much more, and even better to understand how the pieces fit together, how one neighborhood flows into another. I feel like when I take the subway the city becomes broken up into discreet independent neighborhoods, losing the diversity of new york.
But the one advantage of the subway is the people watching. Last week I got quite excited when Virginia Smith was standing beside me, sweating it out with the rest of the masses, waiting for the A train downtown.
Her outfit was about the opposite of a fashion victim. She was wearing baggy cut off chinos, simple black ballet flats and a grey t shirt (looked like it was from the row). Now that's not to say she was completely devoid of designer goods- she was carrying a giant hermes duffel and a on-trend small structured grey shoulder bag, possibly this season's chloe.
When I got back to my room I began perusing the web and found that this seems to be her signature style- choosing pants instead of skirts, worn loose and relaxed, never tight.
P.s. looks like I'm not the only one to have a virginia smith run-in on the subway (and yes, this is almost exactly what she was wearing when I saw her, but summer-ized)
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
As the past posts may demonstrate, I am a beach baby. Californian born and raised, the summertime to me means long days wandering in and out of the house, barefoot, when swimsuits are the only undergarmets you need.
But this summer I'm in the big apple so changes are necessary. I've traded in the skateboard for the subway.
This girl has taken the laid back beach vibes to the city. Its the opposite of fussy, and totally appropriate for pounding the sidewalks.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I love the idea of throwing on some vintage mens swim trunks on a hot summer day. They seem like they'd be quite breezy no? I would pair them with worn out striped sweatshirts, blousy button downs, and white converses.
While I'm planning on hitting up some of the second hand stores to find my version of this look, you can buy the fabulous shorts featured in these photos at strong boalt.
Monday, May 24, 2010
There's a lot of my favorite elements in this look- Blazers, button downs, and a striped skirt. but none of that compares to the amazing DINOSAUR PINS. What an incredible way to add some whimsy to an outfit, while playing on the academic, prep-school heritage of the blazer.
this is an image from a video on the lucky website
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I stopped by one of my favorite bookstores in San Francisco and stayed a while to peruse their wide selection of international fashion magazines. I was really blown away by Vogue Australia. I know many other bloggers have been on to the energy in australia for a while now, so I'm not exactly the first one to pick up on the awesomeness across the ocean. But I was really quite inspired by the hippy beach style showcased in the March 2010 magazine
I've been drifting in this direction for a little while now- I love my minimalist wardrobe (makes packing so easy!) but sometimes it can get a little too serious. Adding hippie pieces with a taste of wanderlust adds some fun back to the outfit.
When I got home I saw a link that one of my friends had forwarded me, and christine, the girl behind christeric, would have fit right into the March copy of AV. She has some more grungy looks, but the ones that really resonated with me showcased her take on the bohemian look.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Alex Wang at Home. As I am about to move into a new apartment, I've been thinking about what I want my space to look like. It's tempting to go crazy with wild, girly colors since isn't that one of the greatest advantages of not having to share a space with a man? But that's not true to my personal aesthetic. I enjoy bright fun colors, but I know that I would feel calm and -- most importantly-- at home with a clean room tied together with beautiful black and white prints.