Thursday, April 17, 2014

Overalls and Jellies

 Wearing: Denim overalls (similar), Forever 21 shirt (similar), Juju Jelly Sandals, purse from Asos

To buy or not to buy jellies? I have been asking myself this question since last year and my preference has changed day by day. Finally, I fell upon these white heeled Juju's at American Apparel and justified them by thinking about how I have not bought a pair of sandals this year yet. And I was in desperate need. Now looking back, this is pretty ironic considering the fact that I wore socks with them, which does not completely classify these sandals as, well, sandals. Anyway, I am satisfied with my choice and will probably feature them in many upcoming blog posts because I think they are slightly tricky to style. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Short Skirts and Chokers

w e a r i n g : American Apparel tennis skirt / Forever 21 top / H&M jacket and shoes / Urban Outfitters tights

Spring unfortunately hasn't come around in full swing yet, which means constant mis-dressing and windy hair. These tights are not something I would normally wear, but they were sitting in my drawer helplessly staring at me; so I thought I should give them a chance. I paired them with my tennis skirt which I then paired with a quilted structured top that lays right over the skirt; just the right amount of pleats peak out. I know I've talked about my affinity for the tennis skirt before but I cannot wait to stock up on them this summer. The navy and black ones are calling my name. 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Mom Jeans

w e a r i n g : Topshop jeans, Forever 21 shirt, H&M jacket, Jeffrey Campbell boots

Mom jeans... they're not boyfriend jeans, not high waisted jeans, but, mom jeans. A category proudly in and of themselves. I am out of the printed pants phase and the "chic sweatpants" phase, which leaves me with a slim amount of pant-options. Luckily, over the past months I have developed a huge amount of respect towards jeans. Yes, jeans, the things that have been around since 1873. Gray jeans, high-waisted jeans, low-rise jeans, boyfriend jeans, I am willing to wear them all! But, when I laid my eyes upon these babies, high-wasited + ripped mom jeans, it was love at first sight. Here, I paired my mom jeans with a simple button up and another new item, a leather moto jacket, the quilted detailing on the shoulders is the best part. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Schoolgirl Steal

w e a r i n g : Brandy Melville dress, Urban Outfitters shirt, Shellys London loafers

Yes, I feel like a complete schoolgirl in this dress and I love it. This dress is sure to be one of my favorites for the upcoming spring season, but for the chilly days, like today, I decided to pair it with a mesh turtleneck underneath. This top is one of the best layering pieces, it is lightweight and has a high neck. Perfect in my book. Also, let's make it a goal for me to not wear plaid in any more posts for a while. I think I'm going a little too plaid crazy. 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

The New Idea of Fast Fashion

Fast food, fast fashion, everything is rushed in today's world. For Moschino Fall 2014 Jeremy Scott decided to hop on this bandwagon also. Jeremy Scott put a spin on the McDonald's logo, the ubiquitous fast food chain now appears on high fashion clothing. Who would have thought? The controversy over this collection is impressive between accusations of mocking minimum wage employees and illegally stealing the McDonald's logo. However, I think this collection is genius, I can now look to Moschino for a light-hearted, fun approach to fashion thanks to Jeremy Scott. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Houndstooth and Plaid

w e a r i n g : American Apparel jacket / F21 sweater / Nordstrom pants and beanie / Topshop shoes

These shoes are absolute perfection, I am tempted to wear them everyday with just about any outfit. They have the magic touch of giving an outfit that extra boost that is always necessary without any effort. Also, as you can tell from the photos, they hold up pretty well in this crazy weather. I felt like rebelling against the snow today and swapped my winter coat for light jacket, another item I am lusting over. This jacket was purchased from Buffalo Exchange yet has an American Apparel tag plastered right on it; one of my more successful thrifting trips in my opinion.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

You Got it Dude: E&J and The Row

I have always viewed Mary-Kate and Ashley as two girls with great style who have been lucky enough, like every other celebrity, to start their own collection(s). Quite honestly, I never took much notice to The Row nor Elizabeth and James during fashion week. However, I was blown away by these two collections while clicking through in between homework breaks last week. Elizabeth and James featured wearable looks, and pieces alone that I started to drool over: long lined coats, turtleneck dresses, and pinstripes galore. The Row featured just as many drool-able looks with even more emphasis on silhouette as you can see above. By no means am I planning to wear that cashmere sweater and pant combo anytime soon but, wow, would that look fantastic in an editorial. I can confidently say that my perception of the Olsen sister's have changed, they have a real eye for not only style, but design. I have four words for them: you got it dude.