9.30.2014

dress this way s'il vous plait



Ever since I was little, I loved me big brimmed hat. Back then, it was more for play, but as I collect them in my wardrobe, I have the constant struggle of taking them in and out of my closet. While my hat is hoping that MAYBE, just maybe it'll get worn today. Why the struggle? I hate looking like I'm peacocking or trying to hard.

Best worn with a minimal outfit, the hat is a statement in itself. No need for a fussy outfit with loud prints. Just something simple. As my friend Row, describes my style, Majestic Casual. Yes, like the music YouTube channel. Maybe I'm just justifying the Études Studio hat, but asides from that it's everything and more that I've been looking for in a wide brimmed hat. And yes, I'll admit. I dedicate this post solely to this hat.

ÉTUDES STUDIO SESAM BLACK HAT
PROENZA SCHOULER CRINKLED LAYERED SHELL
REALITY STUDIO MARTHA TROUSERS
ACNE STUDIOS LARK 
MAISON SCOTCH WOOL BOUCLE COAT


9.25.2014

Guard your time fiercely.
Be generous with it,
but be intentional about it. 

-DAVID DUCHEMIN-

three in a row


Tibi shoes for Spring/Summer 2015? Yes, please. Based around texture, these shoes are simple and minimal with a hint of obscurity. These three in a row hit the mark. in the practical and stylish category. Place your orders here and view the collection.

9.19.2014

for those gray dayz

One of these is not like the other....

I didn't realize this on the runways, but now that coat season is being kicked into gear, I'm starting to notice a trend here, the question is, "is this the IT coat of the season"? You'll begin to notice wrap coats and sweaters this season, gray or not - Fendi, The Row and Lanvin may beg to differ. There is something luxurious about the gray. Although this may be the coat of the moment, it's simple and classic and subtle detailing that will withstand the test of time.

TIP: When thinking about purchasing one, make sure you coat stays minimal. Believe it or not, the belt is what accents the coat. Make sure you look for a cocoon or draped shape. 

FENDI TWO-TON FELTED CASHMERE COAT
THE ROW ARNET BRUSHED WOOL-FELT COAT
LANVIN OVERSIZED WOOL AND MOHAIR BLEND COAT

9.18.2014

dress this way s'il vous plait



I can never pass up a great fitting elevated basic - whether pants, shirts or sweaters, you name it, I'm all over it. When you have solid, classic, and well-fitted pieces in your wardrobe, you can't go wrong. I also believe that there is nothing better than feeling comfortable in what you are wearing.

For this DTWSVP, I'm featuring my everyday wear which people often ask me about. Believe it or not, I do have go-to pieces in my wardrobe. My general style daywear is, let's use my favorite word, effortless. During fall, you can often see me bundled in a cozy wool coat over a knit sweater, a pair of relaxed pants, Converse 1970s and a simple bag that holds my life.

BASLER COAT - BLOOMINGDALE'S 212.705.2000
CHRISTOPHE LEMAIRE SWEATER
JAMES PERSE SOFT DRAPE PANT
CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR 1970s
MANSUR GAVRIEL LARGE LEATHER BACKPACK

9.17.2014

case of the cozies


It's Goldilocks season right now. Not too hot, not too cold, jusssssst right! It definitely has me thinking of layers and cozying up in wool. From cashmere to merino,  it's time to get your sweater game in gear for this coming fall and winter. I feel like I'm not the only one trying to step it up. So many collections are ahead of the game, which has it made it even tougher in picking your go to cozies. The key is word here amongst my three sweater pics is effortless. Long are the days of the word flawless, guys. Who needs a snuggle buddy when you can cocoon yourselves in wool?

SIDENOTE:  I'm obsessed with the Acne Studios dress at the end. You can detach the turtleneck portion and wear it as a hood or a cowl. 

LA GARÇONNE MODERNE MALIN MERINO CASHMERE CARDIGAN
LAUREN MANOOGIAN CAPOTE COAT
ACNE STUDIOS DITA TURTLENECK WOOL DRESS


9.12.2014

draped

We are just wrapping up winter but I'm anticipating being draped in Rosetta Getty and The Row for SS15.  The Row never fails, but it was refreshing to see Rosetta Getty refine it's collection. Each line took a contemporary, minimal take on Japanese style and used different textures and textiles to create classic, easy and relaxed garments. Who said you couldn't be comfortable and remain stylish? Still biased to The Row, I'm excited to say,  Rosetta Getty is now on my radar.


ROSETTA GETTY

THE ROW