friday inspiration

Stolen right out of my graphing paper notebook from Math 11 class back in the day, this micro trend plays into minimalism and normcore - the grid. This pattern is safe, yet makes a statement on its own. This tiled print is not as genius. Its simplicity is what makes it interesting. We literally see this grid pattern everywhere, everyday. Not plaid, not hounds tooth and not checkered, the slimming design is modern and can play into any style. Move these window pane garments into your closet for a fresh aesthetic.



In anything, you should be selective. Whether you are listing your top favorite places, people, or things, you can often count them on one hand. Today we are talking white shoes.

People often fear white shoes, because let's face it, they are high maintenance. My theory is, as long as you take care of them and accept that there is a chance they will get dirty, you will come to love white kicks. From sneakers to pumps and everything in between, keep it fresh and simple with a minimal white shoe.I often like to wear an all black outfit with a pop of white on my feet for contrast. Easy to wear, white is definitely in the running for the next black.

Vans Suede/Canvas Sk8-Hi
Nike Air Max 90 Hyp PRM iD
Alexander Wang Lovisa Pump
Jil Sander Oxford
EYTYS Leather


girl crush

My latest girl crush is on model, Yana Shmaylova. Half Russian and half Korean, she is known for her blonde hair and unique look. Model since 2009, she isn't exactly new to the scene, however, remains a mystery to many.


chloé FW14

Oh Chloé, how you speak to the feminine side of me. For fall/winter I just want to be decked in Chloé's winter white garments with oversized tops and femme slips. It is the perfect relaxed look for the feminine girl. Although the prints didn't speak to me, the cuts of the collection are always precise and well thought out. A combination of texture play and print without being being over the top.

haider ackermann FW14

A combination of mute colors, minimal design, texture play and a hint of boyish femme, make Haider Ackermann's FW14 collection perfect for the power house woman - the woman who has to dress up for work everyday like it's her job. Ackermann is able to contruct a slouchy sweater, yet maintain the elegance of the line.


christophe lemaire FW14

Over to Paris, where the magic happens and where expectations are high. Christophe Lemaire's show was yesterday and I would like to pre-order everything. The collection was perfectly styled - layers upon layers were draped on the models with high necklines, billowing bottoms, oversized collars and cozy knits. The color palette was perfect predominantly including olive, navy, cream, camel and grey.


costume national FW14

Costume National's collection was so refreshing during Milan Fashion Week. The collection was filled with architectural clean lines with a twist of inspiration borrowed from the boys...and I must say, that's right up m alley. Style.com says this collection is for the "cool woman" and I can't disagree - the minimalist, modern thinker. From furs to loose tailored pieces, I love the modern twist on the turtleneck and the pops of color.