2.26.2014

Eighteen




Zara Top & Trousers, Clare Vivier Clutch, Madewell Knotted Bangle, CC Skye Screw Bracelet, Michael Kors Buckel Ring, Kate Spade Pumps

     Look out adulthood, here I come… Today's my 18th birthday! It's pretty insane to be the big one-eight; it feels like just yesterday that I published a post on turning 17. To celebrate, I had a lovely dinner with my girlfriends this past weekend, and here's what I wore. Ever since pajamas become socially acceptable outside the bedroom, I've wanted to don the look. My new Zara set, with its fitted silhouette, is a more wearable take on the trend. Plus I can wear the pieces as separates… Another reason to celebrate!


2.24.2014

Seeing Double: Fanny & Holly

Gilly Forge Hat, Topshop Coat

     Results of watching the movie Funny Girl this weekend: 1. The Barbara Streisand obsession began. 2. That fur hat and orange coat outfit was a full-on Holly Golightly! Translation: we have a case of serious on-screen twinning. 
     The characters Fanny Brice in Funny Girl and Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's wear practically identical outfits. The dark brown, fur topped hats and big-buttoned, mandarin collar coats are screaming a who wore it best moment. Although the look may seem absolutely outrageous and outdated (both films were made in the 60s), citrus colored coats are making a comeback. No joke! I've got Harper's Bazaar as evidence!

2.17.2014

Monday Muse: Lauren Bacall

ASOS Beret, J.Crew Button Down, Topshop Midi Skirt, McQ Alexander McQueen Belt, NARS Lipstick, Kate Spade Watch, Loren Stewart ID Bracelet, MATTER Flats

     Thanks to Netflix, I've been watching a lot of old movies lately. After seeing films like The Seven Year Itch and Some Like It Hot, you could say I've been on a bit of a Marilyn Monroe tangent. The other night, I saw How to Marry a Millionaire, and rather than my focus being on the iconic Monroe, I couldn't keep my eyes off of Lauren Bacall. Her witty nature, feminine charm, and fabulous outfits had me hooked! Bacall's style is a quintessential 40s and 50s look, with crisp white button downs, belts cinched tight at the waist, and mid length skirts. I've yet to see Bacall in her more famous film noir movies with Humphrey Bogart (above),  but can't wait to watch them all and gush over her adorable outfits.

2.10.2014

Fit For a Queen

Topshop Bralet & Knickers, Malicieuse Bra & Briefs, Timpa Bra & Thong

     Audacious, irresponsible, and extravagantly flawed, Marie Antoinette fascinates me. I don't commend Antoinette for living a lavish life while the majority of France suffered in poverty, but it's hard not to admire her attention grabbing fashions. In Sophia Coppola's film about the radical French Dauphine, the costumes Kirsten Dunst wears are an absolute opulent dream. As concealing as Marie's outfits are, the pastel colors, accents of lace, and frilly silhouettes ironically remind me of lingerie. Just in time for Valentine's Day, I've pulled together a few lovely underpinnings fit for a queen. 

2.05.2014

I Dream of Dorm

Vahram Muratyan L'obsession Print, Garance Doré Early Winter Poster, John Derian Plate, Diptyque Paris Candle, Clare Vivier Catchall, Richard Rothstein New York Pillow, Jonathan Adler Mod Pillow, Leif Gemstone Magnets

     One aspect of college I've always looked forward to is dorm decoration. At RISD's Pre-College Program, which I attended a couple summers ago, I got a sense of how small college bedrooms actually are. Before then, Blair Waldorf had me fooledIn anticipation of decorating my dorm room at Barnard College next year, I've pulled together some stylish room accessories to liven up a small space. The collection continues on my Pinterest!

2.03.2014

Monday Muse: Steve Jobs

Karen Walker Sunglasses, Vince Turtleneck, Zara Cropped Jeans, Adidas Sneakers 

     I find uniform dressing extremely appealing and instantly think of Steve Jobs when it comes to mind. The entrepreneurial creative genius had his uniform down: black turtleneck tee, faded jeans, New Balance sneakers and of course circular specs. I don't know about you, but I think the man was pretty damn stylish.
     To adapt Steve's look into my own terms, I'd wear a more fitted turtleneck paired with a cropped pair of light wash jeans. The rimless glasses would be swapped with a pair of round sunnies. According to Ryan Gosling, no one other than Jobs can pull off New Balance sneakers, so Adidas's recently relaunched Stan Smiths would fit the shoewear bill.