Tuesday, October 1, 2013
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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Total cheater posts coming up, but for posterity!
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JW Anderson top, Celine pants, Juil sandals, Hache bag, Adeam cuff, Prada sunglasses, Sydney Evan ring
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Monday, July 22, 2013
Dries van Noten shirt and skirt, Prada sandals and glasses
....the NW, wear plaid, right? Yes, I'm still not over Dries plaid, and don't think I ever will be. I went to visit my parents in Vancouver, and couldn't help but play to the asshole tourist cliche. To be fair, the madras plaid also is kind of Indian, so I'm not a complete poser. I've also been on a mission to overhaul my shoe wardrobe, as I've had to finally concede that shoes ARE important, and that my still-growing (true story) feet need more love and care than I've bestowed on them thus far. Exacerbating the need for new shoes is also the fact that I somehow seem to have grown taller. There's all kinds of new pressure and strain going on! It goes without saying that this is something I should definitively not still be doing, but somehow it has undeniably occurred. The irony is that I would have been ecstatic to grow an extra inch 10 years ago (I was very much obsessed with reaching a certain height and very upset when when I fell short), and now, I'm kind of weirded out by it. Mostly because I had finally become completely comfortable with my physical self, and then everything had to go change! Nothing fits like it used to! Boo hoo! Growing pains ain't no joke and apparently never stop.
P.S. Thanks Dad for taking the pics!
Monday, July 8, 2013
Proenza Schouler shorts, Vince t-shirt, Bassike shirt, Vans
With my band finally playing shows (and practicing more regularly as a consequence), I've definitely started taking a more laid back approach to summer fashion. The relentless humidity doesn't help, but, to be real for a sec, there are only so many kinds of clothing that allow a lady drummer to remain ladylike and adequately ventilated--namely SHORTS. LONG, BAGGY SHORTS. This is of course perfect for me since I have a natural affinity for men's board shorts and am comfortable coming across as asexual/a 14 yr-old boy. HOWEVER, I have been pleasantly surprised at the number of heterosexual men who actually really dig the board short/tomboy look. Perhaps I am blessed to be in contact with a higher species of man, but what some might call the ultimate "man-repeller" might actually not be. It kind of makes me believe there's hope for humanity yet. Not bad for a pair (or two, or three) of baggy shorts.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Banana Republic x Milly men's shirt, Dries Van Noten pants, Nike Air Max sneakers, Karen Walker sunglasses, Maison Scotch necklace
Whether you're a fan of street style or not, I think we can all agree to thank it for making comfy athletic shoes an acceptable part of a fashionable person's outfit and not just the footwear of the weary commuter. As someone who was heretofore strictly a converse and grey New Balance type of girl (mostly for lack of desire to spend the $$), the trend could not be more serendipitous: at the exact moment I found my joints seriously aching from pounding the hard New York City pavement (thus necessitating the inclusion of shoes with some kind of shock absorbing power into my wardrobe), sneakers became a thing! And there were so many cute ones to choose from! When did that happen? Felt like Rip Van Winkle awakening to a whole new world. So, yeah, I'm totally on the sneaker train. And with the boxier, sporty silhouettes that have become ubiquitous across all brands, the sneaker as fashion shoe actually feels right and not too forced. This is a trend I'm hoping has some legs!
P.S.- Check me out on Refinery29's "Month of Style Stars"
P.S.- Check me out on Refinery29's "Month of Style Stars"
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Gap men's polo, vintage fringe skirt, Rochas bag, Tenoversix glasses, Bass slides
If I could have my way, I would wear oversize everything all the time. Of course, that's not a very attractive strategy, so I have to pick and choose my oversizing accordingly. For Fall, this means mostly oversize sweaters and coats. For Spring, that means polos, shorts, jackets, sweaters, t-shirts...almost everything! Can you tell I'm getting more than a bit excited to have so many options with which to cloak myself as a wad of extra fabric, swishing all about me! I know some may fear the oversize, I think it's pretty easy to incorporate without looking like a complete slob: for every oversize item, counterbalance with one tailored, more polished item. I chose this amazing vintage pencil skirt I found with my oversize (read: men's) polo. Never have really done the polo/pencil skirt combo, but I'm kinda digging the Florida retiree vibe. Just give me a plastic flamingo and a pina colada and I'm set!
Monday, May 6, 2013
H&M x Marni Jacket, Tibi dress, Genetic Denim jeans, Giuseppe Zanotti boots
I've been dipping in the green hair pool for the last year or so, and with the lust for summer days growing fast, I couldn't help but speed up the greening process in anticipation. Though, with all the incessant talk about "punk" due to the Met's Costume Institute's annual exhibit--which this year attempts to sum up punk's influence on high fashion-- I was a bit reticent to follow through, lest I look too non-punk by joining in on the punking process by having green hair. But then it would totally be a greater sin to be lame enough to care about about being punk....and so on. Then my brain got so twisted, I just went ahead and did it because I like it (and would destroy my hair going blonde or something else more "natural"). Just don't call it punk.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Ostwarld Helgason sweatshirt, J. Crew turtleneck, Prada skirt, Tibi boots
As an enthusiastic yet wary reader of astrology (Susan Miller!), the news that Saturn--bringer of all things difficult and scary--is in my sun sign (Scorpio) until 2015 has fazed me more than I'd like to admit. Apparently, when Saturn is transiting in your sign, everything is up for grabs--secrets are revealed, plans changed, life goals reassessed. Sounds fun, right? Well, I try not to take astrology as gospel (can I say that?), but somehow thoughts of change and reorganization keep creeping into my mind. First and foremost (as far as this blog is concerned) is a preoccupation with my style. I don't really have a specific thing I want to change, but after a couple years in fashion, and a whole lot of access to clothing, I just. feel. cluttered. Without forsaking love of color, pattern, and whimsy (and without falling pray to a "uniform"), I want everything in my closet to be something I would wear everyday, everywhere (with the exception of a few indulgent collector's pieces, of course). For someone who loves the challenge in "pulling something off", this is proving to be difficult and even overwhelming. I'd also rather not be so vain as to spend hours or days scrutinizing myself and my clothing to decide what constitutes my sartorial "essence" (isn't that what being a teenager is for?). I'd rather leave it to a natural process of elimination and evolution: WHICH IS TAKING TOO LONG. Saturn, unfortunately, does not impart increased patience. Until epiphany strikes, I guess I'll just have to settle for looking and feeling like an alien in my own body. Thanks, Saturn, you're outta this world.