Turns out, I’m extremely consistent in the spaces I love most — they’re beige, black and white with lots of light and an organic feel. The combination feels soothing and refined, with the right amount of contrast and warmth.
Now that we’re starting to refurnish our home (it’s finally time), I like the idea of investing in neutral pieces and adding depth with pops of color and pattern. That way the major furniture items can grow with us over time. Love shibori and ombre now, but 5 years from now? Who knows. I’m just going to go ahead and save myself from myself. Well, except for maybe a few toss pillows here or there. Nothing wrong with some crazy prints in small doses.
March 9, 2014 No Comments
Outfit 1: Madewell Terrace Dress, Zara jacket, KORS Michael Kors booties, Target tights, Tory Burch 797 Clutch, Ray-Ban aviators; Outfit 2: T by Alexander Wang dress, Zara jacket, Nina Adelaide booties (c/o), Clare Vivier leopard haircalf clutch, Ray-Ban aviators
Where would my wardrobe be without moto jackets and booties? They’re modern, warm and go with just about everything. While other combos have come and gone, they’ve been a tried-and-true pairing for years — check out some throwbacks featuring a white dress and slit skirt.
March 2, 2014 2 Comments
Sticking with the basic animals here — camels, cheetahs, cardinals. I think neutrals look chic, and I really appreciate that they shave time off my morning routine.
Although I always wished I were, I’m so not a morning person. I do sometimes plan ahead…but most weekdays once I pry myself out of bed and into the shower, I just put on neutrals in various textures and head out the door. Sometimes with a swipe of red lipstick. It’s makes me feel put together without having to spend much time deciding what to wear.
And that means a few extra minutes of sleep, checking email, shopping or Pinterest-pinning on my phone in the morning. You know, the productive things.
What’s your a.m. routine? Any go-to outfits for work?
February 17, 2014 3 Comments
Okay, this super pale pink shade has made its way into my last three outfit posts. I guess I’m into it! Soft, fresh and reminds me of ballerinas. Which to me (and everybody, maybe? Why ballerina-hate?) is kind of nice.
It may not have been the best move to wear silk, leather and suede on this rainy day, BUT a happy coincidence is my top matched the cherry blossoms. I’ll add it to the list of good vibes for this color.
February 4, 2014 2 Comments
Crisp whites, winter white, whatever they’re called these days — I think the fresh palette is now embraced by all year-round. The look does require some fearlessness in the face of spaghetti, inky pens and bus seats, among other things. But courage is a virtue, right?
I do love a clean, white outfit — and I’ve been pretty good about documenting all my favorites. So if you’re in the mood for some more “how to wear white” inspo, head on over.
January 26, 2014 4 Comments
Joie Bannor Pants (like these too), Alexander Wang Prisma Tote (have you seen the silicone version? so cool), Pickwick & Weller tee (c/o), Loeffler Randall sandals (old, this year’s style here), Ray-Ban aviators, Sweet and Spark bracelets (c/o)
Oh, I love a good trouser pant. They’re this pleasing combination of a tad baggy but still sort of classic. That’s the great thing about menswear-inspired items. They have that cool, tomboyish feel.
I finally got this pair tailored (woop! never an easy hump) and I’m so excited to wear them with crisp whites (like so) or in pink on pink combos this spring.
January 21, 2014 1 Comment
I wore this (very comfy) stripey outfit for a day of shopping for home goods. For a person who has purchased very little interior decor, I’m weirdly fond of it. It’s so much like fashion — albeit a lot more permanent and expensive.
In any case, I’m a fan of the whole process — including window shopping! This weekend I went to Summer House, this rustic paradise in Mill Valley. It’s full of oushak rugs, linen bedding and reclaimed everything. Like a chic farmhouse dream come true! Because what other dreams are there, really?
January 8, 2014 3 Comments
For New Year’s Eve for the past two years, I’ve worn a sparkly, bodycon LBD that makes me look and feel like a disco ball. It was exactly what I’d wanted. But this year, I’ve decided to go sans sequins. I feel like mixing it up.
I’m actually looking for something cute that I could…maybe wear again after the holidays are over? Here’s an outfit I’d love to wear to ring in the New Year. A little shiny, a little print-y. And festive!
December 30, 2013 2 Comments
Look, my lipstick’s so glossy! Fun, huh? Refinery29 and Maybelline asked if I wanted to try out some of the new Color Elixer #lipmagic shades. They come in a lip gloss tube but the color is saturated and rich and very satisfying.
The timing is just right because I start experimenting with more dramatic makeup when the holiday season hits. Bold lip color makes me feel more festive — and as evidenced by my fair isle crazypants, that’s how I like to feel this time of year. I’m sporting the shade “Signature Scarlet” here but “Fuchsia Flourish” is another great one. Hot pink, I’m all over it.
November 16, 2013 3 Comments
Every so often I wish I would have kept some quirky pieces I used to wear when I was younger since they all come back in style eventually. These slip-ons remind me of my old Vans, which are actually still around, by the way. And they’re currently sitting on the shoe rack next to my Nike high-tops, just like old times.
You know what’s really nuts — there are designer versions of these skater shoes now. Here’s a pair by Givenchy. Striped eel, can you believe it?
October 20, 2013 6 Comments