I often get asked how I put an outfit together, and sometimes there is a lot of thought put into it, but other times it’s based off of something as arbitrary as the color nail polish I am wearing or a new lipstick I am trying.
Today’s outfit is a result of something like that, where for example the night before I was watching the movie Interstellar and I painted my nails a pretty light blue color called Blue Orchid by Deborah Lippmann and somehow it inspired my outfit the next day.
Sure enough, the next morning, I walked down to my closet and thought to myself, what color shirt would match my pretty new nails? As I thumbed through a few articles of clothing in the blue section (yes my closet is color coordinated) I came across my “Radical” tee from Textile by Elizabeth & James, which I hadn’t worn in a while but still really love.
With my shirt decided, I then chose to wear mostly black for the rest of the outfit simply because the color of the word on the tee was black. Seriously, that is what went through my mind.
Honestly, when it is SO cold out, it is hard to even get dressed at all sometimes, so I counted this as a win. That I managed to get out the door in something other than flannel pants and a sleeping bag jacket. You people on the East Coast know what I am talking about!
Oh and these Frye boots? My parents bought them for me a couple years ago and I forgot how much I LOVE them.
I’m bringing them back into my daily wardrobe fo sho.
Ok, so onto the finishing touches. I picked this bright scarf to wear (I wanted a pop of color) and initially I was going to wear a red lip, but changed my mind at the last minute and went with a nude lip instead. What do you guys think of the color? It’s hard to see in these photos but I like it because it almost matches my lip color but also has a bit of a mod look to it too.
Basically, what I want you to take away from this stream of consciousness is that getting dressed doesn’t always have to be so hard or stressful. Meaning, it should be fun and on your own terms. Go off what your mood is telling you, what color palette you’re into at the moment and what you want to put out into the world. I understand that a lot of you might have to go to a 9-5 or job and wear more corporate or conservative clothing, but the pieces you are wearing should harness good energy. You should feel good in your outfit!
I know that might seem like a tall order at times, but I truly believe this and teach this way of thinking to all my clients. And after some practice and self confidence, I believe this will start to happen for you if it hasn’t or isn’t already.
Photos by: Casey :)
Anyhoo, that is my two cents for the day. Thank you as always for swinging by and saying hi and reading what I have to say. Sometimes I am not sure if people actually read blogs anymore, but I still love to write (even when it’s hard to do somedays) so, THANK YOU for taking the time.
P.S. For those of you that don’t know, I work as a personal stylist and am working on starting a YouTube channel where I discuss more topics like getting dressed, remixing, and dressing for your body shape.
What do you guys think? Would you be into it? Let me know in the comments below!
Love you guys! xo
Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Jacket: Zara (old) / Scarf: Zara (old) / Shirt: Textile by Elizabeth & James / Pants: J Brand (see below for some similar options that are on sale) / Boots: Frye (more sizes here) / Bag: Proenza Schouler
Yesterday, after being inside for most of the day, Casey and I finally decided to venture out into the cold weather to check out the snow and grab a hot coffee. Instead of pulling on my normal huge puffy jacket and heavy duty Sorels, I opted for some slightly sleeker cream and grey pieces to feel a bit more pulled together, seeing that I had been in my pjs up until then. As I walked out the door, I told Casey that I felt like I looked like Carmen Sandiego, and did we think that was a good or a bad thing? We decided it was a great thing (so of course we photographed it, haha).
This is one of my favorite winter coats that I own for two reasons. One, it was a Christmas gift from parents my first year in New York, and two, it’s Mackage, which is a brand I adore. I love the leather detailing and how it just feels and looks so unique. It’s pretty warm on it’s own, but I layered with a light down jacket from Uniqlo just to be on the safe side.
Truth be told, I forgot my gloves and after picking up this handful of snow, my hands were completely frozen. After I threw the snowball in the air I dashed towards Casey and shoved my hands up inside his jacket and shirt. Naturally he wasn’t exactly pleased, but I just couldn’t help myself! ;)
Have a happy week and stay warm! xo
Now that we are already almost a month into 2015, I wanted to take a minute and look back to last year around this time and see what I was wearing, what I was thinking and where I was at the time. Last January I was finishing up my time in Seattle and about to head back to New York to brave the snow and chilly temps. Maybe someday I will do a roundup of all the various outfits I’ve worn on the blog over the past six years but for now, here are four different outfits I wore plus some links to a handful of other fun posts I wrote during that month: 30 Things About Me, three mini remix videos, favorite detail shots, and six love versus cringe outfits. xo
My apologies for not posting the past couple days! I always get so jet lagged coming back from Seattle, especially in the mornings since my body still feels three hours behind, so the past few days since I got back on Saturday night, have felt like a blur. It also takes me a bit of time to reenter back into New York after being away during the holidays, so that’s a part of it too. I feel like all I have done lately is sleep, clean, unpack and sleep some more. But, I think I am finally back on track, so I appreciate you bearing with me! :)
Now onto the outfit. These are probably the baggiest jeans I own but I absolutely adore them. I love the wash, the rips, the slouch and how comfortable they are. Who knows if they are even that flattering on me, but Casey claims to think they are spunky and cute, so that’s good enough for me!
Photos by: Anne Howard
(Check out her awesome around-the-world-honeymoon blog, Honey Trek!)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Hat: Rag & Bone / Blazer: Zara / Shirt: Saint James (similar style here) / Jeans: Citizens of Humanity / Shoes: Nine West (here is an almost identical pair by Steve Madden) / Bag: FashionABLE
I’ve been loving my little routine with my Dad and Barney lately. We grab coffee, take a nice long walk somewhere (yesterday it was up on Queen Anne) and then afterwards stop for lunch. I really cherish the quality time I get to spend with him while I’m home and feel lucky that he carves out time to be with me (and doesn’t mind taking photos for the blog:).
I love this photo. I was goofing off with Barney while my Dad was still snapping away, and he captured this gem of a moment. Love that puppy.
Photos by: My Dad :)
Sunglasses: Ray Ban / Jacket: IRO / Shirt: Zara / Pants: Textile Elizabeth & James via Madewell (I thought these were unavailable since I bought them a long time ago, but I recently found them here and for a great price!) / Bag: Madewell / Boots: Rag & Bone