Monday, February 10, 2014

Runway Recap: MBFW Fall/Winter 2014

The streets are buzzing with the latest trends as style setters venture out in this seasons best. That's right folks, it's Fashion Week! Bloggers, celebrities, and the like are gathered around the city to view the new-new on the runway; and I must say, I'm rather impressed. 

So ... To kick off the first few days into the F/W 2014 runways, I have composed some of my favorite collections below:

All images via here.

Veronica Beard

This collection screamed my dark fairytale. Simple and classic looks dawned this lookbook, with beautiful floral prints and textured fabrics alike, in lush autumn colors and pops of blue. A very wearable sportswear collection, that could easily be mixed and matched to merge an emotional story through dress.

Mara Hoffman

Hoffman never ceases to impress with her intricately designed prints in simple silhouettes. I loved all things maxi from the designer, in bold blues and neutrals in her beautifully engineered prints. The designer stepped away from the high necklines of most presentations, which was rather refreshing in retrospect. 

Lisa Perry

Oh, hello mod fashion, how I've missed you! This collection added a big punch of character to the runway with the shapeless boxy silhouettes and understated tones and prints. Did I mention how dimensional and symmetrical the collection looked [[without being overbearing?]] I loved how easy these looks were, and how they could easily be paired with all things basic.


A rather fun and young collection! Calla got wearable sportswear to a T. With her color based print mixing, soft tribal and floral prints, and easy pieces. I rather appreciated this modern take on today's hipster- pretty conservative elements brought together through layering and subtle mixing.

 Marissa Webb

Last but not least, a bold collection presented by the namesake brand, Marissa Webb. I loved how understated this collection was - tonal whites, grey's, and blacks in mixable pieces. The simple looks have a common theme, high or exaggerated necklines. (And I adore it!) Not to mention that I need every item from this presentation in my possession, like yesterday!

Be sure to be on the lookout for more trends on the runway- I know I'm starting to see some definite similarities in this seasons collections!


Thursday, January 30, 2014

For the Home: Office Space

It's that time of the week again - A recap of my favorite items For The Home. This weeks focus is ... the Office Space. Luckily living in a cramped apartment with a roommate, the slightest idea of an office area is  pretty much obsolete. But for those of you with the space, (even the tiniest of corners,) there are options to incorporate into the home!

So without further or due, here are some of my current favorites:

[[Clockwise from top left]]

Has anyone else noticed how much Lucite everything is trending? It took a lot of willpower to not center this post around transparent items. So I added punches of color to coincide with the three dimensional quality of Lucite.

So, what do you think? How are you decorating your home office?


Monday, January 27, 2014

Everything Golden - The Grammy's 2014

By now, I'm sure you're all aware of my overwhelming interest in all things that shimmer. The leading ladies stepped out in their best attire for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards- and man did they make a statement. I don't know who spread the memo, but their was definitely a theme to last nights looks, neutrals and shine- but mostly shine.

So naturally, here's a round up of my top five pics:

All images via HERE.

You can't deny that Ciara was absolutely glowing last night in this Emilio Pucci number. The gown hugged her baby bump just right, and the intricate beading in luscious copper hues was absolutely radiant against her mocha skin. I'd say it is definitely the season for the mommy-to-be; they definitely put their best bump forward. [No pun intended]

So let's talk about the beautiful and awkwardly cute Anna Kendrick. Her opening presentation with Pharrell was slightly clever, but who can deny how amazing she looked in this Azzaro gown. It was the perfect representation of oh-so-low cut-outs, patchy beading, and a thigh-high slit. Although her look steered away from all the yummy golden and copper hues of the night, she definitely was a show stopper in this pastel lavender gown.

Good ol' Katy Perry never disappoints in her unique selections for all things red carpet. I absolutely loved this Valentino gown that called to Perry's musically inclined talent. The delicate layers of tulle draped beautifully against all of her curves. And the hints of musical notes were both playful and fun- almost bridal in fact. Trust me, there's no complaints here!

Here's a rare tribute to the infamous heart-breaker, Tay Swift. What can I say, the girl knows how to dress, and in none other than Gucci Premiere. I loved everything about this look- the beautifully engineered chain-mail, the high t-shirt neckline, and the highest of slits in back. I love this dress, but can't promise i will ever ever ever agree with her again- especially those dance moves she pulled during every performance last night.

Last but not least, my favorite Twitter queen, the stunning Christine Teigen in none other than a Johanna Johnson gown.  This slinky number featured over-sized golden sequins that hugged her petite little figure perfectly, not to mention the perfectly shaped V-neck for some almost NSFW cleavage. I adored this gown {{almost as much as I love her twitter rants.}} But, wasn't it so dreamy watching John Legend serenade her during his "All of Me" performance- I must admit, I died a little inside. 

P.S. Did anyone else peep Beyon-yon just having a grand old time sipping on something dark in the largest goblet ever. Props to being in love and having fun front row. 

What were your favorite looks on the red carpet?


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

For the Home: Moroccan Style

I'm happy to formally introduce a "For the Home" series, where I'll basically post themed looks for different areas of the home. I must admit this was a spur of the moment decision, (I must admit,) but who doesn't love merchandising their home with overpriced items you could never afford anyway

But that's besides the point, I must digress. There's no form of shopping I love more than in the home section of any department store or The Container Store. [[I can't lie]]

So without further or do, I present Moroccan Style for the living room, of course!

{{Clockwise from Top Left}}

I'm sure plenty of you approve of a good themed room. What's your style fix this season?


Monday, January 20, 2014

Better Late, Than Never

(A week late, to be exact.) 

Not to say that my Twitter feed wasn't buzzing with the latest trends on the red carpet for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. But I digress, I've been rather preoccupied and non-attentive to my blog - but I'm very much in the know of the wear-about's in fashion. 

I must say, I found the red carpet to be rather boring, but I guess with age & red carpets comes the need for  the "classic" look. (Wait am I talking about wine? It sounds a lot like I'm speaking of wine.)  So without further or due, I present my top five picks ... in no particular order: 

All images via HERE.  

Props to the hostess, Amy Poehler, in this stunning number from Stella McCartney. This gown is the perfect combination of the season's top trends: high necks, and cut outs. There's something about asymmetry that I love on the right body, with her petite figure, there's no look she can do wrong.

Lets talk about simplicity, y'all - Didn't you love Margot Robbie in this nude gown from Gucci?  This monotone look matches perfectly with the bleached-out blonde color of her hair. But no really, a low V,  embellished accents, and a mile high slit is every thin girls dream. Finally, this look is polished off with minimal accessories and is nothing short of perfect.

You go Heidi Klum, barely recognized you in this Patti Smith-esque look. This Marchesa  gown draped beautifully across the delicate curves of her figure. The embroidered illusion chiffon paired with that oh-so-short slip combined the perfect elements of beauty and sex appeal. For a forty year old ex supermodel, I have absolutely no complaints for your style.

All that sparkles must shine too, but really could you get past the sparkles. Why yes, I am talking about this stunning piece by Rhea Costa on the beautiful Sosie Bacon. [Not quite sure who she is,] Mad props to Miss Golden Globe's stylist for putting her in this body con piece, with perfectly engineered embellishment ... on yet another nude gown. (Can you hear my excitement about the color palette this year?)

"Gucci Gucci, Louis Louis, Fendi Fendi, Prada." (It's a song y'all) Gucci, the correct answer is Gucci! Olivia Wilde was absolutely glowing in this floor length beaded gown from the famed design house. Pregnancy suits her, but so does this glam ensemble! High neck, long sleeved, and minimal jewelry - a sure masterpiece. But seriously,  I'm dead.

Most importantly, I'm rather proud of myself for not jumping on the Lupita Nyong'o train. [[And frankly I have no regrets!]]

So what were your favorite looks from the jump off to the award season? 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sweatshirt Styling

By now I'm sure y'all know I tend to be late to the game when it applies to trends. Why? Mostly because I'm a basic girl, I like it simple and easy to layer (slash you could say I'm a bit on the preppy side.) Which brings me to the topic of sportswear, more specifically wording and graphics on sweatshirts. Now this may not be new to most, but I love how cute and flirty this trend has become lately. I can't even look at a blog without at least seeing one post referring to the sweatshirt. So here's some of my favorites: 

Can we say simple and monotone? I love how The Brooklyn Blonde paired this sequined Ampersand sweater with a clean striped and pleated skirt. It's cute, flirty, and something that could easily be paired with tights for a chilly fall day like today. (As a fellow New Yorker, I love looking to her for inspiration when this weather seems otherwise unbearable.)

A bit on the edgier side, but equally cute, I love the  different textures in this varsity inspired look. I admit, I never understood the whole "numbered" look on anything other than a football uniform, but I love how delicate this look is with the layering of a non-print print dress and wool jacket.

Short and sweet I love the "Ooh la la" wording on this soft sweater from Zoe Karssen. Caitlin completes this look with some tights, blazer, and skater skirt with a POP of red. This is the perfect interpretation of how I would translate this trend!

You notice a theme here? Polka dots for days! I love this micro polka pencil skirt with this sweatshirt. (And can you believe its from Old Navy? They are really stepping their game up!) As corporate as this outfit looks, it could easily transition into evening cocktails. And I love everything about it.

On to the last one, and only one paired back to denim. First and foremost, I wish I could wear a pair of white jeans without making a complete fool of myself destroying them. Secondly, don't you love how casual this look is? Another muted outfit pairing a one word statement sweatshirt and flashy jewels. Maybe I'm just attracted to the shine, maybe it's just super wearable, who knows.

Are you up on the trend? I'd love to see how everyone else is translating the sweat-shirting look!


Monday, November 4, 2013

The Leather Report

You know there's a problem when your MOM mentions a pretty important trend for the season. I can't lie I've had my eye on this ever blossoming leather trend, but wasn't quite sure if it's for me. Luckily I do take my mothers advice, and scoured the Internet for some of my fav pieces featuring a leather bottom.

 And so it begins... Zippers and quilting on this amazing asymmetrical skirt; it doesn't even surprise me it's leather. Seems like a bit much for most, but this skirt is so easily styled with a simple tee or comfy sweater. This is the perfect day to night look and I'm super jealous I don't own a leather bottom yet.


Another perfect example of simple outfitting. I love the layering of black on white on grey. This skirt features a delicate top stitching detail at the center front seam- and is frankly the only detail it needs. An easy and wearable outfit, perfect for trolling these New York streets.

Oh hey plaid, how I've missed you. One misfortune of summer is the lack of basic plaids. I may not be a huge fan of the color red, but I do appreciate a red based plaid, even if its an accessory to add pop to an otherwise simple silhouette. The pencil skirt is huge this season, and I didn't anticipate seeing one all leathered up. But I absolutely adore it in this look!


Back to basics, I love the simplicity in this outfit. Kim perfectly mastered the black and white trend that is [inevitably] in full force this fall. Don't get me wrong, I love a basic look, especially for the fact this (faux) leather skirt is not in a typical black or dark toned color-it brings an unusual touch.

And of course this lovely number worn by Amie Song is an all time fav. The quilting of the leather skirt combined with the bold plaid shirt makes for the perfect pair. As much as I fret admitting my inner tom boy, this look is perfect. Just throw on some stockings and ankle booties, and you have the perfect outfit for these chilly fall days.

There's not much more to say, other than the holidays are around the corner and I for sure am compiling a list of my favorites. Whether it be a fun little skater skirt from the like of BCBG, or a pencil thin number by Topshop, or a laser cut mini by House of Harlow; the options are endless.

What are your favorite fall trends?