Mirrored Ray-Bans

Remix

Wearing:Asos button down , Topshop sweater , Asos jeans (distressed by me), Somewhere Sunday sunglasses via Alekka, River Island loafers (old)

After a winter full of wearing turtlenecks and jeans on repeat,I began to grow tiresome of my established said uniform. I like to think it as a sartorial version of cabin fever? As the core pieces don't exactly change, little things like layering a collared shirt underneath or ditching the boots once makes somewhat of a difference. 

My preferred option of spicing up threads, is not threads itself, but sunglasses. If the suns out- scratch that- when it's not raining, you bet a bottom dollar that you'll find sunglasses glued to my face. If I'm not wearing my trusty aviators (or my sailing shades via Kaenon), I will be in mirrored frames. Despite, having other mirrored aviators, these futuristic glasses take the cake. (plus, Back to the Future slash mad scientist vibes are real). 

Photos by Alexandra Wolf

Denim Street

Wearing:

Unif sweater (under $100)
Wearing: Unif sweater (under $100), Zara jeans (more denim here),  J.Crew coat (oversized)
 
Adidas Stan Smith sneakers, Ray-Ban shades, Asos ring
 

 

Like every other freezing soul in the Northern Hemisphere, I'm looking forward to Spring- which seems light years on light years away. Last Spring, I purchased these jeans from high street royalty, Queen Z(ara). From wear and tear (and trips n splits here and there), the holes have grown three sizes.  These pair are my usual weekend culprit. But what else is new?  Paul Simon had the right idea about jeans way back when... "holes in the knees of my jeans". 

Lost?

Denim street this way. -->

 

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Photos by

Alexandra Gibbs

| Shot outside of Café Minerva (

see first post here

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Café Minerva

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Rings: Madewell & Asos

 

New York City is known for several things, including leaving you wondering where all your cash went in a span of a day and its zero shortage of coffee shops. While the first of the two is meant for another time and day, let's focus on the latter. Alexandra and I met over the weekend at Café Minerva in the West Village. The village is a hub of topnotch coffee shops, and me not being anything close to a coffee & co. extraordinaire fall hard and fast for any new place that meets my standards. I also don't drink coffee, but hey when in Rome (errr... New York City?). Not to mention, scoring a window seat means prime people watching, because I know you all consider that. 

Most definitely adding Café Minerva to my favorites list. On that topic, I have a mass travel guide in the works, plus one focusing specially on New York City. Please leave any and all comments below or shoot me an email regarding what you'll like to see included in the guide. As always, you speak and I listen. 

Photos by

Alexandra Gibbs

Colorful Gestures

Wearing: Bergdorf Goodman scarfunder $100 optionZara sweater,Asos dusterClub Monaco leggings (last worn here), Vince flatsRay-Ban sunglasses

 

Aye, some proper apologies are due around this neck of the woods. Excuse my sparse posting from last week- winter break officially kicked in and with Christmas three days away, the festivities kicked in as well.

For keeping warm, as of late, I've been turning to XXL scarfs that cocoon my face. You can forgo the puffer jacket when a thick cashmere scarf is in the picture. Along with this colorful option, a camel cooconer is not only more versatile but also on point with the "whats what" at the moment.

I'll be switching between the two all winter long, but this pop o' purple? 'Tis the day to color! (as the rest of my outfit is monotoned.... baby steps, baby steps)

Photos by Emily Malan

#dwcxmas

Wearing: Zara coat- size downMadewell scarf- on saleMother jeans (last worn here), Asos button down,Zara boots, Larsson & Jennings watch (sold out, shop all watches here), Ray-Ban shades

As the Northeast gets whacked with another storm this week- which means snow- I feel like it is socially-acceptable to finally bust out the holiday tunes, let your Clark Griswold-esque holiday freak flag fly AND be "the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse... that Santa has ever seen".

Whatever floats your boat. 

As my calendar quickly fills up with holiday events... and, um, er, finals.... I'm all about holiday dressing that is easy and doesn't make me look like a Christmas tree.  Instead you can find me in whole lotta blackwatch, velvet, cashmere, and wool coats; one at a time or all at once. 

Now, I've teamed up with my favorite babes....

Caroline,Frannie,Sammy, and Gracey to bring you a #dwcxmas- follow on Insta for more. Be sure to hop and skip on over to each blog for their own take on holiday dressing.

That is all for now. This self-proclaimed holiday fanatic has some studying to do. 

AS ALWAYS... THE PARTY TRAIN JUST KEEPS ON GOING AND GOING AND GOING...

:: 2015 is around the corner, go and enter my giveaway to win a Graphic Image planner ::

:: Don't wanna look like Christmas threw up you? Yeah, I feel ya...head here ::

:: Still need to do some shopping?... #SAILORSHOLIDAYSHOP at your service ::

Photos by Reid Secondo

Trot to Turkey

Wearing: Zara sweater(last worn here),New Look skirt- great deal! ,Stuart Weitzman boots (budget-friendly option),Ray-Ban sunglasses

 

Thanksgiving is this week. And Christmasis in about month. 

Let that sink in for a minute... wasn't just September? Time flies when you're having fun, eh?

As for when Thursday rolls around, this mini plaid skirt won't exactly cut it, considering food is a main factor of the day- and a intense game of Clue. Whilst this sweater- which also has a makeshift hood- is #1 winner. Or a jumpsuit . Perhaps a onesie? (#yolo?) 

Any who, returning to the schoolgirl look once again. 

Photos by Emily Malan, Edited by me