Wanderlust & Co

Dress Code

Wearing: The Reformation dress- in store, J.Crew sweater- on sale w/ JINGLEStuart Weitzman boots, Kacey K choker c/o, Sloane Ranger bracelet c/oWanderlust & Co bracelet

Let's face the facts here. Sequins dazzle on the dance floor and can be a conversation starter, but the real shining star? Neutrals. 

Yep, you heard me right. Over the next few weeks of holiday swaying and sashaying, the masses will be sporting their shiniest duds, and if your game plan is to be the life of the party, go the counter-example of preferred sartorial holiday choices. Break the dress code and dress down to dress up. Similar to what I said a few weeks ago, wear simplistic pieces- this sweater/t-shirt mash up dress is a great example- pop on some great bling, or slip on some wicked shoes, and you, my friend are good to go.

If you aren't feeling the camel, try some velvet or lamé in a monochromatic shade. You'll still get the glitz and the glam, but sans the dancing disco ball. 

Party rules 101. 

Photos by Emily Malan

Black Belt

Wearing: Mango vest(coat style),Mango shorts,Vince flat ,Wanderlust + Co bracelets

As I was debating on the vest or coat, I pulled the trigger on perhaps the most karate kid item possible without buying the real deal. Whilst I never mastered the kick or punch, I still received my black belt- kudos to master Mango. This baby pink vest is given a modern update when worn as a top, you know for that taste of je ne sais quoi... (meant in 100% sarcasm). I do suggest ordering a size up because if you're like me, this vest will be a popular layering piece soon enough. Other than my new favorite topper, I've finally rejoined the leather bandwagon after ruining my short-lived pair from Topshop (side-eye to spilled drinks).

Never the less, the karate kids are alright.

Photos by Alexandra Gibbs

She's A Lady

Wearing: Madewell dress,Pour La Victoire heels,Wanderlust & Co. braceletsRay-Ban shades

Surprise, surprise... something look a little different? A little throwback from this post, I revealed my secret love for all things Madewell- especially this paisley blue dress. Slightly on the longer side, it gives a honorable mention to the return to all things ladylike business that worked the runway for fall. Another thing that is new to moi, is a drop-waist number- channeling my inner #frenchie summering down south? The ideal spin of the perfect modern day prairie dress. Oh, indeed. 

 I wouldn't get used to this dressing up affair, sporting ladylike duds on the regular isn't something I'm preparing to deal with after a months of sailing gear.

After all, luck be lady. 

Photos by

Alexandra Gibbs

Garden Party II

Wearing: Reformation dress-similar,Urban Outfitters chambray,Joie sandals,Madewell shades,Wanderlust & Co. bracelets,Luv Aj hand chain,Saint Laurent bag 

In a weak effort to curb my excessive (garden) partying with the influence of Reformation and Zara, my failed attempt were as proven by both my poor wallet and closet. After this playsuit antic pulled back in June, I've fallen of the floral bandwagon once again. Nothing better than a floral dress in the summer heat.

Of course, dresses are something that I normally avoid like the plague if the suggested attire is not "formal". Also putting into consideration that all I've worn this summer is sailing gear and my respected plethora of rompers, denim, and such.... I have a few guidelines when it comes to sporting dresses- like that chambray around the waist. Makeshift belt and a savior regarding mechanical wind chills aka AC.

So help a girl out and let her have one last hoorah in florals.

Photos by

Alexandra Gibbs

Schooled

 Wearing :Jacquemus t-shirt,Nike sneakers,J.Crew skirt,Marc by Marc sunglassesWanderlust & Co bracelets and rings, Hermes scarf

To start this monday off on the proper foot, I would like to state that indeed, school and street style have taught me one thing.

 That the idea of wearing your trainers with anything other than athletic wear seems far out and would end up as one of Glamour's Don'ts. In the midst of my classes and pursuing Tommy and other camera wielded superstars, the combination of sneakers with a skirt, then dressed back down with your best t-shirt, creates that effortless look we all long for the minute we step into our closet. Plus, quirkier details like a silk scarf bring in color and some details. You see, it is a complex fashion formula of wearing sneakers and avoiding "Tacky Tally" territory. In short:

Sneakers will forever and always be your best friend. 

And in this case, if it cross your mind that I'm missing school, you've thought wrong (long live summer!). Yet, ironically, I am learning math navigation for sailing as I type. School (plus, style.com) never leaves you.

Photos by

Alexandra Gibbs

The Best of Lazy Dressing

Wearing: Brandy Melville tops (old), Zimmermann silk shorts-last worn here,Birkenstocks,Saint Laurent bag-smaller version,Wanderlust & Co. bracelets 

Cue to the scene of a hot and humid day complete with sticky ice cream dripping down my hands and limbs. Last weekend, Alexandra recommended Van Leeuwen's in the East Village. Complete with a perfect people watching bench- you know you do it too-  it was the perfect break in a busy day.  More on the ice cream no less, I rarely stray away from my tried & true favorite of chocolate, but a vegan mint chip just sounded heavenly. If you guys follow me on social media, my strict self-enforced rule of "eat it, don't tweet it" was broken with this failed snap via Twitter. I am planning on creating a city guide on my favorite places very shortly. Perhaps a part mostly of ice cream? Oh yes, be ready for it.

A lazy relaxed uniform of loose tanks, silk separates, and birks has become my formula for days when the humidity sky rockets. As much as I would rather wear overalls or a more stylish assemble, this whole pajama dressing vibe is working for me quite well. 

Pajama dressing & ice cream? Sleep deprivation at its best. Blame it on Laser sailing.

Photos by

Alexandra Gibbs