As you may have seen on Instagram, I bought my first Chanel shoes from Designer Resale last week. They weren’t cheap, but for these statement-making beauties, I honestly just could not resist. I have started working there on the weekends, but I always end up leaving with something. I have so many things that I wanted to pair them with, but for the first true day of spring I wanted a bare-leg. (My legs haven’t seen the light of day in like six months…so pale!!) I chose a simple shift-dress, because I wanted the shoes to make the statement. I really admire bloggers with a minimalist style aesthetic, but I always gravitate more toward loud patterns or bold textures. Here, I took a page from the minimalist playbook and wanted to show how a simple dress can be made into a unique ensemble with the help of some killer accessories. I’m loving my little Brahmin wristlet! It was nice to add some pattern, and it’s the perfect size for a wallet, phone and lip-gloss. And for a final touch, I chose a fun statement necklace that matched my shoes.
I am headed across the pond to London this coming Saturday and would appreciate any travel tips! I have been before, but if you have a restaurant recommendation, favorite boutique, or any other tips, let me know!
Shoes: Chanel/Dress: H&M (Similar)/Watch: Michael Kors/Coat: American Rag (Similar)/Necklace: c/o Yumi Kim/Bag: c/o Brahmin
This season’s big color is pink! Blush, rose and mauve specifically. I am really into the trend because it is such an easy color to wear. Below are my picks for wearing the trend (all at a reasonable cost, obviously)! All of these items are from ASOS, which is one of my favorite online shopping destinations. Use the code 20MORE to get an additional 20% off your sale purchases!
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This is one of my favorite cozy go-to outfits for a day of class and running errands. I had time to squeeze in a quick photo shoot between classes. These days, running from class to work to press events are all a haze to me. I haven’t had one day off in 3 weeks, so I am really excited to go to London in two short weeks! I need a vacation, badly! I have been cutting exercise out of my routine a lot lately, just because I literally have not had time. I really miss it, and my stress eating is starting to impact my waistline! Hopefully with a vacation and after midterms are over I can relax a bit. However, I always say that is going to happen and then it never does. It is something I love and hate about NYC. There are so many opportunities I say “yes” to, and then I find myself sleeping five hours a day and never having time for a social life that doesn’t involve a press event. That being said, I don’t have much to complain about because everything has been very exciting! I am just tired!!
That’s why I love outfits like these! The hat is to hide the fact that I literally straightened the bottom half of my hair and left the house. A comfy cable-knit with funky print pants look instantly chic. And the contrasting brown heeled booties are on trend but are comfortable for a day of running around! Also, I bought these pants and the sweater at Zara on sale for $20 each. It was just a few weeks ago, so you should check out if the sale is still going on!
Pants: Zara (Similar here)
Sweater: Zara (Similar here)
Bag: Nine West
Hat: H&M (Similar here)
Booties: Dolce Vita
Watch: Michael Kors
My NYFW video is finally ready to watch! Just a quick little montage showing you all the best parts of fashion week. I show you guys how I picked one of my looks, the runways from some of the shows I attended, a few shots from some parties, collection previews and events, and the chaos in front of Lincoln Center. (And even an exclusive interview with Estel of Mark and Estel!) Even though I was beyond exhausted that entire week (and self-medicating with free champagne), watching this is making me look forward to next time all over again! I hope you enjoy!
Apparently there is a Fifty Shades movie coming out…to be honest I did read the first two books and I don’t quite get the hype. They are HORRIBLY written, and the love affair seems sort of awkward to me. However, when I put this look together I couldn’t help but associate the book with the title. I love monochromatic looks. A few years ago, I would have thought pattern mixing and wearing 50 shades of the same color was tacky, but it is one of my favorite aspects of modern trend! I challenge you to play around with it. The key is to have one geometric or subtle pattern mixed with a more vibrant one. You also have to have a key color played out in each that you can accentuate with accessories. It is actually a bit of a challenge for me, but when I find a combination I like, there is something magical about it. Also, this whole look was probably just about $100! You don’t need funds to look fierce!
Also, it would be SUPER RIDICULOUSLY AMAZING of you guys to vote for me for Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed List! Just click on the little heart in the upper right hand corner of the image at this link. You guy are the best of the best!
Top: H&M (Available in store now!)
Skirt: H&M (Available in store now!)
Coat: Forever 21 (old, super similar Nine West, and $50 here)
Booties: Thrifted 1,000 years ago (similar here)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff