Friday, February 14, 2014

Memo 119: Tweed, Please!

To: All
From: Me
Date: February 14, 2014
Subject: Bryant Park + New York Public Library = Tourist Flow
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So, I have an addiction to H&M. The first step is recognizing that you have a problem. Four pieces from this look are from H&M. FOUR! I'm going to make myself shop other places. This is absurd.

Even though the weather in New York has been beyond crazy, I have still been gallivanting around the city like a tourist in between shows. Of course, I had to visit the New York Public Library where Carrie Bradshaw was set to marry the infamous Mr. Big and Bryant Park was right across the street.

I know what you're thinking. Shorts?! In New York? In February? I was actually pretty warm. The tights and over-the-knee socks definitely helped. I was holding off on wearing this tweed short suit until one of the warmer (meaning a little over 30 degrees) NY days. But it never "warmed" up!

Over this past week, I've been falling a little more in love with monochromatic and suited looks. You'll definitely be seeing more of that over the next couple of seasons. However, I still love a pop of color and added the orange H&M top to this heavily neutral look.

Coat: Zara, Blazer: H&M, Shorts: H&M, Top: H&M
Fauxtography by Lana Herbert
Hat: H&M, Gloves: Zara, Belt: French Connection
Fauxtography by Lana Herbert
Bag: Coach, Boots: Michael Kors, Socks: Hue
Fauxtography by Lana Herbert
Fauxtography by Lana Herbert

 Get the Look:

Zara Coat - Similar herehere, and here
H&M Tweed Blazer - Similar here
H&M Tweed Shorts - Similar here
H&M Top - Similar here and here
H&M Hat - Similar here
Zara Gloves - Similar here and here
French Connection Belt - Similar here and  here
Coach Bag - Similar here and here
Michael Kors Boots - Similar here and here 
Hue Over-the-knee Socks - Similar here and here 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Memo 118: Feeling a Little Grey

To: All
From: Me
Date: February 12, 2014
Subject: Lincoln Center Activities
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The day that I wore this outfit will always be remembered as the day that I met THEE June Ambrose. It was definitely a moment for me. 

So, if you didn't know, I want to let you know that it's cold in New York; like, disrespectfully cold. You can look out the window and see the sun but that's really just a mirage. The sun is doing NOTHING for these sub-polar, frigid, ice cold temperatures.

For this look, I chose to stick to a grey color palette. I went from the lightest of light greys picked up in the faux fur vest to the darkest of dark greys in the over-the-knee boots. 

I was warm. I was grey. And I was happy.

Faux Fur Vest: Rebecca Taylor, Coat: Young, Fabulous and Broke,  Top: Young, Fabulous and Broke, Pants: H&M
Fauxtography by Lana Herbert
Faux Fur Vest: Rebecca Taylor, Coat: Young, Fabulous and Broke, Hat: The Northface
Fauxtography by Lana Herbert
Gloves: Consignment Store Find, Clutch: ASOS, Boots: Sam Edelman
Fauxtography by Lana Herbert
Get the Look:

Rebecca Taylor Faux Fur Vest - Similar here and here
Young, Fabulous and Broke Coat - No Longer Available
Young, Fabulous and Broke Top - Similar  here
H&M Pants - Similar here
The Northface Hat - Similar here and here
Leather Gloves - Similar here
ASOS Clutch - Sold here
Sam Edelman Boots - Similar here

Monday, February 10, 2014

Memo 117: New York State of Mind

To: All
From: Me
Date: February 10, 2014
Subject: Times Squared
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So, if you're following me on Instagram, you already know that I'm in New York for Fashion Week. And let me tell you, this week so far has been an experience. I can't even keep up with myself! I need to put myself in the corner and go reflect on everything that is going on. You guys know I stay putting myself in the corner!

So, I definitely had to play tourist in between the shows. I went to Times Square to be amazed by the flashing lights! On this day, I doubled up my coats, focused on structural black and white and added a pop of color.

Singing "Concrete jungle where dreams are made of..."

Coats: Zara, Top: ASOS, Skirt: Julie Haus
Fauxtography: Lana Herbert
Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Clutch: ASOS, Gloves: Zara, Belt: BCBG
Fauxtography: Lana Herbert
Coats: Zara, Top: ASOS, Skirt: Julie Haus
Fauxtography: Lana Herbert
Fauxtography: Lana Herbert
 Get the Look:

Zara Coat 1 Similar here and here
Zara Coat 2 - Similar here and here
ASOS Top - No Longer Available
Julie Haus Skirt - Similar herehere and here
Christian Louboutin Shoes - No Longer Available
ASOS Clutch - Sold here 
Zara Gloves - Similar here and here
Marni for H&M Sunglasses - Similar here and here