Fashion Over Reason: October 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Natural Woman

Here is the vibe i'm geting from these images: natural, disheveled, minimal and impossibly chic. This is how every woman should look on a Sunday.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Rock 'n roll biker babe. Need i say more? I LOVE YOU NATASHA!


Friday, October 21, 2011

One Pod

The utilitarian military green coat never gets old, demonstrated yonder in two delicious ways.

Get similar styles here:
3.1 Phillip Lim
Junya Watanabe

[truenorthloves, alltheprettybirds]

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Clean Slate

This blue/grey color feels so fresh and appropriate for the colder times ahead. And a huge chunk of fur will always win me over. I can't live without it in the winter.


Friday, October 14, 2011

Great Gear

These items make for the perfect transitional look into cool weather, down to the blue nail paint. And i am D Y I N G for metallic shoes. These especially.


Thursday, October 13, 2011


Fall elements that are giving me goosebumps. A dash of plaid, quirky footwear and a chunky pop of color. It's the little things that matter, ya know?

[tfs, columbine]

Get the shoes here or their leopard version here.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Feet Pillows

I was very happy to be contacted again by Cougar Boots to give their latest snow boot model a spin. The style in question: their classic, reinvented Pillow boots, a puffy, comfy, timberland-reminiscent style. It's been unusually warm here in New York, so it has been a little difficult to find the occasion to give them a whirl. And i have to say, the somewhat chilly evening during which i had them on my feet did not give these babies any challenge whatsoever- my paws felt like they each had been granted their personal furnaces. Not surprising, seeing as these boots are guaranteed to keep you warm all the way down to a frigid -24 degrees C/-11F.

That said, the Pillow boots are far more of a full-on winter option and not so much a transitional weather type of boot. They seem perfectly built for trekking through snow, slush and the dreaded cold, not to mention their less bulky sensibility in comparison to most winter footwear options would seduce any city slicker who wants something a little different than the token Sorel/LL Bean alternative. Not to mention how crazy comfy they are. I've gotten to know the Cougar brand over the years and their schtick is highly compelling - great boots, great prices and great history. They pretty much have a model to fit every lifestyle, so i would highly recommend to check out their website ( to see what they got going on.

One last thing - it would be awesome if you guys could fill out this survey. Not only would it help Cougar better cater to their market (you guys!!!), but for each one filled out they will donate 2$ to the Red Cross.

What i'm wearing:
Leather jacket - Vintage
Plaid button down - Vintage
Cords - Rag & Bone (get a similar style here)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Turning On the Charm

Kate Bosworth really exudes a je ne sais quoi. She has innate elegance, otherworldly beauty and a sense of style that is the perfect blend of ladylike and cool.


The Blues

The total package!


Friday, October 7, 2011

Warm my cold, cold heart

Today, the sun is shining, as it will be all weekend, and i'm in the mood for romance! Cheesy? yes. Do i care? No.

[tfs, emma]

Thursday, October 6, 2011

You're Just What I Need

Nothing seems more fresh than a chunky knit in emerald green for fall. And how badass are those Current Elliot leopard jeans? I saw a girl wearing them in grey the other day (paired with the Isabel Marant wedge sneakers, no less). It was flawless. (It helps that she prob weighed 95 lbs wet, but who's looking at that?!)

[stopitrightnow, carolinesmode]

Ch-ch-ch Changes

Not noticing Karlie's growing maturity would be like saying that the earth is not round. Her evolution as a model is indisputable- she just keeps getting better and better, shedding that wholesome all-american girl next door look that could have expectedly easily followed her into adulthood.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Big Ol' Mess

I've never been one for immaculately groomed hair or pristine blowouts. It was love at first sight with this low messy bun.


Sweater Stories

As the mercury plummets, one finds herself once again longing for big, chunky, cozy, luxurious knits. Nothing encapsulates the spirit of fall dressing like an oversized sweater, ideal for layering under the perfect leather jacket.

Theory Bramsy sweater
Theory Hagar Sweater
Helmut Lang Bare Boucle sweater

Monday, October 3, 2011

Brown, Slouchy & Effortless

Does it get any more perfect than this?

[emsedge, thesartorialist]

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Less Is More

I bet that by now you faithful readers of mine are pretty aware of my less-is-more fashion motto, seeing as i constantly reiterate it. How perfect is this look?