Fashion Over Reason: January 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Details Shoes

Let's reiterate yet again: holy mother of jesus what i wouldn't give for this pair of Thakoon boots. Sigh and re-sigh.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Karl Canvas Shopper

I need this and i don't need to explain why. Shop his new collection here.


Monday, January 23, 2012

Black & Legs

Isn't this a stunning, perfect easy-going look? I wish i could wear it in the immediate.


Friday, January 20, 2012


Yep i went there, just call me the pun master. Anyway, let's get to the more important subject at hand here: my brand new Trina Turk print blouse. It's oversized, just how i like everything, it's perfectly slouchy - comfort level at an all-time high due to silk - and it's print perfect. My thought process while purchasing was: it'll look amazing with white jeans, blue jeans and nude or khaki bottoms, as well as any type of cutoff. It can also be dressed up or down (ideal beach cover-up!) Basically, it was a no-brainer.

Get yourself a print blouse, too!
Stella McCartney
Marc Jacobs
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel
10 Crosby

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Taking inspiration from my gal Stephanie, i've decided to document my latest culinary endeavor. I have made these bad boys before and they are absolutely delicious, but the best part is that they are actually healthy (for serious, i am really not kidding) - they don't contain any sugar, egg, flower or butter! I'm not a huge fan of too much sweetness so these are perfect for me - find the recipe here. Every time i've made them i skipped the shredded coconut, added a little extra oatmeal and instead of putting the full canola oil portion, i do half canola, half organic Agave nectar (but you could also use honey). As for the chocolate i've used both Lindt 85% cocoa bar and Scharffen Berger 70% bittersweet bar, but you can use whatever you like, of course. Give them a try for a guilt-free sweet fix.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bag Lady

As many of you may know already, i'm not really a bag person. I often go bagless and when i do take a purse, it's pretty much always the same one. I haven't bought a bag in roughly 3 years and i think it's time - i recently noticed that my favorite go-with-everything handbag is starting to give, therefore i am now on the handbag market. How A M A Z I N G are these two opions?

1. Alexanader Wang Prisma leather tote
2. Proenza Schouler printed python tote

On another note, in case you haven't noticed my sidebar, follow my most deepest desired items (!) via the super fun site. In case you're not familiar with it, it's basically a page where you gather all your coveted items, like a shopable wish list. Is there anything better than that? Anyway, if you like what you see here and want to know about what i would wear (WWHW??*), i would recommend to click on the button and Stalk Me!

*What Would Hélène Wear???

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Birthday Boy

Today is my daddy's birthday, joyeux anniversaire papa! He's so awesome and i love him dearly. I miss you so much dad, je t'aime!

Nineties Vocabulary

Every single one of these images is bringing me back to my teen years and i always welcome a trip down memory lane. How amazing does Daria look (big surprise-NOT)? How obsessed are you with the outfit in Steven Meisel's photo (the leather dress)? And who wasn't obsessed with Kurt - and still is (confession: i used to read his biographies over and over and cry every single time)?

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Monday, January 16, 2012

The Icon

Charlotte looks immaculate, as per usual. Love seeing editorials with her, she is so captivating.

Want a similar look?
Alexander Wang jacket
Derek Lam jacket
Miu Miu jacket
Isabel Marant pants
Reed Krakoff pants
Balmain pants


The American Vernacular

Which girl doesn't love vintage? Here are some of The American Vernacular's gorgeous pieces. I fell in love with the little white lace number, it fit so perfectly i didn't want to give it back. I could already see myself stage hopping at Coachella in it... The other dress was also an ultra-flattering, fun dress and kind of reminded me of something Drew Barrymore would have worn with Docs and a cardigan back in the 90s. I highly recommend a visit to the site, they have some really great stuff.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Nail Cravings

I'm craving all sorts of different nail paint recently and - SHOCKER - they're all kind of pastel-related.

1. Essie in To Buy Or Not To buy (available in February), similar color here
2. MAC in Hypertension
3. Essie in Nagivate Her (available in Febraury), good alternative here
4. Zoya in Skylar
5. Chanel le Vernis in Rose Insolent

Saturday, January 14, 2012

White & Blue

I am in love with this look - Ajak wears it so well, the proportions work seamlessly with her frame and the color is perfect for her skin tone.

Want to mimic?
T by Alexander Wang skirt
Alice + Olivia skirt
Alexanger Wang tank
Marcus Lupfer tank
3.1 Phillip Lim booties
Thakoon booties


Friday, January 13, 2012

Mid-January Mood

Winter really hasn't been felt yet this year, which may explain why all i am visually attracted to are brights and whites? I've also really been into dressing up like a boy recently. Loose-fitting clothes with just a touch femininity is what i'm gravitating toward.

A Ride with Steve

Into this vibe as well? I found some pieces that will help you achieve it:
Prabal Gurung for J.Crew white denim
Balmain button down
Surface to Air button down
J Brand white cutoffs
AG white shorts
3.1 Phillip Lim leather jacket
Madewell jacket
Junya Watanabe breton stripes
Frye boots
Fiorentini + Baker boots
Pratesi backpack
Alexander Wang backpack
Rag & Bone scarf
MiH boy cropped denim
J.Crew chinos
Woman by Common Projects
Clark's desert boots

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Paint by Numbers

How amazing are these illustrations by the talented Bernadette Pascua? Irresistible.


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wild Wild West

I've been wanting a suede fringe jacket ever since i can remember. Seriously, it's been so long i can't even give a time frame. Lina is reminding me of this ol' dream of mine. I hope to achieve it some day. (doesn't that sound like a country song?! Thought so.)

Obsessed with this style too? Here are some worthy options:
Free People
Elizabeth & James


Paris Nocturne

Such lovely photos from a shopbop editorial look book. Every single image is perfectly irresistible.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

One Color

I've been craving uni-color looks all winter. Time to execute.

Love it too?
Rick Owens
Twelfth st. by Cynthia Vincent
T by Alexander wang
T by Alexander Wang
James Perse
Michael Kors
The Row


Pastel Dreams

Oh, how i thee covet.


1. Alexander Wang Bianca sandals, pre-order here
2. 3.1 Phillip Lim d'Orsay sandals, pre-order here

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Wrap It

My boyfriend got me this A M A Z I N G ginormous All Saints scarf. I highly recommend it, it's the perfect item to get you through the cold east coast winter. (Please excuse the wet hair)

Monday, January 9, 2012

The Perfect T-Shirt

I am on a quest and these 3 seem like amazing contenders to be THE ONE.

The Row
T by Alexander Wang

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Creature of Comfort

There's something to be said about looking natural and this beautiful. My kind of gal.