Fashion Over Reason: November 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012


The woman's got some serious flair.

[whowhatwearblog, pinterest]

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mother Daughter

As mentioned, my madre was in town for Thanksgiving and here we are having some serious fun times.

First look:
Jacket - Helumt Lang
T-shirt - Gap
Jeans- Zara
Boots - Frye
Necklace - Vintage
Sunnies - Gap

Second look:
Pants - J Brand
Leather Jacket - Mackage
Hat - Gap
Fur scarf - Vintage
Sneakers - Topshop
Bag - Bottega Veneta

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Look 1

Look 2

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

It's That Time of Year

I apologize for this weekend's minor hiatus -- my mom was in town for Thanksgiving so instead of bogging, i was taking in some quality time.

Back to business! SO -- with today's forecast of snow/slush (eww), it appears that the time is almost here, if not already: break out your furs, ladies. I heard that it was supposed to be one of the coldest winters in 50 years, which is enough of a threat to make me want to start hibernating for real. Below, fur done in the most chic manner - Ashley Olsen, Karmen Pedaru (love you girl!) and miss Olivia Palermo for a touch of uptown class in this downtown mix.

Get yours if you don't have one already:

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Plaid Craze

There's lots happening on the plaid front as of late and i'm really, really into these Tibi trousers. You with me?


Ps happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hey Sunshine

Classic, cool, chic. Beautiful Kendra Spears in Vogue Paris. Two elements i never tire of: Ray-Ban aviators and a timeless military pea coat.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Long Jacket

Where in the past i would reach for my leather jacket like a second skin come fall, its short length has somewhat made it less appealing to me this year. Don't get me wrong, i still see it as a warm, comforting blanket (is that weird?!), but it just is seeing a little bit less sunlight this year, as i've suddenly gotten a keen eye for longer numbers. For some reason, they feel so fresh and new. Certainly, this is a fashion illusion, but i'm happy to be taking my other, usually more neglected, lengthy options out for wear this season.

[tfs, Zara]

Friday, November 16, 2012

Hôtel de Ville

Here i am, in Paris, again. This time posing in front of the world's most beautiful city hall.

Striped top - Joe Fresh
Denim - Zara
Coat - Club Monaco
Shoes - Rag & Bone
Bag - Zara
Scarf - Old Navy
Sunnies - Ray Ban

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Street Prints

I love a good print. Then again, who doesn't when they're worn like this?

[pinterest, whowhatwearblog]

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Coat Check

I love the fall, we all know it and we all love it, yes yes yes. That statement may be redundant, but bear with me, i swear i have a point. Here goes: the between-season coat! Finding the perfect one can prove problematic: getting the right weight of jacket at the right time is almost an art form (hyperbole?). You see, the month of September is too cool to go sans, but too warm to say, reach for your sleeveless fur vest (too early! still too mild! major sweating would ensue!). Come November, your favorite funky fresh Acne denim jacket is probably past its seasonal expiration date, but will you be comfortable enough in your unlined and uninsulated leather bomber? Can you just add a tuque and call it a day? Yes, i actually sit there and think of these things. Don't pretend like you don't.

This Club Monaco look and coat below might actually be a great solution to this age-old problemo (no use in undermining it). It looks like it could be worn as early as October and by layering a cozy sweater unerneath, will take you right into December when frigidity begins and you have to actually bust out your Canada Goose or your Moncler, depending on which side of the pond you hail from. Glad we got that figured out.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Darkness

This Mario Sorrenti Italian Vogue story is so inspiring. Nadja Bender, one of my favorite new models - she's amazing - looks every bit the gothic glamazon she's embodying. The dark and gloomy images are making me want to dress all in black, all the time.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Look Ma, No Sleeves!

By night, another look from the city of love. Casual, but elevated thanks to some classic pumps and a comfy silk scarf. I apologize for the red eye, but there truly is nothing i can do about it.

Hope you guys have a nice weekend! After all the crap that has happened in the Tri-State area, we are finally in store for some nice days ahead.

Striped top - Zara
(P)leather pants - Tripp NYC
Pumps - Guess?
Sleeveless coat - Alexander Wang
Bag - Bottega Veneta
Scarf - gift

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Mega Babe

Of course, you ALL know that i am beyond obsessed with Kate Moss and this image is so g o r g e o u s! The eye makeup is nothing short of perfection, while the sultry lip makes it even sexier. And those cheekbones!

By the way, if you aren't yet following my Kate Moss look book, there is no time like the present.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Quilted Leather

Quilted leather: i'm obsessed. It's such a fresh take on the quintessential leather jacket and i'm dying to get my hands on one. This new detail definitely justifies the purchase, me thinks. Right?!?


Get your quilted leather jacket:

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Riding the Train

Going out to a casual dinner in Paris, the mercury had seriously dropped by that point and i decided that i wanted to favor cozy over crazy -- so instead of reaching for the usual stilettos, i opted for my decades-old trusty Chuck Taylors and didn't look back. I then proceeded to force my husband to "subtly" take my picture in a crowded rush hour Parisian metro car. You're welcome!

Pea coat - H&M
Cashmere knit - Ralph Lauren (stolen borrowed from the hub)
(P)leather pants - Tripp NYC
Scarf - Old Navy (very old, but similar here)
Beanie - Off the street in Paris
Shoes - Converse
Bag - Bottega Veneta

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Model Style

Kasia Struss' off duty style is one of my all time favorites. She keeps it simple while adding elements that elevate her looks to another level and her fashion month appearances are seriously exemplary instances. Flawless.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Lady in Red

It's always a bold choice to wear such a strong color like red and sometimes the mood just strikes me. I even had a hankering to double down on the hue and pair my bright blazer with a powerful lip (MAC's Lady Danger). Worn on a night out in Paris - the reunion with my old roommates, to be precise. Would it be weird to say that wearing red almost felt like it made my evening more conducive to a fun time?

Silk blouse - Joe Fresh
Red linen blazer - Ralph Lauren
Sleeveless coat - Alexander Wang
Denim - Zara
Shoes - Zara
Bag - Bottega Veneta

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