Fashion Over Reason: March 2013

Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Week in Review

Since today is sunday, i thought i'd share a few snaps recapping the last couple weeks. I'd been wearing my glasses (the actual seeing kind) a lot because i had a little eye problem that needed some TLC, but all is good now and i am back to my much-preferred contact lenses. I've also been obsessed with my new Nike Free Runs. And by obsessed i mean O B S E S S E D. And the plush white fur coat that i recently acquired from my dearest Stephanie! And further down, a few quick little videos from my Vine that show it all in motion.

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Just a quick post to say Happy Easter! Hope everyone is enjoying lots of food and more importantly, chocolate, overdosing on Cadbury Mini Eggs and surrounded by family, whether they drive you nuts or not. I'm lucky enough to have close ones near by and that's where i'll be today!


Saturday, March 30, 2013

Uniform Dressing

The subject of uniform dressing is something i've broached often in the past on this very blog, and to tell you the truth, i could write a whole essay on it. But i will refrain. The one thing i will say though, is the more experimenting you do with trends, the more you realize that, at the end of the day, some of them just aren't "you" and you organically start gravitating toward what feels just right when you put it on. Like one of my all-time favorite style icons Emanuelle Alt -- her daily sartorial efforts are basically different variances on the same theme and she always looks fresh and stunning and more importantly: comfortable in her own skin.


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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Black is the New Black

New Yorkers are infamous for their wardrobe's lack of color. While the past few fashion seasons have maybe prompted some of them to add different pigments or patterns to their roster, surely nothing (not even a kooky fashion trend) will ever take the place of the comforting uniform of every day life. So even though prints, brights and textures are still going strong, i'd like to turn my back to all the hoopla for a few moments and go back to the basics. I hereby declare: black is the new black, y'all.


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Feeling Red

Call me weird, but i go through phases of liking the color red. Sometimes it really annoys my eye and in other instances, it feels cool, fresh and completely covetable. At the moment, i am of the latter's school of thought. Don't these looks just scream "Wear me! Now!"?!

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013


I was recently thinking to myself that while she was always really sartorially impressive in years past, Giovanna didn't quite do it as much for me anymore. But then i was looking at her recent fashion week looks and surely, maybe because of her exceptional beauty, she still remains quite magnetic in some of her outfit choices, don't you think?

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Monday, March 25, 2013

With Hood

I am in love this entire look from top to bottom (need those Supergas)and vice versa. It's so simple, yet packs such an effortless punch. IN. MY.WHEELHOUSE.


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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Confessions! Plus, Meet Ellie

It's confession time, you guys. All of my life, i have shunned physical activity. I don't really like sports (with the exception of hockey and then again, more in a social and beer-drinking kind of way), i am bored to death at the thought of frequenting a gym (i could have gone on a nice vacation with all the money i spent on unused, expired memberships i have had through the years), spinning classes are what i am expecting to find upon my arrival in hell and frankly, who the hell has ever experienced the "runner's high" anyway??! I meannnnn. Let's just say that i am infamous among my circle for my rejection of fitness.

I never thought in a million years what would happen to me this past summer. I fell in love with -- wait for it.... ZUMBA. That's right. That weird latin-inspired dance aerobics. I'm into it. HARD. You see, i have always loved dancing and secretly wished i had gotten my shit together and been a dancer. Perhaps i was one in a past life? I digress. Zumba is FUN yo and while i'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that i look forward to exercising 3 times a week, i am slowly coming to terms with the fact that, gulp, fitness is now an integral part of my lifestyle. WEIRD.

The reason i'm bringing this up is because i know that while i was not alone in my hatred of working out, i am sure that i am a minority in today's shape-obsessed world, right? So i never once gave an ounce of thought to workout gear because it simply was none of my concern. In fact, the only thought i gave it was something along the lines of cursing those girls wearing their gym gear as regular clothes (seriously, what gives?!). Am i going to become one of those women? Hell no. But now that the winds have changed, i'm finding myself still trying to look cute and decent while breaking a sweat getting down and groovy. Ladies, i think i have found the answer to my conundrum. If, like me, you're not into run-of-the-mill workout garb, i'd like to introduce you to ELLIE. A fitness clothing brand that makes stuff you'll actually want to wear and that is budget-friendly. Imagine that!

They release a new collection every month and no joke, their stuff is pretty rad. I have this white raglan sleeve top from their february collection that is super lightweight and super comfy. In fact, i think i'm gonna be wearing it with cutoffs come summer. It falls perfectly in that effortless way and actually hits the sporty trend nail right on the head. And i'd like to specify it doesn't look like gym clothes -- i'm not becoming one of those women, remember?

I was really surprised with their leggings because they were much thinner and way more limber than ones i was used to. Turns out it makes them more supple, which means no stretching and drooping during my vigorous dance moves - ha! These babies stay on skin tight and are incredibly conducive to movement. And i love the dark colors.

The best part is that you can become a member and receive 2 pieces per month. For me it was a win-win -- since working out has become a big part of my life, i can never have too much gear because let's face it: who has time to do that much laundry?! Their march all black collection is pretty sleek and chic too. Can't wait to receive those and share with you!

In my workout zeal, i've also come to find that their IS such a thing as cool sports sneakers. So i went ahead and got these Nike Free Runs (if they don't have your size, try here). Who says you have to look sloppy while getting fit?! Not here, no ma'am!


Who needs a brand ambassador when the designer herself is this good at representing the label? In this case, she's taking her bow after her fall 2013 show a few weeks ago in Paris. So chic.

PS Happy first day of spring everyone, i see the light!


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Like Me! [On Facebook]

I'm late on the party wagon, i know. But i've just created the one and only Fashion Over Reason Facebook page! Go ahaead and like it -- i promise it'll be fun.

Models in Fur

Ain't no better way to stay warm while running from one show to the next in frigid temperatures, as the chicest birds of all demonstrate below. Whether real or faux, get your chubby on while winter whittles away ever so slowly.


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Monday, March 18, 2013

One Color Packs a Real Punch

This look is so simple, which is precisely what i love about it. No fuss, no muss, all style.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Le Cheap C'est Chic x Fashion Over Reason

I hereby present you with the second installment of images depicting the Le Cheap C'est Chic x Fashion Over Reason weekend of bons temps roulés (see the first one right here). The second half of Steph's visit was spent wandering about SoHo on Sunday and a delicious lunch around my hood before her Monday departure. Not without a few photographic pit stops though. Hope you guys enjoy the photos!

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