Fashion Over Reason: July 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Hair Refresher

My hair was starting to look like an old straw broom so i was in dire need to snip a little more than the usual 1 inch. Here is the result of my summer hair refresher, although it's not that much different, it just feels incredibly healthier!

Blonde Bob Vintage Scwhinn Green BicycleOOTD BIke Chaser Top Raven Denim Ralph Lauren Clogs Ray-Ban Aviators
Top - Chaser
Cutoffs - Raven Denim (diy)
Shoes - Ralph Lauren Purple Label
Sunnies - Ray-Ban
Bike - Vintage Scwhinn

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On the Lust List

Right now, at this very point in time, i would like nothing more than to have all of these items in my closet, throw them on and go out to dinner. I simply need those shoes, period.

Lust List Collage Givenvhy Anine Bing Jennifer Zeuner
1. Anthropologie top
2. Ray-Ban sunnies
3. Givenchy Obsedia bag
4. Maison Michel hat
5. Anine Bing jeans
6. Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Horizontal Bar Necklace
7. Low Luv armor knuckle ring
8. Nicholas Kirkwood lace sandals

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Do the Flip

This past week, i stepped out in the look below for a very special evening -- an anniversary with the hubs (we celebrate, like, everything) -- and i thought i looked quite dashing for our summer date. Ever since this Balenciaga collection happened, flippy skirts have been on everyone's mind, including mine, obvi. I'm not one to be known for lusting over flounces, but these types of skirts offer perfect companionship to less feminine tops, say a loosy-goosy tee or tank. Counterintuitive pairings are my forte, after all. But always with a high heel. Wink!

Jason Wu Billie Leather Cutout Snake Print Peep Toe SandalsOOTD Glass Reflection Fashion Over ReasonOOTD H&M Skirt Jason Wu Billie Shoes Bottega Veneta BagFashion Over Reason H&M Skirt Jason Wu Billie Shoes Bottega Veneta Bag
Tank - Rogan for Target (similar)
Flippy skirt - H&M (similar)
Shoes - Jason Wu (similar)
Bag - Bottega Veneta

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

This & That

Went to see the Punk exhibit at the Met in this getup a couple of weeks ago. It's not very punk, but it was perfectly comfortable for an afternoon at the museum. I highly recommend making it out to the exhibition if you find yourself in the nyc area this summer, it was pretty amazing! But hurry cause it ends August 14. xx

Wide Brim Hat Topshop Denim Floral MiniOOTD Rose Gold Ancient Greek Sandals Floral Denim Mini Wide Brim HatGrey Tank Nude Bag Zara Moroccan Vintage NecklaceFashion Over Reason Black & White OOTD
Tank - Rogan for Target
Denim floral mini skirt - H&M
Hat - Topshop
Bag - Zara
Sandals - Ancient Greek Sandals
Necklace - Vintage, from my mom

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pop of Red

My love affair with the color red is turning out to be less brief than anticipated: i remain fully taken with the bright hue and am continuing on this train of thought that when used as a neutral, it feels incredibly fresh.

Frida Gustavsson Model Off Duty Street Style Red MaxiLeandra Medine Man Repeller Josephine Skriver Model Off Duty Street Style Red Blazer
[tfs, thenorthernlight]

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Joan Smalls models Mario Testino's Peruvian-inspired collection for Net-a-Porter's THE EDIT... i meannnnn...gorgeousness incarnate. And to make matters even better for us mere civilians, she looks just as stunning in person. Grrr.

Joan Smalls The Edit Mario Testino ClutchJoan Smalls Net-a-porter Mario Testino Skirt One VintageJoan Smalls Mario Testino One Vintage for MateJoan Smalls Folklore Earrings Vicki Beamon for Mate

Monday, July 22, 2013

White Wash

It's been a few seasons now since the official inauguration of monochromatic looks into the trend world and it's one i particular enjoy wearing. It's so simple, which is how i approach dressing, yet packs such a statement. When it's this hot out, it's pretty organic to gravitate towards light colors, hence this all white look donned for a movie date a couple of weeks ago.

All White Outfit MonochromaticMonochromatic Summer Style White Zebra PrintRogan Top Diy Cutoffs Zara Sandals Bag OOTDDetails:
Top - Rogan for Target
Shorts - No name DIY
Sandals - Zara
Bracelet - Chan Luu
Bag - Zara

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Socialbliss, Bliss, Bliss

A few weeks ago something really fun happened. I became a style ambassador for Socialbliss. The reason i went for it is simple: i love their site, what they're about and what they do. In a nutshell, it's kind of like Pinterest, but solely fashion and with a huge trade marketplace. It's a one-stop-shop for all of your style needs -- inspiration, the ability to buy what you see (or something very similar) and, as genius as it is, the ability to also sell. A ton of bloggers have taken to open their own online shops through their blogs over the past few years, which was a great idea if you wanted to eliminate the middleman. But if your blog doesn't have the kind of cult following that induces the immediate burning desire to have what you have in its readers, the Socialbliss marketplace, is, well, ideal.

Here are my offerings so far... in case you're a size 6 shoe and interested.
Socialbliss Marketplace Fashion Over Reason Shoes Givenchy Garrice Zara
1.Givenchy SOLD | 2. Garrice | 3. & 4. Zara
Buy over here -- cost of shipping is included in the price of the item.

Anyway, it's also just a ton of fun (and might i say addictive) to browse through the ever-inspiring images that inevitably trigger the need for purchasing what you're looking at... proceed with caution!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Green Machine

I always love wearing green because it brings out my eyes, which are also green. It may sound like i'm joking, as i usually would be, but i swear i'm not! Green is truly my color. It also happens to just generally be an excellent pairing to a blonde's complexion and whenever i do wear it, i always think to myself that i should do it more often.

Bally Green Suede Tank Raven Denim Cutoffs
Suede tank - Bally of Switzerland (mens)
Cutoffs - Raven Denim (diy)
Shoes - Zara
Bag - Bottega Veneta

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Summer Dress

With the heat persisting (no complaints here!), this Helmut Lang summer dress would be just perfect. Especially worn with these. It would also make an excellent transition piece for fall...

Get it here.

Helmut Lang Silk Voile summer DressHelmut Lang Silk Voile Dress

Monday, July 15, 2013

The One Piece

The one piece swimsuit. What are you thoughts on it? As someone who is on an eternal quest for the best tan my light skin can possibly harbor, my bikini-wearing beach and pool days are slanted more towards practicality than anything else. However, winds are changing in this camp: how chic are these one piece scenarios? I'm kinda thinking of investing, plus that way you don't have to worry about your jiggly bits!

One Piece Swimwear Beach GlamourousBarbara Palvin Sexi Swimwear Summer

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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Muggy Ain't Got Nothing On Me

Don't know if it's crazy hot where you are, but here on the East Coast it has just been scorching and muggy for the past 2 weeks, which can be problematic when putting together an outfit -- looking fresh, crisp and breezy can prove to be quite the challenge. And then it goes even further: what do you do with your hair? Your makeup? You LIFE?!?! Ok that last part isn't real, but it felt right to say then and there. I am here to solve all your style predicaments: when it's so hot you can barely stand to have anything on your skin, grab a silk tank, a pair of itty bitty loose cotton shorts and pull your hair up in a tight bun. All you need on your face is a few swipes of bronzer. If you want to fake fanciness, rim your lids with kohl and add a few pieces of jewelry that won't cause sweat outbreaks (aka, no bib necklaces). Voilà!

Summer Outfit BreezyOOTD Silk White Tank Pattern ShortsH&M Whistles Zara Ray-Ban Chic Peek
Silk tank - H&M (similar)
Shorts - Vintage (similar)
Gold bangle - Chic Peek (similar)
Ring - Hysteric Co (similar)
Shoes - Whistles (similar)
Bag - Zara (similar)
Sunnies - Ray-Ban
Bronzer - Nars The Multiple in Maldives

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

A Little Bit Boho

Every summer i fancy myself a free spirited boho babe, but i always end up wearing more modern/current pieces. It's not even on purpose: i would feel just as comfortable in a flowing hippie dress as i do in a structured leather top. So count this post as a friendly reminder to myself to buy more items that give off a flower child vibe.

Kate Moss Rock n Roll Saint Laurent HatBoho Leopard Maxi Dress Street Style
[tfs, pinterest]

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Postcards From Skaneateles NY

Remember 2 weeks ago when i was Upstate NewYork for a wedding? I had never heard of this little town and turns out the region was too beautiful and picturesque not to share it just a little bit with you. I know the name Skaneateles looks incredibly confusing, and trust me it's just as unituitive to pronounce as it looks. All together now: skinny-at-less. Weirdness aside, this place is located in the Finger Lakes region and it is nothing short of mind blowing. Living here would feel like you're on vacation every day and lucky for the bride, that's where she grew up. Below are a few snaps from our short time there: on the road, a gorgeous Dinosaur BBQ-catered lakeside rehearsal, hanging out on the pier and my look for the big day. Shouldn't every good wedding reception end with women letting their hair down and leaving carrying their shoes in their hands? I think so. Coincidentally, the lilac maxi Acne dress is also the dress i wore to say I Do. Nothing like versatility!

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