Here's a revelation: fashion is fun. No, really! When you take things too seriously it's just such a drag... and frankly, no one wants to be that asshole. So in that spirit, i occasionally partake in an amusing game of proportion play. Exhibit A: bermuda length cutoffs, an extra long long suede tank and a short jacket with sharp shoulders. See? Fun, fun, fun!
Suede tank - Bally men's
Cutoffs - J Brand diy
Jacket - Helmut Lang (similar)
Shoes - Whistles
Necklace - Vintage from my mom
Ring - Saint Laurent
If you're not already familiar with the label, allow me to introduce you to the pretty rad M0851 leather goods brand. I've personally known about them for quite a long time, as they hail from my hometown of Montreal. Naturally, I am always on board with supporting a name from my motherland, especially when what they do is entirely within my wheelhouse. Their aesthetic is refined, the quality stupendous and their pieces classic, timeless, versatile, superluxe without being precious. Lucky for us on this side of the border, they have a store in NYC's SoHo neighborhood (a stunning one at that) and i was there last week with my pal Lisa to celebrate the launch of their fall collection.
I fell hard for these sleek leather envelope clutches, and it took me everything I had not to leave the store with one.
They have the most stunning collection of softer-than-soft scarves. Again, they were hard to resist.
Truth be told, i wasn't going to do a blog post about it but i was re-smitten and felt like it was parallel to my point of view. And in the spirit of full disclosure, this is not a promoted or sponsored post, i am simply genuinely enthusiastic about the brand. If you're ever in SoHo, check out their store - 415 West Broadway.
Don't get me wrong, I've got fall on the brain, but when the sun is shining like it is today, it makes me feel like summer is still lurking. A few weeks ago it was still warm enough to wear this barely-there crochet top and shorts. And who doesn't love to make their bra their pop of color?
There are a number of reasons for why fall inevitably rises as my favorite season year after year. To name a few: cozy sweaters, layering, luxe and plush materials, big bowls of pasta paired with red wine, apple picking, halloween, stunning changing foliage, hot whiskeys, that crisp smell in the air, burning fireplaces, thanksgiving, the list goes on... It kind of has this magical quality that makes me extra giddy. I'm sure a lot of you also share this sentiment -- perhaps it can be attributed to that exciting back to school renewal feeling we all experienced growing up. The change in temperature is always accompanied by an inexplicable burning desire for sometimes irrational, sometimes completely warranted needs. Case in point: my recent change in lifestyle has meant a significant increase in my use of flat shoes, and therefore decided that this was the year i would invest in an amazing pair of flat-to-mid-sized heeled black boots. I've rallied up some contenders -- thoughts?
With fall's arrival comes a whole new slew of inspirations, moods, hankerings, style cravings and much, much more. With fashion month still in full swing (which, btw, i have not at all been keeping up with, shame on me), we're getting lots of great street fashion moments along with merchandise turnover in our favorite stores. What i'm trying to say is there is no shortage of cool weather inspo and i'm here to provide! Headed upstate this weekend to bask in fall foliage fabness, hope you have a something fun planned too xx