Fashion Over Reason: Golden Hour

Monday, November 24, 2014

Golden Hour

Fashion Over Reason, Gap denim jacket

One of the things that I am most certain of in life is that I am far from a morning person. It doesn't matter how much sleep I've had, how good my intentions are or how eager I am to get to my coffee -- waking up has been one of the most painful parts of my day for as long as I can remember. I still manage to rise at a decent hour, but it's not without an immense challenge.

On the contrary, I always get a jolt of energy come sundown. No matter how tired I am, it's almost like a chemical reaction once the daylight winds down and transitions into evening. I don't know what it is about my internal clock, but it's this inexplicable quotidian phenomenon that's occurred since I've been old enough to recall.

So golden hour is literally the time of day when I feel the most energized, and it also happens to provide a very small window of time to capture the most alluring photos thanks to the natural glowing light it provides. There's something about big cities that make the sun seem like it shines even brighter when it's low, almost as though at the end of every street lies a pot of gold that caught fire. Even better when those streets are tree-lined and look like a movie set. That's the thing with New York City, I never cease to marvel at all it has to offer, no matter how insignificant.

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Silk top - COS (similar)
Jacket - Gap
Leather pants - Trash & Vaudeville (similar)
Heels - Jimmy Choo
Bag - Bottega Veneta
Sunnies - Ray-Ban

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Samantha Mariko said...

I love the trees and sunlight in the background! the denim jacket + silver is a nice combination :)

Rin Handika said...

Leather pants and denim jacket looks so gorgeous on you! Nice match dear with your white shirt! <3

Unknown said...

This look is very nice! Love the shoes and your pants look very cool!


Unknown said...

Amazing pics !

Anonymous said...

Great shoes!

Mrs. Franzos said...

Great look, but I love your writing. Way to elevate the usually banal fashion blog to something special. I try to do the same.

Unknown said...

Love your haircut, it's so chic ♥

Unknown said...

Spectacular outfit, that denim jacket just gave it a cool edge, and how fun are you sandals! Great pairing! :) xo~ Lena

Jade | The Jade Aesthetic said...

Perfectly penned as always and some gorgeous photos that really capture how you describe that golden hour!! So kudos to the photog.

I feel you on the morning front; it's like trying to wake the dead when I have to get up every morning. And then I try and get an early night and my mind's racing with deep thoughts about the meaning of life and stuff!? Although right now your effortless coolness is giving meaning to my life. I'm so obsessed with cool tones like blues and silver at the moment and I'm sad that I can only dream of looking this boss in a denim jacket.

Jade | The Jade Aesthetic

Unknown said...

Classic outfit. Just my style. Love how you look!
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Unknown said...

Classic outfit. Just my style! Love how you look!
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Lien Steyaert said...

Happy thanksgiving! The pictures are absolutely stunning, so are your shoes: wow! xo

Unknown said...

Stunning pictures...I'm literally mesmerized by your fierceness. Also, can I have your hair please?? It looks sooo cool I wanna cry. You should wear more leather btw...It suits you incredibly well!

I'm exactly the opposite when it comes to the internal clock. Mine is right on time, which makes it so hard to stay awake past 5pm in winter :D

Jasmin xx

Natalia Bosch said...

Perfect fall outfit. Love it.

Lots of love.