Fashion Over Reason: April 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Business on Top, Party on the Bottom


It's funny how a singular item can make your outfit something completely different. Case in point: before throwing on this sharp schoolboy blazer, I was feeling ultra peace and love in my retro leopard print boots and cropped flares. After slipping into it, I was overcome with an all-work-no-play attitude. Just kidding, there's always time for play.

Speaking of these cropped flares, I decided on the very morning of that day that I was going to chop the hems off these bell bottom-ish jeans to make them ankle length. They were all ripped from dragging on the ground and i was craving something different. What felt stale to me now feels fresh and I've been wearing them almost every day since.

Fashion Over Reason, Williamsburg Brooklyn, cropped flare, JCrew blazer, Zara leopard print boots
Details:
Blazer - J.Crew
Jeans - Gap (DIY)
Boots - Zara
Tote - Whipping Post
Sunnies - Ray-Ban

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Saturday Mood Board

Kicking it in Miami (follow the shenanigans on insta) and of course, all I have on my mind is warmth and the beach. Do I really have to go back to NYC?

Maja Myh blogger babeZimmerman bikinis swimwearZuzanna Bijoch for Harper's Bazaar  Kazakhstan January 2015 white dressAlexa Chung for AG Jeans collection photographed by Angelo Pennetta, the Honey off-the-shoulder denim dressZara white eyelet dresses, spring look bookVanessa Hong in HondurasRe/Dun high ride jeans, Erin WassonJackie Kennedy, 1971 by Peter BeardGisele, 90s, beach babe, bronzed goddessElectric Feathers Spring 2015Adriana LimaLiv Tyler, 90sSummer joy, red nails, bronze glowInto the Gloss & Other Stories, beautyDown Home story in W, April 1999, Kate Moss photographed by Bruce Weber, bikini, 90sDown Home story in W, April 1999, Kate Moss photographed by Bruce Weber, bikini, 90sJosephine Skriver for Porter mag #3 photographed by Chris Colls styled by Maya Zepinic, endless summer straw hatKate Brien for Jean StoriesBeach Inspiration, beach babeEndless summerRoasted tomatoesAlexa Chung for AG Jeans collection photographed by Angelo Pennetta NYC summer style, New Balance sneakersHana Hanalei Reponty photographed by Brydie Mack for WolfcubDown Home W April 1999, Kate Moss photographed by Bruce WeberCranberry smoothie with activated buckwheat, grapes and banana slices.Mykonos resort hotel room, heavenColumbine Smille resort wear, Dress from Totême, sandals made in Positano, bag from Stella McCartneyTwiggy, 60s style fashion icon, pixi mod hair cut
[Wolfcub, Columbine Smille, Studded Hearts, The Haute Pursuit, Majah Wyh, Zara, Into the Gloss, Pinterest, TFS]

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Road Trippin'

Fashion Over Reason, East Village NYC, Springtime

Do you follow me on Insta? Cause you should!

Anyway, the reason I ask is because if you did, you would know that last weekend, my man and I took a road trip to Newport RI for a romantic weekend getaway. Instead of hopping on a choo-choo, we opted to rent a car, and anyone who loves a good road trip knows that the two components that are of crucial importance are: the tunes and the attire.

This is not the time to whip out your college sweats. They might be comfy, but they're ultra dreadful -- you don't want to be one of those people at the rest stop, no sir, no ma'am. My suggestion: your most comfy pair of jeans, a loose top and some easily slipped-on-slipped-off sneakers.

Then just fight your pilot for control of the Pandora.

Ann Taylor short trench, Monki mom jeans, Sandro Anacondas slip-on sneakers, Whipping Post leather tote
Details:
Jacket - Ann Taylor
Jeans - Monki
Shoes - Sandro
Scarf - H&M
Sunglasses - Ray-Ban
Tote - Whipping Post

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Monday, April 20, 2015

When Springtime is Singing

Fashion over reason at Javelina Tex Mex, Mexican tiles, Navajo, Cacti

When the weather outside starts singing to you, all's you want to do is return the favor. And is there anything that feels more in line with springtime than some cool, southwestern navajo vibes?!

Ok so my outfit doesn't exactly telegraph Four Corners, but our Sunday brunch spot was all about it. I'd never had proper Tex-Mex food before and I honestly don't see how anyone could not like this stuff: queso, guac and micheladas. If you're looking for a brunch spot in NYC, I highly recommend Javelina.

And in the meantime, I'll keep smiling back at Mother Nature as she keeps serenading us.

Fashion Over Reason, Mexican southwestern tiles, cacti, OOTD, Zara trench coat, Ann Taylor chambray top, Asos jeans, Adidas Stan Smith, Whipping Post leather tote bagFashion Over Reason, Ray-Ban Lennon sunglasses
Details:
Trench - Zara
Chambray shirt - Ann Taylor
Jeans - Asos
Shoes - Adidas
Tote - Whipping Post

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

A Little Piece of New York City

Fashion Over Reason, Alexander Wang x H&M men's scuba neoprene sweatshirt, Ray-Ban Wayfarers, H&M chunky beanie

What could possibly feel more New York than wearing an Alexander Wang designed sweatshirt atop a roof deck overlooking Manhattan?! I know, not much. While the weather is starting to make the city feel like magic again, I'd love to share one of my personal joys with you that I think is very evocative of these photos. It's one of the greatest feelings on the planet, one that could only be induced by this crazy town: getting out of work on a perfect summer evening, right at golden hour. It might sound trivial, but allow me to explain.

Picture this: the sun is still shining, yet the rays have turned a shade of dark marigold that reflect this incredible golden glow on all of the usually stark skyscrapers. There's a very specific smell in the air, one that can only be described as summer sundown - it's like a leftover aroma of the sun having shined so bright all day, cooking the concrete, mixed in with an ever so delicate warm breeze. I get thirsty for a crisp brew just thinking about it.

As you exit your building, you take a breath, you look around and you see thousands of people rushing to get home, the streets are buzzing, things are moving so fast, yet everything starts to slow down. At that moment, so many things come over you - you're surmounted by a wave of happiness, satisfied about a hard day's work being over, along with this sheer summer joy, and all you can think to yourself is: holy fuck, I live in New York City. It's pretty powerful.

And just like that, it makes all those tough winters completely worth it. It never gets old.

You know, it's the little things.

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Photographed by Yael Steren



Details:
Sweatshirt - Alexander Wang X H&M (mens')
Jeans - Levi's
Boots - Stuart Weitzman
Hat - H&M
Sunnies - Ray-Ban

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