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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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.

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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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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Cold Like the Night

Fashion Over Reason nighttime, brooklyn

I am so happy to say that there actually is no more snow on the ground, but it took time, let me tell you. The nights are still chilly and pea coats are a classic way to make the cold spring nights a little bit warmer. Little trims of fur never hurt either.

Gotta keep covered, especially when it's still so easy to catch a bug.

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Photographed by Ian Rusiana


Coat - J.Crew
Jeans - Monki
Boots - Pour la Victoire
Bag and fur collar - Vintage

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

South Western Flavors (Not Coachella)

fashion over reason in NYC - Nolita - Zara distressed white denim, Vans, Vansgirls, Suno poncho

While everyone and their mother is gallivanting about the California desert preparing to groove to the sweet tunes of their favorite bands, probably wearing some cliché boho getup, feathers strewn in hair, we're still fighting off the chill here in the good ol' Northeast. So here's a look with a poncho as a token of representation to the South Western sartorial flavors that will be saturating your Instagram feeds all weekend.

So, to recap: not Coachella. Only a cheeky wink from afar.

PS shop the look below and get 25% off on Shopbop by entering code SPRING25 - you're welcome!

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Photos by Ian Rusiana


Details:
Jeans - Zara
Poncho - Suno
Sneakers - Vans
Glasses - Ray-Ban

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Gone Are the Skinny Days

Fashion Over Reason, boyfriend mom jeans, turtleneck, Stuart Weitzman booties, West Village NYC

Skinny jeans, my lovers of yore. We had good times, you and I. Boy, were they ever good. You once made me feel avant-garde, rock 'n roll, like Kate Moss, even. But the spark is gone and we've evolved in different ways. You see, I changed, I adapted to the times, I feel alive when I try new things. But you're just you, same, skinny you.

But I'll always like you. I'd love to still be friends. When I'm ready, I'll come calling and I know you'll be there.

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Photographed by Yael Steren


Details:
Turtleneck: Splendid
Jeans - Vintage Wrangler by Refind Denim
Booties - Stuart Weitzman
Choker - BaubleBar

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Leaning on Cold

Fashion Over Reason, transitional weather, JCrew majesty pea coat, Alexander Wang Anouk boots, J Brand Maria Photo Ready jeans, Bailey of Hollywood wide brim hat,Ray-Ban Lennon sunglasses

It appears that what is usually prime time for transitional weather is giving us less heat and just leaning on the cold side of things. But seriously, where are the days where you can finally say to yourself that spring is in the air?!

This time of year - APRIL - is usually joyful for so many reasons, like finally being able to walk outside with an open coat (and probably needing to remove said open coat due to warm afternoon rays), the divine smell in the air, and feeling a breeze that actually feels mild and soft. There has been none of this thus far, friends. And I'm starting to lose hope.

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Details:
Coat - J.Crew
Jeans - J Brand
Boots - Alexander Wang
Hat - Bailey of Hollywood
Bag - Bottega Veneta
Sunglasses - Ray-Ban

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