Fashion Over Reason: August 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Summer Maxi

Fashion Over Reason Luxe dress from MIMO Market Miami, Birkenstocks

Maxi dresses are the bomb dot com. They're one of those pieces that make summer dressing so easy and laid back. And depending on the cut, the print and the material, they all telegraph different vibes. Some are fancy, some way chill and others, like the one I'm wearing in this pic, are absolutely perfect for that mountain feel.

I was kind of going for the hippie vibe: the dress has a criss-cross lace-up in the back - with my round sunnies and my Briks, it was kind of ideal for the Colorado mountains, where I was vacationing a few weeks ago.

I got this dress at my favorite Miami boutique called MIMO Market, located in the Wynwood neighborhood - you know, where all the street art is. I may be a bit partial to the place, as my dear friends run it, but it truly is one of those places where you can always find an amazing piece while taking in the spirit of the neighborhood.

In the meantime, I've been abusing this piece and might have to make my way back to Florida soon to make some new acquisitions!


Fashion Over Reason Luxe dress from MIMO Market Miami, Birkenstocks, Estes Park ColoradoFashion Over Reason Luxe dress from MIMO Market Miami, Birkenstocks
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Lux dress from MIMO Market Miami
Birkenstock sandals
Ray-Ban sunglasses

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Monday, August 24, 2015

JUMP! JUMP!

Fashion Over Reason  Reformation jumpsuit, Nina Ricci satin mules

You guys, who doesn't love a good jumpsuit?! I personally love them beyond words but for some reason I only own one, this exquisite little number by Reformation that I would wear every day if I could. It's as comfy as PJs but wayyyy more chic.

It also works just as great with either heels or sneakers, the latter being my preferred shoe option for everyday estilo. But when the occasion does call for something a little more spruced up, a one-piece pantaloon garment is literally the easiest way to look put together and really stand out from what everyone else is wearing.

So basically, jumpsuits make me wanna, well, jump.

Reformation kimono jumpsuit, Nina Ricci satin slides, suede clutchReformation kimono jumpsuit, Nina Ricci navy satin heels, Madewell suede clutchFashion Over Reason, Reformation jumpsuit, Nina Ricci satin mules, Ray-Ban Lennon sunglasses
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Reformation jupmsuit
Nina Ricci heels
Madewell bag
Ray-Ban sunglasses

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Personal Touch

Urban Outfitters apartment Arrow Side Table, Plum & Bow Batik decorative letter

I'm kind of a homebody (ain't no harm in that!) and therefore lots of my time gets spent thinking about how to make my nest even more comfortable.

Scouring flea markets is one of my favorite things, but I also have some go-to places that I know will add that je ne sais quoi to my space because their selection is not only super rad, but it's also totally unique. To me, a home is all about personal touches.

These two items I recently received from Urban Outfitters fulfill all those cravings. So charming and so on point, I am fully obsessed.

Urban Outfitters apartment Arrow Side Table, Plum & Bow Batik decorative letter, turkish rug runner, succulent, Forver Thine card
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Urban Outfitters Plum & Bow decorative letter
URban Outfitters Arrow side table

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Maison de Morgana

J.Crew summer knit sweater, Maison de Morgana Cleopatra single pyramid necklace

Minimalist jewelry and nothing more is the name of my accessories game, forever and always. Not one for over-piling, nor one for arm parties. Here's my kind of fare, on the daily. This Maison the Morgana necklace fills all of my neck accoutrement cravings.

J.Crew summer knit sweater, Maison de Morgana Cleopatra single pyramid necklace, Catbird horseshoe earrings
J.Crew knit

Catbird horseshoe earringsMaison de Morgana necklace

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Geri G. Give Away!

Geri G. Transceutical Canvas face cream on the We Are Summer Marfa throw

Remember a few weeks back when I talked about makeup routines and introduced you to one of my new favorite cosmetics/skincare brands, Geri G.? Well, I love it so much that I want you guys, my amazing faithful readers to see for yourselves how fantastic it is.

Geri G. Transceutical Canvas cream

I've teamed up with Geri herself - an amazing woman, FIY - to give away F I V E (!!!) of her sublime face lotions, the Transceutical Canvas. It's basically a miracle cream that acts as a primer, moisturizer and night cream all at once. It actually feels so great and light under makeup, I put it on every morning. Oh, and it smells absolutely divine.

Fashion Over Reason + Geri G. give away

The way I'd describe the scent would be a subtle orange blossom, in no way too perfume-y, just enough to feel refreshing and oh so pleasant. The product itself is incredibly gentle on sensitive skin. I've mentioned before how sensitive my skin is and how I break out really easily, so finding skincare lines that my skin can handle can prove to be challenge. This product has smoothed out my complexion and leaves it glowing and hydrated.

Geri G. Transceutical Canvas on Marfa with flowers

I'm so excited to share this product with 5 of you! The give away is open internationally so enter your little heart out below with one click and be on your merry way.

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Geri G. Transceutical Canvas give away, lip gloss creme in peach

Thursday, August 6, 2015

In Bloom

Vintage floral top, vintage leather mini skirt, high-top gladiator sandals, Ray-Ban Lennon sunglasses, suede pouch

You guys certainly know by now that I ain't exactly a print aficionado. However, I sometimes make exceptions, depending on how I'm feeling and what my eye tells me: you may be surprised to learn that I find some prints to, in fact, be quite pleasing.

Take for example the floral top I'm wearing here. There's something intrinsically cool about it. It has a really interesting architectural shape, the blooming pattern has a very oriental feel to it, and it's one of those vintage finds that I've acquired over the years and that I've now had for many moons without tiring of it.

Taking into account all of those factors (shape, feel, fit, vibe, etc), plus the fact that a print this busy still hasn't gotten on my last nerve, as they usually tend to, and you've got a winning garment in my very exclusive book (I kid, I kid, I'm not that exclusive).

Vintage floral top, vintage leather mini skirt, high-top gladiator sandalsVintage floral top, vintage leather mini skirt, high-top gladiator sandals, Ray-Ban Lennon sunglasses, suede pouchVintage floral top, vintage leather mini skirt, high-top gladiator sandals, Ray-Ban Lennon sunglasses, suede pouch
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Vintage top
Vintage leather skirt
Zara gladiators
Ray-Ban Lennon sunglasses

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Monday, August 3, 2015

FOR x Keaton Row - A Requiem for BTS Action

Yumi Kim floral maxi dress in NYC

To close out this super fun behind-the-scenes series, what better than lovely, flirty maxi dresses? This silhouette basically encapsulates the essence of summertime - it's pretty much appropriate for anything when it's hot outside. Everything from the office to errand day to summer BBQ. The possibilities are endless.

Below are three iterations, worn in completely different ways, that showcase the versatility of this kind of piece. It's great for the city, it's amazing in the country, even more so on a beach (anything's better on a beach, natch) and the best part about the maxi dress is that it requires minimal effort and makes you look like you really turned it up.

Seriously, if you don't already have a maxi, do not hesitate any longer. This is your moment.

See more BTS with Keaton Row here, here and here. And of course, don't forget that KR is here for all your style needs.

BTS photo shoot with Keaton RowYumi Kim floral maxi dressMadewell cobalt blue maxi dress, Soludos espadrilles, Valentino red Rockstud clutchMadewell cobalt blue maxi dress, Soludos espadrilles, Valentino red Rockstud clutch

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Yumi Kim floral maxi dress
Zara Gladiator sandals
Vince cross body bag
Madewell cobalt dress
Soludos espadrilles
Valentino red clutch
Ray-Ban sunglasses

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