Fashion Over Reason: November 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

Merry Merlot

BB Dakota Regan coat, Vans leather high top sneakers, Madewell jeans, Ray-Ban Lennon sunglasses

My existence can predominantly be summed up by me categorizing things in a Like and a Dislike column. Just kidding, but I do find myself doing that quite a bit. And, in occasional fun twists of fate, I pleasantly surprise myself by having to remove things from the Dislikes and placing them into the Likes. I know, deep stuff.

My comrades, you are luckily witnessing one of those instances. Allow me to elaborate: as you're aware, I tend to stick to the usual tones of black, white, grey, denim, chambray, along with the occasional pop of either metallic (festive!) or red (premier lipstick choice!). Therefore, I did not instantly allow my mind to think that I would be able to pull off such a rich shade of burgundy upon the acquisition of this coat.

The grandpa nature - aka coziness - of the coat was an instant pro, however. While I initially recognized that it was long enough to keep my bottom warm and woolly enough to stave off a big chill, I remained weary of that hue. Was it aubergine? dark cherry? raspberry? And then it hit me like a ton of bricks: it was none of those colors! It was Burgundy! Merlot! Cabernet! Bordeaux! Rhone! I could basically channel all of my favorite red wines while donning what has become the star of this blog post.

That was enough to win me over and now it's one of may favorites to wear. Straight from Dislike to Like, go figure.

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Details:
BB Dakota coat
Madewell jeans
Vans sneakers
Ray-Ban sunglasses
Bottega Veneta bag

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tomboy

Gap denim jacket, Trash & Vaudeville vegan leather pants, Vans leather high top sneakers, Raen Arkin sunglasses

One of my favorite combos to wear is denim and leather. They both have a similar vibe but they somehow balance each other out. This kind of ensemble would work with pretty much any type of footwear, but my tomboyish instincts (and my very casual lifestyle) lead me to pick my trusty Vans.

I've discussed before how living in Brooklyn just makes you want to step up your laid-back game, which is precisely why dressed-up moments are pretty rare the way I'm set up. But my relaxed style is never sloppy, and that is why I can get away with wearing sk8er gurl sneakers on the daily.

In fact, I can't even remember the last time I put on a real pair of high heels. For real. I know, who am I?!

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Details:
Gap denim jacket
Trash & Vaudeville vegan leather pants
Vans sneakers
Raen sunglasses
Bottega Veneta bag

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

A Night at the Ballet

A night at the NYCB, vintage dress and blazer, Free People boots

Totally realize that the quality of these shots is on the very poor side, but I've always said that this blog is about showcasing my real style and not so much planned outfits with overproduced photography.

And this scenario is one of those times where life was happening and I was wearing a cool ensemble that I wanted to capture cause I deemed worthy of sharing with you here on the blog. My hopes are always to inspire your own styles by proving how easy and fun fashion can be, and that requires for me to demonstrate actual genuine style scenes.

Ok so now that I am done justifying the poor quality of these photos, I'm going to give them context: I wore this to go to the ballet a few weeks ago. I felt like dressing up but obviously never the way that is expected. Simple as layering an oversized blazer (preferably vintage) on top of an on-trend 70s dress (again, preferably vintage).

Literally two easy pieces that make for a look that doesn't telegraph plain, but that feels uncomplicated and appropriate. Because that's how one should feel when seeing Swan Lake at Lincoln Center.

A night at the NYCB, vintage dress and blazer, Bottega Veneta crossbody bag
Details:
Vintage blazer and dress
Bottega Veneta bag
Free People boots

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

T-Shirt Weather

ASOS jeans, Reebok Classic sneakers, Kaylee Cho tee, Bottega Veneta crossbody bag

The weather in New York has been uncharacteristically warm for this time of year and while I know that it's probably the consequence of something bigger like, cough global warming cough, I'm kind of (reluctantly) embracing it with open arms.

You see, I despise being cold. I would rather, one thousand percent, be sweating my balls off than be shivering to my bones. I fully understand the appeal of year-round warm weather. And while I do find that there is true magic in the season change, the luster never lasts very long.

In the meantime, I'll just keep wearing my t-shirts outdoors for as long as Mother Nature will permit. But first sign of winter and I'll be bundled up from my head to my toes.

ASOS jeans, Reebok Classic sneakers, Kaylee Cho tee, Bottega Veneta crossbody bag
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ASOS jeans
Kaylee Cho tee
Reebok Classics sneakers
Bottega Veneta bag
MAC lipstick in Lady Danger

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Brooklyn Dweller

Vintage Levi's 501 jeans, Adidas Stan Smith, striped shirt, ASOS quilted leather jeacket, Whipping Post leather tote, Brooklyn New York

There's something about living in Brooklyn that makes you averse to dressing fancy, but ignites in you the desire to step up your casual game. Seriously, though, what's the use in getting all gussied up and uncomfortable when you can just feel relaxed in cozy standout pieces.

Which is essentially perfect for me because deep down, to my corest of cores, I am truly, genuinely, unequivocally a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl. These days, that means stripes (always), vintage 501s (the most comfy), Stan Smiths (classic) and, last but ever so not least, the pièce de résistance, a staple leather moto jacket.

On any given day, you can spot me gallivanting about the streets of the best of all boroughs in some kind of iteration of this getup.

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Details:
Levi's jeans
Old Zara striped shirt
ASOS leather jacket
Adidas sneakers
Whipping Post leather tote

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