Fashion Over Reason: February 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016

The Sweater Dress

J.Crew coat, Free People sweater dress, Modern Vintage boots, vintage fur hat, Bottega Veneta bag

One of my favorite things to wear in life is a good sweater dress. They're so cozy and easy to throw on, all while being chic enough in that nonchalant kind of way. Know what I mean? It's like, no one could ever look bad in one of these. It's basically one of those pieces that will guarantee to raise your cool factor.

Anyway. As you know, I'm also a big fan of playing with proportions, so pairing my dress with over-the-knee boots to look kind of like tights was a bit of a no-brainer for this look. I was also totally inspired by a 70s vintage-y vibe, so I was feeling pretty on point with my ensemble. The vintage fur hat (courtesy of my grandad!) was like a cherry atop the sundae.

All for a super bomb boozy lunch date with my man.

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Details:
Free People dress
J.Crew coat
Modern Vintage boots
Vintage fur hat
Bottega Veneta bag

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Weekend Rendezvous

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When you live in Brooklyn, there's kind of an unwritten rule/unspoken understanding among us outer-borough dwellers that going into Manhattan (or "the city", as we say) on weekends is pretty much off the table in any way, shape or form. The general consensus is that it's really annoying. Unless you have a brunch, an appointment or are just into torturing yourself taking the subway, people just tend to lay low in their respective I-never-need-to-actually-leave-my-neighborhood section located across the East River.

Behold! I broke the don't ask don't tell commandment that unifies the denizens of Brooklyn. And I liked it.

It was one of those great leisurely Sundays where my hubby and I met some friends for food, walked around some of our most beloved NYC streets and stopped into a few of our favorite stores for a little shopping. Random days like that just remind you that sometimes, you really ought to break the rules more often, no matter how unofficial they are.

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Details:
BB Dakota coat
Céline bag
Vintage fur
Free People boots
Ray-Ban sunnies

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Short Hair Don't Care

Fashion Over Reason at home, heleneisfor, Need Supply, Levi's, Free People x Jeffrey Campbell

This is a lost series I just came across, but even though my hair seems a lot shorter than it is now, these photos were actually taken less than a year ago. Which seems kind of crazy cause my current length feels so long right now compared to this. But I digress.

While these photos were taken months ago, they convey a feeling that we can all relate to at this very time of year: when winter has gone on for too long and the chill is still real, but we just want to wear spring clothes and stop being cooped up inside. It's when all we can dream of are palm trees and California. Thoughts of gallivanting about the bleary streets during a sweetly warm day at sunset on our way to grab cocktails.

Le sigh.

Lusting for an escape from winter is what these shots encapsulate. Let's move south. Who's with me?!

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Details:
Need Supply top
Vintage Levi's 501
Jeffrey Campbell x Free People slides


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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Winter Beach

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I'm not much of a beach person. I attribute that to the fact that I am from the Great White North, aka a place where there aren't really any beaches. The ones we do have and that I frequented growing up were far from the dreamy white sand beaches that lead to crystal clear aqua blue waves that crash onto them. Our beaches were super grainy with dark sand pouring into dark lake water that harbored extremely creepy critters. You know, the kind that never really gets warm.

That said, when I do happen to get to the ocean (like, the real ocean, with salt water and everything), there is something quite magical and serene about the whole setting, especially in the winter time. Hard to believe, but there is hardly anyone around the beach when it's cold (har har), which is part of the appeal. It looks so distant and uninviting, yet so peaceful and poetic all at once.

We were on the Jersey Shore this past weekend for a family affair and the waterfront was beckoning us.

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Details:
Reformation jumpsuit
Vintage coat
Free People boots
Ray-Ban sunglasses

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

View From the Top (Of Mount Royal)

BLK DNM leather bomber jacket, ASOS denim, Free People boots, J.Crew turtleneck, Ray-Ban Sunglasses

It was truly astounding that there was no snow whatsoever when we were in Montreal around the holidays. It wasn't warm per say, but the cold was definitely tolerable in this getup.

Of course, had to take my man around for a spin to see the best of what the city has to offer. While he's been to my hometown a bunch of times, we're always usually so busy seeing friends and family that we never actually take time to take in the sights. Had to show him how beautiful the city is and brought him to the very top of the mountain for an ensemble view of what lies below.

And then he took a some photos of my ensemble, ha.

PS i know these are kind of redundant, but I liked all of them, so I take full responsibility for the multiplicity.

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J.Crew turtleneck
ASOS jeans
Free People boots
Ray-Ban Sunglasses

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