Fashion Over Reason: April 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

Layers and Looseness

Jack by BB Daokta poncho, J Brand jeans Chloé boots

All my fellow East Coasters will understand me when I say that there's no better feeling than the first day of the year when you can go sans coat outdoors. It basically makes you want to shout from the rooftops: "Finally free!!"

Although sometimes you need that extra little layer to help you out... this lightweight poncho being ideal to shield you from the chilly April breeze. It has the perfect amount of looseness and slouch that I love so much, making it bona fide layering perfection.

April's got nothing on me and my poncho.

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Details:
Comme des Garçons striped top
Jack by BB Dakota poncho
J Brand jeans
Chloé boots
Ray-Ban sunglasses
Bottega Veneta bag

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

You Say You Want a Revolution

Fashion Revolution Week Zady organic cotton t-shirt

This past week was Fashion Revolution week, which ended today, Sunday the 24th, to honor the day of the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh. Not only does the fashion industry have really shady ethical practices when it comes to garment production, especially when talking about all of those fast fashion brands loved by most people I know, but it's also the 2nd largest polluter in the world. Again, thank you fast fashion.

Do you ever ask yourself where your clothes come from and who they were made by? Don't feel bad if your answer is no, as most people simply have never thought about it. The good news is, now that the question is on your radar, you can do something to answer it and bonus: it's really easy! It basically boils down to doing the best that you can. For me, that means reading every label and not participating in the fast fashion cycle. It's learning about the issues to be able to make better educated decisions with my purchasing power.

Take this Zady t-shirt, for example. It was made especially for Earth Day with organic cotton sourced from Texas, which was cut and sewn in North Carolina, and finally, embroidered with the words 'vivre en simplicité' in New York City. The embroidery translates to living in simplicity, words to live by. Not only does the tee carry a special message, but it has this super high-quality feel and the best fit ever.

Happy Fashion Revolution Day!

PS You can also head over to The Style Line to read an interview I did on the topic of the fashion industry's issues.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

LA, Baby

Vintage suede jacket, ASOS jeans, Ray-Ban Lennon sunglasses, Free People boots

This being my third post about my March adventures in the City of Angels, the cat's now fully out of the bag: I really, really, like, really dig the west coast. Something about the smell in the air and that ridiculously chill vibe. Or even just for the foliage. Whatever it is that wooed me (explained here, kind of), I've been fully seduced by the sunshine.

So much so that I've shed my regular clichéd New Yorker black monochromatic ensemble for a full boho-inspired lewk. Which actually felt like the most natural thing, go figure. Perhaps more palm trees should be in my future?

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Details:
Vintage jacket from Thriftwares
Vintage white shirt
ASOS jeans
Free People boots
Ray-Ban sundglasses

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

When Spring is Shy

Zady coat, Helmut Lang dress, Chloé boots, Bottega Veneta bag, Trash & Vaudeville pants

I cannot even tell you how annoyed I currently am at the month of April. It didn't start off very promising, with an April Fool's day fit for, well, a fool, and while I'm all too familiar with the 'April showers, May flowers' mantra, there's nothing out there about showers taking the form of snowflakes. Ugh.

No end in sight, yet still I know it's near (May, can you hear me?!).

In considering the fact that April has been under-performing, I feel as though I can take it because the winter that just ended blessed us with utter clemency and I reckon that filing a complaint now to Mother Nature would be akin to reprimanding a recovering sugar addict indulging in a candy bar after completing a CrossFit program. So I'm cutting you a break, oh mighty weather Mother!

Also, springtime being trigger-shy basically means that I get to wear this black Zady coat (which is on sale, btw!) a little while longer. If you're not familiar with this brand, do yourself and the planet a favor and get acquainted. I began a conversation during my ThredUp post from a few weeks ago about my environmentalist tendencies and my desire to move towards conscious consumerism and slow fashion.

If you align with me on these convictions, then I urge you to discover Zady, because their brand values encapsulate everything we should think about when making a purchase, but too often turn a blind eye to.

Stay tuned for more Zady-ness on the blog, I have some of their spring pieces that I can't wait to show you!

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Details:
Coat - Zady (ON SALE! Plus ethical!)
Dress - Helmut Lang
Pants - Trash & Vaudeville
Boots - Chloé
Bag - Bottega Veneta
Vintage necklaces

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