Fashion Over Reason: 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019

Summer Linen

helene heath, brooklinen, linen robe, linen quilt

We're not huge on AC in our household, which means that our heavy duvet isn't the most welcomed sheet on the bed during the summer. Yet up until this year, we never had the luxury of a lighter blanket to replace it with once the weather warmed up, and most nights between June and September would turn into body temperature battles where the heat never failed to claim victory over the comforter. It habitually ended up in a rejected ball at our feet.

Northeast problems, amiright?

This recurring summertime issue had to be remedied, and I decided that this was going to be the year. A lighter bedspread didn't just feel like it would be more seasonally-appropriate, I also envisioned an aesthetic upgrade in the form of an airier, breezier, all-around better fitting post-solstice bedroom look. Spoiler alert: I wasn't wrong.

I found perfection in this linen quilt by Brooklinen, which sits perfectly above our top sheet, and provides just the right type of blanket coverage one might need when the outdoors heat up. The kicker? Brooklinen also made this impeccably crisp and cozy linen robe that I've been romping around the apartment in nonstop. To be honest, I might even wear it as dress at some point.

Bonus: got a lil perk for you guys too! You can get 10% off your Brooklinen order of over $50 with code helene10. I know their sheets are amazing, but I very strongly recommend this linen quilt and robe.



Photos by Apneet Kaur
*Items gifted by Brooklinen*

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Summer Sun Ready

Warby Parker Felicity Summer Sun Collection Helene Heath

June is here, which means the days are longer, the sunshine is steady, and the official start of summer is right around the corner. Life is good. I like to do a little style reboot at the start of every season by adding a few new pieces (most often secondhand) to my sartorial roster to freshen things up.

And that goes for sunnies, especially for summertime. I've been wearing Warby Parker shades for many years, and working with them to launch their new Summer Sun collection was a total dream. Their new frames are bomb, and I'm wearing here the Felicity Striped Sassafras model. This pair is one of my favorite sunglasses shape of the season — they've got a 90s retro vibe that ironically feels very now.

All this to say that I've got my summer shades sorted... and so does Wally (scroll all the way down, you're welcome).


Photos by Phoebe Cheong

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Details:
Warby Parker Felicity sunglasses
For Days tee
Aritzia skirt
Reebok Classics
Fendi bag

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Layers, Layer, Layers

Layering, transitional weather, style tips, aritzia, dagne dover, wyeth eyewear, vans

I have a soft spot for transitional weather, and that goes for when we're both shedding layers for spring or adding them for fall. In my books, transitional weather is that between-season sweet spot when the temps are not too hot and not too cold.

It's a time of year where the outdoors prove themselves ideal for multiple blankets of clothing that counterintuitively yet seamlessly come together for magic sartorial moments. These pieces can be as heavy or as light as the wearer wishes, depending on where we're at in the calendar year.

During autumn, layering should be all about over-indexing on coziness to keep warm as the mercury plunges, whereas spring should be approached from the opposite mindset: ensuring your clothes will cater to both chilly mornings and midday temperature peaks.

The trick is to go with pieces that are complimentary and compatible. Mixing textures and colors can add some fun dimension to your look, while keeping things monochromatic can make for a super streamlined power 'fit. The opportunities are endless, the climate is yours to conquer, and the fashions are there for the taking.

Layering is king, and by default you are queen!

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Details:
Vintage blazer
Joie turtleneck
Aritzia pants, sweater, and overcoat
Vans sneakers
Wyeth Eyewear sunnies
Dagne Dover bag


Monday, April 1, 2019

FCUK Florals for Spring

french connection floriana dress, jw pei vegan leather bag, levi's mens trucker jacket, westward leaning sunglasses

Here we are, April 1st, and still feeling like it's the middle of February. What gives, Mother Nature? I understand us humans haven't been too kind to you and your beloved planet in the past, well, ever, but there's no need to punish us with a bad April Fool's joke. Waking up to 32F/0C is failing springtime spirit. No thanks!!

In the meantime, I will keep wearing florals for spring, because according to the mercury, it actually feels groundbreaking.

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DETAILS:
French Connection dress
Levis' mens jacket
Rag & Bone boots
JW PEI bag
Westward Leaning sunglasses

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Summoning Spring



When you're tired of the freezing temps and all you want it spring, you can park yourself in front flowers and pretend like it's here. (But keep your hands warm, always.)

On another note, I've been living in these 3x1 green slouchy chinos. They're so incredibly comfy, but also versatile and chic. A future as one of my key transitional pieces awaits them.


Details:
Rag & Bone jacket
3x1 pants
Chloé boots
Gucci bag
Westward Leaning sunnies

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Joie Jumpsuit



If the Beastie Boys were taking new applicants, this would be my audition outfit.

Seriously though, whether irl or on the internet, people are going crazy for this Joie jumpsuit, so I thought I'd pop it on here in case you also wanted to pull the trigger on it. The best part is that it's on major sale.

Get it here!



Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Everlane Denim Drop

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The latest Everlane release, aka Denim Drop, is nothing short of fire. They made a set of straight leg/cropped jacket in two bomb colors, this rusty red and a light dusty rose. The pieces fit like a glove, plus their denim is affordable and as clean and ethical as can be.

Coming real soon!


Photographed by @whoisapneet

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Denim 2-piece by Everlane
Boots by LOQ
Bag by Dagne Dover