Just what you need on a Friday afternoon: more reasons to online shop. I’m still lusting after this perfect Reformation dress, Madewell shorts, but have yet to pull the trigger. I’m loving chunky espadrille sandals right now and these Splendid pairs have great detailing. I haven’t worn a one-piece swimsuit since I was maybe ten years old, but I absolutely want one for this summer. Lastly, I’ve always been averse to rompers, but I’ve slowly come around to them. I’m still picky, but I usually like them in neutral colors with a but of a tomboy edge. All pics are shop-able, have at it!
Top | Zara
Pants | H&M
Sneakers | Louise Et Cie
As I’ve written before, I am having a bit of a moment with vinyl pants. They’re such a statement piece that they instantly elevate any outfit and they can be dressed up or dressed down to your liking. I only had to see them a few times before I gave in and grabbed a pair for myself. Who am I kidding…I bought them as soon as I found a pair that fit. They’re stretchy, surprisingly comfortable, and even a little bit punk-y. I love them with this cool graphic pair of sneakers and their tight fit is perfect for this oversized shirt I didn’t quite know what to do with. Click the links below to shop similar looks!
Jacket | BlankNYC
Blouse | H&M
Jeans | Current/Elliott (similar)
Sneakers | Rebecca Minkoff
I could probably wear stripes of some sort every day of my life. At the moment, it seems that they’re the pattern I’m always reaching for in stores and in my own closet. This jacket is such a good value for real suede that BlankNYC has made it in five more colors since I bought mine! The majority of the time I wear high-waisted jeans, but I love the moto detailing on this Current/Elliott pair so much that I tolerate their low-rise. I live in these Rebecca Minkoff sneakers, so it’s not their first appearance here and it surely won’t be their last. Shop the links below for similar looks!
Jacket | AllSaints
T-Shirt | Current/Elliott
Skirt | Topshop
Boots | Steven by Steve Madden
My practicality almost got the best of me when I bought these boots, telling me that I would wear them much more if they were black. Then I remembered that most of the items in my closet are neutrals anyway so why not get them in blue, the color I really loved. I was obsessed with this Topshop skirt immediately. Embroidered denim is everywhere at the moment and this skirt is the perfect balance of tough and sweet. It sold out pretty quickly, but click the links below to shop similar looks!
I’m still obsessing over embroidery as much as everyone else is at the moment and this BLANKNYC Moto Jacket is such a cool iteration of the trend. The weather may not reflect it here in NYC yet, but I’m ready for warmer weather and this Reformation linen dress screams summer to me. I’ve written about my love for beaded tassel earrings before and I actually bought these in red while I was writing this post, as Baublebar has a great promotion going on right now. I love the tomboyish 70’s vibe of these Madewell jean shorts and I’m really into graphic tees with a feminist twist right now.
The pieces above are all shop-able, just click the pictures!
Sweater | AllSaints
Pants | Mango
Shoes | Rebecca Minkoff
My wardrobe mostly consists of monochromatic basics. You would assume that this would make shopping a breeze, but it somehow makes it even harder. My favorite basics have special details that set them apart from the hundreds of other pieces just like them. This grey cable-knit sweater is beautiful because of the mismatched patchwork of knits and these white sneakers are special because of their stud-like leather straps. Shop similar unique basic looks below:
Lace-up detailing and embellishments are all over the place right now, but one of my current favorite versions of this trend is pants with lace-up detailing. I’ve seen it on denim and leather pants alike either as a detail on the front panel of the pants, ankle, or even all the way up the leg.
In all honesty, yellow has pretty much always been my least favorite color, never mind the fact that the majority of my wardrobe consists of neutral colors any way. I always thought that it was a hard color to wear and looked best on darker skin tones. I’m discovering that I was wrong – I just hadn’t found my perfect shade of yellow yet. The yellows I like the most are a bit deeper and more of a golden yellow-orange than purely yellow. They’re more mustard-y than lemon-y — I like to think of them as marigold, after the flower of the same name.
The 80’s are coming back in a big way. Us nineties babies have had our time long enough, it’s time to share the spotlight (even though I never get sick of anything nineties related). Did Stranger Things reawaken this 80’s nostalgia? Or maybe it was our love for synths in pop music. The plethora of runway styles inspired by the decade of less is not more are currently trickling down to streetwear. A few reworked trends characteristic of the decade are exaggerated ruffles, strong shoulders, white shoes, sequins, and high-shine fabrics.