Friday, May 31, 2013

It's Friday I'm In Love

H&M tee, Free People maxi top, Vintage shorts, Natalie & Dylana Suarez x Modern Vice boots, Vanessa Mooney necklaces, Stance socks, Stela 9 bag 

Hip hip hooray. It's FRIDAAAAAYYY. Once again! Ha. How much does a working girl love her weekends? Too freaking much. A funky to outfit to start Friday off on a kitschy sort of foot. Sometimes it baffles me how I get dressed in the morning. I like the assurance that comes with a well thought out, planned outfit. But sometimes by the time I put the head-to-toe look on, I'm already bored of it because I've already thought about it to much. Boo to planning your outfit in advance and cheers to throwing on something cheeky a few minutes before heading out the door. You might find that you really dig what you put together, and because of the time limit, it may be something you've never tried before. Ooooh excitement. Changing things up a bit without even really trying! 

This day was such a day. A muggy day leaning towards summer, yet it still didn't feel right to be too exposed. First went on the shorts. And then the stripes. Always chic, but boring all by itself. Okay, my lilac Modern Vice Chloe boots. A decadent adornment for my feet. But oh my . . . everyone will be staring at my legs. I don't want to draw too much attention to myself. I'm already tall enough as it is! Okay. Okay. Lots of leg. Arms are exposed. Cover them up. And maybe a little bit of the bum, too. Maxi top it is then! Fully clothes in the back . . . PARTY IN THE FRONT. That's how you do it. Reverse it on everyone and see if anyone notices. And floral printed socks since I'm already starting to look a little cray, so why stop there. Okay. By the end of this it seems like A LOT of thought was put into this outfit, but really every written out thought process really took place in just under one minute because of a mad rush to get out the door and grab brunch. Can't stop a hungry girl. And when it's the weekend, anything goes.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Felicity Jones

Ever since I randomly watched the movie Albatross on Netflix, I've developed a girl crush on Felicity Jones. Such a babe! And I love this shoot she did for biannual magazine So It Goes. Digging the film grain and black hats! This British girl is giving off the super cool Frenchie vibes here! Photographed by Eliot Lee Hazel

**Pictures from Fashion Gone Rogue

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Hamptons

Just wanted to get at you all with some fun snapshots from East Hampton this past Memorial Day weekend. Not even the verging on sucky weather could stop us from going around town and taking in the spectacularly lush and green landscapes, charming colonial style homes and ocean views. The shingle style houses with their rustic weather-beaten appearance looked so inviting. I wanted to take a peak into every window. Only in books have I seen such pretty fenced off acres of land! The sweet life really does exist!

So much open space, rolling hills, and hidden dirt paths that lead you in and out of mystical feeling forests that you just want to get lost in for days. You can always be sure to find vibrant pops of colors around the town, from a sweet beach cruiser sitting by a tree and an old school town car chilling on the side of the road to the door of a cottage house that looks like it holds tons of warm baked goodies inside. I could easily imagine what the town looked liked centuries ago when the first English colonists settled here in the mid-1600s. East Hamptons was actually the very first English settlement in all of New York. Even back then, the Hamptons was sort of a playground for the wealthy. Not that anything has changed today. haha. I have never seen so many chinos, boat shoes, cable knits, polo tees and pastels in one place before. Nautical to the max. But I definitely was digging it. My crew and I sort of stuck out like a sore thumb in our mismatching tie dye prints, leather jackets and tattoos. It was quite funny seeing the stares when we first arrived into town and ate at a cute little restaurant on the main street of town. But all in all, I felt like I fit in perfectly with the natural state of things that made up the foundation of the town. Give me sea and blue skies and you know I'm all set.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Summer Heart

Top borrowed from my friend, vintage shorts, Vanessa Mooney necklaces, Natalie & Dylana Suarez x Modern Vice Officer boots, Stela 9 bag

Back from my long weekend in the Hamptons and NYC. It's been a crazy weekend, full of extreme weather, the new The National album, the best of the best food, and lots and lots of dancing. To be completely honest, I wouldn't mind another whole week of it. I just love discovering new places, and I love being in NYC, even if it's just for a weekend at a time. Every time I leave, I always feel like I am leaving something that is moving forward without me. I'll get there soon, I know it. So many posts to catch up on at the moment. It's quite insane. But before I start digging through the pictures from my weekend, I'll leave you with an outfit from last week. Summer dressing is by far my favorite. Give me a billowy blouse and some booty-licious shorts, and I'm a content girl. Because of the freakish weather we had this weekend, I didn't get to bust out any of my bikinis in the Hamptons, but that's okay because by the time I got back into Manhattan for Memorial Day, the weather suddenly switched into summer mode and out crawled my favorite little mini dress. I thoroughly enjoyed what we got to experience of it for the past few days, and another weekend in the Hamptons will come again. But next time it will be real summer.


**Pictures by Cheryl Dunn

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Gimme Shelter

Hudson striped jeans, Chaser Brand tank, Vintage vest, Stela 9 bag, Natalie & Dylana Suarez x Modern Vice Chloe boots, Vanessa Mooney necklaces, Vintage belt

NYC after it rains is always a delight for me. The city just feels and looks crisper. And the buildings gleam in a whole new way. Sparkly. That's a good way to describe it. Everyone starts to roll out of the bookshops and coffee shops to go back to what they were doing before the downpour. It's as if the rain was hardly a disruption at all. Me? I bop around town like I'm freaking Mick Jagger or Jimi Hendrix or something. Or at least that's what I was doing on this particular day. I love taking influence from the men of rock and roll, and Mick and Jimi were the two kings of it all. Men with flair, swagger and complete confidence in their own skin. I got a lot of double takes on the streets with my lilac boots and starkly striped jeans. But you know what? I never skipped a beat once. They're just staring because they wish they were wearing stripes, too. haha. Stripes or no stripes. Lilac or no lilac. The hours after a good storm are like a strong cup of coffee. A clean slate and a good jolt to get back to carrying on.

And now, some lyrics from my favorite Rolling Stones song, Gimme Shelter:

Oh, a storm is threat'ning
My very life today
If I don't get some shelter
Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
Ooh, see the fire is sweepin'
Our very street today
Burns like a red coal carpet
Mad bull lost your way
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
Rape, murder!
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away

Off to NYC tonight and then East Hamptons. Not bringing my laptop, but best way to keep up with me until Monday is via Instagram :)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Girl, Brick and Cat

The result of an impromptu shoot I did with my friend Kylee a few weeks back in her beautiful Rittenhouse apartment. This girl don't need anything extra to look pretty for the camera. The exposed brick, her kitty Chloe and the beautiful weather we had that day inspired me to get some fun shots before we lost all light completely.

Today is Wednesday. Let's all do a little mid week dance! Gotta finish packing for East Hamptons tonight, then my friend Steph and I will be off tomorrow night. Gonna be a long weekend of beach chilling and total relaxation.Can't wait for this mini escape :)

** Photos by me

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Color Tribe

Vintage jacket, Dolce Vita top, Free People skirt, Natalie & Dylana Suarez x Modern Vice Vintage Jett Boots, Stela 9 bag, Vanessa Mooney collar and beaded cuff, Karen London necklace and metal cuff

Sunny days call for more leg and more breezy jackets. Been having so much luck in the vintage department lately! Been keeping my eyes peeled for vintage ethnic prints and interesting color combinations. Anything that feels hippie and well-traveled to me is currently my fashion drug of choice. They make mixing patterns more fun than ever!

Been working on putting together a summer playlist. I keep adding to it every day with upbeat, danceable tunes. I'll share soon. Forest Whitaker by Bad Books is definitely on repeat right now. What's on your summer playlist?

** Pictures by Mckenzie Dowler