Oscar? Like the Grouch right? Um, not quite. I may be a boy at heart but I do my best to keep my fashion icons from including Sesame Street characters (besides maybe that red fella).
- February 27, 2015
In the winter, I tend to coexist with spiteful mother nature in neutrals (and lots of them). The same old black, brown, creams and cognacs can be a little yawn-inducing, unless they are layered in a new and exciting way.
Thats where a pop of a calm color can come in. In this case, the pop is army green. With years of mixing and matching, true matchy-matchy is back in style. Play up on this trend by coordinating a few of your accessories in the same hue.
- February 25, 2015
Maybe it’s the warmer weather, maybe my style is slowly transforming, but I will have to admit it – girly girl me is loving a sportier look. I love the back and white color combinations (obviously), the use of leather and stripes. I have yet to succumb to New Balances, but a an overall vibe, I can do.
I have started a new challenge for myself and that is to use less heat on my hair. All the highlights, blow drying, straightening and curling can really take it’s toll. So until I start my job in June, I’m going to actively try to use mostly no-heat hair styles. This is really difficult for waves-obsessed me and that my hair is a difficult demon pre-style. Inconsistent wave sand kinks and frizz seem to take over. So you will be seeing plenty of slicked back buns and pony tails and braids in the upcoming months.
- February 23, 2015
I’ve always been a sort of fashion extremist, in some areas more than others. But my bookend styling tendencies really come out in my choices of denim. Leggings or boyfriend jeans, Ink washes or destroyed light wash, high waist or low riding and super skinnies or extreme flares. In the winter, I always get stuck in a skinny jean rut thanks to the less than ideal (read: unbearably cold) conditions. Naturally cold means boots and boots leave skinny jeans as my default.
- February 22, 2015
Faux Leather Polka Dot Dress // Dashed Dot Blouse // Faux Leather Trim Crepe Vest // Sequin Stripe Sweater // Faux Leather Shorts // Pearlized Crystal Statement Necklace // Calf Hair Blocked Belt (only $15!) // Faux Leather Legging (my go-to + only $20!) // Coated Skinny Jeans (only $20!) // Tie Blouse // Snakeskin Bangle // Cheetah Jacquard Sweater // Metallic Lance Pencil Skirt
- February 20, 2015
With the freezing cold in full force, I can’t help but reach for layers, black and over-the-knee style boots almost on repeat. The winter uniform can get a bit redundant, so layering is key to diversify my daily look.
For today’s outfit, I used black to “sandwich” a bit of denim to keep an unexpected edge. Topping off the look with tweed adds much needed texture into the mix.
- February 18, 2015
My style always tiptoes along the lines of feminine style, but there was something about the Seattle streets that just yearns for a sportier look. It gave me a good excuse to sport my leather leggings and slip-on’s (which is the most comfortable combination on the planet). A loose blouse helps offset the the almost provocative nature of a leather legging and add some sophistication to the look.
- February 16, 2015
Sometimes, as a fashion-forward person, I tend to complicate and over think fashion. In pressure to create more and more chic, sleek or covetable looks, the art of simplicities and a single statement can get lost.
Today, I’m revisiting one of my favorite ways to be chic in the winter. It’s a simple formula really, its a neutral + a neutral + a statement jacket + a pattern or texture. I choose black and grey, a plum jacket and a snakeskin texture.
- February 15, 2015
Today, I’m inviting you into my bedroom for a breakfast in bed Valentine’s treat. I’m lucky enough that its almost an unspoken rule that Zachariah makes coffee in the mornings and I get to sip on my coconut-creamed coffee as I wake up and get up to date on emails and notifications. All the while Daisy, our kitty, proceeds to walk all over my planner and computer.
I work at home so naturally I stay in bed, in my pajamas (and being productive) as long as possible. But most pajamas seem to look frumpy, matronly or on the other end of the spectrum, juvenile. But I found these feminine floral ones from PJ Salvage that just seem to hit the mark. Bonus points for it matching my room decor!