August 3, 2015

Denim Truth or Dare

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As adventurous as I am with fashion when it comes to denim, I can be very stuck in my ways. I could say it's simply because I know what I like but I think it also has a bit to do with my comfort zone. This might sound a bit crazy but I'm much more comfortable with really fashion forward and trendy denim than I am with the classics.

The skinny jean came into our lives and I was almost automatically in an exclusive relationship. Enter the boyfriend jean popped up and boom, love at first sight. Then the high waisted mom jean, now flared. I'm so in! But, show me a classic dark denim style and I'm all, no thanks. 

When Target dared me to take a few pairs of jeans for a test run, my "norm" and something outside of my comfort zone. I decided that that a pair of white (cream really…) jeans would fit perfectly into what I usually gravitate toward and a classic pair would be something I'd need a dare to try.

My Denim Truth!

I chose similar shapes – slim fit skinnies but how could I make them both work for me? All white is all me and so the was a natural fit. I love the stretchy light weight denim. A flowy peasant top is so easy and summery. For the classic dark denim I decided to lean into the classic vibe even more with a stripped button down but what made it me is that both jeans are rolled into my favorite cropped length and the stripped shirt is oversized and relaxed.

My dare for myself might be a bit in reverse since I like living on the edge a bit but I dare you guys to try on a pair of jeans that you wouldn't normally try – which kind will you dare to wear?

My Denim Dare...

Photos by Lydia Hudgens

Currently Coveting

July 29, 2015

Dear Rivington

Today was one of those wonderfully New York days where you are transported into different worlds all within our 13 mile island. The day began with a swim and followed by a stop into the office for meetings. I took an extra minute to stare out of my window and allow myself to be sucked into to the magic of the city. A perk to working in the Empire State building, no doubt.

It was a really productive day where conceptualizing ideas for campaigns, events and partnerships felt like I'm doing exactly what I'm meant to be doing. I pop out for drinks with some new friends and on my way come across this incredible store on Great Jones Street. 

Dear Rivington is a visual representation of what I always imagined my life to be like. It's smart, well traveled, stylish, minimal, untraditionally feminine in a corky time traveler sense, open, beautiful and welcoming. I was in awe.

So I walked around the store, touching things, exploring and the shop owner walked up to me. I sort of braced myself for a snooty attitude and an exasperated "can I help you?" but, instead was met with a very friendly yet reserved hello. I told him I was overwhelmed by the utter cool of the store and asked if I could take pictures. He said of course and let me have my little girl in momma's closet moment. Touching everything, trying things on and snapping photo after photo.

Just when I thought it couldn't get any better, his beautiful doggy comes out and walks right up to me for some love. Ahh! The store is filled with Commes des Garcons esque designers, private label Dear Rivington pieces and lots of vintage. There are many plus friendly options including my one true love, sack dresses, oversized sweaters, coats etc.

I wrapped up my day with a little Rose' with my friends at DNA, great conversations about design, architecture, branding, PR, relationships, art, business, personal motivation. Incredible. What a day!

Photos by me::iPhone

July 27, 2015

Water Color Florals

midi skirt
Funny...when you need a cab, you can never find one.

midi skirt
 Top c/o Lafayette 148 (similar here) | Skirt c/o ASOS Curve (available here)
Bag, Dolce Gabbana (similar here, here and here) | Earrings, Bauble Bar | Shoes, Stuart Weitzman goes to size 12! (similar here)

I floated back into the ladylike space for the day. Honestly for no other reason than that my earrings prompted this outfit. The usual running around, working, grabbing lunch, stopped for pictures, nails, more work. In other news water colors have found a little corner of my heart, I like orangey lipstick with pinky outfits and and I've been sporting this chignon for an entire week with no end in sight.

pink purse

bauble bar, midi skirt, floral

summer hair styles
Photos by Lydia Hudgens