Few Too Many

Wearing: CO225 Overalls (made for me by owner Chance) | Vintage Boots

It's a beautiful Sunday and I'm getting ready to start my week off right (and healthy, for that matter). Seriously, I've had a few too many rainy/sick days... Lot's of new transition-to-Fall outfits to show you guys and ways to get some use out of your favorite summer pieces. I'll also be doing a sunglass haul sometime soon, and a best places to go thrift shopping post too. But first, let's all enjoy a little Sunday Funday. 



My buds over at Juicy Couture featured me in a BAG CHECK post earlier this week - check out the feature below at on their site here. Also, sorry I haven't posted that many outfits this week - I've been pretty sick and just not feeling up to the job... More to come after the weekend I promise!

Far and few between can balance a vibe comprised of one part sweet, one part cool city grunge. But whenever we see Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What we can’t help but think she nails that look every time. We especially love the way she effortlessly totes around our Leather & Chain Shoulder Bag on a cool autumn afternoon in the city. We had no choice but to stop and ask, “What’s in your bag?
1. Givenchy Rottweiler iPhone Case – Rawwwwwrrr!
2. Alexander Wang Trigone Compact Wallet – A birthday present from my boyfriend—love him!
3. Amazonian Clay Mineral Powder Bronzer – This is the ultimate bronzer for a natural-looking glow.
4. Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Plum Noir – Such an amazing color for the fall. I bring it around with me everywhere for quick touch-ups.
5. MAC Lipstick in Peach Blossom – I’ve been wearing this color for over a year now. It is the best… and kinda my best friend.
6. & 7.  Karen Walker Harvest Sunglasses & Karen Walker Crazy Tortoise Sunglasses – Never ever forget sunnies. Ever.
8. Diorshow Blackout Mascara in Kohl Black – I never leave home without it. It’s such a great way to glam up my look, especially if I’ve been running around all day.
9. Leather Shoulder Bag with Chain – I love how versatile this bag is. I see myself carrying it everywhere, all fall.



Wearing: Reformation Romper | Vintage Jacket | Rachel Roy Shoes (c/o) | Opening Ceremony Hat (in stores now) | Commando Tights | Triwa Watch (c/o Blogger's Wardrobe)

Say hello to Reformation in Soho, and to my girl Kamaryn. Ok so, let's discuss a few things - things I can swear by. First, these tights: they're literally what you have always been looking for in a pair of stockings... opaque to a t, spandex like control top, and no-show lining. I swear by them and you won't find a better pair! And now this romper - the LBR (little black romper), a wardrobe must-have in my books. It comes in all different materials and colors and is such an incredible piece to own.. Come check it out on 23 Howard st at the Soho Reformation store and see for yourself!


On Howard St

Wearing: Topshop Sweatshirt - Similar | ASOS Jeans | Rachel Roy Loafers (co) | Juicy Couture Bag (co) 

Ah I'm feeling really sick today, must be seasonal colds.. but either way it's too much to write more on this post or take more pics for the next few days. Hopefully I'll have new outfits for you guys when I'm feeling better soon! How great are these Rachel Roy shoes, I'm actually obsessed to the point where I let them give me blisters on the first wear (and then just wore them again and again). They're perfect for Fall!

photos by On Abbot Kinney


STYLE LAB @Coterie

Wearing: Paige Denim Jacket (gifted) | American Apparel Top | Vintage Pants | Topshop Boots (in stores)

Last week I teamed up with Paige Denim and ENK for a fun collaboration at the Coterie trade show in NYC. Basically the entire trade show was at my disposal a.k.a a dream come true. I pulled pieces from a ton of different boothes to style two models in a live streamed photo shoot. I had so much fun with both the Paige and ENK team (love you Jesse) and thank them so much for a awesome opportunity! I even got to hang with Paige Geller herself, who was even more beautiful and cool than I had already expected!


Hailing Hands

Wearing: Vintage Sweatshirt | ASOS Jeans | Alexander Wang Heels 

Here they are guys, the heels behind the story (this story). How lucky was I to find these babies in a random thrift store at a great price?! And how about this weather! It's still pretty warm, but cooling down a lot, enough to wear a graphic sweatshirt with some trash denim jeans. I love you Fall. 

photos by On Abbot Kinney



Wearing: Reformation Skirt | American Apparel Top | Maje Jacket | Vintage Sunnies - Similar

I'm officially a REF BABE aka part-time employee of The Reformation. For those of you who don't know, Reformation is an environmentally sustainable fashion brand that repurposes vintage and surplus materials to create the most amazing clothing... Each piece is better than the next, and more unique too. I wouldn't steer you wrong here guys, nor would I work for this amazing company if I didn't truly believe in it. I'll be working at the Soho store (on 23 Howard street) every Tues/Fri so definitely come by and shop with me if you get a chance! Also check out the online store for some one-of-a-kind vintage pieces and more ref babes here. Oh and btw, you will definitely be seeing a lot of ref clothing on my blog. 

this Fall...

this Fall...

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So this Fall... I plan on clothing myself in the obvious the repellant and the accessible. Not including leather, which is clearly something I wear all the time (and still will wear but didn't think it needed to be said), I will be wearing the following: overalls in full length (vintage is favored), high neck sweaters a.k.a turtle necks, tarten like prints, statement earrings, oxblood colored things (the new maroon), sweatshirt tee's, printed skater skirts, white after Labor Day (preferably in shoes and patent leather), beanies and floppy hats, varsity/bomber jackets, and brocade pants. Get it, got it, good.

In other news - tomorrow I will taking part in a Style Lab at Coterie (trade show) from 12-2pm. If you're at the show, come by our booth to see the looks I put together sponsored by Paige Denim! It will also be streaming live on Olapic so be sure to tune in.


Major Find

Wearing: Storets Skirt (co) | Vintage Blouse (from Local Clothing) | Jennifer Zeuner Nameplate (co) | Maya Brenner Arrow Necklace (co) 

I have the greatest story for you guys.. ready? For the longest time I really wanted this pair of Alexander Wang Heels (ask any of my friends, they'll tell you it's true). You might have seen them before and may be thinking they are overdone, but I think they are the most perfect pump, both classy and edgy. Anyways, while on an East Village thrifting adventure yesterday I stopped in the most random little store (I had never heard of) just out of curiosity. And guess what? There they were, sitting on the shelf of this consignment shop for only $180! Did I mention these shoes retail for about $600! There was no way these could be my size, what were they even doing here - looking brand new and spiffy. But they were, and they fit perfectly! Now that's what I call major thrifting success, or maybe just fate. I'll wear them in an outfit this week to show you guys just how perfect they are.


Recap 101

After recapping the runways on Style.com last night, I couldn't help but share my favorite with you. 3.1 Phillip Lim has done it again, covering more than a few recognizable trends on the runway in the SS13 collection from NYFW. Graphic tee's (with some New York pride), leopard prints, pattern blocked sweatshirts, plaid and mesh in one pant, trashed denim, florals, mixed prints blouse, and pointed toe cut-out boots. Did I get it all? Hold on to your leopard printed garments kids, because they're hanging in there for Spring (as seen at Céline and Stella McCartney Resort13 and now here in 3.1 Phillip Lim). It's wearability with an attitude this year and I can't wait to see how the fast fashion retailers we know and love present these designer threads at an affordable price. 

New outfit posts coming soon...


Billboards for Brands

I've been deep in thought the past few days... Partly over personal things in my life, and mainly over my blog and the blogging industry. The blogging industry - isn't it crazy we can call it that, an industry? When The New York Times article was published, Who Am I Wearing? Funny You Should Ask, I felt a sense of pride. Look at us, being acknowledged by The Times as major influencers, style beacons, and billboards for brands. I then went on to my daily blog reading and found myself captivated by Leandra's words in her most recent post An Afterthought. In it, the Man Repeller addressed the effect of street style and street style photographers on fashion goers. Do we get dressed for ourselves or the people who are watching us? A question that has always been present, but just recently brought to surface with the evident authority bloggers have on consumers and press. "Street style isn't street-centric anymore, it's a string of calculated outfitting chronicles that every so ofter register somewhat contrived." I like this statement, and hate it because it's mostly true. Reading on to the comment portion of this post, I found something interesting by a girl named Hannah. She commented that it seemed like we were challenging the ideology of "pics or it didn't happen," which is really something that started with the growth of Facebook (in my opinion). I'd like to think this is partly due to something I myself suffer from, FOMO (fear of missing out). But let's call this one FOOMO (fear of others missing out). It's the fear of others missing out on our outfits, our great style, and our potential fame. This is really something we (and I mean I) must get over before it saturates the blogging industry and causes something so organic to become even more of a "business" than it already is. "We love fashion because it provoke an emotion without our knowing, but when you contrive that emotion, the fashion doesn't matter anymore. Being known matters." Let's keep it real guys.  


Playing Photographer

Wearing: Urban Outfitters Romper | Zara Bomber Jacket | Sam Edelman Booties (gifted)

Boy was I happy to be in flat shoes today - these arched babies really needed a rest. It's a funny thing, how my trip to Stockholm not only brought me back to my street style photography roots, but made me really enjoy wearing heels (which is not something I usually did). All throughout fashion week I rocked pointy toe stilettos and high heeled booties, with a smile on my face. Today however, I photographed a few looks for one of my best friends and the most amazing singer I know - Michelle Raitzin. Keep an eye out on this one guys, she's going places.  


New York Fashion Week {day 5}

Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding 

Wearing: Topshop Dungarees | F21 Hat | Cheap Monday Booties (gifted)

Yesterday was one of my favorite days at the tents. I started with the Nanette Lepore show, followed by two interviews, one with Rocco from Fashion News Live and the other with Maybelline. After a well deserved lunch break I found myself back at Lincoln Center decked in Juicy Couture for their awesome outdoor presentation. But, right before that started I checked out one of my favorite brands - Clover Canyon - featuring the most amazing prints I can't wait to get my hands on. Until next time New York Fashion Week, I'm glad to be taking a break from you, for now.

Check out my video Fashion News Live where I briefly chat about the Nanette Lepore show and why bloggers have become major influencers in the fashion industry. I've had the pleasure of knowing Rocco from FNL for over a year now and I have to say, he's pretty damn good at his job. FNL has the most amazing up-close and personal interviews with people from all ends of the fashion industry. Check out more on  www.FashionNewsLive.com.