Sunday, November 9, 2014

Wrapped Up

Wearing a blanket outside of the house used to be reserved for days of extreme hangover or tailgating a football game (or a combination of both).

Now, thanks largely in part to Burberry sending some of the fashionable elite monogrammed versions of their latest "blanket poncho". This is especially exciting for those located in areas where the next five months can bring nothing but cold stinging noses and frozen toes until the April/May thaw.

The thought of never removing our blankets is one I can definitely get behind and where fashion really has met function in the coziest way possible. 

From Olivia Palermo to Cara Delevigne, most of the figures whose style I aim to somewhat emulate have been donning this comfy hybrid, meaning my inclination toward buying one of my own is increasing by the day (good marketing, Burberry! If only I could afford your version..)

Instead of taking out some loans to get my own personalized Burberry blanket cape, I have found some more fiscally responsible versions to get wrapped up in.
(Although the DIY possibilities are endless with this, especially with cute festive blankets being sold essentially everywhere, go nuts!)

Urban Outfitters

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Shades of Gray

Of all the ice-breaker questions there are, the one I dread most is "what's your favorite color?" This is because my favorite color is gray and saying that usually doesn't go over well. 

Over the years, I have received responses either dripping with concern, or with the inclination that they now assume I have the personality of a saltine cracker. But gray is both underrated and underutilized in the "favorite color" game. It is a neutral with more variations than black and white, and yet matches with both! 

Because of my deep and undying love for this hue, I hue-talized it from top to bottom of my outfit today for romping around Dublin (oh yeah! I'm in Dublin! More on that later this week!)

Tee: Gap // Jeans: AE // Jacket: Penney's (Dublin) // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff // Shoes: Vintage

Hat: Vince Camuto // Necklace: J.Crew (similar)

Get speaking dialogue....?!?! no?


Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Most Pinteresting Wedding Ever

Long are the days of LC moaning about her Stephen Colletti issues. Aside from the fact that her Instagrams look as though they have been taken in some sort of pink-hued wonderland where everyone wears bows and perfectly winged eyeliner, ever since Lauren Conrad launched The Beauty Department, her beauty-fashion-lifestyle website, she has been a staple on essentially everyone's Pinterest board. 

So, it's only natural that when she tied the knot, no one would be too shocked if Pinterest just crashed. Thankfully, UsWeekly released her photos in full (which I snagged thanks to WhoWhatWear) and here are my favorites!

Swoon away! 



Thursday, September 18, 2014

Oh My Lord (& Taylor) !!

        Last night was the private pre-opening party at the new Lord & Taylor in Albany. It was a great event with shopping, drinks, and delicious snacks (including some out-of-this-world black and white cookies!). A portion of the sale proceeds went to The American Red Cross Northeastern NY Region and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region. 

It's very exciting to have another great shopping destination within the 518, and what a great way to kick off their new location with such great causes! Here are a few snaps of the new location, what I wore, and a gratutitous shot of a hat I will acquire shortly.... enjoy!

A big thank you to Lord & Taylor and Baker PR for inviting me!

Top // Skirt (Old) Similar) // Heels
Clutch // Monogram necklace
Reuniting with the best intern-friends!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Eyes Bigger Than My Closet

Whilst prepping for the inevitable apartment I will one day (soon?) live in, finding small-space ways to fit my large-scale wardrobe has become a favorite pastime of mine. Scouring Pinterest and have become my Netflix (just kidding, I multitask).

In an effort to become even remotely similar to Lauren Conrad, I have attempted to create an interesting way to house my scarves, now that they are once again seasonally appropriate. 

And after 2 hours of organizing in a room that will probably be comparable to my hopeful future apartment, the best I could come up with was to replace my curtains with said scarves and hope for the best.


Am I LC yet!?

Not quite. But here are some of my favorite pins and clever ideas for gals such as myself whose eyes are bigger than their closet. 


Monday, September 15, 2014

Land's End Has More Than Fleece?: An Investigation

SO – already missed a day of this "30 consecutive days of blogging" thing. SUE ME (don't - all you would get out of that is my extensive collection of candles and hair ties).

Today I'm here to make a proclamation and announcement, that after thorough research I have concluded that Land's End has officially had a makeover/rebrand done right!

After seeing a post by Refinery29, that was obviously sponsored by Land's End, speaking to a "new look", I was skeptical – that was until I saw their new site!  Yes, very aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate, but when you actually get into some of their posts, it is very nice. They even have pretty exciting look books (!!!)

Said exciting lookbooks
Land's End

Aside from nerding out over site design, the clothes were even more pleasing! Rather than the typical notion I have when I think of Land's End, fleece half-zips and long johns for skiing (fear not-they still have those), I liked the clothes objectively, not just as an improvement from their stock of years past!

Seeing the clothes has given me a very LOFT/ J.Crew-vibe, and I definitely do not hate it. Will I buy my whole wardrobe here? No. But it's a nice new(ish) place to get basic fall necessities and some pieces that no one will think were purchased at Land's End.

Here are some of my faves:



Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fall Wish List

Pretty much summed up from the title, these are the pieces that hopefully stumble home one night and find themselves in my closet....hopefully within the next few weeks. 

Urban Outfitters
Sole Society


One Teaspoon

What's on your wish list?! What is missing from mine?! Leave a comment and tell me!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Kendall-together Distracting?

Now that NYFW has wrapped, the time of reflection has begun. As I was looking back over all of the coverage of shows, I found myself reacting each time I scrolled through the models and saw Kendall Jenner. This reaction was not wholly positive or negative, I realized that when this sighting occurred, I was distracted by the fact that Kendall was hired for the show.

Now, I understand the move to have Kendall in a show, she is stunningly beautiful, however the potential publicity for the brand is probably a more driving force behind the decision. I'm just curious if it is her or the brand who is getting the attention. (ps. it's her).

This has all just made me wonder if this has been true for all major supermodels in history. I suppose no one has had the crossover like Kendall has, and with the influx of social media (and her well-documented presence on said social media), she had more influence before she became a model, rather than because she became a model had some influence on her blossoming publicity following her catwalk adventures. 

In any event, she had the chance to rock some amazing frocks down the runway this last week, which is reason enough for some photo-based envy. Enjoy!

Diane von Furstenburg
Marc Jacobs

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sporty Spice

The sporty-chic trend has been around for a couple of seasons now, especially since the inception of the now ubiquitous sneaker-wedge silhouette coined by Isabel Marant. Since these sneaks were seemingly worn by every celebrity and blogger in the entire world, the concept of taking the gym to the street became much less taboo and much more chic. 

Most notably, the "jogger pants" trend that has gone from the walls of Planet Fitness to the runway. This exciting development means for those uninterested in indulging the confines of skinny jeans, but want to distance themselves from harem pants, now have a happy medium. 

From the throwback excitement of the varsity jacket (made more exciting with panels of leather) to jerseys made into variably office appropriate shift dresses, this trend is everywhere and for everyone. 

So, although we can't all look like Taylor Swift leaving the gym (is she a witch?!) many brands have taken the sports route in their new collections, there really is no excuse to just wear yoga pants everyday to pass off as "sporty"....(only those ones when you really need to...we've all been there)

Chanel via T Magazine
Even Chanel has gotten on the bandwagon and made tweed-rubber hybrid sneakers.
(Please take a moment and picture Karl Lagerfeld in sneakers)