The blizzard is coming! The blizzard is coming! As the New York City area hunkers down, anticipating the worst for the next few days, I’ll be reminiscing about warm, sunny days, and the spring sunshine that will inevitably come. Great fashion accessories can truly lighten up and brighten the mood, and I’ve got a handful of my favorites, old and new, featured in this look.
January 12, 2015
It seems that from this point until about mid-March, you may not see my personal style without a jacket and/or cold weather accessory in the shot, with a sprinkling of precipitation for extra measure! Lots of warm, wool layers are a must, with thick, nubby socks crammed into boots and as many long sleeves as I can wear without looking too bulky on top. My best friend got me this sweater for Christmas, and it is just absolutely perfect in every way; I’m one of the most difficult people to shop for, and she pretty much nails it every time! She anticipated that I would fancy it up with accessories, so Jamie, this one’s for you!
I’m feeling like dressing a bit more paired down for 2015, revisiting some classic silhouettes anew, like this 8-lace Dr. Martens and a vintage (from 1992) Louis Vuitton Epi Noe Bowler Bag, which came into popularity right around the time the aforementioned “Docs” were on the rise — could two styles ever be so different? In the 1990s, pairing these together wouldn’t have worked, but today, the mixing of styles, decades, and high and low brans is au curant as it will ever be. My jacket harks back to another time as well, 2002, and can’t believe I’ve had it with me through all of my apartment moves and style changes; classic pieces have the potential to take the style lead and see you through life’s changes.
In This Look:
Felt Heather Grey Wide-Brimmed Hat (c/o Century 21)
Robin’s Jeans Black Jeans (c/o the brand)
Joan Vass Studio Heather Grey Wool Sweater (gift)
Banana Republic Waxed Jacket (no longer available)
Dr. Martens Classic 8-Lace Boot (c/o the brand)
Louis Vuitton Epi Noe Speedy 25 Bag via Shopbop (c/o the retailer)
Firmoo Eyeglasses #F043 (c/o the retailer)
Studded Tech Gloves (gift)
Sorrelli Ring and Earrings (c/o the brand)
December 9, 2011
Banana Republic came up with a super idea: let’s have the media pick out a BR dress, any BR dress, and to shop the store all to THEMSELVES. Then, they wear said dress(es) to a New Year’s Eve advanced screening. Count me in!at 830am, save for a few employees, I was the sole person in the beautiful Banana Republic location, and after a few tries (see above), I landed on my pick, the BR Monogram Silk Pleated Dress in black, $138 (was $198).
The party before the screening was a party-favored affair, with New Year’s beads, tiaras, noisemakers, and more. I don’t want to give away too many New Year’s Eve spoilers, but even MORE stars are in the film than anticipated (Yeardley Smith, Alyssa Milano, Cary Elwes). My favorites of the film? Seth Meyers and SJP, naturally! Have a great weekend, and here’s to kicking off the holiday season with feel-good movies and fab party dresses!