Monday, March 9, 2015

DUPLICATING A DOLL

In the years that I’ve been blogging, I’ve replicated looks from Lauren Conrad, Olivia Palermo and Diane von Furstenberg. But more recently, I’ve been inspired by a somewhat unlikely source.

Barbie.

Yes. The Barbie. And since today is her 56th birthday, I felt it was only fitting to disclose that an outfit I wore last October was inspired by the doll whose style is pretty, well, inspirational. (I mean, have you seen her Instagram page?!)


I was crazy about this look from the first time I saw it and when I slowly started to realize that I had similar pieces in my closet, I went from crazy to downright obsessed. I guess it’s true what they say about inspiration being everywhere. 

Oh, and those ‘Wardrobe Replica’ posts? You can find them here

Thursday, March 5, 2015

WHAT'S ON...: MARCH 2015



Ah, March. The month of Spring Break, four-leaf clovers, and March Madness—although I must admit that the frequent snow days and subsequent bouts of cabin fever are driving me insane, so March Madness currently holds a completely different meaning for me. Fortunately, despite my gripes about the weather, my world consists of more than freezing temperatures and cold weather-induced claustrophobia. For the month of March, this is what’s on my:

BACK: For a while, when it came to shopping, I was feeling pretty…uninspired, but lately I’ve been really into UK brands. Three of my favorites right now are Self Portrait, Solace London and Three Floor—so much so that I’ve recently added pieces from Solace London and Three Floor to my wardrobe.

BEAUTY SHELF: I’m a novice when it comes to cosmetics, but my bank account has been steadily dwindling due to my recent foray into all things beauty. Partly because I’ve been simply replacing some of my favorite products—Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade, L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara, Maybelline FIT Me! Liquid Foundation—and partly because I’ve been indulging in some “Holy Grail” products—NARS Albatross, Benefit The POREfessional, Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray. Unfortunately, I’m still no less inept at applying makeup. Sigh.

BLOG: You know that exciting feeling you get when you have new content ideas to implement? Yeah, I’m totally feeling that right now. Stay tuned.

COMPUTER SCREEN: You know how you can have never met someone but still feel like you know them? That’s how I feel about Channing. I don’t know if it’s because we’re both writers or because we both idolize Olivia Palermo’s wardrobe, but I think she’s cool people—or at least that’s the vibe that I get when I read her blog. And when I’m not reading Channing's New York escapades, I’m on YouTube watching Jennie of BeautybyJJ and trying to up my makeup skills.

FEET: I bought the cutest sandals from Forever 21 the other day and the red Shoedazzle Chelcey pumps, but I’m still debating on whether or not to pull the trigger on the out-of-my-budget cheetah-print Lauren Marinis pumps that I’ve been eyeing for months now.

NIGHTSTAND: Earlier in the week, when it was confirmed that we would be receiving icy weather, I went to Barnes and Noble and picked up some new reading material. Over the last few months, I’ve read The Freelancer’s Bible by Sara Horowitz, Black Business Secrets by Dante Lee, and I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This by Kate White (one of my absolute favorites!), and now I’m looking forward to reading 52 Ways To Live A Kick-Ass Life by Andrea Owen, You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero, and Make Your Own Lunch by Ryan Porter. Do you see a theme here?

SOCIAL CALENDAR: Last week I met a local blogger named Cyd who told me about It’s Her Strut and the Serve and Strut Charity Brunch she’s hosting at the end of the month—and let me tell you, I could not buy my ticket fast enough. I’m so excited for this brunch, and I guess I’m all about combining food and fashion this month because I’m also counting down the days for Design and Dine and the Fashion Stars for A Cause Gala.

TELEVISION: On Mondays, I’ve been watching Vanity Fair Confidential and I can’t get enough of it. I’m also really digging Stacy London’s new show Love, Lust or Run, which I would describe as a condensed version of What Not To Wear.

TO-DO LIST: I. Need. Business. Cards. Since 2010, I’ve used MOO for business cards, but I interested in trying something else. Letterpress, perhaps? I’m also looking into redesigning the site and updating my media kit and portfolio. There are also about 7,392,710 other things I need (and want) to do, but I’m trying to make things manageable and not overwhelm myself because then I’m certain to get absolutely nothing done.

WORK DESK: I created these jars a while back and just revamped a set that is currently sitting on my work area. I’m planning to do a reveal of my home work area so you’ll get a glimpse of Fashion Jars 2.0 in the near future.

Happy Thursday, everyone!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

THE DETAILS

ZARA Pants and Top | SHOE REPUBLIC LA Shoes | BRAHMIN Clutch

When I first spotted these pants at Zara, I knew I had to have them. I tried them on in the dressing room--I always have the hardest time finding pants and jeans that fit the way I want them to--and was stoked because they actually fit. The thing is, I thought that these were just a simple pair of paperbag-waist pants and it wasn't until I got home and tried them on again that I realized that the pants actually have a button in front that completely changed the way the pants look and fit. But it made me like them even more. They're cute, comfortable and different from any other pants in my wardrobe. I just have to remember to pay attention to the details next time.


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

CASUAL

TARGET Jeans | JCP Sweater and Jacket | BRAHMIN Handbag | SHOE REPUBLIC LA Shoes



Tuesday, January 27, 2015