Thursday, March 26, 2015


Hopefully this is the last post that requires such a strategic bundle. One day it feels just like Spring, the next it's back to being a chilly city. I'm thankful for coats like these, that help me brace the cold while still being able to bare some midriff. . . Crop tops don't begin and end with Spring or Summer, people. 

The truth is, I'll miss wearing this Cheetah Coat that made me feel something like Debbie Harry all season. And, before it's time to totally ditch this last Winter layer, I want to share a dirty little secret with you.

is the best time to get your hands on some Seasonal Staples, like Faux Fur Coats, at price points you really shouldn't miss. I don't typically need a good excuse to search for a good deal; sales, like life are all about timing, patience, and knowing when to strike like quick fire, before you miss.

If you don't take a chance, you don't have a chance. 

So, it's been noted, that an end of season sale,
is always a chance you'll regret turning down.

Monday, March 16, 2015


Real talk: there is a lot going on lately.

I guess growing pains are a real thing, that life does change in an ordinary instant, and that there is no recipe for how-to properly mend or outgrow. I also know, that real life is filled with personal revolutions and forks in the road meant to make you question; who am I, what do I want, better yet. .
where am I going and who
will come along for
the ride?

I am absolute about very few things, but what I know, is that any time life throws all the waves your way, when you're unsure of your footing, and when basically your lemons, turned to lemonade, turned to vodka-lemonade still isn't even working; 

the answer

is to simplify and
find what feels like home. 

Now, when I'm in the middle of it all, when life seems like a roller coaster, 
spend time doing things like;
Putting on red lipstick for effect
Snuggling at home with hot tea and a good read
Writing letters that I never send to all the people who are pissing me off 
Going to yoga as if my life depended on it
about who will make me feel like this
wearing all the denim, all at once. . .
it feels more like a security blanket 
than a dungaree.

Wearing: Urban Outfitters Shirtdress and Jeans, ASOS Jacket and Heels.

Photographed by Spencer Kohn
Makeup by Eric Vosburg

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Destination: SXSW

I wait until the last minute to do everything.

In fact, as I write this post to you, I should probably have one foot out the door, coffee in had, ready to hail the first (green) cab I see.

But instead of checking my lipstick in the mirror before I head out for a day of (last minute) errands, I'm sitting here plotting my next escape from the city, googling weekend getaways, still watching one last episode of (something too embarrassing to mention) on Netflix, contemplating if I should just call it a day and grab some vino.

So, all things considered, I am usually running around before a flight. I've (allegedly) missed a flight before, always wait until the last minute to call a cab to the airport, and forget about packing - what is that?

Having a list of go-to travel essentials, really helps a girl like me keep things together.

In flight must-haves, for me include everything from a current read and a diary to some eye cream that will keep you looking alive even during the longest, earliest, most red-eye flight.

whenever I find myself on the run,
heading west
or this time
I always brace myself for a wild adventure.

Times I'd want to write home about, the space to be free, to let it all out.

Keep up with my trip to SXSW on Instagram and if I'm forgetting to fly with anything let me know?

Nine West - Espadrilles
Urban Outfitters -  Hat
Cosmetic Bag
Laura Mercier - Make Up Palette
Eye Lash Curler
Mario Badescu - Eye Cream
Lancome - Mascara
Brocato - Hair Spray
Vint and York - Sunglasses
Poems by Erin Lynn
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

Monday, March 9, 2015

Sweater (un)Dress

There's a glimpse of Spring the city 
and now 
all I 

How minimal my life will really become when it's time to spring clean; new is new and there's nothing like the sun to shed a little light on your life and expose whatever you've been hiding (from). 

Thinking about all the 
weekend getaways I should finally 
start planning; is Eat, Pray, Love a real option? 
Where do I sign up?

How will I get to the beach? Oh - what will I wear to the beach!? 

Will, after all these years, I finally get caught sneaking onto a secret neighborhood rooftop to sunbathe? 

Does my mom know that I'm planning to get a tattoo and furthermore, will she actually "kill me", if I "try it".

Should Spencer and I really buy a winnebago and take a road trip across America (or to New Orleans, at least)? 

And lastly,
who will be wild enough to keep up with me, will want to watch the sunrise from my fire escape, read books in McCarren? 
will just realize that all this girl wants
is a
burger and fries, a budweiser, some sun, sand, a soundtrack,
maybe even something every girl wants
but is afraid to ask for;
solidarity or
a star in her name - woah,

We might be a long way from mixing up Cucumber Juleps, planning beach trips, or finding Mr. Right


It's never too soon to start planning to peel back the layers. 
start to undress, that sweater dress.

Shop all my favorite Sweater Dresses for the Spring below!

Photographed by Spencer Kohn
Makeup by Eric Vosburg

Friday, March 6, 2015

Loaded Layers

At this point, I don't know how I'd survive without all the layers; seen and unseen.

Believe me, if I could slip into some version of a Snuggie and hit the streets, I would. There's no shortage of bodysuits, turtlenecks, cropped knits, vests, or cocoon coats on me lately. One step further, I feel as though I've just been living under hats for at least two months, with a secret weapon; sunglasses to hide from the shade. 

I don't think it's just the season that makes me want to hibernate and stay close to what really matters. Maybe the winter prompts us to consider what else is worth braving the cold for. 

So far, piling on all the layers, feeling like I'm readying for the arctic tundra every time I turn onto Lorimer, has been worth it for the following (in no particular order);
Time with the family, 
like Sundays at Abba's 
escaping the city to 
on Long Island.
Happy Hour 
with the same old Brooklyn crew,
- 'same old', being something I appreciate most these days; preservation
talking about the
same old shit, spilling secrets, 
keeping each other honest, brave, and grounded;
because, lord knows that this city
will lift you up and tear you d o w n, just to make you realize
that there's no better time than now,
there's no place quite like here.

Coffee and croissants in the morning, buying flowers at the deli for my(own damn)self, burning sage at home, figuring out how to cook a meal for one not two, learning how to do all the heavy lifting; furniture included, but I mean more the other stuff. 

Life lately,
so layered,

Until next time. . .
Wearing: Girls on Film Sweater, ASOS denim, Nine West Boots, Ann Taylor bag, Vint and York Sunglasses, Fifteen Twenty Coat.

Photographed by Spencer Kohn
Makeup by Eric Vosburg

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Getting Ready for My Friday Night

Whenever I buy a brand new pair of shoes, I stop, drop, and roll to get them on my feet immediately. 

I can give you an explicit rundown of all the shoes I own, tell you what my first pair of heels made me feel like, and remember how tough I thought I was the year I strictly wore combat boots.

I have shoes I don't wear, but keep for good measure, others I wear like a second skin. 
my first pair of grey suede Christian Louboutin booties that I bought, for myself, using money from my very first big-girl paycheck after I graduated College. Ask me how I still feel whenever I put these nearly pristine booties on today. Empowered, independent, like a bad-bitch who makes her own money, and makes no apologies.

My borderline, call-for-help, shoe obsession, is entirely my mother's fault.
wouldn't have it any other way. 

As a young girl,
 I quickly realized
the magic
of dressing from the shoe up.

And, for a girl who standardly wears all-black, playing around with my shoes, has always been my secret weapon for a little unexpected edge. A pink shoe? Don't mind if I do. Sneakers one day, platforms like Gene Simmons the next. Also, not to mention, my real modus operandi; my stilettos. 
When it's time,
to get ready for a night out with the girls
go on a hot date with prince charming himself,
my first question is always, "What shoes should I wear?"

I think I've found the perfect answer to all getting-ready-for-a-wild-Friday-night woes.

Check out all my must-haves for a night out!

Heels you can dance all night in, a clutch that fits everything you'll need to stay out until dawn, and some lipstick you just shouldn't be living without.

Wearing: Dolce Vita - Henlie Heels

Photographed by Spencer Kohn
Makeup by Eric Vosburg

Friday, February 20, 2015


A few days ago, Lauren, Stacey, and I hit the streets of Soho running. 

Right at the start of fashion week and decked in our favorite winter-wear thanks to ASOS, it was nice to spend a day-to-be-free with friends, checking out some New Arrivals, with a little time to breathe - maybe have a margarita or few - and catch up without any agenda but to spend some time.

I've got to give it up to my favorite girls for still knowing how to keep it fresh to death all winter long; still braving the season in crop tops, sheer layers, and well, my Canadian Tux. 

Surviving NYFW in the midst of winter seems to be all about the layers, 

or wait
is it about 
our bags?

Like a little flask of whiskey.

does it all end 
keeping the goodness around you, living so fast, laughing so much that you 
don't even feel 
the cold.

Shot by Scott Brasher / Keep up with Scott on Instagram!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

NYFW: Back(pack) it Up

Considering this a chilly city, is a complete understatement. And, the only way to stay warm, sane, and equally fashion-week-ready, is to pile on all the layers, bundle up under outwear that feels more like blankets, and never mind the idea of minimalism; wear all the hats, scarves, and (iPhone friendly) gloves your heart desires. 

Yes, it's true, 
most days 
I'd rather stay home, 
snuggled up with 
a good 
and a 

But, most days, I'm running around, running late, and without a lot of time; content as ever to be hibernating under all the oversized layers, romping around with my backpack, hiding under a hat.
Wearing: BDG Shirtdress, BCBGeneration Sweater, ASOS Coat, Express Scarf, Missguided Boots, Brahmin Bag.

Photos by Lauren

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

NYFW: Winter White >

Winter White may not seem like a great feat, but for this all-black-everything wearing, New Yorker, it is. On the record: the idea of wearing white during Winter being passé, is in itself, so passé.  So, take some notes from J.Lo, hello.

Perfect love affair, prince charming, a Ralph Fiennes to 
chase you down the entire west side of central park;
not included.
Trust me, 
if it all came down to the perfect outfit 
leading you to the perfect
I would let you know.

In the meantime,
I stand by the fact that turtlenecks are sexy and am completely taken by all the winter whites I can snatch. 

And, when getting ready for another day of shows, the main question all revolves around how many layers I can wear at once with a side-dish of how inspired I've already been by looks on the runway. 

White, Black and Leather forever at Rebecca Minkoff. And some more winter neutrals, I'd like to cocoon myself in, spotted at Parkchoonmoo.
Wearing: ASOS Coat and Bag, Missguided Dress and Boots.
Photos by Lauren

Friday, February 13, 2015

New York Fashion Week: Day 1

Some snaps from yesterday at the tents, between running around to shows with Lauren and Stacey. Another season, another chance for high-energy inspiration, long days that turn into very late nights, collections, creativity, conversation, the after-after party.

New York Fashion Week

Want to keep up with the crazy? Don't forget to follow me on Instagram for an up-close-and-personal peek inside my NYFW

Promise you won't judge.
Wearing: Pink Tartan Turtleneck and Coat, Rebecca Minkoff Moto Jacket, ASOS Jeans and Heels, Brahmin Bag.

Photos by Lauren Gould