Friday, September 19, 2014

On the Go

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Blazer: Express c/o | Jeans: Express c/o | Scarf: Zara | Hat: Hat Attack | Boots: Saint Laurent | Tee: Vince | Handbag: Givenchy

Although I love living in Brooklyn and wouldn't want it any other way, it requires some strategic planning when I'm heading into the city for the entire day. Unless I get a ride in with Keith in the morning (he works in Tribeca and normally drives in), I normally take the train in and then am usually on foot for most of the day. As incredible as it is to live in New York, it can be a very "schleppy" lifestyle. No car to throw your stuff into between errands and always carrying around a ton of bags, whether it's purchases for shoots, returns, a change of shoes for some evening plans, etc..

It's dressing for those kind of days that I struggle with the most. Outfits that are stylish, yet comfortable and can also get you from chilly mornings or intensely air-conditioned subway cars to a significantly warmer afternoon. This type of outfit has become a go-to uniform for those kind of days, plus I'm still ready for work meetings that come up. Comfortable jeans, a blazer (recently got this one from Express - love it!) a hat, which is the perfect solution when I'm too lazy to wash my hair. #truth

On a different note, so happy it's Friday! Tomorrow is my best friends engagement party and then we head to Miami on Thursday for her bachelorette party. The level of excitement that I have going on is on another level!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Photos by Keith Hodne

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Over the Knee

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6e Shirt Dress: 10 Crosby Derek Lam | Boots: Balenciaga (similar) | Sweater: J Crew | Hermes Watch via The RealReal | Bracelets: Miansai, Gorjana | Clutch: Clare Vivier (and the new suede version)

Tis the season to bust out my favorite boots. Some of you may recall the original story: I saw Geri Hirsch wearing them at a dinner we attended and after that, stalked them for 5 months on eBay (they were already a few seasons old at that point). Then, the stars aligned and I found them in the middle of the summer for $400!!!! They originally retailed for about four times that price, so yea, it was one of my proudest eBay moments.

I also want to take a moment to talk about my other latest score, a Hermes bracelet/watch that I found on The RealReal. The site has really become one of my favorite places to browse while I'm drinking my coffee in the morning. So much good stuff.

PS: Hair update: my natural base color, which I've been growing out for what seems like forever, was finally long enough to get some natural blonde highlights added in (also got some damaged snipped off). That was my original plan: highlights on top of my natural color, instead of the double process that I was involved in for so long. It's been such a frustrating journey of me feeling 'frumpy & dumpy' the darker my hair got as it grew out, but knowing that it was going to make my hair healthier and easier to maintain, I stuck with it. I feel like I'm finally entering a good place and hoping it will only look better from here on out. This is just a little summery, but I promise to give a complete hair update/story soon since so many of you have been asking. In the meantime, let me know if you guys have any questions. I'll be happy to answer below!

Photos by Keith Hodne

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tiffany T

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When I think of some of the most iconic brands in history, Tiffany & Co is one of the first that comes to mind. Like so many of us, I've been wearing their pieces since I was a teenager and way into my adulthood. They're pieces I'll be wearing forever and passing on to any future children of mine. Now, there are no words to describe how excited I am to have partnered up with Style.com and Tiffany & Co to show their latest collection, Tiffany T. The collection is one of my favorites they've ever done (and that's saying a lot). It's a brilliant mix of urban chic, yet classic. They've also described it as graphic, clean and modern and I could not agree more. Here, I'm mix-matching an assortment of the Tiffany T pieces that range from styles that are a little more delicate, which are perfect for layering to more statement pieces, like these amazing cuffs (I did NOT want to give them back -so incredible). I'll let the images speak for themselves below. The biggest thanks to Style.com and Tiffany & Co for allowing me to be part of this. It was a full circle, dream come true.
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You can find all info on the Tiffany T pieces I'm wearing HERE. Blazer: Helmut Lang also sold here | Leather Skirt: Zara (similar) | Tee: Vince | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Handbag: Gucci | Nails: Essie Urban Jungle 

{All photography by Keith Hodne}


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hello, Fall!

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Cape: Zara (FYI, only sold in one size) | Jeans: Current/Elliott | Knit: J Crew (Similar + 25% off with code 'SHOPFORFALL') Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Handbag: Givenchy | Lipstick: MAC Red x MAC Ruby Woo

It feels like fall and I could not be happier! Now, if only we could hold on to this weather for as long as possible.

On another note, so excited and flattered to be named one of StyleCasters 50 most stylish New Yorkers of 2014.

Photos by Keith Hodne

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Covet

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Hudson Jeans via Covet Fashion| Stackable Rings: Tuleste via Covet Fashion | Top: DKNY | Shoes: Proenza Schouler | Clutch: Clare Vivier

For me, finding a good pair of jeans is always an exciting thing, since they're essentially part of my uniform. You would think I had a ton of pairs, but actually, I have a pretty edited rotation. This ensures I'm only reaching for pairs I love instead of feeling like "eh, these are okay, but let me just wear them..."  I try to avoid any of that.

I found this particular Hudson pair on the Covet Fashion app and it's the motorcycle knees that I love. As I always  say, it's always in the little details. Jazzed up the rest of the look with some fun accessories, including another new Covet find, these stackable rings from Tuleste.

Hope you guys enjoy the rest of your week. It's almost Friday!

xo,
Helena

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hooray for Flats

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Jeans: Current/Elliott 'Stiletto' (new wash - in love) | Jacket: Button Down: Frank & Eileen | Jacket: via The OUTNET | Houndstooth Flats: J Crew  & in a bunch of other great patterns (also available on NET-A-PORTER) | Handbag: Givenchy 

I bet I know what some of you are thinking: "Finally! This chick is wearing flats." I admit, unless I'm walking my dogs, it doesn't happen all that often. I much prefer something with at least an inch or two, but I couldn't pass these up. For one, I'm so into the pointy-toe flat trend that's happening right now and two, I immediately fell for the houndstooth print on these. Extra points for being comfortable right off the bat. I sometimes find that flats give me worse blisters than any of my heels, which is seriously wrong.

On another note, my all time favorite jeans, came out with a new wash. I feel like buying a 2nd pair just to  put away incase these are ever discontinued (like my other, beloved pair).



Photos by Keith Hodne

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Last Days

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Hat:  Hat Attack | Knit: American Eagle | Shorts: American Eagle | Shoes: Vince (also in black here)

I know everyone is probably sharing #NYFW photos right now, but I wanted to share another set of photos from beautiful Philly. I practically lived in this hat the entire weekend to tame my hair from the crazy humidity that was happening. And as you guys see, I wasn't lying about my grey phase. I promise, I'll tone it down a bit.

Have a great week!

Photos by Keith Hodne