Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sketched

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I've been following the incredibly talented, Katie Rodgers of Paper Fashion, work for years, so to have her sketch me for the #AmexFashion fashion sketch series, was such an incredible honor. The sketch came from the outfit in this post and you can see the rest of the series posted throughout the week here. 

Check out more sketches by @paperfashion this week by following @AmericanExpress

Thank you to American Express for sponsoring this post.

Philly

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Denim: American Eagle 'Sky High Jegging' | Shirt: Current/Elliott | Mules: Vince c/o | Hat: Hat Attack | Handbag: Valentino | Watch: Tudor | Nails: Essie Urban Jungle 

I went from not visiting Philly in years, to going two times in the last month. This time around, Keith and I joined American Eagle for the Made in America festival and I have to say, it was such a blast!  We danced our butts off,  ate our way through Philly (what else is new...) and managed to squeeze a little shopping in. Yesterday, we drove back home in less than two hours and once again, I promised myself to visit a little more frequently. It's just so close for such a nice lil' escape.

Photos by Keith Hodne

Friday, August 29, 2014

New Goodies

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 Vintage Chanel Pins: eBay | Striped Shirt: Frank & Eileen | Leather Jacket: Parker c/o (coming soon) | Denim Jacket: Express Handbag: Valentino

1. Vintage Chanel pins: I've been wanting some gold vintage Chanel pins for some time now (years!) and although I'd always search for them in vintage shops or on eBay, it wasn't until I saw Queen Bey herself, rocking a bunch on her denim jacket that made me finally take the plunge. If I can't have a booty/hourglass figure like hers, the pins will have to do *sighhhh*.  In the short time that I've owned them, I've worn them on my denim jackets, blazers (either one pin or both) and plan to accessorize my winter coats.

I bought them from this seller, on eBay and after shopping around on a lot of sites/stores, I can say this eBay shop has really great prices. Probably the best I've seen. The items come from Japan, but shipping was surprisingly crazy quick. Tip to keep in mind: it's hard to really tell size online, so make sure you measure to know what you're really getting. First, I ordered the double CC and foolishly, didn't measure it. I was expecting a much larger pin, so learn from my mistakes. I actually don't mind the size at all, but just a heads up!

2. Parker leather jacket: the most buttery soft, navy blue leather jacket, taken up a few notches with the zipper detailing. The jacket will be available for purchase in a few weeks, so I'll keep you guys posted on that. Speaking of Parker, they've recently launched their 'Parker Black' line, which will be a full range of evening wear. Pretty excited about that since they already do dresses so, so well.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Up & Out

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Dress: Helmut Lang | Shoes: Christian Louboutin 'So Kate' (lower heel, budget friendlier version) | Trench: Zara (old) | Lipstick: MAC Red mixed with MAC Ruby Woo | Sunglasses: Celine 'Caty' | Bracelets: Miansai c/o, similar to cuff here,

The older I get, the more I gravitate towards classic items, often with a little city edge. Those are the items that are constantly rotating in my closet and that always make me feel the most confident and put together. Case in point: classic trench, black dress, pointy-toed pumps, your favorite accessories and a bold lip  (I find myself wearing a red lip a lot more in the fall and winter).

Just a little reminder to invest in good quality, closet staples. They're the items that will get you the most bang for your buck!

Photos by Keith Hodne


Monday, August 25, 2014

Crisp & Clean

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4_2e White jumpsuit: Zara (alternative option here & here) | Lace Bra: Similar | Shoes: Herve Leger | Earrings: BHLDN | Clutch: Vintage Chanel | Lipstick: MAC Red + MAC Ruby Woo

Picked up this jumpsuit when I was in Philly two weekends ago and had the chance to wear it to a birthday party over the weekend. The lace detailing in the back was added with a long line bra. I've recently discovered, they're really the perfect little additions to you lingerie drawer!
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A quick little stop-light snap, on our way to the birthday party!
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Photos by Keith Hodne

Friday, August 22, 2014

Graphic

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Skirt: Tibi | Denim Jacket: Express | Booties: Mode Collective c/o | Tee: DKNY x Opening Ceremony | Lipstick: MAC Red x MAC Ruby Woo | Sunglasses: Oliver People's

Woohoo...the weekend is here! Wishing you all a great one!

xo,
Helena

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pattern Mix

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Dress: DKNY | Shoes: Christian Louboutin 'So Kate' | Bag: Vintage Chanel | Lipstick: MAC Ruby Woo mixed with MAC Red (makes it a bit less matte)

I wore this dress to the DKNY MYNY event yesterday and since I knew I'd be running around all day, I paired it with a sleek, comfortable black bootie.  Later on for some evening plans, which also included a cab, I changed into these heels. Initially, I had on my black Jimmy Choo's, but decided to have a little fun with the pattern on pattern mix. Because...why not?

Photos by Keith Hodne