Thursday, October 30, 2014

Monochrome

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Sweater: Vince (similar) | Pants: Helmut Lang (in black or white) | Shoes: Jimmy Choo (similar) | Handbag: Gucci 'Stirrup' | Sunglasses: Celine

There's just something I love so much about a head-to-toe monochrome look, especially in a neutral color. Easy, clean and always chic!

Photos by Keith Hodne

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

20 Random things about me

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Hat: Hat Attack | Scarf: ASOS (last year, but similar herehere & here

Hi! Something a little different today. Sharing 20 random facts about me.  Back when I used to work in a typical office environment, when these type of emails would pop up in my inbox, I would get so excited. I did another one of these posts over a year ago, now for round II.

1. Being in my 30's is so much better than I ever thought it would be.

2. I love spicy food. I put sriracha and/or red pepper flakes on just about anything that calls for it.

3. I eat about every two hours. I'm probably the worst version of myself when my blood sugar drops and I'm hungry.

4. My cocktails of choice: Above all, red wine (is that considered a cocktail?). Then, an Old Fashioned or a Manhattan. Booker and Dax has one of my favorites.

5. If I could wear only one nail color for the rest of my life, it would be red.

6. I've never lived in a house, only apartments.

7. I LOVE games. Taboo, scrabble, poker, etc...I love it all and can get slightly competitive. All in good fun!

8. With that being said, I also love casinos. Leave me by the roulette or poker table and I'll come find you in an hour...or two.

9. I'm all about leftovers. Once they're in my fridge, I get excited knowing I have something tasty to look forward to.

10. I have slight claustrophobia. I don't freak out if there's a lot of people in my space, but more if my body is confined or my senses are restricted. I realized just how bad it was when I was getting a facial, a couple of months ago. I couldn't move my hands (they were pressed against my body) and my eyes were covered with a mask. The facialist warned me that she was going to leave the room for five minutes and that I should "relaxxxxxx..." well, instead of relaxing, I completely freaked out and broke out of whatever I was wrapped in. It was then that I realized how bad it was!

11. I'm not the most organized person. If you peaked inside one of my handbags, you would probably find random dollar bills scattered around, five different lipsticks, receipts, a granola bar..etc.

12. I've been wearing contacts for almost fifteen years. Getting the lasix procedure is on my list!

13. For those of you who are into astrology (I am), I'm a Libra (September 28th birthday), with a Taurus rising and a Libra moon. Keith is also a Libra.

14. In movies, I cry more when animals get hurt than people.

15. I eat peanut butter & jelly, whether it's on a cracker or an english muffin, almost every single day.

16. I freak out if my hands or lips are dry.

17. I have a thing for oversized scarves, as per the above photo!

18.  I hate cold water. I prefer either room temperature or if I'm at home, I'll do warm water with lemon, especially first thing in the morning.

19. Sounds weird, but I can't really smile with a fully-opened mouth. It just feels so unnatural when I try!

20. My favorite shows of all time: Six Feet Under, Sex & the City, Felicity, Friends and Nip Tuck.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Crown Heights

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Coat: Vince | Cashmere Sweater: INHABIT c/o | Jeans: Current/Elliott 'Stiletto' | Shoes: Christian Louboutin 'So Kate' | Lipstick: MAC Red x MAC Ruby Woo | Chanel Pin: Vintage via eBay | Sunglasses: Celine 'Caty' | Nails: Essie 'Lollipop 

Happy Monday! Three things:

1. Still brainstorming on what to be for Halloween. In typical fashion, I'll probably decide two days before and then scramble to get my costume together. Oh and speaking of Halloween, check out Keiko's incredible Pop Art tutorial. Her talent never ceases to amaze me.

2. I posted this to my Facebook page, but in the event that you haven't seen it, one of the funniest videos I've seen in a long time: if men made shopping haul videos.

3. For those of you who are either 1) into documentaries and/or 2) fascinated by the world of food and wine, I highly recommend 'SOMM' (currently on Netflix). It's about Four sommeliers who attempt to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world. Maybe a tad dragged out in certain scenes, but it's so beautifully done and I feel like I learned so much!

Have a great one! xo

Photos by Keith Hodne

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Broadway Weekend

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Last weekend, Keith and I had such a great weekend celebrating his birthday. Aside from getting to hang out with some of our closest friends, we finally went to see The Book of Mormon! I was afraid it wouldn't live up to the crazy hype surrounding it, but we really loved it! Rent is still my all time favorite, but this one, along with Wicked, definitely makes my top three. What are some of your favorites?

I wore my new trench, a recent find from the Express outerwear section, which I'm always a fan of. They have a great selection of both trendy and classic pieces, without having to break the bank. Remember this coat from last year? Paired it with my high waisted jeans and this nifty little convertible backpack.

Have a good one!

Photos by Keith Hodne


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Favorite Combo

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Knit: Helmut Lang via Nordstrom | Leather Pants: BLK DNM  | Booties: Saint Laurent (similar pair) |  Sungalsses: Chloe | Bag: Everlane 'Petra' c/o | Lipstick: MAC Pink Nouveau 

Wearing one of my favorite combinations in life: an oversized chunky knit and leather pants. Today I'm partnering with one of my favorites, Nordstrom's Via C department and after debating between quite a few things (like this funky Helmut Lang grid top), I ended up with the pieces I'm wearing. Considering that I practically live in my black leather pants, adding another pair, especially in this rich eggplant shade, made complete sense.

TIP: when buying leather pants: they stretch out... a lot! When I first put these on, they were basically painted on. Later on in the day, they were practically a size larger. So when buying them, you want them fairly tight! I promise, they will give out. I kind of wish I had my black pair in a size smaller, since they sometimes give me "diaper butt," but it's a lesson learned!

On another note, thank you for the comments on the last post! I love reading your Halloween ideas  and as far as Gone Girl, I promise to stick it out. Also, if there are any other MUST READ books out there, would love to hear.

Photos by Keith Hodne

Monday, October 20, 2014

Repeat

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Blazer: J Crew |  Pants: Rag & Bone | Cashmere Wrap: Margaret O' Leary | Tee: Vince | Pins: Vintage Chanel | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik (also in this color combo) | Lipstick: MAC Ruby Woo | Sunglasses: Celine | Handbag: Celine (similar style)

Three quick things:

1. This cashmere wrap is one of the best things I own. Aside from being an ultra-luxe, oversized scarf, it also serves as a blanket, which makes for the perfect airport companion. It's not cheap, but I can assure you, it's something that will be worn forever.

2. Brainstorming on what to be for Halloween. Are you guys dressing up? If so, as what?

3. I'm incredibly late to the party, but I'm reattempting to read Gone Girl, again. I've tried before, got distracted and it never happened. Giving it another shot! Have any of you read it? What did you think?




Photos by Keith Hodne

Friday, October 17, 2014

Details

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Seoul Korea, attending the breathtaking Omega Butterfly event. Susana Monaco Dress | in black here photo 3Blazer: J Crew | Bag: Celine | Pins: Vintage Chanel (via eBay)
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Flashback to the outfit I'm wearing today. Sweater: Vince, also, a chevron version | Striped Tee: Alexander Wang | Clutch: Antik Batik | Lipstick: Stila Beso | Sunglasses: Ray Ban
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Cardigan Sweater: Margaret O'Leary c/o | Jeans: Current/Elliott 'Stiletto' | Boots: Chloe (in black - 25% off with with Friends and Family) | Sunglasses: Ray Ban