Monday, January 26, 2015

Country Getaway

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Coat: Vince | Sweater: J Crew | Jeans: Rag & Bone | Hat: Denim & Supply(on sale) | Boots: Saint Laurent

A few weeks ago, Keith and I escaped the city madness for a little country getaway. We took the pups, piled into the car and drove the three hours to the Catskills, to stay in the cutest airbnb. We spent the weekend cooking, plowing through our pile of magazines and taking in the country calmness. Definitely a much needed mini getaway that we vowed to do a bit more often. 

Photos by Keith Hodne

Friday, January 23, 2015

Lately

photo4eLots of greys going on, as usual. Picked up this sweater at H&M the other day and I've been wearing it non-stop since then. Here I'm wearing a large, but ended up taking a medium, which is still nice and roomy. Paired with some of my other favorites: my grey Manolos,  go-to hat, and a Fuji camera, which is what I carry when I don't want to lug my DSLR.
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Coat: Maje | Scarf: H&M (similar) | Pants: Rag & Bone (on sale) | Sneakers: Hunter ℅
photo 1-2eeHeels: Manolo Blahnik | Similar option here
If you missed it the first time around, here's the post on how to properly take care of your designer shoes.
photo 1-2eHat: Hat Attack | Coat: Topshop | Jeans: Current/Elliott (on sale) | Sweater: J Crew | Boots: Acne | Handbag: Givenchy 4e
Bag: Valentino | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman via Piperlime 
My best friends wedding is in Mexico in a couple of weeks (!!!!!!) and trying to slowly get my stuff together. Typically, I'm the worst last minute packer ever, so really trying to avoid that this time around.  These two items are definitely coming with me!
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Manolo Blahnik, New Balance & Jeffrey Campbell x Free People

For those who asked, the JCxFP's are very comfy! 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Destructed

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Denim: AG 'Stilt' via Piperlime | Button Down: Equipment | Shoes: Schutz

Hi! 
Now on to my second denim look with Piperlime, which is infused with a bit more color than my last one.  Personally speaking, my denim wardrobe would never feel complete without a pair of destructed skinnies. They help make my slightly more polished or serious looks a bit more 'me.' I don't feel like myself unless I have a little edge inserted into my outfit and a good pair of ripped, destructed or whatever you want to call them, does just that.

Today is the last day of the Piperlime sale! 30% off ALL denim with the code GOODJEANS. 

Photos by Keith Hodne

Monday, January 19, 2015

Denim Love

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For those of you who have been following my blog for sometime, it's probably evident how much I love my denim. Even if you're a new reader, scroll up and down this page and chances are, I'm in a pair of jeans. It's not to say I don't love dresses, skirts and a good wide-leg pant, but there's nothing that makes me feel better than a good pair of jeans. 

When Piperlime asked me to style two pairs of my favorite denim, my first choice (as I've recently mentioned) was a pair of white jeans. I love that there's just something unexpected about them and they always manage to look fresh in a sea of winter darkness. 

The Paige Verdugos have always been one of my favorite styles, but this is my first pair with the raw hem, which is my favorite detail about these! They look so effortlessly cool and I love the contrast when they're paired with a bit of a dressier heel. 

Tomorrow, stay tuned for my second denim look. In the meantime, Piperlime is having 30% off ALL of their denim styles with the code GOODJEANS. Sharing some of my favorite pairs below: 

*Disclaimer: these photos were taken some time ago, during milder temps. I promise, my toes were not frozen!

Photos by Keith Hodne

Friday, January 16, 2015

Cocoon

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Coat: Topshop via Nordstrom | Sweater: similar | Jeans: Current/Elliott 'Stiletto' | Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell | Handbag: Chanel | Sunglasses: Celine

Hi! 
Along with my faux fur, found this cocoon coat at the Topshop department of Nordstrom. I swear, they have some of the best, on trend yet reasonably priced, outwear pieces right now. For example, totally smitten by this striped duster and this light grey trench. 

Oh and totally didn't realize my bag was open till after the photos were taken! Whoops!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

xo,
Helena

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

New York Cool

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Blazer: Theory (similar here and here) | Tee: J Crew | Jeans: Rag & Bone | Boots: Louboutin 'So Kate' (similar alternative) | Necklaces: Dylanex | Bag: Givenchy 'Antigona'

I found this blazer at Barney's while shopping one of their major sales. It was 70% off, but also two sizes too large for me. After some debating (as always-in typical Libra fashion), I figured that with the help of a good tailor, it was worth getting. Fast forward to six months later, approximately two weeks ago, when I finally pulled it out of my "bring to tailor" pile and took care of business. Along with three other blazers and two pairs of pants, I turned a couple of blah pieces, feel like I just went on a major shopping spree. It felt so good to get these items back that now, fit me to a T.

The moral of my story, never underestimate  a good tailor! For example, look at this photo that my pal, Wendy, posted. Incredible, right?

Monday, January 12, 2015

Repeated

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Coat: Theory (similar here) | Button Down: Pink Tartan c/o of Lord & Taylor | Sweater: Express | Denim: Current/Elliott 'Stiletto' | Boots: Acne 'Jensen' (also, in suede) | Handbag: Balenciaga 'Papier' | Lipstick: MAC Red mixed with MAC Ruby Woo (with Cherry lipliner)

I've been on the hunt for a black ankle bootie that met the three C's: chic, classic and of course, comfy. There are tons out there, but for some reason or another, I didn't really LOVE any I was seeing. Until I spotted these bad boys. I tried them on, but ended up leaving the store without purchasing so I could really ponder whether I "needed" them. After not being able to get them out of my head for a week, I knew they were the ones. Definitely not cheap, but something I consider an investment pair that with my cost per wear theory, they'll pay for themselves in no time.

Photos by Keith Hodne