I was recently approached to test out the latest Pixel XL by Google in the color Really Blue. When I was growing up and asked what color I wanted to paint my room, I chose an exterior blue. The type of paint you typically cover the outside of the house, but I wanted it for my bedroom. My mom was skeptical, but it turned out beautiful. I also picked out matching blue cloud sheets for my bed. Long story short, I loved the color blue.
Today’s post is short and sweet. I apologize that it isn’t my typical trend report or lookbook, but don’t you worry! I am in the process of writing up a ton of new and fun posts for you, so stay tuned for that. I am also in the process of adding new discussion pieces, and revamping how this blog will work! I am beyond thrilled and excited to add those pieces into the blog soon. I really think you are going to enjoy them.
I just found the best faux fur jacket. So good that I’ve literally fooled friends. People thought I stole the coat out of my mom’s closet, but I just snagged it from Zara. It feels so soft and lush and the color is perfect with a mix of black and dark brown. I am obsessed with the leather trim and buttons that run down the front. It is very 70s inspired.
When I saw the coat in the stores, I did that one thing I swore I would never do… tried it on right in the middle of where everyone was shopping. I dropped my bags and slipped the faux fur jacket off the hanger and onto my shoulders. I loved it from the first moment I put it on. I went up one size because it was a lot smaller in the shoulders and arms than Zara’s usual pieces. I also wanted to be able to layer underneath for added warmth. By going up a size I am more comfortable and have more room for extra layers.
If I could do high school all over this is what I’d wear. Of course, if only I had this level of taste, funds, and didn’t have to wear a school uniform. But back in High School, everyone was in loovvvee with Abercrombie and Fitch. Friends wanted to work there, shop there, live there. I, however, didn’t care for the brand. Like I mentioned in this previous post, I was not the biggest A&F supporter.
But over the summer I attended a fall preview at Abercrombie & Fitch and was blown away by the changes. The clothes were more elegant, tailored and included the color black! I was impressed with their latest eco-friendly jeggings (which I am rocking below) and how they’re constructed out of recycled plastic bottles. That evening they were doing monogramming and decided to stamp my new jeans with my initials.
My bowtie blouse and gold knotted bracelet are also from Abercrombie & Fitch, both of which I have received numerous compliments. While the brand still has their staple logo pieces, I am amazed how many button down blouses they are now carrying. It is a welcomed change.
Top, Jeans, Bracelet from Abercrombie & Fitch
Jacket from Zara
Boots from 14th & Union
Purse from Chanel
Sunglasses from Firmoo
Photos by Nathan Wahl
Earlier this month, in the midst of Fashion Week, I stopped by the GiGi New York Pop Up Shop in the Meatpacking district. There they had a beautiful setup of their latest line of Fall handbags as well as a few special pieces that will be releasing in November. Three of my favorite pieces were the Jennie Saddle Bag, Metallic Clutch, and Olive Piper Suede Pouch.
Why I like GiGi New York handbags is because the material is of a high quality while price point is relatively affordable. The designs are sleek and easy to match with any wardrobe while maintaining a shaping and size that is practical. All around these babies can last a long time and fit an ever changing wardrobe.
With the GiGi photographer Steve, we did a quick impromptu photo shoot with my favorites around the meatpacking district.