I spent this 4th of July weekend in suburban New Jersey with my fam. There weren’t too many major fashion moments this weekend but I had to get dressed up to honor our founding fathers & the 235th birthday of the USA.
Shirt: From HS Uniform
Bow Tie: Courtesy of Ties.com
Shoes: Giorgio Brutini
As of late I’ve been rocking a less preppy look. The only reason this look has hipster in the title is because this used to be my idea of a “hipster” back when the term was still cool. (Wait was it ever?)
I think I’m going to rename this blog dailyWEATHER because it seems like I’m only botching about NY weather and my outfits trying to conquer it. That being said last week was terrible in the city. I’m pretty sure it rained every singe day. There was one bright side to last week and it was that I finally gt to bring out my burnt orange American Eagle rain slicker.
This outfit is the epitome of high-low fashion. I live for mixing things like designers sweaters and shoes with pants that are super basic and have enough style to be able to blend well with the expensive pieces. Don’t know what came over me to wear shoes like this in the rain. (Think the excitement of a new rain jacket flushed my brain)
My favorite piece is of course my rain slicker. The amazing people at American Eagle gifted it to me and I waited patiently for a good day to rock it. Be careful for what you ask for because I got a whole rainpocalypse. It did keep me super dry and has a supers comfy neckline.
PS this will be my last style wearing my terrible broken Canal St glasses.
I know I know. Long time no blog. I’ve honestly been super busy what with moving out of Tribeca, work, and blah blah blah. You’re not reading this to see me blather on about my ridiculous life. I decided to come back from my mini hiatus with a bang and this red-hot ensemble.
Sweatshirt: From middle school gym uniform
Pants: Old Navy
It was one of those 70 something degree days last week in the city so I decided to ditch my favorite H&M bomber for something a little lighter. I love wearing anything from my childhood and I can remember wearing this sweatshirt in gym class during my tenure at St. Theresa’s School in suburban NJ. I wanted to let my accessories do the talking so I paired the sweatshirt with some casual khakis on bottom. To add some spice and pattern, I donned my favorite animal print hat and buffalo plaid booties.
It’s incredibly hard to pick a favorite piece out of this outfit. If anything I would definitely have to say it was the sweatshirt. I’ve diagnosed myself as a hoarder and it makes me feel better to know that I can actually use the thing I hold on to. Not to mention that it’s weird to think that I really haven’t grown since middle school.
I think I’ve mentioned a million times on this blog on how hard I find it to transition my Fall/Winter wardrobe into Spring/Summer. I’ve finally made a step in the right direction by saying goodbye to my leather croc bag and welcoming a brand new Ben Minkoff bag for Spring.
Bag: Courtesy of Ben Minkoff
Tie Used As Bracelet: Dad’s Closet
For the first day of my donning a new bag I decided to outfit myself in a younger and more downtown look. The bag is effortlessly cool and I decided to match that message.
Me & My Photographer Chris Hall
I must admit that I’m kinda in love with my new bag. There are two things that I look for in a bag: 1. Can it fit my entire life in it? (ie: laptop, styling kit, lookbooks, notebooks, spare clothes) and 2. Can it match every outfit combination that my little heart can come up with? The Sunny Days Waxwear tote definitely checks out on both of these fronts.