winter wonders

after a week in Cali, i am (hopefully) headed back east– and apparently straight into NY’s first snow.

since jet blue isn’t currently cooperating, i stole time to round up a few winter ready picks necessary to get back in the city swing of things. compared to sunshine and 60, i’ve realized that NY life has not only pushed me towards all black everythinggg, but also more toward a blend of function & glam. it makes me crave a little ~edge~ that warmer weather fashions just don’t allow.

currently, i am loving the idea of a fancy print coat or embellished party sweater with some joggers and sneaks– comfy and cozy, slush friendly, and also holiday ready without trying too hard. and as a PSA for anyone in need of a more casual jacket, ive been wearing this tory sport-like bargain over yoga clothes and chunky knits for the last two weeks straight! fingers crossed i finally get out of this airport. Xx

1– metallic sneaks 2– cashmere joggers 3– leather weekend bag

4– miracle cure (i have been slathering this everywhere!, including painfully dry post-shave legs)

5– leather dress 6–pom pom beanie

7–shearling platforms (perfect for a winter commute) 8–leopard jacket

9– beaded sweater 10– crystal drops 11–matte lipstick 12– cocoon coat

eight great

Happy start of the week CPs. Can’t believe fall weather has arrived already! Check out eight awesome items for transitioning into the new season, with most under $100.

1–magali pascal

2– nordstrom 

3– uncommon james 

4– h&m

5– trish mcevoy 

6– re/done

7– golden goose

8– target (loving this new target line!)

crop swap

i love the unexpected styling of this black aritzia wrap top with a pair of cropped navy pants, but the look got even sweeter when i found a $20 dupe for the shirt at h&m! the sexiness of an open back pairs perfectly against slightly tomboyish chinos, for a Gwen Stefani sort of vibe. Try it two ways, dressed up or down…

1– h&m tie top    2– aritzia crop top    3– flared chinos

4– sunglasses    5– bucket bag    6– wedge sandals

7– superstar sneakers    8– gold bracelet    9– rainbow bracelet

hope you have a good week CPs!! Xx

hoodrat stuff

hi friends! i’ve missed ya! apparently when i wrote the last post here, i was unknowingly telling a big fat lie (eek!). i promised to get back to blogging more frequently…but truth be told, while fall is always my favorite season, the city this year has been one for the books. with such gorgeous weather, i’ve been running around every nonworking minute having as much fun as i did this summer or more. weekends have been filled with brunches/dinners (here, here and here to name a few), an oyster fest, moon taxi and zac brown concerts, lots of football, not enough runs on the west side highway, strolling around the village in the sunshine, and even a chapelle show (the. funniest. man. EVER). whew. im aware of just how ridiculous this list is—my life right now sounds TOUGH— but somebodys got to do it…

leave it to girlfriends for a kick in the pants when you need one. you can all thank CAL for the serious guilt trip this weekend on the state of the bloggerooski. i had been missing it, but the lure of doing hoodrat stuff with my friends won. Now I’m baaaack so keep your credit cards handy and tune in for exciting things to come!

first matter of business–ever since i saw morgan stewart (can we be friends?!) wearing a pair of black nike high tops paired with a leather jacket, i decided they needed a place in my closet. since moving here ive given away most of my high heels but my sneaker game has substantially expanded. high tops used to remind me of either a) an NBA baller or b) baby bop from barney; leave it to a few street style starts to take them to a whole new level and make me change my tune.

high tops 2high tops 1

chic high tops    high tops 3

a few of my favorite pairs:

#1 basic nike blazers— the shoe that inspired it all

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#2 joie devon sneakers

Screen Shot 2015-10-12 at 10.47.35 PM#3 classic vans hi low (at $55, you can’t beat the price–see them on me here)

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#4 the golden goose slide that rock my world– think these are similar to the ones gigi hadid is wearing above

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#5 dreamy isabel marant wedges, with an unsurprising celebrity cult following

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ill be wearing mine with leggings and skinnies, a giant cozy sweater and (possibly) a soon-to-be purchased vince cocoon coat. that’s all i got for today CPs. HOO missed me??!