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.

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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??!

man (repeller) crush monday

for any of you that follow me on pinterest, i have a board called “bombsh” i.e. bombshells. in my lingo this is code for a bunch of bad ass girls who inspire me. chief among them is leandra medine, founder of the blog the man repeller, funny as hell fashionista, and all around bamf. while some of her outfits verge on the kookier side of things, no matter what i always admire her chutzpah– i mean the girl is fearless when it comes to fashion. to inspire us all to be a little more bold, ive rounded up some medine inspire ensembles and summarized her rules to live by.

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#1 layers are your friend. leandra always mixes old pieces different ways to create new looks, layering things in unexpected ways and keeping your closet fresh. to ease into the layerning game try a sweater over a slip dress and add a vest, all in a neutral palette.

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1. sweater 2. heels 3. dress 4. cuff 5. vest

#2 dont be scared of color. turquoise + navy too much? nah, never. throw on some tasseled heels and make the whole look oversized, but keep shapes simple.

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1. top 2. skirt 3. shoes

#3 keep it casual in monochrome…here she rocks a funky wave detailed Alexander Wang skirt dressed down with a chunky knit and sneakers.

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1. sweater 2. skirt 3. sneakers 4. ear cuff 5. bag