16 posts tagged street style
We all go through seasons where it’s tough to feel inspired to dress well. Whether we’re overworked, overwhelmed, sick, or just tired, it’s real life. I confess that I am right in the thick of one of those seasons.
While I’m so grateful for the gift I truly feel that we’ve been given, I’ve been struggling to keep everything running and get inspired to get dressed. The reality of most days is that it’s a struggle to get out of my sweatpants.
During these times I think it’s important to find a few staple pieces to help make it through. Things that are easy to layer, throw on together, things that coordinate - whatever it takes to not look just like a real hot mess.
Recently when my dear friend Gina was in San Francisco I showed her around the city, and she snapped a few photos for fun on her film camera. I didn’t plan out a big outfit. I haven’t had my hair cut or colored in months. I barely got out of the house with mascara on.
But I love these photos - this is real life. These are my staples right now that I throw on when I am just trying to hold it all together.
Scarf : Jcrew (old) Similar here
Coat : Urban Outfitters
Tee : Everlane
Leggings : American Apparel
Moccasins : Minnetonka
Sunglasses : Dior
Cap : Jcrew
Bag : Dooney & Bourke
Thanks for listening, friends.
And seriously thank you to Gina Zeidler for these images, a true snapshot of my life right now.
I think Em and I have super powers. When one of us is feeling a certain thing, the other is too. We are both feeling camo for this fall. You know me and my fear of prints? Well slowly, in my own way, I am incorporating some louder pieces into my wardrobe.
Mixed patterns + prints is where I would love to be one day in my style, but for now I like to have one bold piece i.e. my camo pants, and keep everything else very classic + simple.
Sidenote…when I tried on this collarless blazer from Madewell, I melted. I already worn it a gazillion times, and it’s quickly become a wardrobe staple for me.
So how do you feel about camo for fall? Are you in?
Collarless Blazer: Madewell
White Blouse: Madewell
Camo Pants: Madewell
Red Belt: Target
Stewardess bag: Coach
The past week has been a blur of fashion shows, high heels, brunches, meetings, hailing taxis, catching subways, new friends, old friends, Lincoln Center, parties, not so much sleep…well you know it’s been New York Fashion Week.
Em and I had such a wonderful time in February. We both were exhausted by the end of it, but got to experience some beautiful moments, and met some of our biggest fashion inspirations (and we totally geeked out about it!)
It was such a different experience going without Em this time, but she had to hold down the fort in San Fran (someone’s gotta do it!), and it was also another thing entirely to be apart of NYFW as a NYC resident!
My hope entering into the tornado that can be Fashion Week was to stay grounded, have meaningful conversations with new friends, and be inspired. Finding stillness in the chaos is ever my quest!
I think my goal was accomplished. Enjoy some of my favorite NYFW moments from the last week that I photographed!
Sunday was all about Trina: the Trina Turk Spring 2014 collection. This collection made me want to jump right over winter and just get back into spring. The bright colors and light hearted feel to this collection was a breath of fresh air!
They even did a live editorial shoot during the presentation! So fun!
Monday Beth and I ran around town all day for different meetings! First stop Jennifer at Pink Cloud Vintage. Umm…I died when I saw this vintage Chanel purse. I neeeeeeeeed.
Beth tried on some rad dresses!
Beth with Pink Cloud owner Jennifer who may be the cutest prego ever.
Did I mention we went to the Coach offices, and got to go through the Coach Archives? This was a preppy city girls’ dream (uummm…ya I’m talking about myself in third person).
Monday ended with the Alice and Olivia Spring 2014 presentation. This was by far my favorite collection this fall. The attention to detail was so beautiful, and I just cannot get over the silhouettes, the mixed textures and patterns. Ahhh…just so much yumminess!
These three ladies together were my favorite grouping of looks.
When I saw this bedazzled crop cardigan with boyfriend jeans all I could think of was how me this outfit was. I mean honestly guys…I need it.
The below mint leather pleated skirt + denim jacket look is my favorite outfit from this collection; it’s super wearable and totally ME!
Oh ya… and then Dan Humphrey’s sister showed up (holla Gossip Girl fans…xoxo, Gossip Girl)
Until February…goodbye Fashion Week.
A few weeks ago Kat introduced our new series, The Refined Man…
"The men we have chosen to feature are clothed with integrity, honor, character, ambition and vitrue. His ability to put a solid outfit together isn’t what makes him who he is. He embraces his outfit as a form of expression, not his essence.”
I could not be more proud to introduce my husband to you, Aaron Scott. Now, I feel a bit biased, and I’m sure I could brag about him all day, but if there is one word he truly embodies is integrity.
He does the things he says he is going to do. He cares about quality over quantity. He takes care of me. He respects my decisions and allows me the freedom to pursue my passion and art. He is my biggest cheerleader.
I love his style because it’s totally and 100% his own. Sometimes he asks my opinion on what to wear and most of the time disagrees with me and does what he wants to instead.
A few of Aaron’s favorite things :
1. His Fjallraven jacket
2. His oversized Wayfarers
3. His Timex watch
4. His Boat Shoes
5. His Bonobos Chinos
He also loves color, and stripes, and anything jcrew. (It’s usually a bad idea for us to go together.)
I could not be a luckier woman. I’m excited to share him with you here.
ps. all photos by me from our recent trip to France.
We are so honored to have been featured on Rue Magazine yesterday under their style section. Rue is such a wonderful place to be inspired whether you’re looking for your closet, home, or entertainment. These girls have it down!
Em + I were guest bloggers yesterday, and talked about the high waisted trouser, because they are totally having a moment. Ladies get a pair for the fall!
Go check out the full post at RUE!
High Waisted Trouser: Zara
Trousers: JCrew (similar)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Kat + Em
Welcome to the second of our Refined on a Dime series. Last week I got to spend time with thrift store extraordinaire Beth Jones of BJones Style. Seriously this woman knows how to find a deal! I’m still learning the ropes of how to thrift well, and not curl up under a clothing rack and suck my thumb (people it’s overwhelming…sooo many racks of clothes!)
But…I’m learning, and with the help of ladies like Beth, I feel that in no time at all I will be a thrift queen.
Our goal for this Refined on a Dime was to take the intimidation out of thrifting. We did this by bringing our favorite piece of denim with us to the thrift store, and our aim being to complete the look.
Beth brought her favorite pair of dark high waisted denim skinny jeans, and I brought my light denim button up. I knew I wanted to find a cute skirt or dress to pair with my top, and that I’d want to find an oversized belt to sinch my waist.
Ladies going in with a goal made my experience a million times better. I knew what I was looking for, so I wasn’t wrought with feelings of panic at the rows and rows and rows of clothing racks.
Tip #1: Go in with a Goal!
Also, I knew I didn’t want to spend a lot of money. My goal was to get an outfit under $20, and I ended up getting a whole outfit plus an extra shirt for $14!
Tip #2: Have a budget in mind.
Tip #3: No pressure!
For those of you ladies that are new to thrifting like me, keep these three tips in mind! You can do it. If I can, you can. And also, just have fun with it. No pressure! I believe in you:)
SPARKLY KEDS!!! I really blew it not buying these babies.
Beth helping me figure out which skirt to get. She’s urging me to get out of my comfort zone and take more fashion risks. People this is scary. You know I love blue, white, and tan!
Now onto the complete outfits!
We’re being models. Can’t you tell??
Ok…we had so much fun! Ya, I definitely want to do this again!
Michelle Kim thanks for taking such rad pics of us! I just love you girl!
As I shared with you last week, I fell in love…with thrifting.
This lovely navajo wrap dress is fabulous! (I’ve worn it 3x in the last 7 days…oops #sorryimnotsorry)
What I love about this dress is that it’s a classic A-line silhouette (universally flattering), and I just think wrap dresses are a wardrobe staple!
Now that I’ve got the thrift-ing bug I’m dying to know some good spots in LA + NYC. Join our conversation on instagram, we’d love to know your thoughts!
Photos by: Michelle Kim
Jean Jacket: Zara (similar)
Shoes: [old] Urban Outfitters (similar)
Blue works for me, so I wear lots of it. Look in your closet: what are the top three colors in your wardrobe? Chances are those are actually the colors that look best on you, your skintones, your eyes.
What’s your it C O L O R? Find it, and don’t be ashamed for wearing lots of it!
This A-Line Blue JCrew skirt has been in my closet for several years, yet I hardly wear it, because I never know what to wear with it. Today, I stumbled upon it with new eyes and thought why in the heck haven’t I been utilizing this skirt; it’s pretty great!
Since it’s flowy on bottom I prefer a more fitted top.
Two other ways you could wear this:
- A scoop back fitted long sleeve shirt like this one from American Apparel would look great with it as well!
- Simple White T V-Neck tucked in with wedges. (We’re all about versatility folks!)
This is my new Kelly Moore Songbird camera bag. It’s amazing. There is so much unexpected storage, I can fit my Nikon D3s with 3 other lenses comfortably in the bag. The great thing too is that it’s super cute and doesn’t SCREAM “I’m carrying a bunch of expensive camera equipment with me!!!!”
Photos by: Michelle Kim. Darlin, you are such a blessing!
Top: H&M (several years old - similar)
Bag: Kelly Moore Bag
One dress four ways.
Upon first glance when I saw this Amazing Cobalt Blue Dress at Madewell I wasn’t completely sold. BUT then folks I tried it on, and DIED; the length, the a-line cut, the stretchy ponte fabric; it all made me melt.
I knew I wanted the dress, but wasn’t convinced I needed it. Then, walking around the store I thought of at least 4 different ways I could wear the dress, and remember our last lesson: don’t buy a piece unless you can think of at least 3 distinct looks with it.
After realizing the options with the dress were endless, I really had no other choice other than to buy it!
Here’s my take on how to spruce up your classy dress that’s just sitting in your closet dying to come play with you!
Photos Courtesy of: Sarah Shreves
Dress: Madewell / White Collared Shirt: Zara old (Similar) / White Blazer: Club Monaco / Belt: JCrew (Similar via Club Monaco) / Penny Loafers: GH Bass Weejuns /Lace Top: BP Nordstroms / Booties: Urban Outfitters (Similar)
We could not be more honored to be a guest Writer on Darling Magazine today!
Em shared some of her thoughts on NYFW and Darling shared some of their favorite images we shot during our snowy NYC trip. Check out the feature HERE.