Sooo in case you missed it, Taylor Swift released a scary good music video the other week for her song “Blank Space” and we need to take a moment for it. T-Swizzle lets loose and defines the psycho ex-girlfriend the media likes to spin her as by making a boy fall for her in a weekend and going completely berserk on him while she catches him texting some one else (oh no!). It quickly goes from honeymoon fairytales to a golf club wielding Swift destroying an antique car- sending the guy speeding off as another one promptly arrives. The video, brilliantly directed by Joseph Kahn and impeccably styled by Edda Gudmundsdottir, has a strong decadent vibe like no other. Try interrupting this moment, Kanye. So to honor this stylish video, I took it upon myself to collect pieces inspired Ms. Swifts glamorous looks just in case you wanted to follow her boy-crazy fueled freak out. Not that I recommend it – it could get expensive.
There’s something about a varsity jacket in the fall that feels so right. It’s a piece that brings out that crisp football season energy like no other. Maybe it’s the idea of copping one of the cool letter jackets all the guys wore in high school. It’s hands down is one of my favorite borrowed-from-the-boys trends, and this jacket by Madewell is unbeatable. The wool on the outside is super soft and it’s lined with fleece on the inside so it’s extra warm for chilly November nights. So if you’re searching for a cool jacket that’s totally wearable and easy to throw on on your way out, just go get it already!
The dress section of my closet gets a little neglected sometimes… like 99% of the time. For the most part, I only reach for a dress when there’s a special event and even then I get sick of my options pretty darn quick. When an event is that special, you want something fresh and new and never before seen. It sounds high maintenance, but you know it’s true. Of course that leads to an endless cycle of never wanting to buy new dresses yet always needing to. However, it’s amazing how adding a layer or accessory can change the vibe of a dress pretty quick. I know it’s beating a dead horse at this point but whenever a leather jacket comes into the mix, it always makes the piece it’s complimenting way more wearable to me. There’s something about leather jackets that just work with everything. The cut, shape, and structure work better over dresses than your typical blazer or cardigan. This sequin dress is something I’d wear to a black tie wedding, but the leather takes it all the way down to drinks with the girls or a holiday networking event. It’s like magic! Reason #439857209874 you need a good leather jacket in your wardrobe.
Theyskens Theory leather jacket (similar here) / Gold Hawk sequin dress (similiar here & here) / Zara heels (similar here & here) / Chanel clutch / Bracelets: J.Crew swarovski bracelet, Forever21 (similar here), Beso Beso / Sally Hansen nail strips
Photography by Heather Kincaid. Loved working with her on this post and looking forward to sharing lots more of her gorgeous work very soon!
If a coat and a blanket had a very chic baby, it would be this season’s “it” piece. Capes have hit the ground running this fall since the Burberry blanket cape came on strong on the scene this past fashion week. It’s a nice alternative to throwing a coat on when you’re heading out the door and it’s one that you don’t have to make a huge change to your wardrobe to make it work. All you need is a good pair of skinnies and a sleek pair of boots and the cape does all the high fashion effort for you. A lot of brands have put their own spin on the trend, making sleek options and cozier, sweater-like ones. You can find one that suits your taste if you’re a Kim Kardashian or if you’re more of a Zooey Deschanel. Hitting all ends of the spectrum from quirky to modern, the cape never misses the mark on style and should be on your shoulders all season. Check out some of my favorites below…
It seems crazy to already be thinking about the holidays when we just wrapped Halloween this past weekend. However, how many times have you felt like you had nothing but time to buy gifts and within a second, it’s December 22nd? Every time? We can avoid that this year by getting a head start on gifts well before Thanksgiving. I’m starting this year’s holiday gift guide series with one for the hosts in our lives. We all have holiday dinners and events that we don’t want to show up empty handed for, and I’m sure we all have a friend or family member who love throwing soirees and would appreciate little luxuries to amp up their party game. These gifts are ones that keep the hosts duties in mind, like a treat for their bar or a new touch of home decor. Just a little something sweet to show appreciation for being invited and will certainly ensure that you’ll be invited back.
About once a year I find myself at Zara buying a blazer that’s not black, white, or gray (what???). It’s always a moment where I question whether it’s something I’ll wear but for some reason I like it and I go for it. I’m serious, you can see other examples of this exact yearly habit from here, here, and here. Every single one of those times, I’ve doubted, and every single time I’ve been proven wrong after I find myself wearing it constantly. This one is no exception. I’ve been wearing it whenever I feel that the usual black isn’t the right choice (like a child’s birthday party for example) or when I’m in a more playful mood. Yes, this is as playful as I get when it comes to “color”. Let’s just accept it and move on. Do you have pieces that you doubted but end up being surprise hits in your wardrobe?