Apr 26, 2015

Ode to linen

I might be getting a little ahead of myself in hunting for linen pieces for summer – since I'm still shivering at the morning/night temperatures here – but I couldn't help add these two perfect pieces to the summer rotation. I've always said I just want to live in airy linen tank tops during NYC humid summers, but surprisingly there aren't that many good options out there. I mean, why don't more brands make quality linen basics? Enter this Samuji cropped linen tank top, in a super pretty shade of pale green. I hadn't heard of Samuji before, but they are based in Helsinki and all of their products are simple and seem great for every-day wear. I love the tent-like fit on the bottom; I need all the breathability I can get in the summer.

For slightly cooler days, I'll have this linen Mens-y shirt. I originally went into Rachel Comey hoping to add some print or something more fun to my closet, but somehow I ended up in the dressing room with, like, four variations of white button ups... I can't break my ways! I think I'll get a lot of wear out of it, so that helped justify the price point a bit.

I did search for other linen options in lower price points and rounded them up here:
- This simple slip would look great with a wide-brimmed hat.
- I may have to pick up one of these striped tanks. (Or similarly, this one, which I've had on my wishlist for a while now.) Can't go wrong with either.
- And hello, I would not mind tucking that tank into these linen shorts.
- For a true bargain, there's always Everlane to fall back on. They just launched a linen line last week.

I'm ready. Bring on the humidity (but actually, please don't!).

Apr 23, 2015

Texture Study

While I was in LA, I revisited a favorite destination from the last trip – El Matador Beach. I didn't want to walk away with the same images as last time, so I took a closer look at the ground and found so many beautiful and natural textures. I'm sure this won't be my last visit and I'm excited to see what I might discover next time.

Apr 21, 2015

Back to Neutrals

As much as I've been a bit more conscious about color in my wardrobe, when it comes down to it, I reach for the same old neutral pieces. Mid-rise denim, slip-ons and baggy lightweight sweaters are the main components to my uniform this spring. I've just returned from LA where I wore this outfit on a cooler day. After my boyfriend-jean binge, I really wanted to find more fitted mid- or high-rise denim to wear with all the crop tops I'm accumulating. I was pleasantly surprised to find a pair from Madewell that worked well so I grabbed them in both the vintage black wash and a medium blue. Though the site calls them high-rise, I feel they're more of a mid-rise which may even be more flattering.

I ordered this lightweight sweater as soon as it came out to test, and now I want the whole range of styles and colors! The main issue I have with it is length, so I'll almost always tuck in non-cropped sweaters.

Max Mara Trench (old, but here's a similar much more wallet-friendly alternative) // Madewell Jeans // Everlane Sweater // Common Projects Slip-Ons

Apr 13, 2015

Amulette de Cartier -- Lapis Lazuli

I feel like a broken record when I talk about wanting to add more color into my wardrobe, and then doubly so when every time I do it, it's with some combination of blue and green. I guess I'm a one trick pony! I'm so honored to be working with Cartier once again to create a series of posts dedicated to the new colored Amulette collection (see last year's posts here). The Lapis Lazuli version is a beautiful intense blue with specks of darker silvers and a subtle shimmer. Though I felt a little out of my element in so much color at once, I also felt a bit more daring than usual (like I could more easily get myself caught in some adventure). And of course, playing up the allure of the Amulette is always a fun journey in itself.

Shot on a very windy day in Tribeca.