Month: September 2014

Last summer days: silk tank & printed skirt

Hi everybody!

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I’ve been chasing the last days of summer, thinking back on the warmth of days past. I realized, with great chagrin, that I didn’t make it to a single beach day this summer; not one. I think that means I’ve been working too hard. I should probably tell my boss that. And now that it’s about 55 degrees when I wake up in the morning, it feels like that opportunity has long past. Here’s to next summer, I suppose.

In the mean time, I’ll take advantage of every last drop of warmth. I pulled out this patterned skirt, which is a light silk fabric, to get one last wear in before I officially need to break out my tights in order to not freeze. I paired it with some sturdy, faithful black pumps (these shoes are amazing), and a blazer. To someone still building a closet of basics (see my last post on the beauty of basic pieces), I have two big take-aways to share. The first is to invest in a pair of pumps that you can wear for hours. I love Cole Haan because the shoes are not only beautiful, but also super comfortable. I can wear these all day long with no problem. I’ll even voluntarily wear them to the airport. Score. The second take-away is that blazers are a fail-safe way of making an outfit look more polished. They have instant transformational abilities, and it’s worth finding a simple black blazer to start your collection. I promise you’ll find a million occasions where it’s the perfect option.

Happy fall shopping to you all, and as always, thanks so much for reading!

Outfit:

Top: Club Monaco tank, Tinley Road blazer
Bottom: No Rest for Bridget (old)
Shoes: Cole Haan
Accessories: Gorjana necklace, Cape Cod bracelet, Bauble Bar earrings (sold out), Gorjana bracelet (old)

Photography: Yuchen Feng

Back to basics: olive jacket & white tee

Hi everybody!

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When in doubt, go back to the basics. I feel like I could just drop the mic and walk out with that.

I’ve been accused of gravitating towards bland colors and safe pieces (ok, I know this is self-contradictory – just work with me people), but those basics provide a solid foundation on which to work. White tee shirt and jeans, you say? Why yes, I can get behind that. And then I can add a few simple touches – read cool jacket and shoes – to make my basic look just a tad more fashionable. Job well done if you ask me.

Outfit:

Top: J. Crew jacket, Forever 21 t-shirt (old)
Bottoms: Sinclair jeans
Shoes: Tesori (old)
Accessories: Gorjana necklace, Cape cod bracelet, Ralph by Ralph Lauren sunglasses

Photography: Chenglin Yuan

Fun prints: silk tee & crocheted shoes

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Hi everybody! It’s starting to feel like fall in Boston! I love summer. I do, I really love it. It’s just that fall is my favorite. The weather, activities, food, and most of all wardrobe choices in fall are by far the best.

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There’s always a few weeks in Boston – and only a few weeks in Boston – where the summer-to-fall transition is fully underway. The air is crisper and cool in the morning, but during the day it still heats up quite a bit. My go-to dressing strategy during these times is to mix pieces of very different weights. I paired this light silk tee with a heavier denim jean to achieve my cross-seasonal look. When it gets cool at night, I’ll throw on a light jacket or layer the look with a neutral-colored sweater. What are your strategies for dressing for both seasons?

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Thank you so much for reading!

Outfit:

Top: Madewell (old)
Bottoms: Sinclair
Shoes: Toms
Accessories: Bauble bar earrings (sold out, similar here), Gorjana necklace, Cape cod bracelet

Photography: Chenglin Yuan