I can’t shop for the next 284 days, but that doesn’t mean you can’t! One of my absolute favorite places to buy pretty frocks, ASOS, is currently having a 20% off dresses sale, so I spent last night combing through all 35 pages of marked-down styles so you don’t have to. Mark my words: now is the time to stock up on dresses you’ll need for the vacations and weddings that are sure to populate your calendar come summer.
Jacket: old, similar here and here // Dress: old, similar here and here // Shoes: old, similar here // Earrings: really old, similar here // Lipstick: Sephora in Always Red// Bag: old, similar here // Sunglasses: Karen Walker
“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” – Coco Chanel.
Similarly, a woman who parts her hair differently is about to change her day. Now, don’t get me wrong—my signature side part isn’t going anywhere, but sometimes it’s good to mix things up a bit. A low chignon with loose, face-framing wisps made this outfit composed of lots of old favorites feel fresh and compelling again.
This post may as well be titled, “What I’ve learned, sartorially speaking, from living in Seattle for the past four months.” True to its reputation, Seattle is a city plagued by sprinkles, storms and everything in between, a fact which has seriously hindered my habit of wearing suede shoes. The good news is, aside from the obvious waterproof-all-your-leather advice, I’ve developed five clever ways to cope with the perpetual precipitation in style, and I’m sharing them here now. Stay dry, my friends!
I’ve had a crush on tulle since my days as a prepubescent ballerina, and if anything, my feelings on the material have only deepened in the intervening years. However, never has the diaphanous fabric felt so fresh and so fashionable as it does in the hands of Molly Goddard. This visionary Central Saint Martins-taught designer first revealed the modernity of tulle to me with her Spring 2016 collection, and ever since then I’ve been spotting yards of the brightly colored stuff sashaying down runways from Gucci to Dior (and strutting conspicuously down sidewalks on the likes of Rihanna).
Jacket: Zara (old, similar) // Top: Banana Republic (old, similar) // Vest: Target (old, similar) // Jeans: J.Crew (old, similar) // Bow Tie: ASOS (old, similar) // Shoes: Zara (old, similar) // Bag: Forever 21 (old, similar) // Earrings: BaubleBar // Sunglasses: Karen Walker
This, in the biz, is what we like to call a Man Repeller lewk. That is, it’s a little bit quirky and decidedly unsexy—I mean, the phrase “denim culottes” doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. And I’m totally okay with that. In fact, I really leaned into it. Rather than trying to tone down the wide-leg silhouette, I decided to go full-on granny chic with the addition of a classic oxford top, a bow-tied scarf and oversized floral earrings that have a decidedly vintage vibe. A slightly slouched denim jacket completes the Canadian tuxedo and helps ward off the last of the winter chill in the air.