March 12, 2017

Keeping it relaxed and easy on this gorgeous spring day! Hobo Bags sent me this wristlet recently and it's all I've been carrying lately. The silhouette feels fresh and on-trend — an updated take on the bucket bag, and a great alternative to the bracelet bags that I've been eyeing. There's something about casually wearing your purse on your wrist, as opposed to slinging it across your shoulder. It's all about that nonchalant elegance. 

If you're in San Francisco this week, check out Hobo's new fall collection on Wednesday March 15 at Studio Roeper Gallery  from 5-8pm. Enjoy live music, treats and a free bag!

Have a great week! Thanks for dropping by.

MODERN CITIZEN Sweater /  ANN TAYLOR Trousers /  HOBO Purse (c/o)   HERMES Sandals (Similar)  CELINE  Sunglasses (similar)

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NYC: Elevated Essentials

March 03, 2017

I'm without a doubt, a creature of comfort. No matter how hard I try to break the routine, I fall back into what I know and love. It's always such a challenge for me to decode the trends and filter what goes into my closet. I'm inspired by the colors, drama, volume and eclectic vibes currently permeating the streets. However, I know that my personal wardrobe ultimately depends on comfort and versatility. If I don't feel confident, if I don't feel like myself in it — then it's not for me. Style over trends, always.

Finding that balance between what's classic yet current is what I constantly strive for. How can I make a simple outfit look special? I've discovered ways to inject an elevated aesthetic, and it all boils down to the details — special materials, unique finishes and  playing with proportion. 

  • My go-to winter uniform: statement coat, crisp top, classic denim, and comfortable boots. A formula that never fails. To add a little punch to the overall look, I picked one "dramatic" item as a focal point — these simple yet statement-making snakeskin boots. Not only are they on-trend and comfortable (I wore them for 8 hours straight walking around NYC, and I am a flats kind of girl), they are extremely flattering. They also pair well with cropped trousers and skirts.

  • A classic wrap coat looks extra refined when it comes in a longline silhouette and a luxurious Italian material that moves beautifully. This one by AYR is definitely my favorite and most flattering coat. 

  • Recent HM sale find — this crisp poplin blouse! I love the collar detail and the elongated cuffs. Currently on the hunt for a  simple, chunky choker to layer over it. 

  • These jeans are the most comfortable ones I've ever owned. Extremely flattering high-rise, and super soft. The classic dark hue makes it a closet staple.

How are you injecting the current trends into your own wardrobe? I'd love to hear from you! Thanks for dropping by.

AYR Coat /  HM Shirt /  CUYANA Purse   FRAME Jeans JCrew Boots /  CELINE  Sunglasses (similar)

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