I Want To Wear This

because this outfit is gorgeous

 

because these are the answer to every problem

 

because this is my favorite color palette, and because Sophia Amoruso sounds awesome

 

because this coat is huge! (and looks adorable with cuffed jeans + oxfords)

 

because this would be my new uniform

 

and because one pair of new fall shoes wasn’t enough

 

From here, here, here, here, here—oh, and here!

Side Parts

I think everyone has a standard hair style they tend to stick with. Maybe you cut or dye your hair and it changes for a while, but there’s usually a general style that’s just kind of yours. 

For me, that’s long hair that’s been parted down the middle (I’m filled with original ideas). In my head, my long hair situation resembles this. In reality, it doesn’t at all.

 

I cut my hair into a bob earlier this year and have been parting it on the side. After looking at all of the pics from NYFWubs this week, I’m super excited to report that everyone in the fashion and beauty worlds has followed my lead and decided to part their hair on the side. (Just kidding—no one has followed me at all and this is just a coincidence.)

 

Here’s some pics of side parts lookin’ cute: 

steamy

crunchy

sweet

smooth

will never happen

 

From here, herehere, here, here, here, oh—and here!  

Big Girl Undies

A few months ago, I was shopping in mylocal Greenpoint, Brooklyn discount-mart and came across something new that I wanted to try.

Second Floor Flat—high-waisted undies

I always liked to browse through what we’ll call the lingerie section of my favorite closeout store on Manhattan Avenue. I happen to be a big fan of slightly-damaged men’s Hanes boxes when it comes to sleepwear, and they happen to stock tons of it.

 

While I sifted through the damaged men’s boxers, I noticed some lovely 1920′s-inspired ladies garments hanging on the walls. We’re talking high-waisted, supa sexy, lace-inset undies staring me in the face in all of their ballet pink and classic black glory.

Second Floor Flat—ASOS

After purchasing a few $2 pairs, I took them home only to have my roommate bring me back down to earth by reminding me that they were notsomuch sexy undies inspired by the 1920s but instead actual control-top granny panties.

Second Floor Flat—Marks & Spencer

Still, they’re actually quite cute, comfy, and make you feel much more confident when you’re wearing a short skirt on a breezy day.

Second Floor Flat—The Sartorialist

Not to mention that they’re available from the department store to the discount store, wherever you’re more comfortable.

 

From herehereherehere, oh—and here!

Things I Learned From: Fashion's Night Out, London edition

I’ve been a few times in New York, but last night I attended my first Fashion’s Night Out in London. Here are a few things I learned:

1. I have no money

2. Tack “fashion” onto pretty much anything, and you’re guaranteed to get either a lot of pretty people or at least a lot of people who think they’re very pretty

3. Free drinks definitely make you want to shop—and buy—more (stores: take note)

4. Designer stores make you very much aware of how much money is in your bank account* but people who don’t have money are generally more fun than people who do

*See lesson 1

Skinny Heels and You

I’d already been thinking about incorporating more heels into my wardrobe. I figure that if I’m going to be the type of girl who runs away to live with a man in Europe, I should start dressing like it.

 

After talking to a friend who recently passed through Paris during rush hour on a weekday afternoon (ho hum) and noticed women commuting home in stilettos, I realized that I was out of excuses.

While I  prefer my commute in flats, I’m determined to become the type of girl who can wear + commute in skinny black heels without slowing up the stairwell or looking high maintenance (not to mention tripping, getting stuck in a subway grate, sliding on a recently waxed floor, etc).

Spoiler alert: this probably won’t happen.

 

From here, here, here, here, herehere, oh—and here!     

It's Getting Late, says Miu Miu

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Dang, I love short films, especially when they leave you feeling like you’re still in the film long after its finished.

This Miu Miu short film—directed by Massy Tadjedin—had me imagining that I was also finishing up my day’s work (before the sun sets, mind you) then casually changing into Miu Miu for a concert in LA. I wasn’t of course, but these ladies sure do know how to make changing clothes look classy.

It features the lovely Patricia Clarkson, who I can’t look at without thinking of this, as well as Aubrey Plaza, who looks way cooler blogging than I do.

Also from Massy is Last Night which is a movie you should see right now if you haven’t already. Your Keira Knightly girl crush will be renewed, and you’ll get some serious apartment envy.