Category Archives: Outfits

Wear the Pants: Flower Power Edition Part II

Jacket: Kenneth Cole Reaction, Shirt: Joe Fresh, Pants: H&M, Shoes: JS Jessica Simpson, Bag: Vintage Coach, Sunglasses: Target, Necklace: J. Crew

Remember back in August when I ranted about my strange obsession with cropped floral pants? You don’t? Then please refresh your memory. I didn’t exactly style them the way that I outlined in that post, nor did I find street style shutterbugs following my every move, but I did get an unexpected boost of confidence from my latest purchase in the pants department. Not only are these babies inexpensive, but they also fit very well, and have editorial cred: I’ve seen them in Lucky and a couple other publications.  They also contain the colors of practically ever spring/summer top I own so the possibilities are endless.  Well that concludes my little ode to the H&M floral wonders, expect me in some similarly blooming pieces as the season continues. What do you think of the floral trend and how would you wear it? Feel free to discuss in the comments.

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Bond Street Vintage

Photo By: Armah Jones

Coat: Forecaster of Boston (Vintage), Top: Joie, Cardigan: Club Monaco, Jeans: Gap, Shoes: Dolce Vita, Necklace and Ring: c/o: NN BY NIGH

If you’ve been by FIT lately, you would have noticed the issues of W27 with the one and only Man Repeller, Leandra Medine, gracing the cover. That cover image was taken by FIT student and photographer Armah Jones who also shot me on Bond Street in SoHo for the photo above and for W27‘s “Style On 27” page in September.

I’m wearing a herringbone coat that belonged to my mom in the 80s and a new pair of stacked heeled booties I recently snagged at Bloomingdale’s Big Brown Bag Sale. This is one of those simple outfits that incorporates all my old favorite clothes with some new obsessions. What have you been wearing lately, especially with this spring-like weather?

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Dreaming of Summer with Ragged Mag

American Rag Accessories

How quickly the week has gone! Last Tuesday, in the midst of all that’s been going on, I made it down to one of my favorite SoHo venues, W.i.P, to fete the addition of “It Girl” Lenay Dunn to the Ragged Mag team and preview the latest American Rag collection.

The looks in this collection (a Macy’s exclusive) called to mind the fun, carefree dressing of the music festival crowd and the models even posed in front of banners for SXSW, Bamboozle, and Warped Tour.  Adding to the music-fueled fun was the band Holy Ghost! who hit the turn tables that night. While their melodies couldn’t be beat, I left the party a bit unsatisfied—but only because I’ll have to wait till summer to wear this amazing hat.

W.i.P

1. American Rag Accessories 2. American Rag Wedges 3. Artwork at W.i.P. 4. Jacket: Kenneth Cole Reaction, Shirt: Bar III (Macy’s), Skirt: Lily White (Nordstrom), Booties: Steve Madden, Bag: BCBGirls, Tights: Chinese Laundry

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IFBCon 2012

Though some time has elapsed since the Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference took place at Milk Studios on February 8th, the information learned here still applies to those looking to take their blog to the next level. Everything from advertising and sponsored posts, to Twitter and Facebook integration was discussed by a number of successful bloggers. Those looking to turn blogging into a full time career, or just looking to increase followers certainly found some helpful information to keep their blogs fresh and create a blogger “brand.” It was also a great opportunity for bloggers to network and trade some fashion tips before New York Fashion Week kicked off. Though I wore a muted color palate of grey and black, there was not shortage of vibrant color in the outfits of the other bloggers. Their looks certainly brightened up a cloudy day.

Additionally, attendees were treated to an preview of the J Brand Ready-to-Wear Collection. I found more than a few covetable items I would love to add to my wardrobe including the leather Baez Tee, and and thick knit Moyet Sweater. The leather jackets were fabulously soft and the entire collection had a slightly rock and roll, yet sophisticated feel that I loved. Check it out here.  Are there any pieces you are dying to own?

J Brand Preview

J Brand shirts

1. Panelists including Style Musee, Fashionably Marketing, Tom & Lorenzo, Brain Boy, and DKNY PR Girl, 2. The J Brand preview, 3. Tops from the J Brand Ready to Wear Collection, 4. Sweater: Kenar, Skirt: Jennifer Lopez Collection for Kohl’s, Tights: Chinese Laundry, Booties: Steve Madden, Bag: BCBGirls, Sterling Silver and Turquoise Earrings   

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All that Glitters at Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier Fall 2012

Though I’ve witnessed my fair share of fashion shows as a volunteer over the past few seasons, nothing comes close the the thrill of taking a seat at one of the biggest shows of MBFW. In this case it was Monique Lhuillier, a designer celebrated for her spectacular red-carpet gowns. I attended this show with my fellow program contributors, Taisa and Sarah, and delighted in the sparkling creations Lhuillier sent down the runway. Red and black were the dominant colors in this sexy collection, and leather and lace were present in many of the looks. Sequins in red, black, and gold also covered everything from jackets to LBDs and slinky gowns. The gowns were mostly slim cut, save for the extravagant final look, a red and nude  ball gown with a tight lace bodice that morphed into a cascading ruffled skirt. My favorite look however, was a black jumpsuit with a leather belt and sheer neckline flanked by gold sequined cap sleeves.

As for me, I kept my outfit simple and streamlined with an LBD and bronze jewelry from Brooklyn based jewelry brand NN BY NGHI. I added a fun clutch to liven the look with a pop of pink.

1. Monique Lhuillier Fall 2012 Final Walk, 2. Close up, 3. Looks 47 & 48, 4. Dress: Zara, Necklace and Ring: c/o NN BY NGHI, Clutch: c/o Asos, Tights: Chinese Laundry, Booties: BCBGeneration

 Photos 1-4 by Sarah Dill.

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