Black & White





{ March 26, 2013 }

Top: Romeo & Juliet
Skirt: Dorothy Perkins
Tights: Hue
Heels: 3.1 Phillip Lim (via Otte)
Rings: Made Her Think & MoMA
Bracelet: Forever 21 

Black and white is one of my favorite palettes to use. Crisp, clean and classic but never dull. I picked this blouse because the cut out back adds a little bit of surprise on an otherwise standard shirt. Though, the real kicker here is that I may be falling dangerously in love with these 3.1 Phillip Lim black and white heels… I mean, could I ask for anything more minimalist and beautiful?

Photos by Christine.

All Tomorrow’s Parties

Ah, Memorial Day. Besides being a symbolic time for those who serve the military, it’s also the kick off for barbecues, outdoor parties, and warm weather revelry. Soak up the sun, pour a margarita or two - here’s some outfit inspiration for day and nighttime fun.

Mellow Yellow

  • Yellow as an accent piece? Who knew? Go for bright and bold.
  • NARS Orgasm blush is delightful and now with its creamy all-over counterpart, it’s a cheeky asset to illuminate your face. Without looking like you fell into a field of glitter.
  • Sandal wedges? Yes, please. They go with everything.
  • I think I would kill someone for that lace skirt. Just saying.

Garden Flower

  • Red, pink, and orange shoes? Want, want, want.
  • Chanel lipsticks are so creamy! My lips never dry out at all.
  • I have a bottle of tangerine nail polish I’m waiting to try. Perhaps with something flowery…
  • Printed dresses? A perfect summer and spring staple. As if I had to tell you.

Grecian Style

  • The maxi dress. I had my reservations but I might just be a convert.
  • Honestly though, an all white dress with a gold belt? Um, talk about hot. This is something I would wear day or night. And totally perfect for a Mediterranean vay-cay. 
  • Skulls and studs and crystals, oh my. Perfect, dainty, hard, abrasive; in short, I love them.
  • Hot pink lip laquer looks fab on bronzey skin.

Nighttime Bonfire

  • I never wear them enough, but I love a good pair of high-tops.
  • I own that Lancome purple eyeshadow palette and it’s amazing. You can go from subtle lilac to dark, royal purple. So far, it hasn’t creased on my lids either.
  • Worn in sweatshirt? Check. Gun motifs and spikes? Check. Looking smoking hot? Check, check.

Summer Style

It’s one of my favorite times of the year again - warm weather, ice cream cones, lazy reading outside, sunglasses, and airy skirts. I’m ready! And since yesterday was the official start of summer (June 21st), it’s time to get cracking with some outfit ideas and tips for hunting your own wardrobe.

(Sticky Sweet)

(No Bones About It)


(They Called Her Legs)

Shop Your Closet

  • Cut offs! Make them from old jeans.
  • Piles of jewelry. Mixing and matching is one of my favorite things. I look for jewelry with lots of stones and natural elements. Brass, gold, silver. Think big chains, nautical themes, rope, leather.
  • Dust off those sunglasses.
  • Light scarves are a chic accessory without weighing you down in the heat. Look for thin and airy materials. Great for your neck or a hair accessory.
  • Creamy nude lipsticks are one of my favorite shades and don’t make me feel like I’m wearing gobs of cosmetics on a humid day. That with layering my favorite mascara is pretty French chic.

Style Tips

  • Clutches are great for day and night. Some come with a little chain strap, which is great when you’re tired of holding the little pouch.
  • Color accessories are a good touch against neutral. Or if you’re afraid of being too bold.
  • Strappy sandal heels are also an example of summer day-to-night style.
  • Espadrilles! I need to bust these out again.
  • Also, don’t doubt the power of a signature fragrance. No, you can’t see it but it makes all the difference.
  • A great tee shirt can change it all up. I especially like the one with sequins above.
  • It’s also in the little things: thin belts, spiral wrapped rings and bracelets, false eyelashes, chain details, hardware, headbands.
  • Oh, and don’t forget sunscreen!