1 – Gypsies & Debutantes bracelet / 2 – Wrecords By Monkey iPhone case / 3 – Beth Lauren earrings /
4 – Nona E. Rose belt / 5 – Olivier Green A/W ’12 dress
With the movie Rock of Ages coming out next week, I’m ready to get in the rock spirit. I love mixing my usual feminine bohemian style with some edgier pieces daily, but now I have some excuses to add some subtle indie rock nods with feminine details to my look.
Equipment top (similar); Zara leather jacket; Laundry by Shelli Segal cashmere hoodie; Echo scarf; JBrand jeans; H&M belt; Bloch shoes (similar); Rebecca Minkoff bag; Ray Ban sunnies; Alex & Ani bangles; etc… watchband bracelets and coin ring.
As you can see, I had a bit of fun in Philly this past weekend. You can also see by the Hawaiian shirt I’m wearing that I packed for an 80 degree vacation day like we had on Friday. I went with this formerly dorky print once reserved for vacationing dads anyway and threw on my tough, yet chic leather jacket to combat the cold.
I’m not the only one that will be wearing this printed trend this coming season. From Stella McCartney to Peter Som to even this Equipment blouse I managed to score at TJMaxx, you’ll want to feel like a tourist with this Hawaiian print trend.
Check out some affordable ways to incorporate this faux vacay look into your wardrobe this season with pieces like this romper, these pants, or this sweet dress.
Alexander Campaz limited edition cape (similar—but more subtle—version on alexandercampaz.com); Gap Body cotton slip; cashmere scarf (Saks Fifth Avenue); American Apparel opaque tights (store.americanapparel.net); Marc by Marc Jacobs riding boots (Barney’s Warehouse Sale); etc… watch band loop earrings and watch band bracelet (coming soon to bybrooklyn.com), vintage clutch and rings. / photos by Joshua Boccheciamp
Now that it’s really November, I guess I should come to terms with bundling up every day. I’m so happy that cozy capes are EVERYWHERE this season, because they may be my favorite way to do so.
Okay, so this awesome number from my favorite Brooklyn-based menswear, Alexander Campaz, designer is not my typical bohemian-vintage-rock’n’roll-chic style, but when I saw it, I knew it had to be mine! Alex’s original intention was to sell it to his usual male customer, but was surprised when I put it on how it works for anyone. Soon, he was bombarded with fashionable men AND women, like yours truly, buying them quicker than he can make!
His capes—along with his entire color-blocking cool collection—are made locally with recycled, dead stock, and organic fabrics. Oh, and did I mention nothing is over $100?!
Speaking of rad capes that are taking the fashion world by storm this season, I’m drooling over the unique poncho capes by Jennifer Stewart of JSDNYC that she just debuted this season. Like Alexander Campaz, these capes are handmade in NY with recycled and dead stock fabrics and are now selling out quicker than she expected. Better get your hands on one of these before the limited run of them is gone! The striped one totally has my name on it.
STYLIST TIP: WHEN WEARING SOMETHING BULKY ON TOP LIKE A CAPE OR PONCHO, MAKE SURE TO BALANCE YOUR SILHOUETTE OUT WITH A SLIMMER BOTTOM. OTHERWISE, YOU MAY AS WELL WEAR YOUR DOWN COMFORTER OUT OF THE HOUSE.
With the odd it-could-rain-at-any-minute-weather we’ve been having, I don’t have a some “style candy” for you today—as my friend, Kat, called the blog. I promise to have some more for you soon.
I do, though, want to share with you some of my new favorite products that I’m obsessing over lately!
Moroccan Oil “Glimmer Shine Spray” at Salon De Quartier
Ceramic Sculpture by Mimi Young / Photos by Liz Teich
The first, being the product that has transformed my hair completely. From all of the chemicals and heat I abuse my hair with, it’s been looking pretty dull lately. Then Moroccan Oil came into my life.
I don’t usually have the time to sit with oil on my hair for 10-20 minutes, so this spray is a nice compromise. I just give a couple spritzes once or twice a week after I dry my hair. The best part is that it’s naturally made Argan oil and UV filters that give me instant shin and protect against the elements.
Moroccan Oil and Daphne
Speaking of natural products, I just discovered COVERGIRL’s new Nature Luxe mascara and am in love. I always go back to their mascaras after realizing I can’t keep spending $20 every few months on another tube of overpriced mascara. I love that for $9 at the drugstore, I can get something that makes my lashes look like a pro got their hands on them.
COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Mascara
This particular mascara is unlike any I’ve ever tried. It may not be 100% natural, but it is made with less synthetic ingredients than the average mascara, which makes it feel lighter on my lashes and glides on even smoother. It didn’t clump, it didn’t fall onto my face and it was so easy to take off. My hubby even pointed out that he didn’t realize how blonde eyelashes naturally are because I was finally able to take all of my mascara off easily!
I’ll take that as a compliment that my lashes looked amazingly natural with this mascara.
JSDNYC by Jennifer Stewart custom vintage tie neck dress; Lands End Canvas v-neck sweater (similar sweater on canvas.landsend.com); Zara “Sheepskin Gilet” faux fur vest (Zara); Hue sweater tights (similar tights on piperlime.com); Camper “Annie Alto Ankle Bootie” (DNA footwear); etc… watchband cuff in silver and cord bracelet (By Brooklyn); Pepperbox 14k gold and diamond chip wheel post earrings (similar earrings); Marina Pecoraro silk rope bracelet (Artists & Fleas Market); vintage sunnies, rings and bag; my father’s old braided belt.
On Janine: Jessica Simpson jacket (TJ Maxx). / photos by Joshua Boccheciamp
For me, this past weekend was all about seeing new things with an old friend. From the newest part of the Highline, to the farthest point of Central Park, to Nutella hot chocolate, to even my first visit to Harlem’s Dinosaur BBQ, we explored some of the great things the city has to offer.
For my childhood best friend visiting from Florida, not only was this all new to her, but the style of NYC was something she had to adjust to. While Janine refused to give up her addiction to sandals, she reluctantly wore a jacket—which I scored for just $30 and has become her cold weather friend—upon realizing it was more than 20 degrees cooler up here.
I can’t fault her. I too was in denial of jacket weather and was kind of obsessed with my new faux fur vest to keep me warm. It’s one of those pieces—like a classic trench–that can be thrown over just about any outfit to look put together and prepared for the changing weather.
As they say, make new friends but keep the old; one is silver and the other’s gold.
OPI polishes in “Gold Shatter” and “Midnight in Moscow” / photos by Liz Teich
As a stylist, I’m constantly using my hands, so I rarely can keep a manicure longer than a day. I tend to opt for a boring clear coat of polish—or if I get crazy, something like ballet slippers—so the chips and scratches are undetectable.
I’ve done the gel manicure thing—which is great for that special occasion or trip, but can ruin your nails if you do it often. OR if you’re like me and shamefully peel your chipped nail polish off.
While prepping for a photo shoot the other day, I came across this gold nail polish by OPI on the check out line (yes, I’m the sucker who gets drawn in by those last minute purchases while waiting). To my surprise, it happened to be part of their shatter line, which is brilliant because it’s practically fool-proof! I even smudged one nail while impatiently waiting for it to dry, and it looked like it was part of the crackle!
I can finally wear my beloved dark nail polish without fear, while having a pop of the metallic trend for this season…and I don’t care if I chip it. Oh snap.
BDG for Urban Outfitters mens chambray shirt; Celebrity Pink jeans, Patricia Nash saddle bag (both TJMaxx); Jeffrey Campbell shoes; Burberry sunnies; etc… watchband bracelets (By Brooklyn); Marina Pecoraro silk rope bracelet (Artists & Fleas Market); Vanessa Mooney zip me up wrap bracelet in purple (c/o Vanessa Mooney); vintage tortoise shell bracelet and belt. / photos by Joshua Boccheciamp
I’m very girly, according to my hubby.
True, but I do like to tone it down a bit with some menswear in my wardrobe. The most obvious way to add some menswear into your wardrobe is by borrowing your man’s shirt. I prefer to buy my own man’s shirt (it’s a woman’s world after-all).
It’s even easier now to rock some menswear in your wardrobe. It helps that hipster boys are wearing the same sizes we wear, so I can get a shirt like this inexpensive one from Urban Outfitters, without needing to alter it.
You can also dress like the boys, but with a feminine and edgy twist with pieces like these cool Sam Edelman loafers that I’ve been drooling over on endless.com or this men’s inspired watched in a not so manly rose gold color by Michael Kors.
The guys will be jealous.
STYLIST TIP: BALANCE YOUR MENSWEAR INSPIRED PIECE WITH MORE FITTED CLOTHING, AS WELL AS SOME MORE FEMININE ACCESSORIES.
THAT WAY, YOU WON’T BE MISTAKEN FOR DRESSING UP EARLY FOR HALLOWEEN AS TERRY FROM “JUST ONE OF THE GUYS.”