The events of the past month, the past year, forever, are outrageously disgusting. Black people’s human rights have been discriminated and taken away from for forever. As a white women living in America and having this platform, although small, I recognize that I would be doing wrong and stepping onto the wrong side of history if I didn’t speak up.
There’s no denying that the effects of COVID-19 are going to, and already are, hitting the fashion industry hard. Not only have consumer’s buying habits changed due to the lockdown, once we all start going outside again I truly believe things are going to be different, and some things forever. While we may need to, or be recommended, to wear a mask and gloves for some time, I think there will be less consumption of fast fashion and “trend” buying. There’s lots to talk and think about regarding people’s buying habits after quarantine, but today I’m going to be discussing the topic of dressing for the new normal once we all start to head back into our “normal” lives.
Sometimes I wonder how much my phone is really listening to me, and when I got an ad on Instagram for the brand Andreeva I was freaked out, but in a good way. I just got over telling my mom how I’ve been looking for a coat that has feather cuffs or is hemmed with them, and nevertheless Instagram answered with a beautiful mint and orange jacquard coat with feather cuffs.
I love wearing gingham in the springtime. In a classic blue or red hue, or in yellows and pinks, it’s a playful pattern everyone needs in their wardrobe. Featured on headbands and a teal smocked blouse, and even on a sparkly top. I also believe that a pair of black gingham pants are a staple and must have for an easy, yet stylish look for when you’re running out the door.
With March here and how the weather has been playing out it seems as though we will most definitely be getting an early spring. I took a jaunt through Central Park last weekend and even noticed some of the trees starting to bud, and I even spotted a cherry blossom tree near Washington Square Park last Sunday. I know it’s so cliché, but I really do feel my best when wearing floral pieces. The print makes me feel put together and beautiful, the two things I look for when purchasing any piece. So as any lover of florals is doing right now, I’m dreaming of florals for my wardrobe.
The first weekend of March called for a trip uptown this past Saturday. I had a wonderful day and stopped by Ralph’s Coffee to start. I’ve said it many times before but I’ll say it again, this store is a dream. The last time I visited was during the holidays and then for the first time in late September, and they’ve changed the displays since then. The downstairs is so well crafted into an old Hollywood, yet still so very Ralph Lauren, vibe.
Last Saturday I went to Soho to try and catch some new art galleries, shopping, and of course, cupcakes. Since I officially have Spring on my mind I opted for a bright outfit, even though it definitely didn’t feel like Spring with the wind!
Back to a time where neutrals weren’t a thing, and having big hair was IT. Cue Lady Gaga’s new single Stupid Love, or The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights. The new songs are giving me 80s feels, and quite frankly so is the fashion world. Sparkle day wear, monochrome suiting, and over the top ruffles are all that’s on my mind right now.
It’s no surprise that I love flowers, and with March right around the corner I’ve been waiting for they city to start showing early signs of Spring. This past weekend in the West Village I came across so many flowers and I was so happy.
This Michael Kors coat that I’ve had for years has been a long favorite of mine. Every winter season I get so excited to break it out, and now that I have added a new hot pink one this year as well, I secretly don’t want coat weather to go away just yet.
I love a high sock and heel moment. First, I absolutely love these shoes. I first discovered the John Fluevog brand when as I was strolling through Soho one Saturday afternoon with my friends. The interior of the store, along with the set up of the funky shoes, immediately caught my attention and I had to go inside. I fell in love with the pair I’m wearing, and my mom gifted them to me for Christmas. I can never find shoes that fit my feet perfectly, I’m either slipping out of them or they are way too tight, and I was so happy when these shoes fit perfectly!
Although I do wear pink and red all year-round, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time of year to bring out all your pink and red and mix and match. Not only is it fun to wear the colors through clothes, accessories are sometimes the best part. Heart shaped purses, pink and red socks, and hot pink faux fur are on the menu.
As January is coming to a close and February is on the horizon, I start to go through my winter wardrobe and put away my red and navy plaids, and dig into my spring/summer pieces and grab a few that are perfect for transitioning from February to March. Especially with blouses I find that quite a few of my spring/summer ones I can style in a way that makes them appropriate to wear even in mid-winter.
As some of you may know, pink is my all-time favorite color. I have curated a list of all the pink pieces I’m loving right now below!
I am always the person when shopping to enter a store fully knowing I need a classic, staple item, and I always leave without that but with a crazy new colored faux fur, or an item I know I don’t NEED, but that I LOVE. I’ve been getting better about this, as I’m getting older I realize the importance of a staple item that when I put on although it may not be over the top, it makes anyone look classy and put together.
Christmas has finally arrived here in Manhattan, and Greenwich Village is decked out. The military coat I’m wearing is from Zara last year, and I absolutely love it. Now every year I look forward to taking it out during the holidays because I think it’s the epitome of a Christmas coat! My Meme gave me this headband and I absolutely love it for winter in the city.
Burgundy is a lovely shade to wear in the fall, and pairs so well with both browns and blacks, the basis of my autumn wardrobe. This coat that I’ve had for a year now was the perfect match to my Nars lip pigment in shade Warm Leatherette. This lip color is beautiful, and it lasts the whole day, with only a few touch ups after I drink or eat something. I love the Burgundy colors with the snake print, the two tones together look lovely.
As we near closer to Thanksgiving the foliage is at its peak here in New York City. The weather is quickly getting cooler, and here in the city the holiday markets have already begun.
Before I fully jump into the holiday festivities, I couldn’t skip out on sharing my photos from this past October in Central Park. I’ve been dreaming for years to get to experience a New York Autumn, and I’m so happy to say I finally have.
Purple candy stripes were the mood for this September look. I find September dressing can be one of the hardest months to dress for, along with March. The seasons are starting to change, you’re slowly drifting your wardrobe from bright prints and florals to more fall-like tones and prints.