Day Heel

When I saw these shoes on the Everlane “coming soon” page, I immediately signed up for the waitlist and marked my calendar for when I can order them. And seeing them all over social media when they hosted the Day Market in SF and NYC the weekend before the launch I was so tempted to take the train up to the city and see them in person.

I stayed up late the night before the launch so I can order as soon as midnight hits, though I spent hours deciding which color to get (mainly between the nude, black, or the red), I ended up picking the black. After days of staring at the tracking page, it finally arrived! And it’s even more beautiful than I expect. The leather is SO soft, and they’re SO comfortable! I love the look of them and now am waiting for May 5th to arrive so I can place my order for another pair in different color.

Since I just got them yesterday, I can’t really speak to the longevity of them, but they’re seriously the most comfortable heels I’ve ever worn. We recently just got standing desks at work and being on my feet for 8hrs + a day I was worried about how these will hold up, but to my somewhat surprised (as many have already reviewed and raved about them) they really are so easy to wear even for being on your feet for an extended period of time. The one thing I think is worth noting is that since the leather is so soft, it will show where your feet stretches the shoes when you wear them, so definitely make sure you get the best size and don’t try to “make it work” with a smaller size. Everlane has great customer service and you can always exchange if you got a wrong size, though you might have to wait till May 5th (their restock day) to get the replacement.

So in conclusion, for those of you that waited or are holding out till you see the verdict on these heels, GET THEM! You will not regret it, seriously perfection of form and function.

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Day Heel

On my mind lately #16

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Bomber jacket is such a fun piece to wear for casual events, but I feel it’s near impossible to wear in an office environment. It is looking like the trend will continue into the fall, and although I’m not sure if it will be a practical purchase, I can’t help but look at them online.

Here are some of my picks from ASOS, some are very classic, some are modified bombers. There are so many options out there that I hope I’ll be able to find one that works for me!

  • Adidas Originals Primary Three Stripe Bomber Jacket – Adidas bomber jackets are definitely a classic. I love the signature 3 stripe and the Originals’ logo. There are many color combination and I thought the pop of the 3 primary colors gives the overall look some fun factor.
  • ASOS Bomber Jacket in Color Block – Going for something a little more feminine, the pink and grey comb brings out a more girly side of bomber jackets. It looks very soft and comforting, and will work great as casual wear.
  • Monik Textured Jersey Bomber Jacket – This piece has a slightly different texture/material than the traditional bomber. The texture makes you do a double take when you first see it and I think it’s a great way to make it look less casual.
  • New Look Padded Bomber Jacket – I think the color I’m most interested in is a olive green bomber jacket because it’s just so easy to pair with everything. The neutral tone of the green goes well with black, grey, white, brown and the list goes on. Keeping it simple is usually the best policy!
  • ASOS Longline Bomber Jacket in Satin Fabric – This jacket in particular caught my eye because of the interesting hemline. I like that it has the traditional bomber jacket but the shape looks completely different. I think this piece will be fun to style when you want to dress up a little.

 

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On my mind lately #14

tanks and tees

Although the weather makes it seem like spring is still far far away, my mind is ready for a change. With spring and summer right around the corner (or so we hope), I am eager to update my basics!

Everlane, known for their radical transparency is not only good for your soul but also good for your wallet. They are not shy when it comes to sharing the factories their products are made in, and they’re also happy to share how much it cost to make them. I love how they are also very active on social media, easy to reach and quick to response whenever you have any questions about anything and everything they’re working on. Other than their ethical practice, their products are also top notch in quality.

I only started wearing their tanks last summer, and they have soon become my most reached for items. I currently have 2 of the Ryan Tanks and one of the Cotton Tank, but I cannot wait to get my hands on more of their basics which I know I will be living in comes spring and summer.

  1. The Cotton Tank / The Ryan Tank
    I have both the Cotton Tank and the Ryan tank, I love them both butI have a prefer time and place for each of them. After a season of testing, I find that during the weekend I love the more rigid feel of the Cotton Tank over the soft, body hugging Ryan because it gives my body a little more breathing room. But when it comes to going out at night or wearing to work under a cardigan, I prefer the Ryan because it drapes beautifully and is more feminine.
  2. The Ryan Pocket Tee 
    Of all the tees I saw on everlane, this one stands out the most to me. I love the casual drape style and I think the fabric gives out a more fenimen vibe even though you’re pretty much wearing an oversized tee.
  3. The Cotton V 
    A staple in every closet is a nice v neck tee. I’ve purchased many from Target when I was in college and practically lived in them, but the fabric is a little too soft and body hugging and the shape does not wash well so you get lots of pilling and wrinkled neckline that makes the shirt look sloppy. I’m hoping to find a long lasting staple tee and this might just be the answer.
  4. The Slouchy Cotton Slub Tank 
    Tank tops are my go to when it comes to summer, I love putting a cardigan or jacket/blazer over it so I can have the flexibility of being more formal or very casual. I like how this piece is a little more over sized than their regular Cotton tank, the combination of a more casual shape and the pocket detail gives it a little more edge.
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A week in outfits #19

Hello to my first official cold winter outfits post of the season! We finally got the freezing weather I’ve been expecting since November at the beginning of January. It was definitely nice to feel the cold (yes I just said that) and break out all my heavier coats and turtlenecks, though I’m not sure how long this feeling will last, haha.

This year I’ve added a new winter coat from Uniqlo as my smart jacket that I can wear to more formal events or meetings. It’s simple, clean and has a nice cut that gives you shape and look very put together, the weight is not as heavy as I was expecting but it actually keeps me warm in the 30 deg weather so I’m fairly impressed! And then there’s also this little red number I got as a Christmas present from J.Crew which is a very nice surprise and adds a little color to my closet. I also think it’s about time to give in and get a long down jacket for those below freezing days where I want my knees to be covered and protected from the wind… I’ve always been against them because I thought they look very bulky and ugly, so I’m hoping I’ll find one that still looks feminine and will keep me warm. I’m officially becoming a northern(-ish) girl!

Lou & Grey Sportif Hideaway Sweater |   Madewell High Riser Skinny Skinny | Madewell Billie Boot

Madewell Oversized Boyshirt in Andover Plaid | Madewell High Riser Skinny Skinny in Lunar | Uniqlo coat (sold out, similar here) | ASOS Right About Now Boots (On sale now!)

J.Crew Turtle Neck Sweater | Loft vest (old0 | 1 Madison Expedition Faux Fur Trim Parka | Rivet and Thread High Riser Jeans | Franco Sarto boots

Lou & Grey Textureplay Turtleneck | Madewell High Riser Skinny Skinny | ASOS Right About Now Boots

J.Crew Coat | Madewell High Riser Skinny Skinny in Captain Wash | Madewell Billie Boot

A week in outfits #19

A week in outfits #18

Hi y’all! Sorry it’s been a good while since I’ve done an A Week In Outfits post, so I’ve complied some outfits I’ve been wearing in the past month showing you what’s getting me through this unseasonably warm November and December!

Uniqlo Cashmere Blended Chester Coat (exact one sold out, similar here) | Madewell High Riser Skinny Skinny Jeans | ASOS Right About Now Boots | Madewell Scarf | Native Union Marble Case

Lou & Grey sweater (last season) | Lou & Grey Boucle Vest | Asos skirt | Madewell Billie Boots

Lou & Grey Easygoing Cardigan | Lou & Grey stripe shirt (old) | Madewell High Riser Skinny Skinny Jeans | Free People Style Nine Ankle Boot

Banana Republic Camel Double Breasted Blazer (grab this for an amazing deal in store!) | Lou & Grey shirt | Madewell High Riser Skinny Skinny Jeans | Free People Style Nine Ankle Boot | Native Union Marble Case

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Holiday Party Lookbook with Farfetch

Holiday Party Lookbook

With Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve around the corner, it’s time to kick the holiday outfits research into high gear. Shopping for holiday outfits is always a little stressful because you want to purchase something that is beautiful and unique yet practical so you can wear it again and again (especially the higher priced items). Today I’m sharing 2 different style holiday looks I’ve created from items I found on Farfetch, a lot of these items like booties, wrap coat and leather jacket you probably already have in your closet, but with a little twist they can help complete your holiday party look and save your bank account at the same time!

Look 1: Comfort with an Edge
I’m all for being comfortable when it comes to dressing myself, so when I was creating this look, I made sure that comfort is the focus (and with this being the more casual look of the two, I can get away with some of the items I choose). I pair this pretty lace shift dress with a drape-y wrapped skirt underneath, since the shape of the dress is more boxy and doesn’t show off your curves as well, you want to add something more fluid and feminine to balance it out the look. For the coat I opt for a wrap coat so I have the option to let it drape beautifully, belt it, or possibly even show some shoulder if weather permits. I went with a pair of black booties for this look because I prefer boots over any other type of shoes, and I think a nice pair of boots is just as good as a pair of heels when you want to dress up, on top of that they are usually more comfortable, give a little more edge and are also better at keeping your feet warm in the winter! Last but not least, I went with a shoulder/cross body style bag because when you’re at a party the last thing you want to do is have something restricting your movement, a cross body bag allows you to move around freely and dance all night without worrying about holding your purse.

Look 2: Vintage Rock and Roll
For the second look, I want to create something more elegant and fancy for a black tie event, even though it’s more formal, I still want to keep some fun elements in the look. This beautiful Armani dress is very simple but has some very eye catching beading on the body, and since the dress is already so fancy, I decided to pair it with a black leather jacket and a guitar scarf to make it more playful and fun, the scarf also can act as a cover up, in case you want to check your jacket at coat check but still want something light with you in case it gets a little chilly. Since this is look is created for a black tie event, I went with a pair of pumps to tie the look together. With the bottom of the dress being more plain, I picked out this pair with crystals on them so when you walk, they peek out to create some interest and also echo the body of the dress. The whole look is very monochrome, but it means it’s perfect for any occasion, if you want to make it more festive, you can utilize accessories to add a pop of colors to it like I did with this simple red clutch.

I kept the colors of both looks very basic and mostly black because I want them to be something you can wear both now and later, with a simple switch of accessories, jacket or shoes you can easily transform these looks for any future events you go to. On top of that, most of the items mentioned are basics that will be great additions to any wardrobe and can be worn over and over again which is perfect for someone who wants to start a capsule wardrobe. I hope you enjoy these looks, leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Holiday Party Lookbook with Farfetch

On my mind lately #13

Today’s on my mind lately I want to focus on something I’ve actually never thought I would, the OTK (over the knee) boots! I’m fairly petite sitting at around 5’2.5″/160cm, and my body proportion is also not the best, so you can kinda imagine how short my legs are. I avoided OTK boots for years because they usually make me look even shorter, or the cut of where you knee is supposed to bend is too high for my legs… But recently I’ve just been in the mood for black boots and after seeing them all over the web I decided to snoop around the OTK section on various websites. I really don’t like heels that are too skinny or high because it’s not very practical, so wanted to focus on boots with chunky heels around 3 inches, but knowing my body proportion I think wearing something with some height will probably look best. Below are some of my picks with a mix of low and high heel over the knee boots! Do you have a favorite pair of over the knee boots?

otk boots

  1. Sam Edelman Kate Over The Knee Boot
  2. Stuart Weitzman Highway Boot
  3. Charles by Charles David Reed Suede Boot
  4. Ash Seven Boot
  5. Rebecca Minkoff Billie Over the Knee Boot
  6. Steve Madden Gorgeous Over the Knee Boot
  7. Stuart Weitzman Highland Over the Knee Boot
  8. Via Spiga Alto Over the Knee Boot
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