Friday, October 3, 2014

Sporty Chic

 My take on sporty chic, which hit the trend market HUGE for 2014/2015 spring and winter season. Pretty much every brand who debut'd collections at fall Fashion Week incorporated some type of athletic inspired look into their collection, take Chanel for example with their tweed sneakers and crazy sneaker boots (if you haven't seen the sneaker boots, be sure to check check them out). Wang deems sneakers as the "infrastructure of [our] generation," wanting to push the boundaries of fashion, by tying in distinct past trends, many of which have created whats called a "normcore" trend. 

Vacation Diary

Some of my favorite moments from our family vacation to Anguilla, this last August. The island was beautiful, filled with alluring views and amazing moments. A favorite dinner spot, The Viceroy, was terraced over the Caribbean ocean, as we dined on delicious fresh seafood and sipped "crisp honey and fruit mock-tails," an island specialty. 
I had a blast picking out island inspired outfits; as a variety of bright and bold patterns were a theme throughout much of my clothing. It was also great to spend time with my sister before she left for college as well!

Casual/ 'regal'

I threw together a casual 'regal' inspired look, to commemorate the return of the second season of Reign, my favorite tv show, about the history of France during the rule of King Henry II, played by Alan Van Sprang. Although we are studying US History this year, we touch on a bit of French history, enabling me better grasp the accounts, by imagining re runs form scenes in Reign, of those dark and dreary conflict filled, (and shower-less days, although Alelade Kane seems to look stunning in just about every shot). Who knew history could be so exciting?! Kidding, history class is my favorite subject!!


Feeling nostalgic for the blisteringly warm summer nights, on this frigid autumn day. The school year is off to an accelerated start, and its busier than ever. I have never been so involved in this many extracurriculars...well, ever. It seems that Junior year is geared towards "prettifying" your college apps, which are sortof, kindof, almost around the corner. Luckily for me, I happen to love the extracurriculars that I am apart of this year, as they continue to cultivate inspiration for me.

Last season, I scoured stores to find the perfect leather skirt, however, being in the summer heat, I put off this task because a. it was 90 degrees the day I found a great leather skirt and b. the hot weather and me profusely sweating, seriously clouded my "fashion judgment," so I compromised by coaxing myself to buy a black mini cotton pixie skirt. Much to my demise, leather is in this season, and I should have bought that leather skirt during summer when it was on sale. UGH. Oh well :/
On a positive note, this is one of my favorite outfits because its fun and flirty, and you can virtually dress it up or down; with heels or sandals and a different cardigan. I also like the gold accents throughout this outfit with my gold cardigan, and necklace, which help to balance out the harsh black tones. 

Top: Zara
Cardigan: Zara
Skirt: Necessary Clothing
Heels: mom's closet
Sandals: Vintage Sam Edleman
Necklace: mom's closet