Changing up your space is the perfect way to start the new year on the right foot, and with new services like Feather and Minted it’s never been easier. See how I’ve revamped my bedroom with easy and modern design tweaks that take my bedroom from “place where I sleep” to “place where I dream”.Read More
Fashion is often referred to as the intersection of art and commerce. For me at least, clothing as an expressive tool has always been the most understandable and practical form of art, and now more than ever art is having a resurgence in menswear. The most ingenious mix of art, fashion, and a bit of wit, has got to be from Calvin Klein's 205W39NYC line, helmed by the creative mastermind that is Raf Simons. Raf's changes at the label have been far reaching in the world of fashion, bringing Americana and the Calvin Klein name both back into the conversation in a major way.
I recently took a trip to the new Nordstrom Men's store in the city, and was blown away by their shop-in-shop of the new Calvin Klein 205 line. The installation mimics the CK boutique so well - they really translated Raf's vision for the season. While exploring the collection, I couldn't help myself from trying on a few pieces, and I instantly fell in love with this hoodie (via Farfetch) featuring a print of Sanrda Brant by Andy Warhol. It may at first look simple, but the simplicity is what makes it special. The cut, the fit, the authentic Andy Warhol screen printing; everything comes together to make this piece special. I had to have it!
I knew I wanted to style this in a casual American way, keeping as true as possible to Raf's vision of Calvin Klein. I paired the hoodie under an oversized denim jacket (because what is more American than a denim jacket?), and black denim pants, topped off with sleek black Chelsea boots. It turned out exactly as I'd hoped: simple, yet put together; classic, but on-trend.
Are there any art influences in fashion you're loving right now? Send me your thoughts in the comments!
As you may have noticed by now, I'm a huge fan of sunglasses; they're a really simple accessory that can help make an outfit pop. The right eye-wear, especially during the sunny summer months, really is the perfect accessory to finish off your look. So when ASOS wanted to partner to show off some of their amazing new eyewear, I was super excited to test drive a few new styles.
I've been seeing a lot of vintage sunglasses around lately, and I love the classic 90's shapes. I'm not a huge fan of the "micro" sunglasses trend (you know, those really slim, Matrix-looking sunglasses?), and they don't really flatter my face. Instead, I chose small, oval-shaped lenses rimmed in gold. This is a truly classic style that goes with basically anything. I tried two styles: one with a typical black lens from Weekday, and one with a rainbow gradient lens. The rainbow gradient is definitely my new favorite pair in rotation, and will definitely be popping up with me on my next trip to Coachella!
What do you think of these sunglasses? Are you a fan of the throwback trend in menswear? Let me know in the comments!
This post was made in collaboration with ASOS. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Guys, I finally moved into my new apartment!
Just kidding. But I did have the opportunity to tour an amazing penthouse last week courtesy of my friends at Douglas Elliman. I've seen this building before downton in SoHo - a gorgeous, multi-unit apartment across from the luxe SoHo Grand Hotel - and knew I wanted to see the inside. The facade is so architectural and sculpted, it reminds me of the Gaudí architecture all over Spain. Once we made our way inside, the rest of the apartment did not disappoint!
I spent a full day exploring what was an incredible, and almost indescribable full-floor penthouse in the XOCO 325 West Broadway building. I got lost many times wandering in the huge 4,000+ square foot home, taking in the beautiful furniture, art, and of course views the penthouse had to offer. The apartment was decorated so beautifully, and truly felt like my home after a few hours, which made it really hard to leave! Sadly an apartment like this is not in my near future, but it did give me endless inspiration for what the future may hold with lots (and lots and lots and lots) of hard work. Now I'm in the mood to redecorate!
This post was made in collaboration with Douglas Elliman. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
You guys have probably all seen this coat by now. You know the one - the oversized, drapey, perfect camel coat I've been posting all over Instagram for the past few weeks? Well that coat, a recent pickup by Stella McCartney via Saks Fifth Avenue, just happens to be my new favorite, and I don't feel at all guilty for showing it off. The fit is impeccable, the color is the perfect balance for a camel - not too pink, not too brown - and it's one of the softest coats I've ever worn. To be honest this coat was made for me, and it was my random dumb luck to have stumbled upon it, ON SALE no less, at Saks this past month.
I've been trying to find as many ways to style the piece as I can. Not because it's difficult to do, but because I keep wearing it so often that I basically have to mix the rest of my outfit so I don't look like an outfit repeater!
I thought it would be interesting to try the coat in two ways: one, a classic, streamlined look, and two, a more sporty streetwear-inspired style. Below, I show two ways I've been wearing this coat lately, and truthfully I can't decide which style I prefer.
What do you think - classic, or streetstyle? Let me know in the comments!
coat Stella McCartney // sweater Michael Kors // pants Uniqlo // shoes Adidas
coat Stella McCartney // sweater Zara // shirt Zara // jeans ASOS // shoes Lanvin // bag Louis Vuitton
Ya'll know I love a good jacket - I wear a jacket in basically every outfit ever, whether it's for the blog, or my daily life. I've said it before and I'll say it again, a good jacket can make an entire outfit. I found this faux shearling jacket (on sale!) recently at Zara and I knew I needed it. The cut was perfect, the two-tone color was perfect, and I absolutely loved the patent-like finish. Sadly, the jacket is no sold out, but I have linked a similar one above, so be sure to check it out!
I knew I wanted to style the jacket in an easy and clean way. I went with my go-to black turtleneck, which has been an absolute staple in my winter wardrobe, and slim grey trousers for a sophisticated but simple vibe.
To me, an outfit like this is perfect in its simplicity. Nothing overdone, no flash and all substance - just a well-fitting jacket, nicely paired with everyday staple pieces. How can you beat that?