November 1, 2011


I cannot believe how long it's been since I've posted last! So much has happened since September; John and I moved, and I fell seriously ill for more than three weeks (just to name a few...). 

Today, I want to share my Halloween costume with you! I got dressed up for a friend's Halloween party. It's no secret that I'm somewhat obsessed with fashion history, so this year I decided to be a flapper! I found this dress at Forever 21 and it worked out perfectly! I did a loose finger wave at the top of my head and let the rest get curly and unruly.

And here's a close-up of the headpiece from feathers and sequin trim...

      Outfit Details:
Dress-Forever 21
 Gloves-B&Q Trimmings
Headband-DIY (supplies from B&Q)
Necklace-No idea
Tights-No idea
Shoes-Franco Sarto

I hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween! In addition to the party, John and I greeted dozens of trick-or-treaters last night. What did you dress up as?

September 9, 2011

Historical Fashion: Design School

Happy Friday everyone! For this installment of historical fashion I've found for you a photo of a fashion design student and instructor at Ryerson University back in the 1950's! It looks like they are drafting a pattern for a skirt.This image was found in the Ryerson University Archives.
Things have been a little slow on the blog this week as I am in the process of moving, but I'll be back this weekend with an outfit post.

August 30, 2011

Historical Fashion: 1930's Day Ensemble

For the second installment of Historical Fashion (any name suggestions?), I wanted to share my love of Madeline Vionnet. She was a complete pioneer in bias-cut dresses, which flatter the body by smoothing the garment over it. Vionnet was a great inspiration of mine in college.

What I really loved about this particular outfit is that it appears so modern and minimal, even though it was made in 1933. It is the definition of timeless and definitely qualifies as Circa Style!

This is part of The Victoria and Albert Museum's collection in London. They really have a wonderful collection that I hope to check in person someday.

August 27, 2011

Late Summer Favorites

Hey everyone! So sorry for my absence- I've had the craziest couple of weeks! First, John (my boyfriend and photographer) was in Europe, then an earthquake on the East Coast, and we looked at and applied for a new apartment! 

This type of outfit is definitely a go-to of mine during the late summer: a floral skirt with a defined waist and this cute ballerina-esque tee with flat sandals. Also, pictured is the new bag I picked up at J. Crew (on super-sale, of course). I absolutely love it!

Outfit Details:
Top-Forever 21
Skirt-H&M (last summer)
Necklaces-Target and Modcloth
Bag-J. Crew
Sandals-Ciao Bella via Piperlime

Do you have any favorite staples for late summer?

I'll be back next week after Hurricane Irene passes through. Stay safe!

August 11, 2011

Rockaway Beach

 One of my favorite things about New York City is that there are five boroughs to explore! And even though I've spent all of my life within an hour of Manhattan, there's still always new places to explore. Rockaway beach has been on my list for awhile now.

One of my favorite things about New York City is that there are five boroughs to explore! And even though I've spent all of my life within an hour of Manhattan, there's still always new places to explore. Rockaway beach has been on my list for awhile now.

 One of the most awesome things about Rockaway beach is Rockaway Taco! It's a tiny beach shack serving up what I can easily are the best tacos in NYC! They even grow some of their own produce on their roof, ensuring everything is as fresh as it gets.

The end of summer is (too) rapidly approaching, but I feel like it's barely begun because I've been so busy! I want more time for boating and the beach please!

Outfit Details:
Bag- Old Navy
 Dress-Anthropologie (super sale!)
Sunglasses- Betsey Johnson
Sandals- Seychelles

Have a great weekend, everyone!

August 8, 2011

Historical Fashion: 1951 Sailor Dress

Happy Monday everyone! I thought I'd start off the week by sharing this 1951 Norman Norell sailor dress! It is definitely one of the most darling things I've ever seen! Just perfect for summer on the coast!

This dress was featured by the Museum at FIT as the dress of the day. You can find the Museum at FIT on face book here. It is part of the FIDM Museum collection. 

I have a huge passion for fashion history and I am considering making this part of my weekly content. What do you think?

August 2, 2011


I absolutely love my neighborhood in the city! There's one area of it filled with antique, Tudor-styled homes and tree-lined streets. It's gorgeous! Recently, John and I discovered a great little park there- just a short walk from my apartment.

 My mom bought this ring for me at an artisan's consignment shop up in New Paltz, NY while visiting my sister when she went to college there. It's very unique- I've never seen anything else quite like it.

I bought this dress for my trip to Europe last summer. I love the way the soft tonal effect of the floral is contrasted by the sharp geometric striped layout of the print. I've worn in in all seasons- in winter with tights, boots and a cardigan, with all different belts, and in summer as seen here.
It also has a sort of 70's vibe to it.
Outfit Details:
Bag- Old Navy
Belt- Forever 21
Dress-Forever 21
Ring- Gift from Mom
Bangles- AE Sample Sale
Sandals- Ciao Bella via Piperlime

July 5, 2011

Sweet Summer

  Summer is my favorite time of year, and finally this past weekend- it finally started to really feel like summer! We dined in sidewalk cafes, picnicked along the waterfront, and explored little nooks of this ever-changing city. 

I wore this to a friend's birthday party held in her Brooklyn backyard. It was cool enough for the hot July weather and the bright orange print was fitting to her fiesta party theme.

Outfit Details:
Dress- Target
Necklace- Target
Sandals- ? (Old)

Yesterday, on the Fourth of July, John and I decided to spend the afternoon together, picnicking on the Willamsburg waterfront. The weather and view was gorgeous.

Here's a quick shot from our picnic. Hope you all had a happy Fourth!

June 23, 2011


Since last Thursday was my birthday and my boyfriend John is the sweetest, he took me to lunch at The Meatball Shop on the LES of NYC. We had amazing vegetarian meatball sandwiches and homemade ice cream sandwiches for dessert. Yum! He followed it up with a trip to the beyond gorgeous Brooklyn Botanical Gardens where we shot some photos...

Usually on my birthday I wear a super-summery, somewhat fancy dress. But this year since it was so warm and since our plans involved a ton of walking- I decided to go with something very simple.

Outfit Details:

Dress- Banana Republic Factory
Necklace- Martin + Osa Sample Sale
Bag- Vintage
Sandals- Seychelles

I had to include one of the guy who made my day so special!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

June 22, 2011

Update: Finally free!

I'M BACK! No really, I am, I promise! My silence the last 2.5 months or so have been due to the fact that I was completely overwhelmed while finishing up my last ever semester in school. I was taking 7 classes, an independent study, job hunting, and interning 20-30 hours each week! To say the least, it was complete madness!

BIG things have happened since my last post:

  • I graduated! (finally)
  • It's summer! (again, finally)
  • I landed my first real fashion design job! (I started on Monday)
  • I turned 24! (last Thursday)

Here is the ONLY cap and gown photo that I took on Graduation Day! (Yes, I know it isn't very flattering...)

And here's a preview of the beautiful setting from tomorrow's birthday outfit post!