Thursday, March 5, 2015

winter blues.

American Eagle sweater, Abercrombie & Fitch pants, Gifted socks, Dirty Laundry boots

Perhaps I should have titled this post "winter whites," since the snow doesn't seem to be disappearing anytime soon. Seriously though, what is up with this weather? It is March last I checked. Yet here we are, stuck with more than a few inches of snow on the ground.

Instead of battling the winter blues, I've decided to embrace them, at least in the sartorial sense. I love these corduroy pants. They are super cozy and match perfectly with this cool sweater from American Eagle. Of course, I had to throw on a swipe of red lipstick to add a bit of color to an otherwise cool-toned outfit. It may not beat a fun floral dress, but it's the best I can do for now.



P.S. I'm obsessed with this Fashionista's coat in my latest CollegeFashionista article! Have you seen it yet? If not, check it out here and please "RAD" it!

Friday, February 27, 2015

that's a wrap.

American Eagle coat, Abercrombie & Fitch jeans, Timberland boots, Merona wrap, TJ Maxx gloves

I hope you are all surviving this winter better than I am. The cold is just not my thing. As I count down the days until 50 degree temps return, I make going outside a bit more enjoyable by loading up on fun accessories. This headwrap is one of those those cool, yet practical pieces. I love how it keeps my ears and neck warm at the same time. Plus, it matches with most of my wardrobe.

Sturdy boots are also a must for trudging through the never-ending snowstorms. I love these brown ones because they are much sleeker than other winter boots. They are also lined with a fleecy, furry material, which is a huge bonus. All in all, while winter is definitely not my favorite season, it's not all that bad sartorially speaking.



Saturday, February 21, 2015

garlic and parmigiano artichokes.

I have been obsessed with artichokes for as long as I can remember. I'll eat them straight out of the jar, on pizza, in pasta, or stuffed with seasoned breadcrumbs and garlic. It's all delicious to me. Recently I made a delicious artichoke and I thought I would share the recipe.

Ingredients: 1 artichoke, EVOO, 3 cloves garlic, parmigiano reggiano

Directions; Boil artichoke in a pot of water for 20-30 minutes. Cut in half and place in a frying pan at medium-high heat. Cook for another 10 minutes. Remove artichokes from pan and quickly fry up garlic. Drizzle oil and garlic over plated artichokes. Grate cheese on top. Enjoy!



P.S. If you're craving some fashion inspiration, check out my last blog post or my latest CollegeFashionista article!

Monday, February 9, 2015

dark winter days.

American Eagle jacket, TJ Maxx shirt, H&M pants, Converse shoes, H&M scarf, Nine West gloves

These past few days have been rough weather-wise. It refuses to stop snowing, which means I refuse to stop drinking tea and watching Netflix. That's not necessarily a bad thing, except for the fact that I'm moving through Gossip Girl much more quickly than I would like.

As for the outfit, I've been on a bit of a blacks streak lately. I can't get enough of this biker jacket from AEO. I paired it with my fave black pants from H&M. They have some seriously cool details, like zipper pockets, knee patches, and ankle zips. Love 'em. I wrapped things up (pun intended) with this amazing skull scarf I found at an H&M in Italy. It's so gorgeous.

Hair-wise, now that this mess is growing out a bit (or a lot, as you'll see from this post), I've been having fun playing around with different styles. My favorite at the moment is a deep part and a braid. It looks edgy and makes my hair seem even thicker than it already is. I added a slightly smokey eye and a berry lip and I was good to go!



PS. Love my latest CollegeFashionista article! This Fashionista's coat is AMAZING!
PPS. So so so excited to be interning for Hudson Valley Magazine! Check out my first (baby) article here!

Friday, January 30, 2015

layer lover.

American Eagle coat, American Eagle leather jacket (underneath), TJ Maxx shirt, Merona scarf, Aeropostale skirt, Coach boots, Nine West gloves, Jansport backpack, O.C.C. lip tar in Black Dahlia

I don't know about you, but layers are essential for me during the colder weather. Recently I've gotten into the habit of layering a lighter jacket under a heavier one. I particularly love the double collar look of a classic biker jacket underneath a chic peacoat (and have been wearing it a lot). This scarf is a new favorite of mine. I just can't get over how soft it is. Last but not least, I had to rock a statement lip color. This lip tar is absolutely gorgeous and works well with the dark colors in my outfit.

In other news, can you believe January is over? How did that happen?! Oh well, at least we're one month closer to warmer days.



P.S. Check out my amazing new leopard dress from Forever 21 in my latest CollegeFashionista article! It was such a steal!

Friday, January 23, 2015

yak sweater love.

TJ Maxx sweater, H&M dress, scarf, and necklace, Forever 21 earmuffs

See guys, I'm trying to post more! I really wanted to use this post to rave about the amazing yak fur sweater I found at TJ Maxx. It is literally the softest thing ever and I am obsessed. I found it in the men's department and knew I had to have it as soon as I locked eyes on it. I love the look of oversize sweaters over dresses and decided to take it one step further on the comfort scale by throwing on a scarf over the whole thing.

This outfit is such a winner for me. Not only is it so cozy, but I also love the different patterns and textures included in it. The earmuffs are one of my favorite winter accessories. The necklace, which was featured in my last post, is a new addition to my wardrobe and seems to go with practically everything. All in all, I'm feeling like I have my winter uniform down.



P.S. Looking for more outfit posts and general style awesomeness? Check out my CollegeFashionista articles, which go live every Thursday this semester! Don't forget to RAD them if you like them!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

make a statement.

All necklaces from H&M. Perfumes from left to right: Burberry Weekend, Juicy Couture Peace Love & Juicy Couture, Taylor Swift Wonderstruck
I got these statement necklaces from H&M recently and have been absolutely obsessed with them. They make a simple shirt look a million times better and can work with more detailed outfits as well. I wore the silver one on the right in my Style Guru Bio for CollegeFashionista and love the way it looks with my polka dot shirt (check out the article here). I'm sure you'll be seeing quite a few outfits with these necklaces in posts to come!