Wednesday, May 6, 2015

black and white.

Aeropostale shirt and skirt, Gifted tights, Forever 21 shoes and earrings, American Eagle necklace, Gifted bracelet

I tend to go back and forth between loving pants and skirts. Right now, I am solidly in the midst of a skirt-wearing season. I love ones that hit at the waist, like this one from Aeropostale. Plus, they look great with heels, or wedge booties in this case. These ones were such a score from Forever 21.

Black and white outfits are the best because they are made for accessories. I like adding little pops of color through makeup and jewelry. Sometimes it's nice to use understated styles to make a statement.



P.S. Have you seen my latest CollegeFashionista article? These shoes are amazing!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

weekend grunge.

Aeropostale jacket, American Eagle shirt, Gifted scarf, Abercrombie & Fitch jeans, Forever 21 flats, Gifted earrings

My leather jacket obsession is in full force. I wear one pretty much every day. I just love how they add a bit of edge to any outfit. Here I went for a casual cool look with a pair of high-waisted destroyed jeans and a bright blue top. I love anything with a higher waist and spend most of my days in skater skirts and retro jeans.

As for makeup, I recently rediscovered my love of liquid liner. I had been relying on gel, but you really can't do better than e.l.f. liquid liner for just a dollar. I've also been wearing bright lipstick, but that's nothing new.



P.S. Loving my girly gothic look on CollegeFashionista! Check it out here.

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!