Swanky Scrunchie

Scrunchie – Whenever I’m chillen in my sweats, there is a 99.9% chance my hair is in a scrunchie. It’s the epitome of hang-time, the grungiest of grunge looks, and the cloudy with a chance of never leaving bed kind of spirit. Swankyadj. 1. A person or object that is posh, high-class, glamorous, classy, upmarket, etc. Paired side-by-side I consider this the godfather of oxymorons; quite frankly it is the paradigm that runs not only my life, but also my fashion style.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Break Boredom

(Blouse: Patterson J. Kincaid, Vest: 525 America, Pants: 7for all mankind, Hat: Urban Outfitters)

When we were eight, we played with Barbies; when we were sixteen, we played with boys; when we’re twenty-one, well, we play dress up. As the deluge of rain refuses to cease, my best friend and I are quite literally rained-in. After watching the entire season of Revenge (we are hooked), reliving our nostalgic memories of playing dress-up seems like the next best option. Alexa’s debonair blouse is made of white chiffon silk; its sheerness is sexy yet tasteful. The detail on the sleeves and the collar is fabricated with scrunched material that has a raw finish, giving it a victorian Mozart vibe. I nicknamed these pants “velduroys,” they’re not quite corduroys, they’re not quite jeans, yet they are quite velvet. Velduroys are this winter’s new jeggings; paired with the fur fest, this outfit’s fierce fashionista flames can put out any winter chill. It’s a tidbit incongruous that this hat is my staple summertime pool accessory, but after all, we are playing dress up. Engrossing our mundane minds in clothing is the perfect way to cure our break boredom blues. 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

What's In The Mix

(Skirt: Zara, Blouse: Equipment, Sweater Vest: BB Dakota, Flats: Chanel, Wedges: Sam Edelman, Bag: Givenchy, Watch: Michael Kors, Headband: Missoni, Sunglasses: Prada)

               In my opinion, it takes much more dexterity to clash an outfit than to match an outfit. Sometimes it’s fun to think outside the box by mixing patterns and colors that most people would eschew. Neon and leopard? Heavy sweater and delicate skirt? This outfit is a quintessential mish-mosh of conflicting styles, seasons, and colors, but somehow it works. I simply couldn’t decide which shoes to wear, then it dawned on me, I didn’t have to! The edgy Sam Edelman wedges dress it up; the espadrille flats tone it down. I’m the biggest advocate of capacious bags, drawing inspiration from the eminent Mean Girls quote, “That’s why her bag is so big, its full of secrets!” I may have slightly changed the quote, however that is beside the point. A bag of this amplitude makes me feel like Mary Poppins, quite literally I can fit CVS in here. I highly recommend next time you’re getting dressed, choose completely contrasting audacious statement pieces, and somehow make them work. So what’s in your mix? 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Fall Back

(Sweater: Calvin Klein, T-Shirt: Wildfox, Corduroys: Forever21, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Belt: Hermes, Ring: Soixante Neuf)
             The time has come to say goodnight to the sun at 4:00pm, as winter begins to permeate the fall sky. While the world may have gained an extra hour of sleep, we have lost both the leaves and the daylight. It's ironic they call it daylight savings; isn’t daylight losings (if grammatically correct) more appropriate? That being said, the time has come to whip out the winter corduroys. Burnt auburn seems to be really in; paired with neutrals and beiges this outfit reminds me of a cozy fire. A vintage T is my best friend; it adds a laidback yet chic feel to any outfit. The feather trim on this sweater picks up the leopard color scheme of the loafers. If we’re going to fall back, we might as well do it in style J.

xX, Nik

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Fashionably Late

(Sweater: Rag&Bone, Skirt: Zara, T-Shirt: Kain, Knee-Highs: Vintage, Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, Necklace: H&M)

            Time flies when your having fun (or have an insane amount of midterms), hence this post is fashionably late. I always wear this pleated leather skirt with knee-highs; it makes that “innocent schoolgirl” statement. Paired with my chunky lace-up Litas, and leopard hosiery the outfit screams good girl gone bad. This cashmere sweater feels like butter purée; its two-tone nature gives it a funky fuzzy flare, complimented by my soft Indy feather necklace. Bright lips are on all the runways and being the makeup guru that I am, I try to incorporate a kiss of color here and there. There are times in life when a girl is running a little late. They say that some lack time management (ehh hem); and others lack closet management, take your pick.