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.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Father Time





(Blazer: Vintage,  Jeans: Elizabeth and James TEXTILE, Tank: Urban Outfitters, Wedges: Cynthia Vincent, Bag: Alexander Wang) 

           Ancient of Days is not only the painting in the background by William Blake of father time in the first picture, but also the perfect way to describe my sister’s vintage blazer. I love the way the masculine old-fashioned burnt orange blazer compliments my soft feminine white floral tank. Paired with light-washed jeans and chunky wedges this ensemble makes the cut for both dinner with the grandparents and a night of brews at the bar. As father time emerges from the blazing sun, my interest in vintage is slowly taking its toll on my fashion role. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Hole-in-One







(Blouse: Free People, Shorts: Levis, Shoes: Sperry, Headband: Missoni, Sunglasses: Burberry)

             My golf swing may be far from a par-four, but I’d say my outfit is a hole-in-one on this magnificent day. While I would highly recommend not wearing a cropped linen blouse, short denim shorts and metallic topsiders on the golf course, strutting your stuff in a hippie-esk getup at the pool will definitely turn some heads. Nothing beats a wide knit headband while tanning; its width prevents hair from sticking to your greased-up sunblock face, while its pattern adds some swank to your swimsuit. Sorry dad, but what I lack in my handicap, I make up for in style. 

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Playful Poncho





(Poncho: Missoni, Jeans: Rag&Bone, Shoes: Chanel, Clutch: Lauren Merkin)
               
               Happy Holidays! Bright skinny jeans were to summer as matte neutrals are to winter. It’s difficult to find a top these jeans do not match; not to mention the twill fabric stretches like leggings. This poncho's versatility is endless; it can be styled as a top, as a beach cover up, and as a scarf. Its tribal pattern definitely camouflages me into this fake plant. Lately I’ve been really into clutches, possibly because I misplace any type of bag that I do not have a firm grip on. The small studs give the clutch a little holiday sparkle; it will definitely be making an appearance on New Years Eve, which is just around the corner! 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Siesta Key Sunsets







(Dress: Yumi Kim, Blouse: H&M, Hat: Mint by goorin)
            Nothing is more breathtaking than sunsets on Siesta Key, America’s number one ranked beach of 2011 by the Laboratory of Costal Research.  The break of the wind flutters this floor-length dress so elegantly as its silk material dances in the breeze. A drastic temperature drop always ensues a sunset on the beach and it’s necessary to have a cardigan or shrug on hand. This sheer blouse not only covers my shoulders and adds warmth, but also cinches the waistline of the rather unstructured dress. The 1970’s are back, and I’m a HUGE fan of floppy hats; it doesn’t get more glamorous than a UVB blockin’ brim!