Winter Hues

1.24.2015

Sweater c/o RD Style (similar here), Rag and Bone coated jeans, Jbrand cocoon coat, Custom hat c/o Gigi Burris, Nasty Gal Getting Medieval necklace, Brooklyn Industries Pebble tote bag, Marc Jacobs fingerless gloves, River Island zip-front booties. Shot by Andrew Arboleda.

Back from my crazy-quick jaunt to Berlin, but haven't yet had a chance to sort through my photos, so I'm leaving you instead with this wintry look I shot during New York's last light snow. These snaps were taken by my old friend from highschool and former roommate, Andrew Arboleda, whose newfound interest in photography inspired him to brave the frigid temps and experiment with shooting some pics for my blog. Not bad for a first-timer, right?

Anyway, come winter it's super easy to revert to all black, monochromatic looks, so I've been trying to find pieces in rich, dark tones to add a subtle touch of color to my looks. A few hues I love? Navy, forrest green, oxblood, rich purple, deep greys. They look great with everything and are perfect if you're a bit color shy. 
xL

Distant Shores

1.20.2015

Floral dress from Pepper boutique in Ipanema, Crossbody bag c/o MZ Wallace (last seen here), H and M ear cuff, Old Hollywood ring. Shot by Isaac Lacey in Buzios, Brazil.


Hello from Berlin guys! I had a whirlwind first day that kicked off with two shows, a few afterparties, and a late night out, but I'm up and ready to take on my second day of Fashion Week here starting with a show at 2PM followed by tonight's Stylight Fashion Influencer Awards. The weather's been cold and pretty dreary, so I thought I'd brighten up the day with some more photos from my trip a few weeks ago to Brazil. These were shot beachside in Buzios, in a dress I also happened to pick up at a local boutique during my trip. I love the bold print and side cutouts, and can't wait for warmer days ahead when I can wear this in NYC.

Anyway, enjoy your week everyone, and feel free to drop by my Instagram to see what I'm up to in Berlin!
xL

Plaid Habits

1.16.2015

Mango coat (similar here), Barney's Originals leather jacket, Thrifted silk blouse by The Reformation, Zara plaid pants (I love these too), Vintage studded crossbody bag, Antique rings, River Island zip-front boots (last seen here). Shot by Isaac Lacey.


Plaid has always been one of my favorite patterns, and looking at these pics I honestly don't know why my closet isn't loaded with way more. I love the subtle rocker vibe that these pants give off (I wore them the other day and a friend commented that they were very 'St. Laurent,' which is just about the best compliment you can give anyone, right?) and a vintage studded bag and some platform boots perfectly sealed the deal.

I also have some crazy news to share with everyone! You know that competition I entered this week with inappropriate images of me in a swimsuit and vintage coat on my roof in the freezing cold?! Turns out I WON! Thanks to Bryan Boy and Stylight I'll be heading to Berlin Fashion Week this Sunday to join them at the 2015 Stylight Fashion Influencer Awards. I honestly couldn't be more excited! It will also be my first time in Berlin, so if anyone has any recommendations for things to do, see, eat or drink there, I'd love to know!
xL

#Swinter Break

1.13.2015

Vintage coat via Nifty Thrifty, 6 Shore Road swimsuit, 66 North Kaldi hat, Anne Klein Citygurl boots (last seen here). Shot by Isaac Lacey.


Sorry guys! Taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming to bring you a slice of #swinter! It's not often that I'll pose in my swimsuit on the blog (just ignore all of my recent Brazil posts, ok?), and I've definitely never done so in freezing temperatures like today, but when I saw this competition that Stylight and all-star blogger Bryan Boy were hosting I couldn't help but want to take part in the fun. 

So what is #swinter to me? It's all about keeping a sliver of summer alive, even in the dead of winter. Whether you choose to brave the cold in a swimsuit and fur, head to the tanning bed on occasion to get your bronze on, or just adamantly hold onto your ombre hair color (awkward, I'm definitely guilty of all three) #swinter means always remembering that summer is just around the corner. Check out how to enter the competition for yourself here... but get on it quick because you only have til midnight tonight!
xL

Checked Out

1.12.2015

Express checked coat (similar here), Jbrand neoprene sweater (last seen here), Topshop high-waisted jeans, Haute Hippie snake pendant, Old Hollywood ring, MZ Wallace crossbody bag, Blessing boots c/o Rebecca Minkoff. Shot by Isaac Lacey.


I've been trying to get back into the grind and catch up on work, resolutions, etc, but I must admit it's been hard to do after spending two weeks laying supine in the Brazilian sun! Another thing that has been difficult is layering up for the cold again after being in a swimsuit everyday... which is why I've been scouring my closet for pieces that actually get me excited about dressing in the morning. It's probably no shock to you that these over-the-knee boots are on the top of that list. Paired with some high-waisted jeans they make my legs look longer than ever, and quickly elevate an otherwise casual look. I'm also all about this fun checkered coat by Express, one of the newest additions to my closet. It's super cozy and I love the subtle print.

What items in your closet are you most excited to wear right now?
xL