V-Day Outfit

JANESSA LEONE Gabrielle hat / ZARA denim jacket / MANGO shoes / CELINE tote

JANESSA LEONE Gabrielle hat / ZARA denim jacket / MANGO shoes / CELINE tote

Behold, my first photo series shot with my new SLR camera! The lighting was pretty gloomy, but the Instagram husband and I made do.

Here are my tips below for your Valentine’s Day outfit:

  • Show a little skin, whether it’s your décolletage or some leg – whatever makes you feel sexy! Perhaps you can unbutton your blouse a little more than usual, or wear a dress if you’re typically wearing pants. This is a special occasion, after all.
  • That being said, do keep it classy. You don’t want to look like you’re hitting up the clubs (unless, of course, you are, in which case go all out!); the key is to look demure and sweet, yet totally capable of some bad behavior ;-)
  • Don’t forget the nature of this holiday: romance. If possible, incorporate traditionally sexy or sumptuous fabrics that pay homage to this theme, like velvet and sheer lace.
  • Above all, make sure that you’re comfortable. You don’t want to keep tugging on a short skirt throughout dinner; you want to relax and enjoy yourself! So keep it as low-fuss as possible.

And that’s it! Whether you’re single or taken, I hope you all have a blast celebrating love this year! xox

 

Trench x Leather

ZARA trench coat / H&M leather leggings / FREE PEOPLE shirt / ZARA flats / CELINE tote

ZARA trench coat / H&M leather leggings / FREE PEOPLE shirt / ZARA flats / CELINE tote

It’s suddenly 75 degrees in February and I could not be happier. I’ve gone from shivering under layers of sweats and down blankets one day to strutting around in tank tops and sandals the next. I can't believe I used to be able to survive below-freezing temps on the East Coast and China.

Speaking of which, I just booked a flight to Beijing in April. It’s almost been two years since I’ve last been in Beijing and I was so excited last night I couldn’t sleep. I will obviously be visiting all my favorite haunts and can’t wait to share them with you guys!

Athleisure

MADEWELL sweater / ZARA pants / ADIDAS sneakers / CELINE tote / bespoke blazer

MADEWELL sweater / ZARA pants / ADIDAS sneakers / CELINE tote / bespoke blazer

Ahhhhhhh can't believe it's already Friday! 2016 has been a blur so far, right? Of course Mercury being in retrograde for most of January got a lot of us off to a rough start (for those of you who don't me very well, yes I'm an astrology nut and swear by Susan Miller), but the year's already looking much brighter now that it's February.

By the way, shot with an ah-mazing photographer last weekend and can't wait to post the photos soon (it might even have to be a 2-part series to do his work justice). Stay tuned!

Socks x Tights

MUJI sweater / ZARA blouse dress / ZARA brogues

MUJI sweater / ZARA blouse dress / ZARA brogues

Lately fascinated with the whole socks and open-toed shoes look. In this case I took it one step further and wore socks over my tights (hey, sheer tights don’t provide a whole lot of warmth, ok?). Plus, black socks are always slimming ;-)