More Coats + Sneakers

Credits (all from Instagram – from top left to right): @athleisure, @athleisure, @visavisalom, @reformation, @fundachristophersen, @fashionlandscape, @dotwillow, @fundachristophersen

Credits (all from Instagram – from top left to right): @athleisure, @athleisure, @visavisalom, @reformation, @fundachristophersen, @fashionlandscape, @dotwillow, @fundachristophersen

Lately I've spent less time on fashion blogs and more time on Instagram. It's just so easy to find inspiring content on there, and it seems there are endless bloggers/fashionistas/celebs who are posting up-to-the-minute photos of their latest outfits. 

Not to take away from blogs – they are the new print magazine, the platform that you save your highest-quality content for.

I wonder if this shift is happening for everyone. Thoughts?

Denim x Lace

Lace does the body good.

Yes, it carries connotations of lingerie, so it can come across as suggestive or risque. You can work that to your advantage when you're feeling sassy and going out clubbing with your girls, but otherwise for day time, you'll probably have to dress it down a bit.

Possible solutions: baggy knits, oversized denim jackets, flat white sneakers. In this case I piled on all three. Boom.

Winter Luxe

How is it already December?! At least San Fran never gets cold enough to warrant more than a couple layers. Also, there are plenty of ultra-comfortable winter trends to try out this year, such as long coats and sneakers, for instance. Absolutely obsessed with this pairing at the moment ... look out for my interpretations on the blog soon.

  1. ETOILE ISABEL MARANT short sleeve shirt
  2. DIRK BIKKEMBERGS blue coat
  3. RAG & BONE black skinny jeans
  4. NIKE rosherun black sneakers
  5. APC zipped shopping bag
  6. TOAST ankle socks

Standard Uniform

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NASTYGAL cropped leather jacket / TOPSHOP ribbed sweater / GAP jeggings / GIVENCHY Antigona / NIKE free run sneakers

NASTYGAL cropped leather jacket / TOPSHOP ribbed sweater GAP jeggings / GIVENCHY Antigona / NIKE free run sneakers

Like the rest of the world, I like black because it's slimming. But also because it forces me to play around more with texture.

Without the distraction of colors and patterns, it's easier to highlight the sleekness of leather against the roughness of denim, the wooliness of knits, the fluffiness of fur. It's fun, and best of all, it's flattering.

The downside is my mother is constantly asking why I dress like a goth. Sorry, Mom... can't stop won't stop.

Camel Coat Love

MANGO camel coat (similar here and here) / J.CREW linen shirt / ZARA dress pants (similar here) / ASH patent loafers (similar here)

MANGO camel coat (similar here and here) / J.CREW linen shirt / ZARA dress pants (similar here) / ASH patent loafers (similar here)

Can hardly believe 2014 is almost coming to an end, and winter coat season is here.

I hate cold weather, but at least it gives me an opportunity to whip out the camel coat. I chanced upon this one while on vacation in the Philippines a couple years ago (best idea ever to shop for winter clothes in tropical countries – the prices are ridiculously slashed) and it has been one of my favorite items ever since.

Everyone needs a camel coat, by the way. Especially if, like me, you find yourself wearing all black all the time – it's the perfect way to introduce a bit of color.