Posted on May 7, 2014
Yesterday we talked about my love of sportswear and the Nike Air Max Thea. Personally, sneakers have become an essential part of my wardrobe right up there with a pea-coat, well cut jeans, etc. A recent staple that I now consider an essential? A classic wrap dress. It will never go out of style, is appropriate for any event, and is universally flattering. Diane Von Furstenberg is known for pioneering the wrap dress and she is still on top of her game to this day. The cut of the dress hugs every curve just the right way without showing too much. Throw on a nude wedge and you are ready for an event, dinner date, brunch…I could go on and on. Due to the fact that the wrap dress ties at the waist, it creates a slim middle and draws the eye in, which is what we all aim for. I picked mine up at DVF, but you can now find them almost anywhere.
Photos: Kohl Murdock
Kicks: Air Max Thea C/O Finish Line
Posted on May 6, 2014
A few posts back, I discussed trying to find my “thing.” Back in April, I was asked by Marie Claire what I thought my signature look would be. This was incredibly challenging to answer considering that my look changes day to day depending on how I feel that morning. One day you can catch me whizzing through the city in a sundress, the next running to class in patterned chinos and wedges. Most women have their signature look on lockdown…a bright red lip, a signature designer, etc etc etc.
After wracking my brain for quite a while, I realized that I always have some form of sporty element to my look. I love mixing things up and pairing items in ways others would not think to. A baseball hat with a maxi-dress? Yes! Sneaker wedges and a floral skirt? More please! In particular, a dress and sneakers just feels right. Between running from class, to meetings, to events…sometimes heels just feel like a little bit too much. A sneaker helps to dress a look down, while still keeping it fun and updated.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not talking about those dirty running shoes you have had sitting in your closet since 8th grade. If you want to try this look out, pick up a pair of sportswear shoes. What is sportswear? Essentially, athletic clothes or shoes that are not actually meant to be seriously run in, or be at the gym period. Sportswear is a main element to my style, and Nike has seamlessly perfected it.
My pick right now? The Nike Air Max Thea from Finish Line. Super light weight, durable enough to face the city streets, and incredibly comfortable due to the midsole having injected Phylon for a great cushiony feel, a visible Air-Sole unit to absorb shock, and a Solarsoft sockliner, to provide a forgiving, easeful feel in every foot strike. The small dot pattern on these kicks keeps them on trend, but not too busy so I can pair them with everything and anything. Look out for part two on the site tomorrow.
Coat: Lagi Nadeau.
Dress: Diane Von Furstenberg
Bag: Sophia Webster
Sneakers: Nike, at Finish Line
Photos: Kohl Murdock
Posted on February 5, 2014
While I have never been a huge Valentine’s Day girl, I do think it is a fun day to spend with your significant other, best friend, and ones that you love. Here are my picks for you (who says you can’t spoil yourself?), your bestie, and the guy in your life.
1. Kissing Necklace, Jennifer Zeuner. 2. X<3 Bracelet, Shop Ryan Porter. 3. Heart Ring, Aurelie Bidermann. 4. Peonies, Whole Foods. 5. Heart Coin Purse, Kate Spade. 6. Crushing Bracelet, Venessa Arizaga. 7. Band-Aid Ring, Jennifer Fisher. 8. Red Lace Bralette, Hanky Panky. 9. Hot Pink Nail Polish, Deborah Lippman. 10. Christian Louboutin Coffee Table Book, Christian Louboutin.
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