I'm currently writing this in the Dallas airport as I await to embark on yet another Antarctic deployment for five more months. These photos were taken about a month ago whilst visiting friends in Portland and Seattle and looking upon these brings me such joy. Not only because it was a wonderful trip with wonderful people, but because I can still feel the heat of that early evening, still remember the breeze through this beautifully light dress, still reflect on a feeling of pure satisfaction that everything, even if for a few minutes, was quite right. I'm about to leave for a freezing desert, and it's nice especially to have these moments to warm me during the cold months ahead (yes this is sappier than my usual but I'm feeling contemplative today, so sue me!).
Day five is upon us which means my fantasy Fashion Week is almost at a close! Though I can't dedicate any more time to daily fantasy outfits (I generally dress more casually in my daily life), I will continue to partake a bit in London, Paris, and Milan Fashion Weeks! As for day five, I had a day when I really couldn't be bothered to try and find a "street style star" outfit and this is where I landed. I've always had a soft spot for suiting without actually ever owning a suit. I make do with pieces i pick up here and there and of course vintage comes through for me in the end. This blouse was such a sublime find: black and white (de rigeur), with a loose fit, and an exceedingly cool print of mirrored faces. Throw on a black kid's blazer, some loose pants, and some barely-there heels and I had a look that was cool and easy. PLUS, this clear lucite clutch is so clutch (yes, I went there) that it was the perfect finishing touch to up the ante.
When I woke this Sunday feeling tired (from deep cleaning my room - Goodwill is about to be flush with goodies) and the first hint of seasonal allergies, I knew nothing but easy layers and giant sunglasses would do for my day four ensemble. So in the spirit of basically wearing pajamas outside, I started with my favorite silk dress over some flowy white pants. Then realizing fall is really, actually, truly here (yay!!!!), I added an oversized heathered sweater. But something was missing. Could it be? Did I need something to warm my neck and add some cool 90's mom vibe to the outfit? Yes, surely I needed yet another turtleneck! Then, as I said, seasonal allergies are wreaking havoc on my sinuses and I wanted to cover up my very puffy eyes, so voila! Giant sunglasses fit for an Olsen. And there you have it, a perfect Sunday street style bait oufit that feels like pajamas but is brimming with minimal goodness.
So far in this fantasy NYFW, I have noticed that my color palette has consisted of white, cream, black, and a dark hunter green. And you know what? I'm not mad at it. Though I don't often wear too much color, hunter green is a personal favorite for fall (I have green eyes and it brings out my eyes. Wait, right?). Plus, today was the first day with a brisk breeze and a touch of chill in the air, and a dark green velvet lace-up mini skort seemed season-appropriate. This long linen jacket was a minimalist's dream find. Off-white, long but with short sleeves, and with an open front, how could I not wear it today with a white turtleneck below? This outfit seems like a street style dream what with this jacket looking so dramatic in motion! Pair it with gold accessories and a killer pair of black and white striped heels and I'd be right at home at the Lincoln Center.
On this momentous Thursday of Thursdays, the monster that is Fashion Month kicks off starting in our beloved city of New York. This means the creme de la creme of the fashion world flock to the bustling city and flaunt their style chops. It's the best people watching if you can make it down the Lincoln Center anytime in the next seven days. Sadly, I can't be there this year, so I thought I would participate in spirit and put all my style stalking to good use! So without further ado...
I thought I'd start off day one with an easy all-black outfit, an obvious favorite of mine. I started the outfit off with this midi leather skirt. It felt fall-appropriate but wasn't too hot though the sun was shining bright today (it seems the weather clearly forgot to switch into fall mode already!). The idea of light layers was perfect to beat the heat and this floaty chiffon dress was a nod to the bohemian trends so prevalent right now, but less obvious with its black and white color story and deep V plunge. It feels more va-va-voom than flower child. Finally, this long jacket is an MVP in my fall wardrobe as a great light-weight layer or buttons all the way as a dress. A pair of monk strap flats and a long pendant necklace and I'm done! Chic, comfortable, and easy.