Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"You've never danced like this before..."

I've been inspired by all of the nineties trends resurfacing around me latey! While there are plenty of styles that I would like to forget ever happened, there are some fun and stylish ideas from that era, like a crop top tank with a low rise skirt. I usually wear higher waisted skirts or pants with crop tops since I find them more flattering, but I took a chance with this look on one of the last warm days of autumn. Since my crop top is on the longer side it works and doesn't show too much. 

I paired this outfit with a coordinating black and gold necklace, a beige and black bow clutch, and some copper sandals. What nineties styles do you work into your wardrobe and how do you update them? If it were actually the nineties I would have an oversized denim shirt, some colorful hair accessories, and a tamogaotchi in hand but we will let those fade away. 

Photography: Benjamin Benson

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Song of the Day: Stolen Dance by Milky Chance

Sunday, October 26, 2014

"The lights are so bright, but they never blind me..."

The fall and winter season is a busy time for most employees in the city, no matter what industry they are in. Do you have a business meeting or interview? Wear a unique piece that makes you feel comfortable and looks good on you! Then you will perform well and stay fashionable yet professional. 

I love this DVF shift dress because it's in a bright, light turquoise color and has an interesting pleating detail on the front. Blue is definitely my color and I always feel myself when wearing it! I get to dress quite casual at work, but I still take it up a notch usually and dress up. For myself though, I would only wear this kind of look for an interview or work event. I can't run around the city carrying costumes with these shoes! 

Photography: Ben Benson

Outfit Highlights: DVF dress and Ralph Lauren shoes

Style Tip: Know what colors work best on you. 

Song of the Day: Welcome To New York by Taylor Swift

Sunday, October 19, 2014

"Are We Out of the Woods Yet, Are We Out of the Woods?"

I really got the most out of this summertime, packing in events left and right including a move from Manhattan to Queens and trips to Texas and California! Now that the summer has turned into my favorite season, Autumn, I've been loving all sorts of seasonal activities. Autumn is a time for my favorite holiday, Halloween, along with other fun celebrations like my birthday, Thanksgiving, and this year Taylor Swift's new album, "1989". It's also the ideal time to go to farms, dress all preppy, and take blog photos!

 I absolutely adore farms. It's the old-fashioned country girl in me inspired by Kirsten and Felicity the American Girls, Little House on the Prairie, Anne of Green Gables, and even Little Women. I came home to renew my license because work required me to so that I could continue driving, my mother and I took advantage of my trip and visited Rosedale Farm while my dad relaxed at home. We also drove through our favorite parts of historic Farmington and Simbsury, nearby to our town of Avon.

It's no secret that I would love to live in the country someday, and in an ideal world I'll have an apartment and be able to take a train, bus, or car to my gorgeous farm home on vacations and weekends. Perhaps in upstate New York or Pennsylvania, who knows? I just love trees, gorgeous traditional homes, and seasons, although I wish winter was a bit shorter.

Photography: Myself and Beth Wilson

Outfit Highlights: my beloved tweed jacket handmade by my mom, an H&M striped sweater dress, and an old equestrian belt

Style Tip: Dressing in a theme isn't just for Halloween. I went for the "New England Prepster" look  for a special day. Forget the sweatshirts and sneakers and live a little!

Song of the Day: "Out of the Woods" by Taylor Swift

Monday, October 13, 2014

"The sun is up, the sun will stay. All for the new day."

This weekend was my second time at the annual Maryland Renaissance Festival! The long weekend for us film folks allowed me to spend the weekend in DC without leaving work early one day or taking any time off. I loved going back again this year, in more of a costume than last time when I just wore a maxi dress from the 70's. This time, I wore a more Renaissance-inspired gown with a sash, belt, an ivy hair wreath, a leather satchel and some jewelry. My boyfriend Ben got into it as well, in an oversized white shirt with a lace front vest over it, and dug up some faux boots from an old pirate costume. I think he's just learning to deal with my costume problem. Hopefully next year we can be way more period accurate, as well as ride the elephant!

At the fair we tried mead which we hadn't had last year. I was disappointed to find out it was just cold and like a strange honey beer. I wanted a hot, steaming cup! After a few sips though, of course it tasted better. We passed on the messy turkey legs and opted for some totally historical fried dough and pretzels. We watched our favorite magician, Dinty the Moore, as well as some other acts and of course the jousting! One of the coolest parts is seeing the King's Court sit in their places while the knights joust on black and white horses. I highly recommend this festival for anyone that likes to play pretend like myself, and run around the forest in a gown.

Song of the Day: Manchester by Kishi Bashi