Wednesday, October 31, 2012


{Alice and Olivia sweater (old, similar here), Velvet textured leggings from Abejas Boutique (available online here), Del Toro slippers from Moda Operandi, James Perse tank top in Pearl Gray here, Celine bag}

these Velvet textured leggings are my new favorite piece (and at only $140, i consider them very reasonable). they are so perfect for daytime or travel paired with flats, and transition well to night with stilettos and a blouse. i have started working these James Perse tank tops back into daily rotation - they are the ideal basic for layering. 

ph by cinched

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

fall essentials

here is a glimpse at my ever rotating, always growing list of currently coveting/recently purchased pieces. scroll through and hover over the pic to find out more about each item

which one is your fave? 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

stocking up: zara basics

{black vest, to be worn with a white tank + leather skirt}
{classic trench, to be worn belted as a dress, with over the knee brown suede boots} 
{Isabel Marant inspired silk blouse, to be worn with leather pants, leather leggings or cropped denim} 
{simple black satin sandal, perfectly delicate}
{updated LBD, to be worn with a blazer draped over the shoulders}

i am in the process of updating my fall wardrobe; putting away the summer dresses, breaking out the sweaters, purchasing a few investment pieces and filling in with seasonal basics. Zara is pretty right on right now in terms of styling and simple wardrobe staples, and per usual, i have my classic black and whites (with a touch of navy this season) on heavy rotation. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Kauai Part 2

currently missing mai tais, extra long lunches and extreme relaxation.

my computer broke while i was away, so i am working off of one from that is basically from the "19's" until i can get a replacement this weekend. i guess i have finally received that push to officially get to say i'm a mac user. pretty excited about geeking out and taking those classes where they teach you all about how to use it.

congrats to my best friend and her new hubby! thank you for getting married in paradise.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


{Celine skirt, American Apparel crop top, Prada wedges}

we are here on the beautiful island of Kauai for my best friend's is all very much like a dream. the Hyatt resort is amazing, definitely worth checking out if you are ever here. 

i'm off for a day of walking, reading and relaxing so to really take it all in. 


p.s.- check out my must have item for fall on CultureMap here.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Lie Sang Bong, Paris

the last day of Paris Fashion Week, wearing CrOp by David Peck Caroline top and a studded leather skirt by Moschino. my beloved Isabel Marant Blackson booties are finally available online (get them here!). this day we headed to Arzu Karpol in the morning, Elie Saab in the afternoon and Lie Sang Bong that night. i changed in between for Elie Saab at the Tuileries, and opted for an edgier, all black ensemble for the other two shows. 

Friday, October 5, 2012

after Maiyet, Paris

{Rag & Bone hat, Alexander Wang cape, Free People blouse, vintage Chanel bag, Chanel shoes} 

i am always incredibly idealistic about what i am going to wear to the shows in Paris, but it inevitably comes down to warmth and comfort, particularly when navigating multiple shows in one day's time. we made an attempt at being truly Parisienne this go round by taking the subway on several occasions. it feels pretty ridiculous to be jammed tightly in there in an outfit as such (a tiny, seemingly cute old woman tried to unlock my Chanel and rob me this same day) but most of the time we got where we needed to go more quickly than in a cab. aside from also feeling totally legit, it was a great way to get to know the different parts of the city. 

these photos were taken by Cinched after the Maiyet s2013 runway show. the collection was inspired by indigenous Peruvians and varied from clean white separates to printed silk dresses, all infused with a slight utilitarian vibe. be sure to view the enite collection on

check out a little recap of our trip on CultureMap here.  

Monday, October 1, 2012


{Markus Lupfer sweater, Zara skirt, Westward Leaning shades, Stella McCartney clutch, Prada shoes}

day two of Paris fashion week, running around in a sequin sweater by Markus Lupfer and reflective shades. finally got to know a bit about Le Marais after a few shows - the hottest part of town in Paree right now. if you go, try Le 404 and have a cocktail at Andy Wahloo after dinner. hip n trendy.