Let’s face it, fashion is about trends. Something can look amazing one year, but then be relegated to the back of our wardrobes by the end of the next season. But don’t lament, and don’t throw anything out just yet. Why? Because things almost always come back.
One look at Vogue’s list of Spring/Summer ’18 trends shows us that this is the case. While individual designs in couture remain innovative as always, their inspiration is nothing new. So, what are we seeing cropping up time and time again? Let’s look ahead, shall we?
Dark Double Denim
Double denim? More like a double whammy. Not only is double denim back, but that super dark color we thought we hadn’t missed is, too. We didn’t think we’d ever see this pop back into style, but we were wrong. Previously, this style was kind of punky, but now it’s tailored and chic.
We’ve seen it on the catwalks from Mugler, Fendi, Max Mara and countless others, so instead of conjuring images of countless questionable girl bands from the noughties, just accept it. And, just remember – if you can’t commit to full double denim, jeans always look amazing when dressed up correctly, and they never go out of style!
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It’s been about two weeks since I’ve started wearing my new ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses, and let me tell you, it’s been awesome. My eyes don’t get ridiculously dry and scratchy at night anymore, and I’m not tempted to ditch them for glasses, which means a lot more personal freedom on an everyday basis: I don’t have to worry about the dryness of my eyes, and I generally feel more comfortable wearing them from the time I wake up to when I go to bed at night.
We’re heading into my favorite reading season: deep winter. Every January I try to read one huge 800+ page novel to enjoy winter by hunkering down with a difficult book. In the past I’ve read Les Miserables, The Crimson Petal and the White, and London. All excellent books! Here are some recent reads I’ve loved, just in case you want to be like me and hibernate until spring arrives.
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It’s only a week until the official beginning of the holiday season, and if you’re celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, that means presents. Now, of course, gifting and getting presents are only a teeny part of this beautiful season, but if you’re like me, you actually enjoy giving gifts and you’re eager to get the perfect gifts for a good price. For me, that means saving early and making really good, budget-friendly choices. Here are some tips to save money and scale back on spending this season.Read More »
Allow me to introduce you to my first pair of heeled over-the-knee boots! I’ve worn this classic trend in more subtle ways in the past and when I saw these babies for half off at Nasty Gal, I knew they were destined for my closet. They’re velvet and gorgeous! Lately I’ve been pushing myself to wear things I don’t normally wear, and these thigh-high heeled boots definitely fall under that category. Why wear the same ol’ things all the time?
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my comfort zone, what it is, and what it means for my life. We all have these little spheres of comfort where we feel safe and happy, and we all tend to get stuck in these comfortable bubbles and forget to break out. It’s never easy to be uncomfortable, but it does pay off. It doesn’t have to be large scale either. We can step out of our comfort zones in small ways that have big results—here are some ideas.
There are certain trends I hop on the bandwagon for, and bell sleeves is one of them. In my quest to find the girliest, most feminine dresses, I always gravitate toward embellishments and design details like those. This year, I leaned hard into the bell-sleeve trend and haven’t looked back!
Oh boy, if life has been stressful and getting you down lately, like it has for me, then odds are you need a pamper night. You need to de-stress, regroup, and do something nice for yourself. I’m always a little bit hard on myself, eager to get my to-do list finished completely by the end of the week and giving myself no excuses when I miss something. It can be a lot to handle, and it can pile up in small ways you don’t notice until you crack. Here are three simple ways to take care of yourself this week.
1. Take the morning off work to do nothing.
Okay, so since it’s been like ~70 degrees here in New York, it hasn’t really felt like fall. That’s all changing now because I am READY for fall dressing and fall colors. Love, love, love wearing jewel tones in reds, oranges, and yellows, and I’m so excited to start dressing like the leaves. 🙂
Here’s a simple outfit I put together with paperbag pants, an utterly soft cotton striped top, and a mustard yellow cape coat. This outfit is SO comfy, SO fun, and pretty simple. Hope you like it!Read More »