Simplified Intentions

It’s no surprise that apart from my general black and white go-to attire, I’m stocked up on the basic essentials. Vintage tee, moto jacket, worn in- denim and the perfect black boots, anyone? As we sift through our closets on the daily while repeatedly saying to ourselves “I have nothing to wear,” we forget that we can make a killer outfit even with pieces on repeat. And as part of my new year resolution: to simplify and destress whenever possible, this keeps to that promise and makes life a whole lot easier.

Leather Jacket (similar) // vintage tee (similar) // denim // black boot (similar)

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NYFW | DESIGUAL

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On the 1st day of NYFW, I attended the ever so colorful Desigual show. A whirlwind of colors and prints floated down the runway to upbeat tunes on radiant, sprightly models. One model in particular stood out above the rest as she strutted down the runway with unfading confidence. As the new face of the Desigual Campaign, Chantelle Brown-Young who suffers from Vitiligo- a skin pigment disorder, redefined the standards of beauty and encompassing Desigual’s philosophy of “enjoying life and being happy.”

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TRENDS OF 2014

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To wrap up 2014, I’ve made a compilation of my top 3 favorite trends of the year. Looking back, these were my favorite in terms of practicality, functionality and overall just fun. What were your favorite trends of the year?

Oversized everything (via Celine)

There’s nothing better than feeling comfortable in oversized sweaters, coats, pants more all throughout the year. Bring on the holiday feasts!

A hint of Western (via Kenneth Cole)

We tip our hats to KCole for their western inspired attire as the clothes inspire us to pair workwear with weekend wear in a fun, relaxed, yet edgy way.

Sneakers & Sportswear (via multiple designers)

Sneakers & Sportswear practically go hand in hand. This year was major in terms of trading in your heels for a pair of slip on’s or snagging the newest pair of Nike’s or Adidas as part of the everyday attire. (I opt for a more minimalist look, that of Common Projects)  Thankful for this trend as a NY resident!

Additionally, the sportswear trend took off this year. From Net-a-porter’s launch of Net-a-sporter to Alexander Wang’s H&M collab, this is only the beginning of bringing complete functionality to our everyday lives and wardrobes.

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DC PHOTO DIARY

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Living on the East Coast brings traveling to many of the iconic states something of a breeze. Hop on a train and you’re at your travel destination within hours. DC was #1 on my list of East Coast destinations and I was in constant awe of the city’s deep history and amazed by its cleanliness. Above are scenes from my memorable visit.

Wearing Zara Coat (similar), Zara boots (similar) , H&M Beanie & Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag in Black Flamma

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SHOPPING FOR A CAUSE

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This month marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month and what better to support a brand who recognizes this cause as well as so many others such as AIDS/HIV, Alzheimers, Diabetes & Melanoma to name a few!

Angela & Roi Lee began this philanthropic brand in hopes to combine the beauty of minimalism as well as defining their brand with the aspect of raising money for charity.

The brand Angela & Roi have beautifully curated handbags and backpacks of a vast variety of shapes and sizes made with vegan leather and all things durable for a competitive price. Shop by color/ cause and the brand will donate a portion of the money to increase awareness.

Peep a few of my favorite bags here and visit Angela & Roi‘s website to be a part of the cause!

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HELMUT LANG

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Just wrapped up my second week here at Helmut Lang and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of this team. The office is filled with an abundance of black, white and minimalist outfits with plush angora knits with some great leather action under over sized and billowing tops and tees. These women truly know the meaning of style with edge, durability and practicality!

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SPORTY POWER PIECES

In lieu of the Net-a-Sporter launch, I decided to pull inspiration for the chic sporty power player!

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Black leather and chrome make for unspeakable power pieces. Wear a sports bra for comfort and functionality throughout the day with a pointed toe mule that remains flexible on your feet. Place your essentials in a luxe Mansur Gavriel backpack and you’re ready endure the long day ahead.

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LUXE MOROCCAN BLUES AND HUES

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Stay luxuriously cool and comfortable while sightseeing Morocco. Snatch up the most versatile pieces of the season; a carry all bag, a pair of trustworthy Birkenstocks with a sexy one piece to transition into a seductive nightly look.

Don’t forget to keep cool in light blue hued aviators and moroccan inspired accessories to truly embrace the lush wealth of African beauty.

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