Monday, June 15, 2015

Sporty Spice

In honor of stepping onto the rugby pitch for the first time in a year last week, I figured I'd do a sporty-ish post. While I did miss playing rugby, I definitely didn't miss this post-game maybe-I-got-hit-by-a-truck feeling. It's all for the love of the sport, as they say.

On one of the first warm(er) days of the year, I broke out a pair of heavy linen pants I picked up last summer. I don't wear these that often, but the baggier fit has grown on me. Excuse everything happening in the pics below, but the fit is visible, so you're gonna have to deal with my closed eyes and overzealous laughter.

I'm wearing a jeweled chambray from J.Crew, jacket from Gap, Elizabeth & James linen pants, and Birkenstocks. The track pant trend is pretty hot right now and I'm definitely into it, so these pants are kinda rad because they strike a balance between sweatpants and real pants. I might try these out with the Supreme baseball shirt I just bought if the silhouette doesn't make me look like I'm drowning in clothing. 

I finished out this look with some earrings I picked up en EspaƱa and a smile :))) lol so cheesy, but I couldn't help myself. 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

In My Arsenal

I've been without laptop for a couple of months now, but I am happy to share that I just purchased a new on today. So...except some fire real soon. Until then, I just wanted to share a few pics of some things I picked up recently/some things in my arsenal.

After dropping mad guap last week and feeling bad about it for two seconds, I've now reached a point where I can say that the purchases I made were well worth it. Well worth it in that I recognize these might not have been the smartest purchases, but as my friend Terrell said, "______" So, on with it.

Supreme Malcolm X Baseball Shirt. I was just perusing the Supreme website because I'm a headass and came across this raw jersey. Yes, we can go back and forth about whether or not Malcolm X should be a celebrated figure in history, but clearly my feels lean in one direction.

Birkenstock, Monterey Black Leather. I've been wanting these for the absolute longest. They're all leather and so icy. I got them in the mail the day I finished my last final and promptly slid them onto my feet. The outfit was fairly crucial that day; we might revisit it in the near future. Also, I got the Malcolm X jersey a size too big, so I envision something cool happening with these birks and black denim.

J.Crew fishtail anorak.  Sometime during my senior year of high school, I lost my rain jacket -- R.I.P. Then, last summer I picked up the Dope Boy Magic pullover, which is waterproof during a light rain, but during heavy rains, I can get a slick wetness on my skin. No good. So, I decided I needed a legit rain jacket. Enter: the fishtail anorak. I stan pretty hard for fishtails and the color was so fresh; it was deemed "vintage mint" by the J.Crew gods. If you've been in Chicago for the past few days, then you can imagine how much this has come in handy. The fit is a bit large, but, yo, no part of me is getting drenched in this jacket. Perfection.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

English Teacher for a Day

One of the things I love about my friends is that there is a common understanding between us that we can send each other texts that read, "I look really good today," and we won't think anything of it. Arrogance doesn't exist in our circle. If you out here loving yourself, let everybody know. Ain't no shame in that. So, when Chase hit me up to tell me that his look on point, I figured we should make a photo shoot out of it.

You all might remember Chase from a Campus Crush post he was featured in almost a year ago. Crazy that it's been a year already?! But, yea, expect to see more of him in the future. He claims that he will be showing out come spring quarter. So, now that I've put this in the internet, he'll have to come through. 

I ended up meeting Chase in a high school and the setting couldn't have been more fitting. As soon as we stepped into the hallway, Chase said, "I feel like an English teacher." To which I responded, "You look like an English teacher."

Chase is decked out J. Crew. Typical. He keeps his look very simple and clean. This the type of outfit that can look great on just about any guy -- it's all about the fit. Like, if your clothes fit, you can look pretty incredible without putting in much effort.

Every time I look at the picture below, I just imagine that Chase is actually walking in the halls of the White House. Which is probably as a result of the fact that I watch so much House of Cards. But, can't you see it?! I've got big dreams for this kid.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

House of MODA 2015

Last Friday, MODA, UChicago's resident fashion focused student organization hosted their annual fashion show. It's a solid excuse to get off campus and dress up. My night got off to a rocky start when our Lyft driver got lost and whipped the car into an alley and we all thought we weren't gonna make it out of that ride alive. But, alas, we survived to tell the story. After that, the night was smooth. It's always cool to see UChi dress up, so I snapped some pics of my favorite looks from the night.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Academy Awards Fashion 2015

Hello all! Here you'll find a few of my musings on tonight's Red Carpet looks.  Overall, tonight was a strong performance from the men and women of Hollywood.  Many actors and actress stuck with their tried and true silhouettes and trusty designers.  Surprisingly, the men took some of the biggest risks tonight with varying degrees of success.  Without further ado, let's get this party started.  Hope you all enjoy and thanks for reading!

Patricia Arquette is Rosetta Getty.  Personally, I’m a huge fan of a black and white outfit so this look is a winner for me.  Arquette frequently opts for the one-shoulder dress and she’s keeping with the trend tonight.  Granted, this look isn’t exactly a fashion risk, but Arquette is bringing some much needed ease and relaxation to the red carpet.  

Felicity Jones in a classic Alexander McQueen.  Alexander McQueen has perfected the high neckline.  Felicity proves here that she's not just another English Rose.  The color is delicate but the detailing on the bodice adds some edge.  Well played Jones, well played. 

Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent.  Robbie is following the 1970s trend well here.  Saint Laurent can do absolutely no wrong, but I think ditching the necklace and pulling the hair up could improve the look.  With the current accessories, her outfit almost looks like a costume. 

Tegan and Sara in an assortment of black clothing.  I get it, you’re musicians.  Grace Kelly once walked that carpet – please do not wear sneakers.  Another time and another place.  Thank you.

The same goes for you!  You look fantastic, but it’s not the occasion.  I understand. I usually wear my conductor’s hat on Sundays as well, but sometimes we must refrain. 

Let’s not pretend that I wouldn’t jump in front of bus for Eddie Redmayne.  In the past few seasons combining black and blue has become a trend.  Redmayne does it well in Alexander McQueen.

Marion Cotillard looks immaculate as always.  She’s got a formula: pick a Dior dress, show up looking amazing, win the hearts and minds of people all over the world. 

Cate Blanchett can will always be a style icon in my opinion.  This woman clearly does not need anyone's validation or praise, let alone mine. 

Julianne Moore in Chanel Couture.  Everyone knows that Julianne Moore loves fashion, as she always looks unbeatably cool on the red carpet.  Of course the only way to outdo herself was to casually whip out some Chanel couture.  Why? Because she knows you can't beat Chanel Couture.  Julianne Moore just won best dressed before the game was even over.  

Common in Prada.  This is how men should take risks on the red carpet.  A white bow tie and velour jacket shouldn't work, but they do.  As long as the tailoring is good men can get away with a lot.  Thank you, Common, for showing these movie stars how it’s done.

Lupita N'yongo in Calvin Klein.  This is a departure from the usual Calvin Klein simplicity, but it works.  I can only assume that each pearl was hand picked from Aphrodite's oyster shell.

Neil Patrick Harris.  I will compare every Oscar host to Hugh Jackman in 2009.  He took the stage in a class Burberry tux.  I fell in love that night.  I may have been young, but I knew a good suit when I saw one. Harris disappoints on this red carpet tonight.  The color is cool and unexpected, but the suit falls flat. 

Zoe Saldana, in Atelier Versace, gave birth to twins recently and shows up at the Oscars looking this immaculate…what have you done lately?  Props to her for picking a dress that compliments her post-baby body so well. 

Rosamund Pike in Givenchy. The color is beautiful as is the silhouette, but the material and pattern are not my favorite.  

Ellar Coltrane.  I don’t know if any of you have been tracing the style evolution of Ellar Coltrane, but the guy has come a long way.  He’s gone from paisley shirts to a suit that almost fits.  Keep at it Ellar…but actually though, because I’m a huge fan of yours and I want you to keep acting.

Jesus Givenchy. 

Emma Stone in Elie Saab.  Stone often choose Elie Saab for the red carpet.  The dress is beautiful, as is her makeup.  Retro hair styles are making a strong appearance on the red carpet tonight and for good reason. 

Jennifer Aniston as celebrates her twenty-seventh birthday in Versace.  Seriously though, this woman does not age.  

Solange Knowles in Christian Siriano.  This dress is gorgeous, the color is bold, and the hair is refreshing.  Solange and Siriano make a great team.  

 We shall end by giving some attention to a little known actress, Meryl Streep.  Meryl looks glamorous, effortless, and chic.  

That's a wrap folks!