Fall 2015 Outerwear Picks

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The temperature is starting to drop here in New York, and soon we’ll be pulling out our fall jackets again. It’s such a pity to have to cover up a cute outfit sometimes, but a jacket that has character could make all the difference.

I myself have thought about getting a new jacket for the fall. Not sure if I’ll go through with it, but here are a few contenders.

Fall 2015 Outerwear Picks leather

My current fall jacket is a silver/gray leather jacket. If you’re going for a sporty look, a leather jacket is just the thing you need. You can get something colorful or stick to neutrals.

Shop Leather Jackets:

Brown

Blue

Black & White

Burgundy

Fall 2015 Outerwear Picks trench

I also own a blue plaid trench coat that I wear when the weather drops below 50 degrees in the fall. I have considered getting a solid color trench coat that would match my outfits better, but I couldn’t resist adding that floral trench!

Shop Trench Coats:

Orange

Black Floral

Green

Gray/Blue

Fall 2015 Outerwear Picks denim

Nothing says old school better than a denim jacket! I haven’t worn one of these in such a long time (like 5 years!). Since denim is such a universal material, it’s important to get a jacket that has something unique (such as rhinestones or rips). You can even DIY it!

Shop Denim Jackets:

Distressed

Black

Hooded

Shoulder Rhinestones

Which fall jacket is your favorite?

Keep in mind that if you do decide to order one of the jackets above, many of them run in Asian sizes. Please consult the size charts and perform proper measurements before ordering!

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Wardrobe Wednesdays: Kozy Karlie Kloss and Mirina Collections Review

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* This week’s Wardrobe Wednesdays is sponsored by Mirina Collections.

Happy September Equinox! The weather in New York today is in the mid 60s, so it’s time to start switching out the tank tops for the cozy knit sweaters!

Karlie Kloss is rocking a super cute ballet knit sweater with suede thigh high boots and an olive green tote. I love the subtle pop of color she adds to the outfit with the olive green bag, keeping things on the neutral side.

Check out the links below for some similar items!

Sweater:

1. Forward, $650.00

2. People Tree, $134.39

Pants:

3. Forward, $248.00

4. Bloomingdale’s, $198.00

Boots:

5. Forward, $2,195.00

6. H&M, $149.00

Tote:

7. Barneys, $2,890.00

8. Net-a-Porter, $2,445.00

Mirina Collections Sponsor

A couple of weeks ago I agreed to become a Mirina Collections Brand Ambassador. I was sent this gorgeous statement necklace last week, and I’ve already planned a bunch of outfits to wear it with!

The necklace is called Diem, and it comes in silver and gold. I chose silver because I wear silver jewelry most often. The necklace looks like it would be heavy but it totally isn’t. The crystals are sparkly and bring a classy look to almost any outfit.

I was also sent this cute pair of pearl double ball earrings. I’m not completely convinced that they look normal on my ears but I guess I’ll get used to them.

As a brand ambassador, I get to share a promo code with you guys! Take 20% off your purchase with the code “WHISPER20.”

Shop Mirina Collections here.

Gallery Mondays: Hope Gangloff @ Susan Inglett Gallery

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I stepped out this morning at about 7:45 a.m. and it was 60 °F.

Fall is definitely upon us.

This painting by Hope Gangloff reminds me of the weather that’s coming to NYC soon. It just makes you want to curl up on a chair with some tea.

I saw this painting back in May at the Susan Inglett Gallery. What really intrigued me about this painting is the newspapers on the floor and the way the letters jump off the page.

That and the fuzzy green slippers.

I think I could stare at Hope Gangloff’s paintings all day. The lines are just gorgeous in absolutely every single one of her paintings. They make the paintings look so real and yet so animated all at once.

See more of the images from the exhibition here.

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Kendall Jenner in NYC

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Fall is upon us, and the outfit Kendall Jenner wore last week while she was in NYC is reminding me of pumpkin spice lattes…

The orange colored turtle neck tank she’s wearing, plus the cognac suede boots and ripped jean mini skirt make this a killer fall outfit. It’s perfect for those days that aren’t chilly enough for a jacket or sweater. Just because summer is over, that doesn’t mean you can’t show off those arms!

Some of the items are already sold out, so here a few alternatives. Original items are marked below with an *.

Turtle Neck:

1. ASOS, $21.50*

2. Maus & Hoffman, $69.00

Bag:

3. Farfetch, $1635.05

4. eBags, $317.99

Skirt:

5. modaxpress, $24.99

6. Wetseal, $24.99

Sunglasses:

7. Shopbop, $375.00

8. Barneys, $400.00*

Booties:

9. Bergdorf Goodman, $1,250.00*

10. Go Jane, $20.77

Fall 2014 Study Playlist

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So I know it’s not technically fall yet but once school is back in session it might as well be.

And I couldn’t just let my last first day of classes as an undergrad go by without giving something back, so here is a playlist of my favorite study jams!

These songs have the most relaxing repetition and soothing vocals to get you in the zone. Whether it be a homework session or a long stretch of hardcore exam studying time, these tunes will be there for you when the pressure starts to build.

1. Hemisphere, Paradis: The light bell sounds throughout the song combined with the groggy French-speaking male voice is just what the doctor ordered for your study session. Also, the inception-like music video is the perfect thing to watch right before you begin studying, because it will unwind your brain into pliable mush in order to absorb all the knowledge necessary to pass. (Don’t ask how. It’s probably because your brain expands to explain the unexplainable events of the video.)

2. Parodia Flare, Tropics: Let the beautiful guitar chords immerse you in studiousness.

3. Electric Counterpoint – Fast (movement 3), Steve Reich: Train sounds just have a way of relaxing you, so let this instrumental sink you deep into your chair (or bed, or couch) and just keep on studying.

4. Nevermind, Foster the People: Nevermind whatever else is happening around you. It’s just you, the textbooks, the highlighters and the post-its. Nothing. Else. Matters.

5. If I Ever Feel Better, Phoenix: You will feel better once this test is over! You can get through this!

6. Tereza, Trails and Ways: This song will have you longing for summer again…and it will come once the school year is over!

7. Hearts a Mess, Gotye: Let the study notes occupy your mind, because your heart might be a mess, but your brain will be the most organized organ on you when you’ve finished studying.

8. Show Me, Touch Sensitive: This song is like a slow-mo cheer-on. It’s very groovy on the synth, and the recurring baby chipmunk voice saying “oooo, yay” throughout the song will be your personal cheerleader.

9. Deezy Daisy (Oxford Remix): You have full permission to take a dance break to this number. But only for this number and then back to studying!

10. Island, Yuna: “And if you drown [in all your study notes Yuna will] help you keep your head up to breathe.”

11. Rescue Song (RAC Remix), Mr Little Jeans: This lovely lady will also rescue you from your fear of failing. You won’t fail, don’t you worry!

12. Just Go, Shindu: They’ll just go on and turn your brain on so just go study!

13. New Theory (RAC Mix), Washed Out: This is one of my personal favorites. Washed Out is just so laid back and chill that there’s no way your brain will be inhibited by anything else but what you’re supposed to be studying. Just let them brain juices flow and create some new theories! (Don’t stray too far from the lesson notes though…)

14. No Work, All Play, Hilary Duff: Because we all know what a mistake that is. There will be no crammin’ here, just study jammin.’

15. Clocks, Coldplay: It is time. Go forth and pass with flying colors. “You are,” ready.

Happy studying, and have a great school year!

The High Line NYC in the Fall

The last time I visited the High Line was May of this year. It was springtime, so all of the flowers were in full bloom and the colors were so bright and lively.

When I visited this month, most of the flowers were drying up. Instead of the bright pinks and orange flowers that are around in the spring, fall at the High Line looks very brown, yellow, red, and green.

It’s still quite beautiful. Just a different kind of beautiful.

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November vs. May at the High Line NYC

To add to the differences, this time I entered High Line at 23rd Street and walked down to 13th. Last time, I walked with my friends from 18th Street up to 23rd.

Since I walked farther down this time, I saw three new interesting things.

Liquor Store Attendant by George Condo

Liquor Store Attendant by George Condo

1. Let’s just say this is a very interesting looking liquor store attendant.

Drag Queen Florent Morellet (aka Queen of the Meatpacking District) by John Ahearn

Drag Queen Florent Morellet (aka Queen of the Meatpacking District) by John Ahearn

2. Florent Morellet’s eyes follow you when you move around in front of him. I know for a fact that I’m wasn’t just seeing things, because my friend Vickie said the same.

Pan by Sean Landers

Pan by Sean Landers

3. Greek mythology on the High Line! I was instantly reminded of Mr. Tumnus from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.

I was shocked to see how different the High Line looks when the season changes. Maybe I’ll go see how it looks covered in snow this winter.

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Fall 2013 Playlist

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Summer is over, guys. As much as you want to hold on to your tank tops and surf boards, autumn is here. It’s time to bring out the rake for all those leaves.

Fall is characterized by rustling leaves and jack-o-lanterns, scarecrows and creepy mansions. Therefore, I present to you a fall playlist of 15 songs that will make you feel haunted.

1. Spotlight, Mutemath: Many of you might remember this song from the first Twilight movie when Bella notices everyone in the school parking lot is staring at her and Edward Cullen as they walk into the building. The melody created by the chorus of ‘ahs’ in this song will send chills up your spine. In a good way.

2. Meet My Friends, Gold Fields: This Aussie band will send you into a frenzy with the sinister guitar rifts featured in this song! The lyrics are very dark as well, as they sing, “I saw faces, I saw the fear.” Look away!

3. Entertainment, Phoenix: French band Phoenix uses some creepy sounding synth melodies for this track in order to entertain you. So, did they succeed?

4. I Belong to You, Muse: This song is also featured in a Twilight movie, New Moon to be exact. How comfortable are you with the notion of belonging to Muse?

5. Bones, MS MR: Pretty Little Liars fans might remember this song from the episode where the girls attend Detective Wilden’s funeral. Will you obey MS MR’s command to “Dig up her bones but leave the soul alone”?

6. Bittersweet World, Ashlee Simpson: Got some skeletons in your closet? Well maybe you should let them out so that they can dance to this song!

7. Not in Love, Crystal Castles ft. Olin and the Moon: The notoriously dark electronic band Crystal Castles teams up with Olin and the Moon for this anti-love track. The synth might actually relax you. Might.

8. One Life Stand, Hot Chip: The ever so clever Hot Chip creates a frightful track using a play on the concept of a “one night stand.” Now, the real question is, do you want to be Hot Chip’s one life stand?

9. Insomniatic, Aly and AJ (78Violet): Aly and AJ recorded and released this song before changing their name to 78Violet. I cannot be held responsible if this song keeps you up at night.

10. Howl, Florence and the Machine: The beautiful yet creepy violins in this song make this one of Florence’s masterpieces. So, be careful young, lovers.

11. Heavy Heart, Canon Blue: The discordant synth intro of this song is enough to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end. Enjoy!

12. Polish Girl, Neon Indian: I don’t know who she is but Neon Indian is taken by this Polish girl. How quickly can she take you?

13. Shoot the Water, Austra: Between the piano melody and the lyrics, I can’t decide which is creepier. I think the lyrics win, especially when she sings, “I want your blood, I want it in my hair.” Eww.

14. Bloody Mary, Lady Gaga: She won’t cry for you. She just won’t do it. Beware, the deep male ghost-like voices that sing “GAGA” in the bridge are quite alarming. And scary.

15. Are You Afraid?, Rooney: After all of this haunted stuff is said and done, are you afraid? Did I actually give you a scare? Rooney wants to know!


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Have a happy and safe autumn season 2013!