elevated // {graffiti} diaries

don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love new york city.  but sometimes the city streets can be a scary place… filled with rats, old pizza, & cigarettes.  my recent shoe purchases provide a functional yet stylish solution: flatforms!  sandals or sneakers, i love the elevation & comfortability.  a little michael jackson sass goes a long way!

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{neutrals} are always in season

if there’s one thing i’ve learned about style since living in new york, it’s that a black ensemble always works.  but now that summer is upon us, it’s all about bright whites.  in my opinion, neutrals are always in season.  and neutrals can always be paired together.  my favorite way to wear monochrome is in different textures.  i think a white sweater knit + a sequin woven jogger + a nude patent leather pump creates interest without distracting.  this can be done in a variety of ways, but neutrals feel effortless.  happy viewing, let me know what you think!

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twirl tuesday // a {bold} color becomes a cool accent

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on my tippy toes, can you tell i’m ready to twirl?!  i’m giving off all sorts of vibes – & my mischievousness can’t be hidden from the camera.

the bold red becomes a cool accent.  add the DIY bow belt & I’ve created a fresh take on a classic look.  as a New York City kitty, I can’t stress enough how much I love black.  black & white is about as classic as it comes.  but I have a penchant for adding just enough flair to make an ensemble my own. Continue reading

summer {scarves} // ladies who lunch

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not pictured: Isabel Kellman, the lady behind the camera & creator of these beautiful silk scarves.  my friend Izzy is a graduate of Indiana University & Parsons School of Design, a fashion designer, a business owner, and a photographer.  to say the least, she is a busy little bee.  and her latest endeavor is Nicole Isabel Designs.  she combined fashion, photography, and customization to create what you see here: one-of-a-kind pieces of art in the form of a silk scarf. Continue reading

fancy @ the flatiron // {florals} + felines

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this may be my favorite photoshoot to date.  what’s not to love?!  florals, felines, & the flatiron, oh my!  as you can see by my Instagram posts leading up to this & the title here, I am all about the F’s.  all of the alliteration, all of the Fs.  little did I know these were a few of my favorite things!  somehow I’m feeling fancy in this outfit, but why?  all it really is is a Target blazer over the easiest white tee & flowy skirt combo in all the land.

to me, it’s fancy because of the mix of textures & angles.  it’s not about what you spent, where you’re going, or even why you’re wearing it.  it’s about how you pair everything together – attitude included.  and yes, playful counts!

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