Museum Tour

One of my favorite spring/ summer activities is visiting museums. I’ve always had an interest in art, design and creating something beautiful from unassuming ingredients. Recently, I went to a few Smithsonian exhibits (first time!) and these are some of the highlights from my day out. 
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I’m really drawn to geometric patterns, interesting textures and optical illusions. Thankfully these museums are free and allow photography!

Seen any good exhibits lately?

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NYFW Favorites

Unlike others in the blogging world, I actually wasn’t too interested in NYFW. In fact, I didn’t even look at runway stills until I started writing this post. Perhaps the debates on whether or not fashion shows and fashion weeks still matter have affected my interest in them. Recently, I have been taking cues from what’s sold in stores and what my favorite bloggers and fashion personalities are wearing. I’m more apt to re-pin an outfit I like than scroll through the slideshow of a particular designer’s presentation. This isn’t to say that designers’ collections are irrelevant. I’m slowly learning which designers’ aesthetics fit my personality and I’m excited to see that list grow. However, the idea of trends doesn’t sit too well with me anymore.

My issue is that to follow trends, I either have to spend a little bit of money (Forever 21, Zara) or a lot of money (at some high-end retailer). I don’t want to be wasteful but I don’t want to dump a significant amount of money into something that will look dated in a few seasons. So I just ignore trends. I focus more on what I find beautiful and the story I’d like for my attire to tell.

Below are the designs that inspire me the most for this upcoming fall (you can never start building your future wardrobe too early right?)

Thakoon

Cushnie et Ochs
 
Rachel Zoe
 
Prabal Gurung
 
Helmut Lang
 
Jason Wu
 
Narciso Rodriguez
 
[Click on Photos for Sources]

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Blog Love: Stina Auer

I discovered this blog through Feather Factor, a blog that interviews fabulous women (including one of my favorite authors in fashion, Dana Thomas!). Stina seems to live a wonderful life in Europe with lots of travel, beautiful events and a happy family , but the reason I like her blog so much is because of her coat collection! I normally abhor winter weather/ anywhere cold, but if I could have coats like hers, that might make living in more northern climates possible. Check her out!

Also, Happy Friday!

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Eye Candy

Cynthia Rowley Dress, (Sold Out)Vince Leather Dress, Nordstrom

 Rebecca Taylor Tweed Peplum Top, Nordstrom

Jil Sander Belted Dress, Barneys

Brian Atwood Suede Sandals, Eve’s Apple

Winter/ Spring Fashion Inspiration

As I update my wardrobe for the new year, I try to find inspiring outfits to help set a direction for where I’d like to go. For me, this season will be about rich textures, the skinny jean (I ignore all reports that flares are back), and lady-like details such as flared skirts, sheer tops and pointy shoes.

These are my latest pins:

Images from my Pinterest

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Wedding Wednesday Post #2

Ah wedding dresses. I always assumed I’d know what I want, but I don’t think I’ll really know until I put on a couple of dresses. So far I’ve been really into intricate beading and lace and think I want a dress that shows off my arms and/or back (It’ll be really warm during the wedding). Here are some of my recent dress pins:

Alright, so maybe the last dress isn’t as detailed as the rest of them, but who can resist Vera Wang?

I still have a ton of work to do and I just found out this week that I’ll be having two ceremonies (don’t know if I should be happy or sad!)

I still need to:

  1. Start that wedding planning binder!
  2. Determine cities and venues for wedding ceremonies
  3. Work out harder
  4. Go dress shopping/ Get my measurements taken
  5. Book both venues!
  6. Start a wedding website
  7. Schedule and take engagement photos

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Fall Inspiration

Elena Perminova

Ulyana Sergeenko

Anya Ziourova

Emmanuelle Alt

Giovanna Battaglia

Caroline Issa

[Photos from the Fashion Spot forums]

Now that it’s actually cold, I can’t wait to wear slim pants, smart jackets, tons of black and richer fabrics like wool.
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