Doin’ So Much Fringe in NYC.

Doin’ So Much Fringe in NYC.

This REBEL wall!  And how perfect with this outfit?  I loved the blue wall as well, which was near the REBEL wall, for the detail shots.  I love when a wall just compliments the outfit so perfectly, it ends up making the entire shoot so much more fun.  It kind of set the mood for the whole thing, you know?  I was obviously on one because look at all of the faces!  I’m just so silly, I know.   The clothes though, let’s talk about those!  I was on a tassel-y/fringe-y thing while in New York.  Who am I kidding? I’m always on a tassel-y/fringe-y thing.  I was so in love with the idea of fringe on my pants and a little extra tassel (in a lot of a extra color), on my neck!  One bright blue & gold Poppy Lissiman choker comin’ right up!  I decided to keep the shirt black & white, to accentuate the choker, and gave extra pops with the red sunglasses and sneaky-sneaks.   These sneakers were such a go-to while running around the city.  So comfortable!  Plus, fringe is made for movin’ and shakin’, so you have to have comfy shoes to do just that.  Again, who am I kidding?  You have to have comfy shoes to do anything in my eyes.  Ain’t no body got time for heels!  Except for sometimes.  Alright, I’m talking myself into one massive hole here because we all know that if you hand me a cute heel, I’mma make it work.   Especially if they have tassels.    Top: The Fifth Label via BNKR // Shorts: Rachel Comey //...
High neck tanks and zippered ankles.

High neck tanks and zippered ankles.

Can you tell fall is on my mind?  I have no idea why because summer is my favorite, especially since I have access to several different beaches.  Maybe it’s the colors I am craving?  Or maybe it’s just because it has been so ungodly humid the last few weeks.  What can you do in the humidity?  Nothing but sweat.  Not that we don’t all need a good sweat, but it is preferable to have that sweat come from exercise, not from simply sitting at a desk.   How did we get into sweat? This is a fashion publication people, we talk about fashion!  More we talk about my feelings towards the outfit I am wearing.  We being you and me, although these seem to be a mostly one sided conversations.  Where you at, huh?!?   Stop distracting me would you?  This outfit, it’s what I’m about right now.  It’s the best mix of fall and summer.  Loose, light denim and a tank with a turtle neck?  Best of both worlds I think.  I’m normally not a fan of acid wash or even plain old washed out, light denim, but these spoke to me.  I’m guessing it’s the slight drop crotch and ankle zippers that got me.  For some reason I was just really feeling them and thought they looked extra special with this spotted top.  Which, I’m not going to lie, was a total accident that I put this top and pants together.  I was trying the top on and then moved on to trying on the pants, et voilà!  The shoes weren’t as obvious as I looked at...
Don’t be a piece of paper. Please.

Don’t be a piece of paper. Please.

White on white!  It seems that white is popping up quite a bit this summer over here, bringing to light one very important detail: I need a tan/a beach day/a week in Hawaii.  Luckily for you, I have the tiniest bit of olive naturally in my skin so I don’t get completely lost in my outfit.    The trick though, really, is to build your white outfits without turning into a blank sheet of paper.  How do you do that without adding color in?  Well, a great place to start is with a tiny bit of a pattern, like in the pants above.  Granted the pattern is in black, but it’s not bringing in so much that it over powers the white.  Next is the most important step, different shades of white!  This is done all too perfectly, and might I add all too easily, with this crochet fringe collar from Absenta.   As soon as I saw this collar I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  LAYER WITH WHITE.  It’s kind of odd, as layering whites isn’t something I normally do, but for some reason I knew it had to go with white.  Maybe it was the fact that it was slightly off white?  I think I like the thought of something adding interest to a plain white top, which is hard to do without completely taking it over with color.  Not with this collar though, it adds an incredible amount of detail to my top, while almost blending in and completely standing out at the same time.  Really it could go with any color...