December 5, 2012

holiday wishlist 2012

I'm done with school finally, and I've been working like a dog, so I PROMISE to update more. Anyway, I have been coveting way too many things lately, so here is a (very) narrowed down wishlist for the holidays.

xox Jess

August 3, 2012

fall lust

If you're like me, you probably start fall shopping when it's still 100 degrees outside. I let stuff sit in my closet for months, but I don't care -- I love fall more than any other season. I've comprised a list of my most wanted items. We'll call it "pre-fall," as I know this list will keep growing before September even gets here.

Creatures of the Wind Psychedelic Oxfords- J.Crew

Saw these in the catalog and fell in love. They're out of control and kooky '70s, but I absolutely adore them. Can we also talk for a second about Creatures of the Wind doing a line with J.Crew? So great. 

Buckled Trifecta Flats- Anthropologie

I saw these on Natalie Off Duty's Instagram page. They remind me so much of the bondage-esque Vivienne Westwood Mary-Janes that Alexa Chung was wearing for so long. These are a little more dainty, but they're so cute.

Quilted leather jacket- Zara

I love a leather jacket like nothing else. I have a few with quilted details on the arms or the back, but this one is amazing because it's all over quilted. Something that certainly a Roitfeld would wear.

Leather Overalls- Free People

I have been obsessed with overalls lately, so when I saw these vegan leather ones, I about died. Such a perfect fall piece (or any season, really). Just add some tights for cold weather!

BDG Polka Dot Chambray- Urban Outfitters

A fun twist on a classic chambray (which I have way too many of). Polka dots are always a great addition. 

Legacy Colorblock Duffle- Coach

Okay, so I'll just say it: I hate Coach most of the time. It's not my fault; every single person owns the horrible logo bags, and as a result, I've come to associate Coach with all things gross and unfashionable. HOWEVER, we should not forget that they have their roots in amazing leather bags. Great leather was their bread and butter originally, and they do a lovely classic bag when it's not plastered in a million Cs. When I saw this bag, I fell in love. The style is great, the colorblocking is gorgeous. I can admit it: I love a Coach bag. 

Petty Leopard boot- Sam Edelman 

I've wanted these since last fall, and I never bought them. When I finally had the money to get them, they were sold out just about everywhere. This year, I'm definitely purchasing these. A perfect boot, and obviously my list would not be complete without a leopard piece. 

Happy Pre-Fall!


metal tip collar

Necklace- Vanessa Mooney
Leopard flats- Target
Sunnies- Prada

It's been awhile! Sorry about that. I saw a metal tip collar blouse at Zara and fell in love. Just when I was about to bite the bullet and spend money I don't have on it, Urban got their version. I love it. Such a simple, unique detail. 

I took this picture outside of work. Locked my keys in my car again, so I decided to capture my outfit in my waiting for the spare keys to arrive. 

June 29, 2012

watercolor paris

Shoes: Nine West
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Sunnies: Prada

I'm not sure what is on this graphic tee, but I LOVE, LOVE it. It reminds me of a watery version of Paris or an equal caliber city. It's so romantic and troubled at the same time. 

June 19, 2012

on a clear day

Striped tunic: American Apparel
Leggings: American Apparel
Chelsea boots: Urban Outfitters
Skull scarf: Alexander McQueen

This is what over-editing does to a photo. Sorry so blurry. I love playing with the effects on different photo editing apps. Sadly, this was the last "cool" day for a long time. I don't mind summer, but I am definitely counting the days until fall. 

June 12, 2012

moody chanel

Sweatshirt: American Apparel
Studded shorts: BDG
Chelsea boots: Urban Outfitters
Bag: Chanel

I absolutely love Snapseed for the iPhone. It makes my pictures look extra grungy and brooding. This picture was taken outside of a grocery store, but it looks like an amazing run-down building.

June 6, 2012

best dressed: cfda

The CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) awards were earlier this week, and of course, the most exciting part was seeing what the attendees were wearing. Overall, I wanted to see more drama and more risk-taking, especially given the lineup of fashion all-stars. But there were some absolutely STUNNING looks from the evening, and I've narrowed down my favorites.

Joan Smalls in Michael Kors

My absolute favorite look of the night. Model Joan Smalls looks absolutely killer in a fresh, simple high-low dress with beautiful gold accessories to top it off. She looked like a Calvin Klein ad from the '90s. Simple and gorgeous.

Arizona Muse in Diane von Furstenberg

I love the unexpected element of the high boots with the mini dress. It's chic and very mod. 

Jessica Chastain in Prabal Gurung

Of course I had to pick Miss Babecity herself, Jessica Chastain. The always-gorgeous actress glittered in a shimmery dress with a cape and gold heels. I didn't get the best picture of her face, but her makeup was absolutely flawless as well.

Zoe Saldana in Prabal Gurung

Another knockout in Prabal Gurung. This dress was made for Zoe. She looks so high-fashion and insanely beautiful. 

Rachel Zoe in Rachel Zoe :)

The glamorous, exuberant Rachel Zoe shimmered and shined in a sequined gown designed by her. I would've expected nothing more from the always-fabulous designer. 

Jessica Pare in Jason Wu

The lovely actress was simple and fun in this electric pink and lace dress. I love the collar and the hair is perfect with it. 

The Olsen twins with Lauren Hutton

The three people that define personal style and effortless chic posed together in very different, but amazing looks. Hutton was cool and relaxed in a crisp white suit, while Mary-Kate (left) and Ashley (right) wore their designs for The Row.

June 4, 2012

sun settings

Boyfriend shorts: BDG
Necklace: House of Harlow 1960
Spiked 'Beatrix' flats: Sam Edelman
Round sunnies: Prada

It was a very lazy day of lots of sleep and no makeup. The giant Prada sunnies make up for a lack of mascara though. This look was tweeted and favorited by House of Harlow! Then they proceeded to start following me. Super awesome! Truly an honor, as I love HOH.

May 31, 2012

just merried.

One of my favorite couples, Lisa and Alex of Chicago, were recently hitched last weekend. It was a beautiful wedding, complete with readings from a dinosaur love story, gourmet burgers and lots of cakes and pies. It was a recipe for success. 

I hate dressing myself for weddings -- I never know what is appropriate, and spending money on a dress I won't wear again is hard to stomach. Luckily for me, I wandered into Anthropologie one day and found a killer neon yellow dress with sparkles. Kind of Bollywood and not anything I would typically pick out for myself, but I decided to try it on.

I fell in love. It was a decent length and the color looked fantastic on my skin tone (both are next to impossible to accomplish). I snatched it up, needless to say. I think I would wear it again, for sure, as it's not too fancy that it can't be tamed down for work or play or whatever.

Me with sweet Chelsea. 

Bag- Chanel
Sunnies- Prada
Flats- Sam Edelman
MAC Russian Red Lipglass

Congratulations, Lisa and Alex!