Top and Skirt – Brandy Melville / Hat – Nordstrom
It’s funny that I can now look at this photo and know that this outfit for me is completely outdated. I think that’s the fun part about capturing your look on a daily basis is that you can actually see your style evolution drastically change within a short period of time. Even today, I am still obsessed with this hat to the point where I wore it today and after seeing it in my photos for three consecutive looks realized that I probably need to purchase a new hat! I love this all black look and with the corduroy skirt especially because it sort of reminds me of my childhood and childhood pieces, but as a late 20’s something now, it almost feels inappropriate to wear something like this – let alone to work even! I clearly didn’t know that back then and I can confirm that those feelings didn’t come to mind at all, but that just goes to show how much my personal style is changing now just a couple of seasons later. We’re not ready to part with any of these items quite yet. The hope is that we can find a second life for them, but just not within the same outfit. :)
Last week, San Francisco’s Everlane opened up their first permanent New York store in the Nolita neighborhood. Here’s what you’ll find: puffers, denim, millennial pink, and the ultimate minimalist style that defines 2017. Earlier this year, I discovered that my office was within walking distance of the Everlane Lab (not quite as large as this store) but even still, it was a dangerous routine and habit that I kept up for weeks.
I’ve known about Everlane since it first began back in 2011, but it wasn’t until this year that I bought my first piece – a striped long sleeved tee that I wore every week for a month. The pieces are simple, but functional. Most importantly, they are affordable. They’re the basics that you need, but want to have in every color.
There’s a piece about Everlane though that separates it from being just a normal retailer. In San Francisco, many consider it to be its own startup because of how tech is immersed into it. What that means is that shopping at this Everlane location won’t be like a normal shopping experience. Here you’ll have a chance to learn how one of their tees are made via headphones in the store and have shopping made easier and more convenient with your credit cards on file from your previous purchases.
For many early adopters of Everlane, the assumption was that it would always be an online retailer. Why the change to a physical store? Founder Michael Preysman explains:
“The original idea was that we would never do stores,” he admitted. “But when you’re in the online-only world, you can’t bring people into your space and your brand the same way you can with a physical store, where it feels transparent, open, and honest. So we wanted to bring the brand to life and be part of people’s lives in a more meaningful way.”
“People do want to try things on,” Preysman said. “Having them come in and touch the product and talk to employees makes such a difference. We started out with T-shirts, which are really easy to buy online, but denim in particular is really hard to shop for [without trying it on]. So this is perfect timing.”
You can find Everlane at 28 Prince Street.
Cardigan – J. Crew / Denim – Levi’s / Booties – Vince Camuto
Is this not the biggest eye sore you’ve ever seen in your life?! I remembered seeing this garage and thinking this is not the backdrop that I would ever want, but it’s so interesting and reminds me of a jack-o-lantern that you just can’t not. I’m convinced that no outfit in front of could make this better, but here we are! I’m in the most neutral of tones and still loving this. Another reason why this is so funny is because the top and bottom photo are edited in two different ways. It’s because I couldn’t find an edit that I was happiest with. You’re an imperfect garage, but someone really does love you enough to not change you.
I had a few moments at work today where I kind of glanced off and started thinking about my own thoughts and what I happened to be thinking about was wedding videos. I hadn’t picked a video for today yet when I was at work. When I went to my bed last night and closed my laptop I had three videos up at the top of my tabs. Would one of them be it? Sometimes none of them are for that week. I started to ask myself why I loved wedding videos as much as I did. How could I possibly become very emotional about something that has absolutely nothing to do with me at all most of the time? It wasn’t just because of my background in event planning. It’s not cause I love romantic comedies. One of those reasons is because I love the work that goes into making an incredible wedding video. I currently work for a company that is heavily involved with media and I grew up in a family surrounded by the arts. It has been there for me since before I could remember and it’s still a part of my life now. A wedding video is a couple’s story, sure, but it can can convey so much more than that.
I hope you all will enjoy this wedding video. There are so many beautiful elements to this New York City warehouse wedding and their story will tug at your heart strings. For the full feature, click here.
Chambray – Madewell / Dress – H&M / Sunglasses – Marc Jacobs / Wallet – Kate Spade / Sneakers – Keds
There are so many hidden gems in the Mission including this entrance to Salumeria, one of my favorite lunch spots from my former neighborhood. I had owned this little black mid-sleeved dress from H&M since college. For some reason, it was extremely difficult for me to part ways with it. It had gotten a lot of use and because it was so simple and versatile, I thought I could keep going almost maybe giving it a second life in post-college. What I learned from wearing this dress very recently was that it was too short to be appropriate for not only work, but also every day wear. I had to let it go and so I did after this day. Since I was taking a risk with the dress, I thought about trying out another risk with this bandana as a choker. We’re probably not pulling it off, but that’s okay!