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SIDEWALK ▲ CAFES

October 13, 2011

I don’t know why but something about this outfit makes me think of traveling to Europe with friends and eating/drinking at sidewalk cafes. I think it’s because all of the pieces by American Living are versatile and comfortable (crucial when packing) and yet a pop of raspberry red lips, a bright flower and a classic pair of heels make them slightly more sophisticated.

One of my favorite things about traveling with friends is the process of getting ready for a night out on the town. Everyone’s rummaging in each other’s suitcases, the frequent question is “does this look ok?” and by the end of an hour spent getting ready, everyone is wearing each others clothes and usually far dressier than they need to be.

Although I don’t have any travel plans in the near future, I’m definitely making a mental note of this outfit for the next time I jet off to a fun place with friends.

{ gifted American Living jacket & cargo pants, H&M shirt, vintage Louis Vuitton heels, YSL Muse Bag }

Psst! Check out my fellow bloggers, Think Thru Fashion, Like Fresh Laundry, The Concrete Catwalk, SugarLaws, Blonde Bedhead, and Kansas Couture rocking their American Living looks!

*this is a post sponsored by American Living - all of the ideas and outfit selections are my own.

∞ : Sand Dunes : ∞

August 18, 2011
tags: , , , beach cover up, best fashion blogs, , best nyc style blogs, , boots, giles deacon, , , , , , sand dunes, , , tunic
by Sonia

I’ve always thought it would be cool to hike on sand dunes, perhaps even roll down a few if the opportunity presented itself. There’s just something wonderful about endless, rolling hills of sand with the occasional shrub or camel sighting.

I bought this Mara Hoffman tunic-y thing over a year ago and have only worn it as a beach cover-up but it’s far too beautiful to reserve only for beach side occasions. So I threw it over a black bandeau top and a pair of black leggings for an imaginary excursion on some sand dunes. I love the way it blows in the wind and all of its intricate aztec detailings that Mara Hoffman does impeccably well. While probably best worn only in the summertime, I can totally imagine wearing it in the fall with a heavy leather jacket (I feel like I want to wear everything with a leather jacket and I’m ok with that…) and some ripped up jeans. However, a hot day on some dunes requires the most comfortable and light apparel, but next time I think I’ll go barefoot.

{ Mara Hoffman tunic, American Apparel bandeau & leggings, gifted Giles Deacon x Nine West boots, BCBG clutch, Ray Ban Wayfarers }

Camel face

.. : .. Nouvelle Vague .. : ..

August 8, 2011
tags: 10 best style blogs, , best fashion blogs, , , , , india, nicole wedges, , , shopping in your own closet, skirts worn as shirts, , , , ,
by Sonia

I’m always trying to figure out new ways to wear pieces in my closet. A dress can so easily become a skirt (see here), scarves can be transformed into shirts (see here), but what about a skirt worn as a shirt?!

It was a real scorcher in NYC yesterday and I mussed and fussed with different outfits until I broke into a sweat. All I wanted was to wear a jacket and jeans but no way was I about to put on pants equivalent to sausage casings. So I decided to go the more experimental route. I was originally wearing the above “shirt” as a skirt, the way it’s meant to be worn, but didn’t feel like doing the whole itsy bitsy mini-skirt thing on a day when I knew my legs would stick to anything I sat on. So, I pulled it up over my lady friends, transforming it into a tube top (an article of clothing I don’t even own) and paired it with a flowy silk skirt my Mom bought me when she was traveling in India. Since the skirt-turned-shirt was a bit looser around the waist, I had plenty of breathing room which prevented serious overheating.

As much as I love shopping (duh), it’s nice to know that I can still transform pieces in my wardrobe into entirely new articles of clothing. I wonder what I’ll discover next!

{ American Apparel skirt worn as top, Zara sweater, skirt from India, Nicole wedges, YSL ‘Muse’ bag, cuff from Africa }

{ Heat makes me cray cray }