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Animal Style

August 12, 2013

Dogue

While scrolling through Instagram with a friend the other day, we kept stopping to oggle the adorable animals that have taken over my feed. Tuna Melts My Heart, Insta Baby Sloths, Biddy the Hedgehog — I may as well be following a zoo. But while some may think me a bit creepy for following animals like they’re an A list celebrity with a public Instagram account, I find  joy in seeing weird animals doing stupid things or just looking extra fluffy and cute. Why? Because the truth is, I’m a crazy animal lady. I can’t be confined to just being a “cat lover” or a “dog person” — I’m nondiscriminatory when it comes to animals and my Instagram feed is proof.

So, when scrolling through my feed recently and seeing the above picture of a dog who is clearly the canine version of Tilda Swinton wearing Rick Owens on the cover of faux magazine, Dogue, it should be no surprise that I went cross-eyed and my head spun off like a cork shooting out of a champagne bottle. Two obsessions colliding is enough to make me look like Rodney Dangerfield.

Once my head settled back onto my neck and my eyes locked into their normal position, I started thinking that I would totally subscribe to Dogue were Dogue to exist. And, who’s to say that it wouldn’t do just as good of a job in selling me on pieces of clothing than a standard magazine like Vogue? I personally think that Grumpy Cat (another social media savvy animal that’s gone viral) looks just as good as Sasha Pivovarova in the Prada campaign.

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Don’t you agree?

So I guess this is as good a time as ever to let you know that I’m now launching an animal fashion magazine and that my dog Finn will be taking over the personal style posts on here. Obviously I’m kidding, but I wish I weren’t.

Teenage Dreams

June 5, 2013
tags: blonde, , , , , , , , , , , , jimi jeans, nordstrom, orange car, patricia nash, , , , , , , teenage dreams, , truck, turquoise,
by Sonia

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All throughout high school you could find me dressed in flared jeans, oversize sunglasses, and some kind of vintage leather bag. (I wore shirts too, but they’re irrelevant here simply because they were belly-button bearing t-shirts that I stole from my friend’s little brothers.) Not unlike today, I was very much about the accessories — earrings, sunglasses, bracelets, and bags. And while I was content with my handbag selection, there was one bag that haunted my dreams like a lion after you’ve watched it rip it’s lunch to shreds at the zoo (anyone else have this experience? Anyone? Bueller?)

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It was a vintage brown pouch with engraved floral detailing that I saw at a thrift store on Haight Street for the whopping sum of $250 — a price well out of range for my 16 year-old self. And so for over a decade my dreams have been haunted. Nights pained with regret, loneliness, and longing. Why hadn’t I just saved up the money and bought the bag? Was it really so necessary that I spend all my allowance on weekly mani/pedis and trips to the Urban Outfitters sale rack? At the time I thought it crucial to my well-being, but in retrospect no. Absolutely not.

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As you may have imagined or noticed from the beautiful bag featured in this very post, my dreams have been rescued from torment. My saving grace? Patricia Nash; the creative mastermind behind this Marciano Leather Crossbody with the tooled floral detailing that caught my eye in the midst of my adolescence. (I was a late bloomer, which is funnily coincidental since these tooled blooms were late to joining my life as well. Ha. Get it?)

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With a snap closure, interior pocket perfect for things like lipstick, hair ties, and lint, and a very reasonable price of $128, I’d say your dreams have been rescued as well, whether you knew you were having sleepless nights of handbag longing or not.

And with that I’ll just say that I was all too ready to slip back into my high school staples of flared denim and oversize sunglasses, since they really do just look so much better with the proper, vintage-inspired handbag. I skipped on the little boy t-shirt, though knowing my repetitive nature, they could easily find their way back into my wardrobe sooner than I think.

End scene.

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Rag & Bone hat | Zara shirt | Textile Elizabeth & James jeans | Isabel Marant heels | Patricia Nash bag | Elizabeth & James sunglasses | 2Bandits & vintage bracelets

 

// photos by Emily Malan

Peek-a-Boo

July 9, 2012
tags: a-line, claire meyers, cmey, connecticut, crop top, cut out, , , , lauren, , peek-a-boo, , , Ralph Lauren, , , shift, , , , , yellow
by Sonia

Cut out dresses are kind of like crop tops — one inch too much or one burrito too many and you look like you’ve never owned a mirror and are just a slave to the trends (major nono!).

I was drawn to the cut out of this Topshop dress because though it’s front and center, there’s still something a bit modest about it thanks to the shape of the dress (love a good shifty A-line). It fits like a gah-luv — read: glove — which is probably for the better since it doesn’t allow that second burrito to wiggle it’s way down my esophagus. Plus, that oversize pizza slice cut out allows for that extra bit of coolness — as in temperature, not a level of popularity — that everyone wants when it’s scorching hot and humid outside.

 Had I been wearing this dress in the city, I would have opted for a pair of colorful wedges, but rocks/beach/bike rides call for comfy sandals, which gave my tootsies a rest from their toe squishing, pavement stomping weekly routine. And speaking of weekly routine, I’d better get to work!

Topshop Cut Out Dress // Ralph Lauren Sandals // DIY Necklace

//photos by Claire Meyers (@cmey)

Brooklyn Standard

July 3, 2012
tags: 2bandits, bag, , catbird, claire meyers, , cmey, , , , , , , maxi, mural, Ralph Lauren, red, , skirt, , , , sunglasses, tank top, thrift, , , ,
by Sonia

There’s something so low key about living in Brooklyn that all I want to do is wear comfortable and relaxing clothing. Lately, that means a maxi skirt, comfortable tank top, and bold accessories.

I’ve been wearing this outfit for the past few days now because I love how easily it can transition from day-to-night. That’s the thing about summers in NYC, it’s just as hot at night as it is during the day, so sundresses, tank tops, and sandals are totally acceptable no matter what time it is.

{ LnA tank top, Dolce Vita skirt, Ralph Lauren sandals c/o, Zara bag, thrifted hat and sunglasses, Forever21, 2Bandits, and Tom Binns bracelets, Catbird and 2Bandits rings }

// photos by Claire Meyers (@cmey) 

Matchy Matchy

March 27, 2012
tags: , blue, coach, , , matching nails, nail polish street style, , neon yellow, , pinterest, , , ,
by Sonia

Nails are having a major moment and I am living in it. Not a day in my desk chair or a night on my couch goes by without me wondering if I should paint my nails - a major improvement from the bi-weekly mani/pedis I was getting for awhile. But I’ve recently come across a fashion wonder that has me contemplating my nail polish choice even more: the art of matching ones outfits to ones nails or vice versa.

I have never been the matchy matchy type. If my shoes are the same color as my blouse I’m probably barfing (unless we’re talking monochrome in which case, lets match.com the whole outfit and make some eharmony out of it!); but my regurgitation tactics are beginning to change by way of nail lacquer. I painted my nails forest green last week and found myself putting together an outfit that featured a skirt of the exact same color. Normally I’d switch out the skirt, but I didn’t.  Instead I went with it, and you know what? I liked it. I liked it a lot. If nails are such an integral part of my life (did I really just admit that?), then shouldn’t they play an integral role in my daily sartorial choices? I think so. But the real question here is, do you?

Tell me.

And my own faux pro/faux pas:

//all photos via pinterest except the last one c/o my instagram