January 28, 2015

midnight blizzard.


Snow days really are magical. & I've been feeling all sorts of magic lately. No, not The Craft, cult-style magic (but I'd totally join a goth 90's cult). But the type of magic that comes from falling in love with life. The type of magic that comes from running around a closed-down city in a snow storm with like-minds (Erica, Laura, Spencer). Sometimes I feel crazy. Picking-up & moving to a new city with no real purpose or direction & leaving behind everyone I love for only a handful of people I know on a whim.. a feeling. But then I remember feeling is what it's all about. When I become numb & stop feeling is when I'll lose my mind. & when I lose my mind I'll lose my magic. Right now I'm living for the feels in any form & that's a beautiful thing. Right now I know I'm where I'm meant to be. I'm coming out of that deep blue & seeing a hint of the sky for the first time. Maybe seeing the world from an indefinable perspective is crazy. Or maybe it's just beautiful magic. I choose magic any day.

(Photos by Spencer Kohn)
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January 22, 2015

avenue 32.

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(BLK DNM, J W Anderson, & Shrimps pieces via Avenue 32)

Really feeling basic, easy, throw-on pieces on a daily basis this winter. My quick-fix for escaping monotony? Crazy cool coats. I mean shit, what you know about faux fur? I've been heavily channeling this Ashley Olsen look on repeat. Another easy alternative if you don't have the extra cash or space (ahem, NYC closet..) to store a billion coats is adding a vintage or colored faux fur collar to a trusty leather jacket. Boom.

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January 19, 2015

instant #1

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Windsor shirtdress  |  Akira scarf  |  Shoemint boots (similar & similar)

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January 16, 2015

normalcy.

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Chunky knit scarves are the answer to everything right now. Warmth from the cold as well as a pseudo pillow wrapped around my face for when I drink too much & pass out sitting up. 2-for-1. I'm all for functionality.

(Photos by Erica Lavelanet)
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January 15, 2015

pipe dreams, stripe dreams.

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Akira sweater  |  Gypsy Warrior boyfriend jeans (similar)

In my first month of living in NYC, I've learned that New York plays by it's own rules. & that's definitely something I'm still adapting to. It's daunting when you think you have your shit together in most forms & then you realize you still have so much to learn about life. Comfort is boring. Comfort is an easy excuse. Do yourself a favor & throw yourself into the deep end every once in awhile & experience those terrifying dark shades of blue. Call me a masochist, but those up & down raw emotions are what I live for. They make me feel alive. & right now I'm just sitting back with a glass of red & enjoying the ride & all of the emotions. The good, the bad, & the crazy. & enjoying everyone I meet along the way. The good, the bad, & the crazy.

(Photos by Erica Lavelanet)
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January 12, 2015

sheer attention.

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Akira sheer shirt  |  Alexander Wang crop top (similar)  |  Urban Outfitters jeans

Playing around with the light shining through this way sweet sheer chiffon shirt from Akira. Mainly because it would have been a shame to shoot it outside & hide these beautiful sleeves covered with a big bulky coat. But also because I'm trying not to leave the apartment in this state of winter fuck-ery unless an emergency arises. Like an emergency run to the Bodega around the corner to buy a bag of chips at 3am.

(Photos by Erica Lavelanet)
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January 9, 2015

over-sized obnoxious.

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vintage jacket (similar & similar)  |  Whyred sweater (similar)  |  Zara pants  |  Steve Madden shoes 

Taking over-sized dressing to the most obnoxious next level & basically just wearing all the things like a crazy bag lady or something. But whatever because I'm warm. Well, as warm as you can be outside at this point in time. So like, joke's on you bitches freezing without socks in some stilettos.

(Photos by Erica Lavelanet)
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January 7, 2015

michael michael motorcycle.

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vintage leather jacket (similar)  |  Elizabeth & James shirt (similar)  |  Own The Runway boyfriend jeans (similar)  |  French Connection bag  |  Zero UV sunglasses

Recently, if I'm about to be all out & about in the world & acting like a functioning human or something, I only want to be in over-sized everything that makes it feel as if I haven't actually left my bed curled up under a blanket. So what better way to live than like this dude named Michael who used to ride motorcycles (as Miss Minaj once put it), & roll out in a leather moto, over-sized flannel, & baggy ass boyfriend jeans. Oh yes. Lady looks like a dude & she ain't mad about it.

(Photos by Erica Lavelanet)
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January 5, 2015

bootie rockin' everywhere.

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Koshka sweater  |  Urban Outfitters shirt  |  leather sweatpants (similar)  |  Urban Outfitters boots  |  Zero UV sunglasses

(Photos by Erica Lavelanet)
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