Faux Real

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Vest: Rachel Zoe (old, similar) | Jeans: Frame | Tee: old, similar here and here | Boots: Stuart Weitzman | Sunglasses: Prada | Earrings: Nordstrom | Lipstick: Charlotte Tilbury

It’s no secret that fur––of the faux, hot pink, and Animalia variety—have been all the rage the past few seasons, without any plans of taking a backseat to more subdued outerwear. Whether paired with a cocktail dress or denim, the trend is sure to make a statement. I chose the latter option this past weekend while out and about, pairing my faux fur vest with a comfortable tee and suede boots. Sometimes the chicest statements are made with the most quintessential wardrobe basics.

xoxo,

Hannah

 

Baby Blues…

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Sweater: Club Monaco (also available here) | Skirt: old (similar here and here) | Boots: Stuart Weitzman | Necklaces: Kate Spade (similar) | Earrings: Kate Spade

One of my favorite things about fashion (and life in general) is juxtaposing styles, color palettes, textures, you name it. I love the playfulness of creating a more sultry look with a comfy, oversized, pastel sweater just by adding a mini skirt and over-the-knee boots. Inversely, pairing a mini skirt with over-the-knee boots brings about major Pretty Woman vibes unless paired with a more demure top. Personally, one of my resolutions is to take more fashion risks, be more playful with style, and indulge in pieces that stand out to me. If nothing else, fashion is meant to be fun.

xoxo,

Hannah

Think Pink

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Shirt: Elizabeth and James (similar here; also love this version) | Jeans: J Brand | Booties: Kate Spade (old, similar here and here) | Sunglasses: Prada | Handbag: Kate Spade

As fashionistas are well aware, Paris Couture Week is happening right now with NYFW trailing shortly behind its silk organza train. As I write this, lithe models are traipsing down mystical runways donning the most intricately embellished gowns the world will see all year. As an admirer from afar, I ponder the wave of inclusivity the fashion industry has experienced over the past decade, thanks (in no small part) to social media. Obviously this is a far cry from bygone eras, where only elite socialites, celebrities, and fashion royalty could attend the shows. Thinking about this shift in perspective within the industry makes me optimistic for the year ahead in hopes that other industries, cities, and countries will follow suit if they haven’t already. After all, in the words of Coco Chanel, “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”

xoxo,

Hannah

Dressed to Frill…

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Leather Jacket: Blank NYC | Turtleneck: Cinq à Sept | Jeans: Frame | Shoes: Steve Madden (sold out; similar here and here) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Earrings: Kate Spade

This time of year tends to bring about forgotten New Years resolutions, Vitamin D deficiencies, and a penchant for dressing in neutrals. Sunlight has been scarce this month, so I decided to lift my spirits with an outfit saturated in texture. Low and behold, the cure for the post-holiday, mid-winter blues is a pair of sumptuous velvet booties to brighten an otherwise gray forecast. Not to mention the rose hue is perfect for the brighter months ahead.

xoxo,

Hannah

Keep it Cozy

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Coat: Rag & Bone (similar here and here), Turtleneck: Acne Studios, Jeans: Frame, Boots: Stuart Weitzman, Gloves: Kate Spade (similar), Earrings: Tiffany & Co.

Amidst frigid temperatures and slush laden sidewalks, bundling up in layers of wool and cashmere is one of my favorite things about winter. This season, I added a camel hair coat to my wardrobe. As I mentioned here, it took me a while to sift through dozens of caramel hued styles to find “the one” that will hold residence in my wardrobe forever. My decision was cemented this past holiday season when I watched Elf for the hundredth time, only to find Walter Hobbs (played by James Caan) donning an almost identical, slightly less-tailored version. Whether your coat of choice is a navy peacoat, a goose-down parka, or a faux fur bolero, just remember: keep it classic and above all else, keep it cozy.

xoxo,

Hannah

 

2018 Trend Predictions

It goes without saying that a new year brings hope for chicer, leaner, and more fiscally responsible months ahead. Nothing gets me more excited for the seasons ahead than the rollout of resort and spring collections. So once again, I’m taking a stab at dishing out what I think will be some of 2018’s top trends.

  1. Power Couple. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might be the most celebrated couple for the year, but fashion is celebrating the marriage of two power colors for 2018—pink and red. While fall ’17 gave us a preview of how fun donning this dynamic duo can be, 2018 will showcase the myriad of ways pink can be both powerful and playful.

Tibi (left) and Brandon Maxwell (righ) Spring 2018

2. New Bucket Bag on the Block. Thanks to Mansur Gavriel, bucket bags have been all the rage since the late 2000’s. The new kid in town is slightly more structure, polished, and is down for any occasion. This season’s bucket bag takes on a shape closely resembling an ice bucket (champagne, anyone?), with a top handle that will take any look from day to night.

 

Photos via @vivaluxuryblog (left), the-atlantic-pacific.com (right)

3. Sporty Spice. While the days of Juicy Couture sweatpants are far behind us, this year starlets and street style mavens will take athleisure up a notch while donning joggers and track pants of the pink and velvet variety.

 

St. Roche track pants (left); Blake Lively in Monse (right)

4. Classically Fierce. As mentioned here, 2018 paves the way for the power of print. Animal print that is. Leopard and cheetah print are sure to continue their reign as king and queen of the jungle, becoming a wardrobe staple in the shape of a faux-fur coat, silk blouse, or calf hair pumps.

 

Both images via Life in Rouge (here and here)

5. New Arrivals. Predictably, Gucci was the it-brand of 2017. While Instagram feeds of fashionistas will undoubtedly continue to be filled with the label’s signature “GG” belts and Dionysus bags, 2018 is shaping up to be the year of the newcomer. Specifically, the spotlight has turned to designers across the pond(s) in Stockholm, Sydney, and London.

 

From left to right: Staud, Rebecca Vallance, and Paper London spring collections.

xoxo,

Hannah

 

Snow Leopard

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Faux-fur leopard coat | Equipment sweater (similar) | J Brand jeans | Marc Fisher Chelsea boots | Leather gloves | Tiffany & Co. earrings | Bobbi Brown lipstick

In case you missed this proclamation of my new found devotion to all things Animalia, you’re in luck, because animal print isn’t going anywhere for the foreseeable future. In fact, it’s quickly earning a spot (pun intended) as a classic wardrobe staple, rivaling even the Breton stripe and polka dot.

Take it from someone who typically shies away from bold prints and warm color palettes, leopard print is just as versatile as its classic counterparts. Whether you prefer to pair your spots with black jeans or a pop of red, the real question is whether 2018 will be the year of the leopard or the tiger?

xoxo,

Hannah