The Art of Céline Summer 2014

In fashion we are always making connections, connections between reality and fantasy, and often times, the connection between art and fashion. When I first saw the Céline Summer 2014 collection, I immediately fell in love with the bold brushstrokes of the prints because they felt familiar in some way. It wasn’t until recently that I made the connection between the Céline Summer 2014 collection and the abstract art of Pia Howell.


Pia Howell art via Colorgram // Daria photo via Primitive World


3 Ways to Wear Military Basics

It’s no secret that camouflage and military basics are turning into the key separates for every season, remember when I wrote about it here? Anyway, last weekend I did a little thrifting with Elizabeth from The Note Passer and I scored some amazing military basics to add to my wardrobe. With the military pieces I have, it’s all about playing with proportion because none of them were really meant for me, they were meant for men (or boys). Here are my 3 ways to wear military basics.

Utilitarian- First up, this slightly slouchy camo jacket which is perfectly worn in and makes for a great topper when it rains!

3 Ways to Wear Military Basics - Vintage Army Jacket, American Apparel Tee, Helmut Lang Pants, H&M Shoes Women's Fashion, Camouflage | DeSmitten

Worn with American Apparel Tee / Helmut Lang pants / H&M shoes. Thank you Steven, for taking this photo!

With a feminine touch- Since these vintage military pants are clearly for men, I opted for an uber-feminine flirty blouse to soften the look. For another way to wear this pant, go over here.

3 Ways to Wear Military Basics- Rebecca Taylor Blouse, Vintage Army Pants, Marni Clogs, Elizabeth & James Sunglasses, Women's Fashion, Trend, Fall 2013 | DeSmitten

Worn with Rebecca Taylor blouse / Marni Clogs / Elizabeth & James Sunglasses

Uniform Update- This little boy’s vintage camouflage tee fits like a crop top, so I paired it with high-waisted Acne jeans for an instant update to my basic jeans + tee uniform.

3 Ways to Wear Military Basics- Vintage Camouflage tee, Acne Jeans, Rachel Comey Boots, Women's Fashion, Trend, Fall 2013 | DeSmitten

Worn with Acne Jeans, Rachel Comey boots / Men’s Warby Parker Sunglasses


Monthly Musings: Summer in the City

As we roll into the last month of summer (tear) I am feeling more inspired than ever! Here is a small vignette of my monthly musings, from black and white palms, words of wisdom, my newly adopted top knot hair style to truly enjoying the New York City summer. I hope you have great plans for August! Summer Mood- Top Knot, Be Yourself, Palms, New York City, Beach | DeSmittenimages via my pinterest


Everyday Imagery

Please forgive my absence, I’ve been working very hard to overcome some major technical difficulties and I’ve finally managed to get a handle on them, so I’m back! Back and more inspired than ever! But first, let’s play a little catch up with the July edition of Everyday Imagery.

Dumbo Brooklyn Bridge, Selfie in Black and white chalkboard bathroom, Pattern making, R13 Chaps Jeans, H&M Sandals, Jerome Dreyfuss Bag, Women's Fashion, Interior, New York | DeSmitten

Dumbo and Brooklyn Bridge at Sunset / Rockin’ a top knot trying to beat the heat, H&M top, Maje Shorts and Vintage Necklaces / Did a little pattern making / Pulled out the leather R13 chaps last week when the city cooled down, H&M sandals, Jerome Dreyfuss Bag.

United Bamboo Dress, Raia Necklace, Cupcakes, Leather Swatches, Piamita Fitting, Undeclared Panache Backyard Dinner Party

Love how my United Bamboo Dress matches the cupcakes at my friend’s birthday party / sorting through leather swatches for a new DIY project, coming soon / fitting a Piamita dress, more on this new project later / sitting down to a backyard dinner party on the Upper East Side, hosted by Lauren from Undeclared Panache, get all the details on the party here

Rachel Comey Maxi Dress, Summer Street Shadows, NYC, Chloe Sandals, Skylight West View, Sunset, Acne Jeans, Metro North Train | DeSmittenAppreciating the street shadows of the city in my Rachel Comey Dress and Chloe Sandals, notice I am wearing more prints this summer / Drinks on the Skylight West rooftop, enjoying the sunset over the Hudson River / Denim shopping, scored these high-waisted Acne Jeans for a deep discount / On our way home from an upstate adventure, love the linear pattern on the ceiling of the Metro North train

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Check Yourself

If you’ve stepped into a store, opened a magazine or watched an award show lately, there’s no doubt you’ve been assaulted with the black and white check print of the season. I always love the graphic nature of the contrasting couple, black and white, but in the abundance of 60’s vibe checks out there, (i.e. Louise Vuitton), I  found refuge and solace in the checks of Spon Diogo’s Spring 2013 collection. Somewhere between the buffalo plaid and the skinny grid prints, I fell in love.

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