NYFW / Back To School Shopping

Shopping for New York Fashion Week is like back to school shopping for the fashion inclined. No matter how many years I am out of school, as soon as the middle of August hits, I still get nostalgic about “back to school shopping.” So in the spirit of New York Fashion Week which kicks off next week, here is my “back to school” shopping list. What’s on your list?


Derek Lam sweater // Stella McCartney jeans // Topshop coat // Eddie Borgo earrings // KARA backpack // Saint Laurent cuff // Givenchy boots


Must Have: Turtlenecks

Fall is creeping in on New York and there is no better way to get in the mood than to think about the must have pieces for Fall. Along with pointed loafers, turtlenecks are at the top of my list. I recently wrote an article for TOOVIA.COM exploring 18 Ways To Wear This Wardrobe Staple. Click through to read the full article.


(image via decorialab)



In honor of the Fall/Winter 2014 KARA accessories collection, I’m excited to join the New York City designer, Sarah Law, as a Guest Pinner for an exclusive project entitled KARA X DESMITTEN. Over the next week I will curate images that embody the new collection, inspired by the basic need for comfort, solidity and permanence. The Fall/Winter 2014 collection of minimalist handbags stay true to the young brand’s aesthetic while pushing it into the future through the use of luxurious materials including bold suedes and alpine shearling. Browse through the KARA X DESMITTEN pinboard to re-pin, like and comment on your favorites while shopping the new collection of accessories.



Monochrome Dressing in Camel

monochrome-dressing-in-camel-valentino-acne-studios-the-row-hermes-2014-desmitten A few weeks ago I shared my must-have camel blazer picks with you, today I ask the question, would you wear this color head to toe? The Row and Acne offer oversized cozy looks for Fall, while Valentino and Christophe Lemaire for Hermès focus on a more streamlined look. Camel is one of those classic colors that never goes out of style, so why not try it in a monochrome look? I pulled some of my favorite camel pieces for Fall from chunky knits to streamlined blazers. To mix it up, I would mix hues and textures in one look.


Must Have: Pointed Loafers

We all fell in love with the Céline pointed loafers as soon as they popped up in the Pre-Fall 2014 look book, but now they are a must have item. The pointed toe elongates your leg and adds a sense of sophistication to any look. They also make the perfect transition shoe, from summer to fall. Whether you want to splurge for the Céline style, or save some money and go for a high-street style, I rounded up my favorites at every price point. Which would you go for?


Mango // Nicholas Kirkwood // Miu Miu // Jimmy Choo // Notabene //  3.1 Phillip Lim