November 22, 2015

ROBE COATS

WEARING: Melissa Araujo TurtleNeck (Coming Soon), SheIn Robe, Common Muse Bangle, Adidas Sneakers & Rachel Ruddic Bag. 

Get wrapped up in a coat trend that takes the most comforting moments of our mornings and evenings to the streets - the robe coat. Not only is the style beautiful and minimal, but it's a great way to easily throw something over your clothes and still look amazing. I like when the belt matches the coat, but it's great to mix and match belts as well. I love my house robe now I can say I love my street-wear robe too, playing with tradition and giving cozy a whole other meaning.

Photography by Jeffrey Nicholls

November 08, 2015

TURTLENECK WEATHER

WEARING: Melissa Araujo Turtleneck Dress (PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW), Year One Collective Leather Jacket, Adilletes, American Apparel Socks, Breda Watch and Galisfly Rings.

We are adding to our minimalist inspired Basic line and here is a sneak peak our newest item: The Tamara Turtleneck Dress (it will come in a top version as well)! All of the new pieces will be in our shop by next week. If you are still searching for a versatile, well- made turtleneck, look no further! The dress is made of Bamboo Jersey, this material will leave you feeling luxurious.

I consider a cool turtleneck an elevated alternative to your usual crew neck top or dress. Some might say that a turtleneck + date night are contradicting ideas, not in my book; you can make a turtleneck look cool or sexy. It  just depends on how you carry yourself and how you style your outfit. Here an all black outfit is a very subtle way to wear a turtleneck. Why not break the rules a little, show some skin and finish the look with sandals and socks. You could have as easily paired this outfit with ankle boots or add an extra layer with leather pants, any of these options would have worked nicely.

How do you feel about turtlenecks? Ours is ready for pre-orders and will go live on our shop by next week! Just in time for the holiday season.

Photography by Jeffrey Nicholls

November 02, 2015

HOW TO PICK YOUR NEW BAG

WEARING: Melissa Araujo Dress, American Apparel Unisex Knit Pullover, Splendid Leggings, H&M Leather Jacket,  Converse Sneakers & Alexander Wang Marion Bag.

I have been asked a few times recently how I pick my handbags? Well, if you are like me and spend way too much on bags, it is important to follow a few simple steps before you dish out the money to avoid making mistakes when purchasing a good bag. I have a few regrets from the the past, having saved up to buy something that didn't really suit my lifestyle. I've let the brand names overrule logic and functionality before, bags are the ultimate simple accessory, but you still should choose well. Here are my tips when shopping for a new one:

Style/Versatility: It is important you think about the environment you spend most of your time in: are you in uni, do you have a corporate job or are you in a casual work place? You also want a bag that can be used at work, but also on the weekend for fun. Not everyone can afford, or has the time to swap bags every time you change your outfit or go from day to night. I recommend thinking about that as well as the actual style of the bag, do you like structured or soft?

Size: My recommendation is not to follow trends; if the latest "it" bag doesn't fit in to your daily lifestyle do not buy it. Most of my bags are on the smaller spectrum, as I don't carry a lot, and try to keep it minimal. If I am going to a meeting and need to bring my laptop then I go with an over-sized tote.

Colour: You guessed it, black or neutral are always my pick. You can get creative with the texture of the bag, hardware silver or gold are great hues. If I had to choose something in colour I probably would say burgundy or navy to bring some life to the outfit.

Material: I always choose leather over anything.

Here I am wearing the Marion Bag by Alexander Wang, I have had it for a couple years now and I am still in love with it. My dream bag is a Chanel, I won't be buying it anytime soon, but it will certainly be my next big goal/purchase. What about you?

Photography by Carmin Edwards