April 11, 2014

overdue overalls.

i seriously cannot believe i never blogged this play date [who am i kidding? of course i can… and so can you]! with overalls having such a moment right now, i thought it only fitting that this post make its grand debut.  this photo series was shot last june on "one of those" perfect new york days, when i simply couldn't imagine living anywhere else. . . my buddy hilary [i bet you remember her from this feature] and i spent the entire afternoon bopping around her brooklyn neighborhood just daydreaming, catching up over coffee and walking around laughing.  missing her [+ the city] today. . .

what i'm wearing: overalls, vintage big smith via cheap thrills // cap, ralph lauren // lace button up, h&m // jewelry, vintage via mae's // heels, steve madden // photo credit, bethany michaela
today i'll be sharing my 1-0-1 tips to recreate this outfit on the @lolaboutique instagram > please be sure to follow along xx

yours truly-

April 10, 2014

back to basics.

sweater, vince via lola // denim + heels, zara // [the best] max classic leather jacket, VEDA via lola // sunnies, alexander mcqueen via mertins // tote, louis vuitton // rings, vintage via mae's // photo credit, mgb photo 
yours truly-

March 31, 2014

pretty woman style.

outfit details, top to bottom: sunnies, $18 via lola // white blazer, elizabeth & james via lola // locket necklace, vintage + cocktail rings via mae's // gold tag necklace, jeweliany via lola // pink silk shirtdress, equipment via lola // gold cuff, lola // lipcolor, 'lady danger' via mac // over the knee boots, ralph lauren collection // nail color, 'alpine snow' via opi // photo credit, keely yount 

confession: these boots arrived in the middle of the snowstorm during new york fashion week this season, and i literally wore them home from picking them up at the fedex store [gotta say, never have i ever felt more like a baller.  thank you for "getting" women, mr. ralph lauren. . .]

yours truly-

March 21, 2014

rag and bone fall 2014 | backstage pass

image via self service magazine

one show that i always look forward to seeing at new york fashion week is rag & bone— there is seriously nothing better than the anticipation of a new season.  marcus wainwright and david neville always leave me thinking “wow.  somehow they just managed to reinvent the lineup, all while remaining true to their aesthetic.”  fantastic.  watching the model run through before everyone arrived at the show was so special; seeing how the production team works together, making sure all of the models stop walking at the same time on the runway, to a stack of perfectly lined up show programs. . . the true beauty is in the details. 

this season rag & bone pulled out all of the stops, but the most memorable takeaway for me personally was the finale.  OMG.  closing the show with it girl joan smalls sporting a custom “JOAN” varsity jacket [fresh off her sexy cameo in queen b's “yonce” video, nonetheless]?  jaw dropping.  i was also really into the paint splatter that was sprinkled throughout.  the entire collection was so powerful, cool, and playful—just like the rag & bone girl we all know and love. 

image via style.com
revlon’s global artistic director, gucci westman spoke about her vision for the makeup being “a little bit tom-boyish.”  the look was focused on a clean, but slightly punk vibe.  using the revlon colorstay liquid eye pen in black, the strongly lined eyeliner [that extends straight out] added an edge and a toughness.  she also pulled out her trusty skinlights for pretty, luminous skin.  gucci said that she didn’t want it to feel too fixed, almost as if it was “last night’s makeup.”  jin soon covered nails this season, and she kept them simple and clean, featuring revlon longwear nail enamel in the hue "checkmate."

image via style.com
the hair was executed by mr. paul hanlon for schwarzkopf—he went for a street, urban, deconstructed feel to the hair that was taken way off the face.  to recreate this “urban sports knot,” you gather hair at the nape of the neck and tie strands in a knot, leaving some pieces out.  follow up by working in a matte gum paste into the hair [around the face] to add shine and contrast.

image via @tuliplouise instagram
yours truly--

February 17, 2014

Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week 2014 / The Making Of

fur, haute hippie via lola // sunglasses, via mertins
dress, groceries via lola // necklace, vintage via mae's [but now lives in my closet ;)]
dress, elizabeth and james via lola
dress, elizabeth and james via lola
all wardrobe via lola; top, elizabeth and james // confetti skirt, french connection // shoes, schutz // sunnies, via mertins
vest, haute hippie via lola // sunnies, via mertins
beaded cocktail dress, haute hippie via lola // sunnies, via mertins

credits to: vehicles provided by mercedes benz of northwest arkansas // location: 21 museum hotel // models, jennifer hawthorne + josh throne // female wardrobe, lola boutique // male wardrobe, the independent // makeup, bo senesomxay + jodie franklin // hair, nicole shipley + sunshine broder // photographer, jade howard // videographers, david arteaga + jeremy dean // male styling, jud lee // female styling, anna e. cottrell of tulip louise  // www.nwafw.com 

wardrobe by lola; top, joie // skirt, ALC // necklace, haute hippie // bangles, via mae's
dress, groceries via lola // necklace, vintage via mae's 
yours truly-

NYFW / Day II [What I Wore]

top to bottom: sunnies, salt via mertins // scarf, club monaco // overlay, vintage versace // tie dye crop top, A.L.C. via lola boutique // [p]leather pencil skirt, forever 21 // tights, commando via lola boutique // pony hair booties, c/o ann taylor // handbag, ysl // lip color, 'lady danger' via mac // photo credit, the lovely kat harris [thanks, hunny!]

p.s. thank you to guest of a guest for featuring this look here! xx

yours truly-

February 9, 2014

NYFW / Day I [What I Wore]

leopard coat, vintage via what goes around comes around // sweater, ralph lauren // plaid skirt, vintage via cheap thrills // reversible tote, via ysl // hiking boots, lucky [i know!] // rings, vintage via mae's emporium // sunnies, via ralph lauren // photo credit, [the lovely] kat harris

yours truly--