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October 12, 2014

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Highlights from Teri Agins’ Book Launch at 92Y

A few days ago I indulged in some fashion nerdery and went to a launch event of Teri Agins’ new book, Hijacking the Runway: How Celebrities Are Stealing the Spotlight from Fashion Designers. Teri Agins is an award-winning journalist who established the Wall Street Journal‘s fashion coverage in 1989. Her first book is The End of Fashion: […]

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October 6, 2014

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I Am Super Feeling Fringe Right Now

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I’ve always had a thing for fringe, but lately I think I’ve been subconsciously channeling Stevie Nicks. After waiting 16 years and 7 months, I am finally, FINALLY going to see Fleetwood Mac live in concert. Tonight. At Madison Square Garden. I discovered the band in the mid-late 90s (thank you BMG music club!) and then shortly thereafter Christine McVie left, dashing my hopes that I’d ever get a chance to see them live. Earlier this year I started to hear RUMOURS (bah dum shhhh) that Christine was in fact returning and when it was finally confirmed and tour dates were announced, I was elated. This is some serious delayed gratification.

Wearing fringe (and floppy hats and turquoise) can be a lot of look, but finding pieces in black is a good place to start. It helps avoid looking like a gun-slinger straight out of the wild west, or a flower child from the 60s. White fringe is good too (see photo above), but unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be a lot of good white fringed stuff out right now; probably because it’s October.

Feeling Fringe

Clockwise from top left: Mara Hoffman sweater, $348 (also here) // BCBG belt, $78 // Milly mini skirt, $210 // Topshop jacket, $140 // Michael Michael Kors dress, $225 // FINDS + Nomia maxi dress, $590 // Milly skirt, $275 // Zara leather jacket, $199 // Milly jacket, $375

My outfit: Jacket – Topshop // Hat – Madewell // Rings – mostly vintage

What do you think – are you feeling fringe too?

September 25, 2014

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Everything Must Go… Is Still Going

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I’ve been on a purging binge since the day I got back to San Francisco and realized I had 3 weeks to move to New York. Every time I move (which has been 4 times in the last 9 months) I wonder why and how I have so much stuff. Especially in my closet. I spent 2 days purging, and 3 days trekking around San Francisco to make 8 different stops selling clothes and books (1 for books, 7 for clothes). And still there’s more!

One thing that’s different is my attitude. Previously, if things didn’t fit in my closet, I made a trip to the Container Store. If I was out of hangers, I bought more. I held onto clothes I wasn’t excited about because I used to like them. That all feels so ridiculous now. If there’s no room – not keeping it! If I have lukewarm feelings about a piece of clothing (there’s nothing that’s going to make me magically excited about it) – not keeping it! Whatever it is, these days I’m finding more reasons than not to – not keep it!

Now I just need to decide what to do with all of these clothes. I have a good closet going on at Threadflip. I’ll probably combine that with using Twice, and selling to Crossroads and/or Beacon’s Closet in Brooklyn. And of course, there’s a bunch of stuff I’ll probably just give away. Either way, this stuff is taking up valuable space in my apartment, so everything must go!

September 17, 2014

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I Wore A Hat and Legs to Lincoln Center

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Dress – French Connection // Skirt – Free People via Crossroads Trading Co. // Shoes – Diane Von Furstenberg // Hat – Madewell // Bag – Madewell // Earrings – Elizabeth Cole // Ring – Dara Ettinger // Watch – Michael Kors

This outfit is the culmination of so many things I had been looking for, for a while. Well, the culmination of two things. I’ve been talking about buying a hat for 7 years. Yup, since 2007. I didn’t want to wear one when I had short hair, because then it looked like I had no hair. Once my hair got longer I had trouble finding hats that fit over my head! I recently discovered that Madewell gives student discounts, so I finally sprang for one.

I’ve also been wanting a sheer skirt for foreverrrrrr. I found this one at the Crossroads at Market & Castro when I was selling clothes to the store. I usually try not to browse when I sell clothes, so I don’t get tempted to trade instead of getting cash. But I’m glad I looked around that day.

I’m also glad that the weather has cooled down a tad. This outfit (hat, clingy dress) would not have been possible in 85-90 degree heat.

Photos by Juan Pedro Camera and Michelle McVicker

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