Hoping to fit in one last tropical vacation before summer ends. Let’s see if I can do it. My skin looks and feels the best by the beach and in humid temperatures. Here are some products I am loving right now to keep up that end of summer beauty mood.
I’m letting the skirt do the talking because I’m far too busy at the moment to take on the task. But hey hey . . . you are looking at a brand new resident of Dumbo! All moved in. Partially unpacked. Still soooooo much to do to make my place feel like home. The adventure begins now. Because of the craziness of so-called-life, I’ve been drawn towards simpler outfitting. Mostly because my mind is elsewhere, partially to save time, and always to feel chic. On this morning in particular, I was late running to a 9:30am meeting in Soho. I had no time to do my hair, or apply anything more than a swipe of eyeliner. It was pouring rain, the most torrential that I have seen in months, and I forgot an umbrella, of course. I got SOAKED running a few blocks to the corner deli to get an umbrella, which happened to be broken. It did nothing for me against the rain. BUT thankfully I dried right on time, and ended up not looking like the hottest of messes for my meeting. The one great thing about taking the L train from Bushwick was how the commute time translated into drying time. haha. I’ll be better prepared next time.
Back to the clothes. Basics with a twist. A denim mini skirt in two-tone blue. A button front menswear top with exaggerated sleeves. Penny loafers with a slingback. These are the pieces I see myself wearing the most this upcoming fall. Rain or shine. Hope you all have a wonderful week. Now that I’m closer to getting settled in my new place, I’ll have lots to share very soon!
And my unconventional suit obsession continues. This blazer in particular being the culprit of it all. In this particular situation, these bohemian meets pajama-esque pants take to the London city streets in a whole new way. A simple belt, sexy bandeau (thanks Zara sale!) and boyish blazer. Ta-daaahhhh. How is it that as time goes one, I keep leaning towards the pants in most situations? Even when its something fancy I have to go to, I prefer to wear the pants. haha. That is such a political thing now. Women wearing the pants. It goes much farther than a fashion statement. It’s about equality. It’s about independent women. It’s about a woman who can do a job just as good as, or even better than, a man. Even when it comes to relationships in this modern day and age, women are less and less afraid of being the one wearing the pants in the relationship. I sure as heck want my man to wear pants, but I also don’t mind being the one to wear them at the same time . . . it’s all about that balance. It’s all about that freedom to say and do what we mean. In the 80’s, women were all about the shoulder pads and the loud eyeshadow and the power suits and the big hair . . . they were really coming onto something great. A style and look that today has been reinterpreted physically (much easier on the eyes now), but containing of a foundation that still rings true . . . the fact that women cannot be ignored. Today we don’t need as much eye makeup thank goodness to obtain that, but we still have a lot of work to do. I mean look at who is wearing the presidential pants of our country. But we can all start by manning up and wear the pants in our own ways today. The world needs as much confidence and strength as we can right now to make it to where we got to be. Like I just said, the pants are much less about a fashion statement. It’s more about the strides they allow us to take to get to where we all need and deserve to be. But looking good on our way there, well that definitely still counts in my book.
Maaaannnn, is all the difference made when you feel good in a power outfit. It’s like the end of an exhilarating high intensity class. Or a sweaty hot yoga session. You feel strong and unconquerable. This matching candy colored stripe set has been an impeccable boost to my spirit this week. I am no longer turning down confidence boosters. This one is here to stay. Right in time to turn around those end of summer feeling of blues, and ready to transition into fall. My approach to dressing these past few weeks have changed a bit due to my living situation. My entire apartment is packed up, and I have just a few outfits and pieces left out hanging on a rack for the last few days before my move. I’ve been making it a challenge for myself to get dressed everyday with just a limited few key pieces for the week. I found that I chose mostly stand out pieces to mix and match with this week, including this matching jacket and pants set. I figured that since I’d be so busy getting things ready for my move in-between work meetings and appointments, that my life required a few outfits that were bold in their statements yet easy to be transitioned from one thing to the next, whatever they may be. Outfits that spoke loud, but needed no extra time spent on my part contemplating their wearability. I found exactly that balance in this Tommy Hilfiger look. A suit so non-uptight, it might just break Wall Street. A suit with so much personality, I might just shun dresses from my wardrobe going forward. Just kidding on that last one, but hey . . . maybe.
Here we are, Monday again. So much to get done this week, my head is spinning. I’m THIS close to moving into my new place in Dumbo, where I will have so much more to share from. As for now . . . back on the run I go.