Friday, October 21, 2016


Unless you've been kidnapped and placed under captivity for a government science experiment, you may have heard of a little Netflix show from this summer, called Stranger Things. Like almost everyone else, I, too, binged the series in about a day, and fell in love with the 1983 Indiana set and costumes. I wanted to do a post that captured that super 80's feminine vibe from Stranger Things, (without buzzing my head like Eleven, sorry not sorry) so I decided to go the Nancy Wheeler route and give you guys my interpretation of her style. And on a sidenote, I not only like the show because everyone does, I like it because it's such an ode to my boy, Stephen King's work, (the parallels are so uncanny they most likely are deliberate, so bless).  

I started this look with this glorious, G- L- O- R- I- O- U- S, that is, top from Topshop. Guys, I LIVE for finding really outstanding and unique pieces like this. It's a gorgeous off-white-knit Victorian style blouse, that's super comfy and simply eye-catching plus I can totally see Nancy sporting this to a family Christmas party. Next, to capture that 80's vibe even more, I knew I had to go with something corduroy, so I chose this brown button down skirt from Brandy Melville to really ground the look. Next, I decided to keep it super simple but detailed with black accessories: black suede Jeffrey Campbell wedges, a black Marc Jacobs shoulder bag, this killer ASOS double buckle belt (quite reminiscent of 1983 Indiana, I'd say), and finally, a sleek black ribbon tied around a low pony. Maybe not the ideal outfit to go monster-hunting in, but I think Ms. Wheeler would dig it.

♡ Photos by Avery Bart 

"Light, seeking light, doth light of light beguile; 
So ere you find where light in darkness lies, 
Your light grows dark by losing of your eyes." 
[Love's Labour's Lost 1.7] 

Cheers, xoxox

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Although briefly mentioned before in my September favorites, one of my fashion philosophies is as stands: go about my day to day, dressing as if I were a character in a Ryan Murphy pilot. Sounds silly maybe? Oh yeah, it's ridiculous. But what a cool way to think about fashion and these universes that Murphy has created in shows like American Horror Story and Scream Queens. For my next Halloween-inspired look, I took a hint from the Chanels (bless), and thought up my own version that actually proves to be pretty wearable. (On a sidenote, Karl Lagerfeld is probably cringing at the fact that this American TV show is giving a bizarre connotation to the name of Coco's fashion house, lol....but I digress..).

I call this look my own version because I kept the colors minimalistic and dark (typically like the rest of my wardrobe), mostly because, you won't see me galavanting around in pink pom poms quite like the Chanels, so this is my mod, dark, fall version. It all starts with this dress. I purchased it around Halloween last year from American Apparel, (it's on sale right now so I suggest you take a gander), and I'm so enthralled by the softness of the fabric and the sharp-edge cuts a quality I thought fit very well into the Scream Queens inspired fashion sense. Plus, it's crazy comfortable, so I would highly recommend checking this style out if you need a dress for your costume this year. Next, it wouldn't be a Chanel- inspired look without knee socks! These socks are from Free People, and they're super warm and excellent for transition weather to throw on with a skirt or dress and eliminate having to wear, dare I say, stockings.... Next, I added this maroony-gold vintage jacket (shoulderpads and all, thanks mom), and a maroon choker courtesy of Pacsun. And finally, this look would be no where near complete without these amazing, I repeat, AMAZING Zara sandals. I actually spotted them on Miss Molly, creative director of the Lala, and couldn't resist getting a pair myself. Needless to say, I think this is an outfit that even Chanel would kill for. (Yay, puns).

♡ Photos by Lindsey Marie Whalen 

"O villain, villain, smiling, damned villain!"
[Hamlet 1.5]

Cheers, xoxoo

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